• Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Feb 12, 2021
Full time Legal

Job Description


Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP seeks an associate attorney for immediate hire with 2 to 4 years of experience in litigation, 1 to 2 years of which may be clerkship experience. Applicants with clerkship experience and/or demonstrated interest in civil rights litigation are preferred. This attorney will focus on representing plaintiffs in individual and class action employment discrimination matters. In addition, the attorney will assist the firm’s world-class team of attorneys on a range of high-stakes individual and classwide gender, race, and age discrimination matters, sexual assault cases, Title IX lawsuits, qui tam and whistleblower matters, wage and hour actions, financial services and ERISA matters, and consumer fraud cases.

Associates work one-on-one with clients to develop their claims for direct settlement negotiations, mediation, arbitration, and litigation. Associates are expected to conduct factual and legal research; draft legal documents (including pleadings, motions, briefs, legal memoranda, mediation statements, discovery requests and responses, and settlement agreements); participate in discovery; provide legal advice to clients; assist and participate in depositions, mediations, arbitrations, trials, and court hearings and conferences; and attend industry, networking, and community outreach events. Our  associates are given significant responsibility commensurate with their experience, and are expected to learn quickly from the firm’s more experienced attorneys and are given as much responsibility as they can handle. Associates draft substantive briefs with limited input from senior attorneys, take and defend depositions, argue motions in court, and conduct negotiations with opposing counsel. Attorneys are required to supervise legal assistants on their cases.

Prospective applicants must be a member in good standing of the State Bar of California or expect to be admitted in the immediate future. Familiarity with employment law—specifically, California law—preferred, but not required. Ideally, applicants will be familiar with Title VII, Title IX, and/or complex civil litigation.

The position is available now and is temporarily remote due to COVID-19. Occasional travel may be required in the future. Applicants seeking consideration should email a one-page cover letter, a current resume, a law school transcript, three references, and a legal writing sample of not less than ten pages to Please include “2021 San Francisco Attorney Application” in the subject line of the email.

We are committed to EEO principles and value a diverse workplace. We strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ, all genders, all ages, differently abled, and other minority applicants to apply. 


About the Firm

 Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP is a boutique class-action litigation law firm with offices in New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, San Diego, Baltimore, and Nashville. The team is a tightly knit community of lawyers and legal assistants, all committed to using the law to help craft and enforce a more just society. We specialize in civil rights and general public interest cases, representing plaintiffs with claims of employment discrimination, victims of sexual harassment, sexual assault or criminal violence, labor and wage violations, and predatory lending, as well as whistleblowers, victims of consumer fraud, and many others seeking to vindicate their rights.

 We have represented thousands of individuals in some of the most significant class action cases, securing landmark victories through trial and settlements. In addition, we have a number of cases currently before federal courts that raise novel issues of law. For more information, visit our website:


Reasonable Accommodations

 Our firm welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodations during any part of the hiring process, please email or send your request by mail to address below.

 ATTN: Anita Youngkin, Senior Human Resources Director

Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP

700 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Suite 300

Washington, DC 20003