A Career at Stradling

Founded in Newport Beach by four attorneys in 1975, Stradling has grown to 130 attorneys in ten offices across California, Colorado, Nevada and Washington. Originally a corporate law boutique, Stradling now offers a wide range of legal services. Our associates have the opportunity to specialize in areas as diverse as corporate transactions, securities and complex business litigation, government enforcement and defense, tax, bankruptcy and restructuring, intellectual property, employment, real estate, public law and municipal finance. This enables us to represent some of California's leading companies and municipalities in a broad array of complex and sophisticated matters.

Because we staff our projects leanly, our associates are not limited to performing legal research, conducting due diligence or writing memoranda. They are given early responsibility on meaningful, substantive work. Early on, associates are expected to deal directly with our clients, negotiate with other counsel and interact directly with partners. In addition, depending on their practice group, associates participate in initial public offerings, appear in court, assist in closing real estate transactions and prepare documents for municipal bond financings.

Our salaries and merit-based bonuses for associates are competitive with the leading national firms. For first year associates, we also pay for the bar exam and one bar review course, and provide a bar stipend equal to one month's salary. In addition, we reimburse new associates for reasonable relocation expenses.

In addition to our competitive compensation package, we offer medical and dental insurance to attorneys, their spouses or domestic partners, and children. We also offer attorneys family leave, a 401(k) plan, a flexible benefits plan, supplemental benefit insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, a college savings program, short-term disability, commuter benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and a long-term care plan.

Law schools don't teach you about billing, running matters or managing clients. We do. We provide our associates ongoing mentoring to familiarize them with our strategy, culture and procedures, and to help them develop skills for early success. We also offer focused training in various practice areas, such as transactional negotiations and mock depositions.

Shareholder Track
Associates generally are first eligible to become a shareholder seven years after graduation from law school, although there is no minimum time period. Shareholder decisions are based on several factors, including quality of legal work, productivity, the ability to work with others, and the ability to manage clients and their matters, but is not based on shareholder/associate ratios.

Our Offices
Newport Beach (HQ) - Our Newport Beach office was founded in 1975 and is home to nearly 100 lawyers practicing in all of our practice groups. As a result of its broad practice group offerings, the Orange County office handles matters for some of California's best companies and municipalities.

Denver - Stradling's newest office is also the firm's first in Colorado. Specializing in public finance and unique tax issues, the shareholders in the Denver office have extensive experience practicing in the Southwest and Rocky Mountain regions of the United States.

Reno - Reno represents Stradling's first office outside of California. Specializing in public finance, the shareholder in the Reno office has extensive experience practicing in the Southwest and Rocky Mountain regions of the United States.

Sacramento - The attorneys in our Sacramento office, located near the state Capitol, are all members of our Public Law Group, impacting education, transportation and other matters throughout the state through their public finance work and their representation of various state agencies.

San Diego - The attorneys in our San Diego office, located in scenic Del Mar Heights, represent companies on corporate and securities law issues, life sciences matters and securities and complex business litigation issues.

San Francisco - Our San Francisco office has one of the leading municipal finance practices in California. The attorneys in that office, all members of our Public Law Group, are known throughout the state for their expertise in public law, public bond issuance's and municipal finance. 

Santa Barbara - Located on historic Anacapa Street, our Santa Barbara office offers a wide variety of legal services to our corporate clients, including corporate and securities counseling, employment matters, and securities and complex business litigation issues.

Santa Monica - The firm continues to grow its presence in Southern California by adding prominent lawyers to its Santa Monica office who will continue to provide services to clients in the greater Los Angeles region.

Seattle - The firm's newest office specializes in public finance and public law and is the firm's first office in Washington.

Check out our Job Opportunities page for current openings, or contact:

Scott Feuchter
Director of Marketing - Attorney Job Openings
Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth
660 Newport Center Drive, Suite 1600
Newport Beach, California 92660

Robin Gerard
Chief Marketing Officer - Attorney Job Openings
Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth
660 Newport Center Drive, Suite 1600
Newport Beach, California 92660

Christie Sullivan
Director of Human Resources - Staff Job Openings
Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth
660 Newport Center Drive, Suite 1600
Newport Beach, CA 92660