Today’s Job of the Week, brought to you by Lateral Link, presents a great opportunity for a corporate associate to move to one of the premier firms on the West Coast. If you are looking for a firm with a top-notch M&A practice and a collegial work environment, then check out the opportunity below.
Position: M&A Associate
Location: Los Angeles (Century City)
Description: A California-based firm, known for its entertainment-related work, is seeking a mid-senior level associate (class years 2002 – 2006), to join their M&A practice. Candidates should have a strong general corporate and M&A background. Experience in private equity fund formation is a plus. Superior academic credentials are required.
For more information about this position, please view Position #8843 on Lateral Link; current Members may contact their personal search consultant for this or other corporate opportunities in California. Non-members can contact Ryan Belville, at email@example.com for more information.
Not a Lateral Link member, but want details on this or hundreds of other openings? Register for free at www.laterallink.com to work with an attorney recruiter who is an expert in your market. Click here to learn more the professional recruiters at Lateral Link.
California bar exam results will be made available to applicants tonight, at 6 PM (PDT). The pass list will be made public on Sunday at 6 AM (PDT). Congratulations to all of you who passed, and better luck next time — and next time, and next time — to those of you who failed.
Here’s an open thread for discussion. And here’s an earlier post looking at which CA law schools had the highest bar passage rates (for the July 2010 administration of the exam).
The latest Job of the Week is an exciting in-house opportunity that is exclusive to Lateral Link. If you are interested in joining an innovative Silicon Valley-based technology company as their corporate counsel, check out the position below.
Description of Position: This technology company is seeking to hire a Corporate Counsel with 4+ years of relevant experience. Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President & General Counsel, the successful candidate will negotiate and draft various technology agreements, counsel business units regarding regulations and legal compliance matters, and manage outside counsel for specific transactions or company-related matters as required by the General Counsel (among other responsibilities).
Location: Silicon Valley
This opportunity is brought to you by Michael Allen, Founder and Principal of Lateral Link. To work with Michael and to apply to this opportunity or other opportunities in California, please register for Lateral Link at www.laterallink.com and select him as your preferred recruiter. You can also reach out to him directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you already are a Lateral Link member, see position #8627 or contact your recruiter for more details.
We recently reported on Wilson Sonsini restoring associate base salaries to pre-recession levels. Wilson Sonsini associates in five major offices — New York, Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. — are now paid on what might be called the New York market scale or the $160K scale (a scale I’ve committed to memory: 160/170/185/210/230/265).
In our story, we quoted a WSGR associate who viewed the firm’s raise as a response to salary hikes by two Silicon Valley peer firms, Cooley and Gunderson Dettmer. At the time of our story, however, Cooley and Gunderson had not raised SV associate salaries to NYC market levels.
UPDATE: To be precise, Cooley had announced a raise at the time of the WSGR memo, but the raise had not yet taken effect. Gunderson did not announce until yesterday.
Corporate associates are in high demand at several leading law firms in California (and across the nation). Today’s Job of the Week is for a corporate associate who is looking to make a move to a well-established firm in Silicon Valley. If you are looking for a new job in California or elsewhere, consider using Lateral Link’s team of professional recruiters, many of whom have practiced at Am Law 100 firms.
Description: A top California firm seeks a mid-level corporate associate with experience in M&A, securities and venture capital transactions, for its Silicon Valley office. Strong academic credentials are required.
For more information about this position, please view position #8371 on Lateral Link. Current Members may contact their personal search consultant for this or other corporate opportunities; non-members may contact Julie Locke at email@example.com. Julie is our newest Lateral Link Director, overseeing attorney placements and client services in California. After litigating at a major Am Law 100 firm and then consulting with attorneys about electronic discovery and other technology issues, Julie has developed a firm understanding of the critical issues facing lawyers today, both in terms of advancing their careers and adapting to changes in the industry. She is a graduate of The University of Minnesota Law School.
Click here to learn more about Julie and the rest of the Lateral Link team. Not a Lateral Link member, but want details on this or hundreds of other openings? Register for free at www.laterallink.com to work with an attorney recruiter who is an expert in your market.
Negrodamus sees a future where only people who actually want to be lawyers go to law school.
A reader sent in an encouraging list from the New York Times. Well, encouraging to me and others who want the demand for legal education to decrease to levels the legal economy can sustain.
According to this story, the Times asked 18 high school seniors in San Diego to predict their futures over the next ten years. None of them saw themselves as lawyers. They saw themselves as doctors and nurses and scientists, but not attorneys….
Based on the overwhelming number of submissions we’ve received — please don’t be offended if yours doesn’t make the cut — it seems you’re enjoying our recent series on legally-themed license plates. You can send in your photos via email (subject line: “Vanity License Plate”).
Here’s one license plate we received that’s not explicitly law-related. But the reader who submitted it described it as “a DUI lawyer’s worst nightmare.”
You should not drink and drive — especially if this is your license plate….
We continue our series on law-related license plates that are interesting or amusing. We’re still taking submissions, for a contest we will eventually hold; please submit your pictures via email (subject line: “Vanity License Plate”).
One way of communicating your status as an attorney to your fellow motorists is by dropping some mad legal knowledge — you know, a little legalese.
Are you a judicial law clerk or junior litigation associate looking for trial work at a prestigious litigation boutique in sunny SoCal? Lateral Link recently placed a candidate at our client, a highly selective litigation firm, which is now looking to expand further with one additional associate.
Position: Litigation Associate
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Description: Our client, a highly selective, top-level LA litigation boutique with fewer than 10 attorneys, seeks to hire a highly qualified junior associate (class of 2009 or 2010) or current judicial clerk with a Fall start date. As the firm works exclusively on a contingency fee basis, focusing on patent litigation and commercial litigation, compensation is above market and partnership prospects are real. The successful candidates must have excellent credentials, Top 10% from a Top 10 law school. Federal clerkship experience is strongly preferred.
If you are a Lateral Link member, please view position #8015www.laterallink.com.
For employers interested in utilizing Lateral Link to recruit top legal talent, please contact Mike Allen directly at firstname.lastname@example.org more information.
Watch to find out what some of our subscribers received in their May box!
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We currently have a number of active openings for associate roles at US and UK firms in HK / China, Singapore and two new in-house openings. As always, please feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com in order to get details of current openings in Asia, as well as to discuss the Asia markets in general and what we expect for openings later this year. Our Evan Jowers and Robert Kinney will be in Beijing the week of March 25 and Evan Jowers will be in Hong Kong the week of April 1, if you would like to meet them in person.
The US associate openings we have in law firms are in the usual areas of M&A, cap markets, FCPA / white collar litigation, finance, and project finance. The most urgent of our top tier (top 15 US or magic circle) law firm openings in Asia (among many other firm openings that we have in Asia) are as follows:
• 2nd to 5th year mandarin fluent M&A associates needed in Beijing and Hong Kong at several firms;
• Korean fluent 2nd to 4th year cap markets associate needed in Hong Kong;
• 2nd to 5th year Japanese fluent M&A associates needed in Tokyo;
• 4th to 6th year mandarin fluent cap markets associate needed in Hong Kong;
• 2nd to 4th year M&A / cap markets mix associate needed in Singapore.
The last time I flapped my wings your way, I tried to make at least enough noise about your mobile phone to make you more than a little bit uncomfortable. I hope I did. If enough of us become anxious enough about the known and unknown unknowns and knowns in our mobile phones, then we can start making wise decisions about how to manage that information and its resultant investigations.
Today, I’d like to put a finer point on the last installment’s topic by asking a question that seemed to catch most attendees off-guard at a conference panel that I moderated last week: is there discoverable personal information in a mobile app? Our panelists’ answer was a uniform “yes” with one stating that, if he had to choose only one type of data that he could discover from a mobile phone, he’d choose app data. Why? Because there’s simply so much of it and because almost all of it is objective – not just user-created like an email – but machine-tracked like GPS, usage duration, log in and log out times, browsed web addresses, browsed actual addresses. Also, most of us seem to have the idea that data doesn’t actually “stick” to our mobile devices the way it “sticks” to our hard drives. Maybe there’s a disconnect based on the fact that our phones are mobile so we assume the data is mobile to?
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