Saturday, January 15, 2022

Want a trillion dollar client?

My law school classmate is the General Counsel of the Small Business Administration and is looking for a deputy. If I didn't love my work, I would apply myself.

Here's how she describes the role:

"I am searching for my next Deputy General Counsel. What's the job? The right person will be looking to be the managing partner of a mid-sized law practice (125+ persons) in which the sole client has a $1 trillion portfolio and a mission of serving the needs of small businesses throughout the nation."

If you want the actual official job description, see below. 

This Deputy General Counsel reports to the General Counsel. The incumbent provides legal counsel and services to the Administrator and other Agency officials and is responsible for dispensing legal advice on a myriad of issues involving, among other things, litigation, legislation, procurement, appropriations, employment law, labor relations, and financial law. The incumbent is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Office of General Counsel.


  • Directs, plans, and executes oversight of the day-to-day operations of the Office of General Counsel.
  • Provides legal interpretation and application of the Small Business Act and all related laws and regulations affecting the programs and operations of SBA.
  • Resolves novel and complex legal problems which become precedent opinions to guide operating and legal staffs at headquarters and in the field.
  • Serves as a liaison between SBA and top legal officers of other Government departments and agencies as well as with those on Congressional Committees, especially the House and Senate Small Business Committees.
  • Confers with individual Senators and Congressmen concerning the legal aspects of problems with their small business constituents.
  • Provides legal support to the Agency when responding to inquiries from Congress, other Federal agencies, state entities, and municipalities.


In addition to an annual salary, a career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Please visit the posted announcement on USAJOBS for additional information.

How to Apply

If you are interested in the position, please visit the posted announcement on ( . Resumes will be accepted through February 7, 2022, so candidates are encouraged to apply immediately.

All applications must be submitted through the posting on USAJOBS. If you have questions, please submit your questions to the Agency contacts listed on the posted announcement.

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