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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 their 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.

Conflicts Analyst

3 years of experience
San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Rafael, Sacramento, Walnut Creek

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Chief Human Resources Officer

10+ years of experience
Preferably San Francisco, Los Angeles, or Sacramento

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Research Specialist

2+ years of experience
Designation in San Francisco or Los Angeles

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Office Services Assistant

1+ years of experience
Designation in Los Angeles

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Conflicts Analyst

3 years of experience

The Risk Management Department is the hub through which conflicts of interest checks are processed for new clients, new matters, and new hires. The Conflicts Analyst is responsible for running data searches and identifying potential conflicts for attorneys to review further. The ideal candidate is someone with conflicts experience who is extremely detail-oriented, and will thrive in a fast-paced environment. This position reports to the Manager of Risk & Compliance, with guidance from the Director of Conflicts, as well as from the firm's General Counsel. This role offers the opportunity to work from a remote location on days when in-person attendance is not required, and as agreed upon by the direct supervisor. It is an essential function of any remote role that the employee be available to attend in-person meetings, professional development sessions or to come to the office for other reasons, if the need arises. This position requires the individual reside in California, and will have a designation to one of Hanson Bridgett's five office locations.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

  • Perform time-sensitive and thorough research and data analysis relating to the Firm’s new business, lateral hires and other special projects to ensure that the Firm minimizes risk and identifies possible ethical and business-related conflicts of interests.
  • Prepare reports and summaries of research for attorney review. Communicate with attorneys and team members to ensure accuracy and completeness of conflict reports.
  • Coordinate the tracking of engagement letters, waiver letters, disclosure letters, Business Associate (B.A.) Agreements (related to HIPAA requirements), and other new business or risk management related documentation, as required.
  • Research prospective clients and other entity names in internal and external databases to identify potential issues and to ensure data integrity for accurate conflicts analysis.
  • Works on special projects under the direction of the Manager of Risk & Compliance and/or General Counsel.

Required Skills, Abilities and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3 or more years of law firm conflict work experience required.
  • Strong analytical and deductive reasoning skills.
  • Experience with Elite Enterprise or Aderant is preferred.
  • Excellent database and internet research skills and solid computer skills generally.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate concisely, accurately and professionally with lawyers and administrative staff; familiarity with legal terms and conflicts of interest rules a plus.
  • Excellent organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently while collaborating with teammates to ensure exceptional customer service.

Salary:

Hanson Bridgett offers a competitive salary and benefits. The salary range for this California-based role is $75K to $80K, and represents the firm’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. Actual compensation will depend upon a number of factors, including but not limited to, the candidate’s years of experience, qualifications, and skill set. If our values and vision match yours, we encourage you to email your resume and cover letter to recruiting@hansonbridgett.com.

Chief Human Resources Officer

10+ years of experience

Hanson Bridgett is seeking a Chief Human Resources Officer who will be responsible for developing and delivering an innovative talent/human resources strategy, initiatives and services aligned with the firm’s overall strategy. This position is a member of the firm’s leadership team.  The CHRO will work closely as a strategic business advisor to Chief Operating Officer, Managing Partner, Management Committee, Section Leaders, and other Leaders across the firm regarding key organizational and management issues related to human resources and talent development to advance the firm’s strategic objectives and support the business goals that drive long-term growth and profitability. The incumbent will oversee all human resource functions, including partner, attorney, and professional staff talent acquisition, attorney development and training, non-partner lawyer and professional staff performance management, professional staff training and development, employee relations, compliance, non-partner lawyer and professional staff compensation, partner and employee benefits, ensuring that all related activities are executed at the highest level of client service and professionalism.

The ideal candidate will be an exceptionally strategic, committed, ambitious, and vibrant human resources/talent executive with a minimum of 10 to 15 years of senior leadership experience in a professional services or mid-size (AmLaw 200) or larger law firm ideally with a multi-office, largely matrixed organization which has sustained dynamic growth. A deep background in compliance, human resources and benefits. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university; MBA or MA/MS in human resources or related field is preferred.

This position requires the individual reside in California, and will have a designation to one of Hanson Bridgett's five office locations, preferably in San Francisco, Los Angeles or Sacramento.

Hanson Bridgett offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The salary for this California-based role is anticipated to be in the area of $250,000.00, and represents the firm’s good faith and reasonable estimate of possible compensation at the time of posting. Actual compensation is negotiable, and will depend upon a number of factors, including but not limited to, the candidate’s years of experience, qualifications, and skill set. If our values and vision match yours, we encourage you to email your resume and cover letter to recruiting@hansonbridgett.com.

Hanson Bridgett is an AmLaw 200 California-born firm with more than 200 attorneys across the state and is the first law firm recognized as a certified B Corp. We encourage our people to grow and make an impact in meaningful ways, and we’re committed to developing our distinct culture, delivering excellent service, and leading by example.  Our deep capabilities means offering a tailored experience for our clients, our people, and the communities we serve. And while we’re based in California, we’ve forged alliances with firms in national and international legal networks to provide our legal skills across the US and worldwide.

Research Specialist

2+ years of experience

The Hanson Bridgett library team is an integral part of the firm, providing research services to support the legal and business development work of attorneys and staff in all offices. This position reports to the Manager of Library Services, and collaborates closely with other library team members. This role offers the opportunity to work from a remote location on days when in-person attendance is not required, and as agreed upon by the direct supervisor. It is an essential function of any remote role that the employee be available to attend in-person meetings, professional development sessions or to come to the office for other reasons, if the need arises. This position requires the individual reside in California, and will have a designation to the San Francisco or Los Angeles office.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide in-depth legal and business research services to attorneys and staff in a wide variety of practice areas.
  • Provide competitive intelligence research, including company, industry, market and competitor research, to support the firm's business development efforts.
  • Synthesize, analyze, and present research results in a concise, professional manner.
  • Utilize current awareness tools to provide alerts on new litigation, news, and other topics of interest.
  • Work with library team to help plan and implement department outreach, training and orientation programs.
  • Provide support for library administrative functions as needed.
  • Participate in special projects, such as evaluation of new information sources.
  • Continue professional development through networking, vendor trainings and association sponsored activities.

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Responsible and reliable, with strong organizational skills, careful attention to detail and the ability to manage and prioritize workload.
  • The ability to apply critical and creative thinking to research projects and enhancing library services.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively with attorneys and other firm employees, as well as other library staff members.
  • Expertise with online research tools, such as Westlaw, DataTree, TLO, Capital IQ, Monitor Suite, Bloomberg Law, VitalLaw, Lexis. 
  • Comfortable working both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to meet deadlines while handling multiple projects and shifting priorities.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows and Office, as well as Adobe Acrobat. 

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in library or information science or 2+ years of equivalent experience.
  • Prior research experience in a legal setting preferred.

Salary:

Hanson Bridgett offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The annual salary for this California-based role is anticipated to be in the area of $80,000 - $100,000, and represents the firm’s good faith and reasonable estimate of possible compensation at the time of posting. Actual compensation is negotiable, and will depend upon a number of factors, including but not limited to, the candidate’s years of experience, qualifications, and skill set. If our values and vision match yours, we encourage you to email your resume and cover letter to recruiting@hansonbridgett.com.

    Office Services Assistant

    1+ years of experience

    Under general supervision, works with secretaries, paralegals and support staff. Duties include greeting guests, answering phones, scheduling offices and conference rooms, photocopy projects, handling incoming mail and deliveries, ordering office supplies. The Office Services Assistant works with IT staff to assist with conference room set up for virtual and in-person meetings. Occasional overtime is required in order to help with evening meetings and events. This is an essential role and daily in office attendance is required in the Los Angeles office.

    Essential Responsibilities and Duties

    • Reception – Serve as the “face of the firm” by greeting visitors and LA office personnel in a professional, cheerful, courteous and helpful manner. Prepare coffee and conference rooms for daily client-attorney meetings and/or lunch meetings. In tandem with the Facilities Manager, place catering orders and ensure all conference room set-ups are properly completed. Work cooperatively with the receptionists and other OSC staff across the firm, and provide back-up assistance to others as needed. Pick up food for office meetings whenever necessary. Occasional local errands to be run when needed.
    • Copy Center – Assist with photocopying projects, assembling exhibit tabs, and binders.  Responsible for restocking printers and copiers with paper, and replacing toner cartridges. Order equipment supplies from key vendors and troubleshoot or call for service. Responsible for sending outgoing faxes via Accuroute.
    • Processing mail and deliveries – Process all incoming mail and deliveries and distribute appropriately. Meter daily outgoing mail and deliveries. If necessary, deliver packages to FedEx local drop receptacles or drop stations. Responsible for ordering all supplies necessary for postage meter. 
    • Office Supplies – Take inventory of all office and kitchen supplies and place orders with Facility Manager's approval. Stock incoming supplies, keep supply cabinets and shelves organized.
    • Environment – Clean refrigerators once a week, stock beverages on a daily basis. Load dishwasher and run daily. Empty dishwasher every morning and keep main kitchen area clean and clutter-free at all times.  Ensure that visiting (hoteling) offices are stocked and cleaned daily.
    • IT Support – Work with IT staff to assist with conference room set up for virtual and in-person meetings with audio/visual needs.

    Required Skills and Abilities

    • High School Diploma required; some college preferred.
    • One year of experience in office services. Prior law firm experience is a plus.
    • Ability to speak in a positive tone that conveys a cheerful, helpful and professional manner.
    • Proficiency with MS office and iManage (or other document management system). 
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced and diverse environment.
    • Ability to take direction from multiple sources; effectively prioritize tasks and requests; and work both independently and as part of a team. 
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills.
    • Reliable attendance. 

    Salary:

    Hanson Bridgett offers a competitive salary and benefits. The salary range for this California-based role is $43,500 - $50,600, and represents the firm’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. Actual compensation will depend upon a number of factors, including but not limited to, the candidate’s years of experience, qualifications, and skill set. If our values and vision match yours, we encourage you to email your resume and cover letter to recruiting@hansonbridgett.com.

    For More Information

    Erika Hattenhauer
    Erika Hattenhauer
    Director of Talent and Engagement
    Walnut Creek, CA