Careers

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Our Firm is passionate about everything we do, not only on behalf of the clients we represent, but also for the members of our NFC family. Our bi-coastal team is comprised of top talent at every level where all members are guided by integrity and encouraged to develop meaningful yet lasting relationships.

We hold ourselves accountable and we give back to the community, never losing sight of the world beyond our Firm. We stress the importance of balance while supporting one’s whole self and we respect each other as well as our esteemed clients.

We are committed to finding the best possible solution, utilizing collaboration across all layers. We embrace change, love challenges, and empower each individual. It is our ambition to make a difference for those we represent, for our valued and diverse team members, and for the communities where we live and serve. 

We are NOT your typical law firm. 

We’d love to hear your story and how you may be a fit for one of these great positions…

Associate (San Diego, California)

NFC is looking to hire an experienced Associate for our growing West Coast office.  NFC expects this position to be held by a highly motivated, detail-oriented individual who excels in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment that values top-quality work and positive contributions to the workplace.

Category:           Full-Time (1,800 Billable Hours)

Essential Functions:

Applicants must have at least 8 years of substantive employment law experience.

Responsibilities are focused on independently managing all aspects of employment litigation matters for private sector corporate clients in California, specifically:

  • Case analysis, strategy, and oversight
  • Budgeting and case management
  • Proactive communication with NFC team
  • Proactive communication with NFC clients
  • Preparing pleadings and motions
  • Preparing and responding to written discovery (including E-discovery)
  • Preparing and responding to motions
  • Attendance at depositions, hearings, motions, mediations
  • Trial preparation and attendance
  • Assisting with the counseling of clients on a wide variety of employment issues

Skills Required:

  • Must be admitted to the CA Bar
  • Experience supervising junior attorneys is a plus
  • Exceptional legal writing and communication skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work collaboratively and positively in a dynamic team environment
  • The ability to proactively manage a team and all litigation deadlines
  • The ability to identify and resolve problems quickly
  • The ability to manage multiple clients and matters

Counsel - Litigation (Chatham, New Jersey)

NFC expects this position to be held by a highly motivated, detail-oriented individual who excels in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment that values top-quality work and positive contributions to the workplace.

Category: Full-Time 

Reports to Litigation Practice Group 

Essential Functions:

Applicant must have a minimum of at least 10 years of substantive employment law experience including experience managing cases.

Responsibilities are focused on independently managing all aspects of employment litigation matters for private sector corporate clients in New Jersey and New York, specifically:

  • Case management, analysis, strategy, and oversight
  • Proactive communication with NFC team 
  • Proactive communication with NFC clients
  • Preparing pleadings and motions 
  • Preparing and responding to written discovery (including E-discovery)
  • Preparing and responding to motions
  • Attendance at depositions, hearings, motions, mediations
  • Trial and arbitration preparation and attendance

Skills Required:

  • Must be admitted to the NJ and NY Bars
  • Exceptional legal writing and communication skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills 
  • The ability to work collaboratively and positively in a dynamic team environment
  • The ability to proactively manage a team and all litigation deadlines
  • The ability to identify and resolve problems quickly 
  • The ability to manage multiple clients and matters 
  • PA and/or CT license a plus
  • Traditional labor experience a plus

Associate - Counseling (Chatham, New Jersey)

NFC expects this position to be held by a highly motivated, detail-oriented attorney who excels in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment that values top-quality work and positive contributions to the workplace.

Category: Full-Time (1,800 Billable Hours)

Reports to Counseling Practice Group 

Essential Functions

Applicants must have 2-5 years of substantive employment law experience with a strong interest in providing advice to clients and working with the firm’s investigations teams.

Responsibilities are primarily focused on working with the Counseling Practice Group in servicing the group’s clients, which is dedicated to partnering on employment law matters with NFC’s private sector corporate clients in New Jersey, New York, and remote locations.   In addition, this attorney will be part of NFC’s investigations teams tasked with performing internal investigations and third party investigations on behalf of the firm’s clients.

Work shall include but not be limited to:

  • Research regarding a wide range of employment issues, including discrimination, harassment, wage and hour issues, FMLA/ADA issues, sick leave laws, leave of absence issues, RIFs, restrictive covenants and COVID-19 guidance and related laws
  • Assisting with advising clients on a wide variety of employment issues, including drafting comprehensive emails to clients and delivering advice via phone or virtual platforms
  • Document and policy preparation (e.g., Handbooks, Separation Agreements, Restrictive Covenant Agreements, Policies, etc.)
  • Assisting with the preparation of materials for client trainings on a wide variety of employment law issues
  • Conducting workplace and third party investigations 
  • Preparing verbal and written investigation reports
  • Assisting with DOL Audits 
  • Responding to attorney demand letters
  • Responding to agency (EEOC, NJDCR) Charges
  • Providing overflow assistance to other NFC practice groups, where needed

Skills Required:

  • Must be admitted to the NJ Bar (NY Bar Admission also preferred) 
  • Excellent research skills
  • Exceptional legal writing and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills 
  • Exceptional judgment and ethics
  • The ability to work collaboratively and positively in a dynamic team environment
  • The ability to identify and resolve problems quickly 
  • The ability to manage multiple clients and matters
  • The ability to complete assignments on a timely basis
  • The ability to escalate client issues to senior attorneys when appropriate  

Part-Time Associate - Counseling (Chatham, New Jersey)

NFC expects this position to be held by a highly motivated, detail-oriented attorney who excels in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment that values top-quality work and positive contributions to the workplace.

Hours: Fully remote with flexible hours requirement. Seeking commitment of availability for at least 10 hours-15 hours/week of work.  Hours will fluctuate weekly.   

Reports to Counseling Practice Group

Essential Functions:

Applicants must have a minimum 3 years of substantive employment law experience.

Responsibilities are primarily focused on working with the Counseling Practice Group in servicing the group’s clients, which is dedicated to partnering on employment law matters with NFC’s private sector corporate clients in New Jersey, New York, and remote locations.  

Work shall include but not be limited to:

  • Document and policy preparation (e.g., Handbooks, Separation Agreements, Restrictive Covenant Agreements, Policies, etc.).   Handbook work especially needed at current time.
  • Research regarding a wide range of employment issues, including discrimination, harassment, wage and hour issues, FMLA/ADA issues, sick leave laws, leave of absence issues, RIFs, restrictive covenants and COVID-19 guidance and related laws
  • Assisting with the preparation of materials for client trainings on a wide variety of employment law issues
  • Assisting with NFC seminars, webinars and other firm-related materials as needed
  • Providing overflow assistance to other NFC practice groups, where needed

Skills Required:

  • Must be admitted to the NJ Bar (NY Bar Admission also preferred)
  • Excellent research skills
  • Exceptional legal writing and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional judgment and ethics
  • The ability to work collaboratively and positively in a dynamic team environment
  • The ability to identify and resolve problems quickly
  • The ability to manage multiple clients and matters
  • The ability to complete assignments on a timely basis
  • The ability to escalate client issues to senior attorneys when appropriate 

Financial Operations Assistant (Chatham, New Jersey)

This position is responsible for the organization and administration of the firm’s day-to-day finance procedures, and for support to the Chief Operations Officer and Finance Manager. NFC expects that this position will be held by a highly motivated individual who excels in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment that values top-quality work and positive contributions to the workplace.

Hours: Full-Time (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)

Reports to Chief Operating Officer and Finance Manager

Essential Functions:

  • A/R administration and adjustments
  • A/P administration & organization for both client and firm sides
  • Expense reimbursements and manual check requests
  • Assist with ad hoc financial, timekeeping, and billing reports
  • Credit card administration
  • Respond to various client requests
  • Maintain firm financial records in an organized manner
  • Assist with daily cash posting
  • Prepare A/R Audit requests from clients
  • Assist with special Finance and Operations projects

Skills Required:

  • 2- 5 years of relevant experience preferred, in finance administration and billing, preferably in a law firm or other professional services firm.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Intermediate skills in MS Excel and Word
  • Experience with billing and timekeeping software (Coyote a plus, but not required)
  • Ability to multi-task and plan
  • Strong organizational skills
  • High level of confidentiality
  • A self-starter with the ability to think “outside the box” and work independently

Education: Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree preferred. Candidates with relevant equivalent work experience will be considered.

How to Apply

Send your resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 professional references (include names, phone numbers, and email addresses) to careers@nfclegal.com

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