One of the things I enjoy most about working in the FTC's Office of the General Counsel is the opportunity to address a wide range of issues. This differs from the experience I had at a large law firm, where I worked in a specialized practice group.
One day, I might research the history of a statute and regulation enacted in the 1970s, assessing the best way to update the regulation for the 21st century. Another day, I might speak to visiting foreign judges about the FTC's adjudicative procedures, work on a brief for a Second Circuit case, talk to congressional staffers about pending legislation or advise FTC staff on the kind of information they can seek during investigations.
People sometimes ask what my "typical" workweek is like, and I love the fact that there is no such thing. Every day brings a new project or a new chance to become a better analyst, writer and advocate.