Trial Attorney

Washington, D.C
Jun 24, 2022
Jul 01, 2022
Full Time

The Division maintains direct relationships with antitrust agencies around the world. The attorney holding this position will serve as liaison between the Division and foreign antitrust agencies, and be responsible for:
  • Advising senior Division officials on the development and implementation of Division policy on international enforcement and cooperation issues and liaising on such issues with the Department of State and other U.S. government agencies, and with foreign governments and multinational bodies;
  • Assisting the Division's litigating sections in the international aspects of their enforcement matters, including facilitating law enforcement and other cooperation between the Division and foreign antitrust agencies;
  • Building and maintaining relationships in other jurisdictions;
  • Keeping the Division informed of significant international competition policy and enforcement developments;
  • Providing advice and support on antitrust issues directly to Division staff;
  • Coordinating with senior Division officials; and
  • Preparing for high-level contacts between agencies and at multilateral fora.
The attorney should have a broad understanding of the U.S. and foreign governments, economies, and cultures in order to develop and manage the Division's relationships with jurisdictions outside the U.S.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US citizen to be considered for this position.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
  • You may be required to take and successfully clear a drug test.
  • You must submit a complete application package by the closing date of this announcement.
  • You must meet all time-in-grade and qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service (see ). If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.
  • DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing
  • This is a full time, permanent appointment, not eligible for inclusion in the bargaining unit.
  • The Antitrust Division participates in the E-Verify program.
  • When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.
  • Applications mailed using government postage and/or internal federal government mailing systems are in violation of agency and postal regulations and will not be accepted.
  • Please Note: Additional selections may be made from this announcement. Also, a writing sample may be requested of individuals identified as best qualified, to be forwarded to the selecting official along with your application package, upon referral.


Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the position qualifications listed in this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this position, your resume and supporting documentation will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. To qualify, an applicant must:
  • Be a citizen of the United States;
  • Possess a J.D. degree or equivalent, be an active member of the bar in good standing (any U.S. jurisdiction), have at least four years of post-J.D. experience, and be a U.S. citizen;
  • Have strong diplomatic skills and significant experience with antitrust law and policy; and
  • Be familiar with domestic and international agencies associated with competition issues.
  • Desirable Qualifications:
    • Foreign language skills;
    • Experience with U.S. and international competition law and/or foreign antitrust agencies; and
    • Experience with international litigation issues.


    You must possess a J.D. or equivalent degree to qualify for consideration as a Trial Attorney for the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division.

    Additional information

    The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination based on color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or personal favoritism. The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment. Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the United States Attorneys' Offices. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, non-U.S. citizens may apply for employment with other organizations, but should be advised that appointments of non-U.S. citizens are extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department's mission and would be subject to strict security requirements. Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by- case basis.

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