Lateral Openings

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP generally welcomes applications from highly qualified lateral candidates with superior academic skills as well as significant life and work experiences in all areas of practice.  At this time, we are specifically seeking attorneys in the following areas:

Patent Litigation Attorney
Three to seven years of litigation experience, including some patent litigation experience.  Technical background not necessary.  Strong academic performance and excellent writing skills required.

Interested candidates should submit their resume, law school transcript, and a recent writing sample to Terry V. Derr at the contact information listed below.  If you prefer to apply online, click on LawCruit to go to our online application.

Search Firms 
The following guidelines have been established to ensure a consistent and efficient working relationship between Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP and the legal search firms who contact our Attorney Recruiting Department.  It is Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell's policy that all resumes and other contacts regarding attorneys are to be directed to Terry Derr, Director of Attorney Recruiting.  There are no exceptions to this procedure and a placement fee will not be paid for any resume sent to the Firm in any other manner.  We will not consider any resume where the attorney is not identified by name.

We require all search firms to request and return an executed fee agreement prior to any resume submittal.  Resumes received from search firms without signed agreements will not be recognized as valid submissions.  In addition, we honor the first resume properly submitted to the Attorney Recruiting Department for a period of twelve months from the date of submission.  We do not accept judicial clerk resumes from legal search firms without prior coordination with Ms. Derr and will not pay a fee to legal search firms that forward resumes of judicial clerks without prior written permission from Ms. Derr.

In addition to the candidate resume - with the search firm’s corporate stamp or corporate identifier on it, search firms should submit a summary sheet stating the position for which the candidate is applying and any pertinent details regarding the candidate and the jurisdiction(s) in which the candidate is admitted to the bar, as well as a copy of the candidate’s law school transcript and recent writing sample.  Search firms should submit only candidates who:

  • Are members in good standing, or eligible to become a member, of the state bar of the state of Delaware;
  • Have not submitted an application to the firm either directly or through another referral source and have not discussed employment with anyone at the firm during the preceding twelve months; and
  • Have given the search firm express consent to be referred by the search firm to us.
Terry V. Derr
Director of Attorney Recruiting
Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
P.O. Box 1347
Wilmington, DE 19899-1347
302.351.9246
tderr@mnat.com

T: (302) 658-9200    1201 North Market Street, 16th Floor, P.O. Box 1347, Wilmington, DE 19899-1347