Telecommunications and Media Enforcement Section of the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division is seeking several experienced Trial Attorneys.
The Antitrust Division works in the public interest to promote a competitive American economy, and in recent years has been particularly active in filing important cases and advocating for vibrant competition in the telecommunications sector. The Telecommunications and Media Enforcement Section is responsible for investigating and litigating violations of the antitrust laws in industries including broadband Internet, cable and satellite television, mobile wireless service, and telephony. In addition to investigating potentially anticompetitive mergers and litigating to prevent harmful transactions, the Section also actively pursues civil conduct violations in those industries, advocates for competitive markets both domestically and internationally, enforces compliance with consent decrees from prior cases, and frequently interacts with the Federal Communications Commission. Because telecommunications play such a central role in Americans' daily lives, the Section's cases and activities have a substantial impact on consumers and the economy.
The Section's 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 experience with telecommunications competition issues and/or civil antitrust experience.
Applications will be accepted until May 19, 2015. For consideration, please reference announcement number E15-06-O05, and submit a resume, description of significant federal cases litigated (including your role in them), 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/ViewDetails/402285600
For additional information about positions with the Division, please contact LaToya Outlaw, 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.