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“Complicated Questions Of Law”

The Department of Justice is looking for a trial attorney [1] in its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit.

Per the job posting, one of the duties of the attorney is to advise and instruct Assistant U.S. attorneys “on complicated questions of law and Departmental policy with respect to the FCPA.”

“Complicated questions of law.”

It is just four words in a job posting, but it is a notable four words and an important acknowledgment by the DOJ that the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is not a simple, straight forward statute as some (including the DOJ) often portray it to be.

What else is a trial attorney in the DOJ’s FCPA Unit expected to do?

As stated in the job posting:

Questions abound from this job description.