Current Opportunities in the SF Bay Area

Corporate Associates

Our clients are looking for top corporate associates in the classes of 2012-2016, with practices that focus on at least one of these practices: general corporate, corporate finance, securities, M&A, venture capital financing, public and private company, private equity and/or emerging growth matters. Our clients will consider associates who want to relocate to California as long as they are with prestigious firms currently, even if they need to take the California bar. Positions are available in San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Sacramento. Please contact Barbara Levenson for more details.

Representative Opportunities for Corporate Associates

Top law firm in Silicon Valley is looking to add a 2015-2017 and a 2013-2014 general corporate associate. This firm is consistently ranked as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, and offers very generous maternity, paternity and family leave policies, and outstanding training and mentoring. Top credentials and the desire to work in Silicon Valley are a must.

Top firm in San Francisco is seeking a 2012-2014 corporate associate with experience representing emerging companies and venture capital investors in the technology and/or life sciences industries.

Top firm in Silicon Valley is seeking a 2013-2014 with ’33 Act and ’34 Act experience, as well as an affinity for technology and/or life science companies. This client is also seeking an M&A associate in the classes of 2012-2014.

Am Law 100 firm is seeking a senior associate to join their venture tech group as a counsel or partner. Must have at least $500K in portable business and can be based in San Francisco or Silicon Valley.

Top law firm in Silicon Valley is seeking a 3rd-5th year associate with capital markets and corporate finance experience.

A number of firms in Silicon Valley and San Francisco are seeking M&A associates with 3-7 years of experience. Must be interested in working primarily on M&A matters.

Top transactional lifestyle boutique in San Francisco is looking to add an associate with two to three years of experience advising companies through all stages of their life cycle, including the following areas: entity formation; mergers & acquisitions; drafting operating agreements and partnership agreements; equity and debt financings; and general commercial contracts. The firm has a 1440 hour billable target and top credentials are required. CA bar required.

Top San Francisco based Am Law 100 firm is seeking associates with 2-6 years of M&A and private equity experience in their Silicon Valley office.

Intellectual Property Associates

Our clients are looking for top intellectual property associates in the classes of 2010-2015, with practices that focus on at least one of these areas: patent litigation, patent prosecution, technology transactions, trademark prosecution, trademark and copyright litigation. Our clients will consider associates who want to relocate to California as long as they are with prestigious firms currently, even if they need to take the California bar. Positions are available in San Francisco, the East Bay, and Silicon Valley. Please contact Barbara Levenson for more details.

Representative Opportunities for Intellectual Property Associates

One of Silicon Valley’s premier firms is looking to add a 2014-2016 technology transactions associate in Los Angeles, and a 2013-2016 in Silicon Valley. These are two separate positions. The firm encourages associates who want to transition from IP litigation or corporate transactions, to apply. A background in technology is helpful but not essential. The ideal candidate will have had significant client contact, and will be capable of operating independently. In LA, he/she will be the first lawyer from the practice area. The associate must have flexibility to regularly travel to and spend time in the Firm’s Silicon Valley office for training and other matters. A candidate who could spend up to the first six to twelve months located in the Firm’s Silicon Valley office (with frequent trips to the Los Angeles office), would be ideal. A successful candidate from the San Francisco Bay Area would not be expected to relocate immediately, but must be able to do so within approximately 6 – 12 months after his/her start date.

Top Am Law 100 firm is seeking to add a 3rd-6th year associate with technology transactions and experience with complex agreements. The firm would also consider M&A associates with an interest or background in technology of life sciences for either of their San Francisco or Silicon Valley office.

Growing office of a prestigious Am Law 100 law firm is seeking to add patent litigators with 2-3 years of experience in San Francisco. Ideal candidates will have an undergraduate or advanced degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, or computer engineering or an equivalent technical degree.

Top law firm in Silicon Valley is seeking a 2014-2015 patent prosecution associate with EE, computer science or physics degrees. Mandarin or Korean skills a plus.

Premier San Francisco firm is seeking a patent litigation associate with 3-5 years of experience. The ideal candidate will have a degree in EE or computer science, as well as previous IP litigation experience. Top credentials required.

 

Representative Opportunities for Financial Restructuring Associates

One of California’s most prestigious firms is looking to add an associate with 1-5 years of experience (debtor and creditor side). Familiarity with bankruptcy law and related issues (e.g., securities laws, commercial laws); prior experience with complex reorganization cases. May be based in San Francisco or Los Angeles. Please contact Barbara Levenson for details.

Labor and Employment Associates:

Our clients are looking for top labor and employment associates in the classes of 2012-2016, with management-side practices that focus on at least one of these areas: employment litigation and counseling, wage and hour class actions, trade secrets, single plaintiff, wrongful termination, harassment, or traditional labor experience. Our clients will consider associates who want to relocate to California as long as they are with prestigious firms currently, even if they need to take the California bar. Positions are available in San Francisco, Sacramento, the East Bay, and Silicon Valley. Please contact Barbara Levenson for more details.

Representative Opportunities for Labor and Employment Associates

One of California’s most prestigious law firms is looking to add a management-side labor and employment associate with 1-3 years of experience in San Francisco. This position will focus mostly on litigation and associated counseling. Outstanding credentials required.

Top California-based law firm is adding an associate with 3-5 years of employment litigation and transactional experience. Must have experience drafting employment policies, handbooks, advice and counsel and employment litigation associate.

California-based firm is looking to add an associate with 3-4 years of ADA compliance and litigation for their San Francisco office.

Top Sacramento law firm is looking to add management-side labor and employment associates with 3+ years of experience.

Litigation Associates and Up-and-Coming Partners


Our clients are looking for top litigation associates in the classes of 2012-2016, with practices that focus on at least one of these areas: securities, antitrust, white-collar, data privacy, intellectual property, or commercial litigation. Our clients will consider associates who want to relocate to California as long as they are with prestigious firms currently, even if they need to take the California bar. Please contact Barbara Levenson for more details.

Representative Opportunities for Up-and-Coming Litigation Partners

Great opportunity for junior/up-and-coming litigation partners, as well as more seasoned partners to join a national firm in San Francisco that has been consistently recognized for its commitment to diversity and inclusion.The firm was founded over a century ago and has been consistently recognized as one of the 50 Best Law Firms for Women, and was named a Top 50 Law firm for Minority Equity Partners in 2016. For the past seven years, the firm has been recognized for their LGBT workplace policies and benefits. Our client is looking for litigation partners in the following areas: IP, products, class actions, financial services, and commercial litigation. For junior partners, a book of $300K will suffice. While the firm has practice groups, they are not rigidly enforced. Compensation is very attractive and the firm gives its partners a lot of billing rate autonomy.

Representative Opportunities for Litigation Associates

Our client is seeking top litigation attorneys with 3-4 years of experience. The matters involve a variety of substantive areas (complex litigation, securities litigation, intellectual property litigation, will contests, real estate and construction litigation, corporate and partnership disputes over ownership and fiduciary duties, contract disputes, etc.) Associates will draft pleadings/motions, drafting and responding to written discovery, managing discovery, taking/defending depositions, and arguing motions. Experience with pre-trial preparation, trials, and arbitrations is a plus. Top law firm experience and top academics are required. The firm has an 1850 hour billable requirement, which includes pro bono. They are paying top market.

Growing Bay Area offices of top Am Law 100 law firm seeks litigation associates with 2-4 years of general commercial litigation experience in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

Top California-based law firm in San Francisco seeks associates with 1-3 years of class actions and commercial litigation.

Premier litigation boutique in San Francisco, comprised primarily of former Federal Law Clerks, is seeking to add a 3rd-5th year associate. This is an opportunity not only to work on very interesting and highly visible cases, but also to learn how to become a business developer. Great mentoring and great people. Top credentials required.

Full service premier mid-sized full service firm in San Francisco is seeking to add associates with 3-5 years of experience. This firm takes a generalist approach, i.e. their associates work on a wide variety of litigation matter. The firm has an inclusive culture and offers life-work balance. The firm has been in San Francisco for over a century and is deeply entrenched in the business and legal community. Top credentials required.

Top Silicon Valley based Am-Law 100 firm is looking to add commercial litigation associates with 2-4 years of experience to its San Francisco office. In Silicon Valley, they are looking to add a commercial and securities litigation associate with 2-5 years of experience. This is an opportunity to represent some of Silicon Valley’s tech companies.

Real Estate Associates

Our clients are looking for top real estate associates in the classes of 2010-2015, with practices that focus on at least one of these areas: leasing, acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures or REITS.  Our clients will consider associates who want to relocate to California as long as they are with prestigious firms currently, even if they need to take the California bar. We have positions in San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Sacramento. Please contact Barbara Levenson for more details.

Representative Opportunities for Real Estate Associates

Highly respected full-service law firm with a prominent wine industry practice and is seeking associates and partners. Initially, you could work in San Francisco or Napa County. Those working in San Francisco would be expected to ultimately reside in Napa County and would be spending substantial time in Napa County while working from San Francisco. The ideal candidate will have a strong commercial background and experience with corporate and/or real estate transactions, land use, or real estate development. Prior experience in, or connections to, the wine industry is helpful, but not required.

One of California’s most prestigious law firms is seeking to add an associate with 5-8 years of acquisitions/dispositions, real estate finance, development, commercial leasing, private equity/joint ventures, land use and CEQA/NEPA experience for their San Francisco office.

Top law firm in Sonoma is seeking a real estate associate with 4-8 years of acquisitions, title review and financings experience.

One of Sacramento’s premier firms is seeking to add an associate with 2-4 years of commercial real estate experience including leasing, purchase and sales, CC&Rs, secured financing negotiation and documentation.

Top Peninsula-based law firm is seeking a real estate associate with 4-7 years of transactional experience including acquisitions and  dispositions and secured financing.

Tax, Estate Planning Associates, Executive Compensation and ERISA Associates

Our clients are looking for top associates in the classes of 2010-2015. Experience in at least one of these areas is required: general corporate tax, controversy, estate planning, executive compensation, ERISA. Our clients will consider associates who want to relocate to California as long as they are with prestigious firms currently, even if they need to take the California bar. Please contact Barbara Levenson for more details.

Representative Opportunities for Tax, Estate Planning Associates, Executive Compensation and ERISA Associates

One of the best regional law firms in Silicon Valley is looking to add a trust and estate litigation associate with 6-8 years of experience. CA bar required.

Top transactional boutique in San Francisco is looking to add an estate planning associate with at least 6 years of experience with estate planning and handling probates and trust administration. experience preparing estate tax returns and some background with estate and income tax planning is ideal. This is a lifestyle firm and top credentials are required.

Prestigious Am Law 100 law firm in San Francisco is looking to add a junior-midlevel corporate tax associate with federal and/or California tax experience. An LL.M. is a plus but not required. CA bar required.

Top Silicon Valley Am Law 100 firm is looking for executive compensation associates with 1-4 years of experience.

Associates in other practice areas

Please contact Barbara Levenson to discuss opportunities in your practice area.

Partner Recruitment

Our clients include Am Law 100 and 200 law firms, mid-sized firms, and boutiques. These firms are seeking to add lateral partners or small groups in a variety of practice areas. Portable books of business required range from $500K to $1M+, depending on seniority, and practice area. Billing rates $400.00+. Please contact Barbara Levenson to discuss the platform you need to take your practice to the next level.

In-House Opportunities

Great opportunity with one of the world’s leading tech companies. You will handle a broad range of commercial and regulatory matters and structuring, drafting and negotiating commercial transactions. You will work directly with the business, serving as primary counsel on a number of commercial transactions, providing day-to-day advice, resolving issues that arise in existing commercial relationships and handling pre-litigation legal disputes and inquiries.

Principal duties include structuring, drafting and negotiating complicated procurement, manufacturing, development, licensing, services and other commercial agreements and providing ongoing legal counseling in a wide range of legal areas, including intellectual property, digital media and regulatory compliance. Some travel, domestic and international, will be required. This company has a very competitive compensation package.

We also have a second great opportunity with one of the world’s leading tech companies and this opportunity is open to litigators. The company is looking for compliance, and structuring, drafting, and negotiating licensing for a talented attorney to work closely with the business and technical compliance for its Kindle/Digital business. Principal duties include provision of ongoing legal counseling in the areas of intellectual teams, and to serve as counsel on technology transactions, product counseling, and regulatory property, consumer law, technology, digital media, and regulatory and other commercial agreements. Some travel, domestic and international, is required.

Top academics and at least 4+ years of relevant legal experience is required, including at least 3 years with a top national or international law firm. Must have strong project management and analytical skills and drafting and negotiating experience. Experience with complex IP agreements for software and hardware products is a plus, and EE, computer science or mechanical engineering degrees preferred, with a strong knowledge of software and hardware development and design, including firmware, operating systems and integrated hardware systems also preferred. This company has a very competitive compensation package.

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