Current Openings

How to Apply

To pursue an attorney or technology specialist position with the firm, please submit a cover letter, resume, and law school transcript to:

To pursue a posted administrative or paralegal position in the Boston or New York office, please follow the instructions included within each posting.

To pursue a posted administrative position in the Washington D.C. office, please submit a cover letter and resume to:

All candidates may be assured of complete confidentiality.



  • Patent Associate - Chemistry

    September 20, 2017

    Foley Hoag’s Intellectual Property Department has an opening in our Boston office for a junior associate who is a registered patent attorney with a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry.

    We seek applicants with strong academic credentials, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and one to four years of patent prosecution experience after graduation from law school.  Experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the areas of small molecules, pharmaceuticals, synthetic methods, molecular diversity and drug discovery would be particularly useful.

    We staff our clients’ patent matters leanly, affording associates an opportunity for significant responsibility and excellent career development. Associates typically work one-on-one with partners, gain a depth of experience in a broad range of patent strategy, drafting, prosecution and diligence matters, and get immediate client contact. Such experience has contributed to the firm’s consistently excellent rankings in various national satisfaction surveys and industry recognition lists.

    Please submit cover letter, resume, technical writing sample and law school transcript to Erin Wallace, Legal Recruiting Manager, at hiring@foleyhoag.com.

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  • Case Assistant - Patent Prosecution

    September 20, 2017

    The Boston office of Foley Hoag is seeking a case assistant to work with the firm’s Patent Prosecution group. Key responsibilities of the position include: assisting patent attorneys, patent agents and technology specialists with production, revision, and submission of a high volume of a range of required documents, such as Information Disclosure Statements, inventor declarations, assignments, and Power of Attorney forms; researching databases of patent assignments and other patent-related records; and preparing schedules of patent families and their bibliographic information. 

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  • Patent Associate - Biotech

    September 20, 2017

    Foley Hoag’s Intellectual Property Department has an opening in our Boston office for a junior associate who is a registered patent attorney with a Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology or immunology.

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

    We staff our clients’ patent matters leanly, affording associates an opportunity for significant responsibility and excellent career development. Associates typically work one-on-one with partners, gain a depth of experience in a broad range of patent strategy, drafting, prosecution and diligence matters, and get immediate client contact. Such experience has contributed to the firm’s consistently excellent rankings in various national satisfaction surveys and industry recognition lists.

    Please submit cover letter, resume, technical writing sample and law school transcript to Erin Wallace, Legal Recruiting Manager, at hiring@foleyhoag.com

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  • Technology Specialist - Biotech

    September 20, 2017

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

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

    We staff our clients’ patent matters leanly, affording patent agents an opportunity for significant responsibility and excellent career development. Associates typically work one-on-one with partners, gain a depth of experience in a broad range of patent strategy, drafting, prosecution and diligence matters, and get immediate client contact. Such experience has contributed to the firm’s consistently excellent rankings in various national satisfaction surveys and industry recognition lists.

    Please submit cover letter, resume, technical writing sample and law school transcript to Erin Wallace, Legal Recruiting Manager, at hiring@foleyhoag.com.

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  • Billing Administrator

    August 16, 2017

    Foley Hoag seeks a Billing Administrator to be responsible for all functions relating to client billing. Strong customer service skills are needed to provide excellent service to internal and external clients.

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  • Technology Specialist - High Tech

    August 15, 2017

    Foley Hoag’s Intellectual Property Department has an opening in our New York office for a Technology Specialist with a background in Computer Science. An M.S. or M.Eng. in Computer Science or a B.S. in Computer Science with relevant industry experience is preferred. Course work in mechanical or manufacturing engineering or applied mathematics is a plus.

    We seek applicants with strong academic credentials, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and up to three years of patent prosecution experience. Technical experience in the areas of machine learning, image analysis, cryptography, and software architecture would be particularly useful. A successful candidate who is not a registered patent agent will be expected to take and to pass the USPTO registration exam within a year of being hired.

    We staff our clients’ patent matters leanly, affording Technology Specialists an opportunity for significant responsibility and excellent career development. They typically work one-on-one with associates and partners, gain a depth of experience in a broad range of patent strategy, drafting, prosecution and diligence matters, and get immediate client contact. Such experience has contributed to the firm’s consistently excellent rankings in various national satisfaction surveys and industry recognition lists. Our technology practice has a significant early stage component, and involves working closely with start-up and emerging companies from inception through financing, growth and maturity.

    Please submit cover letter, resume, technical writing sample and law school transcript to Erin Wallace, Legal Recruiting Manager, at hiring@foleyhoag.com.

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  • Help Desk Support Specialist - NY

    August 9, 2017

    Foley Hoag seeks a Help Desk Support Specialist (9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. shift) in its New York office to provide the first level technical software and hardware support to all users of the firm’s networked systems.

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  • Patent Administrative Assistant

    July 24, 2017

    Foley Hoag seeks a Patent Administrative Assistant to assist patent attorneys and technology specialists in all phases of the patenting process.

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  • Business Associate - Mergers & Acquisitions

    May 15, 2017

    Foley Hoag’s Business Department has an opening for a lawyer in our Boston office.

    We seek applicants from the Class of 2013 and senior for an available position as associate in our  Mergers & Acquisitions practice. Although not required, fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese would be a plus.

    We staff transactions leanly, affording associates an opportunity for significant responsibility and excellent career development.  Associates work one-on-one with partners, gain a depth of experience in a broad range of corporate transactions, and get immediate client contact. Such experience has contributed to the firm’s consistently excellent rankings in various national satisfaction surveys and industry recognition lists.

    Please submit cover letter, resume, deal sheet, and law school transcript to Jillian Chalmers, Senior Legal Recruiting Coordinator, at hiring@foleyhoag.com.

     

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  • Business Associate

    May 15, 2017

    Foley Hoag’s Business Department has an opening for a lawyer in our Boston office.

    We seek applicants from the Class of 2013 and senior with general transactional experience in one or more of the following areas: Venture Capital and Emerging Companies, Mergers & Acquisitions, Debt Financing and Licensing and commercial agreements. Although not required, experience in the Life Sciences industry is preferred. Fluency in a language in addition to English would also be a plus.

    We staff transactions leanly, affording associates an opportunity for significant responsibility and excellent career development. Associates work one-on-one with partners, gain a depth of experience in a broad range of corporate transactions, and get immediate client contact. Such experience has contributed to the firm’s consistently excellent rankings in national associate satisfaction surveys.

    Please submit cover letter, resume, deal sheet, and law school transcript to Jillian Chalmers, Senior Legal Recruiting Coordinator, at hiring@foleyhoag.com.

     

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