Join Our Team

Join Our Team

At Conrad O’Brien, we tackle complex cases with tenacity and serve clients with responsiveness and integrity. Our uniquely agile, collaborative approach to litigation allows us to solve clients’ problems effectively and efficiently--and makes each team member’s work more meaningful.

Why Work Here?

Flexibility & Collaboration

 

Our firm’s success is fueled by a culture of flexibility and collaboration. Younger associates enjoy getting hands-on experience quickly, and laterals appreciate the flexibility of our practice areas and fee arrangements, and fewer potential conflicts of interest for the cases we can take on.

Work/Life Balance

 

We pride ourselves on being a family-friendly firm. We offer a family leave policy and flexible schedule options. You’ll also feel right at home in the office, working with like-minded people in a collegial environment. The firm was ranked in the top 10 of Law360’s “best law firms for female attorneys” list and is a proud member of the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group.

Top-Notch People

 

Our people are great at their jobs—we have former assistant U.S. attorneys and clerks and Chief Judge Emeritus of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; experienced trial attorneys; big-firm laterals; and top law-school grads. We also rely on our strong administrative team; we truly believe every role in the firm is important. We are professional and personable, with a healthy dose of personality.

HOW TO APPLY
 

Please direct all general cover letters and resumes to careers@conradobrien.com

 

For lateral positions, please address inquires to the attention of Kevin Kent, Partner.

 

For associate positions, please address inquiries to the attention of Robyn Henry, Director of Administration.

  

For staff and administration positions, please address inquiries to the attention of Robyn Henry, Director of Administration.

 

Current Openings

 

Attorney

We have an immediate opening in our Philadelphia office for a litigation associate with 3-5 years of general litigation experience. Experience and interest in education law is a plus. We are a litigation firm that offers challenging legal work, competitive salary and benefits, and a collegial working environment. We are not accepting resumes from recruiting firms at this time. If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to Robyn Henry at rhenry@conradobrien.com.

 

Administrative Assistant 

The Administrative Assistant performs a full range of legal secretarial and related duties in support of assigned attorneys and the ongoing operations of the office. This role requires the ability to multi-task, be highly organized and work well in a fast-paced environment. Attention to detail is critical. 3-5 years of experience preferred.

 

General Duties:

  • Receives and screens telephone calls; responds to inquiries on a variety of matters including but not limited to: status of pending cases, administrative and court rules, etc. (in-house);

  • Knowledge and ability to utilize all of the Firm’s computer programs including Word, Excel, Outlook, Juris, etc.;

  • Submits attorney timesheets into Juris;

  • Prepares, proofreads and edits legal documents such as pleadings, briefs, opinions, complaints, administrative decisions, order, subpoenas, etc. from verbal or written instructions, dictation, rough drafts or other materials which may be difficult to interpret and/or format; 

  • Understands and can perform all duties in preparing filings, including but not limited to table of contents, table of citations, track changes, formatting, etc.; 

  • Sorts, opens, scans, copies, attaches incoming correspondence to case file and related materials and distributes same to attorneys, paralegals, etc.;

  • Composes routine letters, memos and emails;

  • Ensures e-mails and files are properly saved into Document Management System;

  • Reviews legal documents to ensure they are in proper format and contain all necessary portions, forms or related documents for court acceptance, arranges filing of legal documents with Office Service Department; 

  • Prepares and sends electronic filing to various courts;

  • Assists in preparation of reports such as expense reports, check requests, credit card spreadsheets, etc;

  • Sends invoices over $500 directly to client for payment; maintains a follow-up system for such;

  • Records, schedules and maintains attorney calendars, including making commitments for meetings, conferences or other engagements to ensure no scheduling conflicts. Schedules depositions and conferences, notifies all parties; arranges travel for attorneys including transportation and hotel reservations;

  • Ability to “cover” reception area if needed; Work with multiple attorneys as needed (ie buddy system or be a “fill in” for work overflow);

  • Does day to day clerical needs that arise on behalf of attorney; 

  • Assists with making sure bills are sent to clients in a timely fashion. We have a Billing Manager to do the edits but this is a top priority given the attorneys involved.

Please send resume to Robyn Henry at rhenry@conradobrien.com. No agencies please at this time. Thank you.

 

Litigation Paralegal

Conrad O’Brien has an immediate opening for a litigation paralegal with a minimum of 2-3 yrs experience. The successful candidate will have the ability to prepare and oversee basic discovery including interrogatories, document requests and third party subpoenas. The candidate should also have experience in the review, preparation and drafting of court filings and pleadings, including cite checking, identifying relevant documents and organizing exhibits and reproduced records. The ability to review and summarize medical records as well as to conduct limited medical research, while not a requirement, will be viewed as a significant plus.

 

The candidate must have proficiency and experience with modern document review platforms like Relativity, Eclipse, or similar applications, including running searches, processing and producing documents. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office applications (WORD, EXCEL, Powerpoint, Access) and Abode or Adobe-like PDF applications.

 

Experience with litigation software including Case Notebook a plus. Must be detail oriented and have good interpersonal communication skills. A 4 year degree and/or an ABA approved paralegal certificate is required. We offer a good benefits package. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send resume and salary requirements to Robyn Henry at rhenry@conradobrien.com. No agencies please at this time. Thank you.

 

Conrad O’Brien is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, age, religion, disability, handicap, creed, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, gender identity, genetic information, or any other legally protected status

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"“I love the sense of collective mission in the heat of intense litigation. Knowing that I can trust all of my colleagues frees me to concentrate fully on the legal matters at hand.”"

– Partner, 16 years at Conrad O’Brien

"“The work environment at Conrad O’Brien is more balanced, less stressing, smarter, more empathetic, less stratified, and more fun than other firms I have worked for in Philadelphia and New York City. I love coming to work every day!”"

– Paralegal, 3 years at Conrad O’Brien

"“I like getting a big firm experience at a relatively small firm. Despite our size, we have such a wide range of experienced attorneys in a variety of areas.”"

– Of Counsel, 20 years at Conrad O’Brien

"“Conrad O’Brien offers a great atmosphere of camaraderie that makes me feel like I am part of a family. It’s a place where everybody can work independently yet still come together to collaborate on a case.”"

– Paralegal, 5 years at Conrad O’Brien

"“Conrad O’Brien is filled with attorneys who are both skilled litigators and intellectual heavyweights. I have the great fortune to come to work each morning knowing that I will not only work with such a talented group, but learn from their years of experience and success.”"

– Associate, 1 year at Conrad O’Brien

"“The thing that makes Conrad O’Brien special is the people. In addition to fighting tenaciously for our clients, the lawyers here have each other’s backs. It is a true team effort.”"

– Associate, 1 year at Conrad O’Brien