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Associate --- Corporate (M&A/Private Equity) --- Los Angeles

Associate Corporate (M&A/Private Equity) Los Angeles

McDermott Will & Emery LLP is doing Big Law better by fostering your dream career in a warm, inclusive environment. Weve been recognized as Vaults #1 Law Firm for Associate Satisfaction for three consecutive years (2022-2024) and are a Top Workplaces winner in five national categories.

Our focus on career acceleration begins on day one, with every employee receiving personalized guidance, structured mentorship and confidential career coaching. Youll become part of our award-winning culture, which prioritizes authenticity and happiness. And youll enjoy our industry-leading approach to compensation and benefits. We support your physical, mental, and emotional health and were the first firm to offer billable hours for wellness. Plus, lawyers and staff professionals receive generous compensation packages; our individual merit-based system enabled 65% of our associates to earn above the Cravath scale in 2022.

Join our community and discover how your career and life can be #AlwaysBetter at McDermott.

Job Description:
We are seeking to hire a 4th to 6th year associate for the Corporate Transactions Practice Area in our Los Angeles office.

ALL Applications should be submitted online through our web apply portal (applies to Search firm as well as candidates who self-apply). Questions can be directed to Renee Richford, Lateral Associate Recruiting Manager, at

Job Requirements:

    • 4-6 years of Corporate Transactional experience with a focus on Mergers & Acquisitions, and Private Equity
    • Strong academic background
    • Excellent analytical and writing skills
    • Applicants must be admitted to the CA bar
Expected Pay Range for Associates: 2023/2022 Class Compensation Years: $215,000

                                                           2021 Class Compensation Years: $225,000

                                                           2020 Class Compensation Years: $250,000

                                                           2019 Class Compensation Years: $295,000

                                                           2018 Class Compensation Years: $345,000

                                                           2017 Class Compensation Years: $370,000

                                                           2016 Class Compensation Years: $400,000

                                                           2015 and more senior class compensation years: $415,000