The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York is 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 both suburban counties on Long Island - Nassau and Suffolk. The district encompasses approximately eight million people, major international air and sea ports, extraordinary commercial and cultural activity, and a diversity and vitality that make it a unique and exciting place to live and work. Our mission is to investigate, prosecute and deter violations of federal statues, enforce and represent the interests of the United States in civil litigation, uphold civil, constitutional and victims' rights, and foster partnerships with other federal, state and local government agencies and community groups.
As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.
The U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York is seeking to fill 4 Term (temporary) Assistant United States Attorney positions to serve in the Civil Division and work with the Affirmative Civil Enforcement Unit. The attorney will be part of a fraud-fighting unit that will investigate conduct that led to the 2008 financial crisis, including pursuing those responsible for misconduct relating to residential mortgage-backed securities. The attorney will have responsibility for handling all aspects of civil investigations and cases, including 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 4 positions are temporary and the project is expected to end on September 30, 2017.
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.
The following qualifications for this position are desirable but not essential: a strong background in securities litigation, preferably with experience in structured products, including representing clients in criminal white collar matters, private civil litigation, SEC enforcement actions, or internal investigations. United States Citizenship required. Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment Security waiver which includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing.
Individuals interested in applying for a temporary Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Assistant United States Attorney position should submit a resume and a cover letter (Highlighting your relevant experience) to EDNY.Job@usdoj.gov or, resumes may be mailed to:
Human Resources Specialist
United States Attorney's Office
Eastern District of New York, 6th floor.
271 Cadman Plaza East
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Applications will be accepted through May 4, 2015.
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.