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| Los Angeles, CA, USA +80 more | Remote | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: $125,000-$150,000 Annually
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About Atticus
At any given time, 16 million Americans are experiencing a crisis that requires urgent help from our legal system or government. The right assistance could transform their lives. But today, most never get it.
Atticus makes it easy for any sick or injured person in crisis to get the life-changing aid they deserve. In just three years, we've become the leading platform connecting people with disabilities to government benefits. We also help victims of accidents, misconduct, and violence get compensation from insurance. So far, we've gotten thousands of people access to over $2B in life-changing aid, and we're just getting started.
We've helped more than 20,000 people in need (see our 6,000+ five-star reviews ) and raised more than $50 million from top VC firms like Forerunner, GV (Google Ventures), and True Ventures. (We just closed our Series B round in May 2023, so we're well-funded for the foreseeable future.) We're small but moving fast - our team grew from 52 to 91 last year and we expect to grow again in 2024.
The Job
We hire smart lawyers and set them loose on hard problems - most of which have nothing to do with traditional legal practice.
Right now, we're looking for attorneys to join our newest team at the ground level. The Direct Representation team is single-mindedly focused on redefining what high quality representation looks like for Social Security disability applicants. The right people will have the chance to:

  • Pioneer a better approach to Social Security disability law
  • Collaborate with our product team to identify pain points and build solutions
  • Provide vulnerable clients with cutting edge legal representation at the administrative level and in federal court
  • Practice with smart, driven colleagues in a fast-paced and innovative environment


Over the last two years, we've attracted lawyers from firms like Munger Tolles, Hueston Hennigan, Boies Schiller, Gunderson Dettmer, and Cravath - and schools like Harvard, Stanford, and UChicago. Most have been promoted once or twice already and play critical roles across all functions.
This role is a unique opportunity to do meaningful social impact work as an attorney in a rapidly scaling startup where we put a premium on work-life balance. Your path from here could include growing as a leader at Atticus or transitioning further into tech/business as a founder or executive.
Qualifications
Required:

  • You have experience at a top law firm, government agency, or non-profit.
  • You have a degree from a top law school where you demonstrated strong academic performance.
  • You are admitted to the bar in any state.
  • You are energized by serving clients and committed to direct representation work.
  • You are a resourceful team-player ready to dive into a scrappy startup environment where you will learn quickly and get your hands dirty.
  • You have a demonstrated commitment to doing good and helping people.


Bonus / Nice-to-Have:

  • You have several years of meaningful work experience prior to attending law school, especially in client service or business environments.
  • You have experience at a startup or other fast-paced, agile environment.


We are strongly committed to building a diverse team. If you're from a background that's underrepresented in tech or law, we'd love to meet you.
Salary and Benefits
This is a rare opportunity to join a startup that has strong traction (substantial funding, well-respected backers, tremendous growth, and many happy customers) but is still small enough that you can have a huge impact and play a role in shaping our culture.
We're a certified B Corporation tackling a critical social problem. Our mission to help people in need drives everything we do, and your work here will touch many lives.
We offer competitive pay - including equity - and generous benefits:

  • Medical and dental insurance with 100% of employee premiums covered
  • 15 vacation days & ~19 paid holidays each year (including two weeks at end-of-year)
  • Free membership to OneMedical
  • $1,000 reimbursable stipend for education and training outside of work
  • Student loan repayment assistance, 401(k), and optional HSA
  • Free snacks, drinks, weekly lunches, and regular team dinners/events/retreats
  • Humble, thoughtful, smart, fun colleagues


We anticipate the base salary band for this role will be between $125,000 and $150,000 in addition to equity and benefits. The salary at offer will be determined by a number of factors such as candidate's experience, knowledge, skills and abilities, as well as internal equity among our team.
Location
Today, about half our team are in Los Angeles or Phoenix (where we have offices) and half are fully remote and spread across the U.S. There are two options for this job:

  • Live in Los Angeles, work a few days a week (or more) out of our beautiful office in the Arts District.
  • Live wherever, work remotely, and travel to LA (on the company dime) as needed to be with your colleagues -somewhere between monthly and quarterly.

  • In short: You can do this job well remotely, and we're committed to empowering everyone with flexibility. But we care a lot about building a great culture and we think some interactions need to happen in person, so we put a lot of thought into retreats, offsites, and other ways to gather.

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    What are Atticus Perks + Benefits

    Atticus Benefits Overview

    This is a rare opportunity to join a startup that has strong traction (substantial funding, well-respected backers, tremendous growth, and many happy customers) but is still small enough that you can have a huge impact and play a role in shaping our culture.

    We’re a certified B Corporation tackling a critical social problem. Our mission to help people in need drives everything we do, and your work here will touch many lives.

    We offer competitive pay — including equity — and generous benefits:

    Medical and dental insurance with 100% of employee premiums covered
    15 vacation days & ~19 paid holidays each year (including two weeks at end-of-year)
    Free membership to OneMedical
    $1,000 reimbursable stipend for education and training outside of work
    Student loan repayment assistance, 401(k), and optional HSA
    Free snacks, drinks, weekly lunches, and regular team dinners/events/retreats
    Humble, thoughtful, smart, fun colleagues
    We anticipate the base salary band for this role will be be

    Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
    Health insurance
    Mental health benefits
    Financial & Retirement
    401(K)
    Company equity
    Vacation & Time Off Benefits
    Company-wide vacation
    In addition to 15 vacation days and most federal holidays, Atticus has a company-wide two week vacation at the end of each year.
    Office Perks
    Fitness stipend
    Home-office stipend for remote employees
    Professional Development Benefits
    Tuition reimbursement
    Continuing education stipend

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