The Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition enforces the nation's antitrust laws, which form the foundation of our free market economy. The Bureau is seeking attorneys for positions in the Mergers I, Mergers II, Mergers III, Mergers IV, and Technology Enforcement Divisions. Additional information about each division can be found at https://www.ftc.gov/about-ftc/bureaus-offices/bureau-competition/inside-bureau-competition.Learn more about this agency
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.
More specifically, incumbents of this position will:
- Conduct all phases of antitrust merger or conduct investigations, including making initial determinations as to whether cases should be investigated, identifying legal theories and plans for preliminary investigations, obtaining evidence from a variety of sources, and negotiating settlements.
- Confer with government agencies, public authorities, attorneys, businesspersons, and other members of the public 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 other attorneys in preparing and prosecuting the most complex cases.
- Prepare internal documents for review by the Commission and perform special assignments as directed.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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