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Company: Dentons US LLP
Position: Short Hills – Junior Commercial Litigation Associate
Location: Short Hills, NJ

Description: The Short Hills office of Dentons US LLP is seeking a junior associate with excellent academic credentials and 0-3 years of legal experience to join our sophisticated Litigation practice. The person hired for this position will be part of a dedicated team and will support the practice by assuming such responsibilities as:

  • Drafting and preparing pleadings, motions and other litigation documents
  • Conducting legal research and writing
  • Managing discovery and document production
  • Working on all aspects of pretrial to trial
  • Managing and coordinating workflow between other attorneys and paralegals
  • Supporting the team by performing work on other litigation-related matters as needed

This is a great opportunity to join a sophisticated and blended litigation practice and work in a dynamic and team-oriented atmosphere while enjoying the benefits and resources of an international law firm. Dentons’ Litigation and Dispute Resolution lawyers employ the most appropriate tools and strategies for each stage of the process and each unique situation, and clients turn to our team for the intellectual savvy, creativity and depth we bring to high-stakes and complex disputes, wherever they may arise. With more than 200 litigators in the United States and more than 700 worldwide, we bring exceptional depth to our clients’ disputes. Together, we tackle challenges efficiently and effectively so that our clients can move ahead.

Contact: Maria Friedman, Legal Recruitment Manager, Dentons US LLP,


  • Has excellent written communication skills and an ability to produce written work product that is concise and effective
  • Has strong presentation skills and is able to clearly communicate advice to clients and colleagues
  • Is conscientious and displays resourcefulness in problem-solving
  • Has strong problem-solving skills and uses research, legal knowledge and expertise to tackle complex problems
  • Is organized and efficient with disciplined time management skills
  • Demonstrates sound judgment and possesses keen attention to detail
  • Has a sincere interest in career development and welcomes feedback
  • 0-3 years of experience
  • Strong litigation skills, such as serving as the case management lead, drafting briefs and memoranda, and exhibiting superb oratory skills
  • Previous law firm experience is a plus, but not required
  • Should be licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey and be in good standing; also being licensed to practice law in the State of New York is a plus
  • Candidates should submit a strong writing sample with application

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