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Complex Litigation Associate – Washington, DC

Our client, a large mid-market full-service firm is seeking a mid-level Associate in its complex business litigation team. This firm gives BigLaw quality work without the BigLaw hours targets.

The team represents clients across a variety of industries in complex commercial litigation stemming from contract disputes, fraud and negligence actions, alter ego claims, misappropriation of trade secrets, fiduciary duty allegations, unfair competition matters, and other business disputes. The team is experienced with all stages of dispute resolution, from fact investigation through trial and appeal. The team’s practice frequently involves coordinating related cases that are pending simultaneously in multiple forums, both state and federal.

In addition to the commercial litigation practice, the team represents individuals and corporate entities responding to government investigations by the SEC, the DOJ, the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and the team defends brokerage firms in FINRA arbitration proceedings.

This law firm is particularly known for its excellent training and support from Partners, and you are issued with a Partner mentor to help you transition up into Partnership, if that’s your preferred career path. Associates describe the place as having a ‘midwestern, friendly feel’ and the firm actively encourages a healthy work/life balance.

This is a great opportunity for an Associate seeking to build a successful, long-term litigation practice and looking to develop strong, client-facing relationships at this stage in their career, as well as a desire to be part of a fast-paced, growing and collaborative environment.

Big work doesn’t necessarily mean big hours. Up to 100 hours of pro bono and 50 hours of DE&I activity can be credited toward the firm’s 1,900 billable hours. Associates work about ten hours a day on average, which some felt would allow them to avoid weekend work.

Candidates must be qualified in the District of Columbia.

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