Employment Associate - Silicon Valley or Tri-Valley Office

  • 08 Oct 2020 3:00 PM
    Message # 9292945
    Anonymous member (Administrator)
    • Hoge Fenton, a venerable multi-service law firm headquartered in downtown San Jose, has an immediate opening for a junior to mid-level (2-5 years) associate for our Employment Law group with experience in employment law and a demonstrated interest in providing advice and counsel to clients. Previous experience advising clients with respect to hiring, terminations, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, trade secrets, managing employees, leaves of absence, and wage and hour law; drafting employee handbooks, nondisclosure agreements, arbitration agreements, and separation agreements; and litigating with respect to wrongful termination, class and representative actions, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, and breach of contract are preferred.

      This position may be based either in our Tri-Valley (Pleasanton) or Silicon Valley (downtown San Jose) office.  Weekly travel to the other office will be necessary as this position supports attorneys in both office locations.

      Hoge Fenton has a strong commitment to diversity.  We strive to recruit and retain a work force that welcomes and supports the interests of women, families, and people of any age, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, disability, or military or veteran status.

      We offer our associates a full array of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and disability insurance, EAP (employee assistance program), Technology Credit Union membership, 401(k), the Gradifi student loan repayment benefit, paid parental leave, teleworking opportunities, a no-accrual vacation policy, and associate bonus plan.

      Our environment is collegial, collaborative, and supportive.  We provide both formal and informal training opportunities and encourage professional growth, both as a lawyer and a businessperson.  Our associate hours commitment is 1,700 annually (billable), plus professional development and business development hours.

      Job Requirements

      The successful candidate:

    • Has a minimum of 2 years of employment law experience (litigation and/or advice and counsel work)
    • Has practiced in a private firm with experience taking responsibility for client matters (with supervision). (Experience need not be exclusively at a private firm.)
    • Prior experience independently identifying issues and anticipating/recommending necessary next steps
    • Possesses strong academic credentials
    • Has excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Has strong legal and factual/investigative research skills
    • Has an exquisite attention to detail and accurate work product
    • Has a commitment to excellence and a strong work ethic
    • Has a desire to learn and grow professionally; possesses intellectual curiosity

    Must be a current member of the State Bar of California.

    If you think you belong on our team, please forward your resume and a writing sample to Heather Larrick, Executive Director (heather.larrick@hogefenton.com).  Please include a cover email or letter and your salary expectations.


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