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Senior Attorney The candidate will provide legal support to the Division of Consumer Protection in the Department of State. Will give guidance to consumers when buying products or entering into contracts on such matters as scam prevention, identity theft prevention, financial literacy, and product safety. Assist the Division to mediate and investigate consumer complaints against businesses and individuals engaged in fraudulent, misleading, deceptive, predatory or illegal trade practices and will prosecute violators in administrative proceedings. Assisting victims of identity theft mitigate their losses and secure prosecution of identity thieves. Other legal tasks include drafting regulations on consumer protection issues including product safety and recalls. Consultation with attorneys from other state agencies will be necessary on matters related to the design, installation, inspection and maintenance of playgrounds (Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation); proposed life insurance regulations (Department of Financial Services); the Consumer Bill of Rights Regarding Tax Preparers (Department of Taxation and Finance); and the preparation of a product recall information (Department of Health). Recommend and draft consumer protection legislation and amendments as directed by the General Counsel. Finally, legal assistance will be provided to the Division in responding to Freedom of Information Law requests, document retention and contract review. Must have experience in consumer protection and/or affirmative litigation. Should have 1 year of permanent competitive service as a Senior Attorney; or 1 year of permanent competitive service in a title eligible for transfer under Section 52.6 or 70.1 of the Civil Service Law with current New York State Bar Admission.
Vacancy ID: 48138. Submit a cover letter and resume detailing education and experience along with one professional writing sample.
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