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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 relevant, but not required, and we consider candidates from a variety of disciplines. Positions are generally located in our headquarters office in Washington D.C. in one of our eight merger or conduct enforcement divisions or our litigation group, and opportunities may also arise in our Premerger Notification Office or Compliance division from time to time. Our three regional offices that do competition enforcement work – New York, San Francisco, and Seattle – are also seeking lateral attorneys.  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, among other factors. If you are interested in pursuing a legal career with the Bureau of Competition, submit your resume and a cover letter to in a pdf format. For other specific job opportunities, you may also visit USAJobs.govCandidates 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: Health Care, Anticompetitive Practices, Anticompetitive Practices II, 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 addressed to Donna Downing, Legal Recruitment & Development Coordinator in a pdf format. Availability for specific positions may also be posted on

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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