The Government Relations team advocates for immigration-related legislative, regulatory, and policy reforms before Congress and the agencies, consistent with AILA’s principles and priorities.
The Federal Court Litigation Attorney will develop, file, and oversee federal litigation and other legal strategies for AILA. This role will require an experienced attorney to lead a national effort to challenge current Federal policies and practices on employment-based immigration issues. The role may also, at times, handle other immigration issues, such as challenges to family-based immigration and student visa policies and practices. The focus will be on impact litigation. The Federal Court Litigation Attorney will draft and review pleadings and may be required to appear in court. The Federal Court Litigation Attorney works to implement AILA’s mission by promoting greater accountability and transparency in the immigration realm through litigation and advocacy.
The Federal Court Litigation Attorney will help lead AILA’s employment-based immigration litigation efforts through collaborative work with AILA staff, the American Immigration Council staff, AILA members, other litigators, coalition partners, and open government organizations.
This position has access to confidential information, and therefore must function in a professional and confidential manner. Failure to maintain this standard will result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
At least 7 years of experience as a practicing attorney, which includes 5-7 years of Federal court litigation experience, with an emphasis on Administrative Procedure Act litigation. Specific focus on employment-based immigration law is preferred. Exposure to non-profit settings is a plus.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Headquartered in downtown, Washington, DC, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is an organization with over 14,500 individual attorney members who practice and teach immigration law. For our members, we provide continuing legal education, information, advocacy, professional services, and expertise.
Founded in 1946, AILA's mission is to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.