Litigation Associate Position

Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP is looking for highly-qualified associates in each of its rapidly-expanding offices (Boston, New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.).

Built from the ground up to be relentless, precise, agile, resilient and collaborative, Pierce Bainbridge employs cutting-edge technologies and a unique, next-generation institutional structure that sets it far apart from the traditional, 20th century law firms of the past.  We offer associates the opportunity to work in a forward-looking, progressive, collegial and non-hierarchical environment that is without comparison among the nation’s leading law firms.  We use Slack, we don’t impose artificial deadlines, we don’t require formal office attire and, most importantly, we win cases and have fun doing so.

Associates at Pierce Bainbridge receive unparalleled opportunities to get hands-on, substantial litigation experience early in their careers.  Unlike most traditional law firms, we encourage associates to take on as much responsibility as they demonstrate they are capable of handling, without regard to arbitrary class-year distinctions.  Our associates are staffed on matters ranging anywhere from intellectual property disputes to general commercial litigation to securities litigation and white-collar representations, on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants.  Pierce Bainbridge litigators operate as one cohesive unit across all offices and practices areas, meaning our associates are enabled and encouraged to get diverse litigation experience throughout all stages of the litigation process, without limitations based on geography or practice area distinctions.

Among other responsibilities, our associates are given opportunities to first-chair depositions, argue motions, draft legal briefs and pleadings, supervise day-to-day case management functions and develop and implement litigation strategies.  Also setting Pierce Bainbridge apart from other top firms, our associates are regularly given the opportunity to take cases to trial.

In addition, we also encourage remote work for all employees.  There is no face-time requirement at Pierce Bainbridge – all employees are free to work remotely if and when they choose to do so.

Although Pierce Bainbridge generally draws attorneys from the nation’s top law schools and leading laws firms (including firms such as Skadden Arps, Quinn Emanuel, Paul Weiss, Gibson Dunn, Latham & Watkins, Jones Day, Kirkland & Ellis and Covington & Burling, among others), it also understands that the best litigators cannot always be seen on paper.  The ideal candidate has a strong sense of efficiency; can operate independently; has strong multi-tasking skills; is a self-starter; has excellent written and oral communications skills; has a demonstrated entrepreneurial skill set (including strong leadership abilities, a can-do attitude, and strong attention to detail); has a desire to advocate zealously on behalf clients; has a solid grounding in legal technology; and must be able to thrive in a horizontally-structured, non-hierarchical environment.  Experience with drafting pleadings, drafting legal briefs, drafting written discovery, conducting legal research and managing discovery projects is strongly preferred.  Strong emoji game is also a plus.

Please submit cover letters, resumes, transcripts and writing samples to [email protected].