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Associate Attorney

Legal | Washington, DC | Full Time and Part Time

Job Description

Harmon, Curran, Spielberg + Eisenberg, LLP, a law firm in Washington, DC serving the nonprofit public interest community, is seeking an experienced Associate to join our team. The position will be based in our downtown Washington, DC office.

The attorneys at Harmon Curran help progressive nonprofit organizations and the funders and individuals that support them to address the full scope of legal issues that they most commonly confront. These include:

-Seeking and maintaining tax exemption

-Relationships among affiliated organizations such as 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 527 organizations

-Lobbying and political campaign activities

-Special rules governing private foundations

-Campaign finance law

-Contract and lease review and drafting

-Legal issues related to the Internet and other electronic media

-Fundraising contracts and compliance with state and federal laws

-Trademark and copyright questions

-Insurance issues

-Employment law, including anti-discrimination law compliance, wage and hour issues, workplace harassment prevention, workplace policy advice, and guidance on discipline and separations.

The ideal candidate will have 2-3 years’ experience in exempt organization tax law, campaign finance law, employment law, or one of the other areas identified above. Qualified candidates will be motivated self-starters with strong academic credentials, excellent writing and communication skills, the ability to work both independently and as part of a group, strong attention to detail and the ability to learn quickly. Candidates must be a member of the Bar.

The Associate will work under the supervision of the partners and will be expected to advise on each of the legal areas that comprise the firm’s work. We are a small, collegial, mission driven firm with over 40 years of experience in our practice areas and are hoping to find a candidate who would like to continue growing the firm with us.

We are open to both part-time and full-time candidates.

Please apply with a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements at