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Job Opportunity with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Washington, DC and Philadelphia

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 11:49 AM | Amelia Montgomery (Administrator)

The General Counsel’s Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission is seeking applications from appellate attorneys for two(2) openings in its Adjudication Group. The work of the Adjudication Group generally involves assisting the Commission in resolving administrative appeals from decisions of administrative law judges and appeals from the actions of self-regulatory organizations such as FINRA.  In these matters, the Commission issues decisions in the form of legal opinions with the assistance of the attorneys in the Adjudication Group.  The Commission’s adjudicatory opinions serve as legal guidance and precedent for the securities industry and the securities bar.

Applicants have specialized experience in appellate work or done a substantial amount of appellate work, critical motions writing, or opinion writing. 

Qualifications: For SK-13 level, applicants must possess a J.D degree and be an active member of the bar in good standing (any jurisdiction). In addition, applicant must have two years post J.D. experience as a practicing attorney, one year of which was in the specialty area of the position to be field.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to GCResumes@sec.gov

 If you have any questions, feel free to call Allan Capute at (202) 551-5122. 


The Philadelphia Regional Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has openings for attorneys within the Enforcement Division.  Applicants must possess a J.D., and be an Active member of the bar in good standing in any state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. 

Applicants must have 2 years of post J.D. work experience as a practicing attorney, 1 year of experience which includes: securities litigation, complex business litigation or federal financial regulatory matters. 


Duties of an Enforcement Staff Attorney include investigating possible civil securities law violations, developing evidence, recommending actions to the Commission, drafting pleadings and leading, co-chairing, or assisting at trials and administrative proceedings.  Preferred candidates should have at least 5 years of law firm, government, or other related experience as practicing attorney. 

Application deadline: May 24, 2019

Salary range: $109,026 – $179,296

Please submit cover letter and resume to: David W. Butler, Jr. at  butlerda@sec.gov 

The SEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks a diverse workforce.

The SEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks a diverse workforce.

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