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Our hiring process

We’re always eager to connect with talented attorneys and other legal professionals in search of flexible and interim work at in-house legal departments. We have a rigorous screening, matching, and interview prep process to make sure that we connect you with the right projects for your background and priorities while delivering the best match for our clients.

  • Shannon Murphy

    VP of Recruiting

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  • Anna Armstrong

    Senior Director of Recruiting

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  • Ann-Margaret Dudley

    Senior Recruiter

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  • Daphne Manilla


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  • Chris Yerian

    Senior Talent Sourcing Specialist

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  • Mike Witcoskie

    Talent Sourcing Specialist

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  • Jennifer Chou-Green

    Director of Human Resources

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  • Tom Jameson

    Human Resources Administrator

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How it works

Below are the key milestones in our hiring process. There may be some variations in the timing or sequence of events, but you can always count on clear communication and transparency every step of the way.

Take a look at our opportunities page, where you’ll find positions we’re currently looking to fill. (It changes frequently, so be sure to check back often.) If you don’t see anything that’s a good fit, but you’re interested in working with Paragon, get in touch with us. We also encourage you to connect with Paragon and our recruiting team on LinkedIn.

If your background is a fit for Paragon, our sourcing team will schedule a 20-minute phone interview to learn more about your recent practice, availability, and interest in project-based work. During the call, we’ll share information about our process, our typical projects, and an expected compensation range, and answer any questions you have.

If there’s mutual interest after the phone interview, we’ll add you to the Paragon network and screen your profile for all incoming projects. If there’s a project that looks like a good match for your background and preferences, we’ll share the details and ask you for more information about your relevant experience.

If you’re interested and available for the project, and it seems like it would be a good fit, you’ll meet one of our recruiters for a video interview. We’ll share more information about the project and what the client is looking for and gather more information from you, so we can best represent your candidacy to the client.

If we’re confident that you’re a good match for the position, we’ll submit your information to the client. If the client is interested in interviewing you, the next step is a personalized prep call with your recruiter. They’ll offer insights and helpful tips, answer any questions you have, and wish you good luck. You’ll also have access to the Paragon Interview Prep Guide, with tips on what to do before, during, and after an interview.

If you’re selected for the project, your recruiter will call to share the great news. Your onboarding with Paragon starts right away, including offer paperwork, background and references checks, and orientation. You’ll be simultaneously connected with your attorney development contact, who will walk with you through onboarding with the client and help ensure a smooth project kickoff.

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Attorney spotlight

Bonnie M.

Years of Experience: 20+
Practice Areas: Ethics & Compliance, Investigations, Regulatory & Compliance
Industries: Business Services, Energy & Industrials, Financial Services, Media & Entertainment, Technology
Admissions: DC, MD
Recent Projects: Long term project to draft and implement compliance policies and procedures relating to anticorruption, gifts, political contributions, and third party vendors; analysis of risk and conflict of interest issues, also led internal investigations into issues ranging from sales practice and fraud to violations of company policies
Specialization: Compliance and risk analysis, internal investigations, creating policies and procedures that minimize risk while maximizing business efficiencies
Interests: Volunteering with Girl Scouts, hiking, wildlife, music

Diana B.

Years of Experience: 20+
Practice Areas: Commercial & Transactions, Intellectual Property, M&A, Privacy, Product, Regulatory & Compliance
Industries: Business Services, Financial Services, Hospitals & Healthcare, Technology, Real Estate
Admissions: CT
Recent Projects: Wrapping up a 10-month project with Airbnb, where I supported two primary business groups: 1) Global Real Estate, and 2) Air For Real Estate (A4RE), which manages both the Resident Hosting program and the Airbnb-Friendly Marketplace program. For Global Real Estate, I supported support mostly the procurement side of deals. For A4RE, I supported channel partnership programs that included data feeds, co-marketing, and lead generation efforts.
Specialization: General Counsel | Procurement | Product | Privacy | Commercial Counsel for Emerging Technology Companies
Interests: Sustainable living, hiking, camping, gardening, and spending time with my two dogs

Emily R.

Years of Experience: 20+
Practice Areas: Commercial & Transactions, Intellectual Property, Litigation
Industries: Technology
Admissions: VA, DC
Recent Projects: I'm currently on an enduring legal operations project with a technology company in the ESG space. Duties include phase 2 implementation of Ironclad, review and metadata updates for existing agreements, first-pass redline for NDAs, Ironclad integration for procurement, and general legal operations.
Specialization: Patent operations, general legal operations, Ironclad administration
Interests: Baking and gardening
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    Meet the Paragon Recruiting Team

    Our dedicated recruiting team is at your service and ready to help you discover your next exciting project.