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We’re Hiring! Opportunities for Practicing Attorneys

The Bureau of Competition is seeking talented attorneys who are interested in competition enforcement and public service. We are looking for strong writers, creative legal problem-solvers, and collaborative team players. A background in antitrust, business, economics, litigation, or investigations is helpful, but not required. Positions are generally located in one of our seven merger or conduct enforcement divisions or our litigation group, but opportunities may also arise in our Premerger Notification or Compliance divisions from time to time. Opportunities to join the Bureau are highly competitive and selections will consider professional experience and background, academic achievement and scholarly work, and a demonstrated interest in public service amongst other factors. If you are interested in pursuing a legal career with the Bureau of Competition, submit your resume and a cover letter to bcrecruit@ftc.gov in a pdf format. For other specific job opportunities, you may also visit USAJobs.gov. Candidates must be U.S. citizens to be eligible for a position in the Bureau.

Entry-Level Attorney Hiring: Applications Accepted July 15 – Sept 10

The Bureau of Competition recruits talented law students and judicial clerks with backgrounds in business, economics, or antitrust who are interested in public service. Entry-level attorney positions are highly competitive. Factors considered in selecting candidates include academic achievement; law journal or other relevant writing experience; moot court participation; relevant antitrust, business, or economic coursework or experience in corporate law/governance, banking law & financial regulation, telecom law, or law & political economy; and a demonstrated interest in public service. Entry-level attorneys may be assigned to one of the following divisions: Anticompetitive Practices, Health Care, Technology Enforcement Division, Mergers I, Mergers II, Mergers III, or Mergers IV.

Interested candidates should apply through a Symplicity job posting at their law school. If the candidate’s law school does not have a Symplicity job posting, the candidate may apply by sending their cover letter and resume in an email to bcrecruit@ftc.gov addressed to Donna Downing, Legal Recruitment & Development Coordinator in a pdf format. Availability for specific positions may also be posted on USAJobs.gov.

All candidates must submit a cover letter and resume. If you are recommended for the callback round, we will ask for additional materials. Early applications are encouraged because the Bureau makes offers on a rolling basis. Candidates must be U.S. citizens to be eligible for a position in the Bureau.

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