The United States Attorney's Office prosecutes federal criminal offenses, seeks recovery of government funds fraudulently obtained, litigates affirmative civil fraud and enforcement actions, and defends the U.S. Governments interest in civil cases. The United States Attorney's Office, Northern District of Georgia, is located in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to the main office in downtown Atlanta, we maintain three intermittently staffed offices located in Rome, Newnan, and Gainesville. More information about the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia is available at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/gan.
Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered: The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia is seeking a highly qualified candidate to serve as Term AUSA in the Civil Division. This is a temporary positions not to exceed 13 months. Term offers are not for permanent employment, as terms will expire at the end of the specified period. Term AUSAs may be eligible for conversion to a permanent position without further competition, depending on the federal budget and staffing levels.
The selected candidate will focus exclusively on civil financial fraud investigations and enforcement actions. The applicant selected for the position will be responsible for assisting with the investigations by, inter alia, obtaining and reviewing voluminous and complex document productions, working with various document databases, conducting formal and informal witness interviews and analyzing various technical financial data. Additionally, should an investigation proceed to litigation, the selected applicant would be responsible for assisting with all aspects of federal civil practice, such as discovery requests, expert discovery, motion practice, dispositive motions and trial.
This is a term position, which may or may not be renewed based upon funding and how the investigations progress.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from a law school approved by the American Bar Association, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least two (2) years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
Preferred Qualifications: The financial fraud investigations generally involve relatively complicated transactions, and large and sophisticated institutions. Therefore, applicants should possess experience in managing and organizing voluminous documentary evidence and synthesizing the information in these materials to present an effective case. The office is especially interested in candidates with prior experience working in, or litigating large and complex matters relating to (or on behalf of participants in), the financial services industry, and in candidates who demonstrate an understanding of the financial services industry.
Additionally, applicants also must possess superior research and writing abilities. Applicants should also possess experience in taking or defending depositions and conducting witness interviews. While not required, post-JD experience in taking or defending depositions and conducting witness interviews. While not required, post-JD experience in the federal system is desirable. Applicants must demonstrate analytical ability, good judgment, and excellent communication skills. Applicants must exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, and client agencies.
(*Note: You must become a member of the Georgia bar within 18 months of appointment as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. If you are a member of the bar in any jurisdiction other than Georgia, you may apply for admission on motion without examination, provided you meet all eligibility criteria. The state in which you were admitted by examination to membership in the bar must have comity for bar admission purposes with the State of Georgia. Reciprocity Order, eligibility criteria, and instructions for admission on motion without examination are available at http://www.gabaradmissions.org.)
If you are interested in relocating to a great United States Attorney's Office in the beautiful, rapidly growing, and still relatively affordable Atlanta area, please email a resume and a cover letter (pdf fil preferred) to USAGAN.Resumes@usdoj.gov OR resumes may be mailed to:
Human Resources Specialist
United States Attorney's Office
Northern District of Georgia
75 Ted Turner Drive SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Resumes should include complete dates (beginning month and year and ending moth and year) for all periods of employment. Please submit only one application.
No telephone calls please.