Description:

This position is for the role of a Mid-Level Employment Litigation Associate for the firm's Seattle, WA office.

The successful candidate will have excellent academic credentials, a strong interest in a labor and employment litigation practice, experience litigating class actions, excellent courtroom demeanor, a strong client service aptitude and a willingness to accept constructive feedback. The ideal candidate will also be detail oriented, have superior interpersonal, analytical and writing skills. Commitment to client service is critical as is the ability to handle a fast-paced environment. Successful candidates will project professional presence and demonstrate flexibility in work situations.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Will handle defense of agency charges of discrimination, lawsuits involving a broad range of employment-related claims, including wage and hour class/collective actions, and advice and counseling involving similar issues
  • Advise and train employers on a wide range of employment laws and regulations, including anti-discrimination laws
  • Represent employers in court, before administrative agencies, at mediations, and in arbitration in a broad range of employment matters, including discrimination, contract, employment tort, wage and hour, and non-compete cases

Skills and Educational Requirements:
  • Juris Doctorate (JD) from an ABA-accredited law school
  • Competitive class ranking
  • Admitted to the WA State Bar and in good standing
  • At least 4 years of litigation experience, employment litigation experience strongly preferred
  • Strong desire for early courtroom exposure
  • Understanding of current agency (state and federal) enforcement techniques
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and project management skills