Mid-Level Labor and Employement Associate

Reed Smith LLP

TITLE: Mid-Level Labor & Employment Associate – Philadelphia

The Labor & Employment practice group is looking to hire a mid-level Associate licensed in PA and NJ with 3-6 years of experience to join our Philadelphia office with a focus on employment litigation and employment counseling.  Responsibilities include:

Employment litigation defending employers in single-plaintiff claims, class and collective actions, and suits to enforce and oppose enforcement of restrictive covenants, including taking plaintiffs’ depositions, defending depositions of employer witnesses, drafting and responding to written discovery, managing e-discovery, briefing dispositive motions, examining witnesses at trial or in arbitration, and conducting mediations and settlement conferences. Appellate experience desired but not required.

Regular principal responsibility for investigating and responding to administrative charges at the EEOC and similar state and local agencies, including witness interviews, position statements, and appearances at fact finding conferences and mediations.

Direct and independent client counseling of in-house attorneys, human resources professionals, and managers on wide array of labor and employment issues, including individual terminations, reductions in force (including adverse impact analyses and OWBPA disclosures), compliance with federal, state and local employment laws and regulations (including ADA, FMLA, FLSA, WARN, and whistleblower and anti-retaliation laws), classification of workers as employees or independent contractors, mergers and acquisitions, and internal investigations.

Drafting and negotiating employment agreements, restrictive covenant agreements, employment policies, and separation and release agreements.  The candidate must be an excellent writer with finely honed analytical skills, able to handle multiple matters with independence and sound judgment, and able to work effectively and efficiently with other attorneys and staff inside and outside of the Labor & Employment Group.

Must have law firm experience and PA and NJ licenses are required.


How to Apply:

Please submit cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample to:

Tiffany McClendon

Legal Recruiting Manager


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About the Firm

Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm with 27 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.  Founded in 1877, the firm represents leading international businesses, from Fortune 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises. Its lawyers provide litigation and other dispute resolution services in multi-jurisdictional and other high-stakes matters; deliver regulatory counsel; and execute the full range of strategic domestic and cross-border transactions. Reed Smith is a preeminent advisor to industries including financial services, life sciences, health care, advertising, entertainment and media, shipping and transport, energy and natural resources, real estate, manufacturing, technology, and education. For more information, visit reedsmith.com.

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