More than Twenty Years of Excellence
Northwest Legal Search, Inc.® is pleased to be in our 25th year of lawyer recruitment, a service dedicated exclusively to the in-house legal needs of companies and to select, premier law firms. Our clients are in the Pacific Northwest (Seattle and Portland), Northern California (San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Sacramento) and the Rocky Mountains (Denver and surrounding.) Our candidates are recruited from all across the country. We were established in 1987 as the first company in the Pacific Northwest to specialize in lawyer recruiting.
"Thank you very much for your assistance in our recent recruitment of two senior attorneys. The expertise you contributed to our recruiting process was very valuable. I particularly appreciated your ability to quickly understand our business and legal needs, help define the optimal candidate characteristics, and then present to us numerous candidates with excellent experience/expertise profiles. The process was handled professionally and effectively and we are very pleased with the results." -- VP General Counsel Client
Since that beginning we have continued to focus upon the critical issues of selection and retention of the best lawyers for the leadership, prosperity and growth of our clients. Our commitment is making a match which works on both sides of the employment need -- both for the legal employer and the candidate seeking a career opportunity.
We recruit lawyers for corporate legal departments and select, premier law firms in the Pacific Northwest, Northern California and Rocky Mountains. Our superior lawyer candidates come to us from all across the country.
5+ years Compliance Manager In-House - strong in employment and labor
Compliance Manager 5+ years; reports to Chief Compliance Officer (attorney).
Your current experiences should enable you to assist the CCO and Human Resources personnel in managing company's system for anonymous and confidential reporting of ethical and compliance concerns. Assist in internal investigations related to ethics, Code of Conduct and compliance violations.
Requires some corporate compliance experience, including providing training and developing compliance programs. Assist CCO in managing compliance and ethics matters.
In-house experience from large, public company with global responsibilities most preferred. Company seeks strong academic credentials; sophisticated, large law firm initial training, excellent communications (verbal and written) skills. Will consider top-performance associate from large firm environment (with matching employment and labor experiences for firm's large corporate clients), who is willing to learn more detailed compliance side.
Ability to travel 20-30% of the time, including international.
10+ Senior Patent Counsel, BSEE or BS Computer Science; Seattle, WA area
Our Seattle, WA area client is seeking an exceptional Senior Patent Counsel to manage their prosecution and clearance programs. The position reports to the Deputy Counsel, IP and Privacy. Minimum 10 years of patent prosecution and related experiences and PTO membership required. Advanced technical degree a plus but not required. Membership in WA state bar ideal, but not required. This high-profile position interacts with internal business teams, members of the Legal Department and senior management and attends global meetings concerning patent strategies (up to 15% travel.)
Some core duties: Implements a patent filing strategy; works directly with individual product teams for invention capture; evaluates third party patent infringement claims; strategically manages and utilizes company's patent portfolio toward business goals; provides support to attorneys on patent-related issues in technology transactions; provides advice and counsel to businesses on open source software patent issues; supports outbound patent licensing and patent cross-licensing; develops and conducts in-house training seminars, develops and oversee internal teams, among other duties. Strategy role; high variety.
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