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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.

    DALLAS - LITIGATION ASSOCIATE

    We are seeking qualified candidates for an associate position with our Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group . The position will be based in our Dallas office. Ideal candidates have at least 3 years of prior associate-level or staff counsel experience in general 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 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 throughout Texas;
    • 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, 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 and ability to prepare basic and complex 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 Texas.

    Recruiters:  We are 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 Associate/Litigation-Dallas in the subject line.


    HOUSTON - EMPLOYEE BENEFITS ASSOCIATE

    We are seeking qualified candidates for an Associate position with our Tax Department, to be based in our Houston office. This person will be part of our Employee Benefits Practice Group. Our ideal candidate will have 2 - 3 years of prior associate level experience with strong employee benefits and executive compensation 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; 
    • 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 assist clients in complying with federal and state laws governing qualified retirement, health and welfare 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 communicate effectively orally and in writing;
    • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines;
    • Strong organization and matter management skills;
    • Clear and effective drafting skills;
    • Exceptional project management skills.

    Requirement

    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 – Houston” in the subject line.


    ATLANTA - 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 Atlanta office. Ideal candidates have at least 3 years of prior associate-level or staff counsel experience in financial services or mortgage foreclosure 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 Georgia;
    • 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 Georgia.

    Recruiters:  We are 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 “Financial Services Counsel – Atlanta” in the subject line.


    DALLAS - REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATE

    We are seeking qualified candidates for an Associate position with our Banking and Real Estate Department, to be based in our Dallas office. This person would be part of our Real Estate Department. Our ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of prior associate-level experience 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:

    • Some leasing experience;
    • 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.

    Requirement

    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 “Real Estate Associate – Dallas” in the subject line.


    LOS ANGELES - INSURANCE LITIGATION ASSOCIATE

    We are seeking qualified candidates for an associate 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 coverage 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 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 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 Associate/Insurance-Los Angeles in the subject line.


    CHICAGO - REAL ESTATE CONTRACT ATTORNEY OR ASSOCIATE

    We are seeking qualified candidates for a Contract Attorney or 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 will have strong general commercial real estate, lending, ‎and some leasing experience.‎ The candidate must be admitted to the bar in Illinois and have excellent academic credentials.

    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;
    • 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 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 “Real Estate and Finance Contract Attorney or Associate – Chicago” 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 5+ year corporate associate with experience in M&A transactions. This candidate must be able to act as lead associate ‎on transactions and supervise other attorneys in various aspects of due ‎diligence, negotiation and document drafting. Some capital markets experience would be welcomed, 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

    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 “Corporate Associate – Houston” in the subject line.


    HOUSTON - ENERGY ASSOCIATE

    We are seeking qualified candidates for an Associate position with our Energy Practice Group within our Corporate Department. The position will be based in our Houston office. Our ideal candidate is a 4 - 6 year attorney, preferably with big firm experience, who has experience in upstream ‎and midstream energy transactions. ‎

    Essential Functions

    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 “Energy Associate – Houston” in the subject line.


    HOUSTON - 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 Houston office. This person would be part of our Real Estate and Real Estate Finance Practice Group. Our ideal candidate is an associate with 4-6 years of experience in Real Estate, Real Estate Secured Loans and Commercial Lending. The candidate must be admitted to the bar in Texas 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:

    • 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, or borrowers in secured transactions;
    • Ability to prepare and negotiate transactional documents generally including: Purchase and Sale Agreements, Loan Documents, Leases,  and related agreements;
    • 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.

    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 – Houston” in the subject line.

      

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