The United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division promotes economic competition through enforcing and providing guidance on antitrust laws and principles. The Litigation I, Litigation II, Telecommunications and Media Enforcement, and Transportation, Energy, and Agriculture sections of the Antitrust Division are seeking several experienced Trial Attorneys.
- Litigation I is responsible for investigating and litigating antitrust violations in the areas of health care, insurance, pulp, paper, timber, food products, dairy, and beer.
- Litigation II is responsible for investigating and litigating antitrust violations in the defense, aeronautics, banking, industrial equipment, road and highway construction, metals and mining, and waste industries.
- Telecommunications and Media Enforcement is responsible for investigating and litigating antitrust violations in the areas of broadband Internet, cable and satellite television, mobile wireless service, and telephony.
- Transportation, Energy, and Agriculture is responsible for investigating and litigating antitrust violations in the areas of aviation, railroads, trucking, ocean shipping, hotels, restaurants, travel services, electricity, oil field services, crops, seeds, fish, and livestock.
These sections investigate potential anticompetitive mergers, pursue civil conduct violations, advocate for competitive markets both domestically and internationally, and frequently interact with federal and state agencies. Because these industries play a central role in Americans' daily lives, these sections' cases and activities have a substantial impact on consumers and the economy.
The Sections' responsibilities include merger review, investigation, and litigation; civil investigation and litigation of anticompetitive conduct; and public advocacy for policies that ensure an innovative and competitive marketplace for telecommunications services. Due to the industries within the Section's purview, attorneys in the section frequently grapple with challenging cases involving high technical complexity, rapid technological change, high barriers to entry, and an evolving regulatory landscape. Successful applicants will have immediate involvement with matters of national importance. The attorneys hired can expect a collegial and stimulating environment working with highly experienced attorneys and economists on cutting-edge matters, as well as the satisfaction of serving the public interest.
1) Be a citizen of the United States;
2) Possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar in good standing (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least three years of post-J.D. legal experience to qualify for the GS-14 level; and/or four years of post-J.D. legal experience to qualify for the GS-15 level.
3) Have strong civil antitrust experience
4) Have excellent writing, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.
Applications will be accepted until May 19, 2015. For consideration, please reference announcement number E15-07-O05, and submit a resume, cover letter describing significant federal cases litigated (including your role in them) and your section preference, and a writing sample/brief (no more than 15 pages). Application packages MUST be submitted and received by the final closing date.
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).
1. 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.
2. Once an account has been created, apply to the USAJOBS vacancy: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/402308400
For additional information about positions with the Division, please contact Marvin Tyler, of the Personnel Staff, at (202) 514-2469.
Internet Sites: Additional information on the Antitrust Division is located on the Internet at http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/. This and selected other legal position announcements can be found at http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/vacancies.