Litigation Analyst, Business & Securities Fraud Section
United States Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of New York, Brooklyn, New York
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The United States Attorney’s Office is accepting applications for a Litigation Analyst position in its Business & Securities Fraud Section. The expected start date is between October and November 2021.
The Business & Securities Fraud Section investigates and prosecutes some of the country’s most significant and complex white-collar crime cases, with a focus on fraud involving publicly-traded companies, corporate executives, hedge funds, insider trading, offshore tax havens, cryptocurrency, and foreign bribery.
Litigation Analysts organize and maintain case files, review and analyze documents and data, and assist in the preparation of cases for trial. Litigation Analysts also attend trials and other court proceedings alongside Assistant United States Attorneys and actively assist the AUSAs in the courtroom. Analysts also support AUSAs in other important tasks such as witness interviews and internal strategic planning sessions. The positions are excellent opportunities for recent graduates who are considering a legal career. Previous Litigation Analysts from our office have gone on to law schools at Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Georgetown, UCLA, and Fordham.
Applicants must have a B.A. or have a similar degree. They should have a strong academic record, excellent organizational skills, an ability to work well with a group, and an interest in the law and public service. Please include any prior legal training and/or work experience in the legal field, if any. Applicants should expect to work between 40 and 50 hours a week. Occasionally, Litigation Analysts may work even longer hours or hours outside the traditional workday, in order to prepare for and assist at trials and other pressing matters. Applicants should be prepared to commit to stay in the position through the summer of 2023. The anticipated hourly rate is approximately $25 an hour, with opportunities for overtime beyond a 40-hour work week at a higher hourly rate.
All positions are subject to funding availability and security clearance. Applicants must be citizens of the United States. Applicants must pass a background investigation, including a drug test and credit check, before an offer will be extended. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must demonstrate either that they have registered with the Selective Service or that they are exempt from doing so.
The United States Attorney’s Office does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.
About United States Attorney’s Office – Eastern District of NY
The United States Attorneys serve as the nation’s principal litigators under the direction of the Attorney General. There are 93 United States Attorneys stationed throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands. United States Attorneys are appointed by, and serve at the discretion of, the President of the United States, with the advice and consent of the United States Senate. One United States Attorney is assigned to each of the 94 judicial districts, with the exception of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands where a single United States Attorney serves in both districts. Each United States Attorney is the chief federal law enforcement officer of the United States within his or her particular jurisdiction.
United States Attorneys conduct most of the trial work in which the United States is a party. The United States Attorneys have three statutory responsibilities under Title 28, Section 547 of the United States Code:
– the prosecution of criminal cases brought by the Federal Government;
– the prosecution and defense of civil cases in which the United States is a party; and
– the collection of debts owed the Federal Government which are administratively uncollectible.
Although the distribution of caseload varies between districts, each U.S. Attorney’s Office deals with every category of cases and handles a mixture of simple and complex litigation. Each United States Attorney exercises wide discretion in the use of his/her resources to further the priorities of the local jurisdictions and needs of their communities.
The Eastern District of New York was established on February 25, 1865, when President Abraham Lincoln approved an Act of Congress recommending its formation. On March 6, 1865, President Lincoln appointed Benjamin D. Silliman as the district’s first United States Attorney. The district and this office have a long and distinguished history. This is a tradition we proudly carry forward.