About the Fellowship
The ZwillGen Fellow position is for attorneys who have graduated from law school (or will have by June 2024), taken the bar exam (or plan to do so before or near their start date), and are new entrants into the workforce as full-time attorneys. The Fellow position is slated to last for 12 months with a salary of $100,000-$110,000, commensurate with experience. Following the 12-month Fellowship, Fellows may be invited to join ZwillGen in a full-time attorney role.
Applicants must have a zeal for all things technology and have taken some relevant classes in law school on technology-related subjects such as data privacy, cybersecurity, cyber-surveillance, AdTech, FinTech, EdTech, copyright, mobile applications, or blockchain. Experience working with a technology company, privacy or civil liberties organization, or relevant regulatory agency is a plus. Although the Firm does some copyright-related work, that is not the firm’s focus and candidates interested primarily in IP law are discouraged from applying.
ZwillGen Fellows work closely with ZwillGen attorneys on a variety of cutting edge and legally challenging Internet privacy, security, e-commerce, and surveillance issues. We provide counseling to our clients but also assist with litigation, FTC and State AG investigations, and data breaches. Because ZwillGen Fellows wear a variety of hats, we are looking for fellows that are not only able to provide high-quality legal analysis in a concise and cogent manner, but also who are motivated and enthusiastic, embrace a fast-paced and lively environment, and are eager to learn new things. A good sense of humor and a desire to work hard and have fun are a must. Fellows are expected to engage in client development, speaking and writing engagements, blogging, marketing, assisting with development of firm forms and precedent materials, and generally helping out around the firm. The Fellow billable hour requirement is set low (1,200 hours per year) to enable Fellows to have time to attend regulatory or legislative hearings, meetings and events, and to leave time for pursuit of individual areas of interest, such as writing substantive articles, or meaningfully participating in working groups created by external organizations such as the Future of Privacy Forum, CDT, IAPP, or other civil society organizations.
How to Apply
The application process and deadline for ZwillGen’s upcoming 2024-2025 Fellowship Program will be announced later this summer. Be sure to follow us on social media or subscribe to our mailing list using the form at the bottom of this page for updates!
Those who would like to get a head start may begin putting together a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and professional references. Feel free to also include something different that will make your application stand out and help demonstrate your problem-solving creativity.