Job Description

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking a junior-to-mid-level associate to join our thriving communications practice, which was recently recognized as "Law Firm of the Year" in Communications Law by Best Lawyers & U.S. News.  The position is focused on representing telecommunications, cable, wireless and other service providers before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the Federal Communications Commission and related litigation and transactional matters.  The ideal candidate will have previously worked at the CPUC or have at least two years of law firm experience as a regulatory associate representing clients before the CPUC or another state or federal agency.  We will, however, also accept applications from recent law school graduates and litigation associates who are looking to specialize and transition away from litigation.  This is an excellent opportunity to receive mentorship and grow in this exciting practice area. Strong writing and research skills and excellent academic credentials are required. California bar admission is preferred but we will consider applications from out-of-state candidates who commit to joining the California bar after joining the firm. The candidate can be based in either our Los Angeles or San Francisco office. 

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is an AmLaw 100 law firm with ten offices nationwide. We are relentlessly committed to client service and look for candidates who share that commitment. At DWT, client service means having empathy for each client’s and each lawyer’s work and personal pressures, business objectives, and legal needs; anticipating their needs; and having the capabilities and commitment to deliver what matters most to them.

To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample (10 pages max.) to Marissa Sandoval, Recruiting Specialist, Lawyer Talent Acquisition. We would appreciate you specifying how you heard about this position.

We are accepting submissions from third-party recruiters.

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP embraces diversity, equity and inclusion. It brings out the best of what each individual has to offer and inspires us to build strong and lasting connections with each other, our clients, and our communities. 

We are committed to creating and cultivating a diverse workforce and inclusive environment where every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is our policy to hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all employment-related decisions without regard to an employee’s sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical condition), race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, religious creed, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, military condition, military or veteran status or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal laws.

Davis Wright Tremaine provides reasonable accommodations for those who need them to complete the application or recruiting process and for employees who need reasonable accommodations to perform the essential functions of their positions due to a disability or for religious reasons. If you need to request accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please email



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