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 28 offices across the country, including three 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.
     

    Associate - Nashville, TN
    FordHarrison LLP is seeking a senior level Associate for its Nashville office with 6 – 10 years of labor and employment law experience at a general practice or boutique labor and employment firm.  Excellent academic credentials, strong communication, analytical, writing and interpersonal skills are required.  Must be admitted to practice in Tennessee.  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

    Litigation Legal Secretary – Spartanburg, SC | Full-time Position

    FordHarrison LLP is currently seeking an experienced litigation legal secretary to provide direct support to attorneys in its downtown Spartanburg office.Candidates must have the following:

    • at least three+ years of solid litigation experience;
    • excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
    • strong writing and grammar skills;
    • the ability to multi-task and work within deadlines, and accurate typing of 65+ wpm;
    • proficient in the use of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook);
    • knowledge of FileSite and Aderant are a plus; and
    • be able to work in a team environment, as well as adapt to changes in workload and job responsibilities.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • revising and finalizing correspondence;
    • maintaining attorney calendars;
    • entering time;
    • managing the conflicts check process for new matters;
    • coordinating meetings;
    • maintaining case files, e-filing court documents; and
    • work closely with the attorneys’ billing specialist, and other duties as assigned.

    Please submit cover letter and resume to staffcareers@fordharrison.com. No phone calls or search agencies please.


    Network Administrator - Midtown Atlanta, GA
    The Network Administrator participates in the development, design, installation, customization, testing, troubleshooting and maintenance of LAN/WAN hardware and software systems. This role is part of a team environment that conceives, executes and supports projects of varying scope to support business goals.

    Duties:

    • Network maintenance including evaluation of performance, availability, and latency
    • Network security maintenance including network access control, firewall monitoring and control
    • Support and troubleshoot Cisco routing and switching infrastructure, including Cisco Unified Communications Manager and VMWare connections
    • Participate with and support other technical staff as part of the team to achieve team goals and resolve problems
    • Troubleshoot LAN/WAN problems and work with providers to define problems and implement resolutions
    • Cyber security monitoring and remediation
    • Support the team to drive LAN/WAN updates and projects
    • Motivated, Self-Starter

    Desired Skills:

    • 3 years relevant experience in a Cisco networking environment
    • Experience with routing/switching, virtualization, MPLS and WAN acceleration, EIGRP, BGP, OSPF, static routes, remote access and VPN, VoIP, Wi-Fi, load balancing, firewalls and network security
    • Troubleshooting experience with network and security performance problems or outages
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory, DNS, DHCP and related protocols and systems
    • Experience with monitoring tools, such as: Solarwinds, SNMP or Nagios
    • Troubleshooting support to end users and Helpdesk as necessary
    • Experience with Fortinet and Kemp a plus

    Please submit your resume to staffcareers@fordharrison.com. No phone calls or search agencies please.
     

    Paralegal – Los Angeles, CA | Full-time Position
    Ford Harrison LLP is currently seeking an experienced litigation paralegal to support its employment practices in its Los Angeles office. Candidate must have the following: 

    • Five (5) or more years of current experience working as a litigation paralegal in a major law firm setting.
    • Experience aiding attorneys in all aspects of litigation; trial preparation; e-filing (CM/ECF) pleadings.
    • High proficiency using Outlook Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel. 
    • Bachelor's degree and/or ABA approved program paralegal certificate required.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Organizing and maintaining of court materials. Drafting and filing pleadings, motions, other court documents, and subpoenas. Preparing of correspondence, memoranda, discovery, and other communications with minimal supervision.
    • Managing of docket, matter dates, and deadlines. Deposition digesting and preparation
    • Hearing, motion and trial preparation
    • Prioritizing and processing high volumes of work in a timely and accurate manner

    Please submit a cover letter and resume to Nilo Bolden, Office Administrator, at nbolden@fordharrison.com. Professional references required. No phones calls or search agencies please.


    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.

    If you are interested in growing your career with the firm, please contact staffcareers@fordharrison.com