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McCarter & English, LLP is a firm of approximately 400 lawyers with offices in Boston, East Brunswick, Hartford, Stamford, New York City, Newark, Philadelphia, Washington, DC and Wilmington and has been in continuous business for more than 170 years, we are among the oldest and largest law firms in America. McCarter & English, LLP is an exceptional place to begin and build a career. We are a growing firm with prestigious clients and a progressive, supportive and diverse environment.

McCarter & English, LLP has been and continues to be committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at the Firm will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities.

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.

Note to Employment Agencies: Please do not forward any unsolicited resumes. McCarter & English, LLP is not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited.

Current Openings

Corporate Paralegal - (Newark, NJ Office)

Newark office of McCarter & English, LLP seeks a paralegal to work in the Corporate, Securities and Business Transactions Group. If you have relevant experience, we would like you to consider joining our team.  Please send your resume and cover letter to Christine Lydon, Director of Human Resources, at .

GENERAL JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

As a paralegal in the Corporate, Securities and Business Transactions Group, you will be responsible for facilitating projects ranging from simple to complex transactions, developing procedures to maintain the integrity of transactional files and information, drafting legal documents, and coordinating the closing of transactions.  Among the tasks to be performed are the following:

  • forming companies, including preparing documents such as a certificates of incorporation, certificates of formation, actions by incorporators, bylaws, organizational and other board consents, minutes and proposed resolutions, option award agreements, restricted stock award agreements, NDAs and confidentiality agreements and obtaining tax id numbers;
  • assisting with drafting documents for and closings of acquisitions, divestitures and mergers, and other transactions;
  • organizing and maintaining deal documents, minute books, corporate records and stock ledgers;
  • obtaining and analyzing lien searches;
  • preparing and filing UCC financing statements;
  • preparing and filing Form Ds and Blue Sky flings;
  • obtaining SEC filing codes;
  • coordinating the filing of SEC periodic reports;
  • preparing and filing Section 16 filings;
  • creating and maintaining checklists, calendars and timetables for transactions and effecting distributions to transaction team members;
  • drafting and filing forms, letters, binder indices and other legal documents.

REQUIRED SKILLS

The skills we would expect in a strong candidate include:

  • excellent organizational and communication skills while displaying a positive, high-energy attitude;
  • proficient knowledge of internal software applications, such as word processing, internet searching skills, spreadsheets and databases and knowledge of MS office, specifically MS Word, MS excel and MS outlook;
  • familiarity with the EDGAR filing database;
  • ability to accurately interpret and understand legal concepts and procedures as they relate to the practice areas and the organizational and project management skills needed to manage time well, prioritize effectively and handle multiple deadlines. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

The education and experience we would expect in a strong candidate include:

  • Bachelor’s degree or paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved program is required;
  • Four + years of related law experience, preferably as a corporate paralegal in a law firm.
McCarter & English, LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Development Engineer (Newark, NJ Office)

Newark office of McCarter & English, LLP seeks a Development Engineer to work in the Information Technology Department. If you have relevant experience, we would like you to consider joining our team. Please send your resume and cover letter to Christine Lydon, Director of Human Resources, at . This position is an integral part of our Information Technology team and is responsible for maintenance, development, and documentation of the Firm’s data integration automations, time and billing financial systems, SharePoint environment, and custom developed solutions.

This position plans and conducts technical design, coding and development, unit testing, and integration testing, and maintains detailed documentation of in-house and third party custom developed solutions and integrations. This position regularly interacts with end users, IT teams, and outside vendors. Additionally, the Development Engineer performs technical troubleshooting activities and acts as the point person for resolution of automated data integrations, financial systems, and SharePoint environment service tickets. This position uses broad knowledge of IT disciplines including server, Citrix, mobile, security, database infrastructure, SQL automation, Sharepoint, and scripting and coding to plan and accomplish goals. This position reports to the IT Applications Manager.

As a Development Engineer, you will:

  • Act as the primary support contact for incident and service ticket escalations relating to firm data integration automation and financial applications.
  • Support Elite Enterprise, IntApp Time, Intapp Integrate, LegalKey, KwikTag, SharePoint intranet, SQL, Intellistat, and other firm systems
  • Design, develop, support, and document custom applications using C#, VB.NET, SQL, PowerShell, and ASP.NET
  • Supports the Firm’s custom ancillary applications and custom solutions that integrate with Elite Enterprise and other financial systems
  • Monitor, and correct as necessary, system integration automations and data integrity
  • Be responsible for data tables, SQL report writing, SQL data queries, technical architecture, and documentation
  • Propose and implement new processes to improve efficiency of department
  • Assists with implementing software application version upgrades
  • Serve as liaison between all Finance and IT departments
  • Participate, contribute, and serve as a backup for the month-end time finalization process
  • Extend functionality of commercial products using Application Program Interfaces (API’s) and/or database development and develop solutions to facilitate integration between applications
  • Provide technical support to end-users for custom and commercial financial applications
  • Develop and Document user interfaces, and stored procedures
  • Consult with vendors to resolve issues related to the Firm’s financial applications, as needed
  • Proactively recognize and Identify opportunities for improvement within the Firm’s current data integration automation, financial applications, and Sharepoint environment, and workflows to independently propose and more efficient and effective technical solutions.
  • Develop and maintain secure “self-service” reporting interface using Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
  • Deploy and support standard and custom applications with SharePoint
  • Administer, customize, and develop Web Parts for the Firm’s SharePoint intranet systems, as needed.

Requirements

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience developing applications using C#, VB.NET, T-SQL, SharePoint development, and PowerShell
  • Candidate must have 3-5 years of hand-on experience with SharePoint:
  • SharePoint farm and site configuration and administration.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience supporting legal and financial applications within a Law Firm
  • Proficient with C#, VB.NET, T-SQL, LDAP, XML, HTML, JavaScript, Active Server Pages, stylesheets, object oriented design and PowerShell
  • Expertise with SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
  • Exposure to Nintex workflow is a plus.
  • Exposure to Handshake is a plus.
  • Knowledge of back-end SQL tables of Elite Enterprise or Aderant Expert preferred, but not required
  • Understanding of accounting transaction flows and accounting knowledge preferred for troubleshooting and support
  • Team player willing to work off-hours during rollouts and for system maintenance tasks when required
  • Ability to multi-task, work in a team environment, respond to project needs, work under deadlines, and work independently
  • Demonstrated experience of customer service, including effective verbal and written communication
  • Experience with SharePoint
  • Analytical, able to mine and collect data to analyze and make decisions to accomplish responsibilities
  • Teamwork, willing and eager to help others and share knowledge and skills
  • Initiative, takes independent actions and uses own judgment to make decisions to accomplish responsibilities

Experience supporting legal and financial applications within a Law Firm a plus, but not required.

McCarter & English, LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Foreign Filing Specialist (Boston Office)

Boston Office of McCarter & English, LLP seeks a Foreign Filing Specialist.  If you have relevant experience, we would like you to consider joining our team.  Please send your resume and cover letter to Christine Lydon, Director of Human Resources, at .

Responsibilities

  • Preparing/filing PCT and 371 applications
  • Preparing filing packages and monitoring foreign filings, including direct national, national/regional phase, and design applications
  • Preparing/filing documents/responses in PCT applications (i.e. correct defects, furnish sequence listing, Ch. II Demands, 92bis requests, etc.)
  • Corresponding with clients/foreign associates regarding filing formalities
  • Monitoring foreign patent docket daily
  • Reviewing/analyzing correspondence from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), World Intellectual Property Organization, foreign national patent offices, and foreign associates
  • Preparing cost estimates for international patent filings using licensed software
  • Assisting with intake of foreign patent portfolios, including reviewing file histories and liaising with foreign associates
  • Performing research/compiling data as requested by attorneys/clients
  • Attending to special projects (i.e. changes in foreign patent ownership)
  • Keeping abreast of international and foreign national patent prosecution rules and serving as resource for attorneys/assistants/clients

 Qualifications

  •  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Analytical thinker with proven ability to work independently and proactively
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Demonstrated success working in demanding, deadline-driven environment and adjusting to shifting priorities
  • Strong team contributor
  • Availability to work overtime when necessary
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications
  • Knowledge of CPI, IPDAS, e-PCT, and USPTO online filing preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 2 years international patent filing experience preferred

 McCarter & English, LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

IP Docketing Paralegal (Boston, MA Office)

The Boston office seeks a full-time IP Docketing Paralegal. Please send your resume and cover letter to Christine Lydon, Director of Human Resources, at .

Docket Clerk

Maintains a historical record of service and filings. Computes and calendars corresponding due dates on computer system. Alerts Firm attorneys, patent agents and assistants of receipt of notices, and impending deadlines.  Assists attorneys and secretaries with generating Docket Reports as necessary.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Handle the daily maintenance and overall operation of the Firm's computerized docketing system including the docketing of all incoming mail from the USPTO, international patent offices, clients and international associates; docketing prosecution and interference due dates for all US patent cases into the docketing system including USPTO and court filings dates; abandoning cases and entering data relating to cases transferred to and from the Firm
  • Maintain the accuracy and integrity of all data entry including the data entry of new US and foreign, patent, interference and litigation case data; Maintain a high level of quality by reviewing all data entry on a daily basis
  • Clear due dates on the docketing system on a daily basis per instruction from Attorneys/Assistants
  • Will interact with staff and legal personnel on a daily basis
  • Assist opening, stamping, logging and distributing mail; processing incoming facsimiles and other duties as assigned
  • No supervisory responsibilities

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2 plus years US and foreign docketing experience required; computerized docketing experience required
  • CPI & IP experience required
  • Thorough knowledge of U.S. Patent and Trademark filing, prosecution and registration procedures
  • MS Office and Word Perfect experience required
  • Type 50-75 WPM
  • Must be able to exercise independence and good judgment; have excellent attention to detail; and maintain discretion with confidential and sensitive information
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Must maintain a high quality work product, have the ability to schedule work to meet department deadlines and be able to perform job responsibilities under pressure efficiently, productively and in a professional manner
  • High school graduate required; undergraduate degree preferred
McCarter & English, LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

IP Paralegal (Newark, NJ Office)

Newark office of McCarter & English, LLP seeks a paralegal to work in the Intellectual Property & Information Technology Practice Group. If you have relevant experience, we would like you to consider joining our team.  Please send your resume and cover letter to Christine Lydon, Director of Human Resources, at .

Minimum experience: 2–5 years in intellectual property litigation (including patent infringement litigation) in the federal courts.

General Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate paper and electronic document collection from clients
  • Coordinate with litigation support to design, populate and maintain document databases
  • Manage document production and coordinate with vendors as needed
  • Maintain and organize electronic case files for all assigned matters
  • Summarize depositions as requested by attorneys
  • Coordinate logistics and assist attorneys during court appearances and trial
  • Attend client meetings, depositions, court or administrative hearings and trials with attorneys as warranted
  • Maintain attorney calendars for case deadlines
  • Conduct due diligence for intellectual property owned by clients
  • Perform legal, factual and Internet research as requested by attorneys
  • Perform records research as requested by attorneys
  • Organize and analyze information
  • Cross-check and validate information
  • Prepare correspondence for attorneys
  • Prepare written status reports for clients
  • Finalize litigation documents and electronically file them with the Court
  • Proofread documents for accuracy
  • Organize and track case files
  • Coordinate activities such as subpoena delivery and service of process
  • Interact with clients at the direction of attorneys
  • Conduct document review in coordination with attorneys

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree or certificate in paralegal studies program.  Previous trial experience preferred.

Note:   While the list of essential duties is intended to be as inclusive as possible, there may be other duties, which are essential to particular positions within the class.

Legal Project Manager - (Newark, NJ Office)

The Legal Project Manager (LPM) will be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive legal project management program, with the objective of improving service delivery efficiency for the Firm’s clients and overall profitability for the Firm. 

The LPM should be a champion of improving the Firm’s client service and profit margin, and will be responsible for working collaboratively with its client service teams to accomplish these objectives.  Towards that end, the LPM’s essential duties will include:

  • Developing full-scale project plans for client matters, estimating the resources needed to achieve project goals and providing input on budgeting.

  • Working with the Firm’s attorneys and administration to implement best practices in human resource asset leverage (i.e., staffing) and staff matters as appropriate for leverage and efficiency.

  • Initiating ideas for improving profitability of matters.

  • Assisting with the development of profitable, but highly competitive pricing structures and alternative fee arrangements.

  • Developing legal project management tools, resources and technologies and utilizing project management techniques such as process mapping to identify where efficiencies in process and effectiveness in staffing can be achieved.

  • Training billing partners in methods to improve file planning and execution.

  • Conducting routine audits of matters on an ongoing basis to assess compliance with legal project management disciplines and provide feedback to partners.

  • Overseeing matter closing documentation, including gathering relevant matter intelligence for use in knowledge management and future pricing and project budgets.

  • Assisting in the analysis of the Firm’s client matters and offering recommendations as to matter intake or termination of engagements based on that analysis.

  • Participating in the construction of client pitches and responses to requests for proposals to assist in pricing analyses and to highlight the Firm’s legal project management capabilities.

  • Driving continuous improvement of processes, policies and procedures in support of both Firm and client legal project management objectives.

The Firm expects that the effective performance of these duties will result in improvement of the Firm’s profit margin, an increased success rate in competitive tenders and overall enhanced pricing and project management competence on the part of its partners.

The ideal candidate will have a JD or MBA degree, Project Management Professional certification or comparable experience and over five years of professional project management experience.  Experience in a large law firm or corporate legal department is strongly preferred.  The LPM should also possess the following qualifications:

  • High degree of professionalism with a strong customer service orientation, commitment to meeting deadlines and ability to multitask in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Understanding of law firm processes and attorney-client relationships.

  • Experience in managing large projects with complex variables and budgets.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with and lead teams of legal personnel.

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate effectively with information technology, human resources, finance and marketing personnel.

  • A high degree of initiative and attention to detail. 

  • Experience in strategic thinking.

  • Demonstrated ability to research, collect and analyze data.

  • Expertise in the relevant technological tools and financial and data information systems.

  • Excellent understanding of contemporary pricing theory and practice, particularly as it relates to the pricing of professional services.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Christine Lydon, Director of Human Resources, at .

Note:  While the list of essential duties is intended to be as inclusive as possible, there may be other duties, which are essential to particular positions within the class.

McCarter & English, LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Litigation Paralegal (Boston, MA Office)

McCarter is looking for a litigation paralegal or litigation project assistant to support litigation in the Boston office, including in particular intellectual property litigation (such as patent, copyright, and trademark infringement) and general business litigation (breach of contract, etc.). If you have relevant experience, we would like you to consider joining our team. Please send your resume and cover letter to Christine Lydon, Director of Human Resources, at recruiting@mccarter.com

Responsibilities will include assisting the attorneys in all facets of litigation, including document review and production, document management, investigation and research (particularly computer research), drafting of correspondence and legal documents, preparation of exhibits, and preparation for depositions, hearings, and trials.

The ideal candidate is curious, energetic, self-directed, organized, and motivated to learn. The ability to consume heavy doses of caffeine may be required during trials and other busy periods.

Qualifications: a bachelor’s degree, good writing and communication skills, and great computer skills.

McCarter & English, LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Litigation Secretary (Boston, MA Office)

Boston office of McCarter & English, LLP seeks a Litigation Secretary. If you have relevant experience, we would like you to consider joining our team.  Please send your resume and cover letter to Christine Lydon, Director of Human Resources, at .

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Under general supervision, performs legal secretarial work and administrative duties for multiple attorneys.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

2+ years of litigation secretarial experience, IP Litigation preferred.  Must type a minimum of 70 words per minute.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES:

Assisting secretarial team with coverage during call outs, vacations.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, SKILL

  • Must be organized, detail oriented, and a team player
  • Must be able to handle travel arrangements and expense reports

  • Comprehensive knowledge of litigation documents, notices, and legal terminology

  • Must maintain client files and pleadings books

  • Knowledge of effective proofreading techniques

  • Comprehensive knowledge of MS Word, MS Outlook; Excel;

  • Must be proficient at internet searches and other research databases;

  • Must possess the organizational and project management skills needed to manage time well, prioritize effectively and handle multiple deadlines

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, while displaying a positive, high-energy attitude

 

McCarter & English, LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Manager of Knowledge Management & Information Research

Newark office of McCarter & English, LLP seeks a Manager of Knowledge Management & Information Research. If you have relevant experience, we would like you to consider joining our team.  Please send your resume and cover letter to Christine Lydon, Director of Human Resources, at .

Essential Duties

  • Manage the operations of the Information Research and the Knowledge Management function in accordance with the direction of Firm management.
  • Prepare long term plan for Knowledge and Information asset development based on business goals and input from stakeholders.
  • Develop mitigation plans for capturing and storing legacy knowledge as it retires or is retired.
  • Identify areas of opportunity where knowledge management can create efficiencies and leverage existing knowledge base in meaningful ways.
  • Organize and manage the firm’s knowledge management systems(s) such that research, opinions and precedents across all practice areas and locations can be easily and quickly located and utilized.
  • Partner with experts across practice groups and with other stakeholders who have distinct knowledge to create, classify and improve knowledge resources.
  • Create and maintain processes that ensure quality data, including complete and accurate data sets.
  • Promote and facilitate the use of idea/knowledge sharing, collaboration tools and effective use of technology s part of daily work. Promote use of knowledge management at all levels.
  • Administers, directs, supervises, and coordinates all general and day-to-day functions of the Information Research resources at all locations.
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates long and short term goals and objectives of the Information Resource and Knowledge Management functions.
  • Continue to evolve the Information function into digital format and move away from print.
  • Prepare and administer the annual Information Research and Knowledge Management budgets firm wide.
  • Direct, monitor, and control all Information Research and Knowledge Management expenditures.
  • Meet with vendors regarding Information Research and Knowledge Management services and resources including but not limited to contract negotiations, new products, renewals, training, problems, and support.
  • Research Knowledge Management tools, trends and methods to continually improve the function.
  • Create and develop orientation programs, training sessions, and continuing education opportunities for attorneys and paralegals at all locations.
  • Write and implement Information Research and Knowledge Management policies and procedures.
  • Attend meetings with Firm administration, department heads, practice groups, Firm committees as needed.
  • Stay abreast of current developments in the Law Library, Information Research and Knowledge Management field through attendance at educational conferences, seminars, workshops and meetings, and reading current literature.
  • Seek to create an environment where staff across various disciplines can create new knowledge and innovation through the use of technology and team work.
  • Provide leadership and direction to team members, including establishing priorities, assigning tasks, monitoring progress, and reporting status.
  • Contribute to team growth through strong team interactions, be comfortable accepting feedback, positive and negative, and be driven by both time constraints and a personal commitment to quality.

Minimum qualifications

  • Five years of progressive responsible library experience, including at least two years in a supervisory or leadership capacity.
  • Three to Five years' experience in Knowledge Management.
  • Graduate/Post-graduate degree in Library or Information Sciences preferred.
  • Previous experience managing and/or working with large data sets to produce meaningful information/reports preferred.
  • Previous experience in legal is a requirement.
  • Direct experience integrating knowledge with portals/intranets and databases.
  • Proven experience managing teams of various sizes.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Understanding of basic project management principles, including gathering, analyzing, and meeting business requirements, testing, and quality assurance.
  • Strong client service interaction skills and ability to understand and document client needs from a business solutions perspective required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, library patrons and colleagues.
  • Ability and experience in budget preparation and management.
  • Ability and experience in personnel supervision and management.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain composure in stressful work situations.

Note:   While the list of essential duties is intended to be as inclusive as possible, there may be other duties, which are essential to particular positions within the class.

Marketing Assistant (Boston, MA Office)

JOB SUMMARY:

McCarter & English, LLP is seeking a detail-oriented individual in our Boston office to support the Business Development Managers and to coordinate marketing and business development initiatives for various practice groups across the firm’s offices. In addition to effectively executing a range of administrative tasks, the ideal candidate will be proactive in supporting the team, contribute ideas for improving processes and anticipate any obstacles or opportunities. Please send your resume and cover letter to Christine Lydon, Director of Human Resources, at .

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Pitches/New Business Opportunities: Work with Business Development Managers (for Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Environmental & Energy, Labor & Employment and Public Finance groups) on drafting and producing pitches and RFP responses including final document preparation and distribution.  Assist in researching of target prospects, industries and competitive landscape as required. Maintain our pitch database.
  • Events: Coordinates event sponsorships including the distribution of materials for conferences and seminars and CLEs. Provide onsite event support when needed.

  • Tickets for Boston Office: handle coordination and distribution of sporting event tickets and catering for the office.  

  • Managing Deals & Cases Database: Assist with research and data input for our Deals & Cases database, research incomplete records and utilize other databases to update information. Proactively solicit matter information from attorneys to populate D&C database. Maintains current and accurate case lists, descriptions and client lists primarily to feed pitch materials and website.

  • Directories and Submissions: creates calendar of submission due dates, prepares first drafts and schedules partner interviews, provide ongoing support to managers in overall process of submitting to legal directories such as Chambers, Best Lawyers, Benchmark Litigation, etc.

  • Sponsorship Opportunities: act as liaison to leverage McCarter’s memberships in legal and trade organizations (PLI, NAWL, ACC, etc.). Internally promote the events and any writing or speaking opportunities to ensure lawyers are fully utilizing our membership benefits. Coordinate with organizations on various details and follow up.

  • Special Projects: Work on research and other business development initiatives as needed.

  • New Attorney Orientation: coordinate with managers on details of on-boarding new attorneys.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in business, marketing or communications or a related field
  • Extremely detail oriented individual with one to two years experience in an office environment

  • Ideal candidate will possess strong technical skills and be proficient in Microsoft office and web research

  • Excellent writing skills required with the ability to quickly proofread their own work

  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently as well as function as a part of the team

  • Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize and manage numerous tasks

  • Excellent verbal communications with the ability to interact with staff and attorneys concisely

  • Flexibility to work late as needed

 McCarter & English, LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Marketing Assistant (Newark, NJ Office)

JOB SUMMARY:

McCarter & English, LLP is seeking a detail-oriented individual to support the Business Development and Media Managers in Newark to coordinate the marketing and business development initiatives for various practice groups across the firm’s offices. In addition to effectively executing a range of administrative tasks, the ideal candidate will be proactive in supporting the team, contribute ideas for improving processes and anticipate any obstacles or opportunities. If you have relevant experience, we would like you to consider joining our team. Please send your resume and cover letter to Christine Lydon, Director of Human Resources, at .

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Pitches/New Business Opportunities: Work with Business Development Managers (for Corporate, Tax, Business Litigation, Bankruptcy, Products Liability and Insurance Coverage groups) on drafting and producing pitches and RFP responses including final document preparation and distribution. Assist in researching of target prospects, industries and competitive landscape as required. Maintain our pitch database.
  • Events: Coordinates event sponsorships including the distribution of materials for conferences, seminars and CLEs. Provide onsite event support when needed.

  • Tickets for Philadelphia Office: handle coordination and distribution of sporting and event tickets and catering for the Philadelphia office.  

  • Managing Deals & Cases Database: Assist with research and data input for our Deals & Cases database, research incomplete records and utilize other databases to update information. Proactively solicit matter information from attorneys to populate D&C database. Maintains current and accurate case lists, descriptions and client lists primarily to feed pitch materials and website.

  • Directories and Submissions: creates calendar of submission due dates, prepares first drafts and schedules partner interviews, provide ongoing support to managers in overall process of submitting to legal directories such as Chambers, Best Lawyers, Benchmark Litigation, etc.

  • Sponsorship Opportunities: act as liaison to leverage McCarter’s memberships in legal and trade organizations (PLI, NAWL, CIANJ, NJBIA, ACC, etc.). Internally promote the events and any writing or  speaking opportunities to ensure lawyers are fully utilizing our membership benefits. Coordinate with organizations on various details and follow up.

  • Special Projects: Works on research and other business development initiatives as needed.

  • New Attorney Orientation: coordinate with managers on details of onboarding new hires.

Media Relations:

  • Help to place new-partner press releases in law school and other publications.
  • Compile and submit announcements on promotions, new classes to legal trades.

  • Monthly outreach to Stamford, Hartford and Philadelphia – to collect news items that can be disseminated to local publications.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in business, marketing or communications or a related field
  • Extremely detail oriented individual with one to two years experience in an office environment

  • Ideal candidate will possess strong technical skills and be proficient in Microsoft office and web research

  • Excellent writing skills required with the ability to quickly proofread their own work

  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently as well as function as a part of the team

  • Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize and manage numerous tasks

  • Excellent verbal communications with the ability to interact with staff and attorneys concisely

  • Flexibility to work late as needed 

McCarter & English, LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Patent Paralegal - (Boston, MA Office)

McCarter & English, LLP is actively seeking a patent paralegal with two to three years law firm experience in both US and foreign prosecution for its office located in Boston, MA:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Responsible for the preparation of IP documents, including:

  • Information Disclosure Statements

  • Declarations, Assignment, Power of Attorney forms for inventors signatures

  • Formal documents for filing with patent applications, Responses to Office Actions, and Issue Fee payments

  • Formal documents for filing with PCT applications

  • E-filing with the USPTO

  • Prepare legal correspondence and proofreading to ensure accuracy.

  • Communicate with clients in connection with obtaining signed documents for filing with the  USPTO

  • Communicate with foreign attorneys with regard to international filing of patent applications

  • Answer telephone calls, transfer calls to the appropriate staff and take messages in their absence

  • Maintain attorney’s docket and monitor deadlines

  • Daily mailing and filing responsibilities

RELATED DUTIES

  • Photocopy and collate documents for mailings

  • Compile and prepare reports and presentations

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A minimum of two to three years law firm paralegal experience in the patent field.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Comprehensive knowledge of US and foreign patent prosecution procedures.

  • Comprehensive knowledge in the preparation of IP documents

  • Comprehensive knowledge of effective proofreading techniques.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of MS office.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the USPTO website and electronic filing system

  • Knowledge of CPI docketing system.

  • Must be able to multi-task in an extremely fast paced environment.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Ability to type accurately and use a personal computer.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

If you have the appropriate experience, we invite you to consider joining our team. Please send you resume and cover letter to the attention of Christine Lydon, Esq., at .