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 150 labor and employment lawyers practicing in 28 offices across the country, including two affiliate offices. 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, Jacksonville, FL
    FordHarrison LLP, a national labor and employment firm, is seeking an associate for its Jacksonville office. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of two to three 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 Florida. 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, Berkeley Heights, NJ 

    FordHarrison LLP, a national labor and employment firm, is seeking a mid-level associate for its New Jersey office. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of four years’ substantive labor and employment experience at a general practice or boutique labor and employment firm and must be able to work independently with moderate supervision.  Class action and wage and hour litigation experience are strongly preferred. Candidates must possess excellent academic credentials, strong communication, analytical, writing and interpersonal skills. Candidates must be admitted to practice in New Jersey. 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, Charlotte, NC

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

    FordHarrison LLP, a national labor and employment firm, is seeking an associate for its San Diego office. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of three years’ substantive labor and employment experience at a general practice or boutique labor and employment 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. 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.

    Senior Associate, San Francisco Bay Area, CA

    FordHarrison LLP, a national labor and employment firm, is seeking a senior associate for its Bay Area office. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of eight years’ substantive labor and employment experience at a general practice or boutique labor and employment firm and must be able to independently handle all aspects of an employment litigation matter. Class action and/or wage and hour litigation experience is preferred. 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. 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, Washington, D.C. 

    FordHarrison LLP, a national labor and employment firm, is seeking a mid-level associate for its Washington, D.C. office. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of four years' substantive labor and employment experience at a general practice or boutique labor and employment firm. Candidates must possess excellent academic credentials, strong communication, analytical, writing and interpersonal skills. Candidates must be admitted to practice in the District of Columbia. Admission to practice in Virginia and/or Maryland 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.

  • Staff
    Staff

    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.

    Senior Accountant, Atlanta, GA

    FordHarrison LLP is currently seeking a Senior Accountant to join the Accounting/Finance team in Atlanta, Georgia. This position supports the CFO/Controller in all areas of general ledger, month-end close activities, preparing financial statements, forecasting and budgeting as well as other financial related activities. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with +/- 5 years accounting experience. Financial experience in the legal industry is preferred but not required.

    Responsibilities:

    • Participate in the preparation of monthly financials statements and management reporting package for the Firm’s Executive Committee.
    • Provide in depth variance analysis of budget vs. actual results.
    • Financial Analysis – statistical information, annual forecast and budget processes, compensation and benefits, attorney new hire profitability studies, occupancy costs and modeling of real estate (lease) options, etc.
    • Responsible for monthly process of sending actual spending information to the firm’s key administrative managers to drive discussions to understand spending (actual vs. budget and prior year). Evaluate expense variance explanations as communicated by the responsible key administrative managers.
    • Reconcile Dynamic AI dashboard to Aderant financial system during month-end process.
    • Participate in annual revenue budget calculations.
    • Perform monthly reconciliation of assigned balance sheet and bank accounts.
    • Prepare month-end journal entries as needed.
    • Process semi-monthly employee expense reimbursements.
    • Calculate and process monthly Of Counsel payments.
    • Process retired partner payments.
    • Provide detailed support for annual attorney compensation calculations.
    • Participate in preparation of required annual audit and tax return deliverables.
    • Prepare annual insurance renewal packages.
    • Document procedures.
    • Payroll – G/L Interface and monthly reporting.
    • General Ledger – Generic Importer.
    • Back-up to payroll administrator.
    • Prepare ad hoc analysis and other duties as assigned by the Controller or CFO.

    Required Skills/Qualifications:

    • Candidate must possess the ability to keep privileged information confidential.
    • Knowledge of general accounting.
    • Excellent organizational skills.
    • Handle telephone calls and emails within established Firm etiquette and professionalism.
    • Professional demeanor and strong customer service orientation.
    • Able to work proactively as a self-starter and multi-tasker to add value to the team with limited supervision.
    • Assesses and interprets customer needs and requirements.
    • High level of attention to detail in producing work product.
    • Strong focus on quality and accuracy.
    • Advanced usage of MS Excel.
    • Ability to effectively meet timelines in a fast-paced environment.
    • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills, as well as tact and diplomacy sufficient to gain the respect of attorneys and employees.
    • Assertive, positive, flexible, confident, diplomatic, sense of humor, team player.
    • Constantly look for areas of opportunity to add value to their position.
    • Knowledge of Aderant Expert (or similar financial system) a plus but not required.
    • Professional services experience a plus but not required.
    • Employee will be expected to perform any other duties that may be assigned with regard to this position and ability.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: No direct reports

    FLSA STATUS: Exempt

    Resumes should be sent to Dawn Moseley, Controller, at dmoseley@fordharrison.com

    FordHarrison LLP 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, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Immigration Paralegal

    FordHarrison LLP, a national labor and employment law firm, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is in search of a mid-level, Business Immigration Paralegal. In this role, you will be part of our Business Immigration practice and will support client accounts by preparing and filing employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant matters including H-1B petition, L-1 individual petitions and visa applications under a blanket, TN petitions, visa applications, and border applications, E-1 and E-2 visa applications, EADs, APs, PERMs, I-140 Preference Petitions, and Adjustment of Status Applications. The ideal candidate enjoys and are comfortable using technology and various systems to organize yourself and make your work and the work of the team more efficient. You are a professional who can confidently interact with our diverse clients, whose industries include healthcare, manufacturing, airlines, consulting, construction management, food production, and others. Our primary client contacts are HR representatives or in-house counsel.

    We are looking for someone who is resourceful and constantly growing as a professional and who continuously seeks ways to improve the group’s processes and procedures. Our paralegals are vital to our team and highly valued.

    The Day-to-day

    From a subject-matter perspective, you will handle:

    • Case preparation: Independently prepare a broad array of nonimmigrant immigrant case types (such as H-1B, TN, L-1, E-3, H-4, L-2, EAD, AP, I-140 and I-485 AOS applications) for review by senior paralegals or attorneys.
    • Labor certifications: Conduct intake process and develop comprehensive draft strategy for PERM labor certifications, driving PERM process from start to end; monitor all PERM milestones and deadlines.
    • Practice Management: Enjoy and be very comfortable using technology to organize yourself and monitor case deadlines. Use various technologies and immigration database to monitor case deadlines and prepare expirations reporting (document expirations, max-out dates, PERM deadlines) for the immigration team on a monthly and ad hoc basis to inform group-wide case prioritization.
    • Issue-spot potential “red flags” or case questions that must be resolved and present them to attorneys in a timely manner.
    • Effectively manage client relationships with minimal attorney oversight.
    • Explain sophisticated immigration concepts and present strategic solutions to clients.
    • Manage complex projects under strict deadlines.
    • Understand the interplay of immediate case deadlines and their impact on a foreign national’s short-term and long-term prospects.

    From a teamwork perspective, you will:

    • Lead peers and junior teammates in the support of a client accounts and in the completion of projects.
    • Train and mentor junior team members.
    • Collaborate with several attorneys both in the local office and in other firm offices.

    You will:

    On any given day, you will be working with our Business Immigration Group’s attorneys and other team members.

    • Demonstrate strong time management and organizational skills.
    • Multi-task in a deadline-driven environment.
    • Navigate complex technology platforms.
    • Communicate effectively in writing and verbally, as appropriate for the needs of the audience (clients, governmental agencies, and co-workers).
    • Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, and approaches to problems.
    • Record billable and non-billable time on a daily basis into the firm’s timekeeping system.

    You have:

    • A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience), with a solid 3-5 years of business immigration experience.
    • A strong desire to work in a close-knit, collaborative, team-oriented environment to meet our clients’ objectives related to their foreign national employees.
    • Strong writing skills.
    • Keen attention to detail.
    • Proficiency in client communication, teamwork, and office technology.

    Please forward your resume and cover letter to: vlane@fordharrison.com

    FordHarrison LLP 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, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.