Schwabe is a premier Northwest regional law firm serving the needs of businesses in seven key industry sectors: Technology; Healthcare and Life Sciences; Consumer Products, Manufacturing and Retail; Natural Resources; Real Estate and Construction; Ports and Maritime; and Indian Country and Alaska Native Corporations. We have offices in four states, in the cities of Portland, Bend, Salem, Seattle, Vancouver, Anchorage, and Mountain View. Schwabe has a culture based on collaboration, innovation, and a drive to help our clients achieve success.

Schwabe currently has an opening for a full-time lawyer to help support the firm's Indian Country and Alaska Native Corporations industry group, as well as government contracting in the firm's Business & Transactions department. The ideal candidate will have:
  • Knowledge of and experience with Alaska Native Corporations and/or Federal Indian Law
  • 1 to 3 years experience with transactional law
  • Knowledge of and experience with government contracting
  • Excellent skills in legal research, analysis, writing, and in communication
  • A track record demonstrating exemplary client service, organizational skills, and teamwork
  • Demonstrated ownership of projects and willingness to work in a collaborative setting, but with significant independence
  • Strong work ethic and client service acumen, excellent academic credentials and professional references, as well as solid interpersonal and communication skills
  • Alaska. Washington, or Oregon State Bar admission or eligibility for immediate reciprocity

The pay range for this position is $140,000 - $165,000, depending on job skills and experience. The position is also eligible for discretionary merit bonus and consideration at the end of each calendar year. A listing of benefits can be found here:

Candidates should submit PDFs of their cover letter, resume, law school transcripts, and a writing sample directed to Michelle Baird-Johnson, Schwabe's Director of Talent Acquisition & Integration. Inquiries are maintained in confidence.

Schwabe is proud to be Mansfield Rule Plus Certified. This certification recognized the structural changes and actions we have taken to diversify leadership in our firm. Learn more here: Mansfield Rule Plus Certification.

Schwabe is committed to cultivating and celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion because it makes our firm better. People from historically underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.