IP Associate in Chicago, IL

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP   •  

Chicago, IL 60601

Industry: Legal & Accounting


Less than 5 years

Posted 55 days ago

We are currently seeking to hire a new junior associate for our IP Pharma practice group in Chicago. Our ideal candidate will have a biological or ‎chemical science background, preferably with an advanced degree, who has ‎been out of law school for 2 to 4 years (2015 to 2017 grad).

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Strong writing and oral communication skills, and an ability to learn new substantive legal topics as needed are required.
  • Significant case management experience, preferably including involvement with joint defense groups.
  • Knowledge of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Knowledge of the patent statutes, sections of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act relating to drug products, and corresponding regulations.
  • Some Hatch-Waxman litigation experience.

Essential Functions

Candidates for Associate positions must be able to provide effective and reliable legal services to clients and supervising attorneys.

Associates are routinely required to:

  • Provide thorough factual and legal research and analysis in pleadings, memoranda, and other written documents;
  • Draft pleadings and other case documents;
  • Attend hearings and other case-related events;
  • Assist in the preparation of taking and defending depositions;
  • Working with technical experts to prepare reports and declarations;
  • Manage matters from commencement to final resolution;
  • Competently and professionally communicate with clients and supervising attorneys; and
  • Complete tasks efficiently.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines;
  • Strong organization and matter management skills;
  • Ability to work professionally and effectively with Clients, Partners, Associate, and Support Staff;
  • Ability to work effectively with others as part of a team;
  • Familiarity with and ability to prepare basic pleadings and other patent infringement litigation-related documents;
  • Familiarity with applicable procedural rules and practices;
  • Clear and effective drafting skills;
  • Exceptional case management skills.


Juris Doctor. Qualified candidates must be and remain licensed to practice law and in good standing in Illinois.

Valid Through: 2019-10-18