NALP Directory of Legal Employers

Directory Year: 2022

Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C. - Washington, District Of Columbia

https://www.rothwellfigg.com/

Recruitment & Hiring

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Began Work In Expected
2020 Prior Summer
Associates
2021 Prior Summer
Associates
2022
LAWYERS
Entry-level 2 2 3 3 5
Entry-level (non-traditional track) 0 0 0 0 0
Lateral Partners 1 0 2 0 TBD
Lateral Associates 0 0 1 0 1
All Other Laterals (non-traditional track) 0 0 0 0 0
Post-Clerkship 0 0 0 0 0
LL.M.s (U.S.) 0 0 0 0 0
LL.M.s (non-U.S.) 0 0 0 0 0
SUMMER
Post-3Ls 0 0 0 0 0
2Ls 3 0 5 0 2
1Ls 0 0 0 0 0


Comments on hiring grid
Number of 2021 Summer 2Ls considered for associate offers 5
Number of offers made to summer 2L associates 5
Does the organization hire school-term clerks? Yes
Does the organization hire 1Ls? Yes
When should 1Ls apply? Between 11/1 - 1/15

Split summers

Are split summers allowed? Yes
If yes, minimum weeks 6
Comments regarding Hiring

We participate in virtual and in-person OCIs and job fairs that are offered to 2L students through their respective law schools. Candidates will have the opportunity to choose their callback interview to be conducted in-person or virtually. Our summer associate program will be in-person, and the summer associates will have the opportunity to work in-office and remotely. We require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

2021 Summer Program

Do you accept applications for the 2023 Summer Program from Joint degree candidates graduating in 2025 or later? Yes
Do you accept applications for the 2023 Summer Program from evening students graduating in 2025? Yes
Do you accept applications for the 2023 Summer Program from Judicial clerks? Yes
Do you accept applications for the 2023 Summer Program from students at non-US law schools? No

Hiring Outside Traditional Summer Programs

Does the organization hire 3Ls? Case by Case
How many entry-level hires outside the summer program did you hire in [directory year - 1]?

0

Post-clerkship hiring information

Do you hire post-clerkship candidates? Yes
If yes, when should they apply? Once their judge has given them approval to apply.

Domestic LL.M.s

Do you hire US LL.M.s? Yes
In what practice areas?

Intellectual Property

Foreign LL.M.s

Do you hire non-US LL.M.s? Yes
In what practice areas?

Intellectual Property

When should LL.M.s submit applications?
Preferred application materials

Resume, cover letter, law school and undergraduate transcripts, and writing sample.

General Hiring Criteria

Rothwell Figg seeks candidates with backgrounds in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, and other life sciences, and all degree levels will be considered. We prefer candidates who have top academic credentials, excellent written and oral communications skills, and the ability to work well on a team. For patent prosecution, candidates must be eligible to sit for the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office exam. 

Rothwell Figg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Campus Interviews George Washington University Law School
Georgetown University Law Center
List Any Job Fairs / Consortia Attended (previous fall)

Loyola Patent Law Interview Program; Southeastern IP Job Fair

Campus Interviews

Number of Schools Visited in 2021 2
Number of Job Fairs / Consortia Attended in 2021 1

Recruiting Policy Information

Provide a link to your recruiting policy or additional recruiting information https://www.rothwellfigg.com/careers/
Brief description of recruiting policy or additional comments

We provide our summer associates with substantive work that accurately reflects what it is like to be a full time associate at the firm. We work in sophisticated technological areas such as biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, computer hardware, software and the Internet, semiconductors, advanced electronics, and a wide variety of medical and mechanical systems and devices. As a summer associate, you will have the opportunity to work closely with our attorneys on both patent litigation and patent prosecution matters. You will get substantive work conducting legal research, drafting memoranda and briefs, working with a team on litigation matters, as well as reviewing and responding to USPTO Office Actions.

Application Materials

Required application materials Resume
Cover letter
Transcript
Writing sample
Other: Undergraduate and/or Graduate Transcript(s)
Comments on application materials

1L Summer Applications

1L summer applications will be accepted starting (date) November 1
1L Summer Application Deadline January 15
1L Summer Applications - Comments

2L Summer Applications

2L summer applications will be accepted starting (date) June 1
2L Summer Application Deadline July 15
2L Summer Applications - Comments

3L Summer Applications

3L summer applications will be accepted starting (date) June 1
3L summer application deadline July 15
3L Summer Applications - Comments

3Ls Applying for Entry-Level Positions

3L (entry-level) applications will be accepted starting (date)
3L (entry-level) application deadline
3L comments

1L Offers

How much time do you provide 1L students to respond to an offer of summer employment? 14 days
Do you require 1L candidates for summer employment to reaffirm interest in an offer? Yes
If yes, how many days does a 1L student have to reaffirm their interest? 7 days

2L Offers

How much time do you provide 2L students to respond to an offer of summer employment? 14 days
Do you require 2L candidates for summer employment to reaffirm interest in an offer? Yes
If yes, how many days does a 2L student have to reaffirm their interest? 7 days

3L Offers (Previously Employed)

How much time do you provide 3L students from your summer program to respond to an offer of entry-level employment? 14 days
Do you require 3L candidates for entry-level employment to reaffirm interest in an offer? Yes
If yes, how many days does a 3L (previously employed) student have to reaffirm their interest? 7 days

3L Offers (Not Previously Employed)

How much time do you provide 3L students to respond to an offer of entry-level employment? 14 days
Do you require 3L candidates for entry-level employment to reaffirm interest in an offer? Yes
If yes, how many days does a 3L (not previously employed) student have to reaffirm their interest? 7 days