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Litigation Attorney / Litigation - Appellate Attorney in Washington, DC

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Company name

Cause of Action

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Litigation - Securities Litigation
Litigation - Appellate
Litigation - Commercial
Litigation - E-Discovery
Litigation - Entertainment
Litigation - Health Care
Litigation - International Arbitration
Litigation - White Collar Crime
Litigation - Employment
Litigation - Real Estate
Litigation - Medical Malpractice
Litigation - Construction
Litigation - Workers Compensation
Litigation - ERISA
Litigation - Tax

Years of Experience

5-10 yrs required


Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Aug 11,2017

Posted on

Nov 02,2016

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Counsel Responsibilities: Work with senior counsels and team leaders to manage matters including strategy, outreach, media, and delegation of assignments. Assist with strategic and tactical decisions in litigation working with senior counsels to fill gaps in legal knowledge. Assist with training junior attorneys and mentor existing staff to build their legal writing, advocacy, case management, and research skills. Ensure that effective messaging, outreach, and investigative work is occurring in addition to legal work. In consultation with senior counsels, manage assigned cases and matters for strategic litigation, meet with clients on strategic litigation matters, and research ways to leverage existing connections into new strategic litigation. Work with communications and investigative staff to assign and divide workloads relating to specific issues. Under leadership’s consultation, draft op-eds, columns, or articles presenting the organization’s work and ideas to legal academics and professionals.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree required. Admitted to the District of Columbia bar or eligible for admission within 90 days of hiring. 5-10 years of experience in government investigations and complex federal litigation strongly preferred. Federal clerkship experience, published scholarship, and/or moot court experience are highly preferred. Demonstrated interest in government accountability work as well as administrative and constitutional Law. Experience and/or interest in the organization’s core competencies: executive branch oversight (Hatch Act, IG investigations), administrative law (APA), government accountability and transparency, FOIA, False Claims Act, regulatory overreach (ultra vires actions, Bivens actions, Federal Tort Claims Act actions), agency politicization, federal oversight, federal grant oversight, and 18 U.S.C. 1913/Byrd Anti-Lobbying Act issues. An understanding of free market principles and a passion for advancing the mission of the organization is required.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Cause of Action
2100 m st nw.,
suite 170-247
Washington, DC 20037