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Commercial and Intellectual Property Litigation Associate - Mid-Level - Los Angeles

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking a mid-level associate with a minimum of four years’ experience to join its commercial litigation group in Los Angeles. We prefer candidates with law-firm experience, including managing cases; drafting and research responsibility for pleadings and contested motions (such as motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, preliminary injunction or class certification briefing); taking depositions; propounding written discovery and responses; and arguing motions. Candidates with experience or demonstrated interest in complex litigation—especially areas of focus such as soft IP (e.g., trademark, copyright, trade secret); unfair competition; or consumer class actions—preferred. Excellent writing and oral advocacy skills are required. Clerkship and court experience is not required but a plus.

To apply, please upload a cover letter addressed to Gelila Adisu (, Recruiting Assistant, Lawyer Talent Acquisition; resume, writing sample and law school transcript, all in PDF format. Please specify how you heard about this position. All replies confidential. 

We are relentlessly committed to client service and look for candidates who share that commitment. At DWT, client service means having empathy for each client’s and each lawyer’s work and personal pressures, business objectives, and legal needs; anticipating their needs; and having the capabilities and commitment to deliver what matters most to them.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are part of the fabric of Davis Wright Tremaine – central to who we are and what we do. Our vision is to foster a culture where all talented individuals – including those who are from traditionally underrepresented communities in the legal profession – can have, and can see, a path to success.  We embed DEI throughout our law firm with our four-pillar framework: Community, Growth, Education, and Engagement.  We invite you to learn more about our commitment to DEI at

Davis Wright Tremaine provides reasonable accommodations for those who need them to complete the application or recruiting process and for employees who need reasonable accommodations to perform the essential functions of their positions due to a disability or for religious reasons. If you need to request accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please email

The annualized salary range for this position in California is $225,000 to $330,000.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on the candidate’s education, training, experience and other job-related factors permitted by law.  Full time employees may be eligible for a bonus and health insurance with an optional HSA, long term disability, dental insurance, vision care, life insurance, Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts, 401(k), vacation, sick time, 10 paid holidays each year and an employee assistance program.  For full-time employees, the initial sick leave benefit is 80 hours of sick leave per year.  Attorneys generally take approximately three weeks of vacation from work each year, and it may vary depending on the needs of the clients and the firm.  Additional voluntary benefits programs include:  voluntary accident insurance, voluntary life, voluntary disability, voluntary long term care, and pet insurance.  Commuter and Transit programs are also available.