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Organizational BackgroundGlobal Labor Justice- International Labor Rights Forum (GLJ-ILRF) is a new merged organization bringing strategic capacity to cross sectoral work on global value chains and labor migration corridors. GLJ-ILRF holds global corporations accountable for labor rights violations in their supply chains; advances policies and laws that protect decent work and just migration; and strengthens freedom of association, new forms of bargaining, and worker organizations.Position SummaryThe Senior Staff Attorney position will be responsible for developing and litigating innovative theories in the areas of labor, corporate and investor accountability, and labor migration systems in U.S. and international fora, and for innovating and supporting related movement, campaign, and policy advocacy efforts.The Senior Staff Attorney reports to the Legal and Policy Director and will supervise law fellows and law clerks and build co-counseling relationships.Key ResponsibilitiesDevelop and litigate innovative legal theories on corporate accountability in U.S. and international foraManage cases and develop legal resources to support campaigns and strategic objectives Prepare legal memorandums, court briefs, and filings for U.S. and other legal systems Work in collaboration with team members and partner organizations to assist in the developmentof legal and advocacy strategies, including public campaigns and communications Support policy advocacy with the U.S. Government and international foraDevelop and manage relationships related to co-counseling, law fellows, and legal intern programsRepresent the organization in networks and gatherings that require legal expertise, and serve as spokesperson for cases and issues covered by the positionManage litigation governance and compliance issues for legal departmentQualifications:The ideal candidate is committed to developing new legal theories and litigation approaches rooted in the labor history and responding to the current needs for corporate accountability in the global economy, and should have the following qualifications:5 years of experience developing and leading civil litigation in relevant areas including labor, corporate accountability, human rights or related fieldsKnowledge and experience ILO and UN complaint mechanisms related to labor, migration, and corporate accountabilityResearch experience related to corporate finance, global supply chains with a law and political economy lensExperience with organizational representation of unions, community groups and/or movement partnersExperience with program management including maintaining budgets and reporting A strong and complex political and social analysis and experience putting analysis into strategic actionWell organized and strong attention to detailExcellent communications skills, including listening, writing, editing, and speaking to different stakeholdersSense of humor in order to maintain perspective and balanceBilingual/ BiculturalAble to travel in the U.S. and globally to build the program and organization A recent U.S. law degree and either admission to the bar of a U.S. state or an application in processJob status: Full-time, exempt, Member of IFPTE Local 70 Bargaining UnitSupervisor: Legal and Policy DirectorTracking

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