We seek a strategic professional development and recruiting manager with at least five years of work experience, preferably in a law firm environment, to join our collaborative administration team. This newly formed position will develop and implement the firm’s legal talent strategy and lead all recruiting, development, and retention efforts for attorneys, patent agents, and technical specialists (patent practitioners).
manage patent practitioner recruiting, particularly targeting high potential lateral candidates,
develop an orientation program for lateral patent practitioner, and contribute to the onboarding process for new hires,
oversee patent practitioner performance reviews,
set competencies and firm’s developmental expectancy for different career stages and support practitioners with growth opportunities, benchmark performance, address legal skills, business skills, client development, responsibility, commitment, efficiency, and professionalism,
mentor patent practitioners, identifying strengths, weaknesses, and career planning and advancement goals,
create and maintain patent practitioner training materials including substantive legal education,
manage CLE compliance and work in conjunction with marketing to make sure patent practitioners have opportunities for writing and speaking on legal topics,
recommend marketing opportunities for patent practitioner, such as speaking and writing opportunities,
actively ensure all patent practitioners have appropriate work assignments and projects to ensure appropriate balance of assignment and challenge; help patent practitioners identify appropriate work assignments to develop practice area experience and depth,
contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion goals and objectives, recommend relationship building activities, and
other duties as needed.
The successful candidate will possess: Excellent writing and communication skills, with cross-cultural skills and awareness related to individuals from broad backgrounds, and a sensitivity to different learning styles with knowledge of best practices in training and development. Ability to analyze patent practitioner productivity and work with the partners to distribute work according to skill set and availability. Energy and demeanor to represent the firm’s positive employment culture with applicants.
A high level of proficiency with computer system and databases, and excellent Microsoft Office skills are also a prerequisite.
McNeill Baur was founded seven years ago by a group of former big law attorneys who continue to practice high value, strategic patent prosecution and client counseling but in a smaller firm environment. Our attorneys are nationally recognized leaders in chemistry and life sciences patent prosecution and counseling, and the firm has been ranked as a recommended firm for patent prosecution for multiple years.
We love what we do! We work with the best and brightest innovative clients at the cutting edge of biotechnology and chemistry. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to a big firm level environment, while benefiting from the firm's strong commitment to reasonable work hours, family-friendly atmosphere, and respect for employee work-life balance. We are committed to equity and inclusion across race, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, identity, religion, and experience.
The firm has never had a central brick-and-mortar location and instead uses advanced cloud-based networking capabilities. This eliminates commuting and allows us to hire the best candidates from different locations.
We offer a comprehensive and generous benefit program, including health insurance, dental insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, an EAP program, a competitive salary, and a 401K plan with generous matching component.
We provide home office equipment.
We support professional development by providing training.
We will consider both full time and part time candidates.
We love what we do! We work with the best and brightest innovative clients at the cutting edge of biotechnology and chemistry. We offer a unique opportunity to practice law at a big firm level, while maintaining a balanced lifestyle through reasonable work hours and a remote work environment.
McNeill Baur was founded nearly seven years ago by a group of former big law attorneys who continue to practice high value, strategic patent prosecution and client counseling but in a smaller firm environment. Our attorneys are nationally recognized leaders in life sciences patent prosecution and counseling, and the firm has been ranked as a recommended firm for patent prosecution for multiple years.