Job Description

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking a mid-level associate attorney with a minimum of three years’ experience to join its commercial litigation group in DWT’s Portland office.  This position will include working closely with DWT’s Food and Beverage industry group.  We are seeking a highly capable, driven lawyer with the desire to practice with and enhance an entrepreneurial team. We are looking for candidates with litigation experience, including responsibility for pleadings, motions, discovery, depositions, and arguing motions. Candidates must have excellent writing and oral advocacy skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and be a team player. Clerkship and court experience is a plus. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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 lawyers collaborate regularly and nimbly with industry colleagues across these and many other subject matter areas to deliver top of market client service. 
DWT offers a collaborative working environment where associates can work on interesting and challenging matters. 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 - this associate will work with a variety of our Food + Beverage colleagues across all of DWT’s offices.
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 upload a cover letter addressed to Deverie Hart, Senior Manager of Attorney Recruiting; resume; brief writing sample (10 pages max., redacted to omit confidential details.); and unofficial law school transcript. We would appreciate you specifying how you heard about this position. 

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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