Associate - Securities (Attorney) - Washington, DC
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC - Washington, DC 20005
Cohen Milstein is one of the country’s premier plaintiffs’ class action firms. With approximately 90 attorneys and seven offices, we specialize in groundbreaking and high-stakes litigation concerning Securities, Civil Rights, Antitrust, Consumer Protection, Employee Benefits, Qui Tam/False Claims Act, International Human Rights, and matters representing state attorneys general in civil law enforcement investigations and litigation.
The Securities Litigation and Investor Protection Practice Area of Cohen Milstein seeks an Associate with one to four years of litigation experience to work in our Washington, DC or New York office. A federal judicial clerkship is preferred.
The Securities Litigation and Investor Protection Practice Area primarily represents individuals, public pension funds, and other institutions in private securities class actions brought under state and federal law, including the Securities Act of 1933 and antifraud provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Our cases offer a unique opportunity to do public sector work in a private setting.
Applicants must be able to take a substantial role in researching and writing complaints and briefs, play a strong supporting role in discovery, and supervise paralegals in litigation-related tasks, among other responsibilities. A strong academic background with excellent writing skills and analytic ability is required, as is the ability to manage and thrive in a fast-paced work environment. Must be an active member of the DC or New York bar or be willing to apply for membership within 90 days of employment at the firm.
Cohen Milstein is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting a diverse workplace. We encourage women, minority, and other diverse candidates to apply.
To apply, please go to our website at www.cohenmilstein.com, click on the "Careers" tab and find the position listing or submit to careers at cohenmilstein.com. Please send a cover letter and resume to the email listed and indicate “ Securities Associate ” in the subject line.
Job Type: Full-time
Litigation, Securities: 4 years
Required license or certification:
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Advancement Project - Washington, DC 20005
Advancement Project seeks a creative problem solver, strong advocate, and skilled attorney in its Washington D.C. office to serve as a Staff Attorney in our Opportunity to Learn Program.
Advancement Project is a next generation, multi-racial civil rights organization. We tackle inequity with innovative strategies and strong community alliances. With a national office in Washington, DC and two offices in California, we combine law, communications, policy and technology to create workable solutions and achieve systemic change. We aim to inspire and strengthen movements that expand opportunity for all.
The Staff Attorney will work to address the “School-to-Prison Pipeline,” namely the over-use of suspensions and arrests that push students – and especially students of color – out of school and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. The position will also include working to secure education inequity. Advancement Project has been a pioneer in reforming school disciplinary models to prevent the push out of young people. Through state and local campaigns with grassroots partners, we have reduced suspensions, expulsions and the criminalization of young people of color leading to improved educational outcomes. We have also done groundbreaking work to challenge school closings in communities of color and privatization efforts that exacerbate education inequity.
The Staff Attorney will be expected to work closely with grassroots organizations representing communities of color, including youth organizers, around the country. The Staff Attorney will be expected to use a variety of legal, policy, communications, and coalition-building strategies to assist our community partners.
Qualifications: Candidate must have:
- State bar membership (must be member of or able to waive into DC Bar);
- Two to five years legal experience, education related is a plus;
- Demonstrated commitment to racial justice;
- Excellent written, verbal, analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills;
- Interest in working with grassroots organizations;
- Willingness to travel;
- Willingness to work in other program areas, as needed.
Fluency in Spanish, organizing experience, litigation experience, and coalition-building experiences are pluses. Salary is based on experience; benefits included.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and a list of three references to the attention of Glendale Clarkson, via email. Reference “Staff Attorney –Opportunity to Learn” in the subject line.
Job Type: Full-time
Legal, Education: 3 years
Fluency in Spanish - a Plus
Required license or certification:
State Bar Membership
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CONTRACT CORPORATE COUNSEL
MOD was founded on the idea that if we take care of our people and our communities, the business will largely take care of itself. We are focused on creating a workplace where individual spirits are celebrated, and our teams are empowered to go above and beyond to take care of our customers.
With more than 200 locations across 20 states and the United Kingdom, MOD is committed to creating a positive social impact in the communities both domestically and internationally, creating not only a cool place to eat, but an inspired place to work.
As temporary Corporate Counsel, the attorney is responsible for supporting the General Counsel with respect to matters involving supply chain, food law and regulations, intellectual property, real estate, contracts and general corporate matters. This attorney performs job duties consistent within safety, legal, and regulatory requirements as well as Company values, standards, culture and business practices. This attorney will act with the highest level of integrity and business and personal ethical standards in all aspects of job performance.
Advise business on supply chain and food law and regulations
Responsible for negotiating and drafting a wide range of commercial, operational and technology agreements, including vendor contracts, software licensing, supply chain, professional services, content/data and creative services agreements
Support, advise on and advance intellectual property matters; maintain IP portfolio
Support the real estate department on day-to-day matters and assist with negotiating leases and related real estate instruments
Support day-to-day legal matters as they arise and attend to general corporate matters
Must have excellent communication skills and ensure that the General Counsel is kept appraised of the existence of pending matters and their status.
Report to the General Counsel and VP of Legal
Must have a JD degree from an accredited law school
4+ years of substantive IP, supply chain and real estate experience
Must be able to work collaboratively in a team-oriented legal environment
Sound judgment; ability to clearly make reasoned and concise recommendations; ability to cross think and determine who should be kept informed
Self-starter with good business judgment, a sense of urgency and high degree of professionalism
Ability to prioritize, organize and work efficiently and independently in a high-volume, results-oriented environment
Dependable and can be counted upon to meet deadlines and commitments
A positive and upbeat personality who focuses on opportunities rather than obstacles
Analytical and detail-oriented
Office work involves remaining in a stationary position most of the time in front of a computer, using a keyboard, mouse and telephone. Regularly operate a computer and other office equipment. Occasionally move about the work site to access file cabinets, office equipment, etc. Exert up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or regularly move objects. Communicate and exchange information with co-workers and other individuals in person and electronically.
This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
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One of MOD’s core strengths is the diversity of our MOD Squaders, and we are dedicated to upholding this diversity. We work hard to make MOD a place that is welcoming to all people. In this regard, MOD is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. MOD recruits, hires, trains, promotes, compensates, and administers all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law
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TRIAL ATTORNEY (Appellate)
Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia 7 reviews - Washington, DC
More information about this job, including application instructions can be found at: http://www.naag.org/assets/redesign/files/jobs/17-049%20Trial%20Attorney-Appellate%20(Family%20Services).pdf
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia is seeking an appellate attorney for the Family Services Division. The incumbent will have offices at both the Office of the Solicitor General and the Family Services Division.
The Family Services Division represents the District of Columbia on behalf of the Child and Family Services Agency ("CFSA") in all aspects of child abuse and neglect matters before the Family Court of the District of Columbia. The attorney selected for this position will handle appellate briefing and oral argument before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals in cases coming from the Family Services Division.
The incumbent will also assist trial attorneys within the Family Services Division in framing cases for appellate review, such as by collaborating on motions for review before the Family Court; implementing changes in the law, overseeing trial strategy that may affect subsequent appeals; providing training and guidance on appellate practice; ensuring consistency in positions taken before the Court at the Magistrate and Associate Judge level, and long-term strategic planning.
The candidate may also handle trial work before the Family Court or other duties assigned to the trial attorneys in the Family Services Division.
QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate should have the following qualifications:
* Significant litigation experience (10+ years preferred) ;
* Substantial knowledge of D.C. family law including child abuse and neglect, termination of parental rights, and adoption;
* Exceptional legal research and writing skills;
* Strong oral advocacy skills;
* Experience training staff or guiding practice; and
* A demonstrated commitment to work in the area of child welfare as well as appellate clerkship experience is preferred, but not required.
ELIGIBILITY: The successful candidate must have a law degree and be an active member in good standing of the bar of any jurisdiction. If not a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the candidate must be sworn into the District of Columbia Bar within 360 days of his/her initial appointment with the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia.
Job Type: Full-time
substantial knowledge of D.C. family law: 1 year
exceptional legal research and writing skills: 1 year
child welfare: 1 year
training staff or guiding practice: 1 year
strong oral advocacy skills: 1 year
appellate clerkship: 1 year
litigation: 10 years
Required license or certification:
state bar & eligible to waive into D.C.
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LITIGATION ATTORNEY - ASSOCIATE
Meyers, Rodbell & Rosenbaum - Riverdale Park, MD
AV-rated law firm is seeking a highly motivated mid-level Litigation Attorney (Associate) with an interest in handling challenging, personal injury and complex medical negligence litigation. The Firm offers the opportunity to handle all aspects of trial preparation from inception through appeal as well as a high level of responsibility in a diverse and progressive law firm environment. Juris Doctor Degree (JD) required. Maryland Bar admission required.
The ideal Litigation Attorney (Associate) will have:
Juris Doctor Degree (JD)
Maryland and DC Bar Admission
2-4 years of litigation experience (taking and defending depositions, drafting and responding to written discovery, writing and arguing motions, analyzing medical records, and interviewing health care providers).
A commitment to exceptional client service; top quality research skills; substantial motions practice experience
An interest and willingness to participate in business development efforts
Ability to handle a heavy caseload
Benefits for Associate Attorneys include medical, vision, dental, long term disability, voluntary life insurance, 401(k) with employer contribution; paid holidays, etc.
Please send resume, writing sample and salary requirement.
Job Type: Full-time
personal injury litigation: 2 years
Litigation: 2 years