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Date Updated:  March 31, 2015

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BAY AREA LEGAL AID (SAN MATEO) - LITIGATION STAFF ATTORNEY

The San Mateo County Office of Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) is currently accepting applications for a full time, (however we will consider less than full time for the right candidate), litigation staff attorney who will focus on the civil legal needs of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors primarily in family law and immigration matters. 
The Organization: Bay Legal (www.baylegal.org) is the largest legal services provider in the Bay Area, serving Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Mateo, San Francisco and Santa Clara counties. Its mission is to provide high quality legal assistance to clients, regardless of their location, language or disability. Although grounded in local communities, BayLegal's vision is to serve the entire region. 
BayLegal operates six regional offices and has nearly 100 staff members. BayLegal assists clients primarily in housing, family law/domestic violence, access to healthcare, public benefits matters, youth advocacy and consumer rights. 
Job Description: The litigation attorney position is primarily focused on representing the family and immigration law needs of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors though may also be called upon to address their housing and economic justice legal needs. The position also involves running weekly clinics assisting self-represented litigants seeking Domestic Violence Prevention Act restraining orders. The attorney will engage in community outreach and collaborations, particularly geared towards reaching 
identified underserved populations, such as African-American, non-English speaking, or LGBT domestic violence survivors. The position will also work in collaboration with the court, local government, and community agencies to address systemic barriers affecting domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. 
We seek attorney candidates who are adept working in a litigation-rich practice, will be self-directed, and are comfortable working in a fast paced environment.
Requirements: 
♦ Membership in good standing of any state bar including the California State Bar; 
♦ At least one (1) year of relevant substantive experience and experience representing clients at hearing/trial; 
♦ Excellence in oral and written communication; 
♦ Strong organizational skills; 
♦ Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team; 
♦ Ability to work with low-income clients and clients with disabilities.
♦ Also highly valued is professional fluency in Spanish, Tagalog, or Chinese, and the ability to provide culturally appropriate services to diverse communities. 
Compensation and Benefits: Compensation is based upon experience. Generous benefits package includes medical, dental and life insurance, long term disability, a 401k plan, loan repayment and bilingual differential.
Applications: We encourage applicants who will contribute to our diversity to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. 
Please send cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample to: David McGee, Director of Human Resources at dmcgee@baylegal.org and include SM Attorney in the subject line no later than April 10, 2015.

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FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER FOR DISTRICT OF OREGON - ASSISTANT FEDERAL DEFENDER

The Federal Public Defender for the District of Oregon is accepting applications for an Assistant Federal Defender to handle capital habeas corpus and other post-conviction litigation in our Portland Office.

            Duties include representing clients on Oregon’s death row in their federal habeas corpus litigation, representing other habeas corpus clients, and working closely with other Assistant Federal Defenders in managing the capital and non-capital habeas caseload.   The successful applicant must have the following experience:  (1) a minimum of five years of criminal defense litigation, including some previous capital defense litigation at either the trial or post-conviction level; (2) experience with federal habeas corpus litigation, with a preference for capital habeas experience; (3) excellent research and writing skills.  This position will focus primarily on a post-conviction practice, so while trial experience is useful it is not required.     

Salary is commensurate with experience.  This position is subject to mandatory Electronic Funds Transfer (direct deposit) for payment of salary.  Full federal benefits apply to this position.  As with all positions with the Federal Public Defender, this is an at-will appointment that may be terminated by the Defender at any time, with or without cause, and the successful candidate will be subject to a background check as a condition of employment.  Hiring is subject to the availability of funds. 

The position will remain open until filled, although preference will be given to applications received by April 14, 2015. 

Send resume, writing sample and cover letter by April 14, 2015 to:

Human Resources - Recruitment

Federal Public Defender – District of Oregon

101 S.W. Main Street, Suite 1700

Portland, Oregon 97204

or via email to:

shelly_chetwood@fd.org

No telephone calls please.

No funds are available for reimbursement of travel expenses in connection with interviews.

The Office of the Federal Public Defender is an equal opportunity employer. 

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  

Proof of U.S. citizenship or other employment eligibility required. 

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POSITIVE RESOURCE CENTER: STAFF ATTORNEY

The Staff Attorney provides legal representation to low-income clients with HIV and/or mental health issues in order to guarantee disability income and health insurance benefits.

Position Responsibilities Include:

  • Assessment: Performs individual assessment of needs related to health insurance and income benefits. Helps identify and assist in breaking barriers to benefit entitlements, including accessing medical care, treatments and psychiatric and/or psychological evaluations. Works with clients within a Harm Reduction approach.
  • Benefits Advocacy: : Provides direct legal assistance and representation to clients. Assists clients to apply for public disability benefits such as SSI and SSDI, as well as handles other health insurance and income benefits related issues. Follows claims throughout the process, negotiating with SSA and Disability Analysts as needed. Files appropriate paperwork and develops/obtains supporting medical evidence.
  • Hearings: Prepares cases for appeal and appears before Administrative Law Judges or other tribunals. Files documents for appeals process. Develops/obtains supporting medical evidence. Performs legal research. Writes pre- and post-hearings legal briefs. Prepares clients for testimony. Prepares questions for cross-examination of expert witnesses. Appeals unfavorable decisions to Appeals Council.
  • File Management: Creates and maintains confidential client files detailing documents and policies reviewed, correspondence prepared on behalf of the client and case progress. Updates databases.

Qualifications:

  • Active member of the California State Bar required.
  • Minimum of 2 years of SSI advocacy experience strongly preferred.
  • Ability to maintain computer databases on a regular basis with minimal supervision required.
  • Bilingual and bicultural (Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Vietnamese or Russian) highly desirable.
  • Ability to be sensitive to and work well with low-income individuals, people with psychiatric disabilities, people living with HIV/AIDS, people of color, active drug users, people with a history of homelessness or incarceration, and people in the LGBT community.
  • Familiarity with mental health issues, HIV/AIDS, and state and federal laws regarding disability benefits.
  • Knowledge of Harm Reduction theory and practice as applied to legal services.

Salary and Benefits:

40 hours per week. $55,000, plus medical, dental, short/long term disability, life insurance, employer matching contributions to 403(b) retirement, Bar dues.

Application Procedure:

Submit a resume and cover letter to: Positive Resource Center, Attn: Andy Chu, 785 Market Street, 10th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103. or email HumanResources@positiveresource.org.

People living with HIV/AIDS or other disabilities, people of color and people who are bilingual/bicultural are strongly encouraged to apply.

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SVB Private Bank Focused Attorney
Silicon Valley Bank is seeking a senior-level attorney to support SVB’s Private Bank, Community Redevelopment/Reinvestment Group and Wine Division.   The attorney will provide strategic guidance, transaction support, and legal and regulatory advice.
The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and cutting edge environment, be able to work collaboratively within a highly matrixed organization, and be able to guide senior leaders on complex matters.   
He or she must have excellent analytical, research and written/verbal communication skills and should be flexible and willing to handle a wide variety of legal issues.
The candidate must be experienced in (a) consumer credit, deposit and investment products and services; (b) real estate and mortgage legal and disclosure issues, especially relating to consumer focused loans; and (c) state and federal consumer-focused regulations.  Familiarity with investment advisory rules and regulations is a plus.
• Providing legal and regulatory guidance on a wide array of consumer lending and banking matters, including 
• Serving as the primary internal legal point of contact for SVB’s Private Bank
• Assisting with, and sometimes leading, consumer lending/mortgage transactions
• Assisting with SVB’s consumer-focused wealth management group
• Assisting with the development of new products and strategies
• Advising on legal matters concerning consumer loan, mortgage and deposit operations and regulatory 
• Drafting and negotiating agreements while coordinating with internal business units, clients and outside 
• Performing legal work as part of a project team on a variety of bank and securities products issues
• 6-12+ years’ experience (either in-house or with a firm)
• A minimum of 5+ years in consumer banking experience
• Experience with state and Federal consumer banking regulations
• Excellent writing and oral communication skills
• Hard working, well organized and able to manage numerous project simultaneously under deadline 
• Willingness to work on a broad range of legal matters/topics
• Flexibility, especially with changing roles and responsibilities as the business needs evolve
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to team up with others
• An inquisitive nature to help you learn about our business and to help find solutions as we grow
• Exceptional communications/presentation skills
• A J.D. from a top tier school and excellent academic credentials

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SVB Investment Products and Asset Management Focused Attorney Job Description
SVB Financial Group is currently seeking candidates for the position of Senior Counsel. We seek an attorney who will principally support our business units focused on investment related products and services that are delivered through our bank and its investment advisor and broker-dealer affiliates, including our consumer focused wealth advisory business.   
The candidate must be familiar with (a) bank cash management products and services, including money market mutual funds, reverse repurchase agreements and other bank sweep products; (b) asset management (both commercial and consumer) and broker-dealer delivered products and services.  The candidate must have a strong knowledge of applicable U.S. bank regulations relating to cash management products, the Investment Advisors Act of 1940, the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.   The position will focus on products and services delivered to commercial clients, but will also assist with consumer related matters, including consumer asset management.The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and cutting edge environment. The successful candidate must be comfortable both managing outside counsel and providing guidance to business units regarding complex legal and business issues.  
The work will include:
• Providing legal and regulatory guidance on a wide array of cash management, securities and 
• Serving as the primary internal legal point of contact for the Global Investment Products 
• Assist with SVB’s consumer focused asset management group
• Assisting with the development of new products and strategies
• Drafting and negotiating agreements while coordinating with internal business units, clients 
• Performing legal work as part of a project team on a variety of bank and securities products 
• Managing outside counsel
Requirements:
• 6-10+ years’ experience (either in-house or with a firm)
• A minimum of 4+ years in banking and securities/investment advisory experience
• Experience with bank cash management products
• Excellent writing and oral communication skills
• Hard working, well organized and able to manage numerous project simultaneously under 
• Willingness to work on a broad range of legal matters/topics
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to team up with others
• An inquisitive nature to help you learn about our business and to help find solutions as we 
• Exceptional communications/presentation skills
• A J.D. from a top tier school and excellent academic credentials
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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.