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Snell & Wilmer's Expansion Committee looks to attract talented laterals who will add depth to the firm's practices and geography. If you are looking for a home for your current practice and have interest in joining the leading Southwestern regional law firm, please call the Director of Attorney Recruiting & Diversity, Abby Raddatz, at 602.382.6000. If you wish to bring your talents to our existing clients and markets, please review current opportunities below.

Snell & Wilmer is an equal opportunity employer.

Denver

Intellectual Property Partners  Apply Now!

All of Snell & Wilmer’s offices in Arizona, Denver, Nevada, California and Utah seek partners with $500,000+ portable and consistent books of business to help grow and lead the Intellectual Property practice.  Snell & Wilmer’s 35+ patent attorney Intellectual Property practice includes prosecution, transactional and litigation work, along with many other attorneys in other Intellectual Property areas.  The group has vast experience in alternative fee agreements and cross-marketing opportunities among our eight regional U.S. offices.  We are also growing our life sciences group and trademark practices in all our offices.   Please contact Abby Raddatz (araddatz@swlaw.com) to speak further about our efforts.

Real Estate Staff Attorney  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer’s Denver office seeks a staff attorney with at least five years’ experience in commercial real estate leasing and finance transactions, including retail tenant leasing and lender representation for commercial real estate loans.  This is a non-partnership track position. Staff Attorneys will be required to work exclusively for the firm.  Compensation will be set based upon level of experience and agreed upon commitment with the opportunity for periodic bonuses.  In addition to base compensation, the attorney will be eligible to participate in the firm’s 401(K) savings plan. Staff Attorneys may be eligible for medical benefits, depending on schedule. Work arrangements would be determined mutually, with reduced hour options. Strong academic credentials and excellent writing skills required. Colorado Bar admission required.

Patent Agent  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer seeks an Intellectual Property Patent Agent with two to four years of patent prosecution experience.  Strong academic credentials, excellent writing skills, quick learner, strong attention to detail, efficient, USPTO bar admission required  and a background in electrical engineering required.

The candidate may be able to work remotely, depending on the State.

Las Vegas

Staff Attorney Commercial/Financial Services Lit.  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer seeks one or more attorneys on a non-partnership track, with at least three years of experience in commercial litigation to assist with financial services litigation cases in Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada.  Applicants should be available to work for the firm on an exclusive basis.  Compensation will be set based upon level of experience and agreed upon commitment with the opportunity for periodic bonuses.  In addition to base compensation, successful applicants will be eligible to participate in the firm's 401(k) savings plan, and may be eligible for medical benefits.  Work arrangements to be determined mutually, with reduced hour options and telecommuting flexibility.  Successful applicants will be expected to research and draft motions, handle written discovery, take and defend depositions, argue motions, appear in court proceedings, attend settlement conferences and mediations, and try cases.  The ideal candidate will have experience in financial services litigation, including mortgage litigation, and be barred in Nevada.  Strong academic credentials and excellent writing skills required. 

We are not accepting resumes from professional recruiters for this position.

Intellectual Property Partners  Apply Now!

All of Snell & Wilmer’s offices in Arizona, Denver, Nevada, California and Utah seek partners with $500,000+ portable and consistent books of business to help grow and lead the Intellectual Property practice.  Snell & Wilmer’s 35+ patent attorney Intellectual Property practice includes prosecution, transactional and litigation work, along with many other attorneys in other Intellectual Property areas.  The group has vast experience in alternative fee agreements and cross-marketing opportunities among our eight regional U.S. offices.  We are also growing our life sciences group and trademark practices in all our offices.   Please contact Abby Raddatz (araddatz@swlaw.com) to speak further about our efforts.

Patent Agent  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer seeks an Intellectual Property Patent Agent with two to four years of patent prosecution experience.  Strong academic credentials, excellent writing skills, quick learner, strong attention to detail, efficient, USPTO bar admission required  and a background in electrical engineering required.

The candidate may be able to work remotely, depending on the State.

 

Los Angeles

Intellectual Property Partners  Apply Now!

All of Snell & Wilmer’s offices in Arizona, Denver, Nevada, California and Utah seek partners with $500,000+ portable and consistent books of business to help grow and lead the Intellectual Property practice.  Snell & Wilmer’s 35+ patent attorney Intellectual Property practice includes prosecution, transactional and litigation work, along with many other attorneys in other Intellectual Property areas.  The group has vast experience in alternative fee agreements and cross-marketing opportunities among our eight regional U.S. offices.  We are also growing our life sciences group and trademark practices in all our offices.   Please contact Abby Raddatz (araddatz@swlaw.com) to speak further about our efforts.

Intellectual Property Partners  Apply Now!

All of Snell & Wilmer’s offices in Arizona, Denver, Nevada, California and Utah seek partners with $500,000+ portable and consistent books of business to help grow and lead the Intellectual Property practice.  Snell & Wilmer’s 35+ patent attorney Intellectual Property practice includes prosecution, transactional and litigation work, along with many other attorneys in other Intellectual Property areas.  The group has vast experience in alternative fee agreements and cross-marketing opportunities among our eight regional U.S. offices.  We are also growing our life sciences group and trademark practices in all our offices.   Please contact Abby Raddatz (araddatz@swlaw.com) to speak further about our efforts.

Orange County

Patent Agent  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer seeks an Intellectual Property Patent Agent with two to four years of patent prosecution experience.  Strong academic credentials, excellent writing skills, quick learner, strong attention to detail, efficient, USPTO bar admission required  and a background in electrical engineering required.

The candidate may be able to work remotely, depending on the State.

 

Orange County Corporate & Securities Associate  Apply Now!

Orange County Corporate & Securities Associate

 

Snell & Wilmer’s Orange County office seeks to hire an associate with three – five years of experience at a top quality firm for its Corporate and Securities group.  Applicants should have strong experience in mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance.  Additional solid background in public and private securities offerings and 1933 and 1934 Act compliance preferred, and franchise law experience is a plus.  Superior communication and contract drafting skills and a strong work ethic  are essential, along with a focus on initiative, attention to detail, and a client centric approach.  Great opportunity to develop further legal skills and establish a balanced career at a firm that values collaboration, associate development, and community service.  California Bar strongly preferred.

 

Phoenix

Products Liability Staff Attorney  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer's Phoenix office seeks to hire a Staff Attorney with five or more years of experience for the Products Liability group.  The successful candidate should expect to be part of an active trial team and will take depositions, argue motions, appear at court hearings, and participate in trials. Staff Attorneys will be required to work exclusively for the firm.  Compensation will be set based upon level of experience and agreed upon commitment with the opportunity for periodic bonuses.  In addition to base compensation, the attorney will be eligible to participate in the firm’s 401(K) savings plan. Staff Attorneys may be eligible for medical benefits, depending on schedule. Work arrangements would be determined mutually, with reduced hour options.

Excellent academic credentials and Arizona bar required.

 

Intellectual Property Partners  Apply Now!

All of Snell & Wilmer’s offices in Arizona, Denver, Nevada, California and Utah seek partners with $500,000+ portable and consistent books of business to help grow and lead the Intellectual Property practice.  Snell & Wilmer’s 35+ patent attorney Intellectual Property practice includes prosecution, transactional and litigation work, along with many other attorneys in other Intellectual Property areas.  The group has vast experience in alternative fee agreements and cross-marketing opportunities among our eight regional U.S. offices.  We are also growing our life sciences group and trademark practices in all our offices.   Please contact Abby Raddatz (araddatz@swlaw.com) to speak further about our efforts.

Commercial Litigation Associate 4+  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer’s Phoenix office seeks a commercial litigator with four or more years of experience.  The successful candidate will have general case management skills and will be expected to participate in and oversee written discovery, take depositions, participate in extensive motion practice and oral arguments, and play a significant role in trials, arbitrations, and other evidentiary hearings.  Outstanding academic credentials and writing skills required.  Arizona bar, or ability to become admitted to the Arizona bar, required. 

Real Estate Associate  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer's Phoenix office seeks an associate with two to five years of experience to join the Real Estate practice group.  Experience in due diligence, drafting, negotiating and closing commercial real estate transactions is expected.  Strong academic skills and the ability to work in team environment is required.  Arizona Bar, or the ability to become admitted to the Arizona Bar required.

Phoenix Employee Benefits Associate  Apply Now!

 Snell & Wilmer’s Phoenix office seeks an associate with up to four years of experience to join the Employee Benefits practice group. Entry level candidates who have recently completed an L.L.M in tax will be considered. The ideal candidate will have experience with qualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans and/or executive compensation.  Arizona Bar or ability to waive in is a plus.

Corporate & Securities Associate  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer’s Phoenix office seeks to hire an associate with four to six years of experience in corporate and securities work.  Substantial experience in mergers and acquisition is required.  Experience in securities (’33 Act and ’34 Act) is preferred, but not critical.  Excellent writing skills, strong work ethic and desire to work as part of a team are expected.  Arizona bar required.

Patent Agent  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer seeks an Intellectual Property Patent Agent with two to four years of patent prosecution experience.  Strong academic credentials, excellent writing skills, quick learner, strong attention to detail, efficient, USPTO bar admission required  and a background in electrical engineering required.

The candidate may be able to work remotely, depending on the State.

 

Commercial Finance Staff Attorney  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer’s Phoenix office seeks a mid-level to senior staff attorney for the commercial finance team.  Experience should include representation of institutional lenders and documenting and closing real estate and asset based loans.  In addition, experience in structured finance (including CMBS and securitizations) and tax advantaged finance (including low income housing tax credit and alternative energy) would be a plus.  This position is a non-partnership track but the successful candidate will be an employee of Snell & Wilmer and not an independent contractor. Applicants should be available to work for the firm on an exclusive basis. Compensation will be set based upon level of experience and agreed upon commitment with the opportunity for periodic bonuses. In addition to base compensation, the attorney will be eligible to participate in the firm’s 401(K) Savings Plan. Staff Attorneys may be eligible for medical, but not other benefits. Work arrangements would be determined mutually.  Arizona Bar required.

Life Science Associate  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer’s Life Science Group seeks to hire an associate with three to five years of experience in representing life science and medical technology clients in corporate and transactional work.  Substantial experience in commercial contract drafting and negotiating is required, including early-stage R&D, licensing and tech transfer arrangements through late-stage commercial manufacture, sale and distribution of finished product.  Experience in securities (’33 Act and ’34 Act) and mergers and acquisitions is preferred, but not critical.  Excellent writing skills, strong work ethic, strategic thinking and desire to work as part of a team are expected.  Arizona bar or willingness to become admitted required.

Reno

Staff Attorney Commercial/Financial Services Lit.  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer seeks one or more attorneys on a non-partnership track, with at least three years of experience in commercial litigation to assist with financial services litigation cases in Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada.  Applicants should be available to work for the firm on an exclusive basis.  Compensation will be set based upon level of experience and agreed upon commitment with the opportunity for periodic bonuses.  In addition to base compensation, successful applicants will be eligible to participate in the firm's 401(k) savings plan, and may be eligible for medical benefits.  Work arrangements to be determined mutually, with reduced hour options and telecommuting flexibility.  Successful applicants will be expected to research and draft motions, handle written discovery, take and defend depositions, argue motions, appear in court proceedings, attend settlement conferences and mediations, and try cases.  The ideal candidate will have experience in financial services litigation, including mortgage litigation, and be barred in Nevada.  Strong academic credentials and excellent writing skills required. 

We are not accepting resumes from professional recruiters for this position.

Salt Lake City

Natural Resources Attorney  Apply Now!

The Salt Lake City office seeks to expand its Natural Resources practice.  The ideal candidate will have ten or more years of experience in natural resources development, environmental permitting and water rights.  Preferably the candidate will bring some portable work, but will also be expected to service existing needs at the firm. Utah Bar, or the ability to gain access to the Utah Bar is required.

 

Intellectual Property Partners  Apply Now!

All of Snell & Wilmer’s offices in Arizona, Denver, Nevada, California and Utah seek partners with $500,000+ portable and consistent books of business to help grow and lead the Intellectual Property practice.  Snell & Wilmer’s 35+ patent attorney Intellectual Property practice includes prosecution, transactional and litigation work, along with many other attorneys in other Intellectual Property areas.  The group has vast experience in alternative fee agreements and cross-marketing opportunities among our eight regional U.S. offices.  We are also growing our life sciences group and trademark practices in all our offices.   Please contact Abby Raddatz (araddatz@swlaw.com) to speak further about our efforts.

 

Patent Agent  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer seeks an Intellectual Property Patent Agent with two to four years of patent prosecution experience.  Strong academic credentials, excellent writing skills, quick learner, strong attention to detail, efficient, USPTO bar admission required  and a background in electrical engineering required.

The candidate may be able to work remotely, depending on the State.

 

Corporate & Securities Associate  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer seeks to hire an associate with three to seven years’ experience for the Corporate & Securities group in Salt Lake City. Attorneys should have strong experience in securities, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. Strong academic credentials, excellent writing skills, and Utah Bar required.

Tucson

Intellectual Property Partners  Apply Now!

All of Snell & Wilmer’s offices in Arizona, Denver, Nevada, California and Utah seek partners with $500,000+ portable and consistent books of business to help grow and lead the Intellectual Property practice.  Snell & Wilmer’s 35+ patent attorney Intellectual Property practice includes prosecution, transactional and litigation work, along with many other attorneys in other Intellectual Property areas.  The group has vast experience in alternative fee agreements and cross-marketing opportunities among our eight regional U.S. offices.  We are also growing our life sciences group and trademark practices in all our offices.   Please contact Abby Raddatz (araddatz@swlaw.com) to speak further about our efforts.

Tucson Estate Planning Associate  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer’s private client services group seeks to hire an associate estate planner to join the Tucson office.  Practicing attorneys with at least three years of experience will be considered.  Preference given to candidates with an accounting background and/or an LL.M. in taxation and candidates licensed or able to obtain licensure by motion in Arizona.  Excellent academics and writing skills required.

Patent Agent  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer seeks an Intellectual Property Patent Agent with two to four years of patent prosecution experience.  Strong academic credentials, excellent writing skills, quick learner, strong attention to detail, efficient, USPTO bar admission required  and a background in electrical engineering required.

The candidate may be able to work remotely, depending on the State.