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A Message from Our Hiring Partner

Stan Gibson Hiring Partner
Stan Gibson, Hiring Partner

I joined JMBM as a summer associate, and found it to be the ideal place to grow my career. As an attorney here, I have had the flexibility to respond to growth and opportunities in the legal market and the support to develop specific practices areas to address them. We are able to practice law in a collaborative atmosphere and in the way we feel best fits our clients' needs.

Our culture rewards energy and an entrepreneurial approach to business development and client service. We frequently step in to assist each other with clients outside of our own practice; as a full-service firm, we bring our expertise to each other's matters to ensure we are providing clients with well-rounded advice and business strategies.

While we are large enough to effectively handle a client's most complex matters, we are small enough to know all of our partners on a first-name basis and build relationships based on shared interests. Many of us have been here for a significant number of years — and we stay here because we like it here.

We invest in our business wisely. We are not dependent on a handful of major clients, or a couple of big rainmakers to provide cash flow. Our commitment to financial responsibility is also manifest in our a high realization rate, as well as a management philosophy that emphasizes stability, profitability and fairness. JMBM does not grow for growth's sake. We embrace growth when we are presented with opportunities that are right for us: the right markets, the right clients, the right lawyers.

You have the opportunity to grow your business with the reliable support and resources available at JMBM. We encourage our partners to respond to what they see on the horizon for their clients and the industries they work in, and you'll find interest and enthusiasm for creative ways to attract new business. Our approach to both the business and practice of law allows us to reward our people with healthy, merit-based bonuses at the year's end. We believe that our success is measured by our clients’ success.

We are always excited to welcome excellent attorneys with a variety of backgrounds and skills. We believe diversifying our strengths is a key part of building a dynamic future. If you are interested in joining us, we would love to hear from you.

Stan Gibson
Hiring Partner
SGibson@jmbm.com


Recruiting Contact

Ron Avenida
Executive Director
RAvenida@jmbm.com

Vachelle Willis
Recruiting & Professional Development Manager
VWillis@jmbm.com

Current Openings
Available Positions:
  • Corporate Associate (Los Angeles)
  • Environmental/Land Use Associate (San Francisco)
  • Labor & Employment Associate (San Francisco)
  • Patent and Trademark Attorney (Los Angeles)

JMBM is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex or gender, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

The employer will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Corporate Associate (Los Angeles)

JMBM’s Los Angeles office has an opportunity for an exceptional corporate associate with 3-4 years of experience to join a team of corporate attorneys, representing middle market clients on a variety of corporate transactions. Candidates should have a strong general corporate transactional background, including experience with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, spin-offs, divestitures, financings, and strategic investment and alliances. Solid experience in drafting and reviewing corporate documentation is required. Excellent academic credentials, as well as strong written, interpersonal and communication skills are required.

Our corporate clients include public and private companies, wealthy individuals, and family offices. They span a diverse range of industries, including consumer products, electronics, entertainment, financial services, food and beverage, manufacturing, retail and technology.

Candidates should be able to work in a team, while also handling significant individual responsibilities. Major transactional firm experience is required. Admission to the State Bar of California is required. All resumes must be submitted with a transcript and listed transactions experience to be considered. Please send a cover letter, resume, transcript and transactions summary to recruiting@jmbm.com.

Environmental/Land Use Associate (San Francisco)

JMBM’s San Francisco office seeks an associate with 3-7 years of experience in land use or environmental matters to join our Government, Land Use, Environment and Energy (GLUEE) Department. This associate will work on a wide range of regulatory, administrative, and litigation matters relating to the development of land and natural resources, and in the specific subject matter areas of project development, CEQA and NEPA, public lands and mining, air, water, endangered species, and energy.

Prior experience in land use or environmental law is required. Experience in land use litigation (writ of mandate) is preferred. Excellent academic credentials and admission to the State Bar of California are required.

For more information on the Firm's practice please see our Government, Land Use, Environment & Energy page.

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, transcript, and a writing sample to recruiting@jmbm.com.

Labor & Employment Associate (San Francisco)

JMBM is seeking an associate with 3-6 years of experience to join the firm's labor and employment department. In addition to a strong employment litigation background, substantial experience in providing employment law advice and client counseling is required. Traditional labor law experience (NLRB, PERB, grievances/arbitrations and support for collective bargaining) is desired. Prevailing wage experience or interest is a plus. Candidate must be admitted to the State Bar of California. Strong academic credentials are required. Please send a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample to recruiting@jmbm.com.

Patent and Trademark Attorney (Los Angeles)

JMBM’s Los Angeles office has an immediate opening for an attorney with experience in patent, trademark and copyright prosecution and related transactional matters, some litigation experience and a growing book of business. A technical degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Computer Science is preferred. Candidates must be admitted to the USPTO and be a member of the California Bar. JMBM is a collaborative environment that provides mentoring and encourages professional development at all levels. Our premier IP practice represents clients ranging from inventors to large international corporations. Our IP lawyers have been designated among the ”30 Top Intellectual Property Attorneys in California” in the Daily Journal and the "Who's Who in LA Law: Angelenos to Know in Intellectual Property Law" by the Los Angeles Business Journal. For more information on the Firm's practice, please see our Intellectual Property, Patent Litigation and Patent Prosecution pages. Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, transcript, and a writing sample to recruiting@jmbm.com.



NOTICE TO SEARCH FIRMS: Upon receipt of submissions, JMBM's fee agreement with search firms shall be provided to recruiting firms for review and approval prior to extending invitations for candidate interviews. If search firms have a candidate that does not fit any Current Opening, please e-mail a descriptive profile of the candidate without identifying the candidate's name or contact information. We will review such submittals to determine if JMBM has an interest in scheduling interviews. Thank you for your recruiting efforts on behalf of JMBM.

Why JMBM
Iman Wilson
Iman WilsonAssociate, Litigation

I lateraled to JMBM because I was looking to move to a mid-size firm that would afford me with the opportunity to broaden my practice as a litigator. Given its reputation in the Los Angeles legal community as a well-respected firm that also engages in high-quality legal work, the decision to join JMBM was a no-brainer. Getting to know my new colleagues has only affirmed my decision to join the firm because everyone has been welcoming, helpful, and supportive.

Taylor Burras
Taylor BurrasAssociate, Labor & Employment

I came to JMBM from a smaller firm headquartered in the Los Angeles area. I was looking for a mid-size firm with a renowned reputation in Labor & Employment as well as in servicing the hospitality industry. I was also looking for a firm that does sophisticated work, and where I could maintain the substantial amount of responsibility to which I have become accustomed. JMBM has provided all that and more. This firm provides associates with the opportunity to do challenging legal work and also provides the support and resources to efficiently and effectively service the firm's clients and advance its attorneys' professional development. The firm is also comprised of attorneys and staff who have chosen to spend most of their careers here and are committed to maintaining a friendly and supportive work environment. JMBM has turned out to be a perfect fit for me, and I look forward to advancing my career here.

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James OgdenAssociate, Trusts & Estates and Taxation

JMBM has been an ideal fit because of the opportunity to do challenging legal work, coupled with the mentorship and guidance from senior attorneys. The firm makes great efforts to solve all of a client’s needs, and has the personnel and resources to do this efficiently and effectively. It is truly a team environment that I am thrilled to be a part of. My experience at JMBM has been excellent.

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Elina TilmanAssociate, Labor & Employment

I was initially drawn to JMBM because of its expertise in traditional labor and its diverse client base. Then during the interview process, I saw that the firm promotes not only an atmosphere of camaraderie, but also invests in its associates' development. These attributes, coupled with the fact that many attorneys have spent their career with the firm and have risen to become partners, made it an ideal fit.

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Collin BeckAssociate, Real Estate

I lateraled to JMBM from a larger law firm in New York in order to broaden out my practice. While at my prior firm I had the chance to represent a lot of great, very large clients, I eventually felt constrained by the type of work I was doing. My day-to-day involved repeatedly reviewing the same specialized documents for very similar transactions. Moving to JMBM was an opportunity to work on a larger variety of deals while learning practical legal skills. Now I tend to work on more different types of deals in a week than I did in my prior role in a year. JMBM is a great place for midlevel attorneys to take ownership of their own career track.

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Lara LeitnerAssociate, Litigation, Government, Land Use, Environmental and Energy

As a recent lateral, I could not be more pleased with my decision to join JMBM. The attorneys at JMBM are incredibly talented, creative, and intelligent, and the mentorship I continuously receive is invaluable. I feel very comfortable requesting opportunities to polish existing skills or to "dabble" in practice areas of interest because the firm has cultivated an approachable and friendly environment. Further, since JMBM attracts a broad range of clients, I am fortunate to be involved in diverse and always interesting cases. As an added bonus, my colleagues are fantastic, colorful people that I truly enjoy seeing and talking to every day. I am very happy I joined JMBM.

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Stuart K. TubisAssociate, Commercial Litigation

I lateraled from a smaller firm in California. I was looking for a mid-size firm that does sophisticated work, and where I could have a substantial amount of responsibility. As a junior litigation associate, I was surprised by how much responsibility I received from the start. Within the first couple weeks, I was drafting important pleadings and meeting with clients. One of the things that attracted me to JMBM was that it incentivizes and rewards hard work. As an indication of the firm’s work-life quality, I find that many JMBM attorneys have chosen to stay with the firm for most of their careers. The atmosphere and culture are amiable and supportive. I am very glad that I moved to JMBM.