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    Notice to Search Firms/Placement Agencies:

    We value your input and assistance during our hiring process. Locke Lord LLP does not accept unsolicited applications from search firms or placement agencies.  See below for information about specific candidates. We will only accept candidate submissions from search firms with whom we have a current search/fee agreement on file. If your firm/agency does not have an agreement with us (or if you are unsure whether a current agreement exists), please contact us at legalrecruiting@lockelord.com to ascertain agreement status.

    Associate, Patent Agent and Staff Counsel Candidates:
    Search firms may only submit candidates for open positions that are posted on the Lateral Job Opportunities section of our Web site (unless the position announcement specifically notes an exclusion). If you have a strong candidate whose experience and interests do not match an available position, please send to legalrecruiting@lockelord.com a brief email generically summarizing the candidate’s credentials for consideration.  Applications submitted to lawyers in our firm will not be deemed valid submissions unless our Recruiting Department at legalrecruiting@lockelord.com is also copied on such submission and/or correspondence regarding potential candidates.

    Partner Candidates:
    We will only accept partner candidate submissions from search firms with whom we have a current search/fee agreement on file. If your firm/agency does not have an agreement with us (or if you are unsure whether a current agreement exists), please contact us at legalrecruiting@lockelord.com to ascertain agreement status.

    If you have any questions concerning our placement policies or wish to discuss a potential working relationship with the firm, please contact us at legalrecruiting@lockelord.com.


    HOUSTON - CORPORATE ASSOCIATE

    We are seeking qualified candidates for an Associate position with our Corporate Department, to be based in our Houston office. Our ideal candidate is a 3rd to 5th year corporate associate with a strong M&A background. We will consider a more senior attorney in a Counsel capacity if the circumstances warrant. Some capital markets experience would be welcome, but is not required. The candidate must be admitted to the bar in Texas, have excellent academic credentials, and have significant experience running deals.

    Essential Functions

    Candidates for Associate positions must be able to provide effective and reliable legal services to clients and supervising attorneys. 

    Associates are routinely required to:

    • Provide thorough factual and legal research and analysis;
    • Draft necessary agreements and documents with efficiency and clarity;
    • Manage projects from commencement to closing; 
    • Competently and professionally communicate with clients and supervising attorneys; and
    • Complete tasks efficiently. 

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

    • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
    • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines; 
    • Strong organization and matter management skills;
    • Ability to work professionally and effectively with Clients, Partners, Associate and Support Staff;
    • Ability to work effectively with others as part of a team;
    • Clear and effective drafting skills;
    • Exceptional project management skills;
    • Ability to effectively manage junior associates and others;
    • Strong negotiating skills.

    Requirements

    Juris Doctor. Qualified candidates must be and remain licensed to practice law and in good standing in Texas.

    Direct apply candidates: If you are interested in applying for this position, email your application materials to legalrecruiting@lockelord.com and note “Private Wealth (Trust and Estates) Position – Houston” in the subject line. at the bottom of either of these. Thanks!


    MIAMI OR WEST PALM BEACH - LITIGATION ASSOCIATE

    We are seeking qualified candidates for an Associate position with our Litigation Department, to be based in either our Miami or West Palm Beach office.  We expect this associate will also routinely work with lawyers in other firm offices.  Ideal candidates have between 2 and 4 years prior associate-level litigation experience. Some Labor & Employment litigation experience would also be beneficial for this candidate. 

    The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

    • Strong writing and oral communication skills, and an ability to learn new substantive legal topics as needed are required;  
    • Knowledge of Florida federal and state court practice, experience preparing answers, motions and other routine filings,
    • Significant case management experience. 

    Essential Functions

    Candidates for Associate positions must be able to provide effective and reliable legal services to clients and supervising attorneys. 

    Associates are routinely required to:

    • Provide thorough factual and legal research and analysis in pleadings, memoranda, and other written documents;
    • Draft pleadings and other case documents;
    • Attend hearings;
    • Manage matters from commencement to final resolution; 
    • Competently and professionally communicate with clients and supervising attorneys; and
    • Complete tasks efficiently. 

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

    • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
    • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines; 
    • Strong organization and matter management skills;
    • bility to work professionally and effectively with Clients, Partners, Associate and Support Staff;
    • Ability to work effectively with others as part of a team;
    • Familiarity with and ability to prepare basic litigation documents;
    • Familiarity with federal and state court procedural rules and practices;
    • Clear and effective drafting skills;
    • Exceptional case management skills;
    • Strong negotiating skills.

    Requirements

    Juris Doctor.  Qualified candidates must be and remain licensed to practice law and in good standing in Florida. 

    Direct apply candidates: If you are interested in applying for this position, email your application materials to legalrecruiting@lockelord.com and note “Private Wealth (Trust and Estates) Position – Houston” in the subject line. at the bottom of either of these. Thanks!


    NEW YORK - CONSUMER FINANCE LITIGATION STAFF COUNSEL POSITION

    We are seeking qualified candidates for a Staff Counsel position with our Consumer Finance Practice Group.  The position will be based in our New York office.   Ideal candidates have at least 3 years of prior associate-level or staff counsel experience in consumer finance litigation. 

    The ideal candidate will possess the following:

    • Strong writing and oral communication skills, and an ability to learn new substantive legal topics as needed are required;   
    • Knowledge of federal and state court practice, experience preparing answers, motions and other routine filings,
    • Significant case management experience.  

    Essential Functions

    Candidates for Staff Counsel positions must be able to provide effective and reliable legal services to clients and supervising attorneys. 

    Staff Attorneys are routinely required to:

    • Provide thorough factual and legal research and analysis in pleadings, memoranda, and other written documents;
    • Draft pleadings and other case documents;
    • Attend hearings;
    • Manage matters from commencement to final resolution;  
    • Competently and professionally communicate with clients and supervising attorneys;
    • Complete tasks efficiently. 

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

    • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
    • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines;  
    • Strong organization and matter management skills;
    • Ability to work professionally and effectively with Clients, Partners, Associates and Support Staff;
    • Ability to work effectively with others as part of a team;
    • Familiarity with and ability to prepare basic litigation documents;
    • Familiarity with federal and state court procedural rules and practices;
    • Clear and effective drafting skills;
    • Exceptional case management skills;
    • Strong negotiating skills.

    Requirements

    Juris Doctor.  Qualified candidates must be and remain licensed to practice law and in good standing in New York. 

    Locke Lord is not working with search firms on this position. 

    HOUSTON - PRIVATE WEALTH (TRUSTS AND ESTATES) JUNIOR ASSOCIATE OR STAFF COUNSEL

    We are seeking qualified candidates for an Associate or Staff Counsel position with our Private Wealth Practice Group, sometimes known as the Trusts and Estates practice. The position will be based in our Houston office. We are flexible as between a junior-level Associate (including a recent or pending graduate with a JD or LLM) or a more senior person who is not interested in a partner track position but has extensive experience in the field. Ideal candidates will be one of the following: 

    • Associates with 3 years or less prior associate-level experience in estate planning, trust and probate law;
    • Recent graduates (or those who are graduating in May 2018) with law or LLM degrees, even if they have not yet been employed as permanent associates;
    • More experienced candidates who are looking for a long term non-partner track Staff Counsel position, with a concentration on drafting, legal research and administration, and limited expectations of business development. 

    Please note that we are accepting resumes from recruiters for this position. 

    The ideal candidate will possess the following:

    • Strong legal research skills, particularly in tax matters;
    • Strong technical drafting ability, as well general writing and oral communication skills;
    • Experience with probate and trust administration;
    • Ability to balance multiple projects and deadlines, working for multiple attorneys;
    • Prior experience working in the private wealth, trusts and estates fields in private practice.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

    • Ability to analyze complex problems, and communicate effectively orally and in writing;
    • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines;
    • Strong organization and matter management skills;
    • Ability to work professionally and effectively with Clients, Partners, Associates and Support Staff;
    • Ability to work effectively with others as part of a team;
    • Unless a newly licensed attorney, experience with estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax law, and good technical drafting experience with preparing multiple types of estate planning and administration documents;
    • Unless a newly licensed attorney, familiarity with probate court procedures and experience in non-contested matters;
    • Clear and effective drafting skills, including technical drafting;
    • Good legal research skills;
    • If a newly licensed attorney, in lieu of actual experience in the estate planning field, there should be strong academic performance, and a record of demonstrated interest, part-time employment, and/ or prior work experience which would demonstrate a likelihood that the estate planning field is a permanent field of interest. 

    Requirements

    Juris Doctor, or on track to receive one by May, 2018. Other than newly graduated candidates who have not yet sat for the bar, qualified candidates must be and remain licensed to practice law and in good standing in Texas. Newly graduated candidates will be expected to pass the bar promptly and remain licensed and in good standing in Texas.

    Direct apply candidates: If you are interested in applying for this position, email your application materials to legalrecruiting@lockelord.com and note “Private Wealth (Trust and Estates) Position – Houston” in the subject line.


    ATLANTA - REGISTERED PATENT ATTORNEY/IP ASSOCIATE

    We are seeking qualified candidates for a Registered Patent Associate Attorney to work with our Intellectual Property Department.  This position will be based in our Atlanta office; however, we expect this associate will also routinely work with IP lawyers in other firm offices.

    Ideal candidates will have between 3 and 4 years previous experience in patent preparation and prosecution in a law firm or technology company, with a background in biotechnology, chemistry, or physics.  Experience in electrical engineering and computer sciences a plus.  Candidates with advanced degrees are essential.  Must be bilingual in English and Chinese. 

    The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

    • Strong writing and oral communication skills, and an ability to learn new substantive legal topics as needed are required.
    • Knowledge of patent preparation and prosecution.
    • Significant case management experience. 

    Essential Functions

    Candidates for Associate positions must be able to provide effective and reliable legal services to clients and supervising attorneys. 

    Associates are routinely required to:

    • Provide thorough factual and legal research and analysis in pleadings, memoranda, and other written documents;
    • Draft pleadings and other case documents;
    • Attend hearings and other case-related events;
    • Manage matters from commencement to final resolution; 
    • Competently and professionally communicate with clients and supervising attorneys; and
    • Complete tasks efficiently. 

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

    • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
    • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines; 
    • Strong organization and matter management skills;
    • Ability to work professionally and effectively with Clients, Partners, Associate, and Support Staff;
    • Ability to work effectively with others as part of a team;
    • Familiarity with and ability to prepare basic patent-related documents and pleadings;
    • Familiarity with applicable procedural rules and practices;
    • Clear and effective drafting skills;
    • Exceptional case management skills;
    • Strong negotiating skills.

    Requirements

    Juris Doctor.  Patent bar registration.  Bilingual (Chinese and English).  Technical background.  Qualified candidates must be and remain licensed to practice law and in good standing in Georgia. 

    Direct apply candidates: If you are interested in applying for this position, email your application materials to legalrecruiting@lockelord.com and note “Registered Patent Attorney/IP Associate – Atlanta” in the subject line.

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