The United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, is seeking highly qualified attorneys to serve as Trial Attorneys in its six civil enforcement and litigation sections based in Washington DC. These sections are responsible for civil antitrust enforcement and litigation, competition advocacy, and competition policy in multiple sectors of the economy as described below:
- Defense, Industrials & Aerospace Section – defense, avionics and aeronautics, banking, industrial equipment, road and highway construction, metals and mining, and waste industries;
- Healthcare & Consumer Products Section – health care, insurance, pulp, paper, timber, food products, dairy, and beer;
- Media, Entertainment & Professional Services Section – motion pictures, music publishing, concert and event promotion, publishing, radio, television, newspapers, advertising, sports and recreation, credit cards, and real estate;
- Technology & Financial Services Section – computer hardware and software, high technology component manufacturing, internet-related businesses, financial services, and the securities industry;
- Telecommunications & Broadband Section – broadband Internet, cable and satellite television, mobile wireless service, and telephony; and
- Transportation, Energy, & Agriculture Section – aviation, railroads, trucking, ocean shipping, hotels, restaurants, travel services, electricity, oil field services, crops, seeds, fish, and livestock.
These sections investigate and litigate potentially anticompetitive mergers, pursue other civil antitrust violations, advocate for competitive markets both domestically and internationally, and frequently interact with federal and state agencies and with international competition authorities. Because these sections are responsible for industries that play a central role in Americans’ daily lives, their cases and activities have a substantial impact on consumers and the U.S. economy. Additional information about the Antitrust Division can be found at http://www.justice.gov/atr/.
Each section’s responsibilities include merger review, other civil investigations, and litigation of anticompetitive conduct as well as public advocacy for policies that ensure an innovative and competitive marketplace. Attorneys in these sections frequently grapple with challenging cases involving technical complexity, technological change, barriers to entry, and evolving competitive and regulatory landscapes. Successful applicants can expect to be given significant responsibility and have immediate involvement with matters of national importance. The attorneys hired can also expect a collegial and stimulating work environment involving collaboration with highly experienced attorneys and economists on cutting-edge matters and to enjoy the satisfaction of serving the public interest.
To qualify, an applicant must:
1) Be a citizen of the United States;
2) Possess a J.D. degree, be an active member in good standing of a bar in any U.S. jurisdiction, and have at least one yeat of post J.D. legal experience to qualify at the GS-12 level, one and a half years of post-J.D. legal experience to qualify at the GS-13 level, two and a half years of post-J.D. legal experience to qualify at the GS-14 level, and/or four years of post-J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-15 level;
3) Have strong antitrust and/or litigation experience; and
4) Demonstrate excellent writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills.
Applications will be accepted until May 17, 2019. To receive consideration, please reference announcement E19-04-O05, and submit a resume, description of significant antitrust experience and/or litigation experience (including your role on each matter or litigation), and a writing sample/brief (no more than 15 pages). If you are a current or recent Federal employee, you must also 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/532623900
For additional information about positions with the Antitrust Division, please contact Karen Jung of the Personnel Staff at (202) 514-8885.
Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.