Our mantra at Consumer Watchdog is simple, but effective: Expose rip-offs and injustice. Confront the industries and politicians responsible. Change the world.
Whether we’re at the Capitol, in the media, or in the courtroom, these are the strategies we use to make sure that we win justice for American consumers and taxpayers. CW's team of advocates and attorneys are some of the most effective hellraisers in the business. Do you have what it takes to join us? The faint of heart need not apply.
Salary for all positions is competitive with similar public interest organizations and the experience level sought; employer-paid health plan, dental and life insurance are provided. Consumer Watchdog also offers a generous retirement savings plan, a casual work environment and parking at our Los Angeles office.
We currently have an attorney position and a consumer advocate position available:
Litigation Attorney Position
Consumer Watchdog is a nationally-recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a powerful voice for the People in an era when special interests dominate public discourse, government, politics and our culture.
Founded in 1985, Consumer Watchdog operates a unique model of citizen advocacy on behalf of the vast majority of Americans whose interests are otherwise unrepresented. It deploys a team of public interest attorneys, policy experts, strategists, and grassroots activists all working together in the courts, before government agencies, legislative bodies and Congress, and in the public arena through news and social media to expose, confront, and redress injustice. Consumer Watchdog has saved Americans billions of dollars and protected countless lives. The staff of Consumer Watchdog includes some of the nation’s foremost advocates and experts.
Our work, which is spotlighted daily in the national and local media, includes advocating in the areas of health care reform, civil rights, insurance reform, privacy, environmental protection, corporate accountability and other state and federal matters. The organization has offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
Consumer Watchdog’s Legal Project attorneys advocate on behalf of consumers before regulatory agencies, the legislature, and the courts. Over the course of three decades, Consumer Watchdog attorneys have represented consumers in numerous class actions, civil lawsuits, and administrative complaints. The Legal Project specializes in highly complex litigation to address civil rights violations, consumer abuses in the marketplace and political corruption.
A particular focus of Consumer Watchdog’s litigation has been to challenge the illegal practices of insurance companies. Consumer Watchdog has successfully challenged a number of health insurers for violating Obamacare rules and violating the privacy of HIV patients. After winning a California initiative to bar insurance companies from discriminating against consumers based on their demographic characteristics, Consumer Watchdog has enforced the law against hundreds of auto, home and business insurance companies.
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Consumer Watchdog’s Legal Project staff attorneys represent consumers in high-profile litigation before the courts and administrative agencies with a particular focus on health and other insurance matters. Staff attorneys are responsible for their own caseload from the investigation stage through final resolution, will tackle complex legal issues on a daily basis, and have the opportunity to work with other top public interest and plaintiffs’ attorneys in the nation. This is a full-time position.
Candidates will possess 3-5 years of civil litigation experience, preferably in public interest or a similar organization, and a demonstrated commitment to public interest law and consumer advocacy issues. Knowledge of California insurance law, class action law and/or the Administrative Procedure Act a plus. Must be able to work independently and willing to dive into uncharted territory.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Salary is competitive with other similar public interest organizations and the experience level sought. Employer-paid health plan and life insurance are provided after three-months employment. Consumer Watchdog also offers a retirement savings plan.
E-mail your resume with a cover letter explaining your interest in Consumer Watchdog and this position along with a ten-page legal writing sample to Litigation Director Jerry Flanagan at email@example.com
Consumer Advocate: Privacy & Technology
Consumer Watchdog is a national, nonpartisan consumer advocacy organization that develops innovative solutions to some of our country’s biggest problems. Over the last thirty years our investigations have changed corporate practices, driven corrupt politicians out of office and inspired groundbreaking legislation. Our mantra at Consumer Watchdog is simple, but effective. Expose rip-offs and injustice. Confront the industries and politicians responsible. Change the world.
CW’s areas of focus include: affordable health care, patient safety, digital privacy, insurance reform, environmental regulation, clean energy, voting reform and money in politics.
If you are looking for a challenge and committed to working for justice, this is the job for you.
Job Description: Consumer Watchdog seeks an excellent writer and persuasive communicator to join our team as a Consumer Advocate. This position focuses on the challenges and opportunities raised by rapidly evolving technologies, the data industry that those technologies have spawned, and the consumer impacts of the lawless culture that dominates Silicon Valley. Key issues will include online privacy, safety and privacy challenges raised by autonomous vehicles, and legal accountability for the tech industry. The responsibilities of the position include: writing blog posts and press releases; preparing reports, testimony, and regulatory complaints; researching corporate misconduct; developing policy positions; and, communicating effectively with print and electronic reporters.
Qualifications: Candidates must demonstrate the ability to work fast and accurately under tight deadlines. Excellent writing skills, comfort with public speaking and the flexibility to shift quickly between projects are necessary. Three years’ experience with a public interest group or in a comparable field is desirable.
Salary and benefits: Salary is competitive with other similar public interest organizations and the experience level sought. Employer-paid health plan, dental and life insurance are provided. Consumer Watchdog also offers a retirement savings plan.
Contact: E-mail your resume with a cover letter explaining your interest in Consumer Watchdog and this position along with a writing sample to: firstname.lastname@example.org