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Thank you for your interest in Cooper & Dunham LLP.

Cooper & Dunham LLP has specialized in intellectual property for over a century and presently has more than 30 attorneys. We are committed to practicing law within our area of specialization and to the future growth and success of our firm. To accomplish these goals, we focus on hiring lawyers who have technical training and expertise, including undergraduate and advanced degrees, and superior academic records in both law and electrical engineering, chemical engineering, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, biology, mechanical engineering, and computer systems.

Associates

Practicing law with a mid-sized firm such as Cooper & Dunham LLP has many advantages.  Attorneys at all levels benefit, from the start of their careers, from direct and meaningful interaction with partners and clients. Our attorneys' workloads are both demanding and diverse. We are involved in numerous, significant matters for high profile clients, and responsibility for complex matters often comes quickly, depending upon individual capability.

Through a combination of salary, benefits, and bonuses, our compensation package is competitive. To encourage educational enhancement, the firm provides financial assistance, in the form of reimbursement for tuition or fees, for approved educational seminars, graduate courses, professional conferences, PLI courses, and the patent bar review course. Additionally, associates are encouraged to engage in professional and client development.

Each fall we seek to hire several qualified third year law students. We interview at a limited number of law schools, but we invite and encourage students from all law schools with an appropriate technical background to apply to our firm.

Individuals interested in applying to become an associate at Cooper & Dunham LLP should submit their resume and cover letter to:


Betsy Bookas
Director of Human Resources & Recruiting
Cooper & Dunham LLP
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, New York 10112
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Summer Associate Program

Our highly successful Summer Associate Program is our primary source for the recruitment of new associate attorneys. Second and third year law students with undergraduate or graduate degrees in engineering, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, biology, and computer systems are encouraged to apply. Summer associates receive hands-on experience in patent and trademark prosecution and litigation and undertake a variety of projects and assignments that provide a realistic view of law firm life and work. Where appropriate and available, summer associates can attend client meetings, depositions, and court proceedings.  Summer associates are assigned mentors who provide guidance, offer advice, and share their expertise. Summer associates are given feedback on their performance through formal reviews at the five-week mark, as well as at the end of the summer. Informal feedback is provided by supervising attorneys as summer associates complete various projects and assignments.

In addition to a welcome breakfast, farewell reception, and informal lunches with the attorneys, our summer program includes several social events planned to allow summer associates the opportunity to interact with associates and partners outside the office. Past events have included Broadway shows, Yankees and Mets games, museum trips, cultural events, luncheons and cocktail parties. Summer associates are additionally invited to the firm's annual summer picnic.

Summer associates are recruited through various efforts, including law school career fairs, on-campus interviews, and in-office interviews. Law students interested in becoming summer associates at Cooper & Dunham should submit their resumes to:

Betsy Bookas
Director of Human Resources & Recruiting
Cooper & Dunham LLP
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, New York 10112
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Scientific Advisors

Individuals with Ph.D.'s in the physical and life sciences or engineering, who have applied, or plan to apply, to law school are encouraged to apply for positions as scientific advisors. We will train you in patent practice and provide a competitive salary. 

Individuals interested in applying to become a scientific advisor at Cooper & Dunham LLP should submit their resume and cover letter to:

Betsy Bookas
Director of Human Resources & Recruiting
Cooper & Dunham LLP
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, New York 10112
E-mail:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it