Mid-Level Associate, Securities Litigation

Application ends: May 18, 2026
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Job Description

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Job Description Summary:

Fenwick & West’s Securities Litigation Group handles a wide range of civil and regulatory matters for its corporate and individual clients. In the civil arena, we represent issuers (including Fortune 100 and leading technology and life science companies) and their directors and officers in securities class actions, derivative suits, merger litigation and other civil actions arising from securities-related disputes. Fenwick also has an active internal investigation, regulatory, and white-collar defense practice. This includes representing audit and special committees in connection with internal investigations related to allegations of accounting fraud, whistleblower claims, or alleged violations of anti-bribery laws such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. It also includes defending companies and individuals in connection with DOJ and SEC investigations and regulatory proceedings. In the recent past, Fenwick’s Securities Litigation Group was named “Securities Litigation Department of the Year” by one of California’s leading legal publications. We provide an unrivaled platform for associates eager to be on the front lines, learning to litigate on behalf of some of the world’s most cutting-edge technology and life sciences companies and handle complex investigatory and regulatory matters.

Job Description:

Fenwick & West is currently seeking a securities litigation associate to join either of our Bay Area (San Francisco or Silicon Valley) or New York offices. Applicants should have at least three (3+) years of relevant experience. Superior academic credentials, excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills a must. CA or NY bar membership preferred.

Benefits and Compensation Details:

At Fenwick, we believe that our partners and employees are our most important asset. Helping you and your families achieve and maintain good health – physical, emotional, and financial – is the reason we offer a comprehensive benefit program. We provide benefits to eligible employees under plans such as Healthcare, Life Insurance, Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, and Wellbeing.

The anticipated range for this position is:

$250,000 – $370,000
Depending on the role, the actual base salary offered may depend upon a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and if applicable, the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.

A discretionary bonus for eligible employees may also be available based on performance. Additional information about employee eligibility for benefits and discretionary bonus will be made available upon request.

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