The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Louisiana is located in downtown Baton Rouge. The district covers a nine-parish region in Louisiana including Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana parishes. For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney’s Offices, visit http: www.justice.gov/careers/careers.html or https: www.justice.gov/usao-mdla
As an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division, the candidate will be responsible for handling criminal appeals and post-conviction matters. The candidate selected for this vacancy will be responsible for handling criminal appeals on behalf of the United States and its agencies, almost exclusively in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The Appellate AUSA will draft briefs, motions, and responses, and present oral argument before the Fifth Circuit; these responsibilities require the Appellate AUSA to evaluate district court proceedings, to analyze opposing briefs, to conduct legal research, and to develop legal arguments, both orally and in writing.
Additionally, the candidate will be responsible for prosecuting federal crimes, including offenses involving drug trafficking and smuggling; child exploitation; gang activity and violence; illegal immigration; national security and border security; and fraudulent and/or corrupt conduct in government, health care, mortgage transactions and other banking, securities and corporate activity; federal procurement; bankruptcies; and federal taxation. The candidate will also work with law enforcement agencies to investigate such crimes, research and brief legal issues, and represent the United States in hearings and trials.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as training and experience progresses.
Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.