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Business Litigation Associate – Silicon Valley

Job Description

Hoge Fenton, a venerable multi-service law firm headquartered in downtown San Jose, has an immediate opening for a mid-level (4-7 years) associate with litigation experience.

This position will be based in our Silicon Valley (downtown San Jose) office. Occasional travel to the Pleasanton and San Mateo offices will be necessary as this position supports litigation attorneys in all our office locations.

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, 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, paid parental leave, teleworking opportunities, and a no-accrual vacation policy.

Our environment is collegial, collaborative, and supportive.  We provide both formal and informal training opportunities and encourage professional growth, both as a lawyer and a businessperson.  Our associate hours commitment is 1,700 annually (billable), plus professional development and business development hours.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate:

  • possesses strong working knowledge of the California Code of Civil Procedure and Evidence Code
  • has experience drafting pleadings ; preparing discovery demands and responses; motion practice; appearing in court; taking and defending depositions; and preparing for and participating in mediations and settlement negotiations
  • works well with others, in teams, and across practice groups
  • has private law practice experience, with some experience taking responsibility for client matters (with supervision) and disciplined contemporaneous time entry
  • has experience independently identifying issues and anticipating/recommending strategy in litigation
  • has strong academic credentials
  • has excellent written and oral communication skills
  • has strong legal and factual/investigative research skills
  • has an exquisite attention to detail and accuracy in one’s work
  • is committed to excellence and a strong work ethic
  • has a desire to learn and grow professionally
  • wants to invest in building a future with a mid-sized law firm

Must be an active member of the State Bar of California and in good standing.

Please note that Hoge Fenton requires that all employees who physically enter the workplace be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  In the event of a legal exemption from vaccination, reasonable accommodation will be considered.

If you think you belong on our team, please forward your resume and a writing sample to Heather Larrick, Executive Director (heather.larrick@hogefenton.com).  Please include a cover email or letter and your salary expectations.


Employment Law Associate – Silicon Valley, Tri-Valley, or Peninsula

Hoge Fenton, a venerable multi-service law firm headquartered in downtown San Jose, has an immediate opening for a mid-level (3-6 years) associate for our Employment Law group with experience in employment law and a demonstrated interest in providing advice and counsel to clients. Previous experience advising clients with respect to hiring, terminations, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, trade secrets, managing employees, leaves of absence, and wage and hour law; drafting employee handbooks, nondisclosure agreements, arbitration agreements, and separation agreements; and litigating with respect to wrongful termination, class and representative actions, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, and breach of contract are preferred.

This position may be based either in our Tri-Valley (Pleasanton), Peninsula (San Mateo), or Silicon Valley (downtown San Jose) office.  Weekly travel to the other offices may be necessary as this position supports attorneys in all office locations.

Hoge Fenton has a strong commitment to diversity.  We strive to recruit and retain a workforce that welcomes and supports the interests of women, families, and people of any age, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, 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, paid parental leave, teleworking opportunities, a no-accrual vacation policy, and associate bonus plan.

Our environment is collegial, collaborative, and supportive.  We provide both formal and informal training opportunities and encourage professional growth, both as a lawyer and a businessperson.  Our associate hours commitment is 1,700 annually (billable), plus professional development and business development hours.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate:

  • Has a minimum of 3 years of employment law experience (litigation and/or advice and counsel work)
  • Has practiced in a private firm with experience taking responsibility for client matters (with supervision). (Experience need not be exclusively at a private firm.)
  • Prior experience independently identifying issues and anticipating/recommending necessary next steps
  • Possesses strong academic credentials
  • Has excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Has strong legal and factual/investigative research skills
  • Has an exquisite attention to detail and accurate work product
  • Has a commitment to excellence and a strong work ethic
  • Has a desire to learn and grow professionally; possesses intellectual curiosity

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

Please note that Hoge Fenton requires that all employees who physically enter the workplace be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  In the event of a legal exemption from vaccination, reasonable accommodation will be considered.

If you think you belong on our team, please forward your resume and a writing sample to Heather Larrick, Executive Director (heather.larrick@hogefenton.com).  Please include a cover email or letter and your salary expectations.


Real Estate Transaction and Land Use Associate – Tri-Valley

Job Description

Hoge Fenton, a venerable multi-service law firm headquartered in downtown San Jose, has an immediate opening for a transactional and land use associate in our Real Estate group who will be based in our Tri-Valley (Pleasanton) office. Occasional travel to the other offices (San Jose and San Mateo) will be necessary as this position supports real estate and land use attorneys in all our office locations.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate:

  • has previous experience in commercial real estate transactions and negotiations, including experience with land use issues; real estate purchase/sale/leasing; and real estate financing
  • has private law practice experience, with some experience taking responsibility for client matters (with supervision) and disciplined time entry
  • 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 strong legal and factual/investigative research skills
  • has an exquisite attention to detail and accuracy in one’s work
  • has a commitment to excellence and a strong work ethic
  • has a desire to learn and grow professionally; intellectual curiosity
  • desires to invest in building a future with a mid-sized law firm
  • must be a current member in good standing 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, 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, paid parental leave, teleworking opportunities, and a no-accrual vacation policy.

Our environment is collegial, collaborative, and supportive. We provide both formal and informal training opportunities and encourage professional growth, both as a lawyer and a businessperson. Our associate hours commitment is 1,700 annually (billable), plus professional development and business development hours.

Please note that Hoge Fenton requires that all employees who physically enter the workplace be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. In the event of a legal exemption from vaccination, reasonable accommodation will be considered.

If you think you belong on our team, please forward your resume, cover letter, salary expectations and a writing sample to Heather Larrick, Executive Director (heather.larrick@hogefenton.com).


Trust and Estate Litigation Associate – Silicon Valley, Tri-Valley, or Peninsula

Job Description

Hoge Fenton, a venerable multi-service law firm headquartered in downtown San Jose, has an immediate opening for a junior to mid-level (3-5 years) associate with litigation experience in trusts and estate disputes.

This position may be based either in our Tri-Valley (Pleasanton), Peninsula (San Mateo), or Silicon Valley (downtown San Jose) office.  Occasional travel to the other offices may be necessary as this position supports attorneys in all office locations.

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, 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, paid parental leave, teleworking opportunities, and a no-accrual vacation policy.

Our environment is collegial, collaborative, and supportive. We provide both formal and informal training opportunities and encourage professional growth, both as a lawyer and a businessperson. Our associate hours commitment is 1,700 annually (billable), plus professional development and business development hours.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate:

  • will possess strong working knowledge of California probate law and litigation procedure
  • has litigation experience, including propounding and responding to discovery; drafting motions and briefs; attending court hearings; taking and defending depositions; and handling mediations
  • will have experience independently identifying issues and anticipating/recommending necessary next steps and strategies
  • possesses strong academic credentials
  • has excellent written and oral communication skills
  • has strong legal and factual/investigative research skills
  • has an exquisite attention to detail and accuracy in one’s work
  • has a commitment to excellence and a strong work ethic
  • has a desire to learn and grow professionally; intellectual curiosity
  • desires to invest in building a future with a mid-sized law firm

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

Please note that Hoge Fenton requires that all employees who physically enter the workplace be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. In the event of a legal exemption from vaccination, reasonable accommodation will be considered.

If you think you belong on our team, please forward your resume and a writing sample to Heather Larrick, Executive Director (heather.larrick@hogefenton.com). Be sure to include a cover email or letter and your salary expectations.


Intellectual Property Litigation and Privacy / Data Security Associate – Silicon Valley

Job Description

Hoge Fenton, a venerable multi-service law firm headquartered in downtown San Jose, has an immediate opening for an Intellectual Property Litigation and Privacy / Data Security associate attorney.

Knowledge and experience in complex business litigation with a focus on intellectual property is required. Exposure to privacy/data security issues is a plus. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Handling all facets of complex litigation with a focus on intellectual property
  • Provide advice and counsel in privacy/data security regulatory compliance
  • Data Security: Contracts, data breach response/management/remediation, information security plans, compliance advice & counsel

Job Requirements

Successful candidates must have:

  • 3-4 years of experience as a practicing attorney, preferably some of which has been in the private law firm environment
  • Ability to apply judgment independently and as a member of a team
  • Rigorous attention to detail
  • Strong legal, research, and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A commitment to excellence in one’s work
  • A desire to learn and grow professionally; intellectual curiosity

Although not required, it is helpful if the candidate has a science background and familiarity with privacy and data security laws, regulations, and industry standards such as California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Fluency in the Mandarin language is a plus.

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, gender identity/gender expression, disability, or military or veteran status.

Compensation and benefit packages vary according to attorney classification. Compensation packages for Of Counsel attorneys are negotiated depending on their expected production. Associates are compensated according to class year and pursuant to our associate bonus plan. 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, paid parental leave, teleworking opportunities, and a no-accrual vacation policy.

At all levels, our environment is collegial, collaborative, and supportive.  We provide both formal and informal training opportunities and encourage professional growth, both as a lawyer and a businessperson. Our associate hours commitment is 1,700 annually (billable), plus professional development and business development hours.

Please note that Hoge Fenton requires that all employees who physically enter the workplace be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. In the event of a legal exemption from vaccination, reasonable accommodation will be considered.

If you think you belong on our team, please forward your resume and a writing sample to Heather Larrick, Executive Director (heather.larrick@hogefenton.com).  Please include a cover email/letter and your salary expectations.


Senior Corporate Law Associate/Of Counsel/Small Corporate Law Group – Silicon Valley, Tri-Valley, or Peninsula

Hoge Fenton, a venerable multi-service law firm headquartered in downtown San Jose, is actively recruiting for a senior-level Associate, an Of Counsel with a medium-sized book of business, or a small Corporate Law group to join our Corporate Law group. We seek attorneys with substantive experience in corporate law and a demonstrated interest in providing advice and counsel to clients with a broad spectrum of corporate law issues. Successful candidates will have experience with a broad range of corporate transactions, M&A, securities, investments, and joint ventures, and will collaborate with others in the corporate group to achieve the best possible results for our clients.

These positions may be based either in our Tri-Valley (Pleasanton), Peninsula (San Mateo), or Silicon Valley (downtown San Jose) office.  Once the health restrictions are lifted, travel to other offices will be necessary as these positions work with attorneys in all office locations.

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

Compensation and benefits packages vary according to attorney classification. Compensation packages for Of Counsel attorneys are negotiated depending on their expected production. Associates are compensated according to class year and pursuant to our associate bonus plan. We provide both formal and informal training opportunities and encourage professional growth, both as a lawyer and a businessperson. Of Counsel and Associate attorneys are offered a wide array of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and disability insurance, and 401(k) plan participation.

At all levels, our environment is collegial, collaborative, and supportive.

Job Requirements

Successful candidates will have:

  • A high level of intelligence
  • Practiced in a private firm with experience taking responsibility for client matters
  • Prior experience independently identifying issues and anticipating/recommending necessary next steps
  • Strong academic credentials
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Exquisite attention to detail and accurate work product
  • A commitment to excellence and a strong work ethic; a commitment to the practice of corporate law
  • A desire to learn and grow professionally and possess intellectual curiosity

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

Please note that Hoge Fenton requires that all employees who physically enter the workplace be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  In the event of a legal exemption from vaccination, reasonable accommodation will be considered.

If you think you belong on our team, please forward your resume and a writing sample to Heather Larrick, Executive Director (heather.larrick@hogefenton.com).  Please include a cover email/letter and your salary expectations.


Senior Family Law Associate/Of Counsel/Small Family Law Group – Silicon Valley or Tri-Valley

Hoge Fenton, a venerable multi-service law firm headquartered in downtown San Jose, is actively recruiting for a mid- to senior-level Associate or an Of Counsel with a medium sized book of business to join our Family Law group. We have room for this person to bring a junior to mid-level (2-5 years) associate along. We seek attorneys with substantive experience in family law and a demonstrated interest in providing advice and counsel to clients with a broad spectrum of family law issues. Successful candidates will have experience representing clients before judicial officers and in mediations, drafting discovery, drafting motions and associated legal documents, and participating in settlement negotiations, and will collaborate with others in the family law group to achieve the best possible results for our clients.

These positions may be based either in our Tri-Valley (Pleasanton) or Silicon Valley (downtown San Jose) office.  Once the health restrictions are lifted, travel to the other office will be necessary as these positions work with attorneys in both office locations.

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

Compensation and benefits packages vary according to attorney classification. Compensation packages for Of Counsel attorneys are negotiated depending on their expected production. Associates are compensated according to class year and pursuant to our associate bonus plan. The Associate billable hours commitment is 1,700 annually, plus professional development and business development hours.  Associates are eligible for no-accrual vacation policy. We provide both formal and informal training opportunities and encourage professional growth, both as a lawyer and a businessperson. Of Counsel and Associate attorneys are offered a wide array of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and disability insurance, and 401(k) plan participation.

At all levels, our environment is collegial, collaborative, and supportive.

Job Requirements

Successful candidates will have:

  • Practiced in a private firm with experience taking responsibility for client matters
  • Prior experience independently identifying issues and anticipating/recommending necessary next steps
  • Strong academic credentials
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with experience as “first chair” trial counsel
  • Strong legal and factual/investigative research skills
  • Exquisite attention to detail and accurate work product
  • A commitment to excellence and a strong work ethic; a commitment to the practice of family law
  • A desire to learn and grow professionally and possess intellectual curiosity

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

Please note that Hoge Fenton requires that all employees who physically enter the workplace be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  In the event of a legal exemption from vaccination, reasonable accommodation will be considered.

If you think you belong on our team, please forward your resume and a writing sample to Heather Larrick, Executive Director (heather.larrick@hogefenton.com). Please include a cover email/letter and your salary expectations.


Employment Law Of Counsel – Silicon Valley, Tri-Valley, or Peninsula

Hoge Fenton, a venerable multi-service law firm headquartered in downtown San Jose, is recruiting for a senior-level attorney (8 years+) for our Employment Law group, both to help grow our employment law litigation practice as well as assist our clients in navigating complicated employment law issues. In addition to having been a trusted advisor for clients, it is expected that this person would have extensive employment litigation experience, including harassment, discrimination, and retaliation defense; class action defense; PAGA action defense; defense and prosecution of trade secret actions; and defense of wage & hour claims, as well as experience appearing before entities such as the EEOC, DFEH, DLSE, and CUIAB. This person will have at least a partial book of portable business.

This position may be based either in our Tri-Valley (Pleasanton), Peninsula (San Mateo), or Silicon Valley (downtown San Jose) office. Periodic travel to the other offices may be necessary.
Hoge Fenton has a strong commitment to diversity. We strive to recruit and retain a workforce that welcomes and supports the interests of women, families, and people of any age, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, disability, or military or veteran status.

Our environment is collegial, collaborative, and supportive. The annual billable hours requirement is flexible and would be negotiated as part of the complete compensation package.

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

Please note that Hoge Fenton requires that all employees who physically enter the workplace be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  In the event of a legal exemption from vaccination, reasonable accommodation will be considered.

If you think you belong on our team, please forward your resume to Heather Larrick, Executive Director (heather.larrick@hogefenton.com). Please include a cover email or letter.


Management Positions

We currently have no management positions open at this time.


Staff Positions

 

Litigation Legal Secretary – Silicon Valley

Hoge Fenton is a multi-service law firm headquartered in Silicon Valley providing legal services in a broad range of areas of law. We are recruiting for a full-time Litigation Legal Secretary.  This position is located in our San Jose office. The primary responsibilities are to perform secretarial and administrative duties to support attorneys and paralegals, including preparing various legal documents such as briefs, motions, complaints, and general correspondence.

Primary Duties:

  • Creates, formats, proofreads, and edits drafts of documents including administrative correspondence and all forms of litigation documents.
  • Schedules and reserves dates for hearings with California State and Federal Courts.
  • Formats and prepares documents for filing, including Table of Contents and Table of Authorities, and files and serves legal documents in State, Federal, and Appellate Courts (knowledge of e-filing and e-service is required.)
  • Maintains attorney calendars; schedules conferences and meetings; schedules, calculates, records, and monitors court appearance dates and associated deadlines; calendars depositions and discovery deadlines.
  • Invoice reviewing and processing
  • Responsible for profiling documents into ProLaw (document management system)
  • Communicates with clients, courts, opposing counsel, and other parties by phone, electronically, and in writing
  • Organize exhibits, documents, evidence, briefs, and appendices
  • Opens new matters promptly in accordance with firm policies and procedures
  • Closes matters without delay in accordance with firm policies and procedures
  • Maintains client and administrative files in accordance with firm policies and procedures
  • Assists with other duties as assigned
  • Backs up assigned team members

Education, Experience, Skills:

  • High School education or equivalent required. Associates’ or Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of three years in the legal secretarial field. Legal Secretary Certificate from ABA accredited school preferred
  • 3+ years of litigation calendaring and court filing experience required
  • Applicable knowledge of motions, discovery, evidence, litigation documentation, court rules and procedures, practices, etc.
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel
  • Familiarity with legal calendaring and related concepts
  • Proficient in e-filing in State, Federal, and Appellate Courts
  • Strong word processing skills, especially vis-à-vis litigation document formatting
  • Proofreading skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize, multitask and manage deadlines
  • Ability to think critically and analytically in a pressured environment
  • Ability to handle the workload for three or more attorneys and/or paralegals
  • Works efficiently and effectively using the firm’s systems, software, and procedures
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to interface with attorneys, clients, vendors, court personnel, and other staff members
  • Practices and fosters an atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation; ability to work productively and cooperatively with other employees
  • Ability to constantly learn new skills as they become necessary

Physical Requirements:

  • Essentially a sedentary position
  • May be required to travel to other work locations for meetings, document production and/or trial
  • Normal effort of general office work typically including bending, moving, and lifting up to 25 pounds; working at computer terminals and telephones

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

Please note that Hoge Fenton requires that all employees who physically enter the workplace be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  In the event of a legal exemption from vaccination, reasonable accommodation will be considered.

Please send resume, cover letter, and salary expectation to Dolores Martinez, Manager of Human Resources and Operations (dolores.martinez@hogefenton.com).


Billing Clerk – Silicon Valley

Hoge Fenton is a multi-service law firm headquartered in Silicon Valley providing legal services in a broad range of areas of law. We are recruiting for a Billing Clerk in our San Jose office. The primary responsibility is to support the firm’s billing function.

Primary Duties:

  • Responsible for all areas of billing including accurate editing of pre-bills; monthly tracking of pre-bills and unbilled WIP
  • Interacts with attorneys and takes direction from them with respect to billing
  • Responsible for the submission and maintenance of third party electronic billing
  • Completes all billing and month-end procedures prior to monthly closing

Education, Experience, Skills:

  • High school education or equivalent
  • Prior experience in professional service billing
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Basic 10-key by touch
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel

Physical Requirements.

  • Essentially a sedentary position
  • Normal effort of general office work typically including bending, moving and lifting up to 25 pounds; working at computer terminals and telephones

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, gender identity/gender expression, disability, or military or veteran status. Our environment is collegial, collaborative, flexible, and supportive.

Please note that Hoge Fenton requires that all employees who physically enter the workplace be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. In the event of a legal exemption from vaccination, reasonable accommodation will be considered.

Please send resume, cover letter, and salary expectation to Dolores Martinez, Manager of Human Resources and Operations (dolores.martinez@hogefenton.com).

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