Our business services teams work in a variety of areas, including Human Resources, Accounting, Marketing & Business Development, Information Technology, Facilities, Knowledge Management and Business Intake & Conflicts.

If you are energetic and talented, Mayer Brown may be an ideal fit for you. In addition to our competitive salary and benefits package tailored to each region, we offer plentiful opportunities and challenges that encourage you to grow professionally in our friendly, inclusive and supportive environment.

Everyone says that the people and the culture are the best things about working at Mayer Brown. Take a closer look at what we have to offer.

"Working at Mayer Brown has given me the opportunity to work with an incredible global team of professionals that inspire, motivate and make the job thoroughly enjoyable."

Rachel Sharpe, Senior BD Manager, Europe

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Enhancing the Skills You Need to Succeed

Our learning and development ethos is simple: We are keen to build on existing talents and experience, for the benefit of both the business and the individual.

To help you grow professionally, continually improve individual and team performance, and deliver the best client service possible, we offer learning and development resources, including:

We provide formal and informal training to enhance a broad set of skills—ranging from technical and business development to personal development and people management—through varied and engaging work experiences, onsite presentations, on-demand programs, multi-office workshops and self-learning options.

Coaching and Mentoring
We offer coaching and mentoring opportunities to provide valuable guidance as you progress in your career, supporting you in a broad range of areas such as identifying goals, managing transitions and communicating effectively.

"Being part of the Mayer Brown team has allowed me to expand my horizons beyond working just in the finance area. I've been given the opportunity to learn, perform and accept new responsibilities in other areas, such as operations. It's been extremely challenging and rewarding."

Simone Moczijdlower, Financial Director, Brazil

Diverse, Supportive and Inclusive

At Mayer Brown, we firmly believe that diversity and inclusion at all levels of our organization are critical to, and a natural result of, building a cohesive, successful law firm. Our goal is to create and maintain a diverse, supportive and inclusive work environment in which every member of the Mayer Brown team has an equal opportunity to succeed.

We recruit, develop and promote the highest caliber lawyers and business services staff and provide everyone with opportunities to realize their potential, regardless of race, religion, beliefs, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, age, disability or sexual orientation.

Not only does this make sound business sense and empower us to better serve clients who span the globe, it’s simply the right thing to do. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is a hallmark of Mayer Brown's heritage and will help drive our future success.

"From project managing a global training program to one-to-one coaching, no single day is the same for me at Mayer Brown. The development of people is at the heart of the firm’s values which is what makes my job so varied and enjoyable. This, coupled with a genuine commitment to diversity, makes the firm stand out for me."

Iona Sinclair, Head of Learning & Development, London

Learn more about our diversity and inclusion initiatives.  

Working Together to Make a Difference

Mayer Brown’s strong commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is part of our culture, our professional lives and the way we do business. We are involved in a wide variety of initiatives ranging from employability programs that increase access to the world of work, to environmental projects, to pro bono activities.

Through our CSR program, we work to understand the needs and priorities of our local and global communities and how we can best assist by offering our skills, experience, time and philanthropic support. Working together, we ensure that we contribute when and where it is most appropriate and where our support can have the greatest impact.

Lawyers, business services staff and clients are all welcome to participate in our CSR program as we strive to make a difference in the lives of others.

Our CSR program has five main areas of focus:

Charitable Giving
Community Service
Diversity & Inclusion
Pro Bono

"Corporate Social Responsibility runs through Mayer Brown and is truly a part of your life at the firm. I work with our people across the firm and see firsthand the pride they have when they engage in our CSR program."

Heidi Newbigging, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility

Learn more about our Corporate Social Responsibility program




United States

Kenya Hoyte, Human Resources/Attorney Development & Recruitment Manager
T: +1 704 444 3554
F: +1 212 849 5719

Lise Shellenback, Human Resources Generalist/Recruiter
T: +1 312 701 8587
F: +1 312 701 8800

Lauren E. Murdock, Human Resources/Attorney Development & Recruitment Manager
T: +1 713 238 2678
F: +1 713 238 4636

Los Angeles
Susan Woodward, Human Resources Manager
T: +1 213 229 9515
F: +1 213 576 8173

New York
Patti Caffio, Human Resources Generalist
T: +1 212 506 2814
F: +1 212 849 5714

Palo Alto
Angelique M. Shakespeare, Human Resources/Attorney Development & Recruitment Manager
T: +1 650 331 2058

Washington DC
Beth Davidson, Human Resources Manager
T: +1 202 263 3094
F: +1 202 835 2002


Rio de Janeiro
Barbara Patti Mansur, HR Coordinator
T: +55 21 2127 1735

São Paulo
Kalyani Madhusudanan Nagy, HR Coordinator
T: +55 11 2504 4642


Mexico City
Lauren E. Murdock, Human Resources/Attorney Development & Recruitment Manager
T: +1 713 238 2678
F: +1 713 238 4636


Hong Kong

Carol Wong, Senior Human Resources Manager
T: +852 2843 2363
F: +852 2103 5922


Makiko Kobayashi, Office Manager
T: +81 3 4563 1421

People's Republic of China

Carol Wong, Senior Human Resources Manager
T: +852 2843 2363
F: +852 2103 5922

Carol Wong, Senior Human Resources Manager
T: +852 2843 2363
F: +852 2103 5922


Belle Pannu, Office Manager
T: +65 6327 0231


Maythawee Sarathai, Partner
T: +66 2 108 8564
F: +66 2 108 1555


Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City
Lan Nguyen, Head of Operations and HR (Vietnam)
T: +84 28 3513-0330
F: +84 28 3822-8864



Maria Galotchkina, Administrative Coordinator/HR Officer
T: +32 2 551 5960
F: +32 2 502 5421


Jacqueline Volle, Director of Finance
T: +33 1 53 53 83 80
F: +33 1 53 96 03 83


Frankfurt and Düsseldorf
Alexandra König and Birgit von Selle
Human Resources
T: +49 (0)69 79 41 1212
F: +49 (0)69 79 41 100

United Kingdom

Charlotte Davies, HR Manager - Recruitment
T: +44 (0)20 3130 8799
F: +44 (0)20 3130 8790

Middle East


Charlotte Davies, HR Manager - Recruitment
T: +44 (0)20 3130 8798
F: +44 (0)20 3130 8790

Welcome to our employment section. Here you can view our current job openings and apply for positions online. Or, if you prefer, you can simply submit your resume for general consideration. Do you know somebody whom you feel would be interested in joining our team? Please refer him/her to us!

Mayer Brown is among the largest law practices in the world, with lawyers operating in major cities worldwide. Representing all types of clients -- from individuals, start-ups, and charitable organizations to large governmental entities, financial institutions, and multinational corporations -- our collaborative culture fosters a strong sense of unity.

Please refer to the links below for our opportunities.

United States


In Brazil, Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP offers clients access to a full service Brazilian domestic law practice. Tauil & Chequer has offices in Brasília, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Vitória.

For information on available opportunities in Brazil, please visit the Careers page on Tauil & Chequers Advogados' website.

Available Business Services positions are listed below. Interested parties may apply with full resume and salary details by contacting the appropriate office via e-mail, fax or post.

Assistant Office Services Supervisor


  • Control office stationery and supplies.
  • Responsible for internal relocation and office maintenance.
  • Maintain Conference Centre settings.
  • Maintain Office junk booking and maintenance.
  • Conveyancing roster.
  • Control internal and outgoing mail.
  • Control work schedule for office assistants.
  • Control bulk photocopying, scanning and binding.
  • Maintenance of copiers throughout the office.
  • Work scheduling and leave cover of clerks for land registration, stamping, notarisation, authentication and apostille in consulates.
  • Filing at Companies Registry; BR certificate; company searches, land searches, ORO searches and Tolfin searches.
  • Maintain booking of holiday houses


  • Diploma or above with a minimum of 5 years' relevant experience which in sizable company would be preferred.
  • Proficiency in PC operation, Word, Excel and Chinese Word Processing.
  • Able to operate common office automation equipment, e.g. scanner and photocopier.
  • Good command of spoken English and Cantonese.
  • Eager to learn and able to work under pressure.
  • Work independently, efficiently and flexible with strong sense of responsibility.
  • Work location in Wong Chuk Hang.

Director of Client Teams and Market Support (work location in Chicago, New York, Washington DC or London)

  • Initial assessment and recommendations will cover the firm’s overall approach to key client relationships, including goal setting, metrics, support offerings, globalization, and financial and performance reporting. 
  • Communication and consensus building with client relationship partners will be required for successful implementation. The strategic plan and the firm’s approach to key clients should be designed with a regular review process to capture best practices and to adjust for developments.
  • Facilitates BD strategy development and deployment for client teams including opportunity identification, cross practice/geography connections and approach development working directly with client team leaders.
  • Manages day-to-day communications and operations and leads a team who produce who we know report updates, matter monitoring, news feed monitoring, intranet sites, and other team infrastructure working with BD support. 
  • Provides interface and works collaboratively with practice BD / marketing staff and the proposal function to ensure that lawyers receive strategic, integrated, high-quality support on business development initiatives and proposals targeting key clients.
  • Oversees and directs junior team members assigned to the client team program, contribute to the advancement of business development programs, and meet the day-to-day needs of the programs. Works to advance the skills and knowledge of the team and the overall quality of the support delivered to lawyers.
  • Oversees strategic market and client research and analysis (external and internal), and competitive intelligence-gathering functions and services, including staffing assignments and contract and retainer relationships.
  • In collaboration with numerous individuals, including client team leaders, develops and implements key client program initiatives, including a client satisfaction / client input program, lawyer training initiatives and other initiatives to enhance business development efforts.
  • In collaboration with numerous individuals, including client team leaders, provides direction, structure and support for key client and market program infrastructure, including the client team tool kit, client team intranet sites, news feeds, tracking procedures, communication channels and information sharing, InterAction development, etc.
  • Considers and recommends enhancements and efficiencies to the firm’s business development infrastructure.


  • An undergraduate degree required, in a marketing, business, research or communications related field. Graduate degree or law degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 15 years demonstrated success in a marketing and/or business development-related position, either in the professional services arena (e.g., law, accounting, or consulting) or in a comparable position in the corporate, trade association, or academic sectors.
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience.
  • Proficient in PowerPoint, Excel, Word, InterAction.
  • Demonstrated success in a marketing and/or business development-related position, either in the professional services arena (e.g., law, accounting, or consulting) or in a comparable position in the corporate, trade association, or academic sectors.
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated good judgment, a team-first orientation, and stamina.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Organized, diligent, and follows through with commitments.
  • Strong presence; capable of engaging credibly and effectively with partners internationally.
  • Able to effectively manage numerous competing priorities.
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment.
  • Assertive, self-motivated and able to operate with limited day-to-day direction.
  • Lift up to 25 pounds. 

Head of Lateral Partner Recruitment - EMEA/Asia (work location in London)

The Head of Lateral Partner Recruitment – EMEA/Asia, will work closely with the Firm leadership team to strategically formulate and deliver lateral recruitment efforts to address needs with the most appropriate resources. The role will work closely with the Director of Lateral Partner Recruitment – Americas to lead the Firm’s lateral partner recruiting efforts on a global basis.


  • Develops a strong and comprehensive understanding of the Firm's practices, brand, markets, global strategy, and lateral-hiring objectives.
  • Identifies individual and group candidates who will advance the Firm's lateral-hiring strategy.
  • Participates in initial meetings with candidates; be able to assess the candidate while describing the opportunity and the Firm's strategy effectively and persuasively.
  • Develops, maintains, and manages relationships with recruitment firms; negotiates fee proposals and service agreements.
  • Works closely with the sponsoring partner to select appropriate interviewers for each candidate and draft talking points for interviewers.
  • Supervises the arrangement of interviews, circulation of materials, briefing of interviewers, and collection of interview feedback.
  • Works closely with the HR/ADR team in each office to ensure the smooth running of all interviews.
  • Assists sponsoring partner with preparation of materials and offer packages for review by the Management Committee.
  • Works closely with the Firm's conflicts lawyers and sponsoring partners to assess potential client conflict issues.
  • Works closely with the Firm's due diligence providers and identify potential problems for further analysis and consideration by Firm management.
  • Works with sponsors and Firm management to ensure effective execution of integration plan for each hire.
  • Works closely with business-development team to prepare a press release and website bio for the candidate; participate in press outreach; coordinate candidate's arrival with BD team.
  • Provides regular reports to Firm management on (1) the lateral recruiting budget; (2) the performance of lateral hires; (3) market trends and activity; and (4) the candidate pipeline.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required; JD or MBA is preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Minimum of 10 years of professional recruitment experience in a client-service environment, including significant involvement with partner-level hiring.
  • Prior experience on both the law firm side and the agency side is preferred.
  • Ability to understand the Firm’s strategy, strengths, and objectives, and to identify candidates who will best serve those objectives.
  • Understanding of the markets in which the Firm operates; familiarity with the offerings of competing firms.
  • Ability to develop operational plans based on business objectives.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish credible relationships with recruiters, candidates and at all levels within the Firm.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and sound judgment.
  • Demonstrated problem-resolution and follow-through skills.
  • Effective team player.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism and strict confidentiality.

Insurance Litigation Assistant


  • Provide practical support to a team of Solicitors in our Insurance Litigation Department.
  • Assist in the provision of services to our clients, drafting documents and performing legal research.
  • Perform administrative duties such as filing, photocopying, etc.
  • Court attendances and site inspections may be required.


  • University degree with exposure to legal academics.
  • Litigation paralegal experience in a sizable law firm is preferable.
  • Knowledge in Employee's Compensation and Personal Injury Insurance claims.
  • Good command in both written and spoken English and Chinese.
  • Motivated and enthusiastic with a keen interest in Insurance litigation practice.
  • Hardworking, self-motivated and efficient, and able to work under pressure.
  • Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong personal, communication and teamwork skills.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt.
  • Good computer skills (especially MS Word & Excel).

Litigation Assistant


  • Provide practical support to a team of Solicitors in our Litigation Department.
  • Assist in the provision of services to our clients, drafting documents and performing legal research.
  • Perform administrative duties such as filing, photocopying, etc.
  • Court attendances and site inspections may be required.


  • University degree with exposure to legal academics.
  • Litigation paralegal experience in a sizable law firm is preferable.
  • Good command in both written and spoken English and Chinese.
  • Motivated and enthusiastic with a keen interest in litigation practice.
  • Hardworking, self-motivated and efficient, and able to work under pressure.
  • Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong personal, communication and teamwork skills.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt.
  • Good computer skills (especially MS Word & Excel).
  • Passed PRC Bar Examination.

Proposal Centre Manager

This is a newly created position which requires the individual to adopt both a strategic and hands-on approach to manage the high value and strategic pursuits of the firm in Asia.


  • Complete high quality cross-practice pitches which reflect the Firm's capabilities in accordance to the requirements of the particular client. This entails review and verification of all RFP requirements, identification of the value proposition by talking to the lead partner(s), completion of proposal responses, and coordination of the approval and submission of the final proposal.
  • Work closely with Business Development Managers, Marketing team, and other support departments including Pricing & Legal Project Management, Legal Risk & Compliance, Finance & Accounts, etc. to seek inputs for tenders and RFPs.
  • Constantly look out for "best practice" in regards to pitching and drive changes in the Firm's pitching process where necessary.
  • Manage a part-time resource to maintain commonly-used content in the proposal assembly system and maintains information and statistics regarding the firm's pitching activity.
  • Participants and actively contributes to global proposal team and attends regular calls.


  • An undergraduate degree in Business, Marketing or a related discipline.
  • 5-10 years of experience in proposal writing and/or editing in a professional services or B2B environment; high potential candidates with less experience will be considered a Proposal Centre Executive role.
  • Persuasive English writing style; Chinese language skills is not required.
  • Proficiency in suite of PC applications.
  • A strong passion for running pitches and proposals.
  • Familiar with tendering and RFP processes.
  • Strong business acumen.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Energy and stamina in high pressure-to-deliver work environment.



  • Deliver professional and excellent customer service to internal staff and external clients.
  • Greet and escort visitors and guests.
  • Answer internal and external phone calls, handle switchboard voice messages, connect internal office calls, local calls, international calls and conference calls.
  • Manage Conference Centre & Signing Centre room bookings.
  • Assist with video conferences and/or catering service.
  • Assist with in-house events.
  • Perform ad hoc tasks if necessary


  • Form 5 or above with a minimum of 2 years' relevant experience in sizable company is preferred.
  • Good command of both spoken and written English and Chinese, Putonghua is essential.
  • Pleasant and service-oriented.
  • Able to work independently and shift duty may be required.
  • Good communication skills, interpersonal skills and telephone skills.

Senior Accounts Officer / Accounts Officer


  • Handle checking and processing of accounts payable and payment.
  • Prepare cash flow forecast on a timely basis to ensure the adequacy of funding for meeting day-to-day payment request.
  • Handle month-end closing and involve in preparing monthly management analysis.
  • Assist in reconciliation of intercompany transactions and balances.
  • Coordinate with overseas affiliate to prepare regular reports, analysis and budget.
  • Report to Assistant Accounting Manager and above of Finance & Accounts Department.
  • Improve work efficiency and financially control environment.
  • Participate in various project assignments


  • University graduate in Accountancy or related discipline.
  • Minimum 6 years experience in MNC environment (preferably from a legal or professional services industry).
  • Handle full set of books.
  • Self-initiated, well organized with attention to details and hard working.
  • Strong communication skill with good command of spoken Mandarin & written English and Chinese.
  • Good team player and able to work independently under pressure with tight deadlines.
  • Proficient in relevant computer capabilities and applications e.g. Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.
  • Prior experience in auditing is an advantage.
  • Knowledge in Aderant/CMS is an advantage.

Senior Accounts Officer (Financial Accounts)


  • Report to Senior Accountant in Finance & Accounts Department.
  • Prepare, review and analyse financial results and provide value-added analysis.
  • Oversee and manage the working capital (including unbilled work in progress, unpaid debts and trust monies) of Hong Kong and regional offices.
  • Monitor the compliance of Firm policies in relation to working capital management and other relevant rules and regulations.
  • Respond request, question / comment from business units.
  • Monitor, review and enhance internal control and efficiency of financial reporting procedures and applications.
  • Coordinate with the local and global teams to prepare regular reports / analysis.
  • Liaise with the relevant departments to accomplish regular duties and ad hoc projects.
  • Identify issue and root cause, investigate and propose appropriate actions to relevant areas.
  • Prepare annual budgets, forecast & planning for business units.
  • Participate / lead on project / system implementation.


  • University graduate in Accountancy or other relevant disciplines.
  • Member of Professional Accounting bodies is an advantage.
  • Minimum 5-7 years’ experience in MNC, preferably with at least 2-3 years’ experience in audit, financial analysis, supervisory role, monthly management reporting, forecast and budgeting.
  • Preferably with 2-3 years law firm experience in handling client matter related financial analysis and management reporting.
  • Strong problem solving skills, self-initiated and well organized.
  • Good command of spoken and written English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin).
  • Good interpersonal skills and confident to interact with different levels of personnel, both internally and externally.
  • Good business acumen with strong sense of analytical mind.
  • Good team player and able to work independently under pressure with tight deadlines.
  • Outgoing, diligent and creative with “can do” attitude.
  • Proficiency in operating different computer systems, Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and programming language e.g. VBA, SQL not a must but will be an advantage.

Service Desk Analyst (Asia)


  •  Manage all incoming incidents and service requests in accordance with standard procedures.
  • Deliver support services in accordance with internal service level expectations and ensure that customer expectations are set and consistently met or exceeded.
  • Provide proactive incident management across all global queues for regional tickets.
  • Escalate problems based on trend analysis to the Problem Management process and act as a technical resources for escalated problems.
  • Operates within and makes suggestions for improving service desk standards and guidelines.
  • Develop a sound understanding of IT operations and related applications and IT systems as well as business related processes and procedures.
  • Define, document and maintain relevant service desk processes including all relevant communication activities.
  • Adhere to all IT and user quality assurance practices/processes.
  • Provide advanced remote access support and ad-hoc support for non-standard personal and/or remote access devices.
  • Accurately maintain all relevant applications support documentation including the on-line knowledge base.
  • Undertake regular service activities (audit/leavers/joiners) to ensure timely completion.
  • Participate in a good proactive working relationship between your team and other teams within the IT department and the users.
  • Deliver proactive communications via recognized channels (email, Yammer, What's New).
  • Work overtime or hours other than those normally scheduled whenever the Firm deems necessary.
  • Assist in other area's in IT when needed and perform other duties as directed.
  • Provide localised Deskside Support for the 90 users in the office including: desk moves, new staff set up, hardware equipment replacement


  • 2 years experience as a Service Desk analyst in a professional services environment. Law firms experience is an advantage.
  • Professional Certification and/or experience (e.g. Microsoft Office Specialist) preferred.
  • Associates Degree in related field is preferred or equivalent work experience.
  • Knowledge of Active Directory as they relate to Service Desk work.
  • Advanced knowledge of Windows Operating systems (Win 7/Win10).
  • Advanced support capabilities in MS Office 2007/2016 Applications including Word, Outlook, Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Advanced knowledge of document management systems and e-filing processes.
  • Advanced support capabilities for other non-standard legal applications e.g. Intapp Time, Workshare, DMS/Filesite.
  • In depth knowledge of remote access technologies (i.e. Citrix).
  • Knowledge of the ITIL environment and process essentials (e.g incident and problem).
  • Knowledge of smartphones, OS, settings and configuration.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
  • Excellent customer service skills with a focus on being friendly and patient.

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Information provided will be treated in strict confidence and only be used for recruitment-related purposes.

At Mayer Brown, we understand that our people are our greatest asset. Attractive salary, fringe benefits and excellent career development opportunities will be offered to the right candidates.

Please apply with full resume by e-mail to asia.recruit@mayerbrown.com


Applicants for employment are required to provide the Firm with data about themselves ("Personal Data") to enable the Firm to assess his/her suitability for the position applied for and to decide the compensation and benefit package to selected applicants. Failure to provide Personal Data will result in the Firm being unable to process his/her application. Personal Data held by the Firm will be kept confidential but the Firm may transfer such data to any of the Mayer Brown Practices (which may be updated from time to time) and/or third parties performing services for the Firm, on a confidential basis and solely for the Firm's use and benefit in accordance with our Privacy Policy. It is the Firm's policy to retain Personal Data of unsuccessful applicants for future recruitment purpose for a period of six months. You may re-apply any time after six months. Please contact our Regional General Counsel (Asia) at 16th-19th Floors, Prince's Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong, for your right to access or correct your Personal Data retained by the Firm or for any other queries about this Statement or our Privacy Policy.


We are always looking for lawyers, at all levels, who consider they can contribute to and benefit from being part of the team.

There are currently no vacancies.

If you have any questions or for further information please email Maria Galotchkina.



Mayer Brown has been advising locally based and international clients in France for the last four decades. Our Paris office brings together an intimate knowledge of the French corporate environment with the resources and experience of a major worldwide law practice to provide highly focused advice on domestic and cross-border transactions of all kinds.

For recruiting information for the Paris office, please contact: PAR-recrutement@mayerbrown.com.



Are you seeking a challenge in a global law firm operating in major cities worldwide? We are looking forward to receiving your application. To apply for any of these positions, please send your full application stating your desired location to our Human Resources Department.


United Kingdom

We are continually looking for talented business services professionals to join our London office. Please search our vacancies using the link below.

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