Professional Staff

A top-ranked firm with a collegial attitude.

Professional career paths at Goodwin offer you more – and less – than you might expect. You’ll find less hierarchy and more meritocracy. You’ll have more chances to work across departments and offices, and fewer roadblocks to getting the job done. We believe people are happiest when they’re not limited by a ‘that’s how we’ve always done it’ approach, so we encourage a more imaginative and collaborative working environment. Our staff members bring a level of professionalism, enthusiasm and commitment to work each and every day.

As part of the professional team here, you’ll have opportunities to share your ideas and participate in challenging, leading edge work. You’ll find professional development and training opportunities, a commitment to diversity, and a competitive compensation package with excellent benefits. If this sounds like a good fit to you, we encourage you to consider joining Goodwin.

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Science Advisor Program

For qualified scientists looking for the opportunity to pursue an interesting and challenging career path that combines science, business and the law, Goodwin has the answer.

Our Science Advisor program is an integral part of our Intellectual Property practice and our Technology Companies and Life Sciences practice. Having in-house experts with deep technical and scientific knowledge who can advise on client matters provides added value by helping us get to the best solution for our clients faster and more effectively.

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Career Tracks

Case Assistants

Our Case Assistants participate in a two-year program for recent college graduates interested in the legal field and want to get hands-on experience before attending law school. Case Assistants work side-by-side with attorneys and para-professionals performing real-time client work and doing factual research and document production to contribute to client success.

Catering & Event Planning

Goodwin’s Catering, Conference Services and Event Planning group provides expert planning of both internal and external events. Events range from flagship client development events to smaller client affairs, internal meetings and seminars, and off-site retreats.

Finance & Accounting

Our Finance & Accounting group offers a broad range of support, ranging from payroll, accounts payable and receivable, bill processing, and accounting to sophisticated Financial Planning and Analysis.  Our Pricing and Project Management Team provides innovative, targeted pricing and project management strategies to keep pace with the changing needs of our clients. 

Human Resources

The Human Resources team is responsible for setting and implementing a human capital strategy that aligns with and enables the business to achieve its goals.  The team provides strategic and tactical oversight for professional staff recruitment, compensation and benefits, employee relations, employee life cycle operations, coaching, performance development, and talent management programs and initiatives.  

Information Technology

The IT Department delivers cost effective, reliable, information technology solutions and services that enhance Goodwin’s ability to service clients in an efficient, timely and productive manner. The IT team strives to maintain a world-class service and support organization that consistently meets the needs of our firm, adopting "best of breed" systems and practices.

Knowledge Management

The Knowledge Management department promotes and supports collaboration and efficiency by producing high-quality work to improve the quality, speed, and efficiency of the Firm’s client services and operational processes by evolving and adopting best practices with regards to substantive and operational knowledge sharing.

Legal Recruitment

The Legal Recruitment team is responsible for all attorney hiring at the firm, including summer associates, entry-level associates, lateral associates and lateral partners.

Marketing

Goodwin’s Marketing Department supports three critical objectives:  marketing, communications, and business development.  We strive to establish a stronger and more distinct brand presence for Goodwin in the marketplace. Our Communications team works to create consistent and impactful internal and external messages. And our Business Development team provides top support to client development efforts.

Office Administration

Our Office Administrators have primary day-to-day responsibility for running many of Goodwin’s offices. From facilities management and general operations, to secretarial and staff management, our Office Administrators ensure that the lawyers in each office provide consistently excellent client service and that our Professional Staff delivers the same service to our internal and external clients.

Paralegals

At Goodwin we realize that being a paralegal is not just a job, it is a profession. As professionals, Paralegals at all levels of experience are offered opportunities to play key roles on our client teams. Goodwin Paralegals work side-by-side with attorneys to provide high-quality, cost effective legal services on each of our matters.

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Professional Development & Training

Professional Development & Training is dedicated to the professional growth of all Goodwin attorneys. The team provides training in substantive legal skills and professional skills, and is responsible for attorney integration, feedback, coaching and mentoring. The team also helps lead diversity initiatives, builds the alumni network and assists lawyers in transition from the firm.

Program Management

Goodwin's PMO team is dedicated to the advancement of project management and project portfolio management best practices. We advise on the selection and delivery of technology-related products and services, from the selection of the project portfolio and initiatives that best align with the firm's business objectives to the successful execution and delivery of projects.

Research Services

Responsible for managing all aspects of firm-wide research services; including the delivery of legal and non-legal research to members of the firm, continuous evaluation and  improvement of research services and research products and integration.

Secretarial Services

Goodwin’s legal secretaries provide industry-leading support to our lawyers. Our secretaries provide a range of services from document creation and management to travel and heavy calendar management. Goodwin is committed to ensuring that our secretaries receive ongoing training to stay current in the latest technology and help us deliver top client service.

Career Opportunities

Working at Goodwin is more than a career decision. It’s an opportunity to satisfy your professional goals and your intellectual curiosity. We’ll provide you with the tools and support needed to create your own path: one that is interesting, stimulating, and rewarding.

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Learning + Development

Our people are important to our success. The firm is deeply committed to the professional development and training of its entire professional staff, from legal secretaries to directors and chiefs. The professional staff is crucial to ensuring that our lawyers perform as effectively and efficiently as possible. To complement the professional development and training we provide to attorneys, the Professional Development & Training team also is dedicated to the mission of providing the professional staff with the knowledge, tools and resources they need to succeed in their role. We also focus on engaging, motivating and inspiring the professional staff and providing them with opportunities to grow and develop.
Retreats

"In addition to my general administrative duties, I get to work with clients who have developed some of the latest cutting-edge inventions, so there's never a dull moment!"

Linda Rogers, Secretary  

Benefits 

  • Medical and dental plans
  • Short- and long-term disability plans
  • Health care reimbursement account through pre-tax deductions
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Domestic partner benefits
  • Supplemental short-term disability plan
  • Life insurance
  • Firm-paid business travel accident insurance
  • Firm-paid accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Voluntary additional employee life insurance
  • Voluntary dependent life insurance
  • Minimum of 10 paid holidays per year
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid parental leave
  • Backup childcare (available in most of our offices)
  • Bereavement, jury duty, personal days, and sick leave
  • Work/family programs

 

 

  • Elder and adult care information, referrals, and assistance
  • Firm-sponsored wellness program
  • Healthcare advocacy
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Dependent care assistance through pre-tax deductions
  • Pre-tax deduction transportation benefits: includes public transportation, parking, vanpool
  • Fitness club discounts
  • Non-legal staff members are eligible for work-related tuition reimbursement
  • Employee assistance program. Free, confidential counseling is available to all employees for a variety of personal issues. This assistance offers direct access to professionals who can help with difficulties encountered at work or outside the office. The service is personalized and responsive to any need.

Get in Touch

Professional Staff and Paralegals

Jaime Shaughnessy
Recruiting Manager
+1 617 305 6715
jshaughnessy@goodwinlaw.com

Elizabeth Travers
Recruiter
+1 617 570 3977
etravers@goodwinlaw.com

Explore Our Culture

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Our lawyers work side-by-side with clients throughout their entire lifecycle to ensure success at every step. At Goodwin, lawyers and professional staff alike reach across practice areas and geographies to work together in a collaborative, collegial and entrepreneurial atmosphere. 

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DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Goodwin is committed to promoting diversity in our law firm and in the legal profession. We are also committed to an inclusive environment in which each employee can excel and thrive. Diversity and inclusion are core to our business and our values, and our chairman-led Inclusion Advisory Committee ensures that we make our efforts in this area a top priority. 

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