Lateral job opportunities

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We value your input and assistance during our hiring process. Locke Lord 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:
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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.


ATLANTA, AUSTIN, BOSTON, CHICAGO OR WASHINGTON, DC - HEALTH CARE ATTORNEY

We are seeking a qualified Health Care Attorney for a counsel or senior counsel position in our Health Care Practice Group. This position can be based in one of our existing offices, including, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago or Washington, D.C. office, and we will consider hybrid work solutions, if appropriate. Our ideal candidate is a senior-level attorney with 6 or more years of experience working on complex health care regulatory and/or transactional matters in a robust health care practice group of a law firm or with relevant in-house experience. We are looking for candidates with significant experience in some (but need not be all) of the following areas: (a) federal and state fraud and abuse laws (e.g., AKA, Stark and False Claims Act), state corporate practice of medicine guidelines and federal and state licensure, conditions of participation and accreditation requirements; (b) Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and compliance issues; (c) managed care and health insurance regulatory matters; or (d) HIPAA and data privacy and security. Although not required, contract drafting and negotiation would be a plus. This attorney would be expected to take a lead role on certain health care matters.

Primarily, we are looking for a creative problem solver with an understanding of health care industry participants, who is comfortable with direct client contact and who approaches client work with a collaborative mindset, and who treats both clients and colleagues with respect.

Essential Functions

  • Provide thorough factual and legal research and analysis;
  • Review regulatory analyses by junior attorneys;
  • Manage matters from commencement to final resolution;
  • Competently and professionally communicate with clients; 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, Associates, and Support Staff;
  • Ability to work effectively with others as part of a team; and
  • Clear and effective drafting skills.

Requirements

Juris Doctor. Qualified candidates must be and remain licensed to practice law and in good standing in the jurisdiction of the Locke Lord office that they join.

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 “Health Care Attorney - City” in the subject line.


ATLANTA - INSURANCE REGULATORY AND TRANSACTIONAL ASSOCIATE

We are seeking qualified candidates for an Associate position with our Corporate Department, to be based in our Atlanta office. This person would be part of our Insurance Regulatory and Transactional Practice Group. Our ideal candidate would have 3 – 5 years of experience as an associate at a major law firm, with specific insurance industry regulatory and transactional experience, including transactional drafting, reinsurance negotiation, and regulatory research skills.

Essential Functions

  • 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 conduct multi-state insurance specific regulatory research;
  • Ability to negotiate and draft insurance industry specific agreements (e.g. reinsurance agreements, TPA/MGA agreements, claims services agreements, etc.);
  • Ability to negotiate and draft documents related to insurance industry mergers and acquisitions;
  • Ability to draft and advise on insurance holding company filings;
  • 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;
  • Clear and effective drafting skills;
  • Exceptional project management skills;
  • Strong negotiating skills.

Requirements

Juris Doctor. 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 “Insurance Associate – Atlanta” in the subject line.


AUSTIN, DALLAS, HOUSTON - FINANCIAL SERVICES COUNSEL

We are seeking qualified candidates for a Counsel position with our Financial Services Practice Group. The position will be based in either our Austin, Dallas, or Houston offices. Ideal candidates have at least 2 years of experience in financial services 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,
  • Knowledge of federal and state court practice, experience preparing answers, motions, and discovery,
  • Significant case management experience,
  • Hearing 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 the greater Austin, DFW, or Houston areas;
  • 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, Associate and Support Staff;
  • 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.

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


BOSTON - PUBLIC FINANCE ASSOCIATE

The Public Finance Practice Group of the Finance, Banking, & Real Estate Department at Locke Lord is seeking an associate in the Boston office. While the ideal candidate will have between 3 and 6 years of public finance experience, non-traditional candidates with between 3 and 6 years in the practice of municipal law are strongly urged to apply. A candidate should be familiar with the intersection of municipal law and local government finance, including the calling and conduct of meetings of local governments (particularly in Massachusetts) to authorize debt, the calling and conduct of meetings of local elected officials, and the calling and conduct of local elections.

Essential Functions

  • Provide effective and reliable legal services to clients and supervising attorneys
  • Research public finance laws, regulations and case law and provide detailed guidance and analysis to partners and clients
  • Draft memoranda on discrete legal issues
  • Draft transaction agreements and documents with efficiency and clarity
  • Manage transaction closings and processes
  • Provide thorough factual and legal research and analysis
  • Competently and professionally communicate with clients and supervising attorneys
  • Complete tasks efficiently

Education and Experience

  • Juris Doctor. Qualified candidates must be and remain licensed to practice law and in good standing in Massachusetts
  • Creativity and flexibility to handle numerous types and structures of transactions
  • 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
  • Exceptional project management skills
  • Excellent academic credentials

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


BOSTON - HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATE

We are seeking a qualified Health Care Associate for a position in our Corporate & Transactional Practice Group. This position will be based in our Boston, MA office. Our ideal candidate is a mid-level associate (1-6 year) with experience working on complex transactional and regulatory healthcare matters in a robust healthcare practice group of a law firm or relevant in-house experience and who is, or seeks to be, a collaborative and creative problem solver. This Associate would be expected to take ownership/responsibility of various healthcare 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;
  • Draft regulatory analyses for review by senior attorneys;
  • 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, Associates, and Support Staff;
  • Ability to work effectively with others as part of a team; and
  • Clear and effective drafting skills.

Requirements

Juris Doctor. Qualified candidates must be (or willing to become) licensed to practice law and in good standing in Texas. 

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

Direct apply candidatesIf you are interested in applying for this position, email your application materials to legalrecruiting@lockelord.com and note “Health Care Associate–Boston” in the subject line.


CHICAGO - FINANCIAL SERVICES COUNSEL

We are seeking qualified candidates for a Counsel position with our Financial Services Practice Group. The position will be based in our Chicago office. Ideal candidates have at least 2 years of experience in financial services 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,
  • Knowledge of federal and state court practice, experience preparing answers, motions, and discovery,
  • Significant case management experience,
  • Hearing 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 greater Chicago;
  • 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, Associate and Support Staff;
  • 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 Illinois.

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


CHICAGO - CORPORATE ASSOCIATE

The Corporate Group of Locke Lord is seeking an associate with 4-7 years of private company mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, securities law and general corporate experience to join the Firm’s Private Equity and Venture Capital group in the Chicago office.  Experience with private equity transactions is preferred.  The candidate must be admitted to the bar in Illinois or preparing to obtain such admission in 2022 through reciprocity with another state and have excellent academic credentials.

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:

  • Draft transaction agreements and documents with efficiency and clarity;
  • Negotiate deal terms alongside clients and supervising attorneys;
  • Manage transaction closings and processes;
  • Provide thorough factual and legal research and analysis;
  • Competently and professionally communicate with clients and supervising attorneys;
  • Work with and oversee more junior team members; and
  • Complete tasks efficiently. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Creativity and flexibility to handle numerous types and structures of transactions;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines; 
  • Ability to work professionally and effectively with Clients, Partners, Associate and Support Staff;
  • Ability to work effectively with others as part of a team;
  • Exceptional organization and project management skills; and
  • A desire to grow the practice and engage with the Chicago business community.

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


CHICAGO - INSURANCE REGULATORY & TRANSACTIONAL ASSOCIATE

The Insurance Regulatory and Transactional practice of the Corporate Group of Locke Lord is seeking an associate in the Chicago office with 5+ years of Insurance Regulatory and Transactional experience. The associate will work with partners in multiple offices on a wide range of insurance regulatory matters across all lines of insurance and will work closely with insurance companies, brokers, agents, and tech companies from around the world. The ideal candidate would have specific insurance industry regulatory and transactional experience, including transactional drafting, reinsurance negotiation, and regulatory research skills. The position will also involve assisting on M&A, private equity transactions related to the insurance industry.

Essential Functions

  • Provide effective and reliable legal services to clients and supervising attorneys
  • Research insurance laws, regulations and case law and provide detailed guidance and analysis to partners and clients
  • Draft memoranda on discrete legal issues
  • Draft transaction agreements and documents with efficiency and clarity
  • Manage transaction closings and processes
  • Provide thorough factual and legal research and analysis
  • Competently and professionally communicate with clients and supervising attorneys
  • Complete tasks efficiently

Education and Experience

  • Juris Doctor. Qualified candidates must be and remain licensed to practice law and in good standing in Chicago
  • Creativity and flexibility to handle numerous types and structures of transactions
  • 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
  • Exceptional project management skills
  • Excellent academic credentials

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


CHICAGO - REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATE

We are seeking qualified candidates for an Associate position with our Finance, Banking and Real Estate Department, to be based in our Chicago office. This person would be part of our Real Estate and Real Estate Finance Practice Group. Our ideal candidate is an associate who has completed from 3 to 6 years of practice with real estate or other transactional experience.

Essential Functions

  • 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:

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

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


DALLAS - LABOR & EMPLOYMENT SENIOR ASSOCIATE

The Labor & Employment Group of Locke Lord is seeking an associate in the Dallas office with 4-7 years of experience. The candidate must be admitted to the bar in Texas or preparing to obtain such admission in 2023 through reciprocity with another state, have excellent academic credentials, and have significant employment law experience (preferably a minimum of 4 years). The candidate would be expected to assume meaningful responsibility for employment-related counseling, investigations, transactional drafting, and litigation matters (single plaintiff and collective/class actions), including issues involving hiring and separation, wage and hour, due diligence for corporate matters, EEO, non-compete and trade secrets, employment policies and agreements, employee leave issues, 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 - Dallas” in the subject line.


HOUSTON - PRIVATE WEALTH ASSOCIATE

The Private Wealth Practice Group of Locke Lord is seeking an associate in the Houston office with 1-3 years of experience in estate planning and probate law, including drafting trust agreements and/or advising on trust administration matters, drafting Wills and incapacity documents, probating estates (including assisting in preparation of estate tax returns), drafting family limited partnerships and related family corporate-type documents. Experience in forming and advising 501(c)(3) entities and/or other charitable entities would also be helpful. This candidate will work with clients to implement sophisticated estate planning and asset protection planning techniques, including family limited partnerships, intentionally defective grantor trusts, grantor-retained annuity trusts and private foundations. This candidate would also work closely on estates including title transfer work and tax compliance work related to the same.

To ensure high quality training and development in the role, this candidate will be expected to primarily work in person with a 1 day/week option for remote work. Should extenuating circumstances arise or accommodations need to be made, Locke Lord is committed to adapting these expectations as necessary.

Essential Functions

Candidates for Associate positions must 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, associates and support staff;
  • Ability to work effectively with others as part of a team;
  • Clear and effective drafting skills;
  • Exceptional project management skills;
  • 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 Associate – Houston” in the subject line.


HOUSTON - CAPITAL MARKETS ASSOCIATE

We are seeking qualified candidates for an Associate position with our Capital Markets Group within the Corporate & Transactional Department, to be based in our Houston office. Our ideal candidate has 2 – 4 years of experience in capital markets and mergers and acquisitions, including initial public offerings, equity and debt offerings, both private and public, primarily in the energy space, covering all aspects from upstream, midstream to downstream. This candidate must be able to act as lead associate on transactions and supervise other attorneys in various aspects of due diligence, negotiation, document drafting and deal execution.

Essential Functions

Candidates for Associate positions must 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, associates 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 “Capital Markets Associate – Houston” in the subject line.


HOUSTON - EMPLOYEE BENEFITS & EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION ASSOCIATE

We are seeking qualified candidates for an Associate Attorney position with our Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice group within the Tax Department, to be based in our Houston office. Our ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of prior associate level experience with strong employee benefits and executive compensation experience – both from a regulatory/compliance perspective, as well as mergers and acquisitions.

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;
  • Manage projects from commencement to closing;
  • Competently and professionally communicate with clients and supervising attorneys; and
  • Complete tasks efficiently.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Familiarity with various laws, such as ERISA, IRC, ACA, MHPAEA, and HIPAA;
  • Ability to counsel clients regarding compliance with federal and state laws governing qualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans, and deferred compensation plans;
  • Experience in evaluating employee benefits and executive compensation matters in the context of corporate mergers and acquisitions;
  • Ability to draft employee benefit plan documents and correcting plan failures and other operational issues through the voluntary correction programs offered by the IRS and the Department of Labor;
  • Ability to draft equity and incentive-based compensation plans;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines;
  • Strong problem solving, organization and matter management skills;
  • Clear and effective drafting skills; and
  • Exceptional project management 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 “Employee Benefits Associate” in the subject line. 


NEW YORK - BANKRUPTCY, RESTRUCTURING & INSOLVENCY ASSOCIATE

We are seeking experienced and talented candidates for an associate position in our Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Group. While the candidate will also work with our team members in other offices, the position will be resident in our New York office, and will require a substantial familiarity with federal and bankruptcy courts in the Southern District of New York. Ideal candidates should have at least 5-7 years (2015 – 2017) of prior associate-level experience with substantial familiarity with the Bankruptcy Code, Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. We particularly value candidates who are familiar with debt finance documents and complex capital structures, with a particular focus on intercreditor agreements and disputes. We are looking for a new colleague ready to take on substantial responsibilities, and to make valuable contributions to our pending engagements.

The ideal candidate will also have the following attributes:

  • Strong writing and oral communication skills, and an ability to learn new substantive legal topics and industry trends as needed or required;
  • Ability to coordinate the drafting and preparation of essential pleadings and filings, including first day motions, DIP financing and cash collateral orders and motions, sale motions and plan/disclosure statement documents;
  • Knowledge of bankruptcy, federal and state court practice, both statutory and local rules;
  • Bankruptcy court clerkship appreciated but not essential

The expected base salary range for New York based candidates in this position is $240,000 - $290,000. Actual base salary will be determined by several components including but not limited to the individual’s class year, years of experience, skills, qualifications, office location and anticipated annual billable hour targets (1850 hours annually versus 1950 annually).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines;
  • Strong organizational 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 bankruptcy, federal and state court procedural rules and practices;
  • Clear and effective drafting skills.

Requirements

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

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


NEW YORK - INSURANCE REGULATORY & TRANSACTIONAL ASSOCIATE

The Insurance Regulatory and Transactional practice of the Corporate Group of Locke Lord is seeking an associate in the New York office with 2-6 years (2016 – 2020) of Insurance Regulatory and Transactional experience. The associate will work with partners in multiple offices on a wide range of insurance regulatory matters across all lines of insurance and will work closely with insurance companies, brokers, agents, and tech companies from around the world. The position will also involve assisting on M&A, private equity transactions related to the insurance industry. Candidates with specific expertise in insurance regulatory matters at law firms, insurance companies, insurance agencies, industry groups and governmental agencies will be considered. Experience in strategic transactions including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and investments, as well as general corporate and corporate governance experience is also preferred but not required.

Essential Functions

  • Provide effective and reliable legal services to clients and supervising attorneys
  • Research insurance laws, regulations and case law and provide detailed guidance and analysis to partners and clients
  • Draft memoranda on discrete legal issues
  • Draft transaction agreements and documents with efficiency and clarity
  • Manage transaction closings and processes
  • Provide thorough factual and legal research and analysis
  • Competently and professionally communicate with clients and supervising attorneys
  • Complete tasks efficiently

The expected base salary range for New York based candidates in this position is $220,000 - $310,000. Actual base salary will be determined by several components including but not limited to the individual’s class year, years of experience, skills, qualifications, office location and anticipated annual billable hour targets (1850 hours annually versus 1950 annually).

Education and Experience

  • Juris Doctor. Qualified candidates must be and remain licensed to practice law and in good standing in New York
  • Creativity and flexibility to handle numerous types and structures of transactions
  • 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
  • Exceptional project management skills
  • Excellent academic credentials

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


PROVIDENCE - CORPORATE ASSOCIATE

The Corporate Group of Locke Lord is seeking an associate in the Providence office with 3-6 years of private equity, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, securities law, and general corporate 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:

  • Draft transaction agreements and documents with efficiency and clarity;
  • Manage transaction closings and processes;
  • Provide thorough factual and legal research and analysis;
  • Competently and professionally communicate with clients and supervising attorneys; and
  • Complete tasks efficiently. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Creativity and flexibility to handle numerous types and structures of transactions;
  • 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;
  • Exceptional project management skills.  

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


WASHINGTON, D.C. - TRANSACTIONAL & REGULATION BANKING ATTORNEY

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic attorney within our Bank Regulatory and Transactional Practice Group. This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate with at least 6 years of experience in transactional banking law with working knowledge of IPOs, mergers, asset sales, private placements, and banking regulations. This candidate must be able to act as a lead on transactions and work with other attorneys in various aspects of due diligence, negotiation and document drafting. Some Washington agency experience is welcomed, but is not required. This position would sit in our Washington, D.C. office.

Requirements:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Working knowledge on the Federal Reserve Board’s Bank Holding Company Rules, the FDIC’s Issuance of Accounts Regulations, OCC powers and de novo chartering regulations;
  • Peripheral knowledge of CFPB guidance and rules as they apply to banks;
  • 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.

Essential Functions

  • Advising board of directors on corporate governance matters;
  • Provide thorough factual and legal research and analysis;
  • Ability to draft corporate government documents and to negotiate and draft merger agreements;
  • Ability to analyze banking rules and policies;
  • Ability to draft securities filings;
  • Must have a general familiarity with corporate accounting reporting and standards that apply to banking organizations;
  • Must have a thorough understanding of the interplay between State and Federal Banking Laws, specifically with respect to the preemption of the State laws;
  • 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.

Education and Admission Requirements:

Juris Doctor. Qualified candidates must be and remain licensed to practice law and in good standing in the location of the respective Locke Lord office to which they are applying and have excellent academic credentials.

Direct apply candidates: If you are interested in applying for this position, email your application materials to legalrecruiting@lockelord.com and note “Transactional & Regulatory Banking Attorney” in the subject line.