Careers

Strong Community

Throughout its 100-year history, Duane Morris has sought to build a community of preeminent attorneys dedicated to the highest standards of professional practice. Duane Morris is a full-service firm of more than 750 lawyers. In addition to legal services, Duane Morris has independent affiliates employing approximately 100 professionals engaged in other disciplines. With offices in major markets in the United States and internationally, Duane Morris represents clients across the U.S. and around the world. Duane Morris is ranked 70 in the AmLaw 100, a ranking of the most profitable law firms in the United States, published by The American Lawyer.

Duane Morris recruits lawyers and summer associates who have exhibited superior academic performance, integrity and the ability to assume responsibility.

The firm seeks individuals who lead and work well with others. We believe that balanced judgment, common sense, initiative and the capacity to confront and resolve a variety of situations are essential traits of a successful lawyer. In making employment decisions, we seek individuals who will inspire the confidence of our present and future clients and who will work with us to build our practice. We also recruit individuals who are able to effectively balance their professional commitments with outside interests and community activities.

Diverse and Versatile

Duane Morris is engaged in national and local efforts to support equal opportunity. We are committed to hiring people of diverse backgrounds and fully utilizing their talents to provide legal services of the highest quality. The firm endeavors to recruit diverse attorneys and to support their success and advancement within the firm.

We strive to foster understanding, communication and respect among all people in the firm and believe that we should capitalize on the strength emanating from the different backgrounds and experiences people bring to the firm. Drawing on the talents of all of the firm's personnel helps to create an optimum workplace, allowing Duane Morris to enter and serve varying markets and approach services to its clients more creatively. To help accomplish these goals, the firm has established a Diversity and Inclusion Committee, which works to enhance our recruitment, retention and advancement of attorneys from diverse backgrounds.

A versatile group of lawyers employing the newest technologies, a strong administrative infrastructure and an entrepreneurial approach to the practice of law allow Duane Morris to function effectively and cohesively in today's business world.

Accelerate Your Professional Development

Duane Morris offers exciting practice opportunities in traditional and evolving areas of the law, including expanding interdisciplinary practices in intellectual property, information technologies and telecom law, domestic and international energy law, water resources and endangered species law, international trade law and healthcare law. The diversity of our services, which includes nationally recognized practices such as bankruptcy, insurance, trial and healthcare, helps to ensure that Duane Morris thrives in a variety of economic climates. At Duane Morris, you will have the chance to:

  • Develop a varied and interesting practice
  • Represent clients in cutting-edge cases
  • Interact with a diverse group of dedicated professionals

We will accelerate your professional development by encouraging you to assume responsibility for client matters and client development early in your career. We also enhance your skills and broaden the range of your capabilities through a comprehensive training program.

Duane Morris, already one of the 100 largest U.S. law firms, is also one of the fastest growing, according to The National Law Journal. We consistently attract top lawyers because of our diverse practice areas, targeted industry focus, collegial culture and strategic vision. We understand that you - today's leading attorneys - have a myriad of options, with your impeccable credentials and in-depth experience, and we welcome the occasion to introduce you to the opportunities at our firm.

When you join Duane Morris, you enter into an environment of common values - collaboration, collegiality and professionalism. Partners and associates thrive in this culture by building strong relationships with each other and with clients. In addition, the sophistication of our infrastructure affords our lawyers the ability to focus on practice capabilities and nurture our strategic positioning - both at home and abroad - to enhance our platform of multidisciplinary industry practices in sectors such as financial markets, energy, automotive, pharmaceutical/biotech and high-technology and telecommunications. The strength of our firm stems from the knowledge we have of our clients' businesses, resulting in vibrant and expanding practice groups, connected closely to both established and emerging industries.

Lawyers who join the firm contribute to and benefit from Duane Morris' "Many Voices, One Vision" philosophy, which includes:

  • Collaborative cross-selling among integrated practice groups
  • Focused, effective leadership from a strong management team
  • Entrepreneurial and risk-averse emphasis
  • Clearly defined and rigorously pursued strategies
  • Targeted industry focus
  • Broad and diverse service platform
  • Commitment to investing in the growth of the firm
  • Leader in nonlegal services businesses
  • Emphasis on pro bono activities
  • Professional excellence and uncompromised ethical service to clients
  • Innovative contingent fee strategy

Please contact a member of our recruiting staff for more information.

Amee R. McKim
Director of Legal Recruitment
Email: armckim@duanemorris.com

Duane Morris is one of the leading places to work in the legal industry for associates to advance their legal careers. The firm was ranked in top 40 nationally in the most recent American Lawyer Associate Satisfaction Surveys. Over the past century, Duane Morris has earned a reputation for being innovative, creative and forward-thinking in both the practice and business of law. Our expansion within the last decade from a regional to a global law firm has strengthened this reputation, and we understand that our success lies in hiring new attorneys and promoting their professional growth.

The lawyers who excel at Duane Morris are talented, energetic attorneys with an entrepreneurial spirit who work together to support our unique culture of inclusiveness, congeniality and consensus. We consider our associates an investment in our future and, as such, are committed to providing them with the necessary tools to develop the skills and knowledge needed to contribute to the firm's continued success.

We invite you to explore what Duane Morris offers its associates, from comprehensive professional development programs to industry-leading support systems.

Please contact a member of our recruiting staff for more information.

Peggy Simoncini Pasquay
Manager of Legal Recruitment and Relations
Duane Morris LLP
30 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196

If you would like to apply for any of these openings, please complete our online application. Please note, we are only able to accept applications for currently open positions as listed here. 

Benefits

Duane Morris places a strong emphasis on helping our attorneys manage both their professional and personal lives, regardless of their tenure with the firm. Duane Morris' health and leave benefits program is unilateral - as an associate you will enjoy the same treatment as the most senior partner. Additionally, Duane Morris has distinguished itself from other major firms by its philosophy on the importance of the quality and integrity of relationships among the people of the firm, a philosophy highlighted in a Harvard Business School case study.

"Duane Morris: Balancing Growth and Culture at a Law Firm"

The firm's business practices and culture were the subject of a Harvard Business School case study in 2006. The first such study on a major law firm in more than a decade and one of only a handful of law firm case studies in the Harvard Business School curriculum, the study details how we maintained our culture in the face of dramatic change - no matter how much we grow, we continue to place a high value on the diverse viewpoints of our colleagues, and maintain our consensus-based management style.

Duane Morris also understands the importance of developing and maintaining a healthy and productive work environment that balances professional responsibilities with personal obligations. We recognize that providing our attorneys the flexibility and assistance in their personal commitments translates into greater success in their careers and for the firm. We have formal, nationally recognized policies that help to ensure this balance. Duane Morris has been recognized both locally and nationally as a top firm for women and diverse attorneys. Philadelphia Magazine included Duane Morris as the only law firm in its list of the top 20 companies for professional women, and Working Mother recognized Duane Morris as one of the top 50 law firms for women. Our efforts at improving the recruitment of diverse attorneys were noted in the "2005 Vault/MCCA Guide to Law Firm Diversity Programs."

Professional Development

Duane Morris offers associates training, mentoring and practice opportunities that allow them to immediately begin advancing their careers.

Training

Incoming associates participate in an extensive orientation program specifically geared to their needs. Training sessions focus on both substantive and practical skills, and facilitate each associate's transition from an academic environment to the professional workplace. The orientation program also enables new lawyers to meet and learn from more experienced attorneys practicing throughout the firm.

The firm offers a training program that emphasizes the practical application of legal skills while developing core skills. Classes and sessions offered include:

  • emerging developments in corporate, real estate, bankruptcy, tax, environmental, employment and labor law, and the impact of those developments on our clients,
  • trial advocacy,
  • the art of negotiation,
  • professional responsibility,
  • interviewing and listening skills,
  • use of technology in the legal profession,
  • effective writing and research skills,
  • public speaking, and
  • media relations.

Additionally, Duane Morris provides an in-depth strategic business development program for all associate levels, education that few law firms provide. Both partners and associates participate in the professional development program, enabling them to exchange ideas and to enhance their legal and interpersonal skills. Our lawyers also have the opportunity to attend and participate in educational conferences sponsored by bar and other trade associations across the country.

Mentoring

At Duane Morris, we believe a formal training and development program is complemented by a strong commitment on the part of senior lawyers to act as mentors to less experienced attorneys. Each associate is assigned a mentor in his or her practice area soon after arriving at the firm. Together, mentors and associates:

  • prepare professional development plans outlining professional, client development and community involvement goals,
  • review and schedule available Duane Morris training and activities,
  • meet formally and informally on an ongoing basis, and
  • once a year, jointly evaluate the associates' progress, revising and setting new goals for the coming year.

Our associates work with lawyers of diverse backgrounds, levels of experience, talents and interests. As they work together, associates naturally develop close relationships with their mentors and other senior lawyers who are able to guide them on work-related matters, professional activities, community service projects, pro bono opportunities and other extra-curricular activities. Associates have the opportunity to interact with exceptional individuals who have contributed significantly to the firm and the community at large. Many of these individuals are members of the firm's governing board and serve as role models to associates who aspire to their own positions of leadership and service.

Practice Opportunities

At Duane Morris, new associates are assigned to cases and work directly under the supervision of the partners involved. The Duane Morris Pro Bono program, designed to provide free legal services to those least able to afford them, gives associates the opportunity to manage cases early in their careers. Since its inception, associates have gained valuable corporate counseling, immigration and trial experience assisting low-income entrepreneurs, asylum applicants and children. In its inaugural year, an associate received the Duane Morris Pro Bono Award.

Additionally, associates are encouraged to collaborate with partners on articles for legal journals and other publications. Writing articles enhances our lawyers' understanding of the law and helps to advance their stature in the legal and business communities. Our attorneys contribute to a broad range of print and online publications. Our lawyers also participate in seminars and panel presentations for current and prospective clients as well as professional organizations and community groups. Many associates take the opportunity to enhance their public speaking skills by working with communications professionals before their presentations. These activities build confidence and skills critical to our associates' development as effective lawyers.

Diversity & Inclusion Committee/Women's Impact Network for Success (WINS)

Understanding the unique attributes diverse attorneys bring to the practice of law, Duane Morris is committed to recruiting, retaining, mentoring and promoting diverse attorneys. Also understanding there are unique issues that affect diverse attorneys, Duane Morris formed the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Women's Impact Network for Success (WINS) in order to provide forums and activities designed to bring together women and diverse attorneys throughout the firm and a place where experienced attorneys can mentor and enhance new attorneys' development through the exchange of ideas and experiences.

Administrative Support

The firm's primary goal in practice support is to enable the legal staff to quickly shift their efforts and valuable time from case administration and document and evidence management to substantive legal analysis, legal strategies and fact finding. Duane Morris garners national recognition for its commitment to practice support. Our Marketing and Business Development Department consistently has been named among the top-marketed firms by American Lawyer Media - taking top honors in 2006. Our season marketing professionals provide marketing and media strategies, client research and analysis, proposal and presentation support, writing services, multimedia and printed collateral development, and client relationship management services.

The firm's Information Services Department of more than 50 professionals is led by the firm's Chief Technology Officer, who was named 2007 IT Director of the Year by Law Technology News. Duane Morris' use of technology has been spotlighted in case studies on the websites of HP, Microsoft and AT&T, and has been written about in various business and technical publications. Additionally, ALM's 2007 Associate Technology Survey ranked Duane Morris in the top 17% of participating firms in terms of the overall quality of the firm's technology, how well associates felt they were trained, their estimation of the firm's technical support and how successfully they thought the firm deployed technology on behalf of its clients.

Boston

Commercial Litigation AssociateDuane Morris LLP has an opening in its Boston office for a general commercial litigation associate to join its team. The ideal candidate will have at least 2-4 years of sophisticated litigation experience along with strong writing skills and ability to work independently and possess a strong, positive presence and advocacy ability. Stellar academics and research skills along with entrepreneurial drive and initiative are preferred. Massachusetts bar admission required. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Miami

Corporate Associate - Duane Morris LLP has an opening in its growing Miami office for a corporate associate. The ideal candidate will have 2-4 years of experience in general mergers and acquisition practice, strategic transactions and corporate restructurings (including drafting primary deal documents, non-disclosure agreements, letters of intent and other ancillary deal related agreements, and manage due diligence). Candidate will be able to draft documents incidental to formation and ongoing business operations of corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies; advise on corporate governance matters (including drafting resolutions, preparing board and committee meeting materials and agendas and maintaining corporate records); prepare public company disclosure documents (including preparing Forms 8-K, 10-Q, 10-K, proxy statements and Section 16 filings); counsel public and private companies with respect to securities offerings (including handling private equity and venture capital work, registered public offerings and private placements); draft private placement memoranda and subscription agreements; and have experience in cross-border transactions. Ability to assist with real estate and commercial finance transactions covering licensure, development and supply agreement preparation, a plus. Excellent credentials and large law firm experience preferred. Florida bar admission required. Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese a plus. Prospective candidate will have the opportunity to work in a team-oriented culture and collaborative working environment.

Philadelphia

Corporate Associate - Duane Morris LLP has an opening in its Philadelphia office for a corporate associate. The ideal candidate will have at least 3-5 years of experience in mergers and acquisition, securities, private equity/venture capital and general corporate work. Stellar academics and excellent writing skills required along with entrepreneurial drive and initiative. Pennsylvania bar admission required. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

San Diego

Junior Associate, Patent Agent or Technical Writer, Intellectual Property - Duane Morris LLP has an opening for a junior associate, patent agent or technical writer with a EE degree and a background in integrated circuit design to join its growing Intellectual Property practice group. Junior associate and patent agent candidates should have at least 3 years of experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the area of “integrated circuit layout and design.” Technical writer candidates should have an advanced degree in EE and significant experience preparing technical documents describing integrated circuit design and layout processes and structures. For all candidates, industry work experience designing integrated circuits and fluency in speaking, reading and writing Mandarin is a plus. Ideal candidate will have excellent technical and legal writing skills, strong technical and legal analytical skills, strong academic credentials, significant experience preparing patent applications or technical documents concerning integrated circuit design and layout, ability to effectively communicate with clients and inventors, and thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial and collegial environment. Candidate will also need to produce at least 3 writing samples of published applications or technical documents directed to integrated circuit design and layout. Position is open to eligible candidates for the following office(s): San Diego and Philadelphia. Applicants who do not meet the above criteria should not apply. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

San Francisco

Real Estate Associate - Duane Morris LLP has an opening for an associate in its Real Estate Practice Group with 3-8 years of meaningful experience in the practice of real estate and law with a primary focus on commercial real estate transactions to join its practice in San Francisco. Experience in acquisitions, dispositions, development, real estate finance and leasing is necessary. A background/working knowledge in real estate lending (preferably from the lender side) and some knowledge of land use laws and regulations is preferred. Candidate must have exceptional law school academics, hands-on leading law firm experience and excellent writing skills. California bar admission required. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

Immigration Associate - Duane Morris LLP has an opening in its San Francisco office for an immigration associate with 2-5 years of global and U.S. experience to join its Immigration Practice Group. The ideal candidate will have performed on a routine daily basis and possess a thorough understanding of H, L, E, TN and O visas, PERMs, immigrant visa petitions and consular processing (both immigrant and non-immigrant).  In addition, the successful candidate will have 2-3 years’ hands-on experience in both advising on and processing of global (non-US) immigration work. Excellent writing skills along with a positive team-player attitude and advocacy ability highly desired. Position will involve direct contact with corporate clients. Stellar academics, research and organizational skills required along with an entrepreneurial drive, initiative and ability to work independently in a fast paced, high volume immigration practice are required for this position. California bar admission preferred. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Associate - Insurance Coverage - Duane Morris LLP has an opening for a full-time trial associate with 2-5 years of solid experience in insurer-side insurance coverage litigation and advice to join its team. The candidate must have strong academic credentials, superior writing skills, a quick-study aptitude and ability to engender client confidence and thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial and collegial environment. Excellent organizational and teamwork skills required. California bar admission required; additional admission to the Washington state bar a plus. EOE/M/F/D/V.

Silicon Valley

Intellectual Property Associate - Duane Morris LLP has an opening for an Intellectual Property Associate with 3-5 years’ experience in litigation to join its growing Intellectual Property practice group in its Silicon Valley office. Ideal candidate must have strong academic credentials, superior writing ability, a quick-study aptitude and the ability to engender client confidence and thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial and collegial environment. California bar admission required. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

For More Information

Please contact our recruiting staff for more information. To apply for one of the above open associate positions, please click the hyperlink and you will be brought to the on-line application to submit your materials. Thank you. 

Peggy Simoncini Pasquay
Manager of Attorney Recruitment and Relations
Duane Morris LLP
30 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196
Email: simoncini@duanemorris.com
+1 215 979 1161

Prospective attorney candidates, please complete our online application to apply.

Duane Morris strives to attract the best law students and to offer the ideal environment for lawyers at the beginning of their professional lives. We endeavor to improve our Summer Associates Program each year to make Duane Morris a meaningful and valuable destination for summer associates. According to The American Lawyer's 2017 Summer Associate Satisfaction Survey, Duane Morris is ranked the top firm in the nation with a perfect overall satisfaction score.

Duane Morris offers interesting challenges to law students who participate in our summer program. We believe the program offers a realistic picture of our practice to aspiring attorneys who have an interest in sharing our goals and serving our clients. Our program balances challenging work assignments with constructive feedback, work-related activities outside the office and enjoyable social events.

Interesting Work Assignments

To introduce our summer associates to the breadth of our practice, each summer associate works on matters in many practice areas of the firm. Summer associates actively assist lawyers in current matters of importance to the firm, our clients and the community. Our summer associates learn how our lawyers work together to address client concerns and how their own work product contributes to the representation. They also have numerous opportunities to observe depositions, hearings, trials, client and board of directors meetings, negotiating sessions and closings.

A sampling of the work experiences of former summer associates includes:

  • Preparing a draft of a patent application for a satellite technology product used in household situations
  • Researching and drafting a memorandum on admissibility of photographs derived from concealed video surveillance equipment
  • Attending client meetings and assisting in the preparation of the client's application to the SEC for authorization to conduct an initial public offering
  • Researching corporate voting dispute issues and attending public stockholder meetings during which the research results were applied
  • Assisting in preparation of briefs for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and attending the oral arguments

Special Training Programs

Our summer associates participate in an orientation program, ethics discussions, training sessions on intranet research systems, courses on legal theory skills, writing and taking depositions. Forms and other samples of written work product are provided to summer associates for their reference.

In the deposition training sessions, summer associates prepare by reviewing a videotape on taking a deposition, study the facts of a mock case and depose a witness who, along with the opposing counsel, is played by an associate of the firm. A court reporter records the proceedings and provides summer associates with a written transcript of the deposition. The summer associates also participate in a mock negotiation session. In this session, summer associates work in teams and negotiate a deal together and meet as a group for a lecture about negotiation skills.

Mentors

Each summer associate is assigned two mentors. An associate mentor oversees the pro bono project undertaken by the summer associate; a senior associate/senior partner mentor is responsible for closely involving the summer associate in a case or transaction. The summer associates also attend hearings, depositions, client meetings, client development activities and/or closings with their mentors and other Duane Morris attorneys.

Aside from these specific responsibilities, the mentors help introduce the summer associates to other lawyers in the firm and provide general guidance on any matter, whether or not related to particular work assignments.

Feedback

Summer associates receive informal feedback and evaluations of their work throughout the summer from the lawyers who assign them projects. In addition, to ensure that clear and helpful evaluations are communicated on a regular basis, the lawyers administering the summer program review the evaluations as they are submitted and periodically discuss with individual summer associates their work on particular projects as well as their progress generally. At the midpoint of the summer program, the hiring partner conducts individual reviews with each summer associate.

Social Activities

During the course of the summer, the summer associates and their guests become acquainted with our lawyers in a variety of social settings. They attend a wide range of events, including a tour with the chairman emeritus of the firm of his art collection both in the firm and at his home, followed by a wine and cheese reception. Summer associates also attend numerous lunches and dinners, concerts, golf outings and professional sporting events.

To foster a sense of community among summer associates, the firm also sponsors a social event, which includes only members of the summer class and their guests.

Duane Morris is not currently accepting applications from 1L and 2L law students as we have already concluded our hiring process for the 2018 Summer Program.

NALP Forms

The National Association for Law Placement, Inc. (NALP) serves as the premier source of information for legal career planning and recruitment. The NALP Form provides job seekers with basic information about our firm and hiring practices.

Duane Morris is pleased to provide the Philadelphia and multi-office NALP statistics for the 2016-2017 academic year.

2017 Law School Recruiting Schedule

Law School Visit Date
The Law Consortium Philadelphia Walk-Around Program
Boston College/Boston University/Northwestern
University/Notre Dame Law School/University of Texas
July 28, 2017
Philadelphia Area Diversity Job Fair July 31, 2017
Brooklyn Law School August 2, 2017
University of Pennsylvania Law School August 2, 2017
Lavender Law 2017 - The LGBT Bar Association Career Fair & Conference August 4, 2017
Georgetown University Law Center August 8, 2017
Villanova University School of Law August 8, 2017
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law August 8, 2017
New York University School of Law August 9, 2017
Northwestern University School of Law August 9, 2017
University of Virginia School of Law August 9, 2017
Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law - Philadelphia Office August 10, 2017
University of Michigan Law School August 10, 2017
Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law - Cherry Hill Office August 11, 2017
University of Chicago Law School August 15, 2017

Jennifer G. Davis
Manager of Legal Recruitment and Personnel
Duane Morris LLP
30 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196

Phone: +1 215 979 1451

Duane Morris' dedicated professional and administrative support staff provides the technological and administrative infrastructure for the firm. The day-to-day activities of our staff are at the foundation of the firm's success. The underlying values of teamwork, commitment and service demonstrated every day are not only shared by our entire staff, but they also mirror the seamless, high-quality legal services that our lawyers deliver to the firm's clients.

More than 650 professional and administrative employees at Duane Morris focus on a variety of disciplines, including accounting, facilities, human resources, information services, legal recruiting, library services, marketing and communications, and office and secretarial services.

Current Opportunities

Boston

Paralegal, Trial -  The right candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience. Candidates must have substantial experience in all aspects of complex litigation, including trial preparation and case management. Must be proficient in electronic court filing, E-discovery, litigation software and technology tools. Top notch organizational and planning skills as well as strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills are necessary. Must be able work overtime as needed and have the flexibility to travel out-of-state on occasion when working with attorneys during a trial.

Houston

Legal Assistant, Corporate - The right candidate will possess 5+ years strong Corporate experience. Previous litigation experience is a plus. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail imperative. Must be able to multi-task and prioritize effectively, possess excellent communication skills (written and oral) and be a team player. Excellent typing (90 wpm), transcription skills, as well as proficiency in Word and PowerPoint required. 

New York

Docket Clerk, Trial - This position will oversee and maintain the Managing Clerk’s utilization of E-Dockets (on-line docketing system). Primary responsibilities of the qualified candidate will include docketing and calendar documents via E-Dockets program; will serve as liaison to E-Docket Technical Support Dept. in troubleshooting system problems with processing of data; search for/retrieves and provides docket sheets as requested by attorneys, legal assistants and support staff. Obtain copies of decisions/orders rendered by courts via on-line federal and state research programs. Prepare daily litigation calendar as well as the firm’s bi-monthly calendar. Will train law clerks and other MLC personnel to perform docketing/calendar procedures through the use of E-Dockets program. Responsible for daily back up of E-Dockets and electronic filing of documents with courts that are on-line. Will serve as back-up to Managing Clerk as needed; other duties as assigned. Only candidates with the following experience will be considered: Working knowledge of E-Dockets, MS Word, PACER, internet research; knowledge of electronic filings, federal and state rules on service of process, court rules, procedures; strong interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and written; attention to detail; excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational and planning skills; ability to handle projects and changing priorities and maintain confidentiality of sensitive matters in a demanding, fast-paced work environment. IP docketing experience a plus. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team as priorities shift. Flexibility with overtime and ability to occasionally change working hours as needed. Minimum 3 years’ law firm experience with above-mentioned qualifications; minimum high school diploma or equivalent.

Philadelphia

Document Specialist, Secretarial Services - We have an excellent new opportunity for an experienced Document Specialist to join our talented Secretarial Services Department. The department supports all offices nationally with overflow work, special and complex projects, and graphic arts, and provides temporary coverage for legal secretaries. The right candidate will be responsible for typing, revising and finalizing documents, including correspondence, memoranda, pleadings, reports and other legal and non-legal related items for the firm’s practice and administrative areas. Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a legal word processing position. Excellent word processing skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe 8 or 9. Help desk experience a plus.

Business Intelligence Analyst, Information Services - The right candidate will analyze, design, develop, and support initiatives to deliver end-user Dashboards and Reporting capabilities as well as advanced reporting development and data analysis. This position will be required to communicate with non-technical clients or colleagues for the development of user requirements. Elite Enterprise accounting system and RAF Warehouse experience is preferred. Participate in the full lifecycle of BI development including requirements gathering, design, development, testing, deploying, maintaining and providing end user support. Responsibilities include:

  • Design and Implementation SAP Business Objects Universes, Reports, and Dashboards. 
  • Modeling and building universes based on business requirements, best practices and standards; creation of functional and technical design specifications; creation of classes and objects in the universe based on the report requirements.
  • Maintaining universes for operational break/fix issues and enhancements.
  • Analysis, design, test and development of reporting artifacts, logical data models, ad-hoc and analytic query environments. 
  • Develop Cross tab reports, Drill up/Drill down reports, Drill through reports, Line charts, stacked charts and Bar graphs. 
  • Testing of reports against universes and database connections and validating the report data against the database. 
  • Report & SQL development and tuning.
  • Administer security and content management of business intelligence portal.

Bachelor’s degree in computer science with accounting and law firm or service industry experience also preferred. Minimum of 3+ years of direct experience using SAP Business Objects 4.0 (or higher), Universe Designer, developing and documenting reporting applications. In-depth experience designing and developing Business Objects Universes. In-depth experience designing and developing reports with Web Intelligence. Strong analytical skills and ability to work in a team environment with strong relationship building skills required.  Logical data modeling, WEBI report development, ad-hoc query, dashboard designer, event management and tools within SAP’s BI suite. Must be an analytical thinker who can translate business requirements for information / data content needs into logical data models, and reporting deliverables. Experience in designing complex reports for Data marts and Ad-hoc reporting.  Strong general SQL knowledge for utilization in query optimization and tuning in a BI environment. Ability to work independently and effectively meet project deadlines. Must have good technical and problem solving abilities along with good communication and documentation skills. Strong analytical skills and ability to work in a team environment with strong relationship building skills required.

Paralegal, Trial - The right candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of strong commercial litigation experience. Must possess good trial skills and be experienced at organizing documents for deposition taking and preparation. Strong track record of academic success and a demonstrated ability to excel in a fast-paced, team oriented environment. Excellent judgment and decision-making skills and strong workflow prioritization skills required. Bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certificate required. Must have effective communication skills, both written and verbal, at all levels within the organization and externally. Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) required.

Senior Tax Accountant, Tax Accounting Group - TAG, a CPA practice on a law firm platform, was the first ancillary practice of Duane Morris LLP and is one of the largest tax, accounting and litigation consulting practices within any law firm in the United States. TAG has an active and diverse practice with over 60 service lines in more than 45 industries, and serves clients in nearly every state and 25 foreign countries. TAG's certified public accountants, certified fraud examiners, chartered financial analysts, financial consultants and advisors provide a broad range of cost-effective tax preparation, planning and consulting services as well as accounting, financial and management advisory services to individuals, corporations, partnerships, estates, trusts and nonprofit organizations. TAG also provides an array of litigation consulting services to lawyers and law firms representing clients in regulatory and transactional matters and throughout various stages of litigation.

We currently seek independent thinkers and ambitious CPAs with the following key skills, knowledge and abilities: Strong knowledge and proven technical skills in the areas of tax compliance and planning for high net worth individuals and businesses. Experience in multi-state individual taxation. Exposure to information returns of U.S. persons invested in foreign corporations/entities. Demonstrated experience in research and writing on a wide variety of tax matters impacting high net worth individuals. Ability and desire to provide innovative tax planning solutions and strategies including the ability to effectively present same to clients. Ability to accurately and timely address client needs and actively participate in client discussions and meetings. Proven success as an innovative individual contributor and team member. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to effectively participate in new client acquisition activities. Accurately managing client service time budgets. Bachelor’s degree in accounting with 3-8 years of CPA firm experience. Currently licensed CPA (or commitment to pass CPA exam before being promoted to Manager with subsequent obtaining of licensure), Enrolled Agent or Member of the Bar; advanced taxation degree helpful; accounting software knowledge and proficiency in QuickBooks.

Marketing Data Specialist, Marketing & Business Development - In this role, you will develop and promote best practices in the use and maintenance of the firm’s client relationship management (CRM) system. You will have primary responsibility of providing training and support for all CRM users and shared responsibility for supporting marketing initiatives, including events and the integrity of all data in the firm’s CRM system. Responsibilities will include the following: continuously update all training materials and develop and maintain a CRM landing page on the intranet to communicate updates firmwide; coordinate all CRM-related aspects of marketing initiatives, including list creation and segmentation, mailings, and analytics; work closely with Marketing and Business Development Managers to scope projects and identify appropriate analytics for follow-up; ensure ongoing data and list quality through analysis, research and validation to firm standards. Responsiveness, proactivity, detail-orientation, strong analytical and presentation skills and a commitment to client service are keys to success in this role. Interested in candidates that have: 3-5 years of relevant experience with Lexis Nexis Interaction; knowledge of email marketing platforms, including Vuture or Tikit; prior experience in a law firm or other professional services firm; excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal; the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize, work with little direct supervision and thrive within the firm’s highly dynamic environment; and strong presentation skills; training experience a plus. A bachelor’s degree, preferably in marketing or communications, or 5 years’ related experience required.

San Diego

Receptionist - The position performs a wide variety of receptionist and administrative duties, including, but are not limited to opening and closing the office timely, greeting clients and vendors, answering and routing incoming calls on a multi-line telephone system, sorting mail and receiving packages, scheduling meetings and conferences to include reserving conference rooms, AV equipment and catering orders, managing and submitting expense reports, and coordinating building service requests. The ideal candidate must have strong communication skills and professional appearance and work cohesively with attorneys and staff to provide efficient and excellent customer service and a welcoming environment.

San Francisco

Records Processor - Minimum of two years of experience in legal records management and offsite storage. This position will support the operation, maintenance and upgrading of the existing records management system. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:  processing incoming requests relating to corporate and litigation documents; sorting pleadings/discovery documents and preparing indices; conducting electronic research, folder retrieval and database updates; supporting the maintenance of onsite and offsite storage of client related materials; delivery, pickup, and filing of client materials; assisting with data conversions and related database clean-up projects. Must be a team player with excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills. Ability to effect established procedures and prioritize effectively. Must possess excellent communication skills (written and oral), customer service and interpersonal skills. The position requires excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Knowledge of Elite records application preferred, but not required. Must be able to type 55 wpm and lift and/or move items weighing up to 50 pounds comfortably.  High School diploma or equivalency required.

Legal Assistant, Trial - The right candidate will have at least 3-5 years of litigation support and administrative experience to support two partners and their associates. This position offers a broad range of responsibilities and challenges at a high level that will require and utilize strong litigation and legal administrative skills. You will assist in maintaining all aspects of the attorneys' practice. Prepare complex legal documents and correspondence requiring knowledge of legal terminology and advanced formatting skills. Generate TOCs, TOAs, and templates for legal pleadings and discovery. Possess a strong working knowledge of local, state, and federal court litigation documentation and filing procedures. Proficiently e-file with courts and agencies, local, state and federal districts. Maintain attorney and client matter calendar systems. Circulate and file documents with Firm’s document management system and clients’ systems. 

Extensive litigation and discovery process experience. Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under varying and often tight time constraints. Ability to effectively, professionally and succinctly communicate both orally and in writing. Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

Junior Immigration Paralegal, Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration - The right candidate will be responsible for working with attorneys in the preparation, filing and monitoring of pending employment-based immigration petitions and applications with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service. B.A. and/or paralegal certificate with a minimum of 2 years of experience in the business immigration field preferred.  Experience submitting applications to and interacting with the USCIS, DOL and other government agencies. Must be able to execute the entire application process. Superb organizational and time management skills required.

Washington, D.C.

Floater/Legal Assistant - Interested in candidates that possess a well-rounded skill set with diverse experience providing legal administrative support. Strong communication skills (oral and written), motivation, initiative and good judgment are needed for this team oriented position. Proficiency with Word 2010, Outlook and Excel required.

We encourage you to contact us if you are interested in contributing to the success of Duane Morris.

For More Information

Please contact our recruiting staff for more information.

Kathy Wallen
Human Resources Manager
Duane Morris LLP
30 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196
Email: kwallen@duanemorris.com

Prospective candidates, please complete our employment application

To request additional information or to send us recruiting-related materials, please contact one of our recruiting professionals listed below.

Partners

Amee R. McKim
Director of Legal Recruitment
Email: armckim@duanemorris.com

Lateral Associates

Peggy Simoncini Pasquay
Manager of Legal Recruitment and Relations
Duane Morris LLP
30 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196
+1 215 979 1161

Prospective attorney candidates, please complete our online application to apply.

Law School Recruiting

Jennifer G. Davis
Manager of Legal Recruitment and Personnel
Duane Morris LLP
30 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196
+1 215 979 1451

Staff Positions

Kathleen Wallen
Human Resources Manager
Duane Morris LLP
30 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196
+1 215 979 1292

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is the policy of this firm as a responsible member of the business and legal community to provide employment, training, compensation, promotion and other conditions of employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, sexual preference, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, familial status, disability or any other factor prohibited by law or regulation including whether or not an individual is a smoker. This policy applies to all conditions of employment including but not limited to recruitment, selection, placement, transfer, promotion, training, compensation, benefits and termination.

All decisions regarding conditions of employment must be based on the individual's overall qualifications and his or her ability to meet the requirements of the position. Employees with disabilities will be provided with reasonable accommodation, except where such accommodation would cause the firm undue hardship. We invite employees with disabilities which require reasonable accommodation to inform the Director of Legal Hiring or Human Resources of their need for such reasonable accommodation and to make suggestions as to possible accommodation. The firm will use its utmost discretion in keeping such information confidential and shall disseminate such information on a “need to know” basis only.