Legal Employment Opportunities

We want to work with interesting people who are outstanding lawyers.  We encourage any candidate with strong academic credentials and excellent personal qualities to apply.  If your goal is the same as ours—the pursuit of excellence in the context of an informal, collegial atmosphere—we welcome your application.

TO APPLY
Current opportunities and specific position requisites are listed by Steptoe office below.  Candidates for lawyer opportunities must possess a law degree from an ABA-accredited law school in the United States and be a member of the Bar. Candidates for summer associate positions must be attending an ABA-accredited law school in the United States.  The number of our entry-level positions vary each year.  We do not use legal search firms for entry-level and judicial clerk hiring.

Steptoe is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

To view the opportunities in each Steptoe office, please click on the link(s) below:

Beijing 

London

Palo Alto

 

Brussels

Los Angeles

Phoenix

 

Chicago

New York

Washington

 

Beijing Office

Please forward application materials to: 
Olive Zhang
Director of Office Administration - Beijing Office
China Central Place, 29th Floor, Tower 2
79 Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District
Beijing, 100025
Fax:  86 10 5969 6099
ozhang@steptoe.com

There are no attorney employment opportunities in the Beijing office at this time.

Brussels Office

For positions in our Brussels office, provide your CV and a recent relevant English writing sample.

Please direct your inquiries to: 
Kathleen Van Nuffel
Director of Office Administration - Brussels Office
Avenue Louise 489
B-1050 Brussels, Belgium
Fax: 011 322 626 0510
kvannuffel@steptoe.com

EU Policy Advisor

The Role:

The policy advisor in Steptoe's Brussels office supports a range of practices across the firm.  

The policy advisor provides policy advice and strategic representation before the EU institutions for the firm’s clients, including governments (in particular, non-EU), non-sovereign jurisdictions, and corporate clients.  The policy advisor has a particular focus on financial institutions, the re/insurance sector and trade associations.

The policy advisor works closely with Steptoe’s lawyers to advise clients on changes to:

  • Legislation and supervisory regulation and practice affecting the financial and re/insurance sector
  • EU tax law and policy affecting the financial sector
  • Third country market access to the European single market, equivalence of legislation and selected trade negotiations (e.g. Brexit and TTIP)
  • The EU personal data protection framework, cybersecurity law and policy, and anti-money laundering legislation
  • EU export control and sanctions regulations

Other areas of practice where the policy advisor support the firm’s lawyers include environment and life sciences, antitrust and regulatory compliance.

Areas of Practice:

  • Financial Services
  • Corporate, Securities & Finance
  • Export Control & EU Customs
  • EU Law
  • EU Regulatory Compliance
  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • International Regulation & Compliance
  • International Trade & Investment
  • London & Brussels Insurance, Reinsurance & Regulatory Practice
  • Cybersecurity, Privacy & National Security

Languages:

  • English
  • French

Education:
Degree: Public Policy and Management

Experience:
3 - 5 years

Please provide:

  • a current CV (including names of 2 referees who can be contacted),
  • copies of certificates for each educational or vocational qualification (including grades achieved),
  • and two recent English writing samples of your own work.

Oral interviews will be conducted.

German speaking Trainee Lawyer / Referendar / Intern 
Our busy Brussels office seeks a German native speaking Trainee Lawyer / Referendar / Intern with either Swiss, German, or Austrian background, preferably combined with a EU law background to support its Financial Services and Trade Group.

You should be able to express yourself clearly and concisely in German and English (both written and orally).  Fluency in other languages would be an advantage.  

The successful candidate should be available for four months or longer.  She or he will be a good team-player who can also work independently when required.  On the job training and mentoring is provided to all our young lawyers. In addition to client projects, our lawyers are expected to actively participate in marketing and business development initiatives.  Compensation will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience. Our offer is subject to a trial period.

Please provide:

  • a current CV (including names of 2 referees who can be contacted),
  • copies of certificates for each educational or vocational qualification (including grades achieved),
  • and two recent German writing samples of your own work.

Oral interviews will be conducted.

Trainee Lawyers / Interns
Our busy Brussels office seeks Trainees / Interns to support all four of its practice areas: Competition/Antitrust and State Aid; Environment, Life Sciences and Nanotechnology; Financial Services, Insurance; and Trade. Candidates must hold an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in law.  A Bar qualification is not necessary.  Candidates must be willing to work in more than one of our practice areas.  Positions are offered for 6 months, with the possibility of an extension thereafter for exceptional candidates.

Candidates must be good team-players who can also work independently when required. On the job training and mentoring is provided to all our Trainees and Interns.  In addition to client projects, the work includes participation in marketing and business development initiatives.

The successful candidates will be fluent in English. Fluency in other languages would be an advantage.

Chicago Office

Life Sciences Patent Litigation Associate 

London Office

No positions are available at this time.

Los Angeles Office

No positions are available at this time.

New York Office

Life Sciences Patent Litigation Associate

Palo Alto Office

Life Sciences Patent Litigation Associate

Phoenix Office 

No positions are available at this time.

Washington Office 

Life Sciences Patent Litigation Associate