Rutan is committed to developing and promoting associates internally.  However, the addition of strong lateral attorneys is also integral to our firm’s strategic growth. We are continuously striving to create a firm culture that embodies the core values of Rutan: teamwork, excellence, responsiveness and integrity.  If you are looking for a lateral attorney position, please email

Intellectual Property Attorney

Intellectual Property attorney sought by Rutan & Tucker, LLP, one of California’s largest full-service law firms with a successful and expanding intellectual property practice. Applicants should have at least three years’ experience representing clients in intellectual property transactions with a background in either electrical engineering, computer science or mechanical engineering, and be a California-admitted attorney from a firm with a comparable intellectual property practice and a top law school with solid grades. 

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work closely in a collaborative, low ego environment with our highly experienced team of real estate attorneys and paraprofessionals, representing a diverse group of reputable and well-established clients, including national and local developers, operators and investors across multiple asset classes, as well as banks and other lenders. This position will provide an excellent opportunity for responsibility, learning and career growth, including a realistic prospect of partnership, and consideration for flexible work location arrangements (e.g., working remotely).

At Rutan & Tucker, we are dedicated to the belief that the practice of law is a profession, not just a business, and that being a professional means working hard, but also maintaining balance. This means taking time for our families, ourselves and communities. We are an equal opportunity employer and are proud of the diversity of our workforce. 

Our brand new headquarters at The Boardwalk in Irvine, CA offers state-of-the-art workplace design and technology, and is located in one of the greatest places in the world to live and work – just minutes from some of Southern California’s best beach communities and shopping and a short drive from both desert and local mountain resort communities. 

If you have the necessary qualifications and the desire to advance your career in an exciting and sophisticated intellectual property practice, please contact Kaitlyn Sharma at

Rutan & Tucker, LLP is an equal opportunity employer.