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Associate Attorney

New York, NY
Full Time
Practice Areas: Defense Litigation, Product Liability, Toxic Tort Litigation Exp.: 2 - 4 Years
Great opportunity for 2-4 year associate to join a nationally renowned law firm. If you are looking for the challenge of varied and complex litigation working alongside top litigators, Hawkins Parnell & Young LLP is the place for you. At HPY, you will be immersed in all stages of cases from pre-suit claim investigation to trial and appeal as part of a team of seasoned attorneys. The successful candidate must have an active Bar License, strong academic credentials, and willingness to learn and gain trial experience from a dedicated and successful litigation team. This opportunity offers a broad experience base to talented attorneys who wish to join a success driven, vibrant team.

HPY represents a variety of clients from global corporations to small local businesses and individual clients in high-risk litigation and business disputes across the country and U.S. Territories. The successful candidate will be a part of a national team of almost 300 lawyers and professional staff spread across ten offices located in Atlanta, Austin, Charleston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Napa, New York, St. Louis, and San Francisco.

HPY offers a competitive salary complemented by a full, comprehensive benefits package including Medical Insurance, Vision Plan, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, 401k, Short and Long Term Disability, Parental Leave and Profit Sharing.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Trial preparation, including strategy discussion, discovery, records review, client interviews and witness preparation
  • Research, both legal and of people, businesses, and worksites
  • Drafting of briefs, memos, and client updates
  • Attendance at depositions, hearings, and/or mediations

Skills and Educational Requirements:
  • Actively licensed and in good standing with a state bar; multiple bar licenses are a plus but not mandatory
  • Excellent academic credentials and strong writing, analytical, and communications skills
  • 2-4 years’ experience in defense litigation. Product liability or toxic tort litigation a plus
  • Ability to thrive in a high-paced environment, requiring exceptional organizational skills, juggling priorities, and adhering to strict deadlines
  • Must be a self-starter who can handle multiple projects with competing priorities and understand the importance of deadlines
  • Client-focused mentality
  • Takes initiatives and welcomes challenges
  • Ability to work flexibly and independently within a strong team

*Active Bar License Required

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