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Life Sciences - Regulatory – Shanghai

 The Ropes & Gray Shanghai office is seeking an international associate or junior associate to join its growing and vibrant life sciences regulatory practice in Shanghai.  International Associate candidates must have passed the PRC bar and have at least 4 years’ experience practicing regulatory law (ideally drug and device-related) in China.  Ideal candidates will be currently enrolled in or a recent graduate of a U.S. LL.M program with the intention of sitting for or already a member of a U.S. bar.  International Associates have potential for promotion to first-year partnership track positions upon successful completion of performance benchmarks.

Junior Associate candidates must have a U.S. JD and admitted to a US Bar.  All international associate and junior associate candidates must be fluent in both Mandarin and English.  Completion of coursework in biochemistry and bioengineering is also preferred. 

If you are interested in applying, please send cover letter, resume and transcript to asiarecruiting@ropesgray.com.

Ropes & Gray LLP is an equal opportunity employer.

Intellectual Property Transactions – Shanghai

The Intellectual Property Transactions practice group is seeking a junior to mid-level associate to join the Shanghai office. The ideal candidate will have at least three years of licensing and drafting experience, preferably in the life sciences industry. Candidate must be admitted to a U.S. bar and fluent in English and Mandarin (at least spoken Mandarin). If you are interested in applying, please send cover letter, resume and transcript to asiarecruiting@ropesgray.com. Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.

Special Situations Group – Boston or New York

The Special Situations Group of the Corporate Department is seeking a Boston or New York based mid-level associate. The ideal candidate will have 3-7 years of experience working with private funds and creditors on special situations transactions, including debt and equity investments in distressed companies, distressed asset acquisitions, purchases of loan portfolios and/or challenging financings. A successful candidate will have sophisticated experience in one or more of the following: finance, private equity or bankruptcy. Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer. 

Healthcare Group – New York

The Health Care group of the Corporate Department is seeking a highly qualified junior associate to join our nationally recognized health care practice. Ideal candidates will have one to four years of broad transactional and regulatory experience in health care law. The ideal candidate would have exposure to Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act, fraud and abuse compliance issues, HIPAA/HITECH privacy and security, managed care contracting, hospital/physician contracting and relationships including employment and practice acquisition.

Our lawyers provide advice on complex regulatory and compliance issues, assist with the structuring and negotiation of transactions, represent clients in government audits and investigations, implement a variety of contractual arrangements, and counsel clients on the full range of legal issues affecting the health care industry.

Ropes & Gray’s health care practice has represented clients from all sector of the global health care industry for over 40 years. Our clients include health care providers (hospitals, health care systems, academic medical centers, and large physician groups), ancillary service providers, manufacturers (pharma and medical devices) and investors.

Candidates should have excellent academic credentials and strong analytical, written, verbal and interpersonal skills. Top tier law firm experience with a background in health care is required. Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.

Life Sciences Group – Shanghai

The Ropes & Gray Shanghai office is seeking one senior associate (ideally 5th or 6th year) and one mid-level associate (ideally 4th year) to join its Life Sciences transactional practice. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of corporate transactional experience in the life sciences industry, including M&A and capital markets experience. Candidates must be admitted to a U.S. bar and fluent in both English and Mandarin.

Candidates who have the requisite skills but desire to be based in Hong Kong will also be considered. Ropes & Gray LLP is an equal opportunity employer.

Private Equity Transactions Group Tokyo

The Private Equity Transactions Group of the Corporate Department is seeking Junior to Mid-level Associates to join its growing and vibrant practice in Tokyo. Candidates should be admitted to a US bar and fluent and able to conduct business in both Japanese and English. Ideal candidates will have 1-5 years of experience in cross-border corporate transactions, M&A, advising private equity funds as well as general corporate matters. Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.

Securities & Public Companies Group – Boston or New York

The Securities & Public Companies Group of the Corporate Department are seeking a Boston or New York based junior to mid-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. Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.

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. 

Private Equity Group – Boston and San Francisco

The Private Equity Group of the Corporate Department is seeking highly qualified associates for our Boston and San Francisco offices. The ideal candidate will have 3-7 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.

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 Equity Transactions Group Hong Kong

The Private Equity Transactions Group of the Corporate Department is seeking mid-level attorneys to join its Hong Kong office. Candidates 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. 

Private Client Group – 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.

Tax Group - Boston or New York

The Tax Group of the Tax & Benefits Department is seeking a mid-to-senior level associate with at least 4 years of experience to provide advice to a broad range of clients regarding the tax aspects of domestic and international transactions, private investment fund investments and formations, and transactional and investment planning for public and private companies and tax-exempt organizations. Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.

Benefits Group - Boston, New York, or Washington, DC

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.

Litigation and Enforcement Mid-level Associate – Boston, New York, Chicago, London, San Francisco or Washington, D.C.

The Litigation and Enforcement practice group at Ropes & Gray is currently seeking a mid-level associate with native or fluent-level Spanish and/or Portuguese language capabilities to join the practice group in our Boston, New York, Chicago, London, San Francisco or Washington, D.C. office. Candidates should have three to five years of experience in internal and government investigations, anti-corruption and international risk matters, matters involving white-collar, money laundering, fraud, risk assessment and regulatory work, and/or complex commercial litigation matters. Experience with global anti-bribery laws, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (FCPA), UK Bribery Act, trade sanctions, export control, anti-money laundering, and private equity or sovereign investor transactions is strongly preferred.

Candidates should be highly capable of managing a broad range of internal and external investigation tasks, including conducting interviews, interfacing with clients, advising on strategy and managing associate teams. International travel is expected. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese, is required for this position. Superlative academic and large law firm experience is preferred. Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.

IP Litigation Associate – Silicon Valley

The Intellectual Property Litigation practice group is seeking two mid-level associates classes of 2014-2016. The ideal candidate will have a degree in Electrical Engineering (may consider mechanical engineers), Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry or a Biological Science, and/or Materials Science, as well as intellectual property experience. Advanced degrees a plus. USPTO registration is also a plus, but not required. Applicants must have excellent attention to detail and strong interpersonal skills. Superlative academic and large law firm experience is preferred. 

Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.

Business Restructuring Department – Boston

The Business Restructuring Department is seeking a Boston based junior to mid-level associate (2nd to 5th year) in representing debtors and creditors 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.

Labor and Employment Department – Boston, New York, or San Francisco

The Labor and Employment Department is seeking associates with at least two years of experience to join our group in a partnership-track position in either our Boston, New York, or San Francisco offices. Attorneys in this role will work on the labor and employment aspects of corporate transactions and draft and negotiate purchase agreements, employment agreements, restrictive covenant agreements, retention agreements, separation agreements, and other agreements in corporate deals. In addition, this attorney may spend a portion of his or her time on advice and counseling, executive compensation matters, employment litigation, and training. Applicants must have excellent attention to detail and strong interpersonal skills. Superlative academic and large law firm experience is preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience. Ropes & Gray LLP is an equal opportunity employer.

Career Attorney – Boston or New York

The Labor and Employment Department is actively seeking a Career Attorney to join our group in either our Boston or New York office. Attorneys in this role will perform L&E due diligence on corporate transactions and draft and negotiate purchase agreements, employment agreements, restrictive covenant agreements, retention agreements, separation agreements, and the L&E provisions of other agreements in corporate deals. In addition, this attorney may spend a portion of his or her time on advice and counseling, executive compensation matters, employment litigation, and training. Applicants must have excellent attention to detail and strong interpersonal skills. Superlative academic and large law firm experience is preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience. Ropes & Gray LLP is an equal opportunity employer.

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