Junior/Midlevel Labor And Employment Associate

  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Sep 15, 2020
Full time Legal

Job Description

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world’s leading international law firms, seeks to hire a highly qualified junior to midlevel associate with law firm experience to join our labor and employment practice in our Boston office. 

Practice Description:

Our labor, employment, executive compensation, and benefits practitioners help employers around the world navigate the constantly changing landscape of global, US, state, and local laws and regulations that govern the workplace. With more than 375 lawyers and other professionals throughout our offices in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, we apply a solution-oriented approach to give our clients a competitive edge as we work with them to address the full range of workforce matters that affect the bottom line.

We approach workplace challenges with an understanding of our clients’ businesses and the unique, industry-specific regulatory and competitive pressures they face. Our industry knowledge is particularly deep in the areas of financial services, technology, energy, healthcare, retail, pharmaceuticals, transportation, defense, food and hospitality, insurance, and manufacturing. We proactively identify risks and develop strategies and solutions to help employers avoid litigation and other employee disputes, including those that involve unions or organizing campaigns.

When litigation is unavoidable, we assemble teams of trial lawyers who handle disputes ranging from thorny single-plaintiff cases to bet-the-company class actions with equal effectiveness and efficiency. In transactional matters, our labor, employment, executive compensation, and benefits practitioners provide due diligence and advice on workforce-related obligations and considerations, as well as assistance with postclosing integration issues.

Our team members contribute perspectives and insights that can only be gained from serving in high-level government positions. Our practice includes alumni of the US Department of Labor (DOL), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and Internal Revenue Service (IRS). These team members bring a depth of legal and regulatory understanding that enhances our service to clients.

We deploy specialized resources to deliver cost-efficient, high-quality service. In the benefits and immigration areas we rely on nonlawyer professionals to provide our clients with unsurpassed technical resources. Our in-house data analysts and statisticians provide clients with value-added services that support the resolution of data-intensive litigation and due diligence matters. Through our Workplace Training team, we offer dynamic trainers and customized courses to translate legal standards into practical guidelines for workplace compliance.

Learn more about our labor and employment practice:
https://www.morganlewis.com/services/labor-employment-benefits

Learn more about our firm, our commitment to diversity, and our commitment to excellence:
https://www.morganlewis.com/our-firm/about-us
https://www.morganlewis.com/our-firm/our-culture/diversity

Job Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have employment litigation experience and a well-rounded background in employment counseling and general labor and employment issues including significant experience in advising employers with regard to federal and state employment laws, including managing leaves of absence and wage/hour advice. The ideal candidate will also have experience with single and multi-plaintiff litigation in federal and state court, as well as administrative agencies, including conducting witness interviews, preparing and responding to motions, written discovery and position statements, preparing for depositions and oral arguments, and trial exposure. Ideally, the candidate will also have class and collective action experience, including preparing declarations and responding to motions for class and collective action certification. Excellent research and writing/drafting skills are a high priority. 

Candidate must possess excellent academic credentials, as well as strong organization, research, writing and analytical skills. We value collegiality and diversity among our lawyers and seek to make the practice both professionally and personally rewarding. Candidate must have 1-5 years of legal experience. Massachusetts bar membership is preferred.

To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, and law school transcript via our careers page.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Pursuant to applicable state and municipal Fair Chance Laws and Ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is also an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are interested in applying for employment with Morgan Lewis and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please email firmattorneyrecruiting@morganlewis.com. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

Please note: Morgan Lewis is not accepting resumes or referrals from search firms for this position. If you are a search firm, employment agency, or representative of either, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate, even if Morgan Lewis hires said candidate.

Qualified candidates only. All inquiries will be kept confidential.