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Assistant General Counsel Duties: GS-14: Serve as legal counsel in FOIA lawsuits brought in Federal court; state open records lawsuits brought in state courts; affirmative injunction litigation brought in Federal courts to prevent disclosure of FBI information and records by state and local agencies; and Privacy Act litigation regarding access or amendment requests. Work closely with the Civil Division of the Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney's Offices to represent the interests in litigation against, as well as other litigation in which the has equities. Prepare declarations and/or review declarations prepared by RIDS in support of motions; oversee FOIA productions in on-going litigation; review motions and legal briefs to provide valuable input on legal arguments and strategy; and provide assistance to DOJ/USAO during hearings and oral arguments. Provide legal and policy guidance on an array of information access issues. Develop professional relationships and partnerships with OGC coworkers, other personnel and officials, and representatives of other Federal, state, and local agencies, in support of the legal interests and equities. GS-15: In addition to the above duties: Defend the FBI in the most complex FOIA lawsuits (e.g., cases with a nexus to the most high-visibility activities of the FBI, national security matters, and other sensitive matters) with minimal supervision. Provide expert legal advice and opinions to the highest levels of FBI management on all aspects of information access issues.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Must have a JD degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (or have a LLM degree or other graduate law degree in addition to a J.D.) and be an active member of the bar (any US jurisdiction).
Specialized Experience: Litigation experience preferred. Experience working with the FOIA preferred. Experience prioritizing, planning, organizing, and scheduling projects and assignments to accomplish objectives, particularly under tight deadlines and in light of competing priorities. Experience reviewing others' written work products in order to ensure clarity of message, particularly in legal filings. Experience conducting legal research and researching internal agency policy, procedures, and methods. Experience writing analytical work products, declarations, or legal documents/pleadings.
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