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Biotechnology or Pharmaceutical Patent Associate or Agent - Boston, New York, or Washington, DC

Foley & Lardner LLP is seeking a patent associate or agent to join the firm’s pre-eminent, national Intellectual Property Department’s Chemical, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Practice Group in our Boston, New York, or Washington, DC office. The candidate must have immediately transferable skills, with a strong academic background, excellent written and oral communication skills, and major law firm experience and/or industry experience. Our ideal candidate will possess 2+ years of patent preparation and prosecution experience. Candidate must hold an advanced degree in Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Immunology, or a related field. To be considered, any attorney candidate must hold a JD from an ABA-approved law school and must be in good standing and an active member of the bar of the state where the candidate is admitted to practice. Admission before the USPTO will be required as a condition of hire. Interested applicants should submit resume, transcripts, and cover letter indicating office preference. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Business and Venture Capital Law Associate – Silicon Valley

Foley & Lardner LLP is seeking an associate to join the Transactions Practice Group in our Silicon Valley office. In this role, you will provide day-to-day counsel to founders and management teams of companies ranging from true startups to late-stage venture-backed businesses, and work closely with them in connection with financings, M&A and other strategic transactions. Qualified candidates must have very strong document drafting and negotiating skills, and will have 3-4 years of experience in emerging technology companies; venture capital financings (convertible securities and preferred equity); mergers and acquisitions; and the organization, development and counseling of early stage companies, their founders and boards. We are seeking a well-rounded, detail-oriented, highly-motivated individual who is an effective communicator, seeks significant client contact, and is willing to work hard toward partnership. Our Silicon Valley office is an open and collaborative environment where the associate will have the opportunity to play a substantial role in business development and work hand-in-hand with leading entrepreneurs and investors building great companies. Large law firm experience preferred. Top academics required. To be considered, a candidate must hold a JD from a top tier, ABA-approved law school and must be in good standing and an active member of the State Bar of California. Interested applicants should submit a resume and law school transcript. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Business Law (Commercial Transactions) Special Counsel

Foley & Lardner LLP is seeking an attorney to join the Business Law Department in the Milwaukee office as a special counsel. This is a full-time, non-partner track position supporting the Commercial Transactions & Business Counseling practice of our Finance Practice Group. Our ideal candidate will have at least 2 - 5 years of experience drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, including supply and distribution chain agreements; equipment purchase/sale agreements; purchase and sale forms; technology-related agreements, such as software license agreements; and professional services agreements. We are seeking a hard-working, energetic attorney with the interest and background to work on supply chain, commercial transaction, and distribution relationship issues, including those involving manufacturers, service providers, suppliers, dealers, distributors, sales representatives, etc. Large law firm experience preferred. Strong academic performance and writing skills are required. To be considered, a candidate must hold a JD from an ABA-approved law school and be in good standing and an active member of the State Bar of Wisconsin. Interested applicants should submit resume and law school transcript. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Electronics Patent Associate or Agent – Silicon Valley

Foley & Lardner LLP is seeking a patent attorney or agent with 1+ years of experience to join the patent practice in its Silicon Valley office. Qualified candidates must hold a degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or a related field and have strong patent prosecution skills. The candidate preferably has experience with computer, electrical, and semiconductor technologies and related software applications. Strong legal writing and research skills, top academics and law firm experience required. To be considered, any attorney candidate must hold a JD from an ABA-approved law school and must be in good standing and an active member of the California State Bar. Attorney and agent applicants must be registered to practice before the Patent Office. Interested applicants should submit a resume, transcripts (law school, graduate, and undergraduate). Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Health Care (Transactional) Associate - Boston

Foley & Lardner LLP is seeking an associate to join its premier Health Care Practice Group in Boston. Our Health Care Practice Group represents health systems and numerous diverse health care entities, as well as venture and private equity investors focused on health care and life sciences. The ideal candidate will possess 2 - 4 years of corporate and transactional experience, with particular emphasis in health care transactions and work with health care-focused clients, and will have general knowledge of federal and state health care regulatory environments and their affect and interplay in health care transactions and day-to-day business matters affecting health care industry clients. We are seeking a well-rounded, dynamic, highly-motivated associate, who has demonstrated an ability to thrive in a sophisticated practice in a busy, collegial environment, to assist with advancing the long-term strategic objectives of the Health Care Practice Group. AmLaw 100 experience preferred. Excellent academic credentials, writing and communication skills, including the ability to converse with firm clients on a regular basis, are required. We value collegiality and diversity among our lawyers and seek to make the practice both professionally and personally rewarding. To be considered, a candidate must hold a JD from a top tier, ABA-approved law school and must be in good standing and an active member of the Massachusetts Bar. Interested applicants should submit resume and law school transcript. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Litigation Staff Attorney - San Francisco

Foley & Lardner LLP is seeking an attorney with 3 to 6 years of litigation experience to join the Litigation Department in our San Francisco office as a staff attorney. This is a full time, non-partner track position supporting our Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Our ideal candidate will have very strong legal research and writing skills and will have conducted complex discovery, drafted complex motions, argued one or more motions in court, have some deposition experience, and assisted in trial preparation in both state and federal courts. Experience with litigation involving health insurance and the healthcare system would be a distinct plus. Clerkship experience is a plus but not required. We are seeking a well-rounded and highly-motivated attorney, who is eager to learn and gain valuable experience while supporting attorneys in several of our offices. Large law firm experience preferred. Strong academic performance required. To be considered, a candidate must hold a JD from an ABA-approved law school and be in good standing and an active member of The State Bar of California. Interested applicants should submit a resume and law school transcript. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Litigation Staff Attorney – Tampa

Foley & Lardner LLP is seeking an attorney with 2 to 5 years of litigation experience to join the Litigation Department in our Tampa office as a staff attorney. This is a full time, non-partner track position supporting our Construction Practice Group. Our ideal candidate will have very strong legal research and writing skills and will have conducted discovery, drafted motions, argued one or more motions in court, have some deposition experience, and assisted in trial preparation in both state and federal courts. Experience negotiating and preparing construction contract documents and representing general contractors and other construction professionals, including construction managers and sureties, in mediation, arbitration, and litigation of insurance claims, construction and design defect claims, and related matters is strongly preferred. Strong organizational and time management skills required, as this position involves managing a significant volume of matters. We are seeking a highly-motivated attorney, who is eager to learn and gain valuable experience while supporting attorneys in our Tampa office. To be considered, a candidate must hold a JD from an ABA-approved law school and be in good standing and an active member of the Florida Bar. Interested applicants should submit a resume and law school transcript. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Materials Science Patent Attorney or Agent - Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, or Washington DC

Foley & Lardner LLP is seeking a patent attorney or agent with 1 - 4 years of experience to join the patent practice in its Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, or Washington, DC office. Qualified candidates must hold a degree in Materials Science (or Chemical Engineering with significant experience with materials science). The candidate preferably also has experience with mechanical and electromechanical technologies. Strong writing, research, and communication skills required. Law firm experience preferred but not required for patent agent candidates. To be considered, any attorney candidate must hold a JD from an ABA-approved law school and must be in good standing and an active member of the relevant State Bar. Attorney and agent applicants must have strong academic background and be registered to practice before the Patent Office. Interested applicants should submit resume, transcripts, and cover letter indicating office preference. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Mid-Level Real Estate Associate - Madison

Foley & Lardner LLP is seeking an associate with 4-6 years of real estate law experience to join our Real Estate Practice Group in Madison. Qualified candidate will have very strong document drafting and negotiating skills and real estate experience, including, but not limited to: reviewing title and survey and negotiating, drafting and revising purchase and sale agreements, easements, licenses, leases, loan agreements, loan modifications, construction and architect agreements, estoppel certificates, and resolutions for a wide-range of commercial real estate transactions. Experience in low income housing and new markets tax credits is valued. We are seeking a well-rounded, dynamic, highly-motivated lawyer, who has demonstrated an ability to thrive in a sophisticated practice in a busy, collegial environment, to assist with advancing the long-term strategic objectives of the Business Law Department. AmLaw 100 experience preferred. Strong writing, communication, and interpersonal skills are required. To be considered, a candidate must hold a JD from a top tier, ABA-approved law school and must be in good standing and an active member of the bar of the state in which he or she is admitted to practice. Timely admission to the Wisconsin Bar will be a condition of employment. Interested applicants should submit resume and law school transcript. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Mid-Level Tax Associate - Dallas

Foley Gardere is seeking a mid-level associate with 3 - 5 years of relevant experience to join the Taxation Practice Group in our Dallas office. Qualified candidate will have strong writing, communication, and interpersonal skills; and will have experience in tax-side transactional work, tax controversy, SALT (state and local tax), and general tax work. Some experience in tax litigation and sales & use tax issues desired. We are seeking a well-rounded, dynamic, highly motivated associate who has an interest in learning tax law, is willing to be flexible with assignments, and has a strong desire to contribute to a team. Positive attitude, willingness to learn and improve, and dedication to serving our clients are essential. Top academics and experience required. To be considered, a candidate must hold a JD from a top-tier, ABA-approved law school, with a background in tax, such as an LLM or concentration of classes in income tax-related subjects. Candidate must be in good standing and an active member of the bar of the state in which he or she is admitted to practice. Timely admission to the State Bar of Texas will be a condition of employment. Interested applicants should submit a resume and law school transcript. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Mid-Level Tax Associate - Tampa

Foley & Lardner LLP is seeking a mid-level associate with 4 - 6 years of relevant experience to join the Taxation Practice Group in our Tampa office. Qualified candidate will have strong writing, communication, and interpersonal skills; and will have experience in tax-side transactional work, LLC agreements, tax controversy, state and local tax, and general tax work. We are seeking a well-rounded, dynamic, highly motivated associate who is willing to be flexible with assignments and has a strong desire to contribute to a team. Positive attitude, willingness to learn and improve, and dedication to serving our clients are essential. Top academics and experience required. To be considered, a candidate must hold a JD from a top-tier, ABA-approved law school, with a background in tax, such as an LLM or concentration of classes in income tax-related subjects. Candidate must be in good standing and an active member of the bar of the state in which he or she is admitted to practice. Timely admission to The Florida Bar will be a condition of employment. Interested applicants should submit a resume and law school transcript. LIMITED TO DIRECT SUBMISSIONS ONLY. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Mid-Level Transactions Associate - Dallas

The Dallas office of Foley Gardere is seeking a mid-level associate (3 - 6 years of experience) to join our Transactions Practice Group. We are seeking a well-rounded, dynamic, highly-motivated attorney who seeks significant client contact and is willing to work collaboratively, mentoring younger associates, counseling clients, and working alongside partners to lead transactions. Our ideal candidate will have very strong document drafting, negotiating and interpersonal skills, and will have significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, financings and general corporate governance. Experience representing private equity firms or strategic acquirers preferred. Positive attitude, willingness to learn and improve, and dedication to serving our clients are essential. Top academics and experience required. To be considered, a candidate must hold a JD from a top tier, ABA-approved law school and must be in good standing and an active member of the bar of the state in which he or she is admitted to practice. Timely admission to the State Bar of Texas will be a condition of employment. Interested applicants should submit a resume and law school transcript. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Patent Associate or Agent (Mechanical) – Washington, DC or Milwaukee

Foley & Lardner LLP is seeking a patent attorney or agent with 2-4 years of patent prosecution experience to join the Mechanical & Electromechanical Technologies Practice Group in the Washington, DC or Milwaukee office. Qualified candidate must hold a degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field and have strong patent prosecution skills. The candidate preferably has experience drafting and prosecuting domestic and international patent applications and preparing patent opinions in mechanical and electromechanical technologies and related software applications. Strong legal writing and research skills, top academics and law firm experience required. To be considered, an associate candidate must hold a JD from an ABA-approved law school and must be in good standing and an active member of the bar of the state in which he or she is admitted to practice. Timely admission to the relevant bar will be a condition of employment. Candidate also must be registered to practice before the Patent Office. Interested applicants should submit a resume and transcripts (law school, graduate, and undergraduate). Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Public Affairs Director - Madison, WI

Foley & Lardner LLP is seeking an individual to work in its public affairs practice in Madison, WI. The position entails state government relations and lobbying on behalf of Foley clients, which includes lobbying state legislators and executive branch officials. This individual will work with clients to develop legislative and political strategies that will advance their public affairs goals, monitor legislative proceedings, attend and testify at public hearings, draft memoranda relevant to client interests, and review the introduction of legislative and executive proposals, including Assembly and Senate bills. This individual will be responsible for continuously updating and reporting relevant political and legislative developments to Firm clients and practice group leadership. This individual will be required to obtain a Wisconsin lobby license and become knowledgeable about, and adhere to, all ethical rules applicable to state lobbyists. Experience working in state government or politics as an elected official, legislative aid, political appointee or campaign advisor is required. The qualified candidate must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and have experience with, and an interest in, public policy and politics in Wisconsin. Interested applicants should submit resume/CV. LIMITED TO DIRECT SUBMISSIONS ONLY. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Senior Transactions Associate - Dallas

The Dallas office of Foley Gardere is seeking a senior associate (5 - 8 years of experience) to join our Transactions Practice Group. We are seeking a well-rounded, dynamic, highly-motivated attorney who seeks significant client contact and is willing to work collaboratively, mentoring younger associates, counseling clients, and working alongside partners to lead transactions. Our ideal candidate will have very strong document drafting, negotiating and interpersonal skills, and will have significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, financings and general corporate governance. Experience representing private equity firms or strategic acquirers preferred. Positive attitude, willingness to learn and improve, and dedication to serving our clients are essential. Top academics and experience required. To be considered, a candidate must hold a JD from a top tier, ABA-approved law school and must be in good standing and an active member of the bar of the state in which he or she is admitted to practice. Timely admission to the State Bar of Texas will be a condition of employment. Interested applicants should submit a resume and law school transcript. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Transactions Associate - Tampa

Foley & Lardner is seeking an associate with three to five years of experience to join its Transactions Practice Group in Tampa. Foley’s Transactions Practice Group is integrated nationally and principally involves M&A and securities matters for publicly and privately held middle market/upper middle market companies. As a result, this position will involve working with Foley lawyers and transactions based in Tampa as well as various other Foley offices. The ideal candidate will have excellent document drafting and interpersonal skills and extensive experience working as an associate on mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions. A candidate with experience in health care transactions and securities offerings and compliance would be a plus. The candidate must have a positive attitude and an exceptional work ethic, coupled with a desire to be part of a fast-paced and collaborative environment with direct interaction with both senior partners and clients. To be considered, a candidate must have exceptional academic credentials from a top tier, ABA-approved law school and must be in good standing and an active member of the Florida Bar. Interested applicants should submit a resume and law school transcript. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Transactions Associate – Detroit or Milwaukee

Foley & Lardner is seeking an associate with 3 - 5 years of experience to join the Transactions Practice Group in its Detroit or Milwaukee office. Foley’s Transactions Practice Group is integrated nationally and principally handles M&A and securities matters for publicly and privately held middle market/upper middle market companies, private equity funds, family offices and others. As a result, this position will involve working with Foley lawyers and transactions based in Detroit or Milwaukee, as well as various other Foley offices. The ideal candidate will have excellent document drafting and interpersonal skills and extensive experience working as an associate on mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions. Strong corporate and securities experience is required. The candidate must have a positive attitude and an exceptional work ethic, coupled with a desire to be part of a fast-paced and collaborative environment with direct interaction with both senior partners and clients. To be considered, a candidate must have exceptional academic credentials from a top tier, ABA-approved law school and must be in good standing and an active member of the Bar of the state in which the candidate is admitted to practice. Timely admission to the relevant state bar (i.e. State Bar of Michigan or State Bar of Wisconsin) will be a condition of employment. Interested applicants should submit a resume, law school transcript, and cover letter indicating office preference. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Trust & Estate Planning Associate - Tampa

Foley & Lardner LLP is seeking an associate with 3-5 years of experience to join the Estates & Trusts Practice Group in our Tampa Office. Qualified candidate must have substantial experience in the following: drafting complex estate plan and business succession planning documents for high net worth individuals; drafting complex charitable giving documents; counseling clients on income, gift, estate and generation-skipping tax planning; assisting with probate proceedings for taxable and non-taxable estates; processing Federal gift and estate tax returns; and tax exempt organization planning. An undergraduate degree in Accounting, Business or Finance, or a graduate degree in Tax preferred. We are seeking a well-rounded, dynamic, highly-motivated estate planning associate who has demonstrated an ability to thrive in a sophisticated practice in a busy, collegial environment. Strong writing, communication, and interpersonal skills are required. To be considered, a candidate must hold a J.D. from an ABA-approved law school and be in good standing and an active member of the Bar of the state in which the candidate is admitted to practice. Timely admission to the Florida Bar will be a condition of employment. Interested applicants should submit resume and law school transcript. LIMITED TO DIRECT SUBMISSIONS ONLY. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

 

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