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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
It is the policy of Wiggin and Dana to provide equal opportunity in employment to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other legally protected class in accordance with all applicable laws.
Manager of Professional Recruitment
We are seeking a Manager of Professional Recruitment for our New Haven office. The Manager is responsible for various aspects of lawyer and law student recruiting including summer associates, first years, lateral associates and partner hires. The Manager will work in coordination with the Director of Professional Recruitment and Development and the Department Chairs. Successful candidates will be able to work well under pressure while maintaining professionalism; have strong prioritization and organizational skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Applicants must have a four year college degree. Advanced proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite required. Prior experience in law firm recruiting and candidate sourcing is preferred. Please include a cover letter with your resume.
Senior Marketing Coordinator/Specialist
The Senior Marketing Coordinator/Specialist works closely with Practice Group leaders and the marketing team in a project management role organizing, managing and executing the practice group initiative, including all projects and events related to client development, marketing, and external communications. This position is responsible for building a working knowledge of the Firm’s specific services, lawyer experience, revenue priorities, and business development strategies; and will work with the CMO to ensure marketing efforts align with Firm and practice group objectives regarding business growth and retention. This position ideally is based in our Stamford or New Haven office. Law firm or professional services marketing experience with experienced project management and technological skills required. The ideal candidate must be able to perform under changing deadlines and circumstances, and have the ability to multi-task projects and be extremely detail-oriented.
Senior Marketing and Practice Group Manager
The Senior Marketing and Practice Group Manager works closely with Practice Group leaders and the marketing team to organize and manage the practice group initiative, ensure effective client development, marketing, and external communications programs. This position is responsible for building a working knowledge of the Firm’s specific services, lawyer experience, revenue priorities, and business development strategies; and will work with the CMO to ensure marketing efforts align with Firm and practice group objectives regarding business growth and retention. This position ideally is based in our Stamford and/or based in our New York office with split time in our Stamford office. Law firm or professional services marketing with project management experience required. The ideal candidate must be able to perform under changing deadlines and circumstances, and have the ability to multi-task projects and be extremely detail-oriented.
Commercial Litigation Associate
Wiggin and Dana LLP seeks a mid-level litigation associate for our New Haven office. Candidates must have outstanding academic credentials and leading law firm experience in all aspects of complex commercial litigation. Clerkship experience will be considered favorably.
Life Sciences /Biotechnology Associate
We are seeking a corporate transaction associate for our Life Sciences practice group. Qualified candidates are expected to have experience in collaboration and licensing transactions in the life sciences/biotechnology industry. At least three years of experience is preferred, but well-qualified candidates with fewer years will be considered. A scientific background is a plus, but not required. We will consider candidates interested in working in our Stamford, Philadelphia, New Haven or New York offices.
Litigation Support Specialist
The Litigation Department seeks a Litigation Support Specialist with two years of law firm or e-discovery vendor experience. This position will be responsible for technology-related support to lawyers and support staff, including database creation, assisting with the management of document reviews, data processing, document productions, case file organization, document scanning, trial exhibit preparation and other litigation related matters. Knowledge of litigation support programs including Relativity, Concordance and LiveNote preferred. The position is based in New Haven but provides litigation support to all offices of the firm. Qualified candidates must have a four year undergraduate degree.
Private Client Services Department: Associate
Wiggin and Dana LLP seeks a trusts and estates associate to join its 16 lawyer department. With trusts and estates partners in CT, NY and Florida, this is an excellent professional development opportunity for a mid-level associate with a strong background in estate planning, including sophisticated drafting, international estate planning and estate and trust administration. The associate will be given significant responsibility for matters, including client contact. Candidate must possess excellent organizational, verbal, analytical, writing and interpersonal skills. Bar admissions in Connecticut, New York or Florida.
Labor, Employment and Benefits Department, Immigration and Nationality Law and Compliance Practice Group: Business Immigration Associate
We are seeking an associate to join our expanding New Haven-based business immigration and nationality law and compliance team (future option to work in other office locations possible). Although we are willing to train an attorney who can understand and execute immigration law through a business and compliance lens, the preferred full-time candidate will have substantive hands-on experience working with a variety of employer clients to analyze eligibility and compliance requirements and craft cases on behalf of employees including but not limited to: nonimmigrant (E, H, J, K, L, O, P, TN, etc.) and immigrant (EB-1, EB-2, EB-3) visa petitions; PERM, AOS/IV, and naturalization applications; and RFE/audit responses. The position involves independently managing cases, coordinating with paralegals, and being in direct contact with clients to counsel through the employee immigration life cycle. Excellent writing, communication, and organization skills required, along with having or obtaining CT bar admission. Part-time or contract attorneys may be considered.
Administrative Assistant - Legal
We are not accepting search firm or employment agency submissions for this position. Any resumes received for this position from search firms or employment agencies will be considered unsolicited and no fee will be paid.
We are looking for someone who can work independently, utilizing resources to complete assignments accurately and efficiently. This position supports busy lawyers who are looking for strong administrative support. The ideal candidate works well under pressure, is able to prioritize assignments and will do what is necessary to get the job done. While legal experience is helpful, it is not a must. Advanced proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite along with an affinity for computer software is required. Associate's or Bachelor's degree preferred. Please include a cover letter with your resume. Click here to apply.
Corporate Department: Associate
Corporate associate for our New Haven or Stamford office. Qualified candidates will have three to six years of law firm experience drafting and negotiating complex transaction documents. Experience with M&A or other complex corporate transactions is crucial, and experience with securities law compliance and corporate governance matters is desired.
Real Estate Department: Associate
Seeking an associate for our Hartford or New Haven office. Qualified applicants must have a minimum of three years of commercial real estate transactional experience, including commercial leasing experience. All applicants must have excellent writing skills and top academic credentials.