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Trial Attorney (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit)

Washington, DC
Full Time
04-19-2021
Job #: 21-CRM-FRD-045 Exp.: 4+ Years Salary: $144,128 - $172,500 Yearly
Description:
Duties:
Summary:
The Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, is seeking qualified, experienced attorneys for renewable 2-year term positions in the Fraud Section's FCPA Unit located in Washington, DC. The incumbent will serve as a Trial Attorney in the FCPA Unit and, as such, will independently direct, conduct, and monitor investigations, prepare for and conduct trials, and advise on court filings. Upon accepting an offer of employment, applicants must make a three-year commitment to the Fraud Section.

Responsibilities:
Generally, as a Trial Attorney in the FCPA Unit, 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 and leads 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.
  • Collaborates with foreign prosecutors and foreign law enforcement officers on international investigations.
  • Evaluates reports of potential violations of the FCPA and other criminal statutes 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.
  • 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, et al., reporting on the status of all cases and matters related to criminal remedies.
  • Serves as an expert, providing advice and policy determinations in matters involving the planning, discussion and coordination of the activities related to the investigation and litigation of FCPA cases. Oversees the preparation and litigation assignments of lower graded attorneys, paralegals and clerical personnel.

Travel Required:
25% or less - Frequent travel will be required.

Requirements:
Conditions of Employment:
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to qualify for this position.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
  • All male applicants born after 12/31/1959 must have registered for the selective service. If selected, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.
  • Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Qualifications:
  • Required Qualifications: Interested applicants must possess a J.D., or equivalent, 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. 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:
  • Experience in supporting, litigating, and supervising federal criminal cases.
  • Experience handling complex white-collar and corporate criminal cases, including bribery and corruption, and/or international criminal matters.
  • Experience conducting investigations of organizations and entities, including corporations, as well as individuals.
  • Trial experience.
  • Experience in U.S. District Court.

Education:
  • A J.D., or equivalent, degree.
  • Applicants who possess an equivalent degree rather than a J.D. may be subject to additional review by the Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management.
Kindly refer to the below link for a detailed description of the job - https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/598786200


Closing Date: 3rd May, 2021




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