Employment Litigation & Counseling Associate

Morristown, NJ 07960

Summary of Position:

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 800 lawyers located in 52 offices across the United States, Canada, Europe and Mexico. Ogletree Deakins has been named a Law Firm of the Year six consecutive years by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” In 2017, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Labor 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 five to seven 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.


  • 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.
  • 5-7 years of labor and employment law experience (from law school classes of 2010-2012).
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills. Strong organizational skills and proactive thinking.
  • Top 25% of Law School Class.

Commitment to Professional Development, Diversity, and Inclusion:

We believe that professional development, diversity, and inclusion are integral to our outstanding performance and exceptional client service. We are committed to having a highly talented, vibrant workforce that reflects the growing diversity of our communities and our clients, and that can bring their diverse talent to bear on all client matters. We believe that such a workforce is able to contribute unique perspectives and creative approaches. This, in turn, generates the highest quality of legal service and serves the needs of our clients and the communities where we live and work. Ogletree Deakins fosters inclusion as an integral part of the firm’s overall professional development efforts so that this essential leadership and business skill can be honed by our attorneys and, in the future, the entire Ogletree Deakins’ workforce.

Ogletree Deakins believes that because of its philosophy and practice of inclusion – soliciting, valuing, and incorporating the myriad viewpoints of its lawyers – the firm is more creative, stronger, and better able to address the evolving issues in the workplace. Throughout the firm, diverse attorneys hold leadership positions with varying levels of responsibility. The firm believes this is a key component of our recruiting and retention strategy. We believe that by keeping diversity in leadership top of mind, it helps to increase our ability to retain and promote women, LGBT, racially and ethnically diverse, disabled, and veteran attorneys.


Ogletree Deakins offers a robust suite of benefits for our Attorneys including: Comprehensive training and development programs including a Firm-wide Attorney Retreat every year, Firm sponsored CLE and bar admission expenses, Competitive Bonus Programs, 401K, affordable Health and Life Insurance including Dental & Vision coverage, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA & HSA) to help offset the cost of dependent care and/or health care expenses, Teladoc (24/7 access to a doctor by phone or online video) and an EAP Program.

We are not working with outside recruiters on this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer.


If you have any questions about this opportunity or want to follow up on your application, please reach out to Vanessa Russell at vanessa.russell@ogletree.com with “MORRISTOWN ASSOCIATE” in the subject line.

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