BigLaw 100 Jobs Update and Latest BigLaw 200 Jobs

I’m so happy with the great responses I’ve gotten to the list of the BigLaw Jobs. I’m listening to all of your comments and feedback!!

I’ve made some minor updates to the BigLaw 100 Jobs (June 28, 2010), which you can order here. The cost is $4.00 plus tax.¹ You will be e-mailed a link to download an excel file once you complete your purchase.

Buy BigLaw 100 Jobs Now

I’ve also completed the BigLaw 200 Jobs (July 21, 2010), which you can order here. Like the BigLaw 100 Job Listings, the cost is $4.00 plus tax. You will be e-mailed a link to download an excel file once you complete your purchase.

Buy BigLaw 200 Jobs Now

I think we’ve come a long way in a few short weeks.

Anyway, I’m trying to get the word out about the listings. How’s this for promotion?

Think about it

For $4, any lawyer, paralegal, or law firm professional can save time.

For $4, any law firm can save recruiting fees.

Download a list of all of the jobs law firms have recently posted on their website.

Current edition: BigLaw 200
Last edition: BigLaw 100
Next edition: “I wanna go in-house!”2

The BigLaw 100 & BigLaw 200 lists include all of the lateral associate and lateral partner openings that firms publish on their websites.  The lists also include most legal marketing, knowledge management, recruiting or career development, business development or practice support, and paralegal positions found on the websites.

Eh?

My goal is to sell a total of 500 copies by July 31, 2010.

Think it will work? (Say yes. Say yes.)

Wanna help me make it work? (Say yes. Say yes.)

Here are some awesome things that you can do to show your support:

  • Download the BigLaw 100 Listings;
  • Download the BigLaw 200 Listings;
  • Tell your friends/family/colleagues/neighbors/acquaintances/HR department to download both listings;
  • Blog about how awesome these listings are
  • Tweet about how awesome these listings are (See: tweet button in upper right-hand corner.);
  • Share a link to these listings on your Facebook wall (sorry, no FB integration yet. You’ll have to copy & paste the link.);
  • Leave a comment about how useful these listings are;
  • Send me feedback on how to make the listings even better.

Ready, Team?

500 copies.

(Break.)

¹ I sent the revised version to anyone who purchased the original BigLaw 100 Listings.  (It’s only fair, right?)

2 If all goes as planned…! Also, big thanks, Naomi Beard! Wonderful idea.

Round Up: Am Law 100 Job Listings, Backstory and Future

I’m glad so many people like the Am Law jobs round-up. I figured I owed you a long-overdue explanation about the column – why I decided to create it and where it is moving. So, stick with me and you’ll find the latest round-up at the end of the post.1

Long, long ago, when I was a job seeker, I longed for a service that compiled all the job postings in one place. Why did I have to visit Martindale, Lawjobs, Monster, Emplawyernet, PSLawNet, Craigslist, Vault, and firm websites to find jobs? No wonder they recommend to take your job search as seriously as a full-time job.

Recruiting firms have it a little easier if they subscribed to any of the products offered by Leopard Solutions, which are nothing short of amazing. (May I add that Laura Leopard is a genius?) For example, Leopard Jobs compiles a database of open jobs at over 460 firms and 80 Fortune 500 companies daily. No, wait, twice per day. Plus, they’re easily searchable by geography or practice area. Couple that with the Leopard Lists, which publishes information on every firm’s attorneys (e.g., name, e-mail, graduation year, law school, undergrad, practice area, specialty, & clients) and, you’ve got a winning solution to match openings with viable candidates.

The only problem? Well, the Leopard List is pretty pricey. To have access to the job listings in the North East only, it costs $1,250/year. For recruiting firms who compete on inside hiring knowledge, the product’s well worth the price.

But what about the everyday consumer? The qualified candidate who wants to apply on their own without a recruiter?2 Or, what about the recruiters who can’t afford the Leopard List?

With the utmost respect for Leopard Solutions, I figured I could come up with a reasonably priced alternative that would cater to the general public. And that was the beginning of the Am Law Job Listings column.

Since November, I’ve published this column for free. Those who subscribe to my newsletter gain access to the column a few days before I post it for everyone else. However, the plan is to move this column over to a members-only section of my site, as I mentioned yesterday.

Anyone who subscribes to my newsletter already and/or who subscribes to my newsletter before I implement the members-only section will have free access to the site forever. Otherwise, the cost to subscribe will be $8.00/month. My goal is to use the money that I earn from the subscriptions to update the listings more often – either by myself or hiring someone to help. (I also take donations or gifts!)

I hope you agree that this is a useful service and its just one of the many perks to which members will have access.

Now, back to the present. Here is the latest round-up of Am Law 100 job listings. I’ve switched to publishing with Zoho Reports rather than Google Documents.3 I think it’s easier for searching and sorting but let me know if you have any feedback.

1 Yes, this is the same round-up that was password protected when published last week. This was a way to show my appreciation for subscribing. Unfortunately, this past time, a few of the subscribers had trouble accessing the password-protected post. I had already started to think that I may need to change how I distribute the listings and this incident sort of sped up the process.

2 Note: If a job seeker signs up to search the Leopard List job board or to receive e-mail job alerts, they see mostly jobs posted by recruiting companies. They do not have access to the database of jobs posted by those 460+ firms and 80+ Fortune 500 companies.

3 Ironically, I saw how nicely professionally Law Shucks tracks layoffs and I got inspired. Hat tip to them!

[Jobs CA & DC] In-House Positions at Dreamworks, Verizon, Spike

I haven’t forgotten about those coveted in-house job listings.  In fact, today I made sure to hit a few with logos that you’d recognize.

Dreamworks – Head of Litigation

Responsible for all Litigation and Technology Licensing matters for DreamWorks Animation to ensure maximum protection of the organization. – Oversee all Litigation matters for the studio working with in-house staff as well as outside counsel. – Consult with DreamWorks Technology leadership and strategic technology partners regarding legal/contractual matters. – Responsible for negotiating technology licensing deals, patents and intellectual property. – Oversee intellectual property, anti-trust, and patent infringement claims. – Involved in strategic production initiatives on an as needed basis.

Qualifications

- Minimum of 5 years experience in Litigation AND Technology Licensing – Experience negotiating technology licensing deals, patents and IP. – Entertainment and copyright experience a plus. Member of California Bar Association and JD from accredited law school. – Strong negotiating, writing and communication skills. – Experience managing staff. – Sense of urgency and responsiveness. – Limited travel.

(See also: this post on LinkedIn)

Verizon Wireless – Regulatory Counsel

Verizon Wireless is seeking a talented attorney to join its Regulatory Law Group within the Legal and External Affairs Department office in Washington, D.C as a counsel. This is a senior position that will represent the Company in federal and state courts, as well as in proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission, state public utility commissions, and other agencies. This person will also draft and review applications for licenses and other authorizations, pleadings and other documents, and assist internal clients in complying with numerous federal and state regulatory requirements. This position will report to the Deputy General Counsel for Regulatory Law.

(Can we say Android?)

Spike TV – Vice President for the Spike TV Business & Legal Affairs department working on Spike TV original programming transactions concentrating on animation, scripted and alternative development and production matters.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Multi-task to cover a high volume of deals and work independently.
  • Structure, negotiate and expeditiously close transactions with minimal supervision is an absolute requirement.
  • Structure, draft and negotiate production service agreements, executive producer agreements, co-production agreements, writer agreements, television network license agreements, right acquisition agreements, talent agreements and other types of development and production agreements.
  • Develop and supervise creation of deal structures, parameters and documentation templates and forms.
  • Advise and counsel the client groups on a variety of complex business and legal matters.
  • Liaison with a broad range of MTV Networks departments (Production Management, Labor & Employment, Risk Management, Litigation, Online, Music & Media Licensing and Pre-Broadcast Review) to implement production legal policies and procedures.
  • Liaison with a broad range of Spike TV departments (Ad Sales, Marketing and Promotion, Talent and Special Events, Programming and Spike Digital Entertainment) regarding the exploitation of Spike TV programming.
  • Supervise and assist in rights analysis for Spike TV programming, including underlying ownership issues, participant payments and guild residuals.
  • Maintain relationships with key managers, agencies and attorneys in the entertainment community.

We have some big plans for 2010 including the launch of our new job board. The goal is to move our job listings series¹ over there.

Right now, we’re reaching out to legal employers and asking them to join our Beta team. (In less nerdy terms, a team of brave trailblazers who are willing to post their legal positions on our job board. Basically, they post for free during our launch, receive discounts for all eternity, and are pampered with praise and adulation.)

Until we’re ready to fully transition over to the job board, we’ll continue to post jobs that we find here. Hey, we may as well get the firm’s attention, right? Show ‘em the awesome caliber of our readers. :-)

Also, to help keep you updated, we’ll push all job notifications to @RecruiterEsq (a newish account that’s now reserved for site announcements) as well as my personal account @mjsq.

¹ About the (old) job listings series: This series features job posts from around the web.

In this series, RecruiterEsq posts directly to the link where the job was found. In addition, RecruiterEsq posts pertinent information here for readers to assess interest.

Please do not apply to jobs directly through RecruiterEsq.

Please e-mail melissa@recruiteresq.com if you would like to post a relevant job in the legal industry and/or would like a job that is posted here to be removed. Thank you.

[Jobs NJ, CA] Law Firm Lateral Listings

Ahhh, we’re on a roll… Two job listing posts in two days.  Let’s see if we can keep this up.

LeClair Ryan

Litigation Associate – Newark, NJ:  LeClairRyan is seeking an associate with 2-4 years litigation experience for its Newark, NJ office. Candidates must be licensed in New Jersey. Strong writing and communications skills required.

Bankruptcy Associate – Newark, NJ: LeClairRyan is seeking an associate with 4-7 years bankruptcy and commercial/bank litigation experience for its Newark, NJ office. Candidates must be licensed in both New Jersey and New York. Strong writing and communications skills required.

Procopio

Business/Corporate Litigation Partner – California: Partner and senior counsel level positions available for business / corporate litigation attorney with portable business. Litigation clients include publicly held corporations, privately owned companies and high net worth individuals in the general business, real estate and development, and intellectual property fields. Positions requires California bar admission, excellent academic credentials.

Employment Attorney – California:  Procopio is seeking a seasoned attorney to aid in the leadership and further development of its thriving employment practice. Proven leadership skills and the ability to shape and direct a practice group is essential. Proven marketing and business development skills are also a must. The ideal candidate should have experience handling all aspects of employment counseling, litigation and administrative hearings, including wage and hour issues, leave issues, FEHA claims and class actions, at both the state and federal levels. Experience in labor union negotiation and /or ERISA/benefits is a plus. Candidate must have portable book of business and 15 or more years of experience in the employment law arena.

ERISA Attorney – California: Position available for an attorney with at least 10 years of law firm experience. Candidate should have working knowledge of ERISA and related fiduciary rules, knowledge of the Internal Revenue Code and its impact on qualified retirement plans, experience in the areas of executive compensation planning and non-qualified deferred compensation plans. Portable book of business required, and must be admitted to State Bar of California.

Intellectual Property – Patent Litigator – California: Partner level or senior counsel position available for IP litigation attorney with patent trial experience. Candidate must possess portable business. California bar admission and excellent academic credentials are required.

Tax/Bond Attorney – California:  Position available for tax attorney with seven to eight or more years experience with nonprofit and/or governmental finance and employee benefits. The ideal candidate would have experience with: (i) advising lenders/issuers on tax aspects of tax exempt bonds, leases and notes, including conduit, general obligation and revenue bonds; (ii) advising charitable organizations on corporate structure, obtaining and maintaining tax exempt status under state and federal laws. California bar admission and excellent academic credentials required; and (iii) establishing and administering public and nonprofit employee benefit and deferred compensation plans, including 403(b), 457 and PERS.

We have some big plans for 2010 including the launch of our new job board. The goal is to move our job listings series¹ over there.

Right now, we’re reaching out to legal employers and asking them to join our Beta team. (In less nerdy terms, a team of brave trailblazers who are willing to post their legal positions on our job board. Basically, they post for free during our launch, receive discounts for all eternity, and are pampered with praise and adulation.)

Until we’re ready to fully transition over to the job board, we’ll continue to post jobs that we find here. Hey, we may as well get the firm’s attention, right? Show ‘em the awesome caliber of our readers. :-)

Also, to help keep you updated, we’ll push all job notifications to @RecruiterEsq (a newish account that’s now reserved for site announcements) as well as my personal account @mjsq.

¹ About the (old) job listings series: This series features job posts from around the web.

In this series, RecruiterEsq posts directly to the link where the job was found. In addition, RecruiterEsq posts pertinent information here for readers to assess interest.

Please do not apply to jobs directly through RecruiterEsq.

Please e-mail melissa@recruiteresq.com if you would like to post a relevant job in the legal industry and/or would like a job that is posted here to be removed. Thank you.

[Jobs DE, DC, GA, CA] Law Firm Associate and Partner Listings

There’s nothing quite like getting sick when you’re working for yourself. When you can’t get out of bed, well, that’s it. Nothing gets out of bed.

For the lack of recent posts, here are quite a few jobs from around the web.

Morris James

Patent Litigation Attorney – Wilmington, DE – Morris James LLP is seeking lateral partners to grow its Intellectual Property Practice Group.

Corporate Litigation Attorney – Wilmington, DE – Morris James LLP is seeking lateral partners to grow its Corporate/Commercial Practice Group.

Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman

Patent Prosecution Attorney or Patent Agent - Silicon Valley (Sunnyvale)An experienced mid-level associate or agent with at least 3.5 years, but no more than 5 years of experience in patent prosecution.  A degree in computer science and industry experience as a software engineer is preferred.  Qualified candidates must have excellent academic credentials, superb communication and writing skills, and be admitted to the USPTO

Eckert Seamans

Litigation Associate – Washington, DC – Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC is a national full-service law firm, with multiple offices located throughout the Eastern United States.  The Washington, D.C. office of the firm is seeking an associate with 1 to 3 years of litigation experience.  D.C., VA and/or MD bar admission is required.

Christie Parker & Hale

Electrical Patent Prosecution Associate or Patent Agent – California — Degree in Electrical Engineering, registered to practice with the PTO, and two to five years patent prosecution experience is required. Experience with telecommunications, signal processing, video, television, digital electronics, database technology, and user interfaces. Will prepare and prosecute patent applications, draft opinions, and conduct due diligence investigations.

Biotech Partner – California Degree in Biology, Chemistry or similar field. Experience in biotech patent prosecution and counseling, and portable business required. An advanced degree is preferred for this position.

Keller Heckman

FDA Associate – Washington, DC -  Qualified associate needed to assist on food, food additive, drug and device matters. Experience with FDA rulemaking and regulatory proceedings, or those of other federal agencies (such as EPA, CPSC and FTC) strongly preferred. Strong academic credentials, excellent analytical, writing and interpersonal skills, and the ability to assume immediate responsibility are required. Ability to relate well with a variety of people is important.

Dennis, Corry, Porter, & Smith

Mid-Level Associate – Atlanta, GA – We have an opening for mid-level associate with 4-6 years litigation experience.  Insurance defense experience is required.  Personal injury defense experience is preferred.

We have some big plans for 2010 including the launch of our new job board. The goal is to move our job listings series¹ over there.

Right now, we’re reaching out to legal employers and asking them to join our Beta team. (In less nerdy terms, a team of brave trailblazers who are willing to post their legal positions on our job board. Basically, they post for free during our launch, receive discounts for all eternity, and are pampered with praise and adulation.)

Until we’re ready to fully transition over to the job board, we’ll continue to post jobs that we find here. Hey, we may as well get the firm’s attention, right? Show ‘em the awesome caliber of our readers. :-)

Also, to help keep you updated, we’ll push all job notifications to @RecruiterEsq (a newish account that’s now reserved for site announcements) as well as my personal account @mjsq.

¹ About the (old) job listings series: This series features job posts from around the web.

In this series, RecruiterEsq posts directly to the link where the job was found. In addition, RecruiterEsq posts pertinent information here for readers to assess interest.

Please do not apply to jobs directly through RecruiterEsq.

Please e-mail melissa@recruiteresq.com if you would like to post a relevant job in the legal industry and/or would like a job that is posted here to be removed. Thank you.

[Jobs] Round-Up of Am Law 100 Lateral Positions

Since the last round-up, there are 29 new jobs posted! These include a few coveted “alternative” arrangements such as an hourly position at Hunton & Williams in Austin and a practice support attorney opening at Reed Smith’s offices in Pittsburgh.

My guess for 2010? You’ll see a lot more of these positions. They are smart for firms, smart for clients, and smart for employees.

Note: To keep track of the changes, I’ve highlighted the new positions in green (money, baby, money!). If a firm removed one (1) position or more, I’ve highlighted the name of the firm in red.

Still looking for feedback. Also, still considering whether to make these updates solely available for newsletter subscribers (hey, it’s a lot of work! plus, my newsletters are fun and informative!). Thoughts in the comments, please!

If you’d like to sort by city or practice area, you may view it as a Google document. Under view, change the preference to list view.

This series features job posts from around the web.

RecruiterEsq posts directly to the link where the job was found. In addition, RecruiterEsq posts pertinent information here for readers to assess interest.

Please do not apply to jobs directly through RecruiterEsq.

Please e-mail melissa@recruiteresq.com if you would like to post a relevant job in the legal industry and/or would like a job that is posted here to be removed. Thank you.

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[Jobs] Round-up of AMLAW Lateral Positions

Folks, this is something special that I’ve been working on for the past week.