Careers

Associate Attorney (2-5 years’ experience)

Senior Counsel (5+ years’ experience)

Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai (Public Law Group®) is a mid-sized boutique law firm specializing in the representation of public entities throughout the state. The firm represents numerous cities, counties, special districts,  universities, state agencies, joint powers authorities, and nonprofits.  Our practice areas include labor and employment law, workplace investigations, government law, transportation, and environmental matters.

The firm is considered one of the top law firms in its field and many of the firm’s attorneys are preeminent in their practice areas. The firm prides itself on providing a friendly and collaborative work environment. The firm also provides work-life flexibility by offering attorneys several billable hour options.

The firm is currently seeking 1-2 Associate Attorneys and/or Senior Counsel in its Labor and Employment Group.  Areas of practice include employment litigation, arbitration, administrative proceedings, investigations, training, and providing strategic advice to clients on labor and employment matters.  The position requires excellent academic credentials and writing skills.  Labor and/or employment law experience is a significant plus, but not required.

To apply send cover letter, references and resume with writing sample to resumes@publiclawgroup.com.  No phone calls, please.

For more information about the firm, please visit www.publiclawgroup.com.

Administrative Assistant for Senior Partner

We are a progressive, fast paced law firm representing local agencies, other governmental employers and non-profit organizations on labor, employment, and policy issues. We are seeking a full-time administrative assistant to support a senior partner who works in our San Francisco office, and sometimes in our Berkeley office. Administrative duties include: calendaring, word processing, editing, time entry, drafting expense reports, assembling binders, fielding calls from clients, scrupulously organizing and maintaining physical and electronic files, making travel arrangements, ordering supplies, and coordinating office functions. Occasional driving is  required.

This position is ideal for an energetic, organized team player with excellent people skills and a positive attitude.  The person must be enthusiastic about providing office support. At least two years of office experience is required.

Qualifications:  Excellent verbal and written communication skills; problem-solving and analytical skills; excellent work ethic and willingness to learn. The ability to produce high quality work under tight timelines, keep calm under pressure, work independently, and  prioritize and keep track of multiple projects is essential. We are looking for a fast thinker who has excellent organizational and record-keeping skills, is team-oriented, and has a great sense of humor.

Must have Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint) experience. A valid driver’s license is required.  Bachelor’s degree required. Must be able to lift at least 15 pounds.

This position is full time and offers full benefits. To be considered, applicants must submit a resume and a cover letter describing their relevant experience, fit for this job, and salary requirements to resumes@publiclawgroup.com   No phone calls, please.

For more information about the firm, please visit www.publiclawgroup.com.

Senior Consultant

Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai LLP – Public Law Group® serves large and small public agencies, nonprofits/community-based organizations, and private entities throughout California. The Firm’s Public Management Group™ (PMG) supplements the expertise of the Firm’s labor lawyers with the practical experience of human resources professionals.

See http://publiclawgroup.com/consulting/

Our Senior Consultants plan, coordinate and direct projects for firm clients, usually in conjunction with the advice or legal representation provided by firm attorneys. Senior Consultants often provide strategic and highly sensitive analysis and recommendations to high-level officials, typically evaluating employee wage and benefits in relation to market and economic trends and recommending compensation strategies and options. Projects may include:

  • Preparing PowerPoint presentations and analytic material for client communications, presentations to top decision-makers, and fact-findings and arbitrations under public sector collective bargaining laws;
  • Conducting and overseeing total compensation surveys and studies;
  • Preparing detailed labor costing calculations;
  • Assessing local government finances with a particular focus on pensions and Other Post-Employment Benefits;
  • Performing administrative and budget research and related analyses of public sector labor agreements and Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs);
  • Providing testimony at hearings regarding labor issues:
  • Attending bargaining sessions and providing information to the clients and labor unions to assist in the resolution of disputes.

Necessary Qualifications

  • An MBA or MPA degree – extraordinarily qualified B.A. or B.S. candidates will be considered.
  • A strong understanding of public sector labor economics, including labor costing, public employee benefit programs (CalPERS, PEMHCA), consumer prices, general workforce and labor economic data principles of compensation, and risk management.
  • Advanced-level PowerPoint and Excel skills.
  • Familiarity with local government benefit programs including CalPERS pension and healthcare benefits.
  • A demonstrated ability to precisely organize, prioritize and schedule project activities.
  • Valid California driver’s license is required.
  • Must be able to lift at least 15 pounds.

This position is full time and offers full benefits. The salary range is $80,000 – $120,000 annually.  To be considered, applicants must submit a resume and a cover letter describing their relevant experience and fit for this job to resumes@publiclawgroup.com. No phone calls, please.

Assistant for Senior Partner at Government Law Firm

I’m an attorney who represents cities, counties, and special districts in high profile labor and employment matters, including litigation. I often attend court hearings, and travel to clients for counseling and representation.

I seek an assistant who can handle everything from clerical tasks to creative research. This person must be prepared to take on tasks such as scheduling, communicating with clients, preparing correspondence, writing, editing, driving, and overall project management. The position involves extensive client contact, and attending off-site client meetings, court hearings and negotiations. The assistant will be expected to coordinate with associate attorneys to prepare the necessary documents for meetings and to take notes.

I am looking for a recent college graduate with an interest in law and public policy. This position is a good training opportunity for aspiring lawyers and policymakers with an interest in the mission of local government agencies.   If you are thinking about law school or public policy work, it’s a great opportunity to gain experience and understanding of both law and the operational challenges of government. You will be responsible for assuring that projects are carried to completion and deadlines are met while exploring your interests in law and policy. I do my best to bring you to key meetings with high level government officials.

Successful candidates must have excellent academic credentials and writing abilities, as well as strong organizational and record-keeping skills. Candidate should be a fast thinker who is calm under pressure, has the ability to prioritize and keep track of multiple projects. People skills, flexibility, poise, and a good sense of humor are also important.

This position is paid and offers full benefits. Because of the learning curve, I require a one-year commitment. The position will start no later than February 15, 2018.  Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their education, career goals, and relevant experience, along with their resume, college transcript (if you are a recent graduate), and short writing sample (preferably not more than ten pages) to mcline@publiclawgroup.com. I am more interested in how you write than I am in the content of the writing sample.

No phone calls, please.

Assistant for Senior Partner at Government Law Firm

I’m an attorney who represents cities, counties, and nonprofits on policy, labor, employment, fiscal, and benefit issues.  Much of my work involves representing public agencies that are struggling to maintain public services. I often negotiate on behalf of cities with labor unions to improve government effectiveness and bolster public services. I also litigate, handle arbitrations, write articles, and speak at conferences.

I seek an assistant who can handle everything from clerical tasks to research.  This person must be prepared to take on tasks such as scheduling, preparing correspondence, writing, editing, and project management. The position involves extensive client contact, and attending off-site client meetings and negotiations.  The assistant will be expected to coordinate with associate attorneys to prepare the necessary documents for meetings and to take notes for negotiations.

I created this unique hybrid position about 10 years ago. I typically hire a fairly recent college graduate with an interest in law and policy. This position is a good training opportunity for aspiring lawyers and policymakers with an interest in the mission of cities. If you are thinking about law school or public policy work, it’s a great opportunity to gain experience and understanding of both law and the operational challenges of government.  You will be responsible for assuring that projects are carried to completion and deadlines are met while exploring your interests in law and policy. I do my best to bring you to key meetings where local government policy is being made.

Successful candidates must have excellent academic credentials and writing abilities, as well as strong organizational and record-keeping skills. He or she should be a fast thinker who is calm under pressure, has the ability to prioritize and keep track of multiple projects.  People skills, poise, and a good sense of humor are also important.

This position is paid and offers full benefits.  Because of the learning curve, I require a one-year commitment.  The position will start no later than February 15, 2018. Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their education, career goals, and relevant experience, along with their resume, college transcript (if you are a recent graduate), and short writing sample (preferably not more than ten pages) to kabelsky@publiclawgroup.com. I am more interested in how you write than I am in the content of the writing sample.

No phone calls, please.