Litigation Associate at Jackson Lewis P.C. in Overland Park, KS

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Jackson Lewis P.C. is a law firm with more than 800 attorneys in major cities nationwide serving clients across a wide range of practices and industries.  Having built its reputation on providing premier workplace law representation to management, the firm has grown to include leading practices in the areas of government relations, healthcare and sports law.  The firm’s commitment to client service, depth of expertise and innovation draws clients to Jackson Lewis for excellent value-driven legal advice. The Firm is ranked in the First Tier nationally in the category of Labor and Employment Litigation, as well as in both Employment Law and Labor Law on behalf of Management, in the U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”. 

 

With 57 offices and 800+ attorneys, Jackson Lewis is seeking a Litigation Associate for the Kansas City Region office.

 

Jackson Lewis is looking for an Employment/Litigation Associate to join our Kansas City team. Ideal candidate will have 3-5 years employment law experience, excellent academic credentials, Kansas/ Missouri Bar Admission, excellent written and oral communication skills, strong organization, time management and project management skills. Responsibilities to include defense of agency charges of discrimination, lawsuits involving a range of employment related claims; daily advice and counsel to clients regarding various employment law issues; represent employers in court, before administrative agencies, at mediation, and in employment tort cases. Email resumes to KansasCityRecruiting@jacksonlewis.com.

 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Handle and manage defense of agency charges of discrimination, lawsuits involving a broad range of employment related claims and advice and counseling involving similar issues
  • Advise and train employers on a wide range of employment laws and regulations, including anti-discrimination laws
  • Daily advice and counsel to clients regarding various employment and labor law issues
  • Represent employers in court, before administrative agencies, at mediations, and in arbitration in a broad range of employment matters, including discrimination, contract, employment tort, and non-compete cases
  • Draft and revise employment and labor related policies and procedures

 

Skills and Educational Requirements:

  • JD from Accredited Law School
  • 3-5 years of experience
  • Prior labor and employment law experience and/ or federal/appellate clerkships a plus
  • Kansas Bar Admission with “active” status required
  • Missouri Bar Admission Preferred
  • Understanding of current agency (state and federal) enforcement techniques
  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Strong organization, time management and project management skills
  • Possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexibility to work in a highly collaborative team environment
  • Outstanding academic credentials

 

We offer a competitive starting salary and a comprehensive benefits package, along with opportunity for growth. We are an equal opportunity (M/F/V/D) employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristics protected by law.

 

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