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

More than Twenty Five Years of Excellence

Northwest Legal Search, Inc.® is pleased to be in our 27th 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.

More Positions

2+ years Corporate Associate, Portland, OR
Our client law firm has just completed a successful corporate associate hire through NWLS and is seeking an additional associate with a minimum of two years legal experience to join its business practice. Busy! The business group focuses on securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, emerging companies and venture capital, private equity, financial transactions and restructuring, and general corporate counseling of companies at all stages of development. Required are two years of relevant legal experience, excellent law school performance, a strong educational background, and excellent references. Significant writing experience demonstrated by law review/journal/clerkship experience and superior interpersonal and communication skills are preferred. The ideal candidate should demonstrate the potential to develop client and referral relationships.

7-9+ years, Labor and Employment Counsel, Renton, WA
Our client, a large non-profit health care employer, is again seeking through NWLS an additional outstanding individual to serve as labor and employment counsel to employers throughout the system. Varied duties include representation and day-to-day advice in all aspects of labor and employment matters and related litigation.

In this role you will:

Provide legal analysis, advice and counsel to each employer on labor and employment matters. Provide strategic advice regarding all aspects of labor law. Actively participate in providing regular and timely legal information as a continuing educational resource, including development of presentation materials, delivery of presentations, and development of written summaries regarding labor and employment regulatory/legal changes affecting employers. Provide research and technical support and drafts legal opinions for the determination and resolution of complex legal issues. Respond to administrative agencies, demand letters, and other claims. Manage and coordinate relationship with outside counsel on employment litigation to meet organizational goals, in a cost-effective manner. Assess best case strategy and need for settlement on litigation, guides outside counsel, and supervises the work of outside counsel. Provide advice directly to client regarding litigation management. Required qualifications for this position include:

JD degree from an accredited law school. Admission to the State Bar of Washington is required for continued employment. License to practice in at least one of the following states: WA, CA, OR, MT, AK. Extensive experience (at least 7 years) in practicing employment litigation and labor law, with knowledge of the NLRA and contract negotiations (you will support contract negotiations). Good knowledge of labor laws, collective bargaining, and employment law. Preferred qualifications for this position include, but not required:

Experience as in-house counsel in similar role.

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