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U.S. Attorney’s Office Seeks Assistant U.S. Attorney

The U.S. Attorney's Office Northern District of Illinois is accepting applications for an assistant United States attorney opening in its Asset Forfeiture Unit within the Criminal Division.

The applicant selected will investigate and litigate criminal and civil asset forfeiture matters arising under a broad range of federal offenses, including, among others, health care fraud, drug trafficking, and money laundering, with the aim of taking the profit out of crime and returning property back to crime victims.  Day-to-day responsibilities may include representation of the United States in federal court in hearings and trial, working with other AUSAs and law enforcement agents, research and writing on legal issues, negotiating case resolutions, and other litigation related duties.

Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least two years of post-J.D. legal experience. U.S. citizenship is required.

Preferred qualifications include excellent academics, significant litigation experience, criminal law experience (for the Criminal Division), strong legal writing skills, and a demonstrated commitment to public service.

The salary range for the position is $55,204 to $144,392, plus applicable locality pay. The application deadline is June 10, 2020.

For additional details, view the job posting on the U.S. Department of Justice website.

Posted on March 13, 2020 by Rhys Saunders

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