Associate Attorney – New York

Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, a national public interest law firm with a focus on game-changing employment discrimination cases, seeks an associate attorney with 2-3 years of litigation and/or clerkship experience for immediate hire in its New York office. This attorney will focus on representing plaintiffs in individual and class action employment discrimination matters. In addition, the attorney will assist the New York Office’s world-class team of attorneys on a range of high-stakes sexual assault cases, Title IX lawsuits, qui tam and whistleblower matters, wage and hour actions, financial services and ERISA claims, and consumer fraud cases.

Associates work one-on-one with clients to develop their claims for mediation and litigation. Associates are also expected to conduct legal research; draft legal documents (including pleadings, motions, briefs, legal memoranda, mediation statements, discovery responses, and settlement agreements); provide legal advice to clients; assist and participate in depositions, mediations, arbitrations, trials, and court hearings and conferences; and, attend industry, networking, and community outreach events. Our associates are expected to learn quickly from the Firm’s more experienced attorneys and are given as much responsibility as they can handle. Junior associates often draft substantive briefs with limited input from senior attorneys, take and defend depositions, argue motions in court, and conduct negotiations with opposing counsel.

Prospective applicants must be a member in good standing of the State Bar of New York or expect to be admitted in the immediate future. Applicants with clerkship experience and/or demonstrated interest in civil rights litigation are preferred.  Ideally, applicants will be familiar with Title VII, the New York City Human Rights Law, the New York State Human Rights Law, Title IX, and/or complex civil litigation.

The position is available now. Applicants seeking consideration should email a one-page cover letter, a current résumé, a law school transcript, three references, and a writing sample of not less than ten pages to Russell Kornblith at rkornblith@sanfordheisler.com and copy careers@sanfordheisler.com. Please reference “2019 New York Attorney Application” in the subject line of the email.

Recent hires to the Firm graduated from Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Georgetown, and NYU law schools. We are committed to EEO principles and value a diverse workplace. We strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ, all genders, all ages, differently abled, and other minority applicants to apply.

About the Firm

Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP is a public interest class-action litigation law firm with offices in New York; Washington, D.C; San Francisco; Nashville; San Diego; and Baltimore. Our attorneys have graduated from the nation’s top law schools, clerked for judges throughout the United States, and amassed extensive experience litigating and trying cases that have earned over one billion dollars for our clients.

The Firm has extensive experience litigating civil rights and general public interest cases, representing plaintiffs with claims of employment discrimination, sexual violence, labor and wage violations, predatory lending, consumer fraud, and whistleblowing, among other claims. Along with a focus on class actions, the Firm also represents individuals and has achieved extraordinary success in the representation of executives and attorneys in employment disputes.

Reasonable Accommodations:

Our firm welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodations during any part of the hiring process, please email us at: careers@sanfordheisler.com or you may send the request by mail to:

Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP
ATTN:  Director of Human Resources
700 Pennsylvania Ave SE Suite 300
Washington, DC 20003

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