Careers in the Bureau of Consumer Protection

The FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection—A Great Place to Work

The Federal Trade Commission—the nation’s consumer protection agency—is a dynamic organization that deals with evolving consumer issues, emerging technologies, and plain old-fashioned fraud. The Bureau of Consumer Protection works “For The Consumer” to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop, and avoid them.

FTC attorneys know that their jobs impact consumers across the nation and around the world.

The Bureau enforces consumer protection laws through aggressive litigation in a fast-paced environment. Attorneys get real courtroom experience, the opportunity to lead cases, and take on primary responsibility for all aspects of the litigation.

The Bureau’s actions include individual company and industry-wide investigations, administrative and federal court litigation, rulemaking proceedings, and consumer and business education. The Bureau also contributes to the Commission’s efforts to advise Congress and other government agencies about the impact of proposed actions on consumers and industries.

Attorneys tackle high-profile policy issues, especially in areas where emerging technologies impact consumers and business.


Entry-level attorneys are offered courses on:

  • FTC Law and Practice
  • Basic Trial Advocacy
  • Legal Writing
  • Depositions
  • Federal Civil Rules and Procedures
  • Negotiations
  • Trial Objections and Evidence
  • Federal Court Litigation

The Bureau offers a unique opportunity to do meaningful work within a culture that values Work–Life balance. Alternative work schedules and telework contribute to a high level of attorney satisfaction.