Current Openings

1L Diversity Fellowship

Keller Rohrback L.L.P. is committed to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal community and is pleased to offer its first-ever KR 1L Diversity Fellowship in furtherance of that goal. The Fellowship includes a $20,000 paid summer associate position for 10 weeks in the firm’s Seattle office (shorter terms may be arranged). Paid parking or transit will be provided for onsite work. 

Our Fellowship is designed to expose students to training experiences and challenging legal work as well as promote the formation of lasting connections with our attorneys and staff. There will be an opportunity to work with different lawyers and staff at the firm, including in the firm’s Complex Litigation department, which focuses on large-scale, plaintiff’s side public impact litigation.

Our plaintiff-side practice is nationally recognized for its work on cutting-edge cases. The sophisticated and diverse practice includes class action and mass tort cases relating to public health, consumer protection, product liability, ERISA and financial fraud, antitrust, and environmental law cases. We pursue high-impact litigation that makes a difference, with leadership roles in front-page litigation such as the national Opioids MDL, JUUL MDL, EpiPen pricing litigation, and PCB contamination. 

About the Summer Associate Experience
Summer associates will be paired with a mentoring attorney who will provide guidance and feedback throughout the summer. Summer associates work closely with partners, associates, and staff on important cases and are offered a wide variety of challenging experiences. Often, the work that our summer associates complete will make impactful and substantive contributions to ongoing cases. Summer associates are encouraged to join in firm events and activities, POC and allyship groups, training opportunities, and community activities. Our summer associates program feeds into the future success of our firm. We encourage summer associates to apply for full-time associate positions following graduation from law school and/or judicial clerkships.

Eligibility 
Students with backgrounds historically and traditionally underrepresented in the practice of law are strongly encouraged to apply. The firm is focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the local community and, for the inaugural program, is only accepting applications from students who are in their first year of law school from a Washington State law school. 

The firm is committed to hiring an individual with not only outstanding individual contributions to their law school environment but also students who have demonstrated leadership and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion within their law schools and communities.

Application Process
To apply for the 2023 KR 1L Diversity Fellowship, please submit the following materials no later than February 24, 2023:

1. Personal statement (no more than 2 single-spaced pages) describing what diversity, equity, and inclusion mean to you; experiences you have had overcoming (or attempting to overcome) challenges you have faced because of your diverse background; and how you intend to contribute to diversity in the legal field in general and at KR in particular in the future. 
2. Résumé  
3. Law school transcript
4. Legal writing sample (no more than 10 pages that have not been significantly edited by others)
5. A list of at least two professional or academic references

Please submit all applications by email to careers@kellerrohrback.com. No phone calls, please.

Applications will be reviewed collectively after the February 24, 2023, deadline. Applicants may be invited to interview in connection with the selection process.
 
Benefits:  
Hybrid work model focusing on work/life balance.
Paid transportation for onsite work. 
Paid summer holidays:  Juneteenth, July 4 and Labor Day

EEOC Statement
Keller Rohrback is committed to promoting and preserving a firm culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and to attracting, retaining, developing, and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to age, race, ethnicity, gender identity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, life experiences, and other characteristics that make each one of us unique. At Keller Rohrback, we believe that a diverse workforce provides greater support for our staff and attorneys, leads to better teams, enhances creativity, and better serves our clients and community. 

Litigation Legal Assistant- Float 
Salary Range: $65,000-$85,000

Keller Rohrback L.L.P. is seeking to hire a legal assistant with 3+ years of state and federal court experience to join its litigation practice group as onsite float support. This full-time, onsite position will provide interim coverage and overflow support for our Seattle office. Keller Rohrback is nationally recognized for its legal work on cutting-edge cases. Our practice is sophisticated and diverse. We pursue high-impact cases that make a difference. 

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Strong knowledge of legal concepts, legal terminology, and legal processes.
  • Extensive experience with discovery, civil motion practice, and trial.  
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Fanatical proofreading and editing skills.
  • A combination of technical project management skills and a high level of internal customer service.
  • Demonstrated ability as an independent thinker and self-starter and a strong work ethic. 
  • Ability to work independently or in teams.

We are looking for someone who is very straightforward by nature, positive and proactive, enjoys working in a team, has a great sense of humor, and can handle challenging situations. Keller Rohrback has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine + booster requirement for all individuals that work onsite.  

Responsibilities include: 

  • Attorney calendaring and docketing.
  • Manage incoming emails, mail, phone calls, voicemails, calendared appointments, and communication with internal and external individuals.
  • Assist with maintaining client files, handling copy projects, and organizing records.
  • Serve as primary contact throughout a project, which includes proactively identifying and resolving issues and owning responsibility for accurate and timely deliverables.
  • Finalize documents and pleadings with an eye for project management to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Management of court filings, including preparation of pleadings for e-filing in various courts.
  • Making travel arrangements.
  • Prepare monthly expense reports for attorneys.
  •  Naming and saving documents to our document management system.
  • Various tasks and duties to support the legal assistant team as needed/assigned.

Benefits: Keller Rohrback’s benefits package is focused on the health and well-being of our team and includes the following 

  • Remote Work Model – Focusing on work/life balance.

  • Seven (7) days of paid time off for well-being and rejuvenation with no accrual cap.

  • Three (3) weeks of accrued vacation time per year and increases with tenure.

  • Wellness and health benefits, including medical, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability, telehealth, employee assistance, and travel assistance.

  • Transportation benefit.

  • Leave benefits.

  • 10 Paid Holidays per year.

  • 401k and Profit-Sharing.

  • Discretionary Bonus Annually.

These are the benefits currently offered to employees and are subject to change at the firm’s discretion at any time.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and references to careers@kellerrohrback.com. No phone calls, please.

For more information about the Keller Rohrback Complex Litigation department, please visit www.krcomplexlit.com

 

Keller Rohrback L.L.P. is always interested in reviewing resumes from qualified applicants. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Careers@kellerrohrback.com. No phone calls, please.