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
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and law school transcript (a copy of your academic record is required).  A law degree from an ABA-accredited law school is required for all US attorney candidates.  We do not use legal search firms for entry-level and Judicial Clerk hiring.  The number of entry-level positions varies each year.  Unless noted otherwise, submit your application to the contact in the city of interest.

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

Junior Antitrust, Competition Lawyer (1 to 3 years of experience)

Our Brussels office seeks a junior associate to support its Antitrust and Competition practice.  We seek a talented, reliable and highly motivated colleague with an agile mind and creative approach to problem solving.  You should be able to express yourself clearly in English (both written and orally).  Fluency in other languages would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will be a good team-player who can also work independently when required.  Training and mentoring are provided to all our young lawyers. In addition to client projects, our associates are expected to actively participate in marketing and business development initiatives.

Compensation will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience.  All offers are subject to a 6 month 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 writing samples of your own work.

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

Melissa M. Forshey
Legal Recruiting Manager
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 22206
legal_recruiting@steptoe.com

Technology Specialist or Patent Agent - Intellectual Property Group
Steptoe, an AmLaw 100 firm, seeks a Technology Specialist or Patent Agent to join our IP Group in one of the Washington, New York, Palo Alto, and Chicago offices.  Duties include working with clients to identify inventions, assisting attorneys in preparing and prosecuting patent applications, assisting attorneys in patent searching and patent analysis, and providing technical assistance to attorneys in IP litigation and IP transaction.  Strong academic credentials, as well as outstanding organizational, interpersonal and writing skills, are required. Ideal candidates will have (1) an advanced degree in biology, biochemistry, immunology, pharmacology, or chemistry, or (2) an advanced degree or work experience in electrical engineering or computer science.  Patent Bar admission is desirable, but not required. For consideration, please forward cover letter, resume, and unofficial academic transcript(s) to legal_recruiting@steptoe.com.

Patent Litigation Attorney 
Steptoe, an AmLaw 100 firm, seeks a Patent Litigation Attorney to join its rapidly growing IP practice in either New York, DC, Palo Alto, or Chicago.  Ideal candidates will have 1-4 years of experience in life sciences patent litigation with either (1) an advanced degree in biology, immunology, biochemistry, or chemistry, or (2) a background in electrical engineering and computer science. Strong writing skills are required.  For consideration, submit a cover letter, resume, and unofficial academic transcript(s) to legal_recruiting@steptoe.com.

Los Angeles Office

Please forward application materials to: 
Lesley Reisinger-Green
Director of Office Administration - Los Angeles Office
Steptoe & Johnson LLP 
633 West Fifth Street Suite 700 
Los Angeles, CA  90071 
Fax:  +1 213 439 9599 
lreising@steptoe.com

New York Office

Please direct your inquiries to: 
Heidi Braun
Director of Office Administration - New York Office
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
1114 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY  10036
Fax: +1 212 506 3950
hbraun@steptoe.com

Technology Specialist or Patent Agent - Intellectual Property Group
Steptoe, an AmLaw 100 firm, seeks a Technology Specialist or Patent Agent to join our IP Group in one of the Washington, New York, Palo Alto, and Chicago offices.  Duties include working with clients to identify inventions, assisting attorneys in preparing and prosecuting patent applications, assisting attorneys in patent searching and patent analysis, and providing technical assistance to attorneys in IP litigation and IP transaction.  Strong academic credentials, as well as outstanding organizational, interpersonal and writing skills, are required. Ideal candidates will have (1) an advanced degree in biology, biochemistry, immunology, pharmacology, or chemistry, or (2) an advanced degree or work experience in electrical engineering or computer science.  Patent Bar admission is desirable, but not required. For consideration, please forward cover letter, resume, and unofficial academic transcript(s) to legal_recruiting@steptoe.com.

Patent Litigation Attorney 
Steptoe, an AmLaw 100 firm, seeks a Patent Litigation Attorney to join its rapidly growing IP practice in either New York, DC, Palo Alto, or Chicago. Ideal candidates will have 1-4 years of experience in life sciences patent litigation with either (1) an advanced degree in biology, immunology, biochemistry, or chemistry, or (2) a background in electrical engineering and computer science. Strong writing skills are required.  For consideration, submit a cover letter, resume, and unofficial academic transcript(s) to legal_recruiting@steptoe.com.

Palo Alto Office

Please forward application materials to:
Linda Rosensweig
Director of Office Administration - Palo Alto Office
Steptoe & Johnson LLP 
1891 Page Mill Road
Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Fax: +1 310 734 3300 
cccareers@steptoe.com

Technology Specialist or Patent Agent - Intellectual Property Group
Steptoe, an AmLaw 100 firm, seeks a Technology Specialist or Patent Agent to join our IP Group in one of the Washington, New York, Palo Alto, and Chicago offices.  Duties include working with clients to identify inventions, assisting attorneys in preparing and prosecuting patent applications, assisting attorneys in patent searching and patent analysis, and providing technical assistance to attorneys in IP litigation and IP transaction.  Strong academic credentials, as well as outstanding organizational, interpersonal and writing skills, are required. Ideal candidates will have (1) an advanced degree in biology, biochemistry, immunology, pharmacology, or chemistry, or (2) an advanced degree or work experience in electrical engineering or computer science.  Patent Bar admission is desirable, but not required. For consideration, please forward cover letter, resume, and unofficial academic transcript(s) to legal_recruiting@steptoe.com.

Patent Litigation Attorney 
Steptoe, an AmLaw 100 firm, seeks a Patent Litigation Attorney to join its rapidly growing IP practice in either New York, DC, Palo Alto, or Chicago.  Ideal candidates will have 1-4 years of experience in life sciences patent litigation with either (1) an advanced degree in biology, immunology, biochemistry, or chemistry, or (2) a background in electrical engineering and computer science.  Strong writing skills are required.  For consideration, submit a cover letter, resume, and unofficial academic transcript(s) to legal_recruiting@steptoe.com.

Phoenix Office 

Please forward application materials to: 
Meg D’Esposito
Legal Recruiter/Admin Coordinator
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
201 E. Washington Street Suite 1600
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Fax: +1 602 257 5299
mdesposito@steptoe.com

Washington Office 

Please submit application materials to: 
Melissa M. Forshey
Legal Recruiting Manager
1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20036-1795
legal_recruiting@steptoe.com

Attorney candidates for the Washington office must be members of the DC Bar or eligible for membership by waiver. 

Patent Litigation Attorney
Steptoe, an AmLaw 100 firm, seeks a Patent Litigation Attorney to join its rapidly growing IP practice in either New York, DC, Palo Alto, or Chicago. Ideal candidates will have 1-4 years of experience in life sciences patent litigation with either (1) an advanced degree in biology, immunology, biochemistry, or chemistry, or (2) a background in electrical engineering and computer science.  Strong writing skills are required.  For consideration, submit a cover letter, resume, and unofficial academic transcript(s) to legal_recruiting@steptoe.com.

Technology Specialist or Patent Agent - Intellectual Property Group
Steptoe, an AmLaw 100 firm, seeks a Technology Specialist or Patent Agent to join our IP Group in one of the Washington, New York, Palo Alto, and Chicago offices.  Duties include working with clients to identify inventions, assisting attorneys in preparing and prosecuting patent applications, assisting attorneys in patent searching and patent analysis, and providing technical assistance to attorneys in IP litigation and IP transaction.  Strong academic credentials, as well as outstanding organizational, interpersonal and writing skills, are required. Ideal candidates will have (1) an advanced degree in biology, biochemistry, immunology, pharmacology, or chemistry, or (2) an advanced degree or work experience in electrical engineering or computer science.  Patent Bar admission is desirable, but not required. For consideration, please forward cover letter, resume, and unofficial academic transcript(s) to legal_recruiting@steptoe.com.

Antitrust Associate
Steptoe & Johnson LLP, an AmLaw 100 law firm, seeks an associate with 2-4 years of antitrust experience for our growing antitrust practice. Excellent analytical, advocacy, and communications skills are required.  Substantial private firm expertise in mergers, cartel investigations, and civil litigation (including class actions) is strongly preferred.  DOJ or FTC experience is a plus.  Candidates must be members of the DC Bar or eligible for membership by waiver.  Forward your cover letter, resume, writing sample and unofficial law school transcript to legal_recruiting@steptoe.com.  Agency submissions will not be accepted at this time.

International Regulation & Compliance Associate (Anti-Corruption Focus)
Steptoe is seeking an associate with a minimum of two years of experience (agency or law firm) for its anti-corruption practice in Washington, DC.  Interested candidates should have excellent academic credentials and experience with internal or government investigations, preferably in FCPA matters. Candidates with experience managing investigations, or parts of investigations, are of particular interest.  French and/or Spanish language skills preferred.  Candidates must be members of the DC Bar or eligible for membership by waiver.  For consideration, please submit your resume and law school transcript to legal_recruiting@steptoe.com.