The Civil Division, with more than 1,000 Attorneys and 14 litigating components, represents the United States, its departments and agencies, Members of Congress, Cabinet and other Federal employees.
The Office of Foreign Litigation, within the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, is seeking an experienced litigation attorney for its European Litigation Office.
DUTY LOCATION: U.S. Embassy, London, United Kingdom
Relocation expenses are authorized, as well as a post allowance.
Locality pay is not authorized for this duty station.
Citizenship and Residency Requirements: This position is open to U.S. citizens who have resided for at least 3 out of the last 5 years, cumulatively, in the United States of America. Military and U.S. federal employees serving overseas, as well as their spouses and dependents, are not subject to the residency requirement.
The Office of Foreign Litigation is responsible for all legal proceedings in foreign courts brought by and against the United States, or in which the United States has an interest, as well as suits brought against civilian and military personnel stationed abroad who are sued for acts taken in their official capacities. The incumbent retains and supervises foreign counsel in Europe to represent the United States before European tribunals in these cases, which often raise issues of sovereign and diplomatic or consular immunity, as well as international treaties and foreign law. The cases range from labor disputes, contract and tort suits, bankruptcy, criminal prosecutions, admiralty, and administrative law. The incumbent serves under the supervision of the Attorney in Charge of European Litigation, also located in London, and the Director of the Office of Foreign Litigation, located in Washington, DC. The incumbent must be willing to agree to a three-year commitment for this position.
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 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. You must also be a U.S. citizen who has resided for at least 3 out of the last 5 years, cumulatively, in the United States of America. Military and U.S. federal employees serving overseas, as well as their spouses and dependents, are not subject to the residency requirement.
You must have a strong interest in litigation and international law, and an exceptional academic background. The ideal candidate should enjoy directing fast-paced litigation and frequent travel. Judicial clerkship experience and foreign language capability are highly desirable.
Applicants must submit a resume or current OF-612 (Optional Form for Federal Employment), a cover letter (highlighting relevant experience) and a writing sample (not to exceed 12 pages). If you are claiming veterans preference, you must also submit your DD-214, and/or other documentation that support your claim.
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