Labor & Employment
Job #A20151216 – Seattle, Washington
The Seattle office of Perkins Coie LLP is seeking a junior associate to join its Labor & Employment practice group. Candidates must have excellent academic credentials, strong references and superb written and oral communication skills. To be considered, candidates must have at least one year of experience, which may include a federal clerkship or experience at an AmLaw 100 law firm. The ideal candidate is a motivated self-starter seeking increasing levels of challenge and responsibility in a dynamic environment. To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and law school transcript.
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Seattle University has an exciting, dynamic opportunity for a Assistant Director, Annual Fund & Alumni Relations to join our community.
The Assistant Director of Annual Fund & Alumni Relations for the School of Law will, in partnership with the Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund, create and implement a strategic alumni relations and annual fund plan designed to promote bonds between the law school and its 11,000 alumni, thus enhancing the law school’s reputation and resulting in increased financial support for the school and professional opportunities for alumni.
This position reports to the Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Fund in the School of Law.
Seattle University School of Law educates ethical lawyers who distinguish themselves through their outstanding professional skills and their dedication to the law in the service of justice. Faculty, students and staff form a vibrant, diverse, and collaborative community that promotes leadership for a just and humane world. The Law School’s commitment to academic distinction is grounded in its Jesuit Catholic tradition, one that encourages open inquiry, thoughtful reflection and concern for personal growth. Innovation, creativity and technological sophistication characterize our rigorous educational program, which prepares lawyers for a wide range of successful and rewarding careers in law, business and public service.
For more information, please visit https://jobs.seattleu.edu/postings/18384
Job #A20151203 – Seattle, Washington
The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking an experienced associate with ambition and initiative to join its market-leading Corporate group. The group's clients range from early stage startups to mature industry leading public companies. Candidates must have experience in public company reporting and compliance (including a good understanding of SEC and exchange requirements), securities offerings, and corporate governance, as well as in M&A and private company investments. Candidates should have solid academic credentials and between 3 and 6 years of experience. To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, and law school transcript.
Emerging Companies & Venture Capital
Job #A20151202 – Seattle, Washington
The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking an experienced associate with ambition and initiative to join its market-leading Corporate group. The group's clients range from early stage startups to mature industry leaders and include many of the region's premier venture-backed and public companies. The group is experiencing strong growth and has particular need in the Emerging Companies practice, which is focused on startup/emerging growth company representation and seed and venture capital financings, as well as more generally in the areas of M&A, including private equity, and public company securities and reporting work. Candidates should have solid academic credentials and between 3 and 6 years of experience. To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, and law school transcript.
The Office of the General Counsel for Portland Public Schools has an opening for a Senior Legal Counsel for Labor and Employment.
Are you an attorney with a background in labor or employment law who enjoys the "people" part of the practice of law? Are you interested in contributing to public education and helping employees work together to create the environment needed for effective student learning? Are you committed to participating in the elimination of systemic racism in order to support success for all staff and students?
The Office of General Counsel of Portland Public Schools is recruiting a Senior Legal Counsel for Labor and Employment. The attorney who fills this position should have at least seven years of experience as a practicing attorney, with five years in labor and employment law, or a law degree and combination of professional and work experience of five years (including clerkships, internships, volunteer activities, human resources background, risk management, case management and presentation, supervision and leadership, or other relevant experience and training). Experience in the public sector is a plus. A commitment to equity work is a requirement.
The labor and employment work this position will perform is widely varied, including advising human resources professionals, risk management, and front-line supervisors and school and district administrators on a daily basis on the full scope of labor and employment law topics including collective bargaining, personnel investigations, dismissal and discipline, wage and hour, and workplace inclusion; coordinating cases in all forms of litigation and alternative dispute resolution including employee hearings, labor arbitration and mediation; investigating, researching and responding to discrimination complaints through to resolution; discovery and document review including responding to public records requests; working with outside legal counsel; drafting and editing workplace policies; and developing and presenting training for a wide variety of adult employee audiences. This is one full-time position, with competitive salary and excellent benefits.
The Office of General Counsel supports the professional growth of its attorneys including financial support for Oregon State Bar dues, membership(s) in sections of the Oregon State Bar, national Council of School Attorneys, Oregon School Boards Association and other professional networks, continuing legal education programs, and other cross functional educational opportunities The work week is generally 40-50 hours per week, depending on operational needs with flexibility in the scheduling of those hours. Work hours will include irregular hours, and occasional evening and weekend meetings and district functions. Salary will depend on experience but this position is within a salary range of $101,500 to $132,000.
Portland Public Schools ("PPS"), founded in 1851, is an urban school district in Portland, Oregon. With more than 48,500 students in over 80 schools, as well as alternative schools, charter schools and specialized programs for students with special needs, it is the largest school district in the Pacific Northwest. PPS students participate in diverse programs and learning opportunities that are supported by teachers and other school staff, families, community members, non-profit organizations, local businesses and higher education institutions. At PPS, our goal is that by the end of elementary, middle and high school every student by name is meeting or exceeding academic standards and is fully prepared to make productive life decisions. The mission of the Office of the General Counsel is to provide exemplary, timely legal advice that promotes district goals, accelerates equity, preserves relationships and allows staff and students to focus on teaching and learning.
Please see this link for the full job description: https://employment.pps.k12.or.us/ats/job_board_form?op=view&JOB_ID=2100013361&REPRESENTATIVE_COMPANY_ID=00002736&COMPANY_ID=00002736
Midlevel Associate Attorney – Real Estate and Real Estate Finance – Seattle, Washington
The Seattle, Washington, office of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn (“MNG&D”) is searching for a full-time associate with three to five years of experience in real estate matters, including commercial purchase and sale transactions, real estate lending, and commercial leasing. The successful candidate will have strong research and writing skills and be willing to work effectively in a team environment. To apply, please submit a cover letter, résumé, law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable), and writing sample by e-mail to Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Recruiting and Professional Development, at MNRecruiting@millernash.com. For record-keeping, please include the ad source in the subject line of your email (e.g., WSBA ad, firm website, etc.).
MNG&D is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.
The United States Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Washington has an opening for an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in its Civil Division and is seeking an experienced attorney to fill the position.
Justice seeks to attract, retain, and promote individuals of exceptional ability and talent from all walks of life. The work environment and atmosphere is open, diverse, collegial, and inclusive. There are active affinity groups for African-American; Asian-American; Hispanic; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT); and Native American employees, which are open to all DOJ employees regardless of background. Justice fosters a work environment where people of all backgrounds and experiences may reach their full potential.
Thank you for your help in disseminating these vacancy announcements. These and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at: http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/attorneys-vacancies.
USAO Eastern District of Washington
920 W. Riverside Ave., #340
Spokane, WA 99201
About the Office: The United States Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Washington has three offices, the main office located in Spokane, a branch office in Yakima, and an unstaffed office in Richland. This position is located in the Spokane, Washington office. For additional information about this office refer to our internet site at www.usdoj.gov/usao/wae/.
The city of Spokane is located near the eastern border of Washington state 29 miles from the Idaho border and referred to as the heart of the Inland Northwest. The Eastern District of Washington is comprised of 20 counties which is inclusive of the area from the Cascade mountains to the Idaho border and from the Canadian to the Oregon border. This is a diverse ecological area with vast timber, desert, and agricultural lands. It offers four distinct seasons which accommodate water sports, biking, hunting, fishing and hiking, and a wide variety of winter sports. For additional information on the Spokane area visit www.visitspokane.com [external link].
Job Description: The United States Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Washington has an opening for an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in its Civil Division and is seeking an experienced attorney to fill the position. AUSAs in the Civil Division are responsible for representing the federal government and its agencies and employees in civil litigation in the District. These AUSAs are active at the trial and appellate levels, taking depositions, preparing and answering interrogatories, negotiating settlements, engaging in motions practice, trying cases, drafting appellate briefs, and arguing cases before appellate court judges.
The attorney selected for this position will handle a wide variety of civil cases involving, for example: defensive torts (property damage and personal injury, such as medical malpractice); Bivens claims; employment discrimination; land condemnations; foreclosures; defensive environmental claims; affirmative civil enforcement; challenges to agency actions; and bankruptcy.
This is a permanent position. However, all initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, be duly licensed and authorized to practice law as an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have a minimum of four years of post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
Preferred qualifications: Ideally, applicants will have four to seven years of experience litigating civil cases in federal court or similar relevant experience, with responsibility for all aspects of discovery, pretrial hearings, settlement negotiations, trials, and appeals. The ideal applicant will also have some subject matter expertise in one or more of the variety of civil cases identified above, proficiency with the federal civil procedure in this District, experience writing appellate briefs and presenting oral argument in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and a demonstrated ability to work well with others, from support personnel to supervisors. Applicants must be flexible and willing to learn new areas of the law, strategic when it comes to engaging in defensive litigation, forthright and diplomatic in dealing with client agencies and the court, and dedicated to public service by way of a commitment to representing the United States. Applicants must demonstrate superior written and oral communication skills. They must be able to define and articulate critical issues in a wide variety of cases and areas of law. Applicants must be able to manage a caseload composed of very different kinds of cases with correspondingly different demands and deadlines. Applicants must be self-starters and good managers of their time. They must be willing and able to conduct their own legal research and writing and be substantially self-sufficient in managing cases and deadlines, preparing day-to-day correspondence and filings, and using computer programs and systems (CM/ECF, word processing, Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, etc.).
Salary: AUSAs' pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number years of professional attorney experience. The basic range of pay is $45,477 to $134,177, plus locality pay where authorized. The current locality pay for Spokane is 14.16%.
Travel: Occasional travel within and outside the District will be required. (Yakima courthouse 210 miles from Spokane, and Richland courthouse 110 miles from Spokane)
Application Process: No later than December 7, 2015, interested applicants must email: (a.) a signed cover letter referencing Vacancy Announcement: 15-WAE-2015-5; (b.) a detailed resume; (c.) a writing sample edited solely by applicant (at least 7 pages in length, containing substantive legal analysis); and (d.) a current performance evaluation/rating, if any, all in pdf format to:
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United States Attorney’s Office
Attn: Kathy Devlin, Administrative Services Specialist
920 West Riverside Avenue, Suite 340
Spokane, Washington 99201-1494
No telephone calls please.
Application Deadline: Monday, December 7, 2015
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized.
Number of Positions: 1
Updated November 24, 2015
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Equal Employment Opportunity: The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factor. The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice.
Reasonable Accommodations: This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Outreach and Recruitment for Qualified Applicants with Disabilities: The Department encourages qualified applicants with disabilities, including individuals with targeted/severe disabilities to apply in response to posted vacancy announcements. Qualified applicants with targeted/severe disabilities may be eligible for direct hire, non-competitive appointment under Schedule A (5 C.F.R. § 213.3102(u)) hiring authority. Individuals with targeted/severe disabilities are encouraged to register for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Shared List of People with Disabilities (the Bender Disability Employment Registry) by submitting their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
and referencing "Federal Career Opportunities" in the subject line. Additional information about the Bender Registry is available at www.benderconsult.com [external link]. Individuals with disabilities may also contact one of the Department’s Disability Points of Contact (DPOC). See list of DPOCs.
Suitability and Citizenship: It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment. Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the United States Attorneys' Offices. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, non-U.S. Citizens may apply for employment with other organizations, but should be advised that appointments of non-U.S. Citizens are extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department's mission and would be subject to strict security requirements. Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Veterans: There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service- connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).
Energy Litigation Associate
Energy, Energy Litigation
Job #A20150606 – Bellevue, Washington
The Bellevue office of Perkins Coie LLP is seeking a junior to mid-level litigation associate to join its Environment, Energy & Resources group. The position will focus on state and federal regulatory matters and litigation for electric and natural gas utilities, including rate cases. This position may include reviewing state and federal agency rules, preparing comments on proposed rules, and counseling clients on compliance with federal and state regulatory requirements, approvals and permits. Experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred: regulated energy generation, transportation and distribution industries; administrative and civil litigation; regulatory compliance; and various environmental laws. Candidates must have excellent academic credentials and references, as well as one to three years of relevant experience. To be considered, please provide your cover letter, resume, law school transcript and writing sample.
Perkins Coie is committed to creating and fostering a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer of all qualified individuals, including women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. For more information about equal employment opportunity, please click here for “EEO Is the Law.” To request a disability accommodation in the application process, please click here. Perkins Coie participates in E-Verify, please view the following links for details in English and Spanish. For information regarding your Right to Work, click here for details in English and Spanish.
Health and Welfare Attorney
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Job #A20150603 – Seattle, Washington
The Seattle Office of Perkins Coie LLP is seeking an attorney with a minimum of seven years of experience focused on design and compliance requirements for health and welfare plans. Specific experience with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), privacy and security requirements under HIPAA, and the intersection of employee benefits, healthcare, and data privacy is required. A candidate with experience representing clients at an AmLaw 100 law firm is preferred. To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter and resume.
Job #A2015111 – Seattle, Washington
The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking a patent prosecution associate with one to six years of prosecution experience to join its growing patent prosecution practice. Candidates must have a degree in computer science, strong academic credentials and excellent references. All candidates must be admitted to the USPTO and must be members of the Washington Bar. To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, law school transcript and graduate/undergraduate transcripts.