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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, Director of Human Resources, at .

Essential Duties

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


  • 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.
  • Commercial litigation, bankruptcy, 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.

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 .


  • 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


  •  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.

Litigation Paralegal (Newark, NJ Office)

McCarter & English, LLP is seeking a litigation paralegal for our Newark, NJ office. The ideal candidate will have 2-5 years of litigation experience. 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 employment as a litigation paralegal
General Job Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate paper and electronic document collection
  • Manage document production and coordinate with vendors as needed
  • Maintain and organize electronic case files for all assigned matters
  • Summarize depositions
  • Coordinate logistics and assist attorneys during court appearances and trial
  • Attend client meetings, depositions, court or administrative hearings and trials with attorneys
  • Maintain attorney calendars
  • Perform legal, factual and internet research
  • Perform records research
  • Organize and analyze information
  • Cross-check and validate information
  • Prepare correspondence
  • Prepare written status reports
  • 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
  • Conduct document review

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree or certificate in paralegal studies program. Previous trial experience preferred.