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    The Assistant Director for Compliance is located in the Bureau of Competition (BC) of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).  BC enforces the nation’s antitrust laws, promoting competition and protecting consumers’ freedom to choose good and services in an open marketplace.  The FTC's efforts directed toward maintaining competition in the nation's industries involve law enforcement actions and a thorough review of competitive problems and regulatory restraints in the industry sectors.

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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. 

    As Assistant Director for Compliance in BC, the incumbent is responsible for developing remedies, negotiating and drafting orders in restraint of trade cases arising under Sections 2, 3, 7, 7A and 8 of the Clayton Act and under Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act.  The Assistant Director also is responsible for the investigation and possible litigation of violations of those orders and violations of Section 7A of the Clayton Act. Other duties include:

    • Serving as a member of the Bureau's senior management team and making program and policy decisions.

    • Directing staff in investigating and litigating remedies in restraint of trade cases, and investigations and possible litigation of violations of those orders.

    • Supervising the de novo investigation of violations of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Premerger Notification Act, and the resolution of any violations through civil penalty settlements or litigation.

    • Planning and directing investigative proceedings for the purpose of enforcing the foregoing statutory provisions.

    • Supervising, coordinating and reviewing the work of 15-20 staff attorneys and support staff, including providing counsel and guidance on policy questions and matters of legal strategy. 

    • Training and effective deploying staff, evaluating their work product, and initiating recommendations for promotion or other personnel actions.

    • Appearing before the Commission, and occasionally before Congressional committees, to discuss the work in his or her functional area, trends in the competitive economy, emerging problems of law violations, proposed legislation, and similar matters.

    • Represent the Commission or Bureau in ongoing proceedings before government agencies or give speeches or other briefings to various groups.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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