Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • London



An associate’s primary assignments are to provide legal counsel to firm clients. Associates are expected to conduct legal research, prepare drafts of correspondence, agreements, disclosure documents and memoranda, review documents and collect factual data, complete discrete research assignments at the request of partners, provide legal advice to pro bono clients and research applicable statutes and regulations.The work of a junior level associate is general task or project-oriented.


This job description is not exhaustive and the Associate may be required to undertake additional duties from time-to-time to assist the Practice Group. Key tasks/responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

- Performing a variety of tasks under the direct supervision of a partner or more senior associate; seeking to understand, and become engaged in, each project and its related elements as fully as possible;
- Communicating to supervisors fully, and in a timely manner, status of task completion and new developments that may impact the project or case;
- Applying the basic skills of legal research, writing and analysis with efficiency and high quality;
- Accepting responsibility for successful and timely completion of assigned tasks;
- Completing work accurately and professionally;
- Meeting expected levels of industry and commitment to the Firm;
- Demonstrating teamwork in their work and relationships with partners, associates and staff; earn the respect of lawyers and staff with whom they work;
- Participating fully in professional development programs hosted by the Firm, PG and office;
- Keeping current on legal developments through self-study and reading;
- Becoming proficient in the basic technology systems used by the Firm;
- Attaining proficiency with practice-specific technology applications;
- Devoting a minimum 20 hours a year to pro bono legal service; and adhering fully to the administrative requirements of the Firm and their PG (i.e. timely submission of timesheets, compliance with Firm policies regarding client disbursements and conflicts, etc.);
- Engaging in practice development activities: assisting with articles, speeches and presentations; participating in networking opportunities; building relationships within and outside the Firm; learning about the Firm’s practices, offices and business; and demonstrate pride in the Firm;
- Adhering to Client/Practice Group budget; seeking opportunities to improve Practice Group efficiency and reducing expenses by streamlining operations.

Education: Strong academic background, including a Juris Doctor degree

US bar admission, preferably New York

Experience: 2 – 4 years of post-qualified corporate legal experience

Post-qualified experience of working in a US law firm in the USA (strongly preferred)

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: To perform the job successfully, an individual must demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

- Experience of equity capital markets/public offerings; routine SEC filings and disclosure; M&A
- Sector experience on life sciences and technology would be beneficial
- Strategic thinker
- Strong analytical ability
- Strong planning and organizational skills
- Self-starter; able to work independently
- Excellent oral and written communication skills (in English)
- Ability to handle multiple constituencies
- Strong interpersonal skills; ability to develop relationships with all levels of personnel
- Ability to work in matrix environment
- Demonstrated problem solving skills
- Demonstrated project management skills
- Strong client service orientation
- Team player
- Leadership skills
- Ability to adapt to change and balance competing demands
- Ability to read, analyse, and interpret business and professional publications, prepare business correspondence, proposals and reports, and effectively present the information.
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw conclusions
- Must be able to compose reports, business correspondence and legal documents in appropriate formats. Must be able to present information effectively and respond to questions or challenges both in writing and in person.
- Ability to reason and use logical thinking patterns to define problems, collect data, establish facts and patterns and draw logical conclusions based on civil law considerations and legal principles.
- Ability to relate clearly to relevant issues to individuals and groups of various backgrounds and engage in the meaningful exchange of ideas.
COMPUTER SKILLS: Demonstrated proficiency in:

- MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point)
- Lexis/Nexis; other research applications
Opening date: 10 May 2019

Closing date: 9 June 2019

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Full-time

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