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 September 19, 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

Brown Rudnick (Boston, New York)

Finance Associate

LOCATION

Boston or New York

 

POSITION

Brown Rudnick is seeking a 2nd- 4th year associate to join its dynamic Finance group. Candidates must have experience specializing in debt finance and capital markets, including drafting (e.g. security and collateral documents, credit agreements) and closing exposure. Additional experience with out-of-court workouts and restructurings is a plus. Our work includes representing financial institutions and borrowers in sophisticated debt finance transactions, including asset-based, cash flow, mezzanine, high-yield debt and debtor-in-possession transactions. Candidate will also support general corporate and M&A practices. Position offers career growth potential and the opportunity to lead transactions.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

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

Restructuring Associate

LOCATION

Boston or New York

 

POSITION

Brown Rudnick LLP is seeking a 4th or 5th year associate to join our Restructuring group in New York or Boston. The ideal candidate will have restructuring experience including Chapter 11 cases, representing debtors and creditors in all areas of corporate restructurings and bankruptcy proceedings. Candidates should be capable of handling and running multiple significant matters at once and should be able to work collaboratively within a team.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

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

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)

OnRamp job post coming soon!

Curaleaf (New York (preferred), Remote Locations Considered)

Assistant General Counsel, Strategic Transactions – New York

Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA) (OTCQX: CURLF) (“Curaleaf”) is a leading international provider of consumer products in cannabis, with a mission to improve lives by providing clarity around cannabis and confidence around consumption. As a high-growth cannabis company known for quality, expertise, and reliability, the company and its brands, including Curaleaf and Select provide industry-leading service, product selection, and accessibility across the medical and adult-use markets. In the United States, Curaleaf currently operates in 23 states with 130 dispensaries, 25 cultivation sites, and over 30 processing sites, and employs over 5,000 team members. Curaleaf International is the leading vertically integrated cannabis company in Europe with a unique supply and distribution network throughout the European market, bringing together pioneering science and research with cutting-edge cultivation, extraction, and production.

Our corporate social responsibility is Rooted In Good Diversity, Equity, Inclusion + Social Equity + Sustainability Social Responsibility | Curaleaf | Cannabis with Confidence We believe in taking corporate and social responsibility very seriously, from our educational outreach to national partnerships, state-wide initiatives and local causes. Giving back to the communities where we operate is important to us, and helps to change old attitudes by showing the positive impact of cannabis in creating jobs, changing lives, and helping local communities.

We educate. We advocate. We give.

Curaleaf’s Assistant General Counsel for Strategic Transactions plays a key role in providing legal support and process management for the strategic transactions of the Company, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, competitive cannabis license applications, and capital market transactions. The Assistant General Counsel will assist the Chief Legal Officer (“CLO”) in developing the Company’s legal function in these areas and implement best practices. This position will report to the CLO and will interact directly with the business development team and senior management. Based in New York City.

MAJOR LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Hands-on management of the legal processes required to vet, negotiate and close the Company’s strategic transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, competitive cannabis license applications, and capital market transactions
  • Structuring transactions, including integration of tax and regulatory considerations
  • Assisting in the integration of acquired assets
  • Monitoring compliance with transaction documentation and assisting in the management of disputes arising from strategic transactions
  • Assisting the Chief Legal Officer and the business development team in improving deal processes and implementing best practices
  • Managing relationships with outside counsel and actively managing cost control
  • Helping to draft and review public disclosures regarding the Company’s strategic transactions
  • Stay abreast of legal, regulatory, and institutional requirements as they apply to the medical and recreational marijuana industry

CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS:

  • Strong ability to manage a range of legal projects and multi-task
  • Proven legal acumen and the ability to devise and implement bespoke solutions
  • Experience working in a startup, early-stage and/or high-growth industries strongly preferred
  • Securities law / public company experience is a plus; experience working in a regulated environment is also a plus
  • Strong communication skills to work with staff, trustees, and other professionals
  • Superior writing, analytical, negotiating, and communication skills
  • Ability to handle confidential information and material with the highest degree of discretion and professional responsibility
  • Ability to work under pressure, handle multiple competing priorities and provide practical legal advice

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • J.D. degree from an accredited law school with superior academic credentials
  • 7-12 Years’ experience:
  • 3+ years experience as a practicing lawyer, preferably initially with a prominent national law firm before moving to an in-house position
  • 3+ years of legal practical experience with an in-house legal department
  • Subject to background check per state cannabis regulations

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

Generalist Attorney (Denver or New York)

OVERVIEW:

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

WHAT YOU’LL DO DAY-TO-DAY:

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

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

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

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

OnRamp Fellow posting coming soon!

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. 

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 operating under a hybrid in-person and remote work arrangement.

Farella Braun + Martel LLP (San Francisco)

Associate – Insurance Recovery, San Francisco

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

Associate – Environmental Litigation, San Francisco

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

Associate – Family Wealth, San Francisco

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

Non-Partnership Track Attorney – Employment Litigation, San Francisco

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

Associate – Business Transactions, San Francisco

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

Associate – Intellectual Property, San Francisco

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

Associate – Family Office, San Francisco

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

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

Fenwick & West

OnRamp Fellow posting coming soon! 

Gap, Inc.

Please check back in late fall 2022 for an OnRamp Fellow posting!

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 welcome OnRamp candidates for either our Los Angeles or Newport Beach office. Our most recent partners all have young children and we have, through traditional hiring, attorneys who work with us part time and/or after returning from work for a hiatus. While we treasure our culture and hope that you can join us in the office to meet and form relationships with our attorneys, remote work is permitted.

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.

Financial Markets and Funds (Chicago, New York and Washington, DC): Candidates will ideally have experience representing asset managers, hedge funds and other global market participants, such as commodity pools and proprietary trading firms, as well as general corporate experience and/or private equity and venture experience. Specifically as it relates to the regulatory component of our practice, candidates will ideally have experience in securities, derivatives or banking fields, as well as experience providing legal advice involving crypto assets and the crypto asset industry. 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.

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, Chicago)

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 Chicago, 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 Chicago, Illinois. Our attorneys work the majority of the time in the office, but we do offer flexibility based on individual circumstances.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • 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 Chicago, 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 Chicago, Illinois. Our attorneys work the majority of the time in the office, but we do offer flexibility based on individual circumstances.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • 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 Chicago, 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 Chicago, Illinois. Our attorneys work the majority of the time in the office, but we do offer flexibility based on individual circumstances.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • 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 Chicago, Illinois)

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

What You Will Do In Your Role

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

The Experience You Will Bring

Requirements:

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

What Will Put You Ahead

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

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)

Finance (New York)

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

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

Corporate/M&A (New York)

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

Mayer Brown (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

OnRamp Fellow posting coming soon!

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, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, San Antonio, San Francisco, St. Louis, or Washington, DC)

Information Governance, Privacy and Cybersecurity (IGPC) Lawyer | Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, San Antonio, San Francisco, St. Louis, or Washington, DC

Data Norton Rose Fulbright is seeking a lawyer with 2-5 years of cybersecurity and privacy experience. The ideal candidate should have law firm or in-house experience advising on cybersecurity program development, cybersecurity incident and data breach response, privacy compliance (CCPA, GDPR, FCRA, GLBA, COPPA, HIPAA, etc.), and/or regulatory compliance counseling preferred. Experience in all areas not required, but cybersecurity experience and on-going active interest in cybersecurity work required. CIPP or other relevant industry certification or specialization preferred. Candidates should have strong academic credentials, 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 and in good standing of the their home office bar or eligible to waive into the appropriate bar. The position may be located in any of our US offices (Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, San Antonio, San Francisco, St. Louis, or Washington, DC). Must indicate office (s) of interest in application. Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered.

M&A/Securities Lawyer | Houston

The Houston office is seeking a 4-7 year experienced associate lawyer to join the Corporate, M&A and securities practice team. The ideal candidate will have previous relevant experience at a law firm with securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions, excellent academic credentials in addition to strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills. Experience in registration statements and 34 act filings strongly preferred. The candidate should also be admitted to and in good standing with the Texas Bar. Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered.

Real Estate (Projects Focus) Lawyer | Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New York, Los Angeles or San Antonio

Norton Rose Fulbright is seeking a lawyer with 5+ years of transactional experience to join the Real Estate practice in Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New York, Los Angeles or San Antonio. The ideal candidate will have substantial experience representing energy investors and developers in a wide-range of real property development transactions with a focus on renewable energy project development. Candidates must be self-starters who possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team. We require strong academic credentials, excellent communication skills, and a commitment to providing the highest quality client service. The candidate should also be admitted to and in good standing with the Texas or New York Bar, or be eligible to waive in. Must indicate office(s) of interest in application. Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered.

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 – 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, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, D.C.)

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

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

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

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

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

Current Opportunities

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

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

Business Practice (Boise)

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

Technology Transactions & Privacy (Dallas, Portland, Seattle)

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

Drafting and negotiating licensing and technology agreements

Advising on intellectual property issues

Supporting M&A and financing transactions

Supporting transactions involving new technologies such as AI and blockchain

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

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

Pfizer

OnRamp Fellow posting coming soon! 

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

Mid-Level M&A Fellow for Entertainment/Music Group (Century City)

The Century City Entertainment and Media practice group is looking to hire a mid-level fellow with significant M&A experience to join our Music team. The position offers significant opportunities to work on deals for our music clients. The successful candidate will have at least 4-6 years of experience in M&A transactions, specifically with preparation, review and negotiation of acquisition and financing agreements and related documents, due diligence, and related closing matters. Prior Big Law experience is required. Music industry experience is preferred but not required.

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

The Real Estate practice group is seeking to hire a Junior to Mid-Level fellow to join our Century City office. Qualifications include between 1-3 years of continuous legal experience with a big law firm or well-known real estate boutique law firm having a sophisticated commercial real estate practice as well as an interest in all aspects of transactional real estate work. Ideal experience includes strong knowledge of acquisition and disposition, and financing of commercial real estate. 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.

Mid-Level Finance Fellow (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 Litigation Fellow (Chicago)

The Global Commercial Disputes group is looking to hire a litigation fellow with 2-5 years of experience to join our Chicago office with a focus on complex commercial litigation. Important attributes include strong writing, research, analytical and verbal communication skills.

Junior to Mid-Level Real Estate 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 to Senior Corporate Capital Markets Fellow (All US Offices)

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

Fund Finance Fellow (Any Level) (All US Offices)

We are seeking fund finance fellows with at least 1 year of experience to join our successful and growing team in one of our U.S. office locations. Reed Smith is a global market-leader in the area of funds finance, working with financial institutions on some of the most high-profile deals in the market. The firm’s funds finance team has a global footprint, with a strong presence in key financial markets, including London, New York and Hong Kong. We act for high profile financial institutions that provide capital call/subscription line, NAV, asset-backed, hybrid and other fund facilities to private equity, credit, infrastructure, secondary and real estate funds. We have acted on behalf of most of the UK, European and U.S. financial institutions providing these products. We carry out the due diligence on the fund borrowers on behalf of the lenders, prepare fund specific representations, undertakings and events of default and advise on taking security from partnership and other typical fund vehicles, including an assignment of the right to draw down loan commitments from investors.

The team was recently awarded Band 1 ranking for Funds Finance by Legal 500 2021, noting “Extremely efficient and professional service. Detailed knowledge of fund finance stemming from many years of experience.” The team sits within the global Financial Industry Group (FIG) with more than 250 lawyers based in 25 offices advising on all aspects of finance transactions, including leveraged buyouts, structured finance transactions, asset-based lending transactions, real estate transactions, structured trade and commodity transactions, derivatives as well as workouts, restructurings, debtor-in-possession financings and exit financings. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved with complex and high profile work for quality clients and would suit those seeking long term career prospects and the opportunity to work closely with partners and clients, on a day to day basis. The firm has a significant client base on the lender side with a very large potential to grow our US business from these existing clients. Although the principal focus will be on funds finance, the associates would also be expected to work across the banking team generally, which may also involve working on real estate, leveraged and project finance deals depending on the individual’s experience.

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

Reed Smith’s Life Sciences Health Industry Group is currently seeking a mid-level to senior fellow to join the group. Potential office locations include Austin, Philadelphia, D.C., New York or Princeton. The position focuses on FDA compliance and enforcement, primarily for medical products, including product development and clearance/approval pathways, manufacturing, distribution, and promotion and advertising compliance. We are looking for creative thinkers and problem solvers who enjoy collaborating in a supportive team environment, and who are interested in proactively pursuing their career goals and contributing to the growth of a high-energy FDA practice. The ideal candidate will have 4 – 7 years of law firm and/or relevant in-house experience in FDA regulatory matters, excellent academic credentials, and strong writing, research, analytical and verbal communication skills. An ideal candidate will have experience applying FDA law and regulation across strategic counseling matters, investigations, and corporate transactions involving FDA-regulated companies. Experience advising Life Sciences companies on additional compliance matters (Sunshine and transparency, HCP interactions, state marketing and compliance laws) will also be helpful. In addition to the core focus on medical products, additional experience in areas including cosmetics, food, CBD/hemp, and non-medical radiation emitting products would be welcome.

Mid-Level to Senior Leverage Finance Fellow (Chicago, Houston, Dallas)

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

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

Mid-Level Intellectual Property Fellow (Chicago, Houston, 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, Houston or San Francisco office. Successful candidates will have 3-5 years of experience in patent litigation and, preferably, inter partes reviews (IPRs). Patent bar registration is preferred. Candidates must have strong writing and analytical skills and show a high degree of initiative and must possess a JD from an ABA-approved law school and be active members in good standing of at least one bar, IL preferred.

Mid-Level to Senior Executive Compensation Fellow (New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh)

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, Chicago, Philadelphia 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. </p?

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.

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

The State Tax Group of Reed Smith LLP, a top global law firm of over 1800 lawyers, is currently seeking a highly-motivated junior fellow with 2 -3 years of experience in state and local taxation (law firm or accounting firm experience preferred) to join the firm’s Philadelphia or New York office.

With the largest number of dedicated state tax lawyers in any law firm, Reed Smith’s State Tax team has the ability to serve clients across all taxes and all taxing jurisdictions. Our lawyers’ varied backgrounds generate diverse perspectives that allow them to understand more about our clients and their needs, and not solely the laws impacting them. This position will work directly with a collaborative and highly experienced team whose practice covers the full spectrum of state and local taxes and unclaimed property, with heavy involvement in innovative and complex litigation and creative policy solutions.

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

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

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

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

Mid-Level Energy & Natural Resources Fellow (Pittsburgh, Houston, Austin)

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, Houston, Austin or Dallas 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.

Mid-Level Corporate Fund Formation Fellow (New York)</p

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

Mid-Level Corporate 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 an associate who they can train to become an integral part of the team.

Mid-Level Entertainment & Media Fellow (New York)

The Entertainment & Media practice group is looking to hire a Mid-Level fellow with 3-5 years of experience in M&A, private equity, venture capital, joint venture and licensing transactions, as well as general corporate matters, to join our New York office. Successful candidate will have hands on drafting and negotiating experience, and strong organizational skills.

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

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 an associate.

Mid-Level Litigation Fellow (New York)

The Global Commercial Disputes group is looking to hire a litigation fellow with 3-5 years of experience to join our New York office with a focus on complex commercial litigation. Important attributes include strong writing, research, analytical and verbal communication skills.

Junior to Mid-Level Real Estate Fellow (New York)

The Real Estate practice group is looking to hire a Junior to Mid-Level fellow with at least 2 to 4 years of experience to join our New York office with an interest all aspects of real estate development. Ideal experience would include an understanding of acquisition and deposition, financing and leasing 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 to senior Real Estate Finance Fellow (Princeton)

Reed Smith’s Transactional Finance Group seeks a fellow to join the group to be registered in any of the Firm’s US offices. The Princeton-based group is currently comprised of eight attorneys and three paralegals, representing sophisticated lenders in a national practice. Successful candidates must have 3 – 6 years of transactional finance experience (either real estate finance or corporate finance) representing lenders, strong verbal skills and demonstrated writing skills, and superior academic credentials. Experience drafting loan documentation (either real estate finance or corporate finance) on behalf of lenders is a requirement. In addition, experience with customary due diligence review and analysis (including title insurance, survey, corporate formation documents, SNDAs, and construction documentation) is a plus.

Mid-Level Data Privacy Fellow (San Francisco)

The Tech & Data team is looking to hire a Mid-Level fellow with 3-6 years of demonstrated interest and experience in the field of privacy and data protection. Strong candidates will be excellent writers and researchers who can think critically and creatively about complex, emerging legal issues in the privacy and data protection field while providing practicable client advice. Preferred candidates will have subject matter experience in matters related to one or more of the following: internet marketing and advertising, tech transactions, mobile applications, advising start-ups, e-commerce and financial technology/payment systems, health data management, and the drafting and negotiation of related data processing, vendor and user agreements. California bar membership is required.

Mid-Level to Senior Labor & Employment Fellow (San Francisco)

The Labor & Employment practice group is looking to hire an experienced mid-senior level fellow to join our San Francisco office. The candidate must have five or more years of experience in employment litigation, including single plaintiff cases and wage and hour class actions. Candidate must also be familiar with Federal Court Rules and E-Discovery. This is a terrific opportunity for an attorney who is interested in being groomed towards partnership to help lead a diverse, supportive team within a friendly office community, has the drive to help build and grow the practice and seeks to work with fun clients on interesting cases.

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

Junior Level Commercial Litigation Fellow (Wilmington)

The Global Commercial Disputes Group of Reed Smith LLP, a global law firm of more than 1,900 lawyers, is currently seeking an exceptional, Delaware-licensed, junior litigation fellow to join our Wilmington, DE office. This practice represents a diverse client base in a wide range of litigation matters in the Delaware state and federal courts, as well as in litigations and arbitrations nationwide. Our Wilmington office boasts a collegial atmosphere built on strong relationships, and compensation is at above-market levels. Plus, our firmwide Associate Life initiative focuses on providing a variety of training, development, mentoring and professional growth support options to our attorneys.

Job Requirements:

  • Must be current member of the Delaware bar
  • Must have outstanding academic credentials
  • Must have 1-4 years of law firm experience in complex commercial litigation and arbitration (experience with the Delaware Court of Chancery preferred)
  • Must have strong writing, research, analytical and verbal communication skills
  • Must have experience handling multiple cases and the ability to serve as the point person on litigation
  • Prior clerkship experience is a plus but is not required

Mid-Level to Senior Real Estate Fellow (New York)

The Real Estate Group is seeking mid to senior level with 4-8 years of experience (large law firm experience preferred, but boutique firm real estate experience considered). Successful candidates will focus on commercial leasing. First chair experience in acquisition and financing matters is a plus.

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 (Century City, Chicago, Dallas, NY, Washington D.C.)

Century City

– M&A and Private Equity (Midlevel) Associate, 3-5 years experience

– M&A and Private Equity Staff Attorney, 2+ years experience

Chicago

– Global Finance Midlevel/Senior Associate/Counsel, to support private credit/direct lending work

– Healthcare Associate, Flexible on experience level

– Privacy & Cybersecurity

Dallas

– Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation / Tax, 3-6 years of experience

– M&A and Private Equity – Employee Benefits, Midlevel

New York

– Capital Markets, 4-6 years of experience

– Capital Markets, Staff Attorney (Structured)

– M&A and Private Equity – Employee Benefits, Midlevel

– Regulatory & Enforcement, 3-5 years of experience

Washington D.C.

– FDMD Regulatory, Open to any class year

– FDMD Enforcement, Open to any class year

– Privacy & Cybersecurity

– Environmental – Associate, At least 2 years of experience

– Healthcare Associate, Flexible on experience level

– Securities Enforcement and Regulatory – staff attorney, Familiarity with securities law a plus

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.

Southern California Edison

On-Ramp Fellow – Commercial Transactions

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications:

The essentials

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

The preferred

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

On-Ramp Fellow – Environmental/CEQA

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications:

The essentials

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

The preferred

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

On-Ramp Fellow – Litigation

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

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

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

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

Qualifications:

The essentials

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

The preferred

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

On-Ramp Fellow – Regulatory

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

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

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

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

Qualifications:

The essentials

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

The preferred

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

You should know… (Applicable to all positions)

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

Testing

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

About Southern California Edison

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

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

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

Squire Patton Boggs (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

Stoel Rives (Boise, Portland, Sacramento, San Diego)

Corporate Fellow (Boise)

Role Overview

The Boise office of Stoel Rives LLP is seeking an associate attorney with 3-5 years of experience to join its Corporate Practice Group. The ideal candidate will have law firm experience in general corporate work, M&A, securities, debt and equity financing, fund formation and securities, and other business transactions. Members of our team can expect to benefit from working with clients on mid-market and larger transactions. Attorneys in this role can expect direct client exposure, and often interface with colleagues across offices and practice groups. The associate in this role will independently produce client-ready documents and will work with others on complex transactions.

Skills Needed to Be Effective in This Role

We pride ourselves in forming diverse teams with a wide array of interpersonal and professional attributes. We don’t expect one human to embody all of these skills, but if you have many of these skills, and are enthusiastic to learn, we encourage you to apply.

  • Experience in M&A, securities, equity financing and equity compensation
  • Enjoy the challenge of negotiating and documenting complex transactions;
  • Strong intellectual curiosity and desire to understand how a project serves clients goals;
  • A commitment to client service and team success;
  • Ability to communicate business goals into contract language; and
  • JD from an accredited university.

Environmental Litigation Associate (Sacramento or San Diego, CA; senior level)

Role Overview

Stoel Rives’ San Diego Office is seeking a Litigation Associate with 5+ years of experience in environmental, land use, and/or natural resources law. Our associates gain exceptional first-hand experience on sophisticated legal matters through their work with senior lawyers and clients involving a variety of complex and cutting-edge issues pertaining to water and natural resources, wildlife, agency permitting, land use, and pollution control laws.

Associates in our group enjoy close collaboration, working in teams, leadership opportunities, developing deep expertise on issues important to our clients, and meaningful opportunities to build connections with clients early in their career.

Skills Needed to Be Effective in This Role

We pride ourselves in forming diverse teams with a wide array of interpersonal and professional attributes. We don’t expect any one person to embody all of these skills, but the below serves to describe our ideal team player. If you have many of these skills, and are enthusiastic to learn, we encourage you to apply.

  • Litigation experience with environmental, land use and/or natural resource issues;
  • Litigation experience in administrative proceedings or with regulatory compliance, including before regional, state, or federal agencies;
  • Or commercial litigation experience with one or more of the above.

We anticipate that associates will have:

  • Excellent research and writing skills that can be deployed with flexibility to meet internal and external client needs;
  • Good judgment, responsiveness, and perseverance;
  • Strong intellectual curiosity;
  • Self-motivation;
  • A commitment to client service and team success;
  • Clerkship or externship with a federal appellate court, federal district court, or state appellate court (preferred)]
  • JD from an accredited university; and
  • Active membership in or commitment to applying for the California State bar.

Labor & Employment Associate (Portland, Oregon; mid-level) Role Overview

The Portland office of Stoel Rives is seeking an associate with at least 3 years of general labor& employment experience to join its dynamic L&E Group. The L&E Group’s leanly staffed teams provide significant opportunities for professional growth and early responsibility over complex matters.

Skills Needed to Be Effective in This Role

We pride ourselves in forming diverse teams with a wide array of interpersonal and professional attributes. We don’t expect any one person to embody all of these skills, but the below serves to describe our ideal team player. If you have many of these skills, and are enthusiastic to learn, we encourage you to apply.

  • 3-5 years of litigation or general L&E experience (preferred)
  • Excellent research and writing skills that can be deployed with flexibility to meet internal and external client needs;
  • Strong interpersonal skills including building rapport with clients, fellow attorneys, and staff;
  • Good judgment, responsiveness, and perseverance;
  • Strong intellectual curiosity;
  • Self-motivation;
  • A commitment to client service and team success;
  • JD from an accredited university;
  • Active membership in the Oregon State bar or ability to waive in (preferred).

Stoel Rives: Part of Our Team

A broader question you may have is, “How will this position enhance my legal skills and career trajectory?” At Stoel Rives, we offer a unique lateral integration program and core competency model that are designed to provide a roadmap of the practical skills, abilities, and client service techniques our lawyers need to succeed and progress at the firm. We also established a New Lawyer Integration Program that has deepened our relationships and connections with our new lawyers, while providing them with the mentoring, resources, and information necessary for success.

How You Will Live Life Well at Stoel Rives

At Stoel Rives, you will enjoy a robust benefits package that includes an inclusive parental leave policy, paid family medical leave, equivalent health benefits for LGBTQ+ employees’ spouses and partners, a generous employer health savings account contribution, telemedicine services, day care and medical expense flexible spending account, and employee assistance program. In 2017, we launched an extended leave support program for our lawyers who take family, medical, and other approved leaves. This program also aids with transitioning to and from leave.

We are also proud participants of the ABA Well-Being Pledge, strongly believing that the well-being of our employees is paramount to the success of the firm. In addition, the firm’s Culture Committee supports the firm’s mission, vision, and values in bringing together spectacular client service and job satisfaction.

To learn more about the benefits of working as an attorney at Stoel Rives, click here.

What We Are Doing to Ensure A Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Environment

Stoel Rives places a high priority on attracting and retaining lawyers with different backgrounds and life experiences. This makes us better and happier as people, as an organization, and as legal advisers. We are proud to offer many engagement opportunities including a firmwide DE&I Committee, Associates Committee, Pro Bono Committee, Affinity Groups, and Parenting Circle.

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company (Boston)

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

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

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

 

 

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A Note from the Fellowship Founder

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

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

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

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

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

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

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