Opportunities For You

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 for more information. 

U.S. Lateral Recruiting Contact:

Marelys Sosa
Senior Lateral Recruiting Manager
+1 212 649 8793


For the New York office.  Seeking associates with 4+ 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.

Private Client

For the New York office. Seeking a Senior Associate/Counsel with experience in sophisticated estate planning for high net worth individuals to join our expanding, energetic, collaborative and high-performing Private Client group.  The Private Client group is a special part of the Tax team at Dechert, who’s mission it is to deliver personal estate planning advise and financial and tax planning services to high net worth individuals and the corporate and individual fiduciaries who serve them.  The ideal candidate will have prior experience in tax and estate planning for individuals, administration of estates, trusts, and charities.  JD from an ABA accredited law school required.  Admission to the New York bar is ideal, but not required.  Large Law Firm experience preferred.