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Commercial Business Litigation Associate

Los Angeles, CA · Manufacturing
Commercial Business Litigation Associates with 2 - 5 years’ experience

$$ Firms pays on a Lockstep Salary Structure $$  APPLY TODAY!! 
 
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 85% of our 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. Our litigators are both generalists and develop various areas of expertise, whether that be in an industry and/or a specific practice area. We 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: We 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: We have no formal billable hour requirement. But our lawyers work hard. Commitment to the firm, clients and matters is what counts.
Candidates encouraged to apply:
  • Experienced litigators from the U.S. Attorneys’ Office or other government position where you gained litigation experience,
  • Experienced litigators handling day-to-day litigation for large non-profits,
  • Strong litigators at firms who are changing geography or have a compelling reason to leaving current firm
To apply, please send the following documents to bernadette@jba.com
  • Resume (as a Word doc)
  • Cover letter (as a Word doc)
  • Law school transcript
  • Writing sample
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