800 4th Street SW, No. N517   Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 240-421-6395   E-mail:

Legal Aid Attorney - Consumer

Washington, DC 
Founded in 1975, Legal Counsel for the Elderly champions the dignity and rights of vulnerable Washington, D.C. seniors, 60 and older, providing free legal and social work services to those in need — empowering, defending and protecting.

LCE staff help 6,000+ clients each year in many areas of civil law. Attorneys represent seniors facing foreclosures, evictions, and consumer fraud. LCE handles Medicaid and Social Security cases, provides benefits checkups to assure that seniors and Veterans are receiving the benefits they are due, prepares Wills and Powers of Attorney, and educates elders in ways to avoid Medicare and Medicaid fraud. Clients come to LCE directly through the LCE Legal Hotline, they are referred by partner organizations and the courts, and LCE attorneys, plus its more than 800 volunteers, are regularly in the community meeting elders at senior centers and faith-based organizations. LCE also accommodates homebound seniors by providing legal services in their homes.

LCE also houses the office of the D.C. Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, which advocates on behalf of seniors in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and those receiving home health care. LCE has a strong relationship with a number of pro bono law firms that assist staff with approximately 600 cases a year. LCE staff testify and make recommendations regarding laws before the D.C. Council that affect seniors, and have been instrumental in bettering conditions for D.C. seniors through assistance with local legislation. More than 40 years after its founding, LCE continues to develop innovative, cost-effective ways to deliver legal services, serving as a model for organizations around the country. LCE is incorporated as a 501(c) (3) and is an affiliate of AARP.Summary

The Senior Staff Attorney provides legal representation on behalf of District of Columbia (D.C.) 60+ residents in court and before governmental agencies to carry out the mission of the Consumer Advocacy and Homeownership Preservation practice. Responsibilities include handling complex litigation cases and managing systemic law reform and legislative advocacy projects related to the mission of the practice.Responsibilities

Provides extensive representation in D.C. Superior Court, Federal Court, and before governmental agencies on behalf of eligible District of Columbia 60+ residents.
Primary matters involve homeownership preservation, including foreclosure defense, predatory lending, and scams involving theft of title to the home.
Provides additional key representation regarding fraud and financial exploitation, consumer protection, and contract matters. 
Develops and implements plans for systemic law reform and legislative advocacy projects for elderly D.C. residents, including preparing and presenting testimony before D.C. Council on issues related to the mission of the practice area. 
Conducts community outreach and education events. .
Provides guidance, refers cases, and monitors work of volunteer attorneys, law students, and paralegals on assigned cases. Provides back-up support and technical assistance to the legal hotline, the outreach program, pro bono panel, long-term care ombudsman program, less experienced staff, and other projects, as assigned.
Participates on committees with other legal services advocates, clients, and community leaders with the purpose of collaborating on systemic issues.
Develops and maintains expertise in primary areas of responsibility. Conducts professional presentations and writes articles for journals and other periodicals and/or preparation of manuals. 
Demonstrates cultural competency, understanding of racial inequities, and ability to work across differences while carrying out responsibilities. 
Demonstrates AARP values in all interactions.Requirements

Completion of a Juris Doctorate degree, member in good standing of the D.C. bar or eligible for waiver into the bar , and 6+ years of experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience related to the duties of the position.

Here is the link to apply:

Technology Transactions & Privacy - Associate Attorney - Junior to Mid-Level
Perkins Coie LLP

The Washington, D.C. office of Perkins Coie LLP is seeking a junior or midlevel associate to join its expanding Technology Transactions & Privacy practice and Communications Industry group. The ideal candidate will have at least 2-3 years of experience advising telecommunications (e.g., wireless or other spectrum, fiber, etc.) and technology companies on a variety of regulatory, policy, transactional, and litigation matters before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Department of Justice (DOJ).

Experience advising on international regulatory requirements in the telecommunications, law enforcement, and privacy law is a plus. Additionally, some experience handling technology transactions such as licensing, cloud services and outsourcing, internet and e-commerce transactions, and related intellectual property issues in connection with joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate transactions is required. Candidates with experience at an AmLaw 100 law firm and excellent academic credentials are preferred. To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample.

Here is the link to apply:

Transaction Attorney

Reston, Va.

We are looking for an experienced Transaction Attorney to provide legal support to our Commercial Energy Business. This is a great opportunity to support a growth business in an exciting industry while also working at a large, Fortune 500 company with an established law department. In this role, you will provide legal advice and counsel on a variety of issues, predominantly concerning contracts and commercial transactions including master service agreements, subcontract agreements, software license agreements, technology services agreements, engineering services and compliance. The position will be located at Leidos Headquarters in Reston, Virginia.

Responsibilities will include:
Draft, negotiate and interpret contracts with Leidos Commercial Energy customers, channel partners and vendors in accordance with company policies. Contracts include software, SaaS, engineering services, data subscriptions, licensing, non-disclosure agreements, development, distribution, strategic alliance, consulting and a wide variety of other agreements.
Advise Operations Manager and other business leaders on legal and contractual issues. Act as a trusted business partner to help company achieve its strategic goals.
Communicate effectively with business leaders to ensure contract reflects desired product or service with appropriate risk mitigation.
Work on complex technology transactions, licensing transactions and/or related intellectual property matters.
Participate in and provide advice on legal ramifications of client transactions, including revenue recognition.
Advise business regarding customer and vendor disputes and prepare strategy for resolution.
Oversee or manage disputes and litigation impacting Commercial Energy business.
Respond to requests for legal advice from business management.
Participate in legal department meetings and handle projects as may be assigned from time to time.
Perform other tasks as may be requested from time to time by the Leidos Group General Counsel, Civil and other Senior Leidos Attorneys.

Position Qualifications:
Must be a graduate of an accredited law school and licensed to practice law in a U.S. jurisdiction.
5+ years of prior experience in law firm or in-house legal department involved in engineering services or technology matters.
Experience with software licensing and information technology consulting services agreements a plus.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Interpersonal skills necessary: negotiation; cooperation; diplomacy; strong planning; organizational and coordinating skills, and strong internal consulting skills.
Ability to work under pressure and prioritize and manage workload, manage simultaneous tasks, and meet deadlines with a changing, fast-paced environment.
Substantial experience advising clients on a broad range of legal and contractual issues impacting business transactions. Skilled at building business relationships and gaining trust of internal clients
Sound business judgment and strategic thinking, as well as superior time-management and organizational skills.

Here is the link to apply:

FOIA Analyst Attorney

Washington, D.C.

Job ID 2019-2471
Category Civilian
Amyx is seeking to hire a FOIA Analyst who is a licensed attorney to work at the client location in Washington, DC. The analyst shall provide Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) administration support to the client as defined in the requirements. This work effort involves preparation of FOIA-releasable products while ensuring that classified information is protected in response to FOIA requests. 

Identify and properly redact information protected under FOIA exemptions and exclusions, including but not limited to: 
Simple redactions such as personal email addresses, signatures, complainant names and identifying information.
More advanced redactions, such as confidential business information, and deliberative, pre-decisional information. 
Analyze and review the laws, regulations and Agency procedures on the Freedom of Information Act and provide the client with analyses and recommendations based on this review.
Search for and catalogue responsive records associated with incoming FOIA requests; coordinate closely with govt. staff members to support records searches. 
Prepare draft FOIA-related correspondence on behalf of the program/agency. 
Maintain and populate FOIA-related tracking systems to track and report on task progress, 
Provide technical advice, assistance, and training to govt. staff on FOIA related matters.
Advise the govt. on FOIA legislative requirements that may emanate from legislation, Office of Management and Budget Bulletins, agency regulations, and internal Agency directives.
Advise and make recommendations on policy implementation policies, plans, and procedures governing the govt’s FOIA management system.
Process incoming FOIA requests and monitor responses for legal and other requirements. 
Assist with preparing status reports for the program.
Maintain detailed list of documents redacted and project progress.
Prepare draft responses for FOIA appeals and coordinate with OGC for a legal sufficiency review. 
Assist with review of records and draft responses for FOIA litigation. 

Must be a licensed attorney
Have 2 or more years of experience with FOIA regulation
Must have supported Federal Govt. agencies

Desired Skills and Qualifications:
Possess certifications associated with FOIA regulations

Here is the link to apply:

Attorney with Wireless Communications Experience

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.
Washington, D.C.

Associate Attorney with Wireless Communications Experience- Electronics Group

Sterne Kessler is an intellectual property specialty firm, located in the heart of Washington, D.C., dedicated exclusively to the protection, transfer and enforcement of IP rights for our clients. Our team of attorneys, registered patent agents, student associates, and technical specialists include some of the country's most respected practitioners of intellectual property law. Most of our professionals hold an advanced-level degree, including more than 50 with a doctorate in science or engineering. 

At Sterne Kessler we have cultivated an environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and intellectually stimulating, with just the right touch of fun and exuberance. And we’re honored that our attorneys and staff have voted us as a Washington Post “Top Workplace” for five years running, and a Washington Business Journal "Best Place to Work" ten times!

Position Details and Qualifications:
Join our Electrical Group and bring your current scientific expertise to bear on the legal problems and matters of our clients.  Our attorneys work on matters involving cutting-edge technologies and legal issues demanded by a broad range of innovative individuals and companies.  Our firm is among the first to see the newest developments in a number of technological areas, including: blockchain, bioinformatics, robotics, aeronautics, wireless communications, semiconductors, nanotechnology, optics, lasers and LEDs, software and apps, networking, computer security, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, among other things.  The work involves all phases of global patent practice, including preparation, prosecution, licensing, and client counseling.  And we have been thoughtful leaders in developing creative legal solutions to challenge patentable subject matter, and have been on the forefront of publishing on new areas of law and technology.   

Additionally, we offer a robust professional development program that includes one-on-one, group, and external training courses to help you build, maintain and fine tune fundamental knowledge and writing skills needed to be a fully rounded attorney.  

Qualified applicants will have:
Excellent academic credentials 
Strong research, writing, and communication skills
Advanced degree (master's or doctorate) and/or industry experience in electrical engineering, computer science, optics, wireless technologies, 5G networks, is preferred
Additionally, the candidate must have obtained a JD degree from an accredited law school and be actively licensed as an attorney in an appropriate U.S jurisdiction. If not currently licensed in D.C., applicant must be eligible to waive into the D.C. Bar, or be willing and eligible to sit for the D.C. Bar exam.

Here is the link to apply:

Associate Attorney

Bernstein Management Corp.

Join the in-house legal team supporting a dynamic privately owned 90+ property investment portfolio including multi family, office and industrial properties in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area. Great growth opportunity! The Associate Attorney reports to the Associate General Counsel and to the General Counsel and assists with real estate transactions. This position does not have supervisor responsibilities.

Primary Responsibilities:

Draft and negotiate lease agreements, occupancy and license agreements consents to assignments and subleases, telecommunication access and license agreements and landlord lien waiver agreements
Draft and negotiate purchase and sale agreements, deeds, assignments, bills of sale, escrow agreements, closing instructions and closing documents, review settlement statements; conduct and coordinate due diligence, review title, survey and reports; coordinate with title company and facilitate closings
Negotiate loan documents, draft borrowing resolutions, certificates, opinion letters, closing instructions and closing documents, draft and process tenant estoppels and subordination and non disturbance agreements, review settlement statements, coordinate survey, reports and other lender deliveries and due diligence; coordinate with title company and facilitate closings
Draft and negotiate service contracts, construction contracts, management agreements, broker listing agreements, easements, non-disclosure agreements and software contracts
Draft and negotiate operating agreements, partnership agreements, and other joint venture documentation, draft charter documents, articles of dissolutions, corporate resolutions and other entity documentation
Assist in the zoning, land use and entitlement process
Conduct legal research and interpretation, offering opinion and advice on complex legal issues
Excellent attendance is required to perform the essential functions of this position
* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, as described above.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Integrity and professionalism
Proficient in Microsoft Office
Strong transactional drafting skills
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Strong time management and organizational skills
Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-entity environment
Ability to multi-task and follow through
Ability to work under pressure
Ability to communicate effectively
Ability to work effectively as a team contributor on applicable assignments
Ability to respond to others' needs in a timely and courteous manner
Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly

Required Education and Experience: Juris Doctor degree with strong academic record

Here is the link to apply:

Attorney Advisor

National Park Service

Provides legal advice and other legal services on matters within assigned areas of responsibility, and represents the Secretary of the Interior and other officials of the Department in judicial and administrative proceedings. As an Attorney-Adviser with the Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Division of Parks and Wildlife, Branch of National Parks, located in Washington, DC. Your specific duties will include:

Provide legal counsel and services to the National Park Service (NPS) focused primarily on the NPS’s Commercial Services Program. In this capacity you will advise the NPS as it develops, awards, and administers concession contracts for visitor accommodations, facilities, and services in units of the national park system; draft or review and revise concession contracts, commercial use authorizations, leases, and agreements with federal and nonfederal partners; advise the NPS on complex legal matters of first impression related to the substantive terms and appropriate use of those instruments; work closely with NPS program staff and upper management to develop new policies, protocols, and templates for the NPS’s Commercial Services Program; and assist the Department of Justice in litigation arising out of the NPS’s Commercial Services Program. Experience with drafting financial instruments and negotiating commercial transactions would be helpful.

Provide general legal counsel and services to the NPS’s National Capital Region, which oversees the National Mall and other parks in the nation’s capital as well as units of the national park system located in nearby surrounding areas, and to NPS regional offices and units of the national park system located around the country. In this capacity you will advise the NPS on the appropriate interpretation and implementation of the NPS Organic Act, park-specific enabling acts, NPS regulations, and written NPS policies, and on compliance with various federal and state laws, including the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the National Historic Preservation Act, and the Endangered Species Act.

Review and comment on proposed legislation and Congressional testimony related to the NPS’s national offices and programs and specific units of the national park system and assist with responses to Congressional document requests.

Advise and assist regional and field offices of the Office of the Solicitor around the country with respect to matters in your subject-matter area of expert

Required Documents:
--A 1-2 page cover letter is desired expressing your interest and qualifications for this position.
--If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide all unofficial transcripts (undergraduate, graduate, etc.) or list of course work, which includes semester hours earned and grade received, by the closing date of this announcement. This proof may be faxed, document uploaded, or hand delivered to the servicing Human Resources Office (see "Required Documents" and/or "Contact Information"). Please ensure that all documentation is legible. If you are currently employed by the Federal government in the same occupational series as the advertised position, you are not required to submit transcripts at this time.
--You must provide information in your resume regarding the state in which your active Bar membership is held. 
--If you are claiming veterans' preference you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, by the closing date of this announcement. If you are currently on active military duty, you must provide documentation (e.g., campaign document, award citation, etc.), that verifies entitlement to veterans preference and that your character of military service is honorable. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, in addition to the DD-214, you must submit documentation that supports your claim (e.g., an official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces certifying the existence of a service-connected disability; or receipt of a Purple Heart). If you fail to submit any of the required documentation, you will not be granted veterans preference. Additional information on veterans' preference can be found in the VetGuide.

Agency contact information
Kristen Davis Kristen Davis
Phone: 703-648-7463

INTERIOR, Office of the Solicitor
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS-600
Reston, Virginia 20192

Here is the link to Apply:

Staff Attorney


The staff attorney implements eDiscovery best practices, as recommended by consulting attorneys, to manage client data from document preservation and collection through processing, review, production and presentation. Applying their deep industry knowledge, Smarter Discovery methodologies and legal project management techniques, staff attorneys increase efficiency and quality throughout the eDiscovery process across diverse legal matters. They are the chief eDiscovery liaisons between clients and firm attorneys and collaborate closely with consulting attorneys, discovery attorneys and litigation support. And they consult with case teams and clients on effective use of eDiscovery platforms, designing and implementing tailored workflows to best meet clients’ needs. 

WilmerHale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, age, disability or veteran status, or other protected status.

If you are a candidate, please submit your online application here.
If you are a search firm, please submit your candidate's online application here.Please include a copy of your unofficial law school transcript with your application.

Here is the link to apply:

General Attorney

Customs & Border Protection
Washington, D.C.

As our nation navigates the COVID-19 pandemic, CBP is committed to delivering our mission to safeguard America's borders and enable legitimate trade and travel. Staffing mission critical positions remains a high priority. Be reassured that CBP is still hiring, despite potential hiring process step delays due to restrictions to in-person activities. 
Please see the Qualifications and Required Documents sections for more information if education is applicable to this position.Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Chief Counsel, Office of Associate Chief Counsel , Trade and Finance located in Washington, DC . 

This position starts at a salary of $72,030.00 (GS-11, Step 1) to $157,709.00 (GS-14, Step 10) with promotion potential to $157,709 (GS-14, Step 10). 

In this position, you will become a key member of the legal team for The Office of The Chief Counsel. Typical work assignments include:

Providing advice to CBP personnel on the administration of customs and trade laws, policy, and programs, including issues related to the entry and admission of merchandise, the assessment of customs duties, fees, and taxes; importer compliance; customs broker licensing; sureties and bonding; federal advisory committees; free trade agreements; and other special import programs.
Advising the agency client on matters arising under international trade and customs laws and regulations, including duty deferral programs, test programs, trade automation programs and the International Trade Data System single window.
Supporting the Department of Justice in civil actions involving CBP (to include the preparation of litigation reports, pleadings, and discovery), such as cases involving customs/trade matters, patent and other intellectual property disputes.
Aiding in the disposition of other miscellaneous issues, such as reviewing and drafting legislation affecting CBP's interests, assisting with the negotiation and interpretation of international agreements, advising on agency and third party intellectual property rights, and issuing advice on the application of FOIA and the Trade Secrets Act.Applicant must be a graduate from a full course of study in a School of Law accredited by the American Bar Association and be an active member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.Specialized Education: Recent law school graduates may be appointed to attorney positions at the GS-11 level with the following additional qualifications: rank in the top 1/3 of graduating class; participation on the school's official Law Review; membership in the Order of the Coif; or winning of a moot court competition. An interim appointment of 14 months may be made pending the selectee's admission to the bar. Selectee will be required to provide admittance and standing to the Bar and provide a copy of their official law school transcript. 

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. 

You must meet all qualification requirements, including education if applicable to this position, subject to verification at any stage of the application process by 05/20/2020. 

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office. 

Background Investigation: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is a federal law enforcement agency that requires all applicants to undergo a thorough background investigation prior to employment in order to promote the agency's core values of vigilance, service to country, and integrity. During the screening and/or background investigation process, you will be asked questions regarding any felony criminal convictions or current felony charges, the use of illegal drugs (e.g., marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, methamphetamines, ecstasy), and the use of non-prescribed controlled substances including any experimentation, possession, sale, receipt, manufacture, cultivation, production, transfer, shipping, trafficking, or distribution of controlled substances. For more information visit this link. 

Residency: There is a residency requirement for all applicants not currently employed by CBP. Individuals are required to have physically resided in the United States or its protectorates (as declared under international law) for at least three of the last five years. If you do not meet the residency requirement and you have been physically located in a foreign location for more than two of the last five years, you may request an exception to determine if you are eligible for a residency wavier by meeting one or more of the following conditions:

Working for the U.S. Government as a federal civilian or as a member of the military
A dependent who was authorized to accompany a federal civilian or member of the military who was working for the U.S. government
Participation in a study abroad program sponsored by a U.S. affiliated college or university
Working as a contractor, intern, consultant or volunteer supporting the U.S. government

Here is the link to apply:

Legal Counsel

Improbable (software engineering company)

At Improbable, we’re bringing together technology and games to create new opportunities and experiences. In order to achieve this, we need unique perspectives from diverse people, empowered to revolutionise how online games are made, delivered and paid for.
We believe one of the biggest, most impactful changes to the way we live our lives is going to come from the medium of games. Realising new communities, societies and vocations through virtual worlds is what drives our people and gives them purpose.
Your Mission
Improbable is building a founding team in the U.S. to deliver on a number of active projects to the US Government. This team is comprised of experienced, versatile and entrepreneurial individuals that want to help solve some of the most critical challenges that face our government. As the first in-house Legal Counsel for this business unit, you will build a resilient foundational core of legal compliance and be the authority on all legal aspects of the US business.

Areas for Impact:
Participate in the definition and development of corporate policies, procedures and programs and provides continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters and on legal implications of all matters.
Draft, review, and negotiate a variety of transactional agreements related to all major business transactions, including both commercial and governmental contracts and licensing agreements.
Ensure that the company conducts its business in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, particularly in areas such as privacy, securities, export control (ITAR, EAR), and human resources.
Structure and manage the company’s internal legal function and staff and liaises with London-based legal team when required.
Work with outside counsel on major complex issues and oversees the selection, retention, management and evaluation of all outside counsel.
Advise on legal aspects of the company’s financing, including assessing and advising on current and future business structures and legal entities

We’d like to hear from you if you identify with the following:
Member of Virginia bar, or other U.S. state bar and qualified as in-house counsel in Virginia
Minimum 7 + years related experience at a law firm or comparable in-house or government position (combination preferred).
Outstanding analytical, communication and organizational skills, including excellent drafting and negotiation skills.
Sound business judgement, strong work ethic and flexibility/adaptability to manage multiple wide-ranging matters, conflicting deadlines, and new areas of expertise as business needs change.
Capable of providing practical legal advice to members of business teams at all levels.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively to build and support a growing team.
Demonstrated experience in software licensing, contract negotiations, and government contracting (including FAR, DFARS, ITAR, and EAR) and managing compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Strong attention to detailWhile we think the above experience could be important, we’re keen to hear from people that believe they have valuable experience to bring to the role. If you identify with the team and mission, but not all of our requirements, then please still apply!!
Equal Opportunity 
The best ideas are often the least expected and require new ways of thinking; that’s why our teams at Improbable are made up of an incredible range of talented people. Improbable is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, colour, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.

Here is the link to apply:

Staff Attorney, Right to Zero

Washington, D.C.

$135,000 - $147,000

     Earthjustice is now accepting applications for a Staff Attorney to join our Washington, D.C. Regional Office. This attorney will play a key role in our office’s efforts to safeguard health and the environment, focusing primarily on litigation and advocacy to compel a shift away from fossil fuels and toward equitable zero-emissions solutions across the power, transportation, and building sectors in D.C., Maryland, and elsewhere in the eastern U.S. 
     Earthjustice is the nation’s premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on major, precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
     Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished history of using litigation and advocacy to achieve significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, Chicago, and Washington, DC.
     The Washington, D.C. office serves both as a center for litigation on important national environmental issues and a regional office for issues arising in Mid-Atlantic States. The office’s docket currently includes litigation and administrative advocacy to protect public health and the environment from air pollution, hazardous wastes, and dangerous chemicals; curb greenhouse gas emissions and promote energy efficiency; and protect streams, wetlands, and drinking water. A significant focus of our work is preventing environmental harms to children, disproportionately impacted communities of color, and low-income communities. For more information about the office’s work, visit
     Earthjustice has a longstanding track record of success with our litigation and advocacy to attack dangerous air emissions and climate pollution, and to advance a transition from fossil fuels to clean energy. In recent years, we have achieved major successes in promoting a shift toward a zero-emissions future in California in which fossil fuels will be replaced by clean energy. We see an unparalleled opportunity to do the same in the eastern U.S.
     The Staff Attorney will work closely with our existing team of experienced clean air and water litigators, scientists, policy advocates, and other dedicated staff in D.C., and with similar staff in other Earthjustice offices across the nation. Additionally, Staff Attorneys are expected to help nurture the development of early career attorneys and other staff.
     Conduct and supervise advocacy before agencies, state and local governments, and courts as warranted.
     Manage new and existing cases from start to finish.
     Coordinate the development and execution of non-litigation advocacy strategies in collaboration with attorneys, policy staff and communications staff as appropriate.
     Conduct factual investigations and develop legal theories for possible advocacy or litigation advancing the goals of our clients.
     Supervise the work of Associate Attorneys, Scientists, Researchers, Litigation Assistants, and Law Clerks individually and as part of litigation teams.
     Develop and manage relationships with co-counsel, and with a diverse group of clients and coalition partners.
     Work effectively with other departments within Earthjustice, including Communications, Development, Operations, and Policy and Legislation.
     Collaborate with and oversee the work of technical experts.
     Serve as spokesperson for Earthjustice, clients, and partners.
     Juris Doctorate (JD) degree from an ABA accredited law school.
     A minimum of six years of relevant litigation and advocacy experience.
     Admitted or eligible to waive in for admission to the District of Columbia Bar.
     Willing and able to work in our Washington, D.C. office.
     Knowledge of, and experience in, environmental and administrative law is strongly preferred.
     Experience with advocacy campaigns directed at boards, agencies or commissions is a plus.
Salary range in Washington, DC is: $134,995 + depending on experience
     For litigators and advocates committed to saving the planet and the people who depend on it, Staff Attorney at Earthjustice is the best job on the planet. Learn more about our Staff Attorney careers and work online here:

Compliance Counsel 

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards
Washington, DC
$124,000 - $284,000

     The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (“CFP Board”) - headquartered in Washington, D.C.-is the certifying body for financial planning professionals. It is a non-profit organization that fosters professional standards in personal financial planning through its setting and enforcement of the education, examination, experience, ethics, and other requirements for the CFP certification.
     CFP Board seeks a highly motivated team player to serve as Compliance Counsel. This position conducts compliance investigations from intake, qualitative research and analysis, and through the adjudication of the possible misconduct under CFP Board’s Standards of Professional Conduct.
     The ideal candidate will embrace open collaboration, possess intellectual curiosity and help the organization deliver results towards fulfilling our mission.

Essential Functions:
Efficiently and effectively investigates, researches and analyzes alleged violations of CFP Board Standards of Professional Conduct
Provides guidance to Compliance Analysts and other department personnel on the handling of investigations, including with respect to the same issues that arise in the Compliance Counsel’s investigations
Identifies and expedites the investigation of targeted classes of investigations, such as financial planning cases or customer grievances
Acts as an advocate on behalf of CFP Board in hearings before CFP Board’s Disciplinary and Ethics Commission
Responds to emails and telephone calls requesting guidance with respect to compliance with and applicability of the Standards of Professional Conduct, as requested by the General Counsel.
Collaborates with the Director of Investigations as to the handling of investigations, complaints, and requests for guidance
Recommends procedures and policies that will assist in the efficiency of the department

Background/Skills/Abilities Preferred:
D. (Juris Doctorate) degree from an accredited law school
Active status licensed attorney in any state; eligible to be admitted in the District of Columbia bar

Minimum of three years’ experience as an enforcement attorney presenting cases in administrative hearings or similar substantive legal practice experience desired
Working knowledge of broker-dealer, investment adviser and insurance regulations desired
Ability to prepare and present facts in a logical, clear and concise manner
Exemplary written and oral communications skills

To apply, send your resume and one-page letter summarizing your interest, qualifications and salary expectations. Please reference the Compliance Counsel position in your cover letter. Email your application to Attention: Director, Human Resources, CFP Board, 1425 K Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005. Email:

Associate Counsel

JBG Smith
Bethesda, Md.
$83,000 - $103,000 (estimated)

JBG SMITH is a vertically integrated real estate firm specializing in office, residential, retail and mixed-use assets in the Washington D.C. Metro area. The Associate Counsel will be responsible for negotiating commercial leases and assisting with acquisitions, dispositions, and financings within the JBG SMITH portfolio, in coordination with our commercial leasing, property management, and asset management teams.

Drafting and negotiating commercial leases and associated documents, including licenses, subletting consents, and assignment documents
Drafting documents related to commercial acquisitions, dispositions, title and closing matters, and commercial real estate financing matters, including portfolio recapitalization matters, such as letters of intent, purchase and sale agreements, and joint venture agreements
Coordinating with leasing, property management, and asset management teams regarding interpretation of lease documents
Coordinating with asset management regarding the due diligence process for acquisitions, dispositions, and financings of commercial properties

Education: Juris Doctor required 
License: Must have a law license in the U.S. (does not have to be in Maryland) 
Experience: 2-5 years of experience in commercial leasing and/or commercial real estate 
Computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite 
Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to communicate clearly and concisely 
Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment​

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