Job Description

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks a mid-level to senior associate attorney with at least 3 years’ law firm or in-house experience to support and work with its nationally recognized Food + Beverage industry group based out of beautiful Portland, Oregon. The forward-thinking group represent the interests of branded food and beverage companies, prominent alcohol beverage companies, and new-school agricultural clients in significant transactions. 
Candidates for this role should bring a foundation of experience in mergers and acquisitions and/or equity financing transactions.  Experience with real estate-driven asset transactions is a plus.  DWT offers a fast-paced and collegial working atmosphere where associates have the opportunity to work on interesting and challenging matters directly with our Food + Beverage group leaders and client decision-makers.

Ideal candidates will have experience handling the ongoing needs and work flow of a variety of high-growth clients in different stages of development, and working in deal teams and executing complex transactions. We are seeking a highly capable, driven lawyer with the desire to practice with and enhance an entrepreneurial team. Candidates must have writing and drafting skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and be a team player.

DWT’s working atmosphere is fast-paced, and collegial, and partnership advancement potential is strong.  We are the only law firm in the country recognized by Chambers USA in both Nationwide Food and Beverage Categories (Alcohol Beverages, and Regulatory and Litigation).  DWT  Food + Beverage group transaction lawyers collaborate regularly and nimbly with industry colleagues across these and many other subject matter areas to deliver top of market client service. 
While the Chair of the Food + Beverage group and many of our Food + Beverage colleagues reside in Portland - a vibrant city with easy commutes and high quality of life - we will also consider candidates in Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

To apply, please upload a cover letter addressed to Deverie Hart, Senior Manager, Lawyer Talent Acquisition, resume, and law school transcript. Please specify how you heard about this position.

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is an AmLaw 100 law firm with eight 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.

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 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.

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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