Job Description

The Business and Tax practice group of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks a mid-level associate attorney with a minimum of three years of law firm experience in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and other significant business transactions. Experience working on M&A in healthcare services and healthcare technology is highly preferred.

We seek candidates who will fit well with our Healthcare M&A team, each of whom has a combination of experience in M&A, the healthcare industry and with regulatory issues. Candidates should have that experience or be willing to commit to developing it with support from the Healthcare M&A team.

Candidates must have excellent academic credentials and transactional skills. We prefer candidates with law firm experience, an entrepreneurial mindset, a strong client-service ethic and outstanding interpersonal skills. Candidates must have an active, in good standing, state bar license, excellent writing and drafting skills, high level of attention to detail, track record of responsiveness, strong client relationship skills, and be a team player. 

DWT’s working atmosphere is fun, fast-paced, and collegial, and partnership advancement potential is strong. Our middle market M&A practice spans a wide range of industries, including technology, consumer, healthcare, food & beverage, manufacturing and industrials. Candidates in Oregon and Washington will be considered.

To apply, please upload a cover letter addressed to Beka Anardi (, Senior Recruiter, Lawyer Talent Acquisition; resume; deal sheet and law school transcript, all in PDF format.  Please specify how you heard about this position. All replies confidential.

We are accepting submissions from third-party recruiters.

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.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are part of the fabric of Davis Wright Tremaine - central to who we are and what we do. Our vision is to foster a culture where all talented individuals - including those who are from traditionally underrepresented communities in the legal profession - can have, and can see, a path to success.  We embed DEI throughout our law firm with our four-pillar framework: Community, Growth, Education, and Engagement.  We invite you to learn more about our commitment to DEI at

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 Washington is $200,000 to $290,000. Actual pay will be adjusted based on the candidate’s education, training, experience and other job-related factors permitted by law.  Full time employees may be eligible for a bonus and 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, 10 paid holidays each year and an employee assistance program.  For full-time employees, the initial sick leave benefit is 80 hours of sick leave per year.  Attorneys generally take approximately three weeks of vacation from work each year, and it may vary depending on the needs of the clients and the firm.  Additional voluntary benefits programs include voluntary accident insurance, voluntary life, voluntary disability, voluntary long-term care, voluntary critical illness and cancer insurance and pet insurance.  Commuter and Transit programs are also available.


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