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IP LEGAL ASSISTANT, San Jose

We are recruiting for a full-time legal assistant in our downtown San Jose office, effective immediately. This position supports the firm’s Intellectual Property / Privacy / Data Security team of professionals. Job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Client communication (written and oral)
  • Opening new business & closing client matters
  • Maintaining attorney calendars and legal matter docketing
  • Handling incoming and outgoing mail/shipping
  • Typing, editing, proofreading and finalizing documents
  • Organizing & maintaining documents and files
  • Preparing attorney expense reports

Superior attention to detail and the ability to prioritize workload (with direction) is required. Office software skills (including Microsoft Office suite and strong keyboarding) are a must. While IP-specific knowledge is not required (we will train), it is a plus. Must be able to think critically, communicate clearly and effectively with others in the firm, and work collaboratively and cooperatively.

College degree is desired.

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.

Please submit your cover letter or email and resume to Susan M. Nave, Director of Human Resources: susan.nave@hogefenton.com. No phone calls, thank you.


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

Hoge Fenton has an immediate opening for a mid-level (4-7 years) litigation associate. This position primarily supports our business litigation practice, but also may assist with employment, real estate, and IP litigation.

The position is based primarily in San Jose; 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 4 years of private law practice experience, with case-handling experience
  • Must be able to manage basic civil litigation matters with oversight, and minimal supervision on simple cases
  • Must be able to actively and meaningfully assist at trial
  • 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.

We are not working with recruiters on this position, thank you.


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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