Dorsey is seeking an experienced Labor & Employment Associate to join our Seattle office. In this role you will work closely with partners on a wide variety of employment litigation matters, including wage and hour class actions, single plaintiff cases, and advice matters. This is a phenomenal opportunity if you have a proven foundation in employment litigation and are ready to take the next step in your career. Specifically, you will be expected to handle the following types of tasks with little supervision:
- Do legal research and draft research memoranda
- Draft discovery requests and responses to discovery requests
- Draft motions
- Interview witnesses and gather facts
- Perform employment handbook reviews and provide basic employment law advice and counsel
Dorsey’s Labor & Employment group dedicates the majority of its practice to dispute resolution through litigation, arbitration, mediation or negotiation. Whether the dispute is administrative, single plaintiff or class based, we are known for delivering cost effective successful results to employers in wage and hour, discrimination, wrongful termination, trade secret and most other claims brought by employees. We also help employers develop workplace strategies to manage employment-related risk and implement effective policies and procedures to protect valuable assets and trade secrets, support merger and acquisition transactions for buyers and sellers and help companies secure talented foreign nationals through our comprehensive business immigration services. Understanding each client’s business and industry permits Dorsey to find creative solutions to clients’ legal problems quickly and efficiently. Dorsey represents a diverse range of clients, from startups to Fortune 50 companies.
Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collegial and dynamic work environment, competitive salary and excellent benefits. We will encourage you to develop relationships with clients, we will give you opportunities to take on a meaningful role in the litigation and strategy, and you will have latitude to engage in marketing efforts.
We’d love to hear from you if you have the following required qualifications:
- Three to five years of employment litigation experience in a law firm setting
- Excellent analytical and writing skills
- Excellent verbal communication
- Strong academic performance
Washington state bar admission preferred, and California bar admission a plus.
Dorsey values the strength that comes from a diverse and inclusive work environment. It contributes to the success of our people and our clients and enriches our experience. We believe that everyone should feel at home and part of our community.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.
Clients have relied on the international law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP since 1912 as a trusted legal advisor and valued business partner. With locations across the United States as well as Canada, Europe and Asia, Dorsey provides an integrated, dedicated approach to its clients' legal and business needs. Dorsey’s diverse client base includes more than one-third of Fortune 100 companies.
Our lawyers apply superb legal knowledge and skills with practical wisdom and a deep understanding of business and industry. We serve clients in nearly all industries, but focus on six key industries in which we have excellent depth and a history of achieving client success:
- Banking and Financial Institutions
- Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
- Health Care
- Mining & Natural Resources
- Public-Private Partnerships
Dorsey’s distinguished alumni include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, noted law professor and scholar William Prosser and former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale. Recognized for our dedication to community, Dorsey has met the ABA Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge every year since the Challenge began in 1993 by devoting more than 3% of billable hours to pro bono work.
One of our greatest strengths is a friendly, cooperative culture that values and appreciates each individual. Dorsey has received external recognition for our welcoming workplace, including:
- Best Law Firms for Women (National Association of Female Executives and Flex-Time Lawyers)
- 100% rating on the Corporate Equality Index (Human Rights Campaign)
- Gold Standard Certification (Women in Law Empowerment Forum)
- Top 100 Adoption-Friendly Workplace (Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption)
How to Apply
Dorsey & Whitney LLP accepts online applications at http://www.dorsey.com/attorneyjobs. We do not accept application materials by mail or email except as a reasonable accommodation for qualified disabled applicants. Individuals who are unable to use our online process due to a disability should call 612-492-5186.