The CFPB is seeking an attorney to serve on a team responsible for responding to inquiries from oversight bodies, representing the Bureau in all defensive, appellate, and amicus litigation, and counseling Bureau clients on all relevant legal matters, including but not limited to administrative law, Federal consumer financial law, the Bureau's supervision, investigation, and enforcement activities, rulemakings, and Bureau compliance with applicable federal laws.
As an Attorney Advisor (General), you will:
Under the supervision of more senior personnel as appropriate, represents or assists in representing the Bureau in its response to inquiries from Congress, the Government Accountability Office, and other oversight bodies, including collection, review, and presentation of information related to bureau policies, programs, and operations; drafting correspondence and memoranda; and assisting in preparing witnesses for testimony.
Represent the Bureau in all defensive litigation and appellate litigation and advises the Director and Bureau components on issues presenting litigation, mission-related, and reputational risks.
Collaborate with the Justice Department, Federal Trade Commission, prudential regulators, and others in the litigation of cases relevant to the Bureau’s consumer protection mission.
Provide expert legal representation for the CFPB in all phases of litigation in trial and appellate fora. Draft and respond to motions, pleadings and other legal filings; handle all aspects of discovery, present oral argument, and conduct negotiations.
Provide analysis and counsel on all aspects of Bureau activities, including policy and compliance matters. Evaluate and analyze litigation risk arising in diverse areas, including supervision, investigation and enforcement activities, administrative adjudications, and rulemakings.
Counsel clients, including senior Bureau staff, with respect to legal compliance, litigation risk, and other issues.
Plan, research and analyze legal issues arising from complex litigation, CFPB policy options, and CFPB procedures. Develop tactical and strategic plans for litigation to which the CFPB is a party or may have an interest in the issue presented.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required
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