Kaufman and Canoles



Kaufman & Canoles could be the perfect business law firm for you. You will find success - and great satisfaction - if your vision for your own career matches up with our core values: forward-thinking, hard-working, progressive, entrepreneurial and a can-do spirit. An energizing and professional work environment, Kaufman & Canoles offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package that includes:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Profit Sharing/401(k)
  • Generous Leave Benefits
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Kaufman & Canoles is an equal opportunity employer.

To find out more about current opportunities and submitting your resume, select from the following:


Mandarin Fluent Securities Attorney

Kaufman & Canoles is a highly respected corporate law firm with eight offices located throughout Virginia. We are well established in the legal community, with an excellent reputation with the judiciary as well as other attorneys. We have built our reputation on excellent client service, and we promote a culture of teamwork and “can do” attitude. We keep abreast of changes in the law, we are readily accessible, and we render service in a timely manner. In short, we hold ourselves to the highest standards, and we are zealous, compassionate advocates for our clients.

The Kaufman & Canoles Corporate and Public Finance Practice Group is seeking a highly qualified Mandarin Fluent Securities Attorney for our Richmond location.



1. Provide effective and practical advice to clients to assist them in promoting their best interests.

2. Review materials provided by clients in English and Chinese (Mandarin); communicate with clients in Chinese (Mandarin) and English about complex legal matters; occasional translation of legal and business documents between English and Chinese (Mandarin).

3. Assist with preparation and submission of SEC filings, proxy statement and annual shareholder meeting materials.

4. Assist with management of clients’ legal disclosure obligations and clients’ day-to-day governance and securities functions.

5. Assist with compliance with all applicable securities laws and regulations, stock exchange rules, and related regulatory compliance activities.

6. Draft, review and revise board and committee resolutions.


1. Prefer two or more years’ prior experience in public company securities law, representing foreign and domestic companies.

2. Must be able to speak and write fluently in English and Chinese (Mandarin) on technical, business and legal matters.

3. Knowledge of and experience with the federal and state securities laws, corporate securities and stock exchange procedures. Demonstrated ability to recognize and weigh business and legal risks, lead strategically and advance innovative solutions.

4. Exceptional business and legal acumen; ability to identify and diagnose legal problems and articulate creative and practical solutions and alternatives.

5. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, other firm attorneys, support staff, and outside professionals.

6. Demonstrated ability and willingness to function with a high degree of autonomy.

7. Exceptional communication, organizational, interpersonal, and listening skills.

8. Able to obtain a Passport for international travel. Must be able to travel for up to 4 weeks at a time spending up to 15% of total time traveling out of town to meet with clients.


1. Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association with an outstanding academic record.

2. Admission to the Virginia Bar.

3. Must be and remain licensed to practice law and in good standing in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

4. During employment, must meet requirements for continuing licensure for law practice; some opportunities for obtaining in-house CLE through Kaufman & Canoles will be available.


We offer a very generous compensation and benefits package which includes a competitive salary, medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k)/profit sharing, paid time off, and long term disability.

 Mandarin Fluent Securities Attorney


Law Students

Summer Associates

Summer associates gain a truly realistic view of what an associate's life at our firm is all about. You'll have assignments from several areas of our practice and you'll have the opportunity to work with a variety of attorneys. You will attend courtroom proceedings, client conferences, closings, depositions and firm-sponsored seminars. We will also match you with lawyer mentors to enrich your professional development.

Quality of life is important to us, and being located in the heart of a resort destination will give you countless opportunities to see, learn and enjoy. The area offers boating, Triple-A baseball, concerts, theater, excellent museums and a world of outdoor activities, all in full swing during our summer program.

Summer associates experience all facets of life here, hard work included, so decisions about your future and full-time employment can be made with eyes wide open. If our past summer associates' experiences are any indication, you will love our philosophy of hard work and great rewards.

For information regarding diversity at Kaufman & Canoles, please click here.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact our Recruiting Coordinator, Sharon L. Withers at slwithers@kaufcan.com.



Litigation Legal Assistant - Williamsburg

The Williamsburg office of Kaufman & Canoles seeks a qualified Legal Assistant to provide secretarial support to its litigation attorneys. Our attorneys have earned a reputation for outstanding legal services to clients in all aspects of litigation. We hold ourselves to the highest standards, and we are zealous, compassionate advocates for our clients.


  1. Prepares routine correspondence, pleadings, discovery documents, reports, and other documents.
  2. Interacts with clients and court personnel in person and via telephone and email.
  3. Arranges and schedules appointments, court appearances, depositions, meetings, and conference calls.
  4. Maintains files, sub-files, and calendars.
  5. Creates binders to organize and index all pleadings and other documents for a particular case.
  6. Prepares and sends billing statements monthly.
  7. Inputs timekeeper data.
  8. Reviews, sorts, and dates mail.
  9. Makes travel arrangements.
  10. Performs a variety of other administrative tasks as assigned.


  1. High school diploma or equivalent required.
  2. Minimum of three years’ relevant work experience as a litigation secretary in a professional office setting.
  3. Proficiency in Microsoft Office 2010, time and billing software, dictation/transcription software, and document management software.
  4. Typing at a level of 65 WPM.
  5. Operational knowledge of standard office equipment including copier, scanner, and telephone.
  6. Demonstrated understanding of legal terminology.
  7. Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines.
  8. Proven meticulous attention to detail and proofreading skills.
  9. Demonstrated proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability.
  10. Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of client service and response.
  11. Expert level verbal and written communication skills.
  12. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, attorneys, co-workers, and other outside professionals.

We offer competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package. Benefits include: medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k)/profit sharing, paid time off, long term and short term disability.

 Litigation Legal Assistant - Williamsburg


Time & Billing Clerk

The Norfolk office of Kaufman & Canoles is seeking a Time & Billing Clerk. Candidates should be proficient in Microsoft Office 2010, have exceptional organizational skills, excellent communication and writing skills, and exhibit meticulous attention to detail. The position requires someone who is able to work well as part of a team and who can also stay motivated while working independently.


  • Generate and distribute pre-bills.
  • Review and edit pre-bills in response to attorney and paralegal requests
  • Send client invoices.
  • Review and verify accuracy of billing and supporting documentation.
  • Research and respond to inquiries regarding billing issues and problems.
  • Post expenses to accounts.
  • Filing with organization. 
  • Effectively interact and communicate with attorneys, paralegals and clients.
  • Observe strict confidentiality of all client and firm matters.
  • Work closely with the employees in the Accounting department.


  • Related experience with legal billing is preferred, but not required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, strong ability to multi-task and strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent grammar and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to work successfully within a team environment, but also independently with minimal guidance.
  • Operational knowledge of standard office equipment including copier, scanner, and telephone.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, Excel and Outlook).
  • Experience working with systems and tools, including databases and searches are essential.
  • Ability to routinely lift, carry, push, pull, slide materials weighing up to 25 lbs.
  • Able to work overtime as needed to meet deadlines.


We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include: medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k)/profit sharing, paid time off, and long term and short term disability.

Please submit resume and salary requirement.

 Time & Billing Clerk