If selected, you will serve as the Miami Regional Office's Regional Trial Counsel and will be responsible for leading a well-respected team of trial attorneys; for overseeing the litigation of civil and administrative proceedings brought by the SEC under federal laws; and for advocating and speaking on behalf of the SEC on a variety of legal matters and dealings with private sector entities and government officials from federal and state organizations.
Plans, organizes, and conducts or supervises trials of the most difficult, complex and highly sensitive cases, which typically result in the establishment of innovative trial techniques and/or major legal precedents. Cases generate exceptional interest on the part of the government, the defendant/respondent, and/or the public; often have far reaching legal consequences; and may involve high-level officials and counsel of the largest corporations in the United States.
Advises SEC executive management with regard to legal strategy for particularly important and sensitive cases. Provides guidance and consultation to agency staff on issues and questions relating to litigation and trial conduct.
Provides effective leadership in the preparation, review, and revision of all case related legal papers, briefs, and memorandum in assigned litigation cases. Prepares witnesses and experts for deposition and trial testimony and deals with opposing counsel. Synthesizes divergent views and facts into a uniform and consistent form for the conduct of litigation.
Exercises the full range of supervisory and personnel management responsibilities pertinent to work performed by professional staff. Assures the fulfillment of requirements for a quality legal product and the continued development of staff to meet changing legal requirements and contingencies in support of the SEC's mission.
BASIC REQUIREMENT: All applicants must possess the following
J.D. or LL.B. degree --AND--
Active membership of the bar in good standing in any state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the commonwealth of Puerto Rico. (Note: proof of bar membership will be required before entry on duty.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: In addition to meeting the basic requirement, applicants must also meet the minimum qualification requirement.
SK-17: Applicant must have 4 year(s) of post J.D. experience identifying legal issues, providing legal analyses, providing legal solutions/recommendations, and preparing legal documents, such as contracts, dispositions, pleadings, and motions, which also includes at least three years: (1) Litigating complex civil or criminal cases in Federal Court or Administrative Proceedings; and (2) Applying the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Evidence.
Internal Number: 21-EX-11161172-MJB
About U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
The SEC is a bipartisan Commission consisting of up to five Commissioners appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The President designates one Commissioner to serve as Chairman of the Commission. The SEC’s mission is to protect investors; maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets; and facilitate capital formation. Accordingly, as outlined in the SEC’s Strategic Plan, the SEC’s goals are to focus on the long-term interests of our Main Street investors; recognize significant developments and trends in our evolving capital markets and adjust our efforts to ensure we are effectively allocating our resources; and elevate the agency’s performance by enhancing our analytical capabilities and human capital development. The SEC oversees the nation’s securities markets and certain market participants, including broker-dealers, investment companies, investment advisers, clearing agencies, transfer agents, credit rating agencies, and securities exchanges, as well as organizations such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. The agency’s functional responsibilities are carried o...ut through five divisions and 25 offices, each of which is headquartered in Washington, DC. The SEC also has 11 regional offices located throughout the country.
The SEC is considered a mid-sized federal agency, with 4,350 employees at the start of FY20. The SEC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. In additional to standard federal benefits (i.e., escalating annual and sick leave, shared premiums for health, dental, vision, and life Insurance), we offer additional benefits related to child and elder care support, student loan repayment, generous retirement matching, transportation subsidy and many more benefits to support employee growth and development in our workforce.