All Positions


Litigation Department: Antitrust Group - Washington, DC

The Antitrust Group of Ropes & Gray LLP is seeking a Washington, DC based, mid-level (2 to 4 years) associate with experience working on substantive antitrust matters, including second requests issued by the antitrust enforcement agencies. The ideal candidate will have experience in the antitrust aspects of mergers & acquisitions work.  Responsibilities include collaboration in leading antitrust work in connection with antitrust investigations, including merger and non-merger governmental investigations, and related litigation.  As a member of our Antitrust Group, you will practice alongside some of the most recognized attorneys in the profession. Our group includes experts from the DOJ, FTC and former prosecutors.  Attorney’s looking for an opportunity to work on high-level matters and take their practice to the next level are encouraged to apply. Ropes & Gray LLP is an equal opportunity employer. 


Business Restructuring

Business Restructuring Department - Boston or New York

The Business Restructuring Department is seeking Boston or New York based associates with three to six years’ experience in representing clients in bankruptcy cases and distressed situations. Candidates must have sophisticated experience in handling bankruptcy matters as associates at a peer firm. Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.


Corporate Department: Hedge Funds Group – Boston

The Hedge Funds Group of the Corporate Department is seeking a Boston based mid-level associate (3-6 years of experience) to handle matters involving hedge fund formation and operation, as well as Advisers Act and other regulatory matters applicable to hedge fund managers. This associate will be responsible for preparing, reviewing and negotiating documentation for private investment funds, fund sponsors and investment advisers, including limited partnership and limited liability company agreements, offering documents, subscription documents and trading and other compliance policies. Experience with derivatives documentation and Dodd-Frank issues is a plus.  Ideal candidates will have sophisticated peer firm experience representing hedge fund sponsors.  Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer. 

 Corporate Department: Finance Group – Boston or New York

The Finance Group of the Corporate Department is seeking a Boston or New York based mid to senior level associate (2 to 7 years of related experience) associate with sophisticated experience in leveraged financing transactions. Candidates must have solid experience representing private equity firms or banks providing financing to private equity firms in debt financing transactions. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of credit agreements, high yield bond indentures, bridge facilities, commitment letters and term sheets, security and guarantee agreements and intercreditor and subordination agreements. Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer. 


Corporate Department: Private Investment Funds Group - Boston and New York


The Private Investment Funds group is seeking mid-level associates in our New York and Boston offices.  The ideal, well-experienced candidates will have 4 to 5 years of closed-end fund formation experience.  Preferred candidates will have a strong knowledge of applicable U.S. securities laws and the Investment Advisers Act, as well as familiarity with U.S. tax, ERISA and other regulations that impact private funds. 



Corporate Department: Private Equity Group San Francisco

The Private Equity Group of the Corporate Department is seeking highly qualified associates to join the San Francisco office.  Ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of experience advising private equity funds and their portfolio companies with respect to sophisticated public or private mergers and acquisitions, growth investments and other similar transactions, as well as general corporate matters. Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.

Corporate Department: Securities & Public Companies Group – San Francisco

The Securities & Public Companies and Mergers & Acquisitions Groups of the Corporate Department are seeking a San Francisco based mid to senior level associate. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of experience in capital markets, corporate governance, and strategic mergers & acquisitions. In particular, candidates should have experience representing corporate issuers and major investment banks in all aspects of equity capital markets financings, mergers and acquisitions and advice to clients on compliance & corporate governance issues in the life sciences and/or technology space. Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.

Private Client Group Department – Boston

The Private Client Group is seeking a highly talented experienced attorney to support the department’s sophisticated estate planning practice.  The ideal candidate will have:

  • Substantial substantive knowledge and experience in U.S. domestic estate planning and a willingness to participate in the Private Client Group’s fiduciary practice
  • Some experience with international tax and estate planning and a willingness to develop an expertise in the other core areas of the department’s legal practice, including planned giving to public charities, philanthropic estate planning, and advising clients with significant private equity holdings
  • A willingness to: collaborate with other Private Client Group lawyers; support the diverse practices within the Private Client Group; serve as a key leverage point within the legal practice’s workflow by reviewing work product from junior associates and by taking on substantive work that would otherwise be handled by partners; competence and confidence to take initiative on client matters to ensure timing and quality of work exceed both client and partner expectations; and contribute to our overall practice.
  • Cultural compatibility and the ability to work well within a team of attorneys and professional staff

The ideal candidate would be Boston-based and have 5-8 years of experience practicing within a similar sophisticated estate planning practice at a large law firm. 

Substantive Knowledge and Experience.  The ideal candidate will have significant experience advising high net worth individuals and families on sophisticated tax and estate planning matters including:

  • Structuring and drafting core estate plans to meet transfer tax and dispositive goals
  • Structuring and implementing lifetime gifting strategies as well as leveraging strategies such as GRATs and sales to intentionally defective grantor trusts
  • Advising on and implementing charitable planning techniques, including split interests trusts and structuring and administering private foundations and other charitable trusts
  • Planning for multi-generational wealth with family partnerships, trusts and other entities
  • Fiduciary income tax matters relating to complicated estates and trusts
  • Administration of estates and trusts for high net worth families
  • Technical Skills.  The ideal candidate will have the following technical competencies: 
  • Strong communication skills, including an ability to explain complicated tax and estate planning techniques to clients
  • Strong drafting skills, including excellent grammar and attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple matters with multiple partners
  •  Willingness to take the initiative to ensure timing and quality of work exceed client expectations
  • Ability to manage workflow, delegate to, and supervise the work product of junior associates and professional staff
  • Ability to be collaborative and work well within a team of both attorneys and professional staff

Additional Responsibilities.  The ideal candidate would also have some experience with international tax and estate planning and would provide support to this burgeoning portion of our practice.  In addition, he or she would have an interest in serving as a fiduciary where appropriate and in helping us build our fiduciary management business.

Portable Billings.  We do not require the candidate to have any portable billings. 

Cultural Compatibility.  It is essential that the candidate we hire has a strong cultural compatibility with the Private Client Group.  The successful candidate will need to be a team player and will work well with the other lawyers and the professional staff in the group and the firm.  We will also look to the successful candidate to train junior associates and professional staff in the Private Client Group on sophisticated estate planning, sophisticated drafting techniques and matter management.  Client service is a high priority, and it is important that the candidate understand and internalize the concept that all clients are clients of the firm and not of a particular lawyer.  Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.


Corporate Department: Real Estate Investments and Transactions Group – Boston or New York

The Real Estate Investments and Transactions Group of the Corporate Department is seeking a mid-level (2 to 5 years of experience) associate for its Boston or New York offices, with sophisticated national real estate transactional experience including in joint ventures and co-investments, complex acquisitions and dispositions of real estate assets, debt and equity and real estate finance. Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.

Corporate Department:  Private Equity Transactions Group Hong Kong


The Private Equity Transactions Group of the Corporate Department is seeking one legal manager/ junior attorney and one mid-level attorney to join its Hong Kong office.  Candidates for both positions should have experience with private equity transactions, preferably gained at a major US or UK law firm, and a US JD is strongly preferred.  Candidates should be bilingual and able to conduct business in both Mandarin and English.  The ideal mid-level candidate will have 3-6 years’ experience in cross-border corporate transactions, M&A and advising private equity funds.  Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer. 

Tax & Benefits

Tax & Benefits Department: Benefits Group

The Benefits Group of the Tax & Benefits Department is seeking experienced associates (2-6 years of experience at a top-tier peer firm) to handle employee benefits and executive compensation matters.   Ideal candidates would have sophisticated knowledge of M&A-related transactional benefits work, executive compensation, and traditional employee benefits experience, including retirement and health and welfare plans. Positions are available in Boston, New York, and Washington, DC. Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.