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Employment Attorney in Herndon, VA

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Company name

The Air Line Pilots Association

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Labor & Employment

Years of Experience

Min 15 yrs required


USA Herndon, VA

Date Last Verified

Oct 06,2017

Posted on

Aug 09,2017

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Managing Attorney Duties: Under minimal supervision, provides legal representation and legal advice to Association, its officers, committees, governing bodies, and members. also provides direct supervision to attorneys in the Legal Department, as assigned by the General Counsel and Director, Legal Department (“General Counsel”). Represents the Association in federal and state court litigation at the trial and appellate levels, at administrative agencies, and in arbitration. Requires “first chair” litigation experience and experience supervising other lawyers. Requires a high degree of competence in the substantive and procedural aspects of such litigation. Requires the highest level of performance and the ability to handle the most complex litigation as assigned by the General Counsel. Provides legal advice and counsel to pilot leaders at all levels of the Association including National Officers, Master Executive Councils (MECs), Association Committees, and Governing Bodies. This advice includes a wide range of legal matters in various areas of legal expertise including labor law, especially the Railway Labor Act and the Landrum-Griffin Act, various employment discrimination laws, and the Federal Aviation Act. also provides advice on questions of Association policy and governance. Along with the Senior Managing Attorneys, assists the General Counsel in managing the Legal Department, in executing Department functions, and in overseeing the legal affairs of the Association. Assists in the implementation of the Legal Department’s initiatives under Association’s Strategic Plan, including risk management and the defense and preservation of Association’s assets. assigns projects to Legal Department staff, provides leadership and mentorship, and oversees staff performance and development. responsibility for conducting periodic performance evaluations of Legal Department staff as assigned by the General Counsel. At times, projects may be time-sensitive and of critical importance to the Association and Association issues. Working in conjunction with other departments and committees, s/he will be relied upon to make recommendations regarding strategy and to help guide Association policy litigation and to provide guidance to others. Travel, at times on short notice, is required.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: JD Degree or Master of Law (LLM) from an approved school of law required. Member in good standing of the Bar. 10 years of related experience in labor law and labor relations practice required, 15+ years strongly preferred. Comprehensive knowledge of labor law required. Knowledge of Federal Aviation Act strongly preferred. Current and in-depth knowledge of and experience in federal and state court litigation and arbitration and mediation required. Prior experience supervising attorneys required. Demonstrated ability to organize and coordinate long-term projects. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written, for effective interaction with internal staff, external contacts, and pilots. Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment to formulate decisions and/or solve problems, under time pressure and urgent conditions. Experience using online legal research, Westlaw or the equivalent, preferred. Software: Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint preferred.

Additional info

Job ID: 2017-0031

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The Air Line Pilots Association
535 Herndon Parkway
Herndon, VA 20172