Apply for Senior Level Attorney Position

Seniority Level: Senior Level
Industry: Law Practice, Legal Services
Employment Type: Full-time
Job Functions: Legal

Role & Responsibilities

  • Assist in managing the affairs of the organization
  • Assist in reviewing employee work product
  • Communicate with clients and provide status reports
  • Communicate with donors and assist in fundraising
  • Work closely with external attorneys on legal projects
  • Represent clients in litigation and other legal proceedings
  • Advise clients on legal matters
  • Speaking events
  • Media appearances (potential)
  • Report to the Executive Director and Board of Directors


  • JD from an accredited law school with a strong academic record
  • Admitted to practice in New York State, and/or other U.S. states
  • At least 6 years of practice experience, ideally with some litigation experience
  • Experience working in the nonprofit sector (preferred but not required)
  • Areas of interest include: civil and human rights law, anti-discrimination law, First Amendment, and defamation law
  • Demonstrated leadership and legal project management experience 
  • Excellent communication, public speaking, and organizational skills
  • Ability to integrate into a fast-paced and team-oriented environment
  • Demonstrated collaboration skills across different locations
  • Strong legal research, document drafting, and writing skills
  • Comfort with technology, and willingness to learn new platforms and systems
  • All candidates must successfully complete a conflicts of interest clearance review prior to commencement of employment


Competitive compensation; paid holidays, vacation, and sick time; health and dental/vision insurance.


Qualified candidates may apply by emailing a cover letter and résumé to:

Brooke Goldstein
Executive Director, The Lawfare Project

All submissions are confidential.

The Lawfare Project is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.