Careers

Ready for a Better Way to Practice Law? Join our Team.

When it comes to our people, we have a simple philosophy: no drama. We are kind and humble. We hustle hard, love learning, and always try to be at the forefront of the ever-changing intersection of law, technology and business. We're always looking for new people to expand our team.

If you are someone who likes to be just a little ahead of the game but with your feet firmly planted in reality. Come join us.

We understand that making a change requires careful consideration. If you are looking to make a change in your career, West Hill is a new platform from which to succeed.

A career here means becoming part of a cutting-edge law practice that is dynamic, challenging and innovative.

Our clients are small to medium-sized businesses in both mature and evolving industries.

We look for talented attorneys who have experience at a large law firms or in-house legal departments, who are looking for a change and an opportunity to change the way law is being practiced.

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The Story of West Hill

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Let’s start with the name. Traditionally, when attorneys start a new firm they will put their own names up on the shingle. Not here. When we formed West Hill we knew it was about something bigger.  Not just the founding attorney or her story. We needed a firm name that would reflect our unique mission and approach to practice.

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Our Culture

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Smart Attorneys, sophisticated legal issues. We value innovation, integrity, open and honest communication and diversity. These values shape our positive and inclusive firm culture. We are a team of motivated and upbeat legal professionals who are looking to work on a more flexible basis while still practicing law on a high level.

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Why Work at West Hill?

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Work that challenges in an environment that ignites your entrepreneurial spirit. Top-credentialed, business-savvy attorneys. Autonomy and collegiality.

West Hill is not your traditional law firm. It’s not your mother’s law firm, and it’s certainly not your dad’s. We are a female-owned, business law practice.  We respect the role that technology and intellectual property play in the successful modern business. For experienced legal counsel we provide an alternative to outdated culture (and, yes, the grind) of traditional firms.

Current Openings

Intellectual Property Paralegal

West Hill Technology Counsel, a boutique business and technology law firm, is seeking an experienced Intellectual Property Attorney for its Beverly, MA office. We are looking for a candidate with at least ten years of relevant work experience, at least a portion of which was spent in a reputable law firm or an in-house legal department with a heavy emphasis on patent prosecution, preparation and maintenance required. The position works closely with and supports the firm attorneys on IP matters. The IP Paralegal will focus on maintaining a comprehensive internal IP docketing system, performing electronic filings with the government IP offices, communicating with foreign patent and trademark counsel to ensure the timely preparation of patent and trademark applications and other filings, and a variety of other IP and organizational tasks. This is also an opportunity to develop new skills by assisting with other paralegal functions including contract management, corporate filings and litigation support. The ideal candidate will be someone with a high attention to detail that has similar previous experience within a law firm or in-house legal department.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintain accurate and relied upon docketing and calendar systems; enter and track due dates, monitor actions, generate reports, etc.
  • Manage all communication from USPTO, US Copyright Office, foreign patent and trademark offices, foreign associates and TTAB
  • Effectively communicate with clients, firm attorneys and staff, USPTO, and foreign associates about docketing, prosecution and maintenance of intellectual property
  • Prepare and process electronic filings with the USPTO and US Copyright Office
  • Provide quality assurance review for patent, trademark and copyright filings, litigation pleadings, and other documents
  • Conduct pre-claim investigation and legal research
  • Effectively track work performed per client

Requirements:

  • A positive team member and active contributor in a team environment
  • Detail oriented with a laser focus on timelines and accuracy
  • Keen interest in staying current with respect to USPTO, TMEP ad MPEP rules, docketing trends, and technology
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A drive to learn new material
  • Flexible, adaptable and efficient work practices
  • In charge of monitoring and payment of US and foreign patent annuity maintenance services
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and other online productivity research tools

Education and Experience:

  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree in business administration, management or paralegal studies
  • 10+ years of relevant work experience, at least a portion of which spent in a reputable law firm or in-house legal department with a heavy emphasis on patent prosecution, preparation and maintenance required
  • Experience corresponding with USPTO, clients and foreign associates
  • Experience managing IP docketing systems
  • Familiarity and general working knowledge of USPTO, MPEP and TMEP filing and prosecution rules and practices

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to thrive in a cooperative environment and to tolerate change and ambiguity
  • Normal office working conditions, with some work-from-home flexibility; however, a minimum 3 half days per week in the office will be required

We offer an environment that is friendly, humble, forward thinking and fast moving. Interested in learning more about our innovative business model and being a paralegal or attorney here?

Please send your resume to:  Jennifer Soldner:  jsoldner@westhillcounsel.com

No Recruiter or Agency phone calls please.

West Hill Technology Counsel is an equal opportunity employer