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Join us! We’re looking to grow our field of excellent practitioners. We’re particularly interested in hearing from you if you are an established attorney practicing in—or wanting to practice in—Seattle, Washington; Anchorage, Alaska; or Mountain View, California. Click here for more information.

Lateral attorneys are an integral part of Schwabe’s culture and success. We seek laterals who desire to build long-term client ‎relationships, provide outstanding legal services and work collaboratively with other Schwabe lawyers. ‎

When you join Schwabe as a lateral attorney, we commit to do everything possible to ensure your ‎smooth transition. Working closely with you, we will develop an individualized integration plan that ‎focuses on your unique strengths and practice development goals. Among other things, we will:

  • Facilitate introductions with lawyers in complementary practice areas
  • Coordinate announcements to your current clients and contacts
  • Connect you with a mentor and an advisor
  • Provide training in firm technology and practices
  • Cross-sell your practice to existing Schwabe clients
  • Provide the client service and support you need to retain and expand your current client relationships
  • Welcome you at firm social events

Current Openings

For more information, contact Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Talent Acquisition and Integration at AttorneyRecruiting@schwabe.com.

Click to View Current Openings

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Professional Development

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt supports attorneys’ professional development goals through firm-paid attendance at Continuing Legal Education (CLE), in-house CLE sessions and practice-specific training.

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt’s mentor program is designed to provide a mentor for each new associate and lateral associate joining the firm. The mentor is a more senior associate who can help facilitate integration into the firm and practice groups.

Mentor assignments last for six months or longer, and each mentor and mentee have specific, achievable goals by which to measure progress during that time. The firm has designated a shareholder who is in charge of mentoring and supporting mentor relationships.

NALP Forms

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is a member of the National Association for Law Placement (NALP). As part of this membership, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt adheres to all NALP guidelines concerning summer associates and new associate offers of employment.

Click on the links below to view the firm’s current NALP forms.

Portland NALP Form (PDF)

Seattle NALP Form (PDF)

Contact Us

Michelle Baird-Johnson
Director of Talent Acquisition and Integration
Direct: 503-796-2484
AttorneyRecruiting@schwabe.com