The Antitrust Division’s Appellate Section is seeking one or more highly qualified attorneys to join an active office that deals routinely with complex issues on the cutting edge of civil and criminal enforcement of the antitrust laws and related statutes. The section represents the United States in the courts of appeals in all Division enforcement proceedings and as amicus curiae in select private antitrust actions. In conjunction with the Office of the Solicitor General, the section also represents the United States before the U.S. Supreme Court in antitrust and select other cases. The section also provides legal analysis on the most difficult issues in antitrust law and policy in support of the Antitrust Division’s enforcement mission.
Please Note: Additional selections may be made from this announcement. Also, applications mailed using
government postage and/or internal Federal Government mail systems will not be accepted.
Section attorneys write briefs and present oral argument on behalf of the United States in the courts of appeals in Division criminal and civil enforcement actions and prepare recommendations to the Solicitor General regarding whether to seek further review of decisions adverse to the government.
Section attorneys prepare recommendations regarding the United States’ participation as amicus curiae in private antitrust cases and represent the United States in such cases in the courts of appeals, including writing briefs and presenting oral argument.
In conjunction with the Office of the Solicitor General, section attorneys draft briefs on behalf of the United States in antitrust cases in the Supreme Court. Section attorneys also prepare recommendations to the Office of the Solicitor General regarding cases in the Supreme Court in which the Division’s competition policy interests are implicated, including intellectual property cases.
Section attorneys represent the United States in petitions for review of certain administrative agency decisions, including the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Maritime Commission.
Section attorneys provide analysis and advice to the Division’s senior leadership and regularly consult with its trial sections on complex legal and policy issues, in support of the Division’s enforcement program.
Applicants must be a citizen of the United States, possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, be an active member of the bar in good standing (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 2 years of post-J.D. experience to qualify for a GS-13, and four years of post-J.D. experience at the GS-14/15.
Applicants should have outstanding academic and professional qualifications, excellent written and oral communication skills, and superior analytical ability.
Experience with antitrust law, economics, criminal law (especially white collar), intellectual property law or administrative law is highly desirable.
Applications under this announcement will be accepted until November 7, 2016. To receive consideration under this announcement, please reference announcement E16-06-O05. All application packages MUST be submitted and received by the final closing date.
Applicants must submit a cover letter (highlighting relevant experience and section preference), a resume with description of significant matters and your role in them, and a writing sample/brief (not to exceed 15 pages). If you are a current or recent Federal employee, you must submit a performance appraisal issued within the past 12 months, or if none exists, a statement to that effect and a copy of your latest Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50).
Please submit your application through USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov).
- If you do not already have a USAJOBS account, please create one before applying via the “Create an Account” link. You will be able to complete your profile and upload your resume and supporting documents prior to applying.
- Once an account has been created, apply to the USAJOBS vacancy: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/453211100
For additional information about positions with the Division, please contact the Personnel Staff at (202) 514-2469.