Associate Attorney – San Francisco, CA

Attorney Needed in the San Francisco Office

Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP is a public interest class-action litigation law firm with offices in New York, Washington, DC, San Francisco, San Diego, Nashville, and Baltimore.  The Firm’s team is a tightly-knit community of lawyers, all committed to using the law to help craft and enforce a more just society. We specialize in civil rights and general public interest cases, representing plaintiffs with employment discrimination, labor and wage violations, predatory lending, whistleblower, consumer fraud, and other claims.  We have represented thousands of individuals in some of the most significant class action cases before the courts, securing landmark victories through trial and settlements. In addition, we have a number of cases currently before the district and federal appellate courts that raise novel issues of law.  For more information, click here

We are currently seeking an attorney with 1-3 years of litigation experience to join our San Francisco, CA office. The firm values someone with significant clinical or pro bono experience. Clerkship experience is also valued. This attorney will be expected to take on significant responsibility very quickly.  The attorney will be responsible for taking and defending depositions within the first months; researching and drafting motions, memoranda, affidavits, and briefs that require little editing or oversight; coordinating client communications; and participating in mediations and court proceedings.  

To be eligible, applicants must have:

  • 1-3 years litigation experience, some of which can come from work in a clinic or district court clerkship;
  • bar admission;
  • a dedication to civil rights;
  • strong academic credentials;
  • excellent writing and communication skills;
  • strong analytical capabilities; and
  • ability to work effectively in a team environment.

Recent hires to the firm graduated from Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia and NYU law schools.

We are committed to EEO principles and value a diverse workplace. We strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ, female, differently abled and other minority applicants to apply. 

Application Procedure:

Posted position is available immediately. Applicants are encouraged to submit application materials as early as possible, as decisions will be made on a rolling basis.

Please send as attachments a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, references, and two writing samples to Please use “2018 SF Attorney Application” for the Subject line. All documents should be submitted in .doc or .pdf form.

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