Overview

The Criminal Division is seeking qualified, experienced attorneys for 2-year renewable term positions in the Fraud Section’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Unit and Market Integrity and Major Frauds (MIMF) Unit, located in Washington, DC. Upon accepting an offer of employment, applicants must make a three-year commitment to the Fraud Section.

A J.D. Degree.

The incumbent will serve as a Trial Attorney in the FCPA or MIMF Unit and, as such, will independently direct, conduct, and monitor investigations, prepare for and conduct trials, and advise on pleadings and other court filings.

Generally, as a Trial Attorney in the FCPA and MIMF Units, the incumbent:

  • In collaboration with unit managers, carries out and fosters effective investigations and prosecutions, including advising on strategy and legal complexities, and developing litigation priorities, policy, and legislative recommendations.
  • Recommends charging decisions and proposes dispositions with regard to assigned cases.
  • Partners with Assistant U.S. Attorneys and attorneys in other federal law enforcement agencies in the development, management and trial of complex white collar and corporate investigations and prosecutions.
  • Engages in all phases of investigation and litigation, including, but not limited to, using the grand jury, advising federal law enforcement agents, utilizing international evidence collection tools, preparing appropriate pleadings, and litigating motions and trials before U.S. District Courts across the country.
  • Evaluates reports of potential violations of the FCPA and market manipulation laws from both internal and outside sources to determine whether investigation is warranted.
  • Advises and instructs Assistant U.S. Attorneys on complicated questions of law and Departmental policy with respect to commodities and market manipulation laws.
  • Collaborates with foreign prosecutors and foreign law enforcement officers on international investigations.
  • Represents the United States in direct negotiations and discussions with corporate counsel and high-level officials. Participates in discussions with opposing counsel for defendants and in the formulation of settlements often having far-reaching legal consequences.
  • Advises and consults with the Assistant Attorney General, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Section Chief, and other Section Managers reporting on the status of all cases and matters related to criminal remedies.

Required Qualifications: Interested applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of any State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia, and be an active member of the bar in good standing.

Grade Specific Qualifications:

  • To qualify at the GS-14 grade level, applicants must have at least two and a half (2.5) years post J.D. legal experience, one of which was specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-13 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: performing legal analysis and formulating recommendations to senior managers; composing pleadings, briefs, and other court documents involving legal issues in civil or criminal litigation; and conducting civil or criminal litigation.
  • To qualify at the GS-15 grade level, applicants must have at least four (4) years post J.D. legal experience, one of which was specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-14 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: independently performing legal analysis; composing pleadings, briefs and other court documents involving unique and/or difficult legal issues in civil or criminal litigation; conducting highly complex civil or criminal litigation; and leading paralegals and support staff.

Preferred Qualifications:

Your qualifications will be further evaluated based upon the following competencies:

  • Federal prosecutorial experience;
  • Experience with and knowledge of white-collar criminal matters;
  • Federal court experience;
  • Trial Experience; and
  • Experience conducting investigations of individuals as well as corporations and other business entities.

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