Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks an exceptional mid- to senior-level associate attorney with strong corporate finance and transactional skills to work directly with the leaders of its nationally-recognized restaurant and food & beverage industry business transactions practices based out of beautiful Portland, Oregon. The forward-thinking and mission-based groups represent the interests of nationally-known, leading, emerging, and mature companies in significant financing and M&A transactions.
Ideal candidates will have significant experience in: (i) venture capital and growth equity financings, (ii) private equity and mergers and acquisitions, (iii) managing client relationships and handling the ongoing needs and work flow of a variety of high-growth clients in different stages of development, and (iv) leading deal teams and executing complex transactions. We are seeking a highly capable, driven lawyer with the desire to practice with and enhance an entrepreneurial team. Candidates must have at least three years of experience, excellent academic credentials, writing skills, and references. Experience working on national deals in a large law firm is preferred. DWT’s working atmosphere is fun, fast-paced, and collegial, and partnership advancement potential is strong. While the partners leading these industry groups reside in Portland - a vibrant city with easy commutes and high quality of life - we will also consider candidates in Seattle or San Francisco. Moving and bar expenses paid.
To apply, please upload your cover letter addressed to Bahareh Samanian, Director of Lawyer Recruiting; resume; copy of law school transcript; and a deal sheet. We would also appreciate you letting us know how you heard about this position - thank you!
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About Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
What does success look like for you? At Davis Wright Tremaine, we never lose sight of that question.The answer will be different for every client and every matter and will change with your business circumstances. You may need a merger completed under extraordinary time constraints. You may want an employment issue resolved before it generates publicity. You may want to pursue an IP infringement claim as aggressively as possible or achieve a restructuring that creatively maximizes tax advantages.Our lawyers work with you to determine the goals that best support your strategic business objectives. Then we deploy the leanest, most effective team possible to achieve that outcome.Across our nine offices in the U.S. and Shanghai, we deliver value that includes not just best-in-class legal service but also business insight, user-friendliness and flawless support. A full-service firm, we supplement depth and strength in the core legal functions of litigation, business transactions, intellectual property, and employment with nationally ranked, broadly based teams focused on a number of highly regulated industries—including communications, media, financial services, health care, energy, food... and beverage, and restaurants. Our First Amendment litigation group is particularly renowned for its leading role in many of the country’s most important and cutting-edge cases.As technology transforms every sector of the global economy, our experience serving the world’s leading technology companies, combined with our industry-specific knowledge, enables us to provide high-value tactical advice to clients navigating disrupted industries. We’ve also become a sought-after firm in many practice areas that have emerged from the ongoing digital transformation, including FinTech, AgTech, Digital Health, Blockchain, and Privacy and Security.We understand that what business requires of the legal profession has changed, irrevocably. In-house counsel need more than just legal answers; they need a partner who helps identify and resolve pain-points and who can communicate the legal function’s value in a language business understands. Our success in supporting this evolution has earned us international recognition:In 2016 we were named Innovative Law Firm of the Year for an unprecedented second straight year by the International Legal Technology Association.We were honored by FT Innovative Lawyers Awards North America 2016 as a Standout for "Redesigning the service and delivery model."Our innovation initiatives are led by DWT De Novo, a cross-functional team that combines systems design, process improvement, technology, data analytics, and alternative staffing models to help make the legal function more strategic and to improve the client experience. Davis Wright Tremaine lawyers partner closely with the DWT De Novo team to deliver service that is modern, tech-savvy and customized to each client’s needs and preferences.We focus on what we do extremely well. This means we will not be all things to all clients. The clients that partner with us place a high value on their relationship with us, and we are honored to have the opportunity to collaborate on their success.