Career Opportunities

If you are considering a career with Ice Miller our current openings are listed below:  

Litigation Paralegal - DuPage County Office
Ice Miller LLP, a regional law firm with offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, DuPage County, Illinois, Indianapolis and Washington, D.C., seeks to add a litigation paralegal in its DuPage County (Lisle), Illinois office.
 
Seeking candidates with law firm paralegal experience in commercial, business and construction litigation for a position in our Litigation Practice Group.  This position requires strong organizational and communication skills and the ability to interact with clients and attorneys.  Candidates should have at least three years of law firm litigation experience with e-discovery tools and software, document management and trial preparation.  Ideal candidate will also have experience with construction cases, mechanics liens, class actions and some experience with preparation of corporate filings and corporate record keeping.  All candidates must be highly motivated with a strong work ethic, possess exceptional attention to detail, be able to work independently, possess strong writing skills, be creative in working with clients and attorneys, and be able to meet deadlines.  Paralegal certificate, related experience, or degree required.
 
Interested candidates should provide a resume, academic records and references when applying online at www.icemiller.com.
Business Paralegal - Indianapolis
Ice Miller LLP is a regional law firm with offices in Columbus, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Chicago, DuPage County, Illinois, and Washington, D.C. Our Indianapolis office is seeking candidates with substantial paralegal experience for a position in our Business Group.  The candidate must have a minimum of two years of experience working as a paralegal on matters related to mergers and acquisitions, finance, UCC issues, entity formation, and general business.  This position requires strong organizational, writing, and communication skills.  Candidates must be highly motivated with a strong work ethic.  Candidates should also have experience working with clients and attorneys, exceptional attention to detail, and the ability to work independently under specific timelines.  Paralegal certificate, related experience, or degree required.
 
Applicants should have excellent academic credentials and references.  All applicants must apply online at www.icemiller.com.  Candidate should include a resume, paralegal studies and/or undergraduate transcript(s) and references.  Ice Miller offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package for paralegals.
Patent Attorney – Indianapolis Office
Candidates with a bachelor of science in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or mechanical engineering (or similar) are preferred.   Other intellectual property or business experience is also preferred in the areas of engineering, patent prosecution and technology licensing.  Must be admitted to the Patent Bar.  
 
Candidate must excel in team environment and have the personality to develop and implement networking skills both externally and internally.  Must be a highly motivated self-starter, with excellent business judgment and flexibility to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
 
The successful candidate will perform a broad range of legal functions in Ice Miller's Intellectual Property Practice Group.  Attorneys in this group are experienced in patent prosecution in all technological areas, licensing, technology transactions, intellectual property protection and enforcement (including litigation), and general intellectual property strategies.
Patent Attorney - Chicago Office
Our Chicago office seeks to add a patent attorney with 3 or more years of legal experience.
Candidates with a bachelor or masters of science (possibly Ph.D.) in chemical (preferred) or mechanical engineering.   Other intellectual property or business experience is also preferred in the areas of engineering, patent prosecution, litigation and/or technology licensing.  Must be admitted to the Patent Bar.  
 
The successful candidate will be involved in a wide variety of legal activities in Ice Miller's Intellectual Property Practice Group.  Attorneys in this group are experienced in all facets of domestic and foreign patent prosecution in all technological areas, as well as enforcement matters, including District Court litigation and PTAB proceedings. In addition the Group has extensive experience in licensing, technology transactions, intellectual property protection and enforcement, and all other activities related to the procurement and enforcement of intellectual property in the USA and abroad.
 
Please apply online for one of our openings or to include your information in our candidate database.  Please include a resume as well as law school and undergraduate transcripts. 
 
Please direct any questions or inquiries about attorney openings to careers@icemiller.com or to the Firm's Director of Legal Personnel and Diversity, Camille Wiggins. 
 
Legal Secretary
Location: Indianapolis
Pay Type: Hourly
Department: Litigation Practice Group
Job Description:
The Legal Secretary will be responsible for assisting legal personnel in the performance of complex and specialized clerical duties relating to all aspects of the legal process in the Litigation and Intellectual Property Group. A Legal Secretary must be capable of working in a fast-paced environment with time-sensitive materials, and maintain strict confidentiality due to the nature of the position. This position reports to the Manager of Legal Administrative Support.


Essential Duties:
  • Manage all aspects of administrative practice, including legal and non-legal processes
  • Prepare and draft correspondence, memos, and legal documents according to legal personnel and Firm requirements using word processing and document management systems
  • Prepare and process outgoing correspondence through mail or fax; arrange for specialized mail or messenger services as required
  • Answer, provide assistance during, and appropriately direct telephone calls for legal personnel as needed
  • Manage scheduling of meetings, appointments, due dates, client-related activities, and case dates on electronic calendars for legal personnel
  • Proofread documents to ensure appropriate file and case references, application numbers, formatting, grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  • Manage the coordination of complex document preparation; ensure all attachments, exhibits and enclosures are intact
Minimum Requirements:
  • 4 years of experience as a legal secretary providing litigation support
  • Higher education or coursework related to the legal field
  • Excellent clerical skills and knowledge of grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • Exceptional customer service skills in person, over the phone, and via email
  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to work independently and proactively
  • Computer proficient with intermediate or advanced experience using Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
Receptionist
Location: Columbus
Pay Type: Hourly
Department: Message Center
Job Description:
The Columbus office of Ice Miller is seeking a full time (or part-time/job share) receptionist.

This position is primarily responsible for providing that excellent first impression to the Firm's clients and visitors.
Essential Duties:
  • Greet and welcome visitors and direct them to the appropriate personnel
  • Answer questions and refer inquiries to appropriate personnel
  • Accept and sign for packages or deliveries, as needed
  • Responsible for managing the office parking (120 people)
  • Process all office invoices
  • Handle the on-line conference room scheduling software
Minimum Requirements:
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Energetic and the ability to share new ideas to improve processes
  • Ability to appropraitely use a multi-line telephone system
  • Excellent computer skills, including ability to use Microsoft Office products
  • Must be able to perform all essential duties
Hours:
This position can be FT/30-40 hours per week or PT/ 2-3 days per week.
This position is eligible for benefits if working at least 30 hours a week.
Junior Web and Application Developer
Location: Indianapolis
Pay Type: Hourly
Department: Information Technology
Job Description:
The Junior Web & Application Developer is responsible for following the expectations and priorities set by senior team members. The employee must be capable of working in a fast paced environment with time sensitive materials, and maintain strict confidentiality due to the nature of the position. 


Essential Job Duties:
  • Utilize design methodologies and tool sets; complete programming using languages and software products; design and conduct tests
  • Integrate applications by following the database architecture and server scripting as designed by senior team members; participate in studying and establishing connectivity with network systems, search engines, and information servers
  • Complete applications development as assigned by senior team members; contribute to team meetings; assists with troubleshooting development and production problems across multiple environments and operating platforms
  • Update job knowledge by researching new internet/intranet technologies and software products; participate in educational opportunities; read professional publications; maintain personal networks; participate in professional organizations
  • Assist with evaluating business problems and operational procedures to identify potential enhancements to assigned systems to meet changing business requirements
  • Prioritize and schedule internal client requests as instructed by senior team members and support users as necessary
  • Serve as a resource for Service Desk Support issues to assist in timely resolution on all desktop/laptop hardware and application issues
  • Document all system processes and procedures to ensure standardization
  • Assists with research requests and provides input on new products and solutions
 
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Engineering or related field required; or 1-3 years of equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Previous experience with SharePoint preferred
  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of the Windows operating system (PC and Server)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office with emphasis on Excel
  • Experience with T-SQL, SSRS and Crystal Reports
  • Previous experience in the legal industry a plus
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Must be able to perform all essential duties
 
Human Resources Assistant
Location: Indianapolis
Pay Type: Hourly
Department: Human Resources Department
Job Description:
The Human Resources Assistant will be responsible for providing strong administrative support to the entire Human Resources Department.  The employee must be capable of working in a fast paced environment with time sensitive materials, and maintain strict confidentiality due to the nature of the position.

Essential Duties:
  • Perform customer service functions by answering employee requests and questions
  • Verifies I-9 documentation and maintains documentation
  • Submits online conflicts requests and assists with new employee background checks
  • Updates HR spreadsheet with employee change requests and processes paperwork
  • Assists with new hire orientation
  • Assists with processing of new hires, employment changes and terminations
  • Coordinates staff and attorney parking with Denison Parking for all surface lots.
  • Assists HR with various research projects and/or special projects
  • Assists administratively with the recruitment and interview process
  • Manages and monitors distribution of various employee discount coupons
  • Manages and monitors distribution of employee parking passes
  • Schedules meetings and interviews as requested by HR departmental staff
  • Schedules conferences by reserving meeting facilities as needed
  • Makes copies, faxes documents and performs other clerical functions
  • Files papers and documents into appropriate employee files
  • Assists or prepares correspondence
  • Prepares new employee files
  • Processes department invoices
  • Complete employee separation package to ensure that terminating employees are given the appropriate benefit information and that the proper paperwork is submitted to Human Resource and payroll
Minimum Requirements:
  • High school diploma required, Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • 3-5 years' experience in customer service.  HR Experience Preferred.
  • Ability to research and analyze various types of data
  • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate with individuals at all levels within the Firm
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and sensitivity as appropriate to each situation and demonstrate a high degree of diplomacy
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work and handle multiple projects
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Ability to complete essential job duties
Employee Benefits Paralegal - Indianapolis
Location: Indianapolis
Pay Type: Hourly
Department: Employee Benefits
Job Description:
Seeking candidates with extensive Paralegal experience for a position in our Employee Benefits Practice Group focusing in qualified plan work. This position requires strong organizational and communication skills and the ability to interact with clients and attorneys. The ideal candidate must have qualified plan work and health care experience, be highly motivated with a strong work ethic, possess exceptional attention to detail, be able to work independently, possess strong writing skills, be creative in working with clients and attorneys, and be able to meet deadlines. Paralegal certificate, related experience, or degree required.
 
All candidates should have excellent academic records and references.  All applicants must apply online at www.icemiller.com.  Please include a resume, transcript and references.
Systems Engineer - VMware
Location: Indianapolis
Pay Type: Salary
Department: Information Technology
Job Description:
This position is open in Indianapolis, IN or Columbus, OH

The Systems Engineer will monitor, maintain and administer the Firm's current VMware, Cisco UCS and physical and virtual Windows Server environments.  The employee is also responsible for the design and implementation of new systems as needed, incorporating all technological components such as software, hardware and related infrastructure.

Essential Job Duties:
  • Maintain and develop, as needed, plans and procedures for server back-up; schedule tests periodically to ensure workability
  • Manage his or her own work with minimal oversight and proactively communicate status and risks to department leadership
  • Manage NetApp, EMC and Dell EqualLogic storage platforms
  • Manage HP and Cisco Server hardware
  • Monitor Cisco SAN fabric connectivity
  • Manage VMware ESXi 5.x server virtualization technology
  • Manage Windows 2003-2012 including clustering; DFS and associated technologies
  • Assist with data center operations, procedures and control mechanisms
  • Maintain hardware and software standards across entire organization
  • Coordinate system maintenance with departmental managers to minimize impact to internal and external customers
  • Document all system processes and procedures to ensure standardization

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Engineering or related field required; or 7 years of equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server technology
  • Knowledge of Virtualization Technologies, VMWare
  • Knowledge of NetApp, EMC or EqualLogic SAN's
  • Legal industry technical experience a plus
  • Must be able to perform all essential duties
Please direct any questions or inquiries about professional staff openings to professionalcareers@icemiller.com or to the Firm's Human Resources Director, Carrie Houston. 
 
Ice Miller is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other unlawful factor. This commitment to equal opportunity applies to all aspects of employment including selection, training, assignment, promotion, compensation, transfer, performance evaluation, administration of personnel policies, discipline and discharge.