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Associate Attorney

New York, NY
Full Time
Practice Areas: Defense Litigation Exp.: 5 - 8 Years
A Premier Defense Litigation Law Firm seeks highly motivated, diligent associate attorneys with five to eight years defense litigation experience and an eagerness to succeed. Must be licensed to practice in New York courts. Additional state admissions, including New Jersey, preferred. Experienced associates will handle defense litigation matters involving construction defense litigation, general liability, and New York labor law (specifically). Experienced attorneys may also handle matters involving professional executive liability and D&O for nationwide clients with a forward-thinking firm. Employment law and medical malpractice experience a plus.

Skills and Abilities
The individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with the following:
  • proactively work independently and as part of a team;
  • demonstrate strong legal research and analytical skills;
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • strong attention to detail with superb organization and prioritization skills;
  • ability to move from case to case;
  • knowledge of both state and federal court procedures; and,
  • proficiency with MS Office including Excel, Outlook and navigating the internet

Experienced attorneys’ responsibilities include handling a caseload involving substantial litigation defense and may include a variety of practice areas such as construction defect, general liability, New York labor law, and possibly professional executive and D&O. The following requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability necessary to do this job successfully under the direction of a partner:
  • draft, prepare and handle pleadings, motions, orders and legal memoranda;
  • draft and respond to written discovery and dispositive motions;
  • conduct legal research competently and with proficiency;
  • prepare and take depositions of parties and experts;
  • review client documents, draft case evaluations and status report correspondence;
  • review, assess and handle matters from inception to trial;
  • assist with and participate in mediations and court appearances; and,
  • interact directly with clients, claim professionals, opposing counsel, colleagues and staff.

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