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 750 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 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.

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

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

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


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.


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.


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

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

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

Practice Opportunities

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

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

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

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

Administrative Support

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

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


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.

Commercial Litigation and Construction Law Associate - Duane Morris LLP, an international law firm with 700+ attorneys, seeks a litigation associate to join its Boston office. The ideal candidate will have 3-4  years of experience in sophisticated commercial litigation and construction law matters. Experience in drafting and negotiating complex construction, engineering, and real estate documents is a plus.  Candidate must have excellent legal research and writing skills, 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.

Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Mid-Level Litigation Associate - Duane Morris LLP seeks a mid-level litigation associate for its Cherry Hill, New Jersey office. The ideal candidate will have 4-7 years of experience in complex commercial and general litigation and a strong desire to learn and service a variety of industries such as energy, gaming, health/death care and apparel. The candidate should have excellent interpersonal skills, stellar academics, and superior writing and research skills. New Jersey bar admission required. Additional Pennsylvania bar admission preferred.  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 1-2 years of 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, preferably from a top tier school, and research skills along with entrepreneurial drive and initiative are preferred. Illinois bar admission required. Federal clerkship experience preferred. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.


Senior Associate/Special Counsel Corporate AssociateDuane Morris LLP has an opening in its Philadelphia office for a senior associate or special counsel to join its growing Corporate Practice Group. Candidate will have knowledge/background in the life science sector with first-hand experience in drafting and reviewing commercial contracts, confidentiality, consulting, material transfer, master services license, clinical trial and research agreements. The ideal candidate possess at least 6+ years of industry experience in financing start-up and emerging businesses, including angel and venture capital financing; structuring and organizing emerging business entities; and experience working on mergers, acquisitions and other strategic transactions along with a background in Delaware and Pennsylvania corporate laws. Prospective candidate will exercise flexibility, be able to work independently, engender client confidence and thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial and collegial environment. Supervisory experience/oversight of specialists and junior attorneys is required. Stellar academics and excellent writing skills (law review or journal preferred). Pennsylvania bar required (or ability to waive in). EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Corporate Associate - Duane Morris LLP has an opening in its Philadelphia office for a corporate associate.   The ideal candidate will have at least 3-5 years of experience in mergers and acquisition, securities, private equity/venture capital and general corporate work. Stellar academics and excellent writing skills required along with entrepreneurial drive and initiative. Pennsylvania bar admission required. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

San Diego

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

Associate - Insurance Coverage - Duane Morris LLP has an opening for a full-time or hourly part-time trial associate with two to six years of solid experience in insurer-side insurance coverage litigation and advice to join its team. The candidate must have strong academic credentials, superior writing skills, a quick-study aptitude and ability to engender client confidence and thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial and collegial environment. Excellent organizational and teamwork skills required. Washington state bar admission required; additional admission to the California bar a plus. EOE/M/F/D/V.

Silicon Valley

Patent Agent or Tech AdvisorDuane Morris LLP has an opening for a patent agent with a CS degree and experience in patent prosecution and foreign prosecution 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 required. Technical background preferred. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Intellectual Property Associate - Duane Morris LLP has an opening for an Intellectual Property Associate with 3-5 years’ experience in 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. California bar admission required; technical background, USPTO admission and some prosecution experience preferred. Large law firm experience preferred. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Intellectual Property Associate (Technical Background) - Duane Morris LLP has an opening for an Intellectual Property Associate with a EE/CS degree and 3-5 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

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 2016 Summer Associates Survey, Duane Morris is one of 13 firms in the nation that earned a 5 out of 5 on the overall place to work category.

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.


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.


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 is not currently accepting applications from 1L and 2L law students as we have already concluded our hiring process for the 2017 Summer Program.

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.

2017 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 28, 2017
Philadelphia Area Diversity Job Fair July 31, 2017
Brooklyn Law School August 2, 2017
University of Pennsylvania Law School August 2, 2017
Lavender Law 2017 - The LGBT Bar Association Career Fair & Conference August 4, 2017
Georgetown University Law Center August 8, 2017
Howard University School of Law August 8, 2017
Villanova University School of Law August 8, 2017
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law August 8, 2017
Harvard Law School August 9, 2017
New York University School of Law August 9, 2017
Northwestern University School of Law August 9, 2017
University of Virginia School of Law August 9, 2017
Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law - Philadelphia Office August 10, 2017
University of Michigan Law School August 10, 2017
Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law - Cherry Hill Office August 11, 2017
University of Chicago Law School August 15, 2017

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


Billing Coordinator, Billing - Billing Coordinator with 3-5 years of direct billing 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.

Proofreader/Editor, Marketing & Business Development - The right candidate will be responsible for proofing and editing accurate, time-sensitive print and electronic information. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Lead role in proofreading and editing effort
  • Reviews attorney- and marketing-written content and edits to ensure it targeted to its audience, compliant with ethics and professional responsibility rules, and evaluated to minimize business risk
  • Performs edits of attorney-written Alerts, including research of legislation and case law to ensure accuracy
  • Performs primary edits of attorney-written By-lined articles
  • Edits communications adapting approach to the prevailing audience, delivering to readers the right content, language, voice and tone
  • Responsible for maintaining firm style and keeping terminology and descriptions consistent between content sources
  • Performs all work related to area of responsibility accurately and on a timely basis
  • Perform other related work/projects, when requested
  • Maintains printable versions of all practice and industry descriptions
  • Contributes significantly to by creating/revising content such as event descriptions, attorney bios, etc.

Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications or Marketing with 4 years of relevant experience in writing/editing/distributing marketing content; knowledge of marketing communications concepts; ability to clearly communicate and confidently interface with all levels of professionals; prioritization/time management skills; strong editing skills at every level of editing, from developmental edit to copy edit; a talent for producing clear, engaging content in simple language; a proven ear for web-friendly, consumer-oriented tone and voice; knowledge of effective online writing methods; superb interpersonal skills; and proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

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.

San Francisco

Jr. Immigration Paralegal, Employment, Labor, Benefits & ImmigrationResponsible for working with attorneys in the preparation, filing, and monitoring of pending employment-based immigration petitions and applications with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, Department of Labor and Department of State. Will prepare and package immigration applications/petition; draft correspondence, and gather supporting documentation within expected timelines as assigned by manager for submission to the appropriate government agency. Understand the procedures and documentation required for cases to be filed successfully; gather and track the receipt of information and documents from clients. May be asked to prepare forms, letters and other documents accurately according to information received from clients and based on case type. Finalize documents after review by attorneys, proactively communicate with clients via email and phone, provide information and assistance to clients regarding legal procedures (NOT legal advice). Consistently update database(s) and utilize case management tools effectively and efficiently to monitor cases and track deadlines and expiration dates. 

Must possess bachelor's degree (preferred) and/or paralegal certificate with at least 2 years of experience in the business immigration field preferred. Experience submitting applications to and interacting with the USCIS, DOL and other government agencies. Should be able to execute the entire application process, from setting up files, labels, both electronically and to drafting and filing to responding to RFEs.

Legal Secretary/FloaterMinimum of 3-5 years of litigation support and administrative experience. 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 our attorneys' practice. Litigation skills are essential, but other practice areas you may support include our Labor/Employment/Immigration; Business Reorganization (bankruptcy); Corporate; Intellectual Property (patent and trademark); Land Use/Real Estate; and Energy/Environment/Resources groups. High customer service focus and a desire to be part of a fast-moving dynamic team are essential. Working well under pressure, a professional demeanor, good judgment, confidentiality and the ability to be a self-starter are necessary. Overtime may be required as needed and the ability to work a slightly later shift to cover after-hours needs is preferable.

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

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.


Amee R. McKim
Director of Legal Recruitment

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

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.