Lateral Associates

Our dynamic, thriving firm continually seeks new legal talent to better serve the needs of our clients globally.

Our firm’s history and culture has taught us, time and again, that our true capital is our human capital. Blank Rome’s success has been built on the professional achievements of both our homegrown talent and lateral hires. The firm’s inclusive culture does not distinguish between the two, but rather promotes the immeasurable value and full integration of all our attorneys.

We also recognize the individual needs of our lateral attorneys at all stages of their careers. From orientation to advanced skills training, our firm provides cutting-edge professional development and training to ensure that our laterals will build careers that suit both their needs and the needs of our clients, well into the future.

Blank Rome has grown substantially over the past decade. We have built a reputation for our significant industry knowledge and experience, all of which could not have been accomplished without the leading quality and talent of our attorneys.

Please apply for any positions directly using the links below. If you have other inquiries, please direct them to recruiting@blankrome.com.

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Agencies and Search Firms: Please note that all candidate submissions (including candidate referrals and resumes) must be sent directly to the Recruiting Team, and not to attorneys or other employees of the firm. Agencies, search firms and/or their representatives will not be compensated in any way for candidate submissions made through anyone other than a Recruiting Team representative. Blank Rome does not accept submissions from recruiting agencies or search firms that do not have a specific written agreement with the firm.

Open Positions

Trusts & Estates Associate
The New York office of Blank Rome LLP has an opening for a Trusts & Estates Associate with at least 3-5 years of experience. Candidates must have in-depth, broad-based experience in estate planning and estate administration, and some litigation experience is preferred.  An LLM in Tax is strongly preferred, as well. Candidates must be self-motivated, personable team players, have outstanding academic and professional credentials and be admitted to practice in New York. Successful candidates will have an opportunity for significant professional growth and client contact.  This position is open to recruiting agency submissionsApply Here.

The target annual pay range for this role in New York City is $250,000 - $330,000.  Positions outside of New York City will be subject to annual pay ranges specific to the market for that particular geographic location.  Actual pay will vary depending upon various factors, including relevant experience and skillset.  The compensation range listed is just one component of Blank Rome’s total compensation package for employees.  Other monetary rewards include bonuses based on performance.  In addition, Blank Rome provides a comprehensive suite of benefits to promote health and financial security, including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as life, accident, and disability insurance plans. The firm also provides the opportunity to participate in 401(k) retirement benefits, commuter benefits, and well-being programs.

Patent Agent/Patent Attorney (Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering/Computer Science)
Blank Rome LLP has an opening for a Patent Agent or Patent Attorney with at least 2-4 years of experience to support the Firm's patent prosecution practice, leveraging technical expertise to assist the Firm's clients in protecting their technology with patents. Candidates can be based out of our New York, Houston, Philadelphia or Washington, D.C. offices.  Successful candidates will possess a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field.  The Patent Agent or Patent Attorney will draft patent applications and prosecute applications through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as well as support due diligence. Candidates must be registered to practice in front of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, be Patent Bar eligible, and if appropriate, licensed to practice law in their respective state. Candidates must have strong time management skills and be able to meet and manage internal and client-driven deadlines with assignments coming from multiple partners and clients.  Candidates must have strong attention to detail, writing skills, and analytical skills with the ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment. Please note that this is a non-partner track position. This position is open to recruiting agency submissions at this timeApply Here.

The target annual pay range for this role in New York City and Washington, D.C. is $150,000 - $165,000.  Positions outside of New York City and Washington, D.C. will be subject to annual pay ranges specific to the market for that particular geographic location.  Actual pay will vary depending upon various factors, including relevant experience and skillset.  The compensation range listed is just one component of Blank Rome’s total compensation package for employees.  Other monetary rewards include bonuses based on performance.  In addition, Blank Rome provides a comprehensive suite of benefits to promote health and financial security, including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as life, accident, and disability insurance plans. The firm also provides the opportunity to participate in 401(k) retirement benefits, commuter benefits, and well-being programs.

Patent Agent/Patent Attorney (Bio/BioChem/Life Sciences)
Blank Rome LLP has an opening for a Patent Agent or Patent Attorney with at least 2-4 year of experience to support the Firm's patent prosecution practice by leveraging technical expertise to assist the Firm's clients in protecting their technology.  Candidates can be based out of our New York, Houston, Philadelphia or Washington, D.C. offices.  Successful candidates will possess a Master's Degree or Doctor of Philosophy in molecular biology, microbiology, immunology, biochemistry or a related field. The Patent Agent or Patent Attorney will draft and prosecute applications through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as well as support due diligence.  Candidates must be registered to practice in front of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, be Patent Bar eligible, and if appropriate, licensed to practice law in their respective state. Candidates must have strong time management skills and be able to meet and manage internal and client-driven deadlines with assignments coming from multiple partners and clients.  Candidates must have strong attention to detail, writing skills, and analytical skills with the ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment. Please note that this is a non-partner track position. This position is open to recruiting agency submissions at this timeApply Here.

The target annual pay range for this role in New York City and Washington, D.C. is $150,000 - $165,000.  Positions outside of New York City and Washington, D.C. will be subject to annual pay ranges specific to the market for that particular geographic location.  Actual pay will vary depending upon various factors, including relevant experience and skillset.  The compensation range listed is just one component of Blank Rome’s total compensation package for employees.  Other monetary rewards include bonuses based on performance.  In addition, Blank Rome provides a comprehensive suite of benefits to promote health and financial security, including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as life, accident, and disability insurance plans. The firm also provides the opportunity to participate in 401(k) retirement benefits, commuter benefits, and well-being programs.

Labor & Employment Associate
The Houston office of Blank Rome LLP has an opening for a Labor & Employment Associate with at least 3 -5 years of experience to join our dynamic team.  We are seeking a lawyer with proven litigation skills handling employment claims and agency charges, injunctions matters, and government audits.  In addition, the role will handle a wide variety of client advice and counseling. Traditional labor and transactional experience would be helpful but not required.  Candidates must be self-motivated, personable team players and have outstanding academic and professional credentials. Candidates must be admitted to practice in Texas. This position is open to recruiting agency submissionsApply Here.

Litigation Associate
The Philadelphia office of Blank Rome LLP has an opening for a Litigation Associate with at least 3-5 years of litigation experience. Candidates should have experience in complex business litigation in state and federal courts with a focus on Pennsylvania courts.  Relevant experience should include outstanding research capabilities, drafting pleadings and motions, conducting written discovery, managing large scale document reviews, taking/defending depositions, and attending court conferences and hearings.  Trial experience is preferred.  Candidates must be self-motivated, personable team players and have outstanding academic and professional credentials, and must be admitted to practice in Pennsylvania. Admission to New Jersey is preferred. This position is open to recruiting agency submissionsApply Here.

Business Tax Attorney
The​ New York office of Blank Rome LLP has an opening for a Business Tax Attorney with at least 6 years of experience.  Candidates must have experience in general, broad-based business tax, including general Corporate Taxation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Partnership work, with international experience a plus.  An LL.M. in Tax is preferred.  Candidates must be self-motivated, personable team players with outstanding academic and professional credentials.  Candidates must be admitted to practice in New York.  This position is open to recruiting agency submissionsApply Here.

The target annual pay range for this role in New York City is $355,000 - $450,000.  Positions outside of New York City will be subject to annual pay ranges specific to the market for that particular geographic location.  Actual pay will vary depending upon various factors, including relevant experience and skillset.  The compensation range listed is just one component of Blank Rome’s total compensation package for employees.  Other monetary rewards include bonuses based on performance.  In addition, Blank Rome provides a comprehensive suite of benefits to promote health and financial security, including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as life, accident, and disability insurance plans. The firm also provides the opportunity to participate in 401(k) retirement benefits, commuter benefits, and well-being programs.

Litigation Associate 
The Boston office of Blank Rome LLP has an opening for a Litigation Associate with at least 3-5 years of litigation experience. Candidates should have experience in complex business litigation in state and federal courts with a focus on Massachusetts courts.  Relevant experience should include outstanding research capabilities, drafting pleadings and motions, conducting written discovery, managing large scale document reviews, taking/defending depositions, and attending court conferences and hearings.  Trial experience is preferred.  Candidates must be self-motivated, personable team players and have outstanding academic and professional credentials, and must be admitted to practice in Massachusetts. This position is open to recruiting agency submissions. Apply Here.