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If you are interested in applying at Wiggin and Dana, please click on the appropriate link below. Positions are updated daily. All positions offer challenging work in a collegial work environment. Excellent writing skills and top academic credentials are required.

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Administrative Assistant – Legal

New York

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 litigation partners and associates who are looking for strong administrative support.  The ideal candidate must work well under pressure, demonstrate initiative, is able to prioritize assignments and will do what is necessary to get the job done. Prior legal experience is preferred but is not essential. Knowledge of US and NYS court filings is a plus.  Advanced proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel is required. Bachelor's degree preferred. Please include a cover letter.

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Administrative Assistant - Legal

Washington, DC

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 seek a highly motivated individual to join our growing team in the Washington, DC office. The successful candidate will provide busy lawyers with day to day support. The ideal candidate works well as a member of a team, demonstrates initiative, works well under pressure, is resourceful, is able to prioritize competing assignments and will do what is necessary to get the job done. Prior legal experience is preferred but is not essential for the extraordinary candidate. Advanced proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel is required. Bachelor's degree preferred. Please include a cover letter. 

Biotechnology/Life Sciences Associate

New Haven; Stamford

Corporate transaction associate for our Stamford or New Haven office.  Qualified candidates will have a minimum of three years of experience in collaboration and licensing transactions in life sciences/biotechnology.  A scientific background is a plus, but not required.

Litigation Support Specialist

New Haven

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

Greenwich; Stamford; New Haven; Palm Beach

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

New Haven

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

New Haven

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

New Haven; Stamford

Corporate associate for our New Haven or Stamford office. Qualified candidates will have four 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

Hartford; New Haven

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.