• Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Jun 16, 2021
Full time Legal

Job Description

Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, a national public interest law firm with a focus on game-changing employment discrimination cases, seeks a Mandarin-speaking litigation fellow for its Asian American Litigation and Finance Practice Group to start immediately.  The Fellow will focus on representing plaintiffs in individual and class action employment discrimination matters, sexual assault cases, Title IX lawsuits, qui tam and whistleblower matters, wage and hour actions, and financial services cases.

 Litigation fellows will work with case team members and clients in settlement negotiations, mediation, arbitration, and litigation. Litigation fellows 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 proceedings; and attend industry, networking, and community outreach events. Our fellows are expected to learn quickly from the firm’s more experienced attorneys and are given as much responsibility as they can handle.

 Applicants should have:

  • commitment to civil rights;
  • interest in litigation;
  • fluency in Mandarin Chinese;
  • strong academic credentials;
  • excellent writing and communication skills;
  • strong analytical capabilities;
  • initiative and energy to see projects to completion; and
  • the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

 Sanford Heisler Sharp has represented thousands of individuals in some of the most significant individual and class action cases before the courts. We have secured landmark victories through trial and settlements and have a number of cases currently before the district and federal appellate courts that raise novel issues of law. 

 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. 

 Application Procedure:

The position is available now and employees may choose to work from the office and/or work remote through September 8, 2021, due to COVID-19. Employees are required to work in the San Francisco office beginning September 2021 and may occasionally work remotely. COVID-19 vaccination is required to work in the office, subject to reasonable accommodation for disabilities, religions, or other applicable legal requirement. 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 two writing samples of not less than ten pages to Please include “2021 San Francisco Mandarin-Speaking Litigation Fellow Application” in the subject line of the email.

 Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit their application immediately as decisions are made on a rolling basis. 

 Reasonable Accommodations: 

 Sanford Heisler Sharp welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodations during any part of the hiring process, please send your request to us by email at or by mail to the following address:

 ATTN: Anita Youngkin, Senior Human Resources Director

Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP

700 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Suite 300

Washington, DC 20003