Job Details

Director Of Litigation

Company name

Center for Science in the Public Interest

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Sep 11,2019

Valid Through

Dec 25,2019

Posted on

Apr 02,2019

Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required


Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - Labor & Employment
Public Interest Law >> Public Interest Law
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Director of Litigation
The candidate will work closely with the President, senior staff, Board, and other relevant parts of the firm to ensure that the Litigation department’s work is strategically aligned with the organization’s priorities and goals. Provide vision and leadership to identify and bring high-leverage lawsuits to advance the firm’s mission through class action litigation. Use litigation to stop unfair or deceptive marketing practices. Bring lawsuits against federal agencies over violations of the Administrative Procedure Act, including challenges for failing to respond to petitions, failing to issue rules in a timely manner or making illegal decisions. File occasional amicus briefs, in consultation with the President, Policy department, and other relevant programs of the firm. Seek to interest other law firms, state attorneys general, and other public interest organizations in initiating litigation on problematic food and nutrition practices and products. Serve as co-lead or lead counsel on lawsuits. Develop and maintain strong and collaborative relationships with law firms, law school clinics, and other partners. Represent the firm as needed to an array of groups including the academic community, industry, legal community, and press. Provide mentorship to and supervise Litigation staff and interns. Oversee general administrative and managerial responsibilities associated with day-to-day and long-term operation of the Litigation department.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have Law degree (J.D.), and 7+ years of class-action litigation experience. Should have experience in all phases of litigation including case filing, motion practice, discovery, and settlement negotiations; and appointment as co-lead or lead counsel in a class action lawsuit. Must have demonstrated commitment to public interest advocacy. Must be member of the D.C. Bar or bar in state of residence. Should have demonstrated knowledge of consumer and regulatory law. Should have experience working with external co-counsel or in a coalition setting comprised of multiple organizational partners and demonstrated ability to resolve conflicts constructively.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Center for Science in the Public Interest
1220 L St. N.W.
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20005

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