Job Opportunities

Some of our long term clients (10 year plus relationships) and some new (less than two years) – have engaged Esquire on a handful of high priority partner searches. In some cases we are looking for practice groups. In a few cases, our clients have engaged us to handle law firm merger and acquisition discussions in opening new offices. The bottom line: the market is fluid, but certainly more robust than the last several years. Law firms have deeper pockets and a much greater interest in bringing partners into the fold. In addition, hiring decisions are made much more quickly and the “analysis-paralysis” mind-set has diminished considerably.

Partners are commanding larger compensation packages.

Partner practices are rebounding, books are growing and their market value is increasing. In addition, increased competition for lateral partners – especially those with a practice is enhancing their market value and ability to command higher salaries. We have compelling recent examples which verify this. Bottom-line: More options, greater compensation, new opportunities to leveraging ones practice, expanded platforms and a clear set of options.

Many new and exciting opportunities!

The business environment is clearly on an upswing. Pent up demand has accelerated law firms filling key partner positions. Decision-makers who have delayed hiring decisions the last few years are moving much more quickly and making outstanding offers. Law firms are expanding strategically, geographically and opening new offices requiring core groups. We have been retained on some of the top positions with law firms whom we have been working with for more than a decade.

Associate Opportunities

Southern and Northern California: Intellectual property (2-10 years); corporate associates – securities/ M&A (3 to 9 years); business litigation and employment litigation (3 – 7 years) We have several associate openings in intellectual property throughout California (2-10 years). We are also looking for Of Counsel candidates.

LOS ANGELES – DOWNTOWN

  • Labor and Employment Chair and L&E Partners
  • Corporate Chair and corporate partners (M&A; securities/private equity)
  • Healthcare chair and partners Complex Business Litigation Partners
  • Consumers and wage and hour class action partner
  • Insurance coverage / bad faith partners
  • Korea – practice leader

LOS ANGELES – WESTSIDE

  • Labor and Employment Chair (class action) and labor and employment Partners
  • Litigation partners (securities litigation; class action defense)
  • Intellectual property partners (patent litigation and prosecution)
  • Trademark and copyright/entertainment/media
  • Film finance
  • Corporate partners (securities/private equity/ M&A emerging technology/life sciences
  • Asia practice group leaders (Korea or China practices)

ORANGE COUNTY

  • Complex business litigation partners
  • Corporate/Securities chair and corporate partners
  • Patent litigation chair and prosecution (technology, semiconductors, hardware/software, wireless)
  • TM/ copyright partner (engineering and entertainment)
  • Real estate chair and real estate/land use partners
  • Chair – labor and employment and class action defense
  • Tax, trust & estate partners/counsel

SAN DIEGO

  • Managing partner (can be from transactional or litigation arena)
  • Patent litigation and prosecution (biotech/life science, medical device, etc.)
  • Business litigation partners
  • Insurance coverage/bad faith, professional and products liability

SAN FRANCISCO

  • New office managing partner and group leaders
  • Major mid-market, mid rate national firm looking to start new office with core group (intellectual property; general corporate. health care or complex business litigation and class action)
  • Labor and employment chair an partner
  • General corporate/securities partners
  • Intellectual property partner
  • Energy/project finance – lean tech alternative and renewable energy

OAKLAND

  • New office managing partner and group leaders
  • Major mid-market, mid rate national firm looking to start new office with core group (intellectual property; general corporate. health care or complex business litigation and class action)
  • Labor and employment chair an partner
  • General corporate/securities partners
  • Intellectual property partner
  • Energy/project finance – lean tech alternative and renewable energy

SILICON VALLEY

  • Intellectual property partners (biotech/life science, medical devises and technology)
  • White collar/securities chair
  • Business litigation partners (toxic tort/environmental complex business litigation)
  • Corporate/securities parents (private equity, M&A and emerging growth companies)

We are looking for associates who specialize in patent litigation or prosecution
(BSEE, BS, Physics, BS Microbiology, BS Chemistry, etc.)

Life sciences, biotech and nanotechnology, medical devices and pharmaceuticals, technology, wireless devices, semiconductor, hardware and software, computer processes and related.

California openings: San Diego, Orange County, Sacramento, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, (Downtown and the Westside) and Sacramento.

HOUSTON

  • Partners – complex business litigation
  • Labor and employment chair
  • General corporate/securities. M&A
  • Energy – project finance
  • Insurance coverage, bad faith
  • Professional and products liability

DALLAS

  • Core group or law firm new office
  • General corporate/securities, M&A
  • Project finance
  • Health care chair
  • Real estate and finance
  • Intellectual property and patent litigation and prosecution partners

AUSTIN

  • Complex business litigation partners
  • Intellectual property parnerts
  • General corporate and securities
  • New office of national firm
  • Insurance coverage, bad faith and labor and employment
  • Complex business litigation
  • Class actions
  • Insurance coverage and regulatory
  • Professional liability and products liability
  • Complex business litigation
  • Class actions
  • Insurance coverage and regulatory
  • Professional liability and products liability
  • Real estate/finance
  • Intellectual property – patent litigation and prosecution
  • Complex business litigation and prosecution
  • Complex business litigation and class action
  • Wage and hour (labor and employment) class action
  • Health care chair