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Civil Litigation Attorney – Arlington, VA, US   (ID# 17031)

Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) is a versatile, tribally owned 8(a), SDB providing solutions throughout the U.S. and overseas. CNSP has expertise in a wide range of technical disciplines, including global vulnerability assessment, information assurance, intelligence operations, program management and professional services with partners in Information Technology. CNSP is owned by Cherokee Nation Businesses, the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, the largest Native American tribe in the U.S. One-hundred percent of the company’s profits support future business investments and the well-being of the tribe’s citizens through health care, education and job creation, ensuring better lives for Cherokees today and tomorrow.

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CNSP is seeking a Civil Litigation Attorney to assist them in their mission.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), is seeking to hire a Civil Litigation Attorney.  The DEA, Office of Chief Counsel Civil Litigation Section (CCL) requires contract Attorney(s) 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. Sessions, EEOC No. 100-2003-08442X.

This is an outstanding opportunity to work for a major Federal agency in the Arlington, VA, area.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist Chief Council Civil Litigation (CCL)CCL attorneys with every phase of litigation to include issue spotting, research, document collection, discovery, hearings, and appeals
  • Conduct claims intake and assemble agency documents underlying claims
  • Research the validity of claims through review of agency records and other documents
  • Conduct legal research, as well as fact and expert interviews
  • Prepare correspondence, discovery requests and responses, and written analyses of claims
  • Assess claims for settlement potential
  • Assist with drafting dispositive briefing
  • Help CCL attorneys prepare witnesses and documents for hearing
  • Provide other legal support as necessary and as assigned by the Associate Chief Counsel of DEAs Office of Chief Counsel Civil Litigation Section (CCL)CCL
  • Handle a diverse and heavy work load and work cooperatively and efficiently with CCL staff members

Supervisory/Management Authority:

· This position will  not have supervisory or management authority

Education and/or Experience:

  • J.D. Degree from a U.S. accredited law school
  • An active bar membership and demonstrated skill or experience through previous acceptance into and/or completion of the Department of Justice Honors Program or ranking in the top 20 percent of their law school class and completion of a judicial clerkship or a minimum of five years of professional legal experience that includes all aspects of civil litigation experience


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated skills and/or experience as an attorney
  • Strong Civil Litigation experience
  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to obtain a Public Trust Clearance
  • Ability to successfully pass a drug screening test and federal background check
  • U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident status required

Work Environment:

· This position is performed in a secured federal office setting.

About Cherokee Federal
Cherokee Federal – a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses – is a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies focused on building solutions, solving complex challenges, and serving the nation’s mission around the globe for more than 60 federal clients. Our team of companies manages nearly 1,000 projects of all sizes across the construction, consulting, engineering and manufacturing, health, and technology portfolios.

Since 2012, the Cherokee Federal team of companies has won more than $5 billion in government contracts. Our 3,000+ employees work in 26 countries, 50 states and 2 U.S. territories.

Why choose Cherokee Federal? Visit our website and learn about the great reasons to join our team.



Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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