Attorney – Mid to Senior Litigation Associates

New York
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Kelley Drye & Warren LLP is seeking talented and driven mid to senior level Litigation Associates to join it’s Litigation group in the Firm’s New York office.

Lawyers in Kelley Drye’s litigation group have guided clients through the thicket of business litigation— providing practical, business-savvy advocacy to help clients not only achieve litigation wins, but also mitigate business risk, protect their brands and make competitive gains in the marketplace. They are courtroom-tested trial lawyers who have tried significant and challenging cases in federal and state courts, arbitration tribunals and administrative bodies around the country.

The mid to senior level Litigation Associate role offers exposure to a wide range of litigation matters across industries, the opportunity to take on substantive and client-facing assignments, and gain invaluable experience and professional growth opportunities in a collaborative environment. Qualified candidates will have experience litigating in both state and federal court. The successful candidate will be equally adept at collaborating with partners and clients to develop litigation strategies and handling the nuts-and-bolts of litigation (conducting discovery including depositions, document review, and expert witness preparation, drafting motions, etc.). Entrepreneurial self-starters seeking career and business development opportunities are encouraged to apply. We welcome candidates with law firm experience, or those in the government looking to transition to private practice.


  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in general commercial litigation.
  • Experience managing e-discovery processes, navigating discovery disputes, drafting and arguing motions, taking and defending depositions, and conducting fact and expert discovery.
  • Strong analytical abilities, excellent client-relations skills, and an ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent research, writing, and oral advocacy skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple cases and prioritize tasks and deadlines effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Top academic credentials and a J.D. from an accredited law school.
  • Admission to the New York State Bar (or ability to waive in) attorneys must be barred in the state of their resident office.

Kelley Drye offers competitive compensation and benefits packages. Our comprehensive benefits program helps you maintain a healthy lifestyle, achieve financial security, and address your personal and family needs. Programs include health benefits, life insurance and disability income protection, paid parental leave, retirement savings and planning, college coaching, child and elder care offerings, and more. We currently have a hybrid work policy, with Monday and Friday as WFH days.

The salary range displayed is specifically for potential hires who will work or reside in New York City if selected for the role. Any offered salary is determined based on internal equity, internal salary ranges, market data/ranges, applicant’s skills and prior relevant experience, certain degrees and certifications (e.g. JD/technology) for example. New York City Salary Range: Low: $295,000-High: $315,000.

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Kelley Drye & Warren LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

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