About the Agency
The Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice is seeking an experienced attorney to be the head of the Money Laundering and Bank Integrity Unit (MLBIU) of the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section. MLBIU investigates and prosecutes complex, multi-district and international criminal cases involving the financial institutions and individuals who violate the Bank Secrecy Act, the money laundering statutes, U.S. sanctions regimes (such as IEEPA and TWEA), and other related statutes. MLBIUs investigations and prosecutions generally focus on financial institutions and their officers, managers, and employees, especially when their actions threaten the integrity of the individual institution or the wider financial system. MLBIUs focus encompasses the full range financial institutions as defined by the Bank Secrecy Act, including casinos, money service businesses, and others.
AFMLS leads the Departments efforts to take the profit out of crime. In addition to MLBIU, AFMLS has multi-dimensional responsibilities that include anti-money laundering enforcement, forfeiture, law development, training, and technical assistance, all done in close cooperation with partners in the United States and abroad. AFMLS also provides oversight, management, and policy development for the DOJ Assets Forfeiture Fund, including returning money to victims, providing funding to federal, state, and local law enforcement, and sharing with our international partners.
The Deputy Chief of the Money Laundering and Bank Integrity Unit:
- Supervises and manages the work of the Unit's attorneys on cases involving money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act, and related violations;
- Advises line prosecutors on strategic approaches to their investigations and prosecutions;
Ensures that Section attorneys are properly prepared and trained to litigate complex matters, trains line prosecutors on discovery obligations and ethical considerations and oversees the negotiation of guilty pleas and other resolutions, properly balancing a variety of relevant factors;
- Reviews search warrants, indictments, informations, criminal complaints, plea agreements, corporate disposition documents, and other pleadings;
- Provides enforcement policy and litigation advice to U.S. Attorneys' Offices, federal investigative agencies, and state and local prosecutors and agencies on money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act, and asset forfeiture issues;
- Develops and maintains working relationships with partners at the U.S. Attorneys' Office, other litigating components and offices, and federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies;
- Represents AFMLS in inter-departmental and inter-agency meetings and communicates on matters concerning enforcement policy and litigation.
- Occasional Travel
- Travel will be required.