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Litigation Associates - Mid-Level

Location: London EC2V 6DY

With over 1,400 lawyers in 13 offices in the US, Europe and Asia, Goodwin is a Global 50 law firm with a history of working on groundbreaking matters and an increasingly focused approach to working with clients in the financial, life sciences, private equity, real estate and technology industries.

Excelling at complex precedent-setting, bet-the-company litigation and sophisticated transactional work, the firm combines in-depth legal knowledge with practical business experience to help clients maximise opportunities, manage risk and move their businesses forward.

The firm hires talented, motivated people committed to excellence, innovation, collaboration and client service and believes that every lawyer and staff member deserves a supportive, diverse, meritocratic environment in which people of all backgrounds are given the opportunity to excel and thrive. Our growing London office is home to more than 150 lawyers who provide an integrated legal service offering across offices and geographies.

Litigation at Goodwin

The resolution of corporate disputes and the management of risk, whether through litigation or alternative dispute resolution, is a vital part of the work of today’s business world. Increased globalisation has seen significant growth in cross-border disputes that demand sophisticated and experienced advice to resolve. In addition, the increasing focus on regulation and compliance has led to a growing need for lawyers to deal with investigations and associated issues.

Our litigation practice is innovative and market leading in the US. As part of our continued growth in Europe, we have recently established a London based disputes team and are continuing to build the team to service the needs of clients around the globe. 

The Role

Oliver Glynn-Jones was appointed as our first litigator in London last year and heads up the team. Oliver was recently joined by Hannah Field as our second litigation partner in London as part of the continued growth of the practice. We are looking to build and develop the litigation bench strength. As a result we are currently looking for mid-level litigation associates to work within our litigation team in London. This is an exciting opportunity to join the team as it looks to expand. 

Key Requirements

  • High quality lawyer with strong technical and commercial background
  • Intellectually strong with excellent academics
  • Collaborative ethos
  • Mid-level associate, with 2+ years' post qualification experience at a leading law firm 

Competencies

  • Desire always to exceed client expectations
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and supervise more junior lawyers/trainees where appropriate
  • Highly effective communicator (both orally and in writing)
  • Ability to take on a high degree of responsibility and manage a challenging workload
  • Proactive involvement in business development
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