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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.

Las Vegas Commercial Litigation Associate  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer’s Las Vegas office seeks an attorney with at least one year experience in either a clerkship or in commercial litigation. The ideal commercial litigation candidate’s practice will have included: drafting motions, handling discovery, experience in court proceedings and in taking and defending depositions. Strong academic credentials and excellent writing skills required. Nevada bar admission preferred.

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 Corporate & Securities Associate  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer’s Las Vegas office seeks to hire an associate with one to four years of experience for its Corporate & Securities group.  Experience in mergers and acquisitions work is required.   Additional solid background in public and private securities offerings and 1933 and 1934 Act compliance is a plus.  Great opportunity to develop further legal skills and establish a balanced career at a firm that values collaboration, associate development, and community service.  Nevada Bar strongly preferred.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Litigation Associate  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer’s Los Angeles office seeks to hire an associate with three to five years of litigation experience to assist with Labor & Employment and Commercial Litigation matters.  The ideal candidate will have overall litigation case management experience, including drafting motions, handling discovery and depositions in both the labor and employment and commercial litigation arena.  Strong academic credentials and excellent writing skills required.  California Bar required.  

 

We are not accepting resumes from professional recruiters at this time.

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.

Los Angeles Real Estate Associate  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer’s Los Angeles office seeks an associate with two to four years’ 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 a team environment is required.  California Bar required.

 

We are not accepting resumes from professional recruiters at this time.

 

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 Products Associate  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer’s Orange County Office seeks to hire an associate with two to five years of experience in litigation for the Product Liability group. The successful candidate should expect to be part of an active trial team and will draft pleadings, take depositions, argue motions, appear at court hearings, and participate in trials. The ideal candidate will have overall litigation case management experience including drafting motions and handling discovery. Strong academic credentials and excellent writing skills required. California 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.

 

Orange County Estate Planning Associate  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer’s Private Client Services group seeks to hire an associate estate planner to join the Orange County 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.  Excellent academics and writing skills required.  California bar, or ability to sit for California bar exam, required.

 

We are not accepting resumes from professional recruiters at this time.

Phoenix

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, international export work 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.

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.

Special Litigation and Compliance Staff Attorney  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer’s Special Litigation and Compliance group seeks to hire a part-time staff attorney for its Phoenix office.  The ideal candidate will have five or more years’ experience litigating insurance coverage disputes and bad faith claims.  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, depending upon agreed upon commitment.  Work arrangements to be determined mutually, with reduced hour options.  The group anticipates no fewer than 50 hours per month, but additional litigation opportunities may be available for interested applicants.   Successful applicants will be expected to assist with all areas of litigation, including case management.  Excellent writing skills and Arizona bar required. 

 

We are not accepting applications from professional recruiters.

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.

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 Attorney  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer’s Life Science & Medical Technology Group seeks to hire an associate or staff attorney with significant commercial contracting experience in support of life science and/or technology clients.  The ideal candidate would have experience in drafting and negotiating early-stage R&D, licensing and tech transfer arrangements through later-stage clinical trials, clinical and commercial manufacture, sale, lease and distribution of finished product.  Experience in 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 preferred.

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, international export work 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 Products Associate  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer’s Phoenix office seeks an associate with four to six years’ of 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, pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer products, and emerging technology litigation. The ideal candidate will have overall litigation case management experience in product liability litigation, including drafting motions, handling discovery and depositions, and experience in court proceedings. Strong academic credentials and excellent writing skills required. Arizona Bar required.

Phoenix Estate Planning Attorney  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer’s private client services group has an immediate opening for an estate planning attorney in its Phoenix office in one of the following capacities:

  1. An associate with at least two years of estate planning and/or tax experience for a traditional, partner-level track position.  Preference given to candidates with an accounting background and/or an LL.M. in taxation.
  2. A staff attorney with eight or more years of experience in estate planning.  This position is 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, with telecommuting arrangements as an option.

Arizona bar or ability to acquire licensure by motion to Arizona 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

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.

 

Salt Lake City Commercial Litigation Associate  Apply Now!

Snell & Wilmer’s Salt Lake City office seeks an associate with three or more years of experience to join the preeminent litigation group in Utah. The successful candidate will play a significant role in case management, discovery, trials, arbitrations, and other evidentiary hearings.  Salt Lake’s litigation group has an incredible clientele and is regularly engaged to represent businesses across the country. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to join a thriving national practice based out of Salt Lake City. Outstanding social skills, academic credentials 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.

 

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.