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    The Tax Division is looking for civil trial attorneys to join our team. Our attorneys have a passion for litigation; a deep interest in public service; and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently. Familiarity with tax law and the use of technology in organizing, developing, and presenting a case at trial is helpful, but not required. Attorneys in the Civil Trial Sections represent the United States in litigation in federal and state courts across the country.

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    Responsibilities

    Trial Attorneys in the Civil Trial Sections are the front-line litigators for the United States for tax disputes in federal district and bankruptcy courts and the Court of Federal Claims. The cases arise all over the United States, and significant travel is required of our attorneys for depositions, hearings, and trials. Most Trial Attorneys carry a docket that includes cases they are assigned to handle alone and others where they work as a member of a litigation team. In either case, our attorneys have front-line responsibility for taking and defending depositions, writing and arguing motions, working with fact and expert witnesses, and trying cases.

    Because federal taxes are ubiquitous, our attorneys handle cases that touch all aspects of the American economy and involve litigants ranging from individuals and small businesses up to and including the largest corporations. Civil Trial Attorneys defend the United States in tax refund actions and bring affirmative suits to collect tax - cases that can involve complex underlying commercial transactions or require proof that the taxpayer made a fraudulent transfer of property. Our attorneys defend suits testing the constitutional validity of aspects of the Internal Revenue Code and Treasury Regulations. They obtain injunctions against those who try to bilk the Treasury out of money by selling fraudulent tax shelter schemes or by preparing fraudulent tax returns for customers in order to fulfill a promise of a large refund. Our attorneys represent the United States in bankruptcy, receivership, and probate proceedings. And they handle many other miscellaneous matters touching on tax, like enforcing civil penalties for failure to timely report foreign financial accounts; defending IRS employees in Bivens suits; enforcing IRS' administrative summonses; or protecting the United States' immunity from local taxes.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel can be significant. The location and frequency of travel varies, depending on the attorney's litigation schedule.

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    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

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    0905 Attorney

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