The Market Integrity and Major Frauds (MIMF) Unit's 35 prosecutors focus on the prosecution of complex and sophisticated securities, commodities, corporate and investment fraud cases. The MIMF Unit works closely with regulatory partners at the SEC, CFTC, and other agencies to tackle major national and international fraud schemes. In carrying out this mission, the MIMF Unit has brought a number of significant prosecutions against corporate executives for securities and accounting fraud, as well as cases involving market manipulation and commodities fraud in the financial services industry. The MIMF Unit also focuses on combating a broader array of financial and corporate fraud, including government procurement fraud, bank fraud, mortgage fraud, and consumer fraud.
The Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, is seeking qualified, experience attorneys for renewable 2-year term positions in the Fraud Section's MIMF Unit located in Washington, DC. The incumbent will serve as a Trial Attorney in the MIMF Unit and, as such, will independently direct, conduct, and monitor investigations, prepare for and conduct trials, and advise on court filings. Upon accepting an offer of employment, applicants must make a three-year commitment to the Fraud Section.
Openings are available in the MIMF Unit for a Trial Attorney. Upon accepting an offer of employment, applicants must make a three-year commitment to the Fraud Section.
This announcement is for the MIMF Unit. Additional announcements for the HCF and FCPA units have also been posted. Applicants to this announcement may also be considered for these vacancies.
The incumbent will serve as a Trial Attorney in the MIMF Unit and, as such, will independently direct, conduct, and monitor investigations, prepare for and conduct trials, and advise on pleadings and other court filings.
Generally, as a Trial Attorney in the MIMF Unit, the incumbent:
- In collaboration with unit managers, carries out and fosters effective investigations and prosecutions, including advising on strategy and legal complexities, and developing litigation priorities, policy, and legislative recommendations.
- Recommends charging decisions and proposes dispositions with regard to assigned cases.
- Partners with Assistant U.S. Attorneys and attorneys in other federal law enforcement agencies in the development, management and trial of complex white collar and corporate investigations and prosecutions.
- Engages in all phases of investigation and litigation, including, but not limited to, using the grand jury, advising federal law enforcement agents, utilizing international evidence collection tools, preparing appropriate pleadings, and litigating motions and trials before U.S. District Courts across the country.
- Evaluates reports of potential violations of securities and financial fraud laws from both internal and outside sources to determine whether investigation is warranted.
- Advises and instructs Assistant U.S. Attorneys on complicated questions of law and Departmental policy with respect to the securities and financial fraud laws.
- Represents the United States in direct negotiations and discussions with corporate counsel and high-level officials. Participates in discussions with opposing counsel for defendants and in the formulation of settlements often having far-reaching legal consequences.
- Advises and consults with the Assistant Attorney General, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Section Chief, and other Section Managers reporting on the status of all cases and matters related to criminal remedies.
Interested 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 be an active member of the bar in good standing. To qualify at the GS-15 grade level, applicants must have at least four (4) years 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: independently performing legal analysis; composing 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; and leading paralegals and support staff.
Your qualifications will be further evaluated based upon the following competencies:
- Federal Prosecutorial Experience;
- Experience with and knowledge of white-collar criminal matters;
- Federal court experience;
- Trial Experience; and
- Experience conducting investigations of individuals as well as corporations and other business entities.
The Application Package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
Any applicant who has, in the previous 24 months, applied for a position with the Fraud Section must note the date of any such application and position applied for in the applicant’s cover letter. Please highlight recent relevant experience gained since the time of any previous application.
Please submit your application through USAJOBS. The list of required documents can be found in the USAJobs announcement.
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- Once you have an account, apply to the USAjobs vacancy: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/559712500
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.