Job Posting – Securities and Corporate Governance/Public Company Attorneys

Am Law 200 Firm, Honigman LLP, is looking for smart, highly motivated and organized self-starters with a commitment to legal excellence to join the Firm’s Chambers-ranked Corporate Practice and highly regarded Securities and Corporate Governance Practice Group.  Honigman is a premier business law firm with offices in Chicago, across Michigan and Washington, DC with an international practice.  Regularly honored as one of the Best and Brightest Places to Work nationally and regionally, we earned this recognition by hiring the best people and providing them with a great place to work and amazing employee benefits.  With more than 350 attorneys practicing in 60 different areas of concentration, Honigman prides itself on understanding clients’ businesses and being exceptionally responsive to their business goals and needs.

Position Summary

Honigman’s Securities and Corporate Governance Practice Group is comprised of a diverse group of attorneys who are committed to diversity as a fundamental part of this practice and its continued success. This group is seeking to hire multiple attorneys and attorney groups, including associates with at least four years of experience and more experienced attorneys with at least 8 years of experience representing public company issuers on a full spectrum of matters, including advising on SEC filings, Board/Committee functions, corporate governance, securities offerings, ESG, executive and director compensation and general outside general counsel matters.  The public company group’s leanly structured client teams and high-growth practice offer attorneys the opportunity to assume significant responsibility and allow for a high level of partner and client contact.  Interested attorneys will have significant opportunities to assist in business development and partner support, as well as training to develop and expand their own networks. 

The group welcomes attorneys with significant in-house experience looking to re-enter a law firm, as well as those looking for unique or flexible work arrangements.  Honigman offers competitive compensation, with a current starting salary for first-year associates at the firm at $205,000.  In addition to compensation, Honigman offers many benefits, including comprehensive medical coverage and dental care programs, life and disability insurance, student loan refinancing and consolidation services, open/flexible vacation policy, a 401(k) plan.  Honigman also provides strong support for legal training and business development to best position laterals for the opportunity for promotion to partner. 

Experience Requested

Candidates with the following experience are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Significant experience advising issuers;
  • Strong and detailed understanding of the federal securities laws and national securities exchange regulations, as well as key principles of public company Boards, governance and executive/director compensation;
  • Familiarity with disclosure considerations for a variety of market capitalizations and SEC/national securities exchange classifications;
  • Experience with multiple industry sectors; and
  • Prior experience working in a national practice from large international/national law firms, strong regional law firms or in-house for a public company.

High-Level Responsibilities

  • Deliver high quality work-product and effectively communicate at all levels of the Firm;
  • Demonstrate excellent problem solving skills and high energy and enthusiasm for general corporate counseling, ranging from ordinary course public company activities to significant transactional matters;
  • Exhibit highly responsive, creative and efficient work habits;
  • Strive to continuously improve knowledge, skills and abilities and seek guidance and feedback to improve performance and productivity;
  • Take responsibility for enhancing expertise, in addition to seeking out formal and informal training;
  • Integrate into the practice and build strong relationships with clients and within Honigman; and
  • Demonstrate a long-term interest in networking with existing clients and developing business opportunities.

Qualifications

  • Candidates with varied levels of experience are encouraged to apply.
  • Additional qualifications include:
    • J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited institution;
    • Licensed Illinois, Michigan or Washington, DC attorney in good standing; candidates outside the firm’s geographic footprint interested in working remotely are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given equal consideration;
    • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under significant time constraints; and
  • Outstanding interpersonal, analytical, organizational, and communication (written and verbal) skills required.

Job Posting – Insurance Associate Attorney

Am Law 200 Firm, Honigman LLP, is looking for a smart, highly motivated and organized self-starter with a commitment to legal excellence to join the Firm’s highly regarded Insurance Practice and internationally recognized Captive Practice Group as an Associate.  Honigman is a premier business law firm with offices in Chicago, across Michigan and Washington, DC with an international practice.  Regularly honored as one of the Best and Brightest Places to Work nationally and regionally, we earned this recognition by hiring the best people and providing them with critical support for professional development and growth, in a great environment with top-tier culture, compensation and benefits.  With more than 350 attorneys practicing in 60 different areas of concentration, Honigman prides itself on understanding clients’ businesses and being exceptionally responsive to their business goals and needs.

Position Summary, Responsibilities, and Qualifications

Honigman's Insurance Department provides a diverse array of services to a broad portfolio of clients, and is comprised of an interdisciplinary team of attorneys with experience in a wide range of areas related to the insurance industry.  Our attorneys represent traditional commercial and captive insurance companies in matters involving corporate transactions, tax, litigation and policyholder disputes, regulatory transactions, employee benefits, and alternative risk financing.  In addition to representing insurers, agents, and other regulated entities, Honigman evaluates the insurance needs and coverages for various companies and institutions, identifying customized protection strategies to fit their particular circumstances.  We have developed unique and effective strategies to assist clients in managing risk while potentially providing substantial benefits to the related business and its owners.   Our team takes a holistic approach to helping clients manage risks while concentrating on their core business operations, and we expect the associate hired in this role to do the same.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with general business representation of the firm’s captive insurance clients, including with formation and structuring of business entities and assisting with mergers and acquisitions
  • Deliver high quality work-product and effectively communicate at all levels of the Firm and with firm clients;
  • Demonstrate excellent problem solving skills and high energy and enthusiasm for general corporate counseling in the insurance and alternative risk financing sectors;
  • Exhibit highly responsive, creative and efficient work habits;
  • Strive to continuously improve knowledge, skills and abilities and seek guidance and feedback to improve performance and productivity;
  • Take responsibility for enhancing expertise, in addition to seeking out formal and informal training;
  • Integrate into the practice and build strong relationships with clients and within Honigman; and
  • Demonstrate a long-term interest in networking with existing clients and developing business opportunities.

Qualifications:

  • Experience advising owners of captive insurers and alternative risk financing vehicles;
  • Healthcare experience preferred;
  • Additional qualifications include:
    • J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited institution;
    • Licensed Illinois, Michigan or Washington, DC attorney in good standing; candidates outside the firm’s geographic footprint interested in working remotely are also encouraged to apply;
  • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under significant time constraints;
  • Outstanding interpersonal, analytical, organizational, and communication (written and verbal) skills required; and
  • Ability to travel, including internationally.

Compensation and Benefits

Honigman provides compensation at the market scale, and the current starting salary for first-year associates is $205,000.  In addition to compensation, Honigman offers many benefits, including comprehensive medical coverage and dental care programs, life and disability insurance, student loan refinancing and consolidation services, open/flexible vacation policy, a 401(k) plan.  Honigman also provides strong support for legal training and business development to best position laterals for the opportunity for promotion to partner.

More About The Insurance Department

Honigman's Captive Insurance practice has been actively involved in the development of alternative risk financing strategies since 1975.  These strategies include programs providing coverage for professional liability, errors and omissions liability, general liability, workers compensation, products liability, directors and officers liability, and specialized products, such as environmental impairment liability and government program compliance fines and penalties exposure.

Our approach to developing alternatives to commercial insurance and traditional risk financing is innovative and successful.  Honigman's involvement in a broad range of programs has provided insight into the advantages and disadvantages of many alternative models and their legal implications under state and federal law.  Our attorneys also possess knowledge of the commercial insurance environment and are familiar with the actuarial process utilized in self-insurance and other risk retention devices. 

The alternative risk financing programs with which we are associated include self-insurance trusts; captive insurance companies; risk retention groups; reciprocal, mutual, stock, and segregated cell companies; and "rent-a-captive" facilities.  They range from single-owner, fronted programs to programs involving multiple unrelated owners providing insurance on a direct-issue basis to the owners and certain non-owners. We have experience in all the leading domiciles.  We currently represent more than 200 active captive insurance programs.

The alternative risk financing programs with which we are associated include self-insurance trusts; captive insurance companies; risk retention groups; reciprocal, mutual, stock, and segregated cell companies; and "rent-a-captive" facilities. They range from single-owner, fronted programs to programs involving multiple unrelated owners providing insurance on a direct-issue basis to the owners and certain non-owners.  We have experience in all the leading domiciles.  We currently represent more than 200 active captive insurance programs.

Honigman is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other category prohibited by applicable local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, and termination.


Job Title:          (Non-Attorney Role) Technology Specialist – Life Sciences

Division:            Legal – Intellectual Property Department

Honigman’s nationally acclaimed Life Sciences Patent Practice Group is seeking to hire an individual with a Ph.D. or M.Sc in Chemistry or a related field to join the firm as a Technology Specialist in the firm’s Intellectual Property Department. Honigman is a premier AmLaw 200 law firm with offices in Chicago, across Michigan and Washington, DC, with an international practice. Managing Intellectual Property has named Honigman 2021 Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year (Midwest), and a 2020 “Firm to Watch.” Regularly honored as one of the Best and Brightest Places to Work nationally and regionally, we earned this recognition by hiring the best people and providing them with a great place to work and amazing employee benefits. With more than 350 attorneys practicing in 60 different areas of concentration, Honigman prides itself on understanding clients’ businesses and being exceptionally responsive to their business goals and needs. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and relevant higher education transcripts to AttorneyRecruiting@honigman.com, referencing the Technology Specialist – Life Sciences role in the subject line.

Position Summary/Key Responsibilities

Individuals interested in the Technology Specialist position will have significant opportunities to work alongside highly experienced attorneys in the firm’s Patent and Life Sciences Groups, many of whom have Ph.D. or M.Sc degrees. The hired candidate will also receive extensive training to develop and expand their knowledge of intellectual property law and the day-to-day responsibilities of a Technology Specialist. If the hired candidate is interested in taking the patent agent exam, the firm will provide support in the form of time-off from work to study and sit for the exam, as well as reimbursement for the cost of an exam preparation course. Additionally, the hired candidate may, depending on performance, have an opportunity to receive financial assistance to apply towards pursuit of a law degree.

  • Drafting/preparing, filing and prosecuting patent applications before the US Patent and Trademark Office in partnership with Intellectual Property attorneys at the firm;
  • Performing prior art searches and analysis and patentability analysis;
  • Assisting in patent clearance studies and other patent-related opinion projects;
  • Applying advanced concepts in any life sciences field, with particular emphasis and/or expertise in chemistry and small molecules; and
  • Engaging in practice development activities to build and maintain client relationships.

Successful Candidates Will Have:

  • A keen interest in the life sciences industry with an advanced degree, preferably an M.Sc or a Ph.D in Chemistry or a related field;
  • Strong computer literacy, including proficiency in Word, Excel, and the ability to quickly learn and work with Innovation, PATTSY, Lexis/Nexis, and other research databases;
  • Outstanding interpersonal, analytical, organizational, and communication (written and verbal) skills;
  • Highly responsive and efficient work habits and strong attention to detail;
  • Desire to continuously improve knowledge, skills and abilities and seek guidance and feedback to improve performance and productivity;
  • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under significant time constraints; and
  • Ability to integrate into the practice and build strong relationships with clients and within Honigman.

Candidates located in Illinois, Michigan or Washington, DC are encouraged to apply; remote work arrangements will also be considered on a case by case basis.

Honigman offers competitive compensation and many benefits for its law firm professional staff. Individuals working in full-time roles receive comprehensive medical coverage and dental coverage, life and disability insurance, student loan refinancing and consolidation services, open/flexible vacation policy, and the ability to participate in 401(k) plan. Honigman also provides strong support for legal training and development to best position law firm staff for promotion and success.

Honigman is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other category prohibited by applicable local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, and termination.


Attorney Job Posting – Practice U.S. Law from Israel

Am Law 200 Firm, Honigman LLP, is looking for smart, highly motivated and organized self-starters with a commitment to legal excellence who currently or will soon reside in Israel to join as attorneys working within the Firm’s transactional practices, namely corporate and real estate, or the Firm’s intellectual property practice.  Honigman is a premier business law firm with offices in Chicago, across Michigan and Washington, DC with an international practice.  Regularly honored as one of the Best and Brightest Places to Work nationally and regionally, we earned this recognition by hiring the best people and providing them with critical support for professional development and growth, in a great environment with top-tier culture, compensation and benefits.  With more than 350 attorneys practicing in 60 different areas of concentration, Honigman prides itself on understanding clients’ businesses and being exceptionally responsive to their business goals and needs.

POSITION SUMMARY, RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

We are recruiting two categories of attorneys who reside or will reside in Israel for this initiative:

  1. Attorneys with at least five years of experience at a reputable U.S. law firm who are in the early stages of their careers; and
  2. Attorneys with at least fifteen years of experience at a reputable U.S. law firm who can serve in a supervisory capacity for this initiative.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Deliver high quality work-product for the relevant practice area (corporate, real estate or intellectual property) and effectively communicate at all levels of the Firm and with Firm clients;
  • Demonstrate excellent problem solving skills and high energy and enthusiasm for legal practice;
  • Exhibit highly responsive, creative and efficient work habits;
  • Strive to continuously improve knowledge, skills and abilities and seek guidance and feedback to improve performance and productivity;
  • Take responsibility for enhancing expertise, in addition to seeking out formal and informal training; and
  • Integrate into the practice and build strong relationships with clients and within Honigman.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required qualifications include:

  • J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited institution;
  • At least five years of experience in legal practice;
  • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under significant time constraints; and
  • Outstanding interpersonal, analytical, organizational, and communication (written and verbal) skills required.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Honigman is providing U.S.-based compensation for this initiative.  Candidates will be compensated based upon their experience and skill level, as determined by the Firm.  For reference, the current starting salary for first-year associates at the Firm is $205,000.  Honigman also provides strong support for legal training and professional development to best position laterals for continued success practicing at the Firm. 

Honigman is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other category prohibited by applicable local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, and termination.

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