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Open Associate Positions in our Oakland and Sacramento Offices

October 26, 2023 by

Beeson, Tayer and Bodine – Oakland & Sacramento (Two Positions)
Associate Attorney – Labor & Employment or Collections & Benefits

Beeson, Tayer and Bodine is a progressive 16-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 office has two positions open for an associate attorney in the following practice areas:

Oakland Labor & Employment Practice: Our Oakland office currently has an open position for an associate attorney whose practice will focus on labor & employment law. Applicants would ideally have 2-10 years of experience and preferably be admitted to the California Bar. In addition to a strong academic background, superior writing, and oral advocacy skills, applicants must share our commitment to the labor and worker’s rights movements. We welcome applicants with Union-related experience but have also hired attorneys with experience in plaintiffs’ employment law and/or public interest law. Applicants should have completed labor and employment law courses.

Sacramento Collections & Benefit Practice: We are seeking an associate attorney with notable collection litigation and employee benefits law experience. The ideal candidate should have 3+ years of experience working on judgment collection and/or ERISA litigation. Experience in the area of employee benefits law is also necessary. 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 candidate will focus on issues related to retirement plans, health and welfare plans, and other employee benefit plans. Job duties include handling ERISA related litigation, including enforcement of contribution obligations, subrogation, post-judgment collection work, and withdrawal liability cases, and representing the firm’s employee benefit plan clients in arbitrations and in state and federal court. Plan administration background is a plus. Dedication to the labor movement, strong writing and oral advocacy skills, attention to detail, and organization and time management are very important. A successful candidate will also be comfortable working with numbers, able to adhere to strict time deadlines, and be capable of handling multiple open cases at a time.


The candidate should be a motivated self-starter with superb judgment and communication skills, and must have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Candidates must have a JD degree from an ABA-approved law school and be an active member, in good standing, with the California Bar. 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, salary range of $103,000-$113,000 for a 3 to 5 year attorney, and includes an excellent benefit package including employer-paid family medical/dental/vision, profit sharing, 401(k) match, and student loan 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 Labor & Employment or Collection/Benefits position in your email. No phone calls or in-person visits, please.


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