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    Summary

    The Technology Task Force (TTF) is primarily focused on identifying and investigating anticompetitive conduct in markets in which digital technology is an important dimension of competition, such as online platforms, digital advertising, social networking, software, operating systems, and streaming services. The TTF works closely with economists from the FTC's Bureau of Economics, and coordinates with the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection, which also reviews conduct by technology platforms.

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    Responsibilities

    As an attorney in the Bureau of Competition, you will perform a variety of legal duties relative to cases or legal issues of extreme difficulty. Often the work of the staff includes advisory functions related to antitrust enforcement policy under 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 in presenting written argument 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.

    Litigation and antitrust experience involving markets in which digital technology is an important dimension of competition (such as online platforms, digital advertising, social networking, software, operating systems, and streaming services) is highly desired.

    This position is not included in the bargaining unit. More specifically, incumbents of this position will:

    • Prepare for trial and litigate or negotiate settlements in antitrust matters. Make initial determinations as to whether cases should be investigated; identify legal theories and plans for preliminary investigations; obtain evidence from a variety of sources.
    • Confer with government agencies, public authorities, attorneys, businesspersons and other members of the public in order to obtain information relevant to Commission investigations and to provide them with information on matters of law, Commission procedures and policy.
    • Prepare antitrust cases for trial by securing and preparing evidence, conferring with witnesses, participating in pretrial conferences, examining and cross-examining witnesses, and drafting legal documents needed during the various stages of litigation.
    • Assist higher-grade attorneys in preparing and prosecuting the most complex cases.
    • Prepare internal documents for review by the Commission and perform special assignments as directed.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

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    0905 Attorney

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