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Defense Litigation Associate- NYC, White Plains or Uniondale

New York, NY, USA Req #63
Friday, April 26, 2019
Founded in 1856, Harris Beach and its subsidiaries provide a full range of legal and professional services for clients across New York state, as well as nationally and internationally. Harris Beach is among the country’s top law firms as ranked by The National Law Journal. Clients include Fortune 100 corporations, privately-held companies, emerging businesses, public sector entities, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. Principal industries Harris Beach represents include education, energy, financial, food and beverage, health care, insurance, manufacturing, medical and life sciences, real estate developers, and state and local governments and authorities. The firm’s more than 200 lawyers practice among offices throughout New York state in Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, Melville, New York City, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, Uniondale and White Plains, as well as in New Haven, Connecticut and Newark, New Jersey.

Description:  Harris Beach continues to expand our Mass Torts and Industry Wide Litigation team. We are seeking two associates to support our growing business based in our NYC, White Plains or Uniondale office. Given the global nature of our firm and broad reach of practice, this role will involve working collaboratively with colleagues in the downstate offices. This position would be responsible for defending large and small companies and insurance carriers in mass tort actions, multi-district litigation and individual products and general liability actions.

Responsibilities:

  • Research various issues and collaborate with senior attorneys about strategies

  • Taking and defending depositions on a regular basis

  • Draft memoranda, pleadings, motions, etc.

  • Participate in trial/ADR planning and preparation.

  • Represent clients at courtroom appearances

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of deposition and courtroom experience in toxic tort matters required

  • NY admission required; NJ admission a plus

  • Must have familiarity and experience with NY Courts in Environmental law practice a plus

  • Excellent research skills, writing skills and verbal communication required

  • Must be able to function effectively in a fast-paced, team oriented environment


The firm’s policy prohibiting unlawful discrimination applies to all aspects of employment, including hiring, placement, assignment of duties, training, promotion, compensation & benefits and termination. It is the policy of Harris Beach PLLC that all applicants and employees enjoy a positive, respectful and productive work environment, free from behavior, actions or language constituting unlawful harassment. Accordingly, harassment or discrimination of any kind based on an individual’s race or color, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, military status, genetic predisposition, carrier status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, creed, domestic violence victim status or any other legally protected status is strictly prohibited. Harris Beach complies with the provisions of the Human Rights Law, all other State and Federal statutory and constitutional non-discrimination provisions including non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • New York, NY, USA