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Employment Counsel – Remote

Counsel    Mid-Senior Level

Position Summary

Ogletree Deakins has an opportunity for an attorney with 7+ years of labor & employment experience to join the firm to work directly with a specific group of our clients on a variety of employment law matters! This is a flexible opportunity for an attorney to assume the role of a non-shareholder track counsel on a fully remote basis from any location. Qualified candidates MUST possess extensive knowledge of employment law in Illinois, New York, or California.

The Counsel attorney will have an emphasis on counseling a specific group of clients on employment-law-related matters, including hiring, leave issues, policies and practices, reasonable accommodations, discipline and discharge, EEO matters, investigations, ADA/FMLA, and wage & hour.  This role will also be responsible for developing and conducting recorded and live webinars on employment-related topics, in addition to handling responses to demand letters, EEOC charges, state FEP agency charges, and handling non-class demand letters or agency complaints alleged for wage and hour matters. This attorney will also draft/revise policies, handbooks, forms, checklists, and other documents for use by these clients.

We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in the manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for the position in accordance with the Fair Chance Ordinance.


Please note, we are not working with outside recruiters for this position.


In accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the expected salary range for this Colorado position is between $170,000 and $200,000. In accordance with New York City’s Wage Transparency Law, the expected salary range for this New York City position is between $170,000 and $200,000. In accordance with California’s amended labor code as stated in Senate Bill 1162, the expected salary range for this California position is between $170,000 and $200,000. In accordance with the Washington Equal Pay and Opportunities act, the expected salary range for this Washington position is between $170,000 and $200,000.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience, geographic location, and other job-related factors as permitted by law. This position qualifies for the benefits below. 

Ogletree Deakins offers a robust suite of benefits for our attorneys including: comprehensive training and development programs including an annual firm-wide Attorney Retreat, CLE and bar admission expense reimbursement, several competitive annual bonus programs, 401(k) plan, affordable health, and life insurance including dental and vision coverage, flexible spending accounts to help offset the cost of dependent care and/or health care expenses, Teladoc to provide 24/7 access to a doctor by phone or online video, employee assistance program, back-up childcare program, and a paid parental leave on-ramping program.