An employee in this position provides varied legal services and advice on matters relative to the enforcement of the Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, as well as other applicable state and federal consumer protection related laws and regulations. A Deputy Attorney General (DAG) III works independently on most matters to perform advanced professional work rendering legal services of a complex nature in cases of particular significance. DAG III assignments involve the entire spectrum of the legal process from legal analysis and enforcement actions to pre-trial and trial preparation, extensive motions practice, and related court appearances.
Examples Of Duties
- Performs enforcement activities including legal review
- Provides advice and recommendations with respect to the conduct of civil investigations and resulting legal actions
- Participates in or handles all aspects of litigation including drafting legal documents such as pleadings, motions, and briefs; conducting discovery; participating in hearings; conducting trial preparation; and engaging in post-trial activity as needed
- Actively participates in multistate working groups and multistate investigations and litigation with a range of issues and often with nationwide implications
- Prepares, presents, and argues cases before state and federal courts as necessary
- Conducts legal research in connection with the preparation of pleadings, motions, and trials as well as internal advisory memoranda for purposes of providing advice and recommendations to supervisors
- Plans, prepares, and presents factual and expert witness testimony and exhibits, including summary and demonstrative exhibits
- Prepares and answers intra-office correspondence as well as correspondence with consumers; opposing counsel; representatives of local, state, and federal law enforcement and regulatory agencies; consumer advocates and organizations; and others as necessary
- May assist more senior attorneys in reviewing documents, interviewing witnesses, trial preparation, and other duties as necessary
- Performs related work as required
Minimum Experience and Training
Graduation from an accredited school of law, admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, and a minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in professional legal work
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
At least three years of experience in civil litigation practice, including but not limited to: drafting pleadings, motions, replies/answers, discovery requests, and other legal documents; reviewing discovery responses; preparing for and presenting oral arguments before court; preparing and presenting evidentiary hearings, including preparing witnesses; and other general civil litigation experience.