The United States Department of Justice, Office of the Deputy Attorney General is seeking an experienced Department of Justice attorney or Assistant United States Attorney to serve as the Executive Director for the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force. The Task Force was created by the President in an Executive Order on November 17, 2009, and constitutes the cornerstone of the DOJ-led national interagency fraud enforcement effort. The Executive Director will be detailed to the Office of the Deputy Attorney General for a period of six months (subject to extension). Under the Executive Order, the Attorney General serves as the Chair of the Task Force and, through the Deputy Attorney General, directs the work of the Task Force.
The Executive Director is responsible for fulfilling the mandate of the Task Force, which includes: (1) strengthening efforts to investigate and prosecute financial crimes relating to the current financial crisis and economic recovery efforts; (2) enhancing coordination and cooperation among federal, state and local authorities responsible for the investigation and prosecution of financial crimes and violations; (3) recovering proceeds of such crimes and violations; (4) ensuring just and effective punishment for those who perpetrate financial fraud; and (5) conducting outreach to the public, victims, financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, state and local governments and agencies, and other interested partners, to enhance detection and prevention of financial fraud schemes.
The Office of the Deputy Attorney General is responsible for advising and assisting the Attorney General in formulating and implementing Departmental policies and programs and in providing overall supervision and direction to all organizational units of the Department. The Deputy Attorney General is authorized to exercise all the power and authority of the Attorney General, except where such power or authority is prohibited by law from delegation or has been delegated to another official. In the absence of the Attorney General, the Deputy Attorney General acts as the Attorney General.
Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered: The incumbent of this position will:
- Serve as the principal member of the Task Force in coordinating its work.
- Provide advice, guidance, and legal expertise to the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, and the members of the Task Force, on a range of legal and policy issues raised by the work of the Task Force.
- Coordinate enforcement initiatives, committee and working group meetings, training sessions, information sharing, and public outreach under the auspices of the Task Force and/or of the Office of the Deputy Attorney General.
- Communicate and coordinate activities amongst the Task Force membership, which include a wide array of federal, state, and local fraud enforcement authorities and a nationwide network of Financial Fraud Coordinators in each United States Attorney's Office.
- Collect information on financial fraud enforcement efforts and prepare reports on the work of the Task Force.
- Develop, coordinate and execute special projects or studies related to the work of the Task Force as assigned by the Attorney General or the Deputy Attorney General or her designee.
The candidate must possess a J.D. degree; be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of a state, territory, or the District of Columbia; and be a current employee of the Department of Justice with extensive experience in white collar enforcement or financial fraud. A minimum of five to eight years of legal experience, including experience as a federal prosecutor litigating complex criminal matters, or comparable experience, is required.
Submission Process and Deadline Date: Applicants are required to submit a cover letter (highlighting relevant experience) and a résumé. Please reference announcement ODAG ATY-16-FFETF in your cover letter.
Applicants are encouraged to email applications to Natalia.Sorgente@usdoj.gov or fax to
(202) 514-9368. No telephone calls please.
For more information about the Task Force, please visit the Task Force Web page at: http://www.stopfraud.gov.