Los Angeles City Attorney's Office

SUMMARY: The City Attorney’s Office offers a range of opportunities for attorneys to work on significant and complex issues. The effectiveness of the City Attorney’s Office depends upon the continued recruitment and hiring of excellent and diverse legal talent. We recognize the need for attorneys of varied backgrounds and skills, and offer an inclusive environment that relies on diverse perspectives to ensure that we effectively serve the people of Los Angeles. We also offer competitive benefits and working arrangements.

POSITION: The Consumer and Workplace Protection Section has an immediate opening for an experienced attorney. The effectiveness of the City Attorney’s Office depends upon the continued recruitment and hiring of excellent and diverse legal talent. We also offer competitive benefits and working arrangements including a telework program.

SECTION: The Consumer and Workplace Protection Section protects California consumers by engaging in complex litigation involving violations of consumer and workplace protection laws. The Consumer and Workplace Protection Section prosecutes individuals and businesses that engage in false advertising, financial fraud, and unlawful, deceptive and fraudulent conduct that victimizes consumers. The unit has obtained millions of dollars in restitution for victims and has protected countless California consumers from financial fraud.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The selected attorney will perform a variety of complex legal duties including evaluating and prosecuting civil consumer protection cases. The selected attorney may also have the opportunity to work on criminal consumer protection matters. Typical duties include, but are not limited to: developing and vertically prosecuting civil enforcement actions (typically pursuant to California Business and Professions Code sections 17200 and 17500); evaluating, conducting in-depth investigations and other legal research; negotiating and drafting settlements and restitution plans; developing legislative proposals and recommendations; interacting with consumer advocates; working with local, state and federal regulatory agencies on investigations and consumer protection projects; participating in training seminars and outreach events; and responding to consumer complaints. Although this position will be focused on civil litigation, the selected attorney can also conduct criminal prosecutions.

To apply for this job please visit per.lacity.org.