Jobs and Internships

Posted 7-8-15
Perkins Coie

Associate Attorney – Real Estate & Property Development
Job #A20150715 – Portland, Oregon
The Portland office of Perkins Coie is seeking a junior real estate associate to join one of the premier real estate/land use practices in the Northwest. Our real estate team focuses on acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, development, financing, and real estate investment. This is an excellent opportunity to join a collegial environment and work closely with experienced practitioners on a national level. Required for consideration are 2 years of relevant real estate experience, excellent law school performance, a strong educational background, and excellent references. A strong background in both leasing and development work is preferred. Successful candidates will demonstrate an attention to detail, strong work ethic and commitment to client service, and the ability to work well in a team environment. To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, law school transcripts, references, and a brief writing sample.
To apply, please visit our website at http://www.perkinscoie.com/A20150715 and submit your cover letter, resume, law school transcripts, references, and a brief writing sample.

Posted 12/12/2014
2015 1L SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Prudential Financial, Inc.

The American Bar Association’s (ABA) Commission on Disability Rights is pleased to partner with Prudential Financial, Inc. (Prudential) to provide a meaningful summer internship opportunity for a highly motivated, first-year law student with a disability. The Commission will select a law student with a disability to join the 2015 summer law intern program at Prudential’s New Jersey/New York offices. The 1L summer internship will run 10 weeks—from May 26 to August 7, 2015. Interns will be paid a stipend of approximately $10,000, which shall accrue and be paid on an hourly basis.

Internship Description

The summer internship program will provide interns the opportunity to work with attorneys who support the broad reach of Prudential’s businesses. Other features of the program include:

• Paid attendance at the 1L LCLD Scholars Summit in Dallas on May 28-30
• Participation in training programs presented by Prudential attorneys highlighting different areas of the business and the legal department
• Pairing with an attorney who will serve as a manager during the program and provide guidance on projects
• Pairing with a mentor who will serve as an additional advisor on resume review, interviewing, skill development, networking and other individual needs
• Practice interviews and presentations and shadow attorneys on various projects
• Opportunities to interview with selected local firms for potential 2L internships

Applicant Requirements

Applicants must:

• Be (or become) a member of the American Bar Association at https://shop.americanbar.org/eBus/Membership/JoinABA.aspx?Promo=RMM14ISEF;
• Be a law student with a disability;
• Be enrolled at an ABA-accredited law school and have successfully completed the first year with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent);
• Be scheduled for graduation in spring 2017 (full-time students) or spring 2018 (part-time students).

The ideal applicant will have financial or business-related experience or interest. Interns not local to New Jersey/New York will be responsible for their own housing and transportation to and from Prudential’s offices. Some assignments may be in offices not readily accessible by mass transportation.

How to Apply

To apply, submit your cover letter, resume, list of three references, and copy of your transcript to:

Tovah Miller at Tovah.Miller@americanbar.org; (T) 202-662 -1572; (F) 202-442-3439

Please write “Prudential Internship” in the subject line of all correspondence. All materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST on February 6, 2015. Finalists will be selected and notified on or before March 9, 2015.

Prudential and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers and are committed to diversity in our workforce.

Posted 06/28/2012

Department of Justice legal outreach/recruitment

The Department of Justice (“Justice”) is committed to providing persons with disabilities every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit.  Justice is committed to using all available hiring authorities-including 5 C.F.R. § 213.3102(u) (commonly known as “Schedule A”)-to hire qualified persons with targeted disabilities.  In addition, Justice has identified resources that will aid it in its ability to attract qualified candidates with targeted disabilities who have a specific interest in working for the federal government.
One such resource is Bender Consulting Services (Bender).  Bender is a company that has been retained by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to recruit, screen, and direct candidates with disabilities to federal agencies for a variety of positions, including attorney jobs.  Bender maintains an electronic registry of potential candidates who have targeted disabilities and have been certified as job-ready.  When filling an attorney vacancy, every office within Justice is now required to consult the Bender Registry to identify qualified attorney candidates.
Potential attorney candidates with disabilities interested in getting on the Bender Registry should submit their resume to resume@benderconsult.com.  Information about Bender and the Bender Registry is accessible at www.benderconsult.com.

If you have any questions about the Bender Registry please contact the Bender Consulting Services directly.  If you have any questions about the Department of Justice’s outreach initiatives designed to attract qualified individuals with targeted disabilities, please contact our Special Counsel for Disability Resources Allison Nichol at (202) 307-6387 or at Allison.Nichol@usdoj.gov<mailto:Allison.Nichol@usdoj.gov>.

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Federal Public Defender —  Seattle Research Attorney Announcement

Helsell Fetterman LLPseeks a senior-level business/transactional associate. The position requires strong skills and proven experience in core areas of transactional work including choice of business entity, governing agreements, buy-sell agreements, real estate transactions, leases, and secured transactions. The candidate should have the confidence and ability to work independently, with minimal supervision.  Preference will be given to candidates with a minimum of 5 years of experience.  Please send a résumé and writing sample to Ann Callahan at acallahan@helsell.com.

Posted 4/27/2011:

Senior Associate/Partner – Business and/or Real Estate Transactions:  Legal Ease,
L.L.C. – Washington’s Attorney Placement Specialists since 1996 – has
been exclusively retained by a sophisticated north end law firm to recruit an
attorney with 6+ years business and/or real estate transactions experience and
a partial book of business to join the firm as a senior associate or
partner.  Candidates will not be considered for this opening other than
via Legal Ease.   This is an outstanding opportunity for an attorney
with a partial client base to join forces with highly regarded attorneys in a
well-established and superbly managed practice.  Please submit resume and
expression of interest in strict confidence to Lynda Jonas at ljonas@legalease.com.
SEE ADDITIONAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE at www.legalease.com.

Posted 5/26/2011

EXCLUSIVE:  Legal Ease, L.L.C. – Washington’s Attorney Placement Specialists since 1996 – has been exclusively retained to fill two very attractive complex litigation
associate positions with a highly regarded boutique law firm in Seattle.

Both of these opportunities offer top of the market compensation, extremely
sophisticated, complex work and verifiable work life balance.  The
law firm itself is long-established and very well managed with excellent
associate retention. The firm also offers a unique opportunity for only the
highest quality attorneys to join a team where each lawyer is highly valued and
works together in a collegial, though admittedly “intellectual” style.

One of the positions is a mid-senior associate level post requiring 4 + years experience.
The other is a more junior position requiring 2+ years experience.
Both positions require impeccable academic credentials and current or recent
background in some type of sophisticated, highly complex, civil
litigation.

Please inquire by submitting your resume in strict confidence to Lynda Jonas at
ljonas@legalease.com.

Posted June 3, 2011

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW ATTORNEY

SNOHOMISH COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY

CIVIL DIVISION

The Civil Division of the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office seeks an attorney for its Tort and Employment Unit.  Attorneys in the Labor and Employment group of this Unit will handle litigation and provide advice in a variety of labor and employment law matters, including compliance with state and federal discrimination laws, discipline and discharge, wage and hour, and grievance arbitrations.

Preferred candidates will have a demonstrated interest and up to 5 years experience in labor and employment law or related field.

Applicants should have a strong interest in public service; excellent research, analysis, and communication skills; and experience in computer-aided research and word processing.  The ability to work with other attorneys, support staff, and County personnel is essential.  Applicants must be admitted to the Washington State Bar and be a United States citizen.

The salary depends on qualifications.  The position includes a generous benefits and leave package.  Snohomish County is an equal opportunity employer.  To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, writing sample, and references to:  Robert Tad Seder, Assistant Chief Civil Deputy, Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, 3000 Rockefeller Avenue, M/S 504, Everett, WA 98201.  No telephone calls please.   The deadline for receipt of submittals is 4:30 p.m. on July 1, 2011.

Posted December 27, 2011

Perkins Coie 2012 1L Diversity Fellowship Program


We are pleased to announce that applications for Perkins Coie’s 2012 1L Diversity Fellowship are now available. An important aspect of helping ensure diverse students succeed in the legal profession is access to experiences, support and guidance. As Co-Chair for the Bar Association of San Francisco Equality Committee on Disability Rights with The Bar Association of  San Francisco, please help us share  this opportunity by:

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    Students can now apply for Perkins Coie 2012 1L Diversity Fellowship program. The Fellowship program provides 1L diverse law students a summer associate position as well as a $7,500 scholarship in 9 offices. www.perkinscoie.com/1LDiversity.
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Interested 1Ls are encouraged to apply, learn more about the program and summer at Perkins Coie, and find answers to frequently asked questions.

We are looking forward to hearing from students around the nation. Perkins Coie’s summer associate program provides substantive contact with relevant legal matters and well as mentoring and coaching from supervising attorneys. The 2012 Perkins Coie 1L Diversity Fellowship program provides first-year diverse law students a paid summer associate position with the firm in one of the following offices, as well as a $7,500 scholarship.

Scholarships are available from the following offices:
  Bellevue
Chicago
Los Angeles
Madison
Phoenix
Portland
San Diego
San Francisco
Seattle (2)

If you have any questions about the fellowship please don’t hesitate to contact either me.

Thanks in advance,

Mr. Judah Travis |  Perkins Coie LLP
Senior Coordinator, Law Student Recruiting and Diversity
1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4800
Seattle, WA 98101-3099
PHONE: 206.359.8009
FAX: 206.359.9009
E-MAIL: jtravis@perkinscoie.com

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  1. Litigation Associate
    The Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP is seeking commercial litigation associates with one or more years of experience. The ideal candidate will have graduated from a top law school with honors or other academic distinction and will have served as a federal or state supreme court clerk. This is an outstanding chance to be an integral part of a well-respected commercial litigation practice group at a top firm. Please submit a resume, cover letter, law transcript and brief writing sample to the attention of Kathleen Shaw online via our website at http://www.dwt.com/Careers/LateralLawyers/Openings

    Trademark Associate
    The Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine seeks a mid- to senior-level associate to join its trademark prosecution team. The ideal candidate will significant experience in trademark prosecution, brand strategy counseling and portfolio management, trademark prosecution, TTAB proceedings, and enforcement and acquisition, as well as an interest in trademark litigation. The position will involve direct client counseling, managing trademark portfolios (including filing and prosecuting trademark applications), advising on trademark infringement issues, and enforcing trademark rights. International experience is a plus, as is experience drafting and negotiating licenses and other IP and technology agreements. References will be required. Please upload your resume, law transcript, and brief writing sample to the attention of Kathleen Shaw via our website at http://www.dwt.com/Careers/LateralLawyers/Openings

    Corporate Securities Associate
    The Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks an attorney with a minimum of three years of experience in the areas of securities and mergers and acquisitions. The strongest candidates will be those who blend both public and private M&A experience with experience in reviewing and counseling clients regarding Securities Act registration and exemptions and Securities Exchange Act reporting requirements, including executive compensation disclosures. We prefer candidates with big law firm experience, immediately transferable skills, excellent client relationship and interpersonal skills, and a strong academic background. Candidates should have the ability to assume second chair responsibilities in large corporate transactions, and first chair responsibilities in smaller ones. All replies confidential. Please send resume, law school transcript, and brief writing sample to Kathleen Shaw via our website at http://www.dwt.com/Careers/LateralLawyers/Openings

  2. Tax-Exempt Organizations Associate

    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, a national law firm, has a position available in its Tax-Exempt Organizations practice group in the Seattle office for a mid-level associate with least three years of practice experience in nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. Qualified candidates must have an LLM in Taxation with some background in nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations or a strong federal tax background with law firm experience. Private Firm (preferably big firm) experience desired. Excellent academic credentials required. To apply please upload your resume, law school (and LLM, if applicable) transcript, and brief writing sample to Kathleen Shaw, online at http://www.dwt.com/Careers/LateralLawyers/Openings.

  3. Associate – Commercial litigation #A20130207

    The litigation group of Perkins Coie’s Portland, Oregon office is seeking a lateral associate with outstanding credentials and a minimum 2 years experience in general litigation, which could include judicial clerkship experience. Successful candidates will have excellent academic credentials, excellent references, and superb written and oral communication skills. The general litigation practice consists of the representation of a wide range of businesses in federal and state court proceedings as well as in tribunals and alternative dispute resolution forums. This is an excellent opportunity to join a collegial environment and work closely with experienced practitioners on a national level.

    To apply, please visit our website http://www.perkinscoie.com/careers and submit your cover letter, resume, law school transcripts, references, and a brief writing sample.

  4. LABOR STANDARDS DIVISION DIRECTOR – OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS
    City of Seattle, Washington
    $80,000 – $130,000

    For a complete job description, please visit the Prothman Company at http://www.prothman.com/ and click on “Current Searches.”

    The City of Seattle, Washington, is seeking an individual who brings experience in established and innovative practices in labor law investigation and enforcement, and collaborations between the public sector, nonprofits and the private sector. If you feel passionate about working with business owners, labor organizations, workers, and community partners to help income equality and elevate standards of living then this is the right opportunity for you!

    Seattle is a very welcoming community with a rich tapestry of thriving businesses and vibrant cultures. The city understands and values diversity and the many ways it enhances the community. Seattle serves as a vibrant metropolitan hub, offering a wide range of housing options, higher education opportunities, professional and collegiate sporting events, a nationally recognized health care network, a lively cultural arts scene, and endless outdoor recreation opportunities.

    As a leader on wage, labor and workforce practices that enhance equity, address wage gaps and create a fair and healthy economy for workers, businesses and residents, the City of Seattle created an Office of Labor Standards (OLS) in late 2014. OLS is mandated to implement city ordinances related to minimum wage, paid sick and safe time, use of criminal history in employment decisions, wage theft and other laws that the city may enact in the future. OLS is a newly created division within the City of Seattle Office for Civil Rights and will operate with a budget of $1 million in 2015, and $1.5 million in 2016, including the oversight of approximately $1 million in community grant funds during the same period.

    The Division Director of the Office of Labor Standards will serve as a member of the Mayor’s Cabinet, with reporting responsibility to the Mayor and to the Director of the Seattle Office for Civil Rights. The Division Director will lead a six-person team whose duties include labor standards enforcement, community outreach and education, and technical assistance to the business community.

    At least seven years of experience in policy and program development involving diverse groups, including business, legal, government, nonprofits, educational institutions, and/or grass roots community groups. A minimum of four years of experience and a working knowledge of enforcing or investigating labor standards and/or employment programs, including wage and hour, protected leave and discrimination laws. A bachelor’s degree in an applicable field is required. A Juris Doctorate, Master of Public Administration, or Political Science degree, or in another related field, is preferred.

    The City of Seattle and Prothman embrace equal opportunity and value workforce diversity. First review: April 14, 2015 (open until filled). To apply online, visit Prothman at http://www.prothman.com/ and click on “Submit Your Application” and follow the directions provided. Application materials will only be accepted electronically via the website. For questions, please call 206-368-0050.

  5. The Seattle Office for Civil Rights is currently hiring for the positions of Labor Standards Business Liaison (Temporary) and Labor Standards Paralegal (Temporary). Please see below for more detailed information:

    Job Description
    Office of Labor Standards

    The City of Seattle is a national leader on wage, labor and workforce practices that enhance equity. To address wage gaps and create a fair and healthy economy for workers, businesses and residents, the City of Seattle created an Office of Labor Standards (OLS) in late 2014. OLS is mandated to implement City ordinances on minimum wage, paid sick and safe time, use of criminal history in employment decisions, wage theft and other laws that the City may enact in the future. OLS is housed within the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR). SOCR enforces federal and civil rights laws; leads the Race and Social Justice Initiative, the City of Seattle’s long-term commitment to end racism and achieve racial equity in Seattle; and coordinates the Gender Justice Project, whose goal is to close the wage gap for Seattle workers.

    Business Liaison
    http://agency.governmentjobs.com/seattle/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=1161809

    • Help develop and implement OLS’s long and short term outreach and engagement strategies for the business community, including small businesses, women and minority owned businesses and immigrant and refugee business owners.
    • Assist with the development of OLS business education outreach programs and activities that address the needs of the business community to achieve compliance with Seattle’s labor standards and civil rights laws.
    • Develop outreach methods and curricula, and coordinate and lead workshops and trainings.
    • Provide clear, consistent and expert technical assistance to the business community on Seattle labor standards and civil rights laws for employment, housing and places of public accommodation.
    • Serve as a resource and liaison to the business community to spot issues and gather information on areas of concern and emerging policy issues.
    • Other duties as assigned; may require working evening and weekend hours.

    Paralegal
    http://agency.governmentjobs.com/seattle/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=1161870

    • Conduct compliance reviews on case settlements.
    • Collect and distribute monetary recovery for employees.
    • Open and close cases, prepare notifications, process appeals.
    • Conduct records research when necessary for Respondent identification.
    • Perform legal and factual research, including analysis of codes and other material relevant to investigations.
    • Locate and communicate with witnesses, interview witnesses as needed, and interact with employers and employees.
    • Track cases and prepare various statistical and performance measure reports.
    • Support responses to public disclosure requests.
    • Prepare and organize documents as needed, including maintenance of electronic and paper case files.
    • Process cases using database to create documents and input case activities.
    • Perform other related duties of a comparable level/type as assigned.

    To apply please visit:
    http://www.seattle.gov/personnel/employment/default_neogov.asp

  6. The Seattle Office of Labor Standards is seeking candidates for the position of Labor Standards Business Liaison. Please see below for more detailed information:

    *Applications for this position are due on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 at 4:00pm Pacific Time.

    POSITION DESCRIPTION

    As a leader on wage, labor and workforce practices that enhance equity address wage gaps and create a fair and healthy economy for workers, businesses and residents, the City of Seattle created a new Office of Labor Standards (OLS). OLS is mandated to implement the City’s labor standards for Minimum Wage, Paid Sick and Safe Time, Wage Theft, Fair Chance Employment (limiting the use of conviction and arrest records in employment decisions), and other laws that the City may enact in the future.

    The mission of OLS is to advance labor standards through thoughtful community and business engagement, strategic enforcement, and innovative policy development with a commitment to race and social justice.

    The Labor Standards Business Liaison will serve as the lead on business outreach and engagement. This position will be responsible for becoming a subject matter expert on Seattle’s labor standards, providing technical assistance to the business community on a daily basis, leading trainings, developing business outreach and engagement strategies, recommending policy solutions, managing a business outreach and education contract program, and working on other projects as assigned.

    This position is a full-time position that will report to the OLS Senior Policy Advisor under the direction of the OLS Director.

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

    Job Responsibilities:
    • Providing personalized, expert-level of technical assistance (by phone, email and in-person) to the business community on Seattle’s minimum wage ordinance, paid sick and safe time ordinance, wage theft ordinance, fair chance employment ordinance, and other laws the City may enact in the future.
    • Regularly leading trainings for business owners and groups on Seattle’s labor standards.
    • Using creative thinking and innovation to identify particular business needs and implementing business, community, policy solutions to address the issues.
    • Assisting with the development and implementation of short and long term strategies for engaging with the business community to promote understanding and voluntary compliance with Seattle’s labor standards.
    • Identifying and employing focused outreach strategies to minority, immigrant, and refugee-owned businesses and other underrepresented populations.
    • Developing and implementing a request for proposals for the City to partner with other entities to promote education and outreach to small, minority, immigrant, and refugee-owned businesses, and developing and implementing associated performance measures.
    • Using data and national best practices to drive performance outcomes to ensure successful connection to a diverse range of businesses and successful resolution of issues through outreach, support, and technical assistance.

    Your effectiveness in this role will depend on your ability to:
    • Interact with the public, issue-spot and provide specific, individualized, and accurate answers to business inquiries on implementing Seattle’s labor standards.
    • Lead engaging and interactive public presentations on Seattle’s labor standards to small and large groups.
    • Assist with developing innovative outreach and communication strategies and partnerships to meet the needs of the business community.
    • Connect with, understand, and meet the needs of minority, immigrant, and refugee-owned business entrepreneurs.
    • Manage contracts with the business community using outcome and performance measures.
    • Make recommendations to inform key policy decision makers including the OLS Director, OLS staff, the Mayor, and City Council.
    • Communicate effectively orally and in writing to a variety of stakeholders within a political environment.
    • Work in a fast-paced environment on a cross-functional team.

    You will feel prepared to take on this role if you have experience in:
    • Becoming a subject matter expert in the requirements of particular laws and/or public programs.
    • Providing technical assistance to the public to enable successful implementation of laws and/or public programs.
    • Fostering deep relationships with the business community including chambers of commerce, trade groups, business associations, and community organizations that interact with the business community.
    • Working with the small business community, particularly with minority, immigrant, and refugee-owned businesses.
    • Effectively working with a team to reach desired outcomes.
    • Tracking issues and problems to identify recurrent hurdles and opportunities for improvement through policy development and community, inter-departmental and inter-governmental problem solving.
    • Managing and refining a business technical assistance database to track issues, communities served, and measure performance outcomes.
    • Developing and synthesizing program outcome data to create meaningful reports for use in briefings and external communication.

    Full Job Description: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/seattle/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=1406416

    APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.seattle.gov/jobs

  7. The Office of Labor Standards is seeking candidates for the position of Labor Standards Investigator. This position closes on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at 4:00 PM Pacific Time. Please see below for more detailed information:

    ABOUT OUR OFFICE
    As a leader on workplace practices that promote equity, advance race and social justice, address wage gaps and create a fair and healthy economy for workers, businesses and residents, the City of Seattle created an Office of Labor Standards (OLS). OLS implements City ordinances related to minimum wage, prevention of wage theft, paid sick and safe time, fair chance employment (governing the use of criminal history in employment decisions), and other laws that the City may enact in the future.

    ABOUT THE JOB
    This position will handle a complex investigation caseload, receiving complaints, investigating, and recommending resolutions to complaints of violations of the Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance (PSST), Fair Chance Employment Ordinance (FCE), Minimum Wage Ordinance (MWO), Administrative Wage Theft Ordinance (WT), other labor standards the City may enact in the future and dual-filed discrimination cases in employment. The Labor Standards Investigator position is a full-time, hourly, over-time eligible position that will report to the Supervising Investigator.

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Conduct investigations of alleged non-compliance of Seattle’s Labor Standards (some claims involve both labor standard and civil rights discrimination violations) including highly sensitive and/or complex investigations.
    • Determine legitimacy of complaint, gather and preserve evidence, examine witnesses, review payroll records, conduct complex research using various databases and other legal tools, analyze fact patterns and prepare and issue detailed formal determinations and orders.
    • Negotiate and draft legally binding settlement contracts and conduct conciliation in cases where a violation of non-compliance of the labor standards law or discrimination is found.
    • Work on a variety of special projects, as assigned, that may include developing and leading presentations on Seattle’s Labor Standards, reviewing labor ordinances, policies and procedures, recommending new legislation to policy makers, and analyzing and applying federal and/or state case law and regulations.

    The work product of the Office of Labor Standards is subject to judicial scrutiny and must meet procedural and technical standards in accordance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations.

    FULL JOB DESCRIPTION AND APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: http://www.seattle.gov/personnel/employment/default.asp.

  8. Conflicts Attorney – Professional Standards

    Job #S20160921 – Seattle, Washington

    This position will conduct independent reviews of all potential new firm business and new personnel to ensure compliance with applicable ethical standards. Will advise firm lawyers and incoming legal personnel on resolution of conflicts of interest issues. Duties also include drafting of waiver letters and screening documents, research on clients and limited legal research. Requires a solid understanding of basic litigation concepts, business organizations and financing concepts. Also requires the ability to make and communicate difficult decisions, handle multiple complex situations, and the ability to produce at a consistently high level under pressure. A JD and at least three years of practice experience is required. Must be an active member in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association. Position based in Seattle.

    Apply @ https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/professional-staff/job-listings/conflicts-attorney-professional-standards-job-s20160921-seattle.html

    Perkins Coie LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, protected veterans, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.

    For more information about equal employment opportunity, please click here for “EEO Is the Law.” To request a disability accommodation in the application process, please click here. Perkins Coie participates in E-Verify, please view the following links for details in English and Spanish. For information regarding your Right to Work, click here for details in English and Spanish.

  9. City of Redmond – Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
    More than anything, at City of Redmond in Washington, it’s our people that make us great. Join our City Attorney’s Office as a full-time Deputy Prosecuting Attorney to represent the City in criminal misdemeanor trials, contested hearings, code enforcement violations hearings, and be part of a current LEAN initiative to improve cross-departmental efficiencies. Take a spin around our website, http://www.redmond.gov, and discover how the City of Redmond can make your next career move a great one. Candidates must have a JD degree with three years of criminal prosecuting attorney experience. This position will receive fantastic benefits and earn between $6,617 and $8,932.00 per month. Please submit online application by Sunday, July 30, 2017 via http://www.redmond.gov/jobs.

  10. Labor Standards Enforcement Manager

    Apply at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle/jobs/1980702-0/labor-standards-enforcement-manager

    SALARY: $41.50 – $62.27 Hourly
    LOCATION: Central Building, 810 3rd Ave., Seattle, Washington
    JOB TYPE: Civil Service Exempt, Regular, Full-time
    SHIFT: Day
    DEPARTMENT: Office of Labor Standards
    BARGAINING UNIT: Not represented

    POSITION DESCRIPTION:
    This position is the head of the enforcement team in the recently created Office of Labor Standards (OLS). The City of Seattle (City) is a national leader on labor standards and employment practices that advance race, social, and economic justice, and create fair and healthy workplaces. Currently, OLS implements six City ordinances: minimum wage, prevention of wage theft, paid sick and safe time, fair chance employment (re use of criminal history in employment decisions), secure scheduling, and hotel employees’ health and safety. It is anticipated that the City will enact other labor protections in the future which OLS will be tasked to implement. Initially (in 2015), OLS was a division in another City Department; it became an independent department on January 1, 2017. This position is a full-time, salary, overtime exempt position that reports to the OLS Director.

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Manage the OLS enforcement team, which currently is comprised of ten investigators and one paralegal. This position also supervises a second manager/supervisor position (now vacant).
    • Oversee the enforcement work of OLS, which includes, among other things, intakes of complaints; investigations and evidence gathering; generation of proposed findings and settlements of cases; and review of employer compliance with case resolutions, all arising from alleged violations of the six City labor standard ordinances referred to above.
    • Lead enforcement-related policy development and implementation, in coordination with the OLS Policy team, as well as the Mayor’s Office, City Council, other City Departments, the Labor Standards Advisory Commission, and business and community stakeholders.
    • Develop and expand OLS’s newly established directed investigation program, using input and data from OLS activities as well as from other jurisdictions, agencies, and the public.
    • Review and update enforcement systems, processes, and procedures needed to enhance enforcement work and OLS accountability
    • Ensure that all enforcement work is aligned with the OLS mission.
    • Supervise the work of and provide technical support to all staff on the enforcement team.
    • Make recommendations to the Director as to all aspects of enforcement, including findings of violations, as well as remedies and penalties.
    • Coordinate with City Attorney’s office on case enforcement, collections, and appeals, and to address specific policy and legal issues.
    • Recommend changes of law, rules, and procedures as needed improve the effective enforcement of Seattle’s labor standards laws.
    • Coordinate relationships between the enforcement team and other City entities as well as state and federal agencies, and community organizations;
    • Provide technical assistance and training within the City government and to the public.
    • Support development and improvement of OLS case management and database systems.
    • Manage the enforcement team’s training budget and other consultant contracts.
    • Collaborate with the OLS Communications Manager and the outreach team regarding communications with media, community groups, businesses, unions, and the public.
    • Participate in presentation of cases to the Hearing Examiner.
    • Conduct all work in a manner that is consistent with the City’s Race and Social Justice Initiative
    • Work on other projects, as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    A successful candidate will have demonstrated significant technical knowledge and expertise in investigations and enforcement arising out of alleged violations of labor and employment laws and enforcement of those laws, as well as supervisory experience with the ability to effectively communicate tactfully and effectively. There must be a commitment to listening, creating spaces for diverse perspectives and the pursuit of inclusive and just outcomes. Their professional career reflects a commitment to building collaborative, productive and respectful relationships with community leaders, institutions, and organizations. They must demonstrate an ability to quickly learn Seattle’s labor standard laws and successfully manage projects with multiple deliverables and overlapping milestones.

    Specifically, the work requires:
    • Experience investigating complaints and/or conducting proactive investigations regarding labor standards.
    • Experience with development and implementation of policies, laws, or programs for government, non-profit, or private sector.
    • Experience working with worker advocacy groups, workers, and employers,
    • Ability to problem solve and build consensus with divergent groups.
    • Experience drafting ordinances, rules, or policies for the government, non-profit, or private sector.
    • Experience applying race and social justice principles to policy and procedures in a work setting.
    Due to the fiduciary nature of the work, job offers are contingent on review of criminal history as well as verification of information provided by the applicant as part of the application process. In compliance with Seattle’s Fair Chance Employment Ordinance, SMC 14.17 applicants will be provided an opportunity to explain or correct background information.

    Please note this job advertisement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
    Please submit the following with your online application:
    • A letter of interest in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, skills, and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities as outlined in the job announcement.
    • A resume of your educational and professional work experience.
    • A writing sample (e.g. a report and/or outreach material you have developed)
    If you have questions, please contact Aisha Foster at Aisha.Foster@seattle.gov.
    For additional information about Seattle’s Office of Labor Standards, go to http://www.seattle.gov/laborstandards.

    This position is classified as a Manager 2, Exempt.

    Who May Apply: This position is open to all candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans and those with diverse life experiences.

  11. Seattle Office of Labor Standards- Senior Investigator
    please apply online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle/jobs/2404648/senior-investigator?keywords=investigator&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

    Salary
    $34.76 – $40.48 Hourly
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Job Type
    Classified Civil Service, Regular, Full-Time
    Department
    Office of Labor Standards
    Job Number
    2019-00544
    Closing
    4/23/2019 4:00 PM Pacific

    Position Description
    The City of Seattle is a leader on wage, labor and workforce practices that enhance equity, address wage gaps, and create a fair and healthy economy for workers, businesses and residents. The mission of the Office of Labor Standards (OLS) is to advance labor standards through thoughtful community and business engagement, strategic enforcement and innovative policy development, with a commitment to race and social justice.

    The Office of Labor Standards has an opening for a Senior Investigator to join a highly skilled, dynamic team. This position will handle a complex investigation caseload including directed investigations, company-wide investigations involving numerous ordinances, and investigations requiring in-depth legal research and analysis. The Senior Investigator will be responsible for the research and planning for directed and complaint investigations, conducting investigations, and recommending resolutions to complaints of violations of various ordinances and violations, such as the Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance (PSST), Fair Chance Employment Ordinance (FCE), Minimum Wage Ordinance (MW), Administrative Wage Theft Ordinance (WT), Secure Scheduling Ordinance (SS), the Hotel Employees Health and Safety Initiative (HEHS), the Domestic Workers Ordinance (DW), and other labor standards the City may enact in the future.

    This role will report to the Enforcement Manager.
    Job Responsibilities
    Here is more about what you will be doing:
    • Conduct investigations of alleged non-compliance of Seattle’s labor standards, including highly sensitive and/or complex investigations such as directed investigations, company-wide investigations involving numerous ordinances, and investigations with complex legal issues.
    • Conduct remand investigations.
    • Determine legitimacy of complaint or allegations, gather and preserve evidence, examine witnesses, review payroll records, conduct complex research using various databases and other legal tools, analyze fact patterns and relevant law, and prepare and issue detailed formal determinations and orders.
    • Negotiate and draft legally binding settlement contracts in cases where a violation of non-compliance of the labor standards law is found.
    • Work on a variety of special projects, as assigned, that may include developing and leading presentations on Seattle’s labor standards; reviewing labor standards ordinances, policies and procedures; recommending new legislation to policy makers and policies and procedures to OLS; and analyzing and applying federal and/or state case law and regulations.
    • Provide mentorship to Labor Standards Investigators/Civil Rights Analysts. Provide input into performance plans and appraisals, hiring decisions and other personnel actions affecting Labor Standards Investigators/Civil Rights Analysts.
    • Perform related duties, including intake, as needed and required.
    The work product of the Office of Labor Standards is subject to judicial scrutiny and must meet procedural and technical standards in accordance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations.

    You will be successful in this role if you have experience in:
    • Investigation and/or research work in employment law, labor, worker advocacy, public sector, non-profit sector, civil rights, human rights, or a related professional background.
    • Working in a collaborative environment.
    • Successfully working with disenfranchised and/or marginalized communities with a demonstrated commitment to race and social justice.
    You will be prepared to take on this role if you have:
    • Exceptional critical thinking skills with an analytical approach to work.
    • Excellent writing capabilities.
    • Ability to read and understand laws and regulations.
    • Keen attention to detail and ability to be highly organized.
    • Ability to be adaptable and fluid in response to changing priorities and situations.
    • Quick learning skills.
    • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
    Qualifications
    In addition to the ability to complete the tasks mentioned above, you will need to possess the following required qualifications (or a combination of education, training or experience that provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class):
    • Bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration, Human Resources Management, Industrial Relations, Political Science or a closely related field/analytical discipline.
    • Three years of professional experience with major work assignments emphasizing civil rights law enforcement, equal employment opportunity, complaint investigation, affirmative action program implementation, personnel administration, labor relations, or related work as a mediator in these areas.
    Equivalency: A combination of education, training, or experience that provides an equivalent background required to perform this job will be evaluated.

    Additional Information
    This position is classified as a Senior Civil Rights Analyst. It is an overtime eligible, full-time status position.

    To be considered for this position, please submit your complete application, resume, and cover letter at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle no later than 4:00 PM Pacific Time on Tuesday April 23, 2019. In your cover letter, please clearly describe how your knowledge, skills, and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities and qualifications outlined in this job announcement. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Who may apply: This position is open to all qualified candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The City encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experience.

    Questions? Please contact Nicolette Hornbeck at Nicolette.Hornbeck@seattle.gov

    To learn more about the Office of Labor Standards, please visit: https://www.seattle.gov/laborstandards

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