The National Consumer Law Center proudly traces its roots to the 1960s “War on Poverty” and its work as a support center for legal services offices. NCLC’s expertise includes policy analysis, high-impact advocacy, litigation, and extensive training for a nationwide network of consumer advocates. It works closely with nonprofit and legal services organizations, private attorneys, civil rights and grassroots organizations, and federal and state policymakers across the nation to stop exploitative practices, help financially stressed families build and retain wealth, and advance economic fairness. NCLC has developed a number of key initiatives to help focus its resources on urgent problems. The organization has a diverse mix of funding sources, including grants, contracts, publications and conference revenue, court awards, and individual donations. Its annual budget is approximately $11 million, and its reserves are used to fund strategic and high-impact initiatives.
NCLC, the country’s preeminent advocate for low-income consumers, seeks an experienced professional to join the NCLC management team as the Director of Litigation. The organization is looking for a collegial and collaborative leader who can develop strong working relationships with internal and external partners and lead NCLC’s critical legal work to file and litigate lawsuits—mostly class actions—with the goal of benefitting low-income consumers.
Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Director of Litigation will play an important leadership role in the organization. The Director will be a bold, experienced litigator who cares deeply about the mission and is highly skilled at both developing strategies that will lead to successful outcomes and in building and maintaining solid relationships with class action litigation partners.
This is an exciting opportunity to work for a growing and dynamic national advocacy organization that is fighting to level the economic playing field and ensure greater economic fairness and security, especially as it relates to advancing racial justice.