IP/Privacy and Data Security Associate Attorney (1-3 years), Hoge Fenton, San Jose, CA

IP responsibilities:
Prosecuting/defending trademark, copyright, trade secrets,and other IP claims and working in tech transactions.

Privacy/data security responsibilities:
Working with clients to develop privacy and information security policies, negotiating data transfer and protection agreements, including GDPR DPAs, and responding to law enforcement requests for data.

Data breach responsibilities:
Participating on a team to provide immediate and multi-pronged breach response services, including forensic investigations, crisis management, and global breach notification and reporting requirements. 

Knowledge and understanding of the principles of intellectual property (patent, copyright, trademark, trade secrets) and some experience in trademark/copyright prosecutions and transactions and licensing is desired. Some knowledge of/experience with tech transactions and commercial contracts is helpful (for example, manufacturer/supply agreements, software and product development agreements, software and hardware license agreements, domestic and international distribution agreements, OEM and VAR reseller agreements, EULAs, website terms of use, privacy policies, etc.).

The successful candidate:

  • Has private law practice experience, with some experience taking responsibility for client matters (with supervision) and disciplined time entry
  • Works well in a team environment; wants to be a positive contributor to a practice team
  • Desires to invest in building a future with a mid-sized law firm in the South Bay
  • Will have prior experience independently identifying issues and anticipating/recommending necessary next steps
  • Possesses strong academic credentials
  • Has strong legal and factual/investigative (internet) research skills
  • Has excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must have exquisite attention to detail and accuracy
  • Has a commitment to excellence
  • Is a creative problem solver; has the ability to comprehend complex subjects (conceptual thinker)
  • Has the desire and ability to understand technologies, for example, sensor array testing, semiconductor, programmable logic, etc.
  • Has a desire to learn and grow professionally; intellectual curiosity
  • Demonstrates good judgment
  • Has a strong work ethic

Must be a current member of the State Bar of California.

Hoge Fenton has a strong commitment to diversity. We strive to recruit and retain a workforce that welcomes and supports the interests of women, families, and people of any age, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity/gender expression, disability, or military or veteran status.

We offer our associates a full array of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and disability insurance, EAP (employee assistance program), Technology Credit Union membership, 401(k), the Gradifi student loan repayment benefit, and a no-accrual vacation policy. Our environment is collegial, collaborative, and supportive. We provide both formal and informal training opportunities and encourage professional growth, both as a lawyer and a businessperson.

Application Submission Information:

Please send a cover letter/email, resume, and a writing sample to:

Grace Carr Lee, Executive Director 

No phone calls or recruiters, please