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    Summary

    The Consumer Protection Branch is seeking qualified attorneys to direct investigations and litigate cases. The Branch pursues both criminal and civil enforcement actions in matters of national importance related to complex consumer fraud schemes, prescription drug diversion, adulterated and misbranded food and drugs, and hazardous products. The Branch also represents the Food and Drug Administration and other agencies in civil defensive litigation at the trial and appellate level.

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    Responsibilities

    The Consumer Protection Branch is seeking up to 8 Trial Attorneys to represent the United States in a broad range of criminal and civil litigation. Charged with safeguarding Americans' health, safety, economic security, and identity integrity, Trial Attorneys will develop investigations and pursue significant actions across the country. In advancing the Branch's mission, Trial Attorneys will work closely with U.S. Attorneys' Offices and federal law enforcement partners, including the FDA, FBI, DEA, Postal Inspection Service, Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Product Safety Commission, and Defense Criminal Investigative Service. Trial Attorneys will engage in all phases of discovery and litigation, including using the grand jury and civil investigative tools, advising law enforcement partners, preparing appropriate pleadings, and litigating motions and trials before U.S. District Courts. Trial Attorneys also will have responsibility for coordinating multi-component and international investigations, cases, and initiatives. In addition, Trial Attorneys will represent the United States in direct negotiations and discussions with opposing counsel, often related to complex corporate investigations and litigation matters. Areas of enforcement emphasis for the Branch include: the prescription opioid crisis, fraud schemes affecting older Americans and U.S. service members; adulterated and misbranded food, drugs, tobacco, and medical devices; deceptive trade practices and data-privacy violations; and hazardous consumer products.

    Trial Attorneys also will have the opportunity to handle all phases of defensive litigation in civil actions filed against the FDA and Consumer Product Safety Commission. This work includes the nation's most high-profile drug- and device-approval litigation. Trial Attorneys may litigate defensive actions in both federal trial and appellate courts.

    In addition, Trial Attorneys will be expected to review and opine on policy matters and legislative proposals related to public health and safety, and to advise U.S. Attorneys' Offices on considered prosecutions under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and other federal laws. Trial Attorneys further will have the ability to engage with Department leadership and to participate in training offerings and events.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

  • Job family (Series)

    0905 Attorney

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/557508400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.