Job Postings

Junior Attorney Opportunity – Jackoway Austen Attorney Development Program

Who We Are
Founded in 1977, Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein is one of the premier boutique entertainment law firms in the country. Our attorneys work closely together in a supportive and collaborative environment to provide our clients with exceptional legal services.

Attorney Development Program
Our Attorney Development Program offers junior attorneys an entrance opportunity into the entertainment industry with training as an entertainment transactional attorney. The firm will work with and support the professional development of junior attorneys who are selected to join the program. Each junior attorney will be paired with a shareholder and associate mentor who will provide feedback, coaching, and guidance. Junior attorneys may also be included in meetings and events to observe and learn the strategic planning and skills that are vital to a successful entertainment law career.

What We’re Looking For
We are seeking attorneys who have a strong desire to build a career in entertainment law, specifically representing talent. Ideal candidates will be proactive, detail-oriented, and have a thirst for learning and immediately transferable skills obtained from no more than one to two years’ experience working in an established law firm. Applicants must have received some transactional experience in their prior employment including basic drafting competencies and a working knowledge of terms and structures inherent in business and legal transactions. Our ideal candidate possesses superior analytical, writing, and communication skills and a strong academic background. Prior experience in entertainment law is not required. As you will be exposed to confidential matters, you must possess the professional maturity and ability to handle tasks with the utmost discretion and tact.

Although all qualified candidates will be considered and are encouraged to apply, we hope to attract a diverse group of attorneys taking into account race, ethnicity, national origin, gender,gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, disability and religion, as this reflects our strong commitment to attracting lawyers who reflect the diversity of our larger society.

The Nitty Gritty
The Attorney Development Program is intended to last no more than one year for each junior attorney selected to participate. Completing this Program does not guarantee future employment at our firm.

You must be admitted to practice law and in good standing in the State of California or New York. We offer health benefits, paid parking and paid holidays, and are currently following a hybrid in-office/remote work schedule.

We are currently seeking one junior attorney who will start in July 2023. Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter, resume and law school transcript to Scott Mitchell at [email protected]. Your letter should address the following:
 What drives you to leave your current practice to participate in our Program?
 Is there anything which you feel especially qualifies you for our Program and sets you apart
from other candidates?
 Identify any specific skills or experience in drafting, legal writing and/or negotiation.

Header photo of Lake Merritt, Oakland, by Daniel Ramirez, courtesy of Creative Commons License