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Date Updated:  March 25, 2015

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BRG SPORTS, INC.

BRG Sports, Inc. is accepting applications for one summer intern/law clerk position in its Scotts Valley office. 

Description

  • General commercial legal support for the Action Sports division, comprising the Bell, Giro, Blackburn and C Preme product lines and brands.
  • 40 hour/week, 8-10 week commitment, no split summer.   
  • Paid position with multiple product-related benefits < 10 mins from beach, among the redwoods.
  • Anticipated activities/ subject matter may comprise: sponsorship and contractual drafting and review, commercial and product liability litigation, intellectual property (patent/TM procurement + assertion/enforcement work), packaging/ad copy clearance, admin legal functions (budgeting, reporting) and other duties required of and assigned by in-house staff and counsel
  • Anticipate NO work related to Riddell subsidiary (e.g. no NFL concussion work) or HR/ employment counseling
  • For a fan of bicycling and motorsports, this might be a pretty fun gig . . .

Selection Criteria/Desired Characteristics

  • 2L preferred.  Will consider stellar 1L with recommendations. 
  • Solid academic performance, especially in Contracts.
  • Interest in sports/entertainment law a plus.
  • Attention to detail, capacity and desire to operate independently.
  • Ability to draw reasonable inferences in the absence of explicit instructions.
  • As Judge Kozinski used to say in his OSCAR clerkship req, “Dweebs OK.” 

Application

  • Email a resume/CV plus cover letter stating interest and qualifications to legal@brgsports.com.
  • Applicants for whom there is an interest may be subsequently contacted for additional materials.

·         Please, no phone calls. 

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TORTS / Aviation & Admiralty Section / San Francisco, CA

Attorney

San Francisco, CA 94102

United States

 

About the Office: The Civil Division, with more than 1,000 attorneys and 14 litigating components, represents the United States, its departments and agencies, Members of Congress, Cabinet officers and other Federal employees.

The Aviation and Admiralty Section of the Torts Branch litigates on behalf of a select group of federal agencies involved in aviation related and maritime activities. The Torts Branch's San Francisco Field Office handles a wide array of affirmative and defensive admiralty tort and commercial litigation throughout the Ninth Circuit and Pacific Rim, including ship collisions and groundings, oil spills, and personal injury cases involving seamen and shore workers.

Job Description: The Civil Division, Torts Branch, is seeking an experienced maritime trial attorney for its San Francisco Field Office of the Admiralty Section. In this context the San Francisco Field Office litigates on behalf of a select group of federal agencies involved in maritime activities. These include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Navy, Coast Guard, Maritime Administration, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Section defends these agencies against claims of negligence in their various activities; examples of claims involve ship collisions and groundings, Coast Guard Search and Rescue activities. The Section also handles cases seeking recovery on behalf of the United States in maritime contract and tort cases, including maritime oil spill litigation seeking recovery of response costs under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA).

Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of any State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia, and be an active member of the bar in good standing; and have at least two years of post J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-13 level, at least three years of post J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-14 level; and at least 4 years of post J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-15 level. You must also be a U.S. citizen.

Applicants should have litigation experience in federal courts. Applicants should have excellent writing, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, exhibit good judgment, and have an interest in trial and appellate work. Judicial clerkship experience is highly desirable.

Current salary and years of experience will determine the appropriate salary level. The beginning salary range is GS-13.

Salary: $98,815.00 to $158,700.00 / Per Year

Travel: 25% or greater travel is required. This position requires frequent travel.

Application Process: Applicants must submit a resume or current OF-612 (Optional Application for Federal Employment), a cover letter (highlighting relevant background), and a writing sample (15 pages maximum) to:

U.S. Department of Justice
Civil Division, Torts Branch (A&A)
P. O. Box 36028
450 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
ATTN: R. Michael Underhill

Or e-mail materials to Bonnie.li@usdoj.gov

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No telephone calls please. Applications must be postmarked by no later than the closing date of the job announcement. Applications submitted by e-mail must be received by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time), on April 3, 2015.

Application Deadline: Friday, April 3, 2015

Relocation Expenses: Not authorized.

Number of Positions: 1

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Senior Counsel – Environmental, Land Use & Energy
Office of the General Counsel
University of California

The University of California Office of General Counsel (OGC) seeks an attorney  with demonstrated expertise in environmental compliance counseling and defense of enforcement actions is required on matters involving water quality, air quality, hazardous waste, property remediation, and biological, chemical, and radiation safety in the workplace (CWA, CAA, CERCLA, RCRA, TSCA, ESA, EPCRA, OSHA, and analogous state laws). Land use responsibilities include developing strategies for the University's compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act, advising on permitting requirements arising under the California Coastal Act and providing advice on issues involving state and federal Endangered Species Act, Timber Harvest/Conversion Plans and historic resources.  Experience in energy and renewable-energy transactions, Greenhouse Gas emissions reduction, compliance, allowances and offsets under California's cap and trade program, is a plus.  

Incumbent will independently handle a full range of legal matters and projects, to include the most complex and that of substantial importance and impact. Interprets complex facts and the law in areas of high ambiguity. Provide functional advice, training and/or guidance to less-experienced attorneys.  May act as a liaison with outside counsel, and/or represent the University in complex litigation.

Qualifications include a JD from an accredited law school and a member, in good standing, of the California State Bar.  Exceptional candidates with less years of experience are encouraged to apply.    

Classification and salary is commensurate with qualifications and depth/breadth of experience.

Salary range:  $128,900 - $232,100. 

All interested applicants, go to: http://apptrkr.com/583994

Position will be open until filled.  To ensure full consideration, candidates should submit an application by:  March 22, 2015

The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

The Office of General Counsel (OGC) delivers ethical, timely, efficient and high quality legal services to the University of California ten campuses, five medical centers, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, as well as to the Board of Regents, the President, the Chancellors and other officers of the University. Its services include prosecuting and defending litigation, drafting and negotiating agreements, providing advice, counsel and interpretation of laws, regulations and policies, and assisting with development of effective compliance and risk mitigation strategies to facilitate the University's complex operations.

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Position:  Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, New Business & Conflicts Analyst

Duties:  Assist in the identification of potential conflicts of interest through corporate and conflicts database research. Maintain and update the conflicts database. Respond to attorney and staff requests and perform conflicts of interest searches.

Qualifications: Excellent communication and organizational skills. Detail-oriented. Prior law firm experience mandatory. Must be able to multi-task and prioritize.

Education: Bachelor's degree.

To apply, please visit our website at www.wsgr.com and click on Careers.    

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Attorney, US Attorney Office

501 I Street, Suite 10-100

Sacramento, CA 95814

United States

15-EDCA-04A

 About the Office: The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California represents the Federal government in virtually all litigation involving the United States in the Eastern District of California. This includes all criminal prosecutions for violations of Federal law, civil lawsuits by and against the government, and actions to collect judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers. The office places a high value on the diversity of experience and cultural perspective and encourages applications from attorneys from all ethnic groups, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California is headquartered in Sacramento. The District includes the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada Mountains and encompasses most of the land mass of California -- from the Coastal Mountain Range to the Nevada border, and from Bakersfield in the south to the Oregon border. The Sacramento office serves the northern counties of the district: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sutter, Trinity, Tehama, Yolo, and Yuba.

Sacramento, the state capital, is located in the heart of California. The city has been on the move since it became the capital in 1854 and is now one of the fastest growing regions in the United States. Sacramento is home to professional ballet, opera, and theatre companies, including the Sacramento Music Circus, providing a wide range of cultural activities and events. Professional sports are represented by the Sacramento Kings of the NBA, the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League, the Sacramento River Cats, a Triple-A baseball team, and the Sacramento Republic FC, a professional soccer team. Bound by two rivers, water recreation tops the list for outdoor activities such as salmon fishing, river rafting, and boating. Nearby Folsom Lake and Lake Natoma offer sailing and windsurfing. Sacramento is located 90 miles northeast of San Francisco and approximately 90 miles west of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountain range, providing numerous recreational opportunities for skiing and boating enthusiasts.

Job Description: The United States Attorney is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Civil Division, Defense Litigation Unit. The mission of the Defense Litigation Unit is to represent the United States and its agencies and employees in a wide variety of trial and appellate cases. The case load includes defense of employment discrimination cases; medical malpractice, premises liability and other tort litigation; statutory and constitutional challenges to government programs; land management decisions challenged under NEPA and other environmental statutes; Administrative Procedure Act cases; FOIA and Privacy Act cases; and Bivens civil rights suits.

Following appointment, Assistant U.S. Attorneys generally must reside in the district to which they are appointed. See 28 U.S.C. § 545 for district-specific information.

This is a permanent position; however, all initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.

This position is open to any U.S. Citizen to apply.

Qualifications: 

Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of a State, territory, or the District of Columbia, and have at least one year of post-J.D. experience. Applicants must be active members in good standing of the bar (any jurisdiction). Ideal qualifications include at least 3-5 years of experience litigating civil cases in federal courts, with substantial responsibility for all aspects of discovery, trial, and appeals.

Preferred Qualifications: Applicants must have a demonstrated capacity to function with minimal supervision in a highly demanding environment, exceptional brief writing and oral advocacy skills, excellent analytical ability, and good judgment. In addition, applicants must exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, paralegals, support staff and client agencies.

Applicants will be expected to do their own legal research and writing and will be substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day correspondence and pleadings. Applicants must be computer literate and adept at learning new programs.

Security Requirements: Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment adjudication. This includes fingerprints, tax and credit checks, and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.

Salary: 

Assistant United States Attorneys' pay is administratively determined, based in part on the number of years of professional attorney experience. The current recruiting range of pay is $55,573 to $147,086 including 22.20% locality pay for the Sacramento a

Travel: 

The position is based in Sacramento. Travel will occasionally be required.

Application Process: 

Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to:

United States Attorney's Office
ATTN: Phillip Talbert
501 I Street, Suite 10-100
Sacramento, CA 95814

Resumes should include a detailed description of employment history, to include dates of employment (month/year). This position is open until filled but no later than Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

Please include the vacancy announcement number listed at the top of this announcement (15-EDCA-04A) on your resume and cover letter. No telephone calls please.

This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at: http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/vacancies and http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/cae.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Number of Positions: This announcement is to fill one position; however, depending on the needs of the office, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.

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SCHIFF HARDIN LLP - EE Intellectual Property Associate

Position: Associate
Office: Chicago, New York or San Francisco
Practice Group: Intellectual Property

Description:
Schiff Hardin LLP is seeking an associate for its Intellectual Property practice group in its
Chicago, New York or San Francisco office. The ideal candidate would have two to three years (2010 to 2012 J.D.) of patent litigation experience in the electrical engineering field. A degree in Electrical Engineering and experience with depositions, expert reports, and discovery management are preferred. Strong academic record and strong research, writing, and oral
communication skills are required. Candidates should also have an attorney license that is in good standing in the state in which the candidate would practice.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Emily Wiegand, Legal Recruitment Specialist, at ewiegand@schiffhardin.com.

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SCHIFF HARDIN LLP - Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property Associate
 

Position: Associate
Office: Chicago, New York or San Francisco
Practice Group: Intellectual Property

Description:
Schiff Hardin LLP is seeking associates for its Intellectual Property practice group in its Chicago, New York or San Francisco office. The ideal candidate would have two to three years (2010 to 2012 J.D.) of patent litigation experience in the pharmaceutical field. A degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry and experience with depositions, expert reports, and discovery management are preferred. Strong academic record and strong research, writing, and oral communication skills are required. Candidates should also have an attorney license that is in good standing in the state in which the candidate would practice.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Emily Wiegand, Legal Recruitment Specialist, at ewiegand@schiffhardin.com.

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TSMC

Position: Patent Litigation Counsel
Working location: Hsinchu, Taiwan

We are looking for a U.S. attorney with 3-5 years of patent litigation experience to be based in Hsinchu, Taiwan (about 1 hour from Taipei; 30 min by high speed rail).  More or less experience will be considered depending on candidate.  The position reports to the head of patent litigation.
Primary responsibilities will include day-to-day oversight of outside counsel, including hands on management of all litigation activities, developing internal discovery strategy and overall case strategy, attending depositions and hearings, and internal education and training.  Technical background preferred and semiconductor experience is a plus.  Chinese language skills are not required, but would be helpful.  A sense of adventure is required.

Requirements:
1.  US attorney with 3+ years of patent litigation experience at top firm.
2.  Graduate of top law school and excellent writing and oral communication skills.
3.  Technical background or semiconductor related experience will be a plus.
4.  Chinese language skills are not required, but would be helpful.

If you are interested, please send your resume to susan_wang@tsmc.com.

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TSMC

Position: Patent Attorney / Agent
Working location: Hsinchu, Taiwan

We are looking for a U.S. attorney or patent agent with at least 3 years of experience to be based in Hsinchu, Taiwan (about 1 hour from Taipei; 30 min by high speed rail).  Primary responsibilities include reviewing draft office actions prepared by outside counsel for domestic and foreign filings, drafting U.S. patent applications, and supporting patent related disputes.  This position reports to the head of patent prosecution.

Requirements:
1. US patent attorney or agent with 3+ years experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications before the USPTO, preferably in semiconductor related field.
2. An undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Material Science, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry or semiconductor related field.  Advanced degree will be a plus.
3. Excellent writing and oral communication skills in English.  Familiarity with Chinese language will be a plus.

If you are interested, please send your resume to susan_wang@tsmc.com.