Job Description

The Financial Services Practice Group at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP has an exciting opportunity for an associate attorney with a minimum of four years’ experience working on compliance and regulatory matters to join our market-leading team.

The ideal candidate will have experience working with and counseling registered investment advisors and broker-dealers on regulatory and compliance-related issues, including issues concerning the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the Investment Company Act of 1940.  Desired skill sets include: statutory and regulatory analysis and application, legal writing, securities offerings, and corporate and governance principles. The ideal candidate will have experience with regulators including the SEC and FINRA. Outstanding communication skills, oral and written, are required, as is an unrelenting commitment to client service.  Prior law firm experience or work experience at the SEC or FINRA is not required but is preferred.  To be considered, you must be a member of a local bar in good standing.

DWT offers a diverse, fast-paced and collegial working atmosphere where associates have the opportunity to work on some of the most interesting and challenging matters in the financial services industry today.  We encourage national applicants seeking to relocate to one of our office locations.  Relocation and bar expenses are paid.

To apply, upload a cover letter addressed to Aglaia Galimanis, Attorney Recruiting Manager, resume; law school transcript and a list of representations, all in PDF format. 
We are accepting submissions from third-party recruiters.

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.

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

The annualized salary range for this position in New York City, California, and Washington is $260,000 to $330,000.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience and other job-related factors permitted by law.  Full time employees may be eligible for a bonus, health insurance with an optional HSA, short term disability, long term disability, dental insurance, vision care, life insurance, Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts, 401(k), vacation, sick time, and an employee assistance program. Additional voluntary programs include: voluntary accident insurance, voluntary life, voluntary disability, voluntary long-term care, and pet insurance. Commuter and Transit programs are also available.   

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