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Intellectual Property 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 actively recruiting federal district court and Federal Circuit law clerks for associate positions with our nationwide Intellectual Property Litigation practice. This position is open to our Boston, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, San Francisco, Silicon Valley or Washington, D.C. offices.

Qualified candidates will have three to six years’ experience in patent litigation. Candidates must have excellent research and writing skills, ability to work independently and possess strong advocacy ability. Strong academic credentials along with entrepreneurial drive, initiative, grit, and a strong work ethic are required. We value collegiality and diversity among our lawyers and seek to make the practice both professionally and personally rewarding. A bachelor’s or higher degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent is preferred. Admission to the State Bar of your office location is required.  

Leading innovators turn to Orrick’s patent litigators for their most challenging cases. We have a formidable record in competitor versus competitor cases. And we’ve prevailed against the most aggressive patent assertion entities. We have a winning record in the toughest arenas, from the Eastern District of Texas and the Northern District of California to the International Trade Commission (ITC). And we’ve handled more than 100 inter partes review proceedings before the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Our results prompted The American Lawyer to name us "IP Litigation Department of the Year" in 2016.

Judicial clerks joining Orrick directly from a clerkship on a federal court receive a significant bonus, reflecting the value Orrick places on the clerkship experience. Orrick also provides both compensation and seniority credit for the time spent clerking (including for multiple clerkships).

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  • Must possess excellent legal research, writing, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience as a judicial clerk for a minimum of one year for a Federal district or appellate court.
  • A completed JD from an accredited law school required.
  • Admission to the State Bar of your office location
  • bachelor’s or higher degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent is preferred.
  • Excellent academic credentials required.
  • Highly motivated and proactive.

The candidate must possess strong academic credentials, excellent legal research and superb writing and oral communications skills, strong interpersonal skills and is a team player.


Given our active recruiting efforts, we do not accept recruiter / search agency submissions for candidates currently completing judicial clerkships.  We encourage all judicial clerks to reach out to our recruiting team directly to discuss potential employment opportunities with Orrick.

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: 2022-02-24 Expires: 2022-06-06

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