Subject to all hiring freeze guidelines, the United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York (EDNY) is seeking experienced attorneys for positions as Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSA) in the Criminal Division. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, you would join one of the nation’s premier litigation offices representing the United States in three of the five boroughs of New York City – Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island – and all of Long Island, as well as the EDNY’s surrounding waters. The EDNY encompasses approximately eight million people, major international air and seaports, extraordinary commercial and cultural activity, and a diversity and vitality that make it a unique and exciting place to live and work. We value diversity of experience and cultural perspective and encourage applications from attorneys from all ethnic groups, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. (The EDNY website may be accessed at www.usdoj.gov/usao/nye).
The main office of the Criminal Division is located in Brooklyn and consists of the following seven sections: Business & Securities Fraud, Public Integrity, Organized Crime & Gangs, International Narcotics & Money Laundering, National Security & Cybercrime, Civil Rights and General Crimes. In addition, there is a Long Island Criminal Division office staffed by AUSAs responsible for investigating and prosecuting the full range of federal crimes. AUSAs represent the United States in the U.S. District Court for the EDNY and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. AUSAs work closely with Special Agents of all federal investigating agencies, as well as NYPD detectives and law enforcement officers of other local and state entities, to investigate and prosecute a broad spectrum of criminal activity. An Appeals Division supervises criminal appellate work for the Brooklyn and Long Island Criminal Divisions.
The Office has one of the Department of Justice’s most active and sophisticated national security programs, including international and domestic terrorism, weapons proliferation, counterespionage and cyber security prosecutions. The Office also prosecutes leaders of dangerous drug trafficking cartels and high-ranking members of traditional organized crime (La Cosa Nostra), as well as defendants who belong to transnational organized crime groups, including La Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and Russian and Asian organized crime enterprises.
The Office also prosecutes a variety of sophisticated corporate and securities fraud cases. The Office’s white collar prosecutions include elaborate market manipulation, corporate and securities fraud, health care fraud, mortgage fraud, money laundering, and tax evasion schemes, as well as political corruption offenses, including the prosecution of elected and appointed government officials. The diverse nature of the criminal practice in the EDNY enables AUSAs to prosecute cases involving a wide range of other crimes, including civil rights violations, human and sex trafficking crimes, child pornography and exploitation offenses, environmental crimes and firearms trafficking.
The applicant selected for the Criminal Division will represent the United States in all aspects of federal criminal prosecution, from investigation through appeal.
Required qualifications: An applicant must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least three years of post-J.D. relevant legal experience.
Preferred qualifications: An applicant should possess proven research and writing abilities, superior oral and interpersonal skills and judgment, and have demonstrated initiative and capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment. United States citizenship is required.
An initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment Security waiver, which includes fingerprints, credit and tax checks, and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
All initial attorney appointments are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
Submit a cover letter and resume to:
William J. Muller, Esq.
Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney
United States Attorney's Office
Eastern District of New York
271 Cadman Plaza East
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Thereafter, qualified applicants will receive an application packet with further instructions. No telephone calls please. Position(s) open until filled.