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Job Summary: 

Brady seeks a creative, experienced and dedicated litigator to fill a Litigation Counsel position in the organization’s Washington, D.C. office. This is a rare opening to engage in exciting trial and appellate litigation for an important cause – stopping gun violence -- in one of the nation's most effective, cutting-edge public interest law practices.


The Litigation Counsel will join Brady’s legal team representing victims of gun violence, cities, and countries in high-impact civil litigation in courts across the country against negligent gun companies and other entities who contribute to gun violence. S/he will handle a variety of direct, hands-on litigation in trials and appeals, from arguing motions, jury trials, and appeals, drafting briefs, and other challenging, exciting opportunities to affect the law and public policy in trial and appellate courts.


For over 30 years Brady has been the nation’s leading public interest law group dedicated to fighting in the courts on behalf of victims of gun violence to reduce gun deaths and injuries to reform the gun industry through high-impact, cutting-edge liability actions. Brady has litigated in over 40 states, won numerous landmark rulings, and has won over $60 million in settlements and verdicts.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Actively litigating all phases of tort lawsuits on behalf of gun violence victims in courts throughout the country, including:
  • Taking and defending depositions
  • Writing and arguing motions and briefs
  • Preparing and conducting jury trials
  • Drafting and arguing appeals
  • Interviewing witnesses and experts
  • Investigating facts of shootings and business practices to support litigation
  • Speaking with lawyers about how to litigate gun violence prevention cases.
  • Performing other legal and factual research and writing and administrative support as needed.


Qualifications:

  • A law degree (J.D.) from an accredited law school.
  • 10+ years’ legal experience, but candidates with significantly more experience are welcome, as are extraordinary candidates with less experience.  
  • Significant civil litigation experience, preferably in plaintiff’s side tort suits, including in depositions, arguing motions, and trials; a creative and able legal mind.
  • Strong advocacy, writing, research and verbal communications skills.
  • Interest in preventing deaths and injuries caused by guns.
  • Willingness to travel for court arguments, depositions, and other litigation tasks. 
  • The candidate should work well with others, be self-motivated, focused, and bring a pleasant attitude to the office. 



Brady is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and believes in driving equality in our communities and workplace. Brady is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce, and provide equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, gender identity or protected veteran status. We also provide reasonable accommodation for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process.

 

Brady understands that gun violence disproportionately harms communities that have long faced systemic racism and inequities, including Black, Latinx, Native American, and LGBTQ people. We believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do. We strongly encourage applications from people with these identities and lived experiences.




Job Summary: 

Brady seeks a creative, experienced and dedicated litigator to fill a Litigation Counsel position in the organization’s Washington, D.C. office. This is a rare opening to engage in exciting trial and appellate litigation for an…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    November 1, 2021
  • Education
    J.D. Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
840 First St NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA
Suite 400

How to Apply

To begin the application process please click on the Website (URL). You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position.

To begin the application process please click on the Website (URL). You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications…

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