The Civil Division's 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.
The Corporate/Financial Litigation Section places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified individuals from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBTQ individuals, and persons with disabilities.
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 is seeking 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 both affirmative and defensive litigation in the United States bankruptcy district and appellate courts. The practice encompasses, but is not limited to, bankruptcy, contract disputes, government loan and grant programs, and a variety of other matters involving the recovery of money for the United States.
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 two years of post J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-13 level; have at least 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 (other factors are taken into consideration as well, such as litigation experience relevance of experience to our practice area, etc.). You must also be a U.S. citizen.
An exceptional background and judicial clerkship experience are highly desirable. Applicants should have a strong background in litigation, as well as excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills. Excellent writing skills and good judgment are critical.
Experience handling Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases or complex commercial litigation matters is preferred. Familiarity with complex financing arrangements and restructuring distressed debt scenarios is a plus.
To apply for this position, you must submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (not more than 15 pages in length). If you are claiming veterans preference, you must also submit your DD-214, and/or other documentation that you may have.
Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials by email to: CorpFin.email@example.com.
Please use "Trial Attorney, Corporate/Financial Lit" as your subject line.
No telephone calls, please.
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.