Now Hiring: US DOJ Seeks Digital Currency Legal Experts

The Department of Justice is looking to hire attorneys to assist it with developing digital currency regulations.

AccessTimeIconNov 7, 2016 at 3:24 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 11, 2021 at 12:36 p.m. UTC

The Department of Justice is looking to hire attorneys to assist it with developing digital currency regulations.

As detailed in a job posting from 3rd November, the Justice Department's Criminal Division is seeking two applicants for its Policy Unit of the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section. The Justice Department is one of a number of regulatory bodies in the US with oversight of the tech.

Though no specific knowledge of digital currencies is required, prospective candidates should possess “knowledge of anti-money laundering and asset forfeiture laws, processes and procedures”, according to the Justice Department.

Part of the role, the government wrote, is to help with its work on digital currency issues.

The notice explains:

“The incumbent's responsibilities will include...preparation of policy guidance and regulations relating to money laundering, including policies and regulations governing virtual currency.”

The notice goes on to suggest that prospective hires could play a role in how the Justice Department weighs in on legislative work related to the tech in the US. According to the agency, those involved would be involved with the "development of legislative initiatives and strategies".

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