Job Description

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks to hire a mid to senior-level attorney to join its national Employee Benefits law practice in Portland, Seattle or Bellevue.  This is a great opportunity for a confident, self-motivated lawyer with a demonstrated ability to handle matters independently to build a practice in a collegial environment.  We prefer candidates with law firm experience, excellent client relationship skills, practical insight, creativity, and a self-starter mindset. Excellent writing and oral advocacy skills are required, as well as strong academic credentials.


The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years’ experience in some or all of the following areas:

  • Private, tax exempt and public (governmental) retirement plan experience (401(k); 403(b); 457(b)) and defined benefit plans
  • M&A Benefits Support
  • 409A and executive compensation
  • Health and welfare plans and specific health plan laws (ACA, COBRA, HIPAA)
  • ERISA litigation

To apply, please upload a cover letter addressed to Bahareh Samanian, Director of Lawyer Recruiting; resume; brief writing sample (5-10 pages) and law school transcript. We would appreciate you specifying how you heard about this position. All replies confidential.


We are accepting third-party recruiter submissions at this time.

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP believes that embracing diversity and inclusion 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. 

Application Instructions

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