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How to Apply

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.

All candidates may be assured of complete confidentiality.

For additional information about lateral recruiting contact:

Dina Wreede – lateral partner inquiries
Director of Legal Recruiting
617.832.7060
dwreede@foleyhoag.com 

Erin Wallace – lateral associate inquiries
Lateral Recruiting Manager
617.832.7061ewallace@foleyhoag.com

Karen Morita – lateral paralegal inquiries
Director of Human Resources
617.832.7040 
kmorita@foleyhoag.com

Jennifer Haydenlateral paralegal inquiries
Human Resources Manager
617.832.7181
jhayden@foleyhoag.com

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Legal Positions

  • Patent Agent - Biotech

    November 2, 2020

    Foley Hoag’s Intellectual Property Department has an opening in our Boston or New York office for a registered patent agent with a Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology, or immunology.

    We seek applicants with strong academic credentials, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and four or more years of patent prosecution experience. Experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the areas of molecular biology, immunology, immunooncology, genetics, and agricultural biotechnology would be particularly useful.

    We staff our clients’ patent matters leanly, affording patent agents 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.

    How to Apply

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

    At Foley Hoag, we welcome, develop, and celebrate talented and diverse individuals in an innovative, mutually respectful, and intellectually rigorous community, and bring unique perspectives to collaborative teams that deliver exceptional advice and craft bespoke legal solutions for our clients and our world. Foley Hoag LLP is an equal opportunity employer. This means that Foley Hoag LLP considers applicants for employment, and makes employment decisions without unlawful regard to sex, race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital or domestic partner/civil union status, military service, or veteran status, disability, and any other characteristic covered by applicable federal, state or local nondiscrimination laws. We value each person for their talents, expertise, experience, and perspective. 

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  • Life Sciences Licensing Associate

    October 22, 2020

    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.

    At Foley Hoag, we welcome, develop, and celebrate talented and diverse individuals in an innovative, mutually respectful, and intellectually rigorous community, and bring unique perspectives to collaborative teams that deliver exceptional advice and craft bespoke legal solutions for our clients and our world. Foley Hoag LLP is an equal opportunity employer. This means that Foley Hoag LLP considers applicants for employment, and makes employment decisions without unlawful regard to sex, race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital or domestic partner/civil union status, military service, or veteran status, disability, and any other characteristic covered by applicable federal, state or local nondiscrimination laws. We value each person for their talents, expertise, experience, and perspective.   More »
  • M&A Business Associate

    October 14, 2020

    Foley Hoag’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice group is seeking a mid-level lawyer interested in joining our practice in our Boston or New York office.  A minimum of four 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.

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  • Patent Associate - Biotech

    October 14, 2020

    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 biochemistry, molecular biology or immunology.

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  • Technology Transactions or Licensing Associate/Counsel

    October 7, 2020

    Foley Hoag is seeking a lawyer with a minimum of four years of technology transactions experience for our Boston or New York offices.  Candidates must have experience in the full range of agreements used by software, hardware and other technology companies to acquire or commercialize their intellectual property, technology, products and services, including in-bound and out-bound strategic license agreements; end user license agreements; software-as-a-service (SaaS), cloud service, consulting, development and other services agreements; website terms of service; support and maintenance agreements; service level agreements; evaluation and beta license agreements; and OEM, reseller and distributor agreements.

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  • International Trade and Investment Controls Lawyer

    September 8, 2020

    Foley Hoag is seeking a lawyer with significant experience in advising clients on the regulation of U.S. trade, with a focus on export controls including classification, licensing, and compliance regimes, and economic sanctions. In addition to advising clients on the application of trade regulations including EAR, ITAR, and OFAC regulations to their cross-border business operations, the ideal candidate would also assist clients in developing compliance programs and advising with respect to trade issues in pre-and post-acquisition due diligence, advising on voluntary disclosures related to trade compliance and applying and obtaining licenses, permission, and authorizations for the conduct of international trade. The candidate would likely be located in Foley Hoag’s D.C. office, but candidates will be considered in the Boston or New York offices.

    How to Apply

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

    At Foley Hoag, we welcome, develop, and celebrate talented and diverse individuals in an innovative, mutually respectful, and intellectually rigorous community, and bring unique perspectives to collaborative teams that deliver exceptional advice and craft bespoke legal solutions for our clients and our world. Foley Hoag LLP is an equal opportunity employer. This means that Foley Hoag LLP considers applicants for employment, and makes employment decisions without unlawful regard to sex, race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital or domestic partner/civil union status, military service, or veteran status, disability, and any other characteristic covered by applicable federal, state or local nondiscrimination laws. We value each person for their talents, expertise, experience, and perspective 

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  • Patent Agent - Computer Technology

    August 28, 2020

    Foley Hoag’s Intellectual Property Department has an opening in our New York or Boston office for a Patent Agent with a background in Computer Science or a related field such as Computer Engineering, Information Systems, or Information Engineering.  We seek applicants with strong academic credentials, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and 3+ years of patent prosecution experience.  The position will involve representation of a variety of technology companies, ranging from startups to the Fortune 500, in patent prosecution related to software inventions. 

    An M.S. or M.Eng. in a relevant field, or a B.S. in a relevant field plus significant industry experience is preferred.  A general understanding of artificial intelligence concepts is required.  Technical experience in the areas of machine learning, image analysis, cryptography, or software architecture would be particularly useful. 

    We staff our clients’ patent matters leanly, affording Patent Agents 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.

    At Foley Hoag, we welcome, develop, and celebrate talented and diverse individuals in an innovative, mutually respectful, and intellectually rigorous community, and bring unique perspectives to collaborative teams that deliver exceptional advice and craft bespoke legal solutions for our clients and our world. Foley Hoag LLP is an equal opportunity employer. This means that Foley Hoag LLP considers applicants for employment, and makes employment decisions without unlawful regard to sex, race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital or domestic partner/civil union status, military service, or veteran status, disability, and any other characteristic covered by applicable federal, state or local nondiscrimination laws. We value each person for their talents, expertise, experience, and perspective. 

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  • Technology Specialist - Computer Technology

    August 28, 2020

    Foley Hoag’s Intellectual Property Department has an opening in our New York office for a Technology Specialist with a background in Computer Science or a related field such as Computer Engineering, Information Systems, or Information Engineering.  We seek applicants with strong academic credentials, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and 0-3 years of patent prosecution experience.  The position will involve representation of a variety of technology companies, ranging from startups to the Fortune 500, in patent prosecution related to software inventions.

    An M.S. or M.Eng. in a relevant field, or a B.S. in a relevant field coupled with relevant legal, industry, or technical writing experience, is preferred.  A successful candidate who is not already a registered patent agent will be expected to take and to pass the USPTO registration exam within a year of being hired.  A general understanding of artificial intelligence concepts is required.  Technical experience in the areas of machine learning, image analysis, cryptography, or software architecture would be particularly useful. 

    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.  For more information on Foley Hoag's technology specialist program, please click here

    How to Apply

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

    At Foley Hoag, we welcome, develop, and celebrate talented and diverse individuals in an innovative, mutually respectful, and intellectually rigorous community, and bring unique perspectives to collaborative teams that deliver exceptional advice and craft bespoke legal solutions for our clients and our world. Foley Hoag LLP is an equal opportunity employer. This means that Foley Hoag LLP considers applicants for employment, and makes employment decisions without unlawful regard to sex, race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital or domestic partner/civil union status, military service, or veteran status, disability, and any other characteristic covered by applicable federal, state or local nondiscrimination laws. We value each person for their talents, expertise, experience, and perspective.

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  • Life Sciences Business Counsel/Partner

    August 12, 2020

    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.

    How to Apply

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

    At Foley Hoag, we welcome, develop, and celebrate talented and diverse individuals in an innovative, mutually respectful, and intellectually rigorous community, and bring unique perspectives to collaborative teams that deliver exceptional advice and craft bespoke legal solutions for our clients and our world. Foley Hoag LLP is an equal opportunity employer. This means that Foley Hoag LLP considers applicants for employment, and makes employment decisions without unlawful regard to sex, race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital or domestic partner/civil union status, military service, or veteran status, disability, and any other characteristic covered by applicable federal, state or local nondiscrimination laws. We value each person for their talents, expertise, experience, and perspective   More »
  • Life Sciences Business Associate

    August 12, 2020

    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.

    How to Apply

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

    At Foley Hoag, we welcome, develop, and celebrate talented and diverse individuals in an innovative, mutually respectful, and intellectually rigorous community, and bring unique perspectives to collaborative teams that deliver exceptional advice and craft bespoke legal solutions for our clients and our world. Foley Hoag LLP is an equal opportunity employer. This means that Foley Hoag LLP considers applicants for employment, and makes employment decisions without unlawful regard to sex, race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital or domestic partner/civil union status, military service, or veteran status, disability, and any other characteristic covered by applicable federal, state or local nondiscrimination laws. We value each person for their talents, expertise, experience, and perspective   More »

Paralegal and Administrative Professional Positions

  • Document Specialist/Legal Administrative Assistant

    November 23, 2020

    The LAA/Document Specialist is a hybrid role. The Specialist is responsible for producing consistently high quality documents, and providing world class administrative support services to internal and external clients.

    This is a Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET shift with the possibility of night and weekend OT. The Specialist may provide back-up administrative support to assigned LAAs as needed.
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  • Administrative Assistant

    October 15, 2020

    Foley Hoag LLP seeks an Administrative Assistant to support the patent practice group on billing and other administrative tasks. This role requires the ability to provide support across our patent specific systems and our firm-wide billing system. The main responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to, opening new clients and new matters for existing clients, ensuring that our billing system is updated with client specific reference numbers as they become available, entering diary time, submitting expense reports and assisting with patent data entry and review projects as well as general office administrative duties as assigned. The Administrative Assistant must be available to work overtime when required to meet the demands of this position.

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  • Patent Foreign Filing Specialist

    September 29, 2020

    A Foreign Filing Specialist must have a solid understanding of the International and Foreign Patent Office rules, procedures, and guidelines. The foreign filing specialist must be able to dynamically apply their knowledge and skills in proactively managing their assigned clients and associated docketed deadlines. The foreign filing specialist must demonstrate ownership and accountability for filing formality documents in their assigned cases. Responsibilities include but are not limited to filing patent applications internationally (PCTs) and in various foreign countries (both regional and national), ensuring all formality filing requirements are completed in a timely manner, maintaining the virtual record file and providing support to the attorneys/agents on the foreign filing process. The foreign filing specialist must be available to work overtime when required to meet the demands of this position. In addition, they must perform any general office administrative functions as necessary.  More »
  • Patent Administrative Assistant

    September 24, 2020

    Foley Hoag LLP seeks a Patent Administrative Assistant to assist patent attorneys, patent agents and technology specialists in the preparation and filing of compliant U.S. patent prosecution documents. This role requires in-depth knowledge of U.S. patent filing rules and requirements from initial application filing up to and including post-grant filings. The patent administrative assistant must also have previous docket management experience. The patent administrative assistant 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.  More »
  • Support Desk Support Specialist

    August 25, 2020

    The Support Desk Support Specialist (9:00 am – 5:00 pm shift) provides the initial level technical software and hardware support to all users of the firm’s networked systems.  More »