Legal Specialist

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/14/2020 2:41 PM)
Job ID
Clearance Required
Other Clearance

Position Description

XLA is looking to fill a Legal Specialist position to support our government client in the Assets and Forfeiture division in Washington DC.


This person will be responsible for working alongside a team of Legal Specialist to review, analyze and draft documentation related to the seizure and forfeiture of assets involved in fraudulent and/or financial crimes. This position will require a strong sense of urgency, a willingness to meet tight deadlines, and the appreciation for the utmost of confidentiality.


Specific duties include:

  • Preparing correspondence and/or legal documentation with a 97% error free rate
  • Reviewing information for legal sufficiency, timeliness, accuracy, and completeness
  • Reconciling and resolving matters with discrepancies, outstanding issues, or lack of information
  • Recording pertinent information for case files and make note of deficiencies
  • Contacting appropriate field offices to obtain most recent status of seizures
  • Generating weekly status reports and reconciling seizure tickler reports
  • Also included are general filing, copying, and administrative duties.  


  • Bachelor's Degree desired with a Paralegal Certificate and 3 years of Paralegal experience
  • Ability to obtain a federal agency Public Trust Clearance

Minimum one (1) year of experience in the following:

  •  Researching and maintaining knowledge and understanding of Federal forfeiture statues and the agency administrative forfeiture authority.
  • Assisting with the review of legal documents for completeness and accuracy of information.
  • Assisting with editing Probable Cause Statements.
  • Assisting with reviewing petition packages and preparing recommendations in accordance with Federal asset forfeiture regulations. Shall assist with extracting data from seizure files and Fastrak and perform legal research utilizing databases such as LexisNexis.


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