Job of the Week

Thumbnail image for Job of the Week Lateral Link ATL logo.gifLooking to leave big firm life? This week’s Job of the Week is the elusive mid-size firm opportunity. Join a firm that has grown during the recession, adding nearly 15 attorneys over the last year and a half. Great hands-on work. As always, the Job of the Week is brought to you by Lateral Link.
Position: Mid-Level Litigation Associate
Location: New York
Description: Mid-size New York firm seeks mid-level litigation associate from classes 2003-2006. Top academics and professional credentials required, as well as an accounting/financial background or significant exposure defending accounting firms or banks.
For more information about this position, please view Position #5982 on Lateral Link; current Members may can contact their personal search consultant for this or other litigation opportunities in the New York area. Membership in Lateral Link is by application only and you can apply at
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Job of the Week Lateral Link ATL logo.gifAre you tired of big firm life — doc review, due diligence, 9 p.m. dinners at your desk? Do you still hope that you can enjoy practicing law in a law firm setting? This week’s Job of the Week may be the answer for you.
As always, the Job of the Week is brought to you by Lateral Link. As we’ve mentioned before, Lateral Link is still growing, having just added a Columbia Law School alum to its Philadelphia team and an NYU Law School alum to its New York team. For more information about Lateral Link’s team of personal search consultants, or to learn about joining the team, click here.
Position: Corporate Associate
Location: New York
Description: This firm is one of the more selective New York boutiques, with approximately 50 attorneys, most of whom have lateraled in from top-20 law firms. The attorneys focus on sophisticated litigation, corporate, and bankruptcy work, and their major clients include Clear Channel,, Columbia University, and Lazard Freres. The firm pays New York market salary and offers its associates immediate, hands-on responsibility, as well as a reputation for very reasonable hours and a truly collegial working environment. The quality and depth of their legal team distinguishes them from other firms of their size and allows them to compete effectively against the larger top-tier firms. This position qualifies for the Lateral Link $10,000 guaranteed signing bonus.
For more information about this position or to apply, please see Position 9673 on Lateral Link. Current members can also contact their personal search consultant directly to discuss this position. Membership in Lateral Link is free and you can apply at

Job of the Week Lateral Link ATL logo.gifAs expected, bankruptcy attorneys are once again in demand. So we’re highlighting an opportunity for junior associates in this week’s Job of the Week, brought to you by Lateral Link. This position qualifies for Lateral Link’s $10,000 signing bonus. (Lateral Link has paid out over $200,000 in signing bonuses this summer.)
Lateral Link has junior bankruptcy positions at some of the more sought-after firms in San Francisco, New York, Boston, Atlanta, and Chicago (like the one below). For information on these other positions, please contact your personal search consultant.
Position: Bankruptcy associate
Location: Chicago, IL
Description: A top Chicago-based law firm seeks junior bankruptcy associates. For more information about this position, or to apply, please see Position 9585 on Lateral Link.
If you are not already a Lateral Link Member, you can apply at Also, because of the tremendous growth in Lateral Link’s membership, Lateral Link is actively looking to hire additional search consultants in Washington DC and Texas. If interested, please email
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Tax attorneys are all the rage, with in-house and law firm opportunities for 2008 JDs and up. The Job(s) of the Week highlight some of the best of these opportunities. These are in New York, but Lateral Link has similar positions in other cities as well. Lateral Link’s $10,000 signing bonus applies to the positions below. If you are not already a Lateral Link Member, you can apply at
Junior tax attorney – The New York office of this top 25 law firm, well-known for its quality of life, is seeking junior tax associates. They will consider 2008 law school graduates to start immediately (including those who may have had their start dates pushed back at other firms). For more information, please see Position 6074 on Lateral Link.

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Job of the Week Lateral Link ATL logo.gifThis week’s job, brought to you by Lateral Link, is a unique position at a top-flight, white-collar criminal defense boutique. In addition to personalized assistance from Lateral Link’s search consultants, Lateral Link now offers its Members a free session with a professional career consulting firm — for more information, click here.
Position: White Collar Associate
Location: New York, NY
Description: This top firm is seeking a junior to mid-level litigation associate to join its top -ranked white-collar practice. With approximately 50 attorneys, this firm is consistently ranked as the top white-collar boutique in New York. The firm takes on criminal and civil cases that are often front page news. The firm is known for getting their people great front-line work experience in a variety of interesting cases. This firm is also well-regarded as an outstanding stepping stone to the DOJ as well as the US Attorney’s office.
For more information about this position, or to apply, please see Position 9560 on Lateral Link. Current members can also contact their personal search consultant directly to discuss this position. Membership in Lateral Link is free and you can apply at

Job of the Week

Job of the Week Lateral Link ATL logo.gifToday’s Job of the Week is a unique opportunity for a senior corporate attorney looking to make partner in New York. Although the market may be slowing down, Lateral Link is successfully assisting hundreds of attorneys with their job searches. All attorneys that Lateral Link places in law firm positions (like the one below) will be entitled to a $10,000 guaranteed signing bonus.
Position: Senior Securities Attorney
Location: New York, NY
Job Code: #8997
Description: Prominent boutique law firm with prestigious investment banking and hedge fund clients seeks a senior securities associate or counsel to work directly with their large hedge fund and investment bank clients, to provide securities law advice relating to their investments in public securities and secondarily to resale of private securities. This position is not focused on securities offerings but instead involves designing and implementing an entire disclosure regime. This is a partnership-track position for a candidate who shows s/he is capable.
For more information about the requirements for this and other positions, please visit Lateral Link.
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patent law job uspto ATL Above the Law blog.jpgThis week we’re focusing on a particular practice area for Job of the Week. Here are four in-house opportunities for patent attorneys, all in locations starting with “S”: Silicon Valley, Seattle, San Diego and St. Joseph, MO. They’re brought to you by Lateral Link:

* A Fortune 100 company that provides enterprise storage and data management solutions is seeking a qualified corporate patent attorney with two to three years experience in patent procurement to join its small, dynamic patent group. Responsibilities include preparation and prosecution of patent applications with potential involvement in a full spectrum of other Intellectual Property matters, including licensing and litigation. Located in Silicon Valley. Position #8661.

* One of the world’s best-known software and technology companies is seeking patent attorneys with five or more years of experience to join a new practice group the company is building. Successful applicants will enjoy a stimulating, fast-paced environment and make an impact on the Company’s future as one of the earlier in-house attorneys in this new practice. Located near Seattle, Washington. Position # 8058.

* A Fortune 500 company that manufactures CDMA cell phones, base stations, and chips is seeking a patent counsel with at least five years of patent preparation and prosecution experience. The successful applicant will develop and maintain U.S. and foreign patent applications, trademarks, and copyrights, among other duties. Located in San Diego, California. Position # 8159.

* A major pharmaceutical company which concentrates on the development of human pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, chemicals, and animal health products, is seeking a Sr. Associate Director & Senior Counsel Intellectual Property. Located in St. Joseph, Missouri. Position #8375.

Lateral Link members are interviewing and being hired for dozens of in-house positions, and employers are finding Lateral Link’s process to be extremely effective. According to Michael Ray, Vice President at Western Digital: “Lateral Link has hit on an approach that is ideal for companies like ours that want to locate and recruit top-notch talent as quickly and as efficiently as possible. I highly recommend Lateral Link.”

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Job of the Week

Los Angeles palm trees Above the Law blog.jpgThe latest Job of the Week, brought to you by Lateral Link, is a unique opportunity for a senior attorney looking to become General Counsel of one of the most prominent public institutions in the country. This position is one of Lateral Link’s exclusive positions. You can get more information over at Lateral Link.
Position: General Counsel
Location: Los Angeles
Description: This public institution is currently seeking an individual with an exceptional background to lead the Office of General Counsel. The Office of General Counsel is a high-performance legal department with the highest professional standards and integrity, providing first-class legal service to the staff supporting the institution. The Office of General Counsel strives to be the preeminent legal department, driven by innovation and integrity to support high-quality instruction and public education. The individual will lead an organization committed to protecting the legal interests of the institution.
The Office of General Counsel has just under 100 staff members, including over 30 attorneys, and supervises numerous outside firms on District matters. As General Counsel, the candidate will advise the Board and senior staff on key issues affecting major policy decisions. The General Counsel will work closely with and will serve as a resource to other divisions.
Skills: The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of leading and managing a complex legal office and a demonstrated ability to motivate a diverse and talented team of professionals. The candidate must be able to work efficiently with legal and non-legal staff, clients and the community, and must have a record of advising senior management in their decision making process. Significant experience with government entities is a plus.
Requirements include: At least ten years of experience as a practicing member of the bar. California Bar membership. Experience in education law is desirable, but not required.
Job Code: 8480
For more information, please visit Lateral Link.
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Job of the Week

London Bridge small Tower Bridge of London Fergie Abovethelaw Above the Law online legal tabloid.jpgHere is today’s Job of the Week, brought to you by our friends at Lateral Link. Even if the U.S. capital markets may be slowing down, the overseas markets are still busy, and many firms are looking for U.S.-trained attorneys. Lateral Link has positions throughout Western Europe and Asia. These positions qualify for Lateral Link’s $10,000 placement bonus.
Position: U.S. Capital Markets Associate
Location: London, UK
Description: The London office of this U.S- based law firm seeks a U.S.-qualified capital markets attorney with at least two years of experience.
Requirements: Candidates must possess excellent academic credentials as well as strong organizational, research, writing and analytical skills.
Firm Description: This New York-based law firm ranks among The American Lawyer’s top 100 law firms based on gross revenue. The firm specializes in project finance, capital markets, and leasing and structured finance. Practice areas include antitrust, emerging markets, municipal bonds, tax, litigation, real estate and corporate.
Job Code: 8005
For more information about this and other international positions, please check out Lateral Link.

Job of the Week

Here is today’s Job of the Week, brought to you by Lateral Link. Since the beginning of March, over 400 new attorneys have been accepted into the Lateral Link network. If you are not already a member, you can join to take advantage of their unique member benefits.
Position: In-House Counsel (Financial Services)
Location: Dallas, TX
Description: The Company is seeking an exceptional attorney, with 4-10 years of experience with either a top-tier law firm or leading financial services/money manager/investment advisor, to join the in-house legal team in its Dallas office. This is a unique opportunity, outside of Wall Street, to broaden your skill set within a complex, best-in-class, alternative asset manager. The attorney will work in one or more of the following areas depending on his/her expertise, areas of interest, and the firm’s areas of need:
· Investments (public and private equities, bonds, loans, ISDA/derivatives)
· Fund formation and fund marketing (both registered and exempt funds)
· Bankruptcy and distressed investments
· Regulatory and Compliance (’33 Act, ’34 Act, both ’40 Acts)
The Company offers world-class compensation and benefits. The cash compensation package is made up of competitive base pay and a performance bonus (well in excess of law firm compensation). The Company also offers a generous profit-sharing plan allowing employees to share in the success of Company’s funds. Health insurance is industry-leading, with no insurance premiums or deductibles. The Company’s talented professionals share a passion for excellence, commitment to teamwork, and pride based on the firm’s track record in the alternative investment industry. The culture is entrepreneurial and not hierarchical, professional yet informal and fun. The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job Code: 8291
For more information, please see position #8291 on Lateral Link.

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