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Current Opportunities

Murphy Austin is one of the top firms in Sacramento and one of the firms people look to first when searching for employment.

Corporate Associate

The Corporate and Business Services Team at Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP, located in Downtown Sacramento, works on interesting, meaningful and complex business sales, acquisitions, mergers, restructurings, start-ups, and tax, contract, and business transactions throughout California. We are looking for an associate attorney to join our group. The successful candidate will have 1 - 5 years of corporate legal experience and a proven record of high academic achievement.  They also need to be licensed with the California Bar.

A strong candidate will understand client service and our commitment to meeting expectations and deadlines with high-quality work product. They will also have the ability to thoughtfully weigh the pros and cons before making decisions.   We are looking for a logical thinking, project oriented lawyer to assist in transactions from beginning to end.  Excellent interpersonal, writing and analytical skills are required for this position. The attorney can expect to work with and alongside partners and paralegals in a team environment.

The candidate should be capable of drafting and reviewing entity formation documents, corporate resolutions, basic contract terms and letters with little supervision. With guidance and feedback (particularly on unique aspects of a transaction) the candidate should be capable of reviewing and drafting purchase and sale agreements, LLC operating agreements and similar documents. Tax or accounting knowledge is a plus, but not required.

Murphy Austin offers a competitive salary and benefits package, an associate bonus plan, a professional development program, and a mentoring program. We request that exceptionally well qualified candidates send a resume, a law school transcript, and writing sample(s), not to exceed 5 pages each (suggested writing samples: a contract, letter, significant email, client-advisory, or a redline showing the changes made to a contract provision) to  Of course confidential information should be redacted from any writing sample.

Litigation Associate

Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP is looking for an attorney with 3 to 6 years’ experience in litigation to join our collegial and team oriented practice, focusing on business litigation matters and labor and employment.  Who is Murphy Austin?  We are a mid-sized firm that strives to build meaningful and lasting relationships with our clients and their businesses. In order to further this goal, we hire attorneys who have a passion for what they do and who are driven to be of service to others, including their clients, their community, and other members of the firm.  Many of our attorneys started at large firms but eventually realized that bigger isn’t always better and that there are significant advantages to practicing at a smaller firm that can be nimble and not get bogged down in bureaucracy.  Murphy Austin’s attorneys are highly respected and sought after by the region’s top businesses and we recommend that you examine our website for the recognitions we have received.

We seek an associate who shares our goals and has the top tier skills necessary to achieve the results that our clients have grown to expect. We believe that associates excel when they are involved in cases in a meaningful way from beginning to end.  The successful candidate will practice in a collaborative environment where an associate/partner team approach allows the associate to be given substantial responsibility and to provide input on all aspects of the case.   Murphy Austin offers a competitive salary and benefit package as well as an associate bonus program.  Qualified candidates should send a resume and writing sample to Joelle Stone at or to 555 Capitol Mall, Suite 850, Sacramento, CA  95814.

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Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP
J. Scott Alexander, Managing Partner

555 Capitol Mall, Suite 850
Sacramento, CA 95814


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