This attorney will work as part of a team with investigators, auditors, attorneys, and support staff to enforce the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, the Virginia Tobacco Escrow Statute, and related tobacco laws. The attorney must be prepared to appear in the appropriate state or federal courts when required on both civil and criminal matters. The attorney will collaborate with other states, the National Association of Attorneys General, the Virginia Department of Taxation, as well as law enforcement agencies on tobacco related issues. The attorney will assist with the annual tobacco manufacturer certification program, litigate enforcement actions against non-complaint manufacturers, monitor licensed stamping agent compliance with state laws and litigate to enforce such compliance, draft opinions, respond to citizen and industry inquiries, and review legislation. Other duties as necessary or appropriate may also be assigned. Some overnight travel may be required. This position is located in Richmond, Virginia.
Applicants must have graduated from an accredited law school and be admitted to the Virginia State Bar. Demonstrated ability to litigate in all courts and provide advice to clients. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills as evidenced by writing samples and references. Ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years of relevant experience in civil and/or criminal litigation in state and/or federal courts.