Senior Litigation Counsel - Washington Legal Foundation - Washington, DC - America's Future Foundation

August 25, 2020

Senior Litigation Counsel – Washington Legal Foundation – Washington, DC

Washington Legal Foundation
August 25, 2020
Washington, DC
Job Type


Senior Litigation Counsel

Washington Legal Foundation

Washington, DC

About the Senior Litigation Counsel Opening:

Washington Legal Foundation (WLF) is a national public-interest law firm and legal policy center. Its mission is to defend American free enterprise by litigating, educating, and advocating for a free market, a limited government, and the rule of law. WLF is looking for a smart, capable Senior Litigation Counsel to join its litigation team. The attorney’s primary task will be to prepare and submit articulate and persuasive amicus curiae briefs, in federal courts of appeals and the Supreme Court, to advance WLF’s free-market mission.

WLF prides itself on the quality of its briefs, which aim to be concise, direct, and carefully crafted. WLF therefore seeks an attorney with excellent writing skills and a keen eye for detail. (If you don’t immediately recognize the names Bryan Garner or Ross Guberman, you are unlikely to be a good fit.) Although the WLF litigation team enjoys a friendly and collaborative environment, the Senior Litigation Counsel will be expected to operate independently and with very minimal supervision. WLF litigators think deeply about important legal issues; they are scholarly in their approach to the law; they strive to submit briefs that bring a unique and valuable perspective to a case. An attorney who shares these values will thrive in this position.

The position primarily entails:

  • Collaborating with WLF attorneys and outside counsel to develop and execute WLF’s litigation strategy in important, often high-profile cases
  • Drafting, with very little supervision, high-quality appellate amicus briefs
  • Identifying new WLF litigation opportunities, both original and amicus, to further WLF’s free-market mission
  • Engaging in public advocacy and education by drafting and placing newspaper op-eds, blog posts, or other publications, and speaking to select audiences—including the media

Professional Qualifications:

  • A Juris Doctor degree from a top-50 law school;
  • Five years of substantial experience as a brief writer in commercial and appellate litigation;
  • Superior legal research and writing abilities;
  • Strong knowledge of constitutional law, some experience with federal regulatory law (e., FDA, EPA, FTC, or DOL), familiarity with all applicable federal procedural rules (civil and appellate), and sophisticated exposure across multiple business-litigation practice areas;
  • Experience as a federal judicial clerk is strongly

How To Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:

  • Résumé;
  • A recent brief that reflects your writing ability and style;
  • Cover letter detailing the reasons why you are a strong candidate for this position, your interest in Washington Legal Foundation’s mission, and salary requirements

Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link:

Questions can be directed to Katelynn Barbosa, Talent Engagement Manager at Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: [email protected]

Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.

Talent Market is a nonprofit entity dedicated to promoting liberty by helping free market nonprofits identify talent for critical roles. We provide free consulting and recruiting services to free-market think tanks, policy organizations, research centers, and capacity-building institutions dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government and free enterprise.

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