Northwest Legal Search

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

Expertise and Excellence

Northwest Legal Search, Inc.® is a service dedicated to the in-house lawyer hiring needs of companies, as well as attorney recruitment for a select number of premier law firms. Our clients are in the Pacific Northwest, Northern California, and the Rocky Mountains.  Our candidates are recruited regionally, nationally and globally. NWLS was established in 1987 as the first company in the Pacific Northwest to specialize exclusively 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 for the long-term 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 a small number of 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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7+ years, Intellectual Property Counsel, Seattle, WA area
Our large manufacturing client is looking for an experienced IP attorney to work in its headquarters law department. The ideal IP Counsel will have experience in patent and trademark law. The position reports to the GC. Experience with negotiating contractual clauses that protect IP is preferred. You will work closely with business leaders, other lawyers, and paralegals as a key member of the team. Working with business to manage and implement the company's strategic plan on IP. Provide legal advice and strategic counsel on IP. Manage the patent and TM portfolio and also outside counsel. Seeking a minimum of seven (7) years experience practicing patent and TM law in a large law firm and/or in-house legal department, with public company experience. We'll need strong drafting and negotiation skills. Prior experience implementing patent and TM strategies at a corporation is strongly preferred experience. Competitive Seattle-area compensation, incentive pay, and strong benefits, including equity, a pension plan and 401(k) with matching component.

We want to know about you for current and future in-house counsel roles! Accepting resumes.
Seeking candidates in the practice areas of technology transactions, licensing, patent, commercial transactions, trade/product quality, marketing/advertising, real estate and corporate/corporate governance. Seeking both in-house counsel and large-law trained associates/senior associates for our Pacific NW in-house clients. Contact Linda Green Pierce linda@nwlegalsearch.com

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