Careers

Barry McTiernan & Moore LLC is full-service defense litigation firm. Since 1930, BMM has represented Fortune 500 companies and their insureds in complex, high-exposure cases. The firm handles general liability claims across various practice areas including construction defect, employer liability, medical malpractice, premises liability, and products liability. Over the last few decades, BMM has emerged as a leader in toxic tort and environmental litigation. We specialize in the defense of asbestos, talcum powder, benzene, silica, lead poisoning and chemical exposures.

Our team delivers nuanced perspectives to elevate strategy and surface highly effective solutions. We are committed to efficiently and effectively advancing the interests of our clients and arriving at the best results.

BMM is dedicated to building a diverse workforce and creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive. We offer challenging and rewarding career opportunities while focusing on professional and personal development. We provide unique training, benefits, and resources to ensure our team members are equipped with the tools to succeed.

Current Openings

Legal Secretary

New York, NY

Job Description:

Our Legal Secretaries work closely with attorneys throughout all stages of litigation.  Candidates must possess excellent secretarial skills as well as strong organization, writing and time management. We value collaboration and diversity among our team members and seek to make the practice of law a rewarding experience.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with attorneys in handling all aspects of case management and trial preparation in a fast-paced team environment
  • Review and prepare various legal documents, reports, and correspondence
  • Ability to handle heavy dictation and complete transcribing in a time manner.
  • Transcribe and proofread legal documents when needed
  • Prepare pleadings, motions, and responses for cases
  • Finalize documents for submission including all required exhibits
  • File, organize, scan, copy and fax legal documents
  • Proactively file court documents, must have hands on experience with e-filing
  • Download, save and print court documents
  • Create custom documents as needed.
  • Ensure that all individuals that are on CC receive required documents
  • Answer phones and transfer calls within the office

 Experience and Qualifications

  • 3+ years’ experience as a Legal Secretary
  • Proficiency in drafting legal documents
  • Proficiency with dictation equipment/programs such as Philips Speech Live
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Keen attention to detail

Special Position Requirements:

  • Juris
  • Digital Dictaphone/pedal
Associate Attorney

New York, NY

Associate Attorney Role

Barry McTiernan & Moore’s Manhattan office is currently seeking an Associate Attorney to join our General Litigation
group. BMM is seeking an Associate with 4 to 7 years of experience handling the defense of NYS Labor law, general
liability and property damage claims. Candidates must possess experience in all phases of pre-trial litigation as well as
strong organization, writing and analytical skills. We value collaboration and diversity among our team members and
seek to make the practice of law a rewarding experience. Trial experience not required but a plus.

Responsibilities
• Represent clients in all phases of litigation, including NYS Labor Law and general liability claims from initiation to
trial.
• Meticulous compliance with firm and client billing and reporting guidelines.
• Attend court appearances, hearings, depositions, and case management conferences.
• Conduct complex legal research and discovery.
• Draft discovery demands and responses, motions, case evaluations summaries, settlement agreements,
pleadings, and legal memoranda and other case handling materials in response to client guidelines.

Experience and Qualifications
• 4-7 years as an Associate Attorney in a defense firm.
• Superior court knowledge and experience arguing cases.
• Superior case management and advocacy skills.
• Experience drafting briefs and pleadings.
• Experience taking and defending depositions.
• Demonstrate strong organizational skills, time management and adherence to strict deadlines.
• Possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Detail-oriented, self-motivated, and driven with a commitment to excellence.
• Proficient in Westlaw and/or Lexis.

 

ParaSecretary

New York, NY

Standard Job Performance Statement

In the performance of their respective tasks and responsibilities all employees are expected to perform to the following standards:

  • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without supervision
  • Interact professionally with other employees, clients, and suppliers at all times
  • Work effectively to contribute to the team at all times

Work independently while understanding the necessity for communication and coordinating work efforts with other employees within the firm.

Purpose of the position:

To enhance attorney effectiveness by providing information management and administrative support to one or more attorneys.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work closely with attorneys in handling all aspects of case management and trial preparation in a fast-paced team environment
  • Manage high-volume caseload
  • Maintain and manage settlements ensuring up to date information is provided to all parties and payments are issued and tracked.
  • Conduct complex research and investigation to further deposition preparation and development of trial strategy
  • Manage various aspects of trial preparation, including drafting comprehensive summaries, gathering exhibits, compiling trial notebooks, and filing court documents
  • Review and prepare various legal documents, reports, and correspondence
  • Transcribe and proofread legal documents when needed
  • Prepare pleadings, motions, and responses for cases
  • Finalize documents for submission including all required exhibits
  • File, organize, scan, copy and fax legal documents
  • Proactively file court documents, must have hands on experience with e-filing
  • Download, save and print court documents
  • Create custom documents as needed.
  • Recreate documents that cannot be copied from PDF
  • Ensure that all individuals that are on CC receive required documents

Position Qualifications:

  • 3+ years’ experience as a Paralegal
  • Knowledge and experience drafting and submitting legal documents
  • Proficiency with MS Office
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Keen attention to detail

Special Position Requirements:

  • Juris
Compensation and Benefits

We offer a broad range of benefits, including:

Competitive compensation commensurate with experience.

401k savings plan

Medical, dental, and vision insurance

Life insurance

Employee assistance program

Generous PTO plan

Corporate discount plans

How to Apply

Barry McTiernan & Moore is a firm which focuses their commitment to both our clients and employees! Please consider joining our team by sending a pdf-formatted resume and cover letter including salary expectation to recruitment@bmmfirm.com

We are committed to cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity as a fundamental value. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Barry McTiernan & Moore is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a congenial work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal opportunities and prohibits discriminatory practices. The firm does not discriminate as to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, sexual orientation or affectional preference. The firm has never been declared in default or been penalized for failure to comply with any civil rights law.

It is our policy to train and promote from within the office and thus, as to those employees who have proven themselves on the job and/or who have sought additional education, they have been accorded significant positions of responsibility. At present, our bookkeeper, billing personnel and three paralegals began with entry-level positions. When hiring we actively seek and employ qualified minority applicants.