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Dechert delivers distinctive and exciting opportunities, provides extensive training and mentorship, and offers its lawyers the experiences needed to become experts in their field. We welcome applications from experienced lawyers seeking sophisticated work and a collegial environment. Applicants should have strong academic credentials, relevant experience, and a commitment to excellence. We encourage applicants to review listings for all Dechert offices.

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NOTE TO SEARCH FIRMS:  Search firms should feel free to inquire about openings and opportunities. However, we will not accept candidate submissions from any search firm unless a fee agreement is in effect prior to submission. In accordance to our fee agreement, all submissions should be made directly to a member of our Lateral Recruiting Department. Resumes sent to Dechert LLP attorneys will not be accepted or considered valid submissions. Please contact us at legal.recruiting@dechert.com for more information. 

U.S. Lateral Recruiting Contact:

Marelys Sosa
Senior Lateral Recruiting Manager
legal.recruiting@dechert.com
+1 212 649 8793

Antitrust

For the New York, Philadelphia or Washington, D.C. office.  Seeking an associate with 2-3 years of experience in U.S. antitrust litigation, including in private enforcement and class actions, government investigations and/or merger control litigation.  Experience in merger clearance, and competition compliance and counseling is also helpful.  Candidates must have excellent academic credentials and large law firm or government agency experience.

Bankruptcy/ Restructuring & Reorganization

For the New York office.  Seeking an associate with 3-6 years of substantive experience in representing creditors, investors, troubled companies and other stakeholders in mid-to-large scale, complex U.S. and cross-border bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings and out-of-court restructurings.  Candidate must have excellent academic credentials and large law firm experience.

Corporate 

For the New York office.  Seeking associates with 3-5 years of Leveraged Finance experience to join our nationally-ranked Global Finance practice.  The candidate should have experience representing borrowers, lenders, private equity sponsors and/or agents in a full range of finance transactions, including domestic and cross-border acquisitions, dividend and other recapitalizations, and restructuring and reorganizations.  Experience in middle market lending and representing alternative financiers, including business development companies (BDCs), hedge funds and other non-bank lenders is strongly preferred.  Candidate must have excellent academic credentials.  Admission to New York Bar is ideal, but not required.

Intellectual Property

For the New York office.  Seeking an associate with 2-4 years of intellectual property transactions experience to join our Intellectual Property group.  The candidate should have experience drafting intellectual property license agreements, co-development and collaboration agreements and other IP and technology-related commercial agreements.  The candidate should also have experience conducting due diligence and advising on the IP and technology aspects of mergers and acquisitions.  Candidate must have excellent academic credentials and large law firm experience. 

For New York office.  Seeking Senior Associate/Counsel with 6+ years of transactional experience.  Licensing Transactions, Acquisitions, Due Diligence, Technology Transfers, and Technology Licensing.  Financial, software, and technology experience also required, along with significant experience managing teams and projects. Outsourcing or off-shoring deal experience preferred.    

Labor and Employment

For the New York office.  Seeking an associate with 3-5 years of complex employment litigation and transactional experience to join the Labor & Employment group.  Our practice includes employment-related internal investigations and high-stakes discrimination cases, contractual disputes, non-compete and other restrictive covenant cases, wage and hour litigation, and whistleblower claims.  We also advise on executive employment and consulting agreements, high-risk terminations and RIFs, a range of corporate transactions (involving the review of labor representations and warranties and due diligence), severance arrangements, and compliance with city, state and federal employment and anti-discrimination laws.  Our services to employers in a wide range of industries extend to drafting personnel policies and procedures and conducting anti-discrimination and anti-harassment training. Candidate must have excellent academic credentials.  Large law firm experience preferred.  Admission to the NY bar ideal, but not required. 

Litigation

For the Chicago office.  Seeking an associate with 2-3 years of experience in the areas of white collar and government enforcement defense and internal investigations.  The ideal candidate must possess the flexibility, desire, and experience to handle all varieties of white collar matters, government enforcement defense, trials, and internal investigations, including matters involving fraud, embezzlement, the FCPA, insider trading, other securities violations, trade secret theft, customs fraud, the False Claims Act, among others.  The successful candidate must feel comfortable handling cases across subject matters and industries, and must be willing to handle some civil litigations as the need arises.  Strong research, writing, and analytical skills are a must, as are attention to detail, good judgment, team-oriented mindset, and a strong work ethic.  The preferred candidate will have clerked on the federal court of appeals and/or federal district court, but clerkship experience is not a requirement.  Candidate must have excellent academic credentials and large law firm experience. 

Private Client

For the New York office. Seeking an associate with 3-5 years of experience with sophisticated estate planning for high net worth individuals. Candidate must have excellent academic credentials.  Large law firm experience preferred.

Real Estate

For the Charlotte, New York or Philadelphia office.  Seeking an associate with 2-5 years of securitization experience to join our Global Finance team. Must have experience in the commercial mortgage securities market. Experience in general commercial mortgage finance is also a plus. Large law firm experience strongly preferred.

For Chicago or New York office.  Seeking associate with 2-5 years of securitization or structured finance experience to join our Global Finance team. Prior work with Asset-Backed Securitization including transactions involving some of the following assets is preferred: marketplace loans, credit card receivables, auto loans and leases, mortgages, single-family rental properties, timeshares and trade receivables. Large Law Firm experience strongly preferred.

For the Boston or Charlotte office.  Seeking associates with 3-7 years of securitization or structured finance experience to join our Global Finance team. Prior work with private credit or CLOs is a plus.  Large Law Firm experience strongly preferred.  

M&A, Latin America Associate

We are not accepting submissions from search agencies at this time.  To apply, please send your materials to Rebecca.Sloane@dechert.com.

For the New York office.  Seeking an M&A, Latin America associate to provide legal work and leadership within teams handling multi-million dollar domestic and cross-border M&A (mergers & acquisitions) transactions, with an emphasis on major business deals in Brazil and other Latin American countries; advise investment management firms on private equity matters in Latin America; assist clients in navigating the intricacies of U.S.-based legal regulations surrounding the private investment industry (as they affect foreign clients investing in U.S. markets as well as U.S. clients investing in foreign jurisdictions) by participating in all aspects of corporate transactional work, including securities offerings and advisory work; advise clients with respect to finance-related legal matters, including advising on the negotiation and structuring of M&A transactions; provide strategic counseling on complex private equity matters, including drafting and negotiating legal agreements related to the equity interests, contracts, and assets of domestic and multinational corporations undergoing corporate restructuring; research legal risks facing clients and develop and recommend strategies and positions on legal issues; review and analyze legal documents such as correspondence, agreements, and contracts; draft relevant sections of M&A agreements, due diligence schedules, and related documents; and participate in pro bono legal assignments, firm activities, and other community organizations and/or functions as needed. Requirements: J.D. from an accredited U.S. law school, or an equivalent foreign law degree; and 3 years of experience: (i) on a team handling both multi-million dollar and cross-border M&A transactions with Latin America, including Brazil; and (ii) counseling an investment management firm on private equity matters in Latin America, including Brazil.