Monday, June 05, 2006


Assistant Attorney General - Consumer Fraud - Chicago

The Consumer Fraud Bureau enforces the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act (815 ILCS 505/1 et. seq).  The Act’s purpose, according to its preamble, is “to protect consumers and borrowers and businessmen against fraud, unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices in the conduct of any trade or commerce...”   The Bureau carries out its mandate by conducting investigations and, when appropriate, filing enforcement actions in state or federal court to stop fraudulent, unfair or deceptive practices.  The Bureau periodically collaborates with other government and law enforcement agencies, attorneys and advocacy groups on public policy and other matters of law as it pertains to consumer protection.  The Bureau also drafts legislation and rules, and participates in events to educate the community on emerging consumer problems and issues.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience, the salary range is $43,000 to $60,000.  Candidates must be currently licensed by the State of Illinois.  Strong interest and experience in investigation, litigation and public policy is preferred, particularly with regards to consumer protection issues.

To ensure full consideration, please send cover letter and resume to:

            Ruta Stropus
            Director of Attorney Recruitment and Professional Development
            Attn: Adelaida Otero
            Office of the Attorney General
            100 West Randolph, 12th Floor
            Chicago, Illinois 60601
            (312) 814-3695        
            (312) 814-5024 (Fax)


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