Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging career? Join the U.S. Trustee Program!!
The U.S. Trustee Program (USTP) is a litigating component of the Department of Justice and has the legal authority to appear in the majority of the bankruptcy cases filed in the United States, from Chapter 7 liquidations to major Chapter 11 business reorganizations. As a result, USTP employees headquartered in Washington, D.C., and in our 93 field office locations throughout the country handle a wide range of challenging and significant matters as we strive to promote the integrity of the bankruptcy system by enforcing bankruptcy laws. Of particular importance is this Program's effort to address fraud and abuse by debtors, creditors, attorneys, and others in the bankruptcy system by taking formal and informal actions in a civil context and making criminal referrals to and working with the U.S. Attorneys.
We place a high value on diversity of experience and cultural perspective and encourage applications from all interested eligible candidates, including candidates from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, women, LGBT individuals, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding career and access to a generous benefits package, consider the USTP as your employer of choice!
The United States Trustee Program (USTP) is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as an Assistant United States Trustee (AUST). The incumbent will be responsible for the administrative and legal management of the United States Trustee's Chicago, IL office, including the supervision of personnel assigned to the office; the implementation of Program policies and priorities and enforcement strategies to combat fraud and abuse in the bankruptcy system; the administration of cases filed under chapters 7, 11,12, and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code; representing the United States Trustee in bankruptcy court; maintaining and supervising a panel of private trustees; and ensuring that violations of law are referred to the United States Attorney and federal law enforcement officials. The incumbent reports to the United States Trustee (UST) for Region 11 headquartered in Chicago, IL.
Internal candidates who wish to be considered must demonstrate in their resume that they have at least five years post J.D. professional legal experience in interpreting, applying and advocating on behalf of clients the provisions of the United States Bankruptcy Code, the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and related laws, rules, and regulations that arise in bankruptcy cases. External candidates who wish to be considered must demonstrate in their resume that they have at least seven years post J.D. professional legal experience in interpreting, applying and advocating on behalf of clients the provisions of the United States Bankruptcy Code, the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and related laws, rules, and regulations that arise in bankruptcy cases.
In addition to the required qualifications listed above, it is desired that applicants have three or more years’ experience in managing or supervising and providing legal skills training to attorneys.
EDUCATION: Candidates must have a Juris Doctorate Degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA).
BAR MEMBERSHIP: Candidates must be an active member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico with a valid license to practice law.
PROOF OF ADMISSION TO THE BAR MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR APPLICATION.
* * Applicants are required to submit a writing sample as part of the application process. Please see the Required Documents Section. * *
All Application Packages must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
Please submit your application through USAJOBS. The list of required documents can be found in the USAJobs announcement.
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2. Once you have an account, apply to the USAjobs vacancy: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/402184000