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LEGAL SECRETARY – FULL-TIME POSITION

We have an immediate opening for a full time Legal Secretary in our Silicon Valley Office (downtown San Jose). This position is non-exempt and reports to the firm’s Director of Human Resources and Executive Director.

This position will support our employment law team and provide overflow/back-up support to our other legal secretaries (primarily litigation) from time to time.

Required Skills, Education & Experience:

  • High school education required; college degree or some college is desirable
  • Three years in a secretarial support position, preferably in a legal environment
  • Proficiency in keyboarding and working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Excellent English spelling, vocabulary, punctuation, and grammar
  • Knowledge of legal calendaring
  • Keen organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and manage deadlines
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate both orally and in writing
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively

To apply for any staff position, please email your resume to Susan Nave, Director of Human Resources.


PRACTICE TEAM ASSISTANT – FULL-TIME POSITION

We have an immediate opening for a full time Practice Team Assistant in our Silicon Valley Office (downtown San Jose). This position is non-exempt and reports to the firm’s Records Supervisor and Chief of Finance.

This position is an integral part of and provides clerical support to three litigation teams, working directly with our legal secretaries. Duties and responsibilities include: scanning and profiling income mail; physical and electronic filing; indexing legal documents; creating file expansions and maintaining working files/binders; and assisting with retrieving and closing files.

Required Skills, Education & Experience:

  • High school education required; some college desirable
  • Superior organizational skills and keen attention to detail
  • Proficiency in general office skills, including filing
  • Proficiency in basic keyboarding and ability to learn application software
  • Ability to prioritize and manage deadlines
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate both orally and in writing
  • Thrives in a collaborative work environment
  • Knowledge of legal records is not required, but is a plus
  • Physical requirements include bending, moving and lifting up to 25 pounds

To apply for any staff position, please email your resume to Susan Nave, Director of Human Resources.


Attorney Positions

Hoge Fenton is growing! We are actively recruiting for several attorney positions. We place a high value on exceptional lawyering and writing skills, attention to detail, collegiality, and demonstrated commitment to the firm and the community.

Generally, our hours expectation is 1,700. We encourage collaborative work and collaborative business development activity, both within practice teams and across teams within the firm.


LITIGATION ASSOCIATE
Job Description
Hoge Fenton has an immediate opening for a mid-level (2-6 years) litigation associate. This position supports our business litigation and employment law teams, but may also be called on to provide support as needed in real estate and other litigation.

The position is based primarily in San Jose, although occasional travel to our Pleasanton office may be necessary.

Hoge Fenton has a strong commitment to diversity. We strive to recruit and retain a work force that welcomes and supports the interests of women, families, and people of any age, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity/gender expression, disability, or military or veteran status.

We offer our associates a full array of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and disability insurance, EAP (employee assistance program), Technology Credit Union membership, 401(k), the Gradifi student loan repayment benefit, and a no-accrual vacation policy.

Our environment is collegial, collaborative, and supportive. We provide formal and informal training opportunities and encourage professional growth.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate:

  • Has a minimum of 2 years of private law practice
  • Must be able to actively and meaningfully assist at trial
  • Must have strong attention to detail and analytical skills
  • Will have prior experience independently identifying issues and anticipating/recommending necessary next steps
  • Possesses strong academic credentials
  • Has excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Has a commitment to excellence
  • Has a strong work ethic
  • Has a desire to learn and grow professionally; intellectual curiosity
  • Desires to invest in building a future with a firm

Must be a current member of the State Bar of California.

If you think you belong on our team, please forward your resume and a writing sample to Grace Carr Lee, Executive Director.


LATERAL LEVEL LAWYERS must have demonstrated ability to generate new business and a partial, portable book of business. We are seeking talented laterals for both our San Jose and Pleasanton offices in these areas of practice:

  • Employee Benefits/ERISA
  • Employment-Based Immigration
  • Employment Law Litigation and Advice/Counsel. Seeking an experienced lateral with a portable book of business. Our collaborative team is very active in public speaking, presenting seminars, authoring articles and e-blasts, and networking. We would expect any addition to the team to be so motivated. An experienced lateral may be based in either San Jose or Pleasanton.
  • Technology Transactions. Seeking an experienced lateral with a portable book of business to work with our M & A, Intellectual Property, and Corporate/Business Transactions teams. This position is based primarily in our San Jose office, although travel to our Pleasanton office may be necessary.
  • Commercial Real Estate Transactions. Seeking an experienced lateral (purchase/sale and leasing transactions) with a portable book of business. This position is based primarily in our San Jose office, although travel to our Pleasanton office may be necessary.
  • Other Outstanding Experienced Laterals. We are always looking to add experienced, highly skilled lawyers in all areas of practice who share our vision and values. You must have at least a partial, portable book of business.
  • Corporate / M & A. Seeking an experienced lateral with 12+ years of substantive, sophisticated corporate, securities and M & A experience, including entity formation & governance, financing & restructuring, business and tech transactions, and domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and strategic joint ventures. A partial, portable book of business is desirable. The position is based in our San Jose office, although travel to our Pleasanton office is occasionally necessary.

Hoge Fenton has a strong commitment to diversity.  We strive to recruit and retain a work force that welcomes and supports the interests of women, families, and people of any age, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity/gender expression, disability, or military or veteran status.

If you think you belong on our team, please forward your resume and a writing sample to Grace Carr Lee, Executive Director.


No phone calls, please. We are not working with recruiters at this time, thank you.

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