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    The Assistant Director for Mergers II is located in the Bureau of Competition (BC) of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission).  BC enforces the nation's antitrust laws and seeks to prevent anticompetitive mergers and other anticompetitive business practices in the marketplace.  By enforcing the antitrust laws, BC promotes competition and protects consumers' freedom to choose goods and services in an open marketplace at a price and quality that fit their needs.

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    BC is one of the major operating components of the Commission, with law enforcement responsibilities for antitrust charges arising under Sections 2, 3, 7, and 8 of the Clayton Act and under Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act.  The Bureau's law enforcement activities affect virtually every segment of the U.S. economy.

    The Mergers II Division is one of six litigation divisions in BC responsible for antitrust enforcement in a variety of industries, including coal mines, chemicals, entertainment, and computer hardware. 

    The Assistant Director (AD) is a member of BC's senior management team and is delegated to act for the Bureau Director in interpreting and carrying out the FTC's objectives in assigned areas of competition matters.  Major duties include:

    • Serving as the primary link between BC and other Bureau leaders and FTC Commissioners, and maintaining contact with a wide range of public, private, and international groups with diverse interests in competition matters;
    • Devising and implementing Division policy and reviewing policy recommendations that affect the Division and other Bureau missions;
    • Evaluating investigative reports for sufficiency of evidence to support formal legal action, drafting formal complaints containing charges of law violation, and preparing briefs for and conducting the prosecution of complaints before the Federal District Courts or the Commission's Administrative Law Judges, drafting proposed findings of fact, conclusions of law, and orders;
    • Providing counsel and guidance for staff members on policy questions and matters of legal strategy and reviewing legal documents prepared by the staff for consistency with agency policy, soundness of judgment, and legal sufficiency; providing assistance and guidance to the FTC regional offices in connection with cases tried at the local level;
    • Appearing before the Commission, Congressional committees, industry regulators or representatives, and various forums to discuss the Division's work, emerging trends in competition law, emerging problems of law violations, proposed legislation and regulation, and related matters; and
    • Managing and supervising the activities of the personnel and staff within the Division, performing human resources management functions relative to the staff supervised, and ensuring the training and effective utilization of the staff assigned.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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