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 – January 12, 2023

Associate

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 associate who graduated from law school between 2019 and 2023. 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, and First Amendment. More information about the firm can be found at our website, https://www.rbgg.com/.

Excellent research and writing skills are essential. Applicants must be admitted to the California Bar, and available to start as soon as possible, preferably within 30 days. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination and boosters, 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.

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.

The salary range for this position is $125,000 to $135,000. The position is eligible for discretionary bonuses, and includes a generous benefits package, including participation in RBGG’s loan repayment program, which provides up to $2,000 per month in additional compensation to pay for law school loans. Please apply via e-mail to 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 email address and telephone number), and law school transcript. In your email, please also identify where or from whom you heard about this position. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. No telephone calls please; our website will be updated when the position is filled.

Paralegal Clerk

San Francisco law firm specializing in complex litigation, including prisoner rights class actions, employment discrimination, disability rights, and commercial litigation, seeks candidates for a paralegal clerk in-person position. The position requires excellent analytical skills, as well as written and oral communications. The role primarily involves correspondence with our incarcerated clients, and requires visiting our clients in prisons and jails throughout the State of California. Our practice is unusual and requires us to invest in considerable orientation and training. Please do not apply if you cannot make a two-year commitment to the firm. Good position for a person considering law school in the future. A bachelors’ degree or equivalent, a valid CA driver’s license or ability to obtain a license promptly, as well as proof of full vaccination plus booster if eligible against Covid-19, 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. Spanish language skills a plus. Experience analyzing and presenting data in MS Excel is also a plus.

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.

The salary for this position is $54,000, subject to a raise on January 1, 2024 and again at the employee’s one year anniversary. The position is eligible for discretionary bonuses, including upon hire, and includes a generous benefits package. 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.