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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.

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Legal Positions

  • Patent Associate - Chemistry

    December 11, 2018

    Foley Hoag’s Intellectual Property Department has an opening in its Boston office for an 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 two 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, polymer science and drug discovery would be particularly useful. Candidates are required to have a PTO registration.

    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

    Candidates should click here to apply. Search firms should submit candidate materials to hiring@foleyhoag.com.

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  • Technology Specialist - Chemistry

    December 11, 2018

    Foley Hoag’s Intellectual Property Department has an opening in its 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 a scientific background relevant to technologies such as small molecules, pharmaceuticals, synthetic methods, polymer science, and drug discovery. Candidates with two to four years of experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications in these technologies should 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.

    How to Apply

    Candidates should click here to apply. Search firms should submit candidate materials to hiring@foleyhoag.com.

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  • Business Associate

    November 27, 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:  Debt Finance, Private Funds, Venture Capital and Emerging Companies,  and Mergers & Acquisitions.  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.

    How to Apply

    Candidates should click here to apply. Search firms should submit candidate materials to hiring@foleyhoag.com.

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  • Life Sciences Business Associate

    November 6, 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.

    Candidates should click here to apply. Search firms should submit candidate materials to hiring@foleyhoag.com.

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  • Life Sciences Business Counsel/Partner

    November 6, 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 venture capital financings and 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.

    Candidates should click here to apply. Search firms should submit candidate materials to hiring@foleyhoag.com./p>

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  • Patent Associate - Biotech

    October 18, 2018

    Foley Hoag’s Intellectual Property Department has an opening in our Boston or New York office for an 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 at least three years of prior 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 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

    Candidates should click here to apply. Search firms should submit candidate materials to hiring@foleyhoag.com.

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  • Technology Specialist - Biotech

    October 18, 2018

    Foley Hoag’s Intellectual Property Department has an opening in our Boston or New York 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 three or more 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.

    How to Apply

    Candidates should click here to apply. Search firms should submit candidate materials to hiring@foleyhoag.com.

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  • Patent Litigation Associate

    October 15, 2018

    Foley Hoag’s Intellectual Property Litigation group has an opening in the Boston office for a lawyer with a minimum of three to five years of experience in cases involving patent and other IP rights. The position will include representation of biopharma manufacturers, research institutions and universities in patent, inventorship, and contract disputes before U.S. courts, in arbitral proceedings, in the International Trade Commission, and in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. These disputes commonly involve IP licenses, collaboration agreements, and other IP-related issues as well. Experience working with life sciences companies and/or universities is preferred. A science degree is desirable, but not required.

    Candidates should click here to apply. Search firms should submit candidate materials to hiring@foleyhoag.com.

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  • Patent Associate - Computer Science

    October 1, 2018

    Foley Hoag’s Intellectual Property Department has an opening in our New York or Boston 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 or technical writing experience is preferred. Knowledge of artificial intelligence concepts is required, and course work in 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 attorney 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

    October 1, 2018

    Foley Hoag’s Intellectual Property Department has an opening in our New York or Boston 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 or technical writing experience is preferred. Knowledge of artificial intelligence concepts is required, and course work in 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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Paralegal and Administrative Professional Positions

  • Accounts Payable Administrator

    December 6, 2018

    Foley Hoag seeks an Accounts Payable Administrator to handle all aspects of the accounts payable process.

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  • Billing Administrator

    December 6, 2018

    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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  • Case Assistant - Business Department

    December 5, 2018

    Foley Hoag is seeking a self-starting and highly organized individual to assist a legal team with performing various corporate tasks for large, international client with operations in South America, Central America and Australasia. Must be a team player yet capable of working independently in a fast-paced environment. Fluency in Spanish and/or Brazilian Portuguese is required.

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  • Business Development Manager

    October 23, 2018

    Reporting to the Director of Business Development, this Business Development Manager plays a critical role in providing strategic direction and managing the tactical delivery of business development initiatives for the dynamic practices in the Administrative Law Department including Healthcare, Life Sciences Government Strategies, Privacy & Data Security, Real Estate Development, and Infrastructure. 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 collaboration and cross-selling.

    This role will have the benefit of joining a collegial team of professionals dedicated to law firm business development and operations. The Manager will work alongside a talented group including a Marketing Events Specialist, Marketing Specialist, Business Development Specialist, Communications Manager, Sr. Graphics Designer, fellow Managers, an outside media relations firm, and other firm business operations resources.

    In addition to supporting the department and practices 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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  • Billing Legal Administrative Assistant

    October 22, 2018

    Foley Hoag seeks a Billing Legal Administrative Assistant in our Intellectual Property Department to provide billing support to patent prosecution attorneys, technology specialists and patent administrative assistants.

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  • IT Support Services Manager

    October 3, 2018

    Foley Hoag seeks an IT Support Services Manager to oversee the daily operation of the IT Support Services area, which includes the IT Support Desk and IT Training. The IT Support Services Manager is responsible for ensuring that hardware and software support is provided to users, including, but not limited to the Microsoft Office Suite, Document Management, Specialty department applications, desktop and laptop computers, mobile devices, including the loaner pool of laptops, mifi’s, printer management and other specialty peripherals. The Support Services Group is responsible for maintaining the firm’s intranet content, user and system IT documentation, new user setup and training, departed user processes, as well as participating in the disaster recovery plans, including testing.

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  • Business Analyst

    September 27, 2018

    Foley Hoag seeks a Business Analyst to join its Finance team 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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  • Staff Accountant

    September 24, 2018

    Foley Hoag seeks a Staff Accountant to assist the senior and staff accountants with bank and general ledger account reconciliations, journal entries, intercompany transactions, audits and similar responsibilities, for both domestic and international offices. Some accounts payable, accounts receivable processing and cross-training will also be required.

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  • Patent Docket Specialist

    August 31, 2018

    Foley Hoag seeks a Patent Docket Specialist with a solid understanding of the United States, International and various foreign Patent Office rules, procedures and guidelines. He/she must be able to apply this information correctly when reviewing PTO submissions to ensure we are meeting the requirements set in the respective communications. The integrity of the information maintained in the system is vital to ensuring the legal staff meet critical deadlines. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: creating and maintaining patent prosecution files, maintaining database, entering deadlines and other case-specific data into docketing system, interpreting documents and identifying deadlines, preparing weekly and periodic reports, and following-up on deadlines. The coordinator must be available to work overtime when required to meet the demands of this position. In addition, any general office administrative functions as necessary.

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  • Patent Administrative Assistant/Floater

    August 27, 2018

    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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