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Chief, Appellate Section

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Government

Washington, DC, United States

Chief, Appellate Section

Attorney

Min 5 yrs required

Full-time

No

Chief, Appellate Section
Duties: Serves as the Chief of the Appellate Section and manages complex appellate legal matters in many of the Attorney General’s mission-critical areas such as public corruption, financial crimes, terrorism and violent crime, child exploitation, and sentencing reform. Supervises and coordinates the handling of legal issues of substantial precedential importance assigned to the Appellate Section, which is charged with carrying out one of the heaviest caseloads in the Department. Serves, along with the Deputy Chiefs, as the Department’s expert on appellate cases. Oversees the preparation of briefs and petitions in government cases in the United States courts of appeals and in the Supreme Court. Prepares attorneys for oral arguments. Assigns and reviews, for policy and substance, recommendations to the Solicitor General prepared in the Appellate Section as to the advisability of taking appeals to the courts of appeals and the Supreme Court from adverse decisions of the lower courts. Reviews briefs prepared by Section attorneys for filing in the federal appellate courts. Advises and consults with federal prosecutors and Department leadership on the status of the Division’s cases in the Supreme Court and the courts of appeals, and on ongoing and emerging priorities. Advises and consults regularly with United States Attorneys on questions arising in their daily work of preparing indictments, preparing and trying cases, and handling appeals, which calls for quick solutions by means of ready knowledge of the relevant legal precedents. Prepares legal memoranda and correspondence on a wide spectrum of Division matters, including domestic terrorism, public corruption, financial fraud, violent crime, drug offenses, child exploitation, investigative techniques, jurisdictional questions, and grand jury issues vital to protecting the interests of the United States. Also provides advice and analysis to the Assistant Attorney General on proposed amendments to the federal rules and the criminal code. Drafts Supreme Court briefs, briefs and argues cases in the courts of appeals, and drafts appeal recommendations to the Solicitor General. Assumes responsibility for a broad range of management, financial, and administrative functions that are critical in the planning, policy direction, operation, and problem solving of the Section. Mobilizes the Section’s prosecutorial resources to provide significant litigative support on quick-response issues. Reviews programs to identify need for improvements in quality, timeliness, or productivity. Monitors and evaluates plans and measures attainment of outcomes. Provides solutions to organizational problems. Acquires and leverages needed fiscal and human resources to achieve results oriented outcomes. Develops budget enhancements which include both performance measures and outcomes that reflect the Section’s, Division’s, and Department’s strategic goals and objectives. Provides strong advocacy for and commitment to the Division’s priorities concerning workforce diversity and equal employment opportunity. Affirms merit promotion principles in all aspects of personnel recruitment, selection, development, and performance management.

Ref. 22-CRM-SES-01. Send resume and separate statement addressing each of the Mandatory Professional/Technical statements

Qualification and Experience Qualifications: JD Degree, or equivalent, degree, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of any State or territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia. Must be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction) in good standing and have 5+ years post-JD Degree experience. Must have extensive appellate experience in the federal courts of appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. Must also have a high level of management/supervisory experience. Experience in handling criminal appellate cases in the United States Supreme Court and the federal circuit courts. Experience in supervising appellate attorneys and reviewing the work product of attorneys. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with the United States Attorneys, the Office of the Solicitor General, and other Department offices and law enforcement agencies. Deadline: February 2, 2022

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Government

Attorney

USD
135468 to 203700
Annually

Min 5 yrs required

Full-time

Legal

Jan 24, 2024

May 08, 2024

Jan 24, 2024

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Chief, Appellate Section
Duties: Serves as the Chief of the Appellate Section and manages complex appellate legal matters in many of the Attorney General’s mission-critical areas such as public corruption, financial crimes, terrorism and violent crime, child exploitation, and sentencing reform. Supervises and coordinates the handling of legal issues of substantial precedential importance assigned to the Appellate Section, which is charged with carrying out one of the heaviest caseloads in the Department. Serves, along with the Deputy Chiefs, as the Department’s expert on appellate cases. Oversees the preparation of briefs and petitions in government cases in the United States courts of appeals and in the Supreme Court. Prepares attorneys for oral arguments. Assigns and reviews, for policy and substance, recommendations to the Solicitor General prepared in the Appellate Section as to the advisability of taking appeals to the courts of appeals and the Supreme Court from adverse decisions of the lower courts. Reviews briefs prepared by Section attorneys for filing in the federal appellate courts. Advises and consults with federal prosecutors and Department leadership on the status of the Division’s cases in the Supreme Court and the courts of appeals, and on ongoing and emerging priorities. Advises and consults regularly with United States Attorneys on questions arising in their daily work of preparing indictments, preparing and trying cases, and handling appeals, which calls for quick solutions by means of ready knowledge of the relevant legal precedents. Prepares legal memoranda and correspondence on a wide spectrum of Division matters, including domestic terrorism, public corruption, financial fraud, violent crime, drug offenses, child exploitation, investigative techniques, jurisdictional questions, and grand jury issues vital to protecting the interests of the United States. Also provides advice and analysis to the Assistant Attorney General on proposed amendments to the federal rules and the criminal code. Drafts Supreme Court briefs, briefs and argues cases in the courts of appeals, and drafts appeal recommendations to the Solicitor General. Assumes responsibility for a broad range of management, financial, and administrative functions that are critical in the planning, policy direction, operation, and problem solving of the Section. Mobilizes the Section’s prosecutorial resources to provide significant litigative support on quick-response issues. Reviews programs to identify need for improvements in quality, timeliness, or productivity. Monitors and evaluates plans and measures attainment of outcomes. Provides solutions to organizational problems. Acquires and leverages needed fiscal and human resources to achieve results oriented outcomes. Develops budget enhancements which include both performance measures and outcomes that reflect the Section’s, Division’s, and Department’s strategic goals and objectives. Provides strong advocacy for and commitment to the Division’s priorities concerning workforce diversity and equal employment opportunity. Affirms merit promotion principles in all aspects of personnel recruitment, selection, development, and performance management.



Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree, or equivalent, degree, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of any State or territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia. Must be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction) in good standing and have 5+ years post-JD Degree experience. Must have extensive appellate experience in the federal courts of appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. Must also have a high level of management/supervisory experience. Experience in handling criminal appellate cases in the United States Supreme Court and the federal circuit courts. Experience in supervising appellate attorneys and reviewing the work product of attorneys. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with the United States Attorneys, the Office of the Solicitor General, and other Department offices and law enforcement agencies. Deadline: February 2, 2022

Min Salary/Max Salary
USD 135468 to 203700 Annually

Additional info

Ref. 22-CRM-SES-01. Send resume and separate statement addressing each of the Mandatory Professional/Technical statements

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