Migliaccio & Rathod LLP (“M&R”) – a private public interest law firm in Washington D.C. with a practice focused on class action litigation in the areas of Consumer Protection, Wage Theft, Civil Rights, and Environmental Protection – announces a fellowship in its Consumer Protection practice group. This is a rare opportunity for a new attorney with a demonstrated interest in consumer protection law to become an integral part of a thriving practice.
About the Job
The Consumer Protection Fellow is a full-time position. The Fellow will, under the supervision of the named partners and other managing attorneys, assist in all aspects of the prosecution of consumer protection cases in court and in arbitration. The firm’s consumer protection docket presently consists primarily of many product defect and privacy class action cases. By way of example, the firm recently secured final approval of a class action settlement in federal court involving defective engines in a line of vehicles from a major manufacturer and has also been appointed to the leadership teams in major multidistrict litigations involving defective medical devices and adulterated medication. Responsibilities may include investigation of potential cases; drafting, editing, and filing Complaints, briefs, and other documents in court; communicating with clients including in the preparation of declarations; and legal research and writing projects. The successful applicant will be exposed to a variety of challenging projects and will gain valuable experience.
We look for new attorneys with exceptional writing ability, the capacity to think rigorously and creatively about the law, strong advocacy instincts, collaborative spirit, and a genuine passion for consumer protection.
Compensation and Benefits
Pay is a salary of $4,000 a month, with eligibility for bonuses, health insurance (including dental and vision), qualified disaster relief assistance for the pandemic, and limited student loan payment assistance. The position will be classified as exempt and, therefore, not eligible for overtime pay.
Timeline and Location
The fellowship typically runs from August to February, though there is some flexibility with the timing and duration. The firm may also consider a fellow for the months between March and September. The position can be in-person in the firm’s Washington D.C. office or remote.
How to Apply
Job Type: Full-time, seasonal
Pay: $4,000 per month with eligibility for bonuses which may be substantial
COVID-19 considerations: The position will be remote and likely remain so for the duration of the pandemic