Litigation Attorney – Maritime & Transportation

May 7, 2022
San Francisco, CA
Job Type


Clyde & Co is a leading, sector-focused global law firm with 440 partners, 1800 lawyers, 2500
legal professionals, and 4000+ staff in over 50 offices and associated offices worldwide. The
firm specializes in the sectors that move, build and power our connected world and the insurance
that underpins it, including: transport, infrastructure, energy, trade & commodities and
insurance. With a strong focus on developed and emerging markets, the firm has achieved compound
average annual revenue growth of 15% over the last ten years, making it one of the
fastest-growing law firms in the world with ambitious plans for further growth.

Clyde & Co is seeking a Litigation Attorney with 4 to 8 years of experience to work with
their practice focused on litigating maritime, transportation, commercial and insurance disputes,
and on providing insurance coverage, corporate and business legal advice to transportation
companies. This position would be ideally located in California (San Francisco, Los
Angeles or Irvine) but can also be in Texas or Florida or remote for the right

We are looking for a bright litigator and an excellent writer who is highly motivated and
proactive with their caseload—someone who will be able to act independently and comfortable
taking on a leadership role with their cases, with an interest in working on complex maritime and
transportation litigation matters. Marine and transportation backgrounds are preferred, but not
required if the candidate has a demonstrable interest in the practice area and is motivated to
develop subject matter knowledge.


Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Taking depositions, attending court hearings and mediations as required
  • Drafting motions, pleadings, briefs, discovery requests and interrogatories, and other legal
    correspondence and litigation documents

  • Conducting complex and rigorous legal research and analysis, and drafting memoranda
  • Analyzing insurance policies, drafting analyses of coverage issues, and providing coverage
    and business legal advice and recommendations to clients

  • Reviewing document collections in preparation for litigation;
  • Working on all aspects of pretrial litigation and trial.

Education and Experience

  • J.D./LLM
  • Admitted to practice in California or willingness to seek admission in the near term;
    additional admissions are a plus
  • 4 to 8 years of commercial litigation and/or casualty litigation experience is required
  • Maritime and transportation litigation experience is ideal
  • Court room experience including argument of motions is required
  • Trial experience is a plus

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong writing and analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle matters of a highly sensitive nature
  • Ability to handle time sensitive matters, sometimes several simultaneously
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems quickly.

**Principals only**

It is the policy of the Firm to recruit, hire, promote, reassign, compensate and train highly
qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, religion, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable

This employer is a corporate member of
myGwork - LGBTQ+ professionals, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals,
students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.

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