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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.

    STAMFORD - IP ASSOCIATE OR STAFF COUNSEL 

    We are seeking qualified candidates for an Associate or Staff Counsel position with our IP Department, to be based in our Stamford or Hartford office. Our ideal candidate is a registered Patent Attorney or Agent at the US PTO with 2 – 4 years’ experience in the technical area of life sciences, biotechnology and chemistry. The candidate should have a Ph.D. and have at least 2 years experience in patent preparation and prosecution in biotechnology and/or chemistry.  

     
    Essential Functions
    Candidates for Associate and Staff Counsel Positions must be able to provide effective and reliable legal services to clients and supervising attorneys.  
     
    Associates and Staff Counsel 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. 
    Requirements
    Juris Doctor. Qualified candidates must be and remain licensed to practice law and in good standing in Connecticut. 
     
    Direct apply candidates: If you are interested in applying for this position, email your application materials to legalrecruiting@lockelord.com and note “Stamford - IP Associate or Staff Counsel” in the subject line.


    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!



    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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