DOJ Antitrust Division, 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 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 desirable.

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 October 12, 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 information on the Antitrust Division is located on the Internet at This and selected other legal position announcements can be found at

Department Policies: The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any non merit factor. The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment. Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the United States Attorneys’ Offices. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, non-U.S. citizens may apply for employment with other organizations, but should be advised that appointments of non-U.S. citizens are extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department’s mission and would be subject to strict security requirements. Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

There is no formal rating system for applying veterans’ preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans’ preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans’ preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the “point” system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service-connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).