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.



  • Business Associate

    January 18, 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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  • Litigation Technology Services Analyst

    January 12, 2017

    Foley Hoag seeks a Litigation Technology Services Analyst to act as the primary contact for litigation support requests, including ESI processing and searching, loading data into document review databases, processing relevant data for production and export, deposition preparation, and assistance with the implementation of trial support software tools.

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  • Technology Specialist - Biotech

    January 10, 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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  • Patent Associate - Biotech

    January 9, 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 – Computer Science

    January 6, 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.

    We seek applicants with strong academic credentials, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and 0-3 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 and technical writing sample to Erin Wallace, Legal Recruiting Manager, at hiring@foleyhoag.com.

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  • Case Assistant - Patent Prosecution

    December 21, 2016

    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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  • Foreign Filing Assistant

    December 20, 2016

    Foley Hoag seeks a Foreign Filing Assistant who would be responsible to provide administrative assistance to the foreign filing coordinator team on international (PCT) and foreign patent applications.  The foreign filing assistant will assist with the drafting of client reporting letters related to docketed and non-docketed deadlines. The foreign filing assistant must be available to work overtime as needed. 

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  • Patent Administrative Assistant (Floater)

    December 15, 2016

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

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  • Case Assistant - Business Department

    December 5, 2016

    Seeking a self-starting and highly organized individual to assist a legal team with performing various corporate tasks for a large variety of businesses ranging from emerging companies to large, international clients. Must be a team player yet capable of working independently in a fast-paced environment.

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  • Network Engineer

    November 15, 2016

    Foley Hoag seeks a Network Engineer to be responsible for ensuring the continuous and reliable operation of the firm’s voice, data and internet networks in order to provide maximum performance and availability for the firm. The role is responsible for analyzing, designing, installing, configuring, maintaining and repairing the network infrastructure and application components. The Network Engineer is responsible for all aspects of the LAN, WAN and VoIP infrastructures at all firm locations. The Network Engineer provides high-level technical support for voice, data and internet network systems, creates and maintains network documentation, maintains hardware and software standards, and participates in projects as needed. The Network Engineer must be well versed with the advanced engineering and administration of multiprotocol routers, multilayer switches, network security devices and network management systems. The Network Engineer will perform a wide variety of evaluation, maintenance, installation and training tasks to ensure the network meets the performance expectations of the firm and users.

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  • Patent Associate - Chemistry

    October 27, 2016

    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 up 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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  • Technology Specialist - Chemistry

    October 26, 2016

    Foley Hoag’s Intellectual Property Department has an opening in our Boston office for a technology specialist with a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry.

    We seek applicants with strong academic credentials, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and 0-3 years of patent prosecution experience. 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. Experienced candidates are expected to be registered patent agents.

    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.

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

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  • Financial Systems Administrator

    September 12, 2016

    Foley Hoag seeks a Financial Systems Administrator to be a member of our finance team, supporting the firm with financial systems and technical expertise. The position will interact closely with finance and technology professionals to optimize information delivery, administer finance-related aspects of technology projects, and manage key cross-functional projects such as system implementations and upgrades. The person hired for this position will also serve as a crucial finance resource for technical support, including electronic report distribution, SQL stored procedures, dashboard design, workflow, and business intelligence. This role manages the finance department’s data warehouses and controls security for our financial inquiry tools.

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