Thursday, March 12, 2015

Government Accountability Counsel: Food Integrity Campaign Counsel


Washington, DC
Application Deadline: 04/15/2015

Date Posted: 03/04/2015
Schedule Type: Full Time
Practice Areas: Administrative Law, Animal Rights, Employment/Labor, Environmental, Farm Worker/Migrant Worker, Food & Drug Law, Litigation

Job Description

The Ideal Candidate is:
A high achiever and exceptional mind in investigation and litigation with outstanding writing and interpersonal skills. A driven individual who is looking to build on the impact of courageous whistleblowers and work in a small but powerful organization.
Top 5 Reasons You Should Come Work with Us:
  1. You want to hold government and corporations accountable. Reporting crimes should not be a crime.
  2. You want to support whistleblowers, and improve whistleblower protections to enable more truth-tellers to come forward safely, and help them to speak out through the use of strategic litigation.
  3. You want to be responsible for taking on cases and building a docket.
  4. You want to work with an inspiring team of dedicated lawyers and advocates on a wide range of food issues.
  5. You have an interest in food related issues and a desire to improve the current system.


·         Identify and investigate issues related to transparency and accountability in the food industry
  • Meet with potential clients. This includes national travel.
·         Conduct investigations, interview whistleblowers, take statements, and draft affidavits. Provide thorough factual and legal research and analysis in pleadings, memoranda and other written documents.
  • Establish and maintain weekly contact with sources who provide information about ongoing food integrity issues
  • Research and track federal and state legislation affecting public and environmental health, worker’s rights, and animal welfare
·         Understand relevant case law, or are capable of becoming well versed in the relevant area(s) of law.
  • Organize discovery documents, interrogatories and other discovery materials
  • Prepare and file legal documents.
  • Consult regularly with program staff
Employment Requirements
  • Minimum 3 years litigation experience.  Employment law and jury trial experience are a plus.
  • Must be licensed to practice in the District of Columbia or eligible for admission soon after hire.
Other Qualifications
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with a team.
  • Facility with drafting and/or editing memoranda, briefs, and other legal documents.
  • Familiarity with Freedom of Information Act
  • Comfortable working with diverse groups of individuals from a variety of different backgrounds.      


Salary commensurate with experience. GAP offers a generous benefits package.

Application Instructions:

Email your resume and cover letter to

Contact Information:

Amanda Hitt
Phone: 12024570034159
1612 K St. NW
Washington, DC 21211
Application Deadline: 04/15/2015