Staff Attorney 15/16 – Financial Crimes Division

US Government, Attorney General

This position functions as a senior litigator in the Financial Crimes Division and routinely handles sensitive and complex legal assignments that pertain to criminal investigations and prosecutions of white-collar or financial crimes. This position will generally focus on prosecutions related to the MSHDA program within the state, although the incumbent may also be assigned to prosecute matters involving other types of financial crimes, including but not limited to insurance fraud, securities fraud, tax fraud, practicing as an unlicensed realtor, practicing as an unlicensed CPA, and elder financial exploitation.  The incumbent may be required to navigate multiple legal/factual issues, provide novel interpretation of state and federal statutes, manage unique caselaw or constitutional challenges, and to handle matters with sophisticated proofs or serious financial or penal consequences. The incumbent reviews and provides guidance on criminal investigations being developed to support warrant requests, prepares pleadings, develops legal positions and strategies, and   conducts both routine and complex criminal prosecutions in state courts, including but not limited to preliminary examinations, motion hearings, and trials, without assistance and only general supervision in carrying out these tasks under the supervision of the Division Chief or First Assistant, the incumbent authorizes investigative subpoenas and search warrants and drafts formal and informal legal opinions. This position also mentors and serves as a resource for less experienced Staff Attorneys.

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