Seeking Associates with 2 - 5 years’ experience with Commercial Business Litigation
Academic Requirements: Outstanding achievement, including excellent law school record, references, demonstrated leadership, litigation and writing skills.
Admission to CA bar: Preferred but not required initially.
Type of experience: Litigation experience including in intellectual property, securities, privacy, class actions, business torts, contract disputes, attorney malpractice, internal investigations, white collar criminal, environmental, health care, high technology, media and entertainment, and products liability.
Candidates ideally will have strong writing skills, be entrepreneurial about developing their practice, and have experience with the nuts and bolts of pre-trial work, investigations, and/or trials.
Litigation experience can be at a law firm, government agency or non-profit. Over 80% of the company litigators served as a clerk to a federal or state judge so experience as a judicial clerk is encouraged, but not a prerequisite for the right candidate with other proven litigation experience.
Type of work: Depends on experience and matter; we handle our clients’ biggest, most cutting-edge problems as well as more their most significant litigations. Co litigators are both generalists and develop various areas of expertise, whether that be in an industry and/or a specific practice area. They look for excellent candidates who will be writing briefs, leading investigations, managing discovery, preparing witnesses for trial, taking depositions, formulating strategy for cases, arguing motions, and managing day to day litigation tasks.
Level of responsibility: They aim to provide early responsibility to our colleagues. Degree of client contact: As much as appropriate: depends on experience and client skills – no preconceived limitation.
Travel: Some of our work is outside of California and may require travel for trial, hearings and depositions.
Billable hours: no formal billable hour requirement. But our lawyers work hard. Commitment to the firm, clients and matters is what counts.
Firm is particularly interested in attorneys who would contribute to the diversity of the firm and the profession, and highly encourages diverse candidates to apply.
Practice Area Summary: Firm is made of approximately 200 lawyers that maintains a nationally recognized practice representing clients in a broad range of complex and high-profile commercial litigation matters across a wide range of subject areas and industries. Co handles matters in all stages of litigation, from pre-complaint assessment to and through trial; our clients call on us to lead their most sensitive investigations; and we regularly advise our clients with respect to their most significant litigation avoidance strategies or internal legal problems.
Benefits of coming to this firm: Among the best complex business litigation in the country; prominent and committed clients; great people to work with; an open and progressive firm environment