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Job Title Litigation Associate - Aviation (CA, OR or WA states)
Role Associate/Attorney
Expertise Aviation
Job Location Los Angeles

Clyde & Co is a leading, sector-focused global law firm with 440 partners, 1800 lawyers, 2500 legal professionals, and 4000+ staff in over 50 offices and associated offices worldwide. The firm specializes in the sectors that move, build and power our connected world and the insurance that underpins it, including: transport, infrastructure, energy, trade & commodities and insurance. With a strong focus on developed and emerging markets, the firm has achieved compound average annual revenue growth of 15% over the last ten years, making it one of the fastest-growing law firms in the world with ambitious plans for further growth.

Join the World's premier aviation law firm. Clyde & Co has an opportunity for a litigation attorney with 3-5 years of experience to join our aviation, aerospace and transportation litigation and regulatory practice. We are looking for a bright litigator familiar with the litigation process, and an excellent writer who is highly motivated and proactive with their caseload—someone who will be able to act independently throughout the discovery process and assist in trial, with an interest in working on those matters.

Our team is passionate about our practice and committed to efficiently and effectively meeting litigation and client driven deadlines. This practice includes representing airlines; airports; municipalities; government contractors; manufacturers of commercial, aviation, space and military products; and their insurers.

The attorney will be located in either the California, Oregon or Washington states.


Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Taking depositions, arguing motions, and attending court hearings and mediations as required
  • Drafting motions, pleadings, briefs, discovery requests and interrogatories, and other legal correspondence and litigation documents
  • Conducting complex and rigorous legal research and analysis, and drafting memoranda
  • Preparing status reports and recommendations to clients
  • Reviewing document collections in preparation for litigation
  • Working on all aspects of litigation, from the initial responsive pleading through trial.

Education and Experience

Experience in the field of aviation and/or products liability is ideal. Preferred candidates will possess the following skills and characteristics:

  • Admitted to practice in California and/or Oregon and/or Washington;
  • Discovery and Law and Motion experience;
  • State and Federal court experience;
  • Excellent academic credentials and work history.

Skills and Abilities

  • Superior writing, and analytical skills
  • Strong Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle matters of a highly sensitive nature
  • Ability to handle time sensitive matters, sometimes several simultaneously
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems quickly
  • Strong work ethic
  • Attention to detail
  • Capable of working within a team

**Principals only**

It is the policy of the Firm to recruit, hire, promote, reassign, compensate and train highly qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable law.

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