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 June 17, 2022. 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 (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 (New York)

Corporate Governance Counsel – New York

The Department:

Bloomberg’s Legal & Compliance Department plays a critical role in supporting our businesses and operations around the world. We move quickly and thoughtfully to help address a variety of complex legal issues that arise across the Company’s various businesses. Our team is made up of talented and hardworking professionals who think creatively and work collaboratively in an open environment to deliver results, drive innovation, and solve difficult problems. Diversity and inclusion are essential to our success, and we strive to maintain an environment where our employees are empowered to make an impact. We also recognize the value of diversity and inclusion in cultivating a supportive workplace and the importance of giving back to our communities as evidenced by our award-winning pro bono program.

The Team:

The Corporate Governance team within Bloomberg’s Legal & Compliance Department works closely with senior management and business partners throughout the Company to design and manage the governance framework for Bloomberg’s businesses globally, including its regulated businesses. The team’s principle focus is to provide and implement strategic and practical guidance to shape the growth and evolution of our Company, which delivers world-class products and services to valued clients globally.

What’s the Role?

The Corporate Governance Counsel role is an exciting opportunity to support Bloomberg in promoting excellent standards of governance and to operate an end-to-end corporate secretarial program. You will collaborate with colleagues and handle cutting-edge, international governance and corporate structure matters.

Responsibilities include:

  • Advising stakeholders on compliance with governance practices, laws and regulations
  • Drafting and reviewing agreements and governance materials
  • Collaborating with colleagues in Legal & Compliance, Risk, Finance and Treasury to form new entities, set up businesses and execute on corporate structure initiatives
  • Leading board meeting preparations by drafting materials, minutes and resolutions and shaping content along with board members and other key stakeholders
  • Drafting corporate disclosures
  • Managing and maintaining corporate registers, minute books, organizational charts and public filings

You’ll need to have:

  • A strong understanding of corporate law principles, with at least 2 – 4 years of experience practicing corporate law at a top law firm
  • A law degree (J.D.) and license to practice law in the United States
  • Experience drafting agreements, disclosures and resolutions
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to translate complex legal concepts to digestible, easy to use content for business leaders and other non-legal teams
  • Excellent organizational skills and exemplary attention to detail
  • Proactive attitude and approach to managing projects and leading initiatives, including the ability to balance multiple matters simultaneously and determine when and how to prioritize
  • The confidence to work effectively and with minimal supervision on matters that require significant collaboration with key stakeholders (e.g., senior colleagues, business partners and non-legal teams)
  • Integrity and discretion when handling and advising on confidential or sensitive information
  • Self-awareness and strong emotional intelligence

We’d love to see:

  • A strong desire to understand and learn about Bloomberg’s businesses
  • Knowledge of financial regulatory regimes, e.g., SEC or CFTC regulation
  • Keen interest in using technology to improve efficiency

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck (Denver + All Offices)

Real Estate Associate, Any Office

We are seeking a Real Estate Associate with 2-6 years of experience in complex real estate transactions to join the Denver team. This person can sit in any of our offices, with a preference for Denver; Los Angeles; Santa Barbara; Las Vegas; or Washington, D.C.

Real Estate Finance Associate, Any Office

The Denver office is seeking an associate with 2-6 years of experience to join the finance section of our real estate group. This person can sit in any of our offices, with a preference for Denver; Los Angeles; Santa Barbara; Las Vegas; or Washington, D.C. The ideal candidate will have experience representing both lenders and borrowers on complex, high-dollar real estate loans for asset types ranging from hospitality, office, and industrial to retail, mixed use, and multifamily. Experience with securitization, syndication and participation of commercial mortgage, bridge and construction and mezzanine loans necessary.

Real Estate HOA and Condominium Attorney, Denver Office

We are seeking a Real Estate Attorney with at least 6 years of experience to join the team in our Denver office. Qualified candidates must have significant experience in HOA, condominium, planned community and mixed-use developments law and governance. Affordable housing and HUD finance experience a plus.

Corporate Associate, Denver Office

The Denver office of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is looking for a deal lawyer with 3-5 years of experience in middle market and lower middle market M&A and private equity transactions. Additional experience with outside general counsel work is helpful, but not required.

Clifford Chance (New York)

The firm has yet to confirm a return to office date. When we do return to office-based working, per our Agile Working Policy, lawyers may work remotely for up to 3 days each week.

Capital Markets

Clifford Chance is seeking OnRamp applicants for their Capital Markets group in NY. The Capital Markets group is led by five partners and advises on the full range of capital-raising transactions in the US, representing issuers, underwriters, sponsors and selling stockholders. Product coverage includes IPOs (for both US and non-US companies listing on US exchanges), secondary equity, private placements, preferred equity, equity-linked products, debt and high-yield offerings. The team provides advice on all aspects of securities laws and regulations, and in relation to US registrations with the SEC and listings on all US exchanges. We have an outstanding reputation for developing innovative solutions in the area of specialty finance, especially in relation to permanent capital vehicles and alternative REIT structures. Our registered funds practice advises on a significant proportion of closed-end fund IPOs in the US market and our representation on closed-end funds includes advising fund sponsors and underwriters on the launch of US closed-end funds.

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. They are also seeking applicants for their Real Estate group in NY for candidates with transactions experience, including purchase, sales and financing (both borrower and lender perspective); experience in joint ventures and private equity; and experience in leasing is a plus. There is also opportunity in the Executive Compensation Group in NY.

Clyde & Co (Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Miami)

Insurance Coverage Litigation Attorney (Los Angeles/Open to other CA locations)

Clyde & Co seeks a highly motivated attorney with 5-7 years of experience in insurance coverage litigation. The position involves representation of international and domestic insurers with regards to all manner of liability policies, including commercial general liability, excess liability, D&O liability, employment practices liability, professional liability, environmental liability and media liability policies. The opportunity is suited to someone who thrives within a busy, stimulating and fast-paced team environment, and has a strong interest in working on complex insurance coverage litigation matters. The attorney will be ideally located in Los Angeles, CA but we are also open to remote locations and other states.

 Responsibilities and Requirements

  • Analyze insurance policies, drafting coverage opinions and providing coverage advice and recommendations to clients;
  • Conduct complex and rigorous legal research and analysis, and draft memoranda;
  • Draft and review pleadings, memos, briefs, discovery, motions with supporting briefs and other legal correspondence;
  • Prepare formal correspondence to opposing counsel and other parties;
  • Attend depositions, hearings, and mediations as required.

Education and Experience

  • Excellent academic credentials;
  • Admitted to practice in California (Texas admission is a plus);
  • 5-7 years of experience in complex insurance coverage litigation matters;
  • Litigation experience;
  • Federal court experience.

Skills and Abilities Required

  • Excellent legal research, writing and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Ability to handle matters of a highly sensitive nature;
  • Ability to handle time sensitive matters, sometimes several simultaneously;
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects;
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems quickly.

Corporate Insurance (New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Miami, California, or any Clyde locations in the U.S.)

We are seeking a deputy for our corporate insurance group—someone who is highly motivated and proactive. The candidate should have experience in insurance transactional and commercial matters, including mergers and acquisitions, large reinsurance transactions, and arrangements such as MGA/producer agreements. In addition, the attorney will ideally have prior experience with insurance regulatory matters both in connection with the above-mentioned transactions as well as stand-alone insurance regulatory advisory matters.

Requirements

  • Practicing attorney or attorney returning to practice with 4+ years qualification;
  • Previous experience in insurance transactional and regulatory matters;
  • Admitted to practice in the state where the attorney will be based;
  • Superior interpersonal skills and ability to collaboratively work with others;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Highly focused, enthusiastic and creative thinker;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment managing multiple priorities;
  • Ability to negotiate with commercially and legally sophisticated advisors and clients;
  • Competency in legal drafting/research.

Clyde & Co shifted to virtual work for the majority of our lawyers and business services team with the global outbreak of Covid-19. This precaution was taken to help protect our people, clients and communities. It is likely that this role will start virtually while the firm continues to evaluate the situation.

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

Corporate Attorney (Denver or New York)

OVERVIEW:

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a talented corporate 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 be 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 advising DESRI on general corporate and securities law, reporting, transactional matters, and other areas following its initial public offering. Responsibilities will also include providing support on a wide range of matters, such as project acquisitions and dispositions, financings, and general corporate and financing party reporting obligations.

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

  • Candidates should have an impressive record of academic achievement of corporate law/transactional experience, including managing deals and advising clients directly.
  • Excellent analytical abilities, superb communication and organizational skills, and exceptional attention to detail are all essential, as is a deep interest in exploring and mastering new areas of the law.
  • Outstanding judgment is of great importance, as is a demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in support of highly complex transactions.
  • Experience in M&A transactions is desirable. Renewable energy experience is a plus but not required.

Renewable Energy Attorney (Denver or New York)

OVERVIEW:

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a talented renewable energy attorney to join its Legal & Compliance department and counsel the firm’s renewable energy business, D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI) in Denver or New York (with a preference for Denver). 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 analyzing and negotiating project-level contracts for DESRI’s portfolio of projects under development, currently being constructed, and in operation, including operation and maintenance agreements; engineering, procurement, and construction agreements; and other project contracts. You’ll also be responsible for a wide range of renewable energy project support, legal research, and project management activities.

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

  • Candidates should have a record of academic achievement, as well as relevant renewable energy project experience.
  • Well-developed analytical, communication, and organizational skills and keen attention to detail are essential.
  • Sound judgment is of great importance, as is a demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in support of highly complex renewable energy projects.

Real Estate Attorney (Denver or New York)

OVERVIEW:

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a talented real estate 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 across 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. The attorney will become part of a small, inclusive, highly skilled team responsible for supporting DESRI’s portfolio of wind and solar energy projects in a fast-paced environment that values thoughtful problem solving and attention to detail.

WHAT YOU’LL DO DAY-TO-DAY:

You’ll support all real estate matters across DESRI’s portfolio of development, construction and operating projects, including clearing title policy and survey issues; diligencing and addressing environmental issues in real estate transactions, reviewing title pro forma and surveys, preparing various real estate instruments such as purchase or lease agreements, deeds, affidavits and estoppels, and coordinating closings. You’ll also review title reports and create title curative plans, including fatal flaw analyses on potential land purchases and projects. In addition, you may help with permitting, zoning, and land use issues with the assistance of local counsel.

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

  • Candidates should have a demonstrated record of academic achievement and real estate law experience.
  • Renewable’s experience is a plus but not required.
  • Individuals with a proven ability to work with a variety of internal and external constituencies to find solutions to challenging issues will excel in this role.
  • Well-developed writing and analytical abilities, high-quality communication and organizational skills, and keen attention to detail are essential.
  • Sound judgment is of great importance, as is a demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in support of highly complex renewable energy projects.

Drew Eckl & Farnham (Atlanta, Brunswick)

General Liability Litigation Attorney

Drew Eckl & Farnham is looking to hire multiple fellows with 3-7 years of experience in general liability litigation. In this role, your caseload will primarily involve matters focused on premises liability, negligent security liability, trucking and transportation liability, and personal/bodily Injury liability. The attorney will be located in Atlanta, GA or Brunswick, GA.

Candidates must have:

  • Demonstrated General Liability Experience (depositions, court appearances, prepared and argued motions)
  • J.D. from an ABA-Approved Law School
  • Active license to practice law in the state of Georgia

Ideal candidates will have:

  • 3 – 4 years of experience at a defense firm
  • Strong writing and speaking skills
  • Proven ability to manage complex cases
  • Outstanding analytical skills
  • Ability to conduct depositions and manage discovery
  • Passion for litigation

To learn more about our benefits and our commitment to diversity & inclusion, please visit the careers section of our website: Working Here – Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP (deflaw.com)

We are currently operating under a hybrid in-person and remote work arrangement. Lawyers will work with their immediate supervisor to determine the work schedule that is appropriate.

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 (Atlanta, Austin, Houston, New York, Washington, D.C.)

Eversheds Sutherland cultivates exceptional attorneys across all levels by providing them with the tools and experiences needed to build successful careers! We are seeking OnRamp candidates for the 1) Corporate Practice Group in Atlanta/Chicago, 2) Energy Practice Group in Atlanta/Houston/Austin, 3) Finance Practice Group in Atlanta/NY, 4) Insurance Practice Group in DC/NY, 5) International & Federal Tax Practice Group in DC, and 6) State & Local Tax Practice Group in DC.

As of January 2022, our attorneys are currently working mainly remotely. In the coming months, we hope to transition to a flexible combination of in-person and remote.

Faegre Drinker (Multiple U.S. Locations)

Corporate & Transactional

Faegre Drinker’s Corporate Practice Group provides a full range of services to public and private companies, private equity funds and financial institutions. The group is a strong collaborative team that works across geographies. As a fellow, you would have the opportunity to work with partners and associates in all of our offices no matter where you are located. This is not new to us, we have been doing this for years and this collaboration is key to our success. 

We seek candidates with experience in a variety of areas within the corporate and transactional space. Our Corporate and Transactional opportunities are available in the following offices: Chicago, Denver, Florham Park, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, and Philadelphia. 

— Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Preferred experience in strategic transactions (including, mergers and acquisitions, investments and joint ventures), as well as general corporate and corporate governance 

— Securities & Capital Markets

  • Preferred familiarity with public company reporting obligations, public securities offerings, SEC compliance and corporate governance requirements, as well as debt and equity markets transactions  

 — Corporate Finance

  • Preferred experience working with financial institutions and borrowers in commercial finance transactions, including loan originations and real estate financings 

 — Other General Corporate and Commercial Matters

The candidates should have experience leading due diligence teams, managing specialists, advising on reporting requirements, and drafting transactional documents. 

Insurance Services

Faegre Drinker’s Insurance Practice Group works with some of the nation’s largest insurance industry clients. Our Insurance associates work directly with our clients, engage meaningfully with insurance industry groups, and join business development opportunities in the early stages of their career.

We seek candidates with experience in a variety of areas within the insurance industry space.  

— Litigation (Philadelphia & Dallas)

  • Preferred experience in general litigation matters, but also specifically in property and casualty insurance (Texas)

— Regulatory (Multiple Locations)

Litigation

Faegre Drinker’s Litigation Practice Group offers national counsel services, on-the-ground litigation support and local court relationships. As a fellow, you would have the opportunity to work in all phases of general commercial, civil and business litigation matters with a national and international client base. Our Litigation opportunities are available in the following offices: Chicago, Dallas, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington DC.

  • Preferred experience in complex commercial litigation such as consumer or shareholder class actions, merger and acquisition litigation, securities litigation, corporate governance disputes, real estate financing and development disputes, and/or multi-district or multi-forum litigation.

Currently, the firm is allowing attorneys to work remotely at least through February 2022.

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 – Business Litigation, San Francisco

Farella Braun + Martel LLP seeks a skilled and highly qualified associate with 2 to 4 years of general litigation experience to join its business litigation practice. The candidate should have a high level of academic achievement from a highly ranked law school, strong legal writing skills and related experience.

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.

Fenwick & West (All Offices)

Practice Support Lawyer (Tech Transactions)

Fenwick is seeking a Practice Support Lawyer who will be responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining practice group content and practice standardization resources. The Practice Support Lawyer is an integral member of the Tech Trans practice group, working closely with leadership, as well as the Practice Management team to deliver high valued legal content supporting the practice and optimizing client service delivery. This position can be based in any of U.S. offices.

Job Description:

  • Lead the creation, development and maintenance of model documents, forms, drafting practice guidance, and practice group resource materials in alignment with Practice Group needs.
  • Ensure content, precedents, and resource materials are easily accessible and searchable and facilitate knowledge reuse.
  • Contribute to the evaluation and implementation of innovative solutions to support the practice’s knowledge management and client services priorities.
  • Monitor and communicate legal, business and market developments relevant to the Practice Group and clients.
  • Capture and validate deal terms and related details to support market trend analysis and client service needs.
  • Work with practitioners on identifying practice-related internal and external knowledge resources and technologies.
  • Develop and maintain content relevant to marketing and business development efforts, including client presentations, articles, client alerts, cases studies, and market surveys.
  • Facilitate and develop integral legal training programs.
  • Closely collaborate with the Knowledge & Innovation Team and other stakeholders on the above initiatives.

Desired Skills & Qualifications:

  • Expert legal knowledge and practice skills in Technology Transactions. Although this role will cover a broad range of industries/areas (including, but not limited to, consumer, media, gaming, interactive entertainment, blockchain, crypto, web3, life sciences and digital health), we are looking for a candidate with a strong general Technology Transactions background with an appetite to learn and contribute to new areas.
  • Passion for delivery of legal services in new and innovative ways, pushing boundaries and leading thought in this area.
  • Strong legal drafting, writing, and analysis, with attention to detail.
  • Commitment to knowledge-sharing, efficiency and excellence in legal work
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with Department personnel, Firm management, other attorneys and staff and aptitude for getting buy-in and consensus for change.
  • Superior customer service ethic, communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to motivate participation in new systems, change behavior, and work seamlessly with and extract information at all levels from senior partners to busy administrative assistants.
  • Highly organized, efficient and extremely detailed oriented, with ability to stay productive under pressure with tight deadlines.
  • Highly motivated, strategic focus: ability to understand and support Firm goals, services, culture and strategy in order to present self and the Firm in a positive, professional manner; understand and stays up to date on current legal market trends, news, and innovations.
  • Exhibit high degree of initiative in managing multiple priorities simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, high-stressed, detail-oriented work environment; ability to work with frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in workflow.
  • The ability to keep your cool in a demanding environment.

Reporting to the Intellectual Property Practice Group Director, the ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience in IP tech transactions, preferably in a law firm setting. Juris Doctor required.

Gap, Inc.

Please check back in summer 2022 for an OnRamp Fellow posting!

Goodwin

OnRamp Fellow posting coming soon! 

Haynes Boone (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, 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.

Hueston Hennigan (Los Angeles, Newport Beach)

Hueston Hennigan LLP is an elite national trial and litigation law firm that specializes in high-stakes business disputes. Our offices are located in Los Angeles and Newport Beach, California. Although we are based in Southern California, we are recognized across the country and internationally for our trial skills and creative problem solving, and for having achieved historical results in some of the most complex and challenging cases. Attorneys play a significant role in all stages of litigations and investigations, with responsibilities that include preparing research memoranda; drafting discovery documents, pleadings, correspondence and motions; assisting with and attending witness interviews, client meetings, court hearings and meetings with government officials; and assisting with deposition and trial preparation.

We are seeking OnRamp candidates for either our Los Angeles or Newport Beach office.

Education and Experience

  • Admitted to practice in California
  • Minimum 3 years of experience
  • Excellent academic performance at top tier law school
  • Business litigation experience and trial experience is a plus

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent writing and analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Record of managing complex cases

We have a flexible work environment for our attorneys and provide support for them to work both in the office and remotely.

Jackson Walker (Austin, Dallas, Houston)

Jackson Walker is seeking OnRamp candidates in their Austin, Dallas and Houston offices for their Corporate practice group, and in Dallas for their Finance practice group.

Katten Muchin Rosenman (Charlotte, Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C.)

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.

Employee Benefits (Chicago, New York, and Washington, DC): Ideal candidates will have experience with tax and employee benefits and executive compensation matters, including due diligence in mergers and acquisitions; drafting, negotiating and counseling on executive compensation arrangements; and responding to government audits and subpoenas. The ideal candidate will also have experience with health & welfare and retirement plan benefits, including drafting Summary Plan Descriptions and Summaries of Material Modifications, negotiating administrative service agreements, and research and counseling on compliance with the Internal Revenue Code, ERISA, and other laws governing employee benefit plans. All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous development, modeling inclusive behavior, and proactively managing bias.

Intellectual Property – Patent Litigation (Charlotte, Chicago, New York, and Washington, DC): The ideal candidate will have at least 2-3 years of patent litigation experience with an undergraduate or post-doctorate degree in chemistry, biology, electrical engineering, computer science or a comparable degree. Typical and expected responsibilities will include all aspects of patent litigation including drafting pleadings and motions (including claim construction and summary judgement motions); drafting non-infringement and invalidity contentions; selecting experts; dealing with all aspects of discovery (fact and expert); deposing and preparing fact deponents, 30(b)(6) deponents, and experts; post grant and inter partes reviews, and participating in trial activities. All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous development, modeling inclusive behavior, and proactively managing bias.

Intellectual Property – Trademark (New York): The ideal candidate will have 1–3 years’ experience in connection with domestic and international trademark searching, clearance and prosecution, and enforcement matters worldwide. Candidates will be expected to work on a broad range of trademark, copyright and internet-related matters; provide counseling to clients with respect to the clearance, protection and enforcement of their intellectual property rights domestically and internationally; to assist in the management of brand portfolios; and IP due diligence and preparation of agreements related to brands. Candidates should also have experience with trademark licenses and related forms of agreements, such as manufacturing and distribution agreements. Experience with federal court trademark litigation is a plus. 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.

Real Estate (Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, DC): The ideal candidates will have at 3-4 years of experience in commercial real estate. Candidates should have experience in acquisitions, sales, and financing. Experience with due diligence on real estate transactions, including review of title commitments, surveys and constituent matters. Experience with real estate finance deals, JV deals, leasing and affordable housing is a plus. All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous development, modeling inclusive behavior, and proactively managing bias.

Tax Planning (Chicago, New York, and Washington, DC): Candidates can expect to work on a wide variety of transactional, structuring and planning tax matters on behalf of private equity funds, hedge funds, and family offices.

Candidates should have 1-4 years of general tax experience at a nationally recognized law firm or accounting firm, including experience with respect to mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, inbound and outbound investments, financial instruments and derivatives, debt and equity restructurings, or real estate investments. Candidates should ideally be proficient in Microsoft Excel, and have excellent analytical, writing and interpersonal skills. In particular, candidates should have a desire to learn and interact collaboratively with other departments. Candidates are required to be bar licensed in the state in which they are applying for or eligible for admission on waiver. 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, Lisle)

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 Companies Public Sector, 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

Trademark Attorney (Wichita, Kansas; Atlanta, Georgia; or Lisle, Illinois)

We are currently seeking a Trademark Attorney/OnRamp Fellow to join our leveraged commercial capability.This position could be located in Wichita, Kansas; Atlanta, Georgia; or Lisle, 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

  • Review and analyze trademark search reports
  • Maintain trademark portfolios, including domestic and foreign prosecution and maintenance
  • Draft and edit various IP agreements, including trademark and copyright licenses and talent releases
  • Meet, work closely with, and advise business groups on trademark, copyright, and other IP matters across the global group of Koch companies
  • Work collaboratively with business contacts and non-attorney team members to serve the business needs.

The Experience You Will Bring

Requirements:

  • Experience conducting trademark search reports
  • Experience in domestic and foreign trademark prosecutions
  • JD required
  • Active member of a state bar in good standing

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Experience drafting, reviewing, and negotiating trademark and other IP related agreements.
  • Experience with trademark, copyright, and domain name enforcement.

Commercial Attorney (Wichita, Kansas; Atlanta, Georgia; or Lisle, Illinois)

We are currently seeking a Commercial Attorney OnRamp Fellow to join our leveraged commercial capability. This position could be located in Wichita, Kansas; Atlanta, Georgia; or Lisle, 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

  • Draft, review, and negotiate various types of commercial contracts, including master service agreements, NDAs, software license agreements, vendor contracts, consulting agreements, customer contracts, and sales and distribution agreements.
  • Meet, work closely with, and advise business groups across the global group of Koch companies.
  • Work collaboratively with contract managers and non-attorney team members to serve the business needs.

The Experience You Will Bring

Requirements:

  • Experience in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial contracts and counseling clients
  • JD required
  • Active member of a state bar in good standing

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Experience reviewing and negotiating SaaS and other commercial, privacy, and technology-related contracts and documents

Labor & Employment (Wichita, Kansas; Atlanta, Georgia; or Lisle, Illinois)

We are currently seeking a Labor & Employment Attorney/OnRamp Fellow to join our team. This position could be located in Wichita, Kansas; Atlanta, Georgia; or Lisle, 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

  • Manage employment-related litigation
  • Advise management on full range of labor and employment law issues, including state and federal equal opportunity laws, employee leave, and wage and hour matters
  • Work collaboratively with Human Resources leaders and non-attorney team members to serve the business needs

The Experience You Will Bring

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in employment and labor law
  • JD required
  • Active member of a state bar in good standing

Litigation Attorney (Wichita, Kansas, Atlanta, Georgia, or Lisle, 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 Lisle, 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

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 (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.

We have not yet confirmed a return to office date. When we do return to office, as per our global agile working policy, lawyers may work remotely for up to 20-50% of their time each week.

Loeb & Loeb (New York)

Loeb & Loeb’s Labor & Employment group is seeking an OnRamp Fellow to join its NY office. Candidates should have 4-6 years of L&E experience. Successful candidates should have experience in employment litigation, employment counseling, and transaction work. Large or mid-size law firm experience preferred. Bonus if also admitted in NJ! The firm is currently working remotely.

Mayer Brown (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.

As of January 2022, our lawyers are currently working remotely. In late February, we hope to transition to a combination of in-person and remote. More details to follow.

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

The world is at a profound tipping point as groundbreaking automation and AI innovation changes how companies do business. You have a chance to be part of the transformation in a way that will help millions of people.

We have an immediate opening on the legal team that supports Microsoft’s Power Platform cloud business, including Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents, and more. Power Platform is a strategic new growth area for Microsoft that empowers everyone to build their own apps and chatbots, harness the intelligence of AI, and automate their business processes – no coding experience required.

Power Platform helps people without a coding background gain new skills and expand their career opportunities, and enables professional developers to be far more productive, allowing businesses to innovate faster.

This job involves legal counseling on a variety of subjects including product development, privacy, data protection, security, responsible AI & ethics, intellectual property licensing, regulatory compliance and complex transactions.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide creative and proactive counseling on a broad range of complex legal, business and policy issues for engineering and business clients.
  • Act as primary counsel on issues that raise novel artificial intelligence, data use and IP concerns.
  • Draft and negotiate a variety of legal agreements in coordination with business development and engineering teams, including cloud and software development, licensing and collaboration agreements.
  • Partner with engineering and other legal department colleagues and specialists to develop and implement policies and best practices to support product development.
  • Build strong client relationships and become a trusted advisor to the business.
  • Drive process improvements, as necessary.
  • Be a great teammate! We work best when we collaborate.

Qualifications:

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced attorney with:

  • J.D. from an ABA accredited law school and an active license to practice law
  • 3+ years of experience as a practicing attorney
  • Strong academic background,, excellent oral and written communication skills, and a commitment to providing the highest quality client service
  • Experience working with engineering teams, or with product development, IP licensing, privacy or artificial intelligence, is a plus
  • Collaborates well with colleagues and is effective in managing ambiguous projects across organizational boundaries to drive results

The above description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this position. The actual duties, responsibilities and qualifications may vary. Microsoft is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly supports workforce diversity.

Morrison & Foerster (Boston)

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: Boston

Position: Fund Finance Associate Attorney

Candidates will have familiarity with and knowledge of the following:

  • Specific experience working on debt finance transactions with private equity and venture capital funds
  • Significant experience drafting and negotiating loan documents and reviewing limited partnership agreements for private equity and venture capital funds

Professional skills highly desired include:

  • Proven track-record of working in a fast-paced environment and handling multiple transactions simultaneously
  • Ability to concisely and effectively communicate complex matters in oral and written form
  • Strong attention to detail and desire to work in a team environment and take on increasing levels of responsibility

Office + Practice Group Overview:

Our Boston office of Morrison & Foerster opened in 2019 and is home to the diverse practice areas of technology and life sciences, emerging companies and venture capital, and subscription lending. The office is led by David Ephraim, the Office Managing Partner and Global Chair of the Finance & Projects Group. Under David’s leadership, the office and practice group have been identified as “a ‘power player’ in the fund financing space” and market.

The Finance and Projects Practice Group is a dynamic, collaborative group that represents banks and other financial institutions in single-lender and syndicated financing transactions with foreign and domestic private equity and venture capital funds, management companies, and portfolio companies. We offer unique strengths in developing innovative financing structures for specialized industries and representing clients in the growing private credit market.

Our work spans credit markets, industries, jurisdictions, and companies at all stages of the corporate lifecycle. We have particularly deep experience in the healthcare and life sciences, energy, venture, private equity, and technology industries. We frequently work with distressed companies in out-of-court restructurings and bankruptcy matters. We also advise clients on bridge loans, cash flow financings, and direct lending and private credit financings, as well as secured loans, syndicated finance, and working capital facilities.

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!

Fellowship Opportunity:

Office: Boston

Position: Patent Prosecution Associate Attorney – Biotech

Candidates will have familiarity with and knowledge of the following:

  • Preparation and prosecution of patent applications
  • IP strategy and portfolio management

Professional skills highly desired include:

  • Strong scientific background, at the Ph.D. level, in the life sciences
  • Outstanding writing and analytical skills, and top academic credentials are essential
  • USPTO registration required

Office + Practice Group Overview:

Our Boston office of Morrison & Foerster opened in 2019 and is home to the diverse practice areas of technology and life sciences, emerging companies and venture capital, and subscription lending. Michael R. Ward is global head of the firm’s Life Sciences Practice Group, head of the firm’s Patent Practice Group, co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and co-chair of our global AgTech + Food Industry practice.

Our Patent Prosecution lawyers are skilled in the strategic planning of patent portfolios, including writing successful patent applications in complex and novel situations in anticipation of possible future litigation. We are often called upon to represent clients — from ventured-backed startups to Fortune 500 companies to leading universities — on complex licensing, patent clearance, and adversarial matters, as well as to provide strategic business counsel regarding the development of products or technologies that may allegedly infringe patents held by competitors or require the negotiation of royalty payments. When necessary, we assemble experienced teams of patent lawyers, patent litigators, and technical experts to address unique business or IP issues that may arise.

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 (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.

Norton Rose Fulbright (Austin, Dallas, Houston, LA, NY, San Antonio, San Francisco, Washington, D.C.)

Commercial Litigation Lawyer (Insurance Coverage) | Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, or San Antonio

Norton Rose Fulbright is seeking a lawyer with 5 plus years of experience to work on insurance coverage litigation matters. The ideal candidate has experience analyzing coverage under a variety of different types of coverages (e.g., D&O, CGL, Property) and litigating in federal and state courts. Excellent writing skills and strong academic credentials are a must. Most importantly, you must want to learn and to grow as a lawyer, while leveraging and strengthening your expertise. This position may be located in our Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio or Los Angeles office. Please indicate your office(s) of interest in your inquiry. If in Texas, must be admitted to and a member in good standing of the Texas Bar or be eligible to waive in, or if in California, must be a member in good standing of the California Bar.

Commercial Litigation Lawyer | Dallas

The Dallas office of Norton Rose Fulbright is seeking a lawyer to join the Disputes group. The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 5 years of general commercial litigation experience, practical experience in depositions, courtroom proceedings and similar exercises. Additional requirements include: excellent academic credentials, strong analytical, verbal, and written communication skills. Must be admitted to and a member in good standing of the Texas Bar.

Corporate Finance Lawyer | Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, or New York

Norton Rose Fulbright is seeking a lawyer with 2-4 years of experience to join the corporate finance practice. The ideal candidate will have prior work experience within a major law firm working on commercial lending transactions, loan facility work, and negotiation and documentation of other secured and unsecured loans. The candidate must have strong academic credentials, be self-motivated and have developed excellent analytical, problem solving and leadership skills. This position may be located in our Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles or New York office. Please indicate your office(s) of interest in your inquiry.

IP Lawyer (Mandarin Speaker) | San Francisco

The Intellectual Property group of Norton Rose Fulbright is seeking a lawyer with 3-4 years of litigation experience who is a fluent Mandarin speaker and writer. The ideal candidate will have top firm and academic credentials and prior experience in Intellectual Property litigation. This position is located in San Francisco. The candidate should also be admitted to and in good standing with the California Bar.

M&A/Securities Lawyer | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles office of Norton Rose Fulbright is seeking a lawyer with 5-7 years of experience to join the M&A/Securities practice team. The ideal candidate will have previous relevant experience at a law firm with mergers and acquisitions as well as capital formation (public and private). Excellent academic credentials in addition to strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills are required. The candidate must also be admitted to and in good standing with the California Bar.

Regulations, Investigations, Securities and Compliance Lawyer (BIS, OFAC, & International Trade) | Washington, DC

The Washington D.C. office of Norton Rose Fulbright is seeking an experienced lawyer with 3+ years of experience to join us as an Associate or Counsel for the Regulations, Investigations, Securities and Compliance practice team with experience primarily in U.S. export controls (BIS), sanctions (OFAC), and other international trade related regulations (e.g., customs). The candidate’s experience in these areas should include counseling, training, licensing, opinion work, filings, compliance audits, internal investigations, responding to government enforcement actions and developing and implementing relevant compliance policies and procedures. Ideally, the client will also have experience in other types of investigations related work (e.g., FCPA) and/or national security matters (CFIUS). The candidate should have strong academic credentials from a top-tier law school (U.S. JD required); excellent communication and writing skills and a demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment. This role involves collaboration with global colleagues on multijurisdictional matters and opportunities to assist with business development efforts. The candidate should also be an active member of the DC Bar or be willing to apply for membership within 90 days of employment at the firm.

Regulations, Investigations, Securities and Compliance Lawyer (Government Contracts) | Washington, DC

The Washington, D.C. office of Norton Rose Fulbright is seeking an experienced associate (3rd to 5th year) to join the Regulations, Investigations, Securities and Compliance practice team. Ideal candidates will have experience advising government contractors regarding their contracts with federal agencies, including compliance and regulatory issues; drafting and negotiating contracts with subcontractors and suppliers performing on government contracts; counseling clients on claims and disputes involving government contracts, including preparing and prosecuting requests for equitable adjustment and claims; and assisting clients with bid protests. Additional experience with commercial transactions involving government contracts, small business issues, import/export compliance, including knowledge of ITAR/EAR issues, and international transactions is beneficial. Preference given to candidates who possess a broad background in a government contracts practice, with experience in corporate transactions, compliance counseling, and litigation. The candidate should have strong academic credentials from a top-tier law school (U.S. JD required); excellent communication and writing skills and a demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment. The candidate should also be an active member of the DC Bar or be willing to apply for membership within 90 days of employment at the firm.

Regulations, Investigations, Securities and Compliance Lawyer (Regulatory Compliance) | New York and Washington, DC

Norton Rose Fulbright is seeking to hire a lawyer with 3+ years of experience to join the Regulations, Investigations, Securities and Compliance practice team. The ideal candidate should have experience in the government; in-house, and/or private practice; regulatory compliance issues that impact banks (both domestic and foreign-based), holding companies, fintechs and investors, particularly with respect to the Bank Holding Company Act, the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, the National Bank Act, the International Banking Act, compliance with the Volcker Rule, the Control Rule and matters relating to affiliate transactions, AML and sanctions compliance. This position may be located in our New York or Washington, D.C. office. Please indicate your office(s) of interest in your inquiry. The candidate must be admitted to and in good standing with the New York Bar or Washington, D.C. Bar (or willing to apply for membership within 90 days of employment at the firm).

Staff Counsel | Dallas

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP is hiring lawyers to support its in-house Staff Counsel workforce. Under the direction of Norton Rose Fulbright lawyers, Staff Counsel assist litigation teams with complex legal work for the world’s leading companies.Staff Counsel at Norton Rose Fulbright receive sophisticated work and firm-supported training and supervision. Staff Counsel at Norton Rose Fulbright are not on a traditional partnership-track, however, they enjoy practicing law for sophisticated clients without some of the pressures or responsibilities that are associated with a traditional partnership-track positions. The ideal candidate will have between 1 and 4 years of experience.

Tax Lawyer (Projects Focused) | New York or Washington, DC

Norton Rose Fulbright is seeking experienced mid-level tax associates for the Project Finance group. The ideal candidate will have broad experience working on partnership taxation and ideally renewable energy tax equity transactions. Experience with sale-leasebacks, subchapter C, M&A and cross-border tax issues would be a plus. The candidate should have strong academic credentials from a top-tier law school, be self-motivated and have developed excellent analytical, problem-solving and leadership skills. Candidates should also have excellent communication and writing skills and a demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment. We prefer candidates in Washington, D.C. or New York, but may be willing to accommodate other locations. Please indicate your office(s) of interest in your inquiry. The candidate should be a member in good standing of the bar.

Tax Lawyer | New York

The New York office is seeking a mid-to-senior level tax associate with at least 3 years of experience at a major law firm. The ideal candidate will have broad experience working on corporate and partnership tax matters, including international structures and cross border transactions. Interested candidates should also have strong academic credentials.

Orrick (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:

As of January 2022, our lawyers are currently working remotely. In the coming months, we hope to transition to a combination of in-person and remote. More details to follow.

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).

Corporate – Capital Markets

Orrick’s global Capital Markets team seeks OnRamp Fellows with two to six years of equity and/or debt capital markets experience who desire to join our dynamic and innovative legal team. The successful candidates can be based in any of our Boston, DC, New York, Austin, Houston, Los Angeles, Orange County, Portland, Sacramento, San Francisco, Seattle, or Silicon Valley offices.

Our Capital Markets team advises both public companies and private companies. We advise more than 2,700 startup clients across our practices worldwide, representing clients in their growth through the initial public offering process. As a member of our Capital Markets team, you will advise late stage private tech companies on their corporate governance and public company readiness, as well as public listings including direct listings, IPOs, and SPACs.

Orrick’s Capital Markets leading clients include Williams-Sonoma, The Gap, Beyond Meat, Twist Bioscience, Fisker, Luminar, Symantec/NortonLifeLock, Levi’s, Green Dot, and Varian Medical Systems, among others. We also represent many of the leading investment banks.

Job Requirements:

The ideal candidate has major law firm experience, a commitment to excellent client service, and significant experience in public securities offerings of both equity and debt. Bonus for experience representing public companies. We are looking for a candidate that can step into a leadership role on securities offerings or who has served as the lead associate on securities offerings as both issuer and underwriter counsel. Strong interpersonal skills and a motivated, entrepreneurial outlook are essential. Candidates must also possess excellent academic credentials along with superior communication and organizational skills.

Corporate – Technology Companies Group

Orrick has opportunities for OnRamp Fellows with four to six years of experience to join our renowned Technology Companies Group. Our TCG lawyers work intimately with over 3,000 technology company clients and over 300 venture capital firms. Over the past 12 months, Orrick has helped raise over $25.2 billion in venture capital financings globally through over 920 transactions in 45+ countries.

We are recognized as leading advisors in the technology space by industry publications such as Law360, Pitchbook, Chambers and Partners and Legal 500.

Ideal candidates will have experience and passion for helping tech companies at all stages of growth by advising on venture capital financings, corporate formation and structuring issues, protecting intellectual assets, retaining talent, securing and monetizing data, advising board and founders on business issues and advocating for innovation-friendly public policy. Candidates can be based in any of our U.S. offices or, on a case-by-case basis, remotely in “tech hub” cities such as Denver, Nashville, and Philadelphia.

Job Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have four to six years of relevant law firm experience with private offerings, general venture capital and tech company corporate transactions, public company representation, and public offerings. Candidates must be highly motivated and possess strong academic credentials along with superior communication skills.

Structured Finance

Orrick’s Structured Finance team seeks an OnRamp Fellow with 2-4 years of transactional or finance experience. Prior structured finance experience is a plus although not required. The position may be out of any U.S. office, but the work will be primarily with the New York-based team. We are looking for a driven team player who is excited about joining a collegial group and who is not afraid to roll up their sleeves and take on dynamic and fast-paced deal work.

Orrick’s U.S. Structured Finance group advises on the industry’s most innovative transactions and significant regulatory reform measures. Our team is a structured finance powerhouse with the bandwidth to take bespoke approaches to the structuring, executing, and selling of residential mortgage-backed, commercial mortgage-backed, and asset-backed securities, as well as CLOs, repackagings, re-securitizations, and other financings.

Job Requirements:

Candidates must be highly motivated and have excellent academic credentials along with superior communication skills and ability to work with clients.

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, 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.

Commercial Litigation (Boise)

In addition to the qualifications listed above, candidates should have 3 – 6 years of experience, preferably at a national law firm. Judicial clerkship experience is preferred.

Labor & Employment (Seattle)

In addition to the qualifications listed above, candidates should have 2 – 4 years of experience at an AmLaw 100 law firm or boutique employment firm. Federal clerkship experience is preferred.

Technology Transactions & Privacy (Dallas, 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 (Century City, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Washington, D.C.)

Mid to Senior Labor & Employment Fellow (Los Angeles or San Francisco)

The Labor & Employment practice group is looking to hire an experienced mid-senior level Fellow to join our Los Angeles or 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 fellows 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 an attorney 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/Senior Level Labor & Employment Fellow (Pittsburgh)

The Labor & Employment practice group is looking to hire a mid to senior level Fellow with five to eight years of experience to join our Pittsburgh office. The candidate must have experience in employment litigation and/or commercial litigation, including single plaintiff cases. Wage and hour class actions experience is a plus. Candidate must also be familiar with Federal Court Rules and E-Discovery. Candidate must have excellent writing analytical skills, experience handling multiple cases, and able to serve as point person on litigation, including supervising junior fellows 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 is preferred. Employment advice and counseling experience also desired.

Mid-Level Corporate Fellow (Chicago)

The Global Corporate practice group is looking to hire a Mid-Level Fellow with 3-5 years of experience representing public and private clients in M&A, private equity, venture capital, securities offerings and securities law compliance, and general corporate matters to join our Chicago office. Successful candidates will have hands on drafting and negotiating experience for complex M&A and private equity transactions and related investment agreements and experience as a key member of deal teams for a range of middle market transactions, including responsibility for producing acquisition, equity and related documents in a client-ready format, and running key aspects of transactions, from due diligence through closing.

Mid-Level Emerging Grown/Venture Capital Fellow (Pittsburgh or New York)

The Global Corporate group is looking to hire a Mid-Level Fellow with 3-5 years of experience in a sophisticated corporate practice with a focus on venture capital and emerging company representation to join our Emerging Growth/Venture Capital team in New York or Pittsburgh. Ideal candidates will have experience with technology companies. Candidates should also have strong academic credentials and the ability to concisely and effectively communicate complex matters in oral and written form.

Mid-level General Leverage Fellow (Multiple Offices)

The Financial Industry Group of Reed Smith LLP is seeking mid-to-senior level Fellows to join the firm’s nationally-ranked group. Our team represents borrowers, lenders, issuers, equity investors, sponsors, financial advisors and agents in every layer of the capital structure. Experiencing deals from all sides of the table gives our lawyers a real-time understanding of current market trends and deal terms. Successful candidates will have 3 to 6 years of leveraged finance experience as well as substantive 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, fund financings and restructurings and reorganizations.

Successful candidates will have 3-6 years of leveraged finance experience as well as:

  • Substantive 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, fund financings and restructurings and reorganizations
  • Exposure to middle market lending and representing alternative financiers, including business development companies, hedge funds and other non-bank lenders is helpful
  • Experience as a key member of deal teams, including responsibility of running key aspects of transactions, from due diligence through closing, is preferred
  • Deal sheet required

Mid-Level Corporate Fellow (New York)

The Global Corporate practice group is looking to hire a Mid-Level Fellow with 3-5 years of experience representing public and private clients in M&A, private equity, venture capital, securities offerings and securities law compliance, and general corporate matters to join our New York office. Successful candidates will have hands on drafting and negotiating experience for complex M&A and private equity transactions and related investment agreements and experience as a key member of deal teams for a range of middle market transactions, including responsibility for producing acquisition, equity and related documents in a client-ready format, and running key aspects of transactions, from due diligence through closing.

Mid-level GRE Fellow (Washington, DC)

The Global Regulatory Enforcement Group of Reed Smith LLP is currently seeking a mid-level Fellow to join the firm’s antitrust team in Washington DC. Successful candidates will have at least 3 years of experience at a large law firm assisting with antitrust litigation, merger investigations, counseling and other matters. Excellent academic credentials, interpersonal skills, analytical ability, research and writing, organizational and time management skills are required. Candidates with FTC or DOJ Antitrust Division experience are particularly encouraged to apply. This position offers significant responsibilities and advancement opportunities to the right candidate.

Mid-Level Corporate Group Private Equity Fellow (New York)

The Global Corporate practice group is looking to hire a Mid-Level Fellow with 3-5 years of experience to join our private equity team in the New York office. Relative experience includes: representing private clients in M&A, private equity, venture capital, securities offerings and securities law compliance, and general corporate matters. Successful candidates will have: Hands on drafting and negotiating experience for complex private equity transactions and related investment agreements and experience as a key member of deal teams for a range of middle market transactions, including responsibility for producing acquisition, equity and related documents in a client-ready format, and running key aspects of transactions, from due diligence through closing. This growing group is looking to hire a Fellow who they can train to become an integral part of the team.

Mid-Level Estate Planning Fellow (Chicago)

The Chicago Office of Reed Smith seeks a highly motivated mid-level Fellow with 3 -5 years of estate planning experience. The position offers significant experience in estate planning for individuals, particularly professionals and business owners, integrating family considerations and sophisticated tax planning. Successful candidates will have experience counseling individuals and families to help them achieve their wealth transfer objectives including: drafting traditional estate planning documents, including revocable trusts, wills, and powers of attorney, preparing complex estate and business planning instruments such as gift trusts, charitable trusts, foundation and nonprofit organizing materials, and operating agreements; also advise corporate fiduciaries regarding trust administration and construction issues and risks, research statutory, regulatory, and common law regarding property, tax, business, and estate planning issues, manage probate processes and other aspects of estate administration, and analyze income, gift, estate, and generation-skipping tax consequences of planning.

Qualified candidates will have strong oral and writing skills, as well as superior organizational skills. 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.

Mid to Senior Level Finance Fellow (Multiple Offices)

The Financial Industry Group of Reed Smith LLP is currently seeking a mid-level or senior Fellow 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 a Fellow.

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

The Intellectual Property Group of Reed Smith is looking to hire a Mid-Level Fellow with a bachelor’s degree in computer science or electrical engineering or a more advanced degree in biotechnology to join its Chicago office. Successful candidates will have 3-5 years of experience in patent litigation and, preferably, inter parties 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 preferred.

Mid-Level Global Corporate, M&A (Pittsburgh)

Our Global Corporate practice group is looking to hire a mid-level Pennsylvania licensed Fellow to join our Pittsburgh office with 4-6 years of experience representing public and private clients in M&A transactions and, in particular, with experience representing private equity firms. Successful candidate will have experience with preparation, review and negotiation of acquisition and financing agreements and related documents, due diligence, and related closing matters. Experience in preparing and reviewing ’34 Act reports, registration statements, and other SEC documents is not required, but beneficial. Public company M&A experience is a plus. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to manage small to mid-sized matters or portions of large, complex matters effectively.

Junior to Mid-level Life Sciences Health Industry Fellow (Philadelphia)

The Life Science Health Industry Group of Reed Smith LLP, is currently seeking two sophisticated, junior to mid-level (2-5 year) Fellows for the Philadelphia office. The Candidate must be a licensed PA attorney who has products liability and mass tort litigation experience at a mid to large defense law firm. Candidate must have excellent writing, superior research and analytical skills, experience handling cases, and be able to serve as the point person on litigation, including coordinating with other Fellows and staff and acting 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. Candidate should possess strong academic credentials. 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.

Junior to Mid-level Life Sciences Health Industry Fellow (Washington, DC)

The Life Science Health Industry Group of Reed Smith LLP, is currently seeking two sophisticated, junior to mid-level (2-5 year) Fellows for the Philadelphia office. The Candidate must be a licensed PA attorney who has products liability and mass tort litigation experience at a mid to large defense law firm. Candidate must have excellent writing, superior research and analytical skills, experience handling cases, and be able to serve as the point person on litigation, including coordinating with other Fellows and staff and acting 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. Candidate should possess strong academic credentials. 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.

Senior Real Estate Fellow (Philadelphia)

The Real Estate practice group is looking to hire a senior Fellow with at least 5-6 years of experience to join our Philadelphia office with an interest in all aspects of commercial real estate acquisition and development. Ideal experience includes strong knowledge of acquisition and development, financing and leasing of commercial real estate. Important attributes include excellent oral and written skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with clients, and the ability to work in a team environment on complex transactions. Must be a Pennsylvania licensed attorney with solid transactional real estate experience in a law firm setting.

Mid-Level Corporate / Tech Transactions (Multiple Offices)

The Technology Transactions group is looking to hire a Mid-Level Fellow with 3-5 years of experience drafting and negotiating technology-based commercial transactions, complex services arrangements, outsourcing agreements, and other technology and data-driven transactions to join our Austin, Dallas, Houston, New York or San Francisco office. Successful candidates will have experience with technology and IP transactions as well as hands on drafting and negotiating experience for complex transactions including licensing agreements, technology development, ITO or BPO agreements, master service agreements, strategic alliances, partnerships, and joint venture agreements. A hard science or engineering background, including software and hardware, is not required but is a plus.

Mid-to-Senior Executive Compensation Fellow (Pittsburgh or New York)

The Technology Transactions group is looking to hire a Mid-Level Fellow with 3-5 years of experience drafting and negotiating The Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Group of Reed Smith is currently seeking a mid-level or senior Fellow to join the firm’s New York or Pittsburgh office. Our Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Group spans two continents and comprises more than 30 lawyers. Our multidisciplinary team provides sophisticated solutions for clients across a broad range of industries.

This role will work in tandem with a collaborative and experienced team whose practice covers nearly all types of employee benefit plans and programs, health and welfare benefit plans, and executive compensation arrangements. Successful candidates will have experience in M&A-related benefits work, qualified plans, executive compensation, and health and welfare. Candidates should also have strong academic credentials and the ability to concisely and effectively communicate complex matters in oral and written form.

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

Senior Energy & Natural Resources, Oil & Gas Fellow (Pittsburgh)

The Energy & Natural Resources (Oil & Gas) practice group is looking to hire a senior Fellow with 6-8 years of experience to join our Pittsburgh office with an emphasis on oil and gas litigation. Candidates should be licensed in Pennsylvania, with a license in West Virginia also preferred. Experience in drafting court filing in state and federal courts and analyzing complex issues is required. Candidates should also have excellent oral and research skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with clients, as well as superior analytical skills.

This position offers the opportunity to join a top law firm and take on significant responsibility on matters. The atmosphere is dynamic and entrepreneurial, and the successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to shape their career in a substantial and meaningful way. Reed Smith attorneys regularly collaborate across offices and practice groups. We value diversity and seek to make the practice both professionally and personally rewarding. Reed Smith is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Real Estate Fellow, 2-5 year (Century City)

The Real Estate practice group is seeking to hire a Junior to Mid-Level Fellow to join our Century City office. Qualification s include between 2 and 5 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.

Real Estate Junior to Mid-Level Fellow (Dallas)

The Real Estate practice group is looking to hire a Junior to Mid-Level Fellow with at least 2 to 6 years of experience with an interest in real estate financing and development to join our Dallas office. Ideal experience would include an understanding of all aspects of acquisition, deposition and financing of commercial real estate. 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.

Mid-Level Music Fellow (Century City or New York)

The Entertainment and Media practice group is looking to hire a mid-level Fellow to join our music team. The position offers significant opportunities work on deals for our a variety of our music clients on both the talent and corporate side of the business. The successful candidate will have at least 3-5 years of experience in the music business. It would be helpful if the candidate has experience in music catalog sales, or in M&A transactions generally, specifically with preparation, review and negotiation of acquisition and financing agreements and related documents, due diligence, and related closing matters.

Firmwide Mid-Level Corporate Fellow (Multiple Offices)

The Real Estate practice group is looking to hire a senior Fellow with at least 5-6 years of experience to join our Philadelphia office with an interest in all aspects of commercial real estate acquisition and development. Ideal experience includes strong knowledge of acquisition and development, financing and leasing of commercial real estate. Important attributes include excellent oral and written skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with clients, and the ability to work in a team environment on complex transactions. Must be a Pennsylvania licensed attorney with solid transactional real estate experience in a law firm setting.

Firmwide Mid-Level Tax Fellow (Multiple Offices)

The Tax Group of Reed Smith LLP is currently seeking a mid-level Fellow to join the firm’s growing and dynamic practice in any of our U.S. offices. Successful candidates will have at least 3-5 years of law firm or accounting tax experience. Looking for highly motivated candidates with strong academic credentials, strong research and writing skills, and a willingness to assume responsibility. Successful candidates will thrive in a collaborative team environment. An LL.M. degree in Taxation is preferred but not required.

Mid-SR Level Finance Fellow (Energy & Natural Resources) (Chicago)

The Energy & Natural Resources Industry Group of Reed Smith LLP, a global law firm of more than 1700 lawyers, is currently seeking an exceptional mid-level Finance Fellow to join the Chicago office. Candidates should have strong academic credentials and 3-8 years of large law firm experience as a key member of deal teams in secured financing transactions. Successful candidates will have substantial experience with the Uniform Commercial Code as well as experience in commercial lending and/or other types of secured financing transactions. The most successful candidate will have been exposed to a significant amount of deal experience working within cross-office teams on large domestic and cross-border financing transactions and will have experience drafting credit agreements, guarantees, security agreements, intercreditor agreements and other ancillary transaction documents, and managing key aspects of transactions, including review of lien searches, drafting legal opinions and organizing closing mechanics. Candidates should also have strong oral and writing skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with clients, opposing counsel and others, as well as superior organizational skills.

Mid-level Energy & Natural Resources (Environmental) Fellow (Pittsburgh)

The Energy & Natural Resources practice group is looking to hire a mid-level Pennsylvania licensed Fellow with 3-5 years of experience to join our Pittsburgh office with a focus on environmental, health and safety-related matters. The ideal candidate will have experience conducting environmental due diligence for real estate sales and corporate mergers and acquisitions, as well as counseling clients regarding environmental regulatory matters, including negotiating civil enforcement matters in environmental and health and safety cases and litigating complex environmental permitting cases. Responsibilities include managing matters regarding all environmental media: waste disposal from industrial and power-producing applications, air emissions permitting, water discharge enforcement and permitting, and matters involving environmental reporting requirements.

Robinson+Cole (New York, Stamford, Hartford, Providence)

Litigation Fellow, Complex Insurance Coverage

Robinson+Cole seeks an OnRamp 200 fellow with 3 to 5 years of complex litigation experience for its Insurance + Reinsurance Practice Group in its Hartford, Stamford, New York, or Providence offices.   

Robinson+Cole has one of the leading insurance coverage and litigation practices in the United States. We advise and represent leading international insurers and underwriters across multiple lines of business, including commercial property, CGL, construction defect, environmental, professional liability and financial lines. We actively engaged in high-exposure litigation at the trial and appellate court levels, and have a robust practice in the arena of insurance class actions.      

We are looking for a candidate with superior academic credentials, excellent writing and analytical skills, and large-firm or equivalent experience.  Admission to the bar in the state in which the fellow will be resident is required.  Law review experience and/or judicial clerkship experience are preferred but not essential.  The ideal candidate will be expected to assume substantial responsibility for all aspects of case management, including drafting briefs on critical motions, managing discovery, taking and defending depositions, arguing motions, and drafting coverage opinions.  Experience in insurance policy analysis and litigating coverage disputes is preferred but not essential.

As of January 2022, our lawyers are currently working remotely although they have the option to work in the office if they choose. In the coming months, we plan to transition to a combination of in-person and remote with lawyers and staff being in the office 2-3 days per week. Fellows will be asked to do the same.

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Sidley (Boston, Century City, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, NY, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Washington D.C.)

Boston – M&A and Private Equity and Investment Funds

Century City – M&A and Private Equity, Global Finance, Technology & IP Transactions, and M&A

Chicago – Insurance Transactions, Global Finance, M&A and Private Equity, Capital Markets, Executive Comp & Employee Benefits, Technology & IP Transactions, Litigation, and Investment Funds

Dallas – FinTech and Blockchain and Capital Markets

Houston – Transactional, Capital Markets, Global Finance, Energy & Infrastructure Projects, and M&A

Los Angeles – Tax and Technology & IP Transactions

New York – Insurance, Capital Markets, M&A and Private Equity, Global Finance, Litigation, Energy & Infrastructure, Investment Funds, Investment Funds Derivatives, Regulatory & Enforcement, and Global Finance (Securitization)

Palo Alto – Capital Markets, Global Finance, and Technology & IP Transactions

San Francisco – M&A and Private Equity, Technology & IP Transactions, Global Finance, Capital Markets, Litigation, Investment Funds, and Environmental

Washington D.C. – Banking & Financial Services, FDMD Regulatory, and Environmental

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Skadden (New York)

Banking:

The Banking group of the New York office is looking for an OnRamp Fellow with 3-5 years of experience in drafting and negotiating commitment papers, security agreements and other loan documents as well as general corporate experience. High level of academic achievement and solid law firm experience preferred.

The Banking Group at Skadden represents a wide variety of clients around the globe in cutting-edge financing transactions. Our international platform, with offices in the major financial centers on four continents, allows us to advise across a broad spectrum of legal systems to the world’s largest corporations, as well as the world’s leading investment banks, commercial banks, private equity sponsors, hedge funds and other financing sources. We provide our clients sophisticated advice through a combination of experience, an in-depth understanding of the global financial markets and a market-leading ability to navigate differences in local law that can have significant impacts on financing transactions.

Associates who join Skadden laterally, including OnRamp Fellows, participate in an enhanced mentor program, which specifically focuses on the unique needs experienced attorneys face during professional transitions.

These efforts, along with our professional development and other Skadden benefits, including a hybrid work model, which currently consists of working at least three days per week in the office and living proximate to the office underscores Skadden’s long-standing commitment to investing in its people, culture and diversity. We also have an extensive pro bono program that allows attorneys to devote, and receive credit for, time for myriad causes that spark their interests and matches those interests with the legal needs in the community.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, please note that all newly-hired personnel in the United States must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their first day of employment, subject to legally required accommodations.

Capital Markets:

The New York Capital Markets team is looking for an OnRamp Fellow with 3-5 years of expertise across high yield and investment grade debt; public and private equity offering; and general corporate experience, including advising on public disclosure and corporate governance matters.

The Capital Markets Group at Skadden advises clients on the full range of public and private financings and consistently is recognized as one of the top advisers on corporate financings and related transactions. Our experience encompasses the complete spectrum of equity, debt and hybrid instruments issued by U.S. and international companies in global markets. In a capital markets environment characterized by rapid change and innovation, our attorneys structure new securities and transactions for clients that enable them to meet their business goals. We represent a diverse range of public and private companies of all sizes, investment banks, private equity firms, and governments and government entities.

Associates who join Skadden laterally, including OnRamp Fellows, participate in an enhanced mentor program, which specifically focuses on the unique needs experienced attorneys face during professional transitions.

These efforts, along with our professional development and other Skadden benefits, including a hybrid work model, which currently consists of working at least three days per week in the office and living proximate to the office underscores Skadden’s long-standing commitment to investing in its people, culture and diversity. We also have an extensive pro bono program that allows attorneys to devote, and receive credit for, time for myriad causes that spark their interests and matches those interests with the legal needs in the community.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, please note that all newly-hired personnel in the United States must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their first day of employment, subject to legally required accommodations.

Executive Compensation & Benefits:

The Executive Compensation and Benefits group is looking for an OnRamp Fellow with 3-5 years of experience practicing Executive Compensation & Benefits in a major law firm. For junior associate positions, experience in a related practice area (for example, M&A, tax or employment) and alternative work experience would also be considered. High level of academic achievement a must.

The Executive Compensation and Benefits practice at Skadden advises public and private companies, management, boards of directors and executives on a full range of matters relating to employee compensation plans and arrangements, including issues arising in the areas of the transactional, tax, securities, bankruptcy, corporate governance and ERISA claims. Heightened scrutiny of executive compensation issues has resulted in an increasingly complex maze of government regulation and market pressures. The executive compensation and benefits practice helps clients manage the impact of these regulatory and market developments.

Associates who join Skadden laterally, including OnRamp Fellows, participate in an enhanced mentor program, which specifically focuses on the unique needs experienced attorneys face during professional transitions.

These efforts, along with our professional development and other Skadden benefits, including a hybrid work model, which currently consists of working at least three days per week in the office and living proximate to the office underscores Skadden’s long-standing commitment to investing in its people, culture and diversity. We also have an extensive pro bono program that allows attorneys to devote, and receive credit for, time for myriad causes that spark their interests and matches those interests with the legal needs in the community.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, please note that all newly-hired personnel in the United States must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their first day of employment, subject to legally required accommodations.

Financial Institutions Group (Insurance/M&A):

The New York Financial Institutions (M&A) group is looking for an OnRamp Fellow with 3-5 years of M&A transactional experience, including the ability to work effectively with cross-practice deal teams. Financial services background is not required. This is a premier group with excellent opportunities for mentoring, training and early client-focused experience. High level of academic achievement and solid law firm experience is preferred.

Associates who join Skadden laterally, including OnRamp Fellows, participate in an enhanced mentor program, which specifically focuses on the unique needs experienced attorneys face during professional transitions.

These efforts, along with our professional development and other Skadden benefits, including a hybrid work model, which currently consists of working at least three days per week in the office and living proximate to the office underscores Skadden’s long-standing commitment to investing in its people, culture and diversity. We also have an extensive pro bono program that allows attorneys to devote, and receive credit for, time for myriad causes that spark their interests and matches those interests with the legal needs in the community.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, please note that all newly-hired personnel in the United States must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their first day of employment, subject to legally required accommodations.

Investment Management Group:

The Investment Management Group of the New York office is looking for an OnRamp Fellow with 3-5 years of experience with private equity fund work. High level of academic achievement and experience in the private funds practice of a peer firm is preferred.

The Investment Management Group at Skadden represents sponsor and investor clients in a wide range of investment management activities in the United States, Europe and other key global markets. We provide integrated advice, drawing on all relevant practice groups across the firm’s global offices to offer our clients comprehensive guidance and innovative solutions on local, cross-border and global matters.

Associates who join Skadden laterally, including OnRamp Fellows, participate in an enhanced mentor program, which specifically focuses on the unique needs experienced attorneys face during professional transitions.

These efforts, along with our professional development and other Skadden benefits, including a hybrid work model, which currently consists of working at least three days per week in the office and living proximate to the office underscores Skadden’s long-standing commitment to investing in its people, culture and diversity. We also have an extensive pro bono program that allows attorneys to devote, and receive credit for, time for myriad causes that spark their interests and matches those interests with the legal needs in the community.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, please note that all newly-hired personnel in the United States must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their first day of employment, subject to legally required accommodations.

Mergers & Acquisitions:

The New York Mergers & Acquisitions team is looking for an OnRamp Fellow with 3-5 years of experience that includes broad experience working on a variety of public and private M&A transactions and working effectively on cross-practice deal teams. This is an unparalleled opportunity to grow professionally in a dynamic environment focused on mentoring and training and development. Candidates need to have demonstrated high achievement and those who have worked in a similar environment at peer firms are preferred.

Associates who join Skadden laterally, including OnRamp Fellows, participate in an enhanced mentor program, which specifically focuses on the unique needs experienced attorneys face during professional transitions.

These efforts, along with our professional development and other Skadden benefits, including a hybrid work model, which currently consists of working at least three days per week in the office and living proximate to the office underscores Skadden’s long-standing commitment to investing in its people, culture and diversity. We also have an extensive pro bono program that allows attorneys to devote, and receive credit for, time for myriad causes that spark their interests and matches those interests with the legal needs in the community.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, please note that all newly-hired personnel in the United States must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their first day of employment, subject to legally required accommodations.

Real Estate:

The Real Estate group is seeking an OnRamp Fellow with 3-5 years of experience, working on a broad range of sophisticated commercial real estate transactions including acquisitions, dispositions, financings, joint ventures, fund formation and leasing. High level of academic achievement and large law firm experience with financing background preferred.

The Real Estate Group of Skadden advises clients on the full array of complex issues throughout the industry. We represent a wide variety of clients around the world, including developers, lenders, investment banks, pension funds, real estate investment trusts (REITs), private equity funds, investors and major corporations. Our representations include public and private offerings of various types of real estate securities and REITs; securitized lending transactions; leasing on behalf of landlords and tenants; real estate litigation; real estate workouts and restructurings (in and out of bankruptcy); and the development and acquisition of office buildings, hotels, casinos, resorts and shopping centers.

Associates who join Skadden laterally, including OnRamp Fellows, participate in an enhanced mentor program, which specifically focuses on the unique needs experienced attorneys face during professional transitions.

These efforts, along with our professional development and other Skadden benefits, including a hybrid work model, which currently consists of working at least three days per week in the office and living proximate to the office underscores Skadden’s long-standing commitment to investing in its people, culture and diversity. We also have an extensive pro bono program that allows attorneys to devote, and receive credit for, time for myriad causes that spark their interests and matches those interests with the legal needs in the community.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, please note that all newly-hired personnel in the United States must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their first day of employment, subject to legally required accommodations.

Squire Patton Boggs (Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, LA, Miami, New York, Phoenix, Washington, D.C.)

Corporate Associate (Any U.S. Office)

Corporate OnRamp Fellow with at least 3-5 years of transactional experience. The Fellow hired for this position will have an opportunity to assume increasing responsibility in complex transactional matters for key clients and be part of a growing local and global team. The candidate can also expect to be involved with a variety of assignments and receive valuable hands-on experience across a range of disciplines, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity, debt finance, capital markets, joint ventures, strategic alliances, commercial contracts, securities offerings and corporate governance. The position offers the opportunity to assume responsibility in advising firm clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other corporate transactional matters. Handling transaction management and due diligence. The Fellow would also have the opportunity to assist in managing client relationships.

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • U.S. Juris Doctor Degree
  • Admitted to practice in a U.S. State Bar and be in good standing. Admission to the State Bar of your office location is expected, if not currently admitted
  • 3-5 years of meaningful experience in a law firm handling mergers and acquisitions, securities, and other corporate transactional matters is preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Experience in mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, auctions, tender offers, carveout transactions, joint ventures and/or international business transactions
  • Not required, but a plus: Experience in US securities transactional and regulatory matters, including 34 Act compliance, public and private debt and equity offerings, proxy statement preparation and annual meeting cycle management, and public company governance matters.
  • Demonstrated capability to work in a team environment and to exercise sound and practical judgment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Flexible, composed, and ability to prioritize and handle multiple matters simultaneously with a high level of competence and accuracy
  • Committed to professional ethics and client confidentiality

Corporate Securities Associate (Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Washington, D.C.)

Corporate Securities OnRamp Fellow with at least 3-5 years of significant transactional experience to be a part of its sophisticated and highly collaborative corporate practice. This position will be based in either Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix or Washington DC. The Fellow will have an opportunity to assume significant responsibility in complex transactional matters for key clients and be part of a growing local and global team. The candidate can also expect to be involved with a variety of assignments and receive valuable hands-on experience across a diverse range of disciplines, including representing public and private companies in connection with corporate and securities laws matters, securities offerings and corporate governance. The position offers the successful candidate an opportunity to advise firm clients on public and private issuances of equity and debt securities, SEC disclosure, reporting and compliance. Handling transaction management and due diligence. The Fellow will also assist in managing client relationships.

 Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • U.S. Juris Doctor Degree
  • Admitted to practice in a U.S. State Bar and be in good standing. Admission to the State Bar of your office location is expected if not currently admitted.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of meaningful experience in a law firm managing US securities transactional and regulatory matters, including 34 Act compliance, public and private debt and equity offerings, proxy statement preparation and annual meeting cycle management, and public company governance matters. 

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Experience representing issuers, underwriters, placement agents and purchasers in public and private equity offerings and in various offerings in the capital markets, including issuances of secured and unsecured debt, tax-exempt bonds, common stock, preferred stock and convertible debt. 
  • Experience advising on securities regulation, including securities law reporting, compliance and disclosure issues, shareholder meeting matters, stock exchange listing requirements, corporate governance, board matters, and executive and equity compensation.
  • Experience negotiating aspects of corporate transactions.
  • Demonstrated capability to work in a team environment and to exercise good judgment.
  • Positive, can-do and proactive attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Flexible, composed, and ability to prioritize and handle multiple matters simultaneously with a high level of competence and accuracy
  • Committed to professional ethics and client confidentiality

Financial Services Associate (Any U.S. Office)

Associate based in one of our U.S. offices to join our leading Debt Finance practice (part of the Financial Services practice group). Our debt finance practice is domestic and international in nature and the candidate will interact on a regular basis with Financial Services group members throughout the U.S. and overseas. The ideal candidate is experienced in both lender and borrower representations and has the motivation, ability and confidence to develop on an accelerated basis. The candidate in this position would be expected to provide a full range of the highest-quality legal services to corporate borrowers as well as various regional, national and international financial institutions. The position is responsible for structuring, negotiating and documenting closing mechanics for bilateral and syndicated corporate loans, acquisition financing facilities, securitization and other structured finance products, asset finance for various asset classes, private debt placements and project finance facilities.

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • J.D. degree or equivalent
  • Admission to practice and in good standing in the Ohio State Bar or willing to become licensed to practice in the State of Ohio either by application to waive-in or by sitting for the next scheduled Bar Examination, upon being selected for the position

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • At least two years’ of experience with debt finance, bank finance and/or alternative capital finance
  • Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others on complex matters
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and judgment are essential
  • Experience with loan documentation for debt financings 
  • Solid working knowledge of debt finance practices
  • Experience drafting documents from term sheets and commitment papers
  • Working knowledge of the Uniform Commercial Code and related bankruptcy implications
  • Superior technical skills and drafting skills
  • Excellent client-relationship skills
  • Ability to complete assigned tasks with attention to detail; work with teams and under pressure; and meet deadlines
  • Motivated, organized, self-starter who is ready to assume responsibility on challenging matters with an intellectual capacity/curiosity and desire to grow and develop
  • Experience working in a large corporate setting or law firm preferred

About Financial Services Practice

The financial services practice provides a full range of legal services to: commercial banks and finance companies; investment banks and broker-dealers; hedge, private equity and pension funds; insurance companies; sovereigns, governmental agencies and regulatory authorities; and other sources of capital. The core areas of the practice include: Banking and debt finance; Capital markets; Mergers, acquisitions and dispositions; Regulatory; and Insurance.

Litigation Associate – Class Action (Atlanta, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Miami, Phoenix or San Francisco)

Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP is seeking Litigation Associates with between 3 and 7 years of experience in class action defense to work in a dynamic, exciting, and cutting-edge environment defending class actions on behalf of multi-national companies in different jurisdictions across the world. This position will be based in either Atlanta, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Miami, Phoenix or San Francisco.

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Possess a JD from an accredited law school and a strong academic record. Preference given to the top 20% of graduating class or GPA of 3.5 and above.
  • Must be admitted to a US state bar in the jurisdiction where the candidate is applying and be in good standing.
  • At least two years of current experience working in a law firm specializing in complex commercial and business litigation or judicial clerkship experience.
  • Experience defending high-stakes class actions is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Experienced in all substantive areas of complex litigation including: legal research, written discovery, motion practice (dispositive and trial related motions, pleadings and briefs), court appearances, mediations, arbitration, client and witness interviews, trial preparation.
  • Strong organizational, reasoning and research skills; excellent written and verbal communication abilities; good judgment; attention to detail; initiative.
  • Stand-up experience in court will be viewed favorably.
  • Flexibility, composure and the ability to prioritize and handle urgent tasks and requests simultaneously with a high level of competence and accuracy; the ability to remain composed and professional under stressful circumstances; commitment to ethical and confidentiality requirements; strong client service skills.
  • Ability to work without constant supervision, demonstrating initiative in seeking work and managing work load; active in formulating and recommending projects or alternative ways to complete projects that will benefit the case/client.
  • A background in healthcare regulation, business consulting, finance, economics or accounting is a plus. Class action experience is highly preferred.

Litigation Associate (Miami)

The Miami office of Squire Patton is seeking to hire a highly motivated Litigation OnRamp Fellow with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in high level commercial and business litigation. The position offers the right candidate the opportunity to assume significant responsibility in complex matters, working directly with partners and other experienced litigators handling sophisticated commercial and business cases in state and federal court litigation and arbitration. Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to: legal research, drafting briefs and motions in state, federal, and appellate courts, discovery, court appearances, case management, and client communications.

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Possess a JD from an accredited law school and a strong academic record.
  • Must be admitted to a US state bar and be in good standing. Admission to the State Bar of Florida is expected if not currently admitted.
  • Judicial clerkship experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Experience in a judicial clerkship or in a law firm handling complex commercial, class actions and/or business litigation.
  • Excellent research and organizational skills; strong verbal and written communication abilities.
  • Must be a self-starter, have the ability to prioritize workload; display good judgment and work well under pressure.
  • A background in business consulting, finance, economics or accounting is a plus.
  • Demonstrated capability to work in a team environment and to exercise good judgment
  • Positive, can-do and proactive attitude
  • Flexible, composed, and ability to prioritize and handle multiple matters simultaneously with a high level of competence and accuracy
  • Committed to professional ethics and client confidentiality

Public and Infrastructure Finance (Any U.S. Office) 

Seeking an Attorney to join our Public and Infrastructure Finance practice group in one of our U.S. offices. The ideal candidate will have at least 4 years of experience in a transactional practice. The position offers the successful candidate an opportunity to provide general transactional support within the practice group on a variety of public finance transactions and matters as well as sophisticated economic development projects on the government side. Responsibilities will include document drafting and coordinating transactions. The skills and talent needed to succeed in this type of practice are consistent with a strong work ethic, good judgment, and academic achievement..

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • J.D. degree or equivalent
  • Must be admitted to a U.S. state bar and be in good standing. Admission to practice law in the location of your principal office if not currently admitted.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Preference will be given to those with experience in transactional practice, especially candidates with experience in public finance, project finance, lending, real estate transactions, or working or representing public bodies; however, a lack of experience in these areas is not a disqualifier.
  • Experience working with/for or representing public bodies is desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and judgment are essential.
  • We also consider a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, to exercise sound, practical judgment, and to interact directly with client representatives to be of equal importance.

About the Public and Infrastructure Finance Practice

The public and infrastructure finance practice primarily is a transactional practice involving the development and application of knowledge and skills similar to those required to represent parties in corporate loan and capital markets financing transactions. It is characterized by the participation of public bodies in transactions. The practice also includes the representation of parties in various economic development transactions that may, but do not always, involve the issuance of municipal debt obligations.

Stoel Rives (Boise, Salt Lake City, Portland, Seattle)

Stoel’s Boise, Salt Lake City, Portland, and Seattle offices are seeking OnRamp candidates with 3-5 years of experience to join its Corporate and/or Corporate Financial Practice Groups. The ideal candidate will have experience in general corporate work, M&A, securities, debt and equity financing, fund formation and securities, and other business transactions. Many of Stoel’s lawyers did not start their career as “traditional corporate associates” and their diverse perspectives are valued. You are encouraged to apply even if you don’t think you have deep experience in all of the activities typically associated with a corporate associate.

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company

OnRamp Fellow posting coming soon!

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

Banking & Commercial Finance Associate – NY or LA

Thompson Coburn is seeking an On Ramp Fellow with 2-5 years of experience in the drafting and negotiation of transactions for bank and alternative capital providers on both secured and unsecured financings. Ideal candidate will be able to draft and negotiate commercial finance transaction documents and understand the various diligence and customary ancillary and closing aspects of typical lending transactions, and further be able to work directly with sophisticated clients and other counsel.

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

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

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.

Litigation Associate – Chicago

Thompson Coburn is seeking an On Ramp Fellow with 3-4 years of commercial litigation experience. The ideal candidate will have superior analytical and writing skills and experience working independently with written discovery and motion practice. Candidates must also have the ability to function within a team.

This position will offer the opportunity to work with a diverse team of experienced litigators. Thompson Coburn is happy to support the learning, growth and advancement of Fellows who want to work with us but may not have the exact experience described above.

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

Litigation Associate – St. Louis

Thompson Coburn is seeking an On Ramp Fellow with 3-4 years of commercial litigation experience. The ideal candidate will have superior analytical and writing skills and experience working independently with written discovery and motion practice. Candidates must also have the ability to function within a team.

This position will offer the opportunity to work with a diverse team of experienced litigators. Thompson Coburn is happy to support the learning, growth and advancement of Fellows who want to work with us but may not have the exact experience described above.

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

Estate Planning Attorney – Chicago

Thompson Coburn LLP is seeking an OnRamp Fellow with 3-5 years of estate planning experience to join its Private Client practice group in the Chicago office. Ideal candidates will have experience with sophisticated estate planning matters including gift, estate, and related income tax planning, estate and trust administration, charitable planning and family business succession planning. Experience preparing gift, estate and/or fiduciary income tax returns is a plus.

The position requires excellent analytical and writing skills. In addition, candidates must have the ability to function both independently and within a team. The ability to establish, develop and maintain long-term relationships enabling client development and networking is essential.

This position offers a hybrid in-office/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 (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 (Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Richmond, Washington D.C.)

Vinson & Elkins is seeking an OnRamp Fellow in the following areas: Tax, 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. Opportunities are available in various locations including Houston; Dallas; Austin; New York; Los Angeles; Richmond; and Washington D.C. Candidates should have 2-6 years of experience in a law firm environment or equivalent and strong academic credentials.

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.

Wiley Rein

OnRamp Fellow posting coming soon!

Willkie Farr & Gallagher (Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Washington, D.C.)

As of February 2022, our lawyers will be working under a hybrid in-person and remote work arrangement, coordinated with their practice group.

CHICAGO:

  • Asset Management Associate (Private Equity Funds): The New York or DC office of Willkie is looking for associates with two to six years of fund formation experience with a focus on private equity funds and/or fund of funds work. Responsibilities will include representing a number of leading private equity firms, and providing a full range of legal services to private equity funds and other pooled investment vehicles.
  • Corporate Associate: Willkie’s Corporate & Financial Services Department is seeking several associates (all levels except 1st years) to join its top-tier, thriving corporate practice. Willkie is a platform that provides corporate associates with an opportunity for early responsibility and is looking for self-starters looking for experience across the spectrum of corporate transactions, including private equity, M&A, capital markets and SPAC-related transactions. Ideally, candidates will come to us with a year or two of experience in supervising due diligence, drafting and negotiating acquisition agreements and ancillary transaction documents, and managing closing transactions. This is an opportunity for immediate and significant corporate work with one of the strongest corporate practices in the market.
  • Insurance Regulatory Associate: Willkie’s Corporate & Financial Services Department is looking to hire a mid-level associate to work on insurance regulatory matters as part of Willkie’s Insurance Transactional group. Candidates should have experience working on insurance regulatory matters at a law firm or at an in house position. The Insurance group is a strategic focus of the firm and the successful candidates will have a wide array of growth opportunities. Ability to work remote and/or have a flexible schedule for the ideal candidates.
  • Litigation Associate: Willkie’s Litigation Department is seeking a junior litigation associate (class of 2018, 2019 or 2020). The ideal candidate will have both a wide range of litigation experience and stellar academics. Experience in biglaw is a plus.
  • Private Clients Associate: Private Client Department is seeking an experienced private client associate (class of 2016 or more senior). The ideal candidate will have a wide range of trusts and estates experience and a strong background in tax and fiduciary issues.

HOUSTON:

  • Corporate Associate: Willkie’s Corporate & Financial Services Department is seeking a mid-level or senior associate to join its top-tier, thriving corporate practice. Our platform provides corporate associates with an opportunity for early responsibility on complex transactions. We need self-starters who are interested in gaining more experience across the spectrum of corporate transactions, including private equity, M&A, capital markets and SPAC-related transactions. Ideally, candidates will come to us with a minimum of three to four years of experience in supervising due diligence, drafting and negotiating acquisition agreements and ancillary transaction documents, and managing closing transactions. This is an opportunity for immediate and significant corporate work with one of the strongest corporate practices in the market.
  • Corporate Associate (Private Equity): Willkie’s Corporate & Financial Services Department is seeking a mid-level corporate associate to join its top-tier, thriving Private Equity practice. Our platform provides corporate associates with an opportunity for early deal-leading responsibility on complex transactions. We need self-starters who are interested in gaining more experience across a broad spectrum of corporate transactions, with a particular focus on middle market private equity and M&A. Ideally, candidates will come to us with a minimum of four to five years of experience in supervising due diligence, drafting and negotiating acquisition agreements and ancillary transaction documents, and managing closings. This is an opportunity for immediate and significant corporate work with one of the strongest corporate practices in the market. This role can be based out of NY or Houston, but will require travel to the Houston office as needed.

LOS ANGELES:

  • Corporate Senior Associate or Counsel: Willkie’s Corporate & Financial Services Department in LA is seeking a senior associate or counsel for corporate transactional work, including operating agreements, shareholder agreements, service agreements, integration of equity incentive plans, financing documents, restructurings, commercial contracts, and other ordinary course “outside general counsel” types of projects. Clients include entertainment and media companies, high profile celebrities, tech companies and family office groups in a variety of other industries. Significantly, the work will not involve M&A or any other ultra time-sensitive matters. The work flow should be manageable and predictable with no surges or extra hours required.
  • Commercial Real Estate Associate: Willkie is looking for a 4th year or senior commercial real estate associate for residential real estate deals, commercial sales and leasing transactions, and financing transactions. The associate must be based out of LA and barred in CA.
  • Asset Management Associate (Private Equity Funds): Willkie is looking for associates with two to six years of fund formation experience with a focus on private equity funds and/or fund of funds work. Responsibilities will include representing a number of leading private equity firms, and providing a full range of legal services to private equity funds and other pooled investment vehicles.
  • Junior Tax Associate: Willkie is seeking a junior tax associate to join their Los Angeles tax practice, which focuses heavily on tax planning for entertainment industry clients, including actors, musicians, and production companies. Ideal candidate has prior accounting experience (preferred, but not required). Transactional work includes joint ventures, structuring transactions for production companies and talent, tax advice regarding mergers and acquisitions, including sales of entertainment businesses and music catalogues.
  • Litigation Associate: Willkie’s Litigation Department is seeking to hire several first through six year associates. Other class years will not be considered at this time. The ideal candidate will have both a wide range of litigation experience and stellar academics. Experience in Big Law is a plus.
  • Private Clients Associate: Willkie is looking for several associates with 3 or more years of experience in tax and wealth planning for high-net worth clients.
  • Residential Real Estate Attorney: Willkie is looking for a 4th year or senior commercial real estate associate to transition to residential real estate deals. The associate must be based out of LA and barred in CA.
  • Tax Associate: Willkie is seeking a tax associate with 4-6 years of experience to join their Los Angeles tax practice, which focuses heavily on tax planning for entertainment industry clients, including actors, musicians, and production companies. Ideal candidate has prior accounting experience (preferred, but not required). Transactional work includes joint ventures, structuring transactions for production companies and talent, tax advice regarding mergers and acquisitions, including sales of entertainment businesses and music catalogues.

NEW YORK & DC:

  • Asset Management Associate (Hedge Funds): The New York or DC office of Willkie is looking for associates with two to six years of hedge fund formation experience. The preferred candidate will be familiar with a variety of structures (direct investing, fund of funds, etc.) and have a solid knowledge of the securities regulatory landscape in which hedge funds operate. Responsibilities will include representing a number of leading investment firms, and providing a full range of legal services to hedge funds and other pooled investment vehicles.
  • Asset Management Associate (Private Equity Funds): The New York or DC office of Willkie is looking for associates with two to six years of fund formation experience with a focus on private equity funds and/or fund of funds work. Responsibilities will include representing a number of leading private equity firms, and providing a full range of legal services to private equity funds and other pooled investment vehicles.
  • Asset Management Associate (Registered Funds): The New York or DC office of Willkie is looking for associates with two to six years of experience with a focus on registered funds. Responsibilities will include representing a number of leading firms, and providing a full range of legal services to registered funds and other pooled investment vehicles.

NEW YORK:

  • Business Reorganization & Restructuring Associate: Willkie is seeking a mid-level associate with two to five years of experience at a peer firm representing debtors and creditors in large, complex chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings. The ideal candidate will have a background in corporate finance and be familiar with issues investors face in complex restructurings.
  • Corporate Associate: Willkie’s Corporate & Financial Services Department is seeking several associates to join its top-tier, thriving corporate practice. Willkie is a platform that provides corporate associates with an opportunity for early responsibility and is looking for self-starters looking for experience across the spectrum of corporate transactions, including private equity, M&A, capital markets and SPAC-related transactions. Ideally, candidates will come to us with a year or two of experience in supervising due diligence, drafting and negotiating acquisition agreements and ancillary transaction documents, and managing closing transactions. This is an opportunity for immediate and significant corporate work with one of the strongest corporate practices in the market.
  • Finance Associate: We are seeking associates with sponsor or lender side finance experience. The ideal candidate will have experience at a peer firm representing lenders (investment and commercial banks, business development companies or other providers of debt financing) and/or borrowers(including private equity sponsors) in sophisticated financings for acquisitions, buyouts, restructurings, special situations and other corporate finance transactions. We will not be considering candidates in other practice areas who are looking to retool.
  • Insurance Regulatory Associate: Willkie’s Corporate & Financial Services Department is looking to hire a mid-level associate to work on insurance regulatory matters as part of Willkie’s Insurance Transactional group. Candidates should have experience working on insurance regulatory matters at a law firm or at an in house position. The Insurance group is a strategic focus of the firm and the successful candidates will have a wide array of growth opportunities.Ability to work remote and/or have a flexible schedule for the ideal candidates.
  • Intellectual Property Litigation Associate: Willkie’s IP Litigation Department is seeking a junior or mid-level (2nd to 4th year) to join our New York or Washington DC offices. The ideal junior IP litigation associate candidate will be interested in developing a full set of litigation and trial skills through high-tech patent litigation and other IP work. The successful candidate must have passed or be eligible to sit for the Patent Bar, preferably with a degree in engineering (such as electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or computer science).
  • Intellectual Property Transactions Associate: The Intellectual Property Department is seeking a class of 2016 to 2018 associate to join the team. The ideal candidate would have experience in high-technology and other IP-intensive transactions, including software, fintech, edtech, data analytics, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. The successful candidate will assist a team that provides counsel regarding technology acquisition, development and divestiture, technology licensing, outsourcing, IT services contracts, and related transactions for the high-technology, insurance, finance, energy, media and gaming, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries.
  • Litigation Associate (Employment Counseling): Willkie’s Litigation Department is seeking a junior to mid-level associate to join its Employment Counseling Practice. The role will involve a mix of employment litigation, HR advising, and employee-related diligence in M&A transactions. The ideal candidate will have an interest in pursuing a career in employment law and stellar academics; employment law experience is preferred, although not required.
  • Litigation Associate: Willkie’s Litigation Department is seeking a 4th year junior litigation associate (class of 2017). Other class years will not be considered at this time. The ideal candidate will have both a wide range of litigation experience and stellar academics. Experience in biglaw is a plus. All applications must be submitted through the portal.
  • Real Estate Associate: Willkie’s Real Estate Department is seeking a junior to mid-level associate ideally with broad, well-rounded experience working on commercial real estate acquisitions, dispositions, financing transactions and leases. Our expectation would be that this candidate could function fairly independently, and will have moderate to significant drafting experience. Some negotiation experience would also be a plus. This person’s role would include being the primary draftsperson on a variety of sophisticated commercial real estate transactions and overseeing junior associates’ performance of due diligence activities and drafting of ancillary documents.
  • Real Estate Finance Associate: Willkie’s Real Estate Department is seeking a mid-level associate with significant experience working on commercial real estate financing transactions, primarily representing lenders. Our expectation would be that this candidate could function fairly independently, and will have moderate to significant drafting experience. Some negotiation experience would also be a plus. This person’s role would include being the primary draftsperson of loan documents and related agreements and overseeing junior associates’ performance of due diligence activities and drafting of ancillary documents.
  • Residential Real Estate Attorney: Willkie is looking for a 4th year or senior real estate associate for our residential real estate deals. The associate will need to be in NY.
  • Securitization/Capital Markets: Willkie’s Corporate Department is seeking a mid-level associate (class of 2016 to 2018) with experience working on structured finance and capital markets transactions. The candidate will join a team with significant deal flow on a wide variety of insurance-linked securities, including mortgage securitizations, cat bonds and related transactions. Our expectation is that this candidate should be an analytical thinker, with moderate to significant drafting experience. Prior experience with insurance-linked securities is not expected, as the ideal candidate will be someone smart, focused and curious to learn. This person’s role would include being the primary draftsperson of offering documents and related agreements and overseeing junior associates’ assistance with the transaction. The role will involve significant client and investment banker interaction.
  • Structured Finance Associate: Willkie’s Structured Finance Group is seeking a mid to senior-level associate (class of 2014 to 2017) with experience working on structured finance and capital markets transactions. The candidate will join a team with significant deal flow on a wide variety of securitizations, including credit cards, auto loans, unsecured consumer line of credit, music royalty, art loans and whole business securitizations. Our expectation is that this candidate should be an analytical thinker, with significant drafting experience and the ability to be the lead associate on matters. This person’s role would include being the primary draftsperson of offering documents and related agreements and overseeing junior associates’ assistance with the transaction. The role will involve significant client and investment banker interaction.

PALO ALTO:

  • Intellectual Property Transactional Associate: The Intellectual Property Department is seeking a class of 2016 to 2018 associate to join the team. The ideal candidate would have experience in high-technology and other IP-intensive transactions, including software, fintech, edtech, data analytics, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. The successful candidate will assist a team that provides counsel regarding technology acquisition, development and divestiture, technology licensing, outsourcing, IT services contracts, and related transactions for the high-technology, insurance, finance, energy, media and gaming, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

SAN FRANCISCO:

  • Intellectual Property Litigation Associate: Willkie’s San Francisco Office is looking for an IP Litigation associate to join us. The ideal IP Litigation associate candidate will be interested in developing a full set of litigation and trial skills through high-tech patent litigation and other IP work.
  • Litigation Associate: Willkie’s Litigation Department is seeking commercial litigation associates (class of 2015-2019). The ideal candidate will have both a wide range of litigation experience and stellar academics.

WASHINGTON, D.C.:

  • Cyber & Privacy Associate: Willkie’s Cybersecurity & Privacy Group is seeking a mid-senior level associate with four to six years of law firm, government, or in-house experience on cybersecurity, data security, and privacy issues. The ideal candidate will be a quick learner and proven problem solver, with strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills, a demonstrated interest in privacy and cybersecurity issues, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team depending on the nature of the matter. You will work with a diverse array of clients and colleagues looking for advice on cutting edge privacy and data security issues raised in transactional, compliance, policy, and data breach matters, including questions related to the CCPA, GDPR, GLBA, HIPAA, TCPA, CAN-SPAM, the Communications Act, and other federal, state, international, and non-U.S. laws dealing with privacy, data security, and breach notification.
  • Intellectual Property Litigation Associate: Willkie’s IP Litigation Department is seeking a junior or mid-level (3rd to 5th year) associate to join our Washington DC or New York offices. The ideal candidate will have a hard science (e.g., electrical or computer engineering, computer science, physics, or optics) background, be entrepreneurial, interested in cutting-edge technology, and looking forward to early responsibility and developing a full set of litigation and trial skills through high-tech patent litigation.
  • Litigation Associate: Willkie’s Litigation Department is seeking a mid-level associate (class of 2016, 2017, or 2018) to join our Washington, DC office. The ideal candidate will have both civil and white collar litigation experience and/or the desire to do both. All candidates must be licensed, or currently eligible to become licensed, to practice in Washington, DC.

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.

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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.