Intellectual Property Associate Attorney

Position: Associate

Offices: Chicago, San Francisco, New York or Washington, D.C.

Practice Group: Intellectual Property


Schiff Hardin is seeking associates for its growing Intellectual Property practice group in its Chicago, San Francisco, New York, or Washington, D.C. offices. The ideal candidate should have a minimum of three years of relevant experience in pharmaceuticals and/or medical device patent litigation.  A bachelors or advanced degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry and related fields is preferred, along with experience with depositions, expert reports, and discovery management.  Strong academic record and strong research, writing, and oral communication skills are required. Candidates should also be licensed and in good standing with the USPTO and in the state in which the candidate would practice.

Our firm has a collegial atmosphere and a transparent management culture. We provide associates with opportunities for substantial professional development, responsibility, and long-term success.  Schiff was the only Chicago-based law firm to secure a spot in Vault’s 2016 list of 20 Best Law Firms for Diversity, ranking 9th in the nation. The firm also placed 2nd on Vault’s list of Best Law Firms for Women and 7th on its Best Law Firms for Minorities list. Our firm was included in the 50 Best Law Firms for Women 2016 by Working Mother/Flextime Lawyers and, for the 7th year in a row, our firm earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Noah Cooper, the Firm’s Firmwide Senior Legal Recruitment Specialist, at

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