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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Senior Coordinator - Americas
job requisition id: R234143
Keen to become part of a truly global, collaborative team of professionals? Your journey begins here.
The role of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Senior Coordinator – Americas is to work closely with the Chief Diversity Officer – Americas in the implementation and coordination of the firm's strategic objectives for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Americas. Under the guidance of the Chief Diversity Officer – Americas, the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Senior Coordinator – Americas should be able to work independently, in a highly organized manner, and prioritize their workload while working in a fast-paced environment.
Responsible for the implementation and coordination of tasks and duties required to execute our Americas DEI plan by performing a broad spectrum of substantively creative and administrative duties that require independent decision making, discretion, and judgment
Oversees strategic and logistical support to eight (8) regional diversity committees and twelve (12) national affinity groups (e.g., iPublish invitations, meeting agendas, preparation of handout materials, event follow-up)
Leads Americas Business Services Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee
Serve as liaison with internal and external parties on matters related to the Office of Inclusion (e.g., answer questions concerning departmental activities and transmit instructions and or information to and from diversity members/staff with the support of Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator)
Works closely with the Chief Diversity Officer – Americas in the planning and coordination of on-site workshops, programs and meetings in various U.S. offices, including all logistical components
Liaison on external sponsorships, industry DEI conferences and national bar associations
Leads preparation of diversity-related statistical and qualitative information for firm-related initiatives; works closely with HRIS personnel as needed
Problem solves where the Firm may have additional opportunity to refine and adjust its Diversity, Equity & Inclusion objectives and initiatives based on data indicators
Responsible for tracking, monitoring and maintaining accurate accounts of all committee and affinity group expenses and balances to support the Americas DEI budget
Prepares trainings on basic diversity, equity and inclusion concepts, and feels comfortable facilitating conversations on diversity, equity and inclusion
Navigates strategic connections across internal and external communications to drive success, including the proven ability to manage external agencies
Incorporate competitive research and diverse segment benchmarking of primary competitors to assess performance metrics
Works with others to coordinate site/catering/audiovisual reservations for internal and external diversity events
All members of the firm are encouraged to participate in our Global Responsible Business program
Other duties as assigned
Proficient in Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Office 365 including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Teams; iPublish and other design systems
Solid understanding of key D&I metrics; Basic reporting and analytics experience
Adapts and works effectively in a variety of situations with a diverse group of perspectives/styles
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Excellent proofreading and organizational skills
Self-motivated; ability to work with minimal supervision
Strong attention to detail
Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure
Superior judgment; and
High levels of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Three (3)+ years of diversity and inclusion experience in a law firm or professional services organization preferred
College degree required. Advance degree preferred
D&I certificate or another significant D&I credential highly desirable
Balance of law firm diversity experience and education/certification will be taken into consideration.
Here is the link to apply: https://hoganlovells.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Search/details/Diversity--Equity---Inclusion-Senior-Coordinator---Americas_R234143-1?locationCountry=bc33aa3152ec42d4995f4791a106ed09&locations=43f84269ee4b1097db34d5b8bef0a581
Health Care Associate
Wiley Rein LLP
Associate for our Washington, DC office
Hybrid work schedule
2-5 years of law firm experience or equivalent industry experience with a health plan or payer
General knowledge of the health care industry and government health care programs (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid) required
Experience with health care transactions (e.g., contract drafting and interpretation) and/or regulatory counseling on federal health care laws (e.g., HIPAA, Medicare, Medicaid, ACA) preferred
Knowledge of drug pricing, pharmacy benefit managers, and the drug supply chain is a plus, but not required
Seeking academically distinguished applicants who have excellent writing and analytical skills, high attention to detail, and ability to work under pressure with multiple deadlines
Opportunity to gain significant responsibility and direct exposure to clients
All applicants should have excellent references
Here is the link to apply: https://wileylawext.viglobalcloud.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReApplicantEmail.aspx?Tag=883a8ccd-06b1-4b98-b9c5-a7b09a85d2b3
Washington, D.C. regional
We are accepting applications for Associate Attorneys to conduct legal advocacy and litigation with the Washington, DC office. The position requires 0-4 years post-law school legal experience. The attorney selected for this position will have the opportunity to play a key role in legal actions that can make a real difference to people’s health and well-being and in protection of important environmental values.
Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most 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, 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 track record of achieving 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, Bozeman, Chicago, Denver, Honolulu, Houston, Juneau, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle, Tallahassee and Washington, D.C.
Earthjustice is now accepting applications for Associate Attorneys to join its Washington, D.C, office. This office serves both as a center for litigation on important national environmental issues and as a regional office for issues arising in the Mid-Atlantic states. The current docket includes litigation and advocacy to: curb climate change pollution; protect public health and the environment from air pollution, including in frontline and disproportionately impacted communities; ensure safe drinking water, clean rivers, and equal access to sanitation; protect people from the dangers of hazardous wastes and toxic chemicals; and secure strong energy efficiency standards for the nation. For more information about the office’s work, visit http://earthjustice.org/about/offices/dc.
The Associate Attorney position is a three-year position with the possibility of an additional three-years as a Senior Associate Attorney. Earthjustice’s Associate Attorney program is designed to help attorneys who are in the early stages of their careers develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various phases of public interest litigation. The level of duties and responsibilities for an Associate Attorney will vary depending on experience. Many Associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice and with other public interest organizations.
Associate attorneys perform a range of work, in partnership with senior attorneys and professional staff to investigate, develop, and pursue advocacy before administrative agencies and litigation in court.
As associate attorneys gain experience, their dockets may include cases for which they have primary responsibility under the supervision of a senior attorney in addition to matters on which they work in a supporting role with senior attorneys. Specific responsibilities include:
Working closely with Earthjustice attorneys, scientists, professional staff, and clients to build cases and support policies that serve a diverse set of clients.
Participating in the full range of tasks involved in administrative advocacy and litigation, including factual investigation, legal research and analysis, memo writing, negotiation, discovery, briefing, and oral advocacy.
Participating in cultivating relationships with new clients, allies, and coalition partners.
Integrate communications and legislative advocacy into litigation and other legal strategies.
Support efforts to ensure a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
Representing Earthjustice on telephone calls and at meetings with clients, partners, co-counsel, and experts.
Developing skills required to serve as spokesperson in media.
Participating in hiring and supervision of student law clerks and externs.
Law school graduate with 0-4 years of legal experience and admitted to, or willing and eligible to apply for admission to, the District of Columbia Bar.
Excellent research, analytic, writing, and communication skills.
Strong and demonstrated work ethic, good judgment, initiative, and creativity.
Strong desire to fight for the right of all to a healthy environment.
Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well collegially.
Commitment to serving the public interest and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission.
Legal or non-legal experience supporting communities working to overcome injustice is a plus.
Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
Ability and desire to contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
High levels of emotional intelligence.
Ability and willingness to travel as needed, including for case work, court appearances, and meetings with clients and partners.
Ability and willingness to live and work in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits that are comprehensive and competitive. We also offer a congenial work environment and a casual dress code. As a 501(c)(3) organization, Earthjustice is a qualifying employer for purposes of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.
Salary depends on experience and location.
Salary range in Washington, D.C.: $88,100 - $106,400
Interested applicants should submit the following via Jobvite by February 12, 2023:
One-page cover letter that addresses: 1) your interest in, and qualifications for serving as an associate attorney: (2) why you are drawn to Earthjustice’s mission and whether there are particular legal, environmental, or social justice issues that inspire you; and (3) aspects of your background that demonstrate competence to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in work with clients and colleagues. Also, please include the earliest date you would be available to begin work.
Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that is either unedited or only lightly edited by someone other than you. Please include a cover sheet explaining the extent of any editing by someone else.
Law school transcript.
List of three professional references.
For this position, we are looking to hire a candidate who is available to start in April, June, or September 2023. Preference will be given to candidates who apply by February 12, 2023. After that, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.
Please reach out to email@example.com if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.
Here is the link to apply: https://jobs.jobvite.com/earthjustice/job/oVYMlfwK?__jvst=Job%20Board&__jvsd=LinkedIn
Nonprofit Organizations Staff Attorney
Venable LLP’s Nonprofit Organizations Group seeks an experienced staff attorney to join the practice supporting charitable registrations and compliance in the Washington, D.C. office.
The qualified candidate is knowledgeable about charitable registrations, solicitation rules, compliance, and state licensure issues and has a minimum of three years of experience in a law firm and/or in-house with a nonprofit. Responsibilities of this role include preparing clients for federal and nationwide compliance deadlines, preparing and filing various exemptions for clients, and generally supporting the needs of nonprofit clients as it relates to federal and state level applications, filings, and charitable solicitations. This role has potential to grow into client counseling, contract negotiation, and structuring corporate promotions with nonprofits. The successful candidate thrives in a fast-paced environment, has demonstrated project management abilities, is an experienced team leader, and possesses excellent time management skills and attention to detail. Candidates must hold a juris doctorate degree from an accredited law school and be admitted to and in good standing with the D.C. Bar. Please include law school transcripts with submissions.
As the country’s largest nonprofit practice, Venable’s team is equipped with the experience, scale, and institutional knowledge necessary to act as strategic and legal advisors for nonprofit organizations of all kinds, providing practical solutions to the most complex challenges in a cost-effective manner. Our team includes former in-house counsel and current board members for nonprofits throughout the nation. This insider perspective enables us to offer holistic guidance that recognizes day-to-day management as well as political and business considerations. We handle the issues that face nonprofits with efficiency and do so with the benchmarking and contextual experience that comes from representing similar clients.
Venable LLP is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in California, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, New York, and Virginia. Our lawyers and legislative advisors serve domestic and international clients in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property, regulatory matters, and government affairs. Additional information can be found at Venable.com.
Senior Manager of Associate Recruiting
U.S. Department of Commerce
Office of the General Counsel
The Department of Commerce's (Department) Office of the General Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel for Technology Security, is seeking an Attorney-Advisor to provide legal counsel to the Department in support of its mission to advance U.S. national security, foreign policy, and economic objectives by securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services (ICTS) supply chain.Learn more about this agency
The Attorney-Advisor will provide legal advice regarding, and perform functions related to, ongoing and anticipated ICTS transaction reviews as well as related regulatory matters. This includes formulating an investigative strategy, drafting legal memoranda and legal recommendations, drafting administrative subpoenas, reviewing subpoena responses and responsive documents, interacting with outside counsel, assessing evidence, advising and preparing risk assessments, developing measures to resolve any risks, including through mitigation agreements, and making recommendations to the Secretary concerning initial and final determinations.
The Attorney-Advisor will also perform rulemaking and other legal duties related to ICTS work, as assigned. Additional duties include: providing technical legal advice, particularly in connection with the Department's ICTS authorities; drafting and reviewing statutes, regulations, and Executive Orders that include Department equities as they pertain to ICTS; reviewing compliance with statutory, regulatory, and executive order requirements, and coordinating with other Departmental and interagency offices, as necessary; counseling and bringing to the attention of office and Department leadership matters within the purview of the office; and briefing Department leadership on these matters. In addition, the Attorney-Advisor will be required to carry out duties with minimal preliminary instruction and review, often requiring independent legal research, approach planning, and the development of legal recommendations related to the Department's ICTS responsibilities.
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
You must be suitable for Federal employment.
You must be able to successfully pass a background investigation.
You must complete a 2-year trial period.
Selective Service: Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/)
If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application.
All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
Drug Test Required: Yes
Pre-employment physical required: No
Bargaining Unit Position: No
Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE form 450): Yes
Permanent Change of Duty Station (PCS) Expense: will not be paid
The attorney(s) will be hired at the GS-13 through GS-15 grade levels, depending on experience and the promotion potential for this position is GS-15 level.
Basic Requirement for all grade levels:
You must be a graduate with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree or equivalent from an accredited law school; AND
You must have bar membership in one of the 50 states, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico or the US. Virgin Islands.
Minimum Requirements:The career ladder for attorney positions in OGC is generally GS-11 to GS-15.
The minimum qualifications for hiring at each grade level (or equivalent) are as follows:
GS-13: Applicants applying at the GS-13 grade level must have two years of legal experience or
GS-14: Applicants applying at the GS-14 grade level requires at least three years of legal
GS-15: Applicants applying at the GS-15 grade level requires at least four years of legal
The ideal candidate would have:
Experience in international law and/or national security law;
Experience promulgating rules in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act;
Experience investigating matters, whether in the criminal or civil context;
Experience litigating matters before a Federal or state court;
Demonstrated ability to analyze complex and novel legal issues and developing strategies to deal with those issues, often within short deadlines; and
Strong writing and organizational skills.Note: The General Counsel or designee retains the discretion to waive minimum qualifications
as described above, as necessary.
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.
Specialized Experience Requirements:Applicants must meet the General Professional Experience requirements set forth above and the below specialized experience by the closing date of the announcement.
Specialized experience equips applicants with particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position to be filled. For this position, specialized experience includes knowledge of labor and employment law and/or litigation experience.
Applicants may be hired at any of the grades shown in this announcement, commensurate with the candidate's experience and qualifications. You are encouraged to identify the grade level(s) or salary for which you wish to be considered.
Applicants must possess a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree or equivalent from an accredited law school. Official or unofficial transcripts must be submitted with your application package.
This position does not confer non-competitive conversion to the competitive service. Acceptance of an excepted service appointment from applicants in the competitive service will require a written statement of understanding when voluntarily leaving the competitive service.
Here is the link to apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/697750900
Trial Attorney - Consumer Protection Branch
Washington, D.C., or remote
The Consumer Protection Branch is seeking a Trial Attorney to represent the United States in a broad range of both criminal and civil affirmative litigation. Charged with safeguarding Americans' health, safety, economic security, and identity integrity, Trial Attorneys at the Branch develop investigations and pursue actions throughout the country. In advancing the Branch's mission, Trial Attorneys work closely with U.S. Attorneys' Offices and federal law enforcement partners. Trial Attorneys engage in all phases of discovery and litigation, including using the grand jury and civil investigative tools, preparing appropriate pleadings, and handling motions and trials before U.S. District Courts. Trial Attorneys also have responsibility for coordinating multi-component and international investigations, cases, and initiatives. In addition, Trial Attorneys represent the United States in direct negotiations and discussions with opposing counsel, often related to complex corporate investigations and litigation matters. Areas of enforcement emphasis for the Branch include: the prescription opioid crisis; fraud schemes affecting older Americans, vulnerable populations, and U.S. service members; adulterated and misbranded food, drugs, tobacco, and medical devices; hazardous consumer products; deceptive trade practices; and data-privacy violations.
In addition, Trial Attorneys review and opine on policy matters and legislative proposals related to public health and safety, and advise U.S. Attorneys' Offices on considered prosecutions under the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act and other federal laws. Trial Attorneys further have the ability to engage with Department leadership and to participate in training offerings and events.
As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.
Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
You will be required to complete a pre-employment security investigation and background check which includes a drug screening.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born on, or after, December 31, 1959. Those not registered should have an approved exepmtion on file.
May require completion of a fourteen month trial period.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance with eligibility for Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access depending on organizational assignment / duty location.
You must meet all eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement and continue to meet these requirements throughout the hiring process. Offers can be rescinded if requirements are not met.
Applicants must be a graduate from a full course of study in a School of Law accredited by the American Bar Association and be a 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.
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), have at least four years of post J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-15 level. You must also be a U.S. citizen.
Applicants must have excellent writing and advocacy skills, as well as superior negotiation and interpersonal skills. Successful applicants will be highly motivated, exhibit sound judgment and creativity, and have several years of active litigation experience. Judicial clerkship experience and familiarity with the enforcement of federal criminal laws is preferred.
All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to timely provide such evidence by submitting proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency with your application materials. More information may be found at https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .
Here is the link to apply: https://jobs.washingtonpost.com/job/250532348/trial-attorney-consumer-protection-branch/
Commercial Litigation Associate
Washington, DC (Hybrid)
Job ID: 3651
Practice Area: Construction & Real Estate
At Nixon Peabody, our priority is to attract, retain, and promote talented individuals who have an array of racial, ethnic, social, economic, religious, and personal backgrounds, genders and sexual orientations. Therefore, we encourage talented individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.
Nixon Peabody is seeking to hire an experienced commercial litigation associate to join our office in Washington, DC. The position is in our Construction and Real Estate Litigation practice group. The successful candidate will work on matters in that practice group as well as commercial litigation generally.
More than a third of Nixon Peabody’s lawyers are litigators. We have decades of experience representing clients at every level of the trial and appellate courts in our judicial system, in international forums, and mediations, arbitrations, and other methods of alternative dispute resolution.
At Nixon Peabody, our associates are given the opportunity to take the lead on interesting matters and provided with the opportunity to work on career-enhancing cases that both challenge and excite them. Our diverse workforce encourages collaboration and teamwork. Our entrepreneurial culture inspires attorneys at all levels to build relationships both inside and outside the firm, setting the foundation for a long and exciting career with us.
A career at Nixon Peabody is the opportunity to do work that matters. It’s a chance to use your knowledge to shape what’s ahead. We enable our Team to share, innovate, and learn at a firm that taps the power of collective thinking.
Qualified candidates will have at least 6 to 8 years of commercial litigation experience, including significant experience taking and defending depositions. Hearing and some trial experience is required. Ability to work in a fast paced client-centric environment with a varied caseload involving complex issues is critical. Ideal candidates will be admitted to practice in DC (or eligible to waive in), in addition to VA and/or MD.
Here is the link to apply: https://lawcruit.micronapps.com/sup/JobPostingDetails.aspx?lawfirm=Mk4lM2Fu&JobId=Mk4lM2YwbiUyNTYw&at=OF9DRw==
Personal Injury Litigation Attorney
Morgan & Morgan
At Morgan & Morgan, the work we do matters. For millions of Americans, we’re their last line of defense against insurance companies, large corporations or defective goods. From attorneys to client support staff, creative marketing to operations teams, every member of our firm has a key role to play in the winning fight for consumer rights. Our over 3,000 employees are all united by one mission: For the People.
Morgan & Morgan is looking for an experienced Personal Injury Litigation Attorney to join its growing practice and team of accomplished plaintiff's lawyers and plentiful case staff in our Washington, D.C. office. The Litigation Attorney will handle motor vehicle liability / automobile accident cases focused on litigation, including trial prep and in-court trial, generally without the need to handle pre-suit matters.
Ideal candidates will be actively barred in Washington DC (the District of Columbia) and Maryland, and Virginia is a plus.
Our law firm's generous and competitive compensation includes a base salary, non-recoverable draw, and standard commission fees / bonuses, as well as a full benefits package.
Day-to-day handling of motor vehicle accident cases in litigation
Drafting and filing of litigation documents to include pleadings, discovery requests, discovery responses, demands, motions and memoranda
Guide plaintiff clients through the case process
Interaction with expert witnesses to include conferences, drafting of expert reports and affidavits
Attendance and preparation for depositions, mediations, hearings, and court appearances on behalf of plaintiffs
Law degree (J.D. / JD / Juris Doctor) from a fully accredited law school
An active, current member of the bar in good standing (DC and MD preferred, VA a plus)
Ideally 3+ years of PI litigation experience (ideally motor vehicle / automobile liability / MVA)
Ability to manage high volume of litigation cases and take them to trial
Excellent client service and communication skills
Self-starter driven by long-term career goals
Superior writing and oral advocacy skills
Here is the link to apply: https://boards.greenhouse.io/morganmorganjobsapplynow/jobs/4770747004?gh_src=4e0132784us
Political Law Associate Attorney
BCG Attorney Search
Job ID: 284030
Washington, D.C. office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks political law associate attorney with 4+ years of experience in campaign finance, pay to play, lobbying regulations, and FARA. The candidate should have experience working at the Federal Election Commission or a comparable law firm experience and stellar academic credentials.
This AmLaw firm provides it's associates with excellent partners, high quality work, a transparent pay policy, and numerous pro bono opportunities. Attorneys get substantive experience early-on in their careers. There’s no billing requirement at this firm, and the work does not overwhelm the associates here. Vacations are very doable, and associates report they aren’t bothered during those precious days. The firm has a very collegial atmosphere. According to the associates, firm social life is available, but not expected.
BCG Attorney Search is the industry leader for placing candidates in permanent positions in law firms. BCG Attorney Search will confidentially review your application and will not forward your materials to the firm without first discussing the opportunity with you. If you have any questions about this opening, please contact us at (800) 298-6440.
Foreign Attorney (Litigation – International Arbitration)
Arnold & Porter
Washington, D.C. and New York
As part of Arnold & Porter's Foreign Attorney Program, our Washington, DC and New York offices are seeking foreign attorneys with bilingual fluency in English and Spanish, and strong written skills in both languages, to work with the International Arbitration group in a temporary position for a term of approximately one year. The arbitration practice features cases before ICSID, the ICC, and other arbitral fora.
The Arnold & Porter Foreign Attorney Program is designed to allow foreign attorneys to understand firsthand the variety of services that our attorneys provide for their clients. Foreign attorneys participate in an Arnold & Porter program that allows them to observe and participate in US law firm practice, and learn about various legal proceedings. Foreign attorneys attend firm seminars and training programs on US legal issues and international legal issues, and actively observe and participate in cases in their areas of practice, including attending client meetings, hearings, strategy sessions and reviewing relevant case documents. Foreign attorneys also undertake legal research and writing. Foreign attorneys work collaboratively with Arnold & Porter attorneys on various matters.
Qualified applicants must have, at a minimum, a law degree-equivalent at a university in the foreign attorney’s home country, bar membership in the foreign attorney's home country, and preferably also an LLM degree from an ABA accredited US law school (or current enrollment in such an LLM program). Finally, all applicants should have excellent professional and academic credentials and references.
We are not accepting submissions from search firms for this opening.
The salary for this position in New York is $175,000, commensurate with experience.New York
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP endeavors to make www.arnoldporter.com accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please email Amanda Leslie, Firmwide Director of Attorney Recruiting, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For partner and counsel position inquiries, please contact Emily Whiting, Director of Partner Recruiting, at +1 202.942.6319. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.
D.C. Office of Chief Technology Officer
The Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) is responsible for the information technology policies, procedures, and standards across the District of Columbia Government. For over the past 20 years, OCTO has served the more than 37,000 employees of the District Government by enabling the technology needed to do their jobs. OCTO manages the fiber network which connects government buildings, and provide District Government employees laptops, phones, and mobile devices. The agency also manages the District-wide email system, dc.gov websites, as well as the procurement and employee records management system.
We are proud to help Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser realize her vision for an inclusive, diverse, and connected Nation’s Capital by enabling the agencies of the DC Government to leverage secure, user-focused technologies to deliver better services for our residents, visitors, and businesses. We continue to look for the best tools and people to help residents restore and maintain trust in their local government – a city, county, and state in one municipal government.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Attorney Advisor in OCTO’s Office of the General Counsel (OGC) handles urgent and sensitive advisory and confidential matters for the agency. Completes research on complex, critical substantive matters in response to requests from the Mayor, Deputy Mayor(s), and Chief Technology Officer. Reviews complex and sensitive litigation matters. Handles sensitive and highly confidential matters, as assigned. Prepares legal memoranda and opinions on complex matters, on an urgent, priority basis for the Mayor, Deputy Mayor(s), and Chief Technology Officer. Monitors and, where necessary, participates in the resolution of legal problems regarding priority projects. Drafts proposed laws and amendments to existing laws and prepares explanations and justifications for sensitive proposed laws. Drafts the District's views on key proposed Congressional legislation prior to the required submission to the Office of Budget and Planning, to ascertain conformity of proposed laws with the President's legislative program. Attends and participates in hearings before committees of the Council of the District of Columbia and the Congress pertaining to proposed laws or legislation, which may affect existing laws related to OCTO’s functions. Provides litigation support to the Office of the Attorney General in court litigation resulting from matters handled by OCTO. Keeps abreast of judicial, agency, and other changes in laws and regulations related to OCTO’s functions. Recommends appropriate course of action to the General Counsel, the Chief Technology Officer, or other agency officials, as deemed necessary. Provides technical guidance and assistance to junior attorneys of the division/section in areas of special expertise. Compiles monthly statistical and status reports of assigned matters.
As a representative of OCTO, the Mayor, or the District Government, attends hearings of committees considering bills and explains the background, and purpose of such bills; prepares testimony on pending legislation for OCTO, the Mayor and other officials of the District Government. Reviews drafts opinions and legal memoranda for OCTO and the District Government, and makes comments and recommendations thereon. Represents OCTO and the District Government at community and other meetings. Examines and analyses proposed orders, legislation, and other legal documents from various sources for legal sufficiency, both as to form and substances, of rulemaking decisions. Performs research, provides oral or written opinions as a result of review. Prepares memoranda on legal questions and proposals, and drafts tentative documents of final decision for consideration by concerned administrative agencies. Consults frequently with officials of various administrative agencies providing advice as to the extent of their legal duties and power. Confers with, and incorporates concerns of District Government officials, members of administrative bodies, and officials outside the District Government of all actions taken during review and conclusion proceedings of matters handled.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION
Must possess a LLB or Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) at the time of appointment. Must have at least four (4) years of post J.D. professional legal experience.
Skills in the analysis and resolution of difficult legal issues in an orderly, systematic and effective manner; skills in interpreting and applying applicable laws, regulations and practices, including agency policies and relevant judicial decisions; skills in identifying and isolating controlling legal issues from complex factual situations; skills in applying sound judgment in the review and analysis of matters and deriving at logical conclusions and skills in communicating precisely and effectively, both orally and in writing are preferred.
Must be an active member in good standing of the District of Columbia Bar or must be admitted in another United States jurisdiction, have the ability to waive in, and be admitted within 365 days of appointment. An appointee to the Legal Service position shall remain a member in good standing of the District of Columbia Bar during his/her employment in the Legal Service.
Work is predominately sedentary; however, some walking, standing, and bending are encountered. The work is primarily performed in a typical office setting.
OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS
Tour of Duty: M-F; 8:15am- 4:00pm (Varies)
Pay Plan, Series and Grade: LA-0905-15
Collective Bargaining Unit: This position is in a collective bargaining unit
Position Designation: The incumbent of this position will be subject to enhanced suitability screening pursuant to Chapter 4 of DC Personnel Regulations, Suitability – Security Sensitive.
RESIDENCY PREFERENCE: If the position you are applying for is in the Career, Management Supervisory, or Educational Service at an annual salary of one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) or more, you must establish residency in the District of Columbia within one hundred eighty (180) days of the effective date of the appointment and continue to maintain residency within the District of Columbia throughout the duration of the appointment.
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Coronavirus Task Force Associate
Consumer Financial Services, Data and Technology (CFS+)Associate with 1 to 3 years of experience for the firm's national Coronavirus Task Force. This position will work under the supervision and mentorship of Akerman attorneys to track and advise on legislative and litigation developments, draft business policy, and support public health related litigation. Excellent research, writing and analytical skills are required. [Undergraduate degrees in statistics, data analytics, communications and/or writing are preferred.] This position is full-time and can be located in any Akerman office. Must possess a Juris Doctor degree from an ABA accredited law school and bar admission or the ability to promptly obtain admission in the jurisdiction of resident office location or where the work is being performed.
About the Firm:
Akerman LLP is ranked among the top 100 law firms in the United States by The American Lawyer and a top 100 U.S. law firm recognized by Financial Times as among the most forward thinking firms in the industry. Its more than 700 lawyers and business professionals collaborate with the world’s most successful enterprises and entrepreneurs to navigate change, seize opportunities, and help drive innovation and growth. Akerman is known for its results in middle market M&A and complex disputes, and for helping clients achieve their most important business objectives in the financial services, real estate and other dynamic sectors across the United States and Latin America. To learn more about our firm, please visit us at www.akerman.com.
Top 100 U.S. Law Firms (The American Lawyer)
Among the Most Innovative Law Firms (Financial Times)
Ranked Among the Top 10 Large Law Firms for Diversity (Law360)
Ranked #1 among large law firms for Black and Hispanic Associates (Law360)
Ranked Among the Top 30 Large Law Firms for Gender Equity (Law360)
"Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality" for Eight Consecutive Years (100% Rating by Corporate Equality Index)
Mansfield Plus Certification for Diversity (Diversity Lab)
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2022 Compass Award Winner
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