At K&L Gates, we are looking for smart, imaginative and hard-working people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas to join us. Perhaps our search for talented visionaries and your search for important and impactful work lead to the same place.
We are seeking a Special Counsel to join our Mass Tort and Complex Commercial Litigation & Dispute team. This full-time, non-partnership-track lawyer will be resident in our San Francisco office and will participate in and manage many aspects of ongoing litigation in various jurisdictions on the west coast. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 4-6 years’ experience in asbestos litigation - insurance defense, general liability or toxic tort litigation - at a law firm with an established practice. This position will manage a team of paralegals, lawyers and other staff; as such, candidates should be organized, have a background in case management, including deposition and motion schedules, and a familiarity with litigation databases to maintain case data and claim tracking. We seek candidates with proven experience conducting factual investigations and discovery, preparing pleadings, motion practice, taking and defending depositions, participating in mediation, and drafting communications. Strong candidates will have exceptional oral and written communication skills, be team players, and have strong analytical and legal research skills. Must be licensed to practice in California.
This position will be eligible for some of the benefits described by the firm’s current policies for lawyers, including health insurance, liability insurance, and the opportunity to attend CLE programming, among others.
Candidates must be self-starters who possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team. We require strong academic credentials, excellent communication skills, and a commitment to providing the highest quality client service. Candidates will work closely with experienced lawyers who will provide active mentoring and opportunities to assume increasing levels of responsibility and client contact.
K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with approximately 2,000 lawyers across five continents. We have experienced dramatic growth in the past decade and now rank among the largest U.S. based law firms in the world. We take pride in constantly striving for innovation, imagination and an entrepreneurial spirit. We come up with big ideas and then roll up our sleeves to get the job done, guiding our clients through their most complex issues in a variety of industry sectors and across multiple regions of the world.
The industry recognition the firm has garnered in the past five years emanates from the foundation of a global community aligned on behalf of our clients. The people at K&L Gates are committed to working together to create a legacy for each other, the firm, our clients, and the communities in which we serve. We thrive in an inclusive and socially conscious environment that embraces diversity and takes a holistic approach to the career evolution of all our professionals.
To learn what makes us different from other law firms, including our collaborative approach, entrepreneurial spirit, and our commitment to diversity, check out our video, “Grow Your Career at K&L Gates.”
If you agree that we are different from other law firms - and the right place for you to grow your career - please click here to apply for this position. For more information please visit http://www.klgates.com/careers.
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