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Assistant U.S. Attorneys

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York seeks to hire a diverse, talented, and dedicated team of lawyers who share the following attributes: the utmost integrity, a keen intellect, sound judgment, and a sincere commitment to public service. In our evaluation process, we pay close attention to an applicant’s analytical abilities and presentation skills, as evidenced by, among other things, his or her work experience, academic background, and writing samples. The Office generally prefers applicants who have more than two years of experience following graduation from law school, including work in a judicial clerkship, private law firm, non-profit organization, or other government office.



To be considered for an Assistant United States Attorney position, please consult the following Instructions and complete the following forms. Please note that we require you to submit this information to us electronically:

In connection with your application we ask that you review the following Ethics Information: 

We also ask that you complete the voluntary form below to assist us in our efforts to attract a diverse workforce. For more information about this form, please consult the attached instructions.

Please send all required forms and additional documents to:

Updated November 8, 2023