The Fraud Section comprises three litigating units that investigate and prosecute complex white-collar criminal cases across the country, as well as internationally, and has responsibility for implementing and coordinating the Department’s fraud enforcement policy. An opening is available for a Lead Trial Attorney (Assistant Deputy Chief) in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit (FCPA). Upon accepting an offer of employment, applicants must make a three-year commitment to the Fraud Section.

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As an Assistant Deputy Chief in the FCPA Unit, the incumbent:

  • Leads and oversees the work of the FCPA Unit’s prosecutors and support staff. Advises prosecutors on strategic approaches to their investigations, prosecutions and trials to ensure that the investigation and litigation of such matters are being handled effectively.
  • Ensures ongoing individual and team development, identifies and corrects performance deficiencies, advises the Chief of the FCPA Unit about attorney assignments, provides input to the Chief of the FCPA Unit on performance evaluations, and coordinates with other Assistant Deputy Chiefs in the Unit concerning Unit management.
  • Assists and supports the Chief and Principal Deputy Chief of the Fraud Section, and Chief of the FCPA Unit in the day-to-day operations of the Section, including providing input on budget allocation, hiring, personnel disciplinary actions, technology, and various Department reporting responsibilities as they pertain to the FCPA Unit.
  • Assists in the management of the Section’s programs to investigate and prosecute foreign bribery and related offenses.
  • Partners with U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, federal law enforcement agencies, domestic and foreign regulators, and foreign law enforcement officials in handling and coordinating complex and multi-district and multi-jurisdictional prosecutions.
  • Serves as a liaison on white-collar and corporate criminal matters between the Criminal Division and other DOJ components, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security, Internal Revenue Service, United States Postal Inspection Service, and other law enforcement agencies and officials on white-collar and corporate crime issues.
  • Engages in all phases of investigation and litigation, including, but not limited to, using the grand jury, advising federal law enforcement agents, using 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 other laws implicated by foreign bribery 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 the FCPA and related offenses.
  • Represents the United States in direct negotiations and discussions with corporate counsel and high-level officials.

Travel Required

25% or less – Frequent travel will be required.

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Promotion Potential


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