U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Trial Attorney - Crypto/Cyber
If selected, you will join a well-respected team responsible for investigating possible violations of securities laws, recommending and litigating Commission action when appropriate, either in a federal court or before an administrative law judge, and negotiating settlements.
- Develops, litigates and conducts trials and hearings of cases in federal district courts and agency administrative proceedings involving crypto assets and cyber security that present unique legal, evidentiary and policy challenges and present the opportunity to establish legal precedent.
- Oversees the conduct of cases and makes decisions regarding tactics and strategy to be employed; represents the SEC throughout the course of the litigation, addresses highly complex legal and factual issues and manages SEC crypto asset and cyber security cases efficiently.
- Provides expert litigation advice, including policy, and regulatory recommendations by maintaining and exhibiting knowledge, insight, and understanding of this specialized segment of the market in order to respond to inquiries in litigation.
- Oversees all aspects of discovery in complex cases including domestic and foreign discovery and sophisticated work with expert witnesses.
- Fosters productive work relationships with federal and state regulators and criminal authorities.
- Provides agency representation in negotiations and discussion.
Conditions of Employment
- CITIZENSHIP: This position is open to US Citizens.
- You must possess a J.D. or LL.B Degree.
- You must be an active member of the bar in good standing
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Qualifying education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
BASIC REQUIREMENT: All applicants must possess the following
- J.D. or LL.B. degree –AND–
- Active membership of the bar in good standing in any state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the commonwealth of Puerto Rico. (Note: proof of bar membership will be required before entry on duty.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: In addition to meeting the basic requirement, applicants must also meet the minimum qualification requirement.
SK-16: Applicant must have at least four years post J.D experience identifying legal issues, providing legal analyses, providing legal solutions/recommendations, and preparing legal documents, such as contracts, dispositions, pleadings, and motions, which also includes at least three years:
- Litigating complex civil or criminal cases in federal district court; and
- Knowledge of the Federal Rules of Evidence
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html