Experienced Trial Attorney

Fraud Section
Attorney
Washington, DC 20530
United States
15-CRM-DET-037
About the Office: 

This assignment is for a period of 12 months, beginning in or about September 2015, with the possibility of extension, contingent on the availability of funding and other factors. This position is a detail appointment. This is a reimbursable detail funded by the Fraud Section and open to DOJ attorneys.

The Fraud Section is a litigating unit that investigates and prosecutes complex, multi-district and international white-collar criminal cases throughout the country and implements and coordinates the Department's fraud enforcement policy. Fraud Section cases focus on corporate, securities and investment fraud, foreign bribery (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), health care fraud, financial institution and insurance fraud, mortgage fraud, procurement and government program fraud (including fraud related to economic stimulus and recovery programs), mass marketing fraud and other complex criminal schemes.

Job Description: 

The Fraud Section is currently seeking an experienced DOJ attorney to investigate and prosecute criminal FCPA cases and cases involving related violations (including, e.g., money laundering, wire fraud, and Travel Act violations), focusing on both companies and individual prosecutions. This detail position is for a Trial Attorney in the FCPA Unit of the Fraud Section. The Section is seeking an experienced DOJ attorney who can handle complex FCPA matters at all stages of litigation including grand jury, motions practice and jury trial, and who can work with federal law enforcement agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and United States Attorney's Offices. This is a reimbursable detail funded by the Fraud Section.

Preferred Qualifications:

· Experience investigating and prosecuting federal criminal cases, including complex white collar or significant violent crime and/or narcotics matters.

· Experience handling bribery and corruption and/or international criminal matters.

· Trial experience, including as a first chair.

· Clerkship with a federal judge.

Qualifications: 

Required: Interested parties must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), have at least three years federal post-J.D. experience, and be a current DOJ attorney. Applicants must also have solid academic credentials as well as excellent writing, research, advocacy and interpersonal skills. Applicants must have, or be able to obtain and maintain, a Public trust, or higher, security clearance.

Salary: 
Under a detail assignment, there is no change to the selectee's base pay. The position will be filled at the attorney's current grade level. Temporary promotion is not authorized.
Travel: 
Domestic and international travel is required.
Application Process: 

All interested attorneys meeting these qualifications should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample via email to Jessica.Luo@usdoj.gov (please insert vacancy number in the subject line of the e-mail).

Submissions must be received not later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, on August 10, 2015. This announcement may be closed prior to the closing date if all selections are made.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, August 10, 2015
Relocation Expenses: 
Relocation expenses are not authorized; however extended travel expenses (TDY) may be reimbursed if necessary.
Number of Positions: 
1
Updated April 7, 2016

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