This position is located in the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) which is responsible for providing legal advice and legal advisory services to the Chairman, Commissioners, Executive Director, and Divisions with respect to legal issues arising in connection with the administration of the Commodity Exchange Act (Act or CEA), and the functions of the Commission.
Typical duties for an Attorney in the Office of General Counsel, Regulatory Branch include:
- Serving as a legal consultant providing expert advice and assistance to the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsels, senior staff of other divisions, and the Commission on legal questions that are often complex or novel, including those involving major CFTC programs;
- Responding to substantive and procedural novel and complex questions within the agency concerning the CEA and regulations promulgated thereunder and interpreting and analyzing laws and regulations, court rulings, precedents, and legislative changes that impact the CFTC’s programs and operations;
- Reviewing agency policies, regulations, and procedures to ensure that they are legally and administratively sound and effective in operation; and
- Preparing probing and innovative legal analyses, or other analytical documents addressing the development, interpretation, or implementation of statutory provisions and regulations that have long-range Commission, Federal, national or international significance. Such analyses define or clarify controversial or disputed legal issues; apply sophisticated legal analysis to intractable problems; assess political and institutional constraints; organize and present legal options and their consequences; and anticipate policy questions from CFTC executive staff.