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Associate Attorney

Legal | Washington, DC | Full Time

Job Description

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

Harmon Curran helps progressive nonprofit organizations and the funders and individuals that support them with the full scope of legal issues that they most commonly confront. The associate will work primarily with the employment law practice group, but will also provide general counsel and nonprofit tax services to the firm’s clients.

We are seeking a candidate with a minimum of 3-5 years of employment or labor law experience to help advise our organizational clients. Qualified candidates should have experience with the range of federal, state, and local laws that govern employment relationships in the workplace, such as anti-discrimination and anti-harassment law, wage and hour law, family and medical leave and sick and safe leave laws, and labor law, as well as with workplace compliance issues such as obligations under express and implied employment contracts  and best practices for handling discipline and separations.

In addition to employment work, the Associate will advise clients about topics such as structural and governance issues, fundraising, vendor, and contractual relationships, program spin-offs, member codes of conduct and complaints, and other operational issues. Candidates with experience in any of these areas is a plus.

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.

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.

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


Harmon Curran is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and welcomes diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages all qualified persons to apply, including people of color, women, and individuals with disabilities.