Parr Brown’s management style is unique among full-service commercial law firms. We operate on a consensus model, providing new associates equal participation in management. Associates have unparalleled participation in firm management as full voting members within various management committees. The committees are responsible for coming up with recommendations for firm governance, including business development and strategic planning; benefits; financial management; billing and collections; and technology.
Associates are treated as prospective shareholders from their first day on the job – a cultural attitude that affects virtually every aspect of an associate’s career at the firm. New associates are encouraged and expected to assume early and rapidly increasing levels of responsibility under the supervision of senior attorneys, providing associates with meaningful client and courtroom experiences.
Here’s what one new associate told the Intermountain Commercial Record, a local Salt Lake City newspaper:
“The attorneys at Parr Brown, and its reputation, are very high-quality. I wanted to practice with attorneys who would give me a real opportunity to learn. I’m working with shareholders who are taking the time to mentor me and show me the ropes. They are absolutely great. Right now I’m working on an appellate brief for a patent case—a very complicated patent case—before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. I’m also involved in some fascinating securities litigation.”
Through our strong client focus, continued skill development and careful practice management, we maintain strong revenue growth and economic stability. The firm is constantly recognized in publications such as Best Lawyers in America, Benchmark Litigation, Mountain States Super Lawyers and Utah Business magazine’s Utah’s Legal Elite.
Representatives of Parr Brown work closely with university on-campus interview programs and attend law school recruiting functions throughout the year. Students from law schools where the firm is conducting on-campus interviews should submit their resumes in accordance with their schools’ guidelines.
If we are not scheduled to interview on campus at your school, send a resume directly to our Recruiting Committee by mail or email addressed to Daniel Barnett, Recruiting Committee Chair. First year students should submit resumes between December and February. Second and third year students should submit resumes between August and October. A transcript (unofficial ok) should be submitted as well.
Parr Brown Gee & Loveless, PC, a business-centered mid-sized law firm located in Salt Lake City law firm, Utah, seeks lateral attorney for Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions Group. Applicants should have 3 years or more of relevant law firm experience. Negotiation experience and knowledge of IP and Data Privacy law are required. The position involves working on technology transactions, including license agreements, outsourcing agreements, technology development agreements, reseller, distribution and cloud service agreements, advising clients on data security and privacy matters and assisting transactional attorneys with IP due diligence, structuring and documentation in M&A and financing transactions. JD from a “top 20″ U.S. law school or class rank in the top 20 percentile highly recommended.
Parr Brown actively recruits summer clerks, the majority of whom have completed their second year of law school. A limited number of positions are available for first-year students and law school graduates who will be going on to judicial clerkships. We believe in hiring talented and energetic law students who are interested in making a long-term professional commitment.
We typically hire summer clerks who are in the top 10% of their law school class and show initiative through extra-curricular activities such as law review, Moot Court program participation and other activities. While grades are important, we also look at individual characteristics such as poise, leadership ability and written and verbal skills.
Representatives of Parr Brown work closely with university on-campus interview programs and attend recruiting functions throughout the year. Students from schools where the firm is conducting on-campus interviews should submit their resumes in accordance with their schools’ guidelines.
If we are not scheduled to interview on campus at your school, send a resume directly to:
Daniel E. Barnett, Recruiting Committee Chair
101 South 200 East, Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
First-year students should submit resumes between December and February. Second- and third-year students should submit resumes between August and September. A transcript (unofficial OK) should also be submitted.
Parr Brown is committed to hiring top candidates from quality law schools and eliminating attrition among current attorneys. As a result, we are dedicated to remaining at the top of the compensation scale for the Salt Lake City market. In addition to guaranteed salaries, all full-time associates participate in firm profit-sharing distributions, have fully-paid medical and dental coverage for themselves and their families, and receive annual contributions to a 401(k) retirement plan. Summer associates receive weekly salaries that are adjusted annually to ensure that they are competitive with other Salt Lake City firms.
Law students who participate in the firm’s summer program get a real-life look at Parr Brown’s culture and practice. Students work on actual client matters and attend trials, hearings, depositions and client meetings when appropriate. Summer clerks are given the broadest possible experience by working with many different attorneys in the firm.
The Summer Clerk Program Coordinators have the primary responsibility for overseeing work and social activities. A weekly meeting is held for summer clerks, during which assignments, social activities, and other functions are planned and coordinated.
Each attorney that assigns work is encouraged to provide an informal evaluation directly to the summer associate. In addition, the attorneys complete written evaluations for each project assigned. Evaluation reports are submitted to the firm’s Recruiting Committee for reference in performance reviews. Summer clerks can expect to have two formal reviews – a mid-summer review and a final review.
During the summer, representatives of different practice groups meet with summer clerks to discuss their practice area and provide practical instruction. These short seminars provide helpful information for beginning practitioners and reflect the firm’s ongoing commitment to practice development.
Associates that join the firm after graduation participate in a nine-session training program including such topics as getting along with opposing counsel, entity selection considerations, essentials of pleadings, real property transactions and documents, written discovery, due diligence in commercial transactions and taking depositions.
Parr Brown takes pride in its administrative and support staff, many of whom have worked for the firm for over 30 years. Parr Brown currently offers a generous package of compensation and benefits, including competitive salaries, contributions by the firm to the firm’s 401(k) retirement plan, fully paid individual and family medical and dental coverage, contributions by the firm to the firm’s cafeteria medical plan, as well as long term disability insurance and term life insurance.
For inquiries, or to submit your resume, please contact Caralee Marsh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you think there’s a potential fit, or you’d like to discuss your situation, we’d love to hear from you.
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