Associate Attorney - Food and Drug/Litigation Associate for San Francisco Office
Keller and Heckman LLP
Location: San Francisco, California
Type: Full Time
Keller and Heckman LLP, an international law firm with an established administrative law practice, is seeking a talented junior level associate attorney with 2-4 years of experience to join our growing Food and Drug regulatory and Litigation practices in our San Francisco Office. Regulatory work will include advising clients on food packaging, food, food additive, food labeling, and food safety matters under FDA and USDA jurisdiction; establishing appropriate regulatory status for various ingredients; and assisting with Proposition 65 compliance. The associate will also have the opportunity to assist with research and writing, depositions, and court appearances in a broad range of litigation such as food labeling class actions and environmental matters, including Proposition 65 and toxic torts defense.
Strong academic credentials; excellent analytical, research, writing, and interpersonal skills; attention to detail; and the ability to assume immediate responsibility are required. Due to the technical nature of the practice, an undergraduate degree or some experience in a scientific field (biology, chemistry, mathematics, or engineering) will be helpful, but is not required. Experience with Proposition 65 and general litigation skills are also a plus. Must be a California barred attorney.
A desire to learn, and an ability to manage multiple client priorities and take direction are critical. Successful associate will be given significant client responsibility early on, including direct client contact. The position requires collaboration across all firm offices on challenging and interesting work involving cutting-edge regulatory and health and safety issues while working in a collegial, team-based atmosphere.
Fluency in Spanish a plus.
We offer an excellent benefit package, bonus plan, and salary commensurate with experience.
Send resume, cover letter, transcript, and writing sample to Jennifer Ireland, Human Resources and Recruitment Manager, Keller and Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street, NW, Suite 500 West, Washington, D.C. 20001 to email@example.com. E.O.E.
Keller and Heckman, founded in 1962, has a broad practice in the areas of regulatory law, litigation, and business transactions, serving both domestic and international clients. Our firm is a pioneer in the use of interdisciplinary approaches to problem-solving. Since 1971, we have had an in-house scientific staff that works closely with the firm's attorneys on matters of technical complexity. Many of our attorneys also have government experience and expertise in multiple areas of the law.
Keller and Heckman represents a wide spectrum of companies and trade associations servicing a range of industries, including food and food additives, plastics, pesticides, industrial and specialty chemicals, drugs and medical devices, transportation, and telecommunications. The firm's practice covers the diverse regulatory areas that affect these industries, as well as business counseling and litigation issues. Our attorneys and scientists emphasize creative service to clients involved in the development of new products, services, and markets.
Our attorneys and staff serve clients from offices in Washington, DC, Brussels, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Boulder. We are also a member of Mackrel...l International, a network of 90 independent law firms in more than 170 offices in 60 countries. By our membership in Mackrell International, we are able to assist our clients in satisfying their legal requirements across the globe.