Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & SelzCentury City, CA
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SUPERVISOR: Litigation Partners
LOCATION: Century City
SALARY: The base salary for associate positions is $200,000 - $275,000, depending upon class year.
Founded more than 40 years ago as a boutique law firm servicing the entertainment and arts communities, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz provides the highest quality legal services to clients in a wide range of industries and disciplines worldwide. The firm leads practices in advertising, blockchain technology, charitable organizations, corporate & finance, entertainment, estate planning, intellectual property, litigation, professional responsibility, technology, and other areas. Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz has offices in Los Angeles and New York City.
Our Litigation Group has a deep roster of talented commercial litigators practicing in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies nationwide. Our Los Angeles Litigation Department is a dynamic and growing group of experienced commercial litigators specializing in the film, television, and video game industries.
We are seeking a highly motivated litigation associate who is eager for hands-on responsibility, approaches their work with urgency, and is committed to excellence. The ideal candidate should be a thought-partner in the development and execution of litigation strategies and must demonstrate a desire to push outside their comfort zone by engaging in front-line litigation work.
PRIMARY JOB SKILLS & FUNCTIONS
· Proactively managing deadlines across multiple clients and matters.
· Communicating with both clients and colleagues in an effective and timely manner.
· Detailed investigation and analysis of facts of the dispute.
· Efficient and accurate legal research skills.
· Strong writing skills, including for letters, pleadings, and motions.
· Strategic drafting of discovery requests and responses; Efficient document review with the goal of case analysis and trial preparation.
· Strong desire to take depositions, argue motions, and examine witnesses at trial.
SPECIFIC SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
· Highly-experienced in federal and California civil procedure. Familiarity with ADR procedures (e.g., JAMS, AAA, IFTA) a plus.
· Must demonstrate pragmatism, pride in your work, and excellent judgment.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
· 2-6 years' post-law school experience.
· Membership in California Bar.
· Strong academic credentials.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz offers eligible employees a comprehensive range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision care, life insurance, disability insurance, commuter benefits, flexible spending and retirement plans.
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements. The duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz is committed to providing a diverse work environment free from harassment and discrimination, in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. The Firm is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting the most qualified employees and providing them with equal opportunity for advancement in all aspects of employment. All human resources actions are administered in a manner which will not discriminate against any persons on the basis of age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, veteran status, or any other characteristic or trait protected by Federal, State or local law. The Firm prohibits and will not tolerate any such discrimination or harassment. Further, it is our policy to provide reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities who request such accommodation, consistent with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.