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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

Life Science Patent Attorney  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer's Life Science Group is seeking an intellectual property attorney with a PhD or Masters in Organic or Medicinal Chemistry, to join its team. The Life Science team is a growing group, representing major to mid-size pharmaceutical, biotechnology and diagnostic companies across the country. Snell & Wilmer’s 35+ patent attorney overall Intellectual Property practice includes prosecution, transactional and litigation work, along with many other attorneys in other Intellectual Property areas.   The ideal Life Sciences candidate will be team-oriented and interested in helping to further grow the practice.  Juris Doctor degree is required.  The ability to bring some business is ideal but not required.  The candidate could work within our southwest regional footprint at any of our offices with a slight preference for Phoenix, Denver, Salt Lake City, or Orange County.

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.

Denver 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 aerospace, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, computer engineer or similar background required.

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

Intellectual Property Staff Attorney  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer seeks an Intellectual Property attorney with at least three years of experience in patent prosecution and a technical background to assist with patent preparation, filing and prosecution. Applicants should be available to work for the firm on an exclusive basis. The candidate may be able to work remotely, depending on the State.  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 or other benefits, depending on the schedule, and are on a non-partnership track basis. Work arrangements would be determined mutually, with reduced hour options and telecommuting flexibility. The ideal candidate will have experience interfacing with inventors and drafting patent applications. Strong academic credentials (BS or MS in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering), USPTO Bar admission is required.

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.

Las Vegas 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 aerospace, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, computer engineer or similar background required.

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

 

Intellectual Property Staff Attorney  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer seeks an Intellectual Property attorney with at least three years of experience in patent prosecution and a technical background to assist with patent preparation, filing and prosecution. Applicants should be available to work for the firm on an exclusive basis. The candidate may be able to work remotely, depending on the State.  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 or other benefits, depending on the schedule, and are on a non-partnership track basis. Work arrangements would be determined mutually, with reduced hour options and telecommuting flexibility. The ideal candidate will have experience interfacing with inventors and drafting patent applications. Strong academic credentials (BS or MS in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering), USPTO Bar admission is required.

Los Angeles

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.

Orange County 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

Orange County Bankruptcy Associate  Apply Now!

Snell and Wilmer’s Orange County office seeks to hire a bankruptcy associate with one to three years of experience. The ideal candidate will have excellent writing skills and be a great team member. California Bar required.

 

We are not accepting applications from professional search firms for this position.

Life Science Patent Attorney  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer's Life Science Group is seeking an intellectual property attorney with a PhD or Masters in Organic or Medicinal Chemistry, to join its team. The Life Science team is a growing group, representing major to mid-size pharmaceutical, biotechnology and diagnostic companies across the country. Snell & Wilmer’s 35+ patent attorney overall Intellectual Property practice includes prosecution, transactional and litigation work, along with many other attorneys in other Intellectual Property areas.   The ideal Life Sciences candidate will be team-oriented and interested in helping to further grow the practice.  Juris Doctor degree is required.  The ability to bring some business is ideal but not required.  The candidate could work within our southwest regional footprint at any of our offices with a slight preference for Phoenix, Denver, Salt Lake City, or 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 aerospace, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, computer engineer or similar background required.

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

 

Intellectual Property Staff Attorney  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer seeks an Intellectual Property attorney with at least three years of experience in patent prosecution and a technical background to assist with patent preparation, filing and prosecution. Applicants should be available to work for the firm on an exclusive basis. The candidate may be able to work remotely, depending on the State.  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 or other benefits, depending on the schedule, and are on a non-partnership track basis. Work arrangements would be determined mutually, with reduced hour options and telecommuting flexibility. The ideal candidate will have experience interfacing with inventors and drafting patent applications. Strong academic credentials (BS or MS in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering), USPTO Bar admission is required.

Phoenix

Intellectual Property Staff Attorney  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer seeks an Intellectual Property attorney with at least three years of experience in patent prosecution and a technical background to assist with patent preparation, filing and prosecution. Applicants should be available to work for the firm on an exclusive basis. The candidate may be able to work remotely, depending on the State.  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 or other benefits, depending on the schedule, and are on a non-partnership track basis. Work arrangements would be determined mutually, with reduced hour options and telecommuting flexibility. The ideal candidate will have experience interfacing with inventors and drafting patent applications. Strong academic credentials (BS or MS in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering), USPTO Bar admission is required.

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.

 

Phoenix 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.

Phoenix 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. 

Phoenix Products Liability Associate  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer’s Phoenix office seeks an associate with two to four years’ experience in litigation for the Products Liability group.  The associate will work with a team of attorneys on a variety of product liability cases including automotive, consumer products, pharmaceutical, and medical device litigation.  The ideal candidate will have product liability defense litigation case management experience including drafting motions, handling discovery and depositions, and experience in court proceedings.  Strong academic credentials and excellent writing skills required.  Arizona Bar required.

Life Science Patent Attorney  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer's Life Science Group is seeking an intellectual property attorney with a PhD or Masters in Organic or Medicinal Chemistry, to join its team. The Life Science team is a growing group, representing major to mid-size pharmaceutical, biotechnology and diagnostic companies across the country. Snell & Wilmer’s 35+ patent attorney overall Intellectual Property practice includes prosecution, transactional and litigation work, along with many other attorneys in other Intellectual Property areas.   The ideal Life Sciences candidate will be team-oriented and interested in helping to further grow the practice.  Juris Doctor degree is required.  The ability to bring some business is ideal but not required.  The candidate could work within our southwest regional footprint at any of our offices with a slight preference for Phoenix, Denver, Salt Lake City, or Orange County.

Phoenix 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 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 aerospace, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, computer engineer or similar background required.

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

 

Phoenix Special Litigation Associate  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer’s Phoenix office seeks a litigation associate with two – four years’ experience in litigation to join its Special Litigation Team, which provides a variety of litigation and compliance services involving government and health care matters. The candidate should have interest in litigating election law, government procurement and agency law, international trade law and compliance and health care litigation. The position requires a substantial amount of regulatory work. Experience in all phases of litigation, including discovery and motion practice is desired. Excellent academic credentials and superior writing skills are expected. Arizona bar required. We are not accepting resumes from professional recruiters at this time.

Phoenix Intellectual Property Associate  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer’s Phoenix office seeks an associate with two to five years of patent prosecution experience. Strong academic credentials, excellent writing skills, Arizona Bar admission, USPTO bar admission, and a BS or MS in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering 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

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.

 

Salt Lake City 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.

 

Life Science Patent Attorney  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer's Life Science Group is seeking an intellectual property attorney with a PhD or Masters in Organic or Medicinal Chemistry, to join its team. The Life Science team is a growing group, representing major to mid-size pharmaceutical, biotechnology and diagnostic companies across the country. Snell & Wilmer’s 35+ patent attorney overall Intellectual Property practice includes prosecution, transactional and litigation work, along with many other attorneys in other Intellectual Property areas.   The ideal Life Sciences candidate will be team-oriented and interested in helping to further grow the practice.  Juris Doctor degree is required.  The ability to bring some business is ideal but not required.  The candidate could work within our southwest regional footprint at any of our offices with a slight preference for Phoenix, Denver, Salt Lake City, or 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 aerospace, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, computer engineer or similar background required.

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

 

Intellectual Property Staff Attorney  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer seeks an Intellectual Property attorney with at least three years of experience in patent prosecution and a technical background to assist with patent preparation, filing and prosecution. Applicants should be available to work for the firm on an exclusive basis. The candidate may be able to work remotely, depending on the State.  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 or other benefits, depending on the schedule, and are on a non-partnership track basis. Work arrangements would be determined mutually, with reduced hour options and telecommuting flexibility. The ideal candidate will have experience interfacing with inventors and drafting patent applications. Strong academic credentials (BS or MS in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering), USPTO Bar admission is required.

Tucson

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 Labor & Employment Associate  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer’s Tucson office seeks an associate with three to five years of employment law litigation experience to join the Labor & Employment group.  The ideal candidate will have strong practical skills including drafting position statements, motions, briefs, taking and defending depositions, and handling overall case management.  Excellent writing skills and Arizona bar membership required.

 

Not accepting materials from professional search firms at this time.

 

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 aerospace, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, computer engineer or similar background required.

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

 

Intellectual Property Staff Attorney  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer seeks an Intellectual Property attorney with at least three years of experience in patent prosecution and a technical background to assist with patent preparation, filing and prosecution. Applicants should be available to work for the firm on an exclusive basis. The candidate may be able to work remotely, depending on the State.  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 or other benefits, depending on the schedule, and are on a non-partnership track basis. Work arrangements would be determined mutually, with reduced hour options and telecommuting flexibility. The ideal candidate will have experience interfacing with inventors and drafting patent applications. Strong academic credentials (BS or MS in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering), USPTO Bar admission is required.