Job Description Summary:
Fenwick is a leading technology and life sciences law firm with a cutting edge, internationally-recognized, dynamic litigation practice with offices in Northern California, D.C., New York, Santa Monica, Seattle, and Shanghai. Our Employment Practices Group is seeking a Counsel with at least eight (8) years of employment law experience in both litigation and counseling. The ideal candidate will have significant and deep experience in and aptitude for advising employers (including and especially early and mid-stage start-up companies) on a wide variety of employment law issues, including, but not limited to, wage/hour, terminations, reductions in force, leaves of absence, workplace investigations and worker classification assessments, and preparation or review of employment agreements and policies, including offer letters, handbooks, compensation plans and separation agreements. Strong litigation skills, including experience managing single plaintiff as well as complex cases, are required. The candidate should have significant command of employment law, including and especially California state and local employment laws, together with a business-minded approach to problem solving for clients. Candidates should have a strong background in employment law, top academics, and must have CA bar membership.
The Employment Practices Group counsels and litigates in the areas of employment discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, wage-hour, trade secrets/non-competition/unfair competition, workplace privacy, executive employment agreements, and many other areas pertaining to hiring, promotion, compensation and discipline. The firm regularly advises employers and trains managers concerning personnel systems, policies and practices.
To apply, please complete our online application and include a cover letter, resume, and law school transcript.
COVID Vaccine Policy
On July 7, 2021, Fenwick implemented a policy requiring all new hires to receive the COVID vaccine. Proof of vaccination will be required as a condition of employment. Fenwick will continue to comply with applicable laws regarding the reasonable accommodation of individuals with disabilities and/or sincerely held religious beliefs. This policy is part of Fenwick’s ongoing efforts to ensure the safety and-well-being of our employees and community, and to support public health efforts.
Fenwick & West LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and, as such, conducts all employment-related activities without regard to unlawful consideration of race, religion, color, marital status, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity, gender, genetic characteristics or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal employment discrimination laws. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
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