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Open Associate Positions in our Sacramento Office

September 14, 2022 by

Beeson, Tayer and Bodine is a progressive 17-Attorney law firm with offices in Oakland and Sacramento, California. The firm’s practice includes all aspects of Union-side labor and employment law, including representing public and private sector Unions, educators, employee benefit plans, and individual public and private sector employees. For more information, please see our website at

Our Sacramento office has a position open for an associate attorney whose practice will focus on representing individual members and local associations affiliated with the California Teachers Association, as well as other public sector employees.

Our Sacramento office is seeking an associate attorney with civil litigation and/or bankruptcy experience to represent employee benefit plans in collection, litigation and bankruptcy matters. A successful candidate will have excellent research, writing and organizational skills and be comfortable working with numbers. A successful candidate will also be extremely organized, able to adhere to strict time deadlines, and be capable of handling multiple open cases at a time. The work involves regular contact with benefit plans and their auditors, local union officials and union members, employers and opposing counsel, and benefit plan Board of Trustees. The attorney is responsible for collection of delinquent contributions to employee benefit plans, litigation and bankruptcy cases related to collection of delinquencies, and other aspects of employer participation in benefit plans.

In collection cases, duties include, but are not limited to, drafting demand letters, payment plans, settlement agreements, filing lawsuits in federal court and post-judgment enforcement actions, including liens, abstracts, garnishments, and orders of examination. In bankruptcy cases, duties include reviewing and analyzing bankruptcy court filings, filing Proof of Claim forms, attending bankruptcy court hearings, as necessary, responding to objections and settling bankruptcy claims, as well as any other issues that may arise in the course of the bankruptcy case. The attorney is responsible for all bankruptcy work involving unions, including claims for unpaid wages, vacation, sick leave, severance, etc., and litigating employer applications to reject or modify collective bargaining agreements in bankruptcy.

Applicants must have a JD degree from an ABA-approved law school and be an active member, in good standing, with the California Bar. In addition to a strong academic background and superior writing and oral advocacy skills, applicants should have 2-5 years of relevant experience. We welcome applicants with Union-related experience but have also hired attorneys without prior Union experience who want to act on their commitment to worker’s rights.

The Firm offers competitive salary and generous benefits, as well as a congenial workplace. Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefit package including employer-paid family medical/dental/vision, profit sharing, 401(k) match, and commute assistance. Proof of vaccination & booster required. Beeson, Tayer and Bodine is an equal opportunity employer and invites applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

Please email (only) resume with cover letter, transcript, references and writing sample to Please note if you are interested in the Education or Collection/Bankruptcy position in your email. No phone calls or in-person visits, please.

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