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Laterals

Take your practice to the next level.

Frost Brown Todd is a super-regional firm providing full-scale legal support to some of the world's best-known companies as well as numerous startups and social-sector organizations. When we hire laterally, we bring attorneys on board who will strengthen the firm’s existing infrastructure, particularly in areas where we've seen an uptick in the volume and complexity of work.

Once here, we see to it that lateral attorneys are incorporated into existing teams and furnished with both a support structure and opportunities that make the best use of their time and talents. Through market-competitive salaries, an attractive benefits package, flexible working arrangements and a bonus program that rewards both individual and team successes, we also see to it our laterals are well-compensated for their hard work.

Work at a place where every day makes a difference in your career and where you can make a real difference for your clients while serving the greater good.

Recruiting Contacts

  • Karen M. Laymance

    Director of Recruiting & Legal Personnel

    Cincinnati, OH

Current Openings by Market

Cincinnati

Bankruptcy Associate

Entry level bankruptcy associate for the Cincinnati office.  Interested candidates should have experience in corporate restructuring matters, including the representation of debtors, secured creditors and unsecured creditors in complex bankruptcy cases, workouts and restructurings. Applicants must have a good academic record and excellent written and oral communication skills. Please apply online to submit your application.  Frost Brown Todd LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

Public Finance Associate

Public finance attorney with at least 3 years full-time experience as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and/or developer/borrower counsel, working on traditional, general obligation, revenue and project-based financings.  Opportunity to locate in Cincinnati, Indianapolis or Louisville and join a team of experienced public finance attorneys in a mid-western super-regional (5-state) law firm. Please apply online to submit your resume, law school transcript and cover letter. Frost Brown Todd LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

Columbus

Product, Tort & Insurance Litigation Associate

Associate with 3+ years of litigation experience to support our Product, Tort and Insurance Litigation Practice Group.  Strong candidates will have experience handling written discovery and depositions, drafting pleadings and substantive motions, attending mediations and court appearances, and assisting at trial.  The position provides an opportunity to work with colleagues throughout the Midwest and will allow for direct client contact.  Applicants must have a good academic record and excellent research and writing skills.  Please apply online to submit your resume, law school transcript and cover letter.  Frost Brown Todd LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

Construction Associate

Associate for the Construction Law Group.  Interested candidates should have 2-4 years’ experience in business litigation and contract review relating to construction law, exposure to government contracting issues, excellent writing and communication skills, and be committed to serving the construction industry through involvement in trade associations and professional organizations.  Please apply online to submit your resume, law school transcript and cover letter.  Frost Brown Todd LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

Indianapolis

Transactional Attorney

Staff Attorney with at least five years of commercial transactional experience with emphasis in transportation, logistics, mergers and acquisitions and real estate.  Applicants must have a good academic record, good attention to detail and excellent research and writing skills. Please apply online to submit your resume, law school transcript and cover letter. Frost Brown Todd LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Frost Brown Todd LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

Public Finance Associate

Public finance attorney with at least 3 years full-time experience as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and/or developer/borrower counsel, working on traditional, general obligation, revenue and project-based financings.  Opportunity to locate in Cincinnati, Indianapolis or Louisville and join a team of experienced public finance attorneys in a mid-western super-regional (5-state) law firm. Please apply online to submit your resume, law school transcript and cover letter. Frost Brown Todd LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

Real Estate / Corporate Associate

Associate with 3-5 years of experience in real estate transactions (including purchase and sale transactions, leasing, and like-kind exchanges), corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and contractual matters. Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Indiana and have a good academic record and excellent written and oral communication skills. Please apply online to submit your resume, law school transcript and cover letter.  Frost Brown Todd LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

Louisville

Public Finance Associate

Public finance attorney with at least 3 years full-time experience as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and/or developer/borrower counsel, working on traditional, general obligation, revenue and project-based financings.  Opportunity to locate in Cincinnati, Indianapolis or Louisville and join a team of experienced public finance attorneys in a mid-western super-regional (5-state) law firm. Please apply online to submit your resume, law school transcript and cover letter. Frost Brown Todd LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

Real Estate Associate

Associate with 4-6 years of experience in commercial real estate and/or commercial real estate finance for the CMBS Lending and Servicing Practice Group.  Applicants must have a good academic record and excellent written and oral communication skills. Please apply online to submit your resume, law school transcript and cover letter. Frost Brown Todd LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

Corporate Associate

Entry-level or corporate associate with 1-3 years of experience in general corporate, financial services, franchising, securities, and/or mergers & acquisitions Please apply online to submit your resume, law school transcript and cover letter. Frost Brown Todd LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

Environmental Attorney

Associate with 2-4 years of substantive experience in environmental law.  An ideal candidate will have significant regulatory counseling, transactional and litigation experience under major environmental programs, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and state and federal “brownfield” and other cleanup programs. Applicants must have a good academic record and excellent research and writing skills. Please apply online to submit your resume, law school transcript and cover letter. Frost Brown Todd LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

Nashville

Corporate Associate

Corporate Associate with 3-4 years of experience in general corporate & mergers and acquisitions. Applicants must have a strong academic record and excellent written and oral communication skills. Please apply online to submit your resume, law school transcript and cover letter. Frost Brown Todd LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

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Compensation & Benefits

Frost Brown Todd’s compensation and benefits package is designed to attract, motivate and retain talented individuals who drive the firm’s success and support its mission and values. Several important factors are considered when determining starting pay as well as future pay adjustments. Some of those factors include the candidate’s prior experience, education, proven skillset and position responsibilities. We also use multiple data sources to carefully monitor changes within each of our city’s labor markets in order to stay competitive with respect to total compensation offerings.

We offer health, vision and dental insurance with firm contributions to a Health Savings Account, as well as a 401(k) plan with matching and profit sharing benefits. All employees are also eligible for mental health consultations and short- or long-term disability coverage. Family benefits apply to same-sex partnerships, and our parental leave policies (maternity and paternity) underscore the firm’s commitment to fostering work-life integration.

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Retirement (401k after the first year, profit sharing after the second year)
  • Vacation (three weeks paid)
  • Dues/fees/expenses (bar, court, CLE)
  • Bonus Program (Objective, Subjective)

Advancement & Performance Reviews

Prior to membership, there are three developmental stages for attorneys: associatesenior associate and managing associate. An associate’s progression from one stage to the next is contingent upon a formalized competency-based evaluation process, which provides a clear roadmap for professional development. In addition to the evaluation’s formal components, attorneys are encouraged to speak candidly with a member or managing associate, receive feedback and set priorities for the coming year. Finally, because we promote on the basis of demonstrated proficiencies and not years of practice, some attorneys rise through the ranks faster than others.

Membership

While the path to membership may be accomplished in the traditional timeframe of seven years, the firm provides alternative advancement models for attorneys in need of greater flexibility and whose accomplishments warrant recognition beyond the narrow title of “member.” We take a pragmatic, individualized approach in helping these attorneys chart a career trajectory.

Bonus Programs

We have two bonus programs, one based on objective criteria, the other on subjective considerations. The associate objective bonus program rewards attorneys on a quarterly basis for recording hours billable to FBT clients.

The subjective bonus program rewards attorneys for making significant contributions to the firm’s current or future profits. Other considerations include productivity (with respect to billable hours) as well as mentoring, pro bono work, marketing and business development activities, outstanding client service and the generation of new business.

Professional Development

For laterals joining at the associate level, we offer a “Fundamentals” curriculum that imparts best practices in a variety of legal disciplines. Supplementing our “Fundamentals” curriculum is a competency-based training program taught by nationally recognized speakers and leaders within the firm. Here, the emphasis is not on concepts, but on professional/technical skills and ownership behaviors. New associates learn to take initiative, prioritize, collaborate with their coworkers, and cultivate

In addition, each of the firm’s industry teams and practice groups hold regular meetings and in-office seminars. Led by Frost Brown Todd members, these subject-focused seminars address recent developments in the law and effective strategies for helping clients navigate these new exigencies. Each team has specific benchmarks for skill development at each level, ensuring that associates are on track and have a varied and manageable workload.

Marketing and business development support are provided as well. Our Marketing Department helps attorneys identify client engagement opportunities and develop marketing collateral for pitches and presentations.

Inclusion@Frost Brown Todd

We place the highest priority on hiring not just qualified people, but qualified people who share our inclusive values and bring a fresh perspective by virtue of their unique life experience. We are also fully committed to maintaining an organizational culture in which everyone is treated with dignity, where different perspectives are engaged and valued, and where genuine team players can forge lifelong careers.

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