Attorneys

Rutan & Tucker 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 & Tucker: teamwork, excellence, responsiveness and integrity.  If you are looking for a lateral attorney position, please email jcree@rutan.com. 

Government Law Associate

Position: Mid-Level Associate to begin immediately

Section: Government Law

Salary: Government Law Section Salary Range: $195,000 – 260,000 (different and separate from other departments at Rutan & Tucker, LLP)

Billing Requirement: 1,950 hours (different and separate from other departments at Rutan & Tucker, LLP); 50 hours pro bono counted toward billables

Summary: Government/municipal law attorney sought by Rutan & Tucker, LLP, one of California’s largest full-service law firms with a long-standing and expanding government practice. Rutan’s Government Law section is dedicated to providing comprehensive advice and creative solutions to our clients.   We are also committed to public service and ensuring we develop well-rounded attorneys. This means taking time for our families, ourselves, and our communities.

The successful applicant will work in a collaborative environment with our highly experienced team of government and municipal law attorneys, representing a diverse group of reputable and well-established public (and private) clients. Rutan attorneys support one another and partners and senior associates are available for guidance and mentoring. As such, we seek attorneys who thrive in a team-oriented atmosphere. 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 from within Southern California (i.e., working remotely). The ideal applicant will be an individual committed to public service and public entities.

Duties and Responsibilities:      

For this role, we are specifically looking for someone with 3-5 years of experience and knowledge of municipal law and government agency litigation.

Qualifications: 

Required: Applicants must:

  • Have a license to practice law in the State of California.
  • Experience in Public Agency, Land Use and Litigation
  • Have strong analytical and reasoning skills and a strong work ethic.
  • Be a problem-solver, a creative thinker, and team player.
  • Have good organizational and logistical skills, especially with remote working conditions.

Preferred: The following qualifications are desirable:

  • Experience in local government, legislative drafting, real estate, and other public agency-related matters.
  • Ability to deal directly with clients such as public officials, departmental personnel, and members of the public.
  • Strong oral communication skills.
  • Strong advocacy skills.

Application: Applicants are required to submit their resume, law school transcript, and one writing sample in which they are the primary author.

Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact: If you have the necessary qualifications and the desire to advance your career in an exciting and sophisticated legal practice, please contact Jena Cree (jcree@rutan.com), Recruiting Manager with the e-mail subject title: Government Law Associate Position.

Location: Irvine, California; remote optional

Rutan & Tucker, LLP is an equal opportunity employer.

Please note we do not accept submissions from external recruiters for this role.

Tax Associate

Tax associate sought by Rutan & Tucker, LLP, one of California’s largest full-service law firms with a successful and expanding corporate and tax practice. Applicants should have 2-4 years of experience and have an understanding of corporate and partnership taxation, business transactions, and corporate law. Depending on the year level, candidates should have experience with structuring M&A transactions and drafting tax-related transactional documents. Emphasis will be on tax planning, federal and state tax controversy and litigation, mergers and acquisitions, business entity structuring, and general corporate practice. Candidates should be a California-admitted attorney from a firm with a comparable corporate and tax practice, a top law school with solid grades, and possess an L.L.M in taxation or Master of Business Taxation (MBT).

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work closely in a collaborative, low ego environment with our highly experienced team of corporate attorneys and paraprofessionals, representing a diverse group of reputable and well-established clients. This position will provide an excellent opportunity for responsibility, learning and career growth, including a realistic prospect of partnership.

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 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 corporate practice, please contact Jena Cree (jcree@rutan.com), Recruiting Manager.

Salary Range: $215,000 – $260,000 depending on experience

Rutan & Tucker, LLP is an equal opportunity employer.

Patent Associate

Intellectual Property attorney sought by Rutan & Tucker, LLP, one of California’s largest full-service law firms with an established and expanding intellectual property practice. Applicants should have at least three years of experience representing clients in intellectual property transactions, be a California-admitted attorney from a firm with a comparable intellectual property practice and a top law school with solid grades, and be admitted to practice before the USPTO. 

The established applicant will have the opportunity to work closely in a collaborative, low ego environment with our highly experienced team of intellectual property attorneys and paraprofessionals, representing a diverse group of reputable and well-established clients, including local, national, and international corporations ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. 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 recruiting@rutan.com.

Salary Range: $205,000 – $215,000

Rutan & Tucker, LLP is an equal opportunity employer.

Patent Agent

Patent agent sought by Rutan & Tucker, LLP, one of California’s largest full-service law firms with an established and expanding intellectual property practice. Applicants should have at least five years of experience representing clients in intellectual property transactions with a background  with any of the following technologies: mechanical, material science, medical devices, computer science, biotechnology and/or artificial intelligence/machine learning and data analytics, and be admitted to practice before the USPTO. 

The established applicant will have the opportunity to work closely in a collaborative, low ego environment with our highly experienced team of intellectual property attorneys and paraprofessionals, representing a diverse group of reputable and well-established clients, including local, national, and international corporations ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. 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 recruiting@rutan.com.

Salary Range: $140,000 – $170,000

Rutan & Tucker, LLP is an equal opportunity employer.