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Job Opportunity: Litigation Associate

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Public-Spirited Law Firm Seeks Litigation Associate

OVERVIEW

The Washington, D.C. law firm of Mehri & Skalet, PLLC (“M&S”) seeks a litigation associate with 2-4 years of experience.  M&S represents plaintiffs – primarily employees, whistleblowers, consumers, investors, and non-profits – in complex litigation under federal and state law.  The firm engages in class action and impact litigation, including matters involving the False Claims Act, whistleblower rights, consumer protection violations, insurance, civil rights, employment discrimination, Title IX, and wage and hour.  More information about M&S is available on our websites at www.FindJustice.com and www.FightFraudFindJustice.com.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

The associate will work in a variety of practice areas, primarily focusing on False Claims Act matters, whistleblower rights, and consumer rights.  In addition to these cases, the attorney may be assigned to employment discrimination or wage and hour matters.  The attorney will be responsible for handling all aspects of investigations, research, motion practice, and discovery.  The attorney will work directly with clients and other attorneys often in a team environment. The position may involve travel throughout the United States.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates should have litigation experience.  Candidates must possess the ability to work well as part of a team but also be energetic self-starters with initiative.  The position requires strong research and writing skills, the ability to communicate effectively with clients, a creative approach to litigation, excellent organizational and planning skills, a commitment to social justice, and an interest in representing plaintiffs. Relevant prior work experience includes litigation, class action experience, complex discovery, discovery of electronically stored information, and prior involvement with a public interest organization.

COMPENSATION

Mehri & Skalet offers a competitive compensation and benefits package commensurate with experience.

INCLUSION, DIVERSITY & EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

Mehri & Skalet is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. We believe that a diverse team improves our work product, enhances our ability serve our clients, and strengthens our ability to attract talented individuals. We strive to maintain a culture that celebrates the strengths of every team member.  The firm engages in ongoing efforts to foster a culture of mutual respect and to attract, retain, and promote outstanding lawyers and administrative staff from all backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities. We advance equal opportunity without discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, ability, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, genetic information, matriculation, and credit history.

HOW TO APPLY 

Interested persons should send a cover letter, resume, a recent writing sample, law school transcripts, and the names of at least two references to Ellen Eardley c/o Suritia Taylor at STaylor@FindJustice.com.  The cover letter should reflect the applicant’s personal commitment to the public interest, diversity and inclusion, and/or social justice.

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