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As an Equal Opportunity employer, McCarter & English, LLP offers all candidates equal opportunity for employment and advancement based on their ability and without regard to race, religion, color, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, civil union, domestic partnership status, gender identity and expression, learning disability, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, familial status, genetic information, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, veteran’s status, or other classification or characteristics protected by federal, state or local law. All employment decisions will be made on a nondiscriminatory basis so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity.

We're always looking for great legal talent, especially in our core practice areas. Check our current list of active searches often and feel free to contact our Chief Human Resources Officer, Christine A. Lydon, Esq., for additional information at .

Current Openings

  Staff Attorney, Products Liability, Mass Torts and Consumer Class Actions (Boston, MA Office)

McCarter & English, LLP is seeking a staff attorney for our Boston, MA office in our Products Liability, Mass Torts and Consumer Class Actions Practice Group. Candidate must have 3-4 years of experience in toxic tort litigation. Superior academic record and excellent writing skills are required. MA Bar Admission required. If you have relevant experience, we would like you to consider joining our team. Please send your resume, cover letter, transcript and a writing sample to Christine Lydon, to Chief Human Resources Officer, at . We will be working directly with candidates for this opening.

Associate - Corporate (Boston, MA Office)

McCarter & English, LLP is seeking an associate with 4-6 years corporate experience to join a busy corporate practice. Candidate must have a superior academic record. MA Bar Admission required. M&A experience required, particularly in drafting acquisition agreements and ancillary documents, conducting due diligence and preparing disclosure schedules. Experience with securities law compliance, commercial transactions and other general corporate work. Please send resume, transcript and cover letter to the attention of Christine Lydon, Esq., to Chief Human Resources Officer, at

Associate - Environment & Energy (Washington, DC Office)

McCarter & English, LLP is actively seeking an associate the to join its Environment & Energy Practice Group. Candidates should have 1-4 years of relevant experience in energy/utilities law involving litigation, regulatory or transactional matters, including knowledge of Federal or State energy laws, with a strong academic background and excellent writing skills required. Prior experience working for a government agency is a plus. Please send your resume, cover letter and a writing sample to Christine Lydon, Chief Human Resources Officer, at . No headhunters please.

Associate – Tax (Newark, NJ office)

McCarter & English, LLP is seeking a tax associate with 4-6 years experience in tax-exempt work. The position involves representing nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations from formation through dissolution, including applications for IRS Determination Letters (Forms 1023 and 1024), federal and state compliance, public charity vs. private foundation status, excess benefit transactions, defense of IRS audits of Forms 990/990-PF (and preparation of same), board governance, conflicts of interest, endowment funds/UPMIFA, donor advised funds, unrelated business income, fundraising, lobbying, political activities, and tax-exempt/nonprofit issues affecting a variety of transactions, including affiliations, financings, reorganizations, and multi-organizational structuring and restructurings.

NJ and/or NY bar admission required.

If you have relevant experience, we would like you to consider joining our team. Please send your resume, cover letter, transcript and a writing sample to Christine Lydon, Chief Human Resources Officer, at .

Bankruptcy & Commercial Litigation Associate (Newark, NJ or New York Office)

McCarter & English, LLP is actively seeking a midlevel bankruptcy and commercial litigation associate admitted to practice in both New York and New Jersey. 2-5 years of experience with a strong academic background and excellent writing skills required. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of bankruptcy, creditor-side loan workouts, secured debt restructuring and consumer financial services litigation. Experience conducting discovery and arguing motions is strongly preferred. Additional bar admissions are a plus. Please send your resume, cover letter and a writing sample to Christine Lydon, Chief Human Resources Officer, at .

Bankruptcy & Commercial Litigation Paralegal (Philadelphia, PA Office)

Philadelphia Office of McCarter & English, LLP seeks a Bankruptcy & Commercial Litigation Paralegal.  If you have relevant experience, we would like you to consider joining our team. Please send your resume and cover letter to Christine Lydon, Chief Human Resources Officer, at .

Essential Duties

  • Provide support to commercial litigation and bankruptcy and creditors’ rights attorneys
  • Prepare pleadings and discovery to meet bankruptcy, federal and state court specifications.
  • Electronically file documents via PACER and State Court e-filing systems. 
  • Maintain pleading and discovery files in all assigned matters
  • Enter time diaries in DTE.
  • Prepare binders, trial notebooks, exhibits, etc. for hearings and trials

RELATED DUTIES

  • Prepare documents for service of process as required
  • Compile and prepare reports and presentations
  • Document review projects as assigned

Minimum qualifications

Training and Experience.

  • At least 3 years of experience as a paralegal or paralegal assistant.
  • Knowledge of Pennsylvania state and federal court practices and procedures
  • Commercial litigation, commercial bankruptcy (Chapter 7 and 11), and commercial foreclosure or real estate experience optimal

Knowledge, Abilities and Skill.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.  Good knowledge of effective proofreading techniques.  Comprehensive knowledge of MS office
  • Must be able to multi-task in an extremely fast paced environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

    McCarter & English, LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Corporate Partner & Associate (Wilmington, DE Office)

    McCarter & English, LLP is actively seeking a corporate partner and associate for its office located in Wilmington, DE. Experience at a law firm in corporate practice, including transactional work such as mergers and acquisitions and, for issuers and investors, capital raising transactions for both public and private entities including venture capital transactions. DE Bar Admission required. Please send your resume, transcript, cover letter and a writing sample to Christine Lydon at .

    Environment & Energy Associate - (Newark, NJ Office)

    McCarter & English, LLP is actively seeking an associate the to join its Environment & Energy Practice Group. Candidates should be admitted to practice in and New Jersey and preferably at least one other State in the Northeast, have 2-4 years of relevant experience with environmental litigation, regulatory or transactional matters, including knowledge of Federal and State environmental laws, with a strong academic background and excellent writing skills required.  Prior experience as a judicial law clerk or experience working for a government agency is a plus.  Please send your resume, cover letter and a writing sample to Christine Lydon, Chief Human Resources Officer, at recruiting@mccarter.com.

    IP Associate (Boston, MA Office)

    McCarter & English is seeking an IP Associate with 1 to 4 years of patent prosecution experience and a background in electrical engineering and/or computer science; will also consider technical specialist or patent agent candidates with this background; superior academic record, research and writing skills. If you have relevant experience, we would like you to consider joining our team. Please send your resume, cover letter and a writing sample to Christine Lydon at .

    IP Associate (Hartford, CT Office)

    McCarter & English is seeking a patent associate for our Hartford, CT office; 4-7 years of experience, including patent litigation. Technical background and registration to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office required, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics or Computer Science background preferred, with patent prosecution experience highly preferred. Candidate must have a superior academic record, and excellent research and writing skills. CT Bar admission required. If you have relevant experience, we would like you to consider joining our team. Please send your resume, transcript, cover letter and a writing sample to Christine Lydon at .

    IP Associate (Patent – Biotech) (Boston, MA Office)

    McCarter & English, LLP is actively seeking a biotechnology patent associate with an advanced degree in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, pharmacology, and/or life sciences for its office located in Boston, MA. Candidates should have superior academic credentials and 2-6 years of experience in drafting and prosecuting biotechnology patent applications.

    Job Requirements
    Education, training, experience:

    In addition to admission to at least one State bar, candidates should ideally be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Ideal candidates will have a Ph.D., possess excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills and have experience in drafting and prosecuting biotechnology patent applications. Please send resume and cover letter to  to the attention of Christine Lydon.

    IP Associate (Patent – Biotech) (Philadelphia, PA or Wilmington, DE Offices)

    McCarter & English, LLP is actively seeking a biotechnology patent associate with an advanced degree in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, pharmacology, and/or life sciences for its offices located in Philadelphia, PA or Wilmington, DE. Candidates should have superior academic credentials and 2-6 years of experience in drafting and prosecuting biotechnology patent applications.

    In addition to admission to at least one State bar, candidates should ideally be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Ideal candidates will have a Ph.D. or graduate degree in life sciences, possess excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills and have experience in drafting and prosecuting biotechnology patent applications. Please send resume and cover letter to  to the attention of Christine Lydon.

    IP Associate (Stamford, CT Office)

    McCarter & English is seeking an IP associate for our Stamford office (1-3 years of experience). It is required that the candidate have a J.D., CT bar admission, patent registration with the USPTO, and an engineering background, preferably a degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or chemical engineering.  If you have relevant experience, we would like you to consider joining our team. Please send your resume, transcript, cover letter and a writing sample to Christine Lydon at .

    Law Clerk - (Hartford Office)

    Hartford office of McCarter & English, LLP seeks an hourly paid law clerk to work in their Intellectual Property/Information Technology Practice Group. The position may lead to full time employment after graduation for the successful applicant. Candidate must be a current law school student (1L through 3L) with a technical background, a Bachelor of Science degree (engineering or physics preferred), a superior academic record and excellent writing skills. Please send your resume, cover letter, transcript and writing sample to Christine Lydon, Chief Human Resources Officer, at .

    Staff Attorney, Products Liability, Mass Torts and Consumer Class Actions (Philadelphia, PA or Wilmington, DE Offices)

    McCarter & English, LLP is seeking a staff attorney for our Philadelphia, PA or Wilmington, DE Offices in our Products Liability, Mass Torts and Consumer Class Actions Practice Group. Candidate must have 2+ years of litigation experience focusing on eDiscovery, a strong working knowledge of eDiscovery jurisprudence, and be admitted to practice in PA, NJ and/or DE. Strong research and writing skills required, with experience with continuous active learning and predictive coding, data analysis, workflow development and eDiscovery process documentation. Formal or informal computer and technology experience, training, certification and/or education a plus. Ideal candidate will additionally have experience managing large scale document review, administering eDiscovery platforms, designing and executing complex searches, and have familiarity with emerging business and communication technologies as well as evaluation of preservation and collection implications of same. If you are a team player and have relevant experience, we would like you to consider joining our team. Please send your resume, cover letter, transcript and a writing sample to Christine Lydon at . We will be working directly with candidates for this opening.

    Technology and IP Transactional Associate – Emerging Markets and Venture Capital (East Brunswick, NJ Office)

    McCarter & English, LLP is actively seeking a technology and IP transactional associate for its office located in East Brunswick, NJ. 3-5 years of experience at a law firm in corporate practice, including transactional work such as mergers and acquisitions and, for issuers and investors, capital raising transactions for both public and private entities including venture capital transactions.  NJ Bar Admission and strong academic record required.   Please send your resume, transcript, cover letter and a writing sample to Christine Lydon at