Career Opportunities

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

Employee Benefits Attorney
The Indianapolis office of Ice Miller LLP, seeks to add two highly motivated attorneys with 2 or more years of legal experience in employee benefits matters.  The successful candidates will perform a broad range of legal functions in a dynamic, national and prestigious employee benefits practice.  The candidates must be self-starters, with the ability to develop and implement networking both externally and internally; to supervise and mentor paralegals, and have the flexibility to thrive in a fast-paced environment.  These positions offer sophisticated client work, and the opportunity for as much responsibility as experience warrants.
 
The successful candidates should have a thorough working knowledge of employee benefit law, including pension/retirement plans, and health and welfare plans.
 
Applicants should have excellent law school and undergraduate credentials and references.  All applicants must apply online at www.icemiller.com.  Please include a resume, law school and undergraduate transcripts and references.
Real Estate Attorney
Our Indianapolis office is seeking an attorney with 4 – 6 years of transactional experience in business/commercial matters. Other real estate or construction experience is preferred.
Candidate must excel in a team oriented 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 the flexibility to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

The successful candidate will perform a broad range of legal functions in Ice Miller's Real Estate Group. The Real Estate Group represents developers, landlords, financial institutions, and others who regularly engage in real estate transactions, as well as clients who only occasionally need services to lease, construct, buy or sell facilities, among other issues.
Applicants should have excellent law school credentials and references. Please include a resume, cover letter, law school and undergraduate transcript and references when applying online.
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 and 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. 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. 
 
Service Desk Administrator
Location: Chicago
Pay Type: Hourly
Department: Information Technology
Job Description:

Job Summary:

The Service Desk Administrator will provide exceptional customer service to Ice Miller LLP employees in the resolution of problems regarding technical software, hardware and network usage. This employee will work closely with end-users by providing detailed diagnosis of their technology-related issue and guiding them, step-by-step, to a solution.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Provide on-site and remote customer support for all software and hardware utilized by the Firm
  • Provide timely response and assistance to telephone, email, and in-person requests for technical support
  • Identify, research, and resolve technical problems individually and through coordination with other IT department staff as needed
  • Track and monitor all issues to ensure timely and effective resolution, escalating to other IT Staff as necessary
  • Assist end-users to self-diagnose and implement automated solutions to operational issues in an effort to maximize efficiency
  • Set up and configure laptop & desktop PCs, moblie devices, and printers for Firm employees according to department and Firm guidelines
  • Provide multimedia meeting support as necessary, including the support of projectors and teleconference systems
  • Promote new technology when/if it will result in better functionality and service
  • Assist in the test & evaluation phases of new applications, products or services; assist in the selection of software packages/tools which meet the users/systems requirements; contribute to the planning process for future technical needs
  • Conduct hardware and software inventory and maintain inventory database
  • Participate in off-hours, on-call rotation for one week, every three to six weeks

Minimum Requirements:

  • Four-year college degree related to information systems or equivalent combination of experience and education
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in an employee service technology position; including 2 years of hands-on PC hardware, operating system and software support
  • Must be able to work effectively with little direct supervision
  • Operate in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment while managing multiple priorities
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Microsoft Office Specialist certifications in Word, Excel and Outlook preferred
  • Legal industry experience preferred
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010
  • Possess strong conceptual knowledge of software and hardware configurations and software applications
  • Certification in A+ and Network+ preferred
  • Experience with remote access technologies
  • Must be able to perform all essential duties
Accounts Payable Coordinator
Location: Indianapolis
Pay Type: Hourly
Department: Finance Department
Job Description:

The Accounts Payable Coordinator will be responsible for completing payments and controlling expenses by receiving, processing, verifying and reconciling invoices while also having a strong grasp of all accounts payable functions including status of work performed by other accounts payable personnel.  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:
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of the entire accounts payable functions
  • Receive, code, post and scan daily, mainly electronic, vouchers and payables including firm vouchers and payables, client vouchers, business development, library, and employee expense reimbursements
  • Review documentation in support of expenditure including verifying receipts, proper coding and breakdown, proper authorization, monthly recurring entries and edit as needed
  • Pays vendors by monitoring discount opportunities; verifying federal id numbers; scheduling and preparing checks; resolving purchase order, contract, invoice, or payment discrepancies and documentation; insuring credit is received for outstanding memos; issuing stop-payments; and researching stale-dated checks
  • Maintain various firm credit cards, reconcile and post/process charges on cards
  • Check requests for Unapplied Funds corrections and Agency/Trust transfers
  • Review AP vendor statements monthly
  • Handle AP collection calls and internal calls for AP issues
  • Monitor total dollars spent for partner's seminar accounts and associates dues and ensure that payments do not exceed the firm's allowances
  • Assist Accounting Department in miscellaneous projects as needed
  • Accomplish accounting and organization mission by completing related results as needed
Minimum Requirements:
  • High School diploma required
  • Higher education, bachelor or associate degree in Accounting field preferred
  • Strong understanding of general Accounting principles
  • Previous experience in the legal industry a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to multi-task and effectively manage time
  • Must have strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to prioritize duties and use good judgment
  • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to deal courteously and effectively with a diverse group of people, both on the phone and in person.  Must be able to work with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Must be able to perform all essential duties
     
Marketing RFP Specialist
Location: Chicago
Pay Type: Salary
Department: Business Development & Marketing
Job Description:

The Marketing RFP Specialist will assist with all marketing, business development and client relationship activities related to the Chicago and DuPage County, Ill. office locations.  The employee will be working primarily out of the Chicago, IL office, but will spend some time at the DuPage County office location, as needed.  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:
  • Manage the response to all Request for Proposals (RFPs) for the Chicago and DuPage County offices; including initial drafts, proofreading and editing; and ensuring proposals properly promote the firm and specific practice groups
  • Maintain the library of previous RFP responses and language for future reference and use
  • Work with attorneys and directors to prepare presentations for new business
  • Maintain information in the Firm's Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database, InterAction, in an effort to capture information about organizations, clients and prospects
  • Oversee specific business development and client relationship activities, primarily outside of the office, related to events, sponsorships and special programs
  • Oversee event planning and work with attorneys to maximize effectiveness of events including a formal invitation and follow-up procedure
  • Coordinate monthly Business Development meetings with partners and Director of Business Development and Marketing to gauge achievement of goals, disseminate pertinent information relating to events, sponsorships and RFPs.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Marketing or related field required
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated experience in creating and developing RFPs and proposals for a professional services organization/firm
  • Ability to travel in the downtown and suburban Chicago area to prepare for and attend events that may be held outside of normal business hours
  • Strong project coordination and organizational skills with ability to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated team player and ability to multi-task
  • Maintain high initiative and be a self-starter
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal

Billing Specialist
Location: Indianapolis
Pay Type: Hourly
Department: Finance Department
Job Description:
The Billing Specialist  will be responsible for the daily processing of billing memos, edits, generating draft and final invoices, providing client cost documentation and supporting billing partners and their assistants during the monthly billing process.  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.  This position reports to the Manager of Client Accounting.
 
Essential Duties:
  • Perform all daily billing functions for attorneys including but not limited to: client, personal, insurance (COBRA & retired partner), audit letter, third party, and non-client disbursement
  • Process billing retainers and application bills
  • Process edits, write-offs, cancellations, splits of time on billing memos
  • Proactively determine solutions for handling unique billing situations which may arise
  • Process electronic invoicing of clients using client-determined external websites
  • Create draft invoices for review
Minimum Requirements: 
  • High School diploma required
  • Higher education, bachelor or associate degree in Accounting field preferred
  • Strong understanding of general Accounting principles 
  • Previous experience in the legal industry a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products
Employee Benefits Paralegal – Indianapolis
Location: Indianapolis
Pay Type: Hourly
Department: Employee Benefits
Job Description:
Seeking candidates for an entry level paralegal position with a goal of pursuing a career in this field.  This position requires strong organizational and communication skills and the ability to interact with clients and attorneys.  The job requirements include researching tax law and related governmental agency guidance as well as complex form and chart completion.  The ideal candidate 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, be able to develop administrative processes to help clients comply with regulatory requirements, and consistently meet deadlines.  A four-year legal studies degree preferred, but strong candidates with a two-year degree in paralegal studies are encouraged to apply.
 
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.
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.
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.