The Delaware Department of Justice is seeking an exceptional and highly motivated individual to join the Consumer Protection Unit (“CPU”) within the Fraud & Consumer Protection Division in the New Castle County office as a Deputy Attorney General (“DAG”).
The CPU has enforcement authority over more than 40 different state and federal laws, with a focus on the Consumer Fraud Act and the Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act in Title 6 of the Delaware Code. The CPU prosecutes civil and administrative cases, and also conducts multistate investigations in coordination with other states’ attorney general offices.
This DAG will be responsible for all phases of litigation and other enforcement actions, including working with special investigators conducting consumer protection investigations, drafting and filing initial pleadings, conducting discovery, engaging in settlement negotiations, and trying cases before a jury, judge, or administrative hearing officer. This DAG will manage complex litigation as necessary in all Delaware courts and will often be responsible for negotiating resolutions of consumer complaints. This DAG may also provide consumer education to the public and work with other state and governmental agencies to address consumer protection issues. In addition to the foregoing CPU duties, the successful candidate may also provide back-up support for the Division’s Office of Impact Litigation.
This is a challenging position that provides an opportunity to investigate and litigate a wide range of matters. This DAG should be able to work independently and meet deadlines. Candidates should have a record of solid academic achievement, relevant work experience, and strong writing skills. Familiarity with finance or accounting is helpful, but not a prerequisite. We seek an individual with a strong commitment to working in the public interest.