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.

Patent Associate – Indianapolis Office

Ice Miller LLP, a firm with over 300 attorneys and offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, New York, DuPage County, Ill., Indianapolis, and Washington, D.C., seeks to add a patent attorney with 3 or more years of patent prosecution experience to its Indianapolis office.

Candidates with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering, computer science, computer 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. Additionally, once the candidate demonstrates a high level of proficiency in all aspects of the practice, the attorney will have the option of choosing any of Ice Miller’s other offices as a primary office.

Applicants should have excellent law school and undergrad credentials and references. Please send a resume, cover letter, law school and undergraduate transcripts and a writing sample to Lillian Penn at Lillian.Penn@icemiller.com.

Commercial Litigation Attorney
Our Indianapolis office is seeking a highly motivated attorney with four to five years of experience in commercial litigation who will perform a broad range of legal functions in a dynamic litigation practice. Candidates must have excellent written and oral communication, as well as analytical skills. We seek a highly motivated self-starter, with sound business judgment and the flexibility to thrive in a fast-paced environment. This position offers very sophisticated client work; therefore, candidates must have strong client-relationship skills. Courtroom, deposition, and expert witness preparation experience are preferred, as is insurance coverage or environmental litigation experience. All candidates should have excellent law school credentials and references. Please send a resume, cover letter, law school and undergraduate transcripts and a writing sample to Lillian Penn at Lillian.Penn@icemiller.com.
Ice Miller's 2017 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholar - Indianapolis Office
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: business, patents and trademarks, bankruptcy, lobbying, labor and employment, litigation, employee benefits, real estate, municipal finance and public law.  Ice Miller has offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, DuPage County, Ill., Indianapolis, Washington, D.C., and New York.

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 in our 2017 Summer Program in our Indianapolis office.  The best candidates are adept at working in a team environment, have excellent interpersonal skills, have served in leadership positions, and have had a variety of work and volunteer experiences.  Strong academic credentials are expected.  The 10 week summer program offers opportunities for client contact, networking and social activities, and a competitive weekly stipend.  Please send a cover letter (referencing your application for the LCLD Scholar Program), resume, law school and undergraduate transcripts and a writing sample to Lillian Penn at Lillian.Penn@icemiller.com.
Qualified Plan Work Benefits Attorney - Indianapolis Office
Our Indianapolis office is seeking a highly motivated attorney with 3 or more years of experience in qualified plan work who will perform a broad range of legal functions in a dynamic employee benefits practice, with over 16 practicing professionals focused solely on employee benefits.  
 
Candidates must have excellent written and oral communication, as well as analytical skills. Must be a highly motivated self-starter, with sound business judgment and the flexibility to thrive in a fast-paced environment.  This position offers very sophisticated client work and therefore candidates must have strong client-relationship skills.  Candidates should have good working knowledge of employee benefits law in pension and retirement plans.
 
All candidates should have excellent law school credentials and references.   Please send a resume, cover letter, law school and undergraduate transcripts and a writing sample to Lillian Penn at Lillian.Penn@icemiller.com.
Health and Welfare Benefits Attorney - Indianapolis Office
Our Indianapolis office is seeking a highly motivated attorney with 3 or more years of experience in health and welfare benefits matters, who will perform a broad range of legal functions in a dynamic employee benefits practice, with over 16 practicing professionals focused solely on employee benefits.
 
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 good working knowledge of health and welfare related federal laws and guidance.
 
All candidates should have excellent law school credentials and references.   Please send a resume, cover letter, law school and undergraduate transcripts and a writing sample to Lillian Penn at Lillian.Penn@icemiller.com.
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.
 
Please send a resume, cover letter, law school and undergraduate transcripts and a writing sample to Lillian Penn at Lillian.Penn@icemiller.com.
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.
 
Please submit a resume, transcript and references.
Litigation Paralegal - Columbus Office

Our Columbus office is seeking candidates with law firm paralegal experience in commercial litigation for a position in our Litigation Practice Group.

Essential Duties:

•Attends meetings with client to determine factual issues and possible documentation sources.
•Candidate should also have experience in various ESI review platforms including Relativity and E-Direct 365.
•Maintains and monitors case calendar
•Assists Attorneys in document review and organization
•Identifies electronic sources for collection of electronic discovery from clients;coordinates collection of electronic files; analyzes the nature and volume of data to be collected; and determines the platform that will be utilized for review of the data in the discovery process
•Tracks document productions in assigned cases
•Analyzes and reviews documents for responsiveness, legal privileges, and personal privacy issues.
•Prepares production of documents to regulatory agencies and civil litigants.
•Assists in the presentation of electronic exhibits, assists in tracking of trial exhibits, coordinates witness appearances and serves as a key contact with court personnel in the logistics of the trial process.
•Prepares notices and subpoenas as assigned; summarizes/indexes transcripts as assigned; prepares witness files; selects and assembles potential deposition exhibits; attends and takes notes at depositions when assigned
•Assists in preparing discovery requests and responses when assigned; summarizes responses from other parties.

Minimum Requirements:

•Bachelor`s degree and/or Paralegal Certificate from American Bar Association approved program; strong academic record desired.
•Proficiency with MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word; proficiency in Trial Director.
•Knowledge of current electronic discovery methods and procedures to ensure that data is collected and processed efficiently and in accordance with current court standards.
•Strong organizational and writing skills required.
•Detail-oriented.
•Ability to research, analyze and synthesize large amounts of data.
•Ability to work concurrently on a variety of projects and work effectively under pressure.
•Ability to work independently.


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.

Business Paralegal - Indianapolis
Our Indianapolis office is seeking candidates with experience as a paralegal in corporate or other transactional matters for a position in our business group.

Essential Job Duties:
  • Assist attorneys in various corporate transactions, including closings of mergers and acquisitions, or financing rounds
  • Prepare and file statutory filings with Secretary of State, including formations, amendments, conversions, foreign qualifications, mergers and dissolutions
  • Provide direct support to clients when needed
  • Draft written consents
  • Prepare Stock Certificates
  • Prepare and file UCC statements, amendments, and termination statements
  • Run and summarize lien and litigation searches
  • Complete and file Form SS-4s to obtain EINs
  • Assist with closings, including preparing signature pages, tracking signature pages, filling in dates, tracking final agreements and providing general support
  • Prepare and manage documents to form new entities (domestic and foreign)
  • Prepare and manage documents for dissolving entities
  • Maintain client records, including Minute Books
  • Prepare, assemble and help distribute closing binders
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certificate preferred
  • Experience with corporate or other transactional matters preferred
  • Strong organizational and writing skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-pace environment with strict deadlines
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to work independently and with a team 
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 chief talent acquisition officer and director of strategic planning Susan Schonfeld.

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.
 
Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Location: Indianapolis
Pay Type: Salary
Department: Talent Acquisition
Job Description:
The Director of Diversity and Inclusion will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic plans in order to improve the Firm’s diversity initiatives. This position will work closely with the Managing Partners, Diversity & Inclusion Committee, and the Chief Talent Acquisition Officer.

Essential Job Duties:
  • Analyze the firm’s current diversity initiatives in order to identify areas for improvement
  • Develop a long-term vision for diversity  & inclusion and lead strategy and planning efforts
  • Monitor progress against firm-wide objectives related to diversity
  • Strongly support the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and implement change efforts to evolve the firm’s culture  
  • Communicate with the Managing Partners on current and prospective diversity initiatives at the firm
  • Identify training opportunities and organize outside speakers to discuss diversity-related topics
  • Manage diversity projects as assigned by the Chief Talent Acquisition Officer, Managing Partners, and Diversity & Inclusion Committee
  • Develop relationships with attorneys throughout the firm to gather data on diversity initiatives
  • Research and stay up-to-date on best practices on diversity & inclusion and recommend areas for improvement
Minimum Requirements:
  • Prior experience developing and implementing successful diversity initiatives
  • Bachelor's degree is required with 5-10 years of experience identifying and implementing diversity initiatives
  • Knowledge of best practices in diversity and comfort in facilitating discussions around topics of race and equality
  • Ability to travel
  • Ability to drive innovation and change
  • Deep understanding of the legal industry
  • Strong operational capability with ability to deliver results quickly
  • Excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize work
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Project management expertise
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to work autonomously as well as take direction as needed
  • 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 
Pricing Analyst
Location: Indianapolis
Pay Type: Salary
Department: Finance Department
Job Description:

The Pricing Analyst will be responsible for tracking marketplace metrics and trends and analyzing how pricing strategies relates to the Firm’s competitors. 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:

  • Provide pricing analysis for the Directors of Accounting

  • Perform margin and pricing analysis in order to support Firm initiatives

  • Validate pricing quotes for accuracy and profitability

  • Develop a system of communication, documentation and review of internal and external comparative pricing data

  • Identify opportunities to optimize profitability

  • Prepare cost and pricing models

  • Work with surveys and compare results

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in accounting required

  • Understanding of general accounting principles

  • Previous experience in the legal industry a plus

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products

  • Advanced in Microsoft Excel

  • Excellent reporting and analytical skills

  • Able to scrutinize data and stay up to date on relative market data

  • Abilities to multitask and effectively manage time

  • Must have strong attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to prioritize duties and use good judgement

  • 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

Client Accounting Specialist
Location: Indianapolis
Pay Type: Hourly
Department: Finance Department
Job Description:

The Client Accounting Specialist will be responsible for the collection, reconciliation and disbursement of large sums of monies collected from departments and practice groups. 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:

•Collect, and prepare deposits for electronic bank capture 
•Compute and reconcile daily cash receipts; resolve cash collections issues
•Compile various computerized spreadsheets detailing deposits
•Process credit card payments and monthly reconciliation 
•Research unapplied funds and reconcile and resolve in a timely manner, research client short payments and overpayments
•Research validity and prepare client refunds working directly with Billing Partners and Billing Specialists
•Apply Retainer Funds, settlements and third party funds 
•Process Write Off’s as instructed
•Be the point person for incoming funds for attorneys (monitor bank activity and let billing attorneys/supervisors know of pending funds we see hitting the bank)
•Prepare a variety of daily, monthly, and annual cash collections summary reports
•Use a computer for data entry, retrieval, and modifications
•Assist Accounting Department in miscellaneous projects as needed
•Process electronic uploads/files 
•Analyze A/R for collection opportunities 
•Prepare necessary documentation for transfers to collection agencies 

Minimum Requirements:

•High School diploma required
•Higher education, bachelor or associate degree in Accounting field preferred
•General 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

Legal Secretary, Employee Benefits
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:
· Type, format, edit and proofread voluminous documents
· 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
Minimum Requirements:
· 2 - 4 years of experience in word processing; previous experience as a Legal Secretary 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

Paralegal
Location: Indianapolis
Pay Type: Hourly
Department: Intellectual Property
Job Description:

The Paralegal will be responsible for assisting the IP Group legal personnel in the performance of complex and specialized duties relating to all aspects of the legal process in the Litigation and IP Solutions Group. Applicants for 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:

  • Research and compile data and caselaw for special projects as directed by legal personnel

  • Research and compile data and coordinate with Firm personnel to research questions as directed by legal personnel

  • Prepare and file PCT patent application and prosecution documents electronically using the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office electronic filing system

  • Prepare and file Madrid Protocol trademark applications electronically using the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office electronic filing system

  • Research estimates to file PCT patent applications and Madrid Protocol trademark applications electronically using the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office electronic filing system

  • Research foreign patent and trademark filing estimates (including fees, costs, and foreign exchange considerations) and prepare correspondence to clients reporting same

  • Research foreign patent and trademark application and prosecution requirements to support and serve as a resource to legal personnel and Legal Secretaries in their preparation of foreign patent and trademark opinion and feasibility work

  • Prepare and send application requests to foreign associates and prosecution requests to foreign associates including determining needed support documentation and compiling same for inclusion with requests

  • Research and maintain internal IM resources concerning PTAB and TTAB procedures and rules to support and serve as a resource to legal personnel and Legal Secretaries in their preparation and prosecution of appeals, interferences, reexaminations, inter partes review proceedings, post-grant review proceedings, supplemental proceedings, reissue proceedings, oppositions, cancellations, and concurrent use proceedings

  • Maintain files and pleadings binders for aforementioned PTAB and TTAB proceedings

  • Maintain client-specific dockets and status updates as requested by clients

  • Maintain internal IM resources regarding preferred foreign agents (including representative costs to have preferred agents perform routine tasks) and foreign patent and trademark application and prosecution requirements to support legal personnel and Legal Secretaries in the preparation of foreign patent and trademark opinion and feasibility work, application requests to foreign associates, and prosecution requests to foreign associates

  • Maintain internal IM resources concerning client properties for which watches are to be performed

  • Maintain internal IM resources concerning contacts and costs regarding external patent and trademark search resources and draftsmen

  • Update internal IM form correspondence as directed by legal personnel

  • Research and prepare annual patent and trademark maintenance reports, including estimated fees and costs for required maintenance, to support legal personnel and Legal Secretaries in preparing maintenance instruction request reports to clients

  • Prepare quarterly status reports for client portfolios, including transmittal correspondence

  • Prepare and update client portfolio binders on a biennial basis (so that the client has an updated compilation of its IP holdings every two years)

  • Train Legal Secretaries to prepare and perform electronic filing of patent and trademark applications and prosecution using the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office electronic filing system

  • Train docketing personnel and serve as a back up docketing resource to the docketing clerk

  • Train records personnel concerning filing and serve as a back up filing resource to the filing clerk

  • Support Legal Secretaries and legal personnel as a back up resource on all tasks on an as-needed and as-requested basis

  • Be a team player in the IP Group

  • Prepare and draft correspondence, memos, and legal documents according to legal personnel and Firm requirements using Word Processing and Document Management systems

  • Coordinate with foreign associates to schedule meetings with legal personnel and clients during INTA Annual Meeting; manage scheduling of INTA meetings, appointments, due dates, and client-related activities 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

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

  • Prepare and process outgoing correspondence through mail or fax; arrange for specialized mail or messenger services as required

  • Serve as a communication intermediary between legal personnel, other Firm employees, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, foreign associates, and the courts; relay messages as needed

  • Assist in the preparation and timely (to be submitted in the same month that the attorneys’ fees were submitted) submission of foreign and domestic associate invoices, prosecution fees, and maintenance fee payments for inclusion on clients’ bills

  • Proactively assist and provide teamwork to other Legal Secretaries when needed and when workload allows to meet, and preferably exceed, the turnaround requirements of the legal personnel, the client, and the deadlines for the work

  • Proactively perform the above-referenced essential job duties in a timely fashion to meet, and preferably exceed, the turnaround requirements of the legal personnel, the client, and the deadlines for the work

    Minimum Requirements:

  • 3 years of experience as a Paralegal working in an intellectual property practice. Experience in both IP prosecution and litigation is preferred

  • Higher education or coursework related to the legal field preferred

  • Ability to perform basic legal research to support the essential job duties as outlined above

  • Excellent clerical 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

  • Must be able to perform all essential job duties as outlined above

Financial Analyst
Location: Columbus
Pay Type: Hourly
Department: Finance Department
Job Description:
The Financial Analyst  will be responsible compiling, analyzing and reporting the financial performance of the Firm's practice groups and departmental operating units.  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: 
  • Analyze monthly financial statements to determine proper charging of operating revenues and expenditures in accordance with departmental procedures
  • Monitor and report on financial performance of individual departments and the division as a whole and recommend corrective actions based on analysis
  • Prepare monthly income statements by consolidating accounting data and providing written interpretation of results
  • Assist with year-end closing activities
  • Make recommendations to improve financial systems
  • Perform in-house audits of practice departments
  • Analyze trends and report to the Director of Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Assist in formulating and refining short and long-term financial goals for each practice group/department through consultation with practice group chairs, departmental directors, and administrative staff
  • Coordinate information for outside Auditors 
  • Assist with Firm budget
  • Manage projects as assigned by the Director of Financial Reporting and Analysis
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or other related field
  • One or more years of experience in financial analysis or related accounting area
  • 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 judgement 
  • 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
Please direct any questions or inquiries about professional staff openings to the Firm's Recruiting Coordinator, Ashley Davis.
 
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.