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Trademark Clearance and Prosecution Contract Attorney - Mid-Level - New York City

at Davis Wright Tremaine

Posted: 3/21/2019
Job Status: Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 250
Categories: Legal
Keywords: law

Job Description

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is searching for one or more part-time contract attorneys in the New York area to support the media practice with trademark clearance and prosecution matters. Our media practice serves many well-known national companies, including major media, entertainment, and technology brands. The position requires a minimum of seven years of experience in trademark clearance, counseling, prosecution, and enforcement. Responsibilities will include a high volume of trademark clearance searching, preparing reports, and opinion letters.  

Attorneys with prior experience in medium/large firms who are looking for more flexible hours are encouraged to apply. The engagement will be on a part-time basis at 20-29 hours per week with the ability to work remotely.  A basic home office set up will be provided.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 7+ years of experience in trademark clearance, counseling, prosecution, and enforcement in a large law firm, boutique firm or in-house setting;
  •  Availability to work an average of 20-29 hours per week. Subject to deadlines and certain time constraints, the attorney could largely set their own "office hours";
  • Ability to work remotely, with availability to come into the New York office as needed;
  • Availability for occasional, limited travel.  This is a flexible requirement and can be discussed as the need arises;
  • Strong writing skills and the ability to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders, both within DWT and the client;
  • High attention to detail, strong organizational abilities, and exceptional time management skills.

The attorney will be classified as a contract attorney and will be employed by DWT. This position is a non-partnership track, non-benefited role that would be up to 29 hours per week, compensated by chargeable hour. The rate of compensation will commensurate with experience level.  The initial project term will be for six months, with the possibility of renewal at the end of the initial six-month term.

To apply, please upload a cover letter addressed to Ginni Chen, DWTSurge Program Manager; resume; and a writing sample (10 pages max). We would appreciate you specifying how you heard about this position. All replies are confidential.


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