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The FTC’s Bureau of Competition (BC) enforces the nation’s antitrust laws, which form the foundation of our free market economy. BC is currently seeking attorneys to support enforcement work in its Litigation Divisions. Learn more about BC here: https://www.ftc.gov/about-ftc/bureaus-offices/bureau-competition/inside-bureau-competition
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Job Grade: 12
Total Openings: Many
As a term attorney in the Bureau of Competition, you will perform a variety of legal duties in support of the commission’s antitrust enforcement work; pursuant to the various statutes enforced by the Commission. A successful staff member has interest in and the ability to deal with both legal analysis and economic and practical business issues arising from the matters under investigation. Candidates should have excellent legal research and writing abilities, strong organizational and analytical skills and excellent oral communications skills. Candidates also should be able to work effectively with other people, exercise sound judgment, and exhibit a strong interest in the work of the agency. More specifically, incumbents of this position will perform some or all of the following duties:: Support other attorneys in preparing complex antitrust cases for trial by conducting and supporting e-discovery, securing, reviewing and drafting legal documents needed during the various stages of litigation. Support all phases of antitrust merger or conduct investigations obtaining and reviewing evidence from a variety of sources and identifying legal sources and plans for investigations. Support efforts to confer with government agencies, public authorities, attorneys, businesspersons, and other members of the public to obtain information relevant to Commission investigations and to provide them with information on matters of the law Commission procedures and policy. Support preparation of internal documents for review by the Commission and its staff and perform special assignments as directed.
Minimum Requirements Applicants must have attained the first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) from an accredited law school and be an active member in good standing of the bar of a state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or a U.S. territory. Applicants must demonstrate excellent writing skills and be able to work effectively with other people, exercise sound judgment, and exhibit a strong interest in the work of the agency. Additional Requirements GS-12 Positions
For appointments to attorney positions: active member of the bar in good standing and 12 months of legal experience after graduation from law school. GS-13 Positions
For appointments to attorney positions: active member of the bar in good standing and 24 months of legal experience after graduation from law school. Note: Legal and nonlegal experience gained in the Federal Government before completing law school does not satisfy post law school experience.
requirements. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered. Ideal candidates will have excellent legal research and writing abilities, strong organizational and analytical skills in presenting written arguments and excellent oral communication skills. Candidates also would be able to work effectively with other people, exercise sound judgment, and exhibit a strong interest in the work of the agency. Litigation and antitrust experience involving the work of the Health Care, Mergers I, Mergers II, Mergers III, Mergers IV, Anticompetitive Practices Divisions is highly desired.