Description:

Position Summary
Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, has an opportunity in its Dallas office for an experienced litigator seeking a role with increased flexibility without giving up the challenge of a full-cycle litigation practice. This highly flexible role will allow the right candidate to work remotely without the administrative and client-development demands of a shareholder/partner track position. This role will focus on efficient, effective legal work with a lower billable hours target than our full-time shareholder track attorneys.

Working with a dedicated client team(s) servicing some of the firm’s largest clients, this attorney will focus on defending employers in employment litigation, primarily single/multi-plaintiff lawsuits. Core responsibilities will regularly include, but will not be limited to, developing defense strategy, performing legal research, drafting pleadings, managing discovery-related activities (including motion practice), and drafting dispositive motions. From time to time, depending on jurisdiction and location, this role may also take or defend depositions, argue motions, participate in mediation, trial or other aspects of a lawsuit that require in-person presence.

While this role will not be required to work in-office, the attorney will be included in the firm’s annual all attorney retreat and will have access to the firm’s extensive learning and development resources.

Requirements
  • To support the health and safety of our teams and work spaces, we require employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or to have received an approved accommodation based on medical condition or sincerely held religious belief or practice, or as otherwise required by applicable law. Please let us know if you’d like to discuss the policy or available accommodations before proceeding with our recruitment process.
  • Qualified candidates must be and remain actively licensed to practice law and in good standing in Texas.
  • Candidates must have a minimum of five years of relevant employment litigation experience, either in-house or for a law firm.
  • Job requires excellent analytical and writing skills, strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task, and dedication to client service.
  • Due to the remote nature of the position, this job requires a high level of self-motivation, accountability for work product, and responsiveness.
  • Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to manage and work collaboratively with attorneys, administrative professionals, and clients, including excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office applications, including but not limited to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Please note, we are not working with outside recruiters for this position.

Benefits
Ogletree Deakins offers a robust suite of benefits for our attorneys including: comprehensive training and development programs including an annual firm-wide Attorney Retreat, CLE and bar admission expense reimbursement, several competitive annual bonus programs, 401(k) plan, affordable health, and life insurance including dental and vision coverage, flexible spending accounts to help offset the cost of dependent care and/or health care expenses, Teladoc to provide 24/7 access to a doctor by phone or online video, employee assistance program, back-up childcare program, and a paid parental leave on-ramping program.