Senior Corporate Associate or Counsel - San Francisco (dwt.com)
Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP
Location: San Francisco, California
Type: Full Time
The Emerging Company and Venture Capital practice of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks a senior associate or counsel-level attorney with a minimum of 6 years’ experience in the areas of emerging growth and venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities, equity compensation, corporate governance and general corporate law. Candidates should have experience leading equity financing transactions and taking client-facing responsibility for general corporate matters. In addition, experience in any of the following industry sectors is a plus: food and beverage, fintech, digital health, renewable energy, media and social impact. Candidates must have an active, in good standing, California state bar license, excellent writing and drafting skills, high level of attention to detail, track record of responsiveness, strong client relationship and interpersonal skills, and be a team player.
DWT’s working atmosphere is fun, fast-paced, and collegial, and partnership advancement potential is strong. Our Emerging Company and Venture Capital practice is part of our Business and Tax group and spans a wide range of industries. This position is based in the San Francisco office but DWT presents many opportunities for cross-office collaboration.
To apply, please upload a cover letter addressed to Deverie Hart, Senior Manager, Lawyer Talent Acquisition; resume, deal sheet and law school transcript. Please specify how you heard about this position.
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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is an AmLaw 100 law firm with ten offices nationwide. We are relentlessly committed to client service and look for candidates who share that commitment. At DWT, client service means having empathy for each client’s and each lawyer’s work and personal pressures, business objectives, and legal needs; anticipating their needs; and having the capabilities and commitment to deliver what matters most to them.
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The annualized salary range for this position in California is $265,000 to $350,000. Actual pay will be adjusted based on the candidate’s education, training, experience and other job-related factors permitted by law. Full time employees may be eligible for a bonus and health insurance with an optional HSA, short term disability, long term disability, dental insurance, vision care, life insurance, Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts, 401(k), vacation, sick time, 10 paid holidays each year and an employee assistance program. For full-time employees, the initial sick leave benefit is 80 hours of sick leave per year. Attorneys generally take approximately three weeks of vacation from work each year, and it may vary depending on the needs of the clients and the firm. Additional voluntary benefits programs include: voluntary accident insurance, voluntary life, voluntary disability, voluntary long term care, voluntary critical illness and cancer insurance and pet insurance. Commuter and Transit programs are also available.
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.