Lateral Attorney 
Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP - Washington, DC 20036

Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP, a mid-sized Washington DC intellectual property law firm is in search of lateral attorneys. Suitable candidates should have 7+ years of continuous practice (USPTO and state bar). Will consider candidates with expertise in various areas including patent prosecution, opinions, patent infringement, and trademarks. Candidates should have an established and portable book of business (at least $500K).

Required experience:

IP Legal Practice: 7 years

Required licenses or certifications:

State Bar
USPTO Bar

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Attorney/Associate 
Carmel & Carmel, P.C. - Washington, DC 20007

Small AV Rated Washington DC law firm with national boutique practice seeks associate. The practice focuses on real estate and regulatory law and services clients throughout the country. We are seeking attorney with experience in real estate law practice having familiarity with regime documentation for planned communities, condominiums and owners’ associations or similar such experience. Candidates must have prior law firm experience, show a proven work ethic and possess good organizational and writing skills. The firm offers immediate responsibility and client contact, together with a congenial atmosphere, competitive benefits, and salary based upon experience. Please contact us with cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary history.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

Washington, DC 20007

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Attorney-Advisor 
Department of Commerce - Office of the General Counsel - Washington, DC 
$65,000 - $161,900 a year

The Office of the General Counsel is seeking a junior attorney at the GS-11 or 12 level and/or recent law school graduates at the GS-11 grade level to join the Office of Chief Counsel for Industry and Security (OCC/IS). OCC/IS provides legal advice and support to the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) on a wide range of issues critical to advancing U.S. national security, foreign policy and economic objectives.

Regulatory responsibilities will potentially include: providing counseling on export control licensing and compliance; reviewing and interpreting statutes, regulations and Executive Orders; drafting and reviewing proposed regulations, legislation, position papers, and testimony; participating in international technical assistance programs with foreign government officials; providing legal support to BIS’s defense industrial base and treaty compliance programs; and supporting BIS participation in Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) activities.

Enforcement and litigation responsibilities will include: representing BIS in complex administrative enforcement cases (including drafting charging documents and related materials, motions practice, discovery, and pre-trial and evidentiary hearings before administrative law judges), assisting federal prosecutors in criminal export control enforcement matters and assisting in defending civil challenges to and appeals of agency action, counseling BIS special agents regarding their investigations, and providing legal support for agency enforcement initiatives. In addition, attorneys assist the Chief Counsel for Industry and Security on various projects as needed, including with respect to certain Freedom of Information Act legal issues.

The attorney’s responsibilities will include counseling BIS on export control regulatory issues and representing BIS in administrative export control enforcement proceedings regarding dual-use items and those munitions items controlled by the Export Administration Regulations.

Attorneys must be able to handle a wide variety of assignments with short, time-critical deadlines, and have excellent interpersonal skills, suitable for successfully working with policy makers and senior-level officials as well as licensing officers and enforcement personnel at headquarters and in the field.

Salary Range: GS-11-12 is $66,510 to 103,639 (promotion potential to a GS-15 although neither guaranteed nor implied).

Qualifications: 

Recent Law School Graduate: Bar membership is not required

For recent law school graduates, bar membership is not required for initial appointment to a 14 month limited-term law clerk position. This law clerk position will be converted to an attorney-advisor position after passing the bar exam and becoming an active member in good standing of the bar of a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

GS-11 Law Clerk: An outstanding record of academic achievement and work experience pertinent to the work of OCC/IS is also desirable. Must also possess exceptional analytical, writing, organizational, and interpersonal communications skills and demonstrate a serious interest in working on both regulatory and administrative enforcement matters.

For a GS-11 Attorney-Advisor:

J.D. degree; active bar membership in good standing of the bar of a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
An outstanding record of academic and professional achievement. Must also possess exceptional analytical, writing, organizational, and interpersonal communications skills and demonstrate a serious interest in working on both regulatory and administrative enforcement matters. Academic training or work experience pertinent to the work of OCC/IS is also desirable.

For GS-12 Attorney-Advisor:

J.D. degree; active bar membership in good standing of the bar of a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and one year of professional work experience.
An outstanding record of academic and professional achievement. Must also possess exceptional analytical, writing, organizational, and interpersonal communications skills and demonstrate a serious interest in working on both regulatory and administrative enforcement matters. Academic training or work experience pertinent to the work of OCC/IS is also desirable.

Position Requirements: 

Citizenship: Must be a U.S. citizen.

Education: Must have graduated from an ABA-accredited law school with a J.D. degree.

The successful candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level security clearance. Dual citizens must be prepared to relinquish foreign citizenship in order to receive a clearance.

Please send your resume, cover letter, law school transcript (unofficial is sufficient for application purposes), and a legal writing sample (preferably on a regulatory, export control, economic sanctions, international trade, national security or litigation topic).

This position is open until filled.

Applicants who are not selected for interviews will not be notified that they have not been selected.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $65,000.00 to $161,900.00 /year

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Director of Quality, Risk & Compliance 
PPMW  2 reviews - Washington, DC 20002

Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC (PPMW) has been providing high-quality healthcare to women, men and teens in the Metropolitan Washington DC area for 80 years. Our experienced and caring team of doctors, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and other staff are what makes PPMW a premier place to work, learn and further your career. 

JOB SUMMARY:
The Quality, Risk, and Compliance Director coordinates and oversees the improvement, risk identification and management, and compliance program of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Oversees and coordinates all aspects of PPMW’s Quality, Risk, and Compliance Program. 

Coordinate scheduled updating and monitor compliance with CLIA and OSHA regulations, and clinic safety issues. 

Assists with the implementation of CLIA/OSHA Standards and Guidelines. 

Creates and modifies work flows, policies and procedures as necessary. Maintains Patient Services’ department medical policy and procedure manuals. 

Coordinates agency medical audits. Completes, evaluates, and tracks follow-up on any medical occurrences, reporting patterns and trends if applicable. 

Monitor and maintain audits on health center functions and services; compiles data and assists the health center in the development of correction plans, including follow-up referrals, contraceptive management, special services, surgical procedures, consumer feedback, etc. 

Monitors and communicates with staff regarding workplace safety programs. 

Collects, monitors, and disseminates applicable quality data to appropriate personnel, including patient care outcomes data. 

Promotes an organizational culture that embraces the affiliate’s workplace values of respect, caring, support, effective communication, teamwork, collaboration, accountability and responsibility; and works with staff to create and maintain a workplace environment reflective of these values. 

Serve as an information resource on policy and procedure for agency staff members; provides training as necessary. 

Facilitates quarterly Quality Improvement, Risk Management & Compliance Committee for the agency. 

Assists Vice President of Patient Services to support Board Quality and Compliance Committee. 

Coordinates and implements workplace safety programs. 

Performs or participates in special projects as necessary to meet the goals and mission of the affiliate. 

Ensures affiliate compliance with local laws and regulations. 

Ensures affiliate compliance with PPFA Accreditation Standards. 

EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s Degree in health related field or equivalent operations or management experience in a healthcare environment. 

Must have at least 2 years’ experience in an OB/GYN setting, family planning preferred. Public health experience helpful. 

Demonstrated skills in project management, strong organizational skills with attention to detail, ability to work both independently and as a team member. 

Requires familiarity with principles of quality assurance/risk management and modern management practices and principles. 

Experience with Planned Parenthood and Title X standards desirable. 

Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel and possess ability to utilize and analyze data. 

Must to be able to travel from site to site. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

REASONING ABILITY 

Must have the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusion. Ability to multi-task and to work effectively under pressure due to conflicting demands is required. Must be flexible, highly organized, creative and detail-oriented with the ability to set and meet deadlines. 

LANGUAGE SKILLS 

Ability to read, analyze and interpret productivity reports, industry periodicals, government regulations and legal documents along with the ability to effectively present information to staff at all levels of the affiliate and the board of directors. Must have the ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, including listening and interpersonal relationship communication skills as well as coaching and collaboration. This must include strong presentation and public speaking skills with the ability to appropriately and professionally interact with a diverse group of his/her staff and internal and external customers, including Board of Directors. 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS 

Must possess the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Requires ability to interpret basic financial data and communicate implications to managers. Must have the ability to develop and manage a budget, including elements of cost analysis, cost management and revenue forecasting. 

COMPUTER SKILLS 

Excellent keyboarding skills with high level of accuracy required. Must have demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office, possess capacity to learn software programs required for specific position and must be able to access electronic communications, including e-mail, Extranet, Intranet, and Internet. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The employee must possess a demonstrated ability to work in a diverse environment, and build productive relationships. A demonstrated ability to effectively work independently and collaboratively as part of a team is essential. 

Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

Protesters may be present at work and related sites. 

The position may require frequent travel to multiple sites. 

Employee must provide own reliable transportation for the performance of agency duties. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. All of the job functions listed within this job description involve to greater and lesser degrees the following physical demands: close vision; hearing/listening; clear speech; walking; lifting and carrying up to 10 pounds; stooping; kneeling; bending; sitting; standing; and use of hands to finger, handle, feel and use keyboard.

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Project Attorney

Job ID 
2017-1085

# of Openings 
1

Job Locations 
US-DC-Washington


Category 
Administrative

More information about this job
Overview

We seek DC-barred project attorneys to assist the Firm’s associates and partners in the management of document review, analysis and production for the Firm’s litigation, antitrust, and securities enforcement practice areas. The project attorney position is a temporary, as-needed, nonexempt attorney position with no weekly minimum expectation or guarantee of hours to be worked.

Hours: Varies
 
Reports to: Senior Staff Attorneys, Associates and Partners

Supervises: May be asked to supervise paralegals, temporary attorneys, and other office personnel depending on needs of cases and/or assignments

Responsibilities

Reviews documents for responsiveness to document requests
Assists in on-site client interviews and document production
Assists the Firm’s partners and associates in responding to interrogatories
Conducts research into the industry that is the subject of the document request
Assists in developing plans and procedures for document production
Works with and, where appropriate, directs and trains paralegals and temporary attorneys
Assists the Firm in other matters not related to document production if and when needed

 

Qualifications

J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school
Must be an active member in good standing of the DC Bar
Prior document review experience, preferably with large-scale second requests
Experience serving as a team leader or in another leadership capacity in a document review setting preferred
Effective oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, diplomacy, and customer service
Ability to work effectively under pressure
Demonstrated ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
Ability to work a minimum of 40 hours per week
Flexibility to work consistent overtime and travel to meet the needs of the cases to which s/he is assigned

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Staff Attorney 
National District Attorneys Association - Arlington, VA

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of full performance level, professional duties related to planning, developing, and delivering comprehensive and intensive technical assistance and training related to grant targeted prosecutorial specializations in the field of traffic safety.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general guidance and direction of the National Traffic Law Center Program Director or Senior Attorney.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May supervise Senior Project Coordinator(s), Project Coordinator(s), Project/Administrative Assistant(s), and/or Legal Intern(s).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Provides legal research and writing, assists with curriculum development, responds to requests for technical assistance, collects and analyzes resource materials, and assists in the presentation of training modules and conferences.

Participates in the development and delivery of training provided to targeted student populations and association members in all areas of specialized programs, legal issues, trends, prosecutorial practices and methods; performs legal and case research and analyzes current issues for targeted training; analyzes experience levels of students and tailors course content; may coordinate with various affiliate organizations or make referrals to other professionals; makes presentations and promotes “best practice,” victim safety, and offender accountability.

Provides technical assistance; receives and processes technical questions related to trends and specific cases for various prosecution efforts being contemplated or underway by NDAA members; utilizes computer resources, journals, and industry publications to conduct comprehensive research and render interpretive analysis; makes recommendations for the application of various legal decisions; in cooperation with the member, creates strategies targeting the most effective method for prosecution.

Participates in the development of national conferences and training agendas; develops and recommends curricula; assesses and recommends budgets identifying costs for development and delivery of targeted courses and conferences.

Prepares, writes, and publishes articles and reviews of court decisions; writes trial aids and various scholarly publications; prepares and issues “quick” memoranda on relevant topics in response to professional inquiries; attends various public forums and media events and responds to questions addressing current issues, reports, publications, etc.; may draft model legislation; may assist in the production of mass media presentations, podcasts, etc.

Performs workload analysis; organizes and delegates various project assignments to assigned support staff; determines deadlines and monitors work in progress to ensure timely delivery of training and/or technical assistance results; may make recommendations impacting subordinate job retention, recognition or corrective action.

Performs related duties as required

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education and Experience: 

Graduation from college with a doctor of Jurisprudence degree (JD) AND one to two years of progressively responsible experience as an attorney;

OR

An equivalent combination of education and experience.

2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

Considerable knowledge of rules of evidence; criminal case law; trial and courtroom practices, processes and procedures; managerial, operational, political, community and economic issues related to or affecting legal/criminal prosecution; legislative processes of state and federal government; laws, policies and regulations governing the criminal prosecution; principles of supervision; organizational communication, design, and motivation techniques; business and technical writing; professional requirements related to the retention of law licenses and the educational standards related to CLE courses and training; copyright laws; professional fund accounting standards and ethics; internal control principles and methods of application; laws and regulations pertaining to financial reporting; budgetary principles; creative problem solving processes and facilitation methods; political environment associated with intergovernmental criminal justice programs.

Working knowledge of adult learning methods; computer applications (MS Word, MS PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, litigation software), legal research, marketing methods, and information technologies; legal guidelines related to lobbying processes and methods.

Considerable skill in the art of diplomacy, negotiation and cooperative problem solving; leadership and organizational behavior management; skill in the operation of technology necessary for successful job performance.

Ability to implement budgets; plan, organize, direct and supervise the work of subordinates; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials/prosecutors, legislators, executives, administrators, managers, boards, department heads, employees and the public.

3. Special Qualifications: 

Must be licensed to practice law in the United States.

4. Work Environment: 

Incumbent of the position generally performs in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls. Tasks require variety of physical activities, not generally involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting and reaching. Continuous talking, hearing and seeing required in the normal course of performing the job. Common eye, hand, finger dexterity required to perform some essential functions. Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and creative problem solving. Regular travel required in normal course of job performance.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

Legal: 1 year

Required license or certification:

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