Job Details

Senior Attorney

Company name

EarthRights International

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Valid Through

Oct 24,2019

Posted on

Jul 11,2019

Years of Experience

7-10 yrs required


Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Senior Attorney
Responsibilities: Develop, oversee and support litigation, both proactive and reactive/defensive litigation, on behalf of clients both in the US and from around the world ensuring highest quality work product. Review, edit and supervise legal team work to ensure the consistent production of high quality work product in all litigation and advocacy materials. Supervise and mentor staff attorneys, legal fellows, and other team members providing oversight, training, and expertise on a variety of litigation, policy, and communications activities. Conduct and supervise discovery activities including depositions, and train junior attorneys in discovery activities. Help staff to meet goals and deadlines, providing timely and regular feedback and fostering a highly functioning, inclusive, innovative and collaborative team environment. Work with staff in other programs to facilitate information flow, maintain collaborative work relationships across the organization and to ensure consistency and integration in support of strategic priorities. Draft and edit briefs, memos, briefing documents, written comments, blogs and other written materials. Represent clients in court hearings, public meetings and workshops, and other processes.

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

Additional info

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.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
EarthRights International
1612 K Street,
Suite 401
Washington, DC 20006

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