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Litigation Associate


Kutak Rock LLP seeks a Litigation Associate Attorney to join its Spokane, WA Litigation Practice. Qualified candidates have at least three years of complex commercial and/or employment litigation experience. Experience in copyright and/or trademark litigation is beneficial, but not required.  This dynamic role affords the opportunity to work in Spokane or remotely in Kutak Rock’s expanding regional and national litigation practice. If not based in Spokane, the chosen candidate must have the ability to be present in Spokane when and as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS: Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to be strategic and analytical
  • Exceptional research, writing, and analytical skills
  • Ability to address sophisticated legal issues in complex litigation, ranging from state and federal court motions to dismiss, summary  judgment motions, and appeals
  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic and drive to help shape and expand a growing practice
  • Ability and confidence to work independently while thriving in a collaborative, team environment
  • Ability to be mentored and taught remotely by attorneys in other offices
  • Commitment to achieving the goals of Firm clients

QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience

  • Law Degree (J.D.) from an ABA accredited law school required
  • Preference will be given to those with strong academic credentials, a judicial clerkship, or law review experience
  • Currently admitted to practice in Washington State with an active bar license in good standing required
  • Minimum three years of experience in complex commercial and/or employment litigation with courtroom and trial experience required
  • Preference given to those with copyright and/or trademark litigation experience

Position Information

Salary Range: $125,000-$165,000 per year (commensurate with experience)

Status: Exempt

Work Location: Hybrid 3:2 or Remote (Based on chosen candidate location and ability to travel)


Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Dependent Life, Disability, and Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance. Flexible Spending Plan. Health Savings Account. Fertility coverage assistance. Adoption and surrogacy financial assistance. Nine Paid Holidays per calendar year. Flexible Time Off Plan. Paid parental leave. Bereavement, jury duty, military leave. Profit-Sharing and 401(k) Retirement benefits. Discretionary bonuses. Employee Assistance Program. Back-Up Care. Domestic Partner Benefits. Commuting Benefits. Technology Allowance. Some of the foregoing benefits include Employer/Employee cost sharing.

As of June 1, 2024: 14 weeks paid Parental Leave. Adoption and Surrogacy expense reimbursement program.

Additional Information
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

About the Firm
Kutak Rock was formed in 1965 with a commitment to exceptional client service delivered with a collaborative, team-focused approach. Our founding charter commits the firm to “allow and encourage each individual within it to be a full person,” and we strive to offer an exceptional professional environment, intellectually challenging and engaging work in multiple disciplines, competitive compensation and benefits, opportunities for training and career development. We are a leading national law firm with locations in 19 cities united by our common commitment to our core values of client service; integrity and fairness; innovation; and inclusiveness and diversity.

We are dedicated to the maintenance of a respectful, collegial, communicative, and equal opportunity workplace that encourages and rewards innovation and entrepreneurship. We measure our success not just on the basis of our revenues or our profits, but by the satisfaction we deliver for our clients and the health, engagement and loyalty of our people.

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