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Trial Attorney (Special Matters Unit)

Washington, DC
Full Time
07-23-2021
Job #: 21-CRM-FRD-057 Salary: $122,530 - $172,500 Yearly
Description:
Duties:
Summary:
The Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, is seeking qualified, experienced attorneys for permanent positions or 24-month reimbursable detail appointments to Trial Attorney positions in the Fraud Section's Special Matters Unit (SMU). Specifically, the incumbent will conduct, supervise, and litigate legal privilege matters and filter reviews on behalf of the Fraud Section's three litigating units.

Responsibilities:
The Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, is seeking qualified, experienced attorneys for permanent positions or 24-month reimbursable detail appointments to Trial Attorney positions in the Fraud Section's Special Matters Unit (SMU). Specifically, the incumbent will conduct, supervise, and litigate legal privilege matters and filter reviews on behalf of the Fraud Section's three litigating units (Health Care Fraud (HCF), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and Market Integrity and Major Frauds (MIMF)).

Generally, as a Trial Attorney in the Unit specializing in filter review and privilege matters, the incumbent:
  • Advises prosecutors and supervisors throughout the Fraud Section on strategic approaches to identifying and handling issues related to privilege at all stages of criminal investigations and litigation;
  • Handles and advises prosecutors regarding pre-indictment privilege-related litigation, including grand jury litigation, that may be necessary to ensure that such matters are being handled appropriately and effectively;
  • Supervises and engages in the review of potentially privileged materials;
  • Assists in the management of the Section's programs to develop policies and procedures related to evidence collection and handling for materials that implicate attorney-client or other privileges, including where appropriate the establishment of filter teams or other evidence review processes; and
  • Coordinates with U.S. Attorneys' Offices and federal law enforcement agencies in the development and implementation of privilege and filter teams.

Travel Required:
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status:
No

Promotion Potential:
15

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.

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:
  • Expertise in the law of legal privilege, including the Attorney-Client Privilege, Work Product Doctrine, Spousal Privilege, and all exceptions to such privileges, including waiver and the crime-fraud exception;
  • Experience supervising attorneys and support staff engaged in the review of potentially privileged materials;
  • Experience litigating privilege matters in federal court;
  • Experience as a criminal prosecutor;
  • Knowledge of white collar criminal litigation;
  • Experience in supporting, litigating, and supervising federal or state criminal cases; and
  • Experience with the federal judiciary.

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/608589000


Closing Date: 6th August, 2021




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