At Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, attorneys work closely with other professionals and support personnel in project teams that focus on delivering superior legal advice and client service by the most efficient means possible. We strive to hire and retain well-rounded attorneys, professionals and support staff who enjoy a balance of work, family life and recreation. We pride ourselves on our friendly, informal, egalitarian environment where every team member is truly valued and respected.
PPSV seeks to attract the very best lawyers to help grow our top-tier healthcare, education and government affairs practices. We welcome law students, judicial clerks and practicing lawyers. We offer:
Our practice is national in scope. We serve many leading healthcare and education organizations in all forms of administrative advocacy and litigation. As a mid-sized firm, we do not have rigid career tracks for our young lawyers, preferring instead that they shape and develop their own courses. Many PPSV attorneys and professionals have extensive experience in the government agencies we advocate before (Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, Food & Drug Administration, Center for Disease Control, Department of Justice, etc.).
Our summer program exposes law students to the firm’s practice. By providing summer associates with challenging work, practical training and the opportunity to work and socialize with many of our lawyers, professionals and staff, we try to provide the insight summer associates need to make informed decisions to join us after graduation or a clerkship and recommend us to their friends and colleagues.
The firm seeks to hire applicants who have a commitment to bettering the nation’s healthcare and education systems. Applicants should also possess academic and personal records of achievement that demonstrate a commitment to excellence. The students we hire are typically near the top of their classes and have excellent oral and written communications skills. In addition, we seek individuals whose personality, character, intelligence, judgment, and training will inspire their colleagues and clients to have confidence in their advice and representation.
PPSV has a deep, well-respected legislative practice. As with attorney recruiting, the firm seeks to hire government affairs applicants who have a commitment to bettering the nation’s healthcare and education systems, have significant Hill or regulatory agency experience and demonstrate excellent communications skills.
PPSV knows that paralegals and law clerks make significant contributions toward our mission of providing clients with the highest quality legal services at reasonable prices. We seek to attract paralegal and law clerk candidates who are highly motivated and possess superior analytical, communications and organizational skills.
PPSV provides a sound infrastructure for the pleasant and efficient operation of our office. We periodically hire in the areas of administration, secretarial, accounting, library, records, office services, and other support functions.
We are an equal opportunity employer and attempt to hire a diverse population. We strongly believe our firm and our clients benefit from diversity in race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, and other characteristics. We believe that diversity is critical to our business strategy and improves our competitiveness.
PPSV pays all or a portion of the cost of health, dental, life, accidental death and dismemberment, and long-term disability insurance. Employees may pay for a portion of their insurance premiums and transportation expenses with pre-tax dollars and are eligible for flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care expenses. Employees are eligible to participate in the firm's profit sharing and 401(k) plans.
If you are interested in making a difference in federal healthcare and education law, PPSV deserves your strong consideration. For legal, professional or support staff careers, please send resume and cover letter to:Elizabeth Box Overton, Executive Director