Austin Employment Litigation Associate

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$260,000 - $365,000
900 South Capital of Texas Highway
Las Cimas IV, Fifth Floor
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Our Austin office is excited to welcome qualified applicants with at least 3-5 years of experience in management-side employment litigation and counseling in our Employment & Trade Secrets group.  As an associate in our group, you will advise cutting-edge clients ranging from early-stage startups to Fortune 500 companies in the technology, life science, green energy, and cleantech space, including:

  • Interfacing directly with clients to provide mission-critical advice on all aspects of employment law, including hiring, leaves of absence, internal investigations, terminations, trade secret protection, restrictive covenants, and various employee mobility issues;
  • Drafting and reviewing employment policies, executive agreements, separation agreements, and other key employment documents;
  • Advocating for clients in employment-related disputes before state and federal courts, administrative agencies, and arbitral panels;
  • Working with and assisting other team members on multi-jurisdictional disputes and matters; and
  • Assisting and advising on various employment-related matters in mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, and other corporate transactions, gaining valuable cross-disciplinary experience.

Superior academic credentials and excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills required.

Make the most of your strong communication and advocacy skills and impressive academic background.  Take the next step to advance your career at Wilson Sonsini!

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary range of $260,000 – $365,000, based on year classification. 
  • Discretionary merit bonuses may also be awarded. 
  • Our benefits include: 
    • Monthly wellness reimbursements
    • 24/7 emotional and behavioral health support and virtual counseling
    • Healthcare coverage for you and your same- or opposite-sex spouse/domestic partner and children up to age 26
    • Family-building benefits including IVF, adoption, surrogacy, and egg-freezing
    • Paid parental leave
    • Parenting support concierge and telemedicine
    • Parents and caregivers resource group
    • Career coaching for working parents
    • In-home and center-based back-up childcare
    • Tutoring and college coach for older children
    • Health Savings Accounts with firm contribution
    • Flexible spending accounts
    • 401(k) retirement plan
    • Pretax commuter and parking benefits
    • Basic and supplemental life insurance
    • Short and long-term disability
    • Voluntary long term care insurance
    • Voluntary critical illness, hospitalization, and accident insurance
    • Voluntary ID theft protection
    • Voluntary pet insurance
    • Medicare consulting
    • Firm-paid CLE, bar review fees, and bar dues
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