Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C., the nation’s largest boutique food and drug regulatory law firm, is always looking for exceptional candidates with relevant substantive experience or background.  Candidates must have prior work experience in the government (e.g., FDA, DEA, HHS, or DOJ) or in-house at a life sciences company; portable business is bonus, but not required.  Ideal candidates will possess strong verbal and writing skills and a detailed understanding of the regulatory construct governing our life sciences clients.  Candidates must be members of the DC Bar or eligible to waive in.

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.  HP&M is an equal opportunity employer.  Contact Anne K. Walsh, at

Entry Level Legal Assistant (Paralegal)

Successful candidate will provide support to attorneys in all aspects of our food and drug practice.  Primary duties include document review, drafting, and organizing correspondence and memoranda to clients and federal agencies; proofreading and cite checking court and agency administrative pleadings, memos, emails, petitions, and other documents; obtaining background and regulatory status information on drugs and devices; database and file maintenance, assist in assembling and delivering submissions to federal agencies and courts; review, redact, and Bates label documents for production in litigation; conduct onsite and online research at federal agencies, courts, Library of Congress, NIH, and Lexis.


  • Bachelor’s degree required (studies in science-related subjects a plus)
  • Excellent research skills using library, online, and print resources
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to read English and write at a business level using proper English grammar and appropriate vocabulary for a professional services firm.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to communicate and follow instructions effectively from a diverse group of attorneys and staff and to provide information with professional courtesy and tact.
  • Excellent organizational, planning and project management skills.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects/priorities in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and litigation databases.

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.  We offer an excellent benefits package.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C. is not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.  No phone inquiries or video resumes accepted.  EOE.


The staff of Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C., is a diverse and dedicated team who work together to provide outstanding support to the firm’s clients. We offer a collegial work environment where employees’ efforts are recognized and valued.