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Administrative Opportunities

Our firm employs more that 165 individuals in a variety of areas including accounting, computer information services, human resources, library science, marketing, office services, as well as paralegals and legal practice assistants. We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.

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We have an opening for a full-time Office Services Clerk/Courier resident in our Hartford office to handle multiple tasks in a full service department. The successful candidate will be responsible for the timely delivery and pickup of any letter, parcel or package; ordering, stocking and maintaining supply inventory for the office and the kitchens; and assisting with office and conference room set up and breakdown, including moving office equipment and furniture. The Office Services Clerk/Courier will also handle interoffice and U.S. postal mail as well as express mail and other special deliveries.

A strong attention to detail, superior customer service skills, and a valid Connecticut driver’s license in good standing is a must. The ability to lift 30 pounds, push 50 pounds and retrieve/replace objects from shelves up to eight feet high is required.


We have an opening for a Legal Practice Assistant to provide support to a team of paralegals who support our Trust & Estates Practice Group. This position is resident in our Hartford office. The successful candidate will be responsible for complex document production, file organization and management, time entry and billing, scheduling client meetings as well as other administrative tasks.

We are seeking a self-starter who has excellent technical skills and can produce documents with a high degree of accuracy. The successful candidate will possess a professional demeanor, strong attention to detail, excellent time management and organizational skills as well as proficiency in the use of the advanced features of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The ability to work overtime at peak times and the ability to adapt to new and changing priorities is required. Three to five years of trust and estates experience is desired.


We have an exciting opportunity for a Director of Compensation & Benefits. The successful candidate will be responsible for the design, development, implementation and communication of the Firm’s compensation and benefits strategies, ensuring that all total rewards programs remain competitive with the marketplace while being consistent and sustainable. The Director of Compensation & Benefits will lead the assessment of our health, compensation and retirement benefits strategy, while providing guidance to Firm management regarding market trends; keeping current with legislative trends, marketplace changes and advances, making recommendations to ensure the Firm remains competitive and compliant, and is able to attract and retain top talent.

Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related area of study. Seven to ten years’ experience in development, implementation and execution of total rewards programs and compensation strategies is required. Total rewards certifications such as Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS), Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) or Certified Benefits Professional (CBP) preferred. The successful candidate will possess excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as a solid knowledge and understanding of all legal, tax, regulatory issues related to compensation and benefits program administration.


We have an exciting opportunity for a Director of Business Development, resident in our Hartford office. The successful candidate will oversee the development of strategic, actionable business development plans for practice groups and industry teams, lead proposal and response to RFP strategy, identify and promote cross-selling opportunities, develop competitive intelligence strategy, including enhancement and standardization of research and briefing books, in addition to assisting attorneys with promoting their practices and developing solid business development plans.

Qualified candidates must have a bachelor’s degree, preferably in marketing, communications, business or related field. A minimum of seven years of business development or marketing in legal or other professional services environment is required. The successful candidate must be detail-oriented and possess excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


We have an exciting opportunity for an Information Security Manager resident in our Connecticut, Washington D.C., New York offices or working remotely in the United States.

The Information Security Manager will work with executives from all departments and directly with the Director of Enterprise Operations & Information Security, CIO, other members of the IT department, and firm personnel. Successful candidates must be an expert in the current best practices and tools for protecting client, company, employee, and end-user data, communications & systems. The ability to maintain a cyber-risk and security program, recommending, writing and maintaining company security standards and policies, continuous evaluation and audits supporting corporate, financial, and regulatory processes in computer and communications hardware, OS software and applications are essential. The top candidates will be excellent leaders skilled in audit, analysis, assessment and technical writing.

Qualified candidates will have 10+ years of Information Technology experience with a BS or MS in Information Systems, Computer Science, or related technical field, as well as five+ years of specialization in information security. CISSP, CISM, CRISC or CISA security certification desired.


We are seeking a Project Management & Procurement Specialist to work with members of our IT department, firm personnel and attorneys, on leading the firm Project Management Office (PMO), managing project alignment, resource management, conducting project conferences, and coordinating on other project related tasks. The Project Management & Procurement Specialist also serves as the central resource for procurement & purchasing related responsibilities.

The successful candidate will lead and serve as primary head of project standardization, building consistency across project lifecycles. Experience with project management frameworks such as PMI, Agile and ITIL as well as the ability to manage multiple tasks with excellent attention to detail are required.

Qualified candidates will have 7+ years of Information Technology experience, with a focus on project management. BS in Information Technology or related field is desired. Experience working with Microsoft Project, or Zoho Projects also desired.


The Enterprise Systems Administrator is responsible for the maintenance, design and deployment of the enterprise communications systems environment by identifying systems requirements; installing upgrades; monitoring communication systems performance. Additionally, the candidate will assist with the creation of communication systems specifications by conferring with users; analyzing workflow, access, information, and security requirements. The successful candidate will assist with designing, implementing and administering virtualization, server infrastructure and hardware.

Proven experience in a systems administrator or equivalent role is required. Excellent knowledge of best practices around management, control, and monitoring of network infrastructure as well as experience with Microsoft Exchange, Cisco Call Manager, Cisco Unity, and video conference solutions implementation, troubleshooting, and problem resolution is desired. The successful candidate will have the ability to set up and configure communications systems hardware and software. Familiarity with backup and recovery software and methodologies as well as possessing excellent written, verbal and organizational skills is required.

If you have any questions or need any further information, please contact:

Debra A. Amato
Director of Staff Recruiting and Retention
Shipman & Goodwin LLP
One Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103

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Shipman & Goodwin LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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