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Employment Attorney

Legal | Washington, DC | Full Time | From $135,000.00 to $175,000.00 per year

Job Description

Senior Employment Attorney/Of Counsel

Harmon, Curran, Spielberg & Eisenberg, LLP, a law firm in Washington, DC serving the nonprofit public interest community, is seeking a Senior Associate or Of Counsel to join our firm’s employment law practice.

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 attorney 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 senior candidate with a minimum of 8 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, as well as with workplace compliance issues such as obligations under express and implied employment contracts and best practices for handling discipline and separations. Experience with labor law and knowledge about employee benefits are also desirable.

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. Experience in any of these areas is not required but is a plus.

Qualified candidates will be motivated self-starters with strong academic credentials, excellent writing and communication skills, sound judgment, and the ability to handle complicated matters with minimal supervision.  Candidates should also be able to work both independently and as part of a group, have strong attention to detail, be comfortable managing multiple and varied client requests, and be able to quickly digest and provide advice regarding new state and federal laws. Candidates must be a member of or eligible for admission to the DC Bar.

We are a small, collegial, mission-driven firm that has been in existence for more than 45 years and are hoping to find a candidate who would like to continue growing the firm with us. We are open to flexible work arrangements.  Due to COVID-19, all lawyers have been working remotely but the position will be based out of our downtown DC office.

This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week) position with an expected annual salary of $135,000 - $175,000  (commensurate with experience.

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.