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Seeking bright, ambitious attorneys and staff to join one of Boston's most exciting and successful mid-size law firms. Built on the key concepts of collaboration and respect, Conn Kavanaugh has a reputation for its excellent legal services and congenial working environment. Enjoy an easy walk from South Station to our amenity-filled 15th floor offices with spectacular views, beautiful art, and spacious café. Expect to learn a lot, be treated well, have fun, and be associated with a great firm.

Summer Associates

Since its inception in 1988, Conn Kavanaugh consistently has recruited at Boston-area law schools for summer associate and permanent associate positions. Our philosophy is to attract the best possible law school graduates, to train them at their craft, and to grow the firm from within by developing our new lawyers.

Current Opportunities

Conn Kavanaugh seeks an immediate opening for a Billing/Accounts Payable Coordinator to oversee, track and report on all client billing efforts and vendor invoice payments.

Qualifications:

• BS in Accounting/Finance
• Ideal candidate has 3-5 years of experience in general accounting, financial reporting, and systems
• Proficiency with Excel, and other Microsoft Office tools
• Knowledge of Juris billing software a plus
• Familiarity with and understanding of e-billing platforms helpful

Primary responsibilities will include:

• Manage and direct billing efforts, including the preparation and processing of client final bills and related reporting on billing activity.
• Verify accuracy of billing data; revise/edit hour rates or discounts as instructed.
• Contacts customers to obtain, verify, and update account information when necessary.
• Manage accounts payables, to include vendor setups and payments (both via check and online), online payments, reconciling credit card invoices, bill-back of expenses to clients, and notification to vendors of firm privacy policies.
• Financial reporting to include quarterly dashboard reports, profitability reports/analyses, synthesizing of collections reports and forecasts into useful format for review by management.

Additional responsibilities may include:

• Backup support to Director of Finance as needed to include:
• Process payments of cash receipts, wire transfers, and credit card payments.
• Deposit preparation, data input into Juris billing system, daily deposit at bank.
• Performs general bookkeeping work, which may include entering data and maintaining records, invoices, and supporting documents of amounts due for expenses.
• Preparation and maintenance of accounts receivable records, including receipt and recording of payments, research and analysis as needed, and any related reporting.
• Backup support as needed for:
• Conflict Checks
• Potential Client Intake Calls and Web Inquiries

Skills required:

• Excellent communication and organizational skills.
• Strong technology skills.
• Attention to detail.
• Experience describing and documenting specific requirements.

Please submit resume via email to:

Emily McPherson
Assistant Administrator
emcpherson@connkavanaugh.com

NO RECRUITERS PLEASE

Conn Kavanaugh seeks a mid-level Associate with general commercial and/or technology transactions experience to join its growing Technology and Outsourcing Practice. A successful candidate will assist clients with negotiating technology contracts and ongoing support and management such contracts. Technology and Outsourcing attorneys work with clients on projects from start to finish; from reviewing and implementing agreements to understanding and interpreting contracts and restructuring when necessary. An attorney in this practice may also participate in resolving disputes. A thorough understanding of contract drafting and negotiations is required.

Technology Law is one of the hottest practice areas and will continue to grow as companies, agencies and organizations move to SaaS solutions, replace outdated systems, upgrade security and privacy of existing systems, increase their e-commerce presence, or just plain stay competitive in their offerings. The legal services needed to negotiate and document technology procurement are fascinating, complex and highly specialized. This trend is not going away and there is a shortage of qualified, experienced attorneys to handle these matters. Become one of them! At Conn Kavanaugh, you will be part of a team that has unparalleled experience and knowledge, you will gain access to an impressive roster of national clients, and you will have the resources needed to realize your most ambitious goals while doing truly important work.

Built on the key concepts of collaboration and respect, Conn Kavanaugh has a reputation for its excellent legal services and congenial working environment. Expect to expand your network, be treated well, have fun, and be associated with a great firm.

Qualifications:

• 3-5 years of general commercial contracting experience, preferably concentrating on technology transactions (SaaS agreements, license agreements, outsourcing, etc.)
• Strong negotiation and drafting skills
• Privacy and/or security experience a plus, but is not required
• Well-trained; large law firm training preferred, but not required
• Boston location preferred (exceptions depending upon experience level)

Please submit resume via email to:

Emily McPherson
Assistant Administrator
EMcPherson@connkavanaugh.com

NO RECRUITERS PLEASE

Conn Kavanaugh seeks a Mid level Associate with experience in the area of Business Litigation to join its busy practice. Candidates must be highly motivated and have superior writing, analytical, and advocacy skills, as well as demonstrated case management ability. Strong academic record required.

At Conn Kavanaugh, you will be part of a team that has unparalleled experience and knowledge, you will gain access to an impressive roster of national clients, and you will have the resources needed to realize your most ambitious goals while doing truly important work.

Built on the key concepts of collaboration, respect, and giving back to our community, Conn Kavanaugh has a reputation for its excellent legal services and congenial working environment. Enjoy easy access to public transportation and parking near our amenity-filled 15th floor offices with spectacular views, beautiful art, and spacious café. Join us for an opportunity to grow professionally in a supportive environment.

Qualifications:

• 3-5 years of general litigation experience
• Strong communication, technology, and organizational skills
• Ability to generate client business opportunities helpful

Please submit resume via email to:

Emily McPherson
Assistant Administrator
EMcPherson@connkavanaugh.com

NO RECRUITERS PLEASE

Conn Kavanaugh seeks a Mid-to-Senior level bright and ambitious attorney to join one of Boston’s most exciting and successful mid-size law firms in its small but busy Trusts and Estates practice. Probate administration experience and trust administration experience required, including the preparation of estate tax returns and accountings. Experience with gift and fiduciary income tax returns, as well as drafting estate planning documents, a plus, and excellent organizational and technology skills are required.

At Conn Kavanaugh, you will be part of a team that has unparalleled experience and knowledge, you will gain access to an impressive roster of national clients, and you will have the resources needed to realize your most ambitious goals while doing truly important work.

Built on the key concepts of collaboration, respect, and giving back to our community, Conn Kavanaugh has a reputation for its excellent legal services and congenial working environment. Enjoy easy access to public transportation and parking near our amenity-filled 15th floor offices with spectacular views, beautiful art, and spacious café. Join us for an opportunity to grow professionally in a supportive environment.

Qualifications:

• 5-7 years of experience with the administration of trusts and estates and estate planning, to include estate and fiduciary tax preparation and planning
• Strong communication, technology, and organizational skills
• Excellent client interface capabilities with a record of business development helpful.

Please submit resume via email to:

Emily McPherson
Assistant Administrator
EMcPherson@connkavanaugh.com

NO RECRUITERS PLEASE

Conn Kavanaugh seeks a bright, ambitious attorney to join the Corporate/Transactional Group at one of Boston’s most exciting and successful mid-size law firms.

At Conn Kavanaugh, you will be part of a team that has unparalleled experience and knowledge, you will gain access to an impressive roster of national clients, and you will have the resources needed to realize your most ambitious goals while doing truly important work.

Enjoy an easy walk from South Station to our amenity-filled 15th floor offices with spectacular views, beautiful art, and spacious café. Built on the key concepts of collaboration and respect, Conn Kavanaugh has a reputation for its excellent legal services and congenial working environment. Expect to expand your network, be treated well, have fun, and be associated with a great firm.

Qualifications:

• 3-5 years of experience in Corporate/Transactional practice
• Strong communication, technology, and organizational skills
• Excellent client interface capabilities
• Skilled drafting and writing ability
• Commercial real estate leasing and financing experience helpful
• Record of business development

The ideal candidate will have experience working with closely-held and family businesses from start-up to exit phase and be comfortable working directly with business owners and management on governance, contract matters, strategic partnerships, recruitment and retention incentives for key executives and employees, private financings and M&A transactions.

Please submit resume via email to:

Emily McPherson
Assistant Administrator
EMcPherson@connkavanaugh.com

NO RECRUITERS PLEASE

Conn Kavanaugh seeks a legal assistant with 3-5 years of relevant litigation experience. Ideal candidate is computer savvy with strong writing and interpersonal skills, and takes pride in ensuring client and attorney satisfaction. Candidate must be comfortable working independently and/or within a group and performing multiple activities under tight deadlines.

Qualifications:

• 3-5 years of litigation experience

• Bachelor’s Degree

• Desired typing speed of at least 70 words per minute

• Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite software (Word, Excel, and Outlook)

• Knowledge of complex billing systems (Juris) a plus

The Experienced Litigation Legal Assistant will provide secretarial and administrative support to three/four lawyers and/or paralegals. Will be responsible for adhering to the Firm’s core values and must display professionalism, quality service and a “can do” attitude to internal members of the firm as well as external clients over the telephone and in person. Other responsibilities include the following:


Knowledge of Specialty Area:
• Fully proficient in supporting a litigation practice.

Client Relations:
• Conveys information and relays messages in a professional manner; provides information as appropriate.
• Exercises independent judgment in dealing with clients; makes process and communication decisions independently; may work with the largest and most complex accounts.
• May receive and direct clients and visitors.

Document Preparation:
• From handwritten notes, transcribing equipment, drafts or oral instructions, types a variety of correspondence, memoranda and legal documents required by the attorneys to whom assigned.
• Proofreads, photocopies, assembles and distributes prepared materials as necessary.
• Creates (types), scans, and revises a variety of documents.
• Originates correspondence as directed; reviews and routes incoming correspondence.
• Prepare statements for billing to be sent to clients for services rendered.
• Prepares and revises pleadings and other documents filed with the court. Understands and follows through with filing process, including manual filings and any e-filing process the court may require or as directed by the attorney/paralegal to whom assigned.
• Maintains client files in accordance with Firm filing procedures.

Technology:
• Proficient in advanced word processing, spreadsheets, practice support systems. Microsoft Office Suite software (Word, Excel, and Outlook), Juris, iManage, Etc.

Misc. Responsibilities:

• Calendars due dates, meetings and deadlines.
• Creates and maintains files and indexes.
• Screens and routes telephone calls.
• Answer telephones and perform other administrative tasks from time to time.
• May prepare lunch and coffee set ups for client and firm meetings, including ordering lunch.
• Cover reception for breaks/lunches/after-hours/during reception vacation or sick days as needed only
• Provides backup assistance as requested.
• Assumes additional responsibilities as requested.

Please submit resume via email to:

Emily E. McPherson
Assistant Administrator
emcpherson@connkavanaugh.com

NO RECRUITERS PLEASE

Any employment inquiries should be made in writing by emailing our Recruitment Manager.

Conn Kavanaugh is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Benefits

Your Health

  • Health and dental insurance plans
  • Vision insurance
  • Pre-tax flexbile spending accounts (FSA)
  • Discounted fitness membership, and fitness membership reimbursements

Your Life

  • 4o1(k) savings plans
  • Pre-tax parking and commuter programs
  • Education assistance, course reimbursement

Your Balance

  • Paid holidays, time off, and sick time
  • “Summer Fridays”
  • Paid parental leave
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Dependent care assistance plan
  • Firm social engagements and networking activities

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