Current Openings

Positions with OLRA member firms are posted below as they become available. If you would like to post a position, please email a complete description along with a link to the online posting to the OLRA Webmaster. Positions will be removed as they are filled or after the posting deadline.

The Portland office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP currently has the following openings:

Corporate Finance & Transactional Associate Attorney (Restaurant/Food + Beverage) – Mid to Sr – Level

The Portland office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks an exceptional mid- to Senior-level corporate finance and transactional associate, with at least 4 years’ experience, for its nationally recognized restaurant industry and food & beverage practice groups. Ideal candidates will have experience in: (i) venture capital and growth equity financings, (ii) private equity and mergers and acquisitions, (iii) managing client relationships and handling the ongoing needs and work flow of a variety of high growth clients in different stages of development. DWT’s working atmosphere is fun, fast-paced and collegial. Advancement potential is strong.

Candidates must have excellent academic credentials, writing skills, and references. Experience working in the emerging company practice of a large law firm preferred. Applicants active and barred in Oregon preferred, but will consider other bar association members on a case-by-case basis. All replies confidential.

To apply, please upload a cover letter addressed to Kathleen Shaw, Lateral Attorney Recruitment Manager; resume; copy of law school transcript; and a deal sheet.

Davis Wright Tremaine believes that every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is Davis Wright Tremaine’s policy to hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to an employee’s race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal law.

To apply for this position, please visit our website: http://www.dwt.com/Corporate-Finance–Transactional-Associate-Attorney-Food–Beverage–Mid-to-Sr-Level-Lateral-Lawyers/

Agency Charge Investigatory Attorney

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is searching for one or more part-time contract attorneys in the Seattle, Portland, San Francisco or Los Angeles area to investigate and respond to agency charges (EEOC or state equivalent) filed against our large national clients.

Attorneys with prior experience in medium/large employment defense firms who are looking for more flexible hours are encouraged to apply. The engagement will be on a part-time basis at 20-30 hours per week with the ability to work remotely. A basic home office set up will be provided.

The ideal candidate will have:

* 7+ years of direct experience investigating and responding to agency charges (primarily involving claims of race, gender or disability discrimination.)
Availability to work an average of 20-30 hours per week. Subject to deadlines and certain time constraints, the attorney could largely set their own “office hours”.
* Ability to work remotely, with availability to come into the office as needed; Availability for occasional, limited travel. This is a flexible requirement and can be discussed as the need arises.
* Strong writing skills and the ability to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders, both within DWT and the client.
* The attorney will be classified as a contract attorney and will be employed by DWT. Because this position does not provide benefits, the attorney will not average more than 29 hours per week. Please note that we are not currently looking for independent contractors.

The attorneys will initially be compensated on an hourly basis, ranging from $90-115/hour depending on experience and skill level. The attorney will advance to a flat fee arrangement at a later point. The flat fee will generally be based on the attorney’s hourly rate multiplied by the average number of hours DWT expects the attorney to spend investigating and responding to a charge.

To apply, please upload your cover letter addressed to Ginni Chen, Surge Staffing Specialist, along with your resume.

We are currently not accepting Third-Party Recruiter submissions for this position.

Davis Wright Tremaine believes that every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is Davis Wright Tremaine’s policy to hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to an employee’s race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal law.

The Portland office of K&L Gates currently has the following opening:

Finance Associate – Portland, OR

The global law firm of K&L Gates seeks to hire a midlevel or senior Finance Associate to join their dynamic Portland practice.

The ideal candidate will be able to manage bank, fund lender and acquisition finance transactions, but also be flexible enough to manage equity co-investment transactions for fund lender clients. The candidate will focus their practice on commercial lending, corporate finance and private equity and mezzanine financing. They will represent both lenders and borrowers in connection with the negotiation of secured and unsecured syndicated credit facilities, asset-based loans and acquisition financings.

We require outstanding academic credentials, excellent oral and written communication skills, a commitment to providing the highest quality client service, and demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team. Our associates work closely with experienced lawyers who provide active mentoring and opportunities to assume increasing levels of responsibility and client contact. Prior experience in a sophisticated law firm practice is required. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic contributor to the Firm and office culture, and have a collaborative approach to his/her work environment.

K&L Gates represents leading global corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals. Our practice is a robust full market practice — cutting edge, complex and dynamic, at once regional, national and international in scope.

At K&L Gates, we embrace our core values. We believe in hiring collaborative, committed, and diverse teams; using state-of-the-art technology; offering continuous professional development training; and promoting pro bono and diversity initiatives. Most importantly, we strive to cultivate an environment that celebrates talented legal professionals. With a thriving corporate practice and ambitious goals for growth, the Portland office seeks to solidify its place in the upper echelon of the Portland legal market.

Visit http://www.klgates.com to learn more about the firm. To join the K&L Gates team, please visit https://lawjobs.klgates.com and be sure to submit your resume and law school transcript.

K&L Gates is an equal opportunity employer.

The Portland office of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP currently has the following openings:

Midlevel Business Associate Attorney—Portland

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn (“MNG&D”) is seeking a midlevel associate attorney with two to four years of business law transactional experience to join its Portland, Oregon office. Knowledge and experience in securities regulation, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate work desired. Strong academic credentials and analytical ability required.

To apply, please upload as one PDF: A cover letter, résumé, and law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable). Please address your cover letter to Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Recruiting and Professional Development, at MNRecruiting@millernash.com.

MNG&D is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

Financial Institutions Attorney-Portland

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn (“MNG&D”) is seeking a full-time attorney with at least five years of commercial lending experience to join its Portland, Oregon, office. Knowledge of and experience in commercial lending and working with financial institutions required. Strong academic credentials and analytical ability also required.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, résumé, and law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable) by e-mail to Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Recruiting and Professional Development, at MNRecruiting@millernash.com. For recordkeeping, please include the ad source in the subject line of your e-mail (e.g., OSB ad, firm website).

MNG&D is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

Partner-Level Creditors’ Rights Attorney-Portland

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn (“MNG&D”) is seeking a full-time attorney with at least 12 years of significant experience in commercial loan workouts and restructurings, secured transactions, and commercial finance to join its Portland, Oregon, office. Experience with bankruptcy, receivership, and other insolvency proceedings a plus but not required. Strong academic credentials and analytical ability required.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, résumé, and law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable) by e-mail to Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Recruiting and Professional Development, at MNRecruiting@millernash.com. For recordkeeping, please include the ad source in the subject line of your e-mail (e.g., OSB ad, firm website).

MNG&D is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

The Portland office of Perkins Coie currently has the following openings:

Commercial Litigation Associate – Business Litigation – Job #A20170514 – Portland, Oregon
The Commercial litigation group of Perkins Coie’s Portland, Oregon office is seeking a lateral litigation associate with outstanding credentials and a minimum one year of experience in general litigation, which could include judicial clerkship experience. Successful candidates will have excellent academic credentials, excellent references, and superb written and oral communication skills.
The commercial litigation practice consists of the representation of a wide range of businesses and individuals in federal and state court proceedings and alternative dispute resolution venues. This is an excellent opportunity to join a collegial environment and work closely with experienced practitioners on a national level. To be considered, please click on the link below and submit your cover letter, resume, law school transcripts, references, and a brief writing sample.

Principals only please.

To apply, please visit our website at https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/offices/portland/careers.html to view the posting and submit your cover letter, resume, law school transcripts, references, and a brief writing sample.

Mid-Level Environment, Energy, & Resources Associate – Environment and Natural Resources – Job #A20170515 – Portland, Oregon

Perkins Coie LLP is seeking an attorney with a minimum 4 years of experience in environmental and natural resources law to be based in Perkins Coie’s Portland, Oregon office but working with the Environment, Energy, & Resources and other practice groups nationwide. Required experience includes environmental/natural resources litigation, permitting, environmental compliance and enforcement. Experience in CERCLA litigation, citizen suit defense, toxic tort litigation, and permit challenges will be an asset.
Required for consideration are 4 years of relevant legal experience, which could include judicial clerkship experience. Also required is an excellent law school performance, a strong educational background, significant writing experience demonstrated by law review/journal/clerkship experience, and excellent references. The successful candidate must demonstrate the potential to independently manage client relationships and matters and the desire to develop client and referral relationships. The candidate should demonstrate the ability to be a team player, and superior interpersonal and communication skills are preferred. To be considered, please click on the link below and submit your cover letter, resume, law school transcripts, references, and a brief writing sample.
Principals only please.

To apply, please visit our website at https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/offices/portland/careers.html and submit your cover letter, resume, law school transcripts, and a brief writing sample.

Commercial Litigation Associate – Business Litigation – Job #A20170605 – Portland, Oregon

The Commercial litigation group of Perkins Coie’s Portland, Oregon office is seeking a lateral litigation associate with outstanding credentials and a minimum two years of experience in general litigation, which could include judicial clerkship experience. Successful candidates will have excellent academic credentials, excellent references, and superb written and oral communication skills.
The commercial litigation practice consists of the representation of a wide range of businesses and individuals in federal and state court proceedings and alternative dispute resolution venues. This is an excellent opportunity to join a collegial environment and work closely with experienced practitioners on a national level.

To be considered, please visit our website at https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/offices/portland/careers.html to view the posting and submit your cover letter, resume, law school transcripts, references, and a brief writing sample.