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To apply for an open position, please email your cover letter, resume, and a copy of your law school transcript to attorneyjobs dorsey.com. Please list the job for which you are applying in the email subject line (example: Palo Alto Corporate Associate #309).  

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not possible to respond directly to all applicants. Only those candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted. 

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.

 

 

Openings in Costa Mesa

COSTA MESA - CORPORATE ASSOCIATE (#309)

Dorsey & Whitney LLP is seeking a lawyer with at least two years of experience to join the Corporate practice in its Costa Mesa office. The associate will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and venture capital transactions, financings and fund formation. Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collegial and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.

Qualified candidates will have:
- Two or more years of experience in one or more of the following: venture capital offerings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, partnerships/LLCs, commercial transactions;
- Experience working in the business/corporate group of a large law firm;
- Strong communication and writing skills; and
- Top academic credentials.

California bar admission required.

Applicants with Japanese language proficiency are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please note that Dorsey is not currently accepting search firm submissions in connection with this opening.

 

Openings in Dallas

DALLAS - CORPORATE ASSOCIATE (#318)

Dorsey & Whitney LLP is seeking a Corporate Associate with three to four years of experience to join the Dallas office. This associate will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and venture capital transactions, financings and fund formation. Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collegial and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.

Qualified candidates will have:
- Three to four years of corporate experience;
- Experience working in the business/corporate group of a large law firm;
- Strong communication and writing skills; and
- Top academic credentials.

Texas bar admission preferred.

Search firms interested in submitting candidates for this opening must first contact Claire Zeise, Recruiting Manager, by e-mail at zeise.claire@dorsey.com. No phone calls please.

 

DALLAS - CORPORATE ASSOCIATE (#319)

Dorsey & Whitney LLP is seeking a Corporate Associate with five to seven years of experience to join the Dallas office. This associate will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and venture capital transactions, financings and fund formation. Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collegial and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.

Qualified candidates will have:
- Five to seven years of corporate experience;
- Experience working in the business/corporate group of a large law firm;
- Strong communication and writing skills; and
- Top academic credentials.

Texas bar admission preferred.

Search firms interested in submitting candidates for this opening must first contact Claire Zeise, Recruiting Manager, by e-mail at zeise.claire@dorsey.com. No phone calls please.


Openings in Denver

DENVER - PATENT ASSOCIATE (#317)

Dorsey’s Patent group is seeking an Associate with two or more years of experience to be based in Denver, Salt Lake City or Seattle.This Associate will have the opportunity to work on a variety of patent prosecution projects. Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collegial and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.

The following qualifications are required:
- USPTO admission
- A minimum of two years of patent attorney experience
- B.S. in Electrical Engineering, B.S. in Engineering with a M.S. in Electrical Engineering, or a B.S. in Engineering with relevant technical Electrical Engineering work experience
- Strong academic performance

In addition to submitting your cover letter, resume and transcript with your application, please also submit a patent prosecution writing sample. 

Please note that Dorsey is not currently accepting search firm submissions in connection with this opening.

 

Openings in Fargo

FARGO - LABOR & EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEY (#321)

Dorsey & Whitney LLP is seeking an attorney with two or more years of experience for a Labor & Employment attorney position in our Fargo office. This attorney will have the opportunity to take a leadership role in both labor and employment and commercial litigation matters. Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collegial and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.

At least two years of litigation experience, strong academic performance, and excellent writing skills are required. We strongly prefer candidates who are admitted to the North Dakota state bar and have experience in labor and employment matters, as well as experience in both federal and state court. 

In addition to submitting your cover letter, resume, and transcript with your application, please also submit a writing sample.

Please note that Dorsey is not currently accepting search firm submissions in connection with this opening.


Openings in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS - CORPORATE ASSOCIATE (#311)

Dorsey & Whitney LLP is seeking a Corporate Associate with four to six years of experience to join the Minneapolis office. This associate will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and venture capital transactions, financings and fund formation. Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collegial and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.

Qualified candidates will have:
- Four to six years of corporate experience, including ’33 Act and ’34 Act work;
- Experience working in the business/corporate group of a large law firm;
- Strong communication and writing skills; and
- Top academic credentials.

Minnesota bar admission preferred.

Please note that Dorsey is not currently accepting search firm submissions in connection with this opening.

 

MINNEAPOLIS - CORPORATE ASSOCIATE (#313)

Dorsey & Whitney LLP is seeking a Corporate Associate with four to six years of experience to join the Minneapolis office. This associate will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and venture capital transactions, financings and fund formation. Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collegial and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.

Qualified candidates will have:
- Four to six years of corporate experience, including ’33 Act and ’34 Act work;
- Experience working in the business/corporate group of a large law firm;
- Strong communication and writing skills; and
- Top academic credentials.

Minnesota bar admission preferred.

Please note that Dorsey is not currently accepting search firm submissions in connection with this opening.

 

MINNEAPOLIS - PRIVACY AND CYBERSECURITY ATTORNEY (#308)

Dorsey & Whitney LLP is seeking a Privacy and Cybersecurity attorney with three to five years of experience to join the Minneapolis office. Depending on the attorney’s experience, the attorney may have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of matters, including counseling on and litigating privacy and data security matters and drafting internet and ecommerce-related policies and agreements. Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collegial and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.

Qualified candidates will have:
- Three to five years of privacy experience
- Experience in drafting and developing privacy program components for corporate compliance including privacy policies
- Excellent communication and writing skills
- Top academic credentials

Experience in counseling on FERPA, GDPR, Privacy Shield, other international privacy issues, and online behavioral advertising including DAA principles, drafting privacy/security provisions of vendor and other contracts, and CIPP and/or CISPP certification a plus.
Minnesota state bar admission is preferred.

Please note that Dorsey is not currently accepting search firm submissions in connection with this opening.


Openings in Missoula

MISSOULA - PUBLIC FINANCE ASSOCIATE (#315)

Dorsey & Whitney LLP is seeking a junior-level Associate attorney to join the Public Finance department in our Missoula office.

Qualified candidates will have:
- One to three years of transactional experience;
- A JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school;
- Excellent analytical, research and writing skills; and
- Strong academic performance.

Montana bar admission preferred, but not required.

Please note that Dorsey is not currently accepting search firm submissions in connection with this opening.


Openings in Palo Alto

PALO ALTO - CORPORATE ASSOCIATE (#309)

Dorsey & Whitney LLP is seeking a lawyer with at least two years of experience to join the Corporate practice in its Palo Alto office. The associate will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and venture capital transactions, financings and fund formation. Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collegial and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.

Qualified candidates will have:
- Two or more years of experience in one or more of the following: venture capital offerings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, partnerships/LLCs, commercial transactions;
- Experience working in the business/corporate group of a large law firm;
- Strong communication and writing skills; and
- Top academic credentials.

California bar admission required.

Applicants with Japanese language proficiency are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Please note that Dorsey is not currently accepting search firm submissions in connection with this opening.


Openings in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY - REGULATORY AFFAIRS ASSOCIATE (#322)

Dorsey & Whitney LLP is seeking an associate with one to two years of experience in natural resources, energy, and administrative law to join the Regulatory Affairs Practice Group in our Salt Lake City office. This associate will have the opportunity to work on regional, national and international natural resource-related projects with teams of Dorsey lawyers located across our 20 offices with an emphasis on nationally-based energy companies, unique Canadian/US commerce intersections and Asian-Pacific international markets. Dorsey’s Natural Resource Practice Group enjoys a strong and frequent working relationship among a string of offices that runs from Anchorage, through Seattle, Salt Lake City, and Denver to Washington, D.C.

Qualified candidates will have experience with: 
- natural resource and energy transactions (mining and/or oil & gas), 
- public lands laws, and
- state and federal energy and natural resources administrative processes.

Strong academic performance and excellent writing skills are required. Utah and/or Nevada bar admission is a plus. Candidate will be required to hold or be willing to sit for the Utah bar.

Please note that Dorsey is not currently accepting search firm submissions in connection with this opening.

SALT LAKE CITY - CORPORATE ASSOCIATE (#309)

Dorsey & Whitney LLP is seeking a lawyer with at least two years of experience to join the Corporate practice in its Salt Lake City office.  The associate will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and venture capital transactions, financings and fund formation.  Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collegial and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.

Qualified candidates will have:
- Two or more years of experience in one or more of the following: venture capital offerings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, partnerships/LLCs, commercial transactions;
- Experience working in the business/corporate group of a large law firm;
- Strong communication and writing skills; and
- Top academic credentials.

California bar admission preferred.

Applicants with Japanese language proficiency are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please note that Dorsey is not currently accepting search firm submissions in connection with this opening.
 
 
SALT LAKE CITY - PATENT ASSOCIATE (#317)

Dorsey’s Patent group is seeking an Associate with two or more years of experience to be based in Denver, Salt Lake City or Seattle.  This Associate will have the opportunity to work on a variety of patent prosecution projects. Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collegial and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.

The following qualifications are required:
- USPTO admission
- A minimum of two years of patent attorney experience
- B.S. in Electrical Engineering, B.S. in Engineering with a M.S. in Electrical Engineering, or a B.S. in Engineering with relevant technical Electrical Engineering work experience
- Strong academic performance

In addition to submitting your cover letter, resume and transcript with your application, please also submit a patent prosecution writing sample. 

Please note that Dorsey is not currently accepting search firm submissions in connection with this opening.


Openings in Seattle

SEATTLE - CORPORATE ASSOCIATE (#329)
Dorsey & Whitney LLP is seeking a lawyer with one to two years of experience to join the Corporate practice in its Seattle office. The associate will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and venture capital transactions, financings and fund formation. Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collegial and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.
Qualified candidates will have:
- One to two years of experience in one or more of the following: venture capital offerings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, partnerships/LLCs, commercial transactions;
- Experience working in the business/corporate group of a large law firm;
- Strong communication and writing skills; and
- Top academic credentials.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.

Please note that Dorsey is not currently accepting search firm submissions in connection with this opening. 

 

SEATTLE - TRIAL ASSOCIATE (#328)
Dorsey & Whitney LLP is seeking an associate attorney to join the Trial Department in its Seattle office. This associate will have the opportunity to work in all phases of general commercial litigation, from pleading through trial and appeal, for individual and entity clients in a variety of industries. This position would involve significant responsibility over pending cases, in-court experience and active trial and motion work.  Dorsey attorneys receive competitive compensation and benefits packages.  

Strong academic performance, excellent research and writing skills, and two to four years of commercial litigation experience are required. Washington state bar admission preferred.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.

Please note that Dorsey is not currently accepting search firm submissions in connection with this opening. 

 

SEATTLE - PATENT ASSOCIATE (#317)

Dorsey’s Patent group is seeking an Associate with two or more years of experience to be based in Denver, Salt Lake City or Seattle.  This Associate will have the opportunity to work on a variety of patent prosecution projects. Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collegial and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.

The following qualifications are required:
- USPTO admission
- A minimum of two years of patent attorney experience
- B.S. in Electrical Engineering, B.S. in Engineering with a M.S. in Electrical Engineering, or a B.S. in Engineering with relevant technical Electrical Engineering work experience
- Strong academic performance

In addition to submitting your cover letter, resume and transcript with your application, please also submit a patent prosecution writing sample. 

Please note that Dorsey is not currently accepting search firm submissions in connection with this opening.


Openings in Toronto

TORONTO - CORPORATE ASSOCIATE (#304)

Dorsey & Whitney LLP is seeking an Associate with 2-3 years of experience to join the Corporate practice group in its Toronto office.  This attorney will have an opportunity to work on Canadian/U.S. cross border transactions.  Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collegial and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.

Qualified candidates will have:
- Two to three years of Canadian/U.S. cross border transactions experience
- Strong communication and writing skills
- Top academic credentials

We strongly prefer candidates who are admitted to practice in the U.S. and admitted as a Licensed Foreign Legal Consultant in Ontario.

Please note that Dorsey is not currently accepting search firm submissions in connection with this opening.

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.