About the Office: The United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas is among the busiest and largest in the nation, spanning 43 counties and 44,000 square miles and representing 8.3 million people. The office prosecutes federal crimes and represents the interests of the United States in criminal and civil cases.
The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas seeks an experienced attorney to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Houston office. The incumbent will serve as an Assistant United States Attorney assigned to the Civil Division. Selectee will handle a docket of affirmative cases brought under the False Claims Act, Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, and FIRREA. The selected applicant will have the opportunity to perform an important public service by representing the interests of the United States of America in civil actions brought by the United States in the United States District Court. The incumbent will also oversee False Claims Act investigations from inception through to settlement or trial. The responsibilities of this position may include researching legal issues, drafting legal memoranda, drafting and responding to discovery requests, document review and organization, taking or defending depositions, and representing the United States as primary and/or secondary counsel in judicial proceedings, such as hearings and trials, in various United States District Court, United States Bankruptcy Court and state court actions.
Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 1* year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
You must meet Required Qualifications upon the closing date of this announcement.
Active Texas bar membership is preferred. Familiarity and experience with the False Claims Act, Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, and FIRREA helpful. Other hiring preferences include superior legal writing and research ability, outstanding organizational and time management skills, strong academics, and a demonstrated commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility, and public service. The successful applicant will have the following: (1) excellent judgment and a strong work ethic; (2) the ability to work independently and efficiently; (3) the ability to work collaboratively and professionally with other lawyers and staff; and (4) outstanding skills in legal analysis, research, and writing.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 07/02/2018 to receive consideration.
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