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.
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 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. 
 
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. This position reports to the Manager of Legal Administrative Support.

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:
  • Three (3) years of experience as a Legal Secretary in an intellectual property practice. Experience in both IP prosecution and litigation is 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
  • 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
Marketing Communications Manager
Location: Indianapolis
Pay Type: Salary
Department: Business Development & Marketing
Job Description:
The Marketing Communications Manager will be responsible for the growth and maintenance of the positive brand and reputation the Firm has developed.  The employee will manage two direct reports in the Marketing Department.  The Marketing Communications Manager 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:
  • Devise and implement comprehensive communication efforts as requested to highlight new hires, specific practices, industry groups, thought-leadership and the like.
  • Develop integrated communications/marketing plans that utilize traditional media sources in conjunction with more digital platforms for maximum coverage in firm's markets.
  • Determine effectiveness of external campaigns across all platforms and adjust marketing and communications efforts to reflect most effective platforms.
  • Provide leadership and management to direct reports in the Marketing Department
  • Responsible for oversight of budgets related to marketing communications
  • Oversee Firm-wide communication efforts and tactics including press releases, media relations, talking points and key messaging
  • Respond in a timely manner to media requests
  • Proofing all communications in the Marketing/Business Development department
  • Manage key vendor relationships to ensure content accurately highlights the services offered by the Firm 
  • Responsible for development and implementation of firm-wide advertising efforts across all platforms following input and direction from CMO and Directors.
  • Provide oversight and general evaluation of the Firm's website; recommend solutions and provide guidance to the Digital Marketing Specialist for the management of content and display on the website
  • In conjunction with CMO and Directors, help devise and implement social media strategy to support and spread the firm's external messaging, reputation and visibility across appropriate markets.
  • Manage legal and industry directory listings, as well as identify appropriate ways to publicize standings 
  • Manage the Firm's participation in community and industry awards and nominations
  • Assist the Chief Marketing Officer in the identification of client groups and audiences to which the Firm markets
     
Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or related field
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in a marketing role, preferred experience in a B2B or professional services setting
  • The candidate will have the ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects to meet both internal and external deadlines, and perform other work-related duties as assigned
  • Must have the ability to multi-task and work effectively under pressure 
  • Must be able to perform all essential duties
Marketing Research and Proposal Specialist
Location: Indianapolis
Pay Type: Salary
Department: Business Development & Marketing
Job Description:
The Marketing Research and Proposal Specialist will be responsible for managing the response to all Request for Proposals (RFPs), other presentations and proposals, providing research on organizations and individuals as needed for business development as well as assisting with gathering and cataloging competitive intelligence. 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). This includes: preparing initial drafts, proofreading and editing, as well as ensuring that our 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
  • Assist Director of Marketing and Business Development Analytics with various research requests including, but not limited to competitive intelligence research on prospective new clients or targets
  • Assist Director of Marketing and Business Development Analytics with turning research into actionable items for attorneys
  • Work in the Firm's Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database, InterAction, in an effort to capture information about organizations, clients and prospects
  • Assist with special projects as assigned by the Director of Marketing and Business Development Analytics
     
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Marketing or related field required
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in marketing and/or research position; preferably in a professional services firm
  • Demonstrated experience in creating and developing responses to RFPs and proposals for a professional services organization/firm
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • 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


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.
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.