Employment Litigation Attorney Job in Portland, OR Near Me - 317592 | BCGSearch.com

Employment Litigation Attorney

Type Full-Time

Location Oregon - Portland

Job ID U0CK317592

Experience Level Midlevel Associate

Job Experience Min. 5 Years

Ranking 4 : Medium to Large Business $$$$

Estimated Salary Highest Salary Band in the Market

Practice Areas Employment Law - Litigation Employer DefenseEmployment Law - Wage and Hour - Defense

2024-02-21 22:51:04

Job Overview: A law firm is seeking an experienced Employment Litigation Attorney to join its team in Portland, OR. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in handling all aspects of litigation, providing counsel on employment law compliance, and contributing to strategic decision-making in employment disputes. The attorney will work collaboratively with senior attorneys, HR professionals, and business executives, demonstrating expertise in California employment laws and related litigation.

Job Details:

  • Assist in all aspects of litigation, including class, collective, and PAGA actions.
  • Evaluate claims, handle mediation, take depositions, engage in motion practice, and prepare for and take cases to arbitration and trial.
  • Handle administrative charge work, including preparing position statements.
  • Work with senior attorneys to counsel HR professionals and business executives on compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws.
  • Provide strategic thinking in avoiding and resolving employment disputes.
  • Maintain active California State Bar membership.
  • Possess active Washington State or Oregon State Bar membership or the ability to waive into or sit for the Washington State or Oregon State Bar.
  • Have 5+ years of experience handling employment litigation in California, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, leave interference, and wage and hour claims (preferably representing management).
  • Demonstrate substantial experience in handling wage and hour class, collective, or PAGA actions.
  • Handle charges before the EEOC and similar state or local agencies.
  • Experience in drafting employment policies is preferred.
  • Provide counsel to employers on compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws (preferred).
  • Work collaboratively and independently as needed.
  • Efficiently manage and successfully handle a variety of matters simultaneously to meet client demands.
  • Possess excellent research, writing, communication, and interpersonal skills, including public speaking.

Requirements:

  • Active California State Bar membership.
  • Active Washington State or Oregon State Bar membership, or the ability to waive into or sit for the Washington State or Oregon State Bar.
  • 5+ years of experience handling employment litigation in California.
  • Substantial experience handling wage and hour class, collective, or PAGA actions.
  • Experience handling charges before the EEOC and similar state or local agencies.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently.
  • Excellent research, writing, communication, and interpersonal skills, including public speaking.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience drafting employment policies.
  • Experience counseling employers on compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws.

Education:

  • Juris Doctor (JD) from an accredited law school.

Certifications:

  • Active California State Bar membership.
  • Active Washington State or Oregon State Bar membership, or the ability to waive into or sit for the Washington State or Oregon State Bar.

Skills:

  • Litigation expertise in employment law.
  • Strategic thinking in employment dispute resolution.
  • Legal research and writing.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple matters simultaneously.
  • Collaboration and teamwork.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local employment laws

 

Get set for a diverse book of business at this full-service larger firm with branches extending from the Pacific Northwest to the shores of Great Britain. A long-established law firm, its undisputed reputation is built on excellence, professionalism and renown among prestigious global corporations and the legal community. We like the people in this firm and must admit that the firm does an excellent job of developing strong relationships with the recruiters who help it find candidates. Associates practicing at this firm almost universally seem to believe that it is a good place to work. While this firm is decidedly a full-service firm, most of the firm's growth recently has come in the corporate sector, where it is seeking to lay its claim to being one of the premier corporate shops in the region. The firm has a solid history and does an excellent job of holding onto its clients.

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