Nichols Kaster, PLLP, a nationally recognized firm that focuses on representing employees and consumers in individual and class actions across the country, seeks an associate for its wage and hour litigation team in Minneapolis, MN.
Associates take an active role in managing their own cases, writing, responding to, and arguing motions, taking and defending depositions, and participating in arbitration and trial of class and collective actions. Team collaboration and strategizing is a fun and critical aspect of the position as well. Unlike many other firms, our associates are on the front lines of active litigation, and will find the practice of fighting for the little guy in class action cases both challenging and rewarding.
At Nichols Kaster, we believe that diversity in all forms improves every workplace and makes every organization better. Nichols Kaster is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive work environment for our employees and to bringing a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens to our work.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Litigate wage and hour collective and class actions in federal court
Conduct legal research and write legal memoranda
Draft pleadings and briefs, argue motions in court
Maintain client relationships
Take and defend depositions
Work with experts
Develop new cases and conduct pre-suit investigations
Develop relationships with other attorneys in the plaintiffs’ bar
Engage in public speaking, including at conferences, CLEs, and on panels
Work closely with and supervise paralegals, assistants, and clerks
Travel as required for litigation and conferences
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
2-4 years of litigation experience preferred
Admission to the MN bar, or eligibility for admission within six months
Superior analytical skills and excellent research and writing skills
Excellent oral communication and advocacy skills
Ability to juggle multiple responsibilities, work independently, and meet strict deadlines under pressure
Self-motivated, entrepreneurial, collaborative, and diligent, with a commitment to plaintiffs’ side litigation
About Nichols Kaster, PLLP
Nichols Kaster, with more than thirty lawyers in offices in Minneapolis and San Francisco, represents employees and consumers in individual, class, and collective action lawsuits throughout the country. The firm has recently received a First Tier ranking on the 2020 Best Law Firms List in Minneapolis for Litigation-Labor and Employment by U.S. News-Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms."