• 24 Jan 2017 4:58 PM | Anonymous

    The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice (the “Institute”) is looking for a sophisticated, dynamic team player to serve as our Senior Counsel to manage and implement a program of strategic legal and policy advocacy to expand racial and social justice in New Jersey. The Senior Counsel will report directly to the Institute’s President-CEO. The position, housed in Newark, New Jersey, will require travel throughout the state.

    This is an exciting opportunity, at a critical time in our history, to advance racial and social justice on behalf of New Jersey’s urban communities in the Institute’s three programmatic areas: 

    (1) economic mobility; (2) criminal justice reform; and (3) civic engagement. Using a holistic approach to address the unique and critical issues facing New Jersey’s urban communities, the Institute advocates for systemic reform that is at once transformative, achievable in the state, and replicable in communities across the nation.


    •  Work in partnership with the President and CEO to implement the Institute’s strategic vision for legal programs, set goals, monitor progress, and evaluate outcomes to ensure that the Institute’s objectives are met and in line with the needs and mission of the organization.
    •  Help execute programmatic functions, supervise, and monitor implementation of the Institute’s strategic vision for legal programs, including the integration of litigation, legislative initiatives, policy goals, public education, and targeted campaigns.
    •  Engage in public speaking and participate in public education activities to articulate the Institute’s views on a broad range of issues to the public and various stakeholder constituencies.
    •  Build strategic alliances with organizations and individuals to advance the Institute’s mission, engage on shared priorities, and exchange knowledge and information in support of the Institute’s programs and initiatives.
    •  Work closely with and help support legal staff members to execute the Institute’s strategic vision for the legal programs.
    •  Meet regularly with and receive regular updates from the Chief Operating Officer and staff team to stay abreast of the organization’s operations and progress.
    •  Attend management team meetings.
    •  Collaborate with and assist the Chief Operating Officer and the staff team in advancing the Institute’s media and fundraising priorities.
    •  Edit and provide legal review for Institute’s policies, procedures, communications, and publications.
    •  Write and edit legal and policy briefs, as well as program descriptions, in furtherance of program goals and funder communications.
    •  Maintain relationships with Institute’s partners, including other legal service agencies, law firms, the cooperating attorney network, and law students.
    •  Assist the President and CEO and senior management team in fostering internal collaboration, creating professional growth opportunities at the Institute, and promoting a work environment that encourages independent judgment and values self-starters.
    •  Work with the communications team to integrate policy and legal advocacy with communications, including through public education materials, policy reports, white papers, talking points, op-eds, and press releases.
    •  Work with the President-CEO and COO to assist with funding opportunities, as needed.
    •  Develop and manage special projects and initiatives, including litigation, when appropriate.
    •  Model values of an inclusive and respectful workplace and foster the same in the staff.



    •  Law degree and minimum of ten years of experience as a practicing attorney.
    •  Ability to work effectively with diverse coalitions and community groups,
    • particularly of color, and to work across political ideology, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic circumstances, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and religion.
    •  Passion for, and knowledge of, racial and social justice, and a familiarity with the work and mission of the Institute.
    •  Experience supervising staff and leading teams.
    •  Ability to listen, coach, shepherd, and support people to achieve shared goals.
    •  Excellent research and writing skills; superior attention to detail; ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously; good problem-solving skills and a positive, professional attitude with excellent judgment, flexibility, determination, and grace in a sometimes high-pressure office.
    •  Criminal justice background preferred.
    •  Integrity, honesty and a balanced, non-partisan approach.
    •  Exceptional written and oral communications skills.


    This is a full-time, at-will position. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes excellent benefits, including health, a 401(k) plan with an employer contribution, and generous vacation, sick, and holiday leave.


    Applications will be reviewed beginning the week of December 19, 2016, and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please email your cover letter, resume, professional writing sample on which you are the primary author, and three professional references to recruitment@njisj.org. Please submit your application materials via Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF. Include all attachments in a single email stating, in the subject line, “Senior Counsel.”

    About the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice:

    The Institute is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.

    The Institute’s mission is to empower urban residents to realize and achieve their full potential. Established in 1999 by Alan V. and Amy Lowenstein, the Institute’s dynamic and independent advocacy is aimed at toppling load-bearing walls of structural inequality to create just, vibrant, and healthy urban communities. We employ a broad range of advocacy tools to advance our ambitious urban agenda, including research, analysis and writing, public education, grassroots organizing, communications, the development of pilot programs, legislative strategies, and litigation.

  • 23 Jan 2017 2:29 PM | Anonymous

    The Contracts and Grievance Center (CGC) of SEIU Local 32BJ, one of the nation’s largest and most dynamic labor unions, with over 145,000 members in the property services industry throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, DC, Florida, Massachusetts and Virginia, is looking for a responsible and dedicated attorney to manage the legal operation of CGC’s representation of members in the grievance arbitration process.   Components of the position include:

    Arbitration process

    ·         Supervision and development of arbitration attorneys,

    ·         Strategically managing the arbitration docket

    ·         Limited arbitration caseload

    ·         Coordination with the union’s legal department on arbitration cases and related matters such as labor board issues

    Grievance Operations - Coordination with the Deputy Director for Operations on support for grievance representatives including

    ·         Support on contract interpretation questions and complex cases

    ·         Supervision of discrimination claim investigation process

    ·         Training for grievance staff on contract interpretation

    ·         Supporting the department in quality grievance handling

    Field Operations

    ·         Coordination with union officers and field representation on institutionally significant contract enforcement issues.

    Candidates must be interested in representing working class individuals, enjoy advocating on a daily basis, and have a significant interest in or prior experience in the labor movement.   We are looking for persons with 8-10 years of attorney and relevant management experience. Women and persons of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.  Bilingual (Spanish, Polish or Albanian) is a plus.  We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible.  Salary commensurate with experience as well as excellent benefits.  This position is based in Local 32BJ’s headquarters in NYC, but some travel is necessary to other locations on the East Coast.   Please email a letter of interest, resume and references to Dania Blanco at DBlanco@seiu32bj.org.

  • 18 Jan 2017 10:49 PM | Anonymous

    Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP is looking to hire a Litigation Associate Attorney for a position within its Litigation Group. The Applicant must have 2-5 years’ experience.  Judicial Clerk experience is not required, but is preferred.  The candidate must have excellent writing and oral communication skills, issue analysis and a real knowledge of the Civil Court Rules. The candidate must also possess very strong research skills and bona fide commercial litigation experience. The candidate must be a member in good standing of the New Jersey Bar. 

    The Firm is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, a collegial work environment and challenging work.

  • 09 Jan 2017 5:05 PM | Anonymous

    Associate attorney position at NJ Immigration Law firm: Leschak & Associates, LLC, based in Freehold, NJ, is looking for a full time associate attorney to handle legal work, including court appearances, brief writing, motion drafting, client interviews and preparation, and USCIS appointments (including asylum interviews).  Bi-lingual English/Spanish is required.  Immigration law background is strongly preferred.  Must be able to commute to Freehold, NJ office. Must also be able to start by February 2017.  If interested, please email john@justice4nj.com or call (908) 216-7820

  • 03 Jan 2017 4:27 PM | Anonymous

    New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) is seeking applications for a Senior Staff Attorney position. The Senior Staff Attorney will be dedicated to NYLPI’s mission of advancing civil rights and social justice, with a focus on disability, health, and immigrant justice.

    Background on NYLPI, and its Disability and Health Justice Programs

    Founded 40 years ago, NYLPI pursues equality and justice for all New Yorkers. NYLPI works towards a New York where all people can thrive in their urban communities, with quality healthcare, and housing open to all, safe jobs, equal schools, public places that all citizens can access, a criminal justice system that is open and fair to all, and healthy neighborhoods free from pollution. In our vision, all New Yorkers live with dignity and independence, with the access and resources they deserve. NYLPI’s community-driven approach powers its work in the areas of civil rights and health, disability, immigrant, and environmental justice.

    The Disability Justice Program is founded on principles of equality of opportunity, self-determination, and independence for people with disabilities. In partnership with community organizations, we advocate for the rights of New Yorkers with disabilities to equal access to a variety of critical services, including education, health care, housing, public accommodations and government services. Our work includes advocacy on behalf of persons with mobility impairments, mental illness, developmental disabilities, communication impairments, and visual impairments, as well as advocacy on behalf of those within the disability community with limited English proficiency.

    The Health Justice Program works to bring a racial justice and immigrant rights focus to health care advocacy in New York City and New York State. We work to: (1) challenge health disparities; (2) eliminate racial and ethnic discrimination and systemic and institutional barriers that limit universal access to health care; (3) promote immigrant and language access to health care, including representing undocumented and uninsured immigrants and people confined to immigration detention with serious health care needs; and (4) address the social determinants of health so that all New Yorkers can live healthy lives.

    Senior Staff Attorney Position Description

    The Senior Staff Attorney will have the exciting opportunity to work on existing projects in two programs, Disability Justice and Health Justice, while also developing additional work in those programs that fits within NYLPI’s mission. The Senior Staff Attorney will take substantial responsibility, in collaboration with the Disability and Health Justice Program Directors, for identifying, managing and advancing new campaign and litigation opportunities, particularly in this critical time when health, disability, and immigrant rights are under attack.   The urgency of the work in these areas has never been greater because of recent threats.

    The Senior Staff Attorney’s projects may include:

    • Advocating for adequate healthcare for people who are confined in immigration detention facilities in the New York area. Such advocacy includes: working in close partnership with immigration legal service providers and community based advocates, conducting outreach and education, including developing a network of expert supporting doctors, and implementing systemic strategic solutions, including cutting-edge federal court litigation.
    • Spearheading a campaign to improve transportation for people with disabilities. This may include monitoring the resolution of our federal civil rights class action case addressing language access in the Access-a-Ride (AAR) program, and providing supervision and leadership to a new project seeking to address disability discrimination in transportation systems in NYC through organizing and legal efforts.
    • Leading a campaign to ensure that persons with developmental disabilities obtain residential placements that allow them to live independently with appropriate supports.
    • Advocating on behalf of persons with mental illness for appropriate treatment by police and other law enforcement agents.
    • Participating in current and anticipated policy campaigns at the national, State and City level seeking to keep New York as a leader in health coverage in light of challenges to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and eventually seeking expansion of coverage for all.
    • Joining the UndocuCare team to supervise health care advocacy and immigration representation to undocumented and uninsured immigrants with serious health conditions to connect them to State- funded Medicaid.
    • Developing a cross-programmatic campaign addressing the right to mental health parity in the provision of health care services and in insurance.

    The Senior Staff Attorney will engage in legal, policy, and administrative advocacy, as well as community organizing and outreach, coalition-building, and media work.


    • Must be an attorney in good standing
    • Must either be licensed to practice law in the State of New York or be eligible for admission to the New York bar at the time of hiring and be admitted within one year of hire
    • 7-10 years of relevant litigation experience
    • Plus factors include: experience in immigration law and/or removal defense; experience advocating in institutional settings; experience in disability discrimination law; experience leading policy advocacy campaigns
    • Excellent writing, analytic, interpersonal, and public speaking skills
    • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team in a fast-paced environment – including with non-lawyers
    • Excellent strategic judgment and the drive to originate and effectuate challenging campaigns
    • Commitment to community lawyering principles and health, disability, and immigrant justice
    • Fluency in a second language strongly preferred
    • Supervision experience strongly preferred

    NYLPI offers a competitive salary and comprehensive employer-paid benefits, including health insurance, short and long term disability and life insurance, an outstanding retirement savings plan and fifteen (15) days of vacation during the first year of employment.

    NYLPI is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We value the dynamism and perspective that staff diversity brings to the work and culture of the office. We actively recruit and seek to maintain a staff that is diverse along many axes, including but not limited to disability; race, ethnicity, and national origin; socioeconomic background; and sexual orientation and gender identity. NYLPI recognizes the ongoing need to foster and support diversity at all levels of the organization.

    Please send cover letter, resume, brief writing sample (3-5 pages) and three references by January 24, 2017 to jobs@nylpi.org with the words: Attention: Senior Staff Attorney Position. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please mention in your cover letter where you saw this advertisement. Visit us to learn more at www.nylpi.org.

  • 06 Dec 2016 5:01 PM | Anonymous

    The USAO-DNJ summer intern program provides law students with a great opportunity to learn and grow.  Each intern participating in this summer program receives diverse assignments, some to include research and writing, from various Assistant United States Attorneys ("AUSAs"). The students have ample opportunities to observe ongoing trials, participate in witness preparation and defendant proffer sessions, and interact with federal agents.  Interns also hear weekly lectures by seasoned practitioners on different aspects of civil and criminal practice.  At the conclusion of the summer, interns participate in a mock trial – a very popular feature of the program.  The program runs from approximately the last week of May for approximately eight weeks.

    Additional information about the summer program and details on how to apply can be found at our website here:  https://www.justice.gov/usao-nj/employment-and-internships#Law_Student_interns.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dara Govan at Dara.Govan@usdoj.gov or any of the other summer intern program coordinators, AUSAs Christopher Amore, Danielle Corcione and Rahul Agarwal.

  • 02 Dec 2016 11:27 AM | Anonymous

    Berkeley Heights, New Jersey litigation firm seeks a litigation associate with 3-5 years experience in complex litigation at a major law firm, preferably including experience in taking depositions, appearing in court and at trial (federal court preferable). Candidate must be admitted to practice in both NJ and NY. Stone & Magnanini LLP, a spin-off of one of the nation’s leading law firms, represents both plaintiffs and defendants nationwide in complex litigation matters primarily in federal court, including a nationally recognized False Claims Act practice. Associates receive extensive responsibility on major cases and actively participate in complex litigation as part of an elite team of experienced litigators.

    If you are interested in this position, please send an email enclosing your resume, writing sample, and cover letter with salary requirements to tsaybe@stonemagnalaw.com.

    **Only those resumes accompanied by these enclosures and with salary requirements will be considered.**

    No Recruiters Please.

    Stone & Magnanini LLP is an equal opportunity employer, which does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin or ancestry, religion, age, sex, disability, medical condition, sexual preference or orientation, marital or familial status, veteran's status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations. The Firm's policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. It is the Firm’s policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and compensate the best qualified individuals based only upon relevant factors such as experience, work quality and professional attitude.

  • 23 Nov 2016 11:30 AM | Anonymous

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    The Compliance Associate will assist the department in its core functions, which include Federal and State aggregate spend reporting, training, drafting guidelines and compliance communications, vendor management, and auditing and monitoring. In addition, this position will assist the Compliance and Legal teams with certain clerical duties.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

    • Assess and monitor the compliance of promotion and/or non-promotional business activities within the U.S., including conducting live monitoring, transactional reviews and audits.
    • Assist in the record review processes for transactional monitoring and auditing activities, including collaborating cross-functionally to identify and gather relevant supporting records, conducting records review to assess compliance with policies/procedures and escalating concerns as appropriate.
    • Serve as a compliance knowledge resource on internal processes, policies and procedures relevant to identified areas of monitoring and auditing.
    • Accurately and completely document monitoring/auditing results and findings, gather supporting information, perform analyses and prepare presentations to be used for communication to department colleagues and relevant stakeholders.
    • Track remediation of any monitoring/auditing findings and related follow up activities.
    • Assist in the development of processes, policies and standard operating procedures to be used across the company relating to Compliance audit and monitoring.
    • Work with compliance personnel responsible for monitoring, auditing, and investigations to ensure that any allegation or identified violation of company policy is properly investigated, remediation taken, and monitor controls established to prevent future instances.
    • Other ad hoc analysis / projects as deemed appropriate.
    • Assist the Legal Department as needed.
    • Will be expected to either be a State Notary of the Public or to qualify as one within six months of the start date of the job.


    • Bachelor degree from accredited college or university
    • At least 1 year of experience working in a compliance environment, preferably in the pharmaceutical, medical device, or biologic industry preferred but not required.
    • Previous auditing and monitoring experience or education preferred.
    • Strong Microsoft Office skills, including Excel skills a must.
    • Demonstrated high level of accuracy, keen attention to detail
    • Excellent oral and written English communication skills.
    • Experience working in a fast paced environment within multi-project and multi-product manufacturing industry.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, set priorities and meet deadlines
    • Demonstrated research skills.

    Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our business and our people. EEO Employer: AA/Disabled/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

    Apply here: http://www.pacira.com/careers/opportunities.php

  • 27 Sep 2016 8:14 PM | Melinda Cox (Administrator)

    Office of Legislative Services

    Notice of Vacancy 

                            Assistant Research Analyst, Assistant Fiscal Analyst, or Deputy Counsel

    Location:                 Office of Legislative Services, Central Management Unit
                                      State House Annex, West State Street, Trenton, New Jersey

    Salary:                     $48,513.74 per year ($49,484.02 after six months)

    The Office of Legislative Services (OLS) operates under the jurisdiction of the Legislative Services Commission, a 16-member bipartisan panel with equal representation from each of the four Houses of the Legislature.  The Commission establishes general operating and budgetary policies for OLS, appoints its primary officers (Executive Director, Legislative Counsel, Legislative Budget and Finance Officer, and Director of Public Information), and delegates authority for day-to-day operations and personnel actions to the Executive Director.  The OLS consists of the following units: Administrative, Central Management, Data Management, Human Resources, Legislative Budget and Finance Office, Legislative Counsel, Public Information, and the State Auditor.

    As non-partisan employees of the Legislature, members of the OLS staff are prohibited from engaging in political activity or taking public position with regard to any matter before the Legislature.

    Description: Provides professional services for legislators, legislative staff, and legislative committees and commissions after an initial period of instruction to obtain a working knowledge of legislative operations, OLS policies, manuals, and procedures.  Works under the direct supervision of a section chief or higher-titled staff.  Conducts research and provides analysis on issues and policy matters of legislative concern.  Drafts, reviews, and analyzes legislation.  Provides research, drafting, and administrative support to legislative committees and commissions.  Communicates with legislators, legislative staff, and superiors, both in private and in a public setting, and with State and local officials and public and private representatives.  Deputy Counsels conduct legal research and write legal opinions.


    Education:    Assistant Research Analyst and Assistant Fiscal Analyst titles: a graduate           

    Deputy Counsel title: Graduation from a law school accredited by the American 
    Association and admission to the New Jersey Bar.

    Experience:    This is an entry-level position.

    Residency:      Pursuant to the “New Jersey First Act”, all persons hired by the Office of  Legislative Services shall have one year from the date of employment to establish, and then maintain, principal residence in the State of New Jersey.  Current New Jersey State employees hired prior to September 1, 2011 who transfer from within the Office of Legislative Services or from another State of New Jersey appointing authority without a break in service greater than seven days but who reside outside the State of New Jersey are not required to change their principal residence to New Jersey in order to comply with the act.

    Please respond by:  October 17, 2016

    Cover letter, resume and three writing samples* should be forwarded to:

    Eugene E. Howard, Jr., Director of Human Resources
    Office of Legislative Services
    Human Resources Office
    PO Box 068
    Trenton, New Jersey 08625

    *Writing samples should be the applicant’s own work (not have been co-written, edited, or proofed by others) and should demonstrate the ability to research and express complex matters clearly.  Applicant’s name must be reflected on each page of all writing samples.

    Posted:  September 27, 2016


    The Office of Legislative Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


  • 09 Sep 2016 9:33 AM | Melinda Cox (Administrator)

    Associate Senior Counsel – Eisai, New Jersey

    Eisai is looking for an Associate Senior Counsel for its Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey location.  The successful candidate will report to the Associate General Counsel and be responsible for providing counsel specific to Eisai’s pharmaceutical regulatory needs, including sales and marketing, scientific exchange and other medical activities, monitoring, co-promotions, and FDA standards for a variety of new and existing drugs as well as providing back-up counseling on issues relating to managed markets, including government pricing and customer contracting, reimbursement and trade relations matters. The successful candidate will work to ensure Eisai’s compliance with pharmaceutical laws including the Anti-Kickback Statute, foreign bribery laws, False Claims Act, PhRMA Code and FDA regulatory guidelines.

    Essential Functions

    1. Provides proactive and day-to-day legal support, advice and counsel as Chief Product Counsel on a variety of commercial and medical matters relating to assigned products, including promotional and medical affairs materials, labeling, sales training and media materials used in the Americas and beyond; as well as back-up counseling on managed markets, including government pricing and customer contracting matters, and reimbursement and trade relations activities.
    2. Within supervision, manages the legal and reputational risks of assigned business clients.
    3. Serve as the legal representative on global cross-functional review and event committees.
    4. Proactively informs assigned business client of important legal, enforcement and other industry developments.

    Job Qualifications

    • JD degree and 7+ years of legal practice, including a minimum of 3 years focused on providing counsel to the pharmaceutical industry;
    • Member in good standing of a state bar;
    • Experience in pharmaceutical law including Anti-Kickback, Anti-Bribery laws, False Claims Act, PhRMA Code and FDA Regulatory Guidelines;
    • Strong knowledge of FDA regulatory, fraud and abuse and privacy law (HIPAA); and,
    • Demonstrated skills managing multi-national projects involving multiple stakeholders.

    Department Name Corporate Affairs (Eisai Regional Corp Services)

    Location/Territory Name – Woodcliff Lake, NJ

    ob Title Associate Senior Counsel, Full-time

    Interested applicants should apply online at
    http://us.eisai.com/eisai-careers/career-opportunities.  A courtesy copy of your cover letter and resume also should be submitted to Christine Colella at christine_colella@eisai.com.

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