In-House Opportunity

Great opportunity with the entertainment division of one of the world’s leading tech companies. You will handle legal aspects of feature film and television (scripted or unscripted) development, production and distribution, to include structuring, drafting and negotiating a wide range of complicated agreements for above and below-the-line talent, other production related agreements, co-production agreements and distribution agreements. You will be responsible for all legal matters during the course of production, including evaluating rights issues, confirming chain of title and handling clearance matters, guild issues, standards and practices review, and promotion and publicity issues. You will also analyze and interpret contracts and provide thoughtful legal advice on potential risks and issues in a wide range of legal areas, including intellectual property, digital media and regulatory compliance.

Top academics and at least 4+ years of legal experience, including at least two years at a law firm. Experience in television (scripted or unscripted) or feature film development and production is preferred but not required. Willingness to transition into a new practice area and good standing in at least one state bar is required. This company has a very competitive compensation package.

Current Opportunities in the Los Angeles Area

Litigation Associates

Our clients are looking for top litigation associates in the classes of 2010-2015, 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 Litigation Associates

Growing office of a prestigious Am Law 100 law firm is seeking a white-collar and/or civil litigation associate with 1-3 years of experience. Top credentials are required and a federal clerkship is highly preferred.

One of the best appellate practices in California is looking to add an associate with 3-5 years of top litigation experience, ideally with federal appellate court clerkship experience, and a strong desire to do appellate work.

Please note that we have a number of other opportunities available.

Corporate Associates

Our clients are looking for top corporate associates in the classes of 2010-2015, with practices that focus on at least one of these areas: 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. Please contact Barbara Levenson for more details.

Representative Opportunities for Corporate Associates

Growing office of one of California’s top law firms is seeking associates with 3-6 years of M&A/general corporate/securities representation to focus predominantly on M&A deals. The firm is also seeking to add a Special Counsel or senior associate with at least 6+ years of M&A experience.

Top mid-sized law firm on the westside is seeking a 4-6th year associate with big firm experience in joint ventures, private equity and fund formation experience.

Growing office of a top Am Law 100 firm is looking for a 2013-2015 with general corporate experience.

Am Law 100 firm is seeking to add a 1-3 year associate with public finance or real estate finance experience.

Please note that we have a number of other opportunities available.

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. Please contact Barbara Levenson for more details.

Representative Real Estate Associates Opportunities

One of Los Angeles’ most prestigious firms is seeking to add a 5-8th year associate with acquisitions/dispositions, real estate finance, development, commercial leasing, private equity/joint ventures/entity planning, land use and environmental review. Top credentials are required.

Full-service Los Angeles based firm on the westside is seeking to add a 2-5th year real estate associate to handle negotiating and drafting transactional agreements, joint ventures, leasing, financing, dispositions, hotel ownership, franchising and management.

Please note that we have a number of other opportunities available.

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. Please contact Barbara Levenson for more details.

Representative Opportunities for Intellectual Property Associates

Growing office of a top Am Law 100 firm is seeking to add a 2-4th year associates with an interest in the media space. Licensing and complex transactional experience preferred.

Prestigious California-based Am Law 100 firm is seeking to add a 1-5th year with patent protection and applications, IP strategy and portfolio experience. A technical degree in EE, computer science or physics required, along with USPTO membership.

Please note that we have a number of other opportunities available.

Entertainment Associates

Representative Opportunities for Entertainment Associates

One of California’s top law firms is seeking to add an associate with 7+ years of digital media transactions with an emphasis on technology and entertainment. Experience with content licensing and acquisitions for technology and new media companies in the gaming, social networking, consumer internet required. Experience with entertainment law or the film and television industries a plus.

Top full-service firm known for it’s entertainment practice is seeking to add a 2-6th year with advertising, social media, digital media, connected devices and privacy experience.

Labor and Employment Associates

Our clients are looking for top labor and employment associates in the classes of 2010-2015, 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. Please contact Barbara Levenson for more details.

Representative Opportunities for Labor and Employment Associates

Top national labor and employment firm is seeking to add a 3-4th year associate with employment litigation experience.

One of Los Angeles’ most prestigious law firms is seeking to add a 1-3rd year with employment litigation, including wage and hour class actions. Familiarity with California procedure a plus, as well as employment counseling.

Prestigious California-based firm is looking to add a 3-5th year employment litigation associate, for either of their Santa Barbara or Santa Monica offices. Wage and hour class action experience and single-plaintiff experience required.

Please note that we have a number of other opportunities available.

Tax, Estate Planning, 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, Executive Compensation, and ERISA Associates

Prestigious Am Law 100 firm is seeking to add a 3-4th year a variety of commercial transactions including M&A, divestitures, partnerships and corporate finance, both domestic and cross border. LLM preferred.

Top LA-based Am Law 100 firm is seeking to add a 3-4th year with transactional tax experience.

Top LA-based Am Law 100 firm is seeking to add a 3-5th year with ERISA, executive compensation and employee benefits experience.

Please note that we have a number of other opportunities available.

Financial Restructuring Associates

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.

Associates in other practice areas

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Partner Recruitment

Our clients include Am Law 100 and 200 law 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.