Litigation Attorney

Washington, DC
Sep 22, 2023
Oct 22, 2023
Full Time

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 Litigation Attorney provides legal counsel and represents clients in civil litigation and other legal proceedings that will have a significant and equitable impact on senior poverty by: reducing barriers to employment, including self-employment; increasing access to public and private benefits; protecting consumers by stopping unlawful business practices and securing refunds for those who lost money; and lowering out-of-pocket costs for key expenses, such as housing, food, and health care. The Litigation attorney also investigates potential cases, prepares cases for filing and trial, prepares amicus briefs, conducts discovery, and participates in negotiations; and collaborates with management to identify opportunities to streamline litigation preparation processes and develops new procedures that support the business unit/department.


  • Participating in litigation matters, including the planning, strategy, and execution of the case.
  • Investigating 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.
  • Participating in mediation and settlement negotiations on behalf of the clients.
  • Arguing procedural and dispositive motions.
  • Researching and writing amicus briefs.


  • Completion of a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree and at least 5 years of post-J.D. experience as a practicing attorney, with at least 2 years of experience handling complex litigation. 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 or collective actions, especially on behalf of plaintiffs, desirable.
  • 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 essential.

AARP will not sponsor an employment visa for this position at this time.

Additional Requirements:
  • Regular and reliable job attendance
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Exhibit respect and understanding of others to maintain professional relationships
  • Independent judgement and discretion requiring the employee to compare and evaluate various courses of conduct and make a decision (or recommend a decision to be made) after various possibilities have been considered.
  • In-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 Benefits

AARP 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 Opportunity

AARP 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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