As this tumultuous year draws to a close, bonuses get paid out, and COVID-19 vaccines give hope that the end of the pandemic might soon be in sight, now is a good time to explore new career opportunities. Here are two for your consideration.
First up: an entirely remote in-house opportunity, which we are handling exclusively at Lateral Link. An exciting and dynamic technology company that went public earlier this year is looking for a securities lawyer with at least five years of law firm or in-house experience to handle preparation of the company’s SEC filings. Because the company is in the process of going completely remote, you can sit anywhere in the United States, giving this job incredible flexibility. You must be admitted to a state bar, but which state bar doesn’t matter.
The hours are expected to be extremely reasonable. The company offers excellent benefits — health insurance (75 percent of costs covered), dental insurance, a 401(k) with a generous match, 24/7 mental health counseling, career coaching, and more — and boasts a wonderful, friendly culture. If you’re a securities or capital markets lawyer who has been looking for an in-house opportunity, look no further.
Second, for litigation associates with three to four years of Biglaw experience, a plaintiff-side securities litigation boutique in New York is looking to hire. The work is interesting, dynamic, and fast-paced; you won’t be stuck on these giant Biglaw cases that drag on for five or 10 years. Expect to have stand-up opportunities, such as arguing motions, very soon after arriving. If you’re tired of going to court but never getting to speak, then you might appreciate this post.
This boutique is open to considering associates from a fairly wide range of backgrounds. We’re also working with a number of other litigation boutiques that seek associates with strong academic records from top schools, federal clerkship experience, and a year or two of experience at a top Biglaw firm. Compared to their Biglaw counterparts, boutiques offer smaller (and often more collegial) environments, more responsibility at an earlier stage of your career, and enhanced partnership prospects.