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Staff Attorney

Legal | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

The Strategic Organizing Center is seeking a Staff Attorney to provide cutting edge legal strategy to support campaigns that challenge the power and conduct of America’s largest corporations.

This position demands creativity and resourcefulness, as the Staff Attorney is called upon to engage a wide variety of situations and areas of the law. The Staff Attorney conducts legal research and develops legal strategy in collaboration with the staff of the Strategic Organizing Center and our affiliates in legal, research, organizing and communications departments in a range of areas including corporate accountability, competition/antitrust, consumer protection, civil rights, and employment/ workplace issues.

The SOC is a dynamic coalition of North America’s most progressive labor unions and a leading force for social, racial and economic justice in our country today. We engage in campaigns that confront corporations to make them take responsibility for business practices that harm workers and consumers in the U.S. and globally.


Provide legal advice and review on strategies and tactics related to organizing and corporate responsibility campaigns

Research and develop new legal theories to advance worker and consumer rights and protections

Advocate directly to regulators for enforcement action, policy reforms and rulemaking

Assist workers in their efforts to change their workplaces

Provide advice on drafting federal and state legislation

Help develop public messaging of campaigns

Collaborate effectively with union affiliates, outside law firms and other external allies


Job Qualifications

Law degree and current law license

At least 4 years of legal experience

A passion for justice and a strong commitment to workers’ rights

Excellent research, writing and communication skills

Ability to drive ideas and manage initiatives

Ability to conduct effective meetings with internal and external personnel

Experience in the labor movement strongly preferred


Compensation: Competitive salary; excellent benefits. Women and people of color are strongly urged to apply. The SOC does not discriminate in any of its programs, procedures or practices on the basis of age, color, disability, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status.