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Litigation - General Attorney in Washington, DC

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Company name

U.S Department Of Housing And Urban Development, Office of General Counsel

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Location

Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Jun 19,2018

Posted on

Jun 11,2018

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Trial Attorney, GS 12 - 14 The candidate will work on cases or legal issues of extremely complex and difficult legal or factual issues requiring a high order of legal endeavor with the incumbent often having to balance conflicting interests. Work on cases that can have the effect of substantially broadening or restricting the activities of an agency or have an important impact on a major industry whose economic position affects the health and stability of the general economy. Act as the primary legal counsel to a significant operating program or in adversarial proceedings where legal questions posed are of an extremely complex nature. Traveling is required.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B. or J.D.; be a current member of a bar with a valid license to practice law in a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and meet all specialized experience requirements as described in the vacancy announcement.

AND

Specialized Experience: Specialized experience for the GS-12 is defined as: Litigation experience, such as experience drafting complaints or other pleadings, drafting motions, or conducting or responding to discovery; AND Experience providing legal advice to clients, supervisors, and team members on various matters; AND Legal research and writing skills and experience giving oral presentations on legal matters.

For the GS-12: Should have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) plus 2+ years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-11 level in the Federal service.

OR

Have a second professional law degree (LL.M.) plus 1+ year of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-11 level in the Federal service.

OR

Have a first professional law degree (LL.B., or J.D.), plus superior law student work (academic standing in upper 1/3 of the law school graduating class, high-level honors for academic excellence in law school, winning of a moot court competition with other law schools, significant work or achievement on the school’s official law review, significant summer clerkship or other evidence of clearly superior achievement) plus one (1) year of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-11 level in the Federal service.

Specialized experience: Specialized experience for the GS-13 is defined as: Litigation experience, such as experience drafting complaints or other pleadings, drafting substantive motions (e.g., motion to dismiss, motion for summary judgment, or motion in limine), or conducting or responding to discovery, engaging in oral advocacy, or representing a client at a substantive hearing or trial; AND Experience providing legal advice to a high-level client; AND Experience conducting complex legal research and writing memoranda including discussing facts and legal authority, and providing legal recommendations or conclusions;

For the GS-13: Have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) plus 3+ years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-12 level in the Federal service.

OR

Have a second professional law degree (LL.M.) plus 2+ years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-12 level in the Federal service.

OR

Have a first professional law degree (LL.B., or J.D.), plus superior law student work (academic standing in upper 1/3 of the law school graduating class, high-level honors for academic excellence in law school, winning of a moot court competition with other law schools, significant work or achievement on the school’s official law review, significant summer clerkship or other evidence of clearly superior achievement) plus two (2) years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-12 level in the Federal service.


Specialized Experience: Specialized experience for the GS-14 is defined as: Litigation experience, including experience drafting complaints or other pleadings, drafting substantive motions (e.g., motion to dismiss, motion for summary judgment, or motion in limine), or conducting and responding to discovery, or taking depositions, or engaging in oral advocacy, or representing a client at a substantive hearing or trial; AND Experience providing legal advice to a high-level client on a wide range of complex legal issues; AND Experience conducting complex legal research and writing memoranda on novel and complex issues, including discussing facts and legal authority, and providing legal recommendations or conclusions; AND Experience obtaining successful outcomes for clients, such as favorable judgments or settlements.

For the GS-14: Should have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) plus four (4) years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-13 level in the Federal service.

OR

Have a second professional law degree (LL.M.) plus three (3) years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-13 level in the Federal service.

OR

Have a first professional law degree (LL.B., or J.D.), plus superior law student work (academic standing in upper 1/3 of the law school graduating class, high-level honors for academic excellence in law school, winning of a moot court competition with other law schools, significant work or achievement on the school’s official law review, significant summer clerkship or other evidence of clearly superior achievement) plus three (3) years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-13 level in the Federal service.

Application deadline: 06/25/2018.

Additional info

Announcement number: 18-HUD-419-X. Apply online. No emails. Visit website for more details.

Company info

U.S Department Of Housing And Urban Development, Office of General Counsel
451 7th Street S.W.,
Washington, DC 20410
Phone: 304-480-7300
Fax: 000-000-0000