Staff Attorney (NY or DC)

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $110,000
Maximum: $130,000

Published

10/02/2018

Address

New York
New York
United States

Description

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is the nation’s leading women’s health care provider, educator, and advocate, serving women, men, teens and families. For over 100 years, PPFA has done more than any other organization in the United States to improve women’s health and safety, prevent unintended pregnancies, and advance the right and ability of individuals and families to make informed and responsible health care decisions.


Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) Litigation & Law Department seeks a dynamic and effective Staff Attorney. The Public Policy Litigation & Law (PPL&L) Department of PPFA conducts impact litigation in state and federal courts across the country, and has been lead or co-counsel in most of the major reproductive rights cases of the past 30 years. PPFA also provides strategic legal advice on legislation being considered in Congress and state legislatures and on regulatory issues at the national, state, and local levels.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Vice President or one of the Deputy Directors of PPL&L, the Staff Attorney’s primary responsibilities revolve around conducting significant and high visibility litigation on behalf of PPFA or Planned Parenthood affiliates. The Staff Attorney will also be engaged in work related to pending legislation and regulatory matters. The PPL&L staff is split between New York City and Washington, DC. Regardless of where the Staff Attorney locates, he or she would work extensively with the entire PPL&L team, as well as with other staff at PPFA.


REQUIREMENTS / TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

  • Law Degree.
  • Outstanding credentials with at least 3-7 years of litigation experience, ideally involving constitutional law.
  • Strong research and writing skills.


PERSONAL QUALITIES / OTHER ATTRIBUTES

  • Established interest in public interest work, reproductive rights issues and/or impact litigation is a plus, but not mandatory.
  • Knowledge of diverse groups, working with multicultural workforce, and sensitivity to and appreciation of cultural differences is required. 


TRAVEL

  • 0-25%.


COMPENSATION

  • Standard PPFA Benefits
  • 401K
  • Salary range: $110-130K, depending on experience



DIVERSE CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY 


Planned Parenthood Federation of America is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Planned Parenthood is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.

Benefits

Standard PPFA Benefits + 401k

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

J.D.


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