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Current Opportunities in the SF Bay Area

Please note that this list is representative and that we have a number of other partner and associate opportunities available.

Featured Opportunities in the Bay Area

In-House Opportunity in Silicon Valley

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.

Top academics and at least 3+ years in a top national or international law firm required, preferably with experience in technology and commercial transactions. Must be able to negotiate and draft contracts and be able to communicate across multiple business functions including Operations, Engineering and Compliance. Prior in-house experience a plus. Must have great judgment, common sense and a good sense of humor.

In-House Opportunity in Silicon Valley

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.

Corporate Associates

Our clients are looking for top corporate associates in the classes of 2008-2012, 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. This is also a great time for top out of state corporate associates to move to California. As long as the associate is coming from a top law firm and has top academics, our clients will be interested in seeing their resumes, even if they have not taken the California bar yet.

IP Partner & Corporate Partner

Our client is a family-friendly, full service law firm that has been part of the Peninsula business and legal communities for over 60 years and offers a great opportunity for junior partners or even more experienced partners, who have portable books of business of at least $500K for strategic growth in their core practices, and they will also look at partners who bring complimentary practices.

Our client is actively looking for an IP partner with trade secrets and employment mobility experience, and other "soft IP" matters. Billing rates start in the $400.00s and the firm offers a generous compensation package and a great place to work with public and private clients.

This firm is also actively looking for a corporate partner with emerging growth and general corporate experience and a book of at least $500K. Please note that this firm does not do IPOs or securities work.

Litigation Associate

Please note that we are the only recruiting firm that our client works with and we placed the Hiring Partner into the firm. Prestigious litigation boutique in San Francisco is looking to add an associate (or possibly two associates) with 2-7 years of experience. Top academics and writing skills are required. A federal clerkship is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate is someone who is interested in the "art" and heart of counseling and advocacy, as well as someone who wants to learn how to become a business developer.

Life/work balance in San Francisco for Real Estate Associates

Prestigious mid-sized law firm in San Francisco is seeking a real estate associate. The ideal candidate has 3-4 years of experience, although a variance from that range will be considered for the right candidate. The work will include leasing, financing transactions, and purchase and sale transactions and the firm will consider candidates who have experience in at least one of these areas. The firm has a 1440 hour billable target, and a number of women partners. Top academics are required.

Tax Attorney

Collegial Peninsula-based full service law firm that is very community oriented, is looking to add a tax attorney with at least 5 years of business tax experience. Real estate experience is a plus, but a desire to handle real estate matters is fine too, including 1031, pass through entity, real property tax and business tax matters. The firm has an 1800 hour billable target and have been part of the Peninsula legal and business community for over 60 years. This is a great opportunity to work with a very experienced partner who is looking for a protégé who will be positioned to inherit this partner's book of business when he retires.

Featured Opportunities in San Francisco

Commercial Litigation Associate

Commercial Litigation Associate sought for a highly respected mid-sized full service law firm in San Francisco. Our client is looking to add a commercial litigation associate with 5-8 years of experience. Real estate litigation experience is a plus. Top academic credentials, along with a proven track record of drafting a wide variety of motions, discovery, and handling hearings without immediate supervision is required. This firm is comprised of a number of former "big law" firm attorneys and they have a very collegial culture and a 1600 hour billable target. Compensation and benefits are competitive with other top mid-sized law firms.

Litigation Associate

Premier San Francisco litigation boutique is looking for associates in the classes of 2008-2014. Clients include some of the biggest technology companies in the world. The firm handles intellectual property, privacy, class actions, professional liability and commercial matters. The firm has a strong record for promoting associates to partner. The firm has a number of female partners, including a founding partner. Top market compensation. Candidates must have an exceptional academic record and writing skills. The firm will consider associates who want to relocate to the Bay Area, including those who want to relocate from top law firms out of state.

Litigation Associate

Please note that we are the only recruiting firm that our client works with and we placed the Hiring Partner into the firm. Prestigious litigation boutique in San Francisco is looking to add an associate (or possibly two associates) with two to four years of experience. Top academics and writing skills are required and a federal clerkship is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate is someone who has a passion for the law and the desire and commitment to get involved in client development.

Real Estate Of Counsel

Our San Francisco-based client is seeking top real estate attorneys with at least 5 years of leasing experience. Top law firm experience and top academics are required. Our clients will also consider candidates with in-house experience.

Our client is a highly respected mid-sized San Francisco based law firm with a very collegial culture, and we placed the Hiring Partner into the firm. This position is to replace an Of Counsel who was recently promoted to the partnership. While this is not a partnership position per se, there is a strong possibility that this could become a partnership track position. In fact, the Of Counsel who just made partner, began on a non-partnership track. The firm has an 1850 hour billable requirement for full time attorneys. In addition to looking at full time candidates, our client will also consider someone who wants to work part-time (1650 hours). Compensation will be determined by the attorney's experience and billing rate and will be competitive with top law firm compensation.

Featured Opportunities in Sacramento

Premiere full-service Sacramento based law firm seeks to add a management-side labor and employment counsel with 10+ years of experience. This is a great opportunity to help one of Sacramento's oldest and largest law firms build their labor and employment practice. Must have at least $300K in portable business and the desire to mentor associates. The billable target is 1750 hours and the firm's rates are in the $300.00's for partners and counsels. The firm is committed to fostering a healthy and positive work environment where all employees enjoy coming to work each day and is intentional about promoting compensation and benefits packages, policies and practices, events and activities, that ensure a positive workplace.


PARTNERS:

Corporate Partner

A great opportunity in Silicon Valley for senior corporate associates, junior corporate partners and senior corporate partners. Our client is an international firm that offers one platform, collegiality, substantial marketing budgets and no mandatory retirement age. The firm offers the best of both worlds: fiscal conservatism (no debt) combined with an entrepreneurial spirit and an impressive client roster. Associates who have a proven track record of business development, will be able to join as a partner if they have a book of business in the $500K range. Current partners must have at least $1M in portable business.


Corporate Partner

Top CA based Am Law 100 firm is seeking corporate partners with top Silicon Valley practices, including emerging growth and high tech practices, with books of business of at least $1M and preferably in the $1.5M range. This firm is actively growing its new Silicon Valley office and the firm plans to double in size within the next 12 months. Energetic and entrepreneurial partners who want to play a leading role in the growth and expansion of the firm's Silicon Valley footprint are the ideal additions.


Estate Planning Partner

Estate planning partner needed for Silicon Valley based firm. Self sustaining books are not required because the firm has a lot of business to share. A partial book of $400K is required.


Partners in all practice areas sought for entrepreneurial international law firm

International firm based in the Bay Area, comprised entirely of former Am Law 100 law firm and top in-house attorneys, has recently opened a Silicon Valley office. This firm was designed from the client's perspective. They have augmented the best attributes of top tier law firms and their model is highly efficient. Attorney billing rates range from $300-$600 and there are no minimum billable targets and most partners keep 70% of their book. Attorneys must have books of at least $300K. The firm would like to add litigation, labor and employment, corporate, entertainment, IP, environmental and real estate attorneys, and will also consider small groups.


Trademark Associate

Our client is a top regional firm with a growing Silicon Valley office. Candidates must have substantial experience in all areas of trademark law, including trademark clearance, prosecution, portfolio management, enforcement and transactions. All levels of experience will be considered. The firm offers a competitive salary, as well as a commitment to reasonable hours, diversity and life/work balance.


Trademark Partner

Our client is a top regional firm with a growing Silicon Valley office is looking to add a trademark partner with a book of business of at least $500K. Candidates must have substantial experience in all areas of trademark law, including trademark clearance, prosecution, portfolio management, enforcement and transactions. The firm offers a good quality of life with reasonable hours and significant flexibility. The firm's IP group services clients across the U.S. and offers flexible and creative rates customized to their clients' needs. The firm also is known for it's commitment to life/work balance and diversity.


ASSOCIATES

Copyright and trademark litigation associate

Top law firm in San Francisco is seeking to add an associate of 4-5 years defending or prosecuting major copyright litigation. A facility for application of copyright law concepts to technical subject matter is required, as well as a current understanding of copyright case law across all major subject matter areas. Top candidates will have experience in risk assessment and counseling for the development of software or Web 2.0 products. This position requires excellent academic credentials and superb written and oral communication skills. Membership in the California bar required.


Corporate Associate

Top Silicon Valley based firm is seeking a corporate associate with 3-6 years of experience for its San Francisco office. Must have experience in at least one of these areas: M&A, venture capital, securities, and private equity.


Corporate Associate

International law firm is seeking a corporate associate in San Francisco with 3-6 years of experience in M&A, securities, finance and capital markets. The ideal candidate will have public offerings experience.


Labor and Employment Associate

San Francisco full service based firm is seeking a labor and employment associate with 4-7 years of traditional labor experience, including NLRB proceedings, collective bargaining, arbitrations and strike preparation. Top academics and top law firm experience are required.


Litigation Associate

Am Law 200 firm with very collegial culture is seeking to add a 3-4th year commercial litigation associate. Top academics, top law firm experience required, and California Bar admission.


Litigation Associate

Great opportunity to join a dynamic, collegial and growing San Francisco office to a top Am Law 100 law firm. Our client is seeking an associate with 3-4 years of white collar, securities and antitrust associate. Top academics and law firm experience required.


Litigation Associate

Prestigious litigation boutique in San Francisco is looking to add an associate with 1-5 years of experience. Top academics are required and a federal clerkship is required The ideal candidate is someone who is passionate about litigation, wants to become a top "go to" trial attorney and have the desire to get involved in client development.


Litigation Associate in the East Bay

East Bay Area litigation and trial boutique is seeking to add an associate with at least two years of top law firm experience. This firm is comprised of former big firm attorneys and they have a number of Fortune 500 company clients. Top academics are required and clerkship experience is preferred.


Patent Litigation Associate

International law firm seeking patent litigation< associates with 2-4 years of experience to join its growing Silicon Valley office. Degrees in electrical engineering or computer science are required.


Real Estate Associate

Our client, a San Francisco mid-sized full service firm, is looking for a real estate associate with 3-6 years of real estate transactional experience. This firm offers a 1600 hour billable target. Top credentials required.


Tax Associate

Top international law firm, is seeking a tax associate with 2-4 years of experience, in Silicon Valley. LLM preferred.


Tax Associate

Premiere full service San Francisco based law firm is seeking a tax associate with 2-4 years of federal and state income tax experience. Executive compensation experience is a plus. LLM preferred but not required. This firm has an longstanding history of promoting associates to partner and offers associates an opportunity to work with a variety of clients and partners.


Technology Transactions

Top Silicon Valley firm is seeking a junior technology transactions associate to handle joint ventures, strategic alliances, licensing, research and development deals.

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