• Counsel

    ID
    2018-2714
    Job Locations
    US-DC-
    Category
    Legal
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Cause of Action Institute seeks to hire counsel to advance a free society through strategic litigation to fight unconstitutional government overreach and expose waste, fraud and abuse in the government.  The organization is an independent 501(c)(3) public interest group that uses public advocacy and legal reform tools to ensure greater transparency in government, protect taxpayer interests, and promote economic freedom.

    Responsibilities

    • In consultation with senior counsel, manage assigned cases and matters for strategic litigation, meet with clients on strategic litigation matters, and research ways to leverage existing connections into new strategic litigation.
    • Work with senior counsel and team leaders to manage matters including strategy, outreach, media, and delegation of assignments.
    • Assist with strategic and tactical decisions in litigation working with senior counsel to fill gaps in legal knowledge.
    • Ensure that effective messaging, outreach, and investigative work is occurring in addition to legal work.
    • Work with communications and investigative staff to assign and divide workloads relating to specific issues.
    • Under leadership’s consultation, draft op-eds, columns, or articles presenting the organization's work and ideas to legal academics and professionals.

    Qualifications

    • Juris Doctor degree required
    • Admitted to the District of Columbia bar or eligible for admission within 90 days of hiring
    • Federal clerkship experience, published scholarship, and/or moot court experience are highly preferred
    • 3 to 8 years of experience in government investigations and complex federal litigation
    • Demonstrated interest in government accountability work as well as administrative and constitutional law
    • Experience and/or interest in the organization’s core competencies: executive branch oversight (Hatch Act, IG investigations), administrative law (APA), government accountability and transparency, FOIA, False Claims Act, regulatory overreach (ultra vires actions, Bivens actions, Federal Tort Claims Act actions), agency politicization, federal oversight, federal grant oversight, and 18 U.S.C. 1913/Byrd Anti-Lobbying Act issues
    • An understanding of free market principles and a passion for advancing the mission of the organization is required

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