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Litigation Associates

Nichols Kaster, PLLP, a nationally recognized firm that focuses on representing employees and consumers in individual and class actions across the country, seeks associates for its wage and hour litigation team in Minneapolis, MN.
Associates take an active role in managing their own cases, writing, responding to, and arguing motions, taking and defending depositions, and participating in arbitration and trial of class and collective actions. Team collaboration and strategizing is a fun and critical aspect of the position as well. Unlike many other firms, our associates are on the front lines of active litigation, and will find the practice of fighting for the little guy in class action cases both challenging and rewarding.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Litigate wage and hour collective and class actions in federal court
• Conduct legal research and write legal memoranda
• Draft pleadings and briefs, argue motions in court
• Maintain client relationships
• Take and defend depositions
• Work with experts
• Develop new cases and conduct pre-suit investigations
• Develop relationships with other attorneys in the Plaintiffs’ bar
• Engage in public speaking, including at conferences, CLEs, and on panels
• Work closely with and supervise paralegals, assistants, and clerks
• Travel as required for litigation and conferences
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
• Experience litigating civil cases will be helpful, but is not required
• Experience as a litigator preferred but not required
• Admission to the MN bar, or eligibility for admission within six months
• Superior analytical skills and excellent research and writing skills
• Excellent oral communication and advocacy skills
• Ability to juggle multiple responsibilities, work independently, and meet strict deadlines under pressure
Self-motivated, entrepreneurial, collaborative, and diligent, with a commitment to Plaintiffs’ side litigation

To apply: http://www.nka.com/our-people/join-our-team/

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