We believe that the practice of law is a profession and not a business.

At McDonald Carano, individuals, creativity and professional development matter. We are big enough to provide multidimensional solutions and small enough to insist upon personalized service and collegiality. Our culture is one that actively supports strong professional relationships and celebrates accomplishment and longevity.

Lateral Partners and Counsel

Northern Nevada Contact: Brian Schusterman, Recruitment Partner

Southern Nevada Contact: Aaron Shipley, Recruitment Partner

Lateral partners with portable business, experienced of counsel and senior counsel attorneys seeking an innovative and dynamic work environment, and veteran attorneys seeking to migrate their clientele to a service-oriented practice, choose McDonald Carano as their professional home. Supported by a talented and diverse professional workforce, our laterals consistently say that they appreciate the Firm’s resources and were on-boarded and integrated quickly into our culture and practice.

Associates and Summer Clerks

Northern Nevada Contact: Brian Schusterman, Recruitment Partner

Southern Nevada Contact: Aaron Shipley, Recruitment Partner

McDonald Carano provides the mentorship, opportunities and flexibility needed to build a preeminent career in law. We seek junior lawyers and law students who are not only curious, but also smart, practical and determined to succeed. Our summer program is elite and lean, and offers students a chance to get to know us, and vice versa.

Business/Professional Staff Positions

Contact: Kelli Vandenberg, Director of Human Resources

We seek intelligent, motivated, and personable individuals who share our goals. Many members of our staff have been with the Firm for a decade or more.

McDonald Carano is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to such factors as race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected status, consistent with federal, state, and local equal employment opportunity laws.

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Open Positions

Sierra Corporate Services Coordinator
This F/T non-exempt level position will oversee and conduct the day to day administrative responsibilities for our registered agent service, Sierra Corporate Services.

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Legal Secretary – Commercial Litigation
We are actively recruiting for a F/T Legal Secretary to work in our Reno Office. This F/T non-exempt level position will work for and provide support to multiple litigation attorneys.

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