San Francisco, California
Kobre & Kim LLP
IP Associate, San Francisco page is loaded IP Associate, San Francisco Apply locations San Francisco, CA, United States of America time type Full time posted on Posted 8 Days Ago job requisition id R-100272 Kobre & Kim consistently seeks exceptional candidates with the talent to deliver outstanding service that anticipates client needs.
Kobre & Kim is looking for an IP litigation associate to join our thriving trial-focused patent and trade secret practice in the United States. The ideal candidate is a driven, self-motivated litigator with patent experience and a strong interest in developing standup and trial experience in high-stakes technology disputes. The firm’s successful IP practice seeks creative and strategically minded candidates who are hungry to take on lead roles in major litigation, including taking and defending depositions, writing and arguing substantive motions, and meaningful participation on trial teams, including preparing witnesses, pretrial argument, and strategy.
The firm has multiple large patent and trade secrets cases going to trial in the next 18 months, and we want candidates who are looking for a transformative experience that will vault them into the next stage of their career. Candidates for the firm’s San Francisco or New York offices are preferred, but we are open to well-qualified candidates in any of the firm’s U.S. offices.
You will join our highly regarded global team that regularly serves as special litigation counsel, avoiding conflicts that often prevent other firms from taking on the large-scale litigation common in patent infringement, trade secrets and IP and technology-related commercial disputes. As a result, we aggressively represent our clients even when facing industry-wide opposition. We are not just any other law firm that can be averse to large companies but being conflict-free by design allows us to be aggressive in a way that other law firms cannot.
Why Join Kobre & Kim?
Kobre & Kim focuses solely on disputes and investigations. Our lawyers collaborate on cross-border teams that handle matters involving criminal defense and regulatory enforcement; internal investigations; civil and commercial litigation; class actions; judgment enforcement and asset recovery; and financial products and services disputes.
By joining us, you will become part of a global firm of exceptionally talented lawyers working with some of the highest-profile clients on their most sensitive, complex and reputation-threatening disputes. Being part of our team will give you experience unrivaled in the world of premium high-stakes litigation.
Kobre & Kim recognizes that our greatest asset is our people, so we want the best and the brightest to find and fulfill their true potential with us. We are looking for a new breed of litigators who combine substantive legal skills, problem-solving capabilities, intellectual rigor, determination, and a global outlook, with the creativity and people skills to have a real impact on the delivery of our innovative legal solutions. Our lawyers bring their formidable skills and experience to think one step ahead, to address the client’s entire problem and not just the legal aspects. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, honed to appeal to businesspeople and courts alike, we strike the perfect balance between civility and intellectual aggressiveness to generate unconventional legal strategies that deal with clients’ real problems.
We admit that our way of working is not for everyone – but for the most talented people who share our vision and values and have a genuine passion to work on the litigation products we deliver, there really is no better place to be. If the idea of taking an aggressive and creative approach to law in order to understand and resolve our clients’ challenges excites you, you’ll fit right in. It’s our strategic approach to delivering clients their ultimate outcome that sets us apart as much as our expertise. We are passionate about using the law as a tool to solve our clients’ most complex issues, and by using our genuine intellectual curiosity, we excel at finding new ways to attack a problem beyond conventional lawyering.
Our unmatched global footprint gives us access to the most interesting markets, the most prominent clients and the most exciting cases. As Latin America, the Middle East and China present new opportunities and challenges for our clients, we make it our business to be there to help deliver innovative solutions and push boundaries. Global capabilities are not simply about having offices in all the right places; it is the ability to seamlessly deploy exactly the right mix of people to meet the specific needs of a particular client, irrespective of location. This gives our people a richness of experience and opportunity that is genuinely unique.
Of course, having a global firm means embracing a global culture: To work smoothly across jurisdictions, markets and sectors, our teams are continuously developing their knowledge of new legal systems and cultures. Wherever our lawyers are based or travel to, they make things happen, setting new standards and pushing boundaries to deliver innovative and often ground-breaking cross-border solutions. Doing so takes passion, dedication and a good deal of both personal and professional flexibility, but the rewards are immense. A friendly and supportive working environment is a key component of our business strategy, allowing us to create teams that can take on the world’s most complex litigation.
We pull together the right mix of people and know-how for any situation. It is the depth, flexibility and rich diversity of expertise in our firm that makes us such a unique and critical resource for our clients.
Working at Kobre & Kim will give you an enviable set of career choices. We know that if we help brilliant people reach their goals, it will benefit us in both the short and long term. We are proud to have many ex-colleagues among our clients, and our alumni can be found in leadership roles in many fields of commerce, government and the judiciary.
In return for your dedication, we will offer you excellent rewards, unlimited support, unrivaled training and the chance to add value from day one in a non-hierarchical environment. We are a true meritocracy and our bespoke bonus calculation system rewards those who bring the most benefit to the firm: Rather than focusing on the simple surpassing of target working hours, we reward those who excel in business development, bring unique ideas and skills to the table and develop client relationships for the benefit of the firm and not just themselves.
Learning – constant career evolution
It’s absolutely essential to our business that we provide the very best training and development for our lawyers; after all, the litigation products we offer are cutting edge, and that means constant evolution. We expect all our lawyers to keep a constant focus on deepening their learning and personal specialization within our product areas. The world is constantly changing and each generation of lawyers needs to learn new skills and apply new modes of thinking. We like to work ahead of the pack on unique legal challenges that aren’t commoditized by other law firms, so our lawyers evolve much more frequently than others. This makes our work exhilarating, but it demands a dynamic approach to learning and development.
Diversity and inclusion are a core part of our values and we genuinely value differences in backgrounds, experiences and cultures for the benefit it brings to the firm and our clients. The reason is simple. We will only continue to build on our outstanding success by creating a culture that allows everyone to thrive, generating the best ideas and solutions for our clients. The resourcefulness and ingenuity needed to create these ideas and solutions are assured by hiring lawyers with the widest breadth of knowledge, skills, perspectives and talent.
Our application process
Applying and interviewing with a new firm can be daunting and time-consuming. We do everything we can to make applying to Kobre & Kim feel quite the opposite. There are no tricks, shortcuts or pitfalls. We read every resume with great care and we work hard to make the right decisions at each stage. You’ll get more out of the process if you come to it with a good understanding of the firm, the work we do, the legal products we specialize in and a clear idea of what you want from your professional career. Selection is a reciprocal process – you will be deciding whether we’re right for you at the same time as we’re finding out more about you. You want to make sure you’ll be happy and successful at Kobre & Kim. So do we.
At the time of posting, the expected annualized base salary range for this role is US $240,000 – US $365,000. This range is based on a full-time work schedule. Other compensation may include an annual discretionary bonus. The successful candidate’s actual salary will be determined based on permissible, non-discriminatory factors, including but not limited to relevant experience, qualifications, licensure/certifications, training, skills, and market data. We appropriately recognize and reward top performers who have been delivering extraordinary value to our clients and our firm.
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