Attorneys

Porter Wright is dedicated to build a team of exceptional lawyers desiring to work in a friendly, enthusiastic and professional atmosphere. Professional challenge and opportunity are presented by clients who demand not only top-notch legal skills, but also creativity and dedication to client service. With a perspective sharpened by experience, our attorneys aim to give clients the benefit of a full-service law firm.

Inquiries

David ZimmermanDavid G. Zimmerman
[email protected]
p 614.227.1907
f  614.227.2100

Current Openings

Litigation Associate, Columbus

Porter Wright has an opportunity for a Litigation Associate in the Columbus, Ohio office.

Qualifications include:

  • Two to six years of experience in complex commercial litigation, product liability or personal injury litigation
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Trial experience is a bonus but not required
  • Must be admitted to the practice of law in the state of Ohio

Ideal candidates will have demonstrated the following attributes:

  • Emotional intelligence and humility
  • Exceptional project management skills
  • Willingness to collaborate and work on teams
  • Experience to independently draft pleadings, motion papers, discovery requests, settlement agreements and other standard documents
  • Strong work ethic and desire to grow as a valued member of litigation team
  • Ability to develop creative solutions to solve complex problems
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Ability to engage in internal and external relationship building

Interested candidates can send resume to David Zimmerman, Recruiting and Human Resources Manager at [email protected].

Intellectual Property Associate

Porter Wright has an opportunity for an Intellectual Property Associate in any of our nine offices (Chicago, IL; Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati or Dayton, OH; Pittsburgh, PA; Washington, DC; Tampa or Naples, FL).

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Patent preparation and prosecution in chemical and mechanical arts
  • Design patent preparation and prosecution
  • Trademark preparation and prosecution, including inter parte action
  • IP due diligence in mergers and acquisitions
  • IP litigation support
  • IP licensing

Qualifications include:

  • Two to five years of experience in intellectual property
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • JD from an accredited law school

Ideal candidates will have demonstrated the following attributes:

  • Emotional intelligence and humility
  • Exceptional project management skills
  • Willingness to collaborate and work on teams
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to develop creative solutions to solve complex problems
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Ability to engage in internal and external relationship building

Interested candidates can send resume to David Zimmerman, Recruiting and Human Resources Manager at [email protected].

Litigation Associate, Cleveland

Porter Wright has an opportunity for a Litigation Associate in our Cleveland, Ohio office.

Qualifications include:

  • Two to five years of experience in complex commercial litigation, product liability, or personal injury litigation
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Trial experience is a bonus but not required
  • Must be admitted to the practice of law in the state of Ohio

Ideal candidates will have demonstrated the following attributes:

  • Emotional intelligence and humility
  • Exceptional project management skills
  • Willingness to collaborate and work on teams
  • Experience to independently draft pleadings, motion papers, discovery requests, settlement agreements and other standard documents
  • Strong work ethic and desire to grow as a valued member of litigation team
  • Ability to develop creative solutions to solve complex problems
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Ability to engage in internal and external relationship building

Interested candidates can send resume to David Zimmerman, Recruiting and Human Resources Manager at [email protected].

International Trade Partner

Porter Wright is seeking an International Trade Partner in any of our nine offices (Chicago, IL; Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati or Dayton, OH; Pittsburgh, PA; Washington, DC; Tampa or Naples, FL).

The ideal partner will be highly entrepreneurial, collegial, and possess at least a small book of business. Key experience and skills should include:

  • Advising U.S. and foreign clients on regulatory requirements of investment in the U.S. and shepherding foreign investors through the U.S. government’s CFIUS review process.
  • Advising U.S. and foreign clients on the application of, and compliance with, U.S. Customs and other regulatory requirements related to the import of goods into the U.S.
  • Familiarity with trade preference programs (USMCA, CAFTA, etc.) and application of trade remedies (AD/CVD, Sec. 301, etc.).
  • Advising clients on the rules in the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and the various sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
  • Experience communicating with above noted regulators regarding investigations, protests, voluntary disclosures and settlements.
  • Trade litigation experience is a plus.

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to David Zimmerman, Recruiting and Human Resources Manager at [email protected].