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Writers Guild of America, West

Writers Guild of America, West
 

Counsel

Based in Los Angeles, CA
(currently operating remotely, but the position is based in Los Angeles
when in-office work is able to resume based on local public health guidelines)

 

The Writers Guild of America West is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Counsel. This position is a full time, exempt (salaried) position with excellent comprehensive benefits package. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

The WGAW is currently operating remotely, but the position is based in Los Angeles when in-office work is able to resume based on local public health guidelines. Return to in-office work will be based on a hybrid schedule of 3 days in-office and 2 days remote. Vaccination against COVID-19 is required of all employees unless they qualify for a lawful exemption.

To Apply:
Email résumé with writing sample and salary requirements to the Human Resources Department of the Writers Guild at recruitment[at]wga.org.

Under the direction and supervision of the Assistant General Counsel, Counsel is responsible for enforcement of the Guild’s collective bargaining agreements and writers’ contracts (including employment, purchase and/or option contracts) through arbitration, litigation, and proceedings before the NLRB or state administrative agencies.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Handle a large caseload including many cases of substantial complexity
  2. Investigate each case and prepare the case for hearing/trial by interviewing potential witnesses, preparing subpoenas, compiling and analyzing contracts, financial records, statistical information, bargaining history and other documentary evidence
  3. Conduct arbitration hearings, trials and other hearings on behalf of the Guild and writers
  4. Conduct bargaining history and legal research related to cases and potential cases
  5. Write briefs and other legal documents containing analysis of facts, legal and arbitral precedent, legal principles and argument
  6. Negotiate settlement of disputes when possible
  7. Prepare legal documents for court and other tribunals
  8. Perform other duties as required

ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS OR DUTIES

  1. Advise and assist other Guild departments regarding legal issues and assist executive staff as required by the Senior Director of Legal Services
  2. Prepare reports for appropriate persons and entities, such as Executive Director, Assistant Executive Directors, Enforcement Task Force and Board of Directors as required by the Senior Director of Legal Services

OCCUPATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Graduation from law school with a J.D. degree and admission to California State Bar required
  2. Two – six years of experience required
  3. 2nd chair trial and/or binding arbitration helpful
  4. NLRB and wage & hour law experience a plus
  5. Excellent analytical, advocacy and writing skills required
  6. Must be computer literate
  7. Good math skills also helpful

WGAW is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage qualified people with diverse backgrounds to apply.

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