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Associate Litigation Attorney, Chinese Practice

Wilson Elser currently seeks an Associate Litigation Attorney to join the Chinese Practice team.

The Firm
Wilson Elser is a full-service and leading defense litigation law firm who faithfully serves their clients with nearly 800 attorneys across over 30 offices in the United States and one in London. Founded in 1978, we rank among the top 200 law firms identified by The American Lawyer and are included in the top 50 of The National Law Journal's survey of the nation's largest law firms.

Job Description:

Represent national and international insurance companies and manufacturers in product liability defense litigation. Represent, communicate with corporate insurance clients in China on high-risk litigation matters.  Research, analyze, and summarize U.S. and Chinese law, precedents, statutes, regulations, and government guidelines using legal databases, Lexus and Westlaw and  Chinese legal databases. Draft and file court documents, pleadings, discovery, subpoenas, motions and appeals. Appear in court and arbitration proceedings for motions, trials, conferences, and settlement negotiations.  Interview clients and investigate facts in complex litigation involving insurance, commercial, corporate, intellectual property, and product liability. Review, summarize, and analyze evidence and case documents.  Draft and review settlement agreements in court and arbitration.  Draft factual and legal memoranda summarizing U.S. and Chinese Law, and conflicts of U.S. and China laws, jurisdictional issues such as international service of process, forum non conveniens, comity, public policy, priority and reciprocity, applying China law in U.S. Courts and arbitration.  

Position Requirements:

U.S. Master of Laws degree (LLM) or a U.S. Juris Doctor (JD), and a Law degree from mainland China, licensed to practice law in New York and qualified to practice in mainland China, and 12 months insurance litigation experience researching, analyzing, and summarizing U.S. and Chinese Law, conflicts of U.S. & China laws, drafting factual and legal memoranda on jurisdictional issues such as international service of process, forum non conveniens, comity, public policy, priority and reciprocity, applying China law in U.S. Courts and arbitration proceedings.  Mandarin fluency. 

Why Should You Apply?

  • Excellent Benefits 
  • Professional development programs including in-house CLE and National Attorney Training
  • Generous PTO plan 
  • Excellent growth and advancement opportunities 
  • Corporate Discount Plans

Interested?

Applicants: Submit resume to: Wilson Elser, Attn: M. O'Neill, Human Resources,  1133 Westchester Ave., White Plains, NY 10604. 

We are committed to cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity as a fundamental value. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer; Minorities and Women are encouraged to apply.

 

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