Description:

A Partner-Owned Law Firm Headquartered in Saint Louis, MO is seeking experienced attorneys with Commercial Litigation experience to join its Litigation group. Litigation associates have an exciting opportunity to learn from and work closely with energetic, highly experienced legal practitioners in a friendly, cooperative environment.

Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Simultaneously handles the high-level and strategic aspects of multiple legal matters at different stages of progression, from inception to conclusion
  • Possesses strong attention to detail and good interpersonal skills for communicating with attorneys and clients
  • Demonstrates an ability to work independently and productively and show a strong interest in advancing a career in litigation
  • Produces quality legal work and bills the required amounts of hours to ensure excellent client services
  • Manages business and assists in the generation of business through group and individual efforts
  • Complies with the very highest ethical standards of the legal profession

Competencies:
  • Decision Making – actively makes decisions on client matters with consultation of other attorneys
  • Communication - strong, professional communication, both written and orally to both internal and external clients
  • Leadership – appropriately delegates tasks
  • Continuous Learning - actively embraces learning new skills, areas of the law, mastering new technology and sharing with others
  • Teamwork – cooperatively works as a member of client teams and begins to lead teams in matters
  • Alignment to Values - Influences the awareness and adoption of the Firm's values on a larger scale; influences the awareness and adoption of diversity and inclusion; demonstrates respect by providing solutions and support

Required Education: Juris Doctor

Preferred Education: graduate of a Top 25 law school, or a graduate in the top 10% of graduating class from an accredited law school; positions on law school's premier law journal a plus

Required Licenses and/or Certifications: Licensed to practice law and in good standing in the state of Illinois; must maintain applicable license renewal and CLE requirements

Required Experience: 2 years' experience as a licensed attorney at a law firm or clerking Preferred Experience: 3-5 years' experience as a licensed attorney at a law firm

Supervisory Responsibilities: Indirect - actively utilizes support staff or junior associates to ensure client satisfaction

Physical Activity: The employee will be required to sit (or utilize a standing desk) for prolonged periods and work on a computer

Travel Required: Generally less than 10%, however, this will be case specific and may, at times, involve more travel.

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.