Attorney Advisor

$84,403 - $171,194 yearly
  • U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • Sep 07, 2023
Full time Government Legal

Job Description

**This position is open 08/16/2024**


***This is an open continuous announcement to fill multiple positions as they become available.  Applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis for the duration of this announcement***

Positions may be placed in any of the Commissions’ Operating Division/Offices, located at Headquarters in Washington, DC; Chicago, IL; New York, NY; and/or Kansas City, MO offices. Divisions may include but not limited to the following offices:

Division of Clearing Risk

Division of Enforcement

Division of Market Oversight

Market Participants Division

Office of General Counsel

For more information on the Operating Offices/Divisions, please visit: CFTC Organization | CFTC

The incumbent will perform as a Junior Attorney to gain experience working on complex legal matters and policy initiatives relating to commodity derivatives law.  With supervisory support, and depending on the assigned division or office, duties may include:

  • Providing written or oral legal advice on assigned projects with respect to the relevant provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act (“Act”), Commission regulations, and other pertinent statutes, regulations, judicial decisions, and legal opinions;
  • Researching applicable legal standards, foreign and domestic, and investigating relevant facts. On the basis of the research or investigation, preparing necessary legal documents, advisory opinions, drafts or comments on proposed legislation or changes in regulations, or other disposition;
  • Identifying and analyzing issues to be considered and developing proposals and recommendations for consideration and adoption by agency officials;
  • Drafting new or amended regulations, orders, guidelines, and other regulatory approaches applicable for consideration and adoption by the Commission;
  • Drafting staff letters and general memoranda pursuant to programs under the relevant Division’s direction;
  • Assisting in the review, evaluation, and preparation of reports submitted to the Commission respect to applicable provisions of the Act and Commission regulations;
  • Reviewing proposed legislation, changes in regulations, enforcement actions, questions of law, administrative policy, staff reports, and other Commission regulatory documents and developing independent, objective comments, critiques, and recommendations;
  • Studying industry and trade practices, policies, procedures, and operations of other Government agencies or of the States or local bodies or business, technical, and professional publications and other authoritative sources of information required in the technical interpretation of factual issues; and
  • Interviewing or engaging with individuals, such as the Commission staff, senior staff/executives, and principals of designated contract markets (DCMs), swap execution facilities (SEFs), swap data repositories (SDRs), self-regulatory organizations (SROs), and derivatives clearing organization (DCOs), and other entities, along with their counsel, accounting and financial professionals, and other experts who provide services to them.

Selections may be made at either grade level.