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  • 09/18/2019 6:27 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Experienced Transactional Attorney, Legal Affairs

    Title: Sr Counsel

    Location: Seattle, WA

    Division: Operations and Research Affairs

    Apply here

    NOTE: PATH requests that you include a cover letter at the top of your uploaded resume attachment, describing your interest in the position and how your background and work experience qualify you for the role. Applications NOT including cover letters will not be considered.

    PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.

    PATH’s mission is to advance health equity through innovation and partnerships. PATH is known throughout the world for its successful public-private partnerships. Succeeding at these partnerships requires lawyers who are passionate, creative, pragmatic, savvy, smart and possess excellent judgment.

    The mission of the Legal Affairs Division is to support PATH's mission by (1) collaborating with clients to provide strategic, best-practice, efficient legal counsel and education, including transactional and other legal support, and (2) providing overall guidance to enhance legal compliance and minimize risk, all with the utmost integrity.

    The Legal Affairs Division is currently seeking to fill a senior-level transactional attorney with life sciences experience. The attorney will work primarily on transactional legal matters in support of PATH’s Center for Vaccine and Innovation Access (CVIA). Working closely with CVIA staff, s/he will be responsible for addressing legal matters within core CVIA portfolios and report to the PATH General Counsel. 

     

    Responsibilities:

    ·       Operate as the primary legal contact for a subset of portfolios within PATH’s CVIA global program, assessing overall legal support needs and assignment of responsibilities in consultation with CVIA program leadership and PATH General Counsel.

    ·       Provide legal counsel and advice including risk assessment to CVIA program leadership and staff.

    ·       Provide legal counsel and advice on intellectual property matters to CVIA Director of Commercialization and commercialization staff.

    ·       Work with the CVIA staff to establish strong public-private partnerships in support of the mission of PATH.

    ·       Draft product development partnership agreements supporting vaccine development and commercialization e.g., collaborative research and development agreements, clinical study agreements, manufacturing agreements, and other technology-supportive third-party agreements.

    ·       Team with CVIA staff and leadership to negotiate agreement terms.

    ·       Manage scope and interaction with outside counsel in coordination with PATH General Counsel and CVIA leadership and CVIA Director of Commercialization, as appropriate.

    ·       Responsible for cost-effective provision of legal services in a timely and effective manner.

    Required skills and experience:

    ·       J.D. plus a minimum of eight years' experience to include: providing legal counsel to life sciences companies, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or biomedical firms, and transactional experience in drafting agreements addressing complex technology collaborations, clinical studies, and intellectual property licensing; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    ·       Licensed to practice law in the state of Washington.

    ·       In-house legal counsel experience.

    ·       Excellent written and verbal skills.

    ·       In depth understanding of scientific/intellectual property driven transactions.

    ·       Strong background in intellectual property matters as related to the pharma/life science practice.

    ·       Demonstrated experience in providing legal counsel and advice with strong risk assessment skills.

    ·       Ability to synthesize and clearly convey legal concepts and language to non-lawyers.

    ·       Ability to work in fast-paced team environment.

    ·       Ability to work effectively in multi-cultural environment.

    ·       Ability to travel domestically and internationally.

    Must have legal authorization to work in the United States.

    PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

    PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


  • 09/18/2019 6:26 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    At the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, we aspire to be the best public law office in the nation. We are committed to providing excellent, independent, and ethical legal services to the State of Washington and to protecting the rights of its people. It is essential to our mission to create and maintain an office that is diverse, respectful, inclusive and composed of the best legal talent available. If you share our vision and have a desire to do important work that makes a difference for our community, then we invite you to consider applying for the following attorney opportunities.

    Click on the link below to access full position descriptions and qualifications for each of these ATTORNEY opportunities. You can also visit the state's centralized recruitment site at www.careers.wa.gov. For information about the AGO, visit www.atg.wa.gov.

     

    Torts - The Washington State Attorney General's Office's Torts Division in Tumwater/Olympia has an outstanding opportunity for an experienced attorney to join the Division as the Team Leader of its Team 2 trial litigation team.  (DL:  9/5/19)  Closes tonight!

    Deputy Solicitor General - The Solicitor General's Division has an opening for a Deputy Solicitor General. The Division is the division within the responsible for United States Supreme Court practice, appellate assistance programs, coordinating amicus briefs, preparing Attorney General Opinions, writing ballot measure materials, coordinating statewide legal issues, coordinating certain litigation involving the federal government, and at times directly representing the state in significant matters.   (DL:  9/8/19)

    Criminal Justice Division's Criminal Litigation Unit - The Bob Keppel Criminal Justice Division has an exciting opportunity in its Seattle office for an attorney interested in representing the State in  claims of wrongful conviction under Washington's Wrongfully Convicted Persons Act, Chapter 4.100 RCW.    (DL:  9/8/19)

    Education - The Education Division has an opening for an experienced attorney interested in serving the State's education agencies. (DL:  9/12/19)

    Regional Services - The Office is looking for an attorney to serve in its Regional Services Division in Vancouver, WA. This attorney will work in a high volume litigation practice entailing frequent state court docket and trial appearances.  (DL:  9/12/19)

    Appellate Attorney - Criminal Justice Division - The Bob Keppel Criminal Justice Division has an exciting opportunity in its Seattle office for an attorney interested in prosecuting the civil commitment of sexually violent predators under RCW 71.09.  (DL:  9/17/19)

    Counsel for Environmental Protection - The Counsel for Environmental Protection Unit seeks an attorney to lead high-profile, significant environmental protection litigation. (DL:  9/22/19)

    University of Washington - The attorney sought for this position will represent and advise the UW in connection with a variety of matters, including land use and permitting, purchasing and procurement, UW Police Department and campus security, business transactions and contracting.  (DL:  9/26/19)

    Torts - Early Resolution Program - The Washington State Attorney General's Office's Torts Division has an opening for a lawyer with at least 5 years of significant litigation experience for its Early Resolution Program.  (DL:  9/29/19)

    Consumer Protection Division - We are looking for attorneys with at least 5 years of litigation experience, preferably with experience involving health care law, including unfair or deceptive practices arising in the healthcare marketplace such as billing, pricing, and collection practices, health plan and provider marketing practices, charity care, governance of healthcare institutions, the conversion of non-profit hospitals, and other commercial aspects of medical care. All candidates must have a commitment to public service and a strong desire to enforce consumer protection laws.   (DL:  10/1/19)

     

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  • 09/18/2019 6:17 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Whatcom County seeks an experienced criminal defense attorney with management experience to assist the Public Defender in all legal and administrative functions of the Public Defender’s Office. The office of the Public Defender serves indigent clients in Whatcom County and is currently staffed by 32 employees, including deputies, investigators, support staff, and a behavioral health specialist. QUALIFICATIONS  7 years progressively responsible trial practice experience as a public defender or equivalent, with a full caseload, including class A felonies and homicides.  3 years of management/supervisory experience.  Must be a current member in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association.


    For more information visit http://www.whatcomcounty.us/311/Public-Defender. 

  • 09/18/2019 6:16 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Mid-Level Patent Associate (Seattle) New!

    Mid-Level Commercial Litigation Associate (Anchorage)

    Mid-Level Traditional Labor Associate (Los Angeles or San Francisco)

     

    Please click here to see a list of all other available associate positions. 


  • 09/08/2019 7:06 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Miller Nash Graham & Dunn ("MNG&D") is seeking a partner-level attorney with significant experience in commercial loan workouts and restructurings and commercial bankruptcy to join its Seattle or Portland office.  Experience with bankruptcy, receivership, and related insolvency proceedings is required, as well as strong academic credentials and analytical ability.  Candidates with portable business are strongly encouraged to apply.

    To apply, please upload as one PDF:  A cover letter, résumé, and law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable) and send by e-mail to Bethany Brown, Director of Legal Talent, Diversity & Inclusion, at MNRecruiting@millernash.com.  For record-keeping, please include the ad source in the subject line of your e-mail (e.g. WSBA ad, OSB ad, firm website, etc.).

    MNG&D is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.


  • 09/08/2019 7:03 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    FEDERAL CAREER OPPORTUNITY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR FULL-TIME PERMANENT POSITION TRIAL ATTORNEY

    The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor (SOL) seeks a top-quality, experienced trial attorney to join the San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA, or Los Angeles, CA sub-Regional office. This is a full time, permanent GS0905 position in the excepted service. This position has promotion potential to the GS-14 level. The Trial Attorney will handle all phases of litigation before federal courts and administrative bodies under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and other statutes enforced by the Department. Demonstrated interest in public interest law and/or experience with employment laws and/or vulnerable worker populations is desirable. Ability to speak Chinese, Korean or Spanish is not required, but preferred. Must be active member of the California Bar if selected for San Francisco or Los Angeles.


    SALARY: For more information, refer to the 2019 OPM General Schedule Salary Tables for the locality areas of Seattle, WA, San Francisco, CA, and Los Angeles, CA.


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: Requires a first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and active membership in good standing of the bar of a court of general jurisdiction of a state, territory or possession of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. In addition to being a member of the bar, applicants must have had the amount of post-law school legal experience indicated below. An LL.M may be substituted for a maximum of one year experience.

    Grade Level GS-12 GS-13 GS-14 Years of Post Law School Experience 1 or more years 2 or more years 3 or more years The qualifying experience must have been progressively responsible legal experience of a professional nature that demonstrates the ability to perform the work at the grade level for which application is being made. At the GS-14 level, at least twelve months of the qualifying experience must have been at a level of difficulty comparable to the next lower grade in the federal service.

    Qualifying experience in military service shall be counted as a continuation of any legal position held immediately prior to such service. In any case, the experience of the applicant must be of sufficient recency to indicate that he/she is capable of performing the duties of the position.

    EMPLOYMENT/ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: U.S. Citizenship or eligible for employment in the United States; must meet DOL investigation requirements. TO APPLY: Interested candidates must apply through the USAJobs website (https://www.usajobs.gov) by September 25, 2019. The posting and application requirements may be viewed at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/544927800.

  • 09/08/2019 6:54 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)
    Req #: 171536
    Department: COMPLIANCE & RISK SERVICES
    Job Location: Seattle Campus
    Posting Date: 08/29/2019 
    Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
    Salary:

    Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

    Shift: First Shift 
    As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

    UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for five consecutive years. 

    The University Complaint Investigation and Resolution Office (UCIRO) investigates complaints of violations of the University’s non-discrimination policies, including allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.  UCIRO also investigates and responds to most charges of discrimination filed by individuals with external agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Washington State Human Rights Commission (WSHRC), and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). The Title IX Investigation Office, which is staffed by the same personnel as UCIRO, investigates allegations against University students that may violate sexual misconduct provisions of the University’s Code of Student Conduct.

    We have an outstanding opportunity for an Investigation and Resolution Specialist.

    The Investigation and Resolution Specialist, under the general direction of the UCIRO manager or his designee, acts as a neutral, objective fact-finder, and investigates alleged violations of the University’s non-discrimination policies and corresponding federal and state laws. The Investigation and Resolution Specialist may also investigate alleged violations of the University’s Code of Student Conduct related to sexual assault, stalking, relationship violence, and/or domestic violence. Depending on the matter, the Investigation and Resolution Specialist may also facilitate the resolution of a complaint.

    Position Duties & Responsibilities:

    65% - Investigates complaints made internally within the University that assert violations of University of Washington policies, including: non-discrimination policies and sexual misconduct policies.  Prepares summary outlines and/or detailed written reports. Orally communicates investigative factual determinations and analysis to complainants, subjects, departments, and others with a business reason to know.  Evaluates and advises on potential exposure risk associated with complaints investigated. Investigates complaints filed with external agencies and charges against the University of Washington, including: complaints of discrimination (e.g. Title VII, ADEA, ADA, Title IX, etc.), retaliation, and harassment. Conducts investigations in accordance with state and federal laws, regulations and applicable case law. Provides agencies with detailed written responses and information that complies with agency standards. Assists with implementation of compliance agreements.  Participates in external agency fact-finding and mediation conferences as necessary.  Prepares witnesses for interviews with administrative agencies conducting on-site investigations. Evaluates and advises on potential exposure risk associated with complaints investigated.

    25% - Collaborates with University departments, Human Resources representatives, Assistant Attorneys General, and administrative personnel in handling complaints and related issues, as appropriate. Leads cross-departmental resolution teams in devising, refining and implementing appropriate and creative approaches to dispute resolution. Participates in investigation-related activities as necessary, such as testifying as a witness in internal proceedings related to employee or student misconduct. Negotiates settlements within delegated authority; obtains authority in excess of delegation, as appropriate and when necessary. Executes settlement agreements.

    7% - Maintains data consistent with data integrity standards at UCIRO and within Risk Management.

    3% - Other duties as assigned


    Requirements include:

    • Professional Degree: JD
    • Four to five years of relevant experience
    • Deep working knowledge of federal and state employment laws and regulations related to compliance with nondiscrimination laws, including but not limited to: Title IX, Title VII, the WLAD, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
    • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, including:  the ability to both be impartial and project impartiality, and the ability to establish rapport with a diverse range of community members.
    • Excellent critical thinking skills and the ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and facilitate resolution of difficult challenges.
    • Ability to manage issues of complex and extreme sensitivity with a high level of professionalism.
    • Demonstrated ability to organize and plan one’s work to meet critical deadlines.
    • Demonstrated ability to prepare complex written reports and provide reliable testimony explaining the investigation’s process, findings, conclusions and rationales.
    • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team.
    • Basic word processing skills.

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


    Desired:

    • Professional experience in conducting civil rights investigations in a public higher education environment.
    • Experience conducting investigations of alleged sexual misconduct, including reports of sexual assault, stalking, relationship violence, and/or domestic violence.
    • Experience representing employers to enforcement agencies, such as the EEOC or the WSHRC.
    • Strong skills in the areas of conflict resolution, problem-solving techniques, and interviewing best practices (including trauma-informed investigation practices for sexual misconduct matters).
    • Ability to effectively and efficiently use computer systems and databases, including Windows-based software.
    • Proven team player with a sense of humor.

      Conditions of Employment:

    • Office and classroom environments.
    • Some travel required.
    • The ability to multi-task, independently prioritize work, and manage a complex and varied workload is critical. 
    • Proven organizational skills are a necessary component of the work.


      As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.


      Application Process:

      The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

    Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.


  • 09/04/2019 1:37 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The Metropolitan King County Council hereby gives notice of judicial vacancy in the Northeast Electoral District of the King County District Court. The Council currently intends to fill this vacancy pursuant to state law and county code. To be eligible to serve as a district court judge in this position, an individual must be a registered voter and legal resident of the Northeast Division’s electoral district and a lawyer admitted to practice law in Washington State.  RCW 3.34.060; K.C.C. 2.68.075.  The election precincts that make up the Northeast Division’s electoral district are set forth in Attachment C to King County Ordinance 18886.  Pursuant to KCC 2.70.020, to be considered for appointment, a candidate must have a current rating of, at a minimum, “qualified” for a district court judicial position from the King County Bar Association and at least one other bar association operating in King County with an eligible judicial candidate evaluation process, as defined in KCC 2.70.020.F.2.  Under the County Code, ratings are “current” until the expiration date stated in the rating communication or until three years after the date the rating communication was issued if no expiration date is stated. Any individual wishing to be considered for appointment must deliver to the clerk of the council, in electronic form, the following:

    1.  A letter of interest, which must specify the division of the district court to which the applicant is requesting appointment and should explain why the individual wishes to serve as a district court judge, how the applicant is qualified to do so and specify the division of the district court to which the applicant is requesting appointment;

    2.  The individual’s resume;

    3.  A copy of the completed responses to questionnaires submitted to the King County Bar Association to obtain its rating;

    4.  A copy of the communication from the King County Bar Association and from at least one bar association defined in KCC 2.70.020.F.2 informing the individual of the individual's rating for appointment to the district court; and

     5.  Any supporting information the individual would like the council to consider.

    These materials must be received not later than 4:30 p.m., October 14, 2019.

    For questions, regarding the KCBA evaluation process, contact Anne Daly at AnneD@kcba.org or (206)267-7018.


  • 09/04/2019 1:36 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Legislative Attorney (Administrative Law)

    Open & Closing Dates: 08/20/2019 to 09/20/2019

    Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

    The Congressional Research Service (CRS), American Law Division (ALD), seeks a Legislative Attorney to analyze legal questions that emerge from the work of Congress related to administrative law in particular and American public law generally. This is a non-litigating position emphasizing qualifications and interest in legal research and writing in a public service legislative context.

    The Legislative Attorney prepares objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive and background memoranda and reports on legal issues of national significance; provides personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees. Members, and staff on legal issues throughout the legislative process; and participates in or leads team research projects and seminars. The incumbent is expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide legal analysis and consultation to congressional committees. Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

    Candidates with research experience in and broad general knowledge of legal issues regarding administrative law in particular and American public law in general; who demonstrate strong research, writing, and oral communication skills; and who possess a portfolio of high quality legal analytical writing are encouraged to apply. Experience as a judicial clerk will be beneficial.

    The position’s primary focus is the broad area of administrative law. However, given ALD’s relatively small staff and the breadth of issues ALD covers for Congress, candidates must also be capable of working in a number of different areas of the law and have the intellectual curiosity to seek out and maintain a broad portfolio of legal issues. Thus, applicants should also have knowledge of constitutional law and statutory interpretation.

    CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/543194400.


  • 09/04/2019 1:36 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Legislative Analyst

    Open & Closing Dates: 08/19/2019 to 09/10/2019

    Salary: $83,398 to $108,422 per year

     

    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Office of Congressional Information and Publishing (CIP) is seeking a Legislative Analyst to join its Legislative Analysis and Information Section (LAIS). The Legislative Analyst contributes to the Office of Congressional Information and Publishing’s mandate to produce legislative information for the United States Congress.

    The Legislative Analyst applies extensive specialized knowledge in one or more subject fields (e.g., criminal law, environmental law and regulation, international law, etc.) and comprehensive knowledge of the operations, rules, procedures, and organization of the United States Congress to the analysis of Federal legislation; and writes official digests and other authoritative summaries of Federal legislation in one or more subject fields (e.g., criminal law, environmental law and regulation, international law, etc.). These digests/summaries are mandated by statute and are utilized as authoritative resources by lawmakers, policymakers, academics, and members of the public who are seeking accurate, objective descriptions of both new and amended Federal legislation; and consults with congressional staff and committees to assess and review new or unusual circumstances, variations in approach, and incomplete or conflicting information encountered during the process of digesting Federal legislation.

    Drawing on his/her knowledge of the Federal legislative process as well as knowledge of specific subject fields (e.g., criminal law, environmental law and regulation, international law, etc.), the Legislative Analyst will analyze newly-introduced and amended Federal legislation to determine the legislation's meaning, intent, and impact on existing law; prepare official digests and other summaries and abstracts of Federal legislation; communicate and collaborate with the CRS research community to ensure integration of legislative analysis and research products; consult with congressional staff and committees to resolve questions regarding legislative intent and/or errors or omissions in legislative drafting; combine expert knowledge of one or more legislative subject areas with knowledge of new methods for organizing, accessing, and disseminating information to create and maintain innovative products and services; and analyze gaps in the congressional information services, evaluate new options, and make recommendations. The Legislative Analyst performs this work in an online environment.

    The Office of Congressional Information and Publishing is the organization within CRS and the Library of Congress that produces legislative information for the United States Congress that is considered to be authoritative for Federal legislation:  it is consulted widely by lawmakers, policymakers, academics, and members of the public who are seeking accurate, objective information on both new and amended Federal legislation.

    CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/543033400. 


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