Today’s Job of the Week is for Biglaw-trained corporate associates who are looking to fly south for the winter. Lateral Link’s recruiters have a great opportunity for Spanish speaking corporate and/or finance associates who are interested in escaping the sleet, slush, and snow that plagued Chicago, New York, and D.C. last year. Remember, you’ll receive a $10,000 signing bonus when you use Lateral Link to relocate you to a warmer place.
Position: Corporate Associate
Location: Miami, Florida
Description: One of the world’s largest firms is looking to hire corporate associates with 3-5 years of experience in project finance and/or capital markets and securities. Candidates must be fluent in Spanish and/or Portuguese, as their work will include Latin American transactions. Ideal candidates should come from Biglaw firms in major markets (New York, Chicago, D.C., and LA). An excellent academic record is required. Florida Bar admission is not required to apply for this position.
This opportunity is brought to you by Lateral Link Director Scott Hodes. Scott is a University of Florida Levin College of Law graduate and former law firm partner who oversees attorney placements and client services in Florida, Atlanta, and other markets in the Southeast. To work with Scott and to apply to this opportunity or other opportunities in his territory, please register 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 #10275, or contact your recruiter for more details.
If you are a litigator in Chicago who enjoys the sophisticated practice of a global law firm, but who is interested in working in a smaller office setting, then the latest Job of the Week, brought to you by Lateral Link, is for you. Remember, when Lateral Link recruiters find you a new Biglaw job, you’ll receive a $10,000 signing bonus.
Position: Litigation Associate
Description: The Chicago office of a prestigious litigation powerhouse is seeking litigation associates with 1-4 years of litigation experience. Outstanding academics and large law firm experience required.
Location: Chicago, IL
If you are currently a Lateral Link member, please see position #10215. Not a member? Sign up for free at www.laterallink.com to access hundreds of law firm and in-house jobs, and to work with a recruiter in your market.
To learn more about the Chicago legal industry, contact our any of our Chicago recruiters.
The responses from this week’s Career Center Survey on Biglaw bonus predictions suggest that many of you are optimistic about the potential for bigger year-end bonuses. We hope you are right… but do you really want to put all of your eggs in one basket? Keep your options open by becoming a Lateral Link member and receiving daily updates on new job openings. When Lateral Link recruiters find you a new Biglaw job, you’ll receive a $10,000 signing bonus.
Ready to get started? Check out today’s Job of the Week below, which is one of over 1,000 active openings available through Lateral Link.
Position: IP Litigation Associate
Description: The Dallas office of a prestigious international law firm is seeking a patent litigation associate with 3-6 years of IP experience and a background in electrical engineering, computer science, or physics. Stellar academics required.
Location: Dallas, TX
If you are currently a Lateral Link member, please see position #10114. Not a member? Sign up for free at www.laterallink.com to access hundreds of law firm and in-house jobs, and to work with a recruiter in your market.
To learn more about the Texas legal industry, contact Sara Gail, Lateral Link’s newest Associate Director in Texas, at email@example.com. Prior to joining Lateral Link, Sara worked as an associate in the White Collar, Antitrust, and Securities Litigation group at Haynes and Boone LLP, and as an associate at Cooper & Scully, P.C. Sara holds a J.D., cum laude, from the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University.
Start spreading the news, because New York firms are hiring finance attorneys. And continuing on with the words of Frank Sinatra, “If you can make it there, you’ll make it anywhere.” Do you have what it takes to make it as an NYC Biglaw associate? If you’re a finance attorney, check out the Job of the Week below.
Current New York attorneys who are ready to leave the “city that never sleeps” behind should check out Lateral Link’s hundreds of other opportunities located outside of the Big Apple.
Position: Project Finance Associate
Location: New York City
Description: One of the world’s largest law firms is hiring corporate attorneys with 3-6 years of experience representing lenders and sponsors in project finance transactions. A top academic record is required.
While the rest of the country is in a job slump, the opportunities just keep on coming for IP attorneys. With an overabundance of IP legal work and a shortage of qualified IP attorneys, law firms are ready to roll out the red carpet for attorneys with the right IP experience. This week’s Job of the Week presents an opportunity for a mid-level IP associate to work at a top firm in LA. The recruiters at Lateral Link have over 50 additional IP opportunities at Am Law 200 firms across the nation. If you are an IP attorney make sure to look around and see what other opportunities are out there. After all, you’re in high demand!
Position: IP Litigation Associate
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Description: One of Lateral Link’s top-tier Am Law clients is urgently looking to hire an IP associate with 3-5 years of patent litigation experience. This is a great opportunity for an associate who wants to hit the ground running and advance quickly within a successful practice group in a city that has consistently great weather! The ideal candidate will have a degree in electrical engineering or computer science and a strong law school academic record.
If you are currently a Lateral Link member, please see position #8192. Not a member? Contact Julie Locke, California Director at Lateral Link (and former Biglaw IP attorney), at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on this position, as well as other law firm and in-house positions in the California region.
So steer clear of apple juice, cantaloupe, and ground turkey, and put your lawyering skills to good use to help keep our food supply safe. Lateral Link’s client, a global food products and services company located in Minnesota, is seeking to hire a food law attorney with regulatory experience. Check out the Job of the Week below for details.
Position: Food Law Attorney
Description: Major international food services and food products company is hiring a food law attorney with 5+ years of regulatory experience (either in-house or at a law firm). The ideal candidate will have experience with the FDA and USDA, and professional contacts at the FDA and/or the USDA, as well. The company will pay to relocate candidates to Minnesota (attorneys can waive into Minnesota bar after 5 years of practicing).
Location: Minneapolis, MN
If you are currently a Lateral Link member, please see position #9963. Not a member? Contact Katy Lewis, Chicago Director at Lateral Link, at email@example.com for more information on this position, as well as other law firm and in-house positions in the Chicago region.
A college graduate without student loan debt is akin to reading a kind quote about Kim Kardashian in a tabloid—it’s rare.
In the past eight years, student loan debt has nearly tripled to a whopping $1.1 trillion, and in the past 10 years, the percentage of 25-year-olds with such debt has risen from 25% to 43%
It’s gotten so bad, in fact, that New York Fed economists warned last month that the burden of student debt could stilt consumer spending by twentysomethings, as well as further hamper the recovery of the housing market and economy.
To get a better idea of what massive student loan debt (we’re talking over $100,000 massive) looks like, we talked to an attorney who graduated with a large student loan debt. We also consulted LearnVest Planning Services CFP® Katie Brewer to see just how their repayment plans stack up.
S. Fischer, 36, Attorney Graduated: 2001
How Much I Borrowed: $100,000
What I Still Owe: $45,000
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Ed. note: The Asia Chronicles column is authored by Kinney Recruiting. Kinney has made more placements of U.S. associates, counsels and partners in Asia than any other recruiting firm in each of the past six years. You can reach them by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deal flow has clearly picked recently up for most US associates, counsels and partners in Hong Kong/China and Singapore. We are on the phone with a lot of these folks on a daily basis, many of whom we have known for years. Further, the head of our Asia team, Evan Jowers, and Kinney’s founder and president, Robert Kinney, frequently meet in person with leading US partners in Asia to assess their needs and keep on top of the inside scoop at as many firms as possible. The need for legal recruiting help in Asia from experienced recruiters appears to be live and well. In March, Evan and Robert were in Beijing at such meetings, in April, Evan was in Hong Kong, and for half of June Evan will be in Shanghai and Hong Kong. Thus its pretty easy for us to tell when there has been an across-the-market pick up in capital markets and corporate work.
On an average day in Asia when Evan and Robert visit firms, they typically have 5 to 9 meetings a day, mostly with US partners in the market. The reason they have these meetings is not simply because Kinney makes a lot of US attorney placements in Asia and that a particular firm may have openings; instead these are just visits with friends. After years of working together as business partners, the folks at Kinney are actually these peoples’ friends. The firms Kinney work closely with in Asia (which is just about every law firm – call us if you want to know the one firm in the world we will never place anyone with again, ever, and why) look forward to the visits, or at least act like they do. After seven years in the market, many of the client partners are former associate candidates. Also, these US partners see Kinney as a very good source of market information as well, because they know how deep their contacts are in the market and how frequently they are speaking to counterparts at peer firms.
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