Careers

FordHarrison offers attorneys and staff the opportunity to work with experts in all areas of employment litigation, labor relations, employee benefits, and business immigration.

  • Benefits
    Benefits

    At FordHarrison, by hiring the most qualified candidates, we are able to provide our clients with the highest level of service. Whether you are an experienced attorney, just out of law school, or an administrative professional, FordHarrison offers advantages such as professional development and training initiatives, competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package and collegial work environment. In an ever-changing world of labor and employment law, it is important to be a part of a growing national practice that knows no boundaries.

    FordHarrison benefits include: medical insurance with prescription drug benefits, substantially subsidized by the firm; Life/Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance; pre-tax Cafeteria Plan; Flexible Spending Accounts, Healthcare Spending Accounts with firm contribution; long term and short term disability; self-directed 401(K) with firm match; leave time and holidays; paid parking (where applicable); and firm matched qualifying charitable contributions up to $500 per year per employee.  Attorneys also benefit from professional liability insurance, continuing legal education, state bar and local affiliation dues and in-house continuing legal education opportunities. 

    FordHarrison is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or marital status. 

  • Attorneys
    Attorneys

    Since 1978, FordHarrison has grown from a handful of lawyers in one office to more than 200 labor and employment lawyers practicing in 30 offices across the country, including five of counsel affiliates. FordHarrison offers experienced attorneys the opportunity to work with experts in all areas of employment litigation, labor relations, employee benefits, and business immigration. Our marketing department partners with attorneys to develop personal business development plans and utilize marketing tools and resources to promote client and business development. If you are looking for an opportunity to pursue labor and employment law with a well-established and growing firm, FordHarrison may be the beginning of a long and satisfying career.

    Partner Opportunities. If you are interested in exploring partner opportunities with the firm, please contact fhresumes@fordharrison.com.

    Associate Opportunities.  At FordHarrison, the commitment to recruit and hire outstanding candidates goes hand-in-hand with a commitment to retain and develop the most talented labor and employment lawyers in the country. FordHarrison invests substantial resources in associate mentoring, legal training, on-going performance evaluation, and support for associate client development. If you are looking for an opportunity to become a highly skilled labor and employment lawyer with a thriving practice, FordHarrison is ideally suited for you.

    For available Associate Openings, please click here.

    Summer Associate Program. FordHarrison attorneys meet second-year students interested in summer associate positions with our firm at various law schools every year. If you are interested in applying and we are not currently scheduled to visit your campus, you may email your resume and transcript to saresumes@fordharrison.com. In your subject line, please specify which office or offices you are interested in. Please do not send your application to any personal inboxes as they will not be automatically stored within our system.

    Year One Associate Program. The firm has a very exciting training program for first year associates which includes The Year One Associate Development Program and Client Service Secondment. Please visit our Attorney Development page for further information. 

  • Staff
    Staff

    Chief Financial Officer

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Identify, evaluate and execute strategies that enhance the firm’s performance and value, and serve as a business partner to the firm’s leadership. 
    • Provide a financial perspective on innovation and profitable growth; leverage this perspective to improve risk-awareness, strategic decision-making and performance management integration.
    • Analyze potential profitability of lateral candidates and the viability of merger/acquisition opportunities.
    • Work with firm’s Executive Committee and Managing Partner to ensure the profitability of the firm. 
    • Create, coordinate, and evaluate the financial programs and supporting information systems of the firm to include budgeting, tax planning, and conservation of assets.
    • Ensure firm compliance with financial reporting and control requirements. 
    • Provides strategic and tactical planning, development, evaluation and coordination of the firm’s financial systems.
    • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal budgetary reporting requirements.
    • Oversee the preparation of financial statements, financial reports, special analyses, and information reports.
    • Develop and implement finance, accounting, billing, and auditing procedures.
    • Establish and maintain appropriate internal control safeguards.
    • Interact with other Senior Executive Staff members to provide consultative support to planning initiatives through financial and management information analyses, reports, and recommendations.
    • Serve as a member of the Senior Executive Staff and participates proactively with other Senior Executive Staff in developing and executing strategic plans to support the firm’s business objectives. 
    • Develop and maintain an appropriate organizational structure capable of supporting the financial needs of the firm through appropriate and cost-effective systems.
    • Display clear leadership capability including the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, high ethical standards, self-confidence and the ability to work well with other people at all levels. The firm is a collaborative environment and the CFO must be able to function in a cooperative manner. 
    • The ability to set goals for his/her team and help them achieve these goals while creating an atmosphere of mutual respect.

    About the Person
    The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, finance or some other appropriate area, a CPA certification and significant experience in a professional service firm including some experience in the financial operation of a law firm.

    The personal characteristics required include the ability to operate in a strong intellectual environment and provide strategic thought and direction to financial function.  He or she must be able to provide analytical solutions to problems and have a demonstrated history of sound judgment.

    The CFO must appreciate the strong client service ethic the Firm brings to its clients and manage the financial functions with the same service ethic, including an appreciation of urgency, persistence and results orientation.

    It is also expected that the individual will have strong computer skills including the ability to lead the use of the Firm’s financial management programs.

    For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume to fhresumes@fordharrison.com.
     


    Marketing Assistant

    Atlanta based national law firm seeks an individual with strong administrative skills to work in the marketing department. The position is ideal for someone who is highly organized, detail-oriented, able to multi-task, thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment and has excellent interpersonal skills. Must be comfortable interfacing with colleagues at all levels within the organization, take direction well, and be able to complete a high volume of work daily.

    Responsibilities include processing vendor payments, check requests, attorney marketing reimbursements, sending payments to organizations, etc. The marketing assistant also assists with marketing campaign email distribution, social media, firm and sponsored events including logistics, liaising with the organization, sending in payments, shipping materials, etc.

    The marketing assistant assembles collateral materials, enters data into and updates records in firm’s customer relationship management (CRM) system, creates mailing labels, sends out shipments and mailings, maintains inventory of collateral and promotional items and supports the marketing department with additional projects and assignments as needed.

    Requirements:

    • Bachelors degree, focus in marketing-related field preferred.
    • Prior work experience preferred.
    • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Access).
    • Excellent communication skills- both written and verbal.
    • Ability to work independently in a team environment, effectively manage time and tight deadlines.
    • Excellent analytical ability, critical thinking and keen attention to detail.
    • Solid work ethic, integrity and reliability.
    • Demonstrates initiative and can work independently.
    • Willing to adjust to changes in job requirements and scheduling.
    • Proven ability to multi-task, take ownership, prioritize, meet deadlines, and take direction when required.

    For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume to fhresumes@fordharrison.com.

    FordHarrison LLP is an equal opportunity employer. In all aspects of employment, FordHarrison recruits, hires, trains, pays and promotes regardless of race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, family responsibilities, marital status, sexual orientation, matriculation, political affiliation, disability or any other protected class or condition.