Kennedys, a global law firm, is seeking an Associate with 3-5 years of experience* to join our Basking Ridge office. This role will involve the representation of insurance companies and its insureds in defense matters.

This Associate will be working directly with seasoned Partners who represent some of the largest insurers in the world and their insureds.

Kennedys expansion has continued throughout the pandemic and we are dedicated to the continued growth of the firm. If you are interested in joining a firm that is growing and thriving, now is the time.

Our recognized team of dedicated insurance defense attorneys handle all aspects of insurance defense matters throughout the U.S. Our clients include numerous insurers and their insureds. Our focus on the insurance industry means we really understand the legal issues our clients face.

Required Experience:
  • 3-5 years of litigation experience at a well-recognized law firm
  • Excellent academics
  • Experience interacting with clients, drafting pleadings and discovery demands, conducting depositions, performing legal research, drafting dispositive motions and representing the client's interests in court
  • Ability and willingness to be a team player.

About Kennedys
Kennedys is a global law firm with expertise in dispute resolution and advisory services. With over 2,400 people worldwide across 44 offices in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and America we have some of the most respected legal minds in their field.

Our lawyers handle both contentious and non-contentious matters, and provide a range of specialist legal services, for many industry sectors but we have particular expertise in litigation and dispute resolution, especially in defending insurance and liability claims.

We're a fresh-thinking firm, and we're not afraid to bring challenging new perspectives to the table way beyond the traditional realm of legal services. We empower our clients with a diverse range of ideas, tools and technology to make their lives easier, as well as delivering exceptional results, every time.

What Do We Have to Offer?
We welcome high-performing lawyers, business services professionals, secretaries, graduates and apprentices to join our rapidly expanding global firm. Whatever your role at Kennedys, you'll be involved in exciting and stimulating work, where your input will make a difference.

Our culture and values form a big part of who we are and we take them seriously. We make a difference by being approachable,straightforward, supportive and distinctive. Our values are at the core of who we are and what make us a great firm to work with and for.

We develop careers in an innovative and collaborative global environment, with our values at the core. We believe that supporting individual growth and development puts us in the best position to attract and retain talented individuals. Regardless of role or level, everyone has access to virtual learning to help you develop your skills, wherever you are in the world. A variety of other exciting opportunities are available including secondments to clients and our global offices as well as a comprehensive benefits package (details are available upon request).

We've created a culture based on client service, professional excellence, hard work and trust. We deeply value the relationships we build with our clients and we know that they value our warm, friendly human approach. We are here to provide answers, recommendations, strategy and tactics.

Kennedys is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to ensuring our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. We expect all employees to be aware of and comply with all relevant policies and procedures within their jurisdiction, including those relating to Information Security, Data Protection and Quality Management, refer any breach promptly to Risk & Compliance and to complete all mandatory training when requested.
Where a level of experience is indicated, this is a guideline only and represents the amount of time we would usually expect a candidate to accumulate the requisite level of experience. This does not preclude applications from candidates with more or less experience.