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Friday, October 12, 2012

DOJ Antitrust Looking for An Attorney to Work in the Foreign Commerce Section on Asian Antitrust Issues

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol





About the Office

: The U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, is seeking a highly qualified

attorney to serve as a senior Attorney in its Foreign Commerce Section. This attorney would be

responsible for:

• Advising senior Division officials on the development and implementation of Division policy on

international enforcement and cooperation issues involving China and other East Asian jurisdictions,

and liaising on such issues with the Department of State and other U.S. government agencies.

• Assisting the Division's litigating sections in their matters with international aspects involving

Chinese and other East Asian antitrust issues, including facilitating law enforcement and other

cooperation between the Division and Chinese and East Asian antitrust agencies.

Major Duties

: The Division maintains direct relationships with competition enforcement agencies in

many jurisdictions. The senior attorney holding this position will serve as a liaison with the Chinese,

and other East Asian antitrust agencies, and be responsible for building and maintaining relationships,

keeping the Chinese and East Asian agencies and the Division informed of one another's significant

competition policy and enforcement developments, providing advice and support on antitrust issues

directly and by coordinating with senior Division management, and coordinating and preparing for

high-level contacts between agencies. The senior attorney should have a clear understanding of

Chinese and other East Asian governments, economies, and cultures, in order to develop and manage

the Division's relationships with these jurisdictions, many of which are major United States trading

partners. Foreign language skills, in particular Mandarin Chinese, Japanese or Korean are highly



: Applicants must:

1) Possess a J.D. degree or equivalent, be an active member of the bar in good standing (any U.S.

jurisdiction), have at least four years of post-J.D. experience, and be a U.S. citizen;

2) Possess significant experience with international antitrust enforcement in China and other East

Asian and Southeast Asian jurisdictions; and

3) Possess familiarity with domestic and international regulatory and investigative agencies associated

with competition issues.

Salary Information

: Candidates are being solicited at the GS-15 level, ranging in pay from $123,758 -

$155,500 per annum, depending on current salary and experience.


: Washington, DC

Relocation Expenses

: Relocation expenses will not be authorized.

Deadline and Submission Process

: Applications must be received no later than November 4, 2012.

For consideration, please list the source of the advertisement to which you are applying, and submit a

cover letter (highlighting relevant experience) and a resume (e-mail preferred) to:

Attention: Elena Morgan

Department of Justice/Antitrust Division

450 Fifth Street, NW

Room 3115

Washington, D.C. 20530

For additional information about this position, please contact:

Elena Morgan

Phone: (202) 353-8224

Internet Sites

: Additional info

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