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Assistant Attorney General, Consumer Protection

Virginia Office of the Attorney General
Posted Nov 14
Full Time
Richmond, Virginia

Title: Assistant Attorney General, Consumer Protection

State Role Title: Assistant Attorney General

Hiring Range: Commensurate with Experience

Pay Band: UG

Agency: Attorney General & Dept of Law

Location: Office of the Attorney General

Agency Website:

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

**Job Duties

** This individual will manage the Predatory Lending Unit of the Consumer Protection Section, whose staff members investigate and prosecute suspected violations of state and federal consumer lending statutes, including statutes that address payday/short-term loans, motor vehicle title loans, consumer finance loans, open-end credit plan loans, mortgage loans, mortgage servicing, and foreclosure rescue services. The Unit Manager also will carry a caseload with responsibility to investigate and prosecute suspected violations of these statutes. In addition, this individual will have responsibility for investigating and prosecuting violations of other state and federal consumer protection laws, including the Virginia Consumer Protection Act. This position reports to the Consumer Protection Section Chief. Must have excellent writing skills and be prepared to appear in the appropriate state or federal court in actions filed against alleged violators. Will also periodically provide legal advice to the Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs, assist in drafting official opinions, review proposed legislation, and work with counterparts in other states and federal agencies.

**Minimum Qualifications


  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and manage complex enforcement cases; well-developed oral and written communication skills; the ability to motivate, coach, lead, and manage personnel; and the ability to interact effectively with state/federal government officials, a diverse workforce, and the general public.
  • Must be admitted to the Virginia State Bar.

**Additional Considerations

** Ideal candidate will have a minimum of 8 to 15 years of litigation experience in state and federal courts, concentrating on consumer finance or consumer protection matters.

**Special Instructions

** You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

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**Contact Information

** Name: Human Resources

Phone: 804-786-2071


In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.