Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP | 20th Anniversary 2004 - 2024
Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP | 20th Anniversary 2004 - 2024

Legal Intake and Operations Specialist – New York, NY

Sanford Heisler Sharp is a boutique, civil rights law firm that is committed to litigating and resolving public interest, social justice, and civil rights matters that add significant value to individuals, groups of individuals, and communities. We have a team of lawyers and staff who are all dedicated to using the law to help create and enforce a more just society. Since our founding in 2004, we have recovered more than one billion dollars for individual clients and the United States government and have achieved unparalleled success securing extraordinary systemic changes in corporate America.

We represent plaintiffs in individual matters and class actions nationwide. Our lawyers in New York City, Washington, DC, Palo Alto, San Francisco, San Diego, Nashville, and Baltimore excel at representing individuals, groups of individuals, and public entities in discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower, ERISA, wage and hour, sexual violence, Title IX, victims’ rights, and public sector litigation.

To learn more about our firm, please visit our website at

Job Description:

Legal Intake and Operations Specialists help our firm’s leadership identify new litigation opportunities by conducting intake interviews with the firm’s potential clients, distilling the facts of a potential client’s claims, and providing thoughtful summaries of their claims to the firm’s intake management team. Legal Intake and Operations Specialists also help the firm’s Chief Operating Officer with a number of operations projects.

Our firm’s leadership expects Legal Intake and Operations Specialists to be thorough in all their assigned work. Our representation of a potential client is often determined by a Legal Intake and Operations Specialist’s intake write-up. A well-written intake write-up helps our firm’s leadership reach the right decision and can help our attorneys navigate some of the legal challenges they will likely confront in the event we represent the potential client.


An applicant must have a bachelor’s degree to be eligible and should be available to start working this summer.

A competitive applicant will have:

  • a dedication to civil rights, social justice, and public interest litigation;
  • a demonstrated commitment to at least one of the firm’s practice areas;
  • proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom (proficiency in Litify is a plus);
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills (fluency in Spanish is a plus);
  • great attention to detail and a desire to follow and iterate on process;
  • strong time management and organizational skills;
  • a collaborative spirit when working with colleagues in the office and remotely; and
  • experience in a professional environment (experience in a client-facing role is a plus).


Sanford Heisler Sharp employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including obtaining the COVID-19 boosters within the time frame recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If you accept an offer from the firm and choose not to get vaccinated for religious, medical reasons, or other applicable legal requirements, you may seek a reasonable accommodation.

Hours: Legal Intake and Operations Specialists work 40+ hours per week (i.e., Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. ET to ~6:30 p.m. ET).

Salary: The first-year annualized salary for this position is $60,000 and the second-year annualized salary is $63,000. Legal Intake and Operations Specialists are eligible for overtime.

Application Procedure:

Sanford Heisler Sharp is currently in a hybrid environment with regular in-person attendance required 3 days per week. Applicants seeking consideration should email a one-page cover letter, a current resume, unofficial college transcript, two writing samples, and three professional references, to Erika Rigsby, Director of Talent Acquisition and Development, at [email protected] Please include “Prospective Legal Intake and Operations Specialist” in the subject line of the email.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit their application immediately as decisions are made on a rolling basis.

We are committed to EEO principles and value a diverse workplace. We strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+, all genders, all ages, differently abled, and other minority applicants to apply.

Reasonable Accommodations:

Sanford Heisler Sharp welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodations during any part of the hiring process, please send your request to us by email at [email protected] or by U.S. mail to the following address:

ATTN: Khali Jones, Director of Human Resources

Sanford Heisler Sharp

700 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Suite 300

Washington, DC 20003