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Staff Attorney

Democratic National Committee

Democratic National Committee

Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2023
The DNC is seeking a highly motivated and resourceful Staff Attorney to provide key support for the DNC’s legal operations. Reporting to the DNC’s Legal Counsel, the Staff Attorney will provide accurate and timely advice on a variety of legal topics relevant to a national party committee and its political activities, including but not limited to negotiating contracts and advising on employment law and campaign finance compliance.


  • Provide counsel to DNC departments on a variety of legal issues, including but not limited to campaign finance and election laws and employment and labor issues;
  • Negotiate and advise on a broad range of agreements on behalf of the DNC;
  • Draft thoughtful, organized, and clear documents, including emails, legal memoranda, training materials, and presentations; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple, high priority projects with attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Ability to negotiate effectively, firmly conveying the DNC’s position, find suitable solutions/compromises, and evaluate relevant legal and political risks;
  • Ability to quickly adjust to changing priorities and deadlines;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent research, analytical, and problem-solving skills; and
  • Strong interest in and knowledge of Democratic politics and principles.


  • Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited law school;
  • At least 3 years of experience in legal practice in government, a nonprofit, a law firm, or an in-house legal department;
  • Admitted to practice and in good standing in at least one U.S. state bar; and
  • Experience building and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment.
  • Campaign finance, data privacy and licensing, and/or employment law experience preferred.
The salary for Staff Attorney is $115,000 - $135,000, on an annualized basis, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
This is a full-time, exempt position. This position will be based at the DNC HQ in Washington, D.C., and is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement.
This position requires up to 15% travel both in the Washington, D.C. area and across the country to attend and support meetings and events.
The Democratic National Committee (DNC), is committed to diversity among its staff, and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents. The DNC is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis. The DNC will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.
The DNC requires all employees to be "up to date" on COVID-19 vaccination status as prescribed by the CDC as a condition of employment, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law. If you seek a reasonable accommodation in relation to the DNC’s COVID-19 policy, you should speak to the HR team prior to reporting to an office location.
The DNC offers a generous benefit package, including:
- More than 30 days of paid time off, including Federal holidays, vacation, and personal days;
- Health and dental insurance for employee and dependents;
- 90% paid by the DNC, 10% paid by employee;
- Supplementary vision plans available to employees for purchase;
- Up to a 4% employer match DNC 401(k) plan;
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available to DNC employees and their dependents at no cost to staff;
- Pre-tax Flexible spending account benefits available to employees and dependents.