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CURRENT LISTINGS





EMPLOYMENT, LABOR & BENEFITS PRACTICE GROUP ASSOCIATE (OFF-TRACK)

Firm:   Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Department:  Employment, Labor & Benefits

Posted:  March 9, 2017


Description:

The Boston office of Mintz Levin seeks a Practice Group Associate to join its Employment, Labor & Benefits practice to do a broad range of labor and employment work. This is an exciting opportunity for an attorney seeking to continue to practice employment and labor law for sophisticated clientele, but with a less demanding and more flexible schedule than the traditional on-track associate position, including a reduced client billable hour expectation and no non-billable requirements.  We offer challenging and interesting work, a collegial environment, and a unique opportunity to work with lawyers throughout our Employment, Labor & Benefits practice.  Responsibilities will include representing clients on a broad range of labor and employment matters, including employment and HR-related counseling, transactional and due diligence matters, executive employment agreements, and employment litigation (e.g., discrimination, wage and hour, non-compete cases).


Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of experience covering a broad spectrum of employment work, including advising employers on a broad range of day-to-day employment law and HR issues (including employment policies and practices, group and individual terminations, non-compete and confidentiality agreements, and wage and hour issues), supporting corporate M&A transactions (including conducting due diligence and reviewing transactional documents), and reviewing and drafting executive employment agreements and other issues relating to executive compensation. Candidates also should have employment litigation experience before state and federal courts and administrative agencies involving discrimination, non-compete, and wage and hour claims.  Candidates should have a strong academic background and excellent communication, writing, and interpersonal skills.  In addition, candidates must be admitted to the Massachusetts State Bar.


To Apply:

Interested candidates should apply by clicking here.




INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ASSOCIATE

Firm:  Brown Rudnick LLP

Department:   Corporate & Capital Markets

Posted:  March 9, 2017


Description:

Brown Rudnick is currently seeking a junior (2nd -3rd year) associate to join its dynamic Intellectual Property group in Boston, Washington DC or Orange County. Candidates must have experience in patent preparation and prosecution, with a focus in the field of life sciences. Work includes preparing and filing patent applications, prosecuting applications, and conducting patentability and freedom to operate analyses for clients. Additional experience in the medical device and mechanical fields a plus. Position offers career growth potential.


Qualifications:

Candidates must have outstanding academic credentials, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Comparable law firm experience preferred.


To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and law school transcript to Molly Childs at employmentopportunities@brownrudnick.com.




LEGAL PERSONNEL AND RECRUITING MANAGER

Firm:  Ropes & Gray LLP

Department:   Legal Recruiting

Posted:  March 3, 2017


Description:

Manage Entry Level & Lateral Recruitment programs for the Boston office, including the efficient and effective management of all aspects of activities related to the recruiting and hiring of entry level lawyers, the summer associate program, and the recruiting and hiring of lateral lawyers and career associates.  In addition, manage specific key transitions for incoming attorneys, including new associate orientation.  This role collaborates with the other Legal Recruiting Managers, who have responsibility for the distinct geographical regions, as well as Legal Personnel and Global Mobility managers.  The Legal Personnel and Recruiting Manager reports directly to the Senior Director of Legal Personnel, Recruiting and Global Mobility and works closely with the firm’s hiring partner, as well as other partners actively involved in recruiting initiatives and key attorney transitions.  The role requires a focus on people-management, continuous process improvement and the ability to engage in close collaboration with attorneys and other administrative departments both inside and outside of Human Resources.


  • Manage Legal Recruiting team in Boston effectively to emphasize high performance, continuous improvement and collaboration with other departments outside of HR.  Coach, mentor, and develop staff, including overseeing new employee onboarding and providing career development planning and opportunities.  Delegate responsibility and expect accountability.  Provide effective feedback on a regular basis in addition to managing the annual performance reviews.  Work closely with the Legal Recruiting Managers in other geographical regions to coordinate and synchronize cohesive approach.
  • Oversee new associate orientation process for all US offices.
  • Working with the Manager of Legal Recruiting – Team Lead, manage lateral, technical advisor and career associate hiring and onboarding processes for the Boston office.
  • Oversee the management of the firm’s summer associate program, including social events, trainings, surveys, and evaluations. Work closely with other managers, senior recruiting coordinator and the other recruitment coordinators to ensure program initiatives are carried out successfully and on budget.
  • In collaboration with and oversight from the Manager of Legal Personnel and Global Mobility – Team Lead, collaborate on key transitions for all incoming attorneys and manage processes, such as relocations, assignments, and office transitions.
  • Manage law schools relationships for Boston area school, as well as others requested by the Senior Director.
  • Benchmark, formulate, administer and maintain recruiting policies, operational procedures and practices consistent with the goals and objectives of the firm, including meeting firm’s diversity hiring goals.
  • Foster a spirit of teamwork and unity among staff; lead team to meet the firm’s expectations for productivity, quality and goal accomplishment.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Legal Personnel, Recruiting and Global Mobility.

Qualifications:

  • Flexibility in responding quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Proven leadership, people management, and organizational skills, coupled with the ability to excel in a multiple authorities environment
  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of firm personnel
  • Ability to handle a wide variety of duties
  • Ability to recognize confidential information and to maintain confidentiality of such information
  • Must be team-oriented and able to share information, goals, opportunities, successes and failures with the appropriate parties
  • Must pay attention to details and have the ability to follow up and follow through
  • Ability to multi-task, manage, delegate, and prioritize projects effectively
  • Ability to work independently, under the direction of others, and as a part of a team
  • Ability to work in a multi-office environment
  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally and educationally diverse environment
  • Proactive in learning and adapting to new systems and processes
  • Ability to perform under stressful conditions in a thoughtful and professional manner
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 7+ years recruiting and/or personnel experience, preferably in a law firm or professional services firm
  • Proficiency in the use of computer programs including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) and database programs (e.g., LawCruit)
  • Excellent written and oral communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills

To Apply:

Visit the Ropes & Gray employment application website portal, or click here.