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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:

Applicant must have at least 6 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 - Counseling (Chatham, New Jersey)

NFC is looking to hire an experienced employment law Counsel for our Chatham, New Jersey office.  This position will be filled 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.  This particular position is perfect for an experienced employment attorney seeking a non-litigation position or an in-house role, as the position is focused on a wide range of advisory work.

Hours: Hybrid In-Office/Remote Position. Minimum 1,200 Billable Hours – with option to discuss flexibility in hours.

Reports to Counseling Practice Group

Essential Functions:

Applicant must have a minimum of at least 8 years of substantive employment law experience, including experience advising clients on a range of employment law issues.

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

  • Advising clients on a wide variety of employment issues, including hiring, workplace policies, investigations, agreements, performance management, separation, and leaves of absence
  • Communicating with clients on a regular basis, including delivering advice via phone or virtual platforms and drafting comprehensive business-focused advisory emails
  • Preparation of workplace agreements and policies (e.g., Handbooks, Separation Agreements, Restrictive Covenant Agreements, etc.)
  • Handling agency matters, including EEOC and DOL (and similar state/local agencies)
  • Oversight of associates in Counseling Practice Group on employment law work
  • Training clients on employment law and DEI issues
  • Development and deepening of client relationships
  • Participation in NFC webinars and seminars
  • Participation in monthly Counseling Group meetings
  • Participation in other firm-related events and professional development meetings
  • Voluntary opportunities for NFC committees including DEI, Social Responsibility (Pro Bono), and Culture Club

Skills Required:

  • Must be admitted to the NJ bar (NY Bar Admission 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
  • Experience conducting third-party investigations a plus
  • Any other state bar license a plus

Salary range (based on full-time, to be adjusted for less than full-time):  170k – 190+

The Firm is providing this good faith salary range to comply with applicable law. The applicant’s final salary will depend on a number of factors including the applicant’s skills, experience, and years of practicing employment law.

Counsel - (San Diego, California)

Come join one of the country’s preeminent women-owned labor and employment law firms. NFC is looking to hire an experienced Counsel 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:

Applicant must have a minimum of at least 8 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 California, 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 CA Bar
  • 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
  • Traditional labor experience a plus

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 

Hourly Rate range:   $80 per hour

The Firm is providing this good faith hourly rate range to comply with applicable law. The applicant’s final salary will depend on a number of factors including the applicant’s skills, experience, and years of practicing employment law.

Training & Development Coordinator - (Chatham, New Jersey)

This role provides administrative support for the daily operations of the firm as the Training and Development Coordinator to the Counseling Team and other NFC attorney trainers. NFC expects that this position will be held by a highly motivated, proactive individual who excels in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment that values top-quality work and positive contributions to the workplace.

Hours:               Full-Time (9:00am – 5:00pm), Hybrid In-Office/Remote Position

Reports to Co-heads of Counseling Group

Essential Functions:

  • Produce and design customized employment law-related training presentations on Microsoft PowerPoint depending on individual client needs with oversight from NFC attorney trainers.
  • Serve as primary contact for all incoming client training inquiries and current training clients.
  • Manage all logistics for attorney trainers, including calendar management, technical assistance, and liaising on their behalf to the client.
  • Coordinate via email and calendar via Outlook all training sessions, either in person or on Zoom, and have knowledge of other virtual meeting platforms such as Zoom, WebEx, and Microsoft Teams.
  • Prepare for and participate in all virtual client trainings as point person for all technological and logistical issues.
  • Follow up with client on post-training needs.
  • Develop a high level of knowledge of the firm’s primary training topics, such as anti-harassment & discrimination, unconscious bias, and other relevant topics.
  • Implement business development initiatives by improving potential and current client communications, assisting with contract negotiation, and maintaining client retention strategies.
  • Provide additional support to Counseling partners, as needed, and serve as back-up to Counseling Team’s Administrative Assistant.
  • Provide additional support to NFC, as needed, for example, on specific projects.

Skills Required:

  • Ability to multi-task, plan and work in a fast-paced environment taking direction from multiple attorneys with high expectations of performance
  • Superior technical skills in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Zoom, and Microsoft Teams (plus:  knowledge of and ability to learn other virtual platforms needed)
  • Highly organized
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent grammar and proofreading skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to learn new firm platforms, including document management systems
  • Ability to work collaboratively and positively in a dynamic team environment
  • Prior Powerpoint preparation and/or administrative assistant experience a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

Salary range:  52k – 60k

The Firm is providing this good faith salary range to comply with applicable law.  The applicant’s final salary will depend on a number of factors including the applicant’s skills and experience.

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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