Job Description

K&L Gates is seeking an experienced Senior Associate in our complex commercial litigation practice.  This will be working alongside John Kelly, Mark Dobbie and Christien Corns, who are recognized as some of Australia’s leading alternate dispute resolution lawyers and litigation lawyers.

About the role

Our commercial litigation practice advises corporate clients in large commercial disputes which may involve major tort or contractual claims and class actions in the oil and gas, sporting, banking and property sectors as well as public inquiries with government and regulatory authorities.

As one of the senior members of this group, you will have the opportunity to supervise and mentor a team of developing lawyers as well as be involved in firm activities and committees, including business development, mentoring, delivering training and presenting to clients and professional organisations.

About You

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate the capability to provide strategic advice including the use of alternative dispute resolution.  You will have 6+ years post qualification experience providing advice to commercial clients in complex disputes across a variety of industry sectors.

You are hardworking, dedicated and possess a high level of integrity when dealing with clients and colleagues.  You should be proactive in your approach and possess strong problem solving skills. A high level of client service is expected as are excellent organisation, written and oral communication skills.

The extras

As an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, K&L Gates promotes equal opportunities for women and men to progress in their careers. 

Initiatives include:

  • Structured mentoring program
  • Professional development programs
  • Strategic planning program for business development
  • Momentum Program for women and men who are taking a period of parental leave and wish to stay on career track
  • 14 weeks paid parental leave regardless of gender 
  • Flexible working options
  • Salary continuance insurance

About Us

The firm’s Australian operations provide vast knowledge of the Australian legal marketplace across a wide spectrum of industries.  With lawyers located in four established offices in Australia’s leading financial and commercial centres and possessing substantial experience, K&L Gates acts for industry leaders, major corporations, capital markets participants, major financial institutions, and governments on ground-breaking legal transactions, both domestically and internationally.

For everyone at K&L Gates, our role is about our clients. They rely on us to provide insightful and practical advice on the diverse issues that affect their businesses. However, they also expect that advice to go hand-in-hand with excellent client service. The combination of our practice strength, global platform, and unwavering commitment to unsurpassed client service is a true differentiator in the legal services marketplace.

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K&L Gates is an equal opportunity employer and promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of those with a disability. We welcome applications from people who have an indigenous and/or culturally and linguistically diverse background.

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