Assistant United States Attorneys prosecute all criminal and civil cases brought by the Federal government and defend the United States in civil cases. AUSAs in this district improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents by prosecuting terrorism, violent crime, narcotics trafficking, fraud, political corruption, and other crimes; by enforcing the federal civil rights laws; and by safeguarding federal programs such as Medicare and Medicaid through civil actions.
The position of an Assistant U.S. Attorney provides one with the responsibility and the authority to improve the lives of Americans who live in Massachusetts and across the United States. We prosecute local and international drug dealers, fraudsters, terrorists, war criminals, major pharmaceutical companies that cheat in the sale of drugs and devices, and perpetrators of intellectual property crime. We bring civil suits against bad actors in the health care industry and against companies that fail to comply with the laws protecting disabled Americans.
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 two years post-J.D. legal experience as an attorney.
Preferred qualifications: Five years of experience handling complex litigation matters, superior academic credentials, and a record that demonstrates integrity and initiative.
United States citizenship is required.
All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14 month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
In practice, Assistant U.S. Attorneys in the Office are paid based on their years of experience and year of graduation from law school, starting around $110,000 for lawyers who graduated in 2011.
To apply, please complete the AUSA Job Application found at: https://www.justice.gov/usao-ma/page/file/897256/download and forward it with a resume and cover letter 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.