Transactional Antitrust Junior/Midlevel Associates

  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius
  • New York, New York, USA
  • Aug 13, 2020
Full time Legal

Job Description

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world’s leading international law firms, seeks to hire qualified junior and midlevel associates with law firm transactional antitrust experience to join our premier and growing practice resident in New York.  

Practice Description:
Morgan Lewis’ antitrust practice involves a broad range of antitrust matters globally. It currently represents clients in the largest and most prominent government and private litigation matters in the technology, pharma and financial services industries. It has an active merger and non-merger agency practice in the U.S., as well as in Asia and Europe. It has pending numerous private and government cartel investigations and litigations. The firm also actively counsels clients across the antitrust board on joint ventures, new industry and client initiatives that raise competitive issues, on distribution matters, and on general compliance programs.

The practice is cross-jurisdictional, with lawyers in Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Singapore, as well as in the U.S., with group members in Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington, DC. Morgan Lewis’ antitrust practice group is diverse. Our practice is committed to diversity and inclusion not only because it is the right thing to do, but also because it is integral to how we do business. It influences how we service clients, collaborate with colleagues, and how we engage the communities in which we live and practice.

The strength of our antitrust group comes from the caliber of our lawyers. Our team consists of prominent criminal, civil, agency, and international lawyers who bring diverse backgrounds in investigations, merger clearance, and civil litigation and years of hands-on experience to our clients.

Practice rankings:
The quality of Morgan Lewis’ practice is well-recognized, including:
• Ranked as a 2018 Competition Practice Group of the Year by Law360 and noted for reeling in a number of trophy-sized victories over the past year, winning dismissal of multidistrict and class action litigation against major corporations like Shell, Uber and Comcast
• Antitrust Law 2018 national tier 1 ranking in the US News & World Report – Best Lawyers
• Named Law Firm of the Year for Antitrust Law in the 2017 edition of the Best Law Firms rankings, released annually by US News & World Report and Best Lawyers
• Recognized as a leading practice by the distinguished Chambers USA, Chambers Europe, Legal 500 US and Benchmark Litigation guides, with 16 partners ranked in Chambers USA
• Highlighted by Global Competition Review for the practice’s role in several notable litigation victories and highly scrutinized deals in 2017
• Winners of the 2018 Global Competition Review behavioral matters of the year awards in Europe and the Americas

Learn more about our antitrust practice:
https://www.morganlewis.com/services/antitrust-competition

Learn more about our firm, our commitment to diversity, and our commitment to excellence:
https://www.morganlewis.com/our-firm/about-us
https://www.morganlewis.com/our-firm/our-culture/diversity
https://www.morganlewis.com/our-firm/awards-of-excellence

Job Requirements:

Qualified candidates will possess two to five years of transactional oriented antitrust experience.  The ideal candidate would have significant antitrust transactional experience, including merger control filing analysis, HSR Act counsel and filing work, contract review and negotiation, and all aspects of DOJ/FTC/state AG merger investigations and Second Request compliance.  Experience with other substantive antitrust compliance counseling work outside of the transactional area also valued.

Antitrust litigation skills are also welcome.  We are seeking well-rounded and diverse candidates with excellent research and writing skills, academic performance, and ability to multi-task across matters and who have genuine enthusiasm for the subject matter.  We value collegiality and diversity among our lawyers and seek to make the practice both professionally and personally rewarding.  NY Bar membership required.  While the position is for residence in NY, the associate will have opportunities to collaborate with colleagues throughout our offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. 

To apply: Please submit your cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and a writing sample through our careers website

Please note: Morgan Lewis is not accepting resumes or referrals from search firms for this position.  If you are a search firm, employment agency, or representative of either, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate, even if Morgan Lewis hires said candidate. 

Qualified candidates only.  All inquiries will be kept confidential. 

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.


Pursuant to applicable state and municipal Fair Chance Laws and Ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP is also an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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