This position is located in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of Enforcement.
The Office of Enforcement’s mission is to effectively and consistently enforce Federal consumer financial laws to protect consumers from harm.
As a Senior Litigation Counsel , you will.
Lead enforcement matters that involve particularly complex facts or law or require the coordination of numerous internal and external stakeholders. Participat in cross-Bureau and inter-agency efforts to achieve Enforcement objectives in particularly complex or significant matters.
Serve as the lead for a particular matter or portion of a matter with minimal oversight by the supervisor
Lead the largest, most difficult, complex, significant and precedent-setting enforcement matters. Develop and implement investigation strategy, such as the use of informal and formal requests for information, civil investigative demands, and witness interviews. Investigat potential violations of federal consumer financial laws with regard to a variety of consumer financial products and services. Analyzing facts, determining legal theories, and making recommendations regarding initiation of enforcement actions. Prepare memoranda of fact and law and policy analyses, advising for or against action in areas of concern, often involving analysis of extremely difficult and controversial issues with few legal or policy precedents. Review the work of other attorneys in those areas, ensuring quality and consistency of legal advice rendered.
1. Law Degree: Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B., J.D. or equivalent.
2. Bar Membership: Applicants must be a current member of a bar with a valid license to practice law in a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
3. Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level, or equivalent, that has equipped them with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. Requires demonstrated research and analytical ability, public policy interest, and strong oral and written communication skills. Experience in the areas specified in the Job Summary section of this announcement is strongly desired. AND
Specialized Experience:For the CN-71:
7 years of related experience or 3 years of experience at CN-60 of related legal experience. Such experience must include experience as a licensed attorney or directly related in order to be creditable, (Law Clerk experience may not be qualifying experience for the experience requirements*) OR;
You must have twelve (12) months of specialized experience at the CN-60 level (equivalent to the GS-14 level) that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position.
Demonstrated experience in administrative law, Federal consumer financial protection and/or regulatory law is preferred
PLEASE NOTE: - Experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector.
You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
About Consumer Finical Protection Bureau
We aim to make consumer financial markets work for consumers, responsible providers, and the economy as a whole. We protect consumers from unfair, deceptive, or abusive practices and take action against companies that break the law. We arm people with the information, steps, and tools that they need to make smart financial decisions.
In a market that works, the prices, risks, and terms of the deal are clear upfront so that consumers can understand their options and comparison shop. Companies all play by the same consumer protection rules and compete fairly on providing quality and service. To achieve this vision, the CFPB works to:
We create tools, answer common questions, and provide tips that help consumers navigate their financial choices and shop for the deal that works best for them.
We take action against predatory companies and practices that violate the law and have already returned billions of dollars to harmed consumers.
We encourage financial education and capability from childhood through retirement, publish research, and educate financial companies about their responsibilities.