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Biotechnology or Pharmaceutical Patent Agent - Boston or Washington, DC

Foley & Lardner LLP is seeking a patent agent to join the firm’s pre-eminent, national Intellectual Property Department’s Chemical, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Practice Group in our Boston 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 1+ years of patent preparation and prosecution experience. Candidate must hold an advanced degree in Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Immunology, or a related field. 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 candidate must have very strong document drafting and negotiating skills, and will have 3-4 years of experience in emerging technologies; venture capital; mergers and acquisitions; leveraged buyouts; equity investments; venture financings; and the organization, development of early stage companies. 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.

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.

Junior Transactions Associate - Dallas

The Dallas office of Foley Gardere is seeking a junior associate (2 - 5 years of experience) to join our Transactions Practice Group. Our ideal candidate will have very strong document drafting, negotiating and interpersonal skills, and will have experience in mergers and acquisitions, financings and general corporate governance. Experience with private equity or strategic acquisitions 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.

Labor & Employment Associate – Boston

Foley & Lardner LLP is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated associate with 2-4 years of Labor & Employment litigation experience to join our nationally recognized Labor & Employment Practice Group in Boston. Qualified candidate should have strong legal writing skills and experience with discovery, motion practice, taking and defending depositions; experience with trial preparation in both state and federal courts would also be a benefit. Employment-related counseling and employment litigation counseling experience required; experience with negotiating and mediating settlements preferred. We are seeking a well-rounded, dynamic, highly-motivated litigation associate who has demonstrated an ability to thrive and prosper in highly-competitive and complex environments. Top academics and experience required. To be considered, a candidate must hold a JD from an 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 Special Counsel - Miami

Foley & Lardner LLP is seeking an attorney with 3 to 5 years of litigation experience to join the Litigation Department in our Miami office as a Special Counsel. 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 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 with residential property insurance defense litigation is strongly preferred. Strong organizational and time management skills required, as this position involves managing a significant volume of cases. Participation in settlement conferences and negotiations also required. We are seeking a highly-motivated attorney, who is eager to learn and gain valuable experience while supporting attorneys in our Miami 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 Litigation Associate - Dallas, TX

Foley Gardere is seeking a mid-level associate with 4-5 years of business litigation experience (classes 2013-2014) to join the Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group in our Dallas office. Qualified candidate will have substantial experience conducting complex discovery, drafting complex motions and briefs, conducting/defending depositions, preparing witnesses for testimony, and assisting in trial preparation for complex commercial litigation cases state, federal courts and/or arbitration. Experience appearing for evidentiary hearings, trials, status conferences, arguing discovery motions and arguing dispositive motions preferred. Participation in settlement conferences and negotiations required. 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 Litigation Department. AmLaw 100 experience preferred. Strong writing, communication, and interpersonal skills are required. To be considered, a candidate must hold a J.D. from a top-tier, ABA-approved law school and be in good standing and an active member of the State Bar of Texas. Interested applicants should submit resume and law school transcript. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Mid-Level Litigation Associate - Houston

Foley Gardere is seeking a mid-level associate with 4-5 years of business litigation experience to join the Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group in our Houston office. Qualified candidate will have substantial experience conducting complex discovery, drafting complex motions and briefs, conducting/defending depositions, preparing witnesses for testimony, and assisting in trial preparation for complex commercial litigation cases state, federal courts and/or arbitration. Experience appearing for evidentiary hearings, trials, status conferences, arguing discovery motions and arguing dispositive motions preferred. Participation in settlement conferences and negotiations required. 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 Litigation Department. AmLaw 100 experience preferred. Strong writing, communication, and interpersonal skills are required. To be considered, a candidate must hold a J.D. from a top-tier, ABA-approved law school and be in good standing and an active member of the State Bar of Texas. Interested applicants should submit resume and law school transcript. 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.

Patent Associate (Mechanical) – Washington, DC

Foley & Lardner LLP is seeking a patent attorney with patent prosecution experience to join the Mechanical & Electromechanical Technologies Practice Group in the Washington, DC 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, a 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 District of Columbia 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.

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.

 

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