Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Qualifying education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.BASIC REQUIREMENT: All applicants must possess the following
- J.D. or LL.B. degree --AND--
- Active membership of the bar in good standing in any state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the commonwealth of Puerto Rico. (Note: proof of bar membership will be required before entry on duty.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: In addition to meeting the basic requirement, applicants must also meet the minimum qualification requirement. SO-01:
Applicant must have at least four years of post J.D. work experience identifying legal issues, providing legal analyses, recommendations, and preparing complex legal documents, which also includes at least three years of specialized experience:
1) Interpreting and providing guidance on securities regulatory matters involving business combinations, proxy solicitations, tender offers, beneficial ownership reporting, corporate governance, securities issuances by sovereigns or foreign private issuers, or issuances of asset-backed securities;
2) Overseeing the preparation or review of SEC filings in connection with the foregoing;
3) Providing legal advice regarding the general application of the Securities Act of 1933, Exchange Act of 1934, and other federal securities laws and recommending the resolution of disclosure reporting issues; and
4) Providing guidance and evaluation of rulemaking initiatives and overarching policy issues related to the federal securities laws.