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IST Attorneys at Seyfarth Shaw LLP in Charlotte, North Carolina

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Full Time

Job Description:

At Seyfarth, we understand that great people are the key to our success, and we provide the opportunities to match. If you join us, you ll work with state-of-the-art technology in a friendly and professional environment, and we will continue to invest in your professional development. If you want the freedom to grow at a firm that is invested in your future, keep reading.

Our national Innovative Staffing Team (IST) -- an elite swat team of labor and employment lawyers handling a wide range of employment work, including all aspects of litigation -- is made up of both part-time and full-time hourly lawyers.

Our Labor & Employment Department is consistently ranked at or near the top in labor and employment law rankings regionally, nationally and internationally by Chambers, The Legal 500, Law360, U.S. News & World Report: Best Lawyers, The National Law Journal, and BTI Consulting Group across multiple practice areas. Chambers USA ranks Seyfarth among the top L&E firms nationally, and we are one of only three firms that have been ranked by The Legal 500 in all six national Labor & Employment categories. We are routinely recognized by Law360 as an Employment Practice Group of the Year, and our employment litigation capabilities have earned us recognition in the annual BTI Litigation Outlook as a Standout" Employment Litigation Practice.

Our drive for excellence leads us to seek out better ways to work with our clients and each other. We have been first-to-market on many legal service delivery innovations and we continue to break new ground with our clients every day. This long history of excellence and innovation has created a culture with a sense of purpose and belonging for all. In turn, our culture drives our commitment to the growth of our clients, the diversity of our people, and the resilience of our workforce.

As an attorney on the IST Team, you ll have the opportunity to work on interesting, challenging, and groundbreaking cases in collaboration with senior attorneys.

* Motion for summary judgment:draft and prepare for filing all of the pleadings for the motion and a reply brief.

* Handle the answer and written discovery for a matter, including conducting the initial case investigation, interviewing witnesses, drafting and responding to discovery, and resolving discovery disputes.


* A collegiate, cooperative approach and enjoy working with experienced lawyers sharing ideas, resources and best practices.

* A desire to work on exciting matters without the demands of a full-time, on track position.

* A strong sense of self direction, but also a desire to spend time with collages. Most positions are based out of a single office but the right candidates have the flexibility to work from home whenever they desire.

* Strong time management skills, and a flexibility around potential work flow. While there is no billable hours expectation, though we would like candidates to commit to being available to work 1,000 to 1,800 hours a year depending on the specific case work. The hours may fluctuate significantly week to week.The nature of litigation is such that sometimes there is lots of work to be done, sometimes less.


We provide competitive salary and benefits at all levels. For consumer litigation attorneys, we provide comprehensive training, CLE initiatives, Seyfarth University, industry credentialing, and hands-on learning by working side-by-side with our partners. We invest in our attorneys to advance in their careers by providing opportunities for substantive client contact as well as significant involvement in case strategy and management.

We are also proud to be an influential leader in inclusion and diversity. The firm has been recognized for our efforts by the Human Rights Campaign, Working Mother magazine, and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. We are Mansfield 2.0 certified, a reflection of our ongoing commitment to advancing candidates from underrepresented groups.


With more than 900 lawyers across 17 Offices, Seyfarth Shaw LLP provides advisory, litigation, and transactional legal services to clients worldwide. Learn more about The Seyfarth Experience at

Seyfarth Shaw is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Seyfarth Shaw maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click EEO is the LAW and the Supplement poster through the following link:

Seyfarth is an EO Employer M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

**Note To Agencies and Applicants: At this time, Seyfarth Shaw LLP will not be accepting applications submitted through search firms for this position. All qualified candidates must submit their own applications to be considered for this position.

These positions can be based in any of our US offices:
Atlanta, GA 30309
Boston, MA 02210
Charlotte, NC 28202
Chicago, IL 60606
Houston, TX 77002
Los Angeles, CA 90017
New York, NY 10018
Sacramento, CA 95814
San Francisco, CA 94104
Seattle, WA 98104
Washington, DC 20004