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 700 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 70 in the AmLaw 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 provides you with the opportunity for a sophisticated, challenging and enjoyable career in law. An expanding firm with a long history and a promising future, we attribute our strong growth to our lawyers and staff who strive to exceed our clients' expectations and to our partners who encourage individual initiative.

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, already one of the 100 largest U.S. law firms, is also one of the fastest growing, according to The National Law Journal. 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.

Careers - Partners

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

simoncini@duanemorris.com


Prospective attorney candidates, please complete our on-line application to apply.

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)

Careers - Associates - Practice Opportunities

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.

Boston

Litigation AssociateDuane Morris LLP, an international law firm with 700+ attorneys, seeks a litigation associate to join its Boston office. The ideal candidate will have 2-3 years of experience in sophisticated commercial litigation and employment law matters. Candidate must have excellent legal research and writing skills and the ability to work independently and possess a strong, positive presence and advocacy ability. Stellar academics along with entrepreneurial drive and initiative are preferred. Massachusetts bar admission required. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Intellectual Property Litigation Associate - Duane Morris LLP, named a Top 10 Law Firm for Pharma Work by BTI Consulting Group, has an opening for an intellectual property litigation associate with pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical experience to join its Hatch-Waxman and Biosimilars practice in its growing Boston office. Candidate should have familiarity with patent estate and lifecycle management strategies in protecting for FDA-approved drug products for both pre-litigation analysis and active litigation, including prior art searching. Our ideal candidate will hold a B.S. or advanced degree in the life sciences, will have 3-5 years’ patent-related experience in a relevant life science discipline, will be well-versed in pharmaceutical patent analysis and possess litigation skills and will thrive in our creative, entrepreneurial and collegial environment. Massachusetts bar admission required. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. 

Real Estate Associate - Duane Morris LLP has an opening for a senior associate or special counsel to join its Boston Real Estate Practice Group with at least 5-8 years of meaningful experience in the practice of real estate law and finance with a primary focus on commercial real estate transactions to join its practice. Experience in acquisitions, dispositions, development and leasing is necessary, together with background/working knowledge in real estate lending (preferably from the lender side). The ideal candidate will have some first chair experience and a disposition/ability to develop business. Exceptional law school academics and hands-on leading large law firm experience. Massachusetts bar admission required. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Chicago

Junior Corporate Finance AssociateDuane Morris LLP has an opening for a junior-level secured lending associate (2-3 years of requisite experience) to join its strong and growing Corporate Practice Group in Chicago. The candidate should be outgoing, confident and personable and have a desire for doing deals and meaningful client contact. A strong academic background is required. Illinois bar admission is strongly preferred. Large law firm or commercial finance boutique experience preferred. Competitive compensation and benefits.  EOE/AA M/F/D/V.

Junior Litigation AssociateDuane Morris LLP has an opening in its Chicago office for a junior litigation associate to join its growing Trial Practice Group. The ideal candidate will have 2-3 years of sophisticated litigation experience in commercial litigation matters. 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. Illinois bar admission required. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Patent Prosecution Associate - Duane Morris LLP has an opening for a Patent Prosecution Associate with 3-5 years’ experience who possesses an EE degree. The candidate’s skillset should have a primary emphasis on patent preparation and prosecution work, with experience in supporting the technical aspects of patent litigation. We seek a lawyer with strong academic credentials, superior writing ability, a quick-study aptitude and the ability to engender client confidence, and who will thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial and collegial environment. Illinois admission required. Large law firm experience preferred. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Hanoi

Mid-Level Corporate AssociateThe Hanoi office of Duane Morris Vietnam has an opening for a mid-level associate (Vietnam-Qualified) to join its busy Corporate Practice Group. The ideal candidate will have 5 years of solid and meaningful experience in the areas of corporate and commercial law matters with an understanding of the needs of international clients involving Vietnam legal issues. Ideal  candidate will have experience working in an international law firm or in-house setting involving sophisticated transactional matters. Candidate should be motivated, have a strong academic background (preferably top 10% of class), superior research and writing ability, a quick-study aptitude and have an ability to engender client confidence while thriving in a creative, entrepreneurial and collegial environment. Supervisory experience in working/mentoring junior associates is desirable. Vietnam bar admission required (not foreign registered lawyer) along with excellent written and spoken native-level Vietnamese and English skills. Japanese/Korean language skills and overseas education a plus.

London

Corporate Associate - Duane Morris has an opening for an associate to join its growing Corporate Practice Group in London. The ideal candidate should have 2-3 years' PQE in general corporate practice in the UK, with experience working on M&A transactional matters. Candidate must have a desire and aptitude for client contact, be a team player and be able to work/thrive in a fast-paced environment. Stellar academics and superior drafting skills along with entrepreneurial drive and initiative. This is an opportunity to work with energetic teams dealing with complex cross border private equity, corporate finance and commercial matters.  

New York

Labor and Employment Associate (Mid-Level)Duane Morris LLP has an opening for a labor and employment associate or counsel for its Employment practice group. The ideal candidate should have 3-5 years experience in transactional employment work, including wage and hour audits; advice and counseling; drafting of EEOC position statements; federal and state employment law research and analysis of complex issues; preparation of employment-related documents, such as employment and severance agreements, workplace policies and procedures, leaves of absence forms and letters; and employee communications. Employment training experience is also desired.  Candidate must be able to juggle multiple assignments, be strategic and detail oriented, and have a high sense of urgency and have the ability to prioritize. Superior academic and writing credentials along with New York bar admission required. New York/New Jersey a plus. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Philadelphia

Labor and Employment Associate (Mid-Level) - Duane Morris LLP has an opening for a labor and employment associate for its Employment practice group. The ideal candidate should have 3-5 years experience in transactional employment work, including wage and hour audits, advice and counseling, drafting of EEOC position statements, federal and state employment law research and analysis of complex issues, preparation of employment-related documents, such as employment and severance agreements, workplace policies and procedures, leaves of absence forms and letters, and employee communications. Employment training experience is also desired. Superior academic and writing credentials along with Pennsylvania Bar admission required. Pennsylvania/New Jersey preferred. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Junior Associate, Patent Agent or Technical Writer - Duane Morris LLP has an opening for a junior associate, patent agent or technical writer with a EE degree and a background in integrated circuit design to join its growing Intellectual Property practice group. Junior associate and patent agent candidates should have at least 3 years of experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the area of “integrated circuit layout and design.” Technical writer candidates should have an advanced degree in EE and significant experience preparing technical documents describing integrated circuit design and layout processes and structures. For all candidates, industry work experience designing integrated circuits and fluency in speaking, reading and writing Mandarin is a plus. Ideal candidate will have excellent technical and legal writing skills, strong technical and legal analytical skills, strong academic credentials, significant experience preparing patent applications or technical documents concerning integrated circuit design and layout, and the ability to effectively communicate with clients and inventors, and thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial and collegial environment. Candidate will also need to produce at least three writing samples of published applications or technical documents directed to integrated circuit design and layout. Position is open to eligible candidates for the following office(s): San Diego and Philadelphia. Applicants who do not meet the above criteria should not apply. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

San Diego

Trust and Estates Litigation AssociateDuane Morris LLP has an opening for a trusts and estates litigation associate to join its San Diego office. Ideal candidate should have 3-4 years of experience in all aspects of fiduciary and beneficiary representation, contested guardianships and conservatorships, trust and probate administration and litigation. Background in tax, charitable and private foundation matters, estate and trust matters and closely held business matters desired. Candidate should possess stellar academics and superior research and writing skills along with a quick-study aptitude and the ability to engender client confidence and thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial and collegial environment. California bar required. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Litigation Associate - Duane Morris LLP seeks a junior-level litigation associate to join its growing Trial Practice Group in San Diego. The ideal candidate will have at least 2-3 years of experience in the area of general commercial litigation. Stellar academics and superior research and writing skills required along with a quick-study aptitude and the ability to engender client confidence and thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial and collegial environment. California bar admission required. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Labor and Employment Associate - Duane Morris LLP has an opening for two associates to join its growing Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration practice group in San Diego. The ideal candidate should have 2-6 years’ experience in employment litigation and transactional employment work, including wage and hour class lawsuits; drafting of EEOC position statements and DFEH responses; conducting witness interviews and depositions; and preparation of employment and severance agreements. Background in counseling employers on federal and state employment law compliance, drafting workplace policies and assisting clients with employment training programs is also desired. Superior academic and writing credentials along with California bar admission required. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Junior Associate, Patent Agent or Technical Writer - Duane Morris LLP has an opening for a junior associate, patent agent or technical writer with a EE degree and a background in integrated circuit design to join its growing Intellectual Property practice group. Junior associate and patent agent candidates should have at least 3 years of experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the area of “integrated circuit layout and design.” Technical writer candidates should have an advanced degree in EE and significant experience preparing technical documents describing integrated circuit design and layout processes and structures. For all candidates, industry work experience designing integrated circuits and fluency in speaking, reading and writing Mandarin is a plus. Ideal candidate will have excellent technical and legal writing skills, strong technical and legal analytical skills, strong academic credentials, significant experience preparing patent applications or technical documents concerning integrated circuit design and layout, and the ability to effectively communicate with clients and inventors, and thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial and collegial environment. Candidate will also need to produce at least three writing samples of published applications or technical documents directed to integrated circuit design and layout. Position is open to eligible candidates for the following office(s): San Diego and Philadelphia. Applicants who do not meet the above criteria should not apply. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

San Francisco

Immigration Associate - Duane Morris LLP has an opening in its San Francisco office for an associate to join its Immigration Practice Group. The ideal candidate will have at least 2-5 years of in-depth immigration and nationality work performed on a routine daily basis and possess a thorough understanding in H, L, E, TN and O visas, PERMs, immigrant visa petitions and consular processing (both immigrant and non-immigrant). Background and knowledge in deportation defense matters is beneficial to the position. Excellent writing skills along with a  positive presence and advocacy ability highly desired, along with direct  contact with corporate clients. Stellar academics, research and organizational skills along with an entrepreneurial drive, initiative and ability to work independently in a fast paced, high volume immigration practice are required of this position. California bar admission preferred. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Silicon Valley

Intellectual Property Associate - Duane Morris LLP has an opening for an Intellectual Property Associate with 3-6 years’ experience in patent prosecution and litigation to join its growing Intellectual Property practice group in its Silicon Valley office. Ideal candidate must 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 and California bar admission required; technical background preferred. Large law firm experience preferred. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

For More Information

Please contact our recruiting staff for more information.

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

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

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 Associates Program each year to make Duane Morris a meaningful and valuable destination for summer associates. According to The American Lawyer's 2014 Summer Associates Survey, the firm's summer associates rated Duane Morris' program with perfect scores in four key areas: offering real work; full time associate and summer associate interactions; inclination to accept a full-time job if one were offered and overall as a place to work.

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.

Social Activities

During the course of the summer, the summer associates and their guests become acquainted with our lawyers in a variety of social settings. They attend a wide range of events, including a tour with the chairman emeritus of the firm of his art collection both in the firm and at his home, followed by a wine and cheese reception. Summer associates also attend numerous lunches and dinners, concerts, golf outings and professional sporting events.

To foster a sense of community among summer associates, the firm also sponsors a social event, which includes only members of the summer class and their guests.

Duane Morris LLP conducts on-campus interviews at law schools across the country for the Firm's summer associate program. Please see our Recruiting Schedule to find out when we will be visiting your school, then contact your Career Services Office.

Below you will find application links for all offices that are currently accepting 2L applications for our 2017 Summer Associate Program. If we are not attending an on-campus interview session at your law school, we welcome you to apply through these links and submit your cover letter, resume, law school transcript and writing sample.

Baltimore – 2L Summer Associate

Chicago – 2L Summer Associate

Miami – 2L Summer Associate

New York – 2L Summer Associate

Philadelphia – 2L Summer Associate

San Diego – 2L Summer Associate

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 2016-2017 academic year.

Law School Recruiting Schedule

Law School Visit Date
The Law Consortium Philadelphia Walk-Around Program
Boston College/Boston University/Northwestern
University/Notre Dame Law School/University of Texas
July 29, 2016
Philadelphia Area Diversity Job Fair August 1, 2016
Brooklyn Law School August 3, 2016
University of Michigan Law School August 5, 2016
National LGBT Bar Association Career Fair & Conference August 6, 2016
Mid-Atlantic Black Law Students Association Job Fair August 6, 2016
Georgetown University Law Center August 8, 2016
Harvard Law School August 8, 2016
Northwestern University School of Law August 8, 2016
Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law August 8, 2016
University of Chicago Law School August 8, 2016
Villanova University School of Law August 8, 2016
Howard University School of Law August 9, 2016
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law August 9, 2016
University of Pennsylvania Law School August 9, 2016
University of Virginia School of Law August 9, 2016
University of Baltimore School of Law August 10, 2016
New York University School of Law August 11, 2016

If you would like additional information regarding our summer program, please contact:

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

Phone: +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

Houston

Receptionist - The right candidate will be responsible for receiving visitors, calls, vendors and deliveries and directing them to appropriate individual(s) within the firm; will handle the scheduling of conference rooms and reviews conference room schedules in order to be knowledgeable of current and future activities; assists with the ordering of food/beverages for meetings and assists with videoconferencing and set-up and dissembling of AV equipment, as needed; will also provide back-up secretarial assistance when needed. Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word & Outlook) required.

Philadelphia

Billing Coordinator - Seeking a Billing Coordinator with 3-5 years of direct experience. The right candidate must be organized, possess strong interpersonal skills and have the ability to work independently and set priorities. Law firm billing using Elite system and electronic billing experience strongly preferred.

Night Document Specialist, Secretarial Services Department - Experienced Document Specialist sought for our evening shift (11:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.).  The department supports all offices nationally with overflow work, special and complex projects, graphic arts and provides temporary coverage for legal secretaries. The right candidate will be responsible for typing, revising and finalizing documents, including correspondence, memoranda, pleadings, reports and other legal and non-legal related items for the firm’s practice and administrative areas. Minimum of 3-5 years experience in a legal word processing position. Excellent word processing skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe 8 or 9. Help desk experience a plus. 

Trademark Specialist, Intellectual Property - We are seeking candidates with a J.D. (no bar license required) for this non-attorney position. This position provides diverse and challenging work, yet without the demands of an associate position. The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 1-2 years of U.S. and foreign trademark counseling,  clearance, prosecution and enforcement experience, including searching and clearance work, preparing substantive responses to PTO office actions, portfolio management, corresponding with clients and foreign associates on routine trademark matters, opposition and cancellation experience, preparing and responding to cease and desist letters, handling domain name disputes and other matters related to the use of trademarks and copyrights on the internet and on social media platforms.

Practice Support Project ManagerWill be responsible for supporting the design, development and maintenance of litigation support systems and related databases and assist legal teams on all phases of E-Discovery; provide guidance and strategize with legal team to determine database and other requirements for litigation support technology and workflow processes; diagnose and correct related system errors and problems; test, install, configure and support hardware/software to assure smooth functioning; and provide technical assistance by responding to inquiries from others regarding errors, problems and questions about programs.

Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent number of combined years of education/experience required. Minimum of 5 years of experience in a law firm/legal department managing projects, developing databases, managing conversion of electronic evidence and overseeing project budgets. Extensive experience using litigation support software and knowledge of hardware and vendor services required.  Must have knowledge of electronic discovery, file conversions and database design and maintenance.  Must be knowledgeable and experienced in Relativity (RCA preferred), LAW processing techniques, IPRO, Sanction (or Trial Director), CaseMap, TextMap, TimeMap, as well as Microsoft products and industry text editors.  Must be detail oriented and have a strong ability to work accurately and meet deadlines under strict time constraints.  Solid problem solving skills with a demonstrated ability to make pertinent decisions in a timely manner.  Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills necessary to communicate and interact with a diverse group of contacts.

Conflicts and Business Intake Compliance Counsel, Office of General Counsel - Responsible for identifying potential conflicts of interest arising out of new business intake and the hiring of lawyers and staff joining the firm. This administrative position will assist lawyers and staff in resolving potential conflicts and provide support to 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. J.D. with a minimum of 7-10 years of experience as practicing lawyer in a business law firm environment.  Member of the State Bar of Pennsylvania 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.

San Francisco

Legal Assistant, TrialMinimum of 3-5 years of litigation support and administrative experience to support two partners and their associates. This position offers a broad range of responsibilities and challenges at a high level that will require and utilize strong litigation and legal administrative skills. You will assist in maintaining all aspects of the attorneys practice; prepare complex legal documents and correspondence, requiring knowledge of legal terminology and advanced formatting skills; and generate TOCs, TOAs, and templates for legal pleadings and discovery. The right candidate will possess a strong working knowledge of local, state and federal court litigation documentation and filing procedures; the ability to proficiently e-file with courts and agencies, local, state and federal districts; extensive litigation and discovery process experience; the ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under varying and often tight time constraints; the ability to effectively, professionally and succinctly communicate both orally and in writing; and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

Silicon Valley

Legal Secretary - The right candidate will possess 3-5 years of strong litigation experience (Intellectual Property preferred). Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail imperative. Experience with federal and state courts, e-filing and docketing required. Must be able to multi-task, prioritize effectively, possess excellent communication skills (written and oral) and be a team player. Excellent typing (90 wpm) and proficiency in Word 2010, Excel and PowerPoint required.

We encourage you to contact us if you are interested in contributing to the success of Duane Morris. To inquire about opportunities, please send your resume and cover letter to:

Kathleen Wallen
Human Resources Manager
Duane Morris LLP
30 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196
+1 215 979 1292

jobs@duanemorris.com

Prospective candidates, please complete our on-line application to apply.

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

simoncini@duanemorris.com
Prospective attorney candidates, please complete our on-line 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

Kathleen Wallen
Human Resources Manager
Duane Morris LLP
30 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196
+1 215 979 1292

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is the policy of this firm as a responsible member of the business and legal community to provide employment, training, compensation, promotion and other conditions of employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, sexual preference, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, familial status, disability or any other factor prohibited by law or regulation including whether or not an individual is a smoker. This policy applies to all conditions of employment including but not limited to recruitment, selection, placement, transfer, promotion, training, compensation, benefits and termination.

All decisions regarding conditions of employment must be based on the individual's overall qualifications and his or her ability to meet the requirements of the position. Employees with disabilities will be provided with reasonable accommodation, except where such accommodation would cause the firm undue hardship. We invite employees with disabilities which require reasonable accommodation to inform the Director of Legal Hiring or Human Resources of their need for such reasonable accommodation and to make suggestions as to possible accommodation. The firm will use its utmost discretion in keeping such information confidential and shall disseminate such information on a “need to know” basis only.