Attorney

Pogust Goodhead
Posted Feb 01
Full Time
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Pogust Goodhead is a unique partnership between American, British, and Brazilian lawyers, with particular expertise in complex litigation, mass tort, and group litigation. Our firm leads complex mass tort and class action litigation in the United States and manages some of the largest claims in English legal history. Our firm is at the cutting-edge of American complex litigation and European group consumer claims, representing hundreds of thousands of affected clients across the globe. Globally, Pogust Goodhead now boasts over 100 lawyers and 500 staff in countries including the US, having recently merged with sister firm Pogust Millrood LLC, one of the leading mass tort and personal injury firms in the United States. Pogust Goodhead also has offices in the UK, Netherlands, and Brazil.

Why is this role crucial for Pogust Goodhead?

We are currently litigating a substantial number of cases. Our Associates provide support to the Senior Associates and Partners to implement various legal strategies and ensure that we have day-to-day control of our documentation. This role provides the opportunity to help manage some of the high-profile cases we currently oversee.

Role responsibilities and core competencies

To assist our litigation teams in all aspects of civil litigation and assume responsibility for some minor matters. This will mainly include:

  • Working with the litigation teams on large, complex and fast paced contentious cases, including some multi-jurisdictional cases
  • Serving as either the primary or junior associate on large mass tort and class action cases pending in the US
  • Taking lead on smaller individual cases with guidance from senior associates and partners
  • Working collaboratively with UK and Brazilian counterparts to build and litigate multijurisdictional (international) lawsuits
  • Assisting the firm in achieving its professional objectives
  • Contributing to Pogust Goodhead’s business development, including raising the firm’s profile by partaking in marketing activities and developing referral and co-counsel relationships

What you’ll bring to Pogust Goodhead

Essential

  • 3-5 years experience as a litigation attorney in a products liability, personal injury, mass tort, or medical malpractice group
  • Superior academic background, including academic transcript for those 2 or fewer years out of law school
  • Strong technical skills with experience in US civil litigation, preferably with experience in products liability, mass torts, class actions, and personal injury claims
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to understand the clients’ needs and an ability to adopt the best-case strategy
  • Great attention to detail and accuracy to produce work which is consistently of a high standard
  • Very strong organisational skills, file management and time/record keeping
  • Confident communicator able to work calmly under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal skills demonstrated by previous collaborative work with external and internal parties
  • A demonstrably flexible approach to work to ensure client deadlines are met and clients are communicated with efficiently
  • A willingness and eagerness to travel both domestic and abroad
  • Empathy and passion for the clients we represent

Desirable

  • Experience in pro-bono or social justice / human rights work

Pogust Goodhead employee commitment At Pogust Goodhead we believe in championing personal growth and achievements, but first and foremost, we are also a team, and a team is strongest when everyone feels that they are supported and valued as individuals. We know that our team are the heart of Pogust Goodhead and that is why we make the following commitment to all our people:

To be a meritocracy with a fair and transparent pay review process To offer opportunities for internal promotion To provide everyone with a fair and structured performance review process To provide a learning environment that supports its employees in becoming experts in their roles To give all Pogust Goodhead’s people opportunities to influence and improve how we work Our commitment to building an inclusive workplace

Pogust Goodhead is an equal opportunities employer who believes passionately that our team should represent the diversity of the clients that we support. We are committed to providing a place of work that provides fair and equal career growth and learning opportunities to all its employees. We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind within our company and we celebrate creating a culture offering opportunity for all, regardless of race, culture, gender, age, sexual orientation, socio economic background, disability, veteran status or religious beliefs.