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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.

    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.


    CHICAGO - IP ASSOCIATE

    We are currently seeking to hire a new junior associate for our IP Pharma practice group in Chicago. Our ideal candidate will have a biological or ‎chemical science background, preferably with an advanced degree, who has ‎been out of law school for 2 to 4 years (2015 to 2017 grad).

    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.
    • Significant case management experience, preferably including involvement with joint defense groups. 
    • Knowledge of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
    • Knowledge of the patent statutes, sections of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act relating to drug products, and corresponding regulations.
    • Some Hatch-Waxman litigation 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;
    • Assist in the preparation of taking and defending depositions;
    • Working with technical experts to prepare reports and declarations;
    • 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 pleadings and other patent infringement litigation-related documents;
    • Familiarity with applicable procedural rules and practices;
    • Clear and effective drafting skills;
    • Exceptional case 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 “IP Associate – Chicago” in the subject line.


    BOSTON/HARTFORD/PROVIDENCE - CONSUMER FINANCE COUNSEL

    We are seeking qualified candidates for a Counsel position with our Consumer Finance Practice Group.  The position will be based in our Boston, Hartford or Providence office. Ideal candidates have at least 3 years of prior associate-level or 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 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 Connecticut;
    • 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 Connecticut, Massachusetts or Rhode Island; admission in surrounding states is a plus.  

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


    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. 


    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.

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