Hot Jobs

MCCA sends out an email blast of Hot Job announcements to our network on the last Friday of every month.  The positions listed in the Hot Jobs announcements are open to all MCCA member companies and law firms. All others wishing to advertise their open positions to our diverse network may post them through MCCA’s Job Bank.

This Hot Jobs announcement email service is provided in addition to the MCCA Job Bank.  Employers have access to a host of tools and features and will be able to post new positions for the low price of $300 for MCCA Members and $400 for MCCA Non-Members.

Past Monthly Hot Jobs

HOT JOBS – MAY 2018
HOT JOBS – APRIL 2018

Please visit the MCCA Job Bank at http://jobbank.mcca.com to post your open position and look for your next opportunity today!

If your company or law firm is a member of MCCA and you would like to submit a job announcement to be included in MCCA’s exclusive Hot Jobs email blast, please email MCCA, at hotjobs@mcca.com to receive the requisite form.  All forms must be submitted by 5:00 pm EST on the 20th of the month before the listings are to be sent.

Hot Jobs – June 2018

Director, Diversity & Professional Development

Company: Crowell & Moring LLP
Position: Director, Diversity & Professional Development
Location: Washington, DC

Description: Crowell & Moring was founded in 1979 by 53 lawyers who left a large national firm to begin a different kind of law firm. Since then, we’ve grown to more than 500 lawyers in Washington, D.C., New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange County, London, and Brussels. And we’ve created some impressive milestones along the way.

The Senior Director or Director, Diversity & Professional Development will lead the firm’s lawyer professional development, and diversity and inclusion efforts firm-wide. The Senior Director or Director will serve as a thought leader and resource to firm leadership, and will actively collaborate with practice leaders, committee leaders, and the firm’s Management Board to develop and drive the execution of the firm’s talent management and diversity and inclusion strategies. The Senior Director or Director will be responsible for (1) leading the development and implementation of a comprehensive and best in class approach to talent management, including development and curriculum of training offerings that are aligned with the firm’s performance expectations and criteria for advancement; (2) developing and executing policies and strategies to retain and promote diverse attorneys; and 4) serve as a champion for the firm’s lawyer professional development and diversity and inclusion efforts.

Job Responsibilities:

Leadership
  • Provide direction, development and oversight of all areas of talent development for all associates and counsel training, evaluations, competencies, benchmarks, mentoring, and compensation.
  • Serve as resource and subject matter expert to firm leadership with regard to professional development offerings, diversity and inclusion strategy, compensation, retention strategies and other policies that impact associate and counsel talent across the firm.
  • In collaboration with the firm’s Diversity Council, develop and implement a diversity plan consisting of short- and long-term diversity goals for both lawyers and professional staff. Collaborate with firm leadership to integrate and align the firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion into all of its talent functions, including recruiting, professional development and marketing and business development.
  • Identify and analyze professional development, diversity and inclusion trends and best practices across the profession and the broader business community and work to adopt and implement such practices at the firm as appropriate.
Talent Recruitment, Development and Retention
  • Design and implement professional development and diversity initiatives to enhance the retention and engagement of the firm’s talent by integrating the firm’s diversity and inclusion goals into the talent development model at the firm. This includes implementing specific processes and plans to develop and retain and promote associates of color (AOC), LGBT associates, female associates and other under-represented attorneys.
  • Monitor progress made on the firm’s diversity goals by utilizing metrics, soliciting feedback from the firm’s internal affinity groups, and maintaining and actively monitoring diversity hiring and attrition statistics in consultation with the firm’s Talent Development Committee.
  • Build relationships with and serve as a resource, mentor, advisor and professional development and diversity subject matter expert to the firm’s lawyers and professional staff.
  • Develop and oversee a consistent approach to setting and communicating performance expectations and providing lawyers with the tools to attain performance goals.
  • Engage in efforts to establish and enhance the firm’s reputation and brand as a thought leader and innovator in talent management and diversity and inclusiveness strategies in the legal industry with the goal of enhancing our ability to compete for client work.
  • Lead education efforts across both the lawyer and professional staff communities, including managing our professional development teams to develop training, tools and resources to enhance engagement, diversity awareness and cross-cultural competency.
  • Monitor, analyze and report on diversity and inclusion statistics to (i) benchmark the firm against others in the industry, and (ii) to make recommendations as appropriate to the firm and diversity council leadership.
Management
  • Lead, supervise and develop a cohesive team of highly capable professional development and diversity professionals who thrive in a complex work environment.
  • Draft and oversee the departmental budgets with the goal of maximizing return on investment, controlling costs, and using talent and resources efficiently.

Qualifications:

Education:

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field. JD is strongly preferred.

Experience:

  • This position requires a minimum of ten (10) years of increasingly responsible, directly related experience in a law firm or similar professional services environment, during which the knowledge, skills and abilities applicable to the position were demonstrated. At least two years of attorney private practice is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to provide quality client service to internal and external contacts regarding routine and complex matters, and to develop and maintain effective business relationships with people of diverse backgrounds. Requires tact, patience, and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, and to make presentations to small and large groups in an effective manner.
  • Demonstrated intellectual curiosity and commitment to innovating and enhancing the firm’s practices to ensure that we continue to be industry leaders in these critical areas.
  • Ability to pay impeccable attention to detail.
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Suite to produce quality written communications, including presentations and advanced functions of Excel.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects in a dynamic and complex environment, meeting deadlines and successfully managing the daily workload.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others in a cooperative manner to accomplish work and participate in team efforts.
  • Demonstrated ability to represent the firm with professionalism and honesty, consistently acting in an ethical manner.

Energy Associate

Company: McGuireWoods LLP
Position: Energy Associate
Location: Richmond, VA

Description: The Richmond office of McGuireWoods seeks an Energy Associate for the Regulatory & Compliance Department. Qualified candidates will have 2 – 5 years of experience in the utility field including state or federal energy regulatory matters and/or complex commercial litigation with an interest in energy law. Must have a strong academic record, excellent writing and oral communication skills and the ability to work in teams and independently with clients and colleagues. This is a terrific opportunity to join a dynamic and growing energy practice. Please submit cover letter, resume and law school transcript.

Contact: Angel R. Reed, Attorney Recruiting/Prof. Dev. Secretary, areed@mcguirewoods.com

Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will have 2 – 5 years of experience in the utility field including state or federal energy regulatory matters and/or complex commercial litigation with an interest in energy law. Must have a strong academic record, excellent writing and oral communication skills and the ability to work in teams and independently with clients and colleagues.

Intellectual Property Junior Patent Associate

Company: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Position: Intellectual Property Junior Patent Associate
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Description: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world’s leading international law firms, seeks to hire a highly qualified junior associate with patent prosecution experience in the mechanical arts, to join our growing Intellectual Property Practice in Philadelphia. Note that this position is for an experienced lawyer, not an entry-level associate.

With nearly 200 lawyers and other professionals, Morgan Lewis has one of the largest intellectual property practices of any full-service law firm in the world. We provide a range of IP services, including litigation at the district court, International Trade Commission, and appellate levels; patent preparation and prosecution; trademark and copyright counseling and portfolio management; post-grant and other administrative proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO); licensing, technology transfer and other transactions; and addressing IP issues in corporate transactions.

Our patent practice is very diverse, and has been named to the The National Law Journal’s IP Hot List and ranked a Top Patent Firm by IP Today. Patents we prepared and prosecuted for one of the world’s largest companies have been successfully enforced in a highly publicized litigation in the United States. We handle patent preparation, prosecution, licensing, due diligence, valuation, portfolio management, opinion, and counseling work, as well as post-grant proceedings at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Learn more about our Intellectual Property Practice:
https://www.morganlewis.com/services/intellectual-property
https://www.morganlewis.com/services/patent

Learn more about our Firm, our commitment to diversity, and our commitment to excellence:
https://www.morganlewis.com/our-firm/about-us
https://www.morganlewis.com/our-firm/our-culture/diversity
https://www.morganlewis.com/our-firm/awards-of-excellence

Contact: To apply: Please submit your cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and a writing sample via our website: https://lawcruit.micronapps.com/sup/lc_supp_jobpost.aspx?%40Pl3%3cKWEX%40=1mg1&%3db8=8_CG.

Qualifications:

Candidates are preferred to have patent prosecution experience in the mechanical arts such as medical devices, consumer products, residential and industrial equipment, aeronautics, automotive, control systems, and electro-mechanical devices, with a degree in mechanical engineering preferred but not required. Candidates must possess excellent academic credentials and strong research, writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Candidates with experience in intellectual property due diligence, licensing and technology transfer are desirable. Candidates must be registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Prior examiner experience is desirable and Pennsylvania Bar membership is preferred.

Qualified candidates only. All inquiries will be kept confidential.

Morgan Lewis is not accepting resumes or referrals from search firms for this position. If you are a search firm, employment agency, or representative of either, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate, even if Morgan Lewis hires said candidate.

Morgan Lewis is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pursuant to applicable state and municipal Fair Chance Laws and Ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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