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Open Positions: Attorneys

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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 junior 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 a 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

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.

Mid-Level Water/Government Associate/Senior Counsel

​5+ years of experience 
Los Angeles Area

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Mid-Level Construction Transactional Associate

4-6 years of experience
Flexibility to work remotely (hybrid)

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Mid-Level Health Care Litigation Associate

​5-7 years of experience
Flexibility to work remotely (hybrid)

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Real Estate Finance Associate/Senior Counsel

​6+ years of experience 
Los Angeles - Preferred

Flexibility to work remotely (hybrid)

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Mid-Level Construction Litigation Associate

3-5 years of experience 
Flexibility to work remotely (hybrid)

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Mid-Level Water/Government Associate/Senior Counsel

​5+ years of experience 
Los Angeles Area

The Los Angeles Office of Hanson Bridgett is seeking an attorney with 5 or more years of experience in government and environmental issues, especially water. The ideal candidate will have experience in transactions, advice & counsel, and litigation work for public or private clients, including water rights. Prior work for a government agency or in a communications field is a plus. The ideal candidate will have experience with at least some of the following: CEQA, Brown Act, Clean Water Act, water rights, eminent domain, legislative drafting, infrastructure, (state and/or local) government procurement, construction, prevailing wage, real estate, public finance, and Government Claims Act. This is an excellent opportunity to work closely with a partner and be part of a team with an energetic practice spanning the state of California. We are looking for an ambitious team player with a positive, can-do attitude. Humility and a sense of humor required. 

While we offer the ability to work remotely in an agile (hybrid) manner, this position will be expected to work alongside senior attorneys in Hanson Bridgett’s Los Angeles office approximately 3-4 days a week. The annual base compensation range for this California position is approximately $210,000 to $300,000. Placement within the salary range depends upon a number of factors including, but not limited to years of experience and professional skills required for this role.

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Mid-Level Construction Transactional Associate

4-6 years of experience
Flexibility to work remotely (hybrid)

Our Chambers USA Band 1 ranked construction team is seeking a 4th-6th year construction associate to join the construction transactional team. Ideal candidates will have experience working on complex construction transactions and construction projects. Transactional skills are required; construction management or engineering background is a plus. We represent owners, designers, contractors, and project teams on both public and private work utilizing collaborative delivery methods.  Our practice is supported by land-use, environmental, real estate, and public agency attorneys. This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing, sophisticated, construction practice. 

This position may be based out of any of Hanson Bridgett's five offices and we offer the ability to work remotely in an agile (hybrid) manner within California. The annual base compensation range for this California position is between $200,000 and $225,000. Placement within the salary range depends upon a number of factors including, but not limited to, years of experience and the professional skills required for this role. Candidates will also need to complete a short qualification questionnaire with their application. 

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Mid-Level Health Care Litigation Associate

5-7 years of experience
Flexibility to work remotely (hybrid)

The Health & Senior Care Section is seeking a mid-level litigation associate (JD 2016-JD 2018). Ideal candidates will have a minimum of 5 years of litigation experience including law and motion experience, written discovery and deposition experience, mediation, and trial experience. Prior experience working with health care providers is preferred but not required. This position may be based out of any of Hanson Bridgett's five offices and we offer the ability to work remotely in an agile (hybrid) manner. The annual base compensation range for this California position is approximately $210,000 to $255,000. Placement within the salary range depends upon a number of factors including, but not limited to years of experience and professional skills required for this role.

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Real Estate Finance Associate/Senior Counsel

6+ years of experience 
Los Angeles - Preferred
Flexibility to work remotely (hybrid)

The Real Estate + Environment Section is seeking a mid-level Real Estate Finance Associate or Senior Counsel attorney to join the Real Estate Transactional Practice Group. Ideal candidates will have 6+ years of demonstrated experience in real estate transactions on the Lender side. We seek candidates who are able to manage multiple deals simultaneously and who are highly proficient working with complex debt and equity financing structures, purchase and sale transaction documentation, as well as securitized lending, due diligence, managing title and survey review, and commercial leasing. HUD experience is a plus. This is an excellent opportunity for advancement for the right candidate and training from seasoned finance law practitioners. The preference is for the person filling this position to be based in Hanson Bridgett's Los Angeles office. We offer the ability to work remotely in an agile (hybrid) manner from within California. The annual base compensation range for this California position is between $225,000 and $300,000. Placement within the salary range depends upon a number of factors including, but not limited to, years of experience and professional skills required for this role.

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Mid-Level Construction Litigation Associate

3-5 years of experience 
Flexibility to work remotely (hybrid)

Our Chambers USA Band 1 ranked construction team is seeking a mid-level construction litigation associate with 3-5 years of litigation experience to join the team. Ideal candidates will have experience working on complex construction matters as well as experience with all aspects of litigation, including discovery, law and motion, deposition experience, court appearances, mediation, and trial. In addition, ideal candidates will have a general working knowledge of claims regarding delay and impact, design errors and omissions, and construction defects. Experience in construction is not required, but it is preferred. Complex litigation experience is required. This position may be based in any of Hanson Bridgett's five offices with the ability to work in a hybrid manner within California. The annual base compensation range for this California position is between $190,000 and $210,000. Placement within the salary range depends upon a number of factors including, but not limited to, years of experience and professional skills required for this role.

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For More Information

Marisa Compesi
Marisa Compesi
Director of Attorney Recruiting
San Francisco, CA
Tracy Tinclair
Tracy Tinclair
Attorney Recruiting Manager
San Francisco, CA
Paz Moya
Paz Moya
Attorney Recruiting Manager
Los Angeles, CA