Current Openings

How to Apply

To pursue a posted attorney or technology specialist position with the firm, please follow the instructions included within each posting. Search firms may submit candidate materials to: hiring@foleyhoag.com

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:

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  • Business Development Specialist ILAD

    April 19, 2018

    Foley Hoag seeks a Business Development Specialist responsible for supporting the business development needs of its International Litigation and Arbitration Department (ILAD). This is a full time (37.5 hour/week) position based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. This role will report to the ILAD Business Development Liaison and to the Director of Business Development.

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  • Patent Associate - Chemistry

    April 12, 2018

    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.

    How to Apply

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  • Technology Specialist - Chemistry

    April 12, 2018

    Foley Hoag’s Intellectual Property Department has an opening in our Boston office ffor a registered patent agent 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. 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.

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  • Legal Administrative Assistant - Business

    April 9, 2018

    Foley Hoag's Boston office seeks an experienced Legal Administrative Assistant to support 3-4 attorneys, including one Business Department partner.

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  • Legal Administrative Assistant - New York

    April 9, 2018

    Foley Hoag seeks a Legal Administrative Assistant in its New York office to provide legal and administrative secretarial support to lawyers and/or paralegals, and coordinate activities with multiple areas within the firm to meet clients’ needs.

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  • Applications Developer

    April 6, 2018

    Foley Hoag seeks an Applications Developer responsible for developing, implementing and supporting applications in SharePoint and Microsoft .NET environments. This is a hands-on position requiring necessary design and programming to integrate new and existing applications, programs and systems using strong analytical skills and software development skills. With a strong understanding of the software development life cycle and working with members of the Information Technology Department, the Applications Developer will simultaneously contribute to multiple projects while working on their own projects using SharePoint, .NET, HTML5, SQL server.

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  • Business Analyst

    April 5, 2018

    Foley Hoag seeks a Business Analyst to analyze and provide recommendations on complex statistical data. The position’s primary functions include data manipulation, analysis and presentation.  The Business Analyst provides strategic analysis to firm executive management, legal business units and administrative operations.

    This is an ideal position for a candidate considering a future in business or law school. The position will interact directly with senior management and gain front-line experience in the operations of a professional services firm.

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  • Product Liability Case Assistant

    April 5, 2018

    Seeking a highly organized and self-motivated individual to assist a legal team by performing both routine and analytical writing, research, and communication tasks associated with product liability cases.  Must be a team player yet capable of working independently in a fast-paced environment.

    Responsibilities:

    • Communicate with team members, other counsel and client regarding status, tasks, pending deadlines, etc., including summarizing key information on facts, strategy, and deadlines.
    • Maintain case management database and case calendars, including recording case details and reviewing all correspondence, and communicate all deadlines and relevant tasks to team as necessary.
    • Draft or compile various deadline/task lists, case status reports, billing and budget estimates, defense cost statistics, etc., for both internal and external reporting.
    • Contribute to overall case strategy by reviewing documents, interviewing client personnel, conducting Internet and occasional legal research, and preparing summaries of work for team members.
    • Review all discovery materials and help formulate case defenses and/or areas for further investigation.
    • Review medical and scientific literature and prepare related analyses for use in developing expert reports and testimony for deposition or trial.
    • Review and summarize case-specific medical records and scientific reports.
    • Administrative projects including maintaining electronic and hard copy files; obtaining documents from various courts and outside counsel; assisting with document production; monitoring relevant email distribution lists; attending case team and practice group meetings; etc.
    • Perform additional tasks and duties as requested.
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  • Legal Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

    April 5, 2018

    Foley Hoag seeks a Legal Administrative Assistant (Floater)/Receptionist to provide legal administrative (secretarial) support to lawyers and other timekeepers when the primary legal administrative assistant is not available. The role will also provide reception and office support services as needed.

    The work schedule for this position is Monday-Friday 1:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

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  • Patent Foreign Filing Specialist

    April 5, 2018

    Foley Hoag seeks a Patent Foreign Filing Specialist with a solid understanding of the International and Foreign Patent Office rules, procedures and guidelines. The individual must be able to apply this information correctly to each client portfolio assigned to them in order to meet critical deadlines related to foreign formality filing requirements. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, filing patent applications internationally (PCTs) and in various foreign countries (both regional and national), ensuring all formality filing requirements are completed in a timely manner, maintaining the virtual record file, meeting deadlines associated with formality requirements and payment of annuities. The Foreign Fling Coordinator must be available to work overtime when required to meet the demands of this position. In addition, perform any general office administrative functions as necessary.

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  • Case Assistant - Business Department

    April 4, 2018

    Foley Hoag seeks a self-starting and highly organized individual to assist a legal team with performing various corporate tasks for a few large clients, including a large private equity fund manager. Must be a team player yet capable of working independently in a fast-paced environment.

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  • Business Associate

    April 4, 2018

    Foley Hoag’s Business Department has an opening for one or more excellent lawyers in our Boston office.

    We seek applicants from the Class of 2015 and senior with general transactional experience in one or more of the following areas:  Mergers & Acquisitions, Debt Finance, Private Funds, and Venture Capital and Emerging Companies. Although not required, experience in the Life Sciences or Technology industries would be helpful. 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.

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  • Life Sciences Business Counsel/Partner

    March 29, 2018

    Foley Hoag’s Life Sciences practice group has an opening in our Boston office for a lawyer with a minimum of eight years of experience representing emerging companies in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and/or medical device sectors. Ideally, candidates will have experience negotiating and drafting agreements regarding intellectual property rights, including patent license agreements with universities and collaboration agreements with pharmaceutical companies. Experience representing clients at board of director meetings, as well as speaking on panels and at conferences is preferred.

    This is an excellent opportunity for an attorney with significant experience representing life sciences companies to play an important role in the expansion of our practice. Portable billings are not required.

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  • Life Sciences Business Associate

    March 29, 2018

    Foley Hoag’s Life Sciences practice group has an opening in our Boston office for a lawyer with a minimum of four years of experience representing emerging companies in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and/or medical device sectors. Ideally, candidates will have experience negotiating and drafting agreements regarding intellectual property rights, including patent license agreements with universities and collaboration agreements with pharmaceutical companies.

    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.

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  • Senior Accountant

    March 29, 2018

    Foley Hoag seeks a Senior Accountant to be responsible for financial statement preparation, general ledger and fixed asset management, annual audit preparation, treasury and bank compliance, partner distributions and tax reporting, as well as preparation of government filings. Ensures proper accounting controls are documented and followed. Primary responsibility also includes coordinating tasks with staff accountants, reviewing their work for accuracy and completeness and ensuring all assigned tasks are completed timely and project deadlines are met.

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  • Litigation Associate

    March 21, 2018

    Foley Hoag’s Litigation Department has an opening for one or more excellent lawyers in our Boston office.

    We seek applicants for the position of junior associate, generally from the law school classes of 2015 through 2017. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to practice in a range of litigation areas, including white collar and government investigations, commercial litigation and licensing disputes.

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

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  • Business Development Manager

    March 21, 2018

    Reporting to the director of business development, this manager serves a critical role in providing strategic direction and overseeing the tactical delivery of business development initiatives for the M&A, Private Funds and Capital Markets practices within the Business Department. This professional will work proactively with department and practice area chairs and in coordination with all members of the business development team. This team member will serve as a key coordinator of cross-practice life science, technology and other industry verticals. This highly visible team member will develop and support initiatives that help drive new business from both existing clients and prospects and foster a culture of cross servicing. Additional practices may be assigned.

    In addition to supporting the practices and verticals listed above, this role may include additional practice areas or firm initiatives to be determined as needed by the director of business development.

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  • FDA Associate

    March 19, 2018

    Foley Hoag’s Government Strategies Group/FDA practice has an opening in our Washington, DC office for an FDA associate with 2-3 years of relevant experience in the federal government, an FDA-regulated company, or in private practice. A bachelor’s or advanced degree in science or medicine would be particularly useful. We seek candidates with strong academic credentials, research and analytical proficiencies, and effective verbal and written communication skills.

    We staff our clients’ regulatory matters leanly, affording associates an opportunity for significant responsibility and excellent career development. Associates typically work one-on-one with partners and gain a depth of experience in regulatory and legislative strategy, handling FDA compliance and enforcement actions, and direct client communications. An FDA associate also works with partners and associates in other practice groups to provide a full range of legal services to Foley Hoag’s life sciences clients. Such experience has contributed to the firm’s consistently excellent rankings in various national satisfaction surveys and industry recognition lists.

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  • E-Discovery Staff Attorney

    March 13, 2018

    Foley Hoag has an opening in its Boston office for an e-discovery attorney. A minimum of two years of experience working with electronic discovery issues in a law firm environment is required, and a background in computer science is preferred. We seek applicants with strong academic credentials, excellent verbal and written communication skills, a strong work ethic, and the proven ability to lead teams and manage complex projects involving a variety of stakeholders. The successful candidate must have significant experience performing advanced searches with e-discovery platforms and be knowledgeable about all aspects of the e-discovery process, modern litigation requirements, rule-driven mandates, technology tools, and document production and management. Project management skills, and a demonstrated commitment to provide outstanding customer service to stakeholders both internally and externally, are particularly important.

    Our attorneys are afforded an opportunity for significant responsibility and direct client interaction. Such experience has contributed to the firm’s consistently excellent rankings in national associate satisfaction surveys. We are not accepting submissions from search firms for this position.

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  • IP Litigation Associate - Boston

    March 9, 2018

    Foley Hoag’s Intellectual Property Litigation group has an opening in our Boston office for a lawyer with a minimum of three years of experience in cases involving patent rights. The position will involve representation of biopharma manufacturers, research institutions and universities in patent and inventorship disputes before U.S. courts, in arbitral proceedings, in the International Trade Commission, and in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Experience working with life sciences companies and/or universities is preferred. A science degree is not required.

    Our associates are afforded an opportunity for significant responsibility and excellent career development. Such experience has contributed to the firm’s consistently excellent rankings in national associate satisfaction surveys.

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  • IP Litigation Associate - New York

    March 9, 2018

    Foley Hoag’s Intellectual Property Litigation group has an opening in our New York office for a lawyer with a minimum of two years of experience in cases involving patent rights. The position will involve representation of biopharma manufacturers, research institutions and universities in patent and inventorship disputes before U.S. courts, in arbitral proceedings, in the International Trade Commission, and in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The caseload is also expected to include false advertising, trademark and copyright matters. Experience working with life sciences companies and/or universities is preferred. A science degree is not required.

    Our associates are afforded an opportunity for significant responsibility and excellent career development. Such experience has contributed to the firm’s consistently excellent rankings in national associate satisfaction surveys.

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  • Patent Associate - Computer Science

    March 7, 2018

    Foley Hoag’s Intellectual Property Department has an opening in our New York office for an associate 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 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.

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  • Technology Specialist - Computer Science

    March 7, 2018

    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. For more information on Foley Hoag's technology specialist program, please click here.

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  • Patent Administrative Assistant

    March 6, 2018

    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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  • Infrastructure Engineer

    February 26, 2018

    Foley Hoag seeks an Infrastructure Engineer to be responsible for the operations of secure and highly available computing platforms, servers, networks and overall operation and maintenance of the data center. This role works closely with the Infrastructure Manager, IT Director, Network Engineer, IT Support staff and vendors to provide support and expert input regarding the infrastructure functions and capabilities.

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