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Tired of BigLaw? SEC is Hurting for Attorneys to Hire

By Stephanie Rabiner, Esq. | Last updated on

There's an SEC headhunter in town, and he's looking for excellent attorneys of all shapes, sizes, and luckily, experience.

If you've ever been subjected to the federal government's complicated system of online resumes, surveys, faxed paperwork and the bemoaned "knowledge, skills and abilities" statement, don't worry.

USAJobs is not part of the process.

With a $70-million funding boost that must be used by the end of the fiscal year in September, the Securities and Exchange Commission is seeking to fill a number of legal positions that range from entry-level attorney-advisor to an associate director and chief counsel, reports The Bond Buyer.

Some of the openings don't even require that you have a J.D.

The hiring push is part of the agency's implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which, according to the paper, has increased the SEC's workload and mandates that it establish separate departments for credit ratings, investor advocacy, minority inclusion, and whistleblowers.

It also recently chose to establish a municipal and public pension fund enforcement unit.

So, who exactly is the SEC headhunter?

According to a statement by the SEC, it has retained Futurestep, which is part of Korn/Ferry International, "to provide strategic talent acquisition solutions to help the agency address its continuing talent needs."

Do you think you can meet the SEC's talent needs? Would you like to give it try?

Skip USAJobs and contact the official SEC headhunter, on whose website you can apply for open positions in the agency's D.C. headquarters and regional offices throughout the country.

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