Public Agency Law Associate – 3 to 5 Years of Experience (Sacramento, CA)

About Meyers Nave

Meyers Nave has a reputation in California as a go-to law firm serving as general counsel and city attorney to a variety of public agencies throughout the State.  Our public law attorneys handle our client’s highest profile, most complicated and significant transactions on the cutting edge of law and policy for public agencies in the State.  Attorneys work in multi-disciplinary teams across five offices to help our clients navigate local, state and federal laws and regulations.

Meyers Nave has served California local governments for over 30 years, growing into a state-wide firm with more than 60 attorneys with experience in the wide range of topics that impact our clients.  We provide day-to-day legal advice as well as representation in complex transactions and litigation.

Currently, Meyers Nave serves as city attorney for 16 cities and as general counsel to dozens of counties and special districts.  Many of these relationships have spanned decades—a fact which testifies to the quality of our work and our commitment to clients.

About the Position

Meyers Nave is looking for a smart, thoughtful and motivated associate attorney with 3-to-5 years of experience to join the Municipal & Special District Law Practice Group in our Sacramento office.  The ideal candidate will have experience working with public agencies, including cities and special districts, and a demonstrated interest in public agency law or public service.

Key qualifications include excellent writing and research skills, superior public speaking ability and the ability to immediately work directly with clients. Transactional experience is essential.  Prior experience in litigation is also valued.  Relevant professional experience may include, but is not limited to, Brown Act, Public Records Act, Political Reform Act, conflicts of interest and Government Code 1090, code enforcement, insurance, public contracting and procurement, land use and CEQA, transportation, public utilities, real estate and legislative affairs.

Meyers Nave offers a collaborative work environment where associate and of counsel attorneys are an essential part of our team of attorneys working directly with our clients.  Our Sacramento office provides a collegial, team-oriented work environment, with the support, structured training and resources of a mid-size state-wide firm.  We handle a broad variety of challenging issues on current legal and policy issues which offer exciting opportunities for our attorney teams. Meyers Nave and the attorneys supervising this position are committed advancing the careers of our attorneys and creating client opportunities for them.  We are committed to mentoring and developing attorneys to advance within the firm and legal profession.

The salary range for this California-based role is $150,000 – $165,000, and represents the firm’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.  Actual compensation will depend upon a number of factors, including but not limited to, the candidate’s years of experience, qualifications, skill set and office location.  Meyers Nave offers a reasonable billable hours requirement, annual discretionary and billable hours bonuses, competitive health insurance benefits, 401(k) with a partial match and profit-sharing.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should CLICK HERE and follow the link to apply.  Please submit a cover letter, resume, transcript and one substantive writing sample.

Meyers Nave is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any qualified applicant’s race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other category protected by law.

Meyers Nave complies with the requirements of all applicable California and federal employment laws, including those protecting disabled individuals. If you have difficulty using our online application system due to a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact us via email or phone: hiringmanager@meyersnave.com or (510) 808-2000.

Payroll & Accounts Payable Coordinator – 3+ Years Experience (Oakland, CA)

Meyers Nave is recruiting for a full-time Payroll and Accounts Payable Coordinator. This is a nonexempt position, reporting to the Accounting Supervisor, and is located in the Firm’s downtown Oakland office. This role will initially be located onsite, with the option for a hybrid work schedule after approximately six months.

ABOUT MEYERS NAVE

Meyers Nave has an exceptional reputation in California as a go-to law firm that clients rely on to handle their highest profile, most complicated and often most controversial transactions and litigated matters. Attorneys work in multi-disciplinary teams to help public agencies, private businesses and non-profit organizations navigate complex local, state and federal laws and regulations.  Meyers Nave was founded over 30 years ago and has grown into a state-wide firm with approximately 65 attorneys in five locations.

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Accounting team at Meyers Nave partners with firm leadership and staff to ensure efficient operational execution of all accounting processes, in service of the firm’s financial and strategic goals. The Payroll and Accounts Payable Coordinator will collaborate with the Director of Finance and other team members in processing and performing payroll and accounts payable functions. The successful candidate will be committed to quality, customer service, and teamwork, and be able to maintain composure and produce accurate work product in a fast-paced environment.

This position will be based in Meyers Nave’s offices in downtown Oakland, CA. We initially expect this role to be based 100% onsite for approximately six months, to facilitate learning and collaboration with existing members of the Finance team. After this initial period, the position can transition to a hybrid schedule, with at least three days in office each week.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Payroll:

  • Process semimonthly payroll to ensure pay is accurately calculated and proper deductions are made.
  • Prepare and verify statements of earnings for employees, indicating gross and net salaries and deductions such as taxes, SDI, garnishments and other third party wage assignments. Maintains open communication with Human Resources.
  • Process employee timecards, ensuring information is accurate and complete. Review paid time off accruals.
  • Promptly and accurately capture changes to employee status that affect tax withholdings, benefit deductions, and time off accruals. Review benefit deductions for accuracy on a monthly basis.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding employee compensation, and when collaborating with HR on confidential matters pertaining to employees departures or status changes.

Accounts Payable:

  • Process accounts payable daily. Reviews and pay vendor invoices, setting up new vendors as necessary.
  • Review and reconcile monthly expense reports and credit card statements from all attorneys and staff. Audit expenses in compliance with firm policies.
  • Draw checks for payments to vendors and obtain signatures. Provides trust checks as needed.
  • Remain calm and focused during month end or annual deadlines while producing accurate work product.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A four-year degree preferred from an accredited university or college or equivalent work experience.
  • Three (3) or more years of progressively responsible work experience in both areas of payroll and accounts payable (experience in a law firm or professional services firm is preferred).
  • Experience with SurePoint preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain high ethical standards and strict confidentiality when reviewing or processing sensitive information.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain and update skills relevant to the position.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them accurately under time constraints.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate in person and by phone with a diverse group of attorneys, staff and vendors to provide information and resolve problems with courtesy and tact.

Meyers Nave is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any qualified applicant’s race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other category protected by law. Meyers Nave will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with state law.

The salary range for this California-based role is $68,000 – $80,000, and represents the firm’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.  Actual compensation will depend upon a number of factors, including but not limited to, the candidate’s years of experience, qualifications, skill set and office location.

Meyers Nave complies with the requirements of all applicable California and federal employment laws, including those protecting disabled individuals. If you have difficulty using our online application system due to a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact us via email or phone: hiringmanager@meyersnave.com or (510) 808-2000.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should follow this link to apply:

https://lawcruit.micronapps.com/sup/ApplicationForm.aspx?lawfirm=407&id=10

Manager of Business Development & Marketing – 5-7 Years Experience

Are you a strategic, systems oriented, creative, high-energy legal marketer who enjoys working in a collaborative team environment? Meyers Nave is looking for you!

Meyers Nave currently has an exciting hybrid opportunity for a Manager of Business Development and Marketing who is ready to be challenged within a top mid-sized California law firm. This position will support broad business development and marketing efforts firmwide. This position is a hybrid role that can be located in Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego or Sacramento.

ABOUT MEYERS NAVE

Meyers Nave has an exceptional reputation in California as a go-to law firm that clients rely on to handle their highest profile, most complicated and often most controversial transactions and litigated matters. Attorneys work in multi-disciplinary teams to help public agencies, private businesses and non-profit organizations navigate complex local, state and federal laws and regulations.  Meyers Nave was founded over 30 years ago and has grown into a state-wide firm with approximately 65 attorneys in five locations.

POSITION SUMMARY

Working under the direction of the Director of Business Development and Marketing and with the support of the Department’s Specialist, Coordinator and Assistant, the Manager of Business Development and Marketing supports strategic client development efforts and various marketing initiatives. Our ideal candidate must possess a strong work ethic and the ability to work both independently and as part of a broader, cross-functional team.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the execution of marketing and business development strategies, plans, projects and branded events.
  • Manage key client and client growth initiatives.
  • Support the development of collateral materials, such as group descriptions, attorney biographies, practice area capability statements, web content, and proposal contents.
  • Assist in developing marketing pitch and proposal materials, including formatting and proofreading content.
  • Assist in identifying and organizing profile-raising activities of the firm and its attorneys, such as events/webinars, community involvement, conference involvement, rankings and directories.
  • Provide event support for firm-hosted events such as seminars, client receptions and webinars, to include coordinating evites, building and managing invitation lists, materials for CLE accreditation, registration details.
  • Manage sponsorship and trade show deliverables including support for attorney presentations for speaking engagements. Directly coordinate with external contacts at organizations and associations on behalf of the firm and lawyers regarding membership and sponsorship entitlements.
  • Manage the database of representative experience for use in marketing collateral.
  • Document business development activities for assigned practice groups and attorneys. Assist with the maintenance of activity tracking/reporting and mailing lists in the CRM system.
  • Manage relationships with vendors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and provide back-up to fellow members of the Business Development & Marketing team when necessary.
  • Travel to Meyers Nave offices and other locations as needed to support initiatives and participate in activities.

Management retains the right to add to or change the essential functions of this position at any time.

REQUIREMENTS

General Essential Functions:

  • Professionalism: Contributes positively to firm/office morale by communicating enthusiastically about job responsibilities, the firm, and working with others.
  • Writing / Designing / Editing: Possesses strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills. Graphic design experience a plus.
  • Planning / Adaptability: Adapts readily to competing demands by shifting priorities.
  • Client / Customer Focus: Strong client service orientation and an ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Demonstrates familiarity and understanding of significant attorney-client relationships. Observes and passes on information to further develop relationships to support business development efforts.
  • Time Management and Organizational Skills: High level of detail orientation. Able to anticipate work needs and follow through with minimum direction, and follows up on own initiative to manage multiple projects at once.
  • This is a hybrid role with an in-office requirement of 2-3 days a week and the ability to work extended hours as needed.

Qualifications / Experience / Education:

  • This role demands a highly organized, detail-oriented individual with a strong client service orientation, and ability to collaborate successfully within a matrix organization.
  • The ideal candidate will possess excellent superior digital, written and verbal communication skills, online research capabilities, experience with marketing systems and thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Candidate should have 5-7 years of marketing or business development experience in a law firm.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Meyers Nave is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any qualified applicant’s race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other category protected by law. Meyers Nave will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with state law.

The salary range for this California-based role is $130,000 – $170,000, and represents the firm’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.  Actual compensation will depend upon a number of factors, including but not limited to, the candidate’s years of experience, qualifications, skill set and office location.

Meyers Nave complies with the requirements of all applicable California and federal employment laws, including those protecting disabled individuals. If you have difficulty using our online application system due to a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact us via email or phone: hiringmanager@meyersnave.com or (510) 808-2000.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should follow this link to apply:

https://lawcruit.micronapps.com/sup/ApplicationForm.aspx?lawfirm=407&id=10

Trial & Litigation Associate – 4 to 7 Years of Experience (Los Angeles or Oakland, CA)

Meyers Nave is a dynamic 65-attorney firm with 5 offices throughout California. For over 35 years, we have built a reputation as a “go to” law firm to handle high profile and high impact matters for both public entities and private sector clients.

Our Trial and Litigation Practice Group includes a robust litigation practice focused on complex crisis litigation in the areas of constitutional law with social justice aspects, wildfire litigation, COVID-19 litigation, civil rights claims in the land use context, First Amendment claims, takings, and class action litigation. We are actively engaged in all phases of litigation in both federal and state court from initial pleadings through discovery, dispositive motion practice, trial, and appeal.

About the Position

Meyers Nave is looking for an energetic, committed, and diligent attorney with four to seven years of litigation experience to work in a collaborative team environment in our Trial & Litigation Practice Group.  This position is open in our Los Angeles or Oakland office.

A successful candidate will share in Meyers Nave’s commitment to providing its clients with high-quality services in rapidly evolving areas of the law, will relish the strategic decision-making involved in litigation, including crafting litigation strategy in complex situations, and will enjoy presenting nuanced constitutional arguments in a clear and persuasive fashion.  Qualified candidates must have excellent academic credentials, outstanding analytical and creative thinking capabilities, superior research and writing skills, and a strong work ethic. In addition, a successful candidate will have a proven ability to work in a team and across offices, as well as an interest in elevating the Meyers Nave brand and reputation.  It is essential that candidates possess significant experience with complex case management and electronic discovery, as well as law and motion practice in state and federal court, including dispositive motions.  Candidates should also have experience in building a case for trial, including developing evidence, interviewing witnesses, and taking and defending depositions.

The health and safety of Meyers Nave employees is our most important priority. As such, we allow for a hybrid work schedule during the Covid-19 pandemic.  The salary range for this California-based role is $165,000 – $190,000, and represents the firm’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.  Actual compensation will depend upon a number of factors, including but not limited to, the candidate’s years of experience, qualifications, skill set and office location.  Meyers Nave offers a reasonable billable hours requirement, annual discretionary and billable hours bonuses, competitive health insurance benefits, 401(k) with a partial match and profit-sharing.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should CLICK HERE and follow the link to apply. Please submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, and two substantive writing samples.

Meyers Nave is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We place a high value on diversity and inclusion and encourage diverse candidates to apply.  We do not discriminate on the basis of any qualified applicant’s race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other category protected by law.  Meyers Nave will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box).

Meyers Nave complies with the requirements of all applicable California and federal employment laws, including those protecting disabled individuals. If you have difficulty using our online application system due to a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact us via email or phone: hiringmanager@meyersnave.com or (510) 808-2000.

Executive Legal Secretary – 5+ Years Experience (San Diego, CA)

Meyers Nave is recruiting for a full-time Legal Secretary and Executive Assistant to our Managing Principal.  This is a nonexempt position reporting to the Director of Administration and is located in the Firm’s San Diego downtown office. This is a primarily on-site role.

ABOUT MEYERS NAVE

Meyers Nave has an exceptional reputation in California as a go-to law firm that clients rely on to handle their highest profile, most complicated and often most controversial transactions and litigated matters. Attorneys work in multi-disciplinary teams to help public agencies, private businesses and non-profit organizations navigate complex local, state and federal laws and regulations.  Meyers Nave was founded over 30 years ago and has grown into a state-wide firm with approximately 65 attorneys in five locations.

JOB SUMMARY

The Litigation Legal Secretary is responsible for providing administrative support to attorneys on a day-to-day basis, as well as working closely with clients and other team members to ensure effective and timely attention to important legal matters.

This position will support the firm’s Trial & Litigation practice group, with a focus on Eminent Domain cases. Our Eminent Domain practice is well known for handling large transportation and infrastructure projects, including a variety of large scale transit and sports stadium developments; attorneys in this group commonly assist public entities in obtaining the parcels of land needed for these important public projects, and are typically in trial several times a year. The broader Trial & Litigation group is focused on complex crisis litigation in the areas of constitutional law, wildfire litigation, COVID-19 litigation, civil rights claims in the land use context, First Amendment claims, takings, and class action litigation. The Group is actively engaged in all phases of litigation in both federal and state court from initial pleadings through discovery, dispositive motion practice, trial, and appeal.

In addition to performing legal secretary duties for the Trial & Litigation group, this role will serve as Executive Assistant for the Firm’s Managing Principal, based in San Diego.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The position’s essential functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Draft, review and revise legal and non-legal documents including correspondence and memoranda, pleadings, PowerPoint presentations, budgets, etc.;
  • Format court pleadings according to applicable court rules and generate tables of authorities and tables of contents using Firm software;
  • Creating shell documents for various pleadings needed by attorneys;
  • Demonstrate understanding of, and facility with, local rules of court, municipal, state and federal rules of procedure;
  • File documents with courts and administrative bodies, including electronic filing where applicable;
  • Arrange for service of pleadings and subpoenas;
  • Assist with preparation for and scheduling of meetings, teleconferences, conferences and travel;
  • Organize documents, and prepare binders and files to house relevant legal and non-legal materials;
  • Review incoming mail and route to attorneys, the Firm’s Calendaring Department, and others;
  • Maintain electronic and physical case files;
  • Partner with Firm’s Records Group to create, review and maintain electronic and physical case files;
  • Assist with tracking and management of various projects;
  • Maintain shared office calendars and individual attorney/director calendars in Outlook, partnering with the Firm’s Calendar Group when necessary;
  • Demonstrate understanding of calendaring practices;
  • Enter attorneys’ billable time as requested according to Firm billing policies and coordinate with Firm’s billing personnel to facilitate attorneys’ timely review of monthly billing statements;
  • Proofread documents for spelling, grammar, punctuation and formatting errors;
  • Prepare check requests and coordinate payment to vendors when necessary;
  • Prepare expense reports and book travel arrangements;
  • Answer phones for attorneys/directors, direct incoming phone calls and greet clients and guests;
  • Regular, reliable and punctual on-site attendance;
  • Back up secretaries during planned and unplanned absences;
  • Take direction and apply corrections to future revisions;
  • Partner with attorneys to proactively manage their business development activities;
  • Maintain composure and work efficiently and accurately during highly stressful circumstances;
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service;
  • Build relationships with key staff in client offices, including periodically traveling to client sites;
  • Work cordially, cooperatively and productively with Firm employees; and
  • Work overtime as needed to complete essential functions.

Management retains the right to add to or change the essential functions of this position at any time.

QUALIFICATIONS

The following qualifications are required unless otherwise noted:

  • High school diploma required; Bachelor’s degree or paralegal certificate preferred;
  • Minimum of five years of legal secretary/legal assistant experience;
  • Prior litigation experience in California state and federal court is required; appellate experience is preferred;
  • Superior customer service skills;
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to contribute to streamlining processes;
  • Accuracy in grammar, spelling and punctuation;
  • Ability to work well under pressure and multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Pro-active self-starter with ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment;
  • Experience using Microsoft Office (experience using Office 2016 Suite is preferred); and
  • Prior experience with iManage, Best Authority, time and billing systems, and Adobe Professional is preferred.

Meyers Nave is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any qualified applicant’s race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other category protected by law. Meyers Nave will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with state law.

The salary range for this California-based role is $85,000 – $95,000, and represents the firm’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.  Actual compensation will depend upon a number of factors, including but not limited to, the candidate’s years of experience, qualifications, skill set and office location.

Meyers Nave complies with the requirements of all applicable California and federal employment laws, including those protecting disabled individuals. If you have difficulty using our online application system due to a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact us via email or phone: hiringmanager@meyersnave.com or (510) 808-2000.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by email to meyersjobs@meyersnave.com

Public Agency Law Associate – 4 to 6 Years of Experience (Oakland, CA)

About Meyers Nave

Meyers Nave has a reputation in California as a go-to law firm serving as general counsel, special counsel and city attorney to a variety of public agencies throughout the State.  Our public law attorneys handle our client’s highest profile, most complicated and significant transactions on the cutting edge of law and policy for public agencies in the State.  Attorneys work in multi-disciplinary teams across five offices to help our clients navigate local, state and federal laws and regulations.

Meyers Nave has served California local governments for over 35 years, growing into a state-wide firm with more than 60 attorneys with experience in the wide range of topics that impact our clients.  We provide day-to-day legal advice as well as representation in complex transactions and litigation.

Currently, Meyers Nave serves as city attorney for 16 cities and as general counsel to dozens of counties and special districts.  Many of these relationships have spanned decades—a fact which testifies to the quality of our work and our commitment to clients.

About the Position

Meyers Nave is looking for a smart, thoughtful and motivated associate attorney with 4-to-6 years of experience to join the Municipal & Special District Law Practice Group in our Oakland office.  The ideal candidate will have experience working with public agencies, including cities and special districts, and a demonstrated interest in public agency law or public service.

Key qualifications include excellent writing and research skills, superior public speaking ability and the ability to immediately work directly with clients. Transactional experience is essential.  Relevant professional experience may include, but is not limited to, Brown Act (California’s open meeting laws), Public Records Act, Political Reform Act, conflicts of interest and Government Code 1090, public contracting and procurement, land use and CEQA, transportation, real estate, legislative affairs, public finance and elections.

Meyers Nave offers a collaborative work environment where associates and of counsel attorneys are an essential part of our teams of attorneys working directly with our clients.  Our Oakland office provides a collegial, team-oriented work environment, with the support, structured training and resources of a mid-size state-wide firm.  We handle a broad variety of challenging issues on current legal and policy issues which offer exciting opportunities for our attorney teams.  Meyers Nave and the attorneys supervising this position are committed to advancing the careers of our attorneys and creating client opportunities for them.  We are committed to mentoring and developing attorneys to advance within the firm and legal profession.

The salary range for this California-based role is $160,000 – $170,000, and represents the firm’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.  Actual compensation will depend upon a number of factors, including but not limited to, the candidate’s years of experience, qualifications, skill set and office location.  Meyers Nave offers a reasonable billable hours requirement, annual discretionary and billable hours bonuses, competitive health insurance benefits, 401(k) with a partial match and profit-sharing.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should CLICK HERE and follow the link to apply.  Please submit a cover letter, resume, transcript and one substantive writing sample.

Meyers Nave is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any qualified applicant’s race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other category protected by law.

Meyers Nave complies with the requirements of all applicable California and federal employment laws, including those protecting disabled individuals. If you have difficulty using our online application system due to a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact us via email or phone: hiringmanager@meyersnave.com or (510) 808-2000.

Trial & Litigation Attorney – 5+ Years of Experience (Los Angeles, CA)

About Meyers Nave

Meyers Nave is a dynamic 65-attorney firm with 5 offices throughout California. For over 35 years, we have built a reputation as a “go to” law firm to handle high profile and high impact matters for both public entities and private sector clients.

Our Trial and Litigation Practice Group includes a robust litigation practice focused on complex crisis litigation in the areas of constitutional law, wildfire litigation, COVID-19 litigation, civil rights claims in the land use context, First Amendment claims, takings, and class action litigation. We are actively engaged in all phases of litigation in both federal and state court from initial pleadings through discovery, dispositive motion practice, trial, and appeal.

About the Position

Meyers Nave is looking for an energetic, committed, and diligent attorney with five or more years of litigation experience to work in a collaborative team environment in our Trial & Litigation Practice Group. This position is open in our Los Angeles office.

A successful candidate will share in Meyers Nave’s commitment to providing its clients with high-quality services in rapidly evolving areas of the law, will relish the strategic decision-making involved in litigation, including crafting litigation strategy in complex situations, and will enjoy presenting nuanced constitutional arguments in a clear and persuasive fashion. Qualified candidates must have excellent academic credentials, outstanding analytical and creative thinking capabilities, superior research and writing skills, and a strong work ethic. In addition, a successful candidate will have a proven ability to work in a team and across offices, as well as an interest in elevating the Meyers Nave brand and reputation. It is essential that candidates possess significant experience with complex case management and electronic discovery, as well as law and motion practice in state and federal court, including dispositive motions. Candidates should also have experience in building a case for trial, including developing evidence, interviewing witnesses, and taking and defending depositions.

The health and safety of Meyers Nave employees is our most important priority. As such, we allow for a hybrid work schedule during the Covid-19 pandemic.

How to Apply

Meyers Nave is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We place a high value on diversity and inclusion and encourage diverse candidates to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of any qualified applicant’s race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other category protected by law. Meyers Nave will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box).

Interested candidates should CLICK HERE and follow the link to apply. Please submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, and two substantive writing samples.

Business/Legal Operations Analyst

About

As our Business/Legal Operations Analyst you’ll be involved in critical aspects of the Firm and utilize a broad range of financial, process and communication skills.  We are looking for an ambitious and innovative individual who is organized, process driven and has a great attention to detail!  As a Business/Legal Operations Analyst you will partner with executives and teams across multiple departments to drive ideas that improve the way we function and operate throughout the Firm; take charge of data management, process optimization, and project management of special projects.  You will assist with departmental financial management and cross-functional alignment with company departments such as Finance, Human Resources, Technology and Administration.

Our ideal candidate uses data  and metrics to examine inefficient processes and bottlenecks that increase costs and resource utilization.  You must be comfortable in working independently, with the flexibility to change priorities, as the needs change.  A strong working knowledge of Excel and an interest in technology is a must!  The perfect person for this role will also be able to handle a fast paced work environment while being able to handle sensitive and confidential information.

Do You Have What It Takes?

The position’s essential functions include but are not limited to the following functions:

  • Project manage or lead key initiatives to streamline/improve business processes and/or create new workflows
  • Provide detailed reporting and analysis to unlock key insights for Firm, finance and non-finance executives
  • Work cross-functionally to analyze existing processes, develop best practices, and document operational workflows with a focus on automation and scale.
  • Serves as primary or secondary administrator of Firm’s Finance and HR systems; leads and/or supports system implementations, conversions, upgrades and changes.
  • Responsible for maintaining data integrity by conducting regular audits.
  • Develop and document system processes and user guidelines; partner with the Directors to provide training to end users on new functionality.
  • Assist Finance and HR with monthly payroll process; completes payroll reconciliation and approves the final transmittal following a thorough review of payroll input and audit reports
  • Oversees the time and attendance system, making necessary updates to earnings/deduction codes, cost center mapping, validating hours and assisting employees/supervisors with timesheet corrections
  • Creates, schedules, and distributes Post-Payroll reports, ad-hoc reports, and compliance reports as needed for inter/external audits.
  • Oversees the reporting and funding for third party vendors (i.e. Alliant, Newport Group, BEW, etc.)
  • Engages in special projects including payroll integrations, testing for system upgrades, annual merit and bonus processing, year-end and W-2 processing, company acquisitions, mergers and reductions in workforce.
  • Works with state/national tax authorities to comply with all reporting requirements and ensures Payroll Taxes are paid and reported to the appropriate jurisdictions in a timely manner.
  • Prepare annual insurance renewal applications for all Meyers Nave insurance policies.
  • Support annual budget process including data entry, verification, proofreading and production of all budget materials.

Who You Are

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or equivalent
  • You have 2+ years of experience in accounting, finance or legal operations
  • You have excellent analytical, problem-solving, and written/verbal communication skills
  • You have mad excel skills and a keen interest in technology
  • You are a strong team player, but can work and execute independently
  • You’re driven. No one needs to push you to excel; that’s just who you are
  • You are hungry to learn and you actively look for opportunities to contribute to the team
  • You are highly organized and detail-oriented; you can handle multiple projects and dynamic priorities without missing a beat

Who We Are 

For over 36 years, Meyers Nave has been a leading mid-sized California law firm.  Our clients represent some of the most significant corporations, public entities, non-profit organizations and public-private partnerships located throughout California, as well as clients based in other states that have interests in California.  Amidst our growth and change, the essence of what makes us different remains the same – we treat work colleagues as friends and clients as family.  We greatly appreciate the opportunities we have to help clients resolve their most complex and highest priority transaction, litigation and regulatory compliance challenges. We are proud of the differences that we have made together in the communities where we live and work throughout California.

Legal Billing Specialist

Meyers Nave is recruiting for a Legal Billing Specialist. This is a nonexempt position reporting to the Billing and Collections Supervisor and is located in the Firm’s Oakland office.

ABOUT MEYERS NAVE

Meyers Nave has an exceptional reputation in California as a go-to law firm that clients rely on to handle their highest profile, most complicated and often most controversial transactions and litigated matters. Attorneys work in multi-disciplinary teams to help public agencies, private businesses and non-profit organizations navigate complex local, state and federal laws and regulations. Meyers Nave was founded over 30 years ago and has grown into a state-wide firm with approximately 65 attorneys in five locations.

JOB SUMMARY

The Legal Billing Specialist will have overall responsibility for performing full-cycle billing functions and will be expected to provide outstanding service to the attorneys assigned to him/her, clients and others in the Firm. The position requires that the individual be committed to quality, customer service, teamwork and be able to perform in a fast-paced environment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The position’s essential functions include but are not limited to:

  • Generate monthly pre-bills and draft bills for attorney review;
  • Make edits and revisions based upon attorney requests and in compliance with client billing guidelines and client contracts;
  • Submit invoices in different e-billing portals with strong understanding of the function of each e-billing portal;
  • Prepare final bills, cover sheets, certification, and ensure the distribution of the bills to the client via regular mail, email or e-bill;
  • Provide supporting copy of expense backup to accompany invoices, including preparing large vendor invoices for disbursements only;
  • Assist teammates on billing during high-peak period, coordinate with accounting department to resolve any billing issues;
  • Maintain and update Client Billing Information Sheets, Budget Tracking Spreadsheet, and update client billing information in accounting system;
  • Accurately respond to Client/Matter billing inquiries in a timely manner;
  • Maintain accurate and up to date matter budgets and matter status reports in compliance with client billing guidelines;
  • Communicate closely with billing attorney and/or client regarding outstanding AR balances; and assist with client collections as needed;
  • Backup daily cash deposit and post cash receipts, scan checks and backup documents;
  • Work cordially, cooperatively, and productively with all firm employees;
  • Attend work on-site on a regular, punctual and reliable schedule;
  • Manage multiple problems and projects at once;
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service;
  • Maintain composure and work efficiently and accurately during high-energy situations involving frequently changing circumstances;
  • Work extended hours as needed; and
  • Other functions as assigned.

Management retains the right to add to or change the functions of this position at any time.

QUALIFICATIONS

The following qualifications are required unless otherwise noted:

  • Minimum of 3 years work experience as a Legal Billing Specialist using billing software (prior experience with Rippe & Kingston a plus);
  • High school diploma or equivalent required, Bachelor’s degree preferred;
  • Hands-on familiarity with electronic billing (ledes) and the submission of invoices to e- billing portals;
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) with the ability to work effectively with a diverse team of attorneys and staff;
  • High organizational and time management skills with the ability to multi-task , work independently, and pay attention to details;
  • Strong technology skills including MS office , PDF, and an ability to leverage technology in work processes;
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain high ethical standards and strict confidentiality of all information that the employee may receive as a result of her or his role;
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain and update skills as required by the position;
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints and within budget; and
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate in person and by phone with a diverse group of attorneys, staff and vendors to provide information with courtesy and tact.

Meyers Nave is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any qualified applicant’s race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other category protected by law.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by email to meyersjobs@meyersnave.com

 

Litigation Paralegal (Oakland, CA)

Meyers Nave is recruiting for a Litigation Paralegal. This is a non-exempt position reporting to the Director of Administration and is located in the Firm’s Oakland office.

ABOUT MEYERS NAVE
Meyers Nave has an exceptional reputation in California as a go-to law firm that clients rely on to handle their highest-profile, most complicated, and often most controversial transactions and litigated matters. Attorneys work in multi-disciplinary teams to help public agencies, private businesses, and non-profit organizations navigate complex local, state, and federal laws and regulations. Meyers Nave was founded over 35 years ago and has grown into a state-wide firm with approximately 65 attorneys in five locations.

JOB SUMMARY
A Litigation Paralegal is responsible for providing Firm attorneys with the full range of litigation paralegal support.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The position’s essential functions include but are not limited to:

  • Work closely with attorneys and team members to proactively oversee case management from inception through trial/settlement and post-trial/post-settlement;
  • Draft, review, and revise legal documents;
  • Maintain case files and update discovery logs and indices;
  • Organize and maintain master documents, document lists, and document databases;
  • Support and manage document productions;
  • Assist with deposition and hearing preparation, including identifying and gathering exhibit documents and creating witness outlines;
  • Cite-check briefs;
  • Draft and arrange for service of subpoenas;
  • Obtain case-related documents informally from third parties;
  • Coordinate among vendors for litigation support services;
  • Monitor pending decisions and conduct and summarize legal research;
  • Assist with document review and coordinate with Litigation Support Group for back-end database management using Concordance, Disco and other recognized review platforms;
  • Perform litigation support duties such as Bates stamping exhibits, preparing spreadsheets and CDs, hyperlinking PDFs, reviewing litigation dockets, and ensuring that dates are calendared correctly;
  • Satisfy an annual 1575 billable hour budget;
  • Complete in a timely manner both (1) daily, accurate, and detailed billable-time entries and (2) time cards;
  • Work extended hours as needed;
  • Travel as required for case support;
  • Maintain composure and work efficiently and accurately during high-energy situations involving frequently changing circumstances;
  • Demonstrate excellent customer support;
  • Attend work on-site on a regular, punctual and reliable schedule;
  • Manage multiple problems and projects at once;
  • Work cordially, cooperatively and productively with Firm employees; and
  • Other functions as assigned.

Management retains the right to add to or change the functions of this position at any time.

OTHER FUNCTIONS

  • Maintain a professional network and key resource contacts.

QUALIFICATIONS
The following qualifications are required:

  • Ability to work and bill as a paralegal under Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code section 6450;
  • A bachelor’s degree;
  • Minimum of three years of experience working as a paralegal with a law firm or in-house legal department;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite 2010;
  • Prior experience with Concordance (or other eDiscovery software), LiveNote, and Adobe Acrobat Pro XI;
  • Strong legal research database skills and experience with Westlaw (preferred) and/or Lexis;
  • Understanding and knowledge of legal procedures, rules of counsel, and local rules;
  • Experience with eDiscovery;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Ability to work well under stress;
  • Strong analytical thinking skills;
  • Ability to work independently with little or no direction;
  • Ability to effectively function in a team environment, including but not limited to the ability to be open-minded, cordial, and cooperative with Firm employees;
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain high ethical standards and strict confidentiality of all information that the employee may receive as a result of her or his role;
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain and update skills as required by the position;
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints and within budget:
  • Strong written and verbal skills; and
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate in person and by phone with a diverse group of attorneys, staff, and vendors to provide information with courtesy and tact.

The following qualifications are preferred:

  • Strong technical eDiscovery skills and understanding of litigation support;
  • Experience with Office 2016, including Excel and Word styles / macros;
  • Prior experience using Trial Director;
  • Trial experience; and
  • Experience with Casebook programs or other data management systems, and with iManage or other document management programs.

Meyers Nave is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any qualified applicant’s race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other category protected by law.

HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by email to meyersjobs@meyersnave.com