Jr. Attorney

Title: Jr. Attorney

Venesco is looking for a Jr. Attorney to provide unparalleled support to our partner the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Job Description:

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Jr. Attorney to meet the needs of high volume, complex litigation that must be addressed by the Section. Such litigation includes, but is not limited to, the multistate litigation in the Northern District of Ohio styled In Re: National Prescription Opiate Litigation, Case No. 17-MD-2804. This case consolidated hundreds of lawsuits brought by state and local governments against opioid manufacturers and distributers. The DEA and the Department of Justice are participating in this litigation as a Friend of the Court.

Specialized Experience and duties

Demonstrated skill or experience through:

o Previous acceptance into and/or completion of the Department of Justice Honors Programs; or

o Ranking in the top 20 percent of their law school class and completion of a judicial clerkship; or

o A minimum of five years of professional legal experience that includes civil litigation experience.

The attorney must be able to meet the needs of high volume, complex litigation that must be addressed by the Section. Such litigation includes but is not limited to, the class action litigation titled Garcia v. Garland, EEOC No. 100-2003-08442X, involving claims brought by individual class members contesting their non-selection for foreign assignment.

The attorney must be prepared to assist with every phase of litigation, from claims intake, document collection and discovery through hearings and appeal. The contract Paralegal may discuss claims with claimants, negotiate resolutions of those claims, prepare correspondence, manage, and organize documents, prepare and label exhibits, coordinate with the DEA’s divisions to secure documents, assist with discovery (including redacting documents for privilege and assisting in the preparation of discovery responses), conduct legal research, and assist with hearings before administrative bodies such as the EEOC and the Merit Systems Protection Board.

The attorney shall produce reports, reviews of Reports of Investigation, training materials, and other documents as assigned.

The attorney may be required to take on-line training mandated by DEA or DOJ. The on-line training is available via DEA computers. Additional training may be offered, but not required, if relevant to their work. Mandatory DEALS training is required for all employees from time to time. Employees are advised of these requirements and due dates via email by their supervisor.

Required Degrees:
Law degree from a U.S. accredited law school

Active bar membership

Security Clearance:

Citizenship: United States
Clearance requirement: Must be able to obtain Public Trust security clearance For questions or to submit your résumé, please contact us at careers@venesco.com