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.

California Offices:

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

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

Beijing 

London

Phoenix

 

Brussels

Los Angeles

San Francisco

 

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

Environment & Life Sciences Lawyers (2 to 4 years post-Bar qualification)

Our Brussels office seeks lawyers (an Associate position) to support its leading Environment & Life Sciences practice.

We seek hard working colleagues with an agile mind and creative approach to problem solving, with solid knowledge of EU law. Our practice centers on EU regulations in the areas of REACH, biocides, GMOs cosmetics, food and food contact materials, nanotechnology, plant protection products - in particular litigation before the General Court and Court of Justice and before the Board of Appeal of ECHA. You should be able to express yourself clearly and concisely in English (both written and orally). Fluency in other languages would be an advantage. The successful candidates will be good team-players 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 candidates’ experience.

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.

Candidates chosen for further consideration will be asked to complete a written assignment under exam conditions. Oral interviews will be conducted at the final selection round.

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 junior colleagues. 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 
Technology Patent Litigation Associate

London Office

No positions are available at this time.

Los Angeles Office

New York Office

Life Sciences Patent Litigation Associate
Technology Patent Litigation Associate

Phoenix Office 

No positions are available at this time.

San Francisco

Life Sciences Patent Litigation Associate
Technology Patent Litigation Associate

Washington Office 

Life Sciences Patent Litigation Associate 
Technology Patent Litigation Associate