Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

Center for Food Safety (CFS)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

May 15,2019

Valid Through

Aug 28,2019

Posted on

Mar 01,2019


Portland, OR, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Real Estate >> Real Estate
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Staff Attorney
The candidate will spend approximately 50% on company's government accountability project, which works to ensure that government decision-making is open to public scrutiny by enforcing open-record laws such as the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Will spearhead company's FOIA work by drafting and submitting targeted FOIA requests, pursuing administrative appeals, and litigating under the Freedom of Information Act and other open record statutes. This work provides invaluable support to company' programmatic and litigation efforts, and safeguards the public's rights to know. As a Staff Attorney the position will also be responsible for developing, coordinating, and pursuing strategic litigation in federal and state courts on an ever-expanding variety of cutting-edge food and environmental issues, in support of company's overall mission and its specific program areas, including: Aquaculture; Climate Change; Food Labeling; Food Safety; Genetically Engineered Organisms; Industrial Animal Agriculture; Organic Integrity; Pesticides; Pollinators; Soil Protection; Water Privatization. State and federal rule-making and administrative work. Participating in agency, Congressional, and other meetings. Representing company and other clients at hearings and policy events. Maintaining and developing organizational partnerships. Working collaboratively with policy staff. Law clerk supervision.

Company info

Russell Howze
CFS Legal Assistant
Center for Food Safety (CFS)
Pacific Northwest Office, 917 SW Oak Street,
Suite 300
Portland, OR 97205

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