Investigative Counsel

Website New York State Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have been admitted to the New York State Bar, be in good standing and must have a minimum of 5 years of experience in the practice of law subsequent to admission to the Bar.

Litigation experience, including gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, negotiating settlements, and trials/adjudicative proceedings required; also experience in law enforcement and fraud or public integrity investigations preferred.

Strong writing skills required.

Knowledge of New York state criminal, ethics, and lobbying laws preferred.

Duties Description: The NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (“Commission”) seeks an Investigative Counsel to join its Investigations and Enforcement Division. The position assists with performance of the Commission’s substantive statutory duties to investigate possible violations of, and to enforce, the state’s ethics and lobbying laws. The Investigative Counsel conducts sensitive and complex investigations and administrative proceedings relating to alleged ethics and lobbying law violations, gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, preparing subpoenas, preparing investigation reports, and working with other law enforcement agencies. Investigative Counsel also assists with review of case files, complaints, referrals, and tips of potential violations of laws within the Commission’s jurisdiction.