The United States Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey is an energetic and progressive District comprised of 140 attorneys located in three staff offices: Newark, Trenton and Camden. The USAO has jurisdiction and responsibility over a broad range of subject matter areas, all of which involve advancing the multi-varied criminal and civil legal interests of the Federal government. The office values diversity and seeks to provide an inclusive rewarding work environment for employees of all backgrounds.
Assistant United States Attorney term position to serve in the Civil Division and work with the Affirmative Civil Financial Fraud Enforcement unit. The attorney will be part of a fraud-fighting team that will investigate financial institution fraud, including misconduct in the packaging, selling and valuation of residential mortgage-backed securities in the lead-up to the 2008 financial crisis. The attorney will have responsibility for handling all aspects of civil investigations and cases, including preparing subpoenas, reviewing documents, taking testimony, writing briefs, and appearing in hearings and trials in court. The attorney must have a very strong ability to analyze complex legal and factual issues, write clearly and persuasively, possess a strong work ethic, exhibit good organizational skills, exercise fair and sound judgment, pay careful attention to facts and details, follow all Department of Justice and United States Attorney's Office policies, work well both independently and on a team, be ready and willing to volunteer to help other attorneys, be able to negotiate effectively with opposing counsel, handle matters in court persuasively on behalf of the United States of America, and be devoted to justice and excellence.
The position is for a term not to exceed September 30, 2017. The position may be extended or made permanent without further competition.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least three (3) years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience. United States citizenship is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Excellent writing, speaking and analytical skills; strong work ethic, character, dedication and interest in public service; interest in handling a wide variety of challenging cases on behalf of the United States of America; and the ability to work well both independently and on teams with others on complex cases are highly desired. United States Citizenship required.
The following qualifications for this position are desirable but not essential: a strong background in securities litigation, preferably with experience in structured and other complex financial products and transactions, including representing clients in criminal white collar matters, private civil litigation, SEC enforcement actions, or internal investigations.
Individuals interested in applying for this term Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Assistant United States Attorney position should either fax or email their resume and cover letter by 5:00 pm on July 20, 2015 to:
Human Resources Officer
If you have already applied for an AUSA position with the District of New Jersey, and you would like to be considered for this term Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Assistant United States Attorney position, please do not reapply, but rather send an email stating your interest and highlighting your relevant experience.