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 July 26, 2024. 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. 

Amazon (Seattle, WA or Arlington, VA)

Associate Corporate Counsel

Office: Seattle, WA or Arlington, VA

Amazon’s Kindle, Web Services, and Consumer/B2B retail businesses are seeking talented attorneys for Associate Corporate Counsel positions across our various teams. These attorneys will partner with the legal team and their business operations clients to achieve operational excellence, ensure compliance with state and federal regulators, consider legal issues of first impression and move strategic deals through to completion.

Amazon is a leader in global e-commerce. Our innovative technologies change the way people find, discover and buy products and services. Lawyers at Amazon are trusted members of the business. Our work is intellectually challenging and exciting. Developing innovative solutions to novel legal questions is part of our daily business.

Some travel, domestic and international, may be required.

Principal duties include:

  • Structuring, drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements, including technology, distribution, licensing and marketing contracts
  • Providing ongoing legal counseling in a wide range of legal areas, such as intellectual property, digital media and regulatory compliance
  • Product or service counseling support
  • Serving as lead counsel and directly advising business clients on strategic deals
  • Resolving issues that arise in existing commercial relationships and handling pre-litigation legal disputes and inquiries

This role may be based in any of the following locations: Seattle, WA or Arlington, VA

Basic Qualifications

  • JD degree and membership in at least one state bar is required
  • At least 2 full years of experience practicing law, preferably with some portion of that experience in technology and commercial transactions

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years’ experience in a top national or international law firm
  • In-house experience is a plus
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment in ambiguous situations
  • Ability to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage multiple projects at once, follow through, and meet deadlines

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $105,200/year in our lowest geographic market up to $195,700/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/employee-benefits. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.

American Express (New York, Washington DC)

You Lead the Way. We’ve Got Your Back.

With the right backing, people and businesses have the power to progress in incredible ways. When you join Team Amex, you become part of a global and diverse community of colleagues with an unwavering commitment to back our customers, communities and each other. Here, you’ll learn and grow as we help you create a career journey that’s unique and meaningful to you with benefits, programs, and flexibility that support you personally and professionally.

At American Express, you’ll be recognized for your contributions, leadership, and impact—every colleague has the opportunity to share in the company’s success. Together, we’ll win as a team, striving to uphold our company values and powerful backing promise to provide the world’s best customer experience every day. And we’ll do it with the utmost integrity, and in an environment where everyone is seen, heard and feels like they belong.

Join Team Amex and let’s lead the way together.

Manager & Counsel – Global Commercial Services (GCS)

The Global Commercial Services (GCS) Legal Team is seeking a Manager & Counsel to support the U.S. Small Business Credit Card business. The position will work closely with business clients and legal professionals in the General Counsel’s Organization (GCO) to provide legal advice on a wide range of issues related to American Express’s proprietary and co-brand credit cards.

How will you make an impact in this role?

  • Provide legal advice on new product and feature development, credit card marketing, card member communications, and rewards programs
  • Proactively collaborate with other stakeholders including Compliance, Privacy, Risk and Public Affairs/Brand to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and drive efficiencies in the delivery of legal services
  • Participate as part of a team of seasoned attorneys and legal managers, offering thought leadership for practice group- and GCO-wide projects
  • Provide primary legal support to business groups managing the Card Member Legal Disclosure (“CMLD”) process and billing statements in the United States
  • Develop regulatory subject matter expertise, with a particular emphasis on Truth in Lending Act and UDAP

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3+ years of relevant legal experience
  • Bachelor’s degree & J.D.
  • Admitted to New York Bar or eligibility to do so

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritize competing demands while maintaining high attention to detail and meeting deadlines
  • Ability to generate creative and innovative solutions to client issues
  • Ability to interpret and apply law and regulation in a practical, hands-on, commonsense manner
  • Ability to communicate complex issues clearly and persuasively, in both written and oral format
  • Ability to build trusted relationships and partner with others to drive results
  • Capacity to be agile and pivot appropriately when challenged with new information or evolving circumstances
  • Strong process-management skills and ability to help identify and implement process enhancements
  • Experience in development and marketing of financial products is a plus
  • Experience applying UDAP and the Truth in Lending Act is a plus

Transactional Attorney

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 that 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

The American Express General Counsel’s Organization (GCO) is looking for an experienced attorney to provide legal support to the [e.g., consumer / small business / commercial payments / merchant services / enterprise digital / corporate development / technologies] business. This business line engages in [e.g., marketing and issuance of payment products to consumers and delivering exceptional benefits and services]. The position will work closely with business clients and legal professionals in the GCO to provide legal advice on a wide range of issues that arise on a day-to-day basis, including negotiating various agreements relevant to [business unit], and providing marketing, product and regulatory support as needed.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Negotiate, draft, and ensure execution of complex agreements and work in close collaboration with other colleagues and subject matter experts across the GCO and the Company to ensure that issues are appropriately reviewed, such as privacy, compliance, bank regulatory, intellectual property, data security and consumer protection.
  • Counsel business clients on product, marketing, regulatory issues, as well as development of customer facing communications, such as claims, disclosures and scripting, as needed.
  • Conduct research and analysis of industry trends, with a particular focus on the areas in which the law intersects with business strategy.
  • Effective, cost-conscious targeted engagements of outside counsel where necessary, with a highly disciplined approach to budget management.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong experience involving contract and commercial law, including drafting, reviewing and negotiating complex commercial agreements.
  • Self-motivated with capacity to be agile and pivot appropriately when challenged with new information or evolving circumstances.
  • Ability to communicate complex issues clearly and persuasively, in both written and oral format.
  • Resourceful, “can-do” and independent attitude, and demonstrated personal excellence and accountability.
  • Ability to anticipate needs and manage and prioritize competing demands while maintaining high attention to detail and meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to build relationships and partner with internal and external partners to drive results.
  • Prudent judgment and the ability to balance risk and legal compliance and internal policy.
  • JD required. Admitted to New York Bar or eligibility to do so; Member in good standing.

Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.

Regulatory Counsel

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 that 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

The American Express General Counsel’s Organization (GCO) is looking for an experienced attorney to provide strategic [e.g., consumer finance / bank regulatory / sanctions / anti-money laundering / privacy / employment / immigration] regulatory support across a number of important regulations [e.g., Dodd-Frank; AML; UDAAP; TILA; FCRA] to the GCO’s U.S. legal team and to various divisions of American Express, including [e.g., consumer / small business / commercial payments / merchant services / enterprise digital / corporate development / technologies] business. This individual may also support [populate with additional information – for example the U.S. consumer co-brand and proprietary lending card portfolios, including product development, marketing, and new benefit constructs.]

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Regulatory subject matter expert, with a particular emphasis on U.S. regulations in the area of [e.g., consumer finance / bank regulatory / sanctions / anti-money laundering / privacy / employment / immigration].
  • Act as a liaison with business teams on issues that may arise in the context of [e.g., consumer finance / bank regulatory / sanctions / anti-money laundering / privacy / employment / immigration] and other regulations to assist in the development and implementation of policies, procedures and practices that respond to such issues.
  • Direct responsibility for providing legal advice on specific projects relating to support [populate with additional information relevant to the position – for example, the U.S. consumer co-brand and proprietary lending card portfolios.] Counsel business clients on product, marketing, regulatory issues, as well as development of customer facing communications, such as claims, disclosures and scripting, as needed.
  • Role will require close coordination with GCO and Compliance colleagues with responsibility [e.g., card marketing initiatives and loyalty programs] as well as providing support to colleagues throughout GCO and Compliance on other US regulatory issues.
  • Close collaboration with other practice groups and subject matter experts across the organization to ensure that issues are appropriately addressed across the organization, including privacy, compliance, bank regulatory, intellectual property, data security and consumer protection.
  • Conduct research and analysis of industry trends, with a particular focus on the areas in which the law intersects with business strategy.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Financial regulatory experience with a large law firm, in-house law department or consumer regulatory agency.
  • Strong preference for candidates with experience in [e.g., consumer finance / bank regulatory / sanctions / anti-money laundering / privacy / employment / immigration].
  • Excellent communications skills, in particular the ability to communicate complex concepts clearly and simply, and to present clear choices.
  • Flexible, creative, able to manage ambiguity well, strategic thinker.
  • Ability and desire to take on a demanding workload and to effectively prioritize.
  • Ability to change leadership style to different situations and influence without direct authority.
  • Strong work ethic and personal accountability.
  • JD required. Admitted to New York Bar or eligibility to do so; Member in good standing.

Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.

Booz Allen Hamilton (McLean, Virginia)

Counsel, Associate

Location: McLean, Virginia, USA

Remote Work: No

The Opportunity:

Are you passionate about combining your legal expertise with big-picture business thinking to empower innovation, drive critical missions, and deliver enduring growth and value? As counsel, you know how to anticipate business needs and develop practical and innovative solutions to problems with agility and action. We need you to be part of our purpose-driven, forward-thinking team as we advance our clients’ missions.

At Booz Allen, you’ll join a global team of experts driven to excel and realize values-driven change for our clients, colleagues, and communities. You’ll help protect the organization’s legal interests and maintain its operations within the scope established by law. We bring bold thinking to complex challenges for a diverse base of public—and private-sector clients across many industries in the US and internationally.

On our team, you’ll build trusted partnerships and collaborate with fellow Legal, Ethics, and Compliance team members to protect and advance the company while navigating the complex, multifaceted, and often novel legal and compliance risks we face today. Guided by Booz Allen’s purpose and values, we’ll anticipate and proactively prepare for the issues we’ll encounter tomorrow together.

This position is an on-site role working at a Booz Allen office in the District of Columbia–Maryland–Virginia area.

Work with us as we empower the future.

Join us. The world can’t wait.

You Have:

  • J.D. degree
  • Member in good standing with a state bar, including the District of Columbia
  • 3+ years of experience with practicing law in a law firm, corporate environment, or government environment
  • Experience with managing and assisting with a variety of matters and briefing stakeholders on critical developments
  • Ability to apply advanced consulting skills and/or extensive technical expertise
  • Ability to work without considerable direction
  • Ability to be highly responsive and organized
  • Ability to execute against clear objectives, priorities, and success metrics or KPIs
  • Ability to listen actively and ensure that the right questions are being asked and answered
  • Ability to identify risk areas proactively and participate in developing training and policy or process enhancements
  • Ability to identify and analyze legal issues, draft key documents, present clear recommendations, and ensure legal compliance
  • Ability to advise senior management on a wide variety of legal matters, providing support on commercial concerns, negotiations, and regulatory issues across a broad range of legal subjects
  • Ability to translate technical advice into succinct and direct business solutions
  • Ability to oversee and ensure conformance with all regulatory compliance requirements

Nice If You Have:

  • Full industry knowledge
  • Experience with government contracting, including in a professional services firm
  • Experience with mentoring and supervising team members
  • Experience with handling sensitive, confidential, and classified matters
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to provide integrated and durable solutions
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and manage the workload and simultaneous tasks, and meet deadlines in a changing, fast-paced environment

Create Your Career:

Grow With Us

Your growth matters to us—that’s why we offer a variety of ways for you to develop your career. With professional and leadership development opportunities like upskilling programs, tuition reimbursement, mentoring, and firm-sponsored networking, you can chart a unique and fulfilling career path on your own terms.

A Place Where You Belong

Diverse perspectives cultivate collective ingenuity. Booz Allen’s culture of respect, equity, and opportunity means that, here, you are free to bring your whole self to work. With an array of business resource groups and other opportunities for connection, you’ll build your community in no time.

Support Your Well-Being

Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs with HSA contributions, paid holidays, paid parental leave, a generous 401(k) match, and more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and remote and hybrid locations, we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home.

Your Candidate Journey

At Booz Allen, we know our people are what propel us forward, and we value relationships most of all. Here, we’ve compiled a list of resources so you’ll know what to expect as we forge a connection with you during your journey as a candidate with us.

Compensation

At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen’s benefit programs. Individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Resource page on our Careers site and reviewing Our Employee Benefits page.

Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation for this position is $140,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees.

Work Model

Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

EEO Commitment

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.

Hueston Hennigan (Hybrid - Los Angeles or Newport Beach)

OnRamp Fellow

Office: Los Angeles or Newport Beach, California

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 offices. Many of our partners 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.

Katten Muchin Rosenman

OnRamp Fellow posting coming soon!

Loeb & Loeb (Los Angeles)

Trusts and Estates Fellow

Loeb & Loeb is seeking a skilled and experienced Trusts and Estates Fellow to work with our robust and expanding estate settlement practice as a member of our esteemed Trusts and Estates team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in post-mortem trust and estate settlement matters, including federal transfer taxes and California probate administration, and will be responsible for providing counsel and representation in such matters. The candidate will work closely with trustees, executors, beneficiaries, financial institutions, and other involved parties to provide guidance on proper tax reporting, administration and disposition of assets in accordance with the governing estate plan documents, relevant laws and regulations. The candidate will also work closely with the Firm’s attorneys and paralegals to advise clients through the trust and estate settlement process including gathering information on assets and liabilities, handling tax and other required filings, and navigating the complex legal, tax and financial aspects to settle a deceased person’s estate and trusts.

Morrison & Foerster (Hybrid - Los Angeles, Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco)

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 hopes to recruit two OnRamp Fellows for the 2024-2025 cohort. Fellows will receive formal and informal mentoring throughout their one-year fellowship.

Fellowship Opportunity:

Office: Washington, DC (open to other MoFo locations)

Position: Employment and Labor Associate Attorney

Candidates will have familiarity with and knowledge of the following:

  • OFCCP compliance and audit defense.
  • Conducting pay equity studies and defending pay equity litigation and government enforcement actions.
  • Litigating employment claims, with a preference for litigating discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims, employee mobility/trade secret, and executive disputes.
  • Drafting standard employment agreements, offer letters, executive employment agreements, separation agreements, non-competes, non-solicits, nondisclosure, IP assignment.
  • Advising on various day-to-day employment law compliance and HR issues, including in the context of executive and Board of Director issues.
  • Handling workplace investigations of employment complaints, including harassment, whistleblower, and discrimination complaints.
  • Handling the employment dimensions of various corporate transactions.

Professional skills highly desired include:

  • Outstanding research, writing, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to exercise sound legal and business knowledge and judgment in working on a broad spectrum of cases and counseling clients with respect to ongoing matters.
  • Strong case management skills, including ability and initiative to lead and own matters, keeping ahead of deadlines and executing on next steps.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including ability to attentively listen, actively engage and quickly respond, and concisely and effectively communicate complex matters.
  • A strong work ethic and action-oriented interest in taking on increased levels of responsibility for client matters to add to the success of the team.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects with competing deadlines.
  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Team-oriented attitude.
  • Strong academic credentials are highly valued.
  • Bar Admission in Washington, D.C. is preferred but not required for applying to the position.

Fellowship candidate submissions should include a resume, cover letter, writing sample, copies of all academic transcripts (unofficial copies accepted), and a copy of the OnRamp Program’s proficiency-based testing results.

Office + Practice Group Overview:

Our Washington, D.C. office is home to 160+ attorneys. Practice groups include litigation (such as securities litigation and employment & labor), corporate, agency finance, and financial services practices, including several practices that interact with the federal government (antitrust, appellate, government contracts, investigations + white collar, IP litigation, life sciences + healthcare, national security, and patent prosecution). Our attorneys counsel on behalf of financial institutions, investors, entrepreneurs, and Fortune 500 and technology companies.

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

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

Fellowship Opportunity:

Office: Los Angeles, Palo Alto, San Diego or San Francisco

Position: IP Litigation Associate Attorney

Candidates will have familiarity with and knowledge of the following:

  • Experience with intellectual property litigation matters, including patent and/or trade secret litigation.
  • Strong experience in managing discovery and writing briefs.
  • Undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science is preferred. We may consider other related technical degrees.

Professional skills highly desired include:

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

Practice Group Overview:

As a patent litigation powerhouse, Morrison & Foerster represents clients in their highest-profile and most complex patent disputes in the tech, life sciences, and the consumer products industries. Although we are capable of resolving matters before trial, the prowess of our courtroom litigators is second to none. We stand out for our superb knowledge of patent law, experience with judges in high-volume patent venues, and facility with explaining cutting-edge technologies to juries. The practice group is led by Bita Rahebi, Mark Whitaker, Brian Nash, and Tim Saulsbury.

Over the last five years alone, we have litigated more than 300 patent disputes in the most active district courts in the nation, including the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, the District of Delaware, and the Northern and Central Districts of California. We regularly appear before agencies and tribunals such as the International Trade Commission (ITC) and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). And when IP cases make their way to the Federal Circuit or Supreme Court, our experienced bench of appellate lawyers can help clients successfully navigate the appellate process. We also have significant experience litigating in global forums, including in Japan and Germany.

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

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

Nixon Peabody

OnRamp Fellow posting coming soon!

Orrick

OnRamp Fellow posting coming soon!

Takeda Pharmaceuticals (Boston or Chicago)

Counsel, US Commercial Contracting

Department: Head Counsel, U.S. Corporate and Commercial Contracting

Office: Boston or Chicago

OBJECTIVES/PURPOSE

Assist the Head Counsel, US Commercial Contracting in providing practical, timely, high quality legal services in support of Commercial Contracting for the US Business Unit.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Assist senior attorneys in providing legal support to the US Business Unit and other designated functions on a wide variety of commercial contracts, including services agreements, supply agreements, software license agreements, confidentiality agreements and other commercial contracting matters
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the company’s business and operations, including its personnel, products, markets, facilities and customers
  • Establish rapport and a working relationship with business unit management and personnel at all levels to encourage and continue the proactive use of in-house legal counsel
  • May assist in the identification, development and presentation of training materials on relevant laws and legal/business issues.
  • Proactively review, analyze and remain current on a broad range of federal and state legal matters and disseminate information appropriately
  • Perform special assignments or projects, with supervision, as assigned by senior attorneys
  • Additional duties as assigned

EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

  • Juris Doctor
  • Licensed to practice law
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience in one of the following: paralegal, law firm, corporate legal department or government agency or other relevant experience
  • Ability to use sound judgment to integrate business and legal objectives
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills and ability to work in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment
  • Desire and ability to be a “hands-on” contributor who is customer service-oriented

Thompson Coburn (Hybrid - Chicago, Dallas, St. Louis or Washington D.C)

About Thompson Coburn

Thompson Coburn is a full-service, values-driven law firm with offices strategically located in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Southern Illinois, St. Louis and Washington, D.C. The firm represents a sophisticated client base — including Fortune 500, middle-market and emerging companies — across a range of practice areas and industry sectors.

Repeatedly ranked by general counsel as a Top 100 firm for client service based on the BTI Client Service A-Team report by BTI Consulting Group, the leading provider of strategic research to law firms and general counsel. Earned perfect scores in the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index and Best Places to Work Survey for 12 consecutive years.

Achieved “Gold Standard Certification” for nine consecutive years from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) for incorporating women into the highest levels of leadership.

Tort Litigation Associate – St. Louis

Thompson Coburn is seeking an attorney with 2-5 years of complex litigation experience to join its St. Louis office. The ideal candidate will have a track record of professional success, strong critical thinking skills, and a desire to work in a team environment. Federal court, or other complex litigation experience, is preferred. The Firm welcomes applicants who are self-starters, comfortable with client interaction and seeking career development and advancement opportunities. Candidates should be licensed to practice in Missouri.

Commercial Finance Associate – St. Louis

Thompson Coburn is seeking an attorney with a minimum of 5 years of experience in the drafting, negotiation and closing of commercial lending transactions, with a firm understanding of issues involved in Article 9 secured transactions and meaningful experience in drafting and negotiating intercreditor agreements. Experience with tax-advantaged financing, various tax credits, real estate and/or mergers and acquisitions is preferred but not required. The practice is an active and diverse commercial finance practice with a focus on tax-credit subsidized equity and debt financings. Transactions are multi-faceted, often involving public/private partnerships with two or more sources of debt financings and multiple equity investors. The successful candidate will be an outgoing self-starter who can quickly take an active role in the documentation, management and closing of these transactions and will be expected to work closely with all transaction parties, including banks and other financial institutions, private equity firms, state and local governments, and their respective counsel.

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

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

 

 

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A Note from the Fellowship Founder

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

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

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

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

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

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Thanks to the wonderful support of everyone involved since OnRamp's inception in 2014, including the four founding firms mentioned above, we've already matched more than 115 returning women — one-third of whom are lawyers of color — with leading law firms, legal departments, and financial services firms.