• Lateral Hires
  • Law Students
  • Administrative Staff

At Maynard Cooper, each person is an important part of the firm’s success and future. Our firm was founded on five core principles and today, we continue to retain a culture guided by these values. Maynard Cooper’s reputation stems from our integrity, professional excellence, and loyalty balanced with congeniality; thus, providing an environment that allows our attorneys to excel in their profession and community while providing exceptional legal service to our clients.

Maynard Cooper seeks qualified attorneys with outstanding academic and professional backgrounds who maintain the values, judgment, and professionalism that align with our principles. The collegiality throughout our one-firm mentality attracts people who are dedicated to collaboration and exceptional client service.

We embrace diversity as a hallmark of the firm, and our mission is to attract, develop, and promote attorneys who exemplify the principles of our firm.


Open Positions:

Securities Litigation Associate

The Securities Litigation Practice Group is seeking to hire an associate with 4 or more years of litigation experience. Primary role will be to handle customer cases in FINRA arbitrations. Experience handling FINRA arbitrations or other financial services litigation a plus. Associate would ideally be located in Birmingham, AL, but other offices/remote work may be considered.


For consideration for any of the above opportunities, please submit a cover letter, resume’ and transcript to Catherine Smith at catherine.smith@maynardcooper.com



Catherine Smith

Recruiting Coordinator




Maynard Cooper is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression), marital status, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any legally protected status.

A Note to Search Firms:

Placement search firms that have a current written placement agreement with Maynard Cooper are invited to submit resumes for specifically identified positions only if requested. We will not accept resumes from search firms with which we do not have an established agreement. Posting of a position on this website does not authorize search firms or other third parties to directly solicit candidates on the firm’s behalf.


Our summer program is the hiring ground for the large majority of our new lawyers. The program is designed to provide in-depth insight into the firm, our lawyers, our clients, and the firm’s role in the community. We attempt to familiarize summer clerks with all areas of our practice, both through weekly seminars conducted by our lawyers and by exposing them to client conferences, depositions, closings and court appearances.

The summer program includes a number of social and recreational events that enable summer clerks and lawyers to become better acquainted. Most of our summer events are designed to help familiarize our summer clerks with the cities where our offices are located, showing them all that those areas have to offer. Events range from small dinner gatherings in the homes of our attorneys to an annual lake trip that promises plenty of food and fun!

Each summer clerk is assigned to a shareholder and an associate, who serve as mentors throughout the clerk’s time at the firm. Each clerk is encouraged to specify which practice area he or she prefers. Upon arrival, and throughout their clerkship, the summer clerks are given the opportunity to choose their own assignments from a project database, allowing for as much or as little diversity as the clerk would like.

Hiring Criteria

Maynard Cooper bases its initial hiring decisions on campus and office interviews. Although academic excellence is extremely important in making hiring decisions, other factors are taken into consideration, as well. Interpersonal skills and extra-curricular activities also weigh heavily in the hiring process. We seek students who have excelled in their law school classes, and we look favorably upon students who participate in law review or other academically challenging activities.

Contact Information

If Maynard Cooper does not visit your campus, you may send a resume to Catherine Smith at catherine.smith@maynardcooper.com. If you have any questions, please call Catherine at 205.488.3536

To provide our clients with the highest quality legal services, Maynard Cooper employs a highly skilled support staff. Our support staff is an integral part of our legal services team and makes a meaningful contribution to client service. Maynard Cooper employs support staff in the following areas:

  • Legal Secretaries
  • Paralegals
  • Accounting
  • Information Management
  • Mail/delivery Services
  • Receptionist
  • Marketing and Business Development

Maynard Cooper offers competitive compensation and benefits and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Employment Benefits

  • annual paid holidays
  • paid sick leave
  • paid vacation
  • medical insurance
  • dental insurance
  • vision discount plan
  • life insurance
  • accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • short-term disability benefits
  • long-term disability insurance
  • Section 125 flexible benefits accounts for medical and dependant care expenses
  • pre-tax parking through payroll deduction
  • jury duty leave
  • bereavement leave
  • workers compensation benefits

To Apply

For more information or to apply for any available positions, contact us at hr@maynardcooper.com.

October 19, 2020
Accomplished Government Relations Professional Joins Maynard Cooper

Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to welcome Wade Heck to the Firm’s Government Relations Practice Group in Washington D.C. Wade is a Government Relations professional with over three decades of experience shaping and executing federal lobbying strategies and guiding…

October 9, 2020
SEC Snapshots Q3 2020

The members of Maynard Cooper’s Public Company Advisory Practice counsel public companies, as well as companies aiming to become public, on the full range of matters shaping their operation in the public markets. As a continued service to our clients,…