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Venture Capital Mid to Senior Level Associate

Michael Best
Washington, District of Columbia
  • Job Type
    Law Firm Associate
  • Job Status
    Full Time

At Michael Best, we know that diverse backgrounds produce different perspectives, richer thinking, and more creative solutions to the challenges our clients face.  Join us and take the challenge of doing meaningful work supporting companies in fields like cannabis, SAAS, renewable energy, natural foods, distributed ledger, and diversity and inclusion to name a few.  Building a diverse and inclusive culture is paramount to our ethos.  We are looking to add an associate with 3+ years of experience to our Corporate, Venture Capital and Emerging Growth team, “Venture Best”.  The associate can be located in any of our Austin, Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee, Raleigh, Denver or Salt Lake City offices.

What We Look For: Our ideal candidate must have deep experience representing growth companies and/or investors in venture capital financing transactions, value an environment where everyone is treated with mutual support and respect, and be a self-starter who possesses the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.  Qualified candidates will have substantive experience in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and emerging company transactions as well as general corporate governance and commercial matters. Experience in licensing and technology transactions and/or public securities is a plus. Additionally, the new team member should be highly motivated and willing to engage in all aspects of growth company representation.

What We Offer: The Venture Best team continues to develop a vibrant, dynamic practice where we foster a collaborative and inclusive environment, where everyone on the team can excel with a diverse range of work in a fast-paced environment.  We are energetic, entrepreneurial and we love what we do.  We offer deep impact and client connection from the get-go, with a clear path to partnership and building your own client base.  We have the privilege of working with some of the most innovative and impactful founders and companies in the world.  And we work in some of the most dynamic markets in the country (Salt Lake City, Austin, Raleigh, Madison, Colorado, to name a few) and are constantly expanding.  A key success factor has been the recruitment of talented and diverse individuals whose ideas drive the Firm and the Venture Best team forward.

 We will provide the new team member with:

  • Active mentoring 
  • A thriving & energetic environment  
  • Opportunity to work directly with clients in fields such as technology transformation, blockchain, and venture capital
  • Competitive pay and a lucrative bonus program 
  • Work life balance  
  • Excellent benefits

With mentorship from our highly skilled attorneys, we will help you to further develop your practical knowledge, drafting acumen, and become well-versed in the latest legal trends and the skillset necessary to succeed in the market. You will be assigned an expert Corporate or VentureBest attorney to guide you, help you set goals, and ensure you have access to all of the tools necessary to be successful. 


  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school
  • 3+ years of corporate or transactional experience
  • Strong drafting and organizational skills
  • The ability to interact directly with client management and opposing counsel 
  • Excellent academic credentials
  • Superior verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Valid authorization to work in the U.S.

The Company

This is an opportunity to work with the Best. We are Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP. We are a full-service law firm with more than 350 lawyers and technical professionals who work in collaborative, interdisciplinary practices to serve clients around the world. We work with companies in all kinds of industries, as well as trade associations, nonprofits, educational institutions, governments, family trusts, and high-net-worth individuals. Since our firm’s founding in 1848, we’ve continuously evolved to meet our clients’ changing needs and expectations. One thing remains the same: For generations, clients have relied on Michael Best for exceptional legal service and business acumen.

The Location

We have offices in Wisconsin (Milwaukee, Madison, Manitowoc, Waukesha); Illinois (Chicago); Utah (Cottonwood Heights, Salt Lake City). Colorado (Denver, Broomfield); Texas (Austin); and North Carolina (Charlotte, Raleigh, Wilmington); and Washington D.C. Our contemporary offices spaces are ideal for concentration and collaboration supporting our culture of working together to make great things happen for our Clients.

Why You Should Apply

At Michael Best, we are proud to offer a comprehensive and competitive Total Rewards package that provides a variety of resources designed to enhance its employees’ overall well-being, both at work and at home. Competitive base pay, outstanding benefits, opportunities for learning and growth, programs designed to help you plan for the future, and perks that inspire your downtime are all part of our total compensation package.  

Learning and Growth

  • Challenging and Dynamic Role
  • Career Development Planning
  • Professional Growth Opportunities
  • Performance Management and Coaching
  • Specialized Training Programs
  • Mentorship Program
  • Bar Exam/Bar Review Course Reimbursement

Health & Wellness

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision Care
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program

Total Compensation

  • Competitive Base Pay
  • Outstanding Benefits
  • Unlimited PTO Plus 10 Paid Holidays
  • Performance Recognition
  • ABA, State and Local Bar Membership Fee Reimbursement 

Planning for the Future

  • 401(k) with Company Match
  • Short Term Disability Plan
  • Long Term Disability Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Parental/Family Leave

 Culture and Workplace

  • Respected Organization with Collaborative Culture
  • Growing Firm with an Exciting Future
  • Healthy Work-Life Balance
  • Flexible Remote Work Policy (Ability to work remote up to 2.5 days per week)
  • Contemporary Work Environment
  • Positive and Respectful Work Climate

How to Apply: To be considered for this position, please apply via our online portal. Please contact our Senior Recruiting Manager, Ashley Gray (aagray@michaelbest.com) with any questions.

 We are not accepting search firm submissions at this time.

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Michael Best Strategies LLC, and Michael Best Consulting LLC (collectively known as "Michael Best") are steadfastly committed to providing equal employment opportunity and maintaining a workplace for employees and applicants for employment that is free from discrimination based upon age, race, religion, color, disability, marital status, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact our Recruiting team at 414.225.4999 or careers@michaelbest.com to let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

For Colorado applicants only (as required by the Colorado Equal Pay Act): The starting salary for associate positions in our Denver office is $150,000. Pay is determined based on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, depth of experience in the practice area. Associates are eligible to participate in Michael Best’s associate bonus program, subject to the program’s conditions and restrictions.  This position is considered full-time and is therefore eligible to participate in employer-sponsored benefits, including: medical, dental, vision, as well as elective/voluntary life, disability, and accident coverage. All full-time employees are eligible to participate in the firm's 401k plan.


Posted: 2022-05-02 Expires: 2022-06-01

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