Litigation Associate – Law Firm – New York

Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP is seeking a highly qualified litigation associate for its New York office.  The firm offers associates the opportunity to work in a forward-looking, progressive, collegial and non-hierarchical environment that is without comparison among the nation’s leading law firms. We use Slack, we don’t impose artificial deadlines, we don’t require formal office attire and, most importantly, we win cases and have fun doing so.

Pierce Bainbridge is an elite litigation firm with offices in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Cleveland. We specialize in trial substitution commercial litigation, intellectual property, criminal defense, and class actions cases. We work for both plaintiffs and defendants and are seeking to disrupt the existing law firm business model with a collaborative team concept, integration of technology tools, artificial intelligence, and innovative use of litigation financing. Our team is comprised of litigators from top firms and law schools nationwide.

Associates at Pierce Bainbridge receive unparalleled opportunities to get hands-on, substantial litigation experience early in their careers. Unlike most traditional law firms, we encourage associates to take on as much responsibility as they demonstrate they are capable of handling, without regard to arbitrary class-year distinctions. Our associates are staffed on matters ranging anywhere from intellectual property disputes to general commercial litigation to securities litigation and white-collar representations, on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants.

Pierce Bainbridge litigators operate as one cohesive unit across all offices and practices areas, meaning our associates are enabled and encouraged to get diverse litigation experience throughout all stages of the litigation process, without limitations based on geography or practice area distinctions.

What you will be doing

Among other responsibilities, our associates are given opportunities to first-chair depositions, argue motions, draft legal briefs and pleadings, supervise day-to-day case management functions and develop and implement litigation strategies. Also setting Pierce Bainbridge apart from other top firms, our associates are regularly given the opportunity to take cases to trial.

Who we are looking for

The ideal candidate has a strong sense of efficiency; can operate independently; has strong multi-tasking skills; is a self-starter; has excellent written and oral communications skills; has a demonstrated entrepreneurial skill set (including strong leadership abilities, a can-do attitude, and strong attention to detail); has a desire to advocate zealously on behalf clients; has a solid grounding in legal technology; and must be able to thrive in a horizontally-structured, non-hierarchical environment. Experience with drafting pleadings, drafting legal briefs, drafting written discovery, conducting legal research and managing discovery projects is strongly preferred. New York bar admission is preferred. 2+ years of litigation experience at a firm, government office, and/or judicial clerkship preferred.

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Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: New York, New York