Litigation/Investigation Compliance and Defence Associate

Jenner & Block London LLP
London (Central), London (Greater)
GBP110,000 - GBP120,000 per annum
12 Oct 2018
09 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Jenner & Block London LLP is seeking an associate lawyer to join its litigation/investigations, compliance and defence practice. Individuals who have attained at least a level of 3PQE, or the equivalent level of experience, are specifically encouraged to apply. All applicants should be effective team players and enthusiastic about working in a collaborative environment. Candidates should also possess strong technical skills, excellent communication skills and the ability to prioritise and make sound judgements. This role presents an opportunity to join an innovative team working on a broad range of legal matters for sophisticated clients. 

Key responsibilities

Key responsibilities include:

•    conduct legal research (relevant case law, statutes, regulations, judicial decisions, etc.);
•    analyse results of research and prepare memoranda; 
•    assist with internal investigations, banking, finance and securities disputes and commercial and contract disputes; 
•    draft court documents and client, internal memoranda and interview notes; 
•    assist in the coordination of due diligence review and administrative aspects of client matters; 
•    participate in development and presentation of client proposals; 
•    participate in client meetings including strategy discussions; 
•    work with experts and consultants; 
•    participate in document review and disclosure work; 
•    prepare draft witness statements; 
•    assist in the preparation of litigation plans and in developing case strategy; 
•    assist with settlement negotiations or mediation; 
•    participate in the preparation of reports regarding investigations; 
•    attend and assist in arbitration proceedings and court hearings; and 
•    set priorities and manage time appropriately. 

Criteria for selection

The candidate must possess the following attributes:

•    completed Legal Practice Course and training contract; 
•    qualified to practice law with a valid certificate from the issuing jurisdiction; 
•    level of at least 3QE or equivalent amount of experience; 
•    effective team player; 
•    must be able to work in a collaborative work environment; 
•    strong written and oral skills; 
•    demonstrated critical thinking and business judgment skills; 
•    able to take direction, seek clarification as needed and work independently once direction is provided; 
•    must be innovative and a self-starter; 
•    strong technical skills including proven Microsoft Office competency; and 
•    demonstrated organisational skills, the ability to prioritise work and coordinate competing deadline requirements. 

Date posted: 12 October 2018

Closing date: 9 November 2018

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