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Yoga Alliance

Staff Attorney

Executive – Arlington, Virginia
Department Executive
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $75,000 -$85,000 per year

Posted Date:     June 4, 2019

Location:            Arlington, VA

Salary:                 $75,000 - $85,000

Type:                     Full-time



Yoga Alliance (YA), a member-based association that advances the development and livelihood of yoga professionals and advocates for safety and accessibility in yoga, is seeking a Staff Attorney to join its team. We are celebrating our twentieth anniversary this year and are experiencing a moment of exciting growth and transformation.




You’ll report to the COO and be responsible for oversight and management of all company corporate legal and regulatory matters and work closely with the Accountability team and our external legal counsel to provide legal guidance on trademark violations, sexual misconduct claims and other associated member grievances. 




  • Advise management on general organizational contracts, third-party agreements, and vendor supplier relationships
  • Bring and pursue lawsuits, including draft/argue pre-trial motions, handle depositions, participate in trial with/without a jury, and handle appeals in conjunction with external legal counsel
  • Manage general litigation and external counsel relationships 
  • Assist management with employment law concerns, claims, and company policies
  • Ensure compliance with trademarks, patents, intellectual property, and trade secrets
  • Create business legal reports and correspondence and effectively present information to senior management
  • Respond to inquiries from regulatory agencies, customers, and the business community
  • Research and anticipate legal risks




  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree 
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in legal studies or related field 
  • Virginia State Bar membership: current, valid, and in good standing
  • 5+ years’ experience in a law firm environment
  • Strong experience with drafting and executing contracts, corporate governance, and general corporate matters 
  • Experience in compliance, trademark, defamation, and employment laws preferred
  • Non-profit experience preferred
  • Administrative and managerial experience preferred
  • Subject matter knowledge on the field of yoga preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong computer skills 
  • Professional attitude and exemplary personal ethics




Our organizational values are Unity, Integrity, Inquiry, Inclusion and Seva (Service). We are building a culture of employee empowerment, responsible stewardship, mutual respect and trust, and work/life balance.


  • Competitive pay
  • 20 vacation days
  • 12 paid holidays
  • 6 months’ paid maternity leave
  • Closure of offices between Christmas and New Year’s
  • 95% of employee medical premium paid by employer
  • 100% of employee dental premium paid by employer
  • Short Term Disability paid by employer
  • Long Term Disability paid by employer
  • Life Insurance paid by employer
  • Subsidized garage parking
  • 401(k) employer match – 100% vested immediately!!!
  • EAP Program
  • Other benefits including employee-paid pet insurance


Yoga Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.



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    $75,000 -$85,000 per year
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