Staff Attorney

New York, NY
Full Time
Practice Areas: Litigation, Administrative, Employment Exp.: 3 - 5 Years Salary: $65,000 - $70,000 Yearly
This Staff Attorney will take on a number of key responsibilities including working with scientists; leading scientist education efforts; working with stakeholders; and drafting legal writing, articles, and other content.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Advise climate and environmental scientists about legal rights and options. This may include directly representing the scientist and / or working with pro bono or institutional counsel to arrange a defense.
  • Organize and present webinars and educational events for scientists, attorney CLEs, and other educational programing.
  • Draft educational content for scientists and lawyers.
  • Draft pieces of legal writing such as regulatory comments, responses to open records requests, and whistleblower complaints.
  • Write general interest pieces such as blog posts & op-eds.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders such as advocacy groups, law professors, pro bono law firms, scientists, institutional general counsels, and industry partners.
  • Research and develop legal strategies to defend scientists and scientific endeavors.

Skills & Abilities:
Strong verbal, writing, analytical, and organizational skills; ability to meet deadlines; work well in team and partnership environment.
3-5 years demonstrated litigation experience. Experience with administrative law, employment law, open records laws, First Amendment issues, institutional scientific integrity policies, and / or working with expert witnesses a plus.

We are based in NYC and currently working remotely; we will consider applicants working remotely in special circumstances. We have a flexible, friendly work environment. Please let us know what flexibility looks like to you.

Salary range is $65,000 to $70,000 per year.

Benefits include generous paid time off and flexible pre-tax benefits (including 401(k) plan). Paid health, dental, and life insurance benefits also provided.

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