Senior Attorney-Litigation

Employer
AARP
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jul 02, 2022
Closes
Jul 17, 2022
Ref
584374728
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
Overview: AARP Foundation works to end senior poverty by helping vulnerable people over 50 build economic opportunity. Our approach emphasizes equitable outcomes for populations that have faced systemic discrimination. We serve all people 50 plus and their families. Through vigorous legal advocacy and evidence-based solutions, and by building supportive community connections, we foster resilience, advance equity and restore hope. The Senior Attorney provides legal counsel and represents clients in civil litigation and other legal proceedings. Leads the preparation of cases for defense and participates in trial preparation, preparation of amicus briefs, discovery, and negotiations. Collaborates with senior management to develop strategic plans to achieve the organization's litigation goals. Responsibilities: Serving as "first chair" or a lead attorney in litigation matters, leading the planning, strategy, and execution of the case, with ultimate responsibility to the court and the clients for the outcome of the trial or settlement.Leading investigations of potential cases to determine whether to recommend filing a lawsuit or an amicus brief.Performing legal analyses.Drafting pleadings, briefs, and other court filings.Conducting written and oral discovery, including taking and defending depositions.Leading mediation and settlement negotiations on behalf of the clients.Arguing procedural and dispositive motions.Researching and writing amicus briefs. Qualifications: Completion of a Juris Doctorate (JD) degree and at least eight years of post-J.D. experience as a practicing attorney, with at least two years of experience as first chair or a lead counsel in litigation matters with responsibility for leading the planning, strategy, and execution of complex cases. Must be a member in good standing of the District of Columbia Bar or be eligible for admission to the District of Columbia Bar. Experience in legal matters concerning low-income or older populations desirable.Experience with class/collective actions, especially on behalf of plaintiffs, preferred.Demonstrated ability to successfully litigate cases individually or in teams.Highly self-motivated and entrepreneurial.Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced professional environment. Discretion and respect for confidentiality are essential.Effective verbal and written communication skillsIn-office/open office environment with the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise.Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA)AARP observes Mondays and Fridays as telecommuting workdays, except for essential functions. Remote work and telecommuting can only be done within the United States and its territories.Compensation and BenefitsAARP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401(k); 100% company-funded pension plan; health, dental, and vision plans; life insurance; paid time off to include company and individual holidays, vacation, sick, caregiving, and parental leave; performance-based and peer-based recognition; tuition reimbursement; among others.Equal Employment OpportunityAARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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