Your Career at MoloLamken
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It is not just our philosophy that people should be put to their highest and best use—it is a necessity given our size. Because we hire only the best, we give associates significant responsibility—including taking depositions and drafting briefs—from the beginning. It is not in the firm’s interest to churn out associates whose only skill is overseeing document reviews.
We are involved in some of the most interesting and challenging legal issues of our time. We handle cases throughout the United States and represent domestic and international clients. Associates not only have significant client contact on matters, they participate in pitches and other business development activities as we build our client base. So, our associates are learning not only the practice of law at the highest level, they are learning the business of law.
We view continuing legal education as more than a requirement to keep a law license, and we invest in associate development through both formal training and informal mentoring. Our junior lawyers participate in programs through organizations like the National Institute for Trial Advocacy—all associates attend the NITA deposition and trial skills courses shortly after joining us. More importantly, they reap the unique benefits of working in a close-knit environment of seasoned professionals such as ours.
Every member of our team also has the benefit of working with an independent professional coach who understands both the legal profession and our business. We believe it is in your interest and the firm’s interest for you to be as good a lawyer as you can be, as fast as you can be that. We are always looking for better ways to support and enhance the skills of our team.
New team members are not mere replacements in the cycle of turnover—they are an integral part of a growing business. In the long-term, associates who show outstanding development will likely be considered for partnership in the firm before they would be in a large law firm.
We are committed to working in a collegial, mutually-supportive environment that allows each member of the firm to draw on his or her talents meaningfully. We love practicing law and doing so in a setting where we have few conflicts and are free to take on matters that interest us as well as provide financial reward.
Teamwork. We operate on the idea that complex legal challenges require a range of skills and therefore value individuals for the unique talent they may bring to our organization. No World Series was ever won by an organization that put nine third basemen on the field, and no complex legal problem can be solved by staffing the matter with a group of lawyers who all have the same strengths. We look for individuals who appreciate the importance of teamwork and understand and embrace the differences among team members working toward a common goal.
Community. We encourage all of our members to demonstrate leadership in the legal and greater community through participation in professional associations and community organizations. With the full support of the firm, our lawyers regularly seek opportunities to serve others, effect positive change, and participate in the exchange of important ideas. The firm pays for membership and strongly encourages participation in the American Bar Association Section of Litigation and the American Inns of Court. But our lawyers are involved in a broad range of organizations.
Pro Bono. We are proud of our strong commitment to pro bono work. Our lawyers typically devote at least 25 hours per year to pro bono activities in addition to their work for paying clients—with many devoting much more time than that. The pro bono matters we handle are diverse. Among recent cases are a criminal appeal to the 7th Circuit (argued by an associate), an en banc appeal to the Virginia Court of Appeals in a contempt matter (argued by an associate), a federal civil rights matter successfully settled just before trial (with two associates as lead counsel), and an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States on behalf of the NACDL and the New York Council of Defense Lawyers on an important Brady issue (an associate was the principal author).
In addition to the pro bono clients we represent at no charge, from time-to-time we represent individuals or organizations at a substantially reduced fee when the matter is of significant public interest. Recent examples are our representation of the Federal Judges Association, in connection with judicial pay raise litigation, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Professionalism. While we are in business to earn a profit, we believe the practice of law is a profession of great purpose, and we keep that belief at the forefront of our work each day. We believe professionalism should govern our interactions with our clients, our opponents, the courts, and one another.
And consistent with the best traditions of the legal profession, firm members frequently teach and publish on a broad range of legal topics. We encourage associates to do so as part of their professional development, and we help create opportunities for this to occur. Recently, associates have published articles on FCPA risk to private equity firms, sanctions, Brady obligations, brief writing, and jurisdiction over foreign companies. All of our associates participate in preparing our annual Supreme Court Business Briefing.
Join us. If your credentials and interests are consistent with ours, and you would like to inquire about joining our team, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.