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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.

    LOS ANGELES - INSURANCE LITIGATION COUNSEL

    We are seeking qualified candidates for a counsel position with our Insurance and Reinsurance Dispute Resolution, Coverage and Claims Practice Group. The position will be based in our Los Angeles office. Ideal candidates have at least 3 years of prior associate-level or staff counsel experience in insurance 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 counsel positions must be able to provide effective and reliable legal services to clients and supervising attorneys.

    Counsel 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 throughout Southern California;
    • Manage matters from commencement to final resolution;  
    • Competently and professionally communicate with clients and supervising attorneys;

    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;
    • Strong negotiating skills.

    Requirements

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

    Direct apply candidates: If you are interested in applying for this position, email your application materials to legalrecruiting@lockelord.com and note “Los Angeles - Insurance Litigation Counsel” in the subject line. 


    HOUSTON - INSURANCE LITIGATION ASSOCIATE/SENIOR COUNSEL

    We are seeking qualified candidates for an Associate or Senior Counsel position with our Litigation Department, to be based in our Houston office. This person would be part of our Reinsurance and Insurance Practice Group. Our ideal candidate is a lawyer with at least three years’ experience in insurance coverage disputes and litigation.‎

    Essential Functions

    Candidates for this position 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 documents and pleadings with efficiency and clarity;
    • Manage litigation deadlines and filing; 
    • Competently and professionally communicate with clients and supervising attorneys; and
    • Complete tasks efficiently. 

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

    • Strong litigation experience, including all phases of trial preparation and trial;
    • Experience handling insurance coverage disputes, coverage counseling, and litigation;
    • Experience analyzing insurance policies, and authoring coverage opinions and reservations of rights correspondence;
    • Prior knowledge of Texas insurance law (Texas Insurance Code, Stowers doctrine, and common law decisions) and desire to continue to build that expertise;
    • 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, Other Lawyers, and Support Staff;
    • Ability to work effectively with others as part of a team;
    • Clear and effective drafting skills;
    • Exceptional litigation management skills; and
    • Ability to effectively manage junior associates and others. 

    Requirements

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

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

    Direct apply candidates: If you are interested in applying for this position, email your application materials to legalrecruiting@lockelord.com and note “Houston - Insurance Litigation” in the subject line. 


    HOUSTON - LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT ASSOCIATE

    The Labor & Employment Group of Locke Lord is seeking an associate in the Houston ‎office with five to seven years' experience. The candidate must be admitted to the bar in Texas or preparing to obtain such admission in 2019 through reciprocity with another state, have excellent academic credentials, and have significant ‎employment law experience. The associate would be expected to assume meaningful responsibility for ‎employment-related counseling, investigations, transactional and litigation matters, including issues involving hiring and separation, wage and hour, due diligence for corporate matters, EEO, non-compete and trade secrets, employment policies and agreements, executive and incentive compensation, disability related issues, public accommodation access for the disabled, OSHA, and any other employment law issues. The ‎candidate should have strong research and writing and public speaking skills and extensive experience and responsibility in a broad base of employment issues. 

    Direct apply candidates: If you are interested in applying for this position, email your application ‎materials including resume, two meaningful writing samples and law school and undergraduate transcripts to legalrecruiting@lockelord.com and note “Labor and Employment Associate - Houston” in the ‎subject line. ‎

    We are not accepting candidates from search firms at this time.‎

    Locke Lord is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive ‎consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or veteran ‎status.‎


    STAMFORD – IP PATENT AGENT OR PATENT ASSOCIATE

    We are seeking qualified candidates for an Associate or Patent Agent position with our IP Patent Strategies Practice Group, to be based in our Stamford office. Our ideal candidate will have a background in Mechanical Engineering. The candidate must have at least 2-4 years previous ‎experience in patent preparation and prosecution in a law firm or ‎technology company. The Candidate will be expected to evaluate the patentability of innovations, draft patent applications and responses to office actions, ‎perform research and analysis, and provide guidance on a variety of patent ‎and IP-related issues. The candidate must possess excellent academic ‎credentials as well as strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational ‎skills.  
      
    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.

    Requirements

    • Juris Doctor. Qualified candidates must be and remain licensed to practice law and in good standing in Connecticut.
    • The candidate must be a US citizen.‎ 

    Direct apply candidates: If you are interested in applying for this position, email your application materials to legalrecruiting@lockelord.com and note “Stamford - Patent Agent or Patent Associate” in the subject line. 


    DALLAS – REAL ESTATE AND FINANCE ASSOCIATE

    We are seeking qualified candidates for an Associate position with our Finance, Banking and Real Estate Department, to be based in our Dallas office. This person would be part of our Real Estate and Real Estate Finance Practice Group. Our ideal candidate is ‎a 3rd to 6th year associate with strong general commercial real estate, lending, ‎and some leasing experience.‎ Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. 

    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:

    • Leasing experience;
    • Experience representing financial institutions, mortgage lenders, institutional investors or borrowers in real estate and financing transactions;

    ·         Experience in partnership and joint venture transactions (REIT and tax exempt investor experience helpful)

    • Ability to prepare and negotiate transactional documents generally including: Purchase and Sale Agreements, Loan Documents, Leases, and related agreements;
    • Thorough understanding of basic elements of real property due diligence, including survey, title, zooning and other land use issues
    • 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; 

    Requirements

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

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

    Direct apply candidates: If you are interested in applying for this position, email your application materials to legalrecruiting@lockelord.com and note “Real Estate and Finance Associate–Dallas” in the subject line.


    CHICAGO - HEALTHCARE LITIGATION ASSOCIATE

    We are seeking a qualified Healthcare Litigation Associate for a position in our Business Litigation Practice Group. This position will be based in our Chicago office. Our ideal candidate is a 5th or 6th year associate that has significant experience in handling healthcare and other complex commercial litigation matters. This Associate would be expected to take ownership/responsibility of various healthcare litigation and related healthcare regulatory matters.

    Essential Functions

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

    Associate Attorneys are routinely required to:

    • Provide thorough factual and legal research and analysis of pleadings, memoranda, and other written documents;
    • Draft pleadings and other case documents;
    • Attend hearings throughout the country;
    • Manage matters from commencement to final resolution;
    • Manage the collection, review and production of ESI, including working with clients, vendors, contact attorneys and colleagues to efficiently complete such discovery projects on time and on budget; and
    • Competently and professionally communicate with clients and supervising attorneys.

    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, Support Staff and Vendors;
    • Ability to work effectively with others as part of a team;
    • Familiarity with and ability to prepare litigation documents;
    • Familiarity with federal and state court procedural rules and practices;
    • Clear and effective drafting skills; and
    • Strong negotiating skills.

    Requirements

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

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

    Direct apply candidates: If you are interested in applying for this position, email your application materials to legalrecruiting@lockelord.com and note “Healthcare Litigation Associate–Chicago” in the subject line.


    HOUSTON OR DALLAS - CONSUMER FINANCE COUNSEL ATTORNEY

    We are seeking qualified candidates for a Counsel position with our Consumer Finance Practice Group.  The position will be based in either our Houston or Dallas office.   Ideal candidates have at least 2 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,
    • Bankruptcy experience is a plus. 

    Essential Functions

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

    Counsel 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 throughout Texas;
    • Manage matters from commencement to final resolution;  and
    • Competently and professionally communicate with clients and supervising attorneys.

    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; and
    • Strong negotiating skills.

    Requirements

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

    At this time, we are not accepting resumes from recruiters for this hire. 

    Direct apply candidates: If you are interested in applying for this position, email your application materials to legalrecruiting@lockelord.com and note “Counsel/Consumer Finance – Houston/Dallas” in the subject line.


    BOSTON - DEBT FINANCE ASSOCIATE

    The Debt Finance Practice Group of the Corporate Department is seeking an associate in the Boston office with three to five years' experience. The candidate must have excellent academic credentials and significant middle market debt finance legal experience. The associate would be expected to assume meaningful responsibility in transactions involving structuring, documenting and negotiating secured and unsecured financing transactions for lenders and borrowers (many of whom are private equity fund clients and their portfolio companies), including senior secured, mezzanine and subordinated debt transactions. 

    The candidate should have experience in: (i) (either as first or second chair) drafting and negotiating letters of intent and commitment letters; (ii) (either as first or second chair) drafting and negotiating term loan and revolving credit agreements and intercreditor agreements; (iii) assuming primary responsibility for drafting and negotiating the ancillary documents associated with credit facilities transaction (security and pledge agreements, guaranties, deposit account control agreements, compliance and borrowing base certificates, landlord waivers, etc. and (iv) managing the closing of debt financing transactions, both as a standalone transactions and in connection with leveraged buyout transactions.

    Requirements

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

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

    Direct apply candidates: If you are interested in applying for this position, email your application materials to legalrecruiting@lockelord.com and note “Debt Finance Associate – Boston” in the subject line.


    DALLAS - CORPORATE ASSOCIATE

    We are seeking qualified candidates for an Associate position with our Corporate Department, to be based in our Dallas office.  This person would be part of our Energy Practice Group.  Our ideal candidate is a 4-6 year corporate attorney with specific oil and gas experience. 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;
    • Demonstrable knowledge of oil and gas transactions and terms of typical agreements; and
    • Demonstrable knowledge of Texas oil and gas law.

    Requirements

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

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

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

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