The Civil Division, with more than 1,000 attorneys and 14 litigating components, represents the United States, its departments and agencies, Members of Congress, Cabinet officers and other Federal employees.
The Corporate/Financial Litigation Section of the Commercial Litigation Branch handles complex commercial litigation matters, most of which involve large sums of money and/or issues of national significance. The Section's cases, which are both affirmative and defensive, are litigated in bankruptcy, district and appellate courts throughout the United States.
Information about the Corporate/Financial Litigation Section can be found at www.justice.gov/civil/commercial/financial/c-corpfin.html
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 Corporate/Financial Litigation Section seeks an experienced attorney to represent the United States in a broad range of complex litigation matters. Attorneys in the Section have a varied practice that includes, but is not limited to, bankruptcy, contract disputes, and government loan and grant programs.
Applicants must be a graduate from a full course of study in a School of Law accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), have at least one year of post J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-12 level; two years of post J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-13 level; and three years of post J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-14 level, and four years of post J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-15 level. You must also be a U.S. citizen.
An exceptional academic background and litigation experience are required. Judicial clerkship experience is highly desirable. Applicants should have a strong background in complex litigation, as well as excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills. Excellent writing skills and good judgment are critical. Experience handling Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases or commercial litigation matters is strongly preferred.
You must submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample. (15 pages or less) If you are claiming veterans preference, you must also submit your DD-214, and/or other documentation that support your claim. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT ANY OTHER DOCUMENTATION.
You must EMAIL your application to: CorpFin.email@example.com
Do not send your application documents to the Agency Contact.
Please use 'Announcement # TA-CorpFin-2016-05' as your SUBJECT LINE.
You must submit your application so that it will be RECEIVED by the closing date of the announcement.
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.