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Litigation - General Attorney in Washington, DC

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Company name

Office of Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required


Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Mar 13,2018

Posted on

Mar 12,2018

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Attorney Advisor The candidate represents management in administrative hearings under the jurisdiction of the Public Employee Relations Board (PERB) and in arbitration proceedings. Responsibility includes case investigation, research, drafting pleadings, issuing subpoenas, presenting evidence to support cases, preparing trial briefs, direct and cross-examination, post-hearing briefs and the timely submission of all work for review to allow for mentoring and appropriate editing prior to redrafting. Serves as first chair and assumes primary responsibility for the total preparation and presentation of cases including document compilation and witness preparation in arbitration hearings and PERB unfair labor practice and representation hearings, impasse proceedings and negotiability appeals. Analyzes cases and develops solutions that maximum management’s rights and minimizes management’s losses to the greatest extent possible. Advises operating officials on sensitive and complex matters concerning confidential labor-management relations with substantial impacts. When appropriate consults with labor organizations in the implementation of new personnel law and on future changes in personnel policies that affect terms and conditions of employment. Evaluates and recommends to the Director appropriate strategies to streamline bargaining units. Must have a law degree LL.B. or JD degree from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school and have 2 years post J.D. experience, one of which was specialized experience at or equivalent to the LA-11 grade level, or its non-District equivalent. Should have excellent legal research and writing skills, including 2+ years of professional experience that is heavily focused on preparing briefs, legal memoranda or other legal writing involving difficult or sophisticated legal issues. Must be able to: identify all legal and factual issues; identify controlling statutory, regulatory, and case authority applicable to each legal issue; prepare written work that is persuasive, thorough, well-organized, and well-reasoned and that is appropriate in length, style, and tone; prepare all written work in accordance with deadlines set by supervisors and clients; and have a demonstrated ability to effectively work with client agencies and colleagues. In addition, an understanding of District government and knowledge of constitutional or administrative law is important. A professional knowledge of labor law is necessary to perform the duties required by this position. Should have a good working knowledge of PERB rules and regulations, the District Personnel Manual, and contract administration in a heavily unionized environment.

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Job ID: 2494

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Office of Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining
441 4th Street NW
Suite 820 North
Washington, DC 20001