Senior Lawyer
Catalyst Law LLC
Portland, OR US
Posted ago
Catalyst Law LLC
We are looking for an experienced senior attorney to help our clients achieve favorable outcomes with legal matters. You will advocate for clients, advise them on the best course of action, and implement their legal support plan. You should have previous trial experience, be able to manage a heavy caseload, and use your general counsel experience and interpersonal skills to mentor our lower-level associates to ensure a continued legacy of prosperity. If this sounds like an opportunity that is ideal for you, please contact us today.
Responsibilities
  • Maintain knowledge of local, state, and federal statutes and applicable laws
  • Anticipate, prepare for, and attend trials, mediation, and arbitration on behalf of clients
  • Counsel associates to resolve or prevent conflicts
  • Conduct research and draft pleadings, briefs, and motions
  • Attend court hearings on behalf of clients and argue motions

  • Take a leadership role in growing and managing our full-service business practice
  • Manage client relationships, ensuring consistent and effective client communication
  • Analyze client needs, identify solutions, and determine matter strategies
  • Supervise and collaborate with junior attorneys, administrative staff, and paralegals
  • Participate in Firm business development initiatives
  • Engage in firm-wide strategic planning, workflow management, team activities, and volunteer opportunities

Qualifications
  • 5 years of required experience as a senior associate in the legal field
  • Bachelor’s degree with a law degree from an accredited law school (such as an LLM, JSD, or J.D. degree)
  • Active member in good standing with local and state bar associations
  • Able to work independently while handling multiple files
  • Excellent time management and interpersonal skills are required, as well as persuasive writing and verbal communication skills

  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited law school 
  • 7+ years of experience in business law (experience with Securities Law a plus)
  • An active member of the Oregon State Bar or willingness and ability to gain admission (Washington and/or California bar license a plus)
  • Portable business or demonstrated client development ability
  • Proficiency with legal research tools, Google Suite, Microsoft Office, law practice management software, as well as the willingness and ability to learn and use new software applications 
  • Decision-making, public speaking, problem-solving, communication, and interpersonal skills required
  • Motivated to assist a growing and innovative law firm get to the "next level"

Compensation
$120,000 - $170,000
About Catalyst Law LLC

Catalyst Law is a fast-growing, women-owned, boutique law firm, and certified B Corporation, specializing in serving purpose-driven clients. Our practice areas include social enterprise, impact investing, business, trusts and estates, philanthropy, taxation, and non-profit law. With roots in a transactional practice, we also accept select litigation and tax controversy matters. The Firm is collaborative. We focus on client service and value colleagues willing to take on complex problems as part of a team. Catalyst is dedicated to finding new and innovative ways to deliver legal solutions and build a team-based (and fun!) organizational culture.

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