Hiring Hall

May 2017

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Job postings are listed in alphabetical order by state.

We list Fellowship and Law Clerk opportunities at the end of this publication.


CALIFORNIA

American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) seeks to hire a Western Executive to join its senior professional staff. The Western Executive, reporting to the National Executive Director, will function as lead negotiator and administrator for multiple collective bargaining agreements with opera, dance, and concert signatory companies in the Western Area. Based in or near Los Angeles, California, the Western Executive works closely with area leadership to provide direct member services including contract enforcement; policy implementation, site visits, and ensuring healthy and safe working conditions. The following experience is required for this position: Extensive labor negotiating experience; administration and interpretation of collective bargaining agreements; previously conducted grievance and arbitration proceedings preferred; ability to solve problems and take a proactive approach to member issues; and a Juris Doctor or advanced degree preferred. Compensation is commensurate with experience and an excellent benefit package is provided. Please e-mail letter of interest and resume to gangel@musicalartists.org. For more information, visit www.musicalartists.org.

Gilbert & Sackman, a progressive Los Angeles firm representing unions and employee benefits plans as well as plaintiffs in class action litigation, seeks attorneys with zero (0) to five (5) years’ experience representing unions or benefit plans. Applicants should have strong writing skills. Gilbert & Sackman is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Please e-mail your resume, two writing samples, a transcript, and references to Josh Young, jyoung@gslaw.org.

Holguin, Garfield, Martinez & Goldberg, a labor law firm in downtown Los Angeles, is seeking two attorneys: one with with zero (0) to five (5) years’ experience and one with three (3) to eight (8) years’ experience. We represent exciting, dynamic unions in the private and public sector. Applicants should have a strong academic background, excellent research and writing skills, and a demonstrated commitment to the labor movement. Experience representing unions in litigation, arbitration, and negotiations is especially valuable. Please send a resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to Beth Garfield, Holguin, Garfield, Martinez & Goldberg, 800 W. Sixth Street, Suite 950, Los Angeles, California 90017, or by e-mail, bgarfield@hgmglaw.com.

Employee benefits law firm in Mountain View, CA is looking for an ERISA attorney with one (1) to five (5) years of experience. J.D. from ABA accredited law school and admission to the California Bar are required. Ideal candidate will have excellent writing skills, ability to work independently, and prior Taft-Hartley or labor law experience. Duties include employee benefits litigation, plan drafting and review, compliance, working with and advising plan professionals, and providing legal advice to Trust Fund personnel and Trustees. Our firm is an equal opportunity employer and invites applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Please e-mail krawlawgroup@gmail.com with your cover letter and resume in the body of your email. Attachments will not be reviewed.

Reich, Adell & Cvitan represents a broad array of public and private sector unions and employee benefit trust funds. We seek an attorney for our Los Angeles, CA office who has one (1) to seven (7) years of experience, and a passion for employee benefits law. Candidates must enjoy legal research and writing. Current admission to California Bar is preferred. Please send cover letter expressing your experience in employee benefits law, resume, and two substantive writing samples to Hiring Partner, Reich, Adell & Cvitan, 3550 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 2000, Los Angeles, CA 90010, or by e-mail, employment@rac-law.com. EOE. No calls, please.

Rothner, Segall & Greenstone, a progressive labor law firm in Pasadena, is seeking an associate to begin in Fall 2017. We represent both local and international unions in the private and public sectors, as well as individuals and groups in employment, civil rights, and governmental transparency litigation. Responsibilities include representing clients in arbitration, state and federal administrative proceedings, state and federal court trial-level and appellate litigation, and providing advice and counsel to union staff. Applicants should be admitted to the California bar, have a strong academic background, and a demonstrated commitment to the labor movement. Judicial clerkship experience is a plus. Our firm is an equal opportunity employer and invites applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Please send a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and writing sample to Eli Naduris-Weissman, enw@rsglabor.com, or Rothner, Segall & Greenstone, 510 South Marengo Avenue, Pasadena, California 91101. For more information about our firm, visit www.rsglabor.com.

SAG-AFTRA’s Los Angeles, California office is seeking a Director of News & Broadcast. Under the direction of the National Director, News & Broadcast, Southern California, the Director will represent the interests of SAG-AFTRA and its members, through negotiation and enforcement of News and Broadcast collective bargaining agreements, as well as supervise and administer staff responsible for SAG-AFTRA’s News & Broadcast jurisdiction in Southern California. This position may also assist with News & Broadcast representation in other regions, as necessary. Please click here for more about the position and to apply.

Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld (“WRR”), a prominent union-side labor and employee benefits law firm with offices in Alameda, Honolulu, Los Angeles, and Sacramento, is seeking to hire two attorneys for its Alameda, California office. One attorney with zero (0) to five (5) years’ experience is needed to join our public sector team to advocate at PERB, NLRB, and civil service board proceedings; represent unions at arbitrations and in contract negotiations; deliver client trainings; and provide general strategy and legal advice. A second attorney with three (3) to five (5) years’ experience is sought to work on traditional labor and litigation matters, including litigation in bankruptcy court, with additional duties to include advocating at NLRB and PERB proceedings, union representation at arbitration, and all stages of litigation including drafting briefs, conducting discovery, including document collection and review, and preparing for trial. Applicants must be detail-oriented, possess exemplary research, writing, and analytical skills, and be admitted to the California bar. Judicial clerkship or prior union/community organizing experience a plus. WRR offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits, and is an equal opportunity employer that invites applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Please send resume, salary history, two substantive writing samples and a cover letter expressing your interest in the position(s) to Jennifer Calhoun, jcalhoun@unioncounsel.net, or Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld, 1001 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 200, Alameda, California 94501.

COLORADO

Rosenblatt & Gosch, PLLC, a progressive labor law firm in Denver, CO, is seeking an attorney with three (3) to five (5) years’ experience to serve as an associate beginning in Fall 2017. The firm represents national, regional and local labor unions in a variety of traditional labor law contexts, including arbitration, negotiations, and litigation before the NLRB and state labor boards and in federal and state court. The firm also represents individual employees in a wide range of matters, including wage theft and employment discrimination. Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to social justice and strong writing skills. Applicants should be admitted to or candidates for the Colorado bar. Women and candidates of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply, as are applicants fluent in Spanish. Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to Stan Gosch, stan@rosenblattgosch.com.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Small, active, union-side law firm seeking an experienced labor attorney with five (5) years’ experience for its Washington, D.C. office. Firm represents private and public sector unions, is a litigation-intensive practice, and has nationally-based clients. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to Bill Osborne, b.osborne@osbornelaw.com.

Woodley & McGillivary, a Washington, D.C. law firm representing international and local unions and workers, is seeking an attorney interested in labor/employment law and litigation, particularly involving public employees. One (1) to three (3) years of experience preferred. Applicants should have a commitment to the labor movement, a solid academic record, and excellent research and writing abilities. Please send resume and writing sample to Thomas A. Woodley, Woodley & McGillivary, 1101 Vermont Ave., N.W., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005, or by e-mail, kbs@wmlaborlaw.com.

Zwerdling, Paul, Kahn & Wolly is seeking an attorney with at least five (5) years’ experience for its Washington, D.C. office. Our firm has an active nationwide practice in the railroad, NLRA, and public sectors. We serve as general counsel to several national and local unions and represent our clients in federal and state courts, before administrative agencies, and in arbitration and negotiation. The individual will be engaged in all aspects of our practice and should be an exemplary writer who is comfortable appearing in every forum in which we are involved. DC bar membership is required; Maryland bar membership is a plus. Preference will be given to candidates with RLA experience. We also will consider a lateral partner. Please e-mail resume and two significant writing samples with a cover letter describing your interest to rpaul@zwerdling.com and mwolly@zwerdling.com.

FLORIDA

Donnelly & Gross, P.A., a Gainesville, Florida law firm representing nationally based and local public sector labor unions throughout Florida, is seeking an attorney with an interest in labor and employment law/litigation with one (1) to five (5) years of experience. As the primary duty is litigation and litigation support, trial or other oral advocacy experience and excellent written and oral communication skills are required. This position has substantial responsibility and client contact in a supportive environment. This position requires some travel. Candidate must be a member of The Florida Bar in good standing without previous disciplinary actions. Salary is based on experience and local market. To apply in confidence, please send your resume with a cover letter stating why you are interested in this position to Laura Gross, laura@donnellygross.com.

Dynamic Miami law firm seeks dedicated associate attorney with two (2) to five (5) years’ experience to join a practice of committed lawyers representing public and private sector labor unions. Applicants must possess excellent writing, research, litigation, analytical, and advocacy skills and must have an interest in working for the labor movement. Florida Bar admission required and union background experience helpful. Salary is based on experience. Please send a resume, writing sample(s), and references to fllaborlawyers@gmail.com.

HAWAII

The Honolulu, Hawaii office of Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld (“WRR”), a union-side labor law and employee benefits law firm with offices in Honolulu, Los Angeles, Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area, seeks an Associate to work on traditional labor, ERISA and litigation matters. WRR is well-known for its zealous advocacy on behalf of unions, employee benefit trust funds and working people. Applicants should have three (3) to eight (8) years of experience, must be detail-oriented, organized, and possess exemplary research, writing and analytical skills. Duties include all stages of litigation, including preparing demands, negotiation, writing briefs, drafting motions, engaging in discovery, document collection and review, preparing for trial, union representation at arbitration, and advocating at NLRB proceedings. This position offers opportunities for significant case-handling responsibilities and direct client interaction, as well as a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Admission to the Hawaii bar is preferred. Competence in U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii’s CM/ECF e-filing system and the State of Hawaii, JEFS Electronic Filing system, Taft-Hartley trust fund experience and admission to the Nevada bar are a plus. WRR is an equal opportunity employer and invites applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Please send resume, salary history, two (2) substantive writing samples and a cover letter expressing your interest in the position to Jennifer Calhoun, jcalhoun@unioncounsel.net, or Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld, 1001 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 200, Alameda, California 94501.

MICHIGAN

Gregory, Moore, Jeakle & Brooks, located in downtown Detroit, seeks an experienced associate attorney. We represent public and private sector labor unions, Taft-Hartley funds, and individual employees in a variety of employment matters. Applicants with prior experience in the labor movement or other progressive causes preferred. Bar admission required; Michigan preferred. Please provide resume and writing sample to Scott A. Brooks, Scott@unionlaw.net.

White Schneider PC, located in Lansing’s Old Town, is a progressive law firm representing public and private sector unions and individuals. It seeks to hire an associate attorney with experience in labor relations, employment law, and related litigation. Experience in representing clients in licensing, retirement, estate planning, or criminal law is a plus. Send cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to Shirlee Bobryk, sbobryk@whiteschneider.com.

NEW JERSEY

Kroll Heineman Carton represents labor unions, as well as Taft Hartley Pension, Health, Annuity and Training and Apprenticeship Funds, in New Jersey and other Mid-Atlantic states. We are seeking an associate attorney with union-side experience in traditional labor law and in representing Taft-Hartley Funds. Primary job responsibilities will be to represent both private and public sector union clients, in labor arbitration cases, negotiations, and litigation before state agencies and in federal and state courts. Additionally, the job will entail assisting attorneys engaged in representing the Funds in pursuing delinquent ERISA contributions in arbitration and in the United States District Court, District of New Jersey. Admission in New Jersey is needed and admission in New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware or Maryland is a plus. Interested candidates should send resume and writing sample (approximately 10-20 pages) to Raymond Heineman, Kroll Heineman Carton, 99 Wood Avenue South, Suite 307, Iselin, New Jersey 08830, or by e-mail, rheineman@krollfirm.com.

NEW YORK

New York City law firm representing public and private sector labor unions, individual employees and classes of employees, civil rights organizations, and employee benefit funds, seeks two associates: one with two (2) to three (3) years of experience, and one with four (4) to six (6) years of experience. Applicants should have strong analytical, writing and oral advocacy skills, and litigation experience. Salary and benefits for these positions are competitive with comparable firms. Those wishing to apply should send a resume and writing sample to Broach & Stulberg, LLP, personnel@brostul.com. No phone calls, please.

Cary Kane LLP has an opening for a Labor & Employment Associate in its New York City law firm. The ideal candidate will have three (3) to six (6) years of experience with a strong background in traditional labor law and some experience doing plaintiff’s litigation. Candidate should have a strong academic record, excellent writing skills, and the ability to work independently and efficiently. Must be licensed to practice law in the State of New York. Please submit resume, writing sample, and salary requirements to lcary@carykane.com. EOE.

Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP, located in New York City, is seeking an ERISA associate with one (1) to four (4) years of employee benefit plan experience. Our firm represents labor unions and employee benefit plans affiliated with labor unions, and also has active employment, bankruptcy and wage and hour law practices. We seek an ERISA associate, preferably with experience in multiemployer Taft-Hartley benefit plans, who can add to our robust employee benefits practice. Job duties will include providing advice to our employee benefit plan clients regarding administrative and operational issues; ERISA, tax and other regulatory compliance; plan design and drafting; plan qualification; communications; general consultation; attending client meetings; and handling of benefit plan-related litigation. The successful candidate must be a member of the New York bar; NJ bar admission is a plus. Must have strong writing, speaking and analytical skills and be a practical thinker with the ability to interact well with clients and plan professionals. An advanced degree in tax is also a plus. We offer a competitive salary in a collegial atmosphere with generous benefits. Please send resume (including references) and a writing sample to erisa-hiring@cwsny.com. Learn more about our firm and its employee benefits practice at www.cwsny.com. We are committed to fostering a firm culture of diversity and inclusion; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria, LLP, a long standing labor law firm in Buffalo, New York with a practice throughout New York State, is seeking an attorney with zero (0) to five (5) years of experience. We represent a broad range of labor unions in both the private and public sector. Responsibilities include representing clients in arbitrations, state and federal administrative proceedings, state and federal court litigation, and providing hands-on advice and direction to union officers. A strong academic background and a commitment to the labor movement is required. Please send a cover letter, resume, and law school transcript with writing sample to Robert L Boreanaz, 42 Delaware Ave. Suite 120, Buffalo, NY 14202, or by e-mail, rboreanaz@lglaw.com. For more information about our firm, please visit www.lglaw.com.

The Contracts and Grievance Center of SEIU Local 32BJ, one of the nation’s largest and most dynamic labor unions, with over 163,000 members in the property services industry throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, DC, Florida, Massachusetts and Virginia, is looking for a responsible and dedicated attorney or experienced labor advocate to represent the Union in the grievance arbitration process. Responsibilities include a rigorous arbitration caseload, advising grievance representatives with contract interpretation questions and assisting with a variety of contract enforcement issues. Candidates must be interested in representing working class individuals, enjoy advocating on a daily basis, and have a significant interest in or prior experience in the labor movement. We are looking for persons with attorney experience or other relevant arbitration representation experience. Women and persons of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual (Spanish, Polish or Albanian) is a plus. We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position is based in Local 32BJ’s headquarters in NYC, but some travel is necessary to other locations on the East Coast. Please e-mail a letter of interest, resume, and references to Dania Blanco, dblanco@seiu32bj.org.

FELLOWSHIP, SCHOLARSHIP, AND LAW CLERK OPPORTUNITIES

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

The American Federation of Teachers, located in Washington, D.C., represents 1.6 million members who are pre-K through 12th-grade teachers; paraprofessionals and other school-related personnel; higher education faculty and professional staff; federal, state and local government employees; and nurses and other healthcare professionals. The AFT Legal Department is seeking a Law Clerk for the 2017-18 academic year to work 15- 25 hours per week. The ideal candidate will be a 2L or 3L who has completed coursework in Labor Law; additional coursework in Employment Law or Education Law is a plus, as are union, journal or moot court experience. Applicants must have strong research and writing skills. Compensation is $23.50/hour. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and law school transcript to Valerie Klayman, vklayman@aft.org.

NEW YORK

Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP, located in New York City, is a full service union-side labor, employee benefits, and employment law firm. The firm represents national, regional and local labor unions, pension plans, welfare plans, and the interests of employees in a wide variety of matters. Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP seeks Law Clerks for Summer and Fall 2017. Applicants should have strong research and writing skills. Coursework in Labor Law and/or ERISA is preferred. Union, journal and/or moot court experience is a plus. Compensation is $25/hour. Women, minorities and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and law school transcript to Ms. Kate M. Swearengen, Esq., Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP, 330 West 42nd Street, New York, N.Y. 10036, or by e-mail, clerks@cwsny.com. No phone calls, please.

Levy Ratner, P.C., a NYC firm representing individuals in employment-related matters, unions in the private and public sectors, and employee benefit funds, seeks part-time, paid law clerks (16-20 hrs. per week) for the 2017 Fall semester. Position entails research and writing on a variety of legal topics, as well as the potential for client contact, depending on assignment. Excellent research and writing skills and ability to work under short deadlines are essential. Relevant labor/employment law classes and experience, and/or demonstrated commitment to the labor movement and protecting workers’ rights preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, unedited writing sample, and transcript to studenthiring@levyratner.com.

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