Overview

Duties

Summary

The Bureau of Consumer Protection, Enforcement Division litigates civil contempt and civil penalty actions to enforce federal court injunctions and administrative orders in FTC consumer protection cases; coordinates FTC actions with criminal law enforcement agencies through its Criminal Liaison Unit; develops, reviews, and enforces consumer protection rules; coordinates multi-pronged initiatives to address current consumer protection issues; and administers the BCP’s bankruptcy program.


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Responsibilities

As a General Attorney (Trade Regulation), you will:

– Make initial determinations as to whether matters should be investigated.

– Determine legal theories and plans for investigations and litigation and carry them out.

– Recommend whether cases should be closed, resolved informally or through administrative or federal court settlements, or litigated administratively or in federal court.

– Investigating matters and engage in all aspects of civil litigation, including preparing cases for trial by securing and preparing evidence, conferring with witnesses, deposing witnesses, drafting motions and legal briefs, drafting and responding to discovery requests, participating in pretrial conferences, examining and cross-examining witnesses, trying cases, and negotiating settlements.

– Prepare and prosecute, or assist others in the preparation and prosecution of, difficult, complex, and important cases.

– Confer with government agencies, public authorities and attorneys, business people and other members of the public, providing them with information on matters of law, Commission procedure and policy.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.


Supervisory status

No


Promotion Potential

15


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