Thank you for your interest in the OnRamp Fellowship!
Legal hiring is picking up, and there are many organizations interested in hiring returners through the OnRamp Fellowship.
With that in mind, we are in the midst of launching OnRamp 200 to provide the best experience possible for our employers, applicants, and fellows. Check back over the coming weeks for many new opportunities!
In the meantime, several law firms and legal departments are currently recruiting OnRamp candidates for Fellowship positions, including the four founding Move the Needle Fund law firms—Eversheds Sutherland (US), Nixon Peabody, Orrick, and Stoel Rives—which have made historic commitments to boosting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Current open roles:
The world’s leading brewer is seeking an OnRamp candidate for the Global Ethics & Compliance team. The location can be remote, or on site in New York or St Louis. The role will assist in strategic compliance advice on FCPA (anti-corruption, sanctions, data privacy); conduct internal investigations in international, multi-jurisdictional context; and lead a team of junior lawyers in executing compliance processes working with compliance officers and external counsel around the world. The role will also learn the business and enjoy helping the business manage risk across emerging markets. Desired experience includes prior exposure to working in international settings and speaking more than one language. Target salary is $150k.
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
Manager and Counsel – Regulatory, Banking, Insurance, Privacy & Data Law Team, New York
The Regulatory, Banking, Insurance, Privacy & Data Law Team of the General Counsel’s Organization at American Express is seeking a Manager & Counsel to join the State Money Transmitter Licensing and Escheatment Team. American Express has two entities that collectively hold over 100 state-issued licenses to engage in money services business activities. This position will play a key role among a core team of lawyers responsible for addressing the legal and regulatory requirements associated with American Express’ unclaimed property and U.S. money transmitter licenses. Full job description can be found here.
Director & Counsel, Privacy and Data Law, New York
As a member of the Global Privacy & Data Law Group of the General Counsel’s Organization of American Express, this position will involve interfacing with colleagues globally on legal issues related to privacy and data, as well as working collaboratively with other stakeholders in a highly matrixed organization. This position will report to the Chief Privacy Counsel and is based in New York. Full job description can be found here.
Director & Counsel, Travel and Lifestyle Services, New York
Travel & Lifestyle Services Counsel: This position will provide key legal support to the U.S. Travel & Lifestyle Services (TLS) division of the Global Servicing Group, with a focus on travel benefits for consumer and commercial credit cards and travel partnerships. 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 travel network-related issues, including providing guidance on strategic commercial transactions with our partners. Full job description can be found here.
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.
Eversheds is seeking candidates for their State & Local Tax, International & Federal Tax, Finance, Patent and Corporate Groups in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Houston, New York, Sacramento, San Diego, and Washington, D.C.
Fenwick & West is currently seeking OnRamp candidates for their IP-Technology Transactions practice group for their Mountain View, New York, San Francisco, or Santa Monica offices. We handle complex, innovative technology transactions for some of the most prominent technology, entertainment, and life sciences companies in the U.S. Our Technology Transactions practice group works closely with our Corporate, Intellectual Property and Litigation practice groups. Ideal candidates will have some experience in one or more of these areas: commercial, technology, IP licensing and digital media/consumer technology transactions; M&A; privacy matters; technology aspects of corporate transactions; or content licensing and distribution. Prior experience working in these areas is not required and we welcome applications from candidates who have previously worked on complex corporate transactions. Candidates must be active bar members in the state for which they are hired.
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 or 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 or 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.
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.
The New York and Chicago offices are looking for candidates in Real Estate, Corporate, Advanced Media & Technology, and Capital Markets.
Nixon is excited to hire OnRamp candidates for all of their offices — Albany, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Long Island, Los Angeles, Manchester, New York, Providence, Rochester, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. — in their Real Estate, Community Development Finance, Patent Prosecution, ERISA, Government Investigations & White Collar, Affordable Housing, Environmental, Labor & Employment, IP, Global Finance, Trust & Estates, and Litigation Groups.
Orrick is seeking OnRamp candidates across all offices — Austin, Boston, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C. — in their Private Investment Funds, Structured Finance, IP Licensing & Tech Transactions, Real Estate, Banking, Antitrust, Employment Law, and Capital Markets Groups.
Salesforce is seeking an OnRamp candidate to play a key role in structuring commercial transactions and drafting and negotiating commercial agreements. The role will negotiate and draft master subscription agreements, professional services agreements, and other types of agreements with customers in support of U.S. Sales and Professional Services organizations. Candidates should enjoy interacting frequently with customers and clients, have a highly responsive and service-oriented attitude, the ability to manage deadlines, and a sense of humor. Experience supporting sales departments as an internal client are a plus, but not required. Salesforce provides numerous training opportunities for its lawyers, and is happy to support the learning, growth, and advancement of Fellows who want to work with Salesforce but may not have the exact experience described above.
This role is open to OnRamp candidates in San Francisco and New York. And many different flexible work options will be available in either location for those who wish to work from home several days a week or more and are willing to come to the office for meetings and other commitments as needed. As a starting point, however, due to current COVID limitations, this is a full-time work-from-home opportunity.
Salesforce was one of the first legal departments participating in OnRamp and is proud to have hired several Fellows in the past few years. Here’s what one of the former Fellows, now a Commercial Attorney at Salesforce, said about her Fellowship experience: “The OnRamp Fellowship @Salesforce allowed me to explore an area of law that was completely new to me. Salesforce offered me rich training opportunities, cutting-edge collaboration tools, a structured review process including weekly feedback, and the ability to forge close relationships within and outside my team. As a result, I was able to learn new subject matter, gain extensive hands-on experience, hone my negotiation and drafting skills, and boost my self-confidence during my one-year fellowship.” Salesforce was named one of Forbes’s “World’s Most Innovative Company” five years in a row and one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” eight years in a row.
Stoel’s Boise, Salt Lake City, Portland, and Seattle offices are seeking OnRamp candidates with 3-5 years of experience to join its Corporate and/or Corporate Financial Practice Groups. The ideal candidate will have experience in general corporate work, M&A, securities, debt and equity financing, fund formation and securities, and other business transactions. Many of Stoel’s lawyers did not start their career as “traditional corporate associates” and their diverse perspectives are valued. You are encouraged to apply even if you don’t think you have deep experience in all of the activities typically associated with a corporate associate.
Thompson Hine is excited to hire OnRamp candidates in their Ohio offices—Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Dayton—in their Corporate Transactions & Securities, Business Litigation, Real Estate, and Labor & Employment groups. The Firm may consider candidates for additional practice groups on a case-by-case basis. Although the Ohio locations are preferred, Thompson Hine may consider positions for Fellows in the Atlanta, New York, D.C., and Chicago offices.
Litigation Department: Willkie’s LA office is seeking OnRamp candidates with 2 or more years of experience in commercial litigation.
Private Clients Department: Also in the LA office, Willkie is seeking candidates with 3 or more years of experience in tax and wealth planning for high-net worth clients and candidates with experience in marital agreement for high-net worth clients.
Real Estate Department: The NY and LA offices are seeking candidates with deal experience in commercial real estate who would be interested in expanding their portfolio to work with high-net worth clients on residential transactions.
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 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.