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Bankruptcy Litigation Attorney

  • Full Time
  • Remote

Website Social Security Administration - Office of the General Counsel

The Social Security Administration’s Office of the General Counsel seeks bankruptcy litigation attorneys throughout the U.S. for its Bankruptcy Branch.

WHY SSA: Social Security touches the lives of millions, providing vital services and a social safety net through disability, retirement, and survivor benefits. Our Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is a modern public service law office with a highly-skilled, engaged, and diverse workforce. We strategically manage a large national workload through effective collaboration & coordination. We offer the opportunity to handle meaningful and challenging legal work, while earning a competitive salary (plus locality pay), a flexible work schedule, and telework. Employees may be eligible to work remotely from home.

WHY OGC’S BANKRUPTCY BRANCH: OGC’s Office of Program Litigation, Bankruptcy Branch serves an integral role in SSA’s program integrity and anti-fraud efforts. Bankruptcy attorneys contribute to SSA’s mission to serve the American public by helping to protect SSA’s funds. When individuals who fraudulently obtain benefits seek to have their overpayments discharged in the bankruptcy courts, SSA’s bankruptcy attorneys pursue adversary actions against such individuals to ensure their overpayment debts are preserved and can be recovered. More information about SSA’s fraud prevention efforts can be found at Bankruptcy attorneys have significant responsibility for their own cases, which may include drafting pleadings and briefs, conducting discovery, and participating in hearings and trials.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit your application to: Your application must include cover letter, resume, law school transcript, proof of active bar membership, list of professional references, and legal writing sample (max. 15 pages). Veterans: please indicate veteran’s preference in your cover letter and submit a copy of your DD-214 or SF-15.

SALARY INFORMATION: Base Salary: $69,107 – $128,043 (depending on grade and step) plus locality pay based on geographic area. Please refer to General Schedule ( for more information.

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy & gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: This agency provides assistance to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need assistance completing the application, please email the agency at

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