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ProfileAttorney II The candidate will prosecute cases against counterfeiters or sellers of counterfeit goods across North Carolina. NCGS 80-11.1(f) gives specific statutory authorization for attorneys employed by the Secretary of State to prosecute or assist in the prosecution of criminal cases when requested to do so by the district attorney and the Secretary approves. Will work with significant independence and must be able to manage multiple cases across the state simultaneously. Work with federal authorities in the prosecution of cases in federal court. Evaluate, investigate, negotiate, prepare and conduct complex state and federal criminal prosecutions involving violation of the highly specialized areas of intellectual property law. Handle each case with the goal of halting any ongoing harm, preventing any further harm to the public or IP owner, obtaining any recourse or restitution for victims, protecting innocent businesses and investors, and preventing any additional harm that could result from the failure to properly prosecute. Evaluate each set of facts and determine an appropriate course of action that will accomplish each of these objectives. Involve trial litigation, and both pre-trial and trial responsibilities. Create and present continuing legal education/outreach to prosecutors, judges, law enforcement and other officials to increase knowledge and awareness of the dangers that counterfeit goods present to our communities. Maintain a complete and current understanding of intellectual property law, as well as the manner in which the numerous state and federal statutes, regulations and interpretative case decisions influence the administration of North Carolina laws.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have graduation from a recognized school of law and one year of professional legal experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Should have license to practice Law in the State of North Carolina. Should have considerable knowledge of case, statutory, regulatory and common law. Knowledge of judicial and quasi-judicial procedures and the rules of evidence is needed. Ability to conduct civil or criminal litigation and to interpret and apply constitutional provisions, statutes, administrative regulations, court decisions and other precedents is required. Analyze facts, evidence and legal instruments and to express conclusions and arguments clearly and logically in oral and written form is must. Significant criminal prosecutorial experience and that are admitted to one or more North Carolina based federal district court is essential.
POSITION NUMBER: 65006124
North Carolina Department of Justice - Attorney General's Office
9001 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-9001