Under the direction of the firm’s partners, Associate Attorneys conduct legal research, prepare written content for both legal and non-legal audiences, and assist firm clients on a broad range of issues arising under state and federal employment laws and regulations, including in the areas of equal employment opportunity, federal contracts and affirmative action, wage and hour, immigration, labor relations, and state standards. They also serve as staff attorneys in the Office of the General Counsel of the firm’s largest institutional client, the Center for Workplace Compliance (CWC).

Essential Responsibilities

  • Researches, drafts, and edits written memoranda, comments to regulatory agencies, and amicus curiae briefs filed with the Supreme Court and federal courts of appeals on significant employment law issues
  • Provides counsel and advice to the firm’s corporate clients primarily on, but not limited to, EEO and affirmative action compliance matters
  • Serves as a facilitator for in-person and online workplace compliance training programs

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Exemplary written communication skills and analytical abilities
  • Extensive knowledge of employment law, particularly in the areas of EEO and affirmative action, wage and hour, data privacy, and/or immigration compliance
  • Strong client service orientation and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to deliver exceptional results and exhibit good judgment under pressure and in a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to work independently in addition to collaborating with others

Education and Experience

  • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited U.S. law school (law review experience a plus)
  • Admitted (or ability to gain admission) to the District of Columbia bar
  • At least five years of law firm, corporate, or government experience in workplace law compliance
  • Experience representing clients before state and/or federal workplace regulators
  • Appellate litigation experience, background in federal public policy/government relations, and/or familiarity with employment data analytics a plus


  • Drive and determination; strong work ethic
  • Leadership presence; quickly establishes credibility to influence decisions
  • Trustworthy, with strong business integrity and ability to hold sensitive information in confidence
  • Innovative thinker; leverages and promotes diversity in approach to getting work done
  • Willingness to travel occasionally

To Apply

Send cover letter and résumé to Tonya Spears at