Current Opportunities in the SF Bay Area

Litigation Associates


Our clients are looking for top litigation associates in the classes of 2013-2019, 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 to discuss opportunities in your practice area: barbara@lsattorneysearch.com.

Representative Opportunities for Litigation Associates

Vault recognized, full-service mid-sized law firm in San Francisco. Our client is very busy and is seeking to add a litigation associate (and possibly two) with 2-4 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, and contract disputes). Despite their nimble size, this team has gone to trial in cases ranging from several million dollars to nine-figures. You will get significant hands on experience, and will have the opportunity to take/defend depositions, argue motions, draft pleadings/motions, draft and respond to written discovery, and manage discovery. Experience with pre-trial preparation, trials, and arbitrations is a plus. Top credentials and law firm experience are required. The firm has an 1850 hour billable requirement, which includes pro bono. The firm pays AmLaw 100 compensation.

Growing San Francisco office of an elite Am Law 100 law firm is looking to add a commercial litigation associate in the classes of 2016-2019. Top credentials required.

Premier mid-sized firm in San Francisco is seeking to add a senior litigation associate with 6-8 years of experience. The candidate must have experience with securities fraud and investigations, corporate control, antitrust and competition, and complex commercial litigation. The firm has a 1600 hour target and represents clients in an array of sectors including: technology, hospitality, multimedia, food and beverage, real estate, finance, development, and financial services. Top credentials and California bar admission are required.

Elite litigation boutique with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles, is interested in associates with at least 4 years of top law firm experience. The firm is comprised of former BigLaw attorneys, and The Daily Journal has named the firm “One of California’s Top Boutique Law Firms.” The firm has been recognized for its work on behalf of victims of abuse. In addition to a top-notch team, the firm has a 1650 hour billable requirement to be eligible to receive the target bonus, an inclusive culture, a team-oriented and egalitarian approach, as well as the opportunity to get significant hands on experience. The firm will be onboarding remotely during the pandemic. CA bar (or pending bar admission) required.

Am Law 100 firm in San Francisco is adding a junior commercial litigation associate to join a broad-based practice.

Am Law 100 firm in Silicon Valley is adding a junior/mid-level litigation associate with antitrust, securities, commercial or consumer class actions experience.

Prestigious litigation boutique is adding superstar associates with a 2-6 years of experience. Tech degrees or an interest in science/biotech a big plus. Cases include IP, privacy, class actions, and commercial litigation.

One of San Francisco’s top mid-sized law firms is looking to add a commercial litigation associate who has 3-5 years of experience. The firm often goes to trial. The ideal associate wants to develop strong litigation and trial skills, and has the desire to handle cases as a lead attorney. In addition to great work, the firm has a 1600 hour billable target,
profit sharing, and bonuses. Top credentials required.

Trusts and Estates litigation opportunity in a great Mid-Peninsula location, and a 1500 hour target! We have an exciting opportunity with a highly respected boutique trust and estate litigation firm. Our client is looking to add litigation associates with 2-5 years of experience. While prior on-point experience is a plus, the firm will re-tool top litigators who have a strong interest in switching into trusts and estates litigation. The firm was founded by a former AmLaw 100 attorney, who is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, the team is comprised of former AmLaw 100 attorneys. Matters include: trust and probate litigation, including will and trust contests; undue influence actions; and fiduciary litigation (either pursuing or defending trustees for misuse of trust assets.) The firm also handles trust and probate administrations. Only about 3% of estate planning attorneys are Certified Specialists, and this is an opportunity to learn from the best! Trust and estate litigation experience is a plus, but not required.

Great opportunity for associates with 2-4 years of experience to join an elite litigation boutique comprised of former Am Law attorneys. The firm offers a sophisticated general litigation practice, the opportunity to play a lead role on cases, and work/life balance. In addition, the firm’s bonuses and compensation package are very generous. Great location in the East Bay with easy access to BART. Top credentials

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.

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.

Please note that we have additional opportunities available. Please contact Barbara Levenson to learn more: barbara@lsattorneysearch.com.

Representative Opportunities for Plaintiff Positions
Boutique Consumer Class Actions Boutique Seeks Senior Associate. Our client is a boutique consumer class action and False Claims Act firm with a focus on diverse hiring. Founded by former Gibson Dunn partners in 2002, the firm’s mission is to protect the public interest through significant, impactful litigation. Over 90% of their attorneys graduated Order of the Coif or cum laude. The firm is looking to expand their California team with associates who have strong> 5+ years experience. The firm is open to candidates coming from defense firms. The majority of their attorneys, including partners, identify as women. Over one-third of their attorneys identify as persons of color. 25% of their attorneys identify as LGBTQ. The firm has a 1650 hour billable target. The firm has an office in the Bay Area and will consider candidates being based in Los Angeles.

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: barbara@lsattorneysearch.com to discuss the platform you need to take your practice to the next level.