Labor & Employment Counsel (San Francisco or Sacramento)
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
June 13, 2018
San Francisco, California
Full Time - Experienced
5-7 years experience
The Counsel role is a full-time (40 hours per week) salaried position designed to be flexible on location, and is a “remote” (working from home position) with access to any of our local offices as needed. This is an exceptional and rare opportunity for experienced lawyers who do not seek to be in a partner-track position, but who want to continue to do sophisticated legal work with direct client involvement. Candidates should have 8+ years of increasingly responsible employment law experience, preferably on the defense side, and be excited to work on a collaborative and innovative team, delivering high-quality work while and maximizing efficiencies for single-plaintiff employment litigation.
As Counsel, candidates must be very comfortable handling a single-plaintiff employment lawsuit from start to finish with minimal oversight. In this role, Counsel will routinely interface directly with clients and Firm partners, as well as provide litigation recommendations and develop defense strategy.
Legal Responsibilities: A Counsel is responsible for leading, managing, and/or supporting legal matters relating to Single-Plaintiff Litigation and Administrative Charges. Lawyers in this role will handle matters in federal and state courts, and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and perhaps the Department of Labor, as well as other federal, state, and local administrative agencies, with minimal oversight. They will have the ability to handle a practice that includes both overseeing EEOC Charges, including defending investigations, preparing position statements, defending clients in fact-finding conferences and on-site visits, representing clients in mediations and conciliations, and negotiating settlements, as well as directly managing single-plaintiff litigation, including drafting responsive pleadings, handling all aspects of the discovery process (including taking and defending depositions), drafting motions and briefs, including motions for summary judgment, attending and handling arbitrations, and, where appropriate, delegating such work to and reviewing the work of more junior attorneys. Occasional travel, both in-state and out-of-state, may be required.
A Counsel will be dedicated to a limited number of client portfolios of employment work, such that the lawyer will become immersed in the business needs of a particular industry or industries and will be able to develop a deep knowledge of a client’s preferences, as well as grow the client relationship. The Counsel will be responsible for handling and litigating such clients’ portfolios within a particular geographic region, in addition to working directly with the relevant relationship partners to foster a stronger client relationship.
Our Labor & Employment Department is consistently ranked at or near the top in labor and employment law rankings across multiple practice areas in the United States and internationally. Chambers USA ranks Seyfarth among the top L&E firms nationally, and we are one of only three firms that have been ranked by The Legal 500 in all six national Labor & Employment categories. We are routinely recognized by Law360 as an “Employment Practice Group of the Year,” and our employment litigation capabilities have earned us recognition in the annual BTI Litigation Outlook as a “Standout" Employment Litigation Practice. Our Labor & Employment Department continues to be recognized regionally, nationally and internationally by Chambers, The Legal 500, Law360, U.S. News & World Report: Best Lawyers, The National Law Journal, and BTI Consulting Group.
We offer an entrepreneurial environment and an excellent opportunity to continue to develop strong skills and grow with a national law firm. At Seyfarth, we value diversity and provide equal opportunities to all qualified applicants.We invite you to discover why Seyfarth is recognized worldwide for its innovation. Come experience the Seyfarth difference.
About Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seyfarth Shaw LLP provides thoughtful, strategic, practical legal counsel to client companies and legal teams of all sizes. With more than 850 attorneys in the U.S., London, Shanghai, Melbourne and Sydney, we offer a national platform and an international gateway to serve your changing business and legal needs in litigation, employment, corporate, real estate and employee benefits.