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Entry-Level Attorneys

The Bureau of Competition seeks 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, and candidates are selected based on several factors, including academic achievement, law journal or other similar writing experience, moot court participation, antitrust, business, or economic coursework and experience, and a demonstrated interest in public service.

Entry-level attorney positions are generally located in Washington, D.C., in one of the following enforcement divisions, depending on agency need: Mergers I, Mergers II, Mergers III, Mergers IV, Anticompetitive Practices I, Anticompetitive Practices II, Health Care, and Technology Enforcement.

The Bureau accepts applications from July to September and makes offers on a rolling basis; therefore, early applications are encouraged. Interested third-year law students should apply through the Symplicity job posting at their law school. Interested attorneys with up to one year of experience as judicial clerks, or third-year law students who do not have access to Symplicity, should apply by emailing their cover letter and resume to, attention Kimberly Burris, Deputy Assistant Director. Please include “Entry-level attorney application” in the subject line.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens to be eligible for employment.

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