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Energy Practice Group

Energy Attorney – Washington, D.C.

Thompson Coburn is seeking an Energy Attorney with a minimum of seven years of experience for its Washington, D.C. office. All candidates should have substantial experience with FERC practice, including FERC litigation and settlement, experience with and knowledge of the regulated energy markets, including ISO/RTO market stakeholder proceedings, background advising clients regarding energy and/or capacity market participation issues and power supply arrangements, excellent analytical and writing skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to function independently and within a team environment. The ideal candidate also will be capable of taking on substantial roles in and responsibility for project management and be comfortable with client interaction.

The position is open to both part-time and full-time candidates. This position is open to recruiters.

Candidates should be admitted to the District of Columbia Bar.

To apply for this position, click here to submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts and writing sample.

Labor and Employment Practice Group

Labor & Employment Associate - Los Angeles

Thompson Coburn is seeking an attorney with 2-4 years of employment litigation experience to join its Los Angeles office. The ideal candidate will have employment counseling and employment litigation experience, strong analytical and writing skills, and the ability to function both independently and within a team environment. Traditional labor expertise is preferred but not required.

The Firm welcomes applicants who are self-starters, comfortable with client interaction and seeking career development and advancement opportunities. Candidates should be licensed to practice in California.

The salary range for this position in our Los Angeles office is $190,000-$210,000. Actual salary will vary and may be above or below the range based on relevant skills, training and other job-related factors. The range listed is just one part of Thompson Coburn’s total compensation and benefits package for associates, which includes productivity and discretionary bonuses; life, health, accident and disability insurance; and a 401(k) plan.

This position is open to recruiters.

To apply for this position,  click here to submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts and writing sample.

Litigation Practice Group

Business Litigation Associate – St. Louis

Thompson Coburn is seeking an associate with 4-5 years of relevant legal experience to join its business litigation section in the St. Louis office. We are seeking candidates with exceptional research, analytical, and writing skills in addition to a detail-oriented mindset. Candidates must have strong academic achievement and the ability to function both independently and within a team environment. Prior commercial litigation experience in both state and federal court in Missouri is a plus.

This position is not open to recruiters.

Candidates should be licensed to practice in Missouri.

To apply for this position,  click here to submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts and writing sample.

Litigation Associate - Belleville

Thompson Coburn is seeking a litigation attorney to join its Belleville office. Candidates should have 1-2 years of litigation experience or be a recent law school graduate who will sit for the bar in February or July. The ideal candidate must have exceptional academic achievement, excellent analytical and writing skills, and the ability to function both independently and within a team.

This position is not open to recruiters.

Candidates should be licensed to practice in Illinois or Missouri or seeking to be admitted in either or both states.

To apply for this position, click here to submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts and writing sample.

Litigation Associate - Dallas

Thompson Coburn is seeking an associate with 3-6 of litigation experience to join its Dallas office. We are seeking candidates with exceptional research, analytical, and writing skills in addition to a detail-oriented mindset. Candidates must have strong academic achievement and the ability to function both independently and within a team environment. Labor and employment experience is a plus.

This position is not open to recruiters.

Candidates should be licensed to practice in Texas.

To apply for this position,  click here to submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts and writing sample.

Private Client Practice Group

Private Client Associate – St. Louis

Thompson Coburn is seeking an associate attorney with up to 6 years of experience to join its Private Client practice group in St. Louis. Ideal candidates will have experience with sophisticated estate planning matters including gift, estate, and related income tax planning, estate and trust administration, charitable planning and family business succession planning.

Candidates must have strong academic achievement, and have demonstrated excellent analytical and writing skills. In addition, candidates must have strong interpersonal skills enabling client development and networking. The ability to function both independently and within a team is essential.

Candidates should be licensed to practice in Missouri.

To apply for this position, click here to submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts and writing sample.

Tax Credits Practice Group

Commercial Finance Associate - Chicago, Dallas, St. Louis or Washington D.C

Thompson Coburn is seeking an attorney with a minimum of 5 years of experience in the drafting, negotiation and closing of commercial lending transactions, with a firm understanding of issues involved in Article 9 secured transactions and meaningful experience in drafting and negotiating intercreditor agreements. Experience with tax-advantaged financing, various tax credits, real estate and/or mergers and acquisitions is preferred but not required.

The practice is an active and diverse commercial finance practice with a focus on tax-credit subsidized equity and debt financings. Transactions are multi-faceted, often involving public/private partnerships with two or more sources of debt financings and multiple equity investors. The successful candidate will be an outgoing self-starter who can quickly take an active role in the documentation, management and closing of these transactions and will be expected to work closely with all transaction parties, including banks and other financial institutions, private equity firms, state and local governments, and their respective counsel. 

This position is open to recruiters.

To apply for this position, click here to submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts and writing sample.

Tort Litigation Practice Group

Litigation Associate - St. Louis

Thompson Coburn is seeking an attorney with 2-5 years of complex litigation experience to join its St. Louis office. The ideal candidate will have a track record of professional success, strong critical thinking skills, and a desire to work in a team environment.  Federal court, or other complex litigation experience, is preferred. The Firm welcomes applicants who are self-starters, comfortable with client interaction and seeking career development and advancement opportunities.  Candidates should be licensed to practice in Missouri.

This position is open to recruiters.

To apply for this position, click here to submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts and writing sample.

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