Commercial Litigation Associate - Mid-Level
The Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks a mid-level commercial litigation associate attorney with at least 3 years’ experience; law-firm experience is required, and clerkship experience is strongly preferred. Experience in commercial litigation, including responsibility for pleadings, motions and discovery, is required, and experience in court is preferred.
Excellent writing and oral advocacy skills are required, as well as strong academic credentials. An active member, in good standing, of the Washington Bar is preferred, but we will consider members of other state bars in appropriate cases.
To apply, please complete your profile and upload your cover letter addressed to Kathleen Shaw, Lateral Attorney Recruiting Manager, resume, copy of law school transcript, and a brief writing sample
The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) is seeking an experienced attorney to build, file, and litigate complex civil actions in state and federal court to protect and preserve civil liberties for all Washingtonians.
The ACLU of Washington is a leader among state affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union, the country's premier guardian of liberty. We work in courts, legislatures, and communities to protect and extend American rights to freedom, fairness and equality. The ACLU is both nonprofit and nonpartisan.
Whether it’s ending mass incarceration and police brutality, achieving full equality for LGBT people, protecting privacy in the digital age, preserving the right to vote, or ensuring reproductive freedom, the ACLU is willing to take on tough civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. And we’re successful. In the past couple of years in Washington state, we’ve won a lawsuit for a gay couple who was denied service by their local florist, a major victory for Latino voting rights in Yakima, and a ruling that stops the horrific practice of warehousing mentally ill persons in jails without mental health treatment, and much more. The ACLU stands for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or national origin.
The ACLU-WA’s staff of 30+ employees and numerous volunteers work in a fast-paced, friendly and professional office in downtown Seattle. We are supported by more than 50,000 members, activists, and donors.
The staff attorney will be responsible for investigating, filing, and litigating civil liberties and civil rights cases in both federal and state courts. This includes legal research, investigative work, identifying and signing up named plaintiffs, complaint drafting, discovery and motion practice, and handling trials and appeals.
The staff attorney will be responsible for maintaining an active docket of their own cases, typically with assistance from outside cooperating attorneys, as well as helping to supervise and mentor more junior attorneys in the department.
The staff attorney will also engage in advocacy short of litigation, coordinate with the various policy-focused attorneys and other staff in the office, provide legal analysis to advance other ACLU policy work, conduct community outreach as needed, and supervise law students and volunteer attorneys. Along with other professional staff members, the staff attorney will represent the ACLU publicly, speaking to the media and others, as assigned.
The staff attorney may also be asked to assist the Legal Director in the supervision and management of cases brought by other attorneys inside and outside the office, the drafting and review of internal and external department reports, and other non-litigation tasks essential for the smooth running of the Legal Department as needed.
Travel, as well as occasional work on nights and weekends, will be necessary. Along with all
employees, the staff attorney is expected to help maintain a positive, respectful, welcoming, and professional work environment for employees and volunteers.
At least eight years of significant litigation experience, with at least some demonstrated ability to develop and/or litigate class actions. Applicants with far more than eight years of experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Plaintiffs’ side work and/or previous experience in constitutional law litigation is a plus, as is experience supervising other attorneys.
Must have ability to file and litigate cases independently and collaboratively; excellent problem-solving skills; ability to juggle multiple on-going projects and exercise good judgment under stressful situations; and ability to affirmatively prosecute civil rights violations.
Must also have superior writing, research and verbal skills in presenting both to lawyers and to the non-lawyer public; leadership and organizational skills in order to encourage volunteer lawyers and work cooperatively in coalitions on complicated cases; the ability to take initiative, think strategically, and share responsibility and credit.
Must have a commitment to diversity; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance.
Must be a member of the Washington State Bar (or willing to take the next bar
This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the description and/or posting at any time without advance notice. This position is “exempt” under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary is based on experience, qualifications and the parameters of the ACLU compensation scale. Benefits include three weeks of vacation to start, medical and disability insurance, a retirement plan, and an ORCA card.
To apply, email a letter of application and resume to Jobs@aclu-wa.org and include in the subject line of the email: your last name and Staff Attorney. In your letter, please indicate where you learned of the posting. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, at which time the job announcement will be removed from our website at www.aclu-wa.org/careers.
The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.
The ACLU of Washington comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, Inc. and the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington Foundation. The two corporations share the same overall mission, office space, and employees. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “ACLU of Washington.”
“Thurston County Public Defense (TCPD) gives legal representation to people who can’t afford a lawyer in criminal and dependency cases within the Thurston County District Court and Superior Court. Do you have a passion for defending people who need this type of assistance when they are unable to afford one on their own? Thurston County is looking for a Public Defense Director, located in Olympia, Washington. Please find more information at www.co.thurston.wa.us/hr/employment.htm”
TAX ASSOCIATE – Garvey Schubert Barer, a law firm with offices in Seattle, Portland, Washington DC, New York City, Anchorage and Beijing, is seeking a mid-level tax associate to join its tax practice in the Portland office. Candidates must have 3-5 years of law firm experience, an LL.M. in Taxation, exceptional academic credentials, excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills, a focus on income tax (corporate, partnership and individual), particularly with regard to business transactions, planning, entity formation and federal, state and local controversy, and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment. Oregon Bar admission is required. Although based in Portland, the successful candidate will be involved in projects originating in our other offices as well. GSB values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. Please e-mail cover letter, résumé, law school transcript, and a writing sample to CareersPDX@gsblaw.com.
ESTATE PLANNING ASSOCIATE – Garvey Schubert Barer, a law firm with offices in Portland, Seattle, Washington DC, New York, Anchorage and Beijing, is seeking a mid to senior level associate to join its estate planning practice in the Portland office. Successful candidate will have at least 5 years of estate planning and trust administration experience, an LL.M. in Taxation and/or extensive experience in estate and income tax, exceptional academic credentials, excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment. Oregon Bar admission is required. Washington license is a plus. GSB values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. Please e-mail cover letter, résumé, law school transcript, and a writing sample to CareersPDX@gsblaw.com.
Patent Agent or Associate Attorney Position (Seattle)
The Intellectual Property group of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking a Patent Agent (preferred) or Associate Attorney with more than two years’ experience in patent preparation and prosecution for its Seattle office. The position will require development of a broad IP practice and, while the position will focus on preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the software and electrical arts, it will also include providing support on a wide variety of IP issues. Experience with cloud computing, cybersecurity, cryptography, and related areas is desirable.
Strong academic credentials, writing skills and references required. Only applicants with a CS or BSEE degree, or equivalent industry or law firm experience, and admitted to practice before the USPTO will be considered.
To apply, please upload a cover letter, addressed to Kathleen Shaw, Lateral Attorney Recruitment Manager; a resume; school transcript(s); and a writing sample (office action preferred).
Corporate Associate - Emerging Companies & Venture Capital Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity - Job #A20170306 – Seattle, Washington
The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking an experienced associate with ambition and initiative to join its market-leading Corporate group. The group's clients range from early stage startups to mature industry leaders and include many of the region's premier venture-backed and public companies. The group is experiencing strong growth and has particular need in the Emerging Companies practice, which is focused on startup/emerging growth company representation and seed and venture capital financings. Candidates with experience in the areas of M&A, private equity, and/or public company securities and reporting work are also encouraged to apply. Candidates should have solid academic credentials and 3-6 years of relevant transactional experience. To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, law school transcript and deal sheet.
Financial Transactions Associate - Corporate Finance & Transactions - Job #A20161220 – Seattle, Washington
The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking an entry-level or junior associate to join our Financial Transactions practice group. Experience in banking, commercial and real estate finance and accounting is strongly preferred. All candidates must have strong academic credentials and be a member of the Washington State Bar. To apply, please access the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, and law school transcript.
Patent Prosecution Associate - Intellectual Property Law- Job #A20161104 – Seattle, Washington
The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking a patent prosecution associate with three to six years of prosecution experience to join its growing patent prosecution practice. Candidates must have a degree in computer science or electrical engineering, strong academic credentials and excellent references. All candidates must be admitted to the USPTO and must be members of the Washington Bar. To apply, please access the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, law school transcript and graduate/undergraduate transcripts.
Technology Transactions & Privacy Associate - Technology Transactions & Privacy Law - Job #A20160514a – Seattle, Washington
Perkins Coie LLP is seeking a midlevel associate to join its cutting edge Technology Transactions & Privacy practice. Candidates should have three to six years of experience which includes general US and international privacy and data security and a focus on EU privacy laws. Helpful to have experience advising internet platforms, retailers, social media companies, mobile apps providers, social media companies, cloud storage providers and telecommunication companies. Commercial and consumer agreement drafting skills a plus. Candidates must have excellent academic credentials. To apply, please access the link below and attach your cover letter, resume and law school transcript.
This position may be located in one of the following offices: Seattle, Palo Alto, Chicago or Denver.
Trademark Attorney - Intellectual Property - Job #A20170301 – Seattle, Washington
The Seattle office of Perkins Coie LLP seeks an attorney with two to four years of experience in advertising, marketing and promotions work and specifically in the areas of truth-in-advertising counseling, advertising / marketing transactions, contests, sweepstakes, and promotions and other consumer protection-related work for our Trademark, Copyright, Media & Brand Protection group. This is a non-partnership track and reduced FTE position. Large law firm experience and experience with advertising clearance review (for FTC, state mini-FTC Act, Lanham Act, National Advertising Division, and other state, federal, and industry-related consumer protection issues), advertising claim substantiation analysis, IP clearance, drafting and negotiating marketing agreements, advertising enforcement, and counseling companies on contests, sweepstakes, and other promotions preferred. Please submit a resume, law school transcript, writing sample and references by accessing the link below.
Trademark Copyright Media & Brand Protection Associate - Trademark, Copyright, Media & Brand Protection - Job #A20161218 – Seattle, Washington
The Seattle office of Perkins Coie LLP seeks an attorney with two to five years of relevant trademark experience to work with our Trademark, Copyright, Media & Brand Protection practice. The ideal candidate will have well-developed skills in U.S. and international trademark clearance, counseling, prosecution and enforcement. Experience with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy, IP transactions, advertising, marketing and promotions matters, as well as handling copyright-related issues and registration is strongly preferred. Attention to detail, the ability to work well in a group, as well as the ability to work independently, are important characteristics. Successful candidates will have strong academic credentials, excellent legal writing skills and a proven track record in all aspects of a trademark, copyright, domain name, and advertising practice. Experience in a large law firm setting is also preferred. Please submit a resume, law school transcript, writing sample and references by accessing the link below.
Our nationally-ranked Trademark, Copyright, Media & Brand Protection practice represents multi-national clients in a wide range of industries, from consumer products, software, industrial manufacturing, aerospace, transportation, forest products and construction, to retail, finance, health care, high technology, biotech, fashion, music, advertising, marketing, and interactive entertainment, as well as start-ups and smaller businesses. The firm has a strong focus on intellectual property practices, and one of the largest trademark practices in the Pacific Northwest.
Trademark Copyright Media & Brand Protection Attorney - Trademark, Copyright, Media & Brand Protection - Job #A20160801 – Seattle, Washington
The Seattle office of Perkins Coie LLP seeks an attorney with at least six years of relevant trademark experience to work with our Trademark, Copyright, Media & Brand Protection practice. The ideal candidate will have experience in U.S. and international trademark clearance, counseling, prosecution and enforcement. Experience with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy, IP transactions, advertising, marketing and promotions matters, as well as handling copyright-related issues and registration is strongly preferred. Experience in a large law firm setting is also preferred. This is a non-partnership track position. Please submit a resume, law school transcript, writing sample and references by accessing the link below.
Financial Institutions Attorney (Seattle)
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn ("MNG&D") is seeking a full-time attorney with at least five years of commercial lending experience to join its Seattle, Washington office. Knowledge of and experience in commercial lending and working with financial institutions required. Strong academic credentials and analytical ability also required.
To apply, please upload as one PDF: A cover letter, résumé, and law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable) and send by e-mail to Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Recruiting and Professional Development, at MNRecruiting@millernash.com. For record-keeping, please include the ad source in the subject line of your e-mail (e.g. WSBA ad, firm website, etc.).
MNG&D is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.
Of Counsel Attorney
Virtual law firm located in North Seattle seeks experienced attorney to engage in each of the firm's practice areas of business law, estate planning and probate. This is a part-time independent contractor position, with pay dependent on hours billed, but is intended to be a long term opportunity to develop a practice and become Of Counsel to the firm. Successful candidate will:
· Possess a strong interest in and enthusiasm for all of the firm's practice areas, and be experienced in at least one of them.
· Start off with strong legal skills, and possess a continual drive to improve in all aspects of his/her work product.
· Be able to set up an appropriate home office to perform work on an on-going basis.
· Be available to bill 400 - 600 hundred hours annually.
· Be willing to travel to the firm's North Seattle conference room to meet with clients on an on-going basis.
· Be willing to spend 5-10 hours monthly, which is time that will not be billed to the firm, in developing a client base by enthusiastically participating in the firm's marketing efforts including: (1) a willingness to speak to potential clients in initial consultations; (2) speaking at continuing legal education courses and other events; (3) writing articles for publication; (4) actively and consistently participating in social media; (5) attending marketing events; and (6) blogging on a monthly basis. Please note that an existing client base is desirable, but not required.
· Participate in our legal community in some meaningful way, such as involvement on a Bar committee.
· Participate in pro bono or some other non-profit activity.
· Be nice, communicative, highly professional, ethical, and approach the practice of law at all times with high integrity, in order to maintain the firm's strong reputation.
· Be willing to participate collaboratively as part of a virtual team.
· Be a natural at providing a high level of accessibility, responsiveness, and caring customer service to our clients.
· Want to build a great professional reputation in our legal community while working part-time.
· Have a desire to find "a place to call home," in a professional sense, on a long-term basis.
Does this sound like you? It's a fabulous, and unique, opportunity for the right person. If interested, please contact NorthSeattleLawFirm@gmail.com, and include a resume and cover letter. Please do not attempt to contact the firm in any way other than the e-mail address provided.
TAX ASSOCIATE – Garvey Schubert Barer, a law firm with offices in Seattle, Portland, Washington DC, New York City, Anchorage and Beijing, is seeking a mid-level tax associate to join its tax practice in the Portland office. Candidates must have 3-5 years of law firm experience, an LL.M. in Taxation, exceptional academic credentials, excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills, a focus on income tax (corporate, partnership and individual), particularly with regard to business transactions, planning, entity formation and federal, state and local controversy, and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment. Oregon Bar admission is required. Although based in Portland, the successful candidate will be involved in projects originating in our other offices as well. GSB values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. Please e-mail cover letter, résumé, law school transcript, and a writing sample toCareersPDX@gsblaw.com.