Updated 09/16/2016




The Philadelphia and Atlanta offices of Ballard Spahr's national Intellectual Property Litigation practice seek an IP litigation lawyer with two to four years of experience in patent and other complex IP litigation. The candidate will join teams involved in cutting-edge patent infringement  cases (as well as trademark, copyright, trade secret, and licensing litigation) in district courts around the country, as well as in post-grant review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Our work is varied and high stakes, and we represent some of the world's leading life science companies, software developers, retail brands, and universities in their most complex patent and other IP cases. We work as a team, where responsibility and experience is shared, allowing for regular on-your-feet experience for associates. We also provide regular training on substantive IP law, litigation skills, and business development.


We require top academic credentials, excellent litigation experience, a desire to compete and win, and  clear and persuasive oral and written communication skills, to help persuade judges and juries, and to help advise our clients. We are particularly interested in former judicial clerks, but this experience is not required. A technical background is welcome, but not required.


Ballard Spahr LLP is committed to ensuring diversity in its workplace, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants can apply via the following link: 






Knowledge of both Federal and State court procedures and demonstrated writing ability is important. Please submit a curriculum vitae, writing sample and references to Jan Steen, Director of Human Services, at Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP, One Oxford Centre, 38th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 OR email to careers@pietragallo.com.


If you would like to submit a resume, please e-mail Jan Steen, Director of Human Resources, at: 



To mail your resume, please send it to:

Jan Steen

Director of Human Resources

Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP

The Thirty-Eighth Floor

One Oxford Centre

Pittsburgh, PA 15219





The Chief Operating Officer will oversee the follow agency functions:

Finances, including working with the Commissioner, the Division Directors and the City’s Budget Office to develop budgets for the department’s nine programmatic divisions that are consistent with the agency’s public health priorities, and then working within the agency to assure that expenditures are consistent with budgets;

Contracts and payment of invoices for services rendered;

Maintenance of facilities, including the buildings housing the eight health centers and several locations for office-based staff;

Information technology, including maintaining core hardware and software as well as purchasing or developing applications that enable specialized public health functions;

Grants management, including ensuring that grant requirements are met and appropriate reports are submitted to grantors;

Human Resources 

The most important responsibility is not just that these functions are carried out, but that each of them supports the public health mission of the agency.


We are looking for a person with both: 1) sufficient experience as a manager in government to carry out the responsibilities above and 2) enough understanding of public health to make decisions that align with the priorities of the Health Commissioner, the Deputy Commissioner for Programs, and the Division Director.  At a minimum, candidates must have at least six years of experience in government administration with responsibilities overlapping those of this position and have training or experience in public health.

Position Details

This will be an appointed government position that is not within the City’s Civil Service system but that comes with government fringe benefits. The salary will depend on experience and the range of salaries for persons with similar responsibilities within Philadelphia city government. The position is available immediately.


The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to faqpchr@phila.gov. For more information, go to: Human Relations Website at: 


Send resume and two references electronically to: Thomas Farley, MD MPH Commissioner, Philadelphia Department of Public Health c/o Jean Ottis jean.a.ottis@phila.gov  215-686-9009.

If you would like to have a posting including in this list, please send an email to nbawld@gmail.com.

Writing Opportunities

Upon Further Review is the Philadelphia Bar Association’s online legal news publication. The publication provides relevant, timely, and substantive legal news and analysis from the members of the Bar, for the members of the Bar. Each month, Upon Further Review showcases articles on relevant topics and provide news and analysis that covers all aspects of the law, from trends to trials, from case analysis to opinion pieces. 

You are invited to submit articles for consideration.    Original materials, previously unpublished, can be submitted on a rolling basis.  Articles need not be longer than 600-800 words. 

Please feel free to pass this invitation on to those you think would be interested. 

Thank you! 

Amy J. Seefeld 
Senior Staff Counsel 
Public & Legal Services 
Philadelphia Bar Association 
Direct: 215-238-6369