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Date Posted:  February 20, 2015

Attorney

501 I Street, Suite 10-100

Sacramento, CA 95814

United States

15-EDCA-04A

 

About the Office: The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California represents the Federal government in virtually all litigation involving the United States in the Eastern District of California. This includes all criminal prosecutions for violations of Federal law, civil lawsuits by and against the government, and actions to collect judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers. The office places a high value on the diversity of experience and cultural perspective and encourages applications from attorneys from all ethnic groups, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California is headquartered in Sacramento. The District includes the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada Mountains and encompasses most of the land mass of California -- from the Coastal Mountain Range to the Nevada border, and from Bakersfield in the south to the Oregon border. The Sacramento office serves the northern counties of the district: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sutter, Trinity, Tehama, Yolo, and Yuba.

Sacramento, the state capital, is located in the heart of California. The city has been on the move since it became the capital in 1854 and is now one of the fastest growing regions in the United States. Sacramento is home to professional ballet, opera, and theatre companies, including the Sacramento Music Circus, providing a wide range of cultural activities and events. Professional sports are represented by the Sacramento Kings of the NBA, the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League, the Sacramento River Cats, a Triple-A baseball team, and the Sacramento Republic FC, a professional soccer team. Bound by two rivers, water recreation tops the list for outdoor activities such as salmon fishing, river rafting, and boating. Nearby Folsom Lake and Lake Natoma offer sailing and windsurfing. Sacramento is located 90 miles northeast of San Francisco and approximately 90 miles west of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountain range, providing numerous recreational opportunities for skiing and boating enthusiasts.

Job Description: The United States Attorney is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Civil Division, Defense Litigation Unit. The mission of the Defense Litigation Unit is to represent the United States and its agencies and employees in a wide variety of trial and appellate cases. The case load includes defense of employment discrimination cases; medical malpractice, premises liability and other tort litigation; statutory and constitutional challenges to government programs; land management decisions challenged under NEPA and other environmental statutes; Administrative Procedure Act cases; FOIA and Privacy Act cases; and Bivens civil rights suits.

Following appointment, Assistant U.S. Attorneys generally must reside in the district to which they are appointed. See 28 U.S.C. § 545 for district-specific information.

This is a permanent position; however, all initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.

This position is open to any U.S. Citizen to apply.

Qualifications: 

Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of a State, territory, or the District of Columbia, and have at least one year of post-J.D. experience. Applicants must be active members in good standing of the bar (any jurisdiction). Ideal qualifications include at least 3-5 years of experience litigating civil cases in federal courts, with substantial responsibility for all aspects of discovery, trial, and appeals.

Preferred Qualifications: Applicants must have a demonstrated capacity to function with minimal supervision in a highly demanding environment, exceptional brief writing and oral advocacy skills, excellent analytical ability, and good judgment. In addition, applicants must exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, paralegals, support staff and client agencies.

Applicants will be expected to do their own legal research and writing and will be substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day correspondence and pleadings. Applicants must be computer literate and adept at learning new programs.

Security Requirements: Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment adjudication. This includes fingerprints, tax and credit checks, and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.

Salary: 

Assistant United States Attorneys' pay is administratively determined, based in part on the number of years of professional attorney experience. The current recruiting range of pay is $55,573 to $147,086 including 22.20% locality pay for the Sacramento a

Travel: 

The position is based in Sacramento. Travel will occasionally be required.

Application Process: 

Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to:

United States Attorney's Office
ATTN: Phillip Talbert
501 I Street, Suite 10-100
Sacramento, CA 95814

Resumes should include a detailed description of employment history, to include dates of employment (month/year). This position is open until filled but no later than Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

Please include the vacancy announcement number listed at the top of this announcement (15-EDCA-04A) on your resume and cover letter. No telephone calls please.

This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at: http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/vacancies and http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/cae.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Number of Positions: This announcement is to fill one position; however, depending on the needs of the office, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.

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SCHIFF HARDIN LLP - EE Intellectual Property Associate

Position: Associate
Office: Chicago, New York or San Francisco
Practice Group: Intellectual Property

Description:
Schiff Hardin LLP is seeking an associate for its Intellectual Property practice group in its
Chicago, New York or San Francisco office. The ideal candidate would have two to three years (2010 to 2012 J.D.) of patent litigation experience in the electrical engineering field. A degree in Electrical Engineering and experience with depositions, expert reports, and discovery management are preferred. Strong academic record and strong research, writing, and oral
communication skills are required. Candidates should also have an attorney license that is in good standing in the state in which the candidate would practice.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Emily Wiegand, Legal Recruitment Specialist, at ewiegand@schiffhardin.com.

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SCHIFF HARDIN LLP - Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property Associate
 

Position: Associate
Office: Chicago, New York or San Francisco
Practice Group: Intellectual Property

Description:
Schiff Hardin LLP is seeking associates for its Intellectual Property practice group in its Chicago, New York or San Francisco office. The ideal candidate would have two to three years (2010 to 2012 J.D.) of patent litigation experience in the pharmaceutical field. A degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry and experience with depositions, expert reports, and discovery management are preferred. Strong academic record and strong research, writing, and oral communication skills are required. Candidates should also have an attorney license that is in good standing in the state in which the candidate would practice.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Emily Wiegand, Legal Recruitment Specialist, at ewiegand@schiffhardin.com.

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TSMC

Position: Patent Litigation Counsel
Working location: Hsinchu, Taiwan

We are looking for a U.S. attorney with 3-5 years of patent litigation experience to be based in Hsinchu, Taiwan (about 1 hour from Taipei; 30 min by high speed rail).  More or less experience will be considered depending on candidate.  The position reports to the head of patent litigation.
Primary responsibilities will include day-to-day oversight of outside counsel, including hands on management of all litigation activities, developing internal discovery strategy and overall case strategy, attending depositions and hearings, and internal education and training.  Technical background preferred and semiconductor experience is a plus.  Chinese language skills are not required, but would be helpful.  A sense of adventure is required.

Requirements:
1.  US attorney with 3+ years of patent litigation experience at top firm.
2.  Graduate of top law school and excellent writing and oral communication skills.
3.  Technical background or semiconductor related experience will be a plus.
4.  Chinese language skills are not required, but would be helpful.

If you are interested, please send your resume to susan_wang@tsmc.com.

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TSMC

Position: Patent Attorney / Agent
Working location: Hsinchu, Taiwan

We are looking for a U.S. attorney or patent agent with at least 3 years of experience to be based in Hsinchu, Taiwan (about 1 hour from Taipei; 30 min by high speed rail).  Primary responsibilities include reviewing draft office actions prepared by outside counsel for domestic and foreign filings, drafting U.S. patent applications, and supporting patent related disputes.  This position reports to the head of patent prosecution.

Requirements:
1. US patent attorney or agent with 3+ years experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications before the USPTO, preferably in semiconductor related field.
2. An undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Material Science, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry or semiconductor related field.  Advanced degree will be a plus.
3. Excellent writing and oral communication skills in English.  Familiarity with Chinese language will be a plus.

If you are interested, please send your resume to susan_wang@tsmc.com.

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USAO District of Alaska 

Attorney

222 W. 7th Ave, Rm 253

Anchorage, AK 99513

United States

15-AK-DE-01

 

About the Office: The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Alaska serves the entire state of Alaska with its main office in Anchorage and branch offices in Fairbanks and Juneau. As the trial attorneys for the United States, the twenty-four Assistant United States Attorneys in this District prosecute federal crimes and defend and pursue the interests of the United States in civil cases. Of approximately 50 persons employed, all but four are currently assigned to Anchorage. The Assistant United States Attorneys in Anchorage are assigned to either the Civil or Criminal Division. This employment opportunity is in Anchorage in the Criminal Division.

Job Description: This is a Term position NTE 13 months. The successful candidate primarily will be responsible for handling the investigation and prosecution of federal crimes. This will include prosecuting a wide range of cases such as firearms offenses, drug crimes, child exploitation and other violent crimes, fraud, embezzlement and other white collar crimes. Some travel throughout the state. In addition, the candidate may also be called upon to assist in the prosecution of a wide variety of other criminal cases as needed to address the districts priorities. Assistant United States Attorneys work their cases from inception through appeal, and thus, in addition to district court work, the successful candidate will be responsible for drafting appellate briefs and presenting oral arguments.

Qualifications: 

Required qualifications: Applicants must have excellent academic credentials, a J.D. degree, an active membership in good standing of the bar of any jurisdiction, 1-5 years post-J.D. experience, superior analytical abilities and oral communications skills, excellent research and writing skills, good judgment and strong character. Mentoring and training will be provided.

Preferred qualifications: Prior trial experience and experience prosecuting criminal cases is preferred, but not required.

Salary: Assistant United States Attorneys pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number of years of professional attorney experience. The range of basic pay is $56,705 to $158,570.

Travel: Some travel is required.

Application Process: Applications will be reviewed and acted upon on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No applications will be received after February 13, 2015. Previously submitted resumes and applications will not be reviewed. All resumes must be accompanied by a cover letter explaining your interest in the position. Please apply through the following link:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/391892500

No phone calls please. Applications must be submitted online.

Application Deadline: Friday, February 13, 2015

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Number of Positions: 1

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USAO Northern District of California
Attorney
450 Golden Gate Avenue, 11th floor, Box 36055
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States
15-NDCA-1307074-ES
 
About the Office: The Northern District of California is one of the largest U.S. Attorney's Offices in the country with 129 attorneys located in three staffed offices: San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose. The Office prosecutes federal crimes and defends and pursues the interests of the United States in civil cases. The office is responsible for representing the federal government in virtually all litigation involving violations of federal law, civil lawsuits against the government, and actions to collect judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers.
The district stretches from the Monterey Coast to California's northern border with Oregon, and from the Pacific Ocean nearly to Sacramento in the East. The total population of our district is more than 7.3 million. The District's main office is in the San Francisco with branch offices in Oakland and San Jose, CA.
Here is the link to our site: http://www.justice.gov/usao/can/
If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You can be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty, and the property of citizens.
Job Description: Employment with the U.S. Attorney’s Office offers a unique and challenging experience for the highly motivated attorney: an opportunity to litigate a broad range of cases involving significant, complex issues on behalf of the United States in federal court being litigated today. Working in the Criminal Division, you will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal laws that protect life, liberty and property.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
All initial attorney positions to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis.
Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
Qualifications: 
Required Qualifications:
Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 3 years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
United States citizenship is required.
Preferred Qualifications:
Hiring preferences include strong academics, outstanding organizational skills, superior legal writing and research ability, demonstrated analytical ability, good judgment and courtroom skills, and a commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility, public service. You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
Salary: Assistant United States Attorney's pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number of years of professional attorney experience. The range of pay is $61,462 to $158,600 with SF locality.
Travel: Occasional travel will be required.
Application Process: This announcement closes on January 25, 2015.
Please apply online at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/392037300
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
· Required - Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire (online or 1203-FX).
· Required - Your resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment (include day/month/year). Cover letter is optional.
· Required, if applicable - A recent copy of an SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), showing title, series, grade, and current salary; and a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.
· Required, if applicable - To get Veterans' Preference, you must indicate your preference in response to the appropriate question in your assessment questionnaire and you must submit the appropriate supporting documentation. See the "How you will be Evaluated" section under the "Qualifications and Evaluations" Tab above for details regarding what is appropriate Veterans' Preference documentation. It is also recommended that you include veterans' preference information in your cover letter or resume.
Application Deadline: Sunday, January 25, 2015
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be authorized.
Number of Positions: One or more

 

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SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE
ATTORNEY
450 GOLDEN GATE AVENUE, ROOM 10-0101
SAN FRANCISCOCA 94102
UNITED STATES
E15-04-O05
About the Office: 

The United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, is seeking qualified Trial Attorneys. The Antitrust Division works in the public interest to promote a competitive and productive American economy, and our enforcement matters can have industry-wide impact. The highest priorities of the Division are preventing anticompetitive mergers and acquisitions, curbing abuse of monopoly power, and pursuing price-fixing and other fraudulent conduct that targets American businesses and consumers.

Job Description: 

Caseloads include criminal and civil program enforcement responsibilities. The Division's criminal enforcement program investigates and prosecutes bid rigging, price fixing, and fraudulent schemes designed to undermine competition. The Division's civil program reviews proposed mergers under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act and investigates anticompetitive mergers and acquisitions. Successful applicants will have immediate involvement with matters of national importance. The attorney hired can expect a collegial and stimulating environment working with highly experienced attorneys and economists on cutting-edge matters, as well as the satisfaction of serving the public interest.

Qualifications: 

Applicants must:

1) Be a citizen of the United States,

2) Possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school,

3) Be an active member of the bar in good standing (any U.S. jurisdiction), and

4) Have at least four years of post-J.D. legal experience.

Prior work experience in antitrust litigation is highly desirable.

Salary: 
Candidates are being solicited at the GS-14/15 levels, with a salary range of $116,768 - $158,700 per annum, depending on current salary and experience.Base salary table and locality pay tables for all U.S. locations can be found at:http://www.opm.gov/
Travel: 
Domestic and international travel may be required.
Application Process: 

Applications under this announcement will be accepted until February 17th, 2015. To receive consideration under this announcement, please reference E15-04-O05. All application packages MUST be submitted and received by the final closing date.

Applicants must submit a cover letter (highlighting relevant experience), a resume, description of significant federal cases litigated, including role in them, and a writing sample/brief (not to exceed 15 pages). If you are a current or recent Federal employee, you must submit a performance appraisal issued within the last 12 months, or if none exists, a statement to that effect and a copy of your latest Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50).

Please submit your application through USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov).

1. If you do not already have a USAJOBS account, please create one before applying via the "Create an Account" link. You will be able to complete your profile and upload your resume and supporting documents prior to applying.

2. Once an account has been created, apply to the USAJOBS vacancy: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/392714600

For additional information about positions with the Division, please contact Marvin Tyler of the Personnel Staff at (202) 514-2469.

Internet Sites: Additional information on the Antitrust Division is located on the Internet at http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/. This and selected other legal position announcements can be found at http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/vacancies.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Relocation Expenses: 
Relocation expenses will NOT be authorized.
Number of Positions: 
Multiple