Job Overview


The Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT), and the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS), Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, seek an experienced Assistant United States Attorney, Department of Justice Attorney, or State Prosecutor to serve as the regional Intellectual Property Law Enforcement Coordinator (IPLEC), based in Bucharest, Romania, but with responsibilities throughout Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

The assignment is for 14 months, beginning in November 2013, with the possibility of an extension contingent on additional funding. Appointment to this position will be effected by term appointment or through reimbursable detail. Conditions of the detail will be handled on a case by case basis and will require an agreement between the chosen applicant’s home office and OPDAT, and CCIPS.

The mission of OPDAT is to develop and administer technical and developmental assistance designed to enhance the capabilities of foreign justice sector institutions and their law enforcement personnel. This assistance is administrated in order to enable those institutions and their personnel to more effectively combat terrorism, organized crime, corruption, financial crimes and other types of crime consistent with the rule of law. The assistance is also administered to the United States and countries in their region to combat such crime.

CCIPS leads the Department of Justice’s worldwide efforts to enforce intellectual property rights and combat computer crimes. CCIPS also serves as the Department’s expert advisor on the confluence of law enforcement and emerging technologies, especially those related to the collection of electronic evidence.


The Resident Legal Advisor will have the following regional responsibilities: 

  1. Assess the capacity of law enforcement authorities throughout the region to enforce intellectual property rights;
  2. Develop and deliver training and other capacity building formats designed to enhance the capacity of justice sector personnel to enforce intellectual property rights;
  3. Assist in developing or strengthening institutions dedicated to enforcing intellectual property rights;
  4. Monitor regional trends in intellectual property protection and computer crimes; and
  5. Provide expert assistance in support of U.S. Government intellectual property and computer crime policies and initiatives in the region.