If selected, you will join a well-respected team of Trial Attorneys within the Division of Enforcement responsible for investigating possible violations of securities laws, recommending and litigating Commission action when appropriate, either in a federal court or before an administrative law judge, and negotiating settlements.
- Developing, litigating and conducting trials of court cases and administrative proceedings that present unique legal, evidentiary and policy challenges and present the opportunity to establish legal precedent, and monitoring decisions that impact the SEC.
- Overseeing the conduct of cases and making decisions regarding tactics and strategy to be employed; representing the SEC throughout the course of the litigation; addressing highly complex legal and factual issues; and efficiently managing SEC cases.
- Providing expert litigation advice, including policy and regulatory recommendations by maintaining and exhibiting knowledge, insight, and understanding in order to respond to inquiries in pending or potential litigation.
- Oversees all aspects of discovery in complex cases including domestic and foreign discovery and sophisticated work with expert witnesses.
- Fostering productive work relationships with federal and state regulators and criminal authorities; and engaging in public outreach and representational opportunities to showcase the goals and strategic vision of the Commission.
- Providing agency representation in negotiations and discussion with senior officials and/or lawyers and formulating proposed settlements that often have broad legal implications.
- Performing other duties as assigned.
Conditions of Employment
- CITIZENSHIP: This position is open to US Citizens.
- You must possess a J.D. or LL.B Degree
- You must be an active member of the bar in good standing
- Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may result in you not being considered for this position.
- Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.
- This position has promotion potential to the SK-16.
- TRIAL PERIOD: This appointment may require completion of a two-year trial period.
- SECURITY CLEARANCE: Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation. Favorable results on a Background Investigation may be a condition of employment or selection to another position.
- DRUG TESTING: This position may be subjected to drug testing requirements.
- PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): Moving/Relocation expenses are not authorized.
- DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
- This position is in the collective bargaining unit.
- Due to COVID-19, the SEC is currently in a mandatory telework posture. This position is eligible to request telework in accordance with the SEC ‘s telework policy.
Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Qualifying education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
BASIC REQUIREMENT: All applicants must possess the following
- J.D. or LL.B. degree –AND–
- Active membership of the bar in good standing in any state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the commonwealth of Puerto Rico. (Note: proof of bar membership will be required before entry on duty.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: In addition to meeting the basic requirement, applicants must also meet the minimum qualification requirement.
SK-16: Applicant must have 4 year(s) of post J.D. work experience identifying legal issues, providing legal analyses, providing legal solutions/recommendations, and preparing legal documents, such as contracts, dispositions, pleadings, and motions, which also includes at least three years of the following:
(1) litigating or investigating complex civil or criminal cases in federal district court, and
(2) applying the Federal Rules of Evidence
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