Job Postings – Various Associate and Partner Positions – San Diego

For all these positions contact:

Craig Rofhok
Elite Legal Search LLC
8305 Vickers Street, St 201
San Diego, CA 92037


In-Patent Attorney – EE, CS or CE – San Diego

Elite Legal Search LLC is seeking an In-House Patent Prosecution Attorney for a major technology company in San Diego, CA. The majority of time for a successful candidate is spent preparing and prosecuting patent applications as necessary. Additionally, they will be asked to conduct patent analysis, work with inventors, and advise on domestic and foreign filing strategies.


Must have at least three years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution. Telecommunications and semiconductor technology experience is major plus. Must also be an active and registered member of the U.S.P.T.O. A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science is required and advanced degreed individuals will be given preference. Knowledge and prior engineering experience in the field of wireless digital communications or digital signal processing theory is highly desired. However, consideration will be given to master level mathematics, physics, or other science degreed individuals when coupled to a minimum of four years applied experience in digital signal processing theory.

Additional Skills

A candidate’s ability to contribute as an individual as well as participate as an equal in a strong team environment is indispensable to excel at this position.

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, JD, USPTO Required.


Director of Intellectual Property – San Diego

Our client, a US subsidiary of a multi-billion dollar eastern Pacific Rim based electronic components manufacturer currently seeks a Lead IP Counsel to define and implement IP strategy.
Responsible for patent prosecution, IP litigation, defending the company against third party IP, and licensing activities. Has overall control of planning, staffing, budgeting, managing expense priorities, and recommending and implementing changes to methods.


  • Law School degree (J.D.) and Bachelors degree in related field or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years related experience (preferably in wireless telecom industry), including strong litigation experience

Business Litigation Partners – San Diego

Partner and senior counsel level (portable business desirable) positions available for business / corporate litigation attorney. Litigation clients include publicly held corporations, privately owned companies and high net worth individuals in the general business, real estate and development, and intellectual property fields. Positions requires California bar admission, excellent academic credentials.


For all positions, California bar admission and excellent academic credentials are required. In addition, client is prepared to offer market condition compensation with bonus opportunities and an excellent benefits package.


Tax/Bond Attorney – San Diego

Elite Legal Search LLC is currently seeking a Tax Attorney for large regional firm in San Diego. Client seeks a tax attorney with seven to eight or more years experience with nonprofit and/or governmental finance and employee benefits. The ideal candidate would have experience with: (i) establishing and administering employee benefit and deferred compensation plans, including 403(b), 457 and PERS; (ii) advising lenders/issuers on tax aspects of tax exempt bonds, leases and notes, including conduit, general obligation and revenue bonds; and (iii) advising charitable organizations on corporate structure, obtaining and maintaining tax exempt status under state and federal laws. California bar admission and excellent academic credentials required.


For all positions, California bar admission and excellent academic credentials are required. In addition, client is prepared to offer market condition compensation with bonus opportunities and an excellent benefits package.


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