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.

  • Open Attorney Positions
    Open Attorney Positions

    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.

    Associate, Charlotte, North Carolina

    FordHarrison LLP, a national labor and employment firm, is seeking an associate for its Charlotte office. The ideal candidate will have three to five years substantive litigation experience, preferably at a boutique labor and employment firm or in the employment practices group at a general practice firm. Candidates must possess excellent academic credentials, strong communication, analytical, writing and interpersonal skills. Candidates must be admitted to practice in North Carolina. Admission to practice in South Carolina would be a plus. Competitive salary and benefits are offered with this position. Please submit cover letter, resume and a copy of your law school transcript to Lavern J. Wilson, Talent & Recruiting Partner at lwilson@fordharrison.com. No phone calls or search agencies.

    Associate, Hartford, Connecticut 

    FordHarrison LLP, a national labor and employment firm, is seeking an associate for its Hartford office. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of two to three years of litigation experience, preferably at a boutique labor and employment firm or in the employment practices group at a general practice firm. 

    Candidates must possess excellent academic credentials, strong communication, analytical, writing, and interpersonal skills. Candidates must be admitted to practice in Connecticut. 

    Competitive salary and benefits are offered with this position. Please submit cover letter, resume and a copy of your law school transcript to Lavern J. Wilson, Talent & Recruiting Partner at lwilson@fordharrison.com. No phone calls or search agencies.

    Associate, Los Angeles, California 

    FordHarrison LLP, a national labor and employment firm, is seeking an attorney for its Los Angeles office. The ideal candidate must have two to four years of litigation experience, preferably at a boutique labor and employment firm or in the employment practices group at a general practice firm.  

    Candidates must possess excellent academic credentials, strong communication, analytical, writing, and interpersonal skills.  Candidates must be admitted to practice in California. 

    Competitive salary and benefits are offered with this position. Our attorneys currently have the option to either work remotely from home or in-person in our LA office.  In accordance with California law, the expected salary range for this California position is between $160,000 and $185,000.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience and other job-related factors as permitted by law. 

    Please submit cover letter, resume and a copy of your law school transcript to Lavern J. Wilson, Talent & Recruiting Partner at lwilson@fordharrison.com.  No phone calls or search agencies.
     

  • Open Staff Positions
    Open Staff Positions

    FordHarrison provides first-class service to our clients, which means we are always seeking staff professionals who are high performers, entrepreneurial, and ready to thrive in our rewarding work environment. It takes communication and trust to function efficiently as a national firm, and a collaborative staff to make it all run seamlessly. We value cultural differences and we are committed to maintaining a diverse workforce and developing an inclusive environment. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, competitive pay and a comfortable working environment.

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

    Litigation Paralegal, Dallas, TX
    FordHarrison LLP, a national labor and employment law firm, is seeking an experienced litigation paralegal in the Dallas office. The paralegal provides direct support to a team of attorneys involved in employment-related litigation before administrative agencies and state and federal courts. The paralegal assists attorneys in the delivery of quality legal services to clients who perform complex and specialized legal tasks and work collaboratively and cooperatively with others in a team-oriented environment.

    If you have experience in a law firm environment, work well under pressure, and are looking for a rewarding opportunity in the legal industry, we want to connect with you.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Assists attorneys in all phases of the litigation discovery process; helping attorneys prepare for hearings, arbitrations, and trials. Performs bates numbering and redacting, and e-files documents with various courts.
    • Provides direct support to attorneys, and will be asked to perform the following tasks: prepare pleadings and discovery for trial; coordinate the production of third party records; prepare subpoenas in compliance with state and federal regulations; trial preparation and management of trial exhibits; analyze, review and organize privileged documents/data for document production and discovery responses; prepare wage and hour reports; assist with preparation of federal and state administration filings; draft investigative reports; conduct legal research using Westlaw, BNA, and other research tools, and additional duties as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • The ideal candidate must have a bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certificate with at least three to five years of litigation paralegal experience.
    • Qualified candidates should have excellent interpersonal/communication skills, including strong writing skills, ability to multi-task and work within deadlines, keen knowledge of e-discovery issues and familiarity with state court/agency regulations.
    • The litigation paralegal must also be proficient in the use of MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) and other office tools, including e-discovery software and document management platforms. Knowledge of the firm's document management program, iManage/FileSite, is a plus.

    Litigation Legal Secretary/Paralegal, Chicago, IL
    FordHarrison LLP, a national labor and employment law firm, seeks a full-time litigation legal secretary/paralegal for its Chicago office. The assistant will provide direct support to up to three attorneys. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, finalizing correspondence, preparing TOCs/TOAs, entering billable time, managing the conflicts check process for new matters, maintaining case files, e-filing (both state and federal), and other duties as assigned. The assistant works closely with the attorneys’ assigned billing specialist. The ideal candidate must have at least three-five solid years of litigation experience, be highly motivated, dedicated, hard-working, and comfortable working in a team environment. Candidates must have intermediate to advance MS Office skills - with exceptional knowledge of Excel, possess excellent interpersonal skills (oral and written), and be able to work effectively under pressure and meet tight deadlines. Knowledge of the firm's document management program, iManage/FileSite, as well as its time and billing system, Aderant, are a plus. This position offers a hybrid work schedule. An attractive benefits package is also provided. Interested applicants should submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to staffcareers@fordharrison.comNo phone calls or search agencies.

  • 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. 

    Through UnitedHealthcare, UMR and HealthSCOPE Benefits creates and publishes the Machine-Readable Files on behalf of Ford and Harrison.  

    To link to the Machine-Readable Files, please click on the URL provided: transparency-in-coverage.uhc.com

    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.