Available Lateral Attorney Positions

Below please find a list of our current open lateral attorney positions. Interested applicants for the positions should submit their resume, transcript and cover letter to Mrs. Lisa Featherson, Director of Legal Personnel & Associate Recruiting at .

As a part of our new process, we now require the job ID to be included in the subject line of your submission.

We are accepting submissions from recruiters for the below positions.


New York - Latin America

The New York office of Chadbourne seeks an associate with three to six years of experience for an exciting opportunity to join our Latin America practice in the New York office. The ideal candidate will have top firm and academic credentials, a strong background in transactional work and prior experience in capital markets, M&A and private equity transactions. Candidates must speak Spanish and English fluently, Portuguese is a plus. Job ID#007

New York - Project Finance

The New York office of Chadbourne seeks a Project Finance Associate with three to five years of experience. The ideal candidate will have prior experience in project finance specific transactions. The candidate must have strong competency in drafting and negotiating the principal financing documentation (including credit agreements and depositary agreements) as well as experience in drafting or reviewing project documentation (including EPC contracts and/or supply contracts). Candidates should also have top firm and academic credentials and speak Spanish fluently. Job ID #002

Washington, D.C. - Project Finance

The Washington, D.C. office of Chadbourne seeks several Project Finance Associates with three to seven years of experience. Candidates must have strong competency in drafting and negotiating financing documents and/or project-related contracts such as EPCs, PPAs, etc. Experience in project finance is highly preferred, but candidates with exceptional backgrounds in other finance or project development practices are also encouraged to apply. Candidates should also have top academic and firm credentials. Spanish or Korean speaking skills are a plus. Candidates must submit a resume and a detailed deal sheet explaining responsibilities on each referenced transaction. Job ID #001

Washington, D.C. - Environmental

The Washington, DC office of Chadbourne seeks an Associate specializing in environmental law with two to five years of environmental experience to join the Project Finance practice. The ideal candidate will have top firm and academic credentials and will have prior experience with environmental permitting and the interpretation of the National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and Comprehensive Environmental Response and Compensation and Liability Act. Experience with environmental issues in the context of the construction and operation of power generation and infrastructure projects and the purchase and sale of commercial enterprises desired. Job ID #005

Washington, D.C. - Tax

The Washington, D.C. office of Chadbourne seeks a tax associate to join its Project Finance group. The ideal candidate will have three to four years of experience in tax planning and structuring relating to partnerships or leasing. It would also be helpful if candidates have familiarity with or a background in some or all of the following substantive tax areas: partnership taxation, energy tax credits and other tax issues specific to energy investments, inbound and outbound foreign tax planning, tax ownership concepts, leasing and other forms of tax optimal asset based financings. The position will require help with research, drafting and managing transactions, primarily in the renewable energy field (wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, ocean energy, fuel cells), but more broadly to all asset based financings of large energy and infrastructure assets. Job ID #006

Los Angeles - Project Finance

The Los Angeles office of Chadbourne seeks an Associate with five to seven years of experience to join the Project Finance practice. This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated attorney with an entrepreneurial spirit to assist us in growing our LA office and expanding our practice fluency. Ideal candidates will have a strong desire to learn and work in a collaborative environment where teamwork is emphasized and be willing to take on a variety of responsibilities across all levels of complexity. Candidates must have strong competency in drafting and negotiating the principal financing documentation as well as experience in drafting or reviewing project documentation. Experience in negotiating supply contracts and/or offtake agreements, M&A, real estate or regulatory work is a plus. Candidates should have top firm and academic credentials. Job ID #003

Dubai - Project Finance

The Dubai office of Chadbourne seeks an associate with one to three years of experience to join its growing project finance practice. The ideal candidate will have had specific experience in the following competencies: Drafting and negotiating the principal financing documentation (including credit agreements and depositary agreements) as well as drafting or reviewing project documentation (including EPC contracts and/or supply contracts). Excellent academic credentials and top U.K./U.S. law firm experience needed. Work experience in Dubai and some English law finance knowledge is ideal but not required. English law qualification is preferred. Candidate must be a native English speaker, fluency in Arabic is a strong plus. Job ID #008