CAREERS AT WENDEL

Overview

Why Wendel?

The answer is interesting work and great people.

When considering where you would like to take your career, consider also where you would like to take your life. Our work lives constitute a large percentage of how we spend our time and with whom we associate. Interesting work and great people are the main reasons that most of us choose to work here.

Simply put, we want to practice excellent law. We want to have fun doing it. We want to earn a reasonable living.

While this may seem simplistic, it really represents the reasons most attorneys practice law. The profession provides challenging, interesting work. Compared to most endeavors, the law provides a good living, social status and a modicum of independence. It usually results in a long workday, but provides the opportunity to schedule free time in a flexible and personal way. Thus, our mission is to increase profitability and improve the delivery of legal services without sacrificing quality of life. Attracting more challenging work will keep us interested. Working with a great team of people makes it fun.

Diversity

Wendel Rosen supports a culture of diversity and is committed to the development of all attorneys in the firm. The firm's diversity policy requires all employees to respect differences, be they of age, race, nationality, ethnic group, sexual orientation, physical ability, health status, religion, educational-experience, marital or parental status.

The firm recognizes that the diversity of our work force is a resource, allowing us to tap a broad range of backgrounds, skills, knowledge and experience. The firm is committed to developing and using the diverse talents and energies of all its employees and to recruiting people who reflect the diversity of the United States and the greater Bay Area.

Firm management and administration encourage partners and associates to participate in leadership opportunities in a variety of business and community organizations whose purpose is to enhance the resources available to some of the region's more disenfranchised communities. At the same time, involvement in these organizations helps to develop the leadership skills, networks and resources of our attorneys. The firm is committed to being a good neighbor and a good corporate citizen.

For more information about Wendel's diversity, please visit our Diversity page.

Location

Our main office is located in downtown Oakland, directly above the 12th Street BART station and across the street from City Center’s cafes, restaurants and shops.

Our Modesto office is located in the heart of the city at 1500 J Street, in close walking distance to many amenities. 

Living in the Bay Area

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Attorney Positions

Wendel Rosen, one of the oldest and largest law firms in the East Bay, consists of a group of highly skilled and diverse attorneys who enjoy practicing law and working with one another. We offer clients experienced representation and exceptional client service at reasonable rates. 

If you are interested, please send your resume to recruiting@wendel.com. All communications will be held in the strictest confidence. Principals only.
 

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Current Positions

Trusts & Estates Litigation Attorney

Wendel Rosen is seeking a full-time litigation attorney to join our Trusts & Estates practice group. The ideal candidate will have 4 – 7 years of litigation experience, with significant experience with trust and estate-related litigation. We are looking for candidates with excellent research, drafting and analytical skills, and with strong interpersonal and communication skills. Candidates should be well versed in drafting petitions and responsive pleadings, discovery practice (including depositions), have experience making court appearances and be comfortable with significant client contact. This position involves working independently under the guidance of more senior attorneys, both in our Trusts & Estates practice group and our general litigation practice. We are looking for candidates who want to join one of the leading Trusts & Estates practice groups in the Bay Area and gain the experience necessary to develop a book of business.

 


 

Employment Attorney (Part Time)

Wendel Rosen is seeking a part time attorney with 3 to 6 years of litigation experience and at least 2 to 3 years of employment law experience. This person will be responsible for drafting and reviewing pleadings, discovery, motions, correspondence, and employment-related agreements and policies, gathering records from clients, preparation of personnel and payroll records for production, witness preparation, employee handbooks, legal research, etc. The ideal candidate will have excellent writing and drafting skills, meticulous attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and possess a knowledge base in California employment law.

 


 

 

Trusts & Estates Attorney

Wendel Rosen is seeking a full-time attorney to join our Trusts & Estates Practice Group.  The ideal candidate will have 4 – 8 years of experience with estate planning and handling trust and estate administrations. An LLM and/or extensive tax planning experience is preferred. We are looking for candidates with excellent research, drafting and analytical skills, attention to detail, and strong interpersonal and communication skills.

 

 

Law Students

The firm accepts a limited number of law students. For inquires, please contact recruiting.

Bay Area Minority Summer Clerkship Program
Wendel Rosen has made a commitment over the years to the Bay Area Minority Summer Clerkship Program.  The program is a joint project of the Santa Clara County Bar Association (SCCBA), the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF), the Alameda County Bar Association (ACBA) and the Contra Costa Bar Association (CCCBA).  Given the historic under-representation of minority lawyers in large law firms, the program seeks to provide a means for exposing minority law students to large law firms and vice versa.  Wendel Rosen attorneys were among the original organizers of the program, when the program first expanded to include firms in Alameda County in 1993.  We continue to participate to this day.

Professional Staff

We offer a competitive salary, healthcare benefits, a congenial work environment – and we are conveniently located right above the 12th Street BART station in downtown Oakland.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact us by e-mailing recruiting@wendel.com. All communications will be held in the strictest confidence.

Principals only. Recruiters, please do not contact this job poster.

 

Current Positions


 

Conflicts Analyst 

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP has an immediate opening for an experienced Conflicts Analyst to join our law firm.The Conflict Analyst will work closely with the conflicts team and attorneys to conduct research analysis in order to prepare reports to identify possible conflicts of interest with new business.

Responsibilities include:
  • Define complex conflict search strategies using Boolean logic and analyze search results to reflect potential conflicts.
  • Perform data entry to maintain Conflicts database using Intapp software.
  • Perform corporate research using electronic databases to determine lineage and other corporate information.
  • Establish and maintain ethical walls to screen individuals from particular clients and matters as part of the conflict clearing process.
  • Participate in the ongoing development and improvement of the conflicts process, including training on conflict database software, and firm policies and procedures.
  • Exhibit a high degree of initiative and analytical skills requiring an aptitude for detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to act independently and make decisions within scope of the position’s responsibilities.
  • Assists in monitoring Client Change Forms and provides the necessary data.

 

Qualified candidates will have a college degree and a minimum of 3 years of professional work experience preferably in a legal environment with demonstrated research and complex problem-solving skills. In addition, we are seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented team player who excels in a fast-paced environment and possesses excellent researching abilities and communication skills.

 

Facilities Team Member

Wendel Rosen currently has an immediate opening for experienced Facilities team member to assist with all aspects of reception and office services.

Required qualifications include:
  • 5+ years of professional office experience
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize a variety of projects and tasks
  • Receptionist experience (answering, screening and directing incoming calls on a multiline phone system)
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Experience greeting and directing clients, visitors and vendors
  • Professional & positive attitude
  • High school diploma
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds
 
Preferred qualifications:
  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Other software (e.g., reserving conference rooms and placing work orders)
  • 2-year or 4-year degree
  • Catering & event planning experience

 

Litigation Paralegal

Wendel Rosen has an immediate opening for a Litigation Paralegal to join our law firm. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting online research and locating relevant cases, statutes, precedents, opinions, reports and related information (Lexis and Westlaw)
  • Assisting attorneys in collecting, processing and organizing e-discovery from clients and opposing parties
  • Utilizing litigation support software and databases, to manage, review, tag, and index electronic documents (LAW and Concordance)
  • Indexing and summarizing document production materials
  • Preparing documents for production, DVD/CD creation, exhibit preparation, load file creation, etc.
  • Reviewing documents  for responsiveness, confidentiality and attorney-client privilege
  • Coding documents for production
  • Preparing for trial (electronic discovery, exhibit preparation, and assistance in courtroom operating presentations (Trial Director)
  • Cite-checking briefs using Lexis and Westlaw

 

Qualified candidates will have a college degree and a minimum of 3 years’ of e-discovery experience (Concordance, Textmap and Casemap).  Ability to perform online legal research using Lexis and/or Westlaw is required, as well as extensive experience with Microsoft Office applications, including Outlook and Excel.  We are seeking a self-starter who possesses strong analytical and problem-solving skills, meticulous attention to detail, excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects.  

 

 

Marketing Coordinator – Technology/Graphics

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP, a mid-sized  law firm in the East Bay, is searching for a Marketing Coordinator with creative design experience and excellent marketing technology skills in our Oakland office. The position reports to the firm’s Marketing Director and works closely with other cross functional departments in the firm, as well as with attorneys, service providers, clients and community members. The role offers a broad range of marketing projects and activities, as well as exposure to all areas of the firm’s subject matter expertise. Ideal candidate will have a high level of comfort in learning and embracing new technologies, strong writing and proofreading skills, an eagerness to learn new things, and an ability to juggle multiple priorities and deadlines with a calm and professional demeanor.

Responsibilities include:
  • Graphic Design: experience with Adobe Suite to create print and digital materials.
  • Create presentations with PowerPoint and Prezi.
  • Assist with posts, design support, and maintenance of firm’s website and blogs.
  • Support firm’s social media: upload posts and graphics, train users, create reports and analytics.
  • Prepare and distribute email campaigns using email marketing software.
  • Maintain contact database records, manage mailing lists, create reports.
  • Support onsite and offsite events, including some event staffing, RSVPs, A/V, speaker materials, conference attendance, sponsorship benefits, and other logistics.
  • Assist as necessary with general marketing and business development projects.

 

Specific Requirements:
  • A degree from an accredited four-year college or university, preferred.
  • 2+ years of experience in a professional services firm, preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite, an email marketing platform (e.g., MailChimp) and client relationship management (CRM) software. WordPress experience a plus.
  • Willingness  to work some early mornings and evenings for special events.