Careers

Strong Community

Throughout its 100-year history, Duane Morris has sought to build a community of preeminent attorneys dedicated to the highest standards of professional practice. Duane Morris is a full-service firm of more than 800 lawyers. In addition to legal services, Duane Morris has independent affiliates employing approximately 100 professionals engaged in other disciplines. With offices in major markets in the United States and internationally, Duane Morris represents clients across the U.S. and around the world. Duane Morris is ranked 73 in the Am Law 100, a ranking of the most profitable law firms in the United States, published by The American Lawyer.

Duane Morris recruits lawyers and summer associates who have exhibited superior academic performance, integrity and the ability to assume responsibility.

The firm seeks individuals who lead and work well with others. We believe that balanced judgment, common sense, initiative and the capacity to confront and resolve a variety of situations are essential traits of a successful lawyer. In making employment decisions, we seek individuals who will inspire the confidence of our present and future clients and who will work with us to build our practice. We also recruit individuals who are able to effectively balance their professional commitments with outside interests and community activities.

Diverse and Versatile

Duane Morris is engaged in national and local efforts to support equal opportunity. We are committed to hiring people of diverse backgrounds and fully utilizing their talents to provide legal services of the highest quality. The firm endeavors to recruit diverse attorneys and to support their success and advancement within the firm.

We strive to foster understanding, communication and respect among all people in the firm and believe that we should capitalize on the strength emanating from the different backgrounds and experiences people bring to the firm. Drawing on the talents of all of the firm's personnel helps to create an optimum workplace, allowing Duane Morris to enter and serve varying markets and approach services to its clients more creatively. To help accomplish these goals, the firm has established a Diversity and Inclusion Committee, which works to enhance our recruitment, retention and advancement of attorneys from diverse backgrounds.

A versatile group of lawyers employing the newest technologies, a strong administrative infrastructure and an entrepreneurial approach to the practice of law allow Duane Morris to function effectively and cohesively in today's business world.

Accelerate Your Professional Development

Duane Morris offers exciting practice opportunities in traditional and evolving areas of the law, including expanding interdisciplinary practices in intellectual property, information technologies and telecom law, domestic and international energy law, water resources and endangered species law, international trade law and healthcare law. The diversity of our services, which includes nationally recognized practices such as bankruptcy, insurance, trial and healthcare, helps to ensure that Duane Morris thrives in a variety of economic climates. At Duane Morris, you will have the chance to:

  • Develop a varied and interesting practice
  • Represent clients in cutting-edge cases
  • Interact with a diverse group of dedicated professionals

We will accelerate your professional development by encouraging you to assume responsibility for client matters and client development early in your career. We also enhance your skills and broaden the range of your capabilities through a comprehensive training program.

Duane Morris, one of the 100 largest U.S. law firms, was called one of the fastest growing by The National Law Journal. The Firm has tripled in the past two decades, and 129 partners have chosen to join Duane Morris in the past five years alone. We consistently attract top lawyers because of our diverse practice areas, targeted industry focus, collegial culture and strategic vision. We understand that you - today's leading attorneys - have a myriad of options, with your impeccable credentials and in-depth experience, and we welcome the occasion to introduce you to the opportunities at our firm.

When you join Duane Morris, you enter into an environment of common values - collaboration, collegiality and professionalism. Partners and associates thrive in this culture by building strong relationships with each other and with clients. In addition, the sophistication of our infrastructure affords our lawyers the ability to focus on practice capabilities and nurture our strategic positioning - both at home and abroad - to enhance our platform of multidisciplinary industry practices in sectors such as financial markets, energy, automotive, pharmaceutical/biotech and high-technology and telecommunications. The strength of our firm stems from the knowledge we have of our clients' businesses, resulting in vibrant and expanding practice groups, connected closely to both established and emerging industries.

Lawyers who join the firm contribute to and benefit from Duane Morris' "Many Voices, One Vision" philosophy, which includes:

  • Collaborative cross-selling among integrated practice groups
  • Focused, effective leadership from a strong management team
  • Entrepreneurial and risk-averse emphasis
  • Clearly defined and rigorously pursued strategies
  • Targeted industry focus
  • Broad and diverse service platform
  • Commitment to investing in the growth of the firm
  • Leader in nonlegal services businesses
  • Emphasis on pro bono activities
  • Professional excellence and uncompromised ethical service to clients
  • Innovative contingent fee strategy

Please contact a member of our recruiting staff for more information.

Amee R. McKim
Director of Legal Recruitment
Email: armckim@duanemorris.com

Duane Morris is one of the leading places to work in the legal industry for associates to advance their legal careers. The firm was ranked in top 40 nationally in the most recent American Lawyer Associate Satisfaction Surveys. Over the past century, Duane Morris has earned a reputation for being innovative, creative and forward-thinking in both the practice and business of law. Our expansion within the last decade from a regional to a global law firm has strengthened this reputation, and we understand that our success lies in hiring new attorneys and promoting their professional growth.

The lawyers who excel at Duane Morris are talented, energetic attorneys with an entrepreneurial spirit who work together to support our unique culture of inclusiveness, congeniality and consensus. We consider our associates an investment in our future and, as such, are committed to providing them with the necessary tools to develop the skills and knowledge needed to contribute to the firm's continued success.

We invite you to explore what Duane Morris offers its associates, from comprehensive professional development programs to industry-leading support systems.

Please contact a member of our recruiting staff for more information.

Peggy Simoncini Pasquay
Senior Manager of Legal Recruitment and Relations
Duane Morris LLP
30 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196

If you are a candidate and would like to apply to any of these openings, please complete our online application

Search firm and agency submissions for active and open positions should be sent directly to Peggy Simoncini Pasquay at simoncini@duanemorris.com.

Benefits

Duane Morris places a strong emphasis on helping our attorneys manage both their professional and personal lives, regardless of their tenure with the firm. Duane Morris' health and leave benefits program is unilateral - as an associate you will enjoy the same treatment as the most senior partner. Additionally, Duane Morris has distinguished itself from other major firms by its philosophy on the importance of the quality and integrity of relationships among the people of the firm, a philosophy highlighted in a Harvard Business School case study.

"Duane Morris: Balancing Growth and Culture at a Law Firm"

The firm's business practices and culture were the subject of a Harvard Business School case study in 2006. The first such study on a major law firm in more than a decade and one of only a handful of law firm case studies in the Harvard Business School curriculum, the study details how we maintained our culture in the face of dramatic change - no matter how much we grow, we continue to place a high value on the diverse viewpoints of our colleagues, and maintain our consensus-based management style.

Duane Morris also understands the importance of developing and maintaining a healthy and productive work environment that balances professional responsibilities with personal obligations. We recognize that providing our attorneys the flexibility and assistance in their personal commitments translates into greater success in their careers and for the firm. We have formal, nationally recognized policies that help to ensure this balance. Duane Morris has been recognized both locally and nationally as a top firm for women and diverse attorneys. Philadelphia Magazine included Duane Morris as the only law firm in its list of the top 20 companies for professional women, and Working Mother recognized Duane Morris as one of the top 50 law firms for women. Our efforts at improving the recruitment of diverse attorneys were noted in the "2005 Vault/MCCA Guide to Law Firm Diversity Programs."

Professional Development

Duane Morris offers associates training, mentoring and practice opportunities that allow them to immediately begin advancing their careers.

Training

Incoming associates participate in an extensive orientation program specifically geared to their needs. Training sessions focus on both substantive and practical skills, and facilitate each associate's transition from an academic environment to the professional workplace. The orientation program also enables new lawyers to meet and learn from more experienced attorneys practicing throughout the firm.

The firm offers a training program that emphasizes the practical application of legal skills while developing core skills. Classes and sessions offered include:

  • emerging developments in corporate, real estate, bankruptcy, tax, environmental, employment and labor law, and the impact of those developments on our clients,
  • trial advocacy,
  • the art of negotiation,
  • professional responsibility,
  • interviewing and listening skills,
  • use of technology in the legal profession,
  • effective writing and research skills,
  • public speaking, and
  • media relations.

Additionally, Duane Morris provides an in-depth strategic business development program for all associate levels, education that few law firms provide. Both partners and associates participate in the professional development program, enabling them to exchange ideas and to enhance their legal and interpersonal skills. Our lawyers also have the opportunity to attend and participate in educational conferences sponsored by bar and other trade associations across the country.

Mentoring

At Duane Morris, we believe a formal training and development program is complemented by a strong commitment on the part of senior lawyers to act as mentors to less experienced attorneys. Each associate is assigned a mentor in his or her practice area soon after arriving at the firm. Together, mentors and associates:

  • prepare professional development plans outlining professional, client development and community involvement goals,
  • review and schedule available Duane Morris training and activities,
  • meet formally and informally on an ongoing basis, and
  • once a year, jointly evaluate the associates' progress, revising and setting new goals for the coming year.

Our associates work with lawyers of diverse backgrounds, levels of experience, talents and interests. As they work together, associates naturally develop close relationships with their mentors and other senior lawyers who are able to guide them on work-related matters, professional activities, community service projects, pro bono opportunities and other extra-curricular activities. Associates have the opportunity to interact with exceptional individuals who have contributed significantly to the firm and the community at large. Many of these individuals are members of the firm's governing board and serve as role models to associates who aspire to their own positions of leadership and service.

Practice Opportunities

At Duane Morris, new associates are assigned to cases and work directly under the supervision of the partners involved. The Duane Morris Pro Bono program, designed to provide free legal services to those least able to afford them, gives associates the opportunity to manage cases early in their careers. Since its inception, associates have gained valuable corporate counseling, immigration and trial experience assisting low-income entrepreneurs, asylum applicants and children. In its inaugural year, an associate received the Duane Morris Pro Bono Award.

Additionally, associates are encouraged to collaborate with partners on articles for legal journals and other publications. Writing articles enhances our lawyers' understanding of the law and helps to advance their stature in the legal and business communities. Our attorneys contribute to a broad range of print and online publications. Our lawyers also participate in seminars and panel presentations for current and prospective clients as well as professional organizations and community groups. Many associates take the opportunity to enhance their public speaking skills by working with communications professionals before their presentations. These activities build confidence and skills critical to our associates' development as effective lawyers.

Diversity & Inclusion Committee/Women's Impact Network for Success (WINS)

Understanding the unique attributes diverse attorneys bring to the practice of law, Duane Morris is committed to recruiting, retaining, mentoring and promoting diverse attorneys. Also understanding there are unique issues that affect diverse attorneys, Duane Morris formed the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Women's Impact Network for Success (WINS) in order to provide forums and activities designed to bring together women and diverse attorneys throughout the firm and a place where experienced attorneys can mentor and enhance new attorneys' development through the exchange of ideas and experiences.

Administrative Support

The firm's primary goal in practice support is to enable the legal staff to quickly shift their efforts and valuable time from case administration and document and evidence management to substantive legal analysis, legal strategies and fact finding. Duane Morris garners national recognition for its commitment to practice support. Our Marketing and Business Development Department consistently has been named among the top-marketed firms by American Lawyer Media - taking top honors in 2006. Our season marketing professionals provide marketing and media strategies, client research and analysis, proposal and presentation support, writing services, multimedia and printed collateral development, and client relationship management services.

The firm's Information Services Department of more than 50 professionals is led by the firm's Chief Technology Officer, who was named 2007 IT Director of the Year by Law Technology News. Duane Morris' use of technology has been spotlighted in case studies on the websites of HP, Microsoft and AT&T, and has been written about in various business and technical publications. Additionally, ALM's 2007 Associate Technology Survey ranked Duane Morris in the top 17% of participating firms in terms of the overall quality of the firm's technology, how well associates felt they were trained, their estimation of the firm's technical support and how successfully they thought the firm deployed technology on behalf of its clients.

Flexible Location

Employee Benefits Associate - Duane Morris seeks an associate with 3-4 years of experience to join its Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group. Candidate should be well-versed in working with ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code and other applicable employee benefits laws on matters involving executive compensation, qualified retirement plans and health and welfare benefits. Excellent drafting and communication skills are desired along with strong academic credentials. This position may be filled in any of our offices with a preference for our east coast offices along with bar licensure in jurisdiction of practice. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Baltimore

Products Liability Associate - Duane Morris LLP has an opening in for a litigation associate to join its team. The ideal candidate will have at least 3-7 years of products liability experience, including pharmaceutical and/or medical device litigation. Trial experience is preferred but not required, as candidates will have opportunities to participate in trials nationwide. Candidate must have strong writing skills and the ability to manage an active docket. Candidate can sit in its Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Baltimore or Miami offices. Bar admission required in jurisdiction of practice. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Corporate Associate, Junior to Mid-Level - Duane Morris LLP has an opening for a junior to mid-level transactional associate to be based in its Baltimore, Maryland office. Join a rapidly growing transactional practice working on sophisticated M&A, private equity and finance transactions with leading investment funds and their portfolio companies. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work directly with clients in the software, telecommunications, health care and biotech, financial services and cannabis industries. The successful candidate will also receive extensive training and mentorship and the opportunity to develop his or her own practice. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of transactional experience and strong academic credentials. We are looking for attorneys who are business-minded, confident, solutions-oriented and work well as part of a team. Large law firm experience preferred. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Corporate Associate - Duane Morris LLP has a growth opening in its Cherry Hill, New Jersey, office for a corporate associate. Candidates for this position should have 2—5 years of general corporate experience with an opportunity to assist on M&A, venture capital, securities and related matters. Regulatory/transactional experience in gaming-related matters a plus. Candidate will have an opportunity to work on high-profile transactions and cutting-edge commercial arrangements. New Jersey bar admission required (or ability to become New Jersey barred) along with excellent communication and drafting skills and strong academic record. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Securities Litigation Attorney, Senior Associate/Counsel - Duane Morris LLP has an opening in its Cherry Hill, New Jersey, office for a senior litigation associate or counsel to join its growing Trial Practice Group. The ideal candidate will have at least 6+ years of experience in corporate governance and/or securities litigation. Ideal candidates will have experience with derivative litigation, shareholder disputes, breach of fiduciary duty claims and other corporate litigation issues, as well as with securities laws. Background/knowledge in regulatory (e.g., the SEC, CFTC) or criminal (e.g., DOJ, a USAO, District Attorney, OAG) enforcement organization would be helpful but is not required. Candidates should promote a strong, positive presence and advocacy ability, have stellar academics and superior research and writing skills along with entrepreneurial drive and initiative, and exude and inspire confidence. New Jersey bar admission required. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Gaming Law Associate - Duane Morris LLP seeks a junior to mid-level associate with gaming law experience to join its Cherry Hill, New Jersey office. The ideal candidate will have 2-5 years of experience in sophisticated regulatory filings and associated regulatory transactional experience in the areas of technology and gaming law. Working knowledge in the cannabis industry a plus. Candidate should have a strong positive presence and advocacy ability and exude and inspire confidence. Stellar academics and superior writing and research skills along with entrepreneurial drive and initiative are preferred. New Jersey bar admission required. EOA/AA/M/F/D/V.

Chicago

Government Contracts Associate Attorney, Junior/Mid Level - Duane Morris LLP seeks a junior/mid-level government contracts associate with 2-4 years of experience practicing federal government contracts to join its Government Contracts and International Trade Group. The Duane Morris Government Contracts and International Trade Group offers government contracts representation on a broad range of matters, including bid protests, claims, prime-subcontractor disputes, government audits and investigations, international trade and export controls, cybersecurity, industrial security/cleared contracting, regulatory compliance, procurement fraud and small business program issues. Candidates must have in-depth experience with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and federal agency supplements relative to the full spectrum of government contracting to include: contract formation; contract administration; litigation; procurement fraud; cost accounting; construction; and intellectual property/data rights.

Candidates must have strong writing and research skills and must be capable of interacting with clients on time-sensitive, complex and high value procurement activities. As a prerequisite to interviews, candidates must provide a resume, cover letter and two writing samples that represents their best work. Submissions will not be considered without providing such documents. Flexibility in office location but preference would be for the Chicago, Washington, D.C., or Philadelphia office. Bar admission required in jurisdiction of practice or waiver eligible. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

International Trade Associate, Junior/Mid-Level - Duane Morris LLP seeks a junior to mid-level international trade associate to join its Government Contracts and International Trade Group. The ideal candidate will have 2-4 four years of international trade experience with an emphasis on compliance with U.S. export controls (EAR and ITAR), trade and economic sanctions (OFAC) and anti-boycott controls. Candidates who also have experience in import and customs issues (e.g., classification, valuation, marking, preference claims, trade remedies) will be considered. Specific experience advising U.S. and non-U.S. companies on licensing, enforcement actions and governmental audits, internal investigations and compliance audits, disclosures, classification, encryption and compliance due diligence in mergers and acquisitions and other cross-border transactions, and on the design, implementation and administration of compliance programs is preferred.

Candidates must have strong writing and research skills. Candidates must be capable of interacting with clients on time-sensitive, complex and high value procurement activities. As a prerequisite to interviews, candidates must provide a resume, cover letter and two writing samples that represents their best work. Candidates will not be considered without providing such documents. Flexible as to location but preference for this position will be for the Chicago, Washington, D.C., or Philadelphia office. Bar admission required in jurisdiction of practice or by waiver eligibility. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

London

Mid-level IT/Privacy Associate - Duane Morris has an opening for a mid-level IT/Privacy associate to work on commerical contracts for tech clients and advise on all aspects of privacy law. The candidates will have a background in advising on complex commercial contracts, preferably in the tech sector, and practical experience of advising on privacy matters and rolling out privacy policies for international clients. Candidates who possess strong academic credentials, superior drafting ability, a quick-study aptitude and the ability to engender client confidence and who thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial and collegial environment are encouraged to apply. Must be admitted as Solicitor in England & Wales.

Los Angeles

Products Liability Associate - Duane Morris LLP has an opening in for a litigation associate to join its team. The ideal candidate will have at least 3-7 years of products liability experience, including pharmaceutical and/or medical device litigation. Trial experience is preferred but not required, as candidates will have opportunities to participate in trials nationwide. Candidate must have strong writing skills and the ability to manage an active docket. Candidate can sit in its Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Baltimore or Miami offices. Bar admission required in jurisdiction of practice. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Miami

Products Liability Associate - Duane Morris LLP has an opening in for a litigation associate to join its team. The ideal candidate will have at least 3-7 years of products liability experience, including pharmaceutical and/or medical device litigation. Trial experience is preferred but not required, as candidates will have opportunities to participate in trials nationwide. Candidate must have strong writing skills and the ability to manage an active docket. Candidate can sit in its Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Baltimore or Miami offices. Bar admission required in jurisdiction of practice. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

New York

Intellectual Property Transactional Associate - Duane Morris seeks an IP licensing and technology transactions associate attorney with 2-6 years of experience. Candidate should have experience drafting/negotiating commercial and technology transactions agreements, including data licensing as, software license, software as a service and consulting services agreements. Candidate should feel comfortable with agreement terms to assist the firm’s Technology Transactions, Licensing and Commercial Contracts group with the drafting of complex agreements and handle the negotiation of less complex agreements independently. Candidate should understand intellectual property and business issues in contracting and must be familiar with privacy and data security laws. Candidate will also assist with intellectual property matters in connection with M&A transactions and be knowledgeable about or willing to learn about open source software-related matters and software escrow agreements. Ideal candidate should be a self-starter who is willing to quickly grasp a client’s business and technology in order to draft and negotiate agreements for a client, and will be asked to work on licensing and commercial agreements in many different industries, including data analytics, software/high technology, fintech, healthcare, gaming, education and life sciences. New York bar required. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Biotech Intellectual Property Law Associate or Patent Agent/Technical Specialist - Duane Morris is seeking an early mid-level (2-5 year) biotech patent prosecution, opinion and counseling associate or experienced patent agent/technical specialist, for its New York City office. Candidates must be licensed to practice before the USPTO as well as be a registered U.S. Patent Attorney licensed in New York, and admission to one or more U.S. federal courts is advantageous. The successful candidate will have experience in practicing before the USPTO that is commensurate with the candidate’s years in practice. The candidate, in addition to bar admissions and experience in practicing before the USPTO, must have been awarded a Juris Doctor from an accredited U.S. law school, and also hold an advanced degree (i.e., Ph.D.) from an accredited institution, in biochemistry, immunology, molecular biology or microbiology. An appreciation of organic chemistry and bioinformatics is advantageous. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Corporate Associate - Duane Morris LLP has an opening for a mid-level corporate associate in its New York office. Join an exciting and growing M&A practice in cutting edge industries, including cannabis. The successful candidate will be given significant opportunities to provide meaningful counsel on transactions and serve in an advisory role directly with clients. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of experience and background in M&A (and ideally some securities exposure preferred). We seek a lawyer with strong academic credentials and good communication skills. New York bar admission is required. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Litigation Associate - Duane Morris LLP has an opening in its New York office for a litigation associate. The ideal candidate will have at least 3-4 years of sophisticated commercial litigation experience with an emphasis in banking and financial institution litigation. Candidate must have strong writing skills and the ability to work independently and possess a strong, positive presence and advocacy ability. Stellar academics and research skills along with entrepreneurial drive and initiative are preferred. New York bar admission required. EOE/M/F/D/V.

Philadelphia

Products Liability Associate - Duane Morris LLP has an opening in for a litigation associate to join its team. The ideal candidate will have at least 3-7 years of products liability experience, including pharmaceutical and/or medical device litigation. Trial experience is preferred but not required, as candidates will have opportunities to participate in trials nationwide. Candidate must have strong writing skills and the ability to manage an active docket. Candidate can sit in its Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Baltimore or Miami offices. Bar admission required in jurisdiction of practice. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Conflicts and Business Intake Compliance Counsel, Office of the General Counsel - Will be responsible for acting as counsel to the law firm in identifying potential conflicts of interest arising out of new business intake and out of the hiring of lawyers and staff joining the firm. Responsible for counseling lawyers and staff in resolving potential conflicts. Providing legal and operational support for Office of General Counsel in implementation of risk management strategies relating to new business intake and hiring as well as other legal matters involving the firm. The Office of General Counsel works as an integrated team with many other parts of the firm and is seen as a valued resource and trusted advisor to the partners, associates and staff of the firm.

Requirements: J.D. with a minimum of 4 years of experience as practicing lawyer in a business law firm environment. Member of the State Bar in which the candidate will sit, in good standing. Strong organizational and planning skills, including the ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete under time constraints. Strong interpersonal skills essential to permit effective communication in person, by email and telephone with a diverse group of lawyers and staff. Prior experience as a conflicts review lawyer or analyst, or experience in legal ethics, conflicts analysis and/or review, representation of law firms and the like highly preferred. Limited domestic travel may be required. EEO/AA/M/F/V/D.

Corporate Associate - Duane Morris LLP has an opening in its Philadelphia office for a corporate associate. The ideal candidate will have at least 3-6 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, securities and/or private equity/venture capital. Strong academics and excellent writing skills required. Pennsylvania bar admission required or ability to become Pennsylvania barred. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Junior Corporate Associate - Duane Morris LLP has an opening in its Philadelphia office for a junior corporate associate. Candidates for this position should have 1-2 years of general corporate experience, Pennsylvania bar admission and excellent communication skills, along with a strong academic record. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Government Contracts Associate Attorney, Junior/Mid Level - Duane Morris LLP seeks a junior/mid-level government contracts associate with 2-4 years of experience practicing federal government contracts to join its Government Contracts and International Trade Group. The Duane Morris Government Contracts and International Trade Group offers government contracts representation on a broad range of matters, including bid protests, claims, prime-subcontractor disputes, government audits and investigations, international trade and export controls, cybersecurity, industrial security/cleared contracting, regulatory compliance, procurement fraud and small business program issues. Candidates must have in-depth experience with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and federal agency supplements relative to the full spectrum of government contracting to include: contract formation; contract administration; litigation; procurement fraud; cost accounting; construction; and intellectual property/data rights.

Candidates must have strong writing and research skills and must be capable of interacting with clients on time-sensitive, complex and high value procurement activities. As a prerequisite to interviews, candidates must provide a resume, cover letter and two writing samples that represents their best work. Submissions will not be considered without providing such documents. Flexibility in office location but preference would be for the Chicago, Washington, D.C., or Philadelphia office. Bar admission required in jurisdiction of practice or waiver eligible. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

International Trade Associate, Junior/Mid-Level - Duane Morris LLP seeks a junior to mid-level international trade associate to join its Government Contracts and International Trade Group. The ideal candidate will have 2-4 four years of international trade experience with an emphasis on compliance with U.S. export controls (EAR and ITAR), trade and economic sanctions (OFAC) and anti-boycott controls. Candidates who also have experience in import and customs issues (e.g., classification, valuation, marking, preference claims, trade remedies) will be considered. Specific experience advising U.S. and non-U.S. companies on licensing, enforcement actions and governmental audits, internal investigations and compliance audits, disclosures, classification, encryption and compliance due diligence in mergers and acquisitions and other cross-border transactions, and on the design, implementation and administration of compliance programs is preferred.

Candidates must have strong writing and research skills. Candidates must be capable of interacting with clients on time-sensitive, complex and high value procurement activities. As a prerequisite to interviews, candidates must provide a resume, cover letter and two writing samples that represents their best work. Candidates will not be considered without providing such documents. Flexible as to location but preference for this position will be for the Chicago, Washington, D.C., or Philadelphia office. Bar admission required in jurisdiction of practice or by waiver eligibility. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Pittsburgh

Products Liability Associate - Duane Morris LLP has an opening in for a litigation associate to join its team. The ideal candidate will have at least 3-7 years of products liability experience, including pharmaceutical and/or medical device litigation. Trial experience is preferred but not required, as candidates will have opportunities to participate in trials nationwide. Candidate must have strong writing skills and the ability to manage an active docket. Candidate can sit in its Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Baltimore or Miami offices. Bar admission required in jurisdiction of practice. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

San Diego

Biotech Intellectual Property Law Associate or Patent Agent/Technical Specialist - Duane Morris is seeking an early mid-level (2-5 year) biotech patent prosecution, opinion and counseling associate or experienced patent agent/technical specialist, for its San Diego office. Candidates must be licensed to practice before the USPTO as well as be a registered U.S. Patent Attorney licensed in Californa, and admission to one or more U.S. federal courts is advantageous. The successful candidate will have experience in practicing before the USPTO that is commensurate with the candidate’s years in practice. The candidate, in addition to bar admissions and experience in practicing before the USPTO, must have been awarded a Juris Doctor from an accredited U.S. law school, and also hold an advanced degree (i.e., PhD), from an accredited institution, in biochemistry, immunology, molecular biology or microbiology. An appreciation of organic chemistry and bioinformatics is advantageous. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Litigation Associate - Duane Morris LLP has an opening in its San Diego office for a litigation associate to join its Trial Practice Group. The ideal candidate will have at least 4-5 years of sophisticated litigation experience in commercial litigation matters. Candidate must have strong research and writing skills and entrepreneurial drive and initiative and possess a strong, positive presence and advocacy ability. California bar admission required. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

San Francisco

Real Estate Associate, Mid-level - Duane Morris LLP has an opening for a real estate associate with 5-6 years of experience working with a firm’s Real Estate/Finance group(s) and who has demonstrated experience and expertise within the field, including acquisitions, dispositions and leasing primarily in the commercial sector; title review and due diligence; secured transactions for lenders and borrowers including forbearances, consents, equity transfers, assumptions and similar transactions. Candidate must have excellent writing and analytical skills. Collegiality, teamwork and strong work ethic are critical components to this practice group. Top tier law school and California bar admission required. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Insurance Coverage Litigation Associate - Duane Morris LLP has an opening in its San Francisco office for a litigation associate with 3-5 years of experience. Candidates must have insurance coverage advice and litigation experience along with strong writing and communication skills and initiative and the ability to work independently. California bar admission is required. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Silicon Valley

Intellectual Property Associate - Duane Morris LLP has an opening for an associate with 2-5 years' experience to join its growing Intellectual Property practice group. Ideal candidate must have an Electrical Engineering or Computer Science degree and experience in drafting patent applications in the AI and machine learning space. The ideal candidate will also have experience with providing technical litigation support, such as preparing invalidity contentions and charts and preparing infringement contentions and charts. Candidate will have strong academic credentials, superior writing ability, a quick-study aptitude and the ability to engender client confidence, and thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial and collegial environment. USPTO admission required along with California bar admission. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Washington, D.C.

Products Liability Associate - Duane Morris LLP has an opening in for a litigation associate to join its team. The ideal candidate will have at least 3-7 years of products liability experience, including pharmaceutical and/or medical device litigation. Trial experience is preferred but not required, as candidates will have opportunities to participate in trials nationwide. Candidate must have strong writing skills and the ability to manage an active docket. Candidate can sit in its Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Baltimore or Miami offices. Bar admission required in jurisdiction of practice. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Government Contracts Associate Attorney, Junior/Mid Level - Duane Morris LLP seeks a junior/mid-level government contracts associate with 2-4 years of experience practicing federal government contracts to join its Government Contracts and International Trade Group. The Duane Morris Government Contracts and International Trade Group offers government contracts representation on a broad range of matters, including bid protests, claims, prime-subcontractor disputes, government audits and investigations, international trade and export controls, cybersecurity, industrial security/cleared contracting, regulatory compliance, procurement fraud and small business program issues. Candidates must have in-depth experience with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and federal agency supplements relative to the full spectrum of government contracting to include: contract formation; contract administration; litigation; procurement fraud; cost accounting; construction; and intellectual property/data rights.

Candidates must have strong writing and research skills and must be capable of interacting with clients on time-sensitive, complex and high value procurement activities. As a prerequisite to interviews, candidates must provide a resume, cover letter and two writing samples that represents their best work. Submissions will not be considered without providing such documents. Flexibility in office location but preference would be for the Chicago, Washington, D.C., or Philadelphia office. Bar admission required in jurisdiction of practice or waiver eligible. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

International Trade Associate, Junior/Mid-Level - Duane Morris LLP seeks a junior to mid-level international trade associate to join its Government Contracts and International Trade Group. The ideal candidate will have 2-4 four years of international trade experience with an emphasis on compliance with U.S. export controls (EAR and ITAR), trade and economic sanctions (OFAC) and anti-boycott controls. Candidates who also have experience in import and customs issues (e.g., classification, valuation, marking, preference claims, trade remedies) will be considered. Specific experience advising U.S. and non-U.S. companies on licensing, enforcement actions and governmental audits, internal investigations and compliance audits, disclosures, classification, encryption and compliance due diligence in mergers and acquisitions and other cross-border transactions, and on the design, implementation and administration of compliance programs is preferred.

Candidates must have strong writing and research skills. Candidates must be capable of interacting with clients on time-sensitive, complex and high value procurement activities. As a prerequisite to interviews, candidates must provide a resume, cover letter and two writing samples that represents their best work. Candidates will not be considered without providing such documents. Flexible as to location but preference for this position will be for the Chicago, Washington, D.C., or Philadelphia office. Bar admission required in jurisdiction of practice or by waiver eligibility. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Corporate Associate, Junior to Mid-Level - Duane Morris LLP has an opening for a junior to mid-level transactional associate to be based in its Washington, D.C., office. Join a rapidly growing transactional practice working on sophisticated M&A, private equity and finance transactions with leading investment funds and their portfolio companies. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work directly with clients in the software, telecommunications, health care and biotech, financial services and cannabis industries. The successful candidate will also receive extensive training and mentorship and the opportunity to develop his or her own practice. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of transactional experience and strong academic credentials. We are looking for attorneys who are business-minded, confident, solutions-oriented and work well as part of a team. Large law firm experience preferred. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

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Please contact our recruiting staff for more information. If you are a candidate and would like to apply to any of these openings, please complete our online application

Search firm and agency submissions for active and open positions should be sent directly to Peggy Simoncini Pasquay at simoncini@duanemorris.com.

Peggy Simoncini Pasquay
Senior Manager of Attorney Recruitment and Relations
Duane Morris LLP
30 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196
Email: simoncini@duanemorris.com
+1 215 979 1161

Prospective attorney candidates, please complete our online application to apply.

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Duane Morris strives to attract the best law students and to offer the ideal environment for lawyers at the beginning of their professional lives. We endeavor to improve our Summer Associate Program each year to make Duane Morris a meaningful and valuable destination for summer associates. According to The American Lawyer's 2019 Summer Associate Satisfaction Survey, Duane Morris is ranked the top firm in the nation with a perfect overall satisfaction score.

Duane Morris offers interesting challenges to law students who participate in our summer program. We believe the program offers a realistic picture of our practice to aspiring attorneys who have an interest in sharing our goals and serving our clients. Our program balances challenging work assignments with constructive feedback, work-related activities outside the office and enjoyable social events.

Interesting Work Assignments

To introduce our summer associates to the breadth of our practice, each summer associate works on matters in many practice areas of the firm. Summer associates actively assist lawyers in current matters of importance to the firm, our clients and the community. Our summer associates learn how our lawyers work together to address client concerns and how their own work product contributes to the representation. They also have numerous opportunities to observe depositions, hearings, trials, client and board of directors meetings, negotiating sessions and closings.

A sampling of the work experiences of former summer associates includes:

  • Preparing a draft of a patent application for a satellite technology product used in household situations
  • Researching and drafting a memorandum on admissibility of photographs derived from concealed video surveillance equipment
  • Attending client meetings and assisting in the preparation of the client's application to the SEC for authorization to conduct an initial public offering
  • Researching corporate voting dispute issues and attending public stockholder meetings during which the research results were applied
  • Assisting in preparation of briefs for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and attending the oral arguments

Special Training Programs

Our summer associates participate in an orientation program, ethics discussions, training sessions on intranet research systems, courses on legal theory skills, writing and taking depositions. Forms and other samples of written work product are provided to summer associates for their reference.

In the deposition training sessions, summer associates prepare by reviewing a videotape on taking a deposition, study the facts of a mock case and depose a witness who, along with the opposing counsel, is played by an associate of the firm. A court reporter records the proceedings and provides summer associates with a written transcript of the deposition. The summer associates also participate in a mock negotiation session. In this session, summer associates work in teams and negotiate a deal together and meet as a group for a lecture about negotiation skills.

Mentors

Each summer associate is assigned two mentors. An associate mentor oversees the pro bono project undertaken by the summer associate; a senior associate/senior partner mentor is responsible for closely involving the summer associate in a case or transaction. The summer associates also attend hearings, depositions, client meetings, client development activities and/or closings with their mentors and other Duane Morris attorneys.

Aside from these specific responsibilities, the mentors help introduce the summer associates to other lawyers in the firm and provide general guidance on any matter, whether or not related to particular work assignments.

Feedback

Summer associates receive informal feedback and evaluations of their work throughout the summer from the lawyers who assign them projects. In addition, to ensure that clear and helpful evaluations are communicated on a regular basis, the lawyers administering the summer program review the evaluations as they are submitted and periodically discuss with individual summer associates their work on particular projects as well as their progress generally. At the midpoint of the summer program, the hiring partner conducts individual reviews with each summer associate.

Duane Morris LLP appreciates your interest in our Firm and our 2022 Summer Program. 

We are committed to achieving yet another successful recruiting season for a fulfilling summer program as we have in all our past years.

Encouraging words from Matt Taylor, Firm Chairman and Chief Executive Officer: “Please stay well, be safe and stay positive, my friends, and remember: we believe in our strategy, we believe in our organization, we believe in each other, and we believe we will win. And as we always say on Fridays, the mountain will be there again on Monday, so let’s link arms in unity and march.”

Duane Morris offices hosting a 2022 Summer Program

Chicago 2L Summer Associate

Miami 2L Summer Associate

New York: 2L Summer Associate.

Philadelphia: 2L Summer Associate.

San Diego: 2L Summer Associate

San Francisco 2L Summer Associate

For 2L law students at schools where Duane Morris will not be attending OCI, please complete our online application.

2021/2022 Law School Recruiting Schedule

Law School Visit Date
The Law Consortium Philadelphia Walk-Around Program (Boston College/Boston University/George Washington/Northwestern University/Notre Dame Law School/University of Texas) July 22, 2021
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law July 27, 2021
Philadelphia Area Diversity Job Fair July 27, 2021
University of Virginia School of Law July 28, 2021
2021 Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair July 30, 2021
Georgetown University Law Center August 3, 2021
Howard University School of Law August 3, 2021
University of Chicago Law School August 3, 2021
Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law August 4, 2021
University of California, Berkeley School of Law  August 4, 2021
University of Michigan Law School August 4, 2021
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School August 4, 2021
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law August 4, 2021
University of Illinois College of Law August 5, 2021
Tulane University School of Law August 9, 2021
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law August 10, 2021
Harvard Law School August 12, 2021

NALP Forms

The National Association for Law Placement, Inc. (NALP) serves as the premier source of information for legal career planning and recruitment. The NALP Form provides job seekers with basic information about our firm and hiring practices.

Duane Morris is pleased to provide the Philadelphia and multi-office NALP statistics for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Thank you and stay well!

Jennifer G. Davis
Manager of Legal Recruitment and Personnel
Duane Morris LLP
30 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196
+1 215 979 1451

Duane Morris’ dedicated professional and administrative support staff provides the technological and administrative infrastructure for the firm. The day-to-day activities of our staff are at the foundation of the firm’s success. The underlying values of teamwork, commitment and service demonstrated every day are not only shared by our entire staff, but they also mirror the seamless, high-quality legal services that our lawyers deliver to the firm’s clients.

More than 650 professional and administrative employees at Duane Morris focus on a variety of disciplines, including accounting, facilities, human resources, information services, legal recruiting, library services, marketing and communications, and office and secretarial services.

Current Opportunities

Baltimore

Office Coordinator/Paralegal - The right candidate will be responsible for the daily execution of firm policies and procedures and for alerting the appropriate firm-wide administrative staff when local issues need addressing as well as handling paralegal duties for busy litigation attorneys. Must have experience in large, complex case management with thorough knowledge of court rules, calendaring and filing procedures (including e-filing) for state and federal courts. Must be able to e-file and draft correspondences, pleadings, motions and summons. In addition to paralegal duties, you will be responsible for the supervision of nonattorney personnel; hiring and employee relations; coordinating new staff and attorney hiring process; supporting marketing and library initiatives; administration of client escrow accounts; maintaining firm standards and practices related to use of office space; delivery of office services including records coordination; assisting IS department with local IS issues; and interacting with building management for maintenance and other ordinary course issues. Assist as needed with office planning, construction, and related projects. Associate’s degree preferred with a minimum of 5 years of strong litigation experience in a law firm or legal department. Must have an understanding of federal and local court rules and procedures including electronic filing. Interested in candidates who are highly organized with strong technical skills. Ability and willingness to manage and balance a variety of activities and a wide range of responsibilities, ability to manage personnel and interpersonal issues, excellent communication skills, judgment and decision making skills. Experience with database software such as Relativity, Concordance and IPro necessary as well as proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel. EEO/AA/M/F/V/D.

Chicago

Legal Assistant, Intellectual Property - Will be responsible for providing a high level of legal administrative assistance to attorneys in our Intellectual Property Group. The Legal Assistant monitors filing deadlines noted on docket reports for all U.S. and foreign patent applications. Assists with the review and clearing of docketing and communicates details to Docketing. Assists with the preparation and filing of patent applications and related documents with the USPTO. Ensures legal documents are processed in a timely and efficient manner, complying with the firm’s quality control requirements and USPTO regulations and deadlines. Assists in the preparation of PCT applications and correspondence to foreign associates. Prepares routine correspondence for attorneys and paralegals. Creates reports, letters and legal documents utilizing in-house software/database tool. Prepares and files trademark, service mark and copyright applications. Prepares and assists with filing responses to office actions, 8 & 15 affidavits, assignments and renewal applications. Conducts and analyzes computer research and domestic trademark searches. Assists with investigation of third party use of marks. Assists with registration and maintenance of domain name portfolio. Prepares and files all documents in connection with oppositions and cancellation actions. Formats, serves, and electronically files litigation documents for intellectual property-related litigation matters. Familiar with CM/ECF procedures.

Interested in candidates that have a minimum two years’ relevant experience n along with significant legal knowledge about civil and patent procedure. Strong writing skills to aid in drafting, editing and discussing legal pleadings. Should be skilled in electronic filing. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects under tight deadlines. Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to communicate and provide excellent customer service internally and externally, whether in-person or by telephone or computer. Must be able to maintain discretion and confidentiality in all situations.

Los Angeles

Records Coordinator, Business Intake and Records = The right candidate will be responsible for:

  • Maintaining records center and allocated spaces, including conducting scheduled audits to purge and prepare inactive and dormant client materials for off-site storage.
  • Disseminating firm’s records policy, procedures and processes to staff and attorney
  • Updating the records database and processing request for file circulation, file creation, file disposition, and maintaining client files housed on-site and off-site storage.
  • Searching, retrieving and delivering on-site and off-site requests.
  • Making sure incoming materials are filed, sorted, coded and verified for accuracy and timeliness.

High School Diploma or equivalent required. Minimum of 3 years of on-the-job related experience necessary to gain an understanding of law office environment, policies and procedures. Must be organized and able to multi-task, possess excellent customer service and communication skills (written and oral) and be able to work in a team environment. Must be able to establish objectives and set priorities. Ability to use general office equipment (i.e., desktop computer, laptop, phone, copy machine, scanner, printer, etc.) Knowledge of legal records management software preferred, but not required. Must be able to type 35 wpm. EOE/AA/M/F/V/D

Miami

Paralegal, Employment, Labor, Benefits, and Immigration - Seeking an experienced Business Immigration Paralegal. Working in a collegial team-oriented environment, our paralegals perform challenging and substantive legal work. Paralegal works under the direction of an attorney, assisting employers in sponsoring foreign workers for immigration benefits. Duties include direct client contact, preparing and filing nonimmigrant visa petitions and green card applications. Qualified candidates should possess the following:

  1. Strong background in PERM, EB-1, I-140s, and I-485s. Must be able to identify potential issues arising in and working on EB-2 and EB-3 cases.
  2. Background in H-1B, L-1, E-3, E-2, O-1 and TNs is also required . Those with both NIV and IV experience will be considered first.
  3. Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  4. Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Excellent Corporate client contact.
  5. Must be organized, detail oriented, responsive and have excellent follow through skills.
  6. Must be able to multi-task, work independently, track cases, prepare case and client reports, and work with electronic immigration programs (i.e. LawLogix, etc.).
  7. Ability to work well under pressure and work effectively and with clients, attorneys and staff.

A positive attitude and client service disposition are a must for this position. EEO/AA/M/F/V/D.

New York

Records Processor, Business Intake and Records - The ideal candidate will have at least two years of experience in legal records management and offsite storage. This position will support the operation, maintenance and upgrading of the existing records management system. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Processing incoming requests relating to corporate and litigation documents
  • Sorting pleadings/discovery documents
  • Conducting electronic research, folder retrieval and database updates
  • Supporting the maintenance of onsite and offsite storage of client related materials
  • Delivery, pickup, and filing of client materials
  • Assisting with data conversions and related database clean-up projects

Must be a team player with excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills. Ability to effect established procedures and prioritize effectively. Must possess excellent communication skills (written and oral), effective customer service and interpersonal skills. The position requires excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Knowledge of Elite records application preferred, but not required. Must be able to type 55 wpm and lift and/or move items weighing up to 50 pounds comfortably. High School diploma or equivalency required. EOE/AA/M/F/V/D.

Philadelphia

Technical Training Specialist, Information Services - The Technical Training Specialist instructs attorneys and staff on various computer applications including: iManage, Windows 10, Microsoft Office 2016, Adobe Acrobat, Citrix, Horizons VDI and other remote tools, Kwik Tag and other programs related to document production and management. Conducts New Hire training sessions and participates in rollout training as necessary. Conducts classroom, one-on-one and remote access (Webinar) training. Assists with the development and maintenance of curriculum and related course materials. Creates teaching outlines and determines instructional methods, such as group instruction, individual training, demonstrations or workshops. Selects or develops training aids, such as handbooks, demonstration, online materials and reference works.

Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field with a minimum of three years of in-depth computer training experience (or an equivalent number of combined years of experience and education) required. High level of proficiency with Windows 10, current MS Office applications, legal industry-specific software and technical writing. E-learning experience preferred (Flash, Captivate and Camtasia). Web-based training and web-based e-learning development experience preferred. Excellent teaching, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Team orientation required; ability to work effectively with related staff members. Excellent analytical and project management skills; ability to work effectively and in a timely manner. Must have a strong sense of responsibility and cooperative attitude. Ability to handle confidential information in a professional manner.

Paralegal, Corporate - The right candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of relevant corporate experience. Experience with Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware filings, UCC filings and handling of minute books. Should also have experience assisting attorneys with closings. Qualified candidates must have bachelor's degree and/or paralegal certification. Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment. Will possess excellent attention to detail and the ability to multi-task. Strong interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills. Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel). EEO/AA/M/F/V/D.

Paralegal, Trial - The right candidate will have at least 3+ years of litigation experience including specific experience with personal injury cases (specifically helpful if experienced in medical device and/or pharmaceutical cases), which involves medical records collection. Will be responsible for assisting with the preparation of subpoenas, collecting, tracking and identifying missing medical records and patient medical bills, motions, discovery and discovery responses, document productions, deposition outlines and deposition exhibits. Will also provide assistance in the areas of maintenance of case files and research of court rules. The candidate may also be called upon to attend multi-week trials and should be able to travel nationwide.

We are interested in candidates that have a demonstrated track record of academic success and the ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. Should be self-motivated, exercise sound judgment and possess excellent decision-making skills. Must be detail-oriented while being able to meet tight deadlines. Must have effective communication skills, both written and verbal, coupled with a firm commitment to client service. Familiarity with litigation support systems including Relativity and Text Map desired. Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) required. A bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certificate required. EEO/AA/M/F/V/D.

Conflicts and Business Intake Compliance Counsel, Office of the General Counsel - Will be responsible for acting as counsel to the law firm in identifying potential conflicts of interest arising out of new business intake and out of the hiring of lawyers and staff joining the firm. Responsible for counseling lawyers and staff in resolving potential conflicts. Providing legal and operational support for Office of General Counsel in implementation of risk management strategies relating to new business intake and hiring as well as other legal matters involving the firm. The Office of General Counsel works as an integrated team with many other parts of the firm and is seen as a valued resource and trusted advisor to the partners, associates and staff of the firm.

Requirements: J.D. with a minimum of 4 years of experience as practicing lawyer in a business law firm environment. Member of the State Bar in which the candidate will sit, in good standing. Strong organizational and planning skills, including the ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete under time constraints. Strong interpersonal skills essential to permit effective communication in person, by email and telephone with a diverse group of lawyers and staff. Prior experience as a conflicts review lawyer or analyst, or experience in legal ethics, conflicts analysis and/or review, representation of law firms and the like highly preferred. Limited domestic travel may be required. EEO/AA/M/F/V/D.

Legal Assistant, Trial - The right candidate will possess a minimum of 3 to 5 years of strong litigation experience. Must have an understanding of federal and local court rules and procedures, including electronic filing. Interested in candidates who are highly organized with strong technical skills. Prior experience with large firm billing software experience preferred. Must be able to multi-task and prioritize effectively to meet tight deadlines. Interested in team players who possess strong communication skills to interact professionally with clients, attorneys and staff. Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint required. Experience working with a document management system preferred. EEO/AA/M/F/V/D.

Paralegal, Intellectual Property - The paralegal will be responsible for conducting preliminary trademark searches; prosecuting U.S. and foreign trademark applications and maintaining U.S. and foreign trademark registrations; coordinating with foreign counsel to establish, maintain and enforce trademark portfolios; assisting attorneys with opposition and cancellation proceedings; and regularly providing our clients with status updates. Bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certificate with a minimum of 5 years of experience managing a large trademark (foreign and domestic) portfolio. Prior experience drafting trademark applications and e-filing documents required. EEO/AA/M/F/V/D.

IP Docketing Specialist, Intellectual Property - The IP Docketing Specialist provides docketing support to various teams within the Intellectual Property Practice Group. Essential Functions include:

  • Calendars dates in connection with patent and trademark application filings, formalities, office actions, maintenance fees
  • Downloads electronic correspondence from USPTO, foreign patent offices, or foreign agents and file into document management system
  • Circulates incoming correspondence from USPTO, foreign patent offices, or foreign agents to appropriate attorney teams
  • Prepares firm-standard and custom docket reports
  • Proactively monitors due dates to ensure deadlines are timely met
  • Reviews outstanding dates in docketing database, consult with supervisor, and advance or de-docket as instructed
  • Assists with intakes and transfers in connection with new clients, attorney hires, attorney departures, or change in counsel

Interested in candidates that have at least 3 years' or prior IP docketing or related work experience. Must have a thorough understanding of domestic and foreign patent and trademark prosecution and lifecycles (Nonprovisional, Provisional, PCT, Madrid Protocol) and a familiarity with various patent and trademark offices (USPTO, WIPO). Knowledge of docketing terminology, best practices, and patent and trademark laws required. Must have experience working with docketing databases required, Patricia preferred, along with experience navigating patent and trademark office websites such as EFS-Web, Public PAIR, Private PAIR, TEAS, TSDR. Demonstrated attention to detail, time management skills, problem-solving mindset and collaborative spirit are imperative. Strong internet connection and availability for phone calls during normal business hours necessary (as position is remote). EEO/AA/M/F/V/D.

Paralegal, Intellectual Property - Will assist in the preparation, filing, prosecution, due diligence and enforcement of patents, copyrights and trademarks in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), U.S. Copyright Office and patent and trademark offices in various countries. Interested in candidates that are detail-oriented team players with strong communication skills and exceptional technical skills. Minimum of 5 years' IP experience with a strong background in foreign prosecution and managing a patent prosecution docket, including managing complex U.S. IDS practices and non-U.S. prior art disclosures in a law firm environment required. Must have a thorough knowledge of patent docketing procedures and a thorough knowledge of U.S. patent prosecution procedures and PTO rules and forms. Bachelor’s degree or certificate in paralegal studies required. EEO/AA/M/F/V/D.

Billing Coordinator, Billing - The person in this position will be responsible for sorting, reviewing and finalizing billing files in a timely and accurate manner for all assigned attorneys and their respective clients and matters. Will contact new attorneys to review billing procedures and ensure that all new billing information is set up appropriately. Responsible for coordinating billing and payment procedures with new clients as assigned. Must understand and be able to execute on e-billing process when necessary.

Interested in candidates that have a demonstrated ability to handle multiple responsibilities and tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Should be self-motivated, exercise sound judgment and possess excellent decision-making skills. The right candidate will be a team player with strong communications skills and will be able to work effectively with other members of the Finance Department as well as all assigned attorneys and their clients. Excellent research skills and strong Excel skills are vital. 3+ years of prior law firm billing experience required, electronic billing experience using Elite preferred. EEO/AA/M/F/V/D.

San Francisco

Paralegal, Trial - The right candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of complex litigation experience with an emphasis on large case management and organization, including trial preparation, document production, discovery and trial exhibits. Looking for candidates that have experience with the following: drafting notices, summonses and affidavits; administering and overseeing document inspections at the request of an attorney; researching and analyzing case law; shepardizing cases and cite checking briefs; communicating with court personnel regarding the status of cases; electronic editing of documents relating to litigation; proofreading documents to be filed in court; and indexing mass amounts of documents.

Must be a highly organized and detail-oriented person. Excellent judgment and decision-making skills, the ability to work independently with limited supervision and strong workflow prioritization skills are all requirements. Must have effective communication skills, both written and verbal, at all levels within the organization and externally. Experience with document review and storage programs such as Relativity and Textmap is essential. Bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certification required. EEO/AA/M/F/V/D.

Silicon Valley

Paralegal, Intellectual Property – Will assist in the preparation, filing, prosecution, due diligence and enforcement of patents with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), U.S. Copyright Office, and Patent and Trademark Offices in various countries. Interested in candidates who are detail-oriented team players with strong communication skills and exceptional technical skills. Minimum of 5 years of IP experience with a strong background in domestic and foreign patent prosecution, and managing a patent prosecution docket, including managing complex U.S. IDS practices and non-U.S. prior art disclosures in a law firm environment required. Must have a thorough knowledge of patent docketing procedures and a thorough knowledge of U.S. patent prosecution procedures and USPTO rules and forms. Experience in patent management software systems, such as Anaqua and/or CPI is a plus. Bachelor’s degree or certificate in paralegal studies required. EEO/AA/M/F/V/D.

Washington, D.C.

IP Docketing Specialist, Intellectual Property - The IP Docketing Specialist provides docketing support to various teams within the Intellectual Property Practice Group. Essential Functions include:

  • Calendars dates in connection with patent and trademark application filings, formalities, office actions, maintenance fees
  • Downloads electronic correspondence from USPTO, foreign patent offices, or foreign agents and file into document management system
  • Circulates incoming correspondence from USPTO, foreign patent offices, or foreign agents to appropriate attorney teams
  • Prepares firm-standard and custom docket reports
  • Proactively monitors due dates to ensure deadlines are timely met
  • Reviews outstanding dates in docketing database, consult with supervisor, and advance or de-docket as instructed
  • Assists with intakes and transfers in connection with new clients, attorney hires, attorney departures, or change in counsel

Interested in candidates that have at least 3 years' or prior IP docketing or related work experience. Must have a thorough understanding of domestic and foreign patent and trademark prosecution and lifecycles (Nonprovisional, Provisional, PCT, Madrid Protocol) and a familiarity with various patent and trademark offices (USPTO, WIPO). Knowledge of docketing terminology, best practices, and patent and trademark laws required. Must have experience working with docketing databases required, Patricia preferred, along with experience navigating patent and trademark office websites such as EFS-Web, Public PAIR, Private PAIR, TEAS, TSDR. Demonstrated attention to detail, time management skills, problem-solving mindset and collaborative spirit are imperative. Strong internet connection and availability for phone calls during normal business hours necessary (as position is remote). EEO/AA/M/F/V/D.

We encourage you to contact us if you are interested in contributing to the success of Duane Morris.

For More Information

Please contact our recruiting staff for more information.

Chanel Bell
Human Resources Manager
Duane Morris LLP
30 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196
Email: cnbell@duanemorris.com

Prospective candidates, please complete our employment application

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To request additional information or to send us recruiting-related materials, please contact one of our recruiting professionals listed below.

Partners

Amee R. McKim
Director of Legal Recruitment
Email: armckim@duanemorris.com

Lateral Associates

Peggy Simoncini Pasquay
Senior Manager of Legal Recruitment and Relations
Duane Morris LLP
30 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196
+1 215 979 1161

Prospective attorney candidates, please complete our online application to apply.

Law School Recruiting

Jennifer G. Davis
Manager of Legal Recruitment and Personnel
Duane Morris LLP
30 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196
+1 215 979 1451

Staff Positions

Chanel Bell
Human Resources Manager
Duane Morris LLP
30 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196
+1 215 979 1226

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