THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
ONE ASHBURTON PLACE
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02108
(617) 727-4765 TTY
NOTICE OF POSITION VACANCY #19-009
Date Posted: August 29, 2018
Application Deadline: September 24, 2018
Job Description and Qualifications for:
ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL
HEALTH CARE & FAIR COMPETITION BUREAU
Attorney General Maura Healey is looking for an experienced and highly motivated attorney to join the Antitrust Division as an Assistant Attorney General to lead challenging and cutting-edge enforcement actions aimed at protecting Massachusetts consumers and our competitive free enterprise system. The Antitrust Division reviews proposed mergers and investigates alleged anticompetitive conduct in a variety of industries. Recent antitrust cases or matters brought by the Attorney General have involved, among other areas, health care, communications, and pharmaceuticals.
Primary Duties: The Assistant Attorney General (AAG) will represent the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in investigations and litigation before state and federal courts and will be responsible for handling a substantial number of matters involving the enforcement of state and federal antitrust laws. Cases will cover a broad range of industries and will often pose complex and, in certain circumstances, cutting-edge legal and economic issues. In addition to handling his/her own cases, the AAG will work with other attorneys, including, in some cases, Assistant Attorneys General from other states across the country and attorneys with the United States Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. The AAG may be involved in policy development, including drafting or reviewing proposed legislation.
Position Requirements: Litigation and/or other relevant legal experience required, preferably five years or more of such experience. Applicants must be highly motivated, intellectually curious, and able to assimilate new and complicated subject areas. Effective writing, legal-analytical, negotiation, and oral advocacy skills required, as well as the ability to quickly grasp complex business and financial arrangements. We seek an individual who can work both independently and as part of a close-knit team. Must be able to work effectively with economic experts and others regarding complex economic concepts and market structure issues. Antitrust experience is highly desirable, but not a prerequisite. Experience with quantitative analyses is a plus. We seek an individual who is committed to practicing
law in the public interest. Must be a member of the Massachusetts Bar or be eligible for admission by motion. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a connection to the people and communities we serve and an interest in supporting a respectful and inclusive work environment.
Bureau/Division: Health Care & Fair Competition Bureau / Antitrust Division
Supervisor: Will Matlack, Division Chief
Position Type: Full-Time/Exempt
Salary: Salary is based on JD year and experience.
Application Process: To apply for this position, visit the AGO website via this link to register, create a profile, upload your cover letter and resume, and submit an application. Candidates may only apply online using the AGO’s Employment and Recruitment website. Internal candidates may apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to Pamela Spang, Recruitment and Hiring Coordinator, at
Pamela.Spang@state.ma.us OR by applying online through the AGO’s Employment and Recruitment website.
Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We will gladly assist applicants who are in need of an accommodation. For assistance, contact the Human Resources Division at (617) 963-2041.
Inquiries regarding position & status may be made to:
Will Matlack, Chief
The Attorney General’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As the representative of the Commonwealth and its residents, the Attorney General’s Office strives to ensure that those working in our office reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. The Office encourages applicants from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to apply for positions.
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