The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance in Washington, DC is seeking to hire entry level and expert candidates interested in supporting the Commission’s mission to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.

The Division of Corporation Finance seeks to ensure that investors are provided with material information in order to make informed investment decisions, both when a company initially offers its securities to the public and on an ongoing basis as it continues to give information to the marketplace.

The Division is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunities. That commitment is critical to attracting and retaining talent with the mix of skills and expertise needed to accomplish our mission.

Attorneys and Law Clerks in the Division of Corporation Finance selectively review filings made under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to monitor and enhance compliance with the applicable disclosure requirements. Division staff concentrates its resources on critical disclosures that appear to conflict with Commission rules or applicable accounting standards and on disclosure that appears to be materially deficient in explanation or clarity.

Typical duties include:

➤ reviewing filings and reports required by the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and analyzing available exemptions from the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 and Securities Exchange Act of 1934;

➤ recognizing, analyzing, and resolving complex legal and disclosure issues in registration statements, periodic reports, proxy materials, and other disclosure documents filed with the Commission;

➤ interpreting registration, reporting, and other requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and providing guidance to the public;

➤ researching and developing ideas, advice, and recommendations to the Commission staff, including the Office Chief, on significant and complex issues under the Federal securities laws in the absence of precedent;

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Applicant requirements:


  • J. D. from an accredited law school
  • Active member of the bar

Law Clerks*:

  • J. D. from an accredited law school

* Bar admission is not required for the initial appointment but must be obtained within 14 months of the appointment date.  

All candidates must possess excellent writing, communication, and analytical skills.  Demonstrated experience with or knowledge of the statutes and regulations administered by the Commission, with a particular emphasis on the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, are especially desirable.

Please submit the following materials to

  • Attorney & Law Clerk Appointment Application
  • Resume
  • Documentation showing that you are an active member of the bar in good standing (Attorney applicants only)
  • Transcripts (Unofficial is acceptable. If hired, you will be asked to provide an official transcript.)
  • Cover letter outlining your relevant background and experience (optional)
  • Veterans Preference documentation (if applicable)

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