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AUSA Criminal

US Attorney's Office

  • Location: Madison, WI
  • Post Date: 3/8/2019
  • Job Type: FULL TIME


The United States Attorney's Office is seeking applications for a litigating position as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA). This AUSA will be assigned to the Civil Division.This position offers the opportunity to perform public service, and to investigate and litigate a broad range of complex and challenging affirmative and defensive cases.

This position is located in Madison, WI.

The responsibilities of this AUSA will be to represent the United States as primary or secondary counsel in federal, state, and bankruptcy court proceedings. This AUSA will defend the United States in employment discrimination cases, tort cases, and medical malpractice cases. This AUSA will also defend the federal government and its officials from constitutional and procedural challenges, including Bivens cases. This AUSA will also investigate and prosecute affirmative civil matters, including suits brought under the False Claims Act. Assignments will include all aspects of civil litigation, including researching legal issues, drafting and responding to discovery requests, conducting document review and organization, taking or defending depositions, preparing dispositive and procedural motions, and handling trials and appeals. 

This AUSA may be assigned additional duties at the discretion of the United States Attorney. Such case assignments may include, but are not limited to, habeas corpus cases, actions brought under the Freedom of Information Act, actions seeking federal court review of the administrative actions of federal agencies, actions to defend and/or enforce subpoenas, and the collection of debts owed to the government, including foreclosure, subrogation, and student loan cases. 

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen or National.
  • Background Investigation, credit and tax checks, and drug test 
  • You must be registered for Selective Service, if
  • J.D. degree and active member of the bar (any U.S.
    jurisdiction) required.
  • Residency Requirements: Assistant United States Attorneys generally must reside in the district to which he or she is appointed or within 25 miles thereof. See 28 U.S.C. 545 for district-specific information.

Required Qualifications: 

Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the 

bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 2 year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.

United States citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Because the AUSA may represent the United States' interests in state court proceedings, preferred qualifications will include candidates
who are a member of the Wisconsin Bar or eligible for Admission on Proof of Practice into the Wisconsin Bar. 

Applicants must be devoted to justice, excellence, and public service; have a very strong ability to research and analyze complex legal and
factual issues; write clearly and persuasively; communicate effectively; possess a strong work ethic; exhibit good organizational skills;
exercise fair and sound judgment; pay careful attention to facts and
details; possess computer and electronic discovery knowledge; work well both independently and on a team; be willing to volunteer to
help other attorneys; be able to negotiate effectively with opposing
counsel; and be capable of trial work and appellate advocacy. 

You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.



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