O'Donoghue & O'Donoghue LLP

Law Firm
Washington, DC

This is the 2019 fellowship description for this mentor organization.

O'Donoghue & O'Donoghue is one of the oldest and largest union-side labor law firms in the United States, with over 30 attorneys engaged in the representation of labor unions and employee benefit plans. Since its founding in 1935, the same year in which the National Labor Relations Act was passeed, the Firm has a proud history of advocating for unions and working families.

The Firm has long served as general counsel for three international building trades unions and a department of the AFL-CIO. In addition, the Firm has served as counsel on a regular basis, or for special projects, to unions representing asbestos workers, broadcast technicians, communications workers, electrical workers, emergency medical technicians, federal government employees, ironworkers, judges, letter carriers, machinists, pilots, pressmen, stagehands, teachers, teamsters - and still others.

During the 1950s, the Firm helped to establish some of the first jointly-administered employee benefit plans in theU.S. construction and printing industries.   In the years to follow, the Firm's employee benefit practice grew extensively to include the representation of national, regional and local employee benefit plans in a wide range of industries.Today, the Firm represents plans of all sizes, from those with fewer than 100 participants to plans with more than 100,000 participants.

In recent years, client interest in the Firm's knowledge and experience on political and public policy matters has led to the development of a vibrant government affairs practice.

For additional information on the Firm, applicants are encouraged to visit https://odonoghuelaw.com.

The Peggy Browning Fellow will conduct research, writing and other substantive work at the direction of the firm's attorneys. Previous Fellows have worked on research and client memoranda, benefit plan documents, and briefing papers, as well as pleadings, motions and other documents at all stages of the litigation process. The Fellow will gain exposure to a wide range of legal issues in the fields of labor law and employee benefits law, and to legislative, regulatory and policy issues of consequence to unions, employee benefit plans and the workers and families they serve.

The Fellow will be encouraged to take time while in Washington, DC to participate in networking opportunities, organized events and workers' rights workshops offered by the AFL-CIO and other labor organizations. The Fellow will be involved in all aspects of firm life, including social events.

We prefer second-year students who have experience in the areas of labor law and/or employee benefits or who demonstrate a strong interest in these areas.

The stipend for this ten-week fellowship will be $1,200 per week (i.e., $12,000 in total for the 10-week period).

Please address the cover letter to:

Scott M. Seedorf, Esq.
O'Donoghue & O'Donoghue
5301 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Suite 800
Washington, D.C. 20016

202-362-0041