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    The Executive Office for United States Trustees, Office of the General Counsel, seeks an experienced chapter 11 attorney to provide expert legal advice on a wide range of chapter 11 issues to field-based personnel and to senior managers. Attorneys ensure consistency across jurisdictions and rigorous adherence to the Code by developing guidance and policies on retention and compensation, committees, plans and disclosure statements, fiduciary appointments, executive bonuses, and case dismissals.

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    As a Trial Attorney (Chapter 11), GS-0905-14/15, duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

    • Serving as a member of a cohesive and collegial team of experienced chapter 11 bankruptcy attorneys based in OGC reporting to the Associate General Counsel.
    • Developing litigation strategies, conducting legal research, and drafting and reviewing pleadings, memoranda, briefs, and other legal documents for a broad spectrum of chapter 11 litigation.
    • Providing legal advice and litigation support for field office trial attorneys involved in challenging or novel chapter 11 issues arising in a variety of chapter 11 cases - from small individual chapter 11s to the largest, most complex business reorganizations - often on a short deadline.
    • Providing legal advice and counsel on a broad range of chapter 11 issues to senior management.
    • Developing and implementing chapter 11 policies on matters of USTP significance, as assigned.
    • Preparing and presenting training sessions, both live and distance, for USTP personnel on a variety of chapter 11 issues.
    • Assisting and advising a team of dedicated appellate lawyers on the defense and prosecution of appeals relevant to chapter 11 issues.
    • Assisting in the drafting, review, and preparation of public presentations and articles.
    • Cooperating with and supporting other departments in EOUST on special projects, as assigned, related to the chapter 11 practice, including media, congressional, and public inquiries and information requests.
    • Identifying emerging issues and developing trends in chapter 11 practice and recommending USTP responses, as appropriate.
    • Participating in working groups and other collaborative efforts relevant to chapter 11 practice.
    • Consulting and advising on cases under other chapters of the Bankruptcy Code, where issues may affect or intersect with chapter 11.
    • Performing other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Business travel may be required up to 15% to attend conferences and training.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0905 Attorney

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