Paralegal – Washington, DC (DEA)


Venesco LLC is looking for a Paralegal to support the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) at their office in Washington, DC. In this role you will support a Section with high volume, complex litigation. 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.

This position will require you to be onsite full-time.

General Experience:

The paralegal will be expected to handle a diverse and heavy workload and to work cooperatively and efficiently with other Attorneys and support staff. The paralegal will provide other legal support as necessary and as assigned by the Associate Chief Counsel of the DEA and/or by Venesco Staff.

The paralegal 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.

Task Assignments are made by email, meeting and in person.

The DEA and Venesco staff will coordinate additional task assignments as necessary.


  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited U.S. college or university
  • A Paralegal certificate and a minimum of one year of paralegal experience
  • US Citizenship

To Apply: please send resume to

Venesco LLC, is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Venesco is committed to administering all employment and personnel actions on the basis of merit and free of discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with a disability. Consistent with this commitment, we are dedicated to the employment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, persons of all ethnic backgrounds and religions according to their abilities.