Why do our practitioners love coming to work? It is a given that our attorneys and professionals expect only the highest levels of client service and work product from themselves and their colleagues. What causes MCC to stand out from other law firms is the autonomy and responsibility we entrust to our lawyers, in partnership with our patent agents and scientific advisors—all within a relaxed, team-focused atmosphere.
A Relaxed, Team-Oriented Law Firm Culture
Ask us what type of attorneys we are looking for, and a frequent response you’ll get is: the ones “with the right fit.” MCC is not for everyone, but if you are looking for a law firm where teamwork in the service of clients is stressed, where there is no “me first” attitude, and where associates are given responsibility faster than at most law firms, you’ll understand what the “right fit” is.
Along with the casual work environment (jeans are pervasive) and family feel of our office, we believe that our get-it-done attitude produces more well-rounded attorneys. We emphasize this cultural aspect because we believe it is what our clients want: the ability to see the business world just like our clients experience it. In the business world, goal-oriented flexibility and teamwork is often required, unlike in more traditional, process-oriented, siloed law firms.
Autonomy and Responsibility
The result for our attorneys is real and more responsibility, earlier in their careers. Associates enjoy the opportunity to immediately begin practicing law while our more seasoned attorneys appreciate the boutique setting and the prospect of entrepreneurship.
Compared to their peers in larger or more-structured law firms, our associates find themselves running depositions and communicating directly with clients earlier in their careers. Immersed in the practice of intellectual property law without siloed departments, our firm’s environment allows our associates to grow into good client counselors, which is the precise end result we desire for our clients.
For all our practitioners, career development and professional expectations at MCC are two sides of the same coin. For example, our billable hour requirements are reasonable and real – what we say is what we mean. For those exceeding the billable hour requirements, we have a transparent and set bonus structure that rewards the extra time commitment without requiring it. Along with these expectations, our attorneys, agents, and advisors are exposed to high-level client development opportunities and the full gamut of intellectual property issues. We avoid pigeon-holing our people; instead, we want our professionals to stay engaged and thrive over the long life of their careers.
MCC offers competitive salaries, vacation, and insurance benefits for all full-time employees. Benefits available to full-time administrative professionals include:
- Paid Time Off (PTO) and Paid Holidays
- Firm-paid Comprehensive Health Insurance
- Firm-paid Life and Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
- Dental Insurance available
- Vision Insurance available
- Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
- 401k Savings Plan with Match
- Competitive Leave Policies (e.g., parental leave)
- Work/Life Benefits (e.g., On-Ramping, Telecommuting, or Part-Time Scheduling)