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Associate: Technology Litigation - Americas

White & Case
Posted May 28
Full Time
HybridLos Angeles, California

Firm Summary


White & Case is an elite global law firm serving leading companies, financial institutions and governments worldwide. Our long history as an international firm means we are perfectly placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they may be.

With lawyers operating from more than 47 locations, working in virtually every country of the world, we have invested heavily in building a high-quality full-service practice competing at the top of the market. We are distinguished by our on-the-ground presence in the world’s key financial markets and our strengths in handling complex cross-border work.

It’s not just about our global network of offices; it’s the global interconnectedness of the Firm that our people, and our clients, value most. We work well together across geographic and practice boundaries. It’s one of the reasons we attract and retain cross-border work. And why we attract a diverse group of people.

Our lawyers are globally minded, enterprising, collaborative and committed to excellence. Diversity is a core value of our Firm and it has been recognized with numerous awards and top rankings around the world. Our people represent 90 nationalities and speak 80 languages.


Position Summary


We are currently seeking a junior to mid-level associate with Commercial Litigation experience to join the Technology Disputes group in our Los Angeles, New York, Miami or Washington, D.C. offices.

This team represents the world’s largest technology companies facing disputes internationally. Our global litigation approach ensures the efficient implementation of consistent positions around the world, and expert knowledge and advice concerning local law and procedure on a jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction and global scale.

In this capacity, you will handle cutting-edge issues involving privacy and data protection, intermediary liability, defamation, consumer protection, advertising, unfair competition, free speech, terms of service, and safety of minors on the internet.

As a member of the team, you will have the opportunity to help provide full-service support to technology companies on regulatory, litigation, compliance, and criminal matters throughout the world as well as serve in a product advisory role.

The work can be demanding but is always rewarding - offering excellent opportunities for learning and development. We foster a collegial working environment where partners are friendly and accessible, and colleagues always supportive and open to questions. Your professional development will also be enhanced by regular interaction with colleagues across the Firm's global network.


Our Practice Area


Renowned for the global breadth and local depth of our experience in this field, we are trusted advisors to the world's leading technology companies. As well as guiding clients through their most complex and significant litigation challenges, we also help them avoid disputes, by developing and implementing risk management and compliance measures.

Uniquely positioned with our eyes and ears on the ground throughout the world, we act as a global partnership with our clients — providing strategic legal and policy advice, with a keen ability to anticipate and solve future issues in the quickly evolving technology space. As strategic advisers, we provide guidance in regulatory investigations across the globe, advising clients on the launch and development of new products and services that implicate domestic and international data protection laws.


Duties and Accountabilities1


As an associate joining our practice, you will be given responsibility for a wide range of important tasks for our Firm’s clients.  Responsibilities will vary, but generally include the following:

  • Develop litigation strategy and draft substantive pleadings for matters throughout the globe – ranging from data protection, defamation, IP infringement, consumer protection, contract and other disputes – and oversee on-the-ground counsel to implement strategy 
  • Guide clients through regulatory investigations by international data protection authorities, as well as consumer protection and other international agencies, including drafting written submissions, forecasting potential outcomes, and advising on compliance strategies  
  • Advise clients on risk assessments associated with newly developed products, policies, and business structures, as well as with proposed legislation and regulations across the world 
  • Analyze reports of unlawful social media posts or unlawful moderation of user accounts 
  • Research and present global analysis of laws impacting social media companies, including intermediary liability, hate speech and defamation




  • 2 to 4 years of Commercial Litigation/law firm experience
  • Strong academic record and intellectual curiosity, creative thinker
  • Commercial/business awareness
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Strong time management skills, ability to stay calm under pressure when juggling multiple projects
  • Excellent drafting skills, with an eye for accuracy of facts and presenting the arguments in the most compelling manner possible 
  • Attention to detail
  • Motivated to hone professional skills and take advantage of opportunities for growth 
  • Excellent professionalism and participation in Firm community
  • Commitment to excellent client service
  • Ability to synthesize legal concepts and strategy into easy-to-digest client advice, including for non-legal business stakeholders
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills
  • Team player with an ability to work independently on discrete tasks
  • Proactive, resourceful, takes initiative and a self-starter
  • Foreign language proficiency a plus (i.e. German, French, Italian and/or Hebrew)
  • Admitted to the bar and in good standing


Location and Reporting


  • Location: Los Angeles, New York, Miami or Washington, D.C. office