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 a highly motivated attorney with 2 or more years of legal experience in employee benefits matters.  The successful candidate will perform a broad range of legal functions in a dynamic, national and prestigious employee benefits practice.  The candidate must be a self-starter, 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.  This position offers sophisticated client work, and the opportunity for as much responsibility as experience warrants.
 
The successful candidate 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.
Ice Miller's 2015 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholar Program
Ice Miller LLP is an Am Law 200 Firm with a nationally recognized reputation in many of its practice areas. Ice Miller offers a broad array of capabilities in virtually all areas of legal practice including: corporate, patents and trademarks, bankruptcy, lobbying, labor and employment, litigation, employee benefits, real estate, municipal finance and public law. With offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, DuPage County, Ill., Indianapolis and Washington, D.C., the Firm has over 300 lawyers.

Ice Miller is pleased to participate in the LCLD Scholars program. One (1) LCLD Scholar position will be awarded to a diverse 1L law student to work this summer in our Indianapolis office. Please apply online and include the following information: a cover letter (referencing your application for the LCLD Scholar program), resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts, writing sample, and list of references.
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. 
 
Payroll Coordinator
Location: Indianapolis
Pay Type: Hourly
Department: Finance Department
Job Description:
The Payroll Coordinator is responsible for maintaining and processing all aspects of the payroll processing system and procedure.  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 all aspects of the payroll processing system including reporting
  • Semi-monthly processing of associate and staff payroll including journal entries as well as monthly processing of partner distribution including preparation of worksheets and journal entries
  • Updates payroll records by entering changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deduction when not input by the human resources department
  • Maintains proper functioning and reviews entries posted in our electronic timesheet software
  • Manage W-2 processing and distribution
  • Balances payroll accounts by auditing information, identifying and resolving discrepancies, and initiating journal entries
  • Maintains payroll operations by following policies and procedures, reporting needed changes
  • Run reports and manage projects as assigned by others
  • 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
  • Previous payroll experience required
  • ADP Workforce Now knowledge 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 & Business Development Specialist
Location: Chicago
Pay Type: Salary
Department: Business Development & Marketing
Job Description:

The Marketing & Business Development Specialist will assist with all business development and client relationship activities related to the Illinois offices of Ice Miller LLP. 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:
  • Assist in the creation of content, structure and look of presentations and marketing proposals; including proofreading and minor editing; ensure proposals promote the firm according to brand standards
  • Oversee event planning, attend events to ensure successful execution and work with attorneys to maximize effectiveness of events including a formal follow-up procedure
  • Schedule, organize and attend meetings and receptions with referral sources
  • Oversee specific business development and client relationship activities, primarily outside of the office, related to sponsorships and affiliate programs
  • Work with the analytics team to import event data and related business development activity in a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database
  • Work with Director of Marketing and Business Development Analytics on background and research on industries, organizations and individuals that are identified by partners and/or the Marketing and Business Development Director.
  • Maintain and update a prospect list
  • Assist Deputy Managing Partner with Business Development budget monitoring
Minimum Requirements:
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to travel and attend events that may be held outside of normal business hours
  • Demonstrated team player and ability to multi-task
  • Maintain high initiative and be a self-starter
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to split time between DuPage County and Chicago offices
  • Bachelor's Degree in Marketing or related field required
  • Previous experience in a law firm or other professional services firm a plus
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Experience with ExactTarget, Constant Contact or similar software a plus

Legal Secretary, Labor Practice Group
Location: Columbus
Pay Type: Hourly
Department: Labor and Employment
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 Labor Group.  Applicants 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
  • Experience in handling tasks associated with civil litigation in the courts and before administrative agencies
  • Proactively assist and provide teamwork to other Legal Secretaries when needed and when workload allows
  • Other duties as assigned by specific practice group (see addendum, if applicable)
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
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.
Systems Engineer - VMware
Location: Indianapolis
Pay Type: Salary
Department: Information Technology
Job Description:
Job Summary:
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.