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The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation’s most effective animal protection organization, is seeking a Staff Attorney, Farm Animals for the Animal Protection Law (APL) department. In this position you will conduct ongoing and develop new litigation and other legal interventions for an assigned practice group of the Animal Protection Law department to achieve organizational Strategic Plan metrics and defend Strategic Plan victories. Advises other staff, departments, and external stakeholders on campaigns, legislation, and specialized areas of law.
 
You will be responsible for:

• Conducting litigation and other legal intervention projects for an assigned practice group of the Animal Protection Law department in federal courts, state courts, and administrative agencies to achieve and defend Strategic Plan metrics;
• Drafting requests for investigation, demands for documents, and petitions for enforcement necessary to achieve Strategic Plan metrics;
• Drafting rulemaking petitions to initiate the regulatory process or amending regulations necessary to achieve Strategic Plan metrics;
• Providing advice to staff and other departments on legal and policy strategy and campaign tactics, conducting additional research as needed. Engaging in cross-departmental planning projects to coordinate related efforts;
• Assisting with the operations of the department including development and maintenance of policies, records, and procedures;
• Supervising and mentoring law student clerks in assigned practice group. Assigning and managing legal research projects for law student clerks; 
• Representing the department and organization at various forums, including in court and in relations with government agencies, counsel, and the public. Advising external stakeholders as needed.
 
Qualifications and Requirements:

• Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school;
• A minimum of two (2) years of legal experience required. Three (3) years of experience preferred;
• Admission to the bar in at least one applicable jurisdiction or the ability to obtain admission;
• Ability to successfully conduct litigation campaigns;
• Knowledge of the specialized area of the assigned practice group (Farm Animals, Companion Animals, or Wildlife as appropriate);
• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook);
• Comfortable in a fast-paced environment with frequent deadlines; high energy, self-motivated and proactive;
• Ability to multitask and be flexible with regard to workload and assignments;
• Ability to exercise judgment;
• Strong written and verbal communication skills;
• Attention to detail and commitment to excellence demonstrated by the delivery of quality and timely outcomes;
• Ability to work both independently and as an effective team member in a team environment;
• Strong interest in animal protection issues preferred.
 
 
When applying, please upload your resume and cover letter together as one document.
 
The health and safety of our candidates, employees, and the communities in which we work is our top priority. The Humane Society of the United States has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all U.S. employees, including new hires. We make reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities or sincerely held religious beliefs. All U.S. new hires will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their first day of employment.
 
This position is in the DC Metro Area- Remote Eligible

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability, marital or parental status or protected veteran status.  EOE 

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