Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (AFMLS), Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice
The Asset Forfeiture Fellowship Program recruits, trains, and mentors bright and ambitious entry-level attorneys in asset forfeiture and money laundering law, practice, and policy. Fellows are immersed in all aspects of the Department’s Asset Forfeiture Program, and will obtain significant experience with civil litigation, criminal prosecution, and the domestic and international policies implicated by asset forfeiture and money laundering law. The Fellows Program fosters the growth of attorneys with the knowledge, skills, and experience to use asset forfeiture as an effective law enforcement tool, thereby increasing the reach and capacity of the Department’s asset forfeiture efforts.
At the conclusion of the three-year Program, Fellows will be able to:
- Apply the appropriate asset forfeiture and money laundering statutes, case law, rules and regulations, and policies to a particular set of facts.
- Lead a financial investigation and recommend either civil litigation or criminal prosecution.
- Assess, organize, and litigate civil and criminal asset forfeiture actions.
- Litigate effectively in federal courts around the country.
- Address policy, legislative, and program operation issues with the goal of improving and enhancing the Department’s Asset Forfeiture Program.
- Develop positive working relationships with other members of the asset forfeiture and broader law enforcement community.
Fellows are assigned to the Forfeiture Unit for the duration of the three-year Program, but will have the opportunity to work with the other units in AFMLS. Click here to read more about each Unit. Fellows also work in other U.S. Attorneys’ Offices.
Fellows will be hired through the Attorney General’s Honors Program for a three-year term. There is no guarantee of employment at the end of the three-year term. More information about the Attorney General’s Honors Program, including hiring eligibility and application requirements, is available at http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/entry.html.
The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace, and the candidate(s) selected will be required to pass a drug test to screen for illegal drug use. Intern opportunities are also contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background investigation adjudicated by the Department of Justice. For conditions of employment, please see http://www.justice.gov/oarm/arm/hp/hpconditionsofemployment.htm