Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, has an opportunity in its Dallas office for an experienced litigator seeking a role with increased flexibility without giving up the challenge of a full-cycle litigation practice. This highly flexible role will allow the right candidate to work remotely without the administrative and client-development demands of a shareholder/partner track position. This role will focus on efficient, effective legal work with a lower billable hours target than our full-time shareholder track attorneys.
Working with a dedicated client team(s) servicing some of the firm’s largest clients, this attorney will focus on defending employers in employment litigation, primarily single/multi-plaintiff lawsuits. Core responsibilities will regularly include, but will not be limited to, developing defense strategy, performing legal research, drafting pleadings, managing discovery-related activities (including motion practice), and drafting dispositive motions. From time to time, depending on jurisdiction and location, this role may also take or defend depositions, argue motions, participate in mediation, trial or other aspects of a lawsuit that require in-person presence.
While this role will not be required to work in-office, the attorney will be included in the firm’s annual all attorney retreat and will have access to the firm’s extensive learning and development resources.