1+ months

Corporate - IPLTT Career Associate

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Multiple Offices Work Remotely

What you need to know:  Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the commencement of employment. Applicants who wish to apply for a medical, religious accommodation or any other accommodation required under applicable law can do so later in the process (accommodations are not guaranteed and are decided on a case-by-case basis).

Orrick is seeking a Career Associate with 2-5 years’ experience to join our dynamic and growing Intellectual Property Licensing & Technology Transactions practice. Orrick’s IP Licensing and Technology Transactions practice represents clients from start-ups through the Fortune 50, across industries including software, new media, food, connected vehicles, e-commerce, Internet, clean tech, semiconductor, and life sciences.

This position will require extensive contact with IP Licensing and Technology Transactions attorneys in other offices.  Duties will include form development and some client billable work.  Candidates can be based in any of our U.S. offices.

Our Career Associate program offers top legal talent an alternative to the partner track while still providing opportunities to do cutting-edge legal work for the world’s leading companies. Lawyers join us as Career Associates at many stages, from recent graduates and participants in our Career Associate summer program, to more senior lawyers who join after practicing in other settings. These are rewarding roles if you share our passion for practicing law and delivering excellent service but seek a less intense time commitment. To learn more about Orrick’s innovative Career Associate program, please visit: https://www.orrick.com/en/Careers/Lawyer-Job-Opportunities/Joining-as-a-career-associate 

For the sixth year in a row, Orrick is one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, the annual list that recognizes companies with extraordinary workplace cultures.  Our lawyers have represented 5 of Forbes Top 10 Digital Companies, 3,000+ venture backed companies, 300+ investors and 37 unicorns. Over the past 12 months, Orrick has helped raise over $25.2 billion in venture capital financings globally through over 920 transactions in 45+ countries. We are recognized as leading advisors in the technology space by industry publications such as Law360, Pitchbook, Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.

We bring distinctive quality, diverse teams, and innovation to everything we do.  At our core, we value collegiality among our lawyers and strive to make our practices both professionally and personally rewarding.  We’ll help you to connect with peers and mentors to ensure you are integrated into our client teams.  Our top-notch training and mentoring programs, retreats and academies, shadowing opportunities and more are what set us apart.  If you are passionate about innovation work in a dynamic environment, you’re just who we’re looking for.

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  • Candidates must be highly motivated and possess excellent academic credentials along with superior communication skills. 
  • 2-5 years of intellectual property licensing or commercial agreement / technology transactions experience.
  • JD from accredited law school.
  • Excellent legal research, writing, and interpersonal communication skills required.
  • Membership to the State Bar of the desired office location is required. 
    • Wheeling office applicants must be admitted to the West Virginia State Bar, be eligible to join the West Virginia State Bar via reciprocity or by transferring a UBE score, or be willing to take the West Virginia State Bar Exam.

To submit your resume and cover letter for this position, please visit our Career Associate listings at https://www.orrick.com/Careers.

If you are a search firm, please apply using the Search Form Portal.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Consistent with the SF Fair Chance Ordinance, an arrest and conviction record will not automatically disqualify a qualified applicant from consideration for employment. For attorney positions, a 'qualified applicant' is an individual who is a member of the State Bar of California, admitted in good standing, and is eligible to practice[1]; or whose admission to the State Bar of California and eligibility to practice remains subject only to successful completion of the California Bar Examination.


Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for the position in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.


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Posted: 2021-09-01 Expires: 2022-06-23

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