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Food Safety Attorney - Public Justice, P.C., Washington, DC, District of Columbia 20006




Washington, DC, District of Columbia 20006



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Full Time


  • Public Interest/Non-Profit
  • Public Interest/Non-Profit

Job Details

Public Justice, a national public interest law firm that combines the skills and resources of the private bar with the go ls and knowledge of the public interest community, seeks an experienced litigator to work in either its Washington DC headquarters or its Oakland office. The attorney will work primarily on a new Food Safety and Nutrition Project, which will use litigation to hold corporations accountable for - and educate the public about - the manufacture, distribution, and deceptive marketing of food that endangers consumers' health and safety. The Food Project Attorney will be responsible for networking with attorneys and other public interest groups, helping to develop and define the Project's goals, and prosecuting socially significant food-safety and nutrition-related cases nationwide.


Public Justice is involved in a broader range of high-impact, cutting-edge litigation than any public interest firm in the nation. Our lawsuits fight for consumers' and victims' rights, the environment, civil rights and civil liberties, public health and safety, workers' rights, government and corporate accountability, and the protection of the poor and powerless. Our Access to Justice Campaign keeps the courthouse doors open for all - battling federal preemption, class action bans and abuses, unfair mandatory arbitration, unnecessary court secrecy, and other efforts to deprive people of their day in court.


Although the goals of the Food Project have not yet been fully defined, it is anticipated that it will focus, at least in part, on health and safety  issues related to large-scale factory farming. The Food Project Attorney will be supervised by Senior Attorney Leslie Brueckner and will work in collaboration with Public Justice's in-house attorneys and with outside cooperating counsel recruited to work on Food Project cases.


Preference given to individuals with demonstrated commitment to the public interest and with relevant experience. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits. Public Justice is an equal opportunity employer with a non-smoking environment. Diversity valued. Applications invited regardless of race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or disability. Send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to: Food Project Attorney Opening, Public Justice, 555 12th Street, Suite 1620, Oakland CA 94607 or Electronic submissions preferred. No calls please. For more information, visit our website at


  • Superb analytical, research, writing, and speaking skills
  • At least five years of litigation experience
  • Self-motivation and optimistic, can-do personality
  • Creativity and strong organizational skills
  • Willingness to travel for several weeks per year
  • Good sense of humor and ability to get along with others
  • Healthy sense of outrage and desire to change the world for the better










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