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!
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:
· Provides procedural and legal guidance to Trustees serving in Title 7, 11, 12, and 13 cases and periodically attend § 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.
· 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 attorney’s with respect to the line of argument.
· Recommends issues for appeal, and prepares appellate pleadings. Considers the effect of the decision as a precedent if allowed to stand, the weight of the evidence, the need for consistent application of the law in all jurisdictions, the amount of money involved, the cost of litigation, and other considerations bearing on the advisability of appeal.
· Reviews pleadings filed by trustees which reflect issues of case administration, including sales, abandonment, employment or fees of professionals, and objections to claims of exemption.
· Implements civil enforcement strategies to combat fraud and abuse in the bankruptcy system and makes referrals to federal government and state agencies regarding criminal violations of bankruptcy 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.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must have at least five (5) years post Juris Doctorate (J.D.) professional legal experience interpreting, applying and advocating on behalf of clients the provisions of the United States Bankruptcy Code, the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and related laws, rules, and regulations that arise in bankruptcy cases.
Preferred Qualifications: In addition to the required qualifications listed above, it is preferred that applicants have three or more years of experience with Chapter 11 reorganization cases, devising appropriate legal strategies for seeking remedies as well as provisions relating to debtor audits, creditor abuse, and other bankruptcy statutes.
Your resume must have complete information:
Please ensure your resume accurately reflects the duties and responsibilities under each position you have held with each employer. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. It is your responsibility to make sure your resume states complete information for each job entry (beginning and ending dates of employment stated as MM/YYYY; and total hours worked per week). If your resume does not provide enough information regarding your work history for us to make a creditable qualification determination, your application package may be rendered disqualified and you will no longer be considered for this position.
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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2. Once you have an account, apply to the USAjobs vacancy: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/397984900.