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Rogers Joseph O’Donnell, P.C., is seeking an associate with at least 3-6 years of litigation experience to work in the firm’s San Francisco office to primarily support the Retail Trade and Environmental Practice Groups. However, associates at RJO are expected to work with other practice groups within the firm when the need arises.

Candidates must be admitted to practice in California and should be self-starters with the ability to work independently and as part of a team. We are looking for candidates with solid academic credentials, excellent writing skills, strong analytical abilities with a consistent attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. 

RJO prides itself on its inclusivity, its concrete commitment to diversity, and the loyalty of its clients, attorneys, and staff. Excellent lawyering, smart business-focused advice, and our collaborative team of staff and attorneys are what have kept the firm successful and healthy, as well as a true pleasure to work for. Associates are given client-facing opportunities early and often. This is the type of firm where becoming a shareholder is a realistic goal for those who show a commitment and dedication to their own professional development.

The firm has always taken a flexible approach on remote work for attorneys but also values the collegiality that is built by face-to-face interactions, as such, associates are currently expected to be present at least three days a week in the office.

The annual salary range for this role is $173,000 to $185,000 per year, plus benefits (among other things, the firm pays the entirety of an associate’s health and dental insurance premiums and 30 percent of the premiums for dependents). This is the lowest to highest salary we in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting. An associate’s pay within the salary range will be based on numerous factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, qualifications and business needs.

Associates are expected to work a minimum of 1800 billable hours per year and 200 non-billable hours to remain in good standing. Approved pro-bono work up to 100 hours and approved diversity, equity and inclusion work up to 25 hours will count toward 1800 billable hours target.

Associates who work above the minimum billable hour requirement are eligible to receive the following hours-based bonuses.

Bonus Range for 3rd through 6th year associate:

1900 Total Billable Hours =   7 percent of annual compensation – $12,100 – $12,950
2000 Total Billable Hours =  8 percent of annual compensation – $13,840 – $14,800
2100 Total Billable Hours = 10 percent of annual compensation – $17,300 – $18,500

In addition to hours-based bonuses, associates are also eligible for merit-based bonuses each year based on a variety of factors, such as achieving outstanding results for a client, contributions to the firm, and business development efforts.

Submit cover letter, writing sample, law school transcript and resume by email to this job posting attention: Tracy D’Ambrosi, Office Manager: Rogers Joseph O’Donnell is an equal opportunity employer.

San Francisco, CA
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    San Francisco, CA 94104-2695
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Washington, DC
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    Washington DC 20005-1227
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