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    The FTC is seeking an attorney for consumer protection work in its Western Regional Office in Los Angeles. The Western Region office carries out the Commission’s consumer protection programs, and serves the geographical area that includes California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado and Hawaii. The Western Region investigates and litigates consumer protection actions on behalf of the FTC. As a staff attorney, you will lead, investigate and litigate cases involving deceptive and unfair practices that violate U.S. consumer protection and privacy laws. Cases involve work and travel inside and outside the geographic area. You will also conduct outreach and consumer education to local communities, the press and trade associations.

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    Responsibilities

    The Federal Trade Commission is seeking an experienced attorney to work as a staff attorney in the Western Region – Los Angeles office.

    As an attorney, you will:

    -Make initial determinations as to whether matters should be investigated; determine legal theories and plans for investigations and carry them out; review completed investigations or compliance reports for legal sufficiency.

    -Assist in investigating matters and preparing cases for immediate access, preliminary injunctions and trial by securing and preparing evidence, conferring with witnesses, participating in court mandated conferences, examining and cross-examining witnesses, conducting oral argument before the court, and drafting legal documents needed during the various stages of litigation.

    -Collect, organize and analyze evidence, including electronically stored information.

    -Recommend whether cases should be filed and litigated in federal court or administrative court, resolved informally or through settlements; negotiate settlements as appropriate. -Try cases before federal district courts or the Commission's Administrative Law Judge.

    -Prepare and prosecute, or assist others in the preparation and prosecution of, the most difficult, complex, and important cases.

    -Confer with government agencies, public authorities and attorneys, business people and other members of the public, providing them with information on matters of law, Commission procedure and policy.

    -Conduct consumer outreach and education to local communities, press, and trade associations.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - up to 25%

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. Citizens & qualifed applicants

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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    0905 Attorney

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/490453200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.