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 Wendy Gomez, Director of Attorney Talent, wgomez@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 Administrative Officer 

    Position Summary

    The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is the senior employee in the organization responsible for the administrative functions of the firm outside of the accounting/financial function.  Along with the Chief Financial Officer, the position reports directly to the Managing Partner.  All senior administrative positions (outside of accounting and finance) report directly to the CAO.  Through these senior administrative positions, all other administrative and practice support employees report to the CAO.  The CAO leads and directs the operational functions of the firm at a level that assures effective practice support for all lawyers of the firm.

    Responsibilities and Authority

    The Chief Administrative Officer:

    • Serves as a business advisor to the Managing Partner and assists in the implementation of strategic initiatives.
    • Supervises all senior administrative employees including the Chief Technology Officer, Chief Client Development Officer, and through them is responsible for all administrative operations of the firm.
    • With the Regional Managing Partners and Office Managing Partners, jointly hires, fires and supervises all Office Managers, and through them, is responsible for all practice support functions at the office level.
    • Serves as an ex officio, non-voting member of the Executive Committee.
    • Establishes administrative policies and procedures for the effective operation of the firm.
    • Works in conjunction with the Chief Financial Officer to provide input and information regarding the financial aspects of the firm, including the preparation and monitoring of budgets, operation of time and billing systems, collection of accounts receivable, accounts payable, and cash management.
    • Keeps abreast of trends and changes among legal and other professional services firms that may impact on the firm’s strategy and competitive position, and provides reports on them to the Managing Partner.
    • Takes a leadership role in maintaining a culture that is collegial, inclusive and team-oriented, and committed to professional excellence.

    Competencies

    It is anticipated that individuals considered for the position of CAO will possess the following qualifications and competencies:

    • A bachelor’s degree in business or a related topic supplemented by a Master’s degree in business, CPA certification or JD degree, with JD preferred.
    • At least ten years of experience as a senior manager of a sophisticated business organization or five years of experience in a senior administrative position with a large multi-office law firm.
    • The ability to consider and analyze information and confidently render a decision or recommendation.
    • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
    • Good listening skills.
    • The ability to manage time effectively.

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

    FordHarrison LLP is a labor and employment law firm with 29 offices, including four affiliate firms. As a member of the global employment law firm alliance, Ius Laboris, FordHarrison provides clients the "right response at the right time" for employment law issues throughout the world. For more, visit fordharrison.com or iuslaboris.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.