We are a team of people who are passionate about the law and making it work to our clients’ benefit. We represent people and companies who have complex and difficult problems, and face tremendous obstacles to getting their problem resolved. Our job is to do our best for them in court and in negotiation.

To be successful we need team members who share our passion, who have a wide range of skills, who thrive on the challenge of diverse and difficult legal challenges. The members of our firm may work with corporate executives in one matter, and civil rights plaintiffs in the next. We definitely are not narrow technical specialists – our lawyers thrive on personal responsibility because they believe in the cause they represent and have the freedom to represent it effectively.

Our lawyers and staff are smart, hardworking, and resourceful. Their work and educational experiences reflect those traits. All associates have client contact and litigation responsibility early in their careers with us, and partners work closely with each associate to provide supervision, support and guidance. Such support also includes a strong emphasis on training and professional education, both within and outside the firm.

The lawyers and staff who join Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld thrive on hard work and high expectations, but they also find us to be flexible about finding the right balance between life at work, and life outside of work.

Open Positions – August 15, 2022

Fellow

Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP, a San Francisco law firm specializing in complex trial and appellate litigation in both federal and state courts, seeks applicants for a one-year fellowship for recent law school graduates.  The fellowship will run from Fall 2023 to Fall 2024. 

We have a broad practice, including both public interest and private sector litigation.  Key practice areas include prison litigation, disability rights, employment counseling and litigation, civil rights, business and commercial litigation, white collar and government investigation, and First Amendment.  More information about the firm can be found at our website, https://www.rbgg.com/.

The Fellow will work closely with our attorneys on a variety of cases in these practice areas, including pre-trial work and post-judgment monitoring.  The Fellow will be responsible for significant case tasks and will be fully integrated into the teams of attorneys and paraprofessionals who work on our cases.  Attorneys will also provide formal and informal mentoring to the Fellow during the fellowship year, to prepare the Fellow for future career opportunities, including careers in private firms doing public interest work.

RBGG is committed to creating an equitable, diverse, and inclusive organization and community.  We can only maintain excellence by recruiting and retaining a diverse group of attorneys, paralegals, and staff that includes all races, ages, backgrounds, citizenships, national origins, disabilities, gender identities, languages, military experiences, sexual orientations, religions, socioeconomic status, work experiences, and historically excluded communities.

Applicants who will be graduating law school in 2023, as well as applicants who have recently completed a judicial clerkship or other post-graduate fellowship, are welcome to apply.  Excellent research and writing skills are essential.  Bar admission in at least one state is required.  California bar admission is preferred.  Proof of Covid-19 vaccination as well as a valid California driver’s license are required, subject to requesting an exemption based on medical condition or disability or sincerely held religious belief.  We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Salary is competitive and based on the Fellow’s law school graduation year.  The Fellow will be able to participate in RBGG’s loan repayment program, which provides up to $2,000 per month in additional compensation to pay for law school loans.  Other benefits include participation in the firm’s health, dental, and vision insurance.

Please apply no later than September 15, 2022 via e-mail to Office Administrator Kira Hansen (khansen@rbgg.com) and include as attachments all of the following:  a cover letter addressed to the Managing Partner, Gay C. Grunfeld, a resume, two writing samples, two or more references (including mailing address, email, and telephone number), and law school transcript.  In your email, please also identify where or from whom you heard about this position.  We expect to select a Fellow by November 1, 2022.

Word Processor

Law firm specializing in complex litigation, including civil rights class actions, employment discrimination, disability rights, and commercial litigation, seeks candidates for a Word Processing position. The position requires excellent technical and organizational skills, as well as good written communications skills and ability to thrive in a team setting.  Minimum 3+ years of experience. Common tasks for the person in this role include but are not limited to: creating and maintaining master captions, creating, revising and formatting drafts of reports, documents, and legal correspondence to clients based on notes, rough drafts, corrected copies, or voice recordings, running conflicts checks for potential new clients or for new contacts on existing cases, assisting with time entries and as needed with legal filings.  Must be experienced using both Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) as well as legal macros, and proficient at creating tables of authorities independently using native Word tools.  Familiarity with both Blue Book and California citation styles, and all federal and California pleading formats, is essential as we practice in both state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels.  Availability for occasional evening and/or weekend overtime is essential.  Experience with Crowther’s CCC Macros strongly preferred.  Familiarity with Orion timekeeping a plus.  Spanish language skills a plus but not required. 

Preference given to candidates with at least two years of legal experience and available to start as soon as possible, preferably within 30 days. Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination plus booster if eligible is required, subject to requesting an exemption based on medical condition or disability or sincerely held religious belief.

RBGG is committed to creating an equitable, diverse, and inclusive organization and community. We can only maintain excellence by recruiting and retaining a diverse group of attorneys, paralegals, and staff that includes all races, ages, backgrounds, citizenships, national origins, disabilities, gender identities, languages, military experiences, sexual orientations, religions, socioeconomic status, work experiences and historically excluded communities.

Salary negotiable based upon credentials and experience. Please forward a cover letter enclosing your resume in Microsoft Word format and two references to khansen@rbgg.com. Please review our website, www.rbgg.com, and address in your cover letter what makes you a good candidate for this firm. No telephone calls please; our website will be updated when the position is filled.

Investigator

Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP, a San Francisco law firm specializing in complex trial and appellate litigation in both federal and state courts, seeks an investigator to join our growing team. The position requires excellent analytical skills, efficiency, strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as great teamwork. Spanish language skills a plus. The investigator assists in developing legal strategy through the gathering and analysis of facts about conditions for populations of interest to our cases, especially vulnerable incarcerated people with disabilities.  Excellent interviewing and writing skills are required.  We have a broad practice, including both public interest and private sector litigation.  More information about the firm can be found at our website, https://www.rbgg.com/.

Preference given to candidates with at least two years of legal experience and available to start as soon as possible, preferably within 30 days. Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination plus booster if eligible as well as a college degree and a valid California driver’s license are required, subject to requesting an exemption based on medical condition or disability or sincerely held religious belief.

RBGG is committed to creating an equitable, diverse, and inclusive organization and community.  We can only maintain excellence by recruiting and retaining a diverse group of attorneys, paralegals, and staff that includes all races, ages, backgrounds, citizenships, national origins, disabilities, gender identities, languages, military experiences, sexual orientations, religions, socioeconomic status, work experiences and historically excluded communities.

Salary negotiable based upon credentials and experience. Please forward a cover letter enclosing your resume, college transcript, and two references to khansen@rbgg.com. Please review our website, www.rbgg.com, and address in your cover letter what makes you a good candidate for this firm.  No telephone calls please; our website will be updated when the position is filled.