SourcePro Search is conducting a search for an ambitious Mid-Level Litigation Associate (with 2-5 years of litigation experience) who is interested getting more first-chair experience and a better chance at making Partner. Our client is a boutique law firm specializing in representing hedge funds, private equity funds, and other sophisticated investors in high-stakes securities, M&A and business divorce litigation and government investigations. We leanly staff our cases, which means that associates quickly get first-chair responsibility in depositions, arguing motions, and handling witnesses at trial. We also have less leverage than large firms, which means that associates get more Partner-Associate mentoring and client contact than at Big-Law.
We are looking for a litigation associate interested in better opportunities for first-chair experience and making Partner. The ideal associate will be interested in building a career in Litigation, and looking for better opportunities to learn than at a big firm. The ideal candidate will (i) have 2-5 years of litigation experience in securities litigation, complex commercial litigation, business divorce disputes, or government investigations; (ii) be experienced in, and/or able to manage discovery, (ii) be ready to take and defend depositions, and (iii) be prepared for courtroom experience within a year.
We take an entrepreneurial approach to litigation, which involves frequently serving as both plaintiff and defense counsel. We draw on our expertise in securities law, investment litigation, and business disputes to handle cases efficiently, and to maximize results for our clients.
Applicants must have (i) a U.S. law degree; (ii) at least two full years of litigation experience as a lawyer; and (iii) admission to the New York bar. Do not apply if you do not have all of these 3 qualifications. The ideal candidate will be someone who is looking to develop him- or her-self as a lawyer by taking initiative, being a self-starter, and demonstrating the ability to manage multiple cases and deadlines. Compensation is competitive for firms of similar size and sophistication in New York City, and within a range competitive with BigLaw salaries.