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To pursue a posted attorney or technology specialist position with the firm, please follow the instructions included within each posting. Search firms may submit candidate materials to: hiring@foleyhoag.com

To pursue a posted administrative or paralegal position in the Boston, New York or Washington, D.C. office, please follow the instructions included within each posting.

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Legal Positions

  • Bankruptcy and Restructuring Associate

    June 13, 2019

    Foley Hoag’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights practice group is seeking an associate to join our New York office. We seek applicants with strong academic credentials, excellent verbal and written communication skills and a minimum of 2 years’ experience. The ideal candidate will have experience working on in-court chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings representing creditors, debtors, lenders and/or other significant stakeholders. Must be admitted to and a member in good standing of the New York bar.

    We staff transactions leanly, affording associates an opportunity for significant responsibility and excellent career development. Associates work one-on-one with partners or handle agreements independently, gain a depth of experience in a broad range of transactions, and get immediate client contact. Such experience has contributed to the firm’s consistently excellent rankings in national associate satisfaction surveys.

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  • Patent Associate - Chemistry

    May 24, 2019

    Foley Hoag’s Intellectual Property Department has an opening in our Boston office for an associate who is a registered patent attorney with a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry.

    We seek applicants with strong academic credentials, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and at least two years of patent prosecution experience after graduation from law school.  Experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the areas of small molecules, pharmaceuticals, synthetic methods, polymer science and drug discovery would be particularly useful.  Candidates are required to have a USPTO registration.

    We staff our clients’ patent matters leanly, affording associates an opportunity for significant responsibility and excellent career development. Associates typically work one-on-one with partners, gain a depth of experience in a broad range of patent strategy, drafting, prosecution and diligence matters, and get immediate client contact. Such experience has contributed to the firm’s consistently excellent rankings in various national satisfaction surveys and industry recognition lists.

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  • Technology Specialist - Chemistry

    September 26, 2018

    Foley Hoag’s Intellectual Property Department has an opening in our Boston office for a technology specialist with a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry.

    We seek applicants with strong academic credentials and excellent verbal and written communication skills. We will consider both entry-level and experienced candidates. Experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the areas of small molecules, pharmaceuticals, synthetic methods, polymer science and drug discovery would be particularly useful. Experienced candidates are required to have a USPTO registration. A successful candidate who is not a registered patent agent will be expected to take and to pass the USPTO registration exam within a year of being hired.  Candidates are encouraged to review the USPTO eligibility criteria prior to applying.

    We staff our clients’ patent matters leanly, affording technology specialists an opportunity for significant responsibility and excellent career development. They typically work one-on-one with associates and partners, gain a depth of experience in a broad range of patent strategy, drafting, prosecution and diligence matters, and get immediate client contact. Such experience has contributed to the firm’s consistently excellent rankings in various national satisfaction surveys and industry recognition lists.

    How to Apply

    Candidates should click here to apply. Search firms should submit candidate materials to hiring@foleyhoag.com.

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  • M&A Business Associate

    May 15, 2019

    Foley Hoag’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice group is seeking a mid-level lawyer interested in joining our practice in our Boston office. A minimum of three years of experience representing public and private company buyers and sellers in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and other strategic business transactions is required.

    Our Mergers & Acquisitions practice group is among the fastest growing in Boston and is consistently highly rated by all major legal directories, including in Tier One by IFLR1000 in its ranking of Massachusetts law firms. We staff transactions leanly, affording associates an opportunity for significant responsibility and excellent career development. Associates work one-on-one with partners, gain deep experience in a broad range of transactions and get immediate client contact. Such experience has contributed to the firm’s consistently excellent rankings in national associate satisfaction surveys.

    How to Apply

    Candidates should click here to apply. Search firms should submit candidate materials to hiring@foleyhoag.com.

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  • Business Associate

    May 14, 2019

    Foley Hoag’s Business Department has an opening for one or more excellent lawyers in our Boston office.

    We seek applicants from the Class of 2015 and senior with general transactional experience in one or more of the following areas: Private Funds, Venture Capital and Emerging Companies. Although not required, experience in the Life Sciences or Technology industries would be helpful. Fluency in a language in addition to English would also be a plus.

    We staff transactions leanly, affording associates an opportunity for significant responsibility and excellent career development. Associates work one-on-one with partners, gain a depth of experience in a broad range of corporate transactions, and get immediate client contact. Such experience has contributed to the firm’s consistently excellent rankings in national associate satisfaction surveys.

    How to Apply

    Candidates should click here to apply. Search firms should submit candidate materials to hiring@foleyhoag.com.

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  • Life Sciences Licensing Associate

    March 15, 2019

    Foley Hoag’s Licensing & Strategic Alliances practice group is seeking junior and senior lawyers interested in joining our licensing and collaboration practice in our Boston or New York offices. A background of two or more years in patent licensing in the Life Sciences industry working with biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or medical device companies would be preferred.

    Hands-on experience in any of the following areas would be a plus: drafting and negotiation of complex collaboration agreements, development, manufacturing and supply agreements, sponsored research agreements, clinical trial agreements, and material transfer agreements.

    We staff transactions leanly, affording associates an opportunity for significant responsibility and excellent career development. Associates work one-on-one with partners or handle agreements independently, gain a depth of experience in a broad range of transactions, and get immediate client contact. Such experience has contributed to the firm’s consistently excellent rankings in national associate satisfaction surveys.

    How to Apply

    Candidates should click here to apply. Search firms should submit candidate materials to hiring@foleyhoag.com.

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  • Life Sciences Business Associate

    March 14, 2019

    Foley Hoag’s Life Sciences practice group has an opening in our Boston office for a lawyer with a minimum of four years of experience representing emerging companies in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and/or medical device sectors. Ideally, candidates will have experience negotiating and drafting agreements regarding intellectual property rights, including patent license agreements with universities and collaboration agreements with pharmaceutical companies.

    We staff transactions leanly, affording associates an opportunity for significant responsibility and excellent career development. Associates work one-on-one with partners, gain a depth of experience in a broad range of corporate transactions, and get immediate client contact. Such experience has contributed to the firm’s consistently excellent rankings in national associate satisfaction surveys.

    Candidates should click here to apply. Search firms should submit candidate materials to hiring@foleyhoag.com.

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  • Life Sciences Business Counsel/Partner

    March 14, 2019

    Foley Hoag’s Life Sciences practice group has an opening in our Boston office for a lawyer with a minimum of eight years of experience representing emerging companies in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and/or medical device sectors.  Ideally, candidates will have experience negotiating and drafting agreements regarding venture capital financings and agreements regarding intellectual property rights, including patent license agreements with universities and collaboration agreements with pharmaceutical companies.  Experience representing clients at board of director meetings, as well as speaking on panels and at conferences is preferred.

    This is an excellent opportunity for an attorney with significant experience representing life sciences companies to play an important role in the expansion of our practice.  Portable billings are not required.

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Paralegal and Administrative Professional Positions

  • Legal Administrative Assistant - New York

    June 17, 2019

    Foley Hoag seeks an experienced Legal Administrative Assistant to support attorneys in the Business Law Department in its New York office.

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  • Patent Docket Specialist

    June 14, 2019

    Foley Hoag seeks a Patent Docket Specialist with a solid understanding of the United States, International and various foreign Patent Office rules, procedures and guidelines. He/she must be able to apply this information correctly when reviewing PTO submissions to ensure we are meeting the requirements set in the respective communications. The integrity of the information maintained in the system is vital to ensuring the legal staff meet critical deadlines. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: creating and maintaining patent prosecution files, maintaining database, entering deadlines and other case-specific data into docketing system, interpreting documents and identifying deadlines, preparing weekly and periodic reports, and following-up on deadlines. The coordinator must be available to work overtime when required to meet the demands of this position. In addition, any general office administrative functions as necessary.

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  • Professional Development Manager

    May 31, 2019

    Foley Hoag seeks a Professional Development Manager to work in collaboration with the Director of Professional Development, the Senior Career Development Manager, department and practice group leaders, partner mentors, and administrative directors and staff. This key team member will be involved in all facets of attorney PD, including career development, evaluations and feedback, and a particular focus on training and mentoring to support the professional development and career success of Foley Hoag attorneys at all levels.

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  • Receptionist

    May 28, 2019

    Foley Hoag seeks a Receptionist to be responsible for answering and directing all incoming telephone calls to the appropriate attorneys and staff, and for greeting our clients and guests and making them comfortable and welcome. The schedule for this full-time position is 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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  • Support Technician - Washington, D.C.

    May 22, 2019

    Foley Hoag seeks a Support Technician provides onsite IT support to the attorneys and staff in the firm's Washington, D.C. office, and works with the IT Department in the Boston office to resolve problems.

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  • Staff Accountant

    May 22, 2019

    Foley Hoag seeks a Staff Accountant to assist the senior and staff accountants with bank and general ledger account reconciliations, journal entries, intercompany transactions, audits and similar responsibilities, for both domestic and international offices. Some accounts payable, accounts receivable processing and cross-training will also be required.

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  • Paralegal Litigation and Bankruptcy

    May 21, 2019

    Foley Hoag seeks a paralegal to support the litigation and bankruptcy attorneys in its New York office. This position requires a flexible individual with deep litigation and/or bankruptcy experience, exceptional client service orientation and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

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  • Patent Annuity Specialist

    May 17, 2019

    Foley Hoag seeks a Patent Annuity Specialist to manage client, foreign agent and vendor annuity related correspondence. The patent annuity specialist must have an advanced understanding of U.S. and foreign patent prosecution rules, procedures, and guidelines. They must be able to manage all annuity related options for our clients and work with annuity vendors to resolve any issues or data discrepancies. The patent annuity specialist must be available to work overtime when required to meet the demands of this position. In addition, perform any general office administrative functions as necessary.

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  • Legal Project Manager

    May 16, 2019

    Foley Hoag seeks a Legal Project Manager to join its Finance team. This position is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, and will support the International Litigation & Arbitration practice. The Legal Project Manager will apply project management techniques to support management of engagements throughout their life cycles, including scoping and pitching of engagements (the financial aspects); assisting in planning and implementing the case budget and staffing; ongoing budget management and monitoring; collection monitoring; and retrospective evaluation. The position will also involve implementation of various tools and protocols to develop a database to assist in the pitching and budgeting process.

    As Foley Hoag’s first full-time legal project management resource, the Legal Project Manager has the opportunity to shape and build the firm’s expertise in this growing field.

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  • Senior A/V Specialist

    May 14, 2019

    Foley Hoag seeks a Senior A/V specialist to oversee all audio and video requests and setup procedures. When not working on A/V, the specialist will assist with Support Desk or Deskside calls and follow the duties below.

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  • Practice Group Manager

    May 14, 2019

    Foley Hoag seeks a Practice Group Manager to develop innovative strategies, evaluate and test emerging technologies, drive initiatives, proactively advise leadership on changes in the technology landscape and promote and monitor the use and effectiveness of the firm’s knowledge management and legal technology systems and services. The Practice Group Manager along with other leaders in IT will work collaboratively to evaluate and determine how technology will be deployed to enhance our practices and meet clients’ needs. The Practice Group Manager will work with practice and administrative groups as well as clients to facilitate legal technology solutions and knowledge creation, capture and sharing in line with the goals of the firm, departments and IT group. The Practice Group Manager will work with the IT Director and other senior level business managers and the firm’s attorneys to transform high-level strategic initiatives and concepts in Knowledge Management (KM), Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other technology platform into actionable projects that improve lawyers’ access to information and delivery of work product to clients.

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  • DMS Administrator

    May 14, 2019

    Foley Hoag seeks a DMS Administrator is responsible for the administration, maintenance, operations, documentation, and validation of all DMS components. This position will coordinate and implement upgrades and maintenance of application servers, application databases, and integration components of the DMS. 

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  • Accounts Payable Administrator

    May 14, 2019

    Foley Hoag seeks an Accounts Payable Administrator to handle all aspects of the accounts payable process.

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  • Senior Business Development Specialist - NY

    May 2, 2019

    Foley Hoag seeks a Senior Business Development (BD) Specialist to be a key team member of the BD Department with a focus on serving lawyers and practices in the firm’s New York office. The firm’s New York office offers an exciting range of practices including emerging companies and venture capital, advertising and marketing law, intellectual property law, litigation and commercial arbitration and the United Nations practice.

    This position supports a wide variety of activities including managing new business opportunities and initiatives, regional relationships with key organizations, profile raising and assistance with practice management. 

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  • Patent Administrative Assistant

    March 6, 2018

    Foley Hoag seeks a Patent Administrative Assistant to assist patent attorneys and technology specialists in all phases of the patenting process.

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