November 12, 2010

Entry-level attorney apprenticeship @ NYC firm

Small start-up law firm has an opening for one recently admitted attorney to work as an unpaid intern/apprentice. Title of associate for admitted attorney if length of your commitment is at least six months for substantially full-time (hours/days flexible). Firm consists of three (one in NYC, two abroad) experienced corporate/M&A/securities lawyers formerly practicing at prestigious New York law firms. The firm handles cross-border transactional or business law matters, primarily related to corporate and commercial transactions, financial transactions, investment banking, investment funds, securities and commodities regulation, joint ventures, and international law. No litigation document review or privilege logs. There is no secretarial or support staff (yet). There is a remote possibility of receiving sporadic income from fees as collected by the firm on billable work, such income would be minimal and undependable at best. The firm does not offer any health plan or other benefits. Although this internship is a good opportunity to gain experience and build your resume, it should be viewed as a stepping stone rather than as an opportunity to grow into a permanent salaried position. The firm only recruits laterals with business generating ability. Please do not apply if you do not have the economic means to support yourself during the period of your commitment.

Preferred Qualifications: Availability to start immediately; admission to practice law in at least one jurisdiction (foreign or domestic); law degree (J.D. or LL.M.) from a U.S. law school; strong academics, writing, critical thinking and analytical ability, and organizational skills; self-motivated; fast learner; relevant academic or work experience; fluency in Portuguese; strong work ethic; computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); positive attitude and other positive attributes or skills will all be considered.

If this position is of interest, please reply by e-mail with your resume, confirming your availability for an interview weekdays during the next two weeks (November 15 - 26) and your availability to start immediately. If we contact you, you will need to provide: an unofficial copy of law school grades, writing sample, references, and any other information you deem relevant (e.g., letters of recommendation, deal sheets if you have been practicing, or anything illustrative of the above qualifications). Our reply will contain a link to our website which will allow you to find out more about the firm. You will have an opportunity to ask questions about our firm during the interview.

Compensation: No salary; share of fee from available FCF based on your collected time @$35/hr and up depending upon qualifications and experience

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