Attorney (3+ Years Experience)

Office of the General Counsel

New York

The Firm is seeking an attorney with at least three years of experience for an in-house position in the Office of the General Counsel.  Primary duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Researching and analyzing ethical rules and related legal questions
  • Reviewing and editing agreements with clients and third parties
  • Drafting and enforcing Firm policy and protocol
  • Assessing and advising on client and business conflicts
  • Responding to discovery requests
  • Assisting with potential claims and litigation
  • Assisting in creating trainings and delivering presentations

Ideal candidate would be familiar with ethics rules, be willing to take on a variety of tasks with significant responsibility and have excellent analytical, interpersonal, writing and presentation skills. Candidates must have a high level of academic achievement from an accredited law school and be admitted to the NY Bar. The base salary range for this New York position is expected to be between $200,000-$275,000 annually. Actual salary will be determined based on skills, experience (to the extent relevant) and other job-related factors, consistent with applicable law.

Skadden’s hybrid work model consists of working Monday through Thursday in the office. Attorneys also receive the opportunity to work remotely for specified periods throughout the year.  Attorneys in our Office of the General Counsel are eligible for the following benefits: medical, dental, disability, and life insurance; 401(k); NY bar registration; on-site fitness center; continuing legal education (in-house, PLI, NY City Bar, Lexis/Westlaw); 4 weeks of paid vacation; and parental leave.

EEO Statement

Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It adheres to an equal employment opportunity policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, alienage or citizenship status, marital or familial status, domestic partnership status, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual and reproductive health decisions, disability, any protected military or veteran status, or status as a victim of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault or offense, or stalking.

Applicants who require an accommodation during the process should contact Emily Johnston at (212) 735-3304.

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