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    Summary

    The General Counsel is the Chief Legal Officer of the Commission and heads the Office of the General Counsel (OGC). The Appellate Group represents the Commission in civil litigation in the U.S. Courts of Appeals and, in conjunction with the Solicitor General, in the U.S. Supreme Court in civil litigation involving enforcement and challenges to federal securities laws.

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    Responsibilities

    • Provides legal support for multiple attorneys in the Appellate Group.
    • Performs substantive citation verification to ensure that both record and legal citations and quotations in briefs and documents are accurate and relevant.
    • Conforms citations to required "Blue Book" format.
    • Prepares, identifies, marks, and compiles appendices, exhibits, including visual aids, and exhibits to be filed or used in court.
    • Prepares the certified index of the administrative record in appeals from Commission rules or orders.
    • Performs legal research using online information in systems such as PACER, LexisNexis, Westlaw, and other legal resources.
    • Prepares court filings, briefs, and other legal documents and memoranda in coordination with attorney staff.
    • Communicates clearly and concisely complex and technical information to attorneys and others in the Commission, both orally and in writing.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

  • Job family (Series)

    0950 Paralegal Specialist

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