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The Virginia Office of the Attorney General is seeking an experienced attorney to join its Financial Recovery Section (FRS). We offer the challenge and opportunity of public service, a professional team environment, work-life balance, and competitive salaries and benefits.




DUTIES: This position assists FRS in accomplishing its mission to recover funds or damages owed to state agencies and institutions. The primary responsibility of this position is to prosecute complex or high-dollar plaintiffs’ claims, including bridge strike and other property damage claims on behalf of the Department of Transportation. Essential tasks include conducting all aspects of civil litigation in state circuit courts throughout Virginia; negotiating with insurance adjusters or insurance defense counsel; compiling and drafting comprehensive demand packages; and overseeing and performing document preservation, collection, and review. Another primary responsibility of the position it to assist in investigating and prosecuting certain violations of the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act. As needed, this position may participate in other areas of the section’s practice, which include prosecuting claims in state general district courts to collect outstanding public accounts receivable; enforcing medical liens on personal injury claims on behalf of state hospitals and the Department of Medical Assistance Services; and pursuing recovery of fines and penalties resulting from violations of administrative regulations. Other duties may be assigned. Some overnight travel is required.  


QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have extensive civil litigation experience with a demonstrated ability to draft pleadings, motions, and supporting memoranda; perform all aspects of discovery; and conduct bench and jury trials. The position requires excellent analytical ability and verbal and written communication skills; the ability to prioritize the demands of a large caseload; proficiency in time management and the ability to work both independently and as a team member to complete complex assignments within prescribed deadlines; and the ability to be responsive to inquiries from multiple client agencies, courts, and opposing counsel. The successful candidate must also work well under pressure and without close supervision. Admission to the Virginia State Bar is required. Preferred qualifications include: a minimum of five years of relevant litigation experience, including first chair trial experience, particularly in the areas of property damage, business litigation, personal injury, or insurance defense. Jury trial experience is also preferred. Ability to travel as needed on day trips and, on occasion, overnight is required. The successful candidate must possess a valid driver's license and will be subject to a criminal background check.  


SALARY: Commensurate with experience and education.


TO APPLY: Please apply on-line at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com.  Veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.  To ensure timely consideration, please submit application materials by Friday, January 24, 2020.