Assistant Attorney General - Antitrust

State of Tennessee

Nashville, TN

Legal


Position Description / Responsibilities

Office of the TN Attorney General and Reporter

 

The Tennessee Office of the Attorney General is seeking an attorney to join its Consumer Protection Division to work on Antitrust investigations and cases in Nashville as an Assistant Attorney General. The Division enforces federal and state antitrust laws on behalf of Tennessee and its citizens, promoting and protecting the competitive process and the Tennessee economy. The Division is engaged in the full range of antitrust issues, including price-fixing, bid-rigging, horizontal and vertical restraints, monopolization, and mergers. The Division works closely with other state antitrust enforcers on matters of regional or national impact, and with the United States Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.  The Tennessee Office of the Attorney General is particularly interested in investigating potential antitrust issues in the technology sector.

Primary Activities of the Position

AAGs participate in all phases of antitrust investigations and litigation. Primary responsibilities include:

·        Drafting subpoenas and information requests to gather evidence;

·        Interviewing potential witnesses and taking testimony;

·        Reviewing documentary and economic evidence and formulating potential legal theories;

·        All aspects of electronic discovery;

·        Working with economists and other expert witnesses;

·        Coordinating with other state and federal enforcers in joint investigations and litigation;

·        Drafting pleadings, motions, briefs and other court documents;

·        Arguing motions and participating in trials; and

·        Negotiating settlements where appropriate.


Position Requirements

Experience and Education

·        Four or more years civil litigation work experience;

·        Antitrust experience preferred;

·        Economics and financial literacy background preferred;

·        Previous complex commercial litigation experience preferred;

·        Strong analytical, legal writing, and oral advocacy skills;

·        Demonstrated successful negotiation skills; and

·        Electronic discovery experience.


 

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Application Instructions

To apply:

 

Please submit an application package including your resume, law school transcript, at least 3 references and a writing sample to kelly.smith@ag.tn.gov

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