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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 legal.recruiting@dechert.com for more information. 

U.S. Lateral Recruiting Contact:

Marelys Sosa
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 2-5 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 3-4 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.

For the New York office.  Seeking an associate with 4-5 years of fund finance experience to join the Leveraged Finance group in our nationally-ranked Global Finance practice.  Experience representing banks, business development companies and funds in asset-backed financing to funds or other investment vehicles in the private debt space.  Great opportunity for a candidate seeking to join a vibrant, market leading and growing practice.  Candidates must have large law firm experience.  Admission to the NY bar 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. 

Litigation

For the Chicago office.  Seeking a class 2017-2018 associate with experience in securities litigation to join our Trial, Investigations and Securities group.  Our securities litigation team — which is one of the largest in the U.S. — covers all major jurisdictions and market sectors. In addition to handling U.S.-based matters, we have either represented clients or coordinated their representation globally.  Candidates should have a very strong academic background, excellent analytical, writing, and research skills, as well as large law firm experience. 

Real Estate

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 Philadelphia office.  Seeking associate with 2-6 years of commercial real estate finance experience to join our Global Finance team.  Experience with the origination of mortgage loans is required.  Prior work with commercial real estate investments, mezzanine loans, sub-debt, joint venture agreements, acquisitions, financings, leasing, REITs, inbound investment is a plus.  Large Law firm experience strongly preferred.

For the Philadelphia or New York office.  Seeking associate with 7+ years of Joint Venture and Equity Investment experience to join our Global Finance team.  Experience in commercial real estate investments, including joint venture agreements, acquisitions, sales, financings, leasing, REITs, inbound investment is preferred. Large law firm experience strongly preferred.

For the Boston, Charlotte or New York 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.