Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging career? Join the U.S. Trustee Program!!
The U.S. Trustee Program (USTP) is a litigating component of the Department of Justice and has the legal authority to appear in the majority of the bankruptcy cases filed in the United States, from Chapter 7 liquidations to major Chapter 11 business reorganizations. As a result, USTP employees headquartered in Washington, D.C., and in our 93 field office locations throughout the country handle a wide range of challenging and significant matters as we strive to promote the integrity of the bankruptcy system by enforcing bankruptcy laws. Of particular importance is this Program's effort to address fraud and abuse by debtors, creditors, attorneys, and others in the bankruptcy system by taking formal and informal actions in a civil context and making criminal referrals to and working with the U.S. Attorneys.
We place a high value on diversity of experience and cultural perspective and encourage applications from all interested eligible candidates, including candidates from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, women, LGBT individuals, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding career and access to a generous benefits package, consider the USTP as your employer of choice!
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.
Incumbent will serve as a Trial Attorney in a field/regional office within the United States Trustee Program (USTP), with the responsibility for assisting in supervising the administration of cases and trustees in cases filed under chapters 7, 11, 12 and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. The incumbent will be required to review cases for bankruptcy fraud and abuse (both civil and criminal); oversee business reorganization filings, draft motions, pleadings, and briefs; and will be primarily responsible for the preparation, presentation, and litigation of cases arising under the Bankruptcy Code. The following are duties the incumbent can expect to perform at the full performance level:
· Prepares memoranda of fact and law and recommends whether prosecution should be undertaken. If prosecution is authorized, initiates the filing of papers with the appropriate court, prepares and tries the case, or prepares the case for trial by another attorney.
· Provides advice and assistance as necessary which may include active participation in the presentation of a case, preparing witnesses, examining and cross-examining witnesses, and consulting with other trial attorneys with respect to the line of argument.
· Provides procedural and legal guidance to Trustees serving in Title 7, 11, 12, and 13 cases and periodically attending § 341 meetings of creditors to observe trustee performance. Providing oversight of trustees to ensure adherence to Program policies and procedures, and to identify weaknesses or deficiencies in performance.
· Implements civil enforcement strategies to combat fraud and abuse in the bankruptcy system. Pursues violations of federal criminal laws.
· Devises appropriate legal strategies for seeking remedies under 11 U.S.C. §§ 110, 329, 707(a) and (b), 727, as well as provisions relating to debtor audits, creditor abuse, and other bankruptcy statutes.
· As assigned, investigates, documents, and refers criminal conduct to the U. S. Attorney and law enforcement agencies. Investigates, documents, and takes appropriate legal action in related matters, e.g., bar complaints.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must have at least five years of post-J.D. professional legal experience in interpreting, applying and advocating on behalf of clients on bankruptcy or consumer law matters.
Preferred Qualifications: In addition to the required qualifications listed above, it is preferred that applicant has three or more years of experience in at least two of the following areas: litigation, appellate, business and/or financial services.
EDUCATION: Candidates must have a Juris Doctorate degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA).
BAR MEMBERSHIP: Candidates must be an active member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico with a valid license to practice law.
Applicants are responsible for citing minimum qualifications such as JD and Bar membership information (institution name, state for bar, and dates) on their respective resumes. Failure to supply details will result in an incomplete application.
All Application Packages must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
Please submit your application through USAJOBS. The list of required documents can be found in the USAJobs announcement.
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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.