The United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, is seeking an experienced attorney with a specialized focus on discovery, handling, and analysis of electronic evidence to serve as a Trial Attorney in its Washington Criminal Sections. These Washington, DC-based offices investigate and prosecute criminal violations of the federal antitrust and related laws, including those involving corporations and individual executives. The offices handle criminal matters of regional, national, and international scope. Recent matters of significance handled by the offices include investigations and prosecutions involving the financial services, electronic components, defense and other public procurements, pharmaceutical, and real estate foreclosure, among others.
The Division’s criminal enforcement program investigates and prosecutes bid rigging, price fixing, bribery and other fraudulent schemes designed to undermine competition. These investigations often are document- and data-heavy, and frequently involve an array of electronic materials from native sources as well as processed files. The successful applicant will be given significant responsibility and have immediate involvement with a wide range of matters of national importance. The attorney hired can expect a collegial and stimulating environment working with experienced attorneys and support staff on cutting-edge matters, as well as the satisfaction of serving the public interest.
As an e-discovery-focused Trial Attorney in the Washington Criminal Sections, responsibilities will include working closely with the sections’ case teams, FBI and other law enforcement agents, as well as the Antitrust Division’s IT litigation support team, in the investigation and prosecution of bid rigging, price fixing, bribery and other fraudulent schemes designed to undermine competition. In furthering the work of the Division, the e-discovery-focused Trial Attorney will be an integral part of the sections’ case teams in obtaining and reviewing electronic evidence and ensuring that evidence collected by the Antitrust Division and law enforcement agents can be promptly, fully, and effectively reviewed, analyzed, and used in investigations and prosecutions, while ensuring compliance with all relevant legal requirements and policies.
- Be a citizen of the United States;
- Possess a J.D. or equivalent degree, be an active member of the bar in good standing (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least one year of post J.D. legal experience to qualify at the GS-12, one and a half years of post J.D. legal experience to qualify at the GS-13, two and a half years of post J.D. legal experience to qualify at the GS-14 level and four years of post J.D. legal experience to qualify at the GS-15 level; and
- Have experience managing e-discovery in large, complex matters, preferably including potential federal civil or criminal antitrust and/or white collar criminal violations and litigation of such violations.
Applications will be accepted until May 17, 2019. For consideration, please reference announcement number E19-06-O05, and submit a resume, a description of significant e-discovery projects managed, a description of any advanced e-discovery training, and a writing sample/brief (no more than 15 pages).
Please submit your application through USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov).
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