Attorney Openings

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Marisa Compesi

At Hanson Bridgett, we look for the best and brightest legal minds to join the Firm. Ours is a tight-knit group of attorneys who enjoy a team approach to legal matters, always work with the client's long-term interest in mind, and expect significant contributions from young attorneys and established partners alike.

Ideal candidates will have a distinguished academic background and impeccable references. CA Bar required. Strong research, writing and communication skills, high level of analytical skills as well as excellent and highly adaptable communication skills are required. We seek intelligent, entrepreneurial, team players who are practical, problem solvers, ambitious, organized and detail oriented and are looking towards partnership with Hanson Bridgett.

We are an EEO employer and offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

To be considered for a position, please submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Law school transcript
  • Writing sample

Current Openings:

Litigation Associate (1-3 years of experience)
San Francisco

The Litigation Section is currently seeing a junior to mid-level litigation associate. Candidates must have a minimum of 1-3 years of litigation experience, including drafting discovery, drafting and opposing motions, case management skills, deposition experience, trial preparation, court appearances, trials. Judicial clerkship experience is a plus.

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Land Use Associate (3-5 years of experience)
San Francisco

Our Land Use Practice Group is seeking candidates with 3-5 years of non-litigation land use experience. Ideal candidates will have experience representing developers and property owners in obtaining land use settlements, with a strong background in planning and zoning law, CEQA compliance, and municipal law. Basic real estate transactional experience is desirable.

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Environmental Litigation Associate (1-3 years of experience)
San Francisco

Our Environmental Practice Group is seeking candidates with 1-3 years of environmental litigation experience. Ideal candidates will have litigation experience involving the major environmental statues including CERCLA, RCRA, CEQA, and the CWA.

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Government Transactional Associate (1-2 years of experience)
San Francisco

The Government Section has an opening for a junior associate to assist the firm's public agency clients. We serve as general counsel and special counsel to a variety of local government agencies, and are looking for a transactional attorney whose background demonstrates an interest in government and community affairs. The ideal candidate will have some experience in handling legal issues our clients address on a regular basis, such as transparency and open meeting laws, conflict of interests, competitive bidding and procurement, public works projects, rate setting, and public contracting. Responsibilities include researching and writing, reviewing and drafting contracts, analyzing issues, and advising clients.

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Trusts & Estates Associate (2+ years of experience)
San Francisco

Hanson Bridgett LLP is looking for a talented estate planning attorney with at least two years of experience to join our Estate Planning and Administration group. We seek an individual with an especially strong motivation to build a career at a firm in which estate planning and administration is a highly-valued practice of the firm.

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Corporate Associate (4-8 years of experience)
San Francisco

Our Corporate team is seeking an associate with 4-8 years of law firm experience for our fast-growing transactional practice. Experience with entity formation, venture capital financings, and mergers and acquisitions is required. Experience pertaining to one or more of the following is strongly preferable: securities regulation and/or capital markets, private equity fund formation, technology transactions and intellectual property matters, tax, and employee benefits.

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Non-Discrimination Policy

Hanson Bridgett LLP seeks to ensure a positive and diverse work culture where each person may work and develop professionally to the best of his or her ability free of unlawful discrimination or prejudice. To this end, the firm is an equal opportunity employer that prohibits unlawful discrimination or prejudice of any kind based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran’s status, mental or physical disability, or pregnancy.

For More Information

Marisa Compesi
Attorney Recruiting Manager
Hanson Bridgett LLP
425 Market Street, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105