James & Hoffman is currently soliciting applications for one or more associate positions.
Associates: We welcome inquiries from strong candidates with outstanding academic background and writing ability, keen analytical skills and solid legal judgment, who consistently demand excellence in their work and enjoy taking initiative. As an equal opportunity employer, James & Hoffman is committed to diversity. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and up to two writing samples to Danny Rosenthal.
Our firm gives substantial responsibility to associates in our demanding and diverse litigation practice. Recognizing that we face a legal system often, at best, indifferent to the interests of working people, we advocate creatively and cost-effectively for our clients, whether in complex litigation, class actions, or individual employment disputes, seeking innovative solutions both in and out of court. We aggressively prosecute and defend cases involving organizing, collective bargaining, employment discrimination, fair wages and hours, internal union affairs, contract enforcement, academic tenure, and other employment-based rights, often creating new law on questions of first impression. Our flexible, collegial structure allows us to draw on the strengths of each associate and partner to best advance the task or project at hand. Further, in contrast to the way many firms operate, progression to membership at James & Hoffman does not involve a competition among associates. Rather, each associate is evaluated on his or her merits, against the high standards to which we hold ourselves.
Summer Associates: James & Hoffman offers summer positions to second-year law students as well as third-year students going on to judicial clerkships. Summer associates can expect to take on a variety of responsibilities dictated by our ongoing litigation needs, frequently encompassing research and writing for various phases of trial and appellate litigation, as well as administrative actions and arbitration. When possible, summer associates are given opportunities to attend client intake sessions, depositions, arbitrations, and court appearances, as well as meetings and events in the Washington, D.C. area labor community. Applicants should have superior academic records; excellent writing, research and oral communication skills; strong work references; and a demonstrated interest in labor and employment law. Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Danny Rosenthal.