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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 Director of Human Resources, Christine A. Lydon, Esq., for additional information at .


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McCarter Boosts Associates’ Starting Salaries to $150 K In All Offices; Firm Continues Merit-Based Raises For Most Associates Already On Board

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 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., at

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 at .

Bankruptcy & Restructuring Associate (Newark, NJ Office)

McCarter & English, LLP is actively seeking a midlevel bankruptcy & restructuring associate for its office located in Newark, NJ. 3-5 years of experience with strong academic background and excellent writing skills required. Position entails commercial litigation and bankruptcy, prior experience is a must. NJ Bar Admission required, additional NY admission a plus. Please send your resume, cover letter and a writing sample to Christine Lydon at .

Career Associate (Stamford, CT Office)

McCarter & English, LLP is seeking a Career Associate with 1-3 years litigation experience to join its bankruptcy and commercial litigation practice group. Responsibilities will include legal research, drafting pleadings and motions, conducting discovery and appearing in court as needed on behalf of banks, special servicers and other corporate clients involved in commercial foreclosure actions and other complex civil litigation. Candidate must have a superior academic record, excellent writing and communication skills, and the ability to work independently. Ideal candidate will have experience representing lenders in foreclosure actions and will be familiar with Connecticut and New York rules of practice. CT and NY Bar Admissions required. A Career Associate is a non-partner track position that provides opportunities to do high level work with a more regular schedule than a traditional associate. Please send resume, writing sample and cover letter to the attention of Christine Lydon, Esq., at .

Corporate Associate – Venture Capital, Private Equity and M&A (East Brunswick, NJ Office)

McCarter & English, LLP is actively seeking a corporate associate for its office located in East Brunswick, NJ. 4-5 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

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 .

Government Contracts Associate - (Boston, MA)

The Boston office of McCarter and English is in search of an entrepreneurial 2nd to 4th year attorney with reasonable experience in government contracts and federal procurement matters, including areas such as bid protests, claims counseling, FAR and DFARS counseling, IP rights, subcontracting, and/or False Claims Act issues. If you have relevant experience and excellent academic credentials, we would like you to consider joining our team. We will be working directly with candidates for this opening. Please send your resume, cover letter, transcript and a writing sample to the attention of Christine Lydon at .

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 (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 or Patent Agent (Patent – Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science) (Stamford, CT Office)

McCarter & English, LLP is actively seeking an EE, CE, or CS patent associate or patent agent  for its office located in Stamford, CT. Associate candidates should have superior academic credentials and 1-4 years of experience in drafting and prosecuting electrical and/or software related patent applications. EE, CE, or CS patent agent candidates should have more than one year of experience.

Job Requirements :
In addition to admission to at least one State bar, Associate candidates should be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Patent agents must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  Ideal candidates will possess excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills and have experience in drafting and prosecuting electrical and software related patent applications. Please send resume, cover letter and writing sample to  to the attention of Christine Lydon.

IP Litigation Associate (Newark, NJ Office)

McCarter & English is seeking a patent litigation associate for our Newark, NJ office; 2-4 years of experience required, preferably at a firm with a sophisticated patent litigation practice; 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, transcript, cover letter and a writing sample to Christine Lydon 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