Attorney-Adviser (Senior Attorney), CG-0905-14, NTE 4 Years

Posted Jan 29
Full Time
Washington, District Of Columbia


  • Develops litigation strategies, supervises cases and settlement procedures, and generates internal corporation reports.
  • Responds as a lead or senior team attorney on such matters related to Professional Liability. Senior Attorney is recognized as a legal authority in the development and interpretation of guidelines applicable to the work of the Professional Liability Unit.
  • Evaluates and recommends retention of outside counsel law firms; manages outside counsel in investigation and litigation strategic planning; ensures work is completed in accordance with FDIC policy; and reviews and approves outside counsel work products, budgets, and fees and expenses.
  • Represents the FDIC as lead counsel in the investigation of the facts and analysis of the law to determine whether, and make recommendations, to pursue claims against the former directors, officers, attorneys, accountants, bond carriers, insurers, and other professionals that caused losses in connection with a failed financial institution, using all tools available to the FDIC, including administrative subpoenas, motions, hearings to enforce administrative subpoenas, administrative depositions, settlement discussions, and mediation.
  • Prepares legal opinions, provides legal advice, and conducts all aspects of litigation (e.g., analysis of the facts and law, preparing and filing pleadings and motions, written discovery, taking and defending depositions, and appearing at hearings, pretrial conferences, negotiations and mediations), with appropriate supervision, from inception through trial, as a member of a team and/or as lead counsel in connection with professional liability claims.
  • Utilizes and maintains understanding of how to effectively use electronic databases and software for legal research, fact investigations, eDiscovery, case analysis, and oral presentations.


Conditions of Employment

The candidate selected will be offered an appointment not-to-exceed 4 years, which may be extended to a maximum of 6 years based on workload requirements and organizational staffing authorizations.

Active bar membership is required as a condition of employment.

Registration with the Selective Service.

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Employment Conditions.

Completion of Financial Disclosure may be required.


Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) required.

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 grade 13 level or above in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience providing legal advice related to the investigation and litigation of claims related to directors, officers, attorneys, accountants, bond carriers, insurers, and/or other professionals under applicable federal and state laws.

J.D. or LL.B Degree required.

Active Membership in good standing of the bar of at least one state, territory, commonwealth, or the District of Columbia.


Additional Information

See requirements stated under QUALIFICATIONS.

Selectee(s) for this position will be required to report to their duty station office at least 1 day per pay period beginning January 2, 2024, and at their supervisor's direction to support mission and project needs. In person reporting requirements are expected to increase in July 2024.

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If selected, you may be required to serve a trial period.

Evidence of current bar membership in good standing will be confirmed prior to appointment.