The Public Integrity Section is a litigating Section of the Criminal Division, Department of Justice, with responsibility for the investigation and prosecution of public corruption and election offenses nationwide. The Section oversees the federal effort to combat corruption through the prosecution of elected and appointed public officials at all levels of government. Section attorneys investigate and prosecute cases against federal, state, and local officials
throughout the United States.
Section attorneys are responsible for independently investigating, prosecuting, and trying public corruption matters. Attorneys in the Section:
- Participate in the Section’s efforts to investigate and prosecute public corruption offenses as assigned, including recusal cases, agency referrals, shared cases with United States Attorney’s Offices, corruption cases affecting national security, and election crimes and campaign financing offenses;
- Make charging decisions and propose dispositions with regard to assigned cases, and advise less experienced attorneys in very complex cases, issues lacking precedent, and other challenges that require such leadership;
- Speak to a variety of audiences and train investigators and other prosecutors;
- Participate in the Section’s efforts to provide sound and effective legal advice and training for Assistant United States Attorneys, law enforcement agents, international delegations, and foreign law enforcement agencies regarding public corruption and election crime matters;
- Partner with U.S. Attorneys Offices and federal law enforcement agencies in the development and management of prosecutions;
- Evaluate reports of investigation and memoranda from law enforcement agencies to determine whether litigation is warranted;
- Advise and instruct U.S. Attorneys on complicated questions of law and Departmental policy;
- Serve as an expert, providing advice and policy determinations in matters involving the planning, discussion and coordination of the activities related to the litigation of public corruption cases; and
- Oversee the preparation and litigation assignments of lower graded attorneys, paralegals and clerical personnel.
50% or less – Extensive travel is required.