Junior Litigation Associate

Virginia-based Tate, Bywater, Fuller, Mickelsen & Tull is seeking an attorney with Virginia bar license (or expected VA bar license) and Spanish fluency to handle engaging work in the areas of civil litigation, criminal defense, and immigration. The attorney is expected to draft and argue motions, prepare and manage discovery, conduct depositions and represent clients at trial. Base salary with potential bonuses and commissions. Applicants should possess superior academics; law review and/or moot court board preferred. Spanish fluency required. If interested, please submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample and unofficial transcript to Paul Mickelsen, pmickelsen@tatebywater.com:

Founded in 1972 by James R. Tate and Douglas E. Bywater, Tate, Bywater, Fuller, Mickelsen & Tull (“TATE BYWATER”) has grown from one office in Vienna, Virginia to be one of the top multi-office full service law firms serving the entire Washington metropolitan area. Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell®, all five partners are recognized as AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®, a significant rating accomplishment – and a testament that the firm’s attorneys are highly respected among their peers. Lawyers at the firm have also been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers and Super Lawyers.

Washington, DC Office: Trademark Associate

The Washington D.C. office of Arent Fox LLP is seeking a trademark associate for its intellectual property/trademark practice group. The ideal candidate will have 4-5 years of extensive international and domestic prosecution, searching, portfolio management and dispute experience.  This position offers significant client contact and responsibility with major firm clients.  Candidates should possess strong time management skills and the ability to work successfully on a team and manage junior attorneys, legal assistant and support staff.  Litigation (TTAB or Civil Litigation), licensing, contractual, advertising, copyright, e-Commerce, and customs experience is a plus.  Arent Fox LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

For more info, please contact Doug Bush at bush.douglas@arentfox.com, including a resume and references.


Associate General Counsel at the National Science Foundation (National Headquarters, DC).  Applicant should have significant experience one or more of the following areas: government contracting; intellectual property; employment law; benefits; tax-exempt organizations and related matters; Freedom of Information Act. 
See the following link on USAJOBs -- www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/307474800

Associate General Counsel
Corporate Headquarters - DC
Office of the General Counsel
Job Req #:
Basic Requirements:
A J.D. with six years of directly related legal experience is required.

Admission to the Bar of the District of Columbia or a State Bar is also required.

Significant experience in one or more of the following substantive areas is additionally required: government contracting; intellectual property; employment law; benefits; tax-exempt organizations and related matters; Freedom of Information Act.

Demonstrated experience in analyzing legal and factual issues and providing practical solutions. Strong client relations skills. Demonstrated ability to work as a team member. Strong interpersonal skills and a high degree of integrity. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills. Strong organizational skills with an emphasis on the ability to manage multiple projects and realign priorities as needed. Demonstrated knowledge and ability to use legal resources, including but not limited to Westlaw. Demonstrated proficiency in MS Word and Outlook is required.

The following is desired: significant in-house experience or significant experience with a law firm focusing on non-profit clients or tax-exempt matters. Ability to understand the mission of the Academy. Admission to the DC Bar. Admission to Federal Courts for DC Circuit (or the ability to gain admission).
Under the general supervision of the General Counsel and the Deputy General Counsel, the Associate General Counsel will be one of three attorneys in the Office of General Counsel and will be responsible for providing advice to the corporation on a variety of legal and corporate governance matters; will perform legal and factual research; draft opinions and legal arguments; consult with units on corporate compliance; other legal related duties as assigned.


1. Provides legal advice regarding contract issues and issues related to the Academy's ownership, licensing, or leasing of property.

2. Assists in negotiating, drafting, and reviewing of leases, subleases, and contracts.

3. Provides advice and counseling to Office of Contracts and Grants on public contract law and negotiation and interpretation of government contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements and on other public and private awards.

4. Analyzes contracts and other legal documents in order to protect the interests of the institution. Recommends modification as needed.

5. Provides legal advice and counseling to program and financial managers on a variety of institutional issues, including tax reporting, intellectual property, insurance, and security issues.

6. Responsible for numerous areas of administrative law, including compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and restrictions on the handling of classified and sensitive but unclassified information. Provides advice and counsel on the requirements of FACA, provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, national security statutes and regulations, the Privacy Act, and government agencies' rules and regulations on release of information. Drafts and negotiates nondisclosure agreements to ensure compliance with institutional policies and procedures under Section 15 of FACA. Reviews applicable contract provisions for compliance with Section 15 disclosure requirements.

7. Performs legal research and analysis.

8. Reviews legal reports.

9. Coordinates and supervises outside attorneys on specific matters as required.


Environmental Attorney in Norfolk, VA.  The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic has an opening for a GS13/14 environmental attorney at Naval Station Norfolk, VA (the world's largest Navy installation). 

NAVFAC MIDLANT provides public works, construction, environmental, planning and design, and real estate services to Navy and other DOD activities in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and the Northeast United
States. Duties will be primarily in the area of environmental law, including NEPA, compliance, and remediation, with real estate as a possible secondary practice area.  Also occasional forays into ethics, procurement, fiscal law and FOIA. Application deadline is 13 Feb 2012.

If you or any one you know may be interested, the complete announcement is attached and can also be found at this link, along with other open Navy OGC positions:



TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) Paralegal Vacancies.  There are two positions open in TMA’s Falls Church office that are available on USAJOBS.  The first is a GS-09 position:

Brian Knox is seeking opportunities in the DC area in international law and counterintelligence, especially national security law.  He is also willing to explore other opportunities in international law as well.  He has earned relevant advanced degrees {JD, MBA and LLM} and has several years of experience including teaching.


Endangered Species Policy Associate

Location: Washington, D.C.
Supervisor: Endangered Species Policy Analyst

Position Description

The endangered species policy associate works in the Washington, D.C. headquarters office, providing policy and science support for the Defenders of Wildlife’s Endangered Species Policy program. The main goal of this program is to make U.S. endangered species policy more effective and efficient at preserving and restoring species diversity. To that end, the position will focus on helping to analyze and develop proposals to improve the Endangered Species Act, as well as defend it against legislative attacks. Duties will include analyzing and drafting documents on proposed legislative and administrative changes to the Endangered Species Act; helping to develop novel regulatory and science-based policy improvements to strengthen the act; and educating policymakers, the public, and the media about these improvements.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analyze proposed legislation addressing the Endangered Species Act and prepare summaries, factsheets, and other materials explaining the proposals and Defenders’ views of them.
  • Analyze proposed administrative changes to the implementation of the Endangered Species Act, develop recommended positions for Defenders on these proposals, and prepare comments, factsheets, and other materials explaining the positions.
  • In coordination with other Defenders staff, assist in the development of regulatory proposals for maintaining and strengthening the Endangered Species Act. Develop written materials explaining the proposals to policymakers, the public, the media, and other conservation organizations.
  • Use the latest scientific developments to make endangered species policy more effective and efficient.
  • Working with Defenders’ Government Relations staff, help educate Members of Congress and congressional staff on the Endangered Species Act and proposals for maintaining and strengthening it.
  • Working with Defenders’ Communications and Outreach staff, develop materials to help educate Defenders’ members and supporters on Endangered Species Act issues and the importance of protecting biological diversity.
  • Assisting in coordinating and cultivating a group of similarly-minded conservation organizations working to maintain and strengthen the Endangered Species Act, by developing and providing regular updates and other information and convening meetings of the group.
  • Compile and analyze data for Defenders reports and studies on the Endangered Species Act. Draft technical reports, fact sheets, internet content, and other outreach materials.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.


  • Education: Advanced degree or equivalent in conservation biology, environmental policy and law, or related discipline.
  • Experience:
    • 1+ years of experience in wildlife conservation, environmental law, public policy, or a related field. Strong preference will be given to candidates with working knowledge of and experience with the Endangered Species Act.
    • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Other:
    • Substantial knowledge of the Endangered Species Act and related regulations and policies. Familiarity with other federal and state natural resource laws.
    • Understanding of the principles of conservation biology.
    • Excellent research and writing skills with a proven ability to quickly and accurately analyze legislative and administrative proposals and critique them in a way that is readily understood by others. Must be able to write clearly and concisely for non-technical audiences.
    • Ability to develop policy proposals and communicate them clearly in writing and in person.
    • Strong ability to think independently, pragmatically, and creatively. Strong attention to detail.
    • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team. Self-starter with a flexible nature and the ability to seek direction when needed.
    • High level of computer literacy with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and web applications. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel a must.
  • Physical Demands:
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer and communicate with others while doing so.
  • Work Environment:
    • General office working conditions, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
  • Comments:
    • This position requires occasional travel.
All employees are required to satisfactorily perform the essential duties and responsibilities of their positions. The essential duties and responsibilities listed above are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

How To Apply

Interested applicants please reference Endangered Species Policy Associate in your subject line and submit a letter of interest, along with your resume and salary history (must be included to be considered) to us via e-mail at: HR@defenders.org
It is the policy of Defenders of Wildlife to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law, in all personnel actions

JOB OPENING (Dallas area):
A global telecommunications networking and switching equipment manufacturer located in Frisco, Texas is looking for an intellectual property strategy leader to join its legal team. To apply, email eric.hinton@genband.com. They are looking for DFW based candidates.
The Associate General Counsel – Strategic Intellectual Property Matters is accountable for enterprise-wide intellectual property (IP) legal strategy and execution and management of the company’s IP portfolio. This person will lead the design and execution of IP strategies to create value and protect the company. He or she must maintain a solid business and legal orientation and focus on setting strategy and solving problems. This person will manage all intellectual property matters including the company’s worldwide patent prosecution and maintenance efforts, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets and oversee IP issues in all commercial contracts and technology licensing. In addition, the position will manage outside counsel, manage IP related litigation and participate in the company’s patent review board.
• Identify strategic intellectual property risks and opportunities and develop and execute plans to insure the success and maximize the value of the company.
• Assure the proper implementation of the company’s IP strategies in all commercial relationships.
• Manage all IP-related litigation, including strategy, internal communication, coordination, compliance, negotiation, and management of outside counsel.
• Partner with Technology and Research and Development leaders in the company to identify key risks and opportunities relevant to their efforts and plan and integrate appropriate strategies.
• Monitor and identify industry and competitor activities relevant to the company’s strategy and business.
• Identify IP infringement and evaluate opportunities to enforce intellectual property rights.
• Review and evaluate industry technical and marketing activities and provide strategic advice to research and business teams.
• Conduct IP due diligence for acquisitions and other transactions.
• Oversee inbound and outbound software licensing activities and open source software use and develop and implement appropriate internal practices and strategies to maximize value to the company and minimize risk.
• Manage and coordinate standards activities as they relate to the company’s IP.
• Lead cross functional legal, R&D, marketing and technology teams.
• Report on strategic IP risks and opportunities to all levels of management at the company.
• Establish him/herself as the ultimate intellectual property resource throughout the company.
• Train key legal, contracts, technology and engineering personnel on intellectual property issues.
• Act as a key resource for significant legal, regulatory and commercial developments.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Excellent leadership skills.
• At least 10-15 years of relevant technical experience, including large law firm patent litigation and in-house IP strategy and execution in the telecommunications infrastructure industry.
• Elite law school and top tier law firm.


Comparative International Law Intern SPRING SEMESTER
As of December 21, 2011 the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty is accepting applications for an unpaid internship that starts January 9, 2011 and runs until the end of the spring semester. The program immerses participants in the day-to-day life of a non-profit law firm.
Internship Description:
The Becket Fund is seeking a part or full-time legal intern for the spring semester. Part-time interns must be able to commit to 20 hours per week.  The ideal candidate would be a second or third year law student or recent law school graduate with a demonstrated commitment to international human rights as well as an interest in religious liberty.  Excellent writing and research skills are a must. Fluency or working knowledge of Spanish is a plus. Applicants should be well-organized, self-motivated and reliable.
Academic credit can be arranged, as Becket's internships offer direct exposure to the workings of a non-profit law-firm, close supervision by the Becket staff, interaction with other U.S. and international organizations and foreign and domestic government officials, and opportunities to attend lectures and special events relating to religious liberty. Individuals who complete the internship with high reviews will receive a completion portfolio and recommendation from the head of the department.
Legal Intern projects may include but are not limited to:
 *   Analysis of international laws and trends affecting religious liberty
 *   Special Projects Assistance related to property rights and Cuban Constitutional Law
 *   Writing opinion editorials on international legal matters
If you are interested please send an e-mail to Pamela Callahan at pcallahan@becketfund.org, and attach the following information:
 *   A cover letter with your personal background relevant to the position and stating your objectives and expectations of The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and how they relate to your goals.
 *   A resume
 *   A short pertinent writing sample, can be an academic paper or news article
 *   Transcript (not required for 1Ls, unofficial is sufficient)
 *   Names and contact information for 3 references
The Becket Fund is a non-profit, public interest law firm defending the freedom of religion of people of all faiths. www.becketfund.org

National Partnership for Women and Families, Vice President, Work/Family and Fairness

JRCLS Members:

My name is Rebecca Bradshaw and I am currently a BYU student majoring in French and working on the paralegal certification course offered through George Mason University, which will be completed this December.
I am seeking an internship in a law office starting this January, either as a Legal Assistant or Paralegal.
I am particularly organized, have strong communication skills, and take pride in my work ethic. I welcome the challenge new projects bring and thrive in professional environments. I am comfortable interacting with clients and know how important it is to build strong, trusting relationships between co-workers and clients. I am pleasant, enthusiastic about fulfilling my duties, and am always seeking ways to improve myself and my work.
Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Kind regards,

Rebecca Bradshaw

Audrey Lambert

I am an attorney looking for an associate position in the litigation group of a law firm or government legal office that does regulatory work and provides significant responsibility to new associates. I recently completed a two-year Presidential Management Fellowship, during which I gained litigation experience as an Associate Regional Counsel at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney. I also gained policy and regulatory experience, at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Housing & Urban Development. I would bring to the practice my understanding of how government functions, a strong work ethic and an ability to quickly understand new areas of law.

Kent Jorgensen is looking for a summer law clerk position (2012) in Administrative, Constitutional and/or Agriculture law.

Swati Sharma is seeking both a summer (2012) position and a full time position (September 2012) after graduation in August 2012 (BYU Law). Her primary interests include the following: working with religious freedom/human rights/ women and child rights and working on international business transactions with India or Nepal. She welcomes opportunities at law firms, international organizations, and on the Hill. She would love to bring her interests and abilities to Washington DC. She is need of a permanent position within 3 months after graduation as she is not a US Citizen.

Robinson Vasquez

I create bridges of legal, business and cultural understanding among people in Latin America and the USA and its Hispanic Community in areas related to international business transactions, development and education. During my more than fifteen years of professional experience and studies in Latin America and the USA, I have successfully managed law firms, advised American attorneys and executives, and created and managed innovative projects using my international legal and business training, my cultural soft skills, and collaborative spirit. I have a proven track of quantitative results demonstrating that I am a mature and well-rounded professional ready to work and lead projects in law and business in the global environment.

Greg Skidmore

I am primarily looking for a clerk/associate position at a firm of any size for this upcoming summer. I am hoping to explore employment law further even though I am really open to any civil litigation experience. If I can't find any experience in a private firm then I would also consider some type of government work.

Will Dixon

I am an experienced civil litigator looking to transition to the Washington D.C. area. Due to reciprocity I am able to be admitted to both the D.C. and Virginia bars upon motion.

I’m hoping for an opportunity to become involved with lobbying, a counsel position on Capitol Hill, or working in the non-profit sector. I have also applied to the DOJ and DHS for prosecutor positions, which is still appealing because I enjoy trial work.

I’m still fluent in Spanish more than eleven years after serving a mission, and I still enjoy conversing with native speakers, much to the chagrin of my wife.

My wife and I lived in South Eastern part of D.C. proper when we were first married. We would like to return and have our children experience the culture there.