Experienced Attorneys

At Stevens & Lee, experienced attorneys with one year to a decade or more of practice are essential members of our team. We offer the sophistication of a “Big Law” practice while maintaining a low-key and collegial environment. We believe in supporting our attorneys both as professionals and individuals, and know that our unique platform will allow you to excel by doing the best and most challenging work of your career. We are so invested in your success that we look to recruit those candidates we believe will become shareholders.

So that your career will progress quickly, we will take the time to invest in and support you through:

  • Continued training and mentorship to enable you to become a first chair lawyer
  • Ongoing business education and experience to help you better understand our clients and the markets in which they compete
  • Developing deeper relationships with both clients and colleagues as you progress in your ability to deliver increasingly sophisticated services
  • Providing direct access to the clients, shareholders and firm leadership that will help to accelerate your career
  • Honing your legal, leadership and interpersonal skills to enhance both the client experience and your overall job satisfaction

We encourage our attorneys to be more than just lawyers. Our culture is one that encourages participation in the firm and in legal, business, industry and other professional organizations, as well as in community and charitable endeavors. The firm supports a number of organizations and is always looking for our people to get involved and play an important role in their expanded communities. Rest assured, we will support your growth and the development of your network for your benefit and that of the firm.

If you are looking for immediate, hands-on experience, accelerated career opportunities and a flexible environment, Stevens & Lee could be the firm for you. We provide competitive salaries, discretionary bonuses and excellent benefits including an annual contribution of 10% of an employee’s gross compensation to Stevens & Lee’s defined contribution profit sharing plan, vesting in three years, and 100% coverage of the health care premium for all employees.

We invite you to open the door to a new opportunity and work with a selection of the best professionals in the industry today.

Available Positions

Bankruptcy Associates — Wilmington, DE and New York City

Stevens & Lee’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Group serves as primary and local counsel to lenders, creditors’ committees, unsecured creditors, and debtors in large complex matters both within and outside our primary geographic region. We also provide local access and coverage of Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, Districts of New Jersey and Delaware, and Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, as well as assignments nationwide. The continued growth and expansion of our practice has created openings for experienced bankruptcy associates in our New York and Wilmington, DE offices.

Ideal candidates must have experience in any of the following areas:

  • Preparing Federal and State legal documents such as petitions, pleadings, schedules and SOFAs, fee applications, proofs of claim, summonses, praecipes, and discovery related documents
  • Researching and analyzing law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, treaties, constitutions, and legal codes
  • Performing research and cite check
  • Conducting research and preparing information for various evidentiary hearings in federal and state court cases
  • Preparing for and attending trials, hearings, and depositions to support and assist other attorneys
  • Handling routine calls and correspondence to and from creditors, creditors’ committees, attorneys, trustees, debtors, clients, and the Courts

Candidates must be licensed to practice law in Delaware or New York.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to: jobs@stevenslee.com.

Immigration Attorney

We are seeking an associate with 2+ years of experience in business immigration law matters with a strong preference for candidates experienced in PERM. You will have the opportunity to work on challenging matters across the employment-based immigration spectrum and contribute to clients’ immigration policies and compliance practices.

Position Responsibilities

Work with firm shareholders and paralegals to:

  • Prepare immigrant and non-immigrant petitions and applications (e.g., H-1B, TN, L-1, E-2, PERM, EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, etc.)
  • Draft, proofread, edit, and fact-check nonimmigrant and immigrant forms and support letters
  • Draft responses to Requests for Evidence (RFEs)
  • Draft Public Access Files
  • Organize and analyze information and files
  • Communicate with clients concerning immigration strategies, gather information for petitions and applications and provide updates and status reports
  • Perform legal research and other research to obtain information on various topics
  • Work on a high volume of cases within tight timeframes
  • Develop expert level understanding of your client base and industries that you support
  • Support clients in immigration program management and compliance.

The Business Immigration Associate will be expected to grow into a leadership role within the firm’s PERM practice area and also work extensively on both routine and complex nonimmigrant and immigrant visa matters, including writing-intensive filings. The successful candidate will have a foundational knowledge of business immigration and a willingness to quickly learn new case types and nuanced strategies both independently and with the guidance of senior attorney and senior paralegals.

Requirements: Qualified candidates must possess a J.D. degree, be admitted to practice by a U.S. state and in good standing, and have at least 2 years of experience handling business immigration cases. In addition, qualified candidates must also demonstrate the following skills:

  • Excellent organization and computer skills and knowledge of practice management and forms programs (e.g., INSZoom, Tracker, LawLogix Edge)
  • Agreement and ability to work primarily in-office (Princeton, NJ or Philadelphia, PA)
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to be objective to provide fair and rational consultation
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with competing demands
  • Two years of experience in PERM, H-1B, and L-1 strongly preferred

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to: jobs@stevenslee.com.

Commercial Litigation Associate — Harrisburg, PA

Stevens & Lee is a full-service law firm with approximately 190 attorneys in 17 offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, NYC, Wilmington, DE, and Boston, MA. We provide services to a wide range of business clients – from lower middle-market to Fortune 500 companies – on a regional and national basis. The law firm is part of The Stevens & Lee Companies, a diversified professional services firm with synergetic lines of business, including an investment bank and other complementary financial and consulting services organizations.

Stevens & Lee’s Litigation Group is one of the fastest growing practices in the firm with more than 50 attorneys, including over 15 associates. Our litigators are problem solvers who deliver efficient, desired outcomes to clients facing disputes. We litigate and try cases for our clients nationwide with an emphasis on client service, a comprehensive understanding of our client’s business and industries, and strategic planning for the efficient achievement of successful client outcomes. Due to the continued growth and expansion of our practice, we have several openings for associates with commercial litigation experience. These positions offer the opportunity to get hands-on litigation experience, including courtroom experience, taking and defending depositions and handling discovery matters.

If you have developed skill in these areas and are looking to gain additional substantive experience with increased responsibility, all while working in a collegial environment, we would like to talk to you. We seek highly motivated, growth-oriented individuals. Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to multi-task are prerequisites. You must also be a self-starter with the ability to work individually and in teams.

Candidates must be licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania. Ideal candidates will have 2-5 years of meaningful experience in deposition practice, discovery and eDiscovery, oral argument, witness preparation, and drafting of pleadings, motions and briefs. Although not required, experience with trials and class actions would be beneficial.

If you are looking for immediate, hands-on experience, accelerated career opportunities and a flexible environment, Stevens & Lee could be the firm for you. We provide competitive salaries, discretionary bonuses and excellent benefits, including an annual contribution of 10% of an employee’s gross compensation to S&L’s defined contribution profit sharing plan, vesting in three years and 100% coverage of the health care premium for all employees.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to: jobs@stevenslee.com.