Senior Attorney-Litigation

Washington, DC
Jun 14, 2019
Jul 04, 2019
Full Time
Business Unit Description

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world's largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

AARP Foundation is AARP's 501 c3 charitable affiliate. We are a public charity with revenue from federal agencies, corporations, foundations and individuals. AARP Foundation's vision is a country free of poverty where no older person feels vulnerable. Staff are located in Washington DC and throughout the US.

Every year, AARP Foundation helps millions of struggling older adults 50 and over win back opportunity by being a force for change on the most serious issues they face each day. Through the Foundation's many groundbreaking and innovative programs and services, we create and advance effective solutions to meet their basic needs for nutritious food, safe and affordable housing, adequate income and much-needed personal connections.


We are looking for a talented, senior-level litigator to help us pursue social justice for older adults.


You will l ead high-profile, systemic litigation and in federal and state courts nationwide to promote social justice for older people by protecting the civil rights of people, particularly low-income older adults, including matters involving:

  • disability and other discrimination in accessing community-based long-term care;
  • affordable housing, housing discrimination, and community development;
  • the causes and consequences of social isolation, including abuse, neglect, and exploitation in long-term care facilities;
  • barriers to transportation access;
  • other emerging practices addressing the social determinants of health of older adults.

  • Completion of a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) 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 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.
  • Superior academic credentials.
  • Experience in legal matters concerning low-income or older populations desirable.
  • Experience with class or collective actions, especially on behalf of plaintiffs, preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully litigate cases individually or in teams.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly self-motivated and entrepreneurial.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced professional environment.
  • Discretion and respect for confidentiality essential.

Benefits Offered

AARP offers competitive benefits with a 401K, 100% company funded pension plan, health, dental, vision and life insurance, STD/LTD, paid vacation and sick, and other benefits.

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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