Job Postings

8/22/17: General Counsel, Metropolitan State University of Denver

MSU Denver Posting #A00878, Position # E 360

https://www.msudenverjobs.com/postings/10052

To ensure full consideration, application documents are required to be submitted along with the fully completed online application by 11:59 pm on September 8, 2017.

Job Summary:

The General Counsel reports to the President of Metropolitan State University of Denver and the MSU Denver Board of Trustees. General Counsel performs a broad array of legal duties for the Board of Trustees, the President, administrative staff and campus committees under the President’s direction. This position also serves as Secretary to the Board of Trustees which reports to the Board and the President and executes all Board related functions in compliance with applicable laws and policies. The institution’s size, diversity, and urban setting promise a varied and challenging workload emphasizing public law, employment and civil rights, transactional matters, litigation, corporate governance, legislative drafting and analysis, and the law of student and academic affairs. The position is subject to designation as an Assistant Attorney General at the discretion of the Attorney General of the State of Colorado.

The position demands a record of and reputation for personal and professional integrity and fairness.  Flexibility, creativity and diplomacy are key factors in the daily legal practice. Objectivity and maturity of judgment as well as the ability to represent the University professionally and tactfully are essential skills for the successful candidate.  The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with varied internal and external clients and constituencies is also essential.

As one of the preeminent public, urban universities in the country, Metropolitan State University of Denver creates lasting community impact by providing an exceptional academic experience to approximately 20,000 students. MSU Denver is the leader in educating undergraduate Coloradans and has the highest number of students of color among the state’s four-year universities. The University offers more than 240 degree and certificate options. Over 75 percent of our more than 88,000 alumni remain in Colorado after graduation.

Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • ·         Serves in the capacity as chief legal officer, serves on the President’s Cabinet and provides supervision and management of all legal matters affecting Metropolitan State University of Denver in addition to providing legal representation to the University in all legal matters, including interpreting laws, regulations and policies, conducting investigations, and directing litigation.
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  • ·         Works on a variety of legal matters including student and employment concerns, research compliance, intellectual property and technology transfer, constitutional law, regulatory and other laws, construction, real property and local governmental regulation, administrative law, athletics, liability issues, contracts, business and corporate matters, open meetings and public records issues.
  • ·         Works closely with University Vice Presidents and staff, including the office of Academic and Student Affairs, Business/Finance office, Equal Opportunity and Human Resources on a variety of compliance, grievance, training, and personnel matters.
  • ·         As Secretary to the Board of Trustees, provides the infrastructure necessary for the Board of Trustees to discharge its fiduciary obligations. Duties include organizing and staffing all Board and committee meetings and executive sessions; creating and distributing Board materials in collaboration with the President and Vice Presidents; maintaining Board records, budget and technology infrastructure; performing Board orientation; analysis and revision of Board enabling statues, policies and bylaws; interface with the Governor’s office regarding Board vacancies and appointments; supervising related staff; and ensuring compliance with applicable open records and meetings laws and other statutes regarding the Board’s authority. The Board Secretary communicates regularly with the President, Chair and Vice Chair as well as individual members of the Board of Trustees concerning critical issues and needs of the Board.

Required Qualifications:

  • ·         J.D. from an ABA accredited law school with a good to excellent academic record.
  • ·         Admitted to the Colorado Bar (by the time of appointment) and in good standing.
  • ·         12 years of experience as a practicing attorney. 5 years of that experience in higher education law.
  • ·         8 years of experience in a complex higher education, government, non-profit, corporate or other organization with comparable complexity.  
  • ·         Experience supervising/managing other attorneys, department staff, outside consultants, and budgets.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ·         At least 5 years of full-time experience representing a public institution of higher education.
  • ·         Excellent academic record and credentials.
  • ·         Previous in-house legal experience.
  • ·         Experience handling or managing litigation.
  • ·         Experience serving as legal advisor and/or providing support, as outlined in the job duties, to a Board of Trustees or similarly situated Board.
  • ·         Knowledge and experience working with complex governmental institutions and their applicable laws and regulations.
  • ·         Evidence of expertise in three or more of the practice areas specified in the job description.
  • ·         Superior research, analytical, and writing skills.
  • ·         Ability to prioritize and handle a significant and varied workload.
  • ·         Demonstrated interest in working at an educational institution with MSU Denver’s mission and challenges.

Application Closing Date:  09/08/2017

Salary:  Commensurate with experience and education

Special Instructions to Applicants:          

In order to be considered as an applicant, you must apply via www.msudenverjobs.com.

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

8/15/17: Paralegal (Litigation), Armstrong Teasdale LLP

Job Summary/Scope:

The Paralegal works with attorneys during all phases of the litigation process from the beginning of a case to the discovery period, through trial and post-trial findings and appeals.  This position reports to the Litigation Practice Group Leader and the Managing Attorney of the Denver office.  The regular hours for this position are 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organize documents and coordinate the production of documents using Bates-stamping, redaction, duplication and indexing.
  • Electronically scan and properly categorize/name documents.
  • Conduct document searches and factual research from a variety of resources.
  • Create and maintain internal databases.
  • Prepare witness materials and assist in case preparation.
  • Prepare for depositions by organizing exhibits and gathering needed materials.
  • Prepare pleadings and other court filings; assist in the preparation and filing of all court documents.
  • Maintain and oversee the ordering of transcripts from reporting services and fulfilling requests from outside counsel.
  • Prepare for and attend trial, including coordinating trial set-up and organizing files and taking notes in court.

Essential Job Specifications/Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 2010 – Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Proficiency in Relativity and CaseMap
  • Strong analytical and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with strict deadlines
  • Ability to work flexible hours/a flexible schedule to accommodate projects as needed, especially during trial periods
  • Ability to work well with others within the firm and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of electronic court filing procedures and rules for state and federal courts
  • Professional demeanor

NOTE: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions

Education and/or Experience:

  • A Paralegal Certificate or 4-year Degree in Paralegal/Legal Assistant Studies is preferred
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience working as a Paralegal/Legal Assistant in a law firm environment

Disclaimer:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent in the position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills of personnel so classified.

7/27/17: Associate, Construction and Design Practice Group, Hall & Evans LLC

Hall & Evans, LLC, one of Denver's most established law firms, has an opportunity for an associate with 3-6 years’ experience to join our Construction and Design Practice Group.  The ideal candidate for the position will have experience representing developers, general contractors, design professionals, or subcontractors. Trial experience preferred.

Position Requirements:

  • Colorado licensed attorney in good standing;
  • Strong academic credentials;
  • Exceptional writing skills;
  • Excellent research and analytical skills;
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills;
  • Microsoft Work and Outlook proficiency (Microsoft Office 365 preferred).

All applicants will need to apply online at http://hallandevansllc.appone.com/

7/21/17: Office of General Counsel, Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration’s Office of the General Counsel (SSA-OGC) is currently seeking to replenish their applicant supply file with talented, articulate, and enthusiastic attorneys with superior academic qualifications, and excellent research, writing, and communication skills.   OGC attorneys provide comprehensive legal advice and representation supporting the administration of SSA's programs and the development of national policies and procedures.   They also represent SSA before administrative agencies and provide legal advice on matters ranging from family and trust law to employment law and labor relations.  Excellent writing skills are required.  Interested applicants should send a resume, a law school transcript, a writing sample, and proof of bar certification to: OGC.DEN.Recruitment@ssa.gov

7/20/17: Labor and Employment Associate, Fisher Phillips LLP

The Denver office of Fisher Phillips seeks a labor and employment associate with 4+ years of experience. The ideal candidate will have experience litigating cases involving wage and hour issues, wrongful termination, breach of contract, discrimination, harassment, and restrictive covenants. Experience in federal courts in Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective actions and Title VII discrimination suits. Experience with charges of discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Colorado Civil Rights Division and appeared before arbitration panels, including the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Experience with collective bargaining and contract administration, including grievance arbitration. Prior experience defending and prosecuting unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board is preferred. Candidate must possess excellent academic credentials as well as strong writing, analytical and communication skills. Must be admitted to practice in Colorado or eligible for admission by reciprocity. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume here.

7/18/17: Assistant Federal Public Defender, Districts of Colorado and Wyoming

The Federal Public Defender for the Districts of Colorado and Wyoming seeks a superior attorney to join our office. This is a fulltime position stationed in our Colorado office. The Office of the Federal Public Defender operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act (18 U.S.C. § 3006A) to represent individuals who are unable to afford counsel and prosecuted in our federal courts. Our Assistant Federal Public Defenders provide zealous, professional legal representation to defendants in the Districts of Colorado and Wyoming and before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Job Description: This is a hybrid appellate and trial side Motions Team position. The Motions Team conducts advanced legal research and writing in our most complex cases. These duties will include preparing legal research memoranda; writing briefs, motions, and jury instructions; and tracking and advising our offices about case law developments. The Motions Team supports both offices, but this is not simply a support position. You will appear in court, and may have primary responsibility for oral argument in your cases at both the trial and appellate levels. Case demands may require travel.

Applicants must be 1) a graduate of an accredited law school; 2) licensed by the highest court of a state, federal territory, or the District of Columbia; 3) a member in good standing in all courts where admitted to practice; and 4) a United States citizen, or a person authorized to work in the United States and receive compensation from this agency. Employment is subject to a satisfactory background investigation, including an FBI name and fingerprint check and an IRS tax check. Defender attorneys may not engage in the private practice of law.

The successful applicant should have at least five years of substantial experience in criminal defense, preferably in federal court. “Substantial experience” means a combination of: a federal trial or appellate court clerkship, dispositive motions or appellate practice, and significant responsibility for trials in felony cases. Applicants with less experience but strong credentials and a background in federal practice will also be considered. The successful applicant will have outstanding analytical skills and be an exceptional writer, researcher, and oral advocate. A strong and established work ethic, including the ability to successfully manage multiple deadlines, a demonstrated commitment to criminal defense, a team‐oriented professional demeanor, and a reputation for personal integrity are essential.

Salary and Benefits: This is an “Excepted Appointment” full‐time position with federal benefits and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include health and life insurance, retirement, and the Thrift Savings Plan. Salary is payable only by direct deposit.

How to Apply: Apply by submitting a letter of interest, resume, and a writing sample that is your own work. E‐mailed and faxed applications will not be considered.

Applications should be sent to:

Kim W. Bechard, Administrative Officer

Office of the Federal Public Defender

633 17th Street, Ste. 1000

Denver CO 80202

Interviews will be conducted in person. Cost of travel must be incurred by the applicant. All positions are subject to the availability of funds. Applications submitted by August 10, 2017 will be given preference. Posted July 10, 2017 ‐‐ open until filled. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. EMAIL INQUIRIES ARE DISCOURAGED AND MAY NOT RECEIVE RESPONSES. The Federal Public Defender Organization is an equal opportunity employer.

7/18/17: Trademark Attorney, Denver or Boulder (Reference # 75150114), Holland & Hart

Holland & Hart's innovative and rapidly growing trademark practice is seeking an associate with two to five years of trademark experience, to join our trademark prosecution and enforcement team in our Denver or Boulder office. The successful candidate’s practice will focus on domestic and international prosecution, search and clearance, and enforcement, including demand letters, TTAB proceedings, UDRP proceedings, and some federal court litigation.  

Requirements: Candidates should have solid law-firm experience in the trademark field, superior writing and communication skills, and a commitment to delivering stellar client service and practical business-oriented advice to a sophisticated clientele.  Candidates should thrive in a fast-paced environment that emphasizes innovation, efficiency, teamwork, and excellence. References will be required. Please apply directly online at http://careers.hollandhart.com/viSelfApply/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?Tag=d3901d2c-cb2d-40fc-bc87-d713775e17bc and be prepared to submit your resume, cover letter and law school transcript or send your materials to Michael Garms, Legal Recruitment Coordinator at mjgarms@hollandhart.com

Holland & Hart LLP is an equal opportunity employer. No search firms, please. No phone calls, please.

7/17/17: Assistant Regulation Counsel, Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel

The Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel seeks applications for the position of Assistant Regulation Counsel in the Central Intake Division. Salary range of $95,000 - $99,000 based on experience. Duties include investigation of attorney discipline, attorney disability, magistrate and judicial matters. Applicant must be a five-year lawyer with three years actual trial experience, and be admitted to or eligible for admission to practice law in Colorado. Word processing and computer skills required. Send letter of intent, resume and writing sample to Matthew Samuelson, Chief Deputy Regulation Counsel, 1300 Broadway, Suite 520, Denver, CO 80203, by August 4, 2017.

http://www.coloradosupremecourt.com/PDF/AboutUs/Employment%20Opportunities/Intake%20Attorney%20Job%20Description%20July%202017.pdf

7/7/17: Director of Colorado Office of Legislative Legal Services, Colorado General Assembly

Seeking a licensed attorney to lead the Office of Legislative Legal Services, a nonpartisan legislative service agency that provides legal counsel and legislative bill drafting services to the Colorado legislature.

The Director must be a licensed attorney and is responsible for managing the forty-five-person OLLS staff, including twenty-five attorneys; setting the vision for the OLLS; providing assistance and legal advice to the legislative leadership, legislators, the Committee on Legal Services, and the General Assembly as a whole; coordinating litigation involving the General Assembly; overseeing the publication of the Colorado Revised Statutes and the review of administrative rules; and performing any other duties assigned by the Committee on Legal Services or the legislative leadership.

Qualifications: Management experience and prior legislative experience or familiarity with the legislative environment are required.  
 
For a detailed description of the position, see  
https://leg.colorado.gov/agencies/office-legislative-legal-services/employment-opportunities. Submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to Debbie Haskins, Assistant Director, at debbie.haskins@state.co.us. Applications must by received by 5:00 p.m. MDT on July 25.


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