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.  Our entry-level positions for 2014 are filled.  Unless noted otherwise, submit your application to the contact in the city of interest.

Steptoe is an equal opportunity employer EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran.  All inquiries will be held in strict confidence.

Washington Office 

Please submit application materials to: 
R. Thomas Rodriguez
Legal Recruiting Manager
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20036-1795
Fax: +1 202 828 3661
legal_recruiting@steptoe.com

ATTORNEY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Attorney candidates for the Washington office must be members of the DC bar or eligible for membership by waiver except in the case of Foreign Advisors. 

Customs and Import Compliance Contract Attorney
Although not required, we prefer candidates with some prior work experience with US Customs and Border Protection and import/export compliance issues and procedures, such as work (1) with US Customs and Border Protection; (2) with a customs brokerage; (3) at a law firm with significant responsibility for import/export regulatory compliance issues; or (4) in an internal corporate import/export compliance office.  Candidates should have strong academic credentials, and excellent writing and analytical skills.  We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a regular, stable schedule.  Principals only.

Patent Litigation Associate
Seeking experienced patent litigation associates to join our rapidly growing Intellectual Property practice.  Candidates should have an advanced degree in electrical engineering, computer science or a life science, or a strong background in electrical engineering, computer science or a life science and a minimum of 1-4 years of patent litigation experience.  May be based in Palo Alto, Chicago, New York, or Washington, DC.  Principals only.

LEGAL PROFESSIONAL (NON-ATTORNEY) EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Toxicologist (non-legal)
Steptoe seeks a toxicologist.  This non-legal position is in the firm’s robust regulatory and policy consulting practice and involves working both independently and collaboratively with team members in Washington, DC, and others outside the US.

Candidates should have a minimum of three years of toxicology experience and an understanding of laws and regulations administered by the Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency (especially EPA regulation of antimicrobials and other pesticides).  Knowledge and experience with either FDA or EPA regulation, combined with a demonstrated ability to apply toxicology to new regulatory areas, will be considered.  Experience with the design and interpretation of in vitro and in vivo toxicology studies and the conduct and application of structure/activity relationship analysis and computational toxicology are important factors.  Strong analytical and writing skills are a must.  Also required is the ability to analyze complex policy, technical and regulatory situations, to identify and understand implications of issues at an early stage and to communicate the information to the firm’s clients and to the broader industry.

A technical or scientific graduate degree in toxicology or a discipline related to toxicology is required.  A Ph.D. in toxicology or a related discipline is desirable.  Salary commensurate with scientific credentials and experience.  Principals only.

Senior Pesticide Regulatory and Policy Analyst/Consultant (non-legal)
This non-legal position in Steptoe’s robust pesticide regulatory and policy consulting practice involves working both independently and collaboratively with team members in Washington, DC, and others outside the US on issues related to US pesticides.  It provides a unique opportunity to interact on multiple levels with a wide range of clients and stakeholders, including individual registrants, industry task forces, industry trade groups and US/EPA/OP to provide strategic and detailed assessments of technical, regulatory and policy issues and to develop and implement resolutions.  Issues include those of broad applicability to the pesticide industry as well as those specific to individual clients and industry segments.  Resolution development requires a detailed understanding of issues, background, and implications, with opportunities to be part of cutting-edge solutions and novel approaches.

Candidates should have a minimum of eight years of high-level pesticide regulatory experience and an excellent understanding of federal regulatory and legislative processes; strong analytical and writing skills; including the ability to  analyze complex policy, technical and regulatory situations; the ability to identify and understand implications of issues at an early stage and to communicate the information to the firm’s clients and to the broader industry; the ability to provide detailed and documented support and analysis of issues and solutions; and the ability to explain complex issues and produce professional quality written analyses and comments.  A technical or scientific background in a discipline related to pesticides is helpful but not mandatory.  An M.A. and/or Ph.D. in a scientific discipline will be viewed favorably.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Principals only.

Century City Office

Please forward application materials to:   Linda Rosensweig
Legal Administrator
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
2121 Avenue of the Stars Suite 2800
Los Angeles, CA  90067
Fax: +1 310 734 3300
cccareers@steptoe.com

ATTORNEY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Bankruptcy Associate
Seeking a bankruptcy attorney.  Candidates should have a minimum of 4 years of experience in bankruptcy matters, representing creditors, debtors, trustees and purchasers.  Excellent academic credentials, strong writing, analytical and business development skills.  Principals only.

LEGAL PROFESSIONAL (NON-ATTORNEY) EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Patent Agent/Technology Specialist
Seeking a patent agent/technology specialist for our rapidly growing Intellectual Property practice.  Candidates should have an advanced degree in electrical engineering or computer science.  Experience in patent prosecution and reexamination preferred.  Position is based in Palo Alto or Century City.  The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and demonstrate a high level of initiative, with solid academic credentials, strong writing skills, and superior analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills.  Principals only.

Chicago Office

Please direct your inquiries to:

Please forward applications to:
Deborah Fletcher-Broucek
Legal Administrator
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
115 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 3100
Chicago, IL  60603
Fax:  +1 312 577 1370
chi_recruiting@steptoe.com

ATTORNEY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Commercial Litigation Associate
Although there are no available employment opportunities at this time, our Chicago office is interested in reviewing resumes from top-quality litigation associates with 2 to 4 years of experience in commercial litigation.  Candidates must have excellent academic credentials and strong writing and analytical skills.  Principals only.

Patent Litigation Associate
Seeking an associate for our rapidly growing Intellectual Property practice.  Candidates should have an advanced degree in electrical engineering, computer science or a life science, or a strong background in electrical engineering, computer science or a life science and a minimum of 1-4 years of patent litigation experience.  May be based in Palo Alto, Chicago, New York, or Washington, DC.  For this position, send your application materials to legal_recruiting@steptoe.com, attention R. Thomas Rodriguez, Legal Recruiting Manager.  Principals Only.

Los Angeles Office

Please forward  application materials to: 
Lawrence P. Riff Managing Partner - Los Angeles
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
633 West Fifth Street Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA  90071
Fax:  +1 213 439 9599
lriff@steptoe.com

ATTORNEY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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

New York Office

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

ATTORNEY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Patent Litigation Associate
Seeking an associate for our rapidly growing Intellectual Property practice.  Candidates should have an advanced degree or a strong background in electrical engineering, computer science or a life science, and a minimum of 1-4 years of patent litigation experience.  May be based in Palo Alto, Chicago, New York, or Washington, DC.  For this position, send your application materials to legal_recruiting@steptoe.com, attention R. Thomas Rodriguez, Legal Recruiting Manager.  Principals Only.

Litigation Associate
Steptoe is looking for litigation associates to join our New York practice.  Candidates should have 2-4 years of litigation experience, excellent academic credentials, and strong writing and analytical skills.  For this position, send you application materials to legal_recruiting@steptoe.com, attention R. Thomas Rodriguez, Legal Recruiting Manager.  Principals only.

Palo Alto Office

Please forward application materials to:
Linda Rosensweig
Legal Administrator
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
2121 Avenue of the Stars Suite 2800
Los Angeles, CA  90067
Fax: +1 310 734 3300
cccareers@steptoe.com

ATTORNEY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Patent Litigation Associate
Seeking an associate for our rapidly growing Intellectual Property practice.  Candidates should have an advanced degree or a strong background in electrical engineering, computer science or a life science, and a minimum of 1-4 years of patent litigation experience.  May be based in Palo Alto, Chicago, New York, or Washington, DC.  For this position, send your application materials to legal_recruiting@steptoe.com, attention R. Thomas Rodriguez, Legal Recruiting Manager.  Principals Only.

LEGAL PROFESSIONAL (NON-ATTORNEY) EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Patent Agent/Technology Specialist
Seeking a patent agent/technology specialist for our rapidly growing Intellectual Property practice.  Candidates should have an advanced degree in electrical engineering or computer science.  Experience in patent prosecution and reexamination preferred.  Position is based in Palo Alto, or Century City.  The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and demonstrate a high level of initiative, with solid academic credentials, strong writing skills, and superior analytical, interpersonal and communication skills. Principals only.

Phoenix Office 

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

ATTORNEY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

White Collar Criminal and Civil Litigation Associate
Seeking a highly motivated full-time litigation attorney (entry level to 2 years of criminal and civil litigation experience).  The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and  demonstrate a high level of initiative.  Solid academic credentials, strong writing, and superior analytical, interpersonal and communication skills required.  Principals only.

Labor Law Associate
Seeking a highly motivated, full-time labor litigation attorney with 4-6 years of labor litigation experience including writing NLRB position statements, interviewing witnesses, writing briefs, and NLRB trial experience.  The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and demonstrate a high level of initiative, with solid academic credentials, strong writing skills, and superior analytical, interpersonal and communication skills.  Principals only.

Beijing Office

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

ATTORNEY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

There are no attorney employment opportunities in the Los Angeles 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
Office Administrator
Avenue Louise 489
B-1050 Brussels, Belgium
Fax: 011 322 626 0510
kvannuffel@steptoe.com

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.