Benefits & Compensation Senior Attorney / Of Counsel
Dorsey & Whitney LLP is seeking an experienced Benefits & Compensation attorney to join our Minneapolis or Seattle offices as Senior Attorney or Of Counsel. This position can be a full-time position, but also can be a reduced time position. This attorney will work closely with employers on health and welfare plan matters (in particular the Affordable Care Act and HIPAA), executive compensation, 401(k) and retirement plans, and other benefits for executives and employees.
The Benefits & Compensation Group receives a steady stream of work from clients due to statutory and regulatory changes to the laws that govern benefits and compensation. In addition to the department’s clients, the Benefits & Compensation Group works with corporate, labor and employment, ERISA litigation, and other practice areas in the Firm. Our attorneys have frequent contact with our clients’ in-house attorneys and human resource professionals.
The following qualifications are required:
- A JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school or the ability to be admitted to the Minnesota State bar (for candidates interested in working in Minneapolis) or the Washington State bar (for candidates interested in working in Seattle);
- Seven or more years of benefits and compensation experience in a law firm, a consulting firm, or as in-house counsel;
- Excellent analytical, communication and client service skills;
- Experience in communicating benefits and compensation topics and recent developments, for example experience in the preparation and delivery of presentations; and
- Top academic credentials.
Minnesota State bar admission is preferred for Minneapolis candidates. Washington State bar admission is preferred for Seattle candidates.
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. 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:
- Mansfield Rule Plus Certification (Diversity Lab)
- 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)
Dorsey & Whitney LLP is an EEO/AAP/Disabled Vets Employer. 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; Development and Infrastructure; Energy & Natural Resources; Food, Beverage & Agribusiness; Healthcare; and Technology.
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.
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.
Benefits & Compensation Associate Attorney
Dorsey & Whitney LLP is seeking an experienced Benefits & Compensation Associate to join our Minneapolis or Seattle offices as an Associate. This position can be a full-time position, but also can be a reduced time position. This Associate will work closely with employers on health and welfare plan matters (in particular the Affordable Care Act and HIPAA), executive compensation, 401(k) and retirement plans, and other benefits for executives and employees.
- Three or more years of benefits and compensation experience in a law firm, a consulting firm, or as in-house counsel;
Staff Attorney Seattle, WA Full time columbialegal.org Staff Attorney
Columbia Legal Services is a legal advocacy organization that advances social, economic, and racial equity for people living in poverty. We hold government agencies, institutions, and other actors accountable to address the root causes of racism and their manifestation in unfair treatment and inequitable access to resources, power, and opportunities based on race. We focus on dismantling unfair systems of mass incarceration and immigration. We believe that communities should have a voice in the creation and implementation of the policies, laws, and legal systems that impact them. We are committed to an environment of mutual respect, collaboration, and equal opportunity for all employees, and strongly encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, people who have been affected by mass incarceration, and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups. We believe in building and sustaining an organization that is reflective of the communities we serve, and is diverse in work background, experience, education, race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, national origin, or sensory, mental and physical abilities. We believe that the resulting diversity is both a source of program strength and a matter of fundamental human fairness.
Columbia Legal Services seeks a full-time Staff Attorney to join our statewide advocacy team. Our staff attorneys engage in systemic, multi-forum legal advocacy and community engagement to dismantle the structures that perpetuate poverty, racism, and other injustices in Washington. All interested applicants who meet the qualifications are encouraged to apply. This position is based in Seattle, WA.
Responsibilities: • Collaborate with advocates on complex trial, appellate, and class action litigation in state, federal, and administrative forums. • Advance policy advocacy in the state legislature and at the local and federal level. • Investigate practices and laws identified by the communities we serve that adversely affect their rights or benefits and devise creative strategies for addressing these problems. • Collaborate with community groups to support their initiatives and strategies. • Coordinate with other advocacy groups, legal services organizations, and the private bar to identify opportunities to advance the law for our client populations and communities. • Analyze complex problems using a race equity lens and develop creative, practical, systemic solutions in conjunction with clients and communities most impacted by these problems.
This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee, and others may be assigned. • Law degree and license to practice in Washington, or ability to take next Washington bar exam. • Lived or other demonstrated meaningful and sustained experience with people living in poverty, people of color, immigrant, or indigenous communities or the criminal legal system. • Humility, humor, and flexibility. • Commitment to exposing and dismantling all forms of structural bias and oppression. • Demonstrated initiative and creativity, interest in learning and exploring different legal areas and ability to apply multi-forum advocacy approaches at a strategic level. • Excellent written and oral communication, research, negotiation, and analytical skills. • Commitment to continuous learning and openness to new ideas. • Ability to work well on a team, prioritize responsibilities, and meet time-sensitive deadlines. • Understanding of the importance of self-care, and a willingness to take breaks and vacations. • Ability to travel occasionally around the state to engage with community and meet clients. • Experience in policy advocacy, complex litigation, or appellate advocacy is a plus. Experienced attorneys are expected to provide mentorship to others at CLS. • Language skills relevant to our client communities, particularly Spanish, are a plus.
This full-time, exempt position is a bargaining unit position, eligible for representation by Washington Legal Workers, our in-house labor union. Salary is commensurate with years of experience, based on a scale governed by our collective bargaining agreement. The salary range for an attorney with 0-7 years of experience is $55,000 - $72,300 including an annual cost-of-living adjustment. We also offer a comprehensive compensation package with 15 paid holidays, between 15-21 paid vacation days, 12 sick days, and between 3-5 personal days each year, as well as paid parental and family medical leave benefits and a partially-paid sabbatical every 7 years. We pay 100% of employee premiums for excellent health, vision, and dental benefits plus 50% of the maximum out-of-pocket deductible and offer heavily subsidized family premiums. We also offer a 403(b) retirement benefit with employer contribution and a match, disability and life insurance, a subsidized transit pass, and an employee wellness program.
Send a cover letter, resume, a 5-10 page writing sample, and completed Equity Statement in PDF format to email@example.com. Please make Seattle Staff Attorney your subject line. We accept applications on a rolling basis, with priority given to those received before October 25th. CLS will only contact you if we decide to pursue your application.
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.
AAG - Transportation & Public Construction Division - The Transportation and Public Construction Division has an immediate opening for an attorney interested in providing client advice in the areas of real property, public construction, public records, and garnishments, as well as being willing and able to litigate matters. (DL: 10/23/19)
AAG - Civil Rights Division - The Wing Luke Civil Rights Division has an exciting opportunity for an experienced attorney interested in joining our civil rights litigation team. (DL: 10/24/19)
AAG - Labor and Industries Division - The Office's Labor and Industries Division has an opening for an attorney to represent the Department of Labor and Industries in workers' compensation (industrial insurance) matters. (DL: 10/24/19)
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AAG - Fish, Wildlife and Parks Division - The Fish, Wildlife and Parks Division in Olympia seeks candidates to serve as an AAG. (DL: 10/31/19)
AAG – University of Washington Division - The Healthcare Team is looking for a capable colleague to join us in providing excellent client service. (DL: 11/3/19)
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Technology Transactions & Privacy Associate Attorney – Junior
Job #A20190811 – Seattle, Washington
Perkins Coie LLP is seeking a junior associate to join its Technology Transactions & Privacy practice in the Seattle office. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of experience drafting and negotiating licensing and technology agreements, advising on intellectual property issues, and supporting M&A and financing transactions. The ideal candidate will also have subject matter expertise in enterprise software, cloud services, outsourcing, mobile applications, e-commerce, digital content, and/or hardware. Admission to the WA bar is preferred. Candidates with experience working at an AmLaw 100 law firm are preferred. Excellent academic credentials are required. To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume and law school transcript.
Experienced Transactional Attorney, Legal Affairs
Title: Sr Counsel
Location: Seattle, WA
Division: Operations and Research Affairs
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.
· 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.
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)
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.
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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.