Working at CLK

Cassidy Levy Kent was formed in 2011 by established trade practitioners to create a new model of trade and customs boutique. The founding partners built the firm to handle complex trade and customs matters without the strictures of multi-practice multi-disciplinary firms. Growing organically and nimbly from a handful of lawyers, the firm is well-regarded amongst its peers, earning top honors among law firms in the United States, Canada, and globally.

An Entrepreneurial Culture

Everyone at CLK has a seat at the table. The firm eschews groupthink. CLK practitioners engage in creative thinking that leads to creative legal arguments. When our team works with clients, we leverage members of the entire team to work hand-in-glove to solve our clients’ problems and chart a successful path forward to achieve the client’s objectives.

A Team Greater than its Individual Parts

Members of the CLK team are attorneys, economists, and international trade specialists. We often work collaboratively around a conference room table, on-site with a client, or virtually through video or audio capabilities. We believe that the team as a whole offers more than any one individual. This is why you’ll more often hear “we” at CLK than “I.”  Our bench-strength allows us to meet challenges head-on and work with clients to develop a winning strategy. All team members take part in each other’s professional successes — and we enjoy doing it, too.

Commitment to Diversity

As our culture is built around being a team of professionals that support each other, we know that we are only as good as the sum of our parts. This professional development mindset informs our policies that foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of our professional activities.

Pro Bono & Community Involvement

CLK is proud of our pro bono and community involvement. Our team provide legal and professional services to those most in need. Our attorneys, economists, and trade specialists all contribute to “Team CLK” community service events. We also encourage personal community service involvement. This commitment to giving back fosters strong mentor-mentee relationships across the firm.

Join the Team

If you are interested in joining our team, please send your résumé and a short introductory letter to one of the following addresses:

For opportunities in our Washington DC office:

For opportunities in our Ottawa office:, or, for summer positions instead please visit this page.