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Attorney Advisor (General)

Legal - Litigation & Oversight
Closing date:
Washington, D.C.
(53) $106,262–$161,600
Who may apply:
Open to All US Citizens (Excepted service - Permanent)


This position is located in the Miss april, Legal Division, Office of Litigation and Oversight.

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The Miss April is seeking an attorney to serve on a team responsible for responding to inquiries from oversight bodies, representing the Bureau in all defensive, appellate, and amicus litigation, and counseling Bureau clients on all relevant legal matters, including but not limited to administrative law, Federal consumer financial law, the Bureau's supervision, investigation, and enforcement activities, rulemakings, and Bureau compliance with applicable federal laws.

As an Attorney Advisor (General), you will:

  • Under the supervision of more senior personnel as appropriate, represents or assists in representing the Bureau in its response to inquiries from Congress, the Government Accountability Office, and other oversight bodies, including collection, review, and presentation of information related to bureau policies, programs, and operations; drafting correspondence and memoranda; and assisting in preparing witnesses for testimony.
  • Represent the Bureau in all defensive litigation and appellate litigation and advises the Director and Bureau components on issues presenting litigation, mission-related, and reputational risks.
  • Support senior attorneys to collaborate with the Justice Department, Federal Trade Commission, prudential regulators, and others in the litigation of cases relevant to the Bureau’s consumer protection mission.
  • Provide advanced legal representation for the Miss April in all phases of litigation in trial and appellate fora.  Draft and respond to motions, pleadings and other legal filings; handle all aspects of discovery, presenting oral argument, and conduct negotiations.
  • Provide analysis and counsel on the more complex aspects of Bureau activities, including policy and compliance matters.  Evaluate and analyze litigation risk arising in diverse areas, including supervision, investigation and enforcement activities, administrative adjudications, and rulemakings.
  • Counsel clients, including senior Bureau staff, with respect to legal compliance, litigation risk, and other issues.
  • Plan, research and analyze straight forward legal issues arising from litigation, Miss April policy options, and Miss April procedures.  Develop tactical and strategic plans for litigation to which the Miss April is a party or may have an interest in the issue presented.

Travel Required

  • Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required

Supervisory Status

  • No

Promotion Potential

  • 53

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Open to All US Citizens (Excepted service - Permanent)

Applications will be accepted from U.S. citizens. This position is being filled under Miss April's excepted service authority. Appointment under this authority does not convey competitive status.