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One-of-a-Kind International D.C. Litigation Boutique – LIFESTYLE (1,800 hrs.) 

G&S has been engaged to assist a unique client, a prestigious international litigation boutique, in recruiting a mid-level associate to their practice.  This globally recognized litigation boutique handles a wide spectrum of sophisticated matters including cross border disputes, sovereign immunity, white collar crime, social justice issues, and representing foreign nationals.

After talking to one of the key Partners, we believe this job is compelling for the following reasons:

  • Incredible International Flare: This work is one-of-a-kind. No one in D.C. has this diversity of international litigation and investigations, including representing notable and newsworthy clients, such as, journalist, publishers, and high-ranking military officers. Majority of their cases involve interests in the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, the Caribbean, South and Central America, the Middle East, and Asia.
  • Individual Representation: 70% of the work they handle is on behalf of individuals and high net worth shareholders. Some of the work may involve representing a criminal defendant one-on-one.
  • Extensive Responsibility: You will have the opportunity to work on a lot of newsworthy cases that aren’t being handled by big law and unlike many large firm practices, you often will take full ownership of cases. They work at the highest level, to include briefing for the Supreme Court.
  • Social Justice: The firm is committed to taking a considerable amount of low-bono and pro-bono work, on subjects such as, government overreach and the “Me Too” movement. Your social justice work counts towards your overall billable requirement.
  • Lifestyle Friendly: This firm has an 1800 billable hours requirement and associates are billing just that.  You will have a life outside of your work and often leave work with time to participate in other activities.
  • Environment: The firm is known for its supportive and collaborative environment. They value employees at all levels of the firm, and they have a true family-like atmosphere. The senior partners have been practicing together for 30+ years.
  • Career Advancement: This hire is being made with the intention of grooming this person for partnership. The firm invests in their people right away and offer a lot of opportunity for leadership and business generation. Making partner is attainable and they have a proven promotion track record.

Qualifications: 3+ years of litigation experience acquired at a large law firm or prestigious boutique. Candidates must have outstanding academic credentials (judicial clerkship a plus) and significant brief drafting experience is required. This firm is looking for friendly, outgoing personalities who come across as modest as they do intelligent. Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish language skills are highly valued, and you will have an opportunity to utilize them.

**Associate positions at litigation boutiques (with these hours and international flare) are very rare in D.C., and this firm infrequently hires. 

Job ID:  15920

    • Location: Washington
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