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TRADEMARK / COPYRIGHT PARALEGAL – FULL-TIME POSITION

We have an immediate opening for a full time, experienced trademark & copyright paralegal 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.

Required Skills, Education & Experience:

  • Compliance with California Bus. & Prof. Code section 6450
  • A minimum of two years of trademark paralegal experience strongly desired; analogous experience will be considered
  • Motivated; organized; able to see projects through to completion with little supervision
  • Strong command of the English language; ability to communicate clearly with clients, attorneys, and foreign counsel
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Outstanding writing ability
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to think critically and analytically
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once, work effectively under pressure, and meet deadlines
  • Strong computer skills: familiarity with typical law firm software (Microsoft Office suite, document management systems, time entry)
  • Proficiency in federal trademark law & procedure; TMEP; TBMP; USPTO; UDRP; California Secretary of State filings; U. S. Library of Congress searching (copyright); working with jpg and tiff file types; internet/archives searching; domain name searching, registration & analysis; watch notices
  • Fosters an atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation; ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively

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.

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


ESTATES & TRUSTS LEGAL SECRETARY / PARALEGAL – FULL-TIME POSITION

We are recruiting for a full time, experienced Estates & Trusts support professional in our Silicon Valley Office (downtown San Jose). This is a hybrid position, is non-exempt, and reports to the firm’s Director of Human Resources and Executive Director. The position becomes available in mid to late August.

Required Skills, Education & Experience:

  • High school education required; college degree or some college is desirable
  • Compliance with California Bus. & Prof. Code section 6450 strongly desired
  • Three years in a legal secretarial support position, preferably in an estates/trusts practice
  • Familiarity with court procedures and rules; a good understanding of a variety of estate planning documents
  • Strong computer skills; proficiency in keyboarding/word processing; working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Excellent English spelling, vocabulary, punctuation, and grammar
  • Ability to think critically and analytically
  • Keen organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and manage deadlines; can see projects through to completion
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate both orally and in writing
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Sensitivity working with individual clients in occasionally stressful situations
  • Fosters an atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation; ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively
  • Ability to learn new skills on an ongoing basis as they become 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.

To apply for this 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.


EXPERIENCED LITIGATION ASSOCIATE – Tri-Valley Office

Job Description

Hoge Fenton has an immediate opening for a mid-level (4-6 years) litigation associate. This position supports our estate litigation and real estate litigation teams, but may also be called on to provide support as needed in other areas (for example, business litigation).

The position is based primarily in our Tri-Valley office (Hacienda Terrace/Pleasanton), although occasional travel to our Silicon Valley office (downtown San Jose) may be necessary.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate:

  • Has a minimum of 4 years of civil litigation experience (pleading, discovery and motion practice), preferably in the private law firm setting
  • Experience in estate/trust/probate litigation strongly preferred
  • 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
  • Is engaged, invested in, an enthusiastic about serving clients
  • Seeks to build a future with a venerable and reputable law firm

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

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.

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

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JUNIOR LITIGATION ASSOCIATE – Silicon Valley Office

Job Description

Hoge Fenton has an immediate opening for a junior (0-1 year) litigation associate. This position supports our business and real estate litigation teams, but may also be called on to provide support as needed in other areas. We will consider a candidate who is sitting for the July 2018 bar exam.

The position is based primarily in our Silicon Valley office (downtown San Jose), although occasional travel to our Tri-Valley office (Hacienda Terrace/Pleasanton) may be necessary.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate:

  • 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
  • Is engaged, invested in, an enthusiastic about serving clients
  • Seeks to build a future with a venerable and reputable law firm

Must be a member of the State Bar of California as of December 1, 2018.

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.

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

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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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