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Are you interested in exploring a change of scenery? Would your clients like to collaborate with a firm that understands the unique opportunities of doing business in the Pacific Northwest? And a firm that knows successful results come from working together as a cohesive team? Schwabe is seeking established partners who are looking for an exciting change in their practice, especially those in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska who work in Real Estate and Construction; Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions; Natural Resources; Intellectual Property; and Healthcare. Submit your resume and a cover letter (PDF formatting) in confidence to begin the conversation.



Construction Litigation Associate – Portland

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is a premier Northwest regional law firm serving the needs of ?businesses in seven key industry sectors:  Technology; Healthcare; Manufacturing, Distribution ?and Retail; Natural Resources; Real Estate and Construction; Transportation, Ports and ?Maritime; and Indian Country and Alaska Native Corporations. We have offices in Portland, ?Seattle, Anchorage, Vancouver, Bend, Salem, and Mountain View, California.  Schwabe has a ?firm culture based on camaraderie, innovation, and a drive to help our clients achieve success.

 

Schwabe has an immediate need in its Portland office for a full-time construction litigation associate to work in a fast-growing, team-based environment. 

 

The ideal candidate will have:

 

  • 3-5 years of experience in construction litigation (i.e., drafting pleadings, participating in discovery and motion practice, assisting in arbitration and trial, etc.) and construction contract review, drafting and negotiation, including AIA forms

  • Substantive knowledge of lien laws, bid protests, delay and impact claims, and governmental contracts

  • Strong client service ethics

  • A track record demonstrating exemplary client service and self-motivation, a willingness to work in a team, and a commitment to support client outreach efforts, including authoring articles on cutting-edge industry issues

  • Admission or eligibility for reciprocity in the Oregon State Bar

 

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt provides a team-oriented working environment with competitive salary and benefits.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or other status protected by law.

 

Candidates should direct their cover letter, resume, law school transcripts, and a writing sample to Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Talent Acquisition & Integration, by going online and clicking Current Openings at https://www.schwabe.com/careers-attorneys.

 

We are not accepting submissions from third-party recruiters for this position at this time.

 

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Construction Litigation Associate – Seattle

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is a premier Northwest regional law firm serving the needs of businesses in six primary industry groups including Technology, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Natural Resources, Real Estate and Construction, and Transportation, Ports and Maritime, with offices in Portland, Seattle, Anchorage, Vancouver, Bend, Salem, and Mountain View, California.

 

Schwabe has an immediate need in its Seattle office for a full-time construction litigation associate to work in a fast-growing, team-based environment. 

 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 3-5 years of experience in construction litigation (i.e., drafting pleadings, participating in discovery and motion practice, assisting in arbitration and trial, etc.) and construction contract review, drafting and negotiation, including AIA forms
  • Substantive knowledge of lien laws, bid protests, delay and impact claims, and governmental contracts
  • Strong client service ethics
  • A track record demonstrating exemplary client service and self-motivation, a willingness to work in a team, and a commitment to support client outreach efforts, including authoring articles on cutting-edge industry issues
  • Admission or eligibility for reciprocity in the Washington State Bar
 
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt provides a team-oriented working environment with benefits and a competitive salary. Qualified and interested candidates should submit a PDF of their cover letter, resume, and transcripts to Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Talent Acquisition and Integration. Inquiries are maintained in confidence.
 
We are not accepting submissions from third-party recruiters for this position at this time.
 
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Corporate Associate – Seattle

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is a premier Northwest regional law firm serving the needs of businesses in seven key industry sectors:  Technology; Healthcare; Manufacturing, Distribution and Retail; Natural Resources; Real Estate and Construction; Transportation, Ports and Maritime; and Indian Country and Alaska Native Corporations. We have offices in Portland, Seattle, Anchorage, Vancouver, Bend, Salem, and Mountain View, California.  Schwabe has a firm culture based on camaraderie, innovation, and a drive to help our clients achieve success. 

Schwabe is seeking a mid-level attorney looking to join a well-established business transactions department with a sophisticated corporate practice serving domestic and international clients in challenging transactions. The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

 
  • Minimum of four years of experience in general corporate law
  • Experience with entity formation (private companies, limited liability companies, limited partnerships and joint ventures) financing, due diligence, and closings

  • Ability to provide general support for the real estate practice including contracts drafting and review, equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, private placements, credit agreements, and other similar corporate tasks

  • Experience serving clients in at least one of our seven key industries is preferred

  • Ability to manage complex transactions independently

  • Strong client service ethics

  • Entrepreneurial and growth mindset

  • Membership in the Washington State bar or eligibility for reciprocity required


Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt provides a team-oriented working environment with benefits and a competitive salary. Qualified and interested candidates should submit a PDF of their cover letter, resume, and transcripts to Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Talent Acquisition and Integration. Inquiries are maintained in confidence. 


Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Environmental and Natural Resources Associate – Portland or Seattle

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is a premier Northwest regional law firm serving the needs of businesses in seven key industry sectors: Technology; Healthcare; Manufacturing, Distribution and Retail; Natural Resources; Real Estate and Construction; Transportation, Ports and Maritime; and Indian Country and Alaska Native Corporations. We have offices in Portland, Seattle, Anchorage, Vancouver, Bend, Salem, and Mountain View, California.

Schwabe currently has an immediate need in its Portland, Oregon or Seattle, Washington office for a full-time environmental and natural resources associate to work in a thriving, diverse practice. The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • 2-5 years of related experience with knowledge of environmental and natural resources, and Federal Indian law

  • Knowledge and experience with state and federal laws related to air quality, environmental cleanups, hazardous wastes, water quality, removal/fill, and pesticides

  • Knowledge and experience with Indian reservations and trust property

  • Knowledge of state environmental and natural resources laws

  • Knowledge of and experience with Federal Indian law

  • A track record demonstrating exemplary client service, organizational skills, and teamwork

  • Excellent skills in legal research, analysis, writing, and in communication

  • Oregon State Bar and Washington State Bar admissions or eligibility to waive-in

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt provides a team-oriented working environment with benefits and a competitive salary. Qualified and interested candidates should submit a PDF of their application materials to Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Talent Acquisition and Integration. Inquiries are maintained in confidence. 

 

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Experienced Corporate Attorney – Portland or Seattle

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is a premier Northwest regional law firm serving the needs of businesses in six key industry sectors:  Technology; Healthcare; Manufacturing, Distribution and Retail; Natural Resources; Real Estate and Construction; and Transportation, Ports and Maritime. We have offices in Portland, Seattle, Anchorage, Vancouver, Bend, Salem, and Mountain View, California. Schwabe has a firm culture based on camaraderie, innovation, and a drive to help our clients achieve success.

Schwabe is seeking an experienced attorney looking to join a well-established business transactions department with a sophisticated corporate practice serving domestic and international clients in challenging transactions. The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of six years of experience in one or more of the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private placements, credit agreements, entity formations, emerging companies, securities, and general corporate law
  • Experience serving clients in at least one of our six key industries
  • Ability to manage complex transactions independently, in addition to having an ability and willingness to train and manage the work of junior associates
  • Excellent legal skills and reputation
  • Strong client service ethics
  • Entrepreneurial and growth mindset
  • Will consider placement of this position in any of the firm's seven offices; flexible work-from-home/work-from-office options available


I
nterested candidates should submit a PDF of their cover letter and resume to Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Talent Acquisition & Integration. Inquiries are maintained in confidence.


Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


IP Litigation Associate – Portland

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is a premier Northwest regional law firm serving the needs of businesses in six primary industry groups including Technology, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Natural Resources, Real Estate and Construction, and Transportation, Ports and Maritime, with offices in Portland, Seattle, Anchorage, Vancouver, Bend, Salem, and Mountain View, California.

Schwabe has an opening in its Portland, Oregon office for a full time Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney in the Intellectual Property practice group. The ideal candidate will have:

  • 5-7 years of IP litigation experience with a focus on patent litigation
  • Experience in patent litigation-related research and motion drafting, including claim construction and dispositive motion practice
  • Strong writing skills
  • Demonstrated aptitude in managing independent projects within a team environment in a fast-paced litigation practice
  • Experience taking depositions and managing fact and expert discovery
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Strong client service skills and ethics
  • Demonstrated ownership of projects and willingness to work hard in a team-oriented setting, but with significant independence
  • USPTO admission and a technical background are a plus but are not required; however, the applicant needs to be able to understand and explain complex technologies


Schwabe provides a team-oriented working environment with benefits and a competitive salary. Q
ualified and interested applicants should submit a PDF of their cover letter, resume, law school and undergraduate transcripts, and a writing sample to Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Talent Acquisition & Integration. Inquiries are maintained in confidence.

We are not accepting submissions from third-party recruiters for this position at this time.


Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


IP Privacy, Standards and Commercial Contracts Associate – Portland, Seattle, or Mt. View

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is a premier Northwest regional law firm serving the needs of businesses in six primary industry groups including Technology; Healthcare; Manufacturing, Distribution and Retail; Natural Resources; Real Estate and Construction; and Transportation, Ports and Maritime.  We have offices in Portland, Seattle, Anchorage, Vancouver, Bend, Salem, and Mountain View, California.  Schwabe has a firm culture based on camaraderie, innovation, and a drive to help our clients achieve success.

 

Schwabe is seeking a highly motivated Privacy, Standards and Commercial Contracts Associate to join its Portland, Seattle, or Mt. View office. Requirements of the position include:

  • 3+ years of experience in the following areas
    • advising clients on their obligations under information privacy laws
    • advising on e-mail marketing and online advertising and matters relating to cloud storage
    • preparing privacy policies for websites and mobile applications
    • negotiating contractual provisions allocating risk between clients and service providers related to personal data, trade secrets, and confidential information
    • advising on representations and warranties related to privacy and security in M&A transactions
    • advising on use of cookies, Google Analytics, and other common technologies in websites
    • assessing and advising on matters related to technology standards
    • drafting and negotiating commercial contracts and intellectual property agreements
  • Excellent academic credentials and professional references, as well as solid legal research, writing, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ownership of projects and willingness to work hard in a team-oriented setting, but with significant independence.
  • Strong client service ethic.
  • Admission or eligibility for reciprocity to the Oregon State Bar, Washington State Bar, or California State Bar.
 
Schwabe provides a fun, respectful, team-oriented working environment with a competitive salary and benefits. Qualified and interested candidates should submit a PDF of their cover letter, resume, and transcripts to Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Talent Acquisition & Integration.



Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Land Use Associate

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is a premier Northwest regional law firm serving the needs of businesses in six primary industry groups including Technology, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Natural Resources, Real Estate and Construction, and Transportation, Ports and Maritime, with offices in Portland, Seattle, Anchorage, Vancouver, Bend, Eugene, Salem, and Mountain View, California.


Schwabe currently has an opening in its Portland or Bend, Oregon offices for a land use associate attorney to join its Commercial Development & Natural Resources Department. The successful candidate will work with real estate, natural resource, and construction lawyers in a team-oriented approach. The ideal candidate will have: 

  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) Degree from an ABA-accredited law school

  • 1-4 years of experience with land use matters, including:

    • Research and review of development feasibility

    • Appellate briefing

    • Drafting land use applications

    • Appearance at public hearings

    • Preparing legal documents and agreements

    • Preparing and filing motions and complaints

    • Legislative tracking and analysis

  • Excellent academic credentials and professional references, as well as solid legal research, analysis, writing, and communication skills 

  • Demonstrated ownership of projects and willingness to work in a team-oriented setting, but with significant independence

  • Strong client service ethics

  • Business development experience and strong interest in engaging in land use and/or natural resource industry groups

  • Oregon State Bar admission or eligibility for reciprocity preferred

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt provides a team-oriented working environment with a competitive salary and benefits. Qualified and interested candidates should submit a PDF of their cover letter, resume, and law school transcripts to Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Talent Acquisition and Integration, by visiting the Current Openings section of the firm’s website (www.schwabe.com/careers-attorneys). Inquiries are maintained in confidence. 


Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Litigation Associate - Anchorage

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is a premier Northwest regional law firm serving the needs of businesses in six primary industry groups including Technology, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Natural Resources, Real Estate and Construction, and Transportation, Ports and Maritime, with offices in Portland, Seattle, Anchorage, Vancouver, Bend, Eugene, Salem, and Mountain View, California.

Schwabe currently has an opening in its Anchorage, Alaska office for a litigation associate. The ideal candidate will have: 

 

  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) Degree from an ABA-accredited law school

  • 1+ years of litigation experience, including drafting and arguing motions, taking and defending depositions, and trial preparation 

  • Experience in general business litigation or complex commercial litigation

  • Excellent academic credentials and professional references, as well as solid legal research, writing, and communication skills. 

  • Demonstrated ownership of projects and willingness to work hard in a team-oriented setting, but with significant independence

  • Strong client service ethics

  • Alaska State Bar admission or eligibility for reciprocity highly preferred

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt provides a team-oriented working environment with a competitive salary and benefits. Qualified and interested candidates should submit a PDF of their cover letter, resume, and law school transcripts to Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Talent Acquisition and Integration, by visiting the Current Openings section of the firm’s website (www.schwabe.com/careers-attorneys). Inquiries are maintained in confidence.

 

Note:  We are not currently accepting submissions from outside legal search consultants for this position.

 
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Patent Prosecution Associate/Agent with EE or CS – Portland, Seattle, or Mt. View

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is a premier Northwest regional law firm serving the needs of businesses in six primary industry groups including Technology, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Natural Resources, Real Estate and Construction, and Transportation, Ports and Maritime, with offices in Portland, Seattle, Anchorage, Vancouver, Bend, Salem, and Mountain View, California.

 

Schwabe has an opening in its Portland, Seattle, or Mountain View office for a fulltime, licensed Patent Prosecution Associate Attorney or Patent Agent in the Intellectual Property practice group. Ongoing, fully remote work could be considered for this position. Requirements of the position include:

  • Electrical Engineering or Computer Science degree
  • At least 3 years of patent prosecution experience
  • Experience prosecuting software and Internet technologies including: multi-tenant databases, security, web apps, user interfaces, API's, big data, analytics, machine learning
  • Excellent academic credentials and professional references
  • Demonstrated ownership of projects and willingness to work hard in a team-oriented setting, but with significant independence


Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt provides a team-oriented working environment with a competitive salary and benefits. Qualified and interested candidates should submit a PDF of their cover letter, resume, and transcripts to Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Talent Acquisition and Integration
. Inquiries are maintained in confidence. 


We are not accepting submissions from third-party recruiters for this position at this time.


Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Real Estate Associate – Portland

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is a premier Northwest regional law firm serving the needs of businesses in six primary industry groups including Technology, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Natural Resources, Real Estate and Construction, and Transportation, Ports and Maritime, with offices in Portland, Seattle, Anchorage, Vancouver, Bend, Salem, and Mountain View, California.

 

Schwabe currently has an opening in its Portland, Oregon office for a real estate transactional associate attorney to join its Real Estate and Natural Resources Department. The successful candidate will work with business, tax, regulatory, land use, and construction lawyers. The ideal candidate will have:  

  •  Juris Doctorate (J.D.) Degree from an ABA-accredited law school
  • 4+ years of experience with commercial, timber, and agriculture real estate transactions, including:
    • Purchase & sale agreements
    • Real estate due diligence, including title review
    • Leasing
    • Real estate finance transactions
    • Development-related contracts
  • Strong interest in engaging real estate and/or natural resource industry groups and business development
  • Excellent academic credentials and professional references
  • Demonstrated ownership of projects and willingness to work in a collaborative setting, but with significant independence
  • A track record demonstrating exemplary client service, organizational skills, and teamwork
  • Excellent skills in legal research, analysis, writing, and in communication
  • Oregon State Bar admission or eligibility for reciprocity preferred
 

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt provides a team-oriented working environment with benefits and a competitive salary. Qualified and interested candidates should submit a PDF of their cover letter, resume, law school transcripts, and a legal writing sample to Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Talent Acquisition and Integration, via this website. Inquiries are maintained in confidence.

 

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.