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Considering the Antitrust Division: A Conversation with Division Paralegals & Research Analysts


Virtual, ML
United States

Event Contact Information

This event is being graciously co-hosted by Marymount University’s Center for Career Development. For any university-related questions or requests, please feel reach out to Mary Harvey.

For any questions or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact us at ATR.Diversity-Outreach@USDOJ.GOV. Please submit requests for reasonable accommodations no later than three business days before the event.

Event Details

The Antitrust Division’s Diversity Committee will be hosting a virtual conversation for current students and recent graduates who are interested in pursuing a career with the Department of Justice as a Paralegal Specialist and/or Research Analyst. This panel will feature current paralegals and research analysts discussing criminal and civil positions in the Antitrust Division, the transition from school to work, and professional fulfillment in a dynamic workplace where employee diversity is celebrated and supported in addition to answering any questions attendees may have. We hope that participants leave the conversation with a sense of affirmation, a clearer understanding of the Antitrust Division’s mission, and practical tips for navigating the application process for entry-level and internship opportunities.

Participants are encouraged to join the webinar with questions about the Antitrust Division’s civil and criminal work and Paralegal Specialist/Research Assistant positions in Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC.

Department of Justice, Antitrust Division Position Descriptions

Paralegal Specialist: Paralegals gain hands-on experience while contributing to major investigations and litigations, both civil and criminal. Day-to-day activities can include document review and organization, interviewing third parties, conducting legal and factual research, preparing briefs and memoranda, attending depositions and assisting in trial preparation. Paralegals work closely with trial attorneys throughout all stages of investigations and litigations.

Research Analyst: Research analysts work closely with staff economists to define relevant product and geographic markets, determine pricing patterns, provide statistical analysis of industry behavior, find trends in large datasets, and prepare materials and visualizations (such as maps, data, charts, and graphs) that may be required for litigation and investigations. Duties may also include assisting staff economists working on articles for publication in economic journals.

Updated February 26, 2024