Vedder Price

Vedder Price offers outstanding opportunities to work in well-respected practices and with talented and experienced colleagues—serving a prestigious client base across the United States and beyond. Accordingly, we hire only attorneys who meet our standards.

We are proud of our ability to offer the highest quality legal services.

We allow you to accept as much responsibility and client contact as you are ready to assume. Our compensation structure is competitive and includes merit-based bonuses. In addition to enjoying exciting, interesting work, you will receive substantial professional development assistance in the form of training, mentoring and performance feedback.

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To learn more about available associate positions with Vedder Price, please see our Lateral Associate Opportunities page.

For additional information, please contact:

Pamela G. Masters
Manager of Legal Recruiting
Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles Offices
222 N. LaSalle Street
25th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Fax: +1 (312) 609 5005
pmasters@vedderprice.com  

Elise Rippe
Manager of Legal Recruiting
New York, Washington, DC, London and Singapore Offices

1633 Broadway
31st Floor
New York, New York 10019
Fax: +1 (212) 407 7799
erippe@vedderprice.com

Vedder Price’s Los Angeles office is seeking a junior associate (2-3 years’ experience) for its Global Transportation Finance Group. Candidates must have relevant experience in finance, commercial lending, project finance, structured finance, equipment finance, secured finance or similar experience representing underwriters, financiers, equity participants, lessors, manufacturers and customers. Experience in transportation finance (aviation, aerospace, railroad or marine industries) is preferred, but not required. California Bar admission is preferred.

Please note that Vedder Price is a federal contractor. Any recruiters wishing to submit candidates for positions in our U.S. offices must first contact the Legal Recruiting team at legalrecruiting@vedderprice.com  to complete the required paperwork before any candidate submissions will be accepted by the firm.

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Vedder Price’s Chicago office is seeking an associate with 4 to 5 years’ experience for its Securities & Capital Markets Group. Candidates must have strong transactional skills and experience with capital markets, SEC public reporting and Securities Exchange Act of 1934 reporting. Candidates should have strong oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work effectively as part of a team or independently in a fast-paced environment. Candidates with immediately transferable skills and strong academic backgrounds are preferred. Candidates must be admitted in Illinois or taking steps to become admitted in Illinois.

Please note that Vedder Price is a federal contractor. Any recruiters wishing to submit candidates for positions in our U.S. offices must first contact the Legal Recruiting team at legalrecruiting@vedderprice.com  to complete the required paperwork before any candidate submissions will be accepted by the firm.

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Vedder Price's Chicago office seeks an associate with 3 - 5 years of commercial finance experience for its Finance & Transactions Group. Candidates should have experience in drafting loan documents and managing loan transactions. While based in Chicago, this associate will also work cross-office on New York and San Francisco finance matters. Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work effectively as part of a team or independently in a fast-paced and intellectually challenging environment. Candidates with strong academic backgrounds are required. Candidates must be admitted to the Illinois Bar or admitted to the Bar of another state and applying for admission to the Illinois Bar.

Please note that Vedder Price is a federal contractor. Any recruiters wishing to submit candidates for positions in our U.S. offices must first contact the Legal Recruiting team at legalrecruiting@vedderprice.com  to complete the required paperwork before any candidate submissions will be accepted by the firm.

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Vedder Price’s New York office seeks a junior to mid-level (2nd to 5th year) associate for its Global Transportation Finance Group. Candidates should have general finance experience (commercial lending, project finance, structured finance, equipment finance or leasing), and a strong academic background. Candidates with finance experience in other transportation sectors (including aviation, aerospace, intermodal or rail) are preferred. New York bar admission is required.

Please note that Vedder Price is a federal contractor. Any recruiters wishing to submit candidates for positions in our U.S. offices must first contact the Legal Recruiting team at legalrecruiting@vedderprice.com  to complete the required paperwork before any candidate submissions will be accepted by the firm.

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Vedder Price’s Chicago office is seeking a mid-level associate (3-6 years’ experience) for its Global Transportation Finance Group. Candidates must have relevant experience in finance, commercial lending, project finance, structured finance, equipment finance, secured finance or similar experience representing underwriters, financiers, equity participants, lessors, manufacturers and customers. Additionally, candidates at the second, third or fourth year level with M&A and/or private equity experience are encouraged to apply. Experience in transportation finance (aviation, aerospace, railroad or marine industries) is preferred, but not required. Candidates with immediately transferable corporate/finance skills and strong academic backgrounds are preferred. Candidates must be admitted in Illinois or taking steps to become admitted in Illinois.


Please note that Vedder Price is a federal contractor. Any recruiters wishing to submit candidates for positions in our U.S. offices must first contact the Legal Recruiting team at legalrecruiting@vedderprice.com  to complete the required paperwork before any candidate submissions will be accepted by the firm.

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Vedder Price’s Chicago office is seeking a mid-level associate with 3 to 5 years of professional experience for its Litigation Group. Candidates must have strong research and advocacy writing skills, and litigation and case management experience in the areas of SEC enforcement matters, white collar criminal matters, internal investigations, securities litigation and False Claims Act matters. Securities class action experience is a plus. Candidates must have Illinois Bar admittance or taking steps to become admitted in Illinois.


Please note that Vedder Price is a federal contractor. Any recruiters wishing to submit candidates for positions in our U.S. offices must first contact the Legal Recruiting team at legalrecruiting@vedderprice.com  to complete the required paperwork before any candidate submissions will be accepted by the firm.

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Vedder Price’s Chicago office is seeking a mid-level associate with 4 to 6 years of general commercial litigation experience, including experience with restrictive covenant and trade secret litigation, breach of contract and/or class action consumer defense (preferably data privacy/cybersecurity) matters. Candidates must be admitted to the Illinois Bar or taking steps to become admitted in Illinois, have deposition and case management experience, and very strong research and brief writing skills.

Please note that Vedder Price is a federal contractor. Any recruiters wishing to submit candidates for positions in our U.S. offices must first contact the Legal Recruiting team at legalrecruiting@vedderprice.com  to complete the required paperwork before any candidate submissions will be accepted by the firm.

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Vedder Price is seeking a mid-level associate (4th to 6th year) to join its Finance and Transactions Group in the Chicago, New York or San Francisco office. Candidates must have 4-6 years of commercial finance experience. Experience in drafting loan documents and managing loan transactions is preferred. Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work effectively as part of a team or independently in a fast-paced and intellectually challenging environment. Candidates with strong academic backgrounds are required. Candidates must be admitted in the location for which they are applying (Illinois, New York or California) or taking steps to become admitted in that jurisdiction

Please note that Vedder Price is a federal contractor. Any recruiters wishing to submit candidates for positions in our U.S. offices must first contact the Legal Recruiting team at legalrecruiting@vedderprice.com to complete the required paperwork before any candidate submissions will be accepted by the firm.

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Vedder Price is seeking a junior to mid-level M&A associate (2nd to 3rd year) to join its Finance and Transactions Group in the Chicago or Los Angeles office. Candidates must have 2-3 years of transactional/M&A experience, preferably with private equity and/or venture capital experience. A strong academic background and familiarity with basic acquisition, equity and risk allocation matters are required. Candidates with a business, accounting, or MBA background are preferred. Candidates must be admitted in the location for which they are applying (Illinois or California) or taking steps to become admitted in that jurisdiction.

Please note that Vedder Price is a federal contractor. Any recruiters wishing to submit candidates for positions in our U.S. offices must first contact the Legal Recruiting team at legalrecruiting@vedderprice.com to complete the required paperwork before any candidate submissions will be accepted by the firm.

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Vedder Price is seeking a mid-level M&A associate (4th to 5th year) to join its Finance and Transactions Group in the Chicago or Los Angeles office. Candidates must have 4-5 years of transactional/M&A experience, preferably with private equity and/or venture capital experience. In addition to understanding acquisition and equity structuring matters, candidates must have experience with transitioning LOIs into the underlying draft acquisition and equity agreements, and managing subsequent negotiations and turns. A business, accounting, or MBA background is preferred. Candidates must be admitted in the location for which they are applying (Illinois or California) or taking steps to become admitted in that jurisdiction.

Please note that Vedder Price is a federal contractor. Any recruiters wishing to submit candidates for positions in our U.S. offices must first contact the Legal Recruiting team at legalrecruiting@vedderprice.com to complete the required paperwork before any candidate submissions will be accepted by the firm.

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Vedder Price is seeking a junior associate (2nd to 4th year) to join its Real Estate Group in the Chicago office. Candidates must have experience with documenting and closing real estate finance transactions and acquisitions and acquisitions and depositions. Experience with construction, leasing, and development/entitlement matters is preferred. Candidates must be admitted in Illinois or taking steps to become admitted in Illinois.

Please note that Vedder Price is a federal contractor. Any recruiters wishing to submit candidates for positions in our U.S. offices must first contact the Legal Recruiting team at legalrecruiting@vedderprice.com to complete the required paperwork before any candidate submissions will be accepted by the firm.

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