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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Licensed to practice law in U.S. with D.C. bar membership or the ability to waive into the D.C. Bar. 7-10 years’ experience of U.S. legal practice, including 3-5 years of significant litigation experience required, including civil litigation. Experience with corporate accountability issues preferred. Knowledge of legal and policy issues surrounding one or more of the following areas: transnational litigation, corporate accountability, human rights, environmental justice, climate change, First Amendment, SLAPP and/or RICO suits. Excellent legal research, analysis, writing and communication skills. Experience supervising and/or mentoring professional staff, including mentoring and/or training junior legal staff. Ability to work independently and experience leading small teams. Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and handle a heavy workload. Ability to travel periodically and occasionally for extended periods. Ability to work well with clients and partners from a diverse range of ethnic, geographic, and cultural backgrounds. Commitment to anti-bias and nondiscrimination. Desired skills and experience. Spanish language skills strongly desired. A passion for and commitment to justice and representing clients fighting powerful adversaries. Experience working with civil society organizations and a diverse range of people and groups. Sense of humor. Media, advocacy, and/or campaign experience. Experience coordinating movements, coalitions or networks. Experience with external fundraising to support project goals.
Duration: 1+ year.
Application Deadline: September 1, 2019
Send cover letter of up to 300 words that answers interest in working, Resume or CV (up to 2 pages), 5-10 page sample or extract from a piece of legal writing without external editing. Do not send references.
1612 K Street,
Washington, DC 20006