Career Opportunities

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

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. 
 
Litigation Support Manager/Supervisor or Analyst
Location: Indianapolis
Pay Type: Salary
Department: Litigation Practice Group
Job Description:
Ice Miller LLP, a full service law firm, has the following immediate opening for professional candidates.
 
About the Organization:
Founded in 1910, Ice Miller LLP is one of the largest law firms in Indianapolis and has a nationally recognized reputation in many of its practice areas.  With offices in Indianapolis, Chicago, Washington D.C., DuPage County, IL, Columbus, OH and Cleveland, OH, the Firm has over 300 lawyers and 40 paraprofessionals.  Ice Miller is a full-service firm with the resources needed to counsel its clients and deliver quality legal advice.
 
About the Position:  Litigation Support Manager/Supervisor or Analyst
 
The Litigation Support Manager/Supervisor will be responsible for oversight of the Litigation Support Department and Electronic Data Discovery Services for the firm.  Key responsibilities include: the review and development of best practices and policies and procedures; working with firm practice groups, clients and vendors leveraging a strong project management and technical background. The Litigation Support Manager/Supervisor must also be able to execute all technical tasks of the Litigation Support Analyst, including advanced data manipulation, relational database maintenance, processing server optimization, and external user security administration.
 
The Litigation Support Analyst will be responsible for e-discovery in various electronic formats, will oversee the activities involved in the design, creation, and maintenance of electronic databases, and will recommend technical solutions.
 
The candidate will have the ability to provide onsite technical support, prepare presentation databases, and assist with video clip creation and exhibit annotation.  The candidate will assist case teams in diagnosing and correcting production issues and will have the required experience to mitigate risk associated with potential shortfalls associated with technology.  In addition, the candidate will provide quality control on all project deliverables and facilitate the development of project objectives, scope and work plans for assignments using best practices and established e-discovery procedures.
 
The candidate will also develop, test, implement and maintain new hardware/software systems, and will assist in the development of technical solutions, standards, and policies to be used in the implementation of overall litigation support operations.  The candidate will also define and analyze requirements for hardware and software implementations.
 
The candidate will have the ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects to meet both internal and external deadlines, to assist with litigation project management, and to perform other work-related duties as assigned.
 
Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant discipline.  Other training, education, or certification in relevant technologies preferred. 
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in a Practice Management, Litigation Support or e-discovery role.
  • Advanced understanding of the litigation support process and substantial document control and case management knowledge. 
  • Proficient with advanced user task, administrative and working knowledge of litigation support processes and systems including: Relativity, iConect -XERA, IPRO eCapture, West Case Notebook, CaseMap, SharePoint, LAW Prediscovery, Trial Director or similar solutions preferred. 
  • Functional knowledge of data forensic collection and analysis. 
  • Advanced working knowledge of data manipulation languages including RegEx and DTSearch syntax.  Candidates will be asked to demonstrate working knowledge of RegEx (POSIX/AWK). 
  • Experience with collecting, managing, organizing and producing ESI associated with e-discovery. 
  • Experience in exporting and importing data from a variety of formats, including SQL migration and archiving/restoration. 
  • Ability to demonstrate tact and diplomacy when dealing with high-pressure and/or sensitive situations. 
  • Ability to develop presentations and speak in front of large groups. 
  • Excellent written, oral and problem-solving skills, with ability to multi-task and work effectively under pressure.
  • Travel as necessary to support case teams and related client service requirements.
  • Evening and weekend work as necessary to support case teams and related client service requirements.
     

     
Legal Secretary, Municipal Finance
Location: Indianapolis
Pay Type: Hourly
Department: Municipal Finance
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 Municipal Finance 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 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 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 and other individuals; relay messages as needed
  • Assist in the preparation and timely submission of timesheets for legal personnel when required, including preparation of expense reimbursement and disbursement requests
  • Coordinate client billing with accounting department
  • Manage incoming mail and faxes under the direction of each legal personnel
  • Coordinate travel arrangements for legal personnel, including preparing itineraries and travel expense reports, and make arrangements for meeting space and amenities
  • Proactively assist and provide teamwork to other Legal Secretaries when needed and when workload allows
  • Proactively perform the above-referenced essential job duties in a timely fashion to meet, and preferably exceed, the turnaround requirements of the legal personnel and the deadlines for the work
 
Minimum Requirements:
  • Two (2) years of office experience, including extensive document work
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Available to work 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
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

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.