Many of our attorneys joined Friedman Kaplan after starting their careers at large firms in New York and other cities. As a small, young, and aggressive firm, we offer junior associates at larger firms a smaller, more collegial environment with an equally sophisticated practice. Our associates participate in every aspect of each matter — meeting with clients, negotiating corporate transactions, taking depositions, writing briefs, arguing motions, and conducting trials. This commitment to full participation for associates carries over into firm governance, recruitment, and business development. We believe that such involvement is a key component of professional development.

Friedman Kaplan seeks lawyers with outstanding academic achievement combined with personal qualities that demonstrate exceptional ability, motivation, and potential for growth. For attorneys seeking a sophisticated litigation or corporate practice where they can have a greater impact on the matters they handle, we offer an excellent alternative to large-firm practice, while still offering our associates a compensation and benefits package that is competitive with that of the largest New York firms.

Friedman Kaplan always considers applications of high-quality candidates for legal and non-legal positions. If you are interested in applying, please send your resume, transcript, and a writing sample to Kimberly Rosa at krosa@fklaw.com.

Career Opportunities

Many of our attorneys joined Friedman Kaplan after starting their careers at large firms in New York and other cities. As a small, young, and aggressive firm, we offer junior associates at larger firms a smaller, more collegial environment with an equally sophisticated practice. Our associates participate in every aspect of each matter — meeting with clients, negotiating corporate transactions, taking depositions, writing briefs, arguing motions, and conducting trials. This commitment to full participation for associates carries over into firm governance, recruitment, and business development. We believe that such involvement is a key component of professional development. Read More

We strive to hire only the best young attorneys, and the responsibility we award our associates reflects the respect we have for those to whom we extend offers. The talent of our attorneys allows us to staff cases leanly, and we look for our associates to feel a personal commitment to their matters and to take on as much responsibility as they can handle. Rather than merely following directions, our associates work with partners to craft strategies for handling matters, and it is not unusual for attorneys to take or defend depositions or to work extensively with clients in corporate transactions very early in their careers. Read More

We seek lawyers with many of the same stellar qualities that judges seek in their law clerks, including outstanding academic achievement and strong personal character. That is why many of Friedman Kaplan’s attorneys have been clerks to prestigious federal and state judges. Our attorneys have clerked for judges in numerous trial and appellate courts throughout the country. These have included the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, and Fifth Circuits; United States District Courts in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Massachusetts; and the New Jersey Supreme Court and New York Court of Appeals. Not surprisingly, many of the skills honed as a law clerk — including a focus on thorough legal analysis, attention to factual detail, clear written expression, and working closely with colleagues — contribute significantly to these lawyers’ success in their practice. Read More

We recognize that our superior legal services are a reflection of the entire team — lawyers and nonlawyers — pulling together to serve the clients’ needs. In keeping with this, we aim to hire individuals for nonlegal staff positions at Friedman Kaplan who not only have the skills needed for their job, but also an understanding of the importance of client service and an appreciation for the collaborative environment we have cultivated. For this reason, we look for individuals who are bright, diligent, and professional, and who also work well as part of a team. Read More

Contacts

Attorney Recruiting

Kimberly Rosa 
Recruitment Coordinator 
krosa@fklaw.com

Paralegal and Nonlegal Staff Recruiting

Margaret Kane 
Director of Personnel and Administration
mkane@fklaw.com