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    Summary

    This position is located in the Anticompetitive Practices Division of the Bureau of Competition of the Federal Trade Commission.  The Bureau of Competition is one of the major operating components of the Commission, with law enforcement responsibilities for antitrust charges arising under Sections 1,2, 3, 7, and 8 of the Clayton Act under Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act.  

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    Responsibilities

    At the highest level the incumbent prepares for trial and litigates or negotiates settlements in restraint of trade matters. More specifically:

    • Makes initial determinations as to whether investigations should be opened; determines legal theories and plans for investigations, and carries them out; drafts associated memoranda and reports.
    • In light of the evidence and the applicable legal precedents, determines whether a complaint should be brought, settlement may be appropriate; or the case should be closed without further action.
    • Prepares proposed complaints and related legal documents needed during the various stages of the investigation and litigation, such as memoranda, trial briefs, subpoenas, motions, answers, depositions, proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law, proposed cease and desist orders, and appeal briefs.
    • Negotiates settlements as appropriate.
    • Confers and corresponds with attorneys, businesspersons and other members of the public, including prospective witnesses and other interested parties.
    • In concert with other divisions and offices, prepares industry guidance and conducts workshops on competition policy issues.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

  • Job family (Series)

    0905 Attorney

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