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    Summary

    The United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of New York encompasses 17 counties: Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans,Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, Yates, Steuben, Schuyler and Chemung. With Offices in Buffalo and Rochester, the United States Attorney, the principal Federal Law Enforcement Officer in the District, prosecutes all violations of Federal Criminal Law and represents every Federal agency in civil cases and matters.

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    Responsibilities

    Employment with the U.S. Attorney's Office offers a unique and challenging experience for the highly motivated attorney. The Civil Division defends the interests of the United States in civil litigation, pursues affirmative civil enforcement in a variety of fraud matters, and collects debts owed to the United States.

    United States Attorneys in the Civil Division are responsible for representing the Federal Government and its agencies and employees in civil litigation. They commence civil cases on behalf of the United States in such areas as asset forfeiture, civil rights, health care and government programs fraud, financial litigation, and bankruptcy. Assistant United States Attorneys defend civil actions brought against the Federal Government in areas such as tort, employment discrimination, immigration, and constitutional torts. They are active at both the trial and appellate levels, taking depositions, preparing and answering discovery demands, negotiating settlements, engaging in motion practice, trying cases, and writing and arguing appeals.

    Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel to the Buffalo, NY Office; and Columbia, SC for training.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    29

  • Job family (Series)

    0905 Attorney

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