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Prestige: Highly regarded business practice including corporate/business law, technology and intellectual property, employment, litigation and taxation

Experienced peers: Led by attorneys with proven achievement as partners in large Boston firms and as in-house counsel

Interesting work: Sophistication and challenge at the level of the major firms

Balance: A satisfying and fulfilling life in the law, and a life outside

Support: Collegial work environment, committed to gender and ethnic diversity

Participation: Contribute at all levels in firm marketing, administration, recruiting and client work

A future: We only employ attorneys we believe have the qualities to be partners


CURRENT OPENINGS:

Marketing & Business Development Specialist
Senior Patent Associate
Senior Corporate Associate
2022 Morse Diversity Fellowship

Marketing & Business Development Specialist

Reporting to the Firm’s Director of Marketing & Business Development, this position will be tasked with successfully, efficiently, and creatively supporting Firm BD projects focused on enhancing interested partners’ BD endeavors. The M/BD Specialist will be assigned a high level of responsibility with an expectation of proactively supporting BD initiatives. The role includes working with market data and metrics from outside sources, as well as internal data and metrics, to generate RFP responses and pitch proposals, and other deliverables used in the Firm’s business development process. Joining a small, award-winning team, the successful candidate will have strong attention to detail, a creative eye, and the ability to multitask.

Primary duties and responsibilities include:

  • Participating in the Firm’s BD intake process to assist newly hired associates/laterals with implementing their BD efforts.
  • Working with interested attorneys/practices on developing annual business plans, to include follow-up, measuring effectiveness, and otherwise supporting attorneys to set and meet achievable goals.
  • Providing guidance and support on M/BD initiatives (such as events, sponsorships, memberships), and working with other team members to successfully execute.
  • Creating and maintaining a reference library of resources including pitches, speaking points, representative clients, and client/prospect communication templates.
  • Completing RFP research, prep and follow-up (as well as tracking win/lose and why), and reviewing prospect “touches” over time.
  • Independently completing client/prospect/industry research.
  • Working with attorneys to identify opportunities to engage with clients/prospects; proactively motivating attorneys to pursue these opportunities.
  • Developing meaningful metrics to drive BD targeting and planning, as well as using this data to craft clear, client/prospect-facing promotional materials.
  • Supporting marketing events by completing pre-event research and post-event follow-up.
  • Assisting Director in evaluating applications and other available tools to enhance Firm BD efforts.
  • Providing Firm data to publications responsible for Firm rankings & lists (ex. Top 100 Firms, Lawyers Diary).
  • Overseeing BD portion of Firm’s internal Marketing Incentive Program.
  • Maintaining transactional tracking in Firm’s CRM.

Qualifications:

  • Responsiveness, follow-through, and strong project management skills
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, to advance and execute projects
  • 3-5 years of law firm or professional services experience
  • Polished written and verbal communication
  • Creative problem-solver
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to form effective working relationships/rapport with lawyers and staff Firm-wide
  • Fluency in Adobe CC (particularly InDesign), Microsoft Office Suite

Interested candidates may send a cover letter and resume to:

Jaclyn Braga, Director of Marketing & Business Development
Morse
CityPoint
480 Totten Pond Road, 4th Floor
Waltham, MA 02451
Email: jbraga@morse.law

Senior Patent Associate

Morse is currently seeking a senior-level patent attorney to join our successful and growing patent practice in the Firm’s Waltham office.

Successful candidates will have:

  • 8+ years of patent prosecution experience (particularly patent application drafting experience) in biotechnology-related fields
  • Strong qualifications in biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, immunology, and/or cell biology
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly, be highly organized and able to prioritize to complete projects on time, respond well to constructive feedback, and work well under pressure
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to providing high-quality client service

We offer the ability to grow and thrive in a law firm platform designed for attorneys with long-term professional development aspirations.

Interested candidates may send a resume and cover letter to:

Brian McTague, Director of Business Operations
Morse
CityPoint
480 Totten Pond Road, 4th Floor
Waltham, MA 02451
Email: bmctague@morse.law

Senior Corporate Associate

Morse is currently seeking a highly skilled, senior-level corporate associate to join the Firm’s Waltham office.

Successful candidates will have:

  • 7 – 10 years of experience representing clients in a range of corporate, securities and business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, financings (debt and equity) and general corporate matters
  • Experience with formation and funding of emerging growth companies, private equity investments, general corporate counseling and a wide variety of transactions
  • Demonstrated ability to first-chair transactions both in terms of drafting and negotiation
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Commitment to provide high quality client service
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a larger collaborative team and to mentor and develop less experienced team members
  • Experience in a robust corporate law practice required
  • Strong academic credentials

We offer the ability to grow and thrive in a law firm platform designed for attorneys with long-term professional development aspirations.

Interested candidates may send a resume and cover letter to:

Brian T. McTague, Director of Business Operations
Morse
CityPoint
480 Totten Pond Road, 4th Floor
Waltham, MA  02451
Email:  bmctague@morse.law

2022 Morse Diversity Fellowship

Morse is committed to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion among our attorneys and other professionals. Morse strongly believes that including attorneys and staff members from diverse backgrounds is a critically important element in providing exceptional legal services to our clients and a productive working environment for our team members. In furtherance of our efforts to recruit, retain, and promote highly skilled attorneys who contribute to the diversity of our firm, we are pleased to offer the Morse Diversity Fellowship.

The Morse Diversity Fellowship program aims to provide training and mentorship opportunities critical to a law student’s professional development. Each year, Morse Fellows are selected from a competitive pool of applicants and are invited to join the firm for 8-10 weeks during the summer between their 1L and 2L academic years. Students selected as Morse Fellows will receive a $5000 cash stipend. More information regarding the application process can be found here.

The application period for the 2022 Morse Diversity Fellowship has ended. Please check back next winter for information regarding our 2023 Morse Diversity Fellowship opportunities.


SOUND INTERESTING?

To inquire about employment opportunities, please send your resume to:

Gretchen K. Pratt, Executive Director
Morse
CityPoint
480 Totten Pond Road, 4th Floor
Waltham, MA 02451
Email: gpratt@morse.law

All resumes held in strictest confidence.
Direct applicants only, no recruiters please.

Our fast-paced, friendly work environment requires a committed team player with good judgment, initiative, and versatility. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Morse’s Waltham office is conveniently located directly off of Route 128 in the “CityPoint” area of Waltham, MA. This area offers plentiful amenities, including free covered garage parking, onsite gym and cafeteria, and multiple dining and shopping venues. Our Boston office is located at 50 Milk Street, a 5-10 minute walk from the MBTA’s Red, Green, Blue, Orange and Silver Lines.

Morse is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex or gender, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.