1+ months

Public Finance Associate

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Multiple Offices Work Remotely

What you need to know:  Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the commencement of employment. Applicants who wish to apply for a medical, religious accommodation or any other accommodation required under applicable law can do so later in the process (accommodations are not guaranteed and are decided on a case-by-case basis).

Orrick’s Public Finance Group is seeking an associate with 2-4 years of experience to join us in any of our firm’s U.S. locations, with a preference for one of our West Coast offices. We handle the full spectrum of financing matters involving state or local governmental entities. This includes municipal bonds, notes and other obligations, tax exempt or taxable, of every type anywhere in the U.S. or its territories, for public infrastructure and other capital improvement projects; public noncapital programs for deficit, cash flow, pension, unemployment insurance, workers compensation and similar financings; nonprofit health care, educational, cultural, low-income housing and other facilities; for-profit water, wastewater, energy, waste, multifamily housing and similar projects; Indian Tribal financings; IRS audits; SEC investigations, enforcement actions; secondary market repackagings (including tender option bonds); securitizations; public private partnerships; and bankruptcies and work-outs.

A strong transactional background and experience in public finance transactions and securities law is a plus, but not required as we have a robust on the job training program. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated with outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills and possess excellent writing and communication skills.            

For the sixth year in a row, Orrick is one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, the annual list that recognizes companies with extraordinary workplace cultures. Additionally, Orrick is recognized as the top public finance firm in the nation and is regularly ranked as the number one bond counsel by both The Bond Buyer and Thomson Reuters.

We bring distinctive quality, diverse teams and innovation to everything we do. At our core, we value collegiality among our lawyers and strive to make our practices both professionally and personally rewarding. If you are passionate about innovative work in a dynamic environment, you're just who we've been looking for.

  • 2-4 years of experience.
  • JD from accredited law school.
  • Licensure from at least one (1) jurisdiction
  • Excellent academic credentials
  • Excellent legal research, writing, and interpersonal communication skills required.

 Please apply at Orrick.com

If you are a search firm, please apply using the Search Firm Portal.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Cassie Gomez, Recruiting Specialist, at cgomez@orrick.com.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Consistent with the SF Fair Chance Ordinance, an arrest and conviction record will not automatically disqualify a qualified applicant from consideration for employment. For attorney positions, a 'qualified applicant' is an individual who is a member of the State Bar of California, admitted in good standing, and is eligible to practice[1]; or whose admission to the State Bar of California and eligibility to practice remains subject only to successful completion of the California Bar Examination.

Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for the position in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.


Posted: 2021-09-24 Expires: 2022-01-01
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