Job Overview

Summary

Do you want to perform challenging work in a collegial environment, while enjoying quality of life and a competitive compensation package? Invest in your career at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)!

The SEC's mission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. The agency seeks high-caliber employees who share the same values of integrity, fairness, accountability, resourcefulness, teamwork, and commitment to excellence.

 

The SEC offers a number of enhanced pay and benefits plus the standard Federal benefits:  Student Loan Repayment program, up to $10,000/year (60K cap); paid dental and vision insurance; increased agency subsidy for health insurance that supplements premiums by $25 for self-only and $50 for family coverage; mass transportation subsidy up to $245/month; Telework Opportunities; and Domestic Partner Health Insurance Reimbursement program. To find out more, go to http://www.sec.gov/jobs.shtml.

 

These positions are in the Division of Enforcement, Trial Unit available in multiple locations (salary varies based on locality): 

 

Atlanta, GA ($117,443 - $195,920); Boston, MA ($131,810 - $219,887); Chicago, IL ($128,048 - $213,610); Denver, CO ($123,082 - $205,327); Fort Worth, TX ($119,370 - $199,135); Los Angeles, CA ($130,903 - $218,373); Miami, FL ($120,217 - $200,547); New York, NY ($133,309 - $222,387); Philadelphia, PA ($124,183 - $207,164); Salt Lake City, UT ($113,467 - $189,286); San Francisco, CA ($134,002 - $223,544); Washington, DC ($126,661 - $211,297).

 

**This posting has cut-off periods.  Qualified applicants will be forwarded to the hiring committee every three weeks, the first of which will occur on June 27, 2013.

Duties

The U.S. Securities Exchange Commission's mission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. The agency seeks high-caliber professionals who share the same values of integrity, fairness, accountability, resourcefulness, teamwork, and commitment to excellence.

 

The Division of Enforcement investigates possible violations of securities laws, recommends Commission action when appropriate, either in a federal court or before an administrative law judge, and negotiates settlements.

 

As a member of the Trial Unit, the Trial Attorney:

 

·         Litigates complex and high profile SEC enforcement actions or proceedings in Federal district courts and before administrative law judges; provides expert advice for the conduct of litigation of the most complex SEC cases; represents the SEC in cases involving specialized and complex legal issues of federal securities law and other law, which are often novel or not clearly established. These cases can involve a wide range of specialized legal proceedings, such as injunctive proceedings, sanctions and disgorgement relief, and bankruptcy.  Moreover, these actions are often brought against well-known entities and individuals, and often are vigorously contested.

 

·         Oversees or conducts all facets of litigating a civil case - legal research, interpretations of the statutes and rules governing the case, developing arguments addressing the often complex legal and factual issues, preparing witnesses and experts for deposition and trial testimony, preparing pleadings, conducting the hearings, fact-findings or trials, dealing with opposing counsel, and arguing or supervising others arguing the issues in the case; oversees the conduct of the enforcement actions in court and makes decisions regarding the tactics and strategy, and is the chief advocate for the SEC throughout the course of the litigation.

 

·         Represents the SEC in direct negotiations and discussion with counsel involved in the enforcement actions, which can include senior officials of states, counties, and cities throughout the country, and lawyers and high-level officials of some of the largest corporations in the United States; responsible for discussions with opposing counsel in the formulation of settlements that often have far-reaching legal consequences; communicates and supports parallel criminal investigations by the Department of Justice, including providing advice to U.S. Attorneys on matters of law, procedure, or policy in pending or potential litigation; oversees and works with court-appointed receivers or distribution agents, and other collection and distribution efforts in the SEC enforcement actions to bring relief to the defrauded investors. 

 

·         Communicates with SEC Commissioners and their respective counsel regarding prospective and pending litigation.

  • Additional Duty Location Info

    1 vacancies in the following locations

    • Atlanta, GA United States
    • Philadelphia, PA United States
    • Los Angeles, CA United States
    • Boston, MA United States
    • Chicago, IL United States
    • Fort Worth, TX United States
    • Denver, CO United States
    • Miami, FL United States
    • New York, NY United States
    • Salt Lake City, UT United States
    • San Francisco, CA United States
    • Washington DC, DC United States