Junior Level Associate

IP & Technology Transactions

Palo Alto

Skadden's IP & Technology Transactions team in Palo Alto is seeking an outstanding junior associate who has a genuine interest in and enthusiasm for intellectual property, technology, cybersecurity, and privacy issues. A technical background in engineering or the sciences is helpful, but not required.

This is a unique opportunity to join a premier Bay Area transactional practice and become a key team member in high profile, innovative transactions across various industries and deal types, as well as gain direct exposure to clients. Our attorneys counsel on virtually every type of intellectual property transaction, including negotiating and drafting numerous licenses and alliance agreements and handling a wide variety of matters that relate to the creation, use, licensing and transfer of information technologies. We also provide intellectual property support in conjunction with mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and financings. Beyond an understanding of intellectual property matters and the science and technology underlying them, our attorneys understand the business models used by our clients to maximize the value of these technologies, and we seek to create or add value to their intellectual property and technology portfolios.

Associates who join Skadden laterally participate in an enhanced mentor program, which specifically focuses on the unique needs experienced attorneys face during professional transitions. 

These efforts, along with our professional development and other Skadden benefits, including flexible schedules with work from home options, underscores Skadden's long-standing commitment to investing in its people, culture and diversity. We also have an extensive pro bono program that allows attorneys to devote, and receive credit for, time for myriad causes that spark their interests and matches those interests with the legal needs in the community.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, please note that all newly-hired personnel in the United States must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their first day of employment.

EEO Statement

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