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 800 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 73 in the Am Law 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, one of the 100 largest U.S. law firms, was called one of the fastest growing by The National Law Journal. The Firm has tripled in the past two decades, and 129 partners have chosen to join Duane Morris in the past five years alone. 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
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
Senior Manager of Legal Recruitment and Relations
Duane Morris LLP
30 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196

If you are a candidate and would like to apply to any of these openings, please complete our online application

Search firm and agency submissions for active and open positions should be sent directly to Peggy Simoncini Pasquay at simoncini@duanemorris.com.

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)

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.

Atlanta

Health Care Litigator, Senior Associate or Counsel - Duane Morris LLP seeks a senior associate or special counsel with 10+ years of health care litigation experience to join its Trial Practice Group. The ideal candidate should have a strong health care background with experience in reimbursement principles (both commercial and governmental) and managed care agreements, and a working knowledge of provider licensure (including mid-level licensing), coding and billing principles. Candidate will possess demonstrated interest and experience in practicing health law and have strong self-starter credentials with superior writing, communication and client relations skills. Experience managing a team and leading litigation is required. Candidate can be resident in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Miami, New York or Philadelphia along with requisite bar admission in jurisdiction of practice depending on office location. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Austin

Energy Litigation Associate - Duane Morris LLP seeks an associate attorney with 2-6 years of energy experience to join its Austin office. The successful candidate must have experience in transactional and litigation matters in:

  • Advising energy market corporate and/or public clients with complex regulatory requirements on a broad range of energy project transactions; and
  • Litigation under state and federal energy laws before various regulatory bodies

Candidates who possess 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 are encouraged to apply. Federal judicial clerks are strongly encouraged to apply. Texas bar admission required. Large law firm experience preferred. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Patent Prosecution Associate (EE/CS) Duane Morris LLP has an opening for an associate with 2-6 years' experience to join its growing Intellectual Property practice group. Ideal candidate must have an Electrical Engineering or Computer Science degree and experience in drafting patent applications in the AI and machine learning space. Candidate will have strong academic credentials, superior writing ability, a quick-study aptitude and ability to engender client confidence and thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial and collegial environment. Candidate can be resident in Silicon Valley, Philadelphia, Chicago or D.C. office. USPTO admission required along with bar admission in California, Pennsylvania, Illinois or D.C. depending on office location. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Health Care Litigator, Senior Associate or Counsel - Duane Morris LLP seeks a senior associate or special counsel with 10+ years of health care litigation experience to join its Trial Practice Group. The ideal candidate should have a strong health care background with experience in reimbursement principles (both commercial and governmental) and managed care agreements, and a working knowledge of provider licensure (including mid-level licensing), coding and billing principles. Candidate will possess demonstrated interest and experience in practicing health law and have strong self-starter credentials with superior writing, communication and client relations skills. Experience managing a team and leading litigation is required. Candidate can be resident in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Miami, New York or Philadelphia along with requisite bar admission in jurisdiction of practice depending on office location. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Baltimore

Corporate Associate - Duane Morris LLP has an opening for a Corporate associate to join its Baltimore office. The ideal candidate will have at least 3-5 years of experience and background in M&A and private equity. We seek a lawyer with strong academic credentials, superior writing ability, a quick-study aptitude, and the ability to engender client confidence who will thrive in a creative and collegial environment. Large law firm experience preferred. Maryland bar preferred (or ability to become Maryland bar admitted). EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Bangor, Maine

Staff Attorney (Portland) - Duane Morris LLP seeks a full-time staff attorney with 2-4 years of experience in representing lenders in mortgage foreclosure actions in our Portland, Maine office. Candidate will be experienced in Massachusetts and Maine mortgage foreclosure processes, will work closely with firm attorneys and will have direct client communications. Candidates who do not have the requisite experience and willing to learn, will be considered. Candidate will have superior writing skills along with Maine bar; bar admission or waiver to the Massachusetts bar is also desirable. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Boston

Health Care Litigator, Senior Associate or Counsel - Duane Morris LLP seeks a senior associate or special counsel with 10+ years of health care litigation experience to join its Trial Practice Group. The ideal candidate should have a strong health care background with experience in reimbursement principles (both commercial and governmental) and managed care agreements, and a working knowledge of provider licensure (including mid-level licensing), coding and billing principles. Candidate will possess demonstrated interest and experience in practicing health law and have strong self-starter credentials with superior writing, communication and client relations skills. Experience managing a team and leading litigation is required. Candidate can be resident in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Miami, New York or Philadelphia along with requisite bar admission in jurisdiction of practice depending on office location. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Chicago

Patent Prosecution Associate (EE/CS) Duane Morris LLP has an opening for an associate with 2-6 years' experience to join its growing Intellectual Property practice group. Ideal candidate must have an Electrical Engineering or Computer Science degree and experience in drafting patent applications in the AI and machine learning space. Candidate will have strong academic credentials, superior writing ability, a quick-study aptitude and ability to engender client confidence and thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial and collegial environment. Candidate can be resident in Silicon Valley, Philadelphia, Chicago or D.C. office. USPTO admission required along with bar admission in California, Pennsylvania, Illinois or D.C. depending on office location. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Health Care Litigator, Senior Associate or Counsel - Duane Morris LLP seeks a senior associate or special counsel with 10+ years of health care litigation experience to join its Trial Practice Group. The ideal candidate should have a strong health care background with experience in reimbursement principles (both commercial and governmental) and managed care agreements, and a working knowledge of provider licensure (including mid-level licensing), coding and billing principles. Candidate will possess demonstrated interest and experience in practicing health law and have strong self-starter credentials with superior writing, communication and client relations skills. Experience managing a team and leading litigation is required. Candidate can be resident in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Miami, New York or Philadelphia along with requisite bar admission in jurisdiction of practice depending on office location. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

London

Junior Construction and Engineering Solicitor - Duane Morris has an exciting and unique opportunity for a junior lawyer to augment its dynamic international Construction and Engineering practice in London. The candidate must demonstrate both contentious and transactional experience or alternatively a desire to undertake and specialize in both. International arbitration track record and experience in dealing with the prevalent arbitration rules in the Singapore and the Malaysian markets is desirable. The role will entail providing support and interacting with the U.S. and Asia Pacific (Singapore in particular) construction and engineering teams. In particular, the candidate shall have experience of the construction and infrastructure sector in Singapore, Malaysia and the wider southwestern Asian economic block. Ideally the candidate will be proficient in spoken and written Chinese (Mandarin and/or Cantonese), Malay or Bahasa Indonesia.

Candidates who possess strong academic credentials, superior drafting ability, a quick-study aptitude and the ability to engender client confidence and who thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial and collegial environment are encouraged to apply. Must be admitted as solicitors in England & Wales and have a minimum of 2 years of relevant post-qualification experience.

Senior and Junior Construction and Engineering Litigation Associates - Duane Morris has openings for Senior and Junior Litigation Associates to build out its Construction and Engineering Litigation Practice in London. The candidates will have a background in construction and engineering litigation, including experience in all phases of discovery and hearings before courts and domestic and international arbitration. Candidates who possess strong academic credentials, superior drafting ability, a quick-study aptitude and the ability to engender client confidence and who thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial and collegial environment are encouraged to apply. Must be admitted as Solicitors in England & Wales.

Senior and Junior Banking and Finance Associates - Duane Morris has openings for Senior and Junior Litigation Associates to help grow its Banking and Finance Team in London. The candidates will have a broad background in banking and/or capital markets, including experience with cross-border transactions, especially those with a US element. Candidates who possess strong academic credentials, superior drafting ability, a quick-study aptitude and the ability to engender client confidence and who thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial and collegial environment are encouraged to apply. Must be admitted as Solicitors in England & Wales.

Mid-level IT/Privacy Associate - Duane Morris has an opening for a mid-level IT/Privacy associate to work on commerical contracts for tech clients and advise on all aspects of privacy law. The candidates will have a background in advising on complex commercial contracts, preferably in the tech sector, and practical experience of advising on privacy matters and rolling out privacy policies for international clients. Candidates who possess strong academic credentials, superior drafting ability, a quick-study aptitude and the ability to engender client confidence and who thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial and collegial environment are encouraged to apply. Must be admitted as Solicitor in England & Wales.

Los Angeles

Litigation Associate - Duane Morris LLP seeks a litigation associate to join its growing Los Angeles office. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of experience in general commercial litigation with excellent research and writing skills. Knowledge in products liability, insurance coverage and complex commercial disputes is preferred. Stellar academics and California bar admission required. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Miami

Health Care Litigator, Senior Associate or Counsel - Duane Morris LLP seeks a senior associate or special counsel with 10+ years of health care litigation experience to join its Trial Practice Group. The ideal candidate should have a strong health care background with experience in reimbursement principles (both commercial and governmental) and managed care agreements, and a working knowledge of provider licensure (including mid-level licensing), coding and billing principles. Candidate will possess demonstrated interest and experience in practicing health law and have strong self-starter credentials with superior writing, communication and client relations skills. Experience managing a team and leading litigation is required. Candidate can be resident in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Miami, New York or Philadelphia along with requisite bar admission in jurisdiction of practice depending on office location. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

New York

Business Reorganization and Financial Restructuring Associate (PA/NY/DE/TX) - Duane Morris LLP seeks an associate to join its Business Reorganization and Financial Restructuring practice group. The ideal candidate should have 4 or more years of sophisticated commercial bankruptcy practice including both litigation and transactional experience. Familiarity with the insurance industry is a plus. Candidate must have an aptitude for client contact and a willingness to work independently, be a team player, be able to work/thrive in a fast-paced environment and be detail oriented. Stellar academics and superior writing and research skills are required. Bar admission required: Pennsylvania/New York/Delaware/Texas/Virginia. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Health Care Litigator, Senior Associate or Counsel - Duane Morris LLP seeks a senior associate or special counsel with 10+ years of health care litigation experience to join its Trial Practice Group. The ideal candidate should have a strong health care background with experience in reimbursement principles (both commercial and governmental) and managed care agreements, and a working knowledge of provider licensure (including mid-level licensing), coding and billing principles. Candidate will possess demonstrated interest and experience in practicing health law and have strong self-starter credentials with superior writing, communication and client relations skills. Experience managing a team and leading litigation is required. Candidate can be resident in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Miami, New York or Philadelphia along with requisite bar admission in jurisdiction of practice depending on office location. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Philadelphia

Products Liability Associate - Duane Morris LLP has an opening in its Philadelphia office for a Litigation associate. The ideal candidate will have at least 3-5 years of sophisticated commercial litigation and products liability (medical device/pharma) experience. 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. Pennsylvania bar admission required. Pennsylvania/New Jersey bar admission preferred. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Senior Associate or Counsel Level Corporate Associate - Duane Morris LLP has an opening in its Philadelphia office for a senior associate or counsel to join its Corporate Practice Group. Candidate must have first-hand experience in drafting and reviewing venture capital investment documents, commercial contracts, confidentiality, consulting, material transfer, master services license, clinical trial and research agreements, ideally with knowledge/background in the life science sector. The ideal candidate will possess at least 5+ years of legal industry experience 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. 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.

Patent Prosecution Associate (EE/CS) Duane Morris LLP has an opening for an associate with 2-6 years' experience to join its growing Intellectual Property practice group. Ideal candidate must have an Electrical Engineering or Computer Science degree and experience in drafting patent applications in the AI and machine learning space. Candidate will have strong academic credentials, superior writing ability, a quick-study aptitude and ability to engender client confidence and thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial and collegial environment. Candidate can be resident in Silicon Valley, Philadelphia, Chicago or D.C. office. USPTO admission required along with bar admission in California, Pennsylvania, Illinois or D.C. depending on office location. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Business Reorganization and Financial Restructuring Associate (PA/NY/DE/TX) - Duane Morris LLP seeks an associate to join its Business Reorganization and Financial Restructuring practice group. The ideal candidate should have 4 or more years of sophisticated commercial bankruptcy practice including both litigation and transactional experience. Familiarity with the insurance industry is a plus. Candidate must have an aptitude for client contact and a willingness to work independently, be a team player, be able to work/thrive in a fast-paced environment and be detail oriented. Stellar academics and superior writing and research skills are required. Bar admission required: Pennsylvania/New York/Delaware/Texas/Virginia. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Health Care Litigator, Senior Associate or Counsel - Duane Morris LLP seeks a senior associate or special counsel with 10+ years of health care litigation experience to join its Trial Practice Group. The ideal candidate should have a strong health care background with experience in reimbursement principles (both commercial and governmental) and managed care agreements, and a working knowledge of provider licensure (including mid-level licensing), coding and billing principles. Candidate will possess demonstrated interest and experience in practicing health law and have strong self-starter credentials with superior writing, communication and client relations skills. Experience managing a team and leading litigation is required. Candidate can be resident in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Miami, New York or Philadelphia along with requisite bar admission in jurisdiction of practice depending on office location. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Labor and Employment Counsel - Duane Morris LLP seeks a counsel with 8+ years of hands-on experience for its Labor and Employment Practice Group in the Philadelphia office. This is a unique opportunity for a high performing and experienced employment law practitioner to support a partner with a large book of blue-chip clients. Skill set needed is ability to provide: advice and counsel on full range of employment and labor matters with the ability to provide practical advice; conduct client trainings; detailed analyses of employment law situations (e.g., corporate transactions, reductions in force, pay equity); and nuanced advice relative to new and pending labor and employment law legislation. The attorney should also be experienced handling agency and court litigation on the range of employment issues. Pennsylvania bar required or ability to waive in; Pennsylvania/New Jersey bar preferred. 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 3-6 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 or ability to become PA barred. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Labor and Employment Mid-Level Associate - Duane Morris LLP seeks a mid-level associate with 4-5 years of hands-on experience for its Employment Practice Group in the Philadelphia office. The ideal candidate will have experience in employment litigation and transactional employment work, including experience in pre-trial employment litigation, preparing for and handling depositions, conducting witness interviews, preparing EEOC position statements, and preparing 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. Working knowledge/background in traditional labor a plus. Substantial summary judgment brief writing and superior academic and writing credentials are required. Candidate must be barred in Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania/New Jersey bar preferred. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

San Diego

Litigation Associate - Duane Morris LLP has an opening in its San Diego office for a litigation associate to join its Trial Practice Group. The ideal candidate will have at least 4-5 years of sophisticated litigation experience in commercial litigation matters. Candidate must have strong research and writing skills and entrepreneurial drive and initiative and possess a strong, positive presence and advocacy ability. California bar admission required. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Patent Agent or Technical Writer (Wireless Communications and/or Semiconductor) - Duane Morris LLP has an opening for a EE patent agent or technical writer and background/experience in wireless communication technologies and/or semiconductor processing or semiconductor circuits to join its growing Intellectual Property practice group in San Diego. Patent agent candidates should have at least 1 year of experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the area of wireless communications and be familiar with 4G/5G standards. Technical writer candidates should have an advanced degree in EE and significant experience preparing technical documents describing wireless communication systems and/or standards. Industry work experience in the area of wireless communications and fluency in speaking, reading and writing Mandarin is a plus. Ideal candidate will have strong academic credentials, fluency in Mandarin, significant experience preparing patent applications or technical documents concerning wireless communications 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 3 writing samples of published applications or technical documents directed to wireless communications. Applicants who do not meet the above criteria should not apply. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

San Francisco

Labor and Employment Associate, Mid-Senior Associate or Counsel - Duane Morris LLP has an immediate opening for a highly motivated mid- to senior-level associate to join its dynamic and growing Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration practice group to support its California practice in its San Francisco office. The ideal candidate will have 6+ years of substantive experience in employment litigation and a desire for trial work. Experience in defending wage and hour claims, including wage and hour class action lawsuits is also desired. The successful candidate will also have meaningful experience in transactional employment work, including the drafting of employment and severance agreements, drafting EEOC position statements, DFEH responses, and conducting witness interviews and depositions. Having a background in counseling employers on federal and state employment law compliance, drafting workplace policies and assisting clients with employment training programs is also a plus. Experience in traditional management labor relations is also advantageous. Superior academic and writing credentials along with California bar admission required. Pursuant to applicable state and municipal Fair Chance Laws and Ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. If you want to join a collegial team of excellent employment law professionals who enjoy their work and take pride in their work product, we would be the ideal firm for you.

Immigration Associate (Outbound) - Duane Morris LLP has an opening in its San Francisco office for an outbound immigration associate to join its Immigration Practice Group. The ideal candidate will have 2-5 years’ hands-on experience in both advising on and processing of global (non-U.S.) immigration work. Excellent writing skills along with a positive team-player attitude and advocacy ability highly desired. Position will involve direct contact with corporate clients. Stellar academics, research and organizational skills required along with an entrepreneurial drive, initiative and ability to work independently in a fast-paced, high-volume immigration practice are required for this position. Californa bar admission preferred. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Silicon Valley

Patent Prosecution Associate (EE/CS) Duane Morris LLP has an opening for an associate with 2-6 years' experience to join its growing Intellectual Property practice group. Ideal candidate must have an Electrical Engineering or Computer Science degree and experience in drafting patent applications in the AI and machine learning space. Candidate will have strong academic credentials, superior writing ability, a quick-study aptitude and ability to engender client confidence and thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial and collegial environment. Candidate can be resident in Silicon Valley, Philadelphia, Chicago or D.C. office. USPTO admission required along with bar admission in California, Pennsylvania, Illinois or D.C. depending on office location. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Washington, D.C.

Products Liability Associate - Duane Morris LLP has an opening in its Washington, D.C. office for a Litigation associate. The ideal candidate will have at least 3-5 years of sophisticated commercial litigation and products liability (medical device/pharma) experience. 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. D.C. bar admission or ability to become barred in D.C. is required. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Patent Prosecution Associate (EE/CS) Duane Morris LLP has an opening for an associate with 2-6 years' experience to join its growing Intellectual Property practice group. Ideal candidate must have an Electrical Engineering or Computer Science degree and experience in drafting patent applications in the AI and machine learning space. Candidate will have strong academic credentials, superior writing ability, a quick-study aptitude and ability to engender client confidence and thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial and collegial environment. Candidate can be resident in Silicon Valley, Philadelphia, Chicago or D.C. office. USPTO admission required along with bar admission in California, Pennsylvania, Illinois or D.C. depending on office location. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Wilmington

Business Reorganization and Financial Restructuring Associate (PA/NY/DE/TX) - Duane Morris LLP seeks an associate to join its Business Reorganization and Financial Restructuring practice group. The ideal candidate should have 4 or more years of sophisticated commercial bankruptcy practice including both litigation and transactional experience. Familiarity with the insurance industry is a plus. Candidate must have an aptitude for client contact and a willingness to work independently, be a team player, be able to work/thrive in a fast-paced environment and be detail oriented. Stellar academics and superior writing and research skills are required. Bar admission required: Pennsylvania/New York/Delaware/Texas/Virginia. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

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Please contact our recruiting staff for more information. If you are a candidate and would like to apply to any of these openings, please complete our online application

Search firm and agency submissions for active and open positions should be sent directly to Peggy Simoncini Pasquay at simoncini@duanemorris.com.

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

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

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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 Associate Program each year to make Duane Morris a meaningful and valuable destination for summer associates. According to The American Lawyer's 2019 Summer Associate Satisfaction Survey, Duane Morris is ranked the top firm in the nation with a perfect overall satisfaction score.

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.

Duane Morris LLP appreciates your interest in our Firm and our 2021 Summer Program. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, law student recruiting has been postponed until January 2021. We are committed to achieving yet another successful recruiting season for a fulfilling summer program as we have in all our past years, pandemic notwithstanding.

Encouraging words from Matt Taylor, Firm Chairman and Executive Chief Officer: “Please stay well, be safe and stay positive, my friends, and remember: we believe in our strategy, we believe in our organization, we believe in each other, and we believe we will win. And as we always say on Fridays, the mountain will be there again on Monday, so let’s link arms in unity and march.”

Please visit our Careers page first week of December 2020 for our online application links for each office that will be hosting a summer program in 2021.*

Duane Morris offices hosting a 2021 Summer Program

Philadelphia: Online application link will be available first week of December 2020

New York: Online application link will be available first week of December 2020

Chicago: Online application link will be available first week of December 2020

Miami: Online application link will be available first week of December 2020

San Diego: Online application link will be available first week of December 2020

For 2L law students at schools where Duane Morris will not be attending OCI, please complete our online application after the application links become available in December 2020.

2020/2021 Law School Recruiting Schedule

Law School Visit Date
University of Chicago Law School December 18, 2020
Philadelphia Area Diversity Job Fair January 5, 2021
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School January 14, 2021
University of Virginia School of Law January 14, 2021
Harvard Law School January 15, 2021
Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law January 15, 2021
University of Michigan Law School January 15, 2021
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law January 19, 2021
Georgetown University Law Center January 19, 2021
Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law January 22, 2021
University of Illinois College of Law February 4, 2021
Howard University School of Law TBD
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law TBD

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 2019-2020 academic year.

Thank you and stay well!

Jennifer G. Davis
Manager of Legal Recruitment and Personnel
Duane Morris LLP

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

Baltimore

Office Coordinator/Paralegal - The right candidate will be responsible for the daily execution of firm policies and procedures and for alerting the appropriate firm-wide administrative staff when local issues need addressing as well as handling paralegal duties for busy litigation attorneys. Must have experience in large, complex case management with thorough knowledge of court rules, calendaring and filing procedures (including e-filing) for state and federal courts. Must be able to e-file and draft correspondences, pleadings, motions and summons. In addition to paralegal duties, you will be responsible for the supervision of nonattorney personnel; hiring and employee relations; coordinating new staff and attorney hiring process; supporting marketing and library initiatives; administration of client escrow accounts; maintaining firm standards and practices related to use of office space; delivery of office services including records coordination; assisting IS department with local IS issues; and interacting with building management for maintenance and other ordinary course issues. Assist as needed with office planning, construction, and related projects. Associate’s degree preferred with a minimum of 5 years of strong litigation experience in a law firm or legal department. Must have an understanding of federal and local court rules and procedures including electronic filing. Interested in candidates who are highly organized with strong technical skills. Ability and willingness to manage and balance a variety of activities and a wide range of responsibilities, ability to manage personnel and interpersonal issues, excellent communication skills, judgment and decision making skills. Experience with database software such as Relativity, Concordance and IPro necessary as well as proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel. EEO/AA/M/F/V/D.

Legal Assistant, Trial - The right candidate will possess 3 to 5 years of strong litigation experience. Must have an understanding of federal and local court rules and procedures, including electronic filing. Interested in candidates who are highly organized with strong technical skills. Ability to multitask and prioritize effectively to meet tight deadlines. Interested in team players who possess strong communication skills to interact professionally with clients, attorneys and staff. Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint required. EEO/AA/M/F/V/D.

Bangor

Paralegal, Trial - The right candidate will have at least 3 years of mortgage foreclosure experience, preferably with strong knowledge of Massachusetts and Maine mortgage foreclosure process. Will support attorneys in preparing pleading; case management, including requirements for filings, court orders and local court practices; and project management within client requirements/timeframes. Seeking candidates with excellent communication and organizational skills; ability to work both independently and as part of a team; and ability to work diligently and carefully in a high-volume practice. Must be self-motivated with a high degree of professionalism. Good computer skills. Bachelor's degree and/or paralegal certificate required.

Houston

Paralegal, Trial - The right candidate will be responsible for researching, obtaining, compiling and preparing information for attorneys. Must possess a minimum of 5-7 years commercial litigation experience. Extensive trial experience as well as knowledge of federal and state court regulations required. Docket experience a plus. Will possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills along with the ability to multi-task. Bachelor's degree or paralegal certification required. EEO/AA/M/F/V/D.

Lake Tahoe

Legal Assistant, Trial - This office, focusing on sports and recreation law, is looking for an articulate, motivated individual with a strong ability to multi-task and work well with others. The right candidate will have 3-5 years litigation experience. E-filing experience preferred. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail imperative. Proficiency with Microsoft Word. EEO/AA/M/F/V/D.

Philadelphia

Paralegal, Intellectual Property - The paralegal will be responsible for conducting preliminary trademark searches; prosecuting U.S. and foreign trademark applications and maintaining U.S. and foreign trademark registrations; coordinating with foreign counsel to establish, maintain and enforce trademark portfolios; assisting attorneys with opposition and cancellation proceedings; and regularly providing our clients with status updates. Bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certificate with a minimum of 5 years of experience managing a large trademark (foreign and domestic) portfolio. Prior experience drafting trademark applications and e-filing documents required. EEO/AA/M/F/V/D.

Marketing Data Specialist, Marketing & Business Development - In this role, you will develop and promote best practices in the use and maintenance of the firm’s client relationship management (CRM) system. You will have primary responsibility of providing training and support for all CRM users and shared responsibility for supporting marketing initiatives, including events and the integrity of all data in the firm’s CRM system. Responsibilities will include the following: continuously update all training materials and develop and maintain a CRM landing page on the intranet to communicate updates firmwide; coordinate all CRM-related aspects of marketing initiatives, including list creation and segmentation, mailings, and analytics; work closely with Marketing and Business Development Managers to scope projects and identify appropriate analytics for follow-up; ensure ongoing data and list quality through analysis, research, and validation to firm standards. Responsiveness, proactivity, detail-orientation, strong analytical and presentation skills and a commitment to client service are keys to success in this role. Interested in candidates that have: 3-5 years of relevant experience with Lexis Nexis Interaction; knowledge of email marketing platforms, including Vuture or Tikit; prior experience in a law firm or other professional services firm; excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal; the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize, work with little direct supervision and thrive within the firm's highly dynamic environment; and strong presentation skills; training experience a plus. A bachelor’s degree, preferably in marketing or communications, or 5 years’ related experience required. EEO/AA/M/F/V/D.

Billing Coordinator, Billing - The person in this position will be responsible for sorting, reviewing and finalizing billing files in a timely and accurate manner for all assigned attorneys and their respective clients and matters. Will contact new attorneys to review billing procedures and ensure that all new billing information is set up appropriately. Responsible for coordinating billing and payment procedures with new clients as assigned. Must understand and be able to execute on e-billing process when necessary.

Interested in candidates that have a demonstrated ability to handle multiple responsibilities and tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Should be self-motivated, exercise sound judgment and possess excellent decision-making skills. The right candidate will be a team player with strong communications skills and will be able to work effectively with other members of the Finance Department as well as all assigned attorneys and their clients. Excellent research skills and strong Excel skills are vital. 3+ years of prior law firm billing experience required, electronic billing experience using Elite preferred. EEO/AA/M/F/V/D.

Document Specialist, Secretarial Services - We have an excellent new opportunity for an experienced Document Specialist to join our talented Secretarial Services Department. The department supports all offices nationally with overflow work, special and complex projects and 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. EEO/AA/M/F/V/D.

San Francisco

Immigration Paralegal, ELBI - The right candidate will be responsible 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. Primary responsibilities include: Prepare and package immigration applications/petitions, 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 to provide information and assistance 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. Bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certificate with a minimum of 2 years of experience in the business immigration field. Experience submitting applications to and interacting with the USCIS, DOL and other government agencies. Ability to execute the entire application process. EEO/AA/M/F/V/D.

We encourage you to contact us if you are interested in contributing to the success of Duane Morris.

For More Information

Please contact our recruiting staff for more information.

Chanel Bell
Human Resources Manager
Duane Morris LLP
30 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196
Email: cnbell@duanemorris.com

Prospective candidates, please complete our employment application

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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
Senior 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 online 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

Chanel Bell
Human Resources Manager
Duane Morris LLP
30 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196
+1 215 979 1226

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 person’s sex/gender, pregnancy (including childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), age, race, color, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, familial status, civil union or domestic partner status, nationality or national origin, ancestry, citizenship, immigrant status, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, use of a trained service animal, medical condition, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, victim of domestic violence crime, sexual assault or stalking or membership in any “protected group” under federal, state or local law. This policy applies to all conditions of employment including but not limited to recruitment, selection, placement, transfer, promotion, training, compensation, benefits and termination. A more detailed statement of our firm’s policy is set forth in the Equal Employment Opportunity and Harassment Prevention Policy.

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.