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Responsibilities and practice:
Dentons US LLP is seeking a mid-level associate to join our sophisticated Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice. Candidates should have excellent academic credentials, 3-5 years of legal experience, and proven ability to manage complex litigation and investigations. Ideal candidates will have extensive complex litigation experience. Our associates work collaboratively with our partners and clients and are key members of our team. Expected responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Working on all aspects of disputes from inception through trial and appeal where relevant
  • Taking and defending depositions and related work with witnesses and experts
  • Drafting and preparing briefs, pleadings, motions and other documents
  • Managing complex disputes, including running discovery and complex document review
  • Supporting the team on business development and other litigation-related matters as needed

This is a great opportunity to work with dedicated lawyers who are passionate about their work, all while enjoying the benefits of an international law firm. Dentons' Litigation and Dispute Resolution lawyers employ the most appropriate tools and strategies for each stage of the process and each unique situation, and clients turn to our team for the intellectual savvy, creativity and depth we bring to high-stakes and complex disputes, wherever they may arise. With more than 200 litigators in the United States and more than 700 worldwide, we bring exceptional depth to our clients' disputes. Together, we tackle challenges efficiently and effectively so that our clients can move ahead.

Position Requirements:
Personal skills/attributes:
  • Embraces teamwork and values collaboration
  • Demonstrates sound judgment and possesses keen attention to detail
  • Has excellent written communication skills and an ability to produce written work product that is concise and effective
  • Has strong problem-solving skills and uses research, legal knowledge and expertise to tackle complex problems
  • Has strong presentation skills and is able to clearly communicate advice to clients and colleagues
  • Is dedicated and goal-oriented, with a strong work ethic
  • Possesses superior organizational and time-management skills

Technical skills:
  • 3-5 years of complex litigation experience is required
  • Strong writing and case management skills, direct experience handling clients and adversaries, and excellent oral advocacy skills are required
  • Deposition and court experience is preferred
  • Previous law firm experience is preferred

Other Requirements:
  • Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois and be in good standing
  • Must include a law school transcript and strong writing sample with application

Equal opportunities:
Dentons US LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans. We are an Affirmative Action Employer. Pursuant to local ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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