VLP is growing!  If you are a self-reliant partner with a sophisticated practice, or a well-functioning and collegial practice group, please visit this page. If you are a mid-level or senior associate tired of Big Law, looking for sophisticated work, a great team and a future you can get excited about, we are currently looking to fill the following positions. If you are interested in applying, please send your resume and cover letter to: JoinUs@VLPLawGroup.com.

Corporate Counsel

VLP has an immediate opening for a midlevel or senior transactional attorney to support its corporate practice group. The candidate should have exceptional academic credentials, a top-tier law firm background and substantial experience representing private technology companies from formation to exit (including founder issuances, equity compensation and stock plans, convertible debt and VC financings and M&A), as well as the VC funds and other investors that finance such companies. Candidate must be able to work independently with limited supervision. 

Affordable Housing Counsel

VLP has an immediate opening for a midlevel or senior affordable housing attorney to support our national affordable housing practice. The ideal candidate will have exceptional academic credentials, a law firm background and experience representing developers or investors in low income housing tax credit and tax-exempt debt financing transactions. Our distributed platform allows us geographic flexibility in hiring, though we would prefer candidates in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Washington D.C./Northern VA or New York.

Real Estate Counsel 

VLP has an immediate opening for a midlevel or senior transactional attorney to support its real estate practice group. The ideal candidate will have exceptional academic credentials, a law firm background and experience with purchase and sale transactions, leasing, and real estate finance. Candidate must be able to work independently.

 

If you feel that you meet our criteria and are interested in learning more, we’d love to hear from you. Please send an email with your resume attached to JoinUs@VLPLawGroup.com.

Intellectual Property Legal Specialist

VLP is looking for the right person to join our team as an IP Legal Specialist.  The Legal Specialist will be working directly with Partners in our Intellectual Property Group to provide support and assist clients with a variety of patent & trademark matters. This position is 30-40 hours per week. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Working with partners to manage US patent prosecution.
  • Filing documents with USPTO and WIPO PTO.
  • Preparing draft patent and trademark prosecution-related documents and correspondence.
  • Coordinating foreign filing including preparing and sending documents to foreign counsel.
  • Docketing and mail-handling including entry, reporting, reminders, monitoring and maintenance.
  • Handling intake of new client portfolios and outbound transfers of cases.
  • Maintaining and creating electronic patent and trademark files.
  • Communicating regularly with Partners regarding the status of projects and deadlines.
  • Interacting with clients by telephone and by written correspondence.
  • Assisting with other projects and duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Paralegal Certificate.
  • Three or more years of IP paralegal experience in a law firm.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to work independently but also effectively as a part of a team.
  • Strong client service attitude.
  • Outstanding organizational skills, attention to detail and initiative.
  • Proficiency in working with computer systems and database systems.
  • Experience working under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Proficiency in electronic filing of documents with USPTO and knowledge of USPTO systems.
  • Experience with FIP, EFS, Sharepoint, WorkSite and CPA Global preferred.
  • Current references.

If you feel that you meet our criteria and are interested in learning more, we’d love to hear from you. Please send an email with your resume attached to JoinUs@VLPLawGroup.com.