Salt Lake City, Utah

Posted Date

May 21, 2024

Contact Information

Ally Aldrich
aghr@agutah.gov
Assistant Attorney General – Antitrust and Data Privacy

The Antitrust and Data Privacy Division of the Office of the Utah Attorney General has an immediate vacancy for an attorney to focus primarily upon antitrust enforcement and merger competition review matters. The anticipated start date for this position is as soon as is reasonable, considering the successful applicant’s current responsibilities.

The attorney will primarily practice antitrust law but may be tasked with some data privacy law matters as needed. Antitrust cases may be brought under a combination of the Utah Antitrust Act and federal antitrust law and include both enforcement actions and merger reviews.  Data privacy cases may involve enforcement of the Utah Protection of Personal Information Act and the Utah Consumer Privacy Act. These are typically complex cases that involve extensive discovery and motion practice and require familiarity with federal and state procedural rules. The attorney will work with the other attorneys and support staff in the Antitrust and Data Privacy Division, the United States Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, other federal agencies, assistant attorneys general from other states, private counsel, including class action counsel, and various types of experts. The job requires occasional travel.

Ideally, this position would be filled with an attorney who has five or more years of antitrust litigation and/or merger experience, including MDL practice.  For a more experienced attorney, significant relevant trial experience is desirable, but not required. In addition to antitrust law knowledge and relevant trial experience, preference will be given to an applicant with formal education (e.g. masters, major, or minor) in economics or accounting.  For lawyers who do not have antitrust enforcement or merger competition review experience, related experience (e.g. as counsel for merging companies, as counsel preparing prospectuses or financial disclosures for companies) will be given appropriate weight.

Membership in the Utah State Bar in good standing is required prior to completing probation; membership in good standing in the bar of a State or territory of the United States is required for probationary employment. The position is located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Telecommuting is permitted in accordance with established office policies as modified from time to time. Candidates are expected to reside in Utah by the end of the probationary period but may request permission to reside outside of Utah on a case-by-case basis.

Responsibilities

  • Actively participates in complex cases, including managing specific aspects of such cases.
  • Prepares cases by conducting legal research and gathering evidence.
  • Provides consultation, makes recommendations, gives appropriate advice, and/or facilitates decisions.
  • Determines discovery needs, and/or completes discovery; participates in decision making and strategy sessions in preparing cases for court and determining evidence to be used.
  • Writes or drafts correspondence, reports, documents and/or other written materials.
  • Receives, researches, and responds to incoming questions or complaints; provides information, explains policy and procedures, and/or facilitates a resolution.
  • Represents the state in lawsuits, negotiations, complaints and/or other matters.
  • Drafts working documents; prepares documents consisting of concise decisions based upon facts of case interpretations of law and compliance with state and federal standards.
  • Conducts conferences with defendants and/or attorneys, negotiates settlements, and testifies in court. May be required to travel to various court locations and stay overnight.
  • Assists with formulation and implementation of legislation affecting antitrust law.

Qualifications

(includes knowledge, skills, and abilities required upon entry into position and trainable after entry into position)

  • communicate information and ideas clearly, and concisely, in writing; read and understand information presented in writing
  • read, interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and/or procedures
  • speak clearly, concisely and effectively; listen to, and understand, information and ideas as presented verbally
  • legal processes and procedures
  • applicable laws, rules, regulations and/or policies and procedures civil and criminal justice laws
  • understand and apply case and statutory law evaluate information against a set of standards
  • use logic to analyze or identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts associated with information or data to draw conclusions
  • laws, legal codes, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, the democratic political process, and legislative history
  • perform legal research using case law and appropriate techniques
  • laws governing access to public and private records (e.g. the Utah Government Records Access and Management Act)
  • make a decision or solve a problem by using logic to identify key facts, explore alternatives, and propose quality solutions
  • deal with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism
  • provide consultation and/or expert advice or testimony
  • rules of evidence and civil and/or criminal procedure
  • interpret and apply legal decisions and identify current and emerging trends in interpretation principles, theories, and practices of judicial or administrative law

Application Process

Applications must be submitted online through the Government Jobs website. For more information and to apply, visit the following link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/utah/jobs/4510298/assistant-attorney-general-antitrust-data-privacy