Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent agency created by Congress in 1934 to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation's financial system. To accomplish this mission, the FDIC insures deposits; examines and supervises financial institutions for safety, soundness, and consumer protection; makes large and complex financial institutions resolvable; and manages receiverships.


At the FDIC, we work behind the scenes to ensure financial safety for depositors across America. The world of banking is changing, and so is the FDIC. We are addressing the new realities of 21st century banking, and we are spearheading new initiatives to support employees, from professional programs to workforce diversity initiatives. Our legal practice is  varied and diverse in support of the core business lines mentioned above. The FDIC is routinely ranked one of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government.

The FDIC Legal Division is headquartered in our Washington, DC and Arlington, VA offices with attorneys in our regional and area offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, MO, New York City and San Francisco as well.

There are three ways the FDIC hires attorneys: the Honors Attorney Program, a prestigious 2-year rotational program for new law graduates, the Legal Intern Program and the intermittent hiring of experienced attorneys. We hire qualified enrolled students in accredited J.D. or LL.M programs for paid legal internships during the school year and summer. Postings for the Legal Intern Program and experienced attorneys are on www.usajobs.gov when available. The Honors Attorney Program generally accepts applications during the late summer and September each year. For more information, visit https://www.fdic.gov/about/careers/student-opportunities/legal-division-honors-program.html.

$105,891 yearly
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Washington D.C., DC, USA or Arlington, VA, USA, with a rotation at one of our regional offices
Sep 10, 2020
Full time
Summary: The FDIC Honors Attorney Program (HAP) is a selective 2-year developmental entry-level program for outstanding law school graduates and recent judicial clerks.  The HAP provides in-depth knowledge and a unique level of participation in the diverse legal practice at the FDIC. Honors Attorneys participate in a series of 3-month rotations and are given substantial individual responsibility and professional growth opportunities.  Honors Attorneys are provided with work assignments designed to expose them to different areas of FDIC legal practice, which includes corporate, banking supervision, litigation, legislative, fintech, employment, and contracting disciplines. Honors Attorneys tackle important and interesting matters, including: Participating in high profile rulemakings implementing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act; Preparing for and attending meetings with...