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Attorney-Advisor (International)
Apply now for an exciting opportunity at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). With an expanded mission and authority to include oversight of the swap markets, the CFTC continues to protect the American public by promoting market integrity, transparency, and preventing and prosecuting fraud, manipulation, and other abuse in the futures and options markets. Please visit www.cftc.gov to learn more about the CFTC.
Position: Attorney-Advisor (International)
Organization: Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Location: Washington,  DC 
United States
Salary: $125,156 to $217,243
Posting Start Date: 10/2/2020
Date Posted: 10/2/2020
As an Attorney Advisor (International) in the Office of International Affairs (OIA), your principal duties will include conducting research, drafting reports, legal interpretations, memoranda, and other written products as assigned.  You will review Commission proposed rules and other actions, participate in the representation of the Commission at international meetings and domestic inter-agency meetings relating to international policy, and negotiate and draft regulatory arrangements with foreign authorities.  Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Negotiating and drafting documents intended for an international audience, which may involve reports for international bodies such as the International Organization of Securities Commissions and the Financial Stability Board.
  • Drafting briefing memoranda on international developments and reports.
  • Reviewing draft rules prepared by other offices and divisions with a view towards ensuring consistency with international standards.
  • Monitoring foreign regulatory developments, as well as producing and maintaining analyses of regulatory developments.
  • Preparing legal interpretations and memoranda for the Commission, its operating divisions, and other senior staff with respect to difficult, complex, and novel legal problems.  
  • Negotiating and drafting international arrangements with foreign regulators and policymakers for information sharing and cooperative regulatory oversight.
Status: This listing expires on: 11/1/2020
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Commodity Futures Trading Commission
1155 21st Street, NW

Washington,  DC 20581
United States
(202) 418-5580
Three Lafayette Centre