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Can anyone here talk about their experience at the NTIA or has familiarity with the agency?

What software does your office for managing large records? My office has zero paralegals. We've always just had the lawyers do it but at the time it would be maybe 4-8 hours of work. Now we're starting to… more

Have any of you seen in-house counsel make the lateral to big fed?

I’m an AUSA with an offer to join big tech as investigations counsel. I want to do this for 3-5 years, and then come back to the fed… more

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Interested in jumping from private to federal health law. Which of FDA/HHC/CMS/other is the most “prestigious” or has the “best” substantive work or career track / lifestyle?

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Just applied to be a trademark examiner at USPTO .., any insight ?

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When does an AUSA get a raise for going up on the AD pay scale (because one now has more YOE than when they started of course)? End of the fiscal year? Beginning of the calendar year? Totally random?

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This is a question for the AUSAs on here: how long did it take for your background investigation to clear? I just heard from the OARM regarding a clarification they had for me, which was resolved but … more

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Is it realistic that you would be able to return to SEC/CTFC/DOJ/CFPB/etc. one day, if you leave less than a year in for a private practice opportunity (e.g., investigations counsel at a startup), or … more

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Mid-level litigation associate in BigLaw interested in making the move to a trial attorney position in DOJ or other similar government position. Any advice on where to apply? Tips for the application/… more

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exit opps for white collar investigations staff attorney at a V50 - is it possible to transition to DOJ, SEC, CFPB, CFTC, FTC, etc (either trial attorney/enforcement or attorney advisor)? or are staff… more

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Hired directly into a specific unit at a USAO, a year in now as an AUSA and do work in that unit but still assigned to and mostly practicing in the general unit. Tried getting, and was denied, any rea… more

2 page cover letters: yay or nay ?

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Can anyone tell me about the day to day of a SEC enforcement or trial lawyer and the kind of work you do? I’m interested.

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HELP! As an agency attorney advisor, can I represent a family member (pro bono) in a divorce case? Do attorney or government ethics prohibit this? Where would I look to find the answer? I want to know… more

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Does anyone here have experience doing L&E work inside a fed agency that can talk about what the day to day is like, and about hours?

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Any insight moving from biglaw (regulatory specialist) to relevant agency as a senior associate? Is it similar to in-house where opportunities get slim after mid-level, or how is biglaw experience va… more

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Interviewed for an attorney advisor job at an agency in September. They contacted my references in November. I followed up in December after not hearing anything but they never responded. Do I follow … more

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Has anyone here gone from an AAG position to AUSA position, if so can you share your experience? I am just assessing if it is ultimately a possibility. I think that would be my dream job. Still lookin… more

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AUSAs — Is taking 2 weeks of vacation at once frowned upon in your particular office?

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Does anyone know how selective USAO for EDVA is? Currently litigating a lot at a non-DOJ agency and wondering if it’s even worth applying to civil (not that they are hiring right now, just wondering f… more

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Anyone know how long security clearances are taking?

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What is a DOJ reimbursable detail? As I understand it, it’s a temporary assignment where you maintain your current level of pay. But does there also need to be an agreement (if you are already worki… more

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Anyone here in a DHS OPLA office? Received a tentative offer but didn’t state salary or benefits so I just have a couple of questions

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Got the "soft offer"....now let the agency approval game begin.

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Anyone here is from DOJ National Courts section and willing to chat? Looking to make a move sometime in the future. Thank you.

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What’s the shortest amount of time you can work at a USAO before applying to Main Justice if you have a good/specific reason? Had MJ offers and USAO offers, chose an AUSA gig in a specialized unit (al… more

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Any chance that I will hear from OARM/HR before next year?? 😀

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How much wiggle room is there in negotiating your salary?

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How many of the selected interviewees end up having their references called?

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Does anyone have experience with the timeline from reference check to job offer for an EPA attorney advisor position?

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Anyone ever gotten the feds to pay for egg freezing benefits? It doesn’t seem to be a benefit with our insurance, but is there a benefit elsewhere?

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Anyone know the lag time between calling references to getting agency approval for an offer? DOD/military sector

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What should an AUSA expect in terms of salary raises in years 1, 2, 3? (Currently AD-25 or AD-26 if that matters). Also, curious whether raises always come the same time each year (start of new calen… more

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Anyone ever go from Main Justice to USAO and get a salary “match” or negotiate salary on AD scale reasonably close to salary on GS scale?

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How long did it take for your security clearance to be complete for DOJ job? Thanks!

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Question about background check/security clearance for AUSA. My SF-86 and paperwork were sent from the USAO to investigators about two months ago and I have not heard anything since (not been asked to submi… more

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Can anyone give tips on navigating USA jobs to get an interview? I am trying to transition from the military to a federal civilian job, and I am finding it so difficult to get into the federal system.… more

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I’m sure this is a narrow area here, but does anyone have any tips on getting a role within the Department of Transportation? I’ve spent the last 6+ years as an in-house counsel with two large transpo… more

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I’m interested in applying for an AUSA position with the DOJ but I see a lot of vacancies, particularly in the Southern District of Florida. Just wondering why that is and what the work atmosphere is … more

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Has anyone moved from the Hill to federal agency recently? How was the process? Advice on making this transition?

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