Jobs and Internships
This page contains a list of organizations with strong practices involving law, science and technology. To list a new opportunity here, please contact the SLST leadership with details.
Public Interest and Government:
Private Sector Full-Service Law Firms:
Private Sector IP-Specialized Law Firms:
Public Interest and Government
The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is a leading Internet civil liberties organization, based in Washington, DC that works to protect the public interest and to promote the Public Voice in decisions concerning the future of the Internet. EPIC pursues public interest litigation, conducts public education, testifies in Congress, organizes conferences, coordinates grassroots advocacy, publishes books, reports, and an online newsletter.
The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT), based in Washington, DC, works to promote democratic values and constitutional liberties in the digital age. With expertise in law, technology, and policy, CDT seeks practical solutions to enhance free expression and privacy in global communications technologies. CDT is dedicated to building consensus among all parties interested in the future of the Internet and other new communications media.
The Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) of the Justice Department's Criminal Division consists of about two dozen lawyers who focus exclusively on the issues raised by computer and intellectual property crime. Section attorneys advise federal prosecutors and law enforcement agents; comment upon and propose legislation; coordinate international efforts to combat computer crime; litigate cases; and train all law enforcement groups. Other areas of expertise possessed by CCIPS attorneys include encryption, electronic privacy laws, search and seizure of computers, e-commerce, hacker investigations, and intellectual property crimes.
Private Sector Full-Service Law Firms
Jones Day, while tracing its origins to 1893 in Cleveland, today encompasses more than 1,400 lawyers resident in 26 locations and ranks among the world's largest and most geographically diverse law firms. The Technology Practice consists of about 100 lawyers from all the practice groups and most of the offices of Jones Day, and is focused solely on identifying and meeting the specific legal needs of technology companies and others with legal issues dealing with or arising from new technological developments. Thus, it includes intellectual property practitioners, both litigators and advisors; transaction, securities and other corporate practitioners, including lawyers specializing in technology transfer and other issues relating to the acquisition, disposition or protection of technology; antitrust, tax, labor and employment, and other practitioners who focus their practice and attention on technology-related issues in their field; and litigators who specialize in Internet, emerging company and other legal areas important to this sector.
Kaye Scholer LLP has more than 400 lawyers practicing in eight offices - New York City, Chicago, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, West Palm Beach, London, Hong Kong and Shanghai representing some of the world's largest multinational corporations and financial institutions as well as individuals, mid-sized businesses and governmental agencies. Mainly a litigation firm, Kaye Scholer also has a strong set of Transactional Groups organized by specialty areas, which include IT-related fields such as telecommunications and media.
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison is a globally oriented, full-service firm of approximately 500 attorneys, with offices in New York, Washington, Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Beijing. From its New York City base, the firm is engaged in a diverse and highly dynamic international practice serving clients throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia. The firm's core practice is concentrated in the areas of litigation and corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions and public and private financing. The firm is equally recognized for its activities and experience in real estate, intellectual property, communications, technology, new media and the Internet, entertainment, employee benefits and executive compensation, personal representation, antitrust, environmental regulation, tax and bankruptcy and corporate reorganization.
Proskauer Rose LLP is one of the nation's largest law firms, providing a wide variety of legal services to major corporations and other clients through the United States and around the world. Founded in 1875 in New York City, the firm employs 550 attorneys in five domestic offices (New York, Los Angeles, Washington, Boca Raton and Newark) and Paris. The firm lays claim to leadership in all areas relating to the Internet and new media, with a long history of working in the media, publishing, telecommunications technology, sports and entertainment businesses. It has substantial experience in advising new and established businesses on formation and financing, governance and securities, strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions and other transactions. Also, it has advised Internet and new media businesses on a myriad of licensing and business development solutions, including co-branding, private-label and out-sourcing agreements, distribution and affiliation agreements, licensing, sponsorship and marketing agreements and portal and advertising agreements, and on structuring and documenting e-commerce arrangements. The firm has also been at the forefront of new media and technology litigation, and has handled or participated in most of the significant copyright litigations in the last decade, including the DVD based litigation (for the MPAA) and the Napster case (for the RIAA).
Shaw Pittman LLP, which began as a partnership of three attorneys in 1955, has grown to over 400 attorneys. The firm has offices in New York City, Northern Virginia, Los Angeles, and London in addition to its main office in Washington, D.C. The firm has an especially strong presence in high technology industries through representation of a broad range of computer and communication companies and as a leader in the areas of computer and telecommunications, "outsourcing", technology acquisition and restructuring arrangements and intellectual property including trademark and patent.
Founded in New York in 1901, White & Case LLP has lawyers in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Their clients are public and privately held commercial businesses and financial institutions, as well as governments and state-owned entities, involved in sophisticated corporate and financial transactions and complex dispute resolution proceedings. They tend to the corporate side of law, and pride themselves on their international practice.
Private Sector IP-Specialized Law Firms
Fish & Neave is a recognized leader in intellectual property law - from trying complex patent cases to strategic management of patent and trademark portfolios to licensing and transactional work.
Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto is one of the leading intellectual property law firms in the United States, with over 140 attorneys, and offices in New York, Washington D.C., and Costa Mesa, California. Their practice covers the spectrum of intellectual property services, including applying for protection, litigation, appeals, interferences, alternative dispute resolution, licensing, opinions, corporate transactions and due diligence.
Pennie & Edmonds LLP, founded in 1883, is the world’s preeminent, full service intellectual property law firm. Over 215 attorneys and law clerks service the firm’s clients from offices in New York, Washington, D.C. and Palo Alto, California. The firm represents and counsels clients across the entire spectrum of their patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright and business related matters. Clients represented range from individual inventors and entrepreneurs to major universities and many of the world’s largest corporations.
Disclaimer: Descriptions presented on this page are primarily based on the various emloyers' self-descriptions and should not be taken as the opinions or recommendations of the SLST.