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Emerging Companies Associate (#694)

Posted 6 months ago

Dorsey is seeking an experienced Corporate Attorney to provide support to our Northern California Emerging Companies Practice.  This position could be based in Palo Alto, Denver, Minneapolis, Missoula, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, or Seattle. We welcome applications from attorneys looking for a flexible or agile role and are happy to explore your preferred working style. 

Join a Vibrant Team

In this position, you will have the opportunity to work alongside the partners and engage with their existing and new clients, as well as be a part of a dynamic regional team of attorneys and a wider international corporate practice. Clients include public and private companies, across a broad range of matters including venture capital and private equity financings, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and strategic technology transactions.  

Key Success Factors

Candidates should be able to demonstrate a drive to succeed, and an enthusiasm to engage with clients. It is important that the successful candidate has the ability to work as part of a team in addition to being confident working under his/ her own initiative. Working with this team is both dynamic and fast paced.  We are also seeking candidates with good presentation and client handling skills, and a real desire to develop their career at Dorsey. 

Qualified candidates will have:
– Two to eight years of experience with venture capital financing transactions;
– Additional experience in any of the following areas: mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, partnerships/LLCs, commercial transactions;
– Strong quantitative and communication skills; and
– Top academic credentials.

Are you interested in joining a global law firm and develop your legal expertise?  Get in touch with us, we would love to hear from you.  
 Apply Now!
Dorsey accepts online applications at We do not accept application materials by mail or email except as a reasonable accommodation for qualified disabled applicants. Individuals who are unable to use our online process due to a disability should call 612-492-5033. 

Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collaborative and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Our benefits include comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance; domestic partner benefits (for same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners); Dorsey & Whitney 401(K) Retirement and Savings Plan; 15 weeks of paid parental leave, plus an additional 6-8 weeks of paid short-term disability for lawyers who give birth; adoption assistance; back-up child care program; education and college advising programs; well-being programs and activities; a 24/7 employee assistance program with confidential counseling; and more! 

Dorsey values the strength that comes from a diverse and inclusive work environment. It contributes to the success of our people and our clients and enriches our experience. We believe that everyone should feel at home and part of our community.

You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.

Dorsey participates in E-Verify.

About Dorsey
Clients have relied on the international law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP since 1912 as a trusted legal advisor and valued business partner. With locations across the United States as well as Canada, Europe and Asia, Dorsey provides an integrated, dedicated approach to its clients’ legal and business needs. Dorsey’s diverse client base includes more than one-third of Fortune 100 companies. 
Our lawyers apply superb legal knowledge and skills with practical wisdom and a deep understanding of business and industry. We serve clients in nearly all industries, but focus on six key industries in which we have excellent depth and a history of achieving client success: 
– Banking and Financial Institutions
– Development and Infrastructure
– Energy & Natural Resources
– Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
– Healthcare
– Technology

Dorsey’s distinguished alumni include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, noted law professor and scholar William Prosser and former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale. Recognized for our dedication to community, Dorsey has met the ABA Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge every year since the Challenge began in 1993 by devoting more than 3% of billable hours to pro bono work. 

One of our greatest strengths is a friendly, cooperative culture that values and appreciates each individual. Dorsey has received external recognition for our welcoming workplace, including:
– Mansfield Certification Plus (Diversity Lab)
– Best Law Firms for Women (National Association of Female Executives and Flex-Time Lawyers)
– 100% rating on the Corporate Equality Index (Human Rights Campaign)
– Gold Standard Certification (Women in Law Empowerment Forum)
– Top 100 Adoption-Friendly Workplace (Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption) 

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