The Housing and Civil Enforcement Section (HCE) is seeking experienced attorneys for the position of Trial Attorney. The attorneys selected will handle an active docket of investigations and litigation focusing on the Fair Housing Act (FHA), Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA).Learn more about this agency
The incumbent will be responsible for duties such as, but not limited to: (1) conducting investigations to assess possible violations of the civil rights statutes mentioned above, including conducting legal and factual research, interviewing witnesses, analyzing data and evidence, and making recommendations as to whether to bring enforcement litigation; (2) handling litigation including preparing legal briefs and memoranda, preparing and responding to discovery requests, conducting extensive document review, identifying and working with expert witnesses, preparing witnesses and participating in depositions, and developing and presenting the government's case in federal court; (3) preparing for and participating in settlement negotiations and mediations, including preparing and negotiating the terms of proposed consent decrees and settlements; (4) monitoring and enforcing compliance with judgments, settlement agreements and consent decrees; (5) recommending and reviewing private litigation for intervention or amicus participation; (6) conducting outreach to civil rights organizations, state and local governments, industry, and other stakeholders; (7) analyzing and preparing responses to inquiries from the public, testimony, legislative proposals and other written materials; and (8) coordinating as necessary in the execution of the above duties with United States Attorneys' Offices, HUD, the CFPB and other partner agencies.
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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