Northwest Legal Search, Inc.
The Northwest's
Leading Attorney Search
Consulting Firm.

Expertise and Excellence

Northwest Legal Search, Inc.® is pleased to be in our 28th year of lawyer search, a service dedicated exclusively to the in-house legal needs of companies and to a select number of 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 lawyer candidates are recruited regionally, nationally and globally. We were established in 1987 as the first company in the Pacific Northwest to specialize in lawyer search.

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.

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3+ years IP Licensing Counsel, In-House, Seattle, WA area.
Our client interactive entertainment company is seeking an exceptional intellectual property licensing attorney for a Corporate Counsel position within its Business and Technology legal team in Redmond, Washington. This position will work directly with the business teams to advise on, structure, draft, and negotiate deals in support of new and ongoing business initiatives. Primary responsibilities include:•Negotiating, drafting, and administrating company-wide agreements, including IP licenses, promotion agreements, and services agreements; •Supporting various business teams, which may include, marketing, advertising, and other teams in the areas of content licensing and entertainment law; •Coordinating legal matters and providing advice regarding a variety of topics, including regulatory and compliance matters; •Developing and implementing guidelines and policies; •Providing training on business and compliance related matters; and •Up to 10% travel.

5-7+ years, Employee Benefits Counsel, Seattle, WA Area
Our Northwest regional health care provider has exclusively engaged us a legal role for their Seattle, WA area offices. Reporting to the Chief Labor and Employment Counsel, this position provides critical support to HR and Benefits staff, including representation and day to day advice in all aspects of employee benefits matters and related litigation. Requires significant experience (at least 5 to 7 years) practicing employee benefits and ERISA law including litigation. Licensed to practice in WA or ability to obtain license within 6 months.

Advises plan administrators and committees on administration, operational compliance and corrections. Drafts and/or reviews participant communications and disclosures, including summary plan descriptions, participant notices, participant inquiries and annual enrollment materials. Provides advice and guidance in the development of employee benefits plans, implementation strategies, communication and education. Provides training on employee benefits law issues to human resources and managers throughout the client's system.

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