• 13 Jul 2016 3:05 PM | Melinda Cox (Administrator)

    Gebhardt & Keifer, P.C. - Litigation Partner Announcement 

    Mid-sized, well-established and reputable central NJ firm seeks litigation partner interested in an excellent opportunity with a highly regarded firm with diversified practice and substantial client base.  Ideal candidate is a Certified Trial Attorney with 7-15 years of trial experience and substantial proficiency in civil rights, excessive force and employment law.  Some portable book of business helpful. 

    Firm offers competitive compensation, excellent fringe benefits and assistance with marketing and business growth.  Please email resume and cover letter to jobs@gklegal.com.  EOE/M/F/V/D

     

  • 10 Jul 2016 7:58 PM | Anonymous

    Easai company's vendor, PRA Health Sciences, is looking for someone to fill two contract manager positions (a Contract Manager/Negotiator and Sr. Contract Manager/Negotiator).  The positions are outsourced to PRA Health Sciences, but sit within Easai's legal department.  

    Duties are effectively the same for both positions; however, the Contract Manager role requires a minimum of 3 years of experience while the Senior Contract Manager position requires a minimum of 5 years of experience. The role mainly deals with contracting relating to pharmaceutical research. JDs are not required, but preferred.

    CONTACT:

    Diane Polito at 201-949-4289 or diane_polito@eisai.com.

    DUTIES: 

    Prepare draft contracts and negotiate terms with vendors, consultants, study sites, investigators and other third party contractors as necessary and utilize approved negotiation plans and parameters when available to timely conclude necessary contract negotiations in accordance with Eisai policies and procedures for contracting.

    Draft and propose additional negotiation terms to attorneys based on prior history and experience

    Report on all contracting activities and liaise with Eisai Contracting Ops personnel, Legal Department, Finance Department, Proposals Department, Research Operations and other business clients to ensure contractual terms validity and budget accuracy

    Assess market conditions: identify trends and best practices relating to negotiation of agreements.

    Remain up-to-date on governmental regulations that may influence contracting matters (e.g. FDA regulations, FCPA, PPACA/Sunshine Regulations, etc.)

    Identify legal and compliance considerations in the context of contractual negotiations, appropriately raise same to Lead Contract manager, in-house management, and work collaboratively and at the direction of Lead Contract manager and in-house management or legal counsel to address such considerations

    •   Results driven and oriented individual with strong attention to detail and to delivering high quality work product

    •   Ability to organize competing priorities logically and review outstanding contractual risk and issues, proficient at multitasking.

    •   Ability to demonstrate strong customer focus and collaboration, and problem solving skills.

    •   Minimum of five to seven years work experience in the pharmaceutical industry

    •   Minimum five years’ experience with drafting, reviewing, negotiating and finalizing varying types of contractual agreements, with an emphasis on clinical research contracts for Phase II, III or IV studies on behalf of a CRO, study site, or a pharmaceutical Sponsor, and possess a BA/BS level degree. Paralegal degree. JD degree preferred.

  • 06 Jul 2016 10:58 AM | Jacqueline Peña (Administrator)

    Stark & Stark, a prominent 100+ attorney law firm, has an immediate opening for an experienced (5-7 years) Personal Injury attorney for well-established plaintiff’s personal injury practice in its Yardley, PA office. This is a busy practice with unlimited growth potential for an attorney who has trial experience and has the desire and ability to market themselves and the firm.

    Candidates will also be expected to do research, take depositions, respond to discovery and draft pleadings.  The ideal candidate will also possess a strong academic background and excellent writing skills.

    Qualified minorities, females, veterans and attorneys with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    Please forward resume and cover letter to Stark & Stark, Attn: Bonnie Brenner, Director of Human Resources, P.O. Box 5315, Princeton, NJ 08543 or via e-mail to HR@stark-stark.com.

     

  • 02 Jul 2016 10:11 AM | Jacqueline Peña (Administrator)

    The EEOC is hiring a Trial Attorney. The posting link is below. All applications are through USAJOBS. 

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/443277600/

     

    HBA-NJ members may contact Jadhira Rivera with any questions.

    Jadhira Rivera
    Senior Trial Attorney
    U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

    Tel.: 973-645-6025
    jadhira.rivera@eeoc.gov

     

     

  • 24 Jun 2016 5:38 PM | Melinda Cox (Administrator)

    Reed Smith has several Associate positions available in various practice areas and offices throughout the United States, as further described below.

    If interested in applying for a position, please contact Julia Lopez at jalopez@redsmitth.com directly . 

    Office

    Job Opening

    Century City

    Trusts & Estates Associate

    Description: Candidates must have 7+ years of extensive experience in all aspects of estate planning. Ideal candidate would be willing to work with and further develop existing firm clients as well as have an entrepreneurial goal to build his or her own practice within a larger group of upwards of 20 team members collaborating nationwide. Great growth potential in a strong national practice well integrated into the broader firm culture and practices, including its growing entertainment and media practice. Responsibilities will primarily include sophisticated estate and tax planning for high net worth individuals. Some probate and trust administration experience is preferred but not mandatory.

    Houston

    Labor & Employment Associate

    Description: Successful candidates will have strong academic credentials and 4-6 years of mid or large law firm experience in labor & employment litigation and counseling. Substantive knowledge of employment laws, including but not limited to Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, WARN, and trade secret protection required. Candidate must be able to advise clients on a variety of matters, including discrimination claims, covenants not to compete, employment agreements, employment policies, leave of absence issues, and employee discipline. Candidate should have experience practicing before courts and agencies.

    New York

    M&A/Private Equity Associate

    Description: The M&A/Private Equity Group of Reed Smith LLP in New York is currently seeking a Counsel/Senior Associate to join the firm's practice. Successful candidates will have 5-8 years of experience in private equity investments, public and private M&A and fund formation work.  Looking for highly motivated candidates interested in working with leading US sponsors and major corporate strategies on complex, high-profile, cross-border and U.S. domestic deals. Also, a willingness to help in client development is a must.

    New York

    Real Estate Associate

    Description: The ideal candidates will have 4-8 years of experience (large law firm experience preferred, but boutique firm real estate experience considered). Successful candidates will have first chair experience in acquisition, leasing, and financing matters as well as strong academic credentials and excellent writing and analytical skills. Language skills a plus.

    New York

    State Tax Associate

    Description: The State Tax Group is currently seeking a highly-motivated junior associate with one to three years of  experience in state and local taxation (law firm or accounting firm experience preferred) to join the firm's New York office. With the largest number of dedicated state tax lawyers in any law firm, Reed Smith’s State Tax team has the ability to serve clients across all taxes and all taxing jurisdictions. Our lawyers’ varied backgrounds generate diverse perspectives that allow them to understand more about our clients and their needs, and not solely the laws impacting them. These backgrounds include key roles and positions in state departments of revenue, Big 4 accounting firms, in-house, private practice, and taxpayer advocacy groups. This position will work directly with a collaborative and highly experienced team whose practice covers the full spectrum of state and local taxes and unclaimed property, with heavy involvement in innovative and complex litigation and creative policy solutions.  

    Philadelphia

    Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Group Associate

    Description: This role will work in tandem with a collaborative and experienced team whose practice covers nearly all types of employee benefit plans and programs, health and welfare benefit plans, and executive compensation arrangements. Successful candidates will have experience in employee benefits, executive compensation and equity-related matters that arise in corporate transactions, such as initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. Candidates should also have strong academic credentials and the ability to concisely and effectively communicate complex matters in oral and written form.

    Pittsburgh

    Corporate & Securities Associate

    Description: We are seeking a highly motivated 3-5 year associate with securities and financing experience. The position offers significant experience in matters including securities, M&A, private equity, venture capital, finance, and general corporate matters.  Successful candidate will have experience with preparation, review and negotiation of acquisition and financing agreements and related documents, due diligence, and related closing matters. Experience in preparing and reviewing '34 Act reports, registration statements, and other SEC documents is beneficial.

    Princeton

    Product Liability Litigation Associate

    Description: Successful candidates must have a Juris Doctor, admission to the New Jersey bar, 3-4 years of litigation experience (commercial or non-pharmaceutical product liability), strong oral and written communication skills, comfort with public speaking, and superior academic credentials. Aviation-related experience a plus.

    Tysons

    Corporate & Transactional Advisory Group Associate

    Description: This role requires someone excited about working in tandem with a collaborative and experienced team delivering high quality legal work and seamless execution of our legal services across our 26 offices.  Successful candidates will have:

    •5-7 years of experience representing public and private clients in M&A, private equity, venture capital, securities offerings and securities law compliance, and general corporate matters.

    •Hands on drafting and negotiating experience for complex M&A and private equity transactions and related investment agreements.

    •Experience in drafting partnership and operating agreements

    •Experience as a key member of deal teams for a range of middle market transactions, including responsibility for producing acquisition, equity and related documents in a client-ready format, and running key aspects of transactions, from due diligence through closing.

    •The ability to concisely and effectively communicate complex matters in oral and written form.

    •Strong academic credentials.

    •A willingness to assume increasing responsibility, excellent leadership skills, and an interest in sharing those talents through mentoring and training junior lawyers.

    Tysons

    Tax, Benefits and Wealth Planning Senior Associate

    Description: The ideal candidate is a senior associate/counsel level lawyer with 8-10 years experience providing state and federal tax and charitable giving planning for high net worth individuals, and counseling clients (including individuals, foundations, trustees, and charitable organizations) on all facets of estate planning, trust and estate administration, fiduciary litigation and exempt organizations. The candidate should also have experience in administering estates in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC, including drafting a wide variety of documents to implement estate planning techniques such as wills, revocable trusts, insurance trusts, charitable trusts, and other sophisticated trusts designed to minimize taxes.

    Washington, DC

    Life Sciences Health Industry Group Associate

    Description: The successful candidate will ideally have 3-5 years of health care regulatory and compliance experience.  This position focuses upon various Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and public policy issues, and a wide array of regulatory areas including compliance, licensing, the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, HIPAA and various other fraud & abuse laws.  Candidates must possess excellent academic credentials and superior research and writing skills.

     

  • 17 Jun 2016 8:59 AM | Melinda Cox (Administrator)

    USAO District of New Jersey

    US Attorney's Office, District of New Jersey
    Attorney
    970 Broad Street, Suite 700
    Newark, NJ 07102

    United States
    16-NJ-Civil Rights AUSA - 01

     

    About the Office: 

    The United States Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey employ more than 250 employees. Positions include Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSA) in our Criminal Division, Special Prosecutions Division, Civil Division and Appeals Division. In addition there are a variety of support staff positions, college students, and law students. Selection for positions in the District are made without regard to race, sex, creed, color, national origin, handicap condition, age, or political affiliation. Employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background investigation conducted by the Department of Justice. The investigation process includes a drug test, a fingerprint check, and a thorough review of the applicant's background to determine whether there have been any significant problems with unresolved financial indebtedness, failure to file and/or pay income taxes, criminal record, illegal drug use, etc.

    Job Description: 

    The U.S. Attorney's Office for District of New Jersey is seeking to hire an Assistant United States Attorney to work in the Civil Rights Unit within the Office's Civil Division. The Civil Rights Unit investigates and, where appropriate, initiates federal civil actions to end discrimination and ensure compliance with federal civil rights laws. Civil rights enforcement is central to the mission of the Office and embraces a broad variety of cases arising under the Fair Housing Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Civil Rights Act, and an array of several other federal anti-discrimination statutes. Enforcement actions under these statutes seek to end discrimination in housing, lending, education, employment, and public accommodations, as well as ensure constitutional policing and the rights of servicemembers. AUSAs in the Civil Rights Unit will handle a full docket of affirmative civil rights matters and will participate in significant community outreach events around the district. For some matters, AUSAs will also have the opportunity to work closely with the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division.

    Qualifications: 

    Applicants for an AUSA position must possess a J.D. degree and be an active member of at least one bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least one year post - J.D. legal experience.

    Salary: 

    Salaries are Administrative Determined based on the number of years of post - J.D. legal experience and range from $51,811 to $121,569 plus locality pay of 29.2%.

    Travel: 

    Varies

    Application Process: 

    Applications must be received for this vacancy through June 29, 2016.  Applicants are evaluated by the Hiring Committee on the basis of such factors as academic performance, trial experience, research and writing ability, oral communication skills and other legal and community service and experience. 

    If interested, your application package which consist of your resume and cover letter must be emailed to the address below on or before June 29, 2016.

    USANJ.HRApplications@usdoj.gov

    Your application must indicate that you are applying for the Civil Rights AUSA vacancy.

     

    Application Deadline: 

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    Relocation Expenses: 

    Relocation will not be authorized

    Number of Positions: 

    01

    Updated June 15, 2016

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    Department Policies

    Equal Employment Opportunity:  The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.  Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factor.  The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice.

    Reasonable Accommodations:  This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Outreach and Recruitment for Qualified Applicants with Disabilities:   The Department encourages qualified applicants with disabilities, including individuals with targeted/severe disabilities to apply in response to posted vacancy announcements.  Qualified applicants with targeted/severe disabilities may be eligible for direct hire, non-competitive appointment under Schedule A (5 C.F.R. § 213.3102(u)) hiring authority.  Individuals with targeted/severe disabilities are encouraged to register for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Shared List of People with Disabilities (the Bender Disability Employment Registry) by submitting their resume to resume@benderconsult.com and referencing "Federal Career Opportunities" in the subject line.  Additional information about the Bender Registry is available at www.benderconsult.com [external link].  Individuals with disabilities may also contact one of the Department’s Disability Points of Contact (DPOC).  See list of DPOCs.    

    Suitability and Citizenship:  It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment.  Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the United States Attorneys' Offices. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, non-U.S. Citizens may apply for employment with other organizations, but should be advised that appointments of non-U.S. Citizens are extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department's mission and would be subject to strict security requirements.  Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Veterans:  There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service- connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his  or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).

     

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    This and other vacancy announcements can be found under Attorney Vacancies and Volunteer Legal Internships. The Department of Justice cannot control further dissemination and/or posting of information contained in this vacancy announcement. Such posting and/or dissemination is not an endorsement by the Department of the organization or group disseminating and/or posting the information.

  • 08 Jun 2016 9:37 PM | Melinda Cox (Administrator)

     

    The Honorable Yolanda Adrianzen, J.S.C. is seeking to hire a judicial intern for the Summer of 2016.  Judge Adrianzen is a New Jersey Superior Court Judge for the Passaic County Vicinage, Family Part.  She is currently the lead Domestic Violence judge.  She handles civil domestic violence cases, as well as occasional matrimonial matters.  The duties of the intern would be to assist the law clerk in reviewing case files, motions submitted, and occasional legal research.  This is an excellent opportunity to be immersed in the day-to-day activity of a court house.  The intern would also be able to sit in the court room during trials and observe testimony. 

    The position is unpaid.  If interested, please contact Alexi Calvo at alexi.calvo@njcourts.govor 973-247-8850.

     

  • 04 May 2016 10:30 AM | Jacqueline Peña (Administrator)

     Labor & Employment Associate

    The New Jersey office of Fisher & Phillips LLP seeks a mid-level associate with 3-5 years of labor and employment law experience. The ideal candidate will have significant employment litigation experience, excellent academic credentials, and strong research and writing skills. Traditional labor experience is strongly preferred. Must be admitted in New Jersey.

    To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and law school transcript online at https://apply.laborlawyers.com/virecruitex/virecruitselfapply/ReDefault.aspx.  Fisher & Phillips LLP is an equal opportunity employer.

  • 04 May 2016 10:27 AM | Jacqueline Peña (Administrator)

     

    Day Pitney is recruiting for a Health Care Associate in our New Jersey office

    Life Sciences and Healthcare Associate needed for Day Pitney's Corporate and Business Law Department. The ideal candidate should possess 2-4 years specialized experience in transactional and regulatory matters, drafting and reviewing commercial contracts such as service agreements, consulting agreements, licensing and joint venture agreements, and vendor supplier contracts, and an understanding of current healthcare regulatory and compliance matters such as Anti-Kickback, Stark, HIPAA, HITECH and ACA. FDA experience is helpful, but not required. New Jersey Bar admission is required; admission to the New York Bar is a plus.     

  • 18 Apr 2016 10:32 AM | Melinda Cox (Administrator)

    Eisai is looking for in-house counsel in its Research and Development Legal Operations Department.

    Job Description 

    With supervision, provide legal advice, counsel and service to Eisai’s Oncology Business Unit and other assigned internal clients on legal matters, with a focus on counseling the research and development arms of the unit and related functions such as Regulatory Affairs, CQA, Medical Affairs, Medical Services, MSLs, Clinical Operations.

    The position’s primary focus shall be to advise R&D clients on various legal, compliance and liability matters; interpret and apply relevant laws, regulations and requirements; dispute management and resolution; risk and liability management in global operations and on day to day activities; advise on contractual matters; address emergent issues and identify systemic concerns and considerations; advise on privacy and human subject protections, GCPs, scientific exchange, publications, IP and related rights; and coordinate advice of legal experts on critical issues and concerns (e.g., activities ex-US, cutting edge/breaking issues, enforcement concerns).

    Draft and negotiate R&D pharma-related commercial contracts (e.g. clinical trial agreements, master service agreements, confidentiality agreements, informed consents, and/or other agreements).

    Prepare and provide educational presentations and develop policies, SOPs and procedures for local and global application.

    Provide legal advice for a wide range of regulatory matters affecting the unit, including, but not limited to FDA sales and marketing (advertising, promotion, labeling) activities.

    Essential Functions:

    1. Provides proactive and day-to-day advice and counsel to assigned business clients.
    2. Proactively informs assigned business client of important legal, enforcement and other industry developments.
    3. Within supervision, manages the legal and reputational risks of assigned business clients.
    4. Assists with the implementation of legal strategy and policies.
    5. Assists with the development of training content needs and deliver training throughout the company on legal and other risks.
    6. Works with legal department colleagues from ENW companies and alliance partners on global issues as needed.

    Job Qualifications:

    • 4+ years as a practicing, licensed attorney with client contact and varied responsibility
    • Prior experience advising on issues related to research and development in the pharmaceutical industry
    • Knowledge of FDA regulations and guidance, and corresponding state laws relating to clinical research and development, compliance and liability matters.
    • Basic knowledge of pharmaceutical industry and ability to identify relevant legal issues and risks.
    • Basic knowledge in a range of legal areas of relevance to the company’s operations.
    • Member in good standing of a state bar.
    • Good level of multi-tasking ability.
    • Ability to learn quickly and operate in a fast paced, matrixed environment
    • Able to participate on key teams and/or be involved in key projects.
    • Developing leadership and managerial skills.
    • Seeks to develop mentoring skills.
    • Good level of oral and written communication skills, able to effectively present ideas, counsel and information to others.
    • Ability to command respect from management.
    • Demonstrates the following key leadership competencies: Embraces and Sells the Vision, Leads Innovation and Change, Promotes Accountabilities, Drives for Results, Leverages Business Acumen, Focuses on Customers & Business Partners, Builds Organizational Talent
    All interested applicants should apply online at: http://us.eisai.com/eisai-careers/career-opportunities.  

September 21, 2015

http://www.wglaw.com/Careers/Career-Opportunities

 

November 18, 2015

Rutgers University is conducting a search for Senior Vice President and General Counsel.  Information about the position can be found here:

http://www.academic-search.com/data/files/rutgersgcad.pdf  

http://www.academic-search.com/data/files/rutgersgcprofile.pdf 

 

 

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