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Employment Litigation Associate

Lateral Attorney    Associate

Position Summary

Our New York City office has an opportunity for a mid-level to senior labor and employment litigation associate to join the firm’s dynamic and long-established practice representing premier local and national employers. This is an excellent opportunity for associates who are proactive and passionate about assuming a high level role providing legal service within a sophisticated practice and who are seeking to assume a significant role in all aspects of labor and employment law.  This role requires extensive contact with clients, governmental agencies and opposing counsel.

Duties include, but are not limited to, performing legal research, drafting of legal memoranda, motions, and pleadings, attending court conferences and arbitrations, handling discovery-related activities and investigations, drafting of position statements and dispositive motions, and counseling clients on employment-law-related matters.

The right candidate will have a passion for labor and employment law, strong analytical and writing skills, and an ability to relate to and inspire confidence with sophisticated business clients. This is a great opportunity for the right lawyer to join a national labor and employment law practice in a tight-knit, collegial and team-oriented environment.

Our office is collegial with a commitment to mutual respect in the workplace. We hold regular all-attorney in-person conferences throughout the country.  We make attorney development a priority and provide ongoing writing, publishing, and speaking opportunities as well as access to expansive professional development training programs and opportunities to work with the leading attorneys in this field.

We are fully committed to the importance of diversity within the legal profession, as well as all workplace environments and strongly encourage the interest of diverse candidates in the firm.


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


In accordance with New York City’s Wage Transparency Law, the expected salary range for this New York City position is between $205,000 and $247,500. Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience and other job-related factors permitted by law. This position qualifies for the below staff benefits.

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.