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Intellectual Property and Life Sciences Analyst at Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

Full-Time

Chicago, IL, USA

Not defined

03 Nov → 03 Dec

Expired

Job Description

Job Description

Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is currently seeking an Intellectual Property and Life Sciences Analyst to join our winning team, located in either our Washington, D.C., New York, Chicago, Boston, Austin, Silicon Valley, San Francisco or San Diego office. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence.

As an Intellectual Property and Life Sciences Analyst at Latham, you will contribute your scientific training and expertise to advise the Supervising Attorneys on cases relating to Intellectual Property Litigation and on transactional issues for life science clients. Your responsibilities will include reviewing scientific documents and identifying key issues relating to the legal matters at issue while accomplishing these and other critical functions:
• Distilling complex scientific concepts and explaining them in terms understandable to non-scientists
• Assisting in preparation for depositions and trial, preparing technical witnesses for their testimony as well as developing exhibits for trial
• Interacting with attorneys, paralegals, clients, experts, inventors, and scientists

As an Intellectual Property and Life Sciences Analyst, you will be expected to apply your organizational and communication skills while displaying a positive, high-energy attitude. The successful Intellectual Property and Life Sciences Analyst must have strong analytical abilities coupled with concise written and oral communication skills. An advanced degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Immunology, or a related field is required. One or more years of related job experience is a plus.

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:
• Healthcare, life and disability insurance
• A generous 401k plan
• At least 10 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure
• Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
• Professional Development programs
• Employee discounts
• And more!

Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.

Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity, pro bono work and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.

Latham & Watkins LLP is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our employees and partners, their families, and members of our community against COVID-19. Accordingly, the Firm requires all partners and employees based in the United States to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees must present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination at the time that a conditional offer of employment is made. This policy is mandatory except for employees with a documented legally permissible exemption for not receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Job Responsibilities

  • As an Intellectual Property and Life Sciences Analyst at Latham, you will contribute your scientific training and expertise to advise the Supervising Attorneys on cases relating to Intellectual Property Litigation and on transactional issues for life science clients
  • Your responsibilities will include reviewing scientific documents and identifying key issues relating to the legal matters at issue while accomplishing these and other critical functions:
  • Distilling complex scientific concepts and explaining them in terms understandable to non-scientists
  • Assisting in preparation for depositions and trial, preparing technical witnesses for their testimony as well as developing exhibits for trial
  • Interacting with attorneys, paralegals, clients, experts, inventors, and scientists

Requirements / Qualifications

  • As an Intellectual Property and Life Sciences Analyst, you will be expected to apply your organizational and communication skills while displaying a positive, high-energy attitude

  • The successful Intellectual Property and Life Sciences Analyst must have strong analytical abilities coupled with concise written and oral communication skills

  • An advanced degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Immunology, or a related field is required

Benefits/What We offer

  • Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance

  • Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Healthcare, life and disability insurance

  • A generous 401k plan

  • At least 10 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure

  • Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)

  • Professional Development programs

  • Employee discounts

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