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List of Firms and/or Positions for Current Law Clerks

Postby legalese_retard » Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:05 pm

I figure we should start a thread of law firms that are actively recruiting judicial law clerks. Please link to the job posting, or copy the position if it was posted on symplicity or job board.

If the job lead is from a firm solicitation to you or your chambers, please indiciate that fact and provide as much info you are comfortable sharing about your clerkship. For example:

Job Lead: Big & Badass LLP
Job Location(s): NYC, Philly, and DC
Source: Letter sent to Chambers from the firm's recruiter, school symplicity, heard from another law clerk, etc
Court Type: Fed. Appeal, Dist. Court, State Supreme Court, Fed. Mag., Bankruptcy, etc
Court Location: Boston, 2nd Cir., SDNY, Northeast, Kentucky, etc. (the more specific the better)
Instructions: Email resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Recruiter@bigbadass.com by end of April, etc.
Additional Info: Letter indiciated that it was only looking to hire a bankruptcy law clerk, firm said it would pay a bonus of $30K and moving expenses, firm explained that interviews would start in June, firm is looking for a judicial law clerk with additional experience, firm requires someone who already passed the California bar, etc. (or whatever info you think is interesting or beneficial)

I think this info will help out folks who are not in the popular districts as well as those who are looking outside of the market location of their clerkship.

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Re: List of Firms and/or Positions for Current Law Clerks

Postby legalese_retard » Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:07 pm

To start:

Perkins Coie
Associate Attorney - Former Federal Judicial Clerks - Job# A20140204 - Seattle

Perkins Coie is seeking candidates who are completing federal judicial clerkships to join its commercial litigation, labor, product liability and business transactions practice groups. This position is for our Seattle office but other office locations would be considered. To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, law school transcript, references and a brief writing sample. Principals only.
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Re: List of Firms and/or Positions for Current Law Clerks

Postby legalese_retard » Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:12 pm

Job Lead: Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
Job Location(s): Dallas and Houston
Source: Law clerk friend got an interview after sending an unsolicated letter to the firm recruiter
Court Type: Dist. Court
Court Location: Texas
Instructions: Mailed resume and cover letter to the office of interest.
Additional Info: The firm said it was looking to hire a judicial law clerk for the Fall.

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Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:25 pm

This is very helpful. Thanks all!

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Re: List of Firms and/or Positions for Current Law Clerks

Postby insideman » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:12 am

Attorney Positions - Minnesota
Associate Position

Meagher & Geer has an immediate opening in our Anti-Fraud group for an associate attorney with 0-3 years’ experience. District Court judicial clerkship experience preferred. Candidates should have above average oral communication ability and strong writing skills. For immediate consideration, send resume, cover letter and writing sample to recruitment@meagher.com.

Our Anti-Fraud counseling and litigation attorneys work closely with our insurance and corporate clients to offer fraud detection and prevention strategies.
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Established in Minneapolis in 1929, Meagher & Geer has earned a reputation as one of the leading litigation defense firms in the Upper Midwest. We serve clients nationwide from our offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Phoenix, Arizona. We offer a wide range of legal services to our clients. Our lawyers represent businesses of all sizes, public entities, non-profit organizations, and individuals in the areas of civil and commercial litigation defense with special emphasis in the areas of insurance coverage, products liability, complex mass tort/toxic tort, professional liability, health care, employment practices, construction, catastrophic loss, and appellate. We also provide advice and representation in matters involving corporate law, corporate transactions, securities and financial services, wills, estates and trusts, and real estate. Our attorneys are licensed in many states, including Arizona, California, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

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Re: List of Firms and/or Positions for Current Law Clerks

Postby legalese_retard » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:42 am

For those unaware, the Department of Justice finally lifted its hiring freeze. There has been lots of paid AUSA job openings posted on the DOJ website in several cities across the country. A lot of these job postings require at least 3 years experience that can include clerkship experience.

http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/attvacancies.html

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Re: List of Firms and/or Positions for Current Law Clerks

Postby legalese_retard » Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:27 pm

Just posted today. Not specifically looking for law clerks, but given the two month experience requirement, I'd imagine that clerkship experience would help.

Vinson & Elkins LLP - New York:

Complex Commercial Litigation: Associate Attorney position in New York, NY. Researching and analyzing legal sources in connection with the applicable facts in order to render legal advice for complex commercial litigation, such as in class action lawsuits, and government investigations; investigating the facts and the law surrounding particular projects and cases and client needs to determine possible solutions to legal problems and potential causes of action; drafting the appropriate legal documents and pleadings for use in transactions and legal proceedings; rendering specialized legal services and counseling in matters of international law to clients; and representing and advising clients on intellectual property litigation and related issues; and evaluating the intellectual property rights associated with certain products, and technology implications of client transactions. The Associate Attorney position requires, at a minimum, a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree or a Masters of Law (LLM) from an accredited law school, or its foreign equivalent; a New York law license; and two months of relevant experience. Submit resumes referencing Associate Attorney and job code 1118 to Lisa Stockton, Vinson & Elkins L.L.P., 2801 Via Fortuna, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78746-7568. Vinson& Elkins L.L.P. is an EOE.


http://www.velaw.com/careers/currentlat ... needs.aspx

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Re: List of Firms and/or Positions for Current Law Clerks

Postby Citizen Genet » Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:41 am

http://www.goodwinprocter.com/Careers/C ... erals.aspx

Goodwin Procter in Los Angeles is looking for a Class of 2011-2013 for an IP Litigation Associate. Computer Science or EE undergrad required.

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Re: List of Firms and/or Positions for Current Law Clerks

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:23 pm

For Arnold & Porter:

Position
Lateral - Appellate Litigation Associate (Judicial Clerk Experience)

Office
Washington, DC

Posted
03/04/2014

The Washington, DC office of Arnold & Porter is seeking junior to mid-level litigation associates with U.S. Supreme Court or federal appellate clerkship experience for the Appellate Litigation Practice Group. Qualified candidates must have excellent legal analysis and writing skills, academic credentials, and references.

(I already got my rejection letter, but good luck to you guys!)

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Re: List of Firms and/or Positions for Current Law Clerks

Postby legalese_retard » Wed May 21, 2014 11:12 am

Smith & Brink, P.C., - Braintree, MA
National civil RICO litigation law firm seeks an Associate with 4 plus years of experience in addition to a minimum of 1 year judicial law clerk experience to work in our Complex Business Litigation Department in our Braintree, MA office.

We desire an intelligent, professional, motivated self-starter to handle Civil RICO and fraud matters. Membership in the MA State and Federal Bars is required. Candidates must have prior federal court litigation experience, be willing to travel to our out of state office locations and various courts, possess an excellent academic background, exceptional oral, written, communication and interpersonal skills and established research and writing capabilities. Success in this position will also necessitate a dedicated work ethic and a willingness to maintain our reputation for excellence.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, legal research, the drafting of legal documents for review and initiating and responding to discovery.

Other requirements include:

- The ability to independently manage a busy case load, work under pressure and meet deadlines;

- The ability to build and foster client relationships and to accept constructive feedback; and

- Excellent time management and organizational skills.


http://www.smithbrink.com/index.html

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Re: List of Firms and/or Positions for Current Law Clerks

Postby 09042014 » Wed May 21, 2014 11:28 am

(guy just making it easier for his competition to steal his job)

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Re: List of Firms and/or Positions for Current Law Clerks

Postby legalese_retard » Wed May 21, 2014 12:05 pm

Desert Fox wrote:(guy just making it easier for his competition to steal his job)


I'm not licensed or have any connection to MA, so I am not applying to this job. My point in starting this thread is for people who have job leads but aren't looking for a job, or aren't looking in that region, would pass that information along here.

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Re: List of Firms and/or Positions for Current Law Clerks

Postby bk1 » Fri May 23, 2014 3:01 pm

Stickied. Thanks for passing the info along.

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Re: List of Firms and/or Positions for Current Law Clerks

Postby legalese_retard » Sat May 24, 2014 10:00 am

McDermott Will & Emery

BOSTON
McDermott Will & Emery is seeking an entry level associate to join its Boston White Collar & Securities Defense Practice Group. Candidates should have a strong academic background and excellent analytical and writing skills. Clerkship experience is preferred. Interested candidates should submit their applications online to be considered for this position.

CHICAGO
McDermott Will & Emery is seeking an entry level associate to join its Chicago White Collar & Securities Defense Practice Group. Candidates should have a strong academic background and excellent analytical and writing skills. Clerkship experience is preferred. Interested candidates should submit their applications online to be considered for this position.

LOS ANGELES
The Los Angeles office of McDermott Will & Emery is seeking an entry-level associate coming directly from a judicial clerkship to join its White Collar & Securities Defense Practice Group. Candidate should have excellent analytical and writing skills, and a strong academic background. Must be admitted to the CA bar. Clerkship experience required.

http://careers.mwe.com/

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Re: List of Firms and/or Positions for Current Law Clerks

Postby legalese_retard » Wed May 28, 2014 12:36 am

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Office Locations: LA, SF, NY
Brief Description: Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP is seeking highly qualified associates with federal judicial clerkship experience to join our Litigation Division. Ideal candidates will have served as a federal judicial clerk and have solid litigation experience at a top law firm.
Our Litigation Division boasts a diverse practice with an emphasis on complex commercial litigation, business litigation, white-collar, intellectual property, entertainment and media, advertising, healthcare and employment and labor matters, among others.
Federal judicial clerkship is required. Bar membership in the state candidate is applying is required. Candidates should also have outstanding academic credentials and excellent writing and advocacy skills.

http://www.manatt.com/Attorney-Opportunities-All-Offices.aspx?id=553401

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Re: List of Firms and/or Positions for Current Law Clerks

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 29, 2014 7:05 pm

Headhunters keep sending me openings at Akerman, which require a judicial clerkship. They say they want 2-5 years experience, but I've been getting e-mails from these guys for 6 months, so maybe they'll dip down to 1 year:

http://www.akerman.com/careers/exp/index.asp?more=1

Looks like multiple offices there have the same opening.

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Re: List of Firms and/or Positions for Current Law Clerks

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:43 pm

I don't know if this counts...

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Office Locations: DC
Brief Description: Energy – Junior-Level Associate (WA)
The Washington, DC office of Morgan Lewis, an international law firm with some 1,400 attorneys, seeks a highly-qualified junior-level associate to join our dynamic, high-profile nuclear energy practice in Washington, D.C. Technical or engineering expertise is not necessary, but of value. Ideal candidates will have relevant regulatory experience and a strong interest in participating in administrative hearings before a federal regulatory agency. This position presents a significant opportunity to become part of a team of leading nuclear practitioners. Thus, candidates with litigation or judicial clerkship experience are welcome. Candidates must possess excellent academic credentials as well as strong organizational, writing, and analytical skills. We value collegiality and diversity among our lawyers and seek to make the practice both professionally and personally rewarding.

http://www.morganlewis.com/index.cfm/no ... ntent.page

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Stinson Leonard Street

Office Locations: DC
Brief Description: Stinson Leonard Street LLP, a national law firm, seeks a highly motivated associate with two years of litigation experience for our Washington, DC office. The qualified candidate must possess excellent academic credentials and have strong writing, analytical, organizational, and communication skills. Admission to the Maryland, D.C., or Virginia Bar is required. Judicial clerkship experience preferred. Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to:

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Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:25 pm

Stoel Rives LLP

Office Locations: Portland, OR
Brief Description: Stoel Rives LLP is seeking an associate with a minimum of 1 year of relevant work experience to join the Litigation Practice Group in Seattle, Washington. The ideal candidate has 1 - 2 years of prior litigation experience and an interest in business and commercial enterprises. Judicial clerkship is a plus. Strong academic credentials, client service skills, and writing skills are required. Membership to the Washington Bar is required. Principals only. No recruiters please.

http://www.stoel.com/attorneys_openings.htm

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Pepper Hamilton LLP

Office Locations: Detroit, MI
Brief Description: Commercial Litigation Practice Group - 2-3 years experience - Detroit
Pepper Hamilton’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group is hiring an associate with 2-3 years of complex litigation experience or judicial clerking for the Detroit office. Ideal candidates will have stellar academic credentials, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Diversity candidates encouraged to apply.

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Re: List of Firms and/or Positions for Current Law Clerks

Postby tictac » Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:09 am

Littler Mendelson

Office Locations: Washington, DC
Brief Description: OFCCP Compliance Associate

Littler Mendelson, P.C., the nation’s largest employment and labor law firm, is looking to hire a recent law school graduate to join its OFCCP compliance practice group in the firm’s Washington, DC or Northern Virginia offices. Start date is anticipated for August or September 2014 to allow 2014 law school graduates who are sitting for the July 2014 bar exam time to study for the bar before beginning employment. Candidates for the position will need to be very comfortable using computer applications, particularly Microsoft Excel, and have a facility working with numbers and data. An understanding of statistical concepts such as standard deviations and multiple regression will be viewed as a major plus. Candidate must be licensed in or sitting for the bar exam in Washington D.C. or Virginia to apply. No Recruiters – principals only.

http://www.littler.com/careers/job-open ... hington-dc

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Re: List of Firms and/or Positions for Current Law Clerks

Postby Shaggier1 » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:11 pm

Altshuler Berzon sent a letter to my chambers this week (and I presume to all district and appellate courts within the Ninth Circuit) saying that they were looking for at least one associate to start in Fall of 2015. Super, super competitive, though. Most of their young associates have really solid credentials (think HYS and feeder-level circuit court clerkships).

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Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:41 pm

Shaggier1 wrote:Altshuler Berzon sent a letter to my chambers this week (and I presume to all district and appellate courts within the Ninth Circuit) saying that they were looking for at least one associate to start in Fall of 2015. Super, super competitive, though. Most of their young associates have really solid credentials (think HYS and feeder-level circuit court clerkships).


It went to at least some districts outside of the 9th circuit, as well.

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Re: List of Firms and/or Positions for Current Law Clerks

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:42 pm

CoA clerk here. Non-feeder. T14, top 15%. 2L summer at V25 firm.

Sullivan & Cromwell sent a letter to chambers about a month ago.

I interviewed with Skadden, SullCrom, Cleary, and Simpson Thacher in January. New York offices for all. All actively recruiting clerks.

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Re: List of Firms and/or Positions for Current Law Clerks

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:15 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Shaggier1 wrote:Altshuler Berzon sent a letter to my chambers this week (and I presume to all district and appellate courts within the Ninth Circuit) saying that they were looking for at least one associate to start in Fall of 2015. Super, super competitive, though. Most of their young associates have really solid credentials (think HYS and feeder-level circuit court clerkships).


It went to at least some districts outside of the 9th circuit, as well.


D. ct. clerk in 9th Circuit. We didn't get anything from them. But we got recruiting materials from SullCrom, Cleary, Reed Smith, and one other...I can't remember. I think MoFo.

(I'm not trying to go to a firm so I didn't pay much attention to them.)




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