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Attorney Adviser (General)

Company: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Summary This position is located in the Legal Division, Supervision, Legislation and Enforcement Branch, Bank Activities and Regional Affairs Section (BARAS), Atlanta Regional Office. BARAS provides legal advice and counsel on all open bank legal matters in coordination with the other sections in the Legal Division and other FDIC Divisions. Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement. Responsibilities Provides advice, assistance, and recommendations and serves as one of the region's senior staff members on highly complex, high profile legal issues, the interpretation and enforceability of pertinent banking laws, and the appropriate handling of questions, actions and applications involving sections 7, 8, 10(c), 19, and 32 of the FDI Act, and other pertinent laws and regulations related to banking. Prepares legal advisory opinions in response to questions and issues relating to the interpretation of Federal Deposit Insurance Act ("FDI Act"), Federal banking laws and regulations, and various statutes and regulations governing the activities, operations, and structure of open operating financial institutions. Serves as the region's enforcement attorney, the position litigates the enforcement cases or actions, and, in this regard, prepares evidence and legal arguments in administrative proceedings before administrative law judges; prepares briefs, pleadings, motions, opinions, correspondence, and legal memoranda in connection with such proceedings; prepares and examines witnesses; and negotiates with opposing counsel; and may conduct investigations. Takes an active part in enforcement settlement negotiations. Acts as project lead and coordinates and reviews the work of attorneys on specific enforcement cases, investigations, and projects. Oversees and reviews the work of and trains law clerks, paralegals, and less experienced FDIC attorneys, as directed. Works closely with staff members in other government agencies, including the Federal Reserve Board and Banks, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Department of Justice, and state banking departments. Requirements Conditions of Employment Employment Conditions. Completion of Financial Disclosure may be required. Active bar membership is required as a condition of employment. Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) required Qualifications Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic, religious/spiritual; community; student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Additional qualifications information can be found here. To qualify, applicants must have completed at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the 14 grade level or above in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as 1) preparing substantial memoranda or other legal documents; 2) conducting complex legal research; 3) orally presenting analyses, conclusions, and recommendations relating to the interpretation and application of the statutes and regulations governing financial institutions, and 4) conducting investigations and litigation (administrative or civil) involving such statutes and regulations. Active Membership in good standing of the bar of at least one state, territory, commonwealth, or the District of Columbia. J.D. or LL.B Degree required Applicants must have met the qualification requirements (including selective placement factors - if any) for this position within 30 calendar days of the closing date of this announcement. Education See requirements stated under QUALIFICATIONS. Additional Information If selected, you may be required to serve a trial period. To read about your rights and responsibilities as an applicant for Federal employment, click here. Evidence of current bar membership in good standing will be confirmed prior to appointment. Selectee(s) for this position will be required to report to their duty station office 3 days per week beginning January 1, 2024.

Keywords: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Atlanta , Attorney Adviser (General), Legal , Atlanta, Georgia

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