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Jan 08, 2020

McCarter & English - Bankruptcy & Commercial Litigation Associate

Stamford, CT|New York, NY

McCarter & English is actively seeking an ambitious and energetic associate with 2-4 years’ experience with consumer financial services litigation for our New York, NY or Stamford, CT offices. Candidate must have courtroom experience, be motivated, and a self-starter. Applicants should have the utmost integrity and be able to deliver exceptional written and oral advocacy. Candidate must be admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut. Additional admissions are a plus. Please send your resume, cover letter and a writing sample to Christine Lydon, Chief Human Resources Officer, at recruiting@mccarter.com.

Dec 30, 2019

Robinson & Cole - 3 Open Positions

  • A Labor & Employment Associate with at least two years of employment and/or labor law experience. Click here to apply, please include a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and two writing samples (preferably briefs not edited by others).

 

  • An Intellectual Property Associate with three to four years of of trademark and copyright prosecution, dispute resolution, and litigation experience. Click here to apply, please include a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and law school transcript.

 

  • A Litigation Associate with at least three years of complex litigation experience, ERISA benefits litigation experience preferred but not required. Click here to apply, please include a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and two writing samples (preferably briefs not edited by others).

 

More information on the above positions can be found here.

Oct 17, 2019

Jackson Lewis P.C.: Mid-level Litigation Associate Attorney

We get work.  The Hartford office of Jackson Lewis P.C. is growing and we are again adding to our team of talented attorneys.

 

Jackson Lewis P.C., a law firm with over 900 attorneys nationwide, seeks a mid-level Litigation Associate Attorney for the Hartford office.  Candidates should have at least three to five years of prior litigation experience and possess a commitment to excellence, careful attention to detail along with excellent legal writing ability, strong organizational and time/project management skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.  JD from an accredited law school and active Connecticut bar admission required.  Prior employment law experience is a plus.  Please send cover letter and resume to hartfordrecruiting@jacksonlewis.com

 

Jackson Lewis P.C. is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Aug 21, 2019

UConn Law: Availability of 3 Clinical Faculty Positions

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law – Academic Support

The Academic Support Director is responsible for designing and implementing an academic success curriculum.    Reporting to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Director develops a curriculum, which will include an emphasis on developing analytical skills, writing skills, time/management skills, and other skills that will assist law students in achieving a high level of academic performance.   The Director teaches one section of an academic support course each semester (fall and spring).  The Director also works closely with staff from student affairs, career development and the registrar’s office to develop a bar preparation program – from identifying students at risk to creating and providing bar prep courses and/or workshops, as needed.   The Director currently teaches one bar prep course each semester (fall and spring).

For a detailed list of job responsibilities and qualifications: click here

To apply for this position: click here

 

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law – Legal Practice

The LP Program is an integrated three-term, seven-credit program that provides experiential training in legal writing, legal research, negotiation, interviewing, counseling and oral advocacy.  This position affords an opportunity to teach Legal Practice during the fall and spring semesters and interterms, develop curriculum and assignments to advance students’ lawyering skills, teach in a classroom setting and teach through experiential, simulated lawyering exercises.  LP professors work collaboratively, but each LP professor has discretion over the organization and management of his or her section of the LP course.

For a detailed list of job responsibilities and qualifications: click here

To apply for this position: click here

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law – Tax Law Clinic

The Tax Clinic is 1 of 18 clinics and field placement programs operated by the Law School.  Students in the clinic, under faculty supervision, provide free legal assistance to low-income taxpayers in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and/or the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services.  The Director is responsible for training students in the relevant law and lawyering skills and supervising them in their clinical fieldwork.  The Director also manages and oversees all aspects of clinic operations, including but not limited to: client selection, intake, and representation; case-flow; quality control; supervision of clinic staff; and relationships with external University, state, and private stakeholders.  The clinic is partially funded by a federal grant through the IRS Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) program, and the Director’s duties include working with the University’s grant office to periodically renew the grant and provide required reports and documentation to ensure compliance.  The Director also provides academic and career counseling to students; participates in public service activities; and may teach additional courses if mutually agreed upon with the Associate Dean for Clinical and Experiential Education.

For a detailed list of job responsibilities and qualifications: click here

To apply for this position: click here

Aug 05, 2019

Western New England University School of Law: Faculty Position Available

WESTERN NEW ENGLAND UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW seeks entry-level applicants for a tenure-track appointment to its full-time faculty starting in August 2020. The primary areas of teaching responsibility will be civil procedure and related subjects. We strongly encourage women, minorities and others who would enrich the diversity of our academic community to apply. Salary is negotiable, based on qualifications.

A candidate must have a J.D. degree and a distinguished law school record, a successful experience in a judicial clerkship, law practice and/or teaching, a record or promise of becoming a well-published scholar, and a commitment to service to the law school and the community. All applications should include a letter of application, including areas of teaching interest, and a résumé.


Excellent fringe benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children.

 

Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,800 students, including more than 2,600 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law. 

Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.

To apply to this position please visit http://employment.wne.edu.

Jun 17, 2019

Finn Dixon & Herling: 5 Open Positions

Corporate Associate

Seeking a corporate associate with 4-6 years of general corporate transactional experience. Ideal candidate will have experience in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financing, corporate governance, securities and general corporate law matters.

 

Corporate Associate

Seeking a corporate associate with 2-3 years of general corporate transactional experience. Ideal candidates will have experience in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financing, corporate governance, securities and general corporate law matters.

 

Executive Compensation/Employee Benefits Associate

Seeking an associate with 2-8 years of experience in executive compensation and employee benefits. Ideal candidates will have experience in mergers and acquisitions, preferably involving private equity funds.

 

Private Investment Fund / Investment Management Associate / Counsel

Seeking private investment fund / investment management associate or counsel with 5+ years of experience with private fund formations as well as investment adviser registration and compliance.

 

Litigation Associate

Seeking an associate with 2-4 years of litigation experience. Candidates must possess excellent research, writing and analytical skills. The ideal candidate will have experience with drafting pleadings, discovery requests/responses, and motions. Judicial clerkship experience is preferred, but is not required.

 

Outstanding academic credentials and major law firm experience required for all opportunities.

 

Please forward cover letter, resume, transcript and deal sheet to: recruiting@fdh.com

Jun 12, 2019

Assistant Federal Defender District of Connecticut

FEDERAL DEFENDER
DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT
10 COLUMBUS BLVD FL 6
HARTFORD, CT 06106-1976
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT


Assistant Federal Defender
District of Connecticut

The Office of the Federal Defender for the District of Connecticut has an opening for an Assistant Federal Defender. The Federal Defender operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act,U.S.C. 3006A, to provide defense services to indigent persons in federal criminal cases. The position is at will and not covered by the Civil Service Act.
Applicant must have the ability to immediately undertake the defense of major criminal cases in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, as well as in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Applicant must be a law school graduate and an active member in good standing of the bar in any state. Applicant should have substantial criminal trial experience, knowledge of federal criminal trial practice and federal sentencing guidelines, must possess excellent research, writing and oral advocacy skills, experience in computer-assisted legal research, the ability to understand and manage complex factual and legal issues, and a reputation for integrity and commitment to the representation of those unable to afford counsel. An Assistant
Federal Defender may not engage in the private practice of law.


The Federal Defender litigates cases in three seats of court (Hartford, New Haven, and Bridgeport).  This is a full-time position with federal salary and benefits based on qualification and experience. Salary is on a scale equivalent to that of Assistant United States Attorneys. This position is subject to mandatory electronic transfer (direct deposit) participation for payment of net pay.


No phone calls, please.

 

To apply, send cover letter, resume, three references, and a recent writing sample no later than June 21, 2019 to:


Federal Defender
10 Columbus Blvd, FL 6
Hartford, CT 06106-1976
or by e-mail to elizabeth_mclaughlin@fd.org

Current and future positions may be filled from this vacancy announcement.
The Office of the Federal Defender is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Jun 03, 2019

Boehringer Ingelheim - Associate Director & Corporate Counsel, Ridgefield, CT

Associate Director & Corporate Counsel – IP Description:

 

Provides legal services to Clients, typically at the Director level and below.  Level of counseling may include drafting of legal documents and provision of legal counsel regarding the risks associated with a given business objective.  Should have experience in practicing law in intellectual property and patents with the objective of gaining more in depth knowledge of an additional legal area as well as insight into practicing law within a corporate setting.  Typically partners with more senior legal counsel in meeting and providing advice where there is a greater legal risk and ambiguity. The successful candidate will have experience preparing and prosecuting patents in the area of large molecule biopharmaceuticals.

 

As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.

 

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Identify patentable inventions through regular interactions with internal R&D project teams, colleagues in legal and collaborators, including evaluating inventions and generating and executing on corresponding patent protection strategies.

  • Prepare, for review by more senior lawyer when appropriate, patent applications and prosecution with USPTO, freedom-to-operate analyses, and opinions, as well as review IP provisions in contracts, including research, collaboration and licensing agreements.

  • Understanding of federal and state laws, regulations and policies relating to US patent law; ability to interpret and apply such laws, regulations and policies to inform business activities.

  • Review proposed publications and presentations for potential impact on patent portfolio.

  • Influence clients by identifying and communicating to clients risks associated with day-to-day operational business activities, including training clients on applicable legal issues relating to US patent law.

  • Partner with clients to proactively apply legal and regulatory framework to business activity by identifying business goals and developing alternative solutions to assist in the achievement of successful outcomes. 

  • Negotiate on behalf of (and sometimes partnering with) client to achieve solutions consistent with business objectives.

  • Confer with other in-house and outside counsel where appropriate.

  • Manage (either directly or indirectly) administrative assistants and other personnel within department.

  • Keep current with of evolving legal, regulatory and business issues within lawyer’s expertise and client’s business environment.

 

Requirements:

  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school; at least 2 years relevant legal experience; admission to at least one State bar.

  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

  • B.S/M.S/Ph.D. or significant work experience in biology, immunology, biochemistry, or other life science related field.

  • A demonstrated competency in the field of biotechnology patent law, including patent preparation and prosecution for large molecule biopharmaceuticals, in particular antibodies.

  • Working knowledge of pharmaceutical chemistry is preferred.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 

  • Excellent organizational skills; demonstrates discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality of information. 

 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.

  • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

 

Who We Are:

 

At Boehringer Ingelheim we create value through innovation with one clear goal: to improve the lives of patients. We develop breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in areas of unmet medical need for both humans and animals. As a family owned company we focus on long term performance. We are powered by 50.000 employees globally who nurture a diverse, collaborative and inclusive culture. Learning and development for all employees is key because your growth is our growth.

 

Want to learn more?  Visit boehringer-ingelheim.com and join us in our effort to make more health.

Boehringer Ingelheim, including Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA, Inc., Merial Barceloneta, LLC and Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status, including protected veteran status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

May 30, 2019

Yale Law School: Assoc Director, Admissions & Diversity Initiatives

Click here for full Job Description Details. 

Click here to apply.

Essential Duties:

1.    Together with admissions senior staff, plan, coordinate, and manage the Law School’s recruitment calendar, including in-person visits and webinars. Represent Yale Law School to prospective students at recruiting events. Travel will be required.
2.    Plan, direct, and manage internal student-led recruiting efforts including Student Perspectives Blog, Student Buddy Program.
3.    Train, supervise, and manage admissions tour guides.
4.    Monitor Admissions’ social media presence, including Facebook and Twitter; develop and implement social media plan for Admissions.
5.    With the Director of Admissions, plan and execute admitted students programming.
6.    Design and administer surveys to prospective and admitted students to obtain feedback on admissions services and programs.
7.    Review and assess select admissions applications as directed by the Associate Dean.
8.    Engage in contact with applicants, prospective applicants, and admitted students and provide individual counseling and information as needed.
9.    Engage in individualized diversity-related follow-up and recruitment for admitted students.
10.    May perform other duties assigned.

Required Education and Experience
J.D. plus two years of experience in law-related position(s) OR Bachelor’s degree plus five years’ experience in admissions, placement, student counseling, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Exceptional organizational and oral/written communications skills. Ability to work independently and as a team member in a fast paced, challenging environment.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Ability to relate and work well with diverse constituents, including prospective and current students, faculty and staff. Ability to understand and promote the goals and distinct qualities of Yale Law School.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Successful candidates will demonstrate creativity, enthusiasm, tact and a commitment to diversity. Demonstrated skills in computerized technology, including spreadsheets, databases and web pages.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
J.D. degree

May 13, 2019

Jackson & Lewis - Litigation Associate Attorney, Hartford office

Jackson Lewis P.C., a law firm with over 900 attorneys nationwide, seeks a Litigation Associate Attorney for the Hartford office.   We are busy and expanding!!! Candidates should have at least two to six years of prior litigation experience and possess a commitment to excellence, careful attention to detail along with excellent legal writing ability, strong organizational and time/project management skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.  Outstanding academic credentials, JD from an accredited law school and active Connecticut bar admission required.  Prior employment law or federal/appellate clerking experience is a plus.  Please send cover letter and resume to hartfordrecruiting@jacksonlewis.com

 

Jackson Lewis P.C. is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Apr 15, 2019

Appointment to Panel of Chapter 7 Trustrees: Bankruptcy Courts

PUBLIC NOTICES FOR POSTING AT BANKRUPTCY COURTS

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

APPOINTMENT TO PANEL OF CHAPTER 7 TRUSTEES

 

The United States Trustee seeks resumes from persons wishing to be considered for appointment to the panel of trustees who administer cases filed under chapter 7 of title 11 of the United States Code (Bankruptcy Code). The appointment is for cases filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut in the Bridgeport/Hartford/New Haven Divisions. Chapter 7 trustees receive compensation and reimbursement for expenses, in each case in which they serve, pursuant to court order under 11 U.S.C. §326 and §330.

 

The minimum qualifications for appointment are set forth in 28 C.F.R. § 58.3. To be eligible for appointment, an applicant must possess strong administrative, financial and interpersonal skills. Fiduciary and bankruptcy experience is desirable but not mandatory.

 

A successful applicant will be required to undergo a background check, and must qualify to be bonded. Although chapter 7 trustees are not federal employees, appointments are made consistent with federal Equal Opportunity policies, which prohibit discrimination in employment.

 

All resumes should be received on or before May 17, 2019

 

 

Forward resumes to:

 

Kim McCabe,Assistant U.S. Trustee

Office of the United States Trustee

150 Court Street, Suite 302

New Haven, CT 06510

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