Associate: Technology Litigation

3 days left

Employer
White & Case LLP
Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 26, 2024
Closes
May 24, 2024
Practice
Litigation
Position
Trademark Agent
Contract Type
Permanent

Job Description – Associate: Technology Litigation ()

Firm Summary

White & Case is an elite global law firm serving leading companies, financial institutions and governments worldwide. Our long history as an international firm means we are perfectly placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they may be.

With lawyers operating from more than 40 locations, working in virtually every country of the world, we have invested heavily in building a high–quality full–service practice competing at the top of the market. We are distinguished by our on–the–ground presence in the world's key financial markets and our strengths in handling complex cross–border work.

It's not just about our global network of offices; it's the global interconnectedness of the Firm that our people, and our clients, value most. We work well together across geographic and practice boundaries. It's one of the reasons we attract and retain cross–border work. And why we attract a diverse group of people.

Our lawyers are globally minded, enterprising, collaborative and committed to excellence. Diversity is a core value of our Firm and it has been recognized with numerous awards and top rankings around the world. Our people represent 90 nationalities and speak 80 languages.

Position Summary

We are currently seeking a skilled and highly qualified associate with 2 to 4 years of experience to join our Commercial Litigation team dedicated to the representation of technology companies facing disputes internationally.

As a member of the team, you will have the opportunity to help provide full–service support to technology companies on regulatory, litigation, compliance, and criminal matters throughout the world as well as serve in a product advisory role.

Combining a keen eye for detail with an ability to see the bigger picture, you should be adept at distilling complex information into clear, insightful analyses that inform and strengthen your client's position. Strong organisational and time management skills will also be significant assets, enabling you to manage multiple workstreams and produce exceptional work to tight deadlines.

In addition to outstanding academic credentials, you should demonstrate excellent legal knowledge, with a strong intellectual curiosity to keep learning and the drive to tackle challenges that come with working in a global law firm. Personable and co–operative, you should enjoy working as part of a team, and be adept at building strong professional relationships. Good communication skills and a client–service mindset will be a significant asset.

Ready for the challenges of joining a global law firm, you should be excited by our work, a competitive salary and benefits package, passionate about service delivery, and driven by a desire to maximize your talent.

Our Practice Area

We represent clients in all stages of domestic and international litigation, before trial, appellate, regulatory and alternative dispute resolution tribunals across the world. Renowned for the global breadth and local depth of our experience in this field, we are trusted advisors to the world's leading technology companies. As well as guiding clients through their most complex and significant litigation challenges, we also help them steer clear of disputes, by developing and implementing risk management and compliance measures.

Uniquely positioned with our eyes and ears on the ground throughout the world, we act as a global partnership with the client, providing strategic legal and policy advice, with a keen ability to anticipate and solve future issues in the quickly evolving technology space. In this capacity, we have successfully handled cutting–edge issues involving: online safety, hosting provider and intermediary liability and data protection, e–commerce, digital media, as well as issues involving the challenges to terms of service, foreign and domestic contracts, privacy, defamation, free speech, safety of minors on the internet, global law enforcement and security, trademark, copyright infringement, and anti–spamming laws.

The work can be demanding, but is always rewarding – offering excellent opportunities for learning and development. We foster a collegial working environment where partners are friendly and accessible, and colleagues always supportive and open to questions. Your professional development will also be enhanced by regular interaction with colleagues across the Firm's global network, with specialist knowledge of such practice areas as Antitrust/Competition, International Arbitration, Intellectual Property and ESG.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Develop litigation strategy for matters in the UK and throughout the globe – ranging from data protection, defamation, IP infringement, consumer protection, contract and other disputes – and oversee on–the–ground counsel, where required, to implement strategy
  • Guide clients through regulatory engagement with, and investigations by, OFCOM, the European Commission, and consumer protection and other international agencies
  • Advise clients on risk assessments associated with newly developed products, policies and business structures
  • Research and present global analysis of laws impacting social media and other technology companies, including intermediary liability, hate speech, defamation, etc.
  • Review and advise on proposed legislation and regulations across the world

Qualifications

  • 2–4 years' experience of Commercial Litigation and/or regulatory experience, gained wholly or in part in private practice.
  • Strong academic record and intellectual curiosity, creative thinker
  • Demonstrable interest in internet and tech law
  • Commercial and business awareness
  • Outstanding communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong time management skills, ability to stay calm under pressure when juggling multiple projects.
  • Client service focus
  • Team player
  • Strong judgement
  • Proactive, resourceful, takes initiative.

Location and Reporting

This is a London–based role.

White & Case is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. It is our Firm's policy to recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable law.

If you require assistance and/or accommodation to participate in our application and/or interview process, please email the recruiting contact listed for the relevant position. We will be happy to work with you.

Note to recruitment agencies: Our internal Recruitment team are responsible for all end–to–end lateral recruitment processes. All agencies must sign White & Case terms of business, which are office specific. Candidates submitted by an agency without terms of business agreed with the appropriate office, and/or outside of our online application tracking system, will not be considered a formal introduction.

Any applications and CVs sent directly to White & Case Partners and employees will not be accepted as formal introductions. If you have any questions, please contact the London Recruitment team.

When engaging with agencies, we are supported by our preferred suppliers.

The Firm may modify and amend this job description at any time at its sole discretion. Nothing herein creates a contract of employment or otherwise modifies the at–will nature of employment.

The above is a general description of the essential duties associated with this position and does not represent an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all duties.

Primary Location

Primary Location : United Kingdom–London

Expected Workplace : Hybrid

Job Posting

Job Posting : Apr 19, 2024, 11:30:09 AM

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