Careers

Schwartz Hannum PC is a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, management-side labor, employment, and education law firm based in Andover, Massachusetts, but with a dynamic nationwide practice.  We recruit talented, committed professionals who value exciting challenges, seek a high level of client interaction and responsibility, and possess a demonstrated ability to communicate openly and effectively.  We recruit skilled and dedicated support staff professionals to help achieve and maintain the highest level of client service.  Schwartz Hannum PC’s committed management team, legal professionals and administrative support staff serve as the foundation of the Firm’s success.  Employment at Schwartz Hannum PC is a great opportunity to join a team of dedicated, professional individuals.


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Enjoy sophisticated and challenging work without the Boston rush! Schwartz Hannum PC is a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, management-side labor, employment and education law firm based in historic downtown Andover, Massachusetts with a dynamic nationwide practice. A woman-owned firm founded in 1995 and focused on client service, Schwartz Hannum PC attorneys value exciting legal challenges, seek a high level of client interaction and responsibility, and possess a demonstrated ability to communicate openly and effectively.

In addition to generous paid vacation, paid holidays, a competitive benefits package, and 401(k) plan, the Firm also boasts a casual dress code, a considerable leave policy following birth or adoption, free parking on site, and a nearby commuter rail station. Schwartz Hannum PC provides attorneys with challenging, sophisticated and meaningful work and also supports, encourages, and rewards its attorneys to show initiative in pursuing and developing new business. At its core, the Firm fosters an office environment where attorneys and staff are able to achieve a high level of professional success and satisfaction, and also are able to enjoy their lives outside of the office.

The Firm currently has the following legal employment opportunities:

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEY

Job Summary
The Firm is currently seeking a mid-level (3-8 year) Labor & Employment Attorney. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and team player with experience representing employers in federal and state courts and before government agencies, including the MCAD, EEOC and NLRB. Responsibilities will include work on all types of employment litigation as well as labor arbitrations, negotiations and ULPs, from inception to resolution, as well as drafting employment-related agreements and policies and providing counsel to the Firm’s clients on the full spectrum of matters arising under state and federal labor and employment laws, including the National Labor Relations Act.

Essential Experience & Skills
The ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum of three years of management-side Labor & Employment experience
  • Experience before state and federal courts, government agencies, and arbitration panels
  • Demonstrated case/client service experience
  • Outstanding research and writing skills, including experience researching and drafting motions, briefs and position statements
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proactive, level-headed, and able to think practically and strategically.
  • Strong academic credentials
  • A Juris Doctorate from an accredited and prestigious law school
  • Massachusetts Bar admission in good standing (admission in other states a plus)

Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Please submit letters and resumes, in confidence, to hr@shpclaw.com. Schwartz Hannum PC is an equal opportunity employer.

EDUCATION ATTORNEY

Job Summary
The Firm is currently seeking an Attorney to practice in the Firm’s Education Practice Group. This team player should have experience providing counsel to independent schools, other educational institutions or governmental agencies/NGOs involved in education policy. Responsibilities include counseling education clients on all manner of legal issues facing school communities, devising policies and practices relating to school students, families and employees, and , when necessary, representing education clients in federal and state courts before government agencies.

Essential Experience & Skills
The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience representing education clients or other legal experience with education policy
  • Demonstrated client communication/management experience
  • Outstanding research and writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proactive, level-headed, and able to think practically and strategically.
  • Strong academic credentials
  • A Juris Doctorate from an accredited and prestigious law school
  • Massachusetts Bar admission in good standing (admission in other states a plus)

Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Please submit letters and resumes, in confidence, to hr@shpclaw.com. Schwartz Hannum PC is an equal opportunity employer.


Administration And Support Staff 

The Firm’s administrative and support staff are the foundation of our ability to provide excellent client service. We engage skilled professionals with experience and a strong sense of dedication, teamwork, and commitment. 

Legal Administrative Assistant
We are actively recruiting a full-time Legal Administrative Assistant with litigation experience. This is a great opportunity to join an impressive team of dedicated individuals.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of five (5) years of directly-related experience providing complex and specialized support functions including: preparing legal documents, proofreading, scheduling and secretarial duties related to the specific work and function of the labor, employment and education law attorneys he/she supports. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint and a document management system is required. The ideal candidate will be professional and confidential, work well under pressure and will possess excellent communication, organization and interpersonal skills. Litigation experience is required. TimeSlips (or other legal billing) experience is a plus.

Schwartz Hannum PC offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, as well as a convenient suburban location. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Schwartz Hannum PC is an Equal employment opportunity employer. For consideration, please email your resume and cover letter to hr@shpclaw.com.
 


Why Schwartz Hannum PC?

Schwartz Hannum PC’s professional practice reflects our commitment to:

  • Provide attorneys with challenging, sophisticated, and meaningful work.
  • Support and encourage attorneys and staff to show initiative in pursuing and developing new business.
  • Work together to achieve common goals, learn from and help one another, and build relationships based on trust and respect.
  • Foster an office environment where attorneys and staff are able to achieve a high level of professional success and satisfaction and also are able to enjoy their lives outside the Firm.
  • Encourage professional growth and development for attorneys and staff.
  • Enjoy a strong sense of camaraderie and teamwork.


Compensation and Benefits

Schwartz Hannum PC offers competitive salaries and exceptional health, dental, retirement, and long-term care benefits. We offer Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, as well as life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, a long-term disability group plan, and short-term disability insurance.

We offer paid vacation, paid holidays, a 401(k) plan and provide a highly competitive leave policy following birth or adoption.  The Firm also pays for attorneys’ membership dues for appropriate bar associations, and provides a budget for attorneys’ use in attending appropriate CLE programs.


Professional Development

Schwartz Hannum PC is committed to the professional development and success of each one of the Firm’s attorneys and staff members. All employees are encouraged to participate in professional development programs, enabling them to exchange ideas and to enhance their knowledge and skills. In addition, outside consultants bring special expertise and perspectives to the program. Our lawyers also have the opportunity to attend and participate in educational conferences sponsored by bar and other trade associations across the country.

As a part of the Firm’s investment in the professional growth of each individual attorney, each year the Firm provides an established “CLE budget” for each attorney (pro-rated for attorneys working part-time or only part of the year), which can be used in a variety of ways for professional development.

The Firm also honors its commitment to continued excellence and professional development and teamwork by hosting an off-site Attorney Retreat each year.  The focus is on personal and professional development. In addition to the business and educational sessions, the Retreat offers a variety of activities to give our lawyers the opportunity to get to know each other both personally and professionally.


Harassment Policy

Schwartz Hannum PC is committed to providing a work environment that is free of illegal discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and harassment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, military status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status under applicable state or federal law. Harassment by anyone, whether at the work site, in the course of work assignments off-site, at Firm-sponsored social functions or elsewhere, or retaliation against anyone who complains about discrimination or harassment, will not be tolerated.


EEO Policy

Schwartz Hannum PC maintains a policy of nondiscrimination with employees and applicants for employment. No aspect of employment with the Firm will be influenced in any manner by race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, military status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status under applicable state or federal law.

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