LSKS is a firm of professionals dedicated to solving the legal problems of our clients. Recognizing that most people perform at their best when they are able to enjoy a well-rounded life, comprised not only of challenging work, but also family, hobbies, and personal development, the firm is committed to maintaining a culture that permits lawyers and staff alike to function at their best both professionally and personally.
LSKS is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all persons. The firm does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, or other characteristics prohibited by law.
Attorneys and Law Students
Although LSKS has an extremely limited number of openings for attorneys in any given year, the firm welcomes employment inquiries from law students and practicing attorneys with outstanding credentials who have a demonstrated interest in media law, intellectual property or journalism. 2L and 3L summer associate candidates are encouraged to submit applications early in the fall recruiting season. 1L candidates should apply on or after December 1 of the recruiting year. From time to time, LSKS hires school-year law clerks. These positions are filled on an as-needed basis, and the length of the clerkship is determined on a case-by-case basis. When filling permanent associate positions, LSKS typically seeks to hire attorneys who have worked for the firm as summer associates or law clerks.
Applicants should submit via e-mail a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and an unofficial law school transcript to our recruiting committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate in your cover letter the office or offices in which you are interested. Please understand that, given the large number of applications we receive, we will not be able to respond to every inquiry.
LSKS typically lists staff openings, including secretarial, administrative and paralegal positions, as they become available. The firm nevertheless welcomes employment inquiries from highly qualified applicants at any time, with the understanding that we will maintain your resume on file and contact you when there is an opening in your expressed area of interest. Applicants for staff positions should mail, fax or email a cover letter and resume to the firm’s Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer in the firm’s Washington, DC office.
Compensation and Benefits
Compensation for attorneys and staff at LSKS offices is commensurate with major firms in the cities where LSKS offices are located that have similar workload expectations (LSKS attorneys’ yearly billable hour target is 1600).
LSKS offers a comprehensive benefits package to both attorneys and staff, including vacation, sick leave, maternal, paternal and family medical leave, medical and dental benefits, life and disability insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan.
Attorneys who have completed federal clerkships are awarded bonuses when they join the firm immediately following their clerkship.