Opportunities

The following 40+ legal organizations are interested in hiring lawyers returning to the legal profession after a hiatus for one-year, paid Fellowships through OnRamp. Please check the “Applicants” page for details regarding the eligibility requirements. 

If you meet the eligibility requirements and would like to apply for any of the open roles below, please click “Apply Now.”  You can apply for multiple roles via one application. Continue to check back over the coming weeks for many new opportunities!

Current Open Roles:

Applications for the roles listed below are due no later than March 24, 2023. Please check back regularly for updates!

Many of the roles are “remote” opportunities or a combination of remote and in-person currently, and are subject to change over time. Please see the role descriptions for more details. 

Akerman (Miami, New York, Orlando, Chicago, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Los Angeles)

CORPORATE (Miami, New York, Orlando preferred) – We are open to candidates with previous M&A and/or private equity transactional experience in an AmLaw firm. Must possess a Juris Doctor degree from an ABA accredited law school and be a member of the Florida or New York State Bar (depending on office location) or willing to sit for the next examination. 

REAL ESTATE (Miami or any Florida office preferred, but location flexible) – We are open to candidates with experience in commercial real estate transactions. Experience drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements and loan documents for a broad range of asset classes (such as hotels, multifamily, industrial and vacant development sites), as well as considerable experience drafting and negotiating leases, is required. Fluency or working proficiency in Spanish is considered a plus. Must possess a Juris Doctor degree from an ABA accredited law school and bar admission in the jurisdiction of resident office location or where the work is being performed.

REAL ESTATE (Atlanta, Chicago, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, South Florida, New York preferred) – We are open to candidates with experience handling commercial real estate transactions, with an emphasis on real estate finance. Experience representing lenders and borrowers in commercial mortgage and mezzanine loans, commercial loan originations, leasing, acquisition and sales transactions (e.g., purchase and sale agreements, commercial diligence, management agreements, brokerage agreements). Experience with preferred equity investments is considered a plus. Must possess a Juris Doctor degree from an ABA accredited law school and bar admission in the jurisdiction of resident office location or where the work is being performed.

Akerman is currently fully remote until further notice due to the recent spike in Covid cases. In the coming months, we hope to transition to a combination of in-person and remote. Attorneys will have a lot of flexibility and will be given the option to work in the office, remote, or a hybrid schedule

Amazon

OnRamp Fellow posting coming soon!

American Express (Hybrid - New York)

General Counsel’s Organization: Where great legal minds influence global business strategy.Our mission is to protect and strengthen American Express through legal expertise and strategic advice. This helps our business partners manage risk, identify opportunities, and deliver on the company’s promise of exceptional products and services. Given the dynamic nature of the global payments industry and the valued partnership between our team and the business, we see it as imperative to attract and develop talented people by:

  • Providing rich work experiences and opportunities for professional development
  • Recognizing and rewarding those who drive and deliver results
  • Respecting and valuing diversity, integrity, and personal accountability

Please note American Express is currently operating under a hybrid in-person and remote work arrangement in alignment with our AMEX Flex program.

Manager & Counsel – Digital, Strategic Partnerships & Legal Risk Management – New York

As a member of the Digital, Strategic Partnerships & Legal Risk Management in the General Counsel Organization of American Express, this position will involve interfacing with colleagues globally on legal issues related to products and capabilities managed by Enterprise Digital & Data Solutions, strategic data deals, digital marketing initiatives and other projects, as well as working collaboratively with other stakeholders in a highly matrixed organization. This position will report to a Senior Counsel and it is based in New York.

Manager & Counsel – Advertising, Marketing and Customer Experience – New York

The Advertising, Marketing and Customer Experience team is seeking a Counsel attorney to provide legal and strategic support to the Global Servicing Group (GSG) team, which creates, manages and operationalizes myriad service touchpoints throughout the account lifecycle of American Express Card Members.

The position will work closely with business clients and legal professionals in the General Counsel’s Organization (GCO) to provide legal advice on wide-ranging issues that arise on a day-to-day basis, including telemarketing and acquisition, debit, credit and lending servicing, electronic payments, complaints and disputes, new product development, vendor and supplier agreements, and operational and compliance matters.

Manager & Counsel – Global Merchant & Network Services – Sunrise, Florida/New York

This position provides legal and strategic support to the Global Merchant & Network Services (GMNS) business, a core business of American Express that is fundamental to the operation of the entire American Express network. GMNS builds and maintains relationships with merchants that accept the American Express Card by signing merchants to accept the Card, processing Card transactions and providing marketing and other innovative programs and services. This position will support the Regional and Centralized Client Group organization, which manages key merchant relationships, including online/e-commerce and government merchants, throughout the United States.

Manager & Counsel – Global Commercial Services – Atlanta/New York

The Global Commercial Services business legal group within the General Counsel’s Organization (“GCO”) at American Express is seeking a Manager & Counsel. This role will support product development and initiatives across the various Kabbage products and services, coordinate with Kabbage stakeholders, and otherwise provide legal guidance to various Kabbage business teams.

The role will require significant collaboration with other internal lawyers as well as cross-functional interaction with business colleagues at various levels of seniority.

Manager & Counsel – Insurance – New York

The Insurance Team of the General Counsel’s Organization at American Express is seeking a Manager & Counsel to provide legal and strategic support on insurance, claim and commercial legal issues. This position will report to a Director & Counsel and have responsibility to the Chief Insurance Counsel.

Bloomberg

OnRamp Fellow posting coming soon! 

Brown Rudnick (Hybrid - Boston, New York, Orange County)

ABOUT BROWN RUDNICK

Powered by over 250 lawyers in key financial centers, including New York, London, Boston, California, and Washington, D.C., Brown Rudnick is a law firm designed for speed and performance.

Our advice is practical and business-driven – not abstract or opaque. And our progressive operating model takes collaboration to a new level – benefiting like-minded clients who want muscular, integrated service, timely delivered.

From major corporate restructurings, class actions and cross-border mergers, to exotic asset-class securitizations and the front lines of global climate initiatives, we are committed to your business and passionate about results. Look to us for:

  • A strategic portfolio of premier Corporate, Litigation, Corporate Restructuring and Capital Markets legal practices
  • Dedicated client service based on a comprehensive understanding of client needs and objectives
  • A client mix ranging from start-up and emerging growth businesses, to national, global and Fortune 500 business leaders
  • Integrated public policy advice and advocacy at key domestic political centers
  • A unique law firm model that eliminates internal politics & supports inter-office, inter-practice & international collaboration
  • Community leadership through a focused, influential Center for the Public Interest

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION AT BROWN RUDNICK

Diversity, equity and inclusion are core values at our firm and inform every aspect of our business. At Brown Rudnick, we devote the same energy and ingenuity to nurturing our firm’s inclusive culture as we apply to solving our clients’ global business needs. We are committed to:

  • Creating a workplace where high-performing professionals from all walks of life can do their best work, together;
  • Recruiting, developing, advancing, and promoting talented attorneys from diverse backgrounds;
  • Investing in internal and external initiatives that support the equality and inclusion of communities across the spectrum of diversity; and
  • Developing the pipeline to practice for underrepresented populations and contributing to the long-term diversification of Brown Rudnick and the legal profession.

We invest in these efforts because we understand that diverse perspectives bring tremendous value to our practice and improve our ability to deliver exemplary client service. By leveraging the knowledge and experience of talented individuals from all walks of life, we can provide truly unique solutions to our clients’ global business challenges.

Our efforts are led by Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Partners, Jane Colston and Chelsea Mullarney, with Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Renauld G. Clarke. Collectively, this team advises the firm on how best to identify and address implicit biases, increase the opportunities for people of color, women, disabled professionals, LGBT+ and other professionals from diverse backgrounds to join the firm and advance at all levels, and create a more inclusive work environment for all employees of the firm.

Litigation Fellow – New York

Position

Brown Rudnick is seeking a Fellow with 4-5 years of experience to join its Commercial Litigation group in the New York office. The ideal candidate is one who has exhibited a passion for courtroom litigation reflected by a broad body of work in the various stages of litigation and meaningful responsibility.

This position will provide a unique opportunity for greatly accelerated professional development. The group is leanly staff, you will be working directly with the senior members of the group. The team regularly bills 2000+ hours per year, including equity partners.

Qualifications

Candidates must have a primary desire to become a first-chair courtroom lawyer and a willingness to do the work necessary to achieve that goal. Qualifications and experience demonstrating such interest, desire, and ability are paramount considerations.

Restructuring Fellow – Boston, New York, Orange County

Position

Brown Rudnick LLP is seeking a Fellow with 3-5 years of experience to join our Restructuring group. The ideal candidate will have restructuring experience including Chapter 11 cases, representing debtors and creditors in all areas of corporate restructurings and bankruptcy proceedings. Candidates should be capable of handling and running multiple significant matters at once and should be able to work collaboratively within a team.

Qualifications

Candidates must have outstanding academic credentials and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Comparable law firm and/or clerkship experience preferred.

Lawyers are asked to work in the office two days per week. Each practice group works together to find the days that are best for the team to be in the office together.

Clifford Chance (Hybrid - New York)

Per our Agile Working Policy, lawyers may work remotely for up to 3 days each week.

M&A Insurance

The New York office has an opening for an OnRamp candidate in the Firm’s M&A Insurance group focusing on transactional risk insurance offerings. Experience in representation and warranty insurance work is a plus, but not a requirement.

Clyde & Co

OnRamp job post coming soon!

D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (Denver, New York)

Generalist Attorney (Denver or New York)

OVERVIEW:

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a talented attorney to join its Legal & Compliance department and counsel the firm’s renewable energy business, D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI). DESRI is a market-leading owner and operator of renewable energy projects throughout the United States that acquires, develops, owns, operates, or has contracted more than 6 gigawatts of capacity across a portfolio of over 60 renewable energy projects. This attorney will become part of a small, inclusive, highly skilled team responsible for supporting DESRI’s portfolio of wind and solar energy projects, within a fast-paced environment that values collaboration, thoughtful problem solving, and attention to detail.

WHAT YOU’LL DO DAY-TO-DAY:

You’ll be responsible for providing legal support to DESRI’s transactional, asset management, and development teams. The attorney will advise on general corporate, contractual, and transactional matters relating to DESRI’s growing portfolio of wind and solar projects across the United States. You’ll also provide guidance on resolving disputes arising under DESRI’s contracts, helping to pursue contractual remedies.

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

  • Candidates should have an impressive record of academic achievement and corporate law experience, including managing transactions and advising clients directly.
  • Experience with energy projects is a plus but not required.
  • Well-developed analytical, communication, and organizational skills and keen attention to detail are essential.
  • Outstanding judgment is of great importance, as is a demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in support of highly complex renewable energy projects.

Duval & Stachenfeld LLP (New York)

About Duval & Stachenfeld LLP

One of the Largest and Most Comprehensive Real Estate Law Practices in NYC: Duval & Stachenfeld LLP has almost 40 full-time real estate lawyers making it one of the largest real estate law practices in New York City. The Firm’s Real Estate Practice Group handles matters across all asset classes in virtually all U.S. jurisdictions and many non-U.S. jurisdictions. These matters span almost every conceivable transaction structure, involve every level of the capital equity and debt stacks, and encompass various degrees of complexity.

Pure Play in Real Estate Law: The most critical and distinguishing characteristic of our Firm is that we are the “Pure Play in Real Estate Law” and have focused all areas of the Firm primarily on real estate and on serving clients in the real estate industry.

Our Core Values

  • Deliver outstanding service to our clients.
  • Incorporate honor, integrity, and fairness into all aspects of our business.
  • Insist on plain unvarnished honesty in all matters.
  • Attack complacency.
  • Put the Firm first: our success depends upon effective teamwork.
  • Ardent support for our purpose and values.
  • Do the right thing even when it hurts.

Our Mission

Building off of our Values, the Firm has a mission statement which we all live by:

To ignite, nourish, and build careers in an environment of enthusiasm, loyalty, and commitment.

Notably, the mission points out what we are all about – namely, the simple realization that each lawyer alone is just about nothing, but together we are a powerful force for ourselves, for society, and for our clients.

Diversity Equity & Inclusion at Duval & Stachenfeld LLP

At Duval & Stachenfeld LLP, we strive to provide a platform of excellence and inclusion for all of our employees. This is evidenced by not only our day-to-day conduct and culture, but also by our commitment to policies and initiatives that provide all attorneys, paraprofessionals, and staff with opportunities for participation and advancement, regardless of age, race, gender identity, physical ability, sexual orientation, neurodiversity, religion, or socioeconomic or family status.

We are proud and pleased to say we have fostered a safe and nurturing environment, where success and advancement is available to all D&S employees.

  • The Managing Partner is female
  • The co-chair of the Real Estate Department is female
  • The chair of the Tax Department is female
  • The chairs or co-chairs of our Leasing Practice Group, Land Use Practice Group, and NYC Real Estate Tax and Incentives Practice Group are either female, a member of a minority community or a member of the LGBTQ+ community (or a combination of the foregoing)
  • Our administrative management team (e.g., COO, CFO, Executive Director, CTO, HR director, etc.) are either female, members of the LGBTQ+ community, or members of minority communities (or a combination of the foregoing)
  • 43% of our equity partners are female, members of the LGBTQ+ community, or members of minority communities (or some combination of the foregoing)
  • 33% of our partners and counsel are female, members of the LGBTQ+ community, or members of minority communities (or some combination of the foregoing)
  • 44% of our associates are female, members of the LGBTQ+ community, or members of minority communities (or some combination of the foregoing)
  • 57% of all employees are female, members of the LGBTQ+ community, or members of minority communities (or some combination of the foregoing)
  • The relationship partners for many of the Firm’s largest clients are female, members of the LGBTQ+ community, or members of minority communities (or some combination of the foregoing)

OnRamp Fellow Positions Available

General and Corporate Real Estate Fellow:

Our firm is seeking real estate attorneys who specialize in general and/or corporate real estate transactional work. Attorneys who have at least three years of experience with sophisticated commercial real estate and corporate transactions including, acquisitions and dispositions, financings, commercial lending, entity formation including governing documents, corporate documents and agreements, business counseling and general commercial agreements are welcome to apply. We are also seeking real estate attorneys at the partner and counsel level and, in certain cases, will consider partner positions without portable business.

Fund Formation Fellow:

Our firm is seeking an experienced fund formation attorney with extensive experience in private equity and private real estate investment fund formation and regulatory compliance, including representing venture capitalists, private equity firms, hedge fund managers, and family offices in a range of transactions. Experience with all aspects of investment fund structuring, including fund terms and conditions, investor negotiations, as well as day-to-day fund operations preferred. Experience with Bespoke investment structures, sponsor capital fund and GP capital funds a plus.

Leasing Fellow:

Our firm is seeking an experienced leasing attorney with prior experience representing landlords and tenants in leases for retail, office, industrial and mixed-use properties. Must have solid experience negotiating, drafting, and reviewing complex leasing agreements.

Ground Leasing Fellow:

Our firm is seeking a senior level attorney with solid experience negotiating ground leases and sale-leaseback transactions, from the point of view of both the lessor and the lessee. Must have the ability to counsel on complex relationships among all interest holders and their lenders and other complex ground lease issues such as ground rent resets, purchase options, casualty/condemnation and restoration obligations. Attorneys should have experience acting as the “project manager” among a wide group of stakeholders, including the ground lessor, ground lessee, leasehold lender, fee lender, third party sellers, insurance and title insurance consultants, and construction experts. Experience managing sale-leaseback transactions involving ground lease financiers such as Safehold, Montgomery Street Partners, or Twain is a plus.

Tax Fellow:

Our firm is seeking an eager junior level attorney with experience in all aspects of a complex tax practice. The ideal candidate will have prior experience dealing with complex tax issues on real estate transactions involving equity, debt, corporate real estate, opportunity zone transactions, REITS, etc., but not required. Candidates must be a proactive team player and have excellent research and drafting skills.

Eversheds Sutherland

OnRamp Fellow posting coming soon!

Faegre Drinker

Fellows currently placed at the Firm. Please check back in Spring 2023 for new openings.

Farella Braun + Martel LLP (San Francisco)

Associate – Insurance Recovery, San Francisco

Farella Braun + Martel LLP’s Insurance Recovery Group is currently looking for a litigation associate with 3-6 years of experience. The ideal candidate will have experience working on insurance coverage matters on behalf of policyholders.

Associate – Environmental Litigation, San Francisco

Farella Braun + Martel is currently looking for an Environmental Litigation Associate with 3 to 5 years of experience. The ideal candidate should have a demonstrated background in environmental practice, including strong litigation, regulatory and administrative skills, and experience commensurate with their level. CEQA/Land Use litigation experience would also be favorably considered.

Associate – Family Wealth, San Francisco

Farella Braun + Martel LLP seeks an associate with 3-7 years of experience for its Family Wealth practice. Candidates should have experience commensurate with their level in estate planning for high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals. Experience with family offices issues a plus.

Non-Partnership Track Attorney – Employment Litigation, San Francisco

Farella Braun + Martel LLP seeks an attorney to join its employment litigation and counseling practice as a non-partnership track salaried staff attorney. The candidate will work with the employment partners and associates on employment litigation matters in state and federal court and arbitration, and will support the group in providing employment advice and counseling to clients. Applicant should have at least 4 years of experience in California, including deposition experience. The successful candidate must have a high level of academic achievement and strong legal writing skills.

Associate – Business Transactions, San Francisco

Farella Braun + Martel LLP is currently seeking a general business associate with a minimum of 2 but preferably at least 3 years of law firm experience handling a combination of corporate and financial transactions, such as M&A transactions, securities offerings and other financings, private investments, partnerships and joint ventures, corporate restructurings, fund formation, and corporate governance. The firm’s business attorneys work with a range of clients from closely held family businesses to large and complex business enterprises and serve clients in the technology, renewable energy, real estate, wine, cannabis and food and beverage industries.

Associate – Intellectual Property, San Francisco

Farella Braun + Martel LLP seeks a skilled and highly qualified associate with 2 to 4 years of intellectual property litigation experience to join its practice. The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate, masters degree or work experience in Electrical Engineering and/or Computer Science, as well as previous intellectual property litigation experience. The candidate should have a high level of academic achievement from a highly ranked law school, strong legal writing and oral presentation skills and experience with IP litigation matters.

Associate – Family Office, San Francisco

Farella Braun + Martel is seeking to fill open positions in its private client industry group. Private Client Industry Group team members work on a variety of matters that range from traditional income tax planning to domestic and foreign estate & gift tax planning to private foundation / exempt organization planning to business entity planning and other cutting edge family office legal work. While there will be an opportunity for the attorneys hired to work and assist in all private client industry group matters, the open positions relate primarily to assisting on family office legal work. Responsibilities will include:

  • Performing research across a wide range of subject areas (not just traditional tax and estate / gift matters) and synthesizing information to come up with bottom-line recommendations
  • Helping family office clients and other members of the private client industry group “issue-spot” and then shepherd the work all the way from issue-spotting to completion
  • Coordinating and implementing work done by outside counsel in other jurisdictions (both states outside of California and other countries)
  • Helping family office clients and other members of the private client industry group draft and review contracts, business entity documents, and other legal documents of all types (not just traditional wills and trusts)
  • Outstanding research, analysis, and communication skills are a must, as is self-initiative, resourcefulness, and a teamwork mindset. A proven track record (whether as a transactional tax lawyer, estate & gift lawyer, corporate lawyer, or general business lawyer) for working through complex, high-stakes financial and/or legal concerns involving multiple practice areas is also required. Farella will be considering candidates with at least 2 years of previous legal experience.

Haynes Boone (Hybrid - Dallas, New York)

The Dallas and New York offices of Haynes Boone is seeking a Real Estate associate with experience working on acquisition, disposition, real estate secured finance (borrower representation), real estate development and/or joint venture drafting and negotiating. We recognize that strong candidates may have experience in some of these areas, but not all of them, so we encourage you to apply if you have experience in at least four out of the six experiences listed. Candidates must also have strong academic credentials, excellent writing skills and should enjoy working with others in a team-oriented setting.

At Haynes Boone, we pride ourselves on our firm culture which emphasizes collaboration and teamwork. The firm has undertaken a strategic integration approach for all attorneys at the firm, which is led by the firm’s Attorney Integration Committee. Our approach focuses on fostering attorney integration from office to office, section to section, and lawyer to lawyer at all levels. Additionally, Haynes Boone attorneys are provided meaningful in-person professional development training at all stages of their careers. The firm has implemented a series of milestone programs which progressively build on each other and cover level-appropriate aspects of business development, management skills, and firm citizenship and are intended to supplement ongoing practice-specific development and continuing legal education.

Haynes Boone has been recognized for its diversity, equity and inclusion efforts with the following distinctions:

  • Haynes Boone has achieved certification in the Mansfield Rule 4.0 program, which measures whether law firms have affirmatively considered women, attorneys of color, LGBTQ+ attorneys, and attorneys with disabilities for important leadership positions within the firm. Haynes Boone also achieved Mansfield Certification Plus status which shows that the firm has met or exceeded the baseline Mansfield requirements and also reached at least 30% underrepresented lawyer representation in a notable number of current leadership roles.
  • Haynes Boone earned a 100 percent rating for the third consecutive year in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index.
  • Haynes Boone has received the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) Gold Standard Certification in 2021, with preceding recognition from 2011-2015, 2017-2018 and 2020.
  • Haynes Boone was awarded the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s (LCLD) Top Performer Award and Compass Award in 2021for meaningful participation in critical LCLD initiatives.
  • Haynes Boone was ranked by Chambers Associate in the Top 25 Firms for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Haynes and Boone, LLP currently requires all firm personnel to return to the office at least three days per week in our U.S. offices. We expect each full-time lawyer in good standing to work from the Firm’s offices at least three days per week and remotely up to two days per week. Additionally, the firm currently has a vaccine mandate in place, which means anyone (all employees and visitors) entering our offices, now and continuing into the future, must provide proof of full vaccination. Employees may seek a medical/religious vaccine exemption which will be individually considered. Please note that medical exemptions will require certification by a treating healthcare professional. If exempt, employees may be permitted to work remotely for the time being.

Holland & Hart (Remote/Hybrid Flex Schedules - All Offices)

Join the team at Holland & Hart! We are the largest AmLaw 200 firm in the Mountain West and are known for our pioneering, innovative spirit and team-based, collaborative environment. Our attorneys experience sophisticated practices common to larger firms, while enjoying the benefits of living in one of Holland & Hart’s desirable geographical locations. We frequently hire those who want to relocate from firms in large, coastal cities to vibrant communities where you can take advantage of city life, serve clients on challenging work, and enjoy Mountain West vistas and recreational options at your doorstep.

Holland & Hart’s Corporate practice group is seeking to add team members to its vibrant practice. We have opportunities in a variety of areas and locations, including flexible schedule and remote options. Attorneys joining these teams will benefit from dedicated mentorship and training opportunities in professional and business development and technology.

Corporate Group Opportunities:

  • General Corporate Practice (3-6 years of experience) – Boise, Las Vegas, Reno
  • Emerging Growth Practice (3-6 and 4-8 years of experience) – Boise, Denver
  • Funds/Investment Practice (3-6 years of experience) – Denver, Las Vegas
  • Health Care Practice (0-3 years and 4-8 years of experience) – Boise
  • M&A Practice (2-4 or 4-6 years of experience) – Denver, Boulder
  • Project Development & Finance (3-5 years of experience) – Any H&H office location

Fellows who are placed in a Colorado office will receive a stipend of $180,000 as well as full benefits. All other Fellows will be paid the equivalent of a first-year salary with full benefits for the office where they are placed.

Patent Attorney (2-8 years) – Denver, Boulder, Salt Lake City, or Boise

Holland & Hart’s Patent Systems Group is seeking to add patent attorneys to its dynamic, growing electronics and software focused patent practice.

Our team has the privilege of helping some of the world’s greatest technology companies create a smarter, better planet. Clients trust us to strategically protect and position their business-critical innovations using our unmatched expertise in wireless communications, memory technology, electronics, software (including AI and cloud computing), complex medical devices, and standards-essential patents. Our team of lawyers, patent agents, and patent engineers operates like a sophisticated technology team—we’re reinventing patent prosecution using AI and automation solutions created with our in-house developers.

Our relentless commitment to our clients is the hallmark of what we do. We intentionally cultivate a close-knit team culture that prioritizes people, client service, and technical excellence. Collaborative teamwork, innovation, diversity and inclusion, and maintaining a great work/life balance are core values and key to our success.

Ready to get involved with today’s and tomorrow’s most exciting technologies?

Want to have access to sophisticated patent drafting and prosecution tools designed to support efficiency in your work?

Do you thrive in a supportive work environment where your ideas are encouraged, heard, and valued?

Then you’re a perfect fit for our cutting-edge team! Come reinvent your future with us.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Subject matter experience in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Computer Science/Engineering, Software, Mechanical Engineering, or comparable technologies.
  • Collaborative attitude and mindset—you will work daily with patent agents, patent engineers, IP specialists, software developers, and business professionals.
  • Top academic performance and aptitude to learn new technology required.
  • Wireless communications experience is a plus, but not required.

Fellows who are placed in a Colorado office will receive a stipend of $180,000 as well as full benefits. All other Fellows will be paid the equivalent of a first-year salary with full benefits for the office where they are placed.

Benefits Summary:

Holland & Hart promotes work/life balance with a robust wellness program, unlimited PTO, a reduced time program, and a sabbatical program for eligible employees and partners. Full-time employees become eligible for benefits on the date of hire, with a benefits offering that includes medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, EAP, STD, and LTD. Additionally the firm provides enhanced parental leave for both primary and non-primary caregivers as well as an automatic Off Ramp/On Ramp program before and after parental leave. Also available are voluntary income protection benefits such as supplemental life, accident, critical illness, and long-term care insurances, as well as a 401(k)-retirement plan with a company match. In addition, the firm has programs that may provide for educational assistance, a subscription service for continuing legal education programs, free or discounted legal services, and opportunities through the Holland & Hart Foundation, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating volunteer opportunities for lawyers, staff, families, and friends of Holland & Hart LLP. Part-time employees may have access to some of these benefits, which may be on a pro-rated basis.

More about Holland & Hart:

Holland & Hart is a full-service law firm that today has approximately 470 lawyers across eight states and in Washington, D.C. delivering integrated legal solutions to regional, national, and international clients of all sizes in a diverse range of industries. As part of its longstanding focus on diversity and inclusion, the firm has adopted a diversity plan and participates in diversity initiatives. For more information, please visit: https://www.hollandhart.com/diversity. Holland & Hart is an equal opportunity employer.

Jackson Walker (Hybrid - Austin, Dallas, Houston)

Jackson Walker is seeking an OnRamp Fellow in the following areas: Litigation, Corporate or Real Estate. We encourage you to apply if you have experience in any of the practice areas listed. Candidates should have 4-10 years of experience in a law firm environment or equivalent and strong academic credentials. Opportunities are available in any Jackson Walker office location in Texas.

Katten Muchin Rosenman (Remote/Hybrid - Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, DC)

Katten, a global Am Law 100 law firm, has several opportunities for OnRamp Fellows to join many of our dynamic practice groups. Katten is committed to a culture of belonging where all of our colleagues can thrive, contribute, and engage. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are essential pillars of our firm strategy, and our investment in our people is our top priority.

Our strength lies in the fact that we are individuals from around the globe, bringing with us varied perspectives, backgrounds, and expertise. We recruit, develop, and promote without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, parental status, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other status or identity protected by law.

Our success is built on our unwavering focus on delivering innovative solutions for our clients while providing superior development and leadership opportunities for our talent – this is our inclusive approach.

To learn more about Katten, including our practice areas, commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and our professional development and wellbeing offerings, please visit www.katten.com.

Corporate – Mergers & Acquisitions/Private Equity (Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and New York): The ideal candidates will have experience with mergers and acquisitions transactions for private equity and industry investors, preferably at a nationally recognized law firm or other relevant legal experience. Candidates with previous exposure to a wide variety of transaction structures, an in-depth understanding of key risk areas, strong negotiating skills and an ability to communicate effectively with clients are preferred. All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous development, modeling inclusive behavior, and proactively managing bias.

Private Credit (Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, DC): The ideal candidates will have experience in private credit/finance matters at a nationally recognized law firm or other relevant legal experience. In particular, candidates should have demonstrated lending experience plus general experience with a variety of financing transactions, such as acquisition financing, leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations. All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous development, modeling inclusive behavior, and proactively managing bias.

At the moment, all of our attorneys are working remotely with the option to go into the office if they choose. In the future, we will implement KattenFlex. KattenFlex doesn’t require a particular number of days in the office. Instead, we will continue to trust everyone to work with their practice group leaders and managers to determine the best workplace balance for providing exceptional service to our clients, strengthening our cultural glue and ensuring all members of our teams are trained, integrated and positioned for continued growth and success.

Koch Industries (Wichita, Atlanta, Chicago, Michigan)

At Koch Industries, our mission is to help people improve their lives by making and innovating valuable products and services. We offer opportunities for career growth at one of the largest, most financially stable companies in the world, with competitive pay and benefits. Koch companies employ more than 120,000 people across 70 countries, and include Molex, Georgia-Pacific, Guardian Industries, INVISTA, Koch Ag & Energy Solutions, Koch Engineered Solutions, Flint Hills Resources and Infor.

Koch Capabilities, LLC, is a shared-services company that provides legal, government and public affairs services to affiliates of Koch. A successful candidate will possess the following characteristics:

  • Highest ethical standards and personal integrity
  • Strong drafting and negotiating skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills and ability to work with a diverse customer base
  • Responsive and effective in a fast-paced environment to meet customer expectations

Litigation Attorney (Wichita, Kansas; Atlanta, Georgia; or Chicago, Illinois)

We are currently seeking a Litigation OnRamp Fellow to join our leveraged commercial capability. This position could be located in Wichita, Kansas; Atlanta, Georgia; or Chicago, Illinois. Our attorneys work the majority of the time in the office, but we do offer flexibility based on individual circumstances.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Lead significant litigation and arbitration matters for a variety of Koch companies. This includes:
    • Evaluating facts and relevant law to determine alternative strategies
    • Actively participating in litigation and arbitration matters
    • Identifying, engaging and actively managing outside counsel as well as seeking out best knowledge inside and outside of the organization
    • Evaluating and communicating potential outcomes and strategies to achieve the best results.
  • Work with business attorneys and commercial personnel daily to evaluate and advise on potential disputes.

The Experience You Will Bring

Requirements:

  • 5 years of litigation experience
  • JD from an accredited law school
  • Active member of a state bar and in good standing

What Will Put You Ahead

  • 7-10 years of litigation experience
  • Law firm and/or in-house experience
  • Experience managing outside counsel
  • Experience as first or second chair in trial and significant dispositive motion practice

Real Estate and Land Use Attorney (Wichita, Kansas; Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; or Auburn Hills, Michigan)

We are currently seeking a Real Estate and Land Use OnRamp Fellow to support commercial real estate transactions including acquisitions and divestures, leasing and land use matters. This position could be located in Wichita, Kansas; Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois or Auburn Hills, Michigan. Our attorneys work the majority of the time in the office, but we do offer flexibility based on individual circumstances.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Support real estate and land use matters for a variety of Koch companies. This includes:
    • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating various real estate agreements, including purchase and sale agreements, leases (ground, build to suit, office, and warehouse), land use documents (easement, licenses, restrictive covenants, etc.), and ancillary lease documents.
    • Reviewing and analyzing real estate diligence (title, survey, zoning, environmental).
    • Identifying, engaging and actively managing outside counsel as well as seeking out best knowledge inside and outside of the organization
  • Work with business attorneys and business leaders daily to evaluate and advise on potential transactions.

The Experience You Will Bring

Requirements:

  • 5 years of commercial real estate experience
  • JD from an accredited law school
  • Active member of a state bar and in good standing

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Law firm and/or in-house experience
  • Experience managing outside counsel
  • Experience leading commercial real estate transactions
  • Experience with industrial/manufacturing real estate matters

Transactional Attorney (Wichita, Kansas; Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; or Auburn Hills, Michigan)

We are currently seeking a Transactional OnRamp Fellow to lead and support complex and exciting transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, joint ventures, finance and minority investments. This position could be located in Wichita, Kansas; Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois or Auburn Hills, Michigan. Our attorneys work the majority of the time in the office, but we do offer flexibility based on individual circumstances.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Support transactional matters for a variety of Koch companies. This includes:
    • Structuring, drafting documents for and negotiating acquisitions and divestitures, co-investments and financing transactions
    • Supporting and negotiating venture capital investments
    • Identifying, engaging and actively managing outside counsel as well as seeking out best knowledge inside and outside of the organization
    • Supporting due diligence efforts
  • Work with business attorneys and business leaders daily to evaluate and advise on potential transactions.

The Experience You Will Bring

Requirements:

  • 5 years of transactional experience
  • JD from an accredited law school
  • Active member of a state bar and in good standing

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Law firm and/or in-house experience
  • Experience managing outside counsel
  • Experience leading significant transactions
  • Experience with any of the following: venture capital; securities law; cross-border transactions; non-traditional investments; distressed transactions, including workouts; debt financing

Environmental, Health and Safety Attorney (Wichita, Kansas; Atlanta, Georgia; or Washington, DC)

We are currently seeking an Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) OnRamp Fellow to join our leveraged EHS legal capability. This position could be located in Wichita, Kansas; Atlanta, Georgia; or Washington, DC. Our attorneys work the majority of the time in the office, but we do offer flexibility based on individual circumstances.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Lead significant EHS matters for a variety of Koch companies. This may include:
    • Providing compliance counseling to Koch businesses and manufacturing sites in one of more areas of EHS law and policy.
    • Managing interactions with government agencies (e.g., US EPA, OSHA, state agencies) during rulemakings, inspections, significant EHS incident response and enforcement proceedings.
    • Working closely with litigation and M&A attorneys to advise on EHS matters pertinent to disputes and transactions.
    • Tracking and analyzing emerging EHS issues and developing strategies for the opportunities and obligations such issues may present.
    • Providing strategic advice to Koch businesses regarding legacy remediation liabilities arising under CERCLA and its state law equivalents.
    • Identifying, engaging and actively managing outside counsel as well as seeking out best knowledge inside and outside of the organization.
    • Evaluating and communicating potential outcomes and strategies to achieve the best results.
  • Work with business attorneys, EHS professionals and commercial personnel daily to evaluate and advise on EHS matters.

The Experience You Will Bring

Requirements:

  • 5 years of experience in one or more areas of EHS law and policy
  • JD from an accredited law school
  • Active member of a state bar and in good standing

What Will Put You Ahead

  • 7-10 years of experience in one or more areas of EHS law and policy
  • Law firm and/or in-house experience
  • Experience managing outside counsel
  • Experience serving as the primary legal point of contact in government interactions concerning one or more of the CAA, CWA, RCRA, CERCLA, TSCA, FIFRA, OSHA, and their state law equivalents.

Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) (New York)

Position: Debt Capital Markets Attorney (New York)

We are seeking a debt capital markets attorney to join the Ratings Legal team in our New York office, supporting one or more teams in our Structured Finance and/or Corporate, Financial & Government ratings groups.

About the Team</strong

The attorneys in Ratings Legal work alongside other ratings analysts to identify, evaluate and articulate the key legal and credit risks in transaction structures. As integral members of the ratings teams, we also engage in investor outreach, contribute to research reports and methodology reviews, and share our knowledge of market and legal developments. Ultimately, the attorneys serve as a safeguard for ensuring the quality, accuracy, timeliness and consistency of KBRA’s ratings.

About You

You are highly motivated and able to work independently and alongside other members of the ratings teams you support. You can work efficiently and effectively on multiple transactions in an organized fashion.

In order to be successful in this role, you must have:

  • At least three years of experience working on debt capital markets transactions in one of the following areas: RMBS, CMBS, ABS, CLOs, Public Finance, Project Finance, Fund Finance
  • JD and admission to the New York bar
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills and exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent collaboration and teamwork skills

About Us

Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) is a full service global rating agency whose mission is to set a standard of excellence by providing users of our ratings with transparent, responsive and timely analysis. KBRA offers market participants an alternative solution by delivering in-depth research as well as the tools needed to make informed investment decisions. With over 300 employees globally across the United States and Europe, KBRA is headquartered in New York with additional offices in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Dublin, Ireland. The experienced and extensive team expands across the Structured Finance, Public Finance, Financial Institutions, Project Finance, Insurance and Corporate markets collectively publishing over 10,000 ratings.

Position Title: OnRamp Fellow

Department: Legal

Kroll Bond Rating Agency, LLC and its affiliates’ (“KBRA”) is seeking an OnRamp Fellow to join its Legal Department. You will be enthusiastic, highly motivated, have a strong work ethic and well-equipped to work closely with the other members of the Legal Department on the types of matters described below in addition to other matters that may arise. The position will be based out of our New York office.

About the Team

The Legal Department handles all of KBRA’s legal matters with the exception of ratings. The Legal Department works with analysts, compliance, finance, technology and senior management across the company.

About the Job

Your responsibilities may include contract reviews, negotiation and drafting the following: subscription agreements with clients across various product offerings; vendor agreements for various types of services and products; all other types of contracts to which KBRA may be a party and lastly, management of KBRA’s contracts.

You may also be responsible for the following:

  • Engagement Letters/Business Development: You will review, negotiate and draft engagement letters with clients across all sectors in which KBRA issues ratings, including structured finance, project finance, financial institutions. You will serve as a resource for Business Development with respect to questions that arise during the client engagement process.
  • Corporate Governance: You may assist with preparation of materials for KBRA’s board of directors.
  • Data Privacy/Cybersecurity: You will gain familiarity with data privacy laws of jurisdictions in which KBRA operates as well as collaborate with the Information Security team on best practices in all jurisdictions.
  • Regulatory Framework: You will gain familiarity with the regulatory framework, laws and regulations applicable to credit rating agencies and how regulations affect all aspects of KBRA. You will advise KBRA’s employees about the applicability of regulations on KBRA’s day-to-day work.
  • Compliance: You will collaborate with the Compliance Department on discrete and ongoing matters before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including annual examinations, submissions to the SEC and various requests.
  • Regulatory Affairs: You will conduct research on credit rating agency regulation in other jurisdictions, liaise with outside counsel and regulators in other jurisdictions regarding registration and requirements to do business, prepare registration documents and respond to regulatory requests.
  • Regulatory Defense: You may collect and review documents, liaise with outside counsel, draft and review internal and external memoranda and documents, conduct legal research and potentially prepare for and attend depositions. You may also work closely with senior members of KBRA’s analytic teams and Technology Department in this context.

About You

  • In order to be successful in this role, you:
  • Have a JD and admission to the New York bar
  • Have at least 8-14 years of experience
  • Possess a strong background in reviewing, drafting and negotiating agreements
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills. Writing samples will be requested
  • Have strong research, analysis, and organizational skills with particular focus on attention to detail
  • Have knowledge of securities laws and experience working in highly regulated environments/

Linklaters (Hybrid - New York)

Linklaters is seeking OnRamp applicants for our Capital Markets team in New York. Applicants should have a solid background in U.S. federal securities laws and transactional experience executing capital markets transactions. A strong candidate will have considerable experience with SEC-registered and 144A offerings of debt and equity. Experience with SPAC transactions is also a plus. SEC experience is valuable. Given the international nature of our practice, language skills are a plus but not required. Strong people and client skills required.

Per our global agile working policy, lawyers may work remotely for up to 50% of their time. Employees are generally expected to spend three days per week in the office, with many groups having a designated ‘anchor’ day when everyone comes into the office.

Loeb & Loeb (New York)

Finance (New York)

Loeb & Loeb’s Finance Department is seeking a Fellow with 5-7 years of law firm experience to join its New York office. The candidate must have a strong commercial finance background with substantial experience in representing financial institutions and borrowers in secured and unsecured lending.

Successful candidates will have excellent drafting, writing and analytical skills, accurate and strong attention to detail, a high level of organization, strong verbal and interpersonal skills, and an ability to independently manage multiple projects and people. Superior academic credentials and admission to the NY bar are required.

Corporate/M&A (New York)

Loeb & Loeb’s Corporate Department is seeking a Fellow to join its New York office. The candidate must have 5-6 years of corporate law firm experience including mergers & acquisitions, joint venture, and general corporate and commercial agreements. Successful candidates will enjoy significant client contact, and should possess excellent drafting and analytical skills, great attention to detail, high level of organization, strong verbal and interpersonal skills, and ability to manage multiple projects and people including across offices. Superior academic credentials and admission to the NY bar are required. Large or mid-size law firm experience preferred.

Mayer Brown (Hybrid - Chicago, New York)

Corporate & Securities Associate (New York or Chicago Office)

Mayer Brown LLP is seeking an OnRamp Fellow with 3-5 years of transactional experience to support its Corporate & Securities group, working with attorneys from across the globe on a variety of matters including representing public and private companies in connection with corporate and securities laws matters. The Fellow should have experience working within at least one of the following subgroups:

Capital Markets

A successful Fellow should have experience with capital markets transactions, including public offerings, private placements, Rule 144A offerings, PIPE transactions, initial public offerings, follow-on offerings of equity and debt securities, and continuous offering programs. The Capital Markets practice staffs work across offices, and associates have the opportunity to assist with issuer-side and underwriter-side private and public offerings, as well as with ongoing securities disclosure matters, including 1934 Act reporting and corporate governance matters.

Mergers & Acquisitions/Private Equity

A successful Fellow should have experience with public and private mergers and acquisitions transactions, including at least some of the following: asset purchases, stock purchases, mergers, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, partnerships, restructurings and outsourcing transactions. Related experience includes transition services agreements, master services agreements, servicing agreements, supply agreements and other commercial agreements.

Global Investment Funds

A successful Fellow should have experience with establishment and operation of private investment funds (closed-ended and/or open-ended vehicles), hedge funds, managed accounts and/or other alternative investment vehicles, covering a wide range of strategies.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Meunier Carlin & Curfman (Atlanta, Jacksonville, Philadelphia)

Biotechnology Scientific Advisor/Agent/Associate

The biotechnology advisor/agent/associate will prepare and prosecute patent applications for clients in the biotechnology industry, including corporations, universities, and research institutions. This position will perform tasks related to patent prosecution, including:

  • drafting patent applications
  • preparing responses to office actions
  • Product or service counseling support
  • arranging for patentability, infringement, and validity searches
  • portfolio management

Advanced degree (PhD) in immunology, microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, or a related area is required.

Mechanical Agent/Associate

MCC seeks a mechanical patent attorney or agent for its growing IP practice. The mechanical advisor/agent/associate will prepare and prosecute patent applications for clients, including corporations, universities, and research institutions. This position will perform tasks related to patent prosecution, including:

  • drafting patent applications
  • preparing responses to office actions
  • Product or service counseling support
  • arranging for patentability, infringement, and validity searches

Must hold a degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering or general engineering. Advanced writing, communication and research skills are required.

Microsoft

OnRamp Fellow posting coming soon!

Morrison & Foerster (Hybrid - Washington, DC)

Diversity has long been a core value of Morrison & Foerster. We believe acquiring and developing diverse attorney talent enables us to offer a wide range of perspectives to provide exemplary services to our clients.

In partnership with the OnRamp 200 Program, Morrison & Foerster will recruit three OnRamp Fellows for the 2022-2023 cohort. The program will be hosted in two offices and three practice groups. Fellows in our Boston office will practice in fund finance or patent prosecution while the Washington, DC office Fellow will practice in litigation.

Fellows will receive formal and informal mentoring throughout their one-year fellowship.

Fellowship Opportunity:

Office: Washington, DC

Position: Litigation Associate Attorney

Candidates will have familiarity with and knowledge of the following:

  • Experience in litigation, preferably in commercial or securities litigation
  • Strong experience in managing discovery and writing briefs

Professional skills highly desired include:

  • Outstanding research and analytical skills are imperative
  • Exercising sound legal and business knowledge in working on a broad spectrum of cases and counseling clients with respect to ongoing matters.
  • Excellent communication skills are key: ability to attentively listen, actively engage, and concisely and effectively communicate complex matters in oral and written form
  • A strong work ethic, excellent leadership skills, and action-oriented interest in taking on increased levels of responsibility for client matters will add to your success on our team

Office + Practice Group Overview:

Our Washington, D.C. office is home to 130+ attorneys. Practice groups include litigation, corporate, agency finance, and financial services practices, including several practices that interact with the federal government (antitrust, appellate, government contracts, investigations + white collar, IP litigation, life sciences + healthcare, national security, and patent prosecution. Our attorneys counsel on behalf of financial institutions, investors, entrepreneurs, and Fortune 500 and technology companies.

Morrison & Foerster is consistently ranked for its litigation capabilities throughout the United States, Asia and Europe. We regularly work on complex, high-stakes and bet-the-company disputes. Our clients, whether they are Fortune 100 multinationals or early-stage tech companies, turn to us for help with their most difficult legal issues. We work closely with them to understand their businesses, identify potential areas of legal exposure, devise strategies to manage risk, and, where appropriate, resolve disputes short of trial. If it comes to trial, Morrison & Foerster litigators win.

Our firm has a long-standing commitment to our culture and diversity. We encourage you to learn more about who we are, and what we do. Should you find you are ready to do the best legal work of your life, we encourage you to let us know!

Nixon Peabody (Remote/Hybrid - All U.S. Offices)

At Nixon Peabody, our priority is to attract, retain, and promote talented individuals from a wide range of racial, ethnic, social, economic, religious, and personal backgrounds, genders and sexual orientations. Therefore, we encourage talented individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.

Corporate Trust Team – Global Finance Practice Group

We are seeking a highly motivated Fellow to join our Corporate Trust Team in our Global Finance Practice Group to be based in any of our U.S. offices. Attorneys seeking a remote, flexible, or alternative arrangement are also encouraged to apply.

Qualified candidates will have two to five years of experience in corporate, real estate or commercial finance, securities, public finance, or a combination of one or more of those areas. Strong financial, analytical, drafting and negotiation skills and an ability to work independently, with direct client contact, are important.

The successful candidate will be involved in a varied and dynamic practice, ranging from new origination of collateralized debt obligations (CDOs) and other asset-backed securities, corporate bonds, specialty finance to resolution of distressed transactions. Qualified candidates will have strong academic credentials, superb judgment and communication skills, and a commitment to providing excellent client services.

Nixon Peabody’s Corporate Trust Team is involved in some of the most innovative financial products, and some of the most publicized litigation and bankruptcies, in the securitization and bond markets. Our core team knows this business inside out, with a full support team of litigation, bankruptcy, securities and tax attorneys who are experienced in corporate trust, finance and securitization.

Global Finance Practice Group

Our Global Finance Practice Group is seeking to hire a Fellow. The successful candidate can be based in any NP office, including – Rochester, Buffalo, Albany, NYC, Washington DC, San Francisco, Boston or Chicago. Attorneys seeking a remote, flexible, or alternative arrangement are also encouraged to apply.

The ideal candidate will have approximately three to five years’ experience in a dedicated finance practice group at an Am Law 100 firm representing domestic and international banks and other financial institutions in a wide range of leveraged transactions and/or large or middle market companies or funds in their financing needs. Strong financial, analytical, drafting and negotiation skills and an ability to work independently, with direct client contact, is important.

Our Global Finance group is distinguished by its broad range of capabilities, solid understanding of our clients’ objectives and practical approach to issues as they arise. We advise clients on all types of leveraged financings, from lower middle-market to multi-billion dollar facilities. We represent commercial and investment banks, institutional lenders, private equity sponsors, venture capital funds, mutual funds, hedge funds and corporate borrowers in secured and unsecured financings, cash flow and asset-based financings, subscription facilities and many other specialized credit arrangements.

Please visit our website to learn more about who we are and what we do.

A career at Nixon Peabody is the opportunity to do work that matters. It’s a chance to use your knowledge to shape what’s ahead, to innovate, to learn at a firm that taps into the power of collaboration and collective thinking.

Orrick (Hybrid - Boston, New York, Austin, Houston, Los Angeles, Orange County, Portland, Sacramento, San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Washington, D.C.)

General Information for OnRamp Candidates about Orrick:

Orrick is excited to have returned to the office in a hybrid work model. Each practice group or department is unique but most teams are working in the office around 3 days a week, as business needs allow and subject to change.

For the sixth year in a row, Orrick is one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, the annual list that recognizes companies with extraordinary workplace cultures. Additionally, Orrick has been recognized as the Most Innovative Law Firm in North America three years in a row (Financial Times) and Technology Group of the Year (Legal360).

We bring distinctive quality, diverse teams and innovation to everything we do. At our core, we value collegiality among our lawyers and strive to make our practices both professionally and personally rewarding. We’ll help you to connect with peers and mentors to ensure you are integrated into our client teams. Our top-notch training and mentoring programs, retreats and academies, shadowing opportunities and more are what set us apart. If you are passionate about innovative work in a dynamic environment, you’re just who we’ve been looking for.

For all positions, membership to the State Bar of the desired office location is required.

What you need to know: Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the commencement of employment. Applicants who wish to apply for a medical, religious accommodation or any other accommodation required under applicable law can do so later in the process (accommodations are not guaranteed and are decided on a case-by-case basis).

Securities Litigation

Orrick is seeking a securities litigation fellow to join us in any of our U.S. offices.

Orrick’s Securities Litigation Practice brings integrated solutions to the most complex and challenging situations a company may face–defending companies and their officers and directors in securities class actions, leading internal investigations, shareholder derivative actions, mergers and acquisition litigation, advising clients on corporate governance and disclosure matters, and RICO cases and regulatory proceedings.

The ideal candidate will have deep experience litigating securities class actions brought under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act (“PSLRA”) and Shareholder derivative matters. The ideal candidate will also be familiar with The Securities Act of 1933, The Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 and Delaware Corporate Law (including Section 220 and familiarity with the Business Judgement Rule, and Demand Futility Issues).

Job Requirements:

Candidates must have four years of major law firm experience or may have worked at the SEC, DOJ or US Attorney’s Office. Strong work ethic, teamwork, solid interpersonal skills and a motivated, entrepreneurial outlook are essential. Candidates must also possess excellent academic credentials along with superior communication and organizational skills. Membership to the State Bar of the desired office location is strongly preferred.

Osborn Maledon (Phoenix)

Litigation Associate

Osborn Maledon, P.A. is seeking a litigation associate with prior legal experience. Our litigation is frequently on the cutting edge of legal developments in Arizona. And our litigators work in small teams – often just two lawyers – which gives all our lawyers opportunities to assume significant roles in the litigation.

We require top academic performance from a nationally ranked law school, strong writing and analytical skills, effective communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a collegial team environment. We value any previous business or academic experience. All candidates must be admitted to the Arizona Bar or willing to sit for the Arizona Bar.

We only hire lawyers whom we count on to become members, and we all treat them as colleagues and friends from the day they arrive.

Our partnership track is short. Eight years. Less with credit for judicial clerkships, private practice or other legal experience.

We keep associates in the know. They receive full monthly financial reports. Our Board meetings are open to all attorneys, and all are welcome to attend and be heard. Every lawyer can join the debate on important decisions.

We do work hard, and we expect top performance from our lawyers. Our clients’ needs require dedication and commitment, and all of our lawyers know that. But we also value the importance of balancing our professional and personal lives. We encourage all of our lawyers – members and associates — to take time for family, for friends, for community and for recreation. The firm’s broad pro bono policy provides each of our lawyers firm-sponsored opportunities to contribute to the community in ways they consider important. Our leave of absence policies free time for parenting, teaching and government service. Our paid sabbatical program offers members periodic opportunities to travel, teach or just recharge.

As a firm, we are dedicated to providing an inclusive professional work environment where people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives pool their talents and successes. For this reason, we strongly encourage diverse candidates to apply for these positions. We best serve our clients and community when we have the opportunity to collaborate openly with colleagues with varied points of view and approaches to deliver creative and effective solutions for our clients.

Perkins Coie LLP (Boise, Dallas, Denver, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, D.C.)

Named to Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For list 19 consecutive years, Perkins Coie LLP is a leading international law firm that is known for providing high value, strategic solutions and extraordinary client service on matters vital to our clients’ success. With more than 1,200 lawyers in offices across the United States and Asia, we provide a full array of corporate, commercial litigation, intellectual property and regulatory legal advice to a broad range of clients, including many of the world’s most innovative companies and industry leaders as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.

Our vision is to be the most trusted advisor to the world’s most innovative companies and industry leaders. We earn this trust each day by providing high-value, strategic solutions and extraordinary service on matters vital to our clients’ success.

Our “one firm” culture reflects deep dedication to our clients, our communities and each other. We are regularly recognized for our leadership on diversity and inclusion in the legal industry, and our dedication to creating a workplace culture where all employees have the opportunity to grow and reach their full potential.

To learn more about Perkins Coie, including our practice areas and our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, please visit www.perkinscoie.com.

What you need to know: For all positions, excellent academic credentials, a strong work ethic, strong oral and written communication skills, the ability to prioritize effectively, be responsive, creative and flexible are required. Experience working at an Am Law 100 law firm is preferred..

Current Opportunities

Antitrust, Consumer Protection & Unfair Competition (Seattle, San Francisco, Washington, D.C.)

In addition to the qualifications listed above, candidates should have 3 years of antitrust litigation and/or antitrust counseling experience at an AmLaw 100 law firm, or at the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice or the Federal Trade Commission.

Business Practice (Boise)

In addition to the qualifications listed above, the firm’s expanding national Business Practice is seeking candidates with 2 – 4 years of experience with private equity and mergers and acquisitions. The ideal candidate will also work with emerging growth company clients, handle equity and fund formation and work on corporate governance issues.

Technology Transactions & Privacy (Dallas, Portland, Seattle)

In addition to the qualifications listed above, our cutting edge TTP practice is seeking candidates with a minimum of 3 years of experience in one or more of the following areas:

Drafting and negotiating licensing and technology agreements

Advising on intellectual property issues

Supporting M&A and financing transactions

Supporting transactions involving new technologies such as AI and blockchain

Advising start-ups and emerging companies on development, manufacturing and product launch issues.

Ideal candidates will also have subject matter expertise in enterprise software, cloud services, artificial intelligence, blockchain, outsourcing, financial technologies and payment systems, mobile applications, e-commerce, digital content and/or hardware.

Pfizer

OnRamp Fellow posting coming soon! 

Reed Smith (Hybrid - Century City, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Washington, D.C.)

Please note Reed Smith is currently operating under a hybrid in-person and remote work arrangement.

Junior to Mid-Level Real Estate Associate (Century City)

The Real Estate practice group is seeking to hire a Junior to Mid-Level associate to join our Century City office. Qualifications include between 1-3 years of continuous legal experience with a big law firm or well-known real estate boutique law firm having a sophisticated commercial real estate practice as well as an interest in all aspects of transactional real estate work. Ideal experience includes strong knowledge of acquisition and disposition, and financing of commercial real estate, as well as utility scale renewable energy (wind and solar), energy storage and/or transmission projects. Familiarity with land use, zoning and land development approvals and commercial leasing would be helpful. Also open to candidates with predominantly energy/project finance experience who is interested in transitioning into full-time real estate work. The ideal candidate has excellent analytical and communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively, in writing and verbally, with clients, opposing counsel, and third parties. Also, the ability to manage small to mid-sized matters, or portions of large matters, effectively and efficiently. Must be a California licensed attorney.

Mid- to Senior-Level Debt/Leveraged Finance Associate (Chicago)

The Business & Finance Department Reed Smith LLP is seeking mid-to-senior level Finance Associates to join the firm’s nationally-ranked group. Reed Smith’s global Financial Industry Group is the firm’s largest industry group, with more than 200 lawyers dedicated to clients in the financial industry. Our global team represents a broad spectrum of public and private companies, private equity sponsors and lenders in a wide range of domestic and cross-border financing transactions and debt restructurings. We represent borrowers, lenders, issuers, equity investors, sponsors, financial advisers, and agents in every layer of the capital structure. Experiencing deals from all sides of the table gives our lawyers a complete understanding of current market trends and deal terms.

The ideal candidate will have approximately 3-6 years’ leveraged finance experience representing borrowers, lenders, private equity sponsors and/or agents in a full range of finance transactions, including domestic and cross-border acquisitions, dividend and other recapitalizations and restructurings. Borrower side experience in the context of middle market lending, including private equity sponsors, portfolio companies, and other public and private companies is preferred but not required. A working knowledge of general corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, entity formation and capitalization, corporate governance issues, shareholder agreements, customer agreements and day-to-day operations, is a plus. The firm is open to considering candidates relocating to Chicago; candidates must be admitted or eligible for admission to the Illinois bar.

Mid-Level Intellectual Property Associate (Chicago, Houston, San Francisco)

The Intellectual Property Group of Reed Smith is looking to hire a Mid-Level Associate with a bachelor’s degree in computer science or electrical engineering to join its Chicago, Houston or San Francisco office. Successful candidates will have 3-5 years of experience in patent litigation and, preferably, inter partes reviews (IPRs). Patent bar registration is preferred. Candidates must have strong writing and analytical skills and show a high degree of initiative and must possess a JD from an ABA-approved law school and be active members in good standing of at least one bar, IL, TX or CA preferred.

Mid-Level Labor & Employment Associate (Los Angeles)

The Labor & Employment practice group is looking to hire an experienced mid-level associate to join our Los Angeles office. The candidate must have three or more years of experience in employment litigation, including single plaintiff cases and wage and hour class actions. Candidate must also be familiar with Federal Court Rules and E-Discovery.

The successful candidate must have excellent writing analytical skills, experience handling multiple cases, and be able to serve as point person on litigation, including supervising junior associates and staff and serving as client contact. Candidate must have demonstrated project management skills and be able to take a case and run with it. Deposition and/or courtroom experience required; employment advice and counseling experience desired. Candidate should possess strong academic credentials from a nationally recognized law school and be licensed to practice in California. Reed Smith values collegiality and diversity among our lawyers and seeks to make the practice both professionally and personally rewarding. We offer a competitive salary and benefits.

Junior to Mid-Level Real Estate Fellow (Orange County)

The Real Estate practice group is seeking to hire a Junior to Mid-Level associate to join our Orange County office. Qualifications include between 1-3 years of continuous legal experience with a big law firm or well-known real estate boutique law firm having a sophisticated commercial real estate practice as well as an interest in all aspects of transactional real estate work. Ideal experience includes strong knowledge of acquisition and disposition, and financing of commercial real estate. Experience with utility scale energy projects is a plus. Familiarity with land use, zoning and land development approvals and commercial leasing would be helpful. The ideal candidate has excellent analytical and communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively, in writing and verbally, with clients, opposing counsel, and third parties. Also, the ability to manage small to mid-sized matters, or portions of large matters, effectively and efficiently. Must be a California licensed attorney with solid transactional real estate experience.

Junior- to Mid-Level Commercial Litigation Staff Attorney (Miami)

The Staff Attorney Group is looking to hire an attorney with at least 3 years of experience to join our Miami office with a focus on commercial litigation, including premises liability. Responsibilities include supporting litigation matters through legal research, preparation of pleadings, memoranda and other written documents, attendance at hearings, settlement conferences and depositions, and management of matters from commencement through resolution. Basic knowledge of federal and state court practice, experience preparing answers, discovery, and dispositive and other routine motions is required. Case management experience is strongly preferred. Candidates must be fluent in Spanish or Portuguese language. Candidates must be licensed to practice law and in good standing with the State Bar of Florida.

Mid-Level Litigation Associate (With Portuguese Language Skills) (Miami)

The Miami office of Reed Smith currently seeks a mid-level commercial litigation associate with 4 to 6 years of experience. Fluency in Portuguese is required, as is admission to the Florida Bar.

Leveraged Finance Associate (New York, Houston, Dallas)

The Business & Finance Department Reed Smith LLP is seeking mid-to-senior level Finance Associates to join the firm’s nationally-ranked group.

Reed Smith’s global Financial Industry Group is the firm’s largest industry group, with more than 200 lawyers dedicated to clients in the financial industry. Our global team represents a broad spectrum of public and private companies, private equity sponsors and lenders in a wide range of domestic and cross-border financing transactions and debt restructurings. We represent borrowers, lenders, issuers, equity investors, sponsors, financial advisers, and agents in every layer of the capital structure. Experiencing deals from all sides of the table gives our lawyers a complete understanding of current market trends and deal terms. The ideal candidate will have approximately 3-6 years’ leveraged finance experience representing borrowers, lenders, private equity sponsors and/or agents in a full range of finance transactions, including domestic and cross-border acquisitions, dividend and other recapitalizations and restructurings. Borrower or lender side experience in the context of middle market lending, including private equity sponsors, portfolio companies, and other public and private companies is preferred but not required. A working knowledge of general corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, entity formation and capitalization, corporate governance issues, shareholder agreements, customer agreements and day-to-day operations, is a plus. The firm is open to considering candidates relocating to New York, Dallas or Houston; candidates must be admitted or eligible for admission to the New York or Texas bar.

Pay Range: $235,000 – $350,000. This represents the presently-anticipated low and high end of Reed Smiths’ pay range for this position. Actual pay may vary based on various factors, including but not limited to location and experience.

Mid-Level Securitization Associate (New York, Miami)

The Financial Industry Group of Reed Smith LLP is currently seeking mid-level associates to join the firm’s structured finance practice in New York or Miami. Successful candidates will have 3 to 5 years of related transactional experience representing one or more of the following: (i) sponsors, issuers, underwriters and investors in CMBS and CRE CLO transactions; and (ii) lenders in real estate financing and other asset-based lenders, which experience includes acting on a team in CMBS transactions, repurchase transactions and secured loan facilities, and/or CLOs, and has experience with sophisticated large multi-party transactions. Experience with respect to funds finance transactions and NAV lines is a plus. The group does highly sophisticated and diversified work for large-scale banks, specialty lenders and equity investors.

This position has great potential for advancement, as the team is extremely busy and needs the support of associates who have experience with taking a pro-active role in deal management; reviewing and drafting offering documentation, repurchase facility documents, contracts governing the issuance of debt (indentures, credit agreement, loan agreements, etc.), pooling and servicing/trust agreement, and other substantive transaction documents; and desire being a part of a close-knit team that does a wide variety of sophisticated finance transactions.

Pay Range: $235,000 – $325,000. This represents the presently-anticipated low and high end of Reed Smiths’ pay range for this position. Actual pay may vary based on various factors, including but not limited to location and experience.

Mid-Level Corporate (Fund Formation) Associate (New York)

The Global Corporate group is looking to hire a Mid-Level Associate with 3-5 years of experience with corporate transactions for the Investment Funds practice group. Experience in the structuring, formation and management of private equity funds, real estate funds, venture capital funds, credit funds, alternative investment vehicles and their management companies is preferred. Relevant general corporate experience will also be considered.

Pay Range: $235,000 – $325,000. This represents the presently-anticipated low and high end of Reed Smiths’ pay range for this position. Actual pay may vary based on various factors, including but not limited to location and experience.

Mid- to Senior-Level Leveraged Finance Associate (New York)

The Financial Industry Group of Reed Smith LLP is currently seeking a mid-level or senior associate to join our female led and diverse team in our New York office. The attorneys in the team invest in training and are committed to the advancement of all in the team. Successful candidates will have 3 to 7 years of substantive syndicated and bilateral lending experience representing investment banks and corporate/commercial banks. Experience in cross-border lending transactions and funds finance are a plus but not required. The group does highly sophisticated and diversified work. This position has great potential for advancement as the team is extremely busy and needs the support of an associate.

Pay Range: $235,000 – $375,000. This represents the presently-anticipated low and high end of Reed Smiths’ pay range for this position. Actual pay may vary based on various factors, including but not limited to location and experience.

Junior to Mid-Level State Tax Associate (Philadelphia, New York)

The State Tax Group of Reed Smith LLP, a top global law firm of over 1800 lawyers, is currently seeking a highly-motivated junior associate with 2 -3 years of experience in state and local taxation (law firm or accounting firm experience preferred) to join the firm’s Philadelphia or New York office. With the largest number of dedicated state tax lawyers in any law firm, Reed Smith’s State Tax team has the ability to serve clients across all taxes and all taxing jurisdictions. Our lawyers’ varied backgrounds generate diverse perspectives that allow them to understand more about our clients and their needs, and not solely the laws impacting them.

This position will work directly with a collaborative and highly experienced team whose practice covers the full spectrum of state and local taxes and unclaimed property, with heavy involvement in innovative and complex litigation and creative policy solutions.

We value collegiality and diversity among our lawyers and seek to make the practice both professionally and personally rewarding. We offer a competitive salary and benefits. Reed Smith is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

Pay Range: $225,000 – $250,000. This represents the presently-anticipated low and high end of Reed Smiths’ pay range for this position. Actual pay may vary based on various factors, including but not limited to location and experience.

Junior- to Mid-Level Patent Associate (Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, D.C.)

The IP, Tech & Data Group of Reed Smith LLP is currently seeking an exceptional patent law associate to join the firm’s growing practice in any one of the Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C. offices. Reed Smith’s IP, Tech & Data Group comprises nearly 100 lawyers and spans the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and France and provides counsel and litigation services throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and other parts of the world.

Successful candidates will hold a degree in Mechanical Engineering, will have passed the patent bar, and have 1 to 5 years’ experience in patent prosecution in the area of mechanical inventions in a mid-sized or large law firm or in an IP boutique. Ideal candidates will have experience with both utility and design patent applications. This position will provide the opportunity for a broad-based intellectual property practice. Therefore, experience, or at least a strong interest, in supporting litigation, IP issues in corporate transactions, and with drafting IP licenses and other agreements is a plus. Candidates must have strong writing and analytical skills and show a high degree of initiative and must possess a JD from an ABA-approved law school and be active members in good standing of at least one bar, Pennsylvania preferred.

Mid- to Senior-Level Corporate (Capital Markets) Associate (Mid-to-Senior-Level) (All US Offices)</p

The Global Corporate practice group is looking to hire a an Associate with 3 – 6 years of experience to join any of our U.S. offices. Successful candidates will have U.S. capital markets experience in representing issuers, underwriters and placement agents in IPOs, follow-on public offerings, private placements and other securities offerings, with a particular emphasis on equity offerings. Experience representing public companies in ’34 Act work and corporate governance work are a plus.

Pay Range: $235,000 – $350,000. This represents the presently-anticipated low and high end of Reed Smiths’ pay range for this position. Actual pay may vary based on various factors, including but not limited to location and experience.

Mid-Level Real Estate Associate (Pittsburgh)

The Real Estate Group is seeking an associate with 2-4 years of experience (large law firm experience preferred, but boutique firm real estate experience considered). Successful candidates will focus on commercial leasing, sales and acquisitions, and real estate financing. Familiarity with land use, zoning and land development approvals would be a plus. Important attributes include excellent oral and research skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with clients, the ability to manage small-to-mid sized matters, or portions of large matters, effectively and efficiently.

Junior- to Mid-Level State Tax Associate (San Francisco or Los Angeles)

The State Tax Group of Reed Smith LLP, a top global law firm of over 1800 lawyers, is currently seeking a highly-motivated junior associate with 2 -3 years of experience in state and local taxation (law firm or accounting firm experience preferred) to join the firm’s San Francisco or Los Angeles office. With the largest number of dedicated state tax lawyers in any law firm, Reed Smith’s State Tax team has the ability to serve clients across all taxes and all taxing jurisdictions. Our lawyers’ varied backgrounds generate diverse perspectives that allow them to understand more about our clients and their needs, and not solely the laws impacting them.

This position will work directly with a collaborative and highly experienced team whose practice covers the full spectrum of state and local taxes and unclaimed property, with heavy involvement in innovative and complex litigation and creative policy solutions.

We value collegiality and diversity among our lawyers and seek to make the practice both professionally and personally rewarding. We offer a competitive salary and benefits. Reed Smith is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

    Job Requirements:
  • Must be a current member of the California bar.
  • Must have outstanding academic credentials.
  • Must have at least one year of law firm or “Big Four” accounting firm experience in state tax planning, or tax controversy work.
  • Must have strong writing, research, analytical and verbal communication skills.
Mid- to Senior-Level Labor & Employment Associate (San Francisco)

The Labor & Employment practice group is looking to hire an experienced mid-senior level associate to join our San Francisco office. The candidate must have five or more years of experience in employment litigation, including single plaintiff cases and wage and hour class actions. Candidate must also be familiar with Federal Court Rules and E-Discovery. This is a terrific opportunity for an attorney who is interested in being groomed towards partnership to help lead a diverse, supportive team within a friendly office community, has the drive to help build and grow the practice and seeks to work with fun clients on interesting cases. The successful candidate must have excellent writing analytical skills, experience handling multiple cases, and be able to serve as point person on litigation, including supervising junior associates and staff and serving as client contact. Candidate must have demonstrated project management skills and be able to take a case and run with it. Deposition and/or courtroom experience required; employment advice and counseling experience desired. Candidate should possess strong academic credentials from a nationally recognized law school and be licensed to practice in California. Reed Smith values collegiality and diversity among our lawyers and seeks to make the practice both professionally and personally rewarding. We offer a competitive salary and benefits.

Mid- to Senior-Level FDA Associate (Austin, Philadelphia, D.C., New York, Princeton)

Reed Smith’s Life Sciences Health Industry Group is currently seeking a mid-level to senior associate to join the group. Potential office locations include Austin, Philadelphia, D.C., New York or Princeton. The position focuses on FDA compliance and enforcement, primarily for medical products, including product development and clearance/approval pathways, manufacturing, distribution, and promotion and advertising compliance. We are looking for creative thinkers and problem solvers who enjoy collaborating in a supportive team environment, and who are interested in proactively pursuing their career goals and contributing to the growth of a high-energy FDA practice. The ideal candidate will have 4 – 7 years of law firm and/or relevant in-house experience in FDA regulatory matters, excellent academic credentials, and strong writing, research, analytical and verbal communication skills. An ideal candidate will have experience applying FDA law and regulation across strategic counseling matters, investigations, and corporate transactions involving FDA-regulated companies. Experience advising Life Sciences companies on additional compliance matters (Sunshine and transparency, HCP interactions, state marketing and compliance laws) will also be helpful. In addition to the core focus on medical products, additional experience in areas including cosmetics, food, CBD/hemp, and non-medical radiation emitting products would be welcome. Pay Range: $290,000 – $375,000. This represents the presently-anticipated low and high end of Reed Smiths’ pay range for this position. Actual pay may vary based on various factors, including but not limited to location and experience.

Robinson+Cole

OnRamp Fellow posting coming soon!

Sherman & Howard (Albuquerque, Aspen, Colorado Springs, Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reno, and Steamboat Springs)

Sherman & Howard is currently seeking attorneys who are interested in any of our practice groups: Business & Real Estate, Tax & Probate, Public Finance, Labor & Employment, and Litigation

Priority positions to fill are:

  • Trust & Estate Associate
  • ERISA Associate

Attorneys looking for an entrepreneurial environment discover that Sherman & Howard offers a distinct model that is intentionally designed to let lawyers focus on practicing law, sharpen their skills and build their business.

Associates:

  • Future Leaders and Partners: Associates are viewed and treated as future leaders and partners in the firm. With the right mix of challenging work, support and autonomy to complete projects, our associates thrive as professionals and business leaders inside and outside of Sherman & Howard.
  • Building Community: We believe in building community within the firm, and our associates are active participants in driving this value. Organized events are designed with the intention to learn from each other, recognize achievements and have fun!
  • Professional Development: Through the firm’s associate training, mentoring and business development programs, we provide top-notch resources and opportunities for associates to succeed in their professional development.

Qualifications:

  • J.D. from an ABA accredited school.
  • Admitted to practice in Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico or able to be waived in.
  • At least one year of experience relevant to the practice area of interest.
  • Strong work ethic, entrepreneurial attitude, high level of attention to detail, and exemplary client service skills.
  • Team player. Strong interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.
  • Thrive in an inclusive, diverse work environment.

Sidley

OnRamp Fellow posting coming soon!

Silver Golub & Teitell (Hybrid - Stamford, New Haven, Hartford)

About Silver Golub & Teitell:

For over 50 years, Silver Golub & Teitell has positively impacted our community by representing plaintiffs in complex litigation and trials involving serious personal and financial injuries, including catastrophic medical malpractice, product liability, class actions, and other sophisticated civil cases. Although SGT is a firm with deep Connecticut roots, the cases it litigates have national implications. For example, SGT’s trial lawyers have represented victims of sexual abuse and assault, including numerous former participants in the Boy Scouts of America; SGT won a $12 million jury verdict on behalf a former Boy Scout. SGT also served as lead private counsel for the State of Connecticut from 1996-98 in its action against the American tobacco industry as part of the nationwide litigation, resulting in Connecticut receiving a $3.6 billion share of the $246 billion settlement, as well as a $370 million bonus attributable to SGT’s work. State of Connecticut v. Philip Morris, Inc., et al., No. X02-CV-960148414S. SGT also represented over 70 Connecticut municipalities that lost money as a result of the Enron scandal in Town of New Hartford, et al v. Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority, No. UWY-CV-04-0185580S, and has represented the retirement funds of the employees of the Town of Fairfield, Connecticut in actions seeking to cover investment losses suffered in connection with the Bernie Madoff fraud.

SGT’s commitment to helping families in cases involving birth injuries, failure to diagnose illness, wrongful death, and other catastrophic events, and the pursuit of accountability that goes with it, has resulted in significant monetary and emotional relief for our clients. As one of the leading trial firms in Connecticut, respected by defendants, plaintiffs, and judges, SGT has the luxury of carefully vetting each case before committing the Firm’s time, resources, and reputation. SGT is a small firm that does big things.

We are delighted to be participating with OnRamp for the first time. The qualities that we are looking for in a candidate include:

  • Strong desire to represent people facing difficult challenges – not corporations or insurance companies – in the context of high stakes litigation involving catastrophic events and other complex litigation
  • Strong academic background
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • At least 3 years of complex litigation experience, not necessarily in this field of practice
  • If no prior experience in this field, a strong desire and commitment to learn
  • Ability to stay organized, multi-task, and work independently

Depending on circumstances, this job can be partly remote. The firm’s headquarters is in downtown Stamford, CT, a short walk from the MetroNorth station. The firm also maintains offices in New Haven and Hartford.

Southern California Edison (Hybrid - Los Angeles)

On-Ramp Fellow – Commercial Transactions

We are looking for a transactional attorney at Southern California Edison (SCE) in the Commercial Transactions section of the Law Department and build a better tomorrow. In this job, you’ll lead commercial contract negotiations, contract interpretation and management, and provide general advice and counsel to SCE’s Energy Procurement and Management and Supply Management organizations, as well as other organizational units at SCE, including Information Technology and Cybersecurity, Transmission and Distribution, and Customer Service. The successful candidate will handle or assist in a wide range of procurement and other commercial contract negotiations for the company and will report to a Director/Managing Attorney.

You must be able to work independently, be attentive to detail, identify legal and business risks, draft contracts quickly and clearly, and confidently negotiate with contract parties. We also are seeking a candidate who has the ability to simultaneously manage a large variety of assignments, work quickly and effectively under pressure, and prioritize activities.

Your work will help power our planet, reduce carbon emissions and create cleaner air for everyone. Are you ready to take on the challenge to help us build the future?

A day in the life – Get ready to think big, work smart and shine bright!

  • Reviewing, negotiating and drafting a wide variety of contracts including power purchase agreements, energy storage agreements, software licensing, consulting, construction, general procurement and other agreements.
  • Advising internal client organizations regarding compliance with applicable regulations, laws and policies and identifying legal and business risks.
  • Interacting with SCE personnel in other departments and external third parties to be able to understand and advise on complex legal, technical, and sensitive issues.
  • Contributing to cross-functional or departmental projects and teams.

Qualifications:

The essentials

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) from an accredited law school.
  • Three or more years of experience practicing law. Your combined experience can be at a law firm, corporate in-house setting, or government authority.

The preferred

  • Current member in good standing of the State Bar of California, or willingness and ability to become accredited as such.
  • Strong academic credentials.
  • Experience with contract analysis, drafting and negotiation. Some experience with renewable power purchase agreements, energy storage agreements, project finance transactions and energy/finance industry master agreements (e.g., EEIs, NAESBs and ISDAs) is beneficial.
  • Experience interacting with non-lawyer, business and technical clients.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team including the ability to promote positive cooperation within the legal team, with other Company personnel, and with outside counsel.

On-Ramp Fellow – Environmental/CEQA

Become a CEQA Attorney at Southern California Edison (SCE) in the Licensing & Land Use section of the Law Department and build a better tomorrow. In this job, you’ll play a key role in obtaining necessary regulatory approvals to construct electric infrastructure by leading complex regulatory proceedings, drafting and reviewing environmental documents, and providing general advice and counsel to SCE’s Transmission and Distribution organization, Regulatory Affairs, as well as other organizational units at SCE. The successful candidate will handle or assist in a wide range of regulatory, land use and environmental issues for the company and will report to a Director/Managing Attorney.

You must be able to work independently, be attentive to detail, identify legal and business risks, speak on behalf of SCE on complex regulatory, environmental, compliance and enforcement matters, including those arising under federal, California and/or other state laws and regulations. We also are seeking a candidate who has the ability to simultaneously manage a large variety of assignments, work quickly and effectively under pressure, and prioritize activities.

Your work will help power our planet, reduce carbon emissions and create cleaner air for everyone. Are you ready to take on the challenge to help us build the future?

A day in the life – Get ready to think big, work smart and shine bright!

  • Providing legal support to various teams and leaders within SCE, while collaborating with company representatives on decisions that impact utility operations.
  • Advising internal client organizations regarding compliance with applicable regulations, laws and policies and identifying legal and business risks.
  • Representing SCE before the California Public Utilities Commission in proceedings seeking approval to construct major electric infrastructure.
  • Communicating with city, county, state and federal governments on various land use issues including permitting for utility infrastructure construction and maintenance.
  • Drafting environmental documents, regulatory filings, briefs and testimonies.
  • Interacting with SCE personnel in other departments and external third parties to be able to understand and advise on complex legal, technical, and sensitive issues.
  • Contributing to cross-functional or departmental projects and teams.

Qualifications:

The essentials

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) from an accredited law school.
  • Current member in good standing of the State Bar of California, or willingness and ability to become accredited as such.
  • Experience practicing regulatory or land use law including California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and/or National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) experience.
  • Three or more years of experience practicing law. Your combined experience can be at a law firm, corporate in-house setting, or government authority.

The preferred

  • Strong academic credentials.
  • Experience in the utility or energy industry or administrative agency practice.
  • Experience working with client organizations to develop and carry-out strategic initiatives, e.g., identification of factual and legal issues, development of prepared testimony, legal pleadings, discovery, witness preparation, cross-examination, oral argument, and legal briefs.
  • Ability to independently handle proceedings as lead attorney in matters before regulatory agencies or first chair-level court experience.
  • Experience interacting with non-lawyer, business and technical clients.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team including the ability to promote positive cooperation within the legal team, with other company personnel, and with outside counsel.

On-Ramp Fellow – Litigation

Become a Litigation Attorney at Southern California Edison (SCE) and build a better tomorrow. As an Attorney, you will handle a wide range of litigation matters for the company in a lead counsel role and will report to a Director/Managing Attorney. The successful candidate will be part of a team of attorneys assigned to a particular section of the Law Department but must be able to work independently as well. The candidate also must be able to direct and manage outside counsel retained to support the company’s legal needs. The successful candidate will represent SCE in state and federal court in tort litigation matters involving personal injury, property damage, and business loss claims. This position will also provide legal support to SCE Organizational Units and to Company Senior Management, while collaborating with other Company personnel on decisions that impact utility operations.

Your work will help power our planet, reduce carbon emissions and create cleaner air for everyone. Are you ready to take on the challenge to help us build the future?

A day in the life – Get ready to think big, work smart and shine bright!

  • Practice involves all forms of civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution, including filing and defending actions up to and including trial and appeal.
  • Practice may also include representation of company interests before state and federal agencies (e.g., the CPUC, FERC, and CalOSHA).
  • Advise client organizations in identifying and resolving tort-related legal, business and strategic issues.
  • Contributing to cross-functional or departmental projects and teams.
  • Direct and manage outside counsel retained to support the company’s legal needs.

Qualifications:

The essentials

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) from a nationally recognized law school.
  • Current member in good standing of the State Bar of California, or willingness and ability to become accredited as such.
  • Three or more years of experience practicing litigation. Your combined experience can be at a law firm, corporate in-house setting, or government authority.

The preferred

  • Top academic credentials desired.
  • Experience in the utility or energy industry is preferred, but not required.
  • Experience interacting with federal, state, or local agencies.
  • Trial experience.
  • Strategic problem solver with strong analytical ability to provide legal advice within a business context.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to simultaneously manage a variety of assignments, work quickly and effectively under pressure, and prioritize activities and risk.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team including ability to promote positive collaboration within the legal team, with other Company personnel, and with outside counsel.  

On-Ramp Fellow – Regulatory

Become a Regulatory Attorney at Southern California Edison (SCE) and build a better tomorrow. As an Attorney, you will handle a wide range of regulatory proceedings for the company in a lead counsel capacity and will report to a Director/Managing Attorney. The successful candidate will be part of a small team of attorneys assigned to a particular section of the Law Department but must be able to work independently as well. The candidate also must be able to direct and manage outside counsel retained to support the company’s legal needs. The successful candidate will be responsible for advising and representing the Company on complex regulatory, compliance and enforcement matters, including those arising under California and/or other state laws and regulations. A civil litigation background makes for excellent transferrable skills. This position will also provide legal support to SCE Organizational Units and to Company Senior Management, while collaborating with other Company personnel on decisions that impact utility operations.

Your work will help power our planet, reduce carbon emissions and create cleaner air for everyone. Are you ready to take on the challenge to help us build the future?

A day in the life – Get ready to think big, work smart and shine bright!

  • Advising internal client organizations regarding compliance with applicable federal, state, and local statutes, regulations and policies.
  • Representing the Company before regulatory and enforcement agencies, including the California Public Utilities Commission and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on matters related to recovery of costs, rate design, and wildfire mitigation planning, and grid safety and support. Drafting and preparing regulatory filings, testimonies and reports and advocating company positions at hearings.
  • Working with SCE personnel in other departments and external third parties to gather information pertaining to highly complex legal, technical, and/or sensitive issues.
  • Contributing to cross-functional or departmental projects and teams.
  • Direct and manage outside counsel retained to support the company’s legal needs.

Qualifications:

The essentials

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) from a nationally recognized law school.
  • Current member in good standing of the State Bar of California, or willingness and ability to become accredited as such.
  • Three or more years of experience practicing regulatory or general business litigation. Your combined experience can be at a law firm, corporate in-house setting, or government authority.

The preferred

  • Top academic credentials desired.
  • Experience in the utility or energy industry is preferred, but not required.
  • Experience interacting with federal, state, or local agencies.
  • Ability to independently handle proceedings as lead attorney in matters before regulatory agencies, such as the California Public Utilities Commission or the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or first chair-level court experience.
  • Strategic problem solver with strong analytical ability to provide legal advice within a business context.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience drafting and negotiating contracts.
  • Ability to simultaneously manage a variety of assignments, work quickly and effectively under pressure, and prioritize activities and risk.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team including ability to promote positive collaboration within the legal team, with other Company personnel, and with outside counsel.

You should know… (Applicable to all positions)

  • Work Mode: When a return-to-office date has been determined, this position’s work mode is hybrid.  The employee will report to an SCE facility for a set number of days with the option to work remotely on the remaining days.  Unless otherwise noted, employees are required to reside in the state of California.  Further details of this work mode will be discussed at the interview stage.
  • Visit our Candidate Resource page to get meaningful information related to benefits, perks, resources, testing information, hiring process, and more!
  • Relocation may apply to this position.

Testing

  • This position requires testing and applicants who are identified to continue through the selection process will be invited to test via email. Please access our Information Guides to reference test(s): Edison Individual Contributor Workstyles (Test 8203). Candidates who have previously passed these assessment(s), in some cases, may not need to retest again for this position.

About Southern California Edison

The people at SCE don’t just keep the lights on. Our mission is so much bigger. We’re fueling the kind of innovation that’s changing an entire industry, and quite possibly the planet. Join us and create a future with cleaner energy, while providing our customers with the safety and reliability they demand. At SCE, you’ll have a chance to grow personally and professionally, making a real impact in Southern California and around the world.

At SCE, we celebrate our differences. We are a proud Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.

We are committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodations at (833) 343-0727.

Squire Patton Boggs

OnRamp Fellow posting coming soon!

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company

OnRamp Fellow posting coming soon! 

Thompson Coburn (Hybrid - Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, St. Louis, Washington, D.C.)

Corporate & Securities Associate – Chicago; Dallas; Los Angeles; New York; St. Louis; or Washington, D.C.

Thompson Coburn LLP, a leading Am Law 200 law firm, is seeking an OnRamp Fellow with 3-5 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and corporate finance, including due diligence, negotiating and drafting transaction agreements and closing transactions, as well as general corporate, ordinary course contracting and securities matters. Experience in corporate governance, SEC reporting and compliance (e.g., periodic reports, proxy statements, registration statements, etc.) is a plus. Experience with private equity and venture capital transactions is also a plus.

Thompson Coburn is happy to support the learning, growth, and advancement of Fellows who want to work with us but who may not have the exact experience described above.

Candidates must have excellent analytical and writing skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to function independently and within a team.

This position offers a hybrid in-office/remote working arrangement.

Health Care Attorney – St. Louis, Chicago, Washington D.C.

Thompson Coburn LLP is seeking an OnRamp Fellow with 3-5 years of corporate health care experience to join its Health Care practice group in the St. Louis, Chicago or Washington D.C. office. Ideal candidates will have experience working on regulatory and corporate transactional matters in the health care industry and an in-depth understanding of Fraud and Abuse, Stark, Medicare reimbursement, hospital-physician relationships, provider-payor relationships and HIPAA. The position offers the opportunity to work on a wide variety of corporate transactions and regulatory matters for health care organizations, including health care systems, hospitals, health insurance companies, long term care providers, physician practices and other health care-related businesses.

This position is eligible for a hybrid in-person/remote working arrangement.

Energy Attorney – Washington D.C.

Thompson Coburn LLP is seeking an OnRamp Fellow with 2-4 years of legal experience to join its dynamic Energy Group. The candidate must be independent, a self-starter, energetic and possess strong writing and interpersonal skills. Experience before FERC and/or knowledge of electric or natural gas pipeline regulation is required. A candidate that is familiar with FERC’s pro forma open access transmission tariff, standard generator interconnection procedures and agreements, and formula rates is preferred. Administrative litigation experience is a plus.

The attorneys in our top-ranked, nation-wide energy practice work closely as a team to provide legal guidance and creative solutions to a diverse group of energy industry clients across North America. We effectively represent clients before FERC, NERC, state utility commissions, and state and federal courts on the Federal Power Act, Natural Gas Act, and Interstate Commerce Act; all stages of energy litigation; compliance programs and guidelines; NERC reliability standards, audits and investigations; energy market design issues; strategic transactions including purchase and sale of electricity, natural gas, oil, and facilities; the operation of hydropower facilities through the FERC licensing and relicensing processes and the corresponding state and federal resource agencies’ processes.

The successful candidate can expect to work on a wide variety of matters, and duties will include legal research, writing, client counseling, hearings and trials, and other advocacy before a variety of governmental agencies.

This position is eligible for a hybrid in-person/remote working arrangement.

Energy Senior Attorney – Washington D.C.

Thompson Coburn LLP is seeking an OnRamp Fellow with 6 or more years of legal experience to join its dynamic Energy Group. The candidate must be independent, a self-starter, energetic and possess strong writing and interpersonal skills. Experience before FERC and knowledge of electric regulation is required. In particular, a candidate must be familiar with FERC’s pro forma open access transmission tariff, standard generator interconnection procedures and agreements, and formula rates. The ideal candidate also will be capable of taking on substantial roles in and responsibility for project management and be comfortable with client interaction. Experience as lead counsel on one or more FERC matters is preferred. Administrative litigation and appellate court experience is a plus.

The attorneys in our top-ranked, nation-wide energy practice work closely as a team to provide legal guidance and creative solutions to a diverse group of energy industry clients across North America. We effectively represent clients before FERC, NERC, state utility commissions, and state and federal courts on the Federal Power Act, Natural Gas Act, and Interstate Commerce Act; all stages of energy litigation; compliance programs and guidelines; NERC reliability standards, audits and investigations; energy market design issues; strategic transactions including purchase and sale of electricity, natural gas, oil, and facilities; the operation of hydropower facilities through the FERC licensing and relicensing processes and the corresponding state and federal resource agencies’ processes.

The successful candidate can expect to work on a wide variety of matters, and duties will include client counseling, hearings and trials, and other advocacy before a variety of governmental agencies, as well as overseeing the work of more junior associates. No applications from search firms are being accepted at this time.

This position is eligible for a hybrid in-person/remote working arrangement.

COVID-19 Considerations: Thompson Coburn is committed to the safety of our workplace so that each team member of the Firm can serve our clients with minimal disruption; therefore, during the current pandemic COVID-19 vaccines are required for all team members, including those that are newly hired, except where legally required for religious or medical reasons.

Thompson Hine (Hybrid - Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Washington, D.C.)

Environmental Associate

Thompson Hine LLP seeks an OnRamp Fellow to join its Environmental practice group in the Firm’s Cincinnati office. Candidates in other Ohio offices will also be considered. The ideal candidate will have 1-5 years of legal regulatory experience, ideally in some aspect of environmental law. Actual experience with CERCLA, RCRA, CWA, CAA, TSCA, FIFRA and the state equivalents and/or involvement in any areas of EHS support including compliance, transactional and litigation is a definite plus. An outstanding academic record, superb research and drafting skills, and strong analytical ability are required. This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading environmental practice that is nationally ranked by Chambers USA and U.S. News Media Group/Best Lawyers.

PSP Associate or Counsel

Thompson Hine LLP seeks an OnRamp Fellow for its growing Personal & Succession Planning practice in the firm’s Cincinnati or Dayton office. The Personal & Succession Planning practice serves national and international clients and works collaboratively with other practice groups throughout the firm. The ideal candidate will possess at least six years of experience in one or more of the following areas: estate planning for high net worth and ultra-high net worth families, private trust companies and family offices, business succession planning, and charitable giving strategies and private foundations. Candidates must possess outstanding academic credentials and work experience, a strong work ethic, excellent drafting and communication skills, be highly organized, and possess the desire to grow as a leader in this space. An LL.M. in Taxation is a plus.

New Ventures Associate

Thompson Hine LLP is seeking an OnRamp Fellow with 3 to 6 years of experience to join the New Ventures team within the Corporate Transactions & Securities practice in its Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, or Dayton office. Candidates in other markets (Atlanta; Chicago; or Washington, D.C.) may also be considered. The successful candidate will have experience representing emerging companies, early-stage investors and venture capital funds during formation, financing, growth and exit. Strong candidates with experience in general corporate/transactional work, with an interest in focusing on venture capital and emerging growth clients, will also be considered. A superior academic record, strong work ethic, and excellent drafting and negotiation skills are required.

We are still finalizing our long-term Future of Work plans. Until a formal policy is implemented, Fellows should aim to come into the office at least two days per week to have the chance to meet colleagues in person.

Vinson & Elkins (Hybrid - Austin, Dallas, Houston, New York)

Vinson & Elkins is seeking an OnRamp Fellow in the following areas: Executive Compensation & Benefits, M&A/Capital Markets, or Real Estate. We encourage you to apply if you have experience in any of the practice areas listed. Candidates should have 2-6 years of experience in a law firm environment or equivalent and strong academic credentials. Opportunities are available in various locations.

  • Executive Compensation & Benefits – Dallas, Houston, New York
  • M&A/Capital Markets – Austin, Dallas, Houston, New York
  • Real Estate – Dallas, New York

V&E has transitioned to a hybrid work arrangement where our lawyers are expected to work at least three days in the office and the option to work two days outside of the office. Our fellows will be asked to do the same. We believe three days in the office strikes a balance between maintaining the flexibility that we have come to appreciate and the benefits of interacting in person that are so important to our culture, our development as professionals, and to building relationships.

White & Case (Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Silicon Valley, Washington, D.C. )

White & Case is an elite global law firm serving leading companies, financial institutions and governments worldwide. Our long history as an international firm means we are perfectly placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they may be.

With lawyers operating from more than 40 locations, working in virtually every country of the world, we have invested heavily in building a high-quality full-service practice competing at the top of the market. We are distinguished by our on-the-ground presence in the world’s key financial markets and our strengths in handling complex cross-border work.

It’s not just about our global network of offices; it’s the global interconnectedness of the Firm that our people, and our clients, value most. We work well together across geographic and practice boundaries. It’s one of the reasons we attract and retain cross-border work. And why we attract a diverse group of people.

Our lawyers are globally minded, enterprising, collaborative and committed to excellence. Diversity is a core value of our Firm, and our commitment to diversity has been recognized with numerous awards and top rankings around the world. Our people represent 90 nationalities and speak 80 languages.

Available Opportunities

Banking – Debt Finance (New York, Miami, Chicago, Houston or Los Angeles)

With established teams in every major financial market, we are trusted by many of the world’s largest financial institutions, alternative capital providers, private equity funds and corporations to handle their largest and most complex multijurisdictional transactions.

We are looking for OnRamp Fellows with substantive experience managing and negotiating debt finance transactions to join our Americas Banking practice. You should have a genuine interest in domestic and cross-border financing transactions. You should also be ambitious and passionate about work, ready for the opportunities and challenges of working in a global law firm, service-minded with strong interpersonal skills and able to work in a team environment.

Relevant experience includes drafting, reviewing and negotiating commitment letters and term sheets, as well as primary loan and security documentation and ancillary deliverables; preparation and review of issues lists and summary grids; conducting due diligence, legal research, and working with deal teams from initial discussions through closing and post-closing matters. Spanish language skills are a plus.

Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance – Project Finance (New York, Houston, Washington D.C.)

White & Case’s Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Group has a worldwide reputation for helping sponsors and developers to achieve their most complex and ambitious project goals. The preeminent global law firm in this field, we offer our clients an unrivaled depth and breadth of knowledge and experience, in jurisdictions across the globe and across all the major project development sectors.

We are currently looking for OnRamp Fellows with domestic and international Project Development and Finance experience in the energy and infrastructure sector (which could include oil and gas, LNG, power and/or alternative energy). You should demonstrate a strong intellectual curiosity to keep learning and to develop your expertise over a broad range of industries and sectors, strong analytical and drafting skills, and be comfortable navigating the contractual intricacies of complex, large-scale projects. Personable and cooperative, you should enjoy working as part of a team, and be adept at building strong professional relationships. Good communication skills will be a significant asset, as will fluency in other languages pertinent to our work (Spanish and Portuguese, in particular).

Relevant experience includes drafting, reviewing and negotiating purchase and sale, project development, construction, operation and maintenance, joint venture, supply and financing agreements; counseling clients on joint ventures, private equity investments and strategic transactions for public and private companies in multiple industries including energy, infrastructure, and transportation; working with deal teams and processes across practice areas and geographic locations; solving legal problems relating to heavily-regulated industries. We are willing to consider candidates who have some, but not all, of the above experience.

Mergers and Acquisitions – Corporate (New York, Chicago, Houston, Silicon Valley)

Drawing on a global breadth of knowledge and experience, we support major multinationals and leading corporations, banks, private equity funds and other visionaries to execute their largest, most complex multi-jurisdictional transactions. Combining deep local market knowledge with specialist expertise across the full spectrum of legal areas and business sectors, we have been involved in some of the largest and most high-profile M&A transactions worldwide, and numerous market “firsts.”

We are currently looking for OnRamp Fellows with M&A Corporate experience who are commercially minded, adept at thinking on their feet, with excellent oral and written communication skills, which will enable you to negotiate effectively, and to seamlessly manage the flow of information between practice groups, clients, and stakeholders. Regularly working in large, international, and multidisciplinary teams, you should also demonstrate a collaborative approach and an ease interacting with a wide range of legal and business professionals. Proactive and self-motivated, you should be eager to take ownership of your work product and demonstrate the skill, talent, and commitment to deliver outstanding results.

Relevant experience will include drafting M&A transaction documents for sophisticated public and private clients; preparing acquisition agreements and ancillary documentation; interacting with teams on the opposing side of a deal (sellers, buyers, JV partners, their advisers, etc.); handling domestic transactions on both the buy and sell side, in private and public transactions, including private equity; assisting clients with corporate establishment, registration, transformation, governance and liquidation; advising on start-ups, joint ventures, private equity transactions, shareholders agreements, corporate restructures listing, mergers and acquisitions. We are willing to consider candidates who have some, but not all, of the above experience.

Capital Markets – Securities, High Yield, Derivatives or Funds (New York, Washington D.C., Houston, Los Angeles)

Our clients choose the Capital Markets team for our ability to navigate every complexity of evolving markets and ever-changing products. We have an outstanding track record of groundbreaking capital markets advice in mature and growth markets. We are trusted advisors to the world’s leading financial institutions, largest corporations, sovereign governments, and multinational corporates.

We are currently looking for OnRamp Fellows with a wide range of Capital Markets-related experience, including equity securities, high yield debt, derivatives, and investment funds. You should possess the analytical rigor to grasp the legal intricacies of complex, cross-border transactions, across a wide range of matters. Organized and meticulous, you will demonstrate a talent for legal drafting, and be comfortable working from wide variety of material, from company board minutes to complex covenant and negotiation documentation. Committed and personable, you should enjoy working within large groups of lawyers and industry professionals, and manage the interests of all stakeholders, who will include leading financial institutions as well as some of the fastest-growing companies worldwide. Keeping abreast of regulatory changes as well as the wider economic climate, you will also be adept at distilling complex information into clear, insightful analyses that inform and strengthen your client’s position.

Relevant experience may include:

  • For the Securities Role – representation of issuers or underwriters in initial public offerings, public company disclosure obligations, and corporate governance matters; assisting Senior Associates and Partners to manage transactions from commencement to completion; experience with SPAC transactions is a plus.
  • For the High Yield Role- representation of issuers or underwriters in high yield and investment grade debt offerings, exchange offers, tender offers, consents solicitations and other liability management transactions, bridge and other acquisition financing commitments.
  • For the Derivatives Role- advising and representing clients on matters related to derivatives and structured products and the related regulatory concerns that accompany them, including negotiation and documentation, through the structuring, development and restructuring of derivatives.
  • For the Funds Role– technical skills in private fund formation; negotiating fund terms both with fund managers and investors; preparing legal documentation, including private placement memoranda and fund agreements.

There is no guarantee of an offer or employment in any of the participating organizations.

Please Note: To be considered for an OnRamp Fellowship at the above organizations, you must fulfill the eligibility requirements, be licensed to practice law in the U.S., and submit an application through the program. Applications submitted through an organization’s website will not be considered as part of the OnRamp program. To apply, visit our application site here.

 

 

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A Note from the Fellowship Founder

A lot of smart people in the legal profession are focusing on how to retain women in the workforce. And for good reason — the number of female lawyers in law firms is declining and there continues to be a deficit of women and diverse lawyers in the leadership ranks within law firms and legal departments. But what about the highly qualified women and other lawyers who took a hiatus from our profession and want to come back? Why are we not also focusing our attention on that untapped pool of talented professionals?

As a 30-year talent management veteran in law, I understand the challenges faced by women in these fast-paced, demanding environments. When a third-year female associate in a law firm, for example, takes a job hiatus for several years to raise children, there is invariably a question about where she will fit in the law firm’s compensation and advancement structure upon her return. Many practice group leaders have asked me that precise question when I have presented them with similar lateral candidates. The even tougher questions that typically follow include: “How can we be certain that she has the skills to step right back in? And do we know for sure that she really wants to come back?"

None of these questions can be answered easily and confidently at the outset. That is why Goldman Sachs, Sara Lee, Credit Suisse, and others have been facilitating “Returnships” (trademarked by Goldman Sachs) for years. These re-entry platforms allow the returning professionals and the organizations to engage in a "try-out" to determine fit, while also giving the professionals a chance to strengthen their skills.

With the help of more than 20 talent experts and many innovative organizations, we have built our own unique version of the "Returnship" model — with a robust selection process and a comprehensive training and coaching component — in the legal profession. The goal is to provide returning women and other lawyers with additional experience and skills while helping law firms and legal departments replenish their talent pipeline with diverse, high-performers who have a desire to return to and advance in these organizations.

More than 3 million women left the workforce in the last few years, with the pandemic exacerbating the exodus further. We want to make sure the lawyers who left have a structured path back into law.

Click on applicants or organizations to learn about the benefits, the program infrastructure, and how to apply or join the effort.

Thanks to the wonderful support of everyone involved since OnRamp's inception in 2014, including the four founding firms mentioned above, we've already matched more than 90 returning women — one-third of whom are lawyers of color — with leading law firms, legal departments, and financial services firms.