Employment Litigation and Counseling Associate

Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has more than 750 lawyers located in 49 offices across the United States, in Europe, Canada and in Mexico. Ogletree Deakins has been named a Law Firm of the Year four consecutive years by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” In 2016, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Employment Law – Management category. In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law. Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.

Our Morristown office has an opportunity for an associate with two to three years of employment litigation defense experience to join the firm’s expanding practice. Primary job duties would be defense of employment litigation and related claims in federal and state courts and administrative agencies and providing advice to clients on employment laws and compliance.

We are fully committed to the importance of diversity within the legal profession, as well as all workplace environments and strongly encourage the interest of diverse candidates in the firm.


  1. Juris Doctor. Qualified candidates must be and remain licensed to practice law and in good standing in New Jersey. During employment,  must meet requirements for continuing licensure for law practice.
  2. 2-3 years of labor and employment law experience (from law school classes of 2013-2014).
  3. Excellent analytical and writing skills. Strong organizational skills and proactive thinking.
  4. Top 25% of Law School Class.

We are not working with outside recruiters on this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

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To apply for this position, please email your cover letter, resume and writing sample to Vanessa Russell at vanessa.russell@ogletreedeakins.com, with “MORRISTOWN ASSOCIATE” in the subject line.

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