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Join Our Team Be part of a renowned Wall Street Criminal Defense Firm

Varghese & Associates, P.C., located in Downtown Manhattan, is one of the nation’s premier White Collar Criminal Defense Law Firms. We are a team of diligent, meticulous, cutting-edge professionals who provide thought-out and strategic defense for our clients. Our culture is supportive and team-oriented, with a unified goal of providing top-notch and respectful representation for our clients.

We seek self-motivated, detail-oriented, energetic professionals, who are passionate about the law to join our team.

Available Positions

Litigation Chair - Fall 2021

Are you a current or former federal prosecutor who actually loves practicing law? Are you someone who is not interested in BigLaw or having a long DOJ career? Do you want the freedom to litigate without the stress of bringing in business?


If you have answered “yes” to all the above, then apply to become the Litigation Chair at Varghese & Associates, P.C. We are looking for a current or former AUSA to run the firm’s legal practice. We are a powerful small firm that litigates significant cases across the country. And, unlike the rest of the defense bar, our first instinct isn’t to cooperate.

You are the following:

  • a former or current AUSA;
  • a self-driven, hardworking professional who won’t need to be micromanaged;
  • an outstanding writer, i.e., you don’t just rely on a US Attorney brief bank; and
  • a warrior who desires to practice law at Darrowesque levels.

Compensation—$300,000 base with benefits package including retirement, health, and dental

Required documents:

  • cover letter;
  • résumé; and
  • writing samples

If qualified, click the application link below and submit the required documents. In your one-page cover letter, explain what your interest is in working at our firm, the name of the musical that has won the most Tony Awards, and how your skills and experiences will align with our Mission, Mandate, Vision, and Core Values:

https://www.vargheselaw.com/our-core-values-mandate/

Only apply if you have carefully read all the above.

Operations Director - Fall 2021

Our law firm is seeking to hire an Operations Director.  

This role is multifaceted. It’s not only about getting clients to pay, but also getting the most out of our staff and contractors. The firm needs a team player that can integrate, implement, and improve practices and procedures, while making sure everyone in the office is advancing the law firm’s mission, vision, mandate, and core values.  

If you are a true problem solver, then you will love this opportunity! The law firm is headed by renowned criminal defense attorney, Vinoo Varghese, and is located on the corner of Wall Street and Broadway.  We are seeking a strong, friendly, polished candidate who has at least three years of similar office experience and just gets it, wants it, and has the capacity to do it. 

YOU 

  • are a leader and manager who will hold all staff accountable. 
  • will integrate and manage our sales and marketing, legal, and finance operations. 

YOU HAVE 

  • at least 3 years’ operations experience. 
  • amazing customer service skills. You’re always responsive, punctual, and proactive. You keep clients and the team well-informed. 
  • a collaborative work style. 
  • a “roll-up your sleeves,” can-do attitude. 

If you have these qualities and the experience, submit a cover letter and résumé through the website portal & address the cover letter to Ms. Susy Reyes, Admin. 

 

TO BE CONSIDERED 

  • Send your résumé and cover letter through our application portal below.
  • In your cover letter, please tell us (a) your salary requirements, (b) why you want to work for us, and (c) what is the official state animal of New York. 

Your application will only be considered if you have followed all the instructions above. 

Criminal Defense and White Collar Associate - Fall 2021

Are you a current or former New York City ADA or PD ready to move to private criminal defense? Are you game to take what you have learned as an ADA or PD to a higher level? Have you been craving the opportunity to demonstrate your skills in other jurisdictions and in federal courts? Do you understand the importance of and value written advocacy?

If you answered emphatically “yes” to all these questions, then we want you. If we’ve piqued your interest, google us. Here, you will be actively involved in everything from investigations to appellate advocacy. We practice in all NYS courts, SDNY, EDNY, Second Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court, as well as other federal and state courts.

Prerequisites:

  1. three years’ full-time experience as a NYC ADA or NYC PD; and
  2. demonstrable excellent research and writing skills.

Compensation:

  • range of $85,000-$115,000;
  • employer paid health & dental insurance; and
  • 401K.

Required documents:

  • cover letter;
  • résumé;
  • unofficial final law school transcript; and
  • writing samples (no cut & paste omnibus motions).

If qualified, click the application link below and submit the required documents. In your one-page cover letter, explain what your interest is in working at our firm and how your skills and experiences will align with this position. Additionally, in the conclusion of your cover letter, include the name of whose initials are written on the Moon. Only apply if you have carefully read all the above.

Address the cover letter to Ms. Susy Reyes, Varghese & Associates, P.C., 2 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005, and upload it, along with your résumé, and writing samples via the submission button below.

Successful Candidates:

  1. have a natural habit for clear, detailed verbal and written communication;
  2. want to work in a high-stakes, high pressure, fast-paced environment;
  3. be comfortable taking initiative and demonstrate flexibility to complete tasks; and
  4. understand that improvement means taking criticism and rebounding stronger.

Only apply if you have carefully read all the above.

White Collar & Criminal Defense Legal Assistant - Fall 2021

Would you like to work for a renowned Wall Street firm, led by a Harvard Law School Teaching Faculty member and television legal analyst?

At Varghese & Associates, P.C. you can gain practical experience that will put you far ahead of others applying to law schools. You will be part of a team that defends important, and sometimes high-profile cases. This opportunity isn’t for everyone—you must be willing to put in the time and effort to succeed. If you are up for the challenge, this opportunity will provide you with direct experience to become a superior law student and outstanding attorney. Prior legal assistants here have gone on to law school at Yale, Columbia, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Georgia, and George Washington.

Applicants for Varghese & Associates’ White Collar & Criminal Defense Legal Assistant must:

     1. have a natural habit for clear verbal and written communication;
     2. want to work in a high-stakes, high pressure, fast-paced environment;
     3. have the flexibility to complete tasks as needed while being team-oriented;
     4. understand that improvement means taking criticism and rebounding stronger; and
     5. be comfortable working daily with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Adobe Acrobat.

Responsibilities include the following:
     1. preparing briefs, exhibits, and motions for trials and court proceedings;
     2. cataloging government discovery;
     3. memorializing witness interviews; and
     4. assisting the Principal in preparing for his media appearances

If you meet all of the above criteria and would relish undertaking these responsibilities, then address a cover letter to Ms. Susy Reyes, Administrator, Varghese & Associates, P.C., 2 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005. In your cover letter, explain what your interest is in working at our firm and how your skills and experiences will align with the position. In the conclusion, include the name of the scientist who discovered penicillin and the impact of his discovery in two sentences or fewer.

The following documents are also required for consideration:
     – résumé;
     – unofficial transcript; and
     – writing sample (most recent college paper).

Submit the required documents through our application page linked below.

Compensation/Hours:
     – $15/hour
     – Part-time position (15-25 hours per week) with the possibility of full-time hours during winter and summer breaks.

Marketing & Social Media Intern - Fall 2021

Do you want to be part of a team that protects the most sacred rights in America? 

Would you like to promote and market a renowned Wall Street firm, led by a Harvard Law School Teaching Faculty member and current television legal analyst?  Then continue reading. 

Varghese & Associates, P.C. is currently seeking a Marketing and Social Media Intern. You will work in an environment with high-profile cases, events and people. You will learn to navigate the challenge of balancing marketing and branding with law firm protocol and discretion.  How?  You will do this by working in a lean, powerful, effective, entrepreneurial law firm as a key component to increasing the firm’s online presence and building up the firm’s brand. 

Are you ready for a valuable, special, challenging opportunity in a criminal defense law firm? 

If so, understand that this opportunity isn’t for everyone. You will be a part of planning, editing and creating video, graphics and storytelling for all forms of traditional and social media. You must be willing to put in the time and effort to succeed.  If you’re up to the challenge, if you’re up for the experience, then this opportunity will provide you exciting and fulfilling work.  

Applicants for Varghese & Associates’ Marketing and Social Media Intern should: 

  • love working with social media (YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram); 
  • have a natural desire and talent to create all forms of compelling content for media; 
  • want to work in a high-stakes, high pressure, fast-paced environment; 
  • appreciate the value of good copywriting and storytelling for different media platforms; 
  • realize the nuance required to advertise and brand without soliciting as a law firm; 
  • understand that improvement means taking criticism and rebounding stronger; and  
  • enjoy working with PowerPoint, the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (or comparable software platforms), and video and sound editing tools daily. 

Compensation:   

  • $15/hour 
  • Part-time position (15-20 hours per week) 

If interested, submit a résumé, cover letter, and samples of any previous marketing and graphic design work via our application portal below.  Address cover letter to Ms. Susy Reyes, Administrator, Varghese & Associates, P.C., 2 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005.  In your cover letter, you must explain what your interest is in working at our firm and how your skills and experiences will align to this position.  Additionally, in the conclusion of your cover letter, include whose initials are written on the Moon.  

Only apply if you have carefully read all the above. 

Responsibilities include the following: 

  • recording, editing, and publishing video content for our website and YouTube channel;  
  • editing photographs and video stills for the website and social media accounts; 
  • managing website and social media analytics; 
  • coming up with Talking Points for the Principal’s media appearances;  
  • maintaining and updating the law firm’s social media accounts with  
  • the Principal’s media appearances, 
  • blogs (in-house and others), 
  • videos (in-house and edited from other sources),  
  • articles (regarding the Principal and on other related topics); and  
  • helping guide the firm’s branding and marketing placement and spending into the future.