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(CA) Los Angeles, Securities Litigation Associate - Orrick


Job Description:
We are looking for an associate with three to five years' experience to join our highly-ranked Securities Litigation practice in the Los Angeles office. 

Orrick is again one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, the annual list that recognizes companies with extraordinary workplace cultures. Selected among hundreds of companies that Fortune considered this year, Orrick is one of only five law firms to make the 2017 list.

We bring distinctive quality, diverse teams and innovation to everything we do. At our core, we value collegiality among our lawyers and strive to make our practices both professionally and personally rewarding. We'll help you to connect with peers and mentors to ensure you are integrated into our client teams. Our top-notch training and mentoring programs, retreats and academies, shadowing opportunities and more are what set us apart. If you are passionate about innovative work in a dynamic environment, you're just who we've been looking for. 

Orrick’s securities litigation team is a premier practice that acts for clients in a wide range of industries. We also represent leading investment banks, financial institutions and accounting firms in securities-related matters worldwide.

You should visit our highly followed blog, which is often cited by The Wall Street Journal and other leading sources, and helps our clients stay on top of the latest securities law issues: 

You will work with a broad-spectrum of U.S. and international clients in their most relevant securities matters and disputes, in a supportive environment. You will be involved in the representation of clients and cases around the country and internationally.

Job Requirements:
You should have knowledge of and interest in:

The federal and state securities laws
Corporate securities procedures and processes
Corporate governance issues
SEC enforcement 
Accounting issues
You should also have significant experience with litigating securities class actions, shareholder derivative actions and/or SEC, DOJ or other governmental enforcement actions or corporate internal investigations. Candidates without this type of experience will not be considered for the position. Federal court litigation experience is helpful and Federal judicial clerkship experience is a plus. 

Fluency in a foreign language is desired but not required.

You should be licensed to practice law in California, possess excellent writing and communication skills, and have strong academic credentials, visionary drive, initiative and a dedication to excellent client service.