The Fraud Section 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; mortgage fraud; foreign bribery (the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act); health care fraud; procurement and government program fraud (including fraud related to economic stimulus and recovery programs); mass marketing fraud and other complex criminal schemes. This position is located in the Securities and Financial Fraud Unit.
The incumbent will serve as an Assistant Deputy Chief in the Securities and Financial Fraud (SFF) unit and, as such, assist the Chief, Principal Deputy Chief, Senior Deputy Chief and SFF Unit Deputy Chief in Section management and in national and international law enforcement efforts to combat white-collar crime. Upon accepting an offer of employment, applicants must make a three-year commitment to the Fraud Section.
As an Assistant Deputy Chief, the incumbent:
- Oversees the work of the Unit's senior trial and line trial attorneys, senior litigation counsel, and others responsible for particular aspects of the mission relating to combating violations of securities and financial fraud to ensure ongoing individual and team development, identify and correct deficiencies, and make recommendations regarding the appropriate allocation of personnel resources.
- Advises the SFF Unit Deputy on attorney assignments and gives evaluations/feedback on attorney performance.
- Participates and is involved with individual investigations and cases assigned to the trial attorneys in order to ensure that the investigation and litigation of such matters are being handled appropriately and effectively.
- Advises line attorneys on strategic approaches to their white-collar criminal cases. Oversees and reviews the work of trial attorneys and support positions.
- Helps to oversee the Section's financial, human, and technical resource applications, providing input on budget allocation, hiring, personnel disciplinary actions, and a wide variety of Department reporting responsibilities.
- Assists in the management of the Section's program to prosecute securities and financial fraud, including coordinating with U.S. Attorneys' Offices, federal law enforcement agencies and foreign law enforcement officials in the development and management of international and multi-district prosecution initiatives.
- May serve as a liaison on white-collar criminal matters between the Criminal Division and other DOJ components, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Departments of Commerce, Treasury, State, Defense, and Homeland Security, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General, and a variety of domestic and international regulators and enforcement agencies on white-collar crime issues.
Required Qualifications: All applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of any State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia, and have at least five (5) years of post J.D. legal experience, one of which was specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-14 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: working as a lead attorney on felony level cases or specialized criminal litigation (i.e. white collar, computer crime, racketeering); independently performing legal analysis; drafting pleadings, briefs and other court documents involving unique and/or difficult legal issues in civil or criminal litigation; conducting highly complex civil or criminal litigation; leading paralegals and support staff, and/or leading the development of a policy initiative. Applicants must be an active member of the bar in good standing.
Preferred Qualifications: The qualifications will be further evaluated based upon the following competencies:
- Experience as a criminal prosecutor.
- Experience in supervising criminal cases.
- Experience with financial fraud matters.
- Experience in U.S. District Court.
- Experience handling complex matters.
- Experience conducting investigations, including investigations of corporations.
The Application Package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
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