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Trade Attorney (labor)

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Date Last Verified

May 19, 2021

Valid Through

Sep 01, 2021

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Mar 24, 2020

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USD 102663 to 170800 Annually


Washington, DC, United States

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Litigation >> Litigation - Labor & Employment
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Trade Attorney (Labor)
The candidate will be responsible for: Serves as an attorney in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). Represents the United States in arbitral panels in international fora, in particular panels formed under the USMCA. Provides expert legal analysis and advice on trade and labor issues, in particular with respect to the USMCA labor chapter and Mexico’s compliance with its obligations under the labor chapter of the USMCA, working closely with USTR’s Office of Labor Affairs and labor attaches in Mexico. Develops and coordinates USTR’s legal position on potential disputes with USMCA parties related to labor issues. Develops and coordinates USTR’s legal positions for any disputes under the Facility-Specific, Rapid Response Mechanism provided for in Annex 31-A of the USMCA. Briefs USTR’s congressional committees of jurisdiction and other Members and committees of Congress on USTR’s legal work. Works closely with an Assistant U.S. Trade Representative (AUSTR) in formulating U.S. trade monitoring and enforcement policies and priorities, specifically related to trade and labor. Conducts research of laws, legal opinions, policies, or regulations on specific trade areas or broad trade and labor issues. Must have knowledge of general U.S. law. Knowledge of U.S. international trade laws and policies, Executive Orders, court decisions, and regulations affecting the work of the USTR desirable. Should have expertise and experience in labor law and practice, including with the application of international labor standards and rights as recognized by the International Labor Organization. Knowledge of the labor legal framework of Canada or Mexico desirable. Must have knowledge of the various sources of legal reference material concerning U.S. trade agreements, regulations, decisions, and policies. Knowledge of legal research methods required. Litigation and advocacy writing experience essential. Spanish language capabilities desirable.

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Hiring Coordinator
Executive Office of the President Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
600 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20508

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