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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

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.

Litigation Business Development Manager - (Newark Office)

Position Overview

McCarter & English is seeking a seasoned business development professional to support the Business Litigation; Bankruptcy & Commercial Litigation; Insurance Recovery, Litigation and Counseling; and the Product Liability practices across our nine offices. The candidate must be proactive and work independently to help Practice Group Leaders (PGLs) and  lawyers within those groups identify opportunities, build relationships and raise their profiles to develop new business. This position will have the support of a specialist in our Philadelphia office. The role requires regular collaboration with colleagues on various internal and external initiatives (industry events, database development, media relations, etc.). Ideally the position will be based in our Newark office, but we will consider candidates in our Wilmington, New York or Hartford locations who could travel frequently to Newark. 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 Functions

  • Business development: Drafts pitches and proposals, including responses to RFPs, and works with the lawyers on client outreach activities, such as alerts and educational presentations. Keeps the lawyers on track to carry out their marketing and business development plans. Works with other business development managers to coordinate cross-selling initiatives between various practice groups. 
  • Research: works with Library to research prospective clients, industry trends, and competitors’ business development activities to identify issues, recommend actions and potential opportunities for our partners to expand their client base.
  • Matter Management: Ensures that the marketing materials, particularly case and matter summaries for each practice group are current, accurate and complete. Works with other members of the Business Development Department to draft and distribute matter information, news, events and publication details for attorneys within practice groups. 
  • Practice Group Administration and Budgeting: Assists PGLs in coordinating practice group business development meetings. Drafts and oversees annual business development budget for the assigned practices.
  • Media/Public Relations: Works with the firm’s PR agency to develop media opportunities and topics for lawyer-authored articles within the assigned practices. Assists in generating effective press coverage for wins and other news.
  • Awards/Rankings: Manages the process for submission of directory and survey responses (Chambers, Benchmark Litigation, etc.) for Business Litigation, Insurance Recovery, Bankruptcy and Product Liability practice groups.

Skills Required

  • Be a proactive self-starter and strategic thinker who takes ownership of multiple deadline-intensive projects with minimal oversight and strict attention to detail.
  • Have strong interpersonal and communication skills to be able to handle a variety of personalities and provide information with sensitivity and tact.
  • Supervisory skills working with a business development specialist, along with supervising the work of other marketing team members who will be assisting the manager in their role (events, website, InterAction, etc.)
  • Must possess excellent writing skills, with the ability to draft and summarize technical legal topics into plain English.
  • Advanced knowledge of legal business development and marketing practices, including CRM (InterAction preferred) and communications.
  • Must have strong project management skills and be able to juggle multiple priorities.
  • The successful candidate will join an existing team of professionals and will be expected to collaborate and support his/her colleagues.
  • Be proficient using MS Office, as well as legal research tools, such as Monitor Suite.

Education and Training Required

Bachelors Degree in Marketing or a related field and at least seven years’ experience in a law firm or other professional services environment required, preferably working with litigation practice groups. 

McCarter & English, LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.