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Senior Commercial Litigation Associate

Steptoe & Johnson’s growing San Francisco office is looking for an associate with 5 to 7 years of experience in commercial litigation to join our highly-regarded Retail & E-Commerce Practice Group. Candidates should have strong research, analysis and writing skills, with experience taking substantive roles in complex motion practice, including class certification, motions to dismiss, and motions for summary judgment. Taking and defending depositions, including of experts, and courtroom hearing experience is preferred. Our new associate would join an international team that represents a broad range of retail, e-commerce, and hospitality businesses.  Our work includes consumer class actions, complex business disputes, fraud and business torts, and advertising compliance issues. Experience with UCL, FAL, and CLRA is a plus.  Admission to the California bar required.


Our associates receive meaningful, hands-on legal work at every stage of their careers. Candidates must have strong interpersonal and communication skills, a track record of academic and professional excellence, top notch research/analysis and persuasive writing abilities, excellent project management skills, and a strong aptitude for creative business development.  We are looking for self-starters ready to assume immediate responsibility as an integral part of high performing, collaborative firmwide teams with our lawyers in various offices and remotely, and be able to multitask and work with sometimes multiple overlapping projects and deadlines.  We offer competitive compensation and excellent benefits in a collegial working environment that provides training and mentorship.


Steptoe fosters diversity across the firm.  In 2019, Law360 named Steptoe to its Best Law Firms for Minority Attorneys list, Working Mother magazine named Steptoe to its Best Law Firms for Women list, and Steptoe earned a spot on Yale Law Women’s Top Ten Firms for Gender Equity and Top Ten Firms for Family Friendliness lists. Steptoe also received a 100% rating and earned the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2019 Corporate Equality Index.


Please submit your cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample.