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Attorney – Consumer Fraud Bureau

Website Office of the Illinois Attorney General

The Consumer Fraud Bureau is responsible for handling a broad spectrum of consumer protection activities.  Its focus is to protect Illinois residents from fraudulent or dishonest business practices.  It engages in investigations of possible fraud or deception and, when appropriate, files enforcement actions in state or federal court.  Some examples of types of businesses the Bureau investigates are: home repair companies, auto dealers, mortgage and payday lenders, student loan and mortgage servicers, immigration consultants, and drug companies.  In addition to litigation, the Bureau also drafts legislation, comments on proposed rules and legislation, and follows emerging consumer problems and issues.


An Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Fraud bureau builds cases against alleged perpetrators of fraud.  Assistant Attorneys General investigate consumer complaints, draft pleadings, draft and respond to motions, negotiate settlements and represent the interests of the People of the State of Illinois in court.  An Assistant Attorney General may also be tasked with reading and following proposed legislation and rules on consumer protection topics.


Candidates must be licensed by the State of Illinois at the time of application.  A strong candidate will have enthusiasm for and experience in complex litigation, sound judgment, and excellent research and writing skills. A demonstrated commitment to public interest work is also considered.


Salaries are commensurate with the number of years of practice as a licensed attorney and start at $76,008.

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