Career Opportunities

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

Ice Miller LLP embraces a work environment that is collaborative, friendly, and supportive.  To maintain our culture, Ice Miller is committed to building an environment where intelligent and diverse people serve our clients, focus on professional growth and development, and perform to their highest potential.  With offices in Columbus, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Chicago, DuPage County, Illinois, New York, and Washington, D.C., our attorneys and professional staff are among the best and the brightest.

Litigation Paralegal - Chicago Office
Our Chicago office is seeking candidates with law firm paralegal experience in commercial 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.   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. Must be proficient in excel, power point, trial director, and familiar with docketing software and various ediscovery programs such as relativity and iconnect.  Paralegal certificate, related experience, or degree required.
 
Applicants should have excellent academic credentials and references and should include a resume, cover letter, and paralegal studies degree or certificate (if obtained) with their application.
Municipal Finance Attorney - Chicago Office
Our Chicago office seeks to hire an attorney or third year law student with financial or accounting background and/or experience for our Municipal Finance group.  No previous legal experience is required.  All candidates must be highly motivated, team-oriented, and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.  Candidates must have or be able to develop exceptional client relationship skills.  Pay will be commensurate with experience and credentials.
 
Applicants must have excellent law school and undergrad credentials and references.  All applicants must apply online at www.icemiller.com.  Please include: a resume listing all significant and relevant experiences, cover letter, law school and undergraduate transcripts, and a writing sample.
Litigation Attorney - DuPage County Office
Seeking a mid-level or senior litigation attorney primarily for our DuPage office, but can share time with our downtown Chicago office.  Candidate must have experience with drafting and arguing motions; taking depositions, as well as client responsibility and communications.  Experience in class actions or business litigation is preferred.  The successful candidate will perform a broad range of legal functions.  
 
Candidate must excel in a 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.  Candidates must have excellent written and oral communication, as well as analytical skills.  
 
Applicants must also have excellent law school and undergraduate credentials and references.  All applicants should apply online at www.icemiller.com.  Please include: a resume listing all significant and relevant experiences, cover letter, law school and undergraduate transcripts, references and a writing sample.
Litigation Attorney - Columbus or Cleveland Office
Seeking a litigation attorney with 3 to 5 years of legal experience, including experience with drafting and arguing motions; taking depositions, as well as client responsibility and communications.  The successful candidate will perform a broad range of legal functions.  Experience in business litigation is preferred.  This position will be based in our Columbus or Cleveland office. 
 
Candidate must excel in a 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.  Candidates must have excellent written and oral communication, as well as analytical skills. 
 
Applicants must also have excellent law school and undergraduate credentials and references.  All applicants should apply online at www.icemiller.com.  Please include: a resume listing all significant and relevant experiences, cover letter, law school and undergraduate transcripts, references and a writing sample.
Business Attorney - Indianapolis Office
Our Indianapolis office is seeking a highly motivated attorney with 1 to 3 years of experience working on matters related to mergers and acquisitions, finance, private equity, venture capital, fund formation, and general business.
 
All candidates must be highly motivated, team-oriented, and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.  Excellent written and oral communication, as well as analytical skills, is a must.  Candidates must have exceptional client relationship skills.
 
Applicants must have excellent law school and undergrad credentials and references, and are asked to apply online at www.icemiller.com.  Please include: a resume listing all significant and relevant experiences; cover letter; law school and undergraduate transcripts; references and a writing sample.
Employee Benefits Attorney - Indianapolis Office
Our Indianapolis office is seeking a highly motivated attorney with at least 3 years of experience in employee benefit matters who will perform a broad range of legal functions in a dynamic employee benefits practice.  This attorney will be joining a large employee benefits group with a national practice.
 
Must be a highly motivated self-starter, with excellent business judgment and the flexibility to thrive in a fast-paced environment.  This position offers very sophisticated client work.  Candidates should have a working knowledge of employee benefit law in pension/retirement plans and/or health and welfare plans.
 
All candidates should have excellent law school credentials and references.  All applicants must apply online at www.icemiller.com.  Please include a resume, cover letter, law school and undergraduate transcripts and a writing sample.
Employee Benefits Paralegal - Indianapolis Office
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.   Please include a resume, transcript and references.
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 the Firm's Director of Legal Personnel and Diversity, Camille Wiggins. 

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.
 
Legal Secretary, Municipal Finance
Location: Chicago
Pay Type: Hourly
Department: Municipal Finance
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. 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.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Prepare and draft correspondence, memos and legal documents according to legal staff 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

  • Format and edit Preliminary Official Statements and Official Statements

  • Collect statistics from counties for certain Preliminary Official Statements and Official Statements

  • Answer, provide assistance during, and appropriately direct telephone calls for legal staff members as needed

  • Manage scheduling of meetings, appointments, due dates, client-related activities, and case dates on electronic calendars for legal staff members

  • Proofread documents to ensure appropriate formatting, grammar, punctuation and spelling

  • Manage the coordination of complex document preparation; ensure all attachments, exhibits and enclosures are intact

  • Create, maintain, and retrieve electronic and paper client files and indexes as needed

  • Serve as a communication intermediary between legal personnel, other Firm employees, and the courts; relay messages as needed

  • Assist in the preparation and timely submission of timesheets for legal personnel, including preparation of expense reimbursement and disbursement requests

  • Manage incoming mail and faxes under the direction of each legal personnel

  • Coordinate legal personnel travel arrangements, including preparing itineraries, travel expense reports, meeting space arrangements and amenities

  • Proactively assist and provide teamwork to other Legal Secretaries when needed and when workload allows

  • Minimum Requirements:

  • 2 - 4 years of experience in an administrative, secretarial or customer service related role; previous experience as a Legal Secretary preferred

  • Higher education or coursework related to the legal field preferred

  • Finance or math background preferred

  • Basic knowledge of Bond deals, documents, and closings a plus

  • Excellent clerical skills and knowledge of grammar, spelling and punctuation

  • Exceptional customer service skills in person, over the phone and via email

  • Detail oriented and able to work independently and proactively

  • Computer proficient, intermediate or advanced experience using Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Ability to organize time and numerous priorities to complete them within time constraints

  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with others in a team-oriented environment

  • Able to perform all essential duties

  • Available to work 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Legal Secretary
Location: Indianapolis
Pay Type: Hourly
Department: Employee Benefits
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. 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.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Prepare and draft correspondence, memos and legal documents according to legal staff 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 staff members as needed

  • Manage scheduling of meetings, appointments, due dates, client-related activities, and case dates on electronic calendars for legal staff members

  • Proofread documents to ensure appropriate formatting, grammar, punctuation and spelling

  • Manage the coordination of complex document preparation; ensure all attachments, exhibits and enclosures are intact

  • Create, maintain, and retrieve electronic and paper client files and indexes as needed

  • Serve as a communication intermediary between legal personnel, other Firm employees, and the courts; relay messages as needed

  • Assist in the preparation and timely submission of timesheets for legal personnel, including preparation of expense reimbursement and disbursement requests

  • Manage incoming mail and faxes under the direction of each legal personnel

  • Coordinate legal personnel travel arrangements, including preparing itineraries, travel expense reports, meeting space arrangements and amenities

  • Proactively assist and provide teamwork to other Legal Secretaries when needed and when workload allows

  • Minimum Requirements:

  • 2 - 4 years of experience in an administrative, secretarial or customer service related role; previous experience as a Legal Secretary preferred

  • Higher education or coursework related to the legal field preferred

  • Excellent clerical skills and knowledge of grammar, spelling and punctuation

  • Exceptional customer service skills in person, over the phone and via email

  • Detail oriented and able to work independently and proactively

  • Computer proficient, intermediate or advanced experience using Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Ability to organize time and numerous priorities to complete them within time constraints

  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with others in a team-oriented environment

  • Able to perform all essential duties

  • Available to work 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Research Librarian
Location: Columbus
Pay Type: Hourly
Department: Library
Job Description:
The Research Librarian will be responsible for coordinating library research and business intelligence data request, as well as, current awareness initiatives. This position 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:
  • Provide key electronic resources for the purpose of collection development, reference, and current case awareness initiatives across the Firm
  • Assist with training practice groups on the effective use of electronic resources that include computerized databases, internet sources, and electronic alerts using internal and external research services. 
  • Coordinate interlibrary loan efforts for articles and books not housed at the Firm, including traveling to local libraries where the Firm has borrowing privileges
  • Monitor trends for delivery of services in consultation with Library and IT Directors
  • Assist with the maintenance of the Library's web presence on the Firm's intranet
  • Investigate new technologies for delivery of services
  • Process reference requests, including but not limited to ready reference such as cite checking, pulling cases or statutes, etc.
  • Analysis of published sources, telephone contacts, service bureaus, in-house precedents and legal and non-legal databases
  • Assist the Library Services Directors by completing research and business intelligence requests
  • Assist with the check-in of mail and catalog clean-up
  • Assist with the management and maintenance of knowledge databases
  • Generate monthly reports from the United States Patent and Trade Office
  • All other responsibilities as required.
     
Minimum Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Library Studies and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program, or equivalent, including coursework or significant experience with legal bibliography. Requires a minimum of three years of legal library work experience.
  • Must have the ability to perform computer-assisted legal research including LEXIS and WESTLAW, PACER, Practical Law, BNA, CCH, Hein-Online, Dialog and other standard reference databases as well as public records research experience.
  • Must have the ability to comprehend and summarize research results to deliver summaries of the most relevant information.
  • Ideal candidates will have the ability to perform a variety of library skills including acquisitions, interlibrary loan and document retrieval. Must be able to work under pressure with frequent interruptions. Proficiency with common Microsoft office tools including Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required. Experience with Microsoft Project is a plus.
  • Must be able to perform all essential duties
 
Knowledge Management and Information Governance Specialist
Location: Columbus
Pay Type: Hourly
Department: Risk and Information Governance
Job Description:
The Knowledge Management and Information Governance Specialist will work with practice groups on managing electronic data. This includes data collection efforts and maintenance of databases, data on the network, in various applications and repositories. The employee will also assist practice groups with the maintenance of records and files using manual and automated filing, indexing, imaging, records retrieval and reporting systems. The employee must be capable of working in a fast paced environment with time sensitive materials and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality due to the nature of the position. 
 
Essential Job Duties:
  • Participate in meetings with attorneys, information technology staff and external parties regarding file transfer protocols, data imported and exported to and from the document management system (DMS), network drives and applications
  • Collaborate as a subject matter expert in law firm initiatives to improve and standardize processes relating to the collection and exchange of data in practice groups, between law firms and other external parties
  • Coordinate data collection, imports, exports, migrations and deletions following approved policies and procedures.
  • Liaise with technology, knowledge, records, business development and security managers
  • Collect, analyze, document and execute business requirements relating to the information lifecycle of legal client and administrative information
  • Document findings and recommend improvements in processes, as needed, to improve efficiency and reduce costs and risks associated with information management
  • Document and execute standard processes for data collection, information creation, access, classification, retention and disposition
  • Collaborate with and support KM data collection, competitive intelligence and data analytics efforts.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor Degree in relevant field such as IT, Computer Science, Information Management, Knowledge Management or Library Services
  • 2-3 years information management or information technology experience
  • Information Management, Information Security or Project Management Certifications preferred or willingness to earn. 
  • Knowledge of technology applications relevant to records and information management systems
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Project Management Skills
  • Professional customer service skills ability to communicate with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to learn new tasks quickly and work independently or as a part of a team.
  • Excellent decision making skills and ability to recommend appropriate decisions
  • Ability to research and analyze various types of data
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work, handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Must be able to perform all essential duties
Director of Knowledge and Library Services
Location: Indianapolis
Pay Type: Salary
Department: Risk and Information Governance
Job Description:
The Director of Knowledge and Library Services will work extensively with attorneys, business analysts, information related managers, librarians, practice groups and administrative departments to promote knowledge sharing throughout the Firm and its information systems.

Essential Job Duties:
  • Work with project stakeholders, including owners of firm initiatives and projects, and technical team members in support of information/ data collection efforts.
  • Collaborate with project team members and other departments to establish creative solutions to business problems using KM best practices, technology and data analytics to meet firm objectives.
  • Encourage employees to share knowledge, ensuring they are aware of the knowledge management resources available to support their work.
  • Develop and lead training programs ensuring that users are appropriately trained and are using the systems efficiently and productively.
  • Provide strategic KM and research services to the Firm’s lawyers that are tailored to each practice area, jurisdiction or industry.
  • Promote the use of the Firms KM strategy, structure and tools for business development efforts in conjunction with the BD/Marketing team.
  • Coordinate and implement promotion of knowledge and  library services through user instruction, departmental presentations and the development of training materials for all levels of users
  • Responsible for remaining current on technological applications and best practices relevant to the provision of sophisticated knowledge and library services
  • Assist the Firm’s librarians in development of the law library’s short and long-range planning process and help formulate its overall mission, goals, strategies, standards, budgets, and law library service plans
  • Maintain a positive customer service attitude at all times
Minimum Requirements:
  • Computer Science or Information Management related degree. MLIS, MBA or JD preferred. 
  • Ability to get consensus and collaboration across many business groups
  • Ability to explain complex concepts with all levels of management and staff
  • Ability to generate enthusiasm
  • Builds partnerships for learning and knowledge sharing
  • Proactive; sets high standards for self; commits to organization goals
  • Must be able to perform all essential duties

     
Legal Secretary, Intellectual Property
Location: Indianapolis
Pay Type: Hourly
Department: Intellectual Property
Job Description:
The Legal Secretary will be responsible for assisting three (3) to five (5) legal personnel in the performance of complex and specialized clerical duties relating to all aspects of the legal process in the Litigation and IP Solutions Group. The 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.

Essential Duties:
  • Prepare and file patent and trademark application and prosecution documents electronically using the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office electronic filing system
  • Prepare and file federal court pleadings and other documents through the PACER/ECF system
  • Prepare and draft correspondence, memos, and legal documents according to legal personnel and Firm requirements using word processing and document management systems
  • 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
Minimum Requirements:
  • Prefer 1-3 years of work experience in customer service, but willing to train someone who has the initiative and drive to learn
  • Higher education or coursework related to the legal field preferred
  • Excellent technical skills and knowledge of grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • Exceptional customer service skills in person, over the phone, and via email
  • Must be detail-oriented and be able to work independently and proactively
  • Computer-proficient, with intermediate or advanced experience using Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and using TEAS, EFS, and PACER/ECF
  • Ability to organize time and numerous priorities to complete them within time constraints
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with others in a team-oriented environment
  • Able to perform all essential duties
Please direct any questions or inquiries about professional staff openings to the Firm's HR Generalist, Jennifer Sizelove.
 
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.
 
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