Job Overview


The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is looking for the best and brightest to join our team. Our mission includes advocating for investors who seek to secure a future for their family, providing guidance and regulations for the nation’s securities industry in an increasingly global market, and taking action with an eye toward promoting the capital formation necessary to sustain economic growth.

A career with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) offers work that is exciting, challenging and rewarding. You can contribute to securities regulation and enforcement while making a positive difference for the American investing public. The SEC provides:

  • Careers that broaden and deepen your already accomplished knowledge, skills and abilities;
  • An environment that allows you to work and learn with the nation’s experts;
  • Benefits, compensation and career expansion opportunities; and
  • A balance between your professional and family life.

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The SEC offers a number of enhanced pay and benefits plus the standard Federal benefits:

  • Paid dental and vision insurance;
  • Subsidy for health insurance, which supplements your health benefits premiums by $25 for self-only coverage and by $50 for family coverage;
  • Domestic Partner Health Insurance Reimbursement Program;
  • Mass transportation subsidy;
  • "WorkSmart" - Opportunities for flexible work schedules and expanded telework

The Division of Enforcement is seeking applicants to fill the position of Supervisory Trial Attorney.  The successful candidate will be assigned to the Trial Unit in the Miami Regional Office, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.


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.

The incumbent's primary responsibility is to serve as the supervisory trial attorney for the Miami Regional Office providing program direction and leadership while litigating complex SEC cases involving violations of the federal securities laws, rules, and regulations. 

Typical Duties Include:

  • Serves as a senior trial attorney and manager providing program direction and technical leadership.
  • Recommends enforcement actions, and directs or prepares required legal pleadings such as briefs and motions in civil and administrative proceedings, and litigates civil and administrative proceedings brought by the SEC under federal securities laws. 
  • Provides expertise and advice on matters of first impression involving novel or unexplored questions of law or policy. Represents the SEC in dealings with U.S. Attorneys offices, other regulators, and governmental agencies relating to criminal, civil and regulatory matters.
  • Advises SEC executive management with regard to legal strategy for particularly important and sensitive cases. Provides guidance and consultation to agency staff on issues and questions relating to litigation and trial.
  • Exercises a full range of supervisory and personnel management responsibilities pertinent to work performed by subordinate staff. Provides leadership in the preparation, review, and revision of all case related legal papers, briefs, and memoranda, while directing the assignment of work among the office’s trial attorneys. Determines staff training needs; conducts performance appraisals, and initiates disciplinary actions as necessary. Assures that equal employment opportunity and affirmative action programs are implemented and operational and maintains responsibility for the administration of EEO matters in accordance with the EEO policies and objectives of SEC.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No