Assistant United States Attorneys prosecute all criminal and civil cases brought by the Federal government and defend the United States in civil cases.
As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.
AUSAs in this district improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents by prosecuting crimes that include terrorism, violent crimes, narcotics trafficking, fraud and other white-collar offenses, civil rights offenses, human trafficking, political corruption, organized crime and an array of other federal criminal laws. The office also enforces federal civil rights laws, safeguards federal programs such as Medicare and Medicaid through civil actions and defends the United States in federal court. This posting is for a position in the Defensive Litigation Unit (DLU). The attorney hired for this position will represent the United States when it is sued in the District of Massachusetts. Assistant U.S. Attorneys in the DLU are general civil litigators because they defend the United States in a wide variety of cases that can include employment discrimination and retaliation claims, tort actions including complex medical malpractice cases, lawsuits filed under the Administrative Procedures Act, FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) litigation, Bivens and other constitutional claims, and various immigration and prisoner habeas petitions. The work in this unit will include practice before both the Massachusetts District Court and the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Working as a federal prosecutor sworn to pursue justice in the name of the United States is deeply satisfying. Many lawyers look back on their days as an Assistant U.S. Attorney as among the most rewarding of their professional careers.
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar in good standing (in any jurisdiction), and have at least three years post-J.D. legal experience.
Preferred qualifications: Five years of experience defending civil matters at the federal or state level or handling complex litigation matters, superior academic credentials, and a record that demonstrates integrity and initiative.
To apply, please complete the AUSA Job Application found at: https://www.justice.gov/media/1261346/dl?inline and forward it with a resume and cover letter explaining why you want to be a federal prosecutor and what experiences you have that would enable you to excel at this position to: USAMA.AUSA.Application@usdoj.gov (link sends e-mail)
Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.