oundaries. It's one of the reasons we attract and retain cross-border work. And why we attract a diverse group of people.
Our lawyers are globally minded, enterprising, collaborative and committed to excellence. Diversity is a core value of our Firm and it has been recognized with numerous awards and top rankings around the world. Our people represent 90 nationalities and speak 80 languages.
We are currently looking for a mid-level intellectual property litigation associate with a background in electrical engineering or computer science to join our Silicon Valley, Washington DC, New York, Boston, Chicago, Miami, Houston, or Los Angeles office.
In addition to excellent academic credentials, you should have a good basic grasp and experience in the areas pertinent to our work. To thrive in this complex and highly specialized field, you will also need to be a quick learner, open to new areas of knowledge and comfortable with on-the-job training.
Combining a keen eye for detail with an ability to see the bigger picture, you should possess excellent research and drafting skills, and both the analytical rigor and creative flair required to translate large volumes of information into original legal arguments. You will need to demonstrate focus, tenacity, and a genuine enthusiasm for the challenges of our work.
A strong team player, you should also be independent and self-motivated; excited by the opportunities for learning and professional development, and eager to take on responsibility whenever possible.
Our Practice Area
Many of the world's leading pharmaceutical, internet and technology companies, including major multinational corporations, turn to us for their most important intellectual property needs. From bet-the-company litigation to ground-breaking, cross-border transactions, the intellectual property lawyers in our global network offer our clients decades of experience, combined with in-depth legal expertise across a broad spectrum of technology sectors.
As an associate joining our practice, you will find yourself in a collegial working environment where partners are friendly and accessible and your colleagues always supportive and open to questions. A relatively non-hierarchical practice with a strong commitment to professional development, we believe in giving everyone a voice, and in giving associates significant responsibility at a relatively early stage of their careers.
Our IP attorneys partner with clients, providing practical solutions and counseling for their most complex issues. They routinely litigate high-stakes cases for some of the world's most preeminent global technology companies in their most important disputes. Our litigators have represented clients in matters before the USPTO, federal and state courts, as well as the International Trade Commission.
The work can be demanding, but is always rewarding-both in terms of the satisfaction of contributing to your team's success, and of supporting pioneering companies engaged in high-profile, high-stakes disputes that have a lasting impact on people's lives.
Duties and Accountabilities 1
Conducting brief or somewhat more complex research, or drafting of memoranda (search for judicature, commentaries to specific legal issues)
Support both patent counseling and patent litigation for matters that touch upon EE or CS
Communication with clients (via telephone, E-mail)
Involvement in due diligence - analysis of agreements in data room and their subsequent description
Providing direct assistance to senior lawyers on matters arising in the course of day-to-day provision of legal services to leading international and domestic corporate clients
Joining educational seminar and practice groups
Location & Reporting
This role can be based in Silicon Valley, Boston, NY, DC, Houston, Los Angeles or Miami.
Salary Range: $225,000 - $400,000 per year
White & Case is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. It is our Firm's policy to recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable law.
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The Firm may modify and amend any job description at any time in its sole discretion. Nothing herein creates a contract of employment or otherwise modifies the at-will nature of employment.
1 The above is only a general description of the essential duties associated with this position and does not represent an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all duties.