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
TRIAL ATTORNEY (GS-905-15)
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
FOREIGN COMMERCE SECTION
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
• 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
Qualifications: 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.
Location: 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
Washington, D.C. 20530
For additional information about this position, please contact:
Phone: (202) 353-8224
Internet Sites: Additional info