Who May Apply: Open to all qualified applicants
Date Posted: 9/27/2023
Closing Date: 10/11/2023
S1 Salary Range: $36.40 - $57.47 / hourly; $76,003 - $119,997 / annually
S2 Salary Range: $50.53 - $78.30 / hourly; $105,506 - $163,490 / annually
S3 Salary Range: $54.12 - $83.57 / hourly; $113,002 - $174,494 / annually
Telework Eligible: Yes/Hybrid
The Office of Attorney General Keith Ellison has a clear mission: we help Minnesotans afford their lives and live with dignity, safety, and respect. We are a dynamic group of dedicated professionals who choose public service as a calling, and we are actively and intentionally committed to supporting an internal culture that affirms that calling. The Office is one of Minnesota’s largest public law offices and as of 2023, has been recognized as a Star Tribune Top Workplace Minnesota for three years in a row and Top Workplace USA for two years in a row.
The Office is currently seeking an Assistant Attorneys General (AAG) to join the Antitrust Division which is housed in the Consumer Protection Section of the Office. As an antitrust attorney, you will have the opportunity to protect healthy competition and fair markets for the benefit of all Minnesotans by enforcing state and federal antitrust laws. These laws prohibit conduct that interferes with healthy business competition, such as monopoly abuse, anticompetitive mergers or acquisitions, and anticompetitive agreements not to compete. In this position, you would be at the forefront of a revitalized era of antitrust enforcement and your work will have a direct, measurable impact on the lives of Minnesotans.
A successful candidate will have the opportunity to support the mission of the office by participating in high-profile antitrust investigations and litigation in industries such as health care and agriculture that play a major role in Minnesota’s economy. They will have the opportunity to work closely with other state and federal antitrust enforcement agencies. Such cases include, for example: In re Generic Pharmaceuticals Antitrust Pricing Litigation – MDL 2724 (allegations of illegal price fixing by dozens of generic drug manufacturers for hundreds of generic drugs that treat cancer, diabetes, MS, and other conditions); FTC, et al. v. Syngenta Crop Protection AG, et al. (illegal suppression of competition from generic pesticide manufacturers through branded manufacturers use of “loyalty programs”); and the enforcement of the new Health Care Entity Transaction Law.
This position offers engaging, interesting, and fulfilling work well suited to the experience level and interests of individual AAGs. The Office balances the staffing needs of various investigations and cases with the interests of AAGs in particular subjects and industries. AAGs are encouraged to take on more responsibility as their careers progress, and will receive ongoing training, leadership opportunities, professional development, and mentorship opportunities to support their growth.
If you are offered this position, you can expect to have a great deal of responsibility for and control over your daily work while also working with teams of attorneys who complement and cover for each other. You will be expected to manage your caseload to ensure matters are moving expeditiously. You will also be expected to engage in public education and outreach to impacted communities, stakeholders, and advocates.
A successful candidate in this position must be detail-oriented, creative, a problem solver, have a strong initiative and work ethic, and enjoy working within a fast-paced team-oriented community.
This position is eligible for a hybrid work environment.
- Graduation from a law school accredited by the ABA
- Licensed to practice in the State of Minnesota or ability to obtain licensure within 90 days of hire
- Outstanding writing, research, and oral advocacy skills (submission of a writing sample is required)
- Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and stakeholders
- Experience using electronic files, case management tools, and e-discovery platforms
IMPORTANT! All applicants must prepare two documents to upload and submit with their application: 1) Resume; and 2) A cover letter with a writing sample (of up to five pages) in one document.
To be considered at the S2 level, candidates must have 6 years of related experience. To be considered at the S3 level, candidates must have 12 years of related experience.
- One or more years of complex civil litigation experience
- Multidistrict litigation experience
- Experience with: handling cases involving antitrust issues and/or knowledge of state and federal antitrust law investigating and building cases for litigation, including government civil law enforcement actions or criminal prosecutions
- Experience or academic background in economics or data science
How to Apply
Interested applicants must apply online through the State of Minnesota Careers website, which is the State’s official application and hiring site. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, October 11, 2023.
- Go to www.mn.gov/careers;
- Apply for posting number 69889
- Direct Link
Do not forget to upload: 1) Resume; and 2) A cover letter with a writing sample (of up to five pages).
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact K.C. Moua at firstname.lastname@example.org or (651) 757-1279.
Why Work For Us
Diverse Workforce Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by developing strong leaders and advocates, increasing cultural competence, fostering understanding among all employees, and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age.
Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:
- Training and professional development
- Paid vacation and sick leave
- 12 paid holidays each year
- Paid parental leave
- Low-cost medical and dental coverage
- Prescription drug coverage
- Vision coverage
- Wellness programs and resources
- Employer paid life insurance
- Short-term and long-term disability
- Health care spending and savings accounts
- Dependent care spending account
- Tax-deferred compensation
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive service to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at (651) 259-3637 or email email@example.com. Please indicate what assistance you need.