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Administrative Opportunities

Our firm employs more than 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.

To apply for any Administrative position listed below, qualified candidates are requested to click here.

CHIEF TALENT OFFICER

We have an exciting opportunity for a Chief Talent Officer (“CTO”) to lead the firm’s strategic human resources function and to provide leadership to the firm as a whole on human capital issues. It is anticipated that the CTO position will be based in the firm’s Hartford office, but the firm is open to discussing other options. As one of four chief administrators at the firm, the CTO reports to the Managing Partner and develops, coordinates and implements firm-wide policies and programs encompassing all aspects of the Firm’s human resources functions and diversity & inclusion (“D&I”) initiatives. The CTO oversees human resources for lawyer and non-lawyer staff, D&I, talent management, professional development, benefits, performance management and participates in fostering an organizational culture that is committed to professional excellence, mutual respect and that values differing perspectives and backgrounds. The CTO must have an extensive knowledge of federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to personnel and benefits matters and knowledge of HR trends and best practices.

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree and an advanced degree, such as a JD or MBA, is preferred along with SHRM certification. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible management experience working in a law firm or other professional services environment overseeing the talent, compensation and benefits functions, as well as responsibility for D&I. The CTO’s role includes the oversight of the design and implementation of the Firm’s initiatives to effectively attract, recruit and retain a diverse staff and attorney workforce. It is essential that the CTO possess outstanding interpersonal skills and exhibit poise, the ability to build consensus and lead through influence. The CTO must be accessible, direct, transparent, and possess a collaborative working style that motivates and inspires colleagues to work hard and well together, offers a clear sense of direction, and holds self and staff accountable. The CTO must demonstrate an ability and a willingness to adhere to the Firm’s core values. Additionally, the CTO must possess proficient technology skills, exhibit high energy and demonstrate a strong work ethic.

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE PARALEGAL

We have an exciting opportunity for a Commercial Real Estate Paralegal, based out of the firm’s Hartford, CT office. The paralegal will work closely with the Shipman finance and real estate client teams, assisting in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions on behalf of small and large businesses, commercial banks, and investment institutions.

The ideal paralegal candidate must have experience in and understanding of commercial real estate transactions, from due diligence (including title and survey) to general corporate matters (such as resolutions and consents), to documentation related to financing, acquisition and disposition (such as UCC financing statements, deeds and bills of sale).

A Bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certificate is preferred. Strong verbal and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills, and proficiency in the MS Office Suite are required.

IMMIGRATION PARALEGAL

We have an exciting opportunity for an Immigration Paralegal, resident in our Hartford office.  We are seeking an experience and organized individual who can juggle multiple tasks simultaneously and work independently.

The ideal candidate must thrive in an environment that is client-focused, fast-paced and deadline-driven. In addition, the ideal candidate must possess solid oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational and time management skills in addition to being highly motivated to learn. The ability to work well under pressure, strong attention to detail and accuracy as well as being proactive in prioritizing work is necessary. Strong word processing skills and the ability to utilize advanced features of Microsoft Office, including Excel and PowerPoint, is required.  Solid knowledge of employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant processes and procedures, the ability to draft forms for H, L and O visa petitions, as well as PERM Applications and related immigrant visa petitions, and proficiency in the use of INS Zoom, is required. 

A Bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certificate is required.

DIRECTOR OF ENTERPRISE OPERATIONS & INFORMATION SECURITY

We have an exciting opportunity for a Director of Enterprise Operations & Information Security. This position oversees the converged network, network operations, enterprise operations and information security team members, and their associated responsibility areas. The Director maintains, designs and deploys components of the enterprise, ranging from enterprise applications, load balancing, hypervisors, bare metal servers, hyperconverged architecture, storage appliances, backup solutions, and cloud technologies. The successful candidate will lead vendor management initiatives in associated areas and project management across the enterprise and security teams.

The Director of Enterprise Operations & Information Security will serve as the lead contact on the management of servers, hypervisors, attached or network-attached storage, and components of network environments such as switches, firewalls, and access points. In addition, the Director will manage and oversee various security platform functions and overall information security requirements as mandated. Assisting with the creation of systems specifications by conferring with users; analyzing workflow, access, information, and security requirements, in addition to designing, implementing and administering virtualization, server infrastructure and hardware are also essential functions of this position. The Director will administer and maintain identity management platforms, virtualization platforms, server hardware and software.

A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience, as well as hands-on experience with hypervisors, server operating systems, identity management platforms, SAN/NAS storage, common backup solutions, and other associated technologies. The successful candidate will possess the ability to set up and configure system-related hardware and software in addition to possessing strong organizational, written, and verbal communication skills.

INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGER

We have an exciting opportunity for an Information Security Manager resident in our Hartford office. 

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 IS department, and firm personnel. The successful candidate 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.

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
Email: damato@goodwin.com

No agencies, please.
Shipman & Goodwin LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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