[NY, Chicago, DC, OR Jobs] Law Firm Associate Listings

Hey folks! Happy New Year!

As you may have heard, we have some big plans for 2010 including the launch of our new job board. The goal is to move our job listings column over there.

As we reach out to law firms about posting joining our team of Beta employers during our launch (read: beta employers get to post jobs for free during beta program and receive lifetime discounts), we’re finding a bunch of jobs. In the next few weeks, we’ll try to list three or four new positions each day. You’ll also be able to search for positions by using the search function and/or the links to the word-index at the bottom of each post.

Here are a few job listings:

Cullen & Dykman

Litigation Associate (Insurance) – Brooklyn Heights, NY

Requirements:   Individual must have a minimum of one to three years experience for busy tort and insurance defense practice. The position will be located in our Brooklyn Heights office.  NY Bar required. The right candidate must possess excellent academic credentials, have excellent writing, research and communications skills and should expect immediate client contact and assumption of responsibilities.  Candidate must be a self-starter, detailed oriented, and a team player.

Garvey Schubert Barer

Environmental Associate, Washington, D.C.

Garvey Schubert Barer is seeking an associate attorney to join the Environmental Group in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. The ideal candidate has a minimum of two years of experience in environmental law with in-depth exposure to a diversified cross-section of federal and state environmental laws and regulations; experience in Clean Air Act, climate change and solid waste management; and CERCLA and RCRA experience. Environmental litigation experience is a plus.

Litigation Associate, Portland, OR

Position offers opportunity for challenging work in a collegial environment. The ideal candidate will have two to three years of business litigation experience and current Oregon State Bar membership. Applicants must have outstanding writing and analytical skills, top academic credentials and a commitment to excellence.

Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson

Labor & Employment Associate – Chicago, IL

Mid-size Chicago law firm seeks an associate attorney to join its national labor and employment law practice representing some of the largest public and private employers. Qualified candidates will have handled a wide array of legal assignments and will have litigation experience, including conducting discovery and successful motion practice. Ideal candidates should have between 2 and 5 years of labor and employment experience in handling cases before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, will have advised clients on labor and employment law issues and will have demonstrated excellence in writing.

Check in tomorrow for a few more!

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.

[Jobs] Legal Career Professionals – Recruiting, Career Services, etc.

If you’re a lawyer looking for alternative careers, I’d bookmark the NALP job postings page. On there, law schools and law firms post jobs relating to recruiting, lateral retention, professional development, and business development.  Please note, not all of the NALP listings require a JD.

For example, here are a few representative positions posted on December 4, 2009:

Law School

  • Associate/Assistant Director of Career Services. The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois, seeks a full-time professional to join its Career Services Office as an Assistant or Associate Director. Salary and title (Assistant Director or Associate Director) will be commensurate with experience. The Associate/Assistant Director will counsel students (J.D., LL.M. and M.S.) and alumni about career options and the job search process, educate students about the job market, critique resumes and cover letters, conduct mock interviews, and provide individualized career guidance. This position will report to the Assistant Dean for Career Services. The Associate/Assistant Director will perform outreach to legal employers and alumni to increase employment opportunities for students and graduates. In addition, the Assistant/Associate Director will develop and present student programming, create office publications, assist with the on-campus interviewing program, gather employment data, and prepare reports and marketing materials.

Law Firm

  • Training and Development Manager Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, an international law firm of over 1,000 lawyers, has two new positions in the DC office of the Legal Talent Department: Training and Development Manager – Litigation and Training and Development Manager – Securities and Regulatory. These two positions offer a unique opportunity for highly motivated individuals to join a team-oriented department whose function is essential to the firm’s success.
    • The Training and Development Manager – Litigation Department develops and implements substantive legal training and other professional development programs, with a specific focus on the Litigation Department and the Washington, DC office. Co-manages the firm-wide women’s initiative and implements the initiative’s agenda. Works with the Director of Firmwide Legal Training and other members of the Training team to identify and address training needs, develop curricula, and implement programs to maximize effectiveness and quality and to ensure the continued professional development of the firm’s attorneys. Additional responsibilities include: constant evaluation of the content and format of training programs; staying abreast of trends in professional development for attorneys; providing referral services as necessary to attorneys with specific training and/or development needs; supporting the Firm’s mentoring programs; and managing the training and development team in the Washington, DC office.
    • The Training and Development Manager – Securities and Regulatory Practices develops and implements substantive legal training and other professional development programs, with a specific focus on the securities and regulatory practices and the Washington, DC office. Works with the Director of Firmwide Legal Training and other members of the Training team to identify and address training needs, develop curricula, and implement programs to maximize effectiveness and quality and to ensure the continued professional development of the firm’s attorneys. Additional responsibilities include: constant evaluation of the content and format of training programs; staying abreast of trends in professional development for attorneys; providing referral services as necessary to attorneys with specific training and/or development needs; and supporting the Firm’s mentoring programs.

Like always, these are excerpts.  The full postings are on the NALP website.

As some general advice for attorneys who want to segue out of associate life to one of these career-oriented positions, I always recommend to brainstorm on your motivations for applying, including your work experience (e.g. firm mentoring) and the attributes that you bring with your experience as an associate (e.g. familiarity with firm life, corresponding with partners, time management, etc.). Most likely, the skill set you will use in these positions will not be the same as the skill set attorneys use. Make sure you reflect on that, on why you want this type of position, and why you are a good match. It’s always easier to do this exercise before you start a new job than after you’ve already accepted it.

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.

[Jobs] In-House Positions CNA, HP, Microsoft, PlayStation

For the past few days, I’ve been finalizing the (awesome!) newsletter that goes out tomorrow.  I apologize for the lack of daily updates.  In the meantime, as I head back to the grind, here are some interesting jobs that I found around the web.

CNA has quite a few in-house opportunities for lawyers and paralegals, including Senior Litigation Attorney positions in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.  It also includes a VP & Associate General Counsel (securities) position in Chicago.

Hewlett-Packard also has a number of opportunities for legal professionals.  These include a Legal Director for Brazil, Employment Litigation Counsel in Texas (brief description below), and Specialist Legal Counsel in New Jersey.  To easily search for legal positions, click on HP’s job site and click on “Search Jobs in HP” on the left-hand side.

Job Description

Hewlett-Packard Company is seeking an Employment Litigation Manager to join the Legal Department’s Labor & Employment litigation team at our office in Plano, TX.  The attorney will be responsible for managing certain employment litigation, including FLSA and other wage and hour cases.  As Employment Litigation Manager, you will work with outside law firms to determine litigation strategy and manage all aspects of the cases.  In addition, the lawyer occupying the position will be responsible for monitoring and managing the budget for the case, routinely working with in-house paralegals, and advising HP management about the merits and strategy of the litigation.

Microsoft has quite a few legal opportunities, including a number of intellectual property counsel positions, e.g., patent prosecution and intellectual property policy.  However, there are also litigation, transactional, and employment attorney opportunities as well.  Due to the company’s secure recruiting website, I’d recommend searching the site for appropriate positions.  My search included U.S. jobs in the Legal Division.

Finally, Sony PlayStation is also hiring a few lawyers.  (And, if you want my off the record opinion, I think the video game industry is where it’s at!)  These include a Director, Litigation attorney in San Francisco (Job Number 01483), Senior Manager of Corporate Compliance in San Francisco (Job Number 01454), and a Contracts Specialist (Job Number 01494).  Again, it’s easiest to go to the company’s recruiting website and search for legal positions in the Job Field and/or look up by Job Number.

And, with that, I return to my newsletter.  Did I mention you should sign up for it?

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.

[Job] Foley & Larder Seeks Project Manager for IP Dept (Open Location)

Location: Location Open – DC/Chicago/New York/Milwaukee/LA (Washington D.C. Metro Area)

Job Description

Foley & Lardner LLP, a large national law firm, seeks an experienced project manager to oversee multiple complex projects within its Intellectual Property Department. A primary responsibility of this role is to manage projects associated with the transition of new patent and trademark partners into the firm. These projects require the management of cross-departmental teams who are responsible for the import and conversion of patent and trademark docket data, notification of the Patent & Trademark Office, the creation of client/matter information, and the conversion of physical and electronic records. The project manager will be responsible for establishing timelines and due dates, assigning and following up on tasks, communicating with the team and with stakeholders, and for ensuring timely completion of the project. The project manager will also help facilitate technical and operational tasks. In addition, the project manager will be the point of contact for the new partners, and ensure that specific questions and problems are communicated to appropriate team members. It is likely that there will be concurrent projects, requiring the management of multiple teams and project plans. The project manager will also work on other projects within the Intellectual Property Department as assigned.

This is part of a posting on LinkedIn.  You may also check out the listing on Foley’s secure job database.

This series posts jobs found 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.