Employment Litigation Associate - Philadelphia, PA (this posting is now closed/inactive)

  • Company: Ogletree Deakins
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA  19103 United States
  • Date posted: 04/30/13
  • Requisition code: NA
  • Job #: 370938
  • Job Category:Law
  • Job Sub-Category:Large Law
  • Job Type:Fulltime
  • Compensation: NA

Job Description

Ogletree Deakins enjoys a long tradition of legal excellence based on high quality work and outstanding attorneys and staff. We are fully committed to the importance of diversity within the workplace and are proud of our record. We encourage high performers who share our singular focus on providing the highest level of legal services to our clients to consider a career with Ogletree Deakins.

Today's employers are faced with myriad federal and state laws and regulations that govern the workplace. In order to comply with these laws and to provide a positive workplace, employers must dedicate tremendous resources to labor and employment law issues. At Ogletree Deakins, our nearly 700 lawyers in 44 offices around the world work daily with employers in connection with their workplace needs. From traditional labor issues, to employment litigation, to workplace safety, to employee benefits and other areas, Ogletree Deakins has experienced professionals in all areas of labor and employment law who provide efficient, client-focused service to our clients. Our labor and employment law practices are complemented by thriving practices in immigration, construction, and environmental law, and commercial litigation.

Commitment to Professional Development, Diversity, and Inclusion

Ogletree Deakins is proud to have a tradition of professional development, diversity and inclusion. In our offices, which span from coast to coast, lawyers of diverse gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation and physical abilities have significant positions of responsibility.

Why This Matters…

We believe that professional development, diversity and inclusion are integral to our outstanding performance and exceptional client service. We are committed to having a top-talented, vibrant workforce that reflects the growing diversity of our communities and our clients. We believe that such a workforce is able to contribute unique perspectives and creative approaches. This, in turn, generates the highest quality of service, propels outstanding business results, and serves the needs of our clients and the communities where we live and work.


Our commitment to diversity and inclusion has been recognized nationally. In 2012, Multicultural Law Magazine ranked Ogletree Deakins

  • #53 in the Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity and Inclusion
  • #39 in the Top 50 Law Firms for Partners
  • #4 in the Top 100 Law Firms for Women
  • #2 in the Top 25 Law Firms for African-Americans

The 2011-2012 U.S. News-Best Lawyers® Survey named Ogletree Deakins the first "Law firm of the year" in Litigation-Labor & Employment. Our attorneys have also been honored for their outstanding contributions:

  • More than 141 lawyers are listed in 2012 Best Lawyers in America
  • More than 70 lawyers are listed in Chambers USA

Recruitment of Lateral Attorneys We provide opportunities to work with some of the most important and influential businesses in the country. We are committed to executing our strategic growth plan by adding experienced and talented lateral attorneys in regional offices throughout the country. Lateral attorneys will find the support, training and resources to successfully transition, integrate and build their business. We look forward to hearing from currently practicing labor and employment attorneys with impeccable credentials and experience.

Position: Employment Litigation Associate - Philadelphia, PA
Our clients include more than half of the Fortune 50 corporations and some of Pennsylvania’s largest employers. Our Philadelphia office has one of the largest and most dynamic L&E practices in Pennsylvania, and is expanding to meet client demands and for future growth. We feature a collaborative environment, top notch paralegals and support staff, and low turnover. We have an opportunity for a mid-level to senior associate to assume a major role in litigation, including extensive contact with client representatives and opposing counsel.

We are not working with outside recuriters for this position.

Job Requirements

  • Outstanding academic record – top 15% of class
  • Three to six years of experience in labor and employment law
  • Significant litigation experience
  • A demonstrated commitment to practice labor and employment law is necessary
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Federal clerkships are a plus
We value collegiality and diversity among our lawyers and seek to make the practice both professionally and personally rewarding.

Contact Information/Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please email your cover letter and resume to Sharon Wardrip at Sharon.wardrip@ogletreedeakins.com with “Philadelphia Associate” in the subject line.

Sharon Wardrip Email: sharon.wardrip@ogletreedeakins.com Phone: 317-916-2138 Fax: 317-916-9076

Job #: 370938