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Southern District of Texas - Assistant Federal Public Defender - June 12, 2019

The Federal Public Defender, Southern District of Texas, is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Federal Public Defender to be stationed in the Houston office in the trial division. The federal defender organization operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3006A, to provide defense services in federal criminal cases and related matters by appointment from the court.

Requirements. An Assistant Federal Public Defender must be: (1) a graduate of an accredited law school, and admitted to practice in good standing before the highest court of a state; and (2) licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas by the time of entrance on duty. Three to five years trial experience. Spanish language proficiency is preferred for this position. Appointment is subject to a satisfactory background investigation including an FBI name and fingerprint check and an IRS tax check. Duties. The assistant federal public defender will represent clients charged with federal criminal offenses and clients involved in other matters covered under the Criminal Justice Act. The position requires travel for investigation, litigation, and training. Federal public defender attorneys may not engage in the private practice of law.

Selection Criteria. The successful applicant will have an established capacity or clearly demonstrated aptitude for excellence in criminal defense practice, a commitment to the representation of indigent accused persons, and a reputation for personal and professional integrity. Applicants must also possess the ability to communicate effectively with clients, witnesses, colleagues, staff, and court and agency personnel as part of their employment. Experience in handling federal criminal cases is preferred.

Salary and Benefits. The salary of an assistant federal public defender is commensurate with that of an assistant U.S. attorney with similar qualifications and experience. The position is in the excepted service and does not carry the tenure rights of the competitive Civil Service. The position does include regular Government employment benefits including health and life insurance, retirement, and the Thrift Savings Plan. Salary is payable only by Electronic Funds Transfer (direct deposit).

How to Apply. Qualified persons may apply by forwarding a letter of interest (mentioning announcement number 19-03H), résumé, and representative writing sample. Legal experience should be described in detail. Send completed application to: Marjorie A. Meyers, Federal Public Defender, Southern District of Texas, 440 Louisiana St., Suite 1350, Houston, Texas 77002 or email in PDF format to TXS_Employment@FD.ORG. For applicants with disabilities, this organization provides reasonable accommodations, which are decided on a case-by-case basis. To request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, contact Administrative Officer Laura Dusthimer at (713) 718-4600. More than one position may be filled with this announcement. Position announced June 12, 2019; open until filled.

McGuire Woods - IP Litigation Associate - Houston - May 13, 2019
The Houston office of McGuireWoods seeks an Associate for the IP Litigation/Patents Department.

McGuireWoods’ intellectual property lawyers help clients develop, protect and leverage commercially valuable ideas and information, including patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and other creative assets to advance their business goals. Our intellectual property strength is recognized by prestigious legal guides and clients alike. Chambers USA and U.S. News – Best Lawyers consistently rank our intellectual property practice as top-tier and many of our lawyers are honored individually.

In Chambers USA, the definitive guide to leading lawyers, one client said, “They are a first-rate law firm in all respects.” Clients also praised team members as “phenomenal,” “intelligent, thoughtful and creative” and as "top-notch litigators" who "find a solution when others cannot." Leading industry and legal publications and media outlets such as Corporate Counsel, E-Commerce Times and Law360 regularly seek out our partners for their insights on IP-related legislative, regulatory and judicial developments.

Qualified candidates will have 1 - 6 years patent litigation experience. Candidate must have Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering degree. Excellent academic credentials required.

Disclaimer: Search firms with a current preferred agreement in place with McGuireWoods LLP may submit resumes directly to Recruiting Manager. All other unsolicited submissions by search firms will be deemed not accepted.

Please refer to Req# 1119 To apply, please visit our website: https://careers.mcguirewoods.com/

Wilson Elser - Litigation Associate Attorney - Houston - May 7, 2019

Firm Information
Wilson Elser is a full-service and leading defense litigation law firm who faithfully serves our clients with more than 800 attorneys, across 37 offices in the United States and one in London. Founded in 1978, we rank among the top 200 law firms identified by The American Lawyer and 53rd in The National Law Journal's survey of the nation's largest law firms.

The Position

Qualifications
• JD from an accredited law school
• Admitted to practice in the state of Texas
• 2-7 years of defense litigation experience
• Experience in federal court a plus
• Superior written and oral communication skills
• Legal project management experience is helpful

Responsibilities
• Independently manage a litigation caseload, working cases from beginning to end
• Work closely with other attorneys and Partners on legal projects
• Regularly handle court appearances and depositions
• Communicate with clients and provide status reports

Why Should You Apply?
• Excellent Benefits
• Professional development programs including in-house CLE and National Attorney Training
• Generous PTO plan
• Excellent growth and advancement opportunities
• Corporate Discount Plans

Interested?
Wilson Elser is a firm who focuses their commitment to both their clients and you! Please consider joining our team by applying online or sending your credentials to AttorneyRecruiting@wilsonelser.com and putting "Houston Litigation Associate Attorney" in the subject line.

We are committed to cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity as a fundamental value. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer; Minorities and Women are encouraged to apply.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta - Litigation Intern for Summer 2019 - April 24, 2019

For more information, visit: https://advancingjustice-atlanta.org/page/17

Travelers - Managing Counsel - In-House Insurance Defense Litigation - Houston - April 22, 2019

Company Information
Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That’s Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers – and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.

Job Summary
Our Managing Counsel is responsible for the operational oversight of two Texas Staff Counsel law offices in Houston and San Antonio. In this role, you will assure a culture of high quality legal work at a competitive cost and ensure attorneys and staff provide exceptional service to clients and the company. This role is based in Houston with periodic travel to San Antonio.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
Coordinates with Regional Counsel and peers to promote a high performance culture throughout the Staff Counsel Program. Manages human resources matters, including but not limited to staffing, performance management, compensation and professional development.

Accountable for success of Staff Counsel Initiatives, such as trial appetite, resolution management, and improvement in all lines of business. Provides/arranges for effective on boarding of lawyers and staff; training; and mentoring. Participates fully in the development of entire law office staff and viable succession slates for management and product case handling by providing meaningful assignments and thoughtful Individual Development Plan (IDP)process. Handles a minimal caseload as determined in consultation with the Regional Counsel. Represents insureds and the company by employing methods and strategies commensurate with the provision of high quality legal and customer services. Possesses strong lawyering skills, including trial skills.

Creates structure for the review of new files and assignment to counsel with the appropriate skill level. Creates structure for reviews of open files according to established quality management protocol and schedule, and to ensure professional file handling.

Partners with the Claim Department on long-term goals and strategies, case handling oversight, and ad hoc matters as they arise. Develops professional relationships with all business partners across the enterprise. Utilizes office resources and technology to assure a smooth workflow and cost effectiveness.

Serves as part of the Staff Counsel Leadership team by providing meaningful and thoughtful input to program-wide initiatives and by chairing committees on selected projects. Participates in Regional Reviews as a member of the Staff Counsel National Review Team. Handles national projects, attends management meetings and contributes to Staff Counsel Program initiatives, as requested by Regional Counsel or Head of Staff Counsel.

Please visit the Careers/Job Search section of our website at www.travelers.com and reference job opening ID 19901BR to learn more about this opportunity and submit your resume for consideration.


McGuire Woods - Business & Securities Litigation Associate - Houston - April 15, 2019
The Houston office of McGuireWoods seeks an Associate for the Business & Securities Litigation Department.

The McGuireWoods Business & Securities Litigation group is equipped to assist all manner of companies, including financial institutions, public companies and closely-held corporations, in all aspects of commercial litigation and dispute resolution. We have extensive experience: • defending clients in high-stakes litigation such as banking and securities class actions, shareholder derivative suits and regulatory investigations; • representing officers and directors as individual defendants; and • advising clients regarding risk mitigation and compliance with state and federal laws.

We coordinate closely with our e-discovery team to efficiently manage the discovery burdens associated with complex litigation. When criminal proceedings run parallel to civil litigation, we work with the firm’s white-collar defense team to manage the client’s interests in a unified manner. While we stand ready to try cases in both federal and state courts, we also explore alternative resolution options when they will help clients achieve their objectives, reduce costs and administrative burdens, and offer creative solutions not typically available through the courts.

Qualified candidates will have 1 - 2 years of general litigation experience or experience as a district or circuit judicial clerk. Excellent academic credentials and writing skills required. TX bar is required. Experience with complex litigation is a plus.

Disclaimer: At this time, McGuireWoods will not accept applicants submitted through search firms for this position. All qualified candidates must submit their own applications for consideration.

Please refer to Req# 1547 To apply, please visit our website: https://careers.mcguirewoods.com/


The Alliance - Non-Profit - Several Positions Open - Houston - April 12, 2019
The Alliance is recruiting for several positions to assist homeowners and landlords with home repair through the City of Houston’s Homeowner Assistance Program. In addition to Spanish, priority languages include Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese. Click on the individual links below for more details and to apply.

Intake Specialists (2 openings)
https://Alliance-Multicultural.apscareerportal.com/j/0cnk6t
https://Alliance-Multicultural.apscareerportal.com/j/0cnk6u

Case Manager Support Services
https://Alliance-Multicultural.apscareerportal.com/j/0cnk6v

Outreach Specialists
https://Alliance-Multicultural.apscareerportal.com/j/0co5jl


McGuire Woods - Associate - IP Litigation/Patents Department - Houston - April 10, 2019
The Houston office of McGuireWoods seeks an Associate for the IP Litigation/Patents Department.

McGuireWoods’ intellectual property lawyers help clients develop, protect and leverage commercially valuable ideas and information, including patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and other creative assets to advance their business goals. Our intellectual property strength is recognized by prestigious legal guides and clients alike. Chambers USA and U.S. News – Best Lawyers consistently rank our intellectual property practice as top-tier and many of our lawyers are honored individually.

In Chambers USA, the definitive guide to leading lawyers, one client said, “They are a first-rate law firm in all respects.” Clients also praised team members as “phenomenal,” “intelligent, thoughtful and creative” and as "top-notch litigators" who "find a solution when others cannot." Leading industry and legal publications and media outlets such as Corporate Counsel, E-Commerce Times and Law360 regularly seek out our partners for their insights on IP-related legislative, regulatory and judicial developments. Qualified candidates will have 1 - 6 years patent litigation experience. Candidate must have Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering degree. Excellent academic credentials required.

Disclaimer: Search firms with a current preferred agreement in place with McGuireWoods LLP may submit resumes directly to Recruiting Manager. All other unsolicited submissions by search firms will be deemed not accepted.

Please refer to Req# 1119 To apply, please visit our website: https://careers.mcguirewoods.com/


McGuire Woods - Staff Attorney - Financial Services Litigation - Dallas - April 9, 2019
The Dallas office of McGuireWoods seeks a Staff Attorney for the Financial Services Litigation Department.

The financial services industry has long been one of the most complex, highly regulated and carefully scrutinized business segments in the world. The collapse of the credit markets and the mortgage foreclosure crisis have created unprecedented challenges for banks and other financial services institutions, not the least of which has been a tidal wave of lawsuits and government investigations attacking fundamental business practices. In addition, banks have been forced to both anticipate and react swiftly to a wide array of new regulations.

McGuireWoods’ long history of representation of financial institutions has prepared the firm well to stand with its clients in meeting these multifaceted and unprecedented challenges. Because we understand the business, our financial services litigation team is called upon by some of the world’s most prominent financial institutions to meet these challenges.

Qualified candidates will have 3+ years of experience in Litigation for a position involving mortgage-related disputes and general litigation. Texas bar is required. Candidate must have strong academic credentials, excellent writing and interpersonal skills, be well-organized (responsible for handling a large volume of cases), and have good negotiation skills.

Disclaimer: At this time, McGuireWoods will not be accepting applicants submitted through search firms or headhunters for this position. All qualified candidates must submit their own applications for consideration.

Please refer to Req# 1355

To apply, please visit our website: https://careers.mcguirewoods.com/


McGuire Woods - Debt Finance Associate - Los Angeles - April 1, 2019
The Los Angeles – Downtown office of McGuireWoods seeks an entry-level associate to join the Debt Finance Department. McGuireWoods is recognized as one of the nation’s pre-eminent law firms in syndicated finance and general corporate lending. Year over year, we rank among the top 10 U.S. firms in syndicated loans by volume of credit exposure and number of deals in Loan Pricing Corp.’s Law Firm League Tables, including a No. 1 ranking in number of deals for 2015. In 2017, McGuireWoods ranked fourth in number of deals with 182 and seventh in overall dollar volume with over $123.6 billion for its representation of lead arrangers and bookrunners in syndicated debt financings in the United States.

Our team consistently ranks among the top five U.S. firms in syndicated loans by Thomson Reuters Loan Pricing Corporation’s Law Firm League Table. In 2017, we ranked #4 in number of deals (182) and #7 in volume of deals ($123.7 billion).

These rankings demonstrate our commitment to client service and quality counsel, no matter the size or nature of the financing transaction. We regularly represent large, multinational financial institution clients in complex, billion-dollar financings, and are equally prepared to help regional banks, funds and other lending clients handle middle market, mission-critical deals efficiently and cost-effectively.

Qualified candidates will have 1-3 years of experience. Preferred candidates will have senior secured, asset-based, second lien, leveraged and/or syndicated finance experience, as well as strong academic credentials and law firm work experience.

Disclaimer: At this time, McGuireWoods will not be accepting applicants submitted through search firms or headhunters for this position. All qualified candidates must submit their own applications for consideration.

Please refer to Req# 1544.

Please apply on our website at: https://careers.mcguirewoods.com/


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