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Staff Positions

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

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.

Billing Specialist (Boston, MA Office)

Boston Office of McCarter & English, LLP seeks a Billing 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, Chief Human Resources Officer, at .

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Generate and distribute monthly proformas
  • Communicate with assigned billing attorneys, secretaries and clients regarding billing inquiries and protocols; Attend monthly meetings with partners regarding billing issues
  • Regularly update and maintain client/matter records including addresses, billing instructions, billing templates and timecard formats; change billing frequency
  • Prepare, modify and finalize invoices in the format outlined by the client or billing attorney
  • Set up multi-payers and fixed fee matters
  • Submit invoices electronically to their respective websites; verify compliance and acceptance of e-bills
  • Submit budgets, accruals, timekeepers and rates for approval to various e-sites
  • Maintain firm timekeeper and client exception rates
  • Setup e-bills in DTE including mapping of task codes and authorized timekeepers
  • Setup e-bills for client or vendor including mapping matters, obtaining client case/claim numbers, submitting and maintaining timekeeper rate approvals
  • Provide e-bill invoice submission troubleshooting and edit LEDES file format as necessary

ADDITIONAL DUTIES:

  • Provide Crystal and Custom Billing reports as requested by attorney
  • Respond to attorney inquiries regarding bills and provide payment history
  • Assist in special billing projects as requested by Billing Manager
  • Provide spreadsheet of billing histories and matter claim information for clients as requested
  • Assist other billing specialists with overflow work
  • Assist in additional billing related projects as they arise

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Training & Experience

  • 5-8 years of Billing Specialist experience; law firm experience preferred
  • Proficiency in e-billing programs and websites
  • Ability to multi-task and handle multiple priorities
  • Advanced Excel skills

Knowledge, Abilities & Skills

  • Elite Enterprise 3.9 or other related Legal software programs
  • MS Outlook
  • Word for Window
  • Excel
  • Crystal Report Writer
  • DTE
  • Knowledge of various e-sites including Sharedoc, Tymetrix 360, CT Tymetrix, Allegient, Litigation Advisor, Data Cert, LawTrac, Counsellink Serengeti, Smart Invoice, Legal Exchange, Legal Precision, Pace, Legal Cost (Sims)

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.

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, Chief Human Resources Officer, 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.

Patent Paralegal (Newark, NJ 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 Newark, NJ.

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.
  • Preparation of sequence listings a plus
  • 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 .