Career Opportunities

Ice Miller's current job openings in our professional staff team are listed below. 

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.

Please direct any questions or inquiries 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.

Chief Information Officer
Location: Chicago,Cleveland,Columbus,DuPage County, Illinois,Indianapolis,New York
Pay Type: Salary
Department: Information Technology
Job Description:
The Chief Information Officer is responsible for leading the overall information systems function to meet the goals and objectives of the Firm. The CIO is responsible for communicating necessary information system changes and enhancements to partners and staff in a clear and understandable format that promotes acceptance and compliance. The CIO manages technology staff and other assists to promote efficient and effective delivery of technology support to the Firm. This position is supervised by the Chief Operating Officer, but will also meet from time to time with the Firm's Managing Partners and Partnership.
 
Essential Job Duties:
  • Lead all areas of the Firm’s information technology function including systems administration, application development and systems integration, networking and desktop computing, telecommunications, multimedia, hardware/architecture, and IT support and security.
  • Leads the process to evaluate and strengthen internal technology capabilities and is responsible for leveraging these technology capabilities to enhance internal and external client service and business growth.
  • Direct technology strategic planning and implementation, ensuring that firm-wide systems, applications, and infrastructure continue to provide solid support of overall business objectives.
  • Keeps current on new technologies and ensures that the Firm develops the digital assets and capabilities that will be needed to establish the Firm as a proficient user of leading edge technology that creates a competitive edge for the Firm.
  • Ensure support for the Firm’s information technology and services functions, including all end-user applications, infrastructure, and devices; provide for appropriate disaster recovery and business continuity contingencies.
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining credibility among the stakeholders regarding technology strategy, initiatives, capabilities and actual service delivery.
  • Cultivate and maintain strong lines of communication with end-users; continuously seek ways to innovate and provide enhanced support to improve business operations and to enable the Firm to better serve its clients.
  • Provide leadership to the Firm’s ongoing large-scale technology projects while acting as a champion and change agent in leading the organizational changes associated with these transformational projects.
  • Responsible for preparing, managing and justifying information technology capital expenditures and departmental operating and personnel budgets and monitoring expenditures to be in line with approved budgets.
  • Serve as a key collaborative member of the Firm’s Technology Adoption Committee and Strategic Planning Committee; provide proactive advice and counsel to the committee and the executive leadership team.
  • Identify and implement system enhancements, including the evaluation and improvement of the IT architecture, existing hardware and software applications; advise senior management on strategic systems and applications conversions and integrations in support of business goals and objectives. 
  • Evaluate needs and direct technology hardware and space upgrades, relocations, and build outs to meet evolving Firm needs in existing and new offices.
  • Evaluate and lead co-location planning to ensure data integrity and data redundancy.
  • Lead system inventories, vulnerability assessments and ongoing auditing of the Firm’s networked environment, ensuring a secure technology environment for the Firm’s and its clients’ data.
  • Responsible for coordination with all of the Firm’s office locations to provide effective and efficient information technology products and services as well as timely, appropriate changes and/or improvements.
  • Develop and implement operating procedures, policies, and practices in all offices to maximize technology performance and stability.
  • Direct the information technology department staff:  ensure proper match of skills and requirements, assign duties and responsibilities, monitor and evaluate staff performance and productivity, and provide for training of staff to enable peak performance.
  • Participate in building a culture that is team-oriented and committed to client service, continuous improvement and professional excellence.
  • Monitor best practices and trends in information technology and make recommendations to integrate where appropriate.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in an IT related field preferred; Master’s degree in a related field preferred.
  • Substantial experience leading all areas of the information technology function including systems administration, application development and systems integration, networking and desktop computing, telecommunications, multimedia, hardware/architecture, IT support and security.
  • Familiarity with a broad range of technology platforms, systems, tools and applications.
  • Experience participating in financial systems or other enterprise systems conversion; specific experience with Elite and/or Aderant financial systems is strongly desired.
  • Desire, drive and ability to establish and maintain credibility among the Firm’s partners and leaders; ability to relate to and work collaboratively with business leaders and professionals at all levels in the Firm.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a highly collaborative, multi-authority environment with a sophisticated and highly educated user group and gaining consensus, as appropriate, to move initiatives forward.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a confident self-image that enables effective and credible communications with attorneys and clients in the daily give and take of a competitive business environment.
  • Experience establishing, relocating, and upgrading facilities to continuously support technology operations in multiple locations without interruption.
  • The ability to effectively manage a mix of proprietary and vendor supported applications in the most cost effective manner.
  • Familiarity dealing with highly technical and sensitive data, and creating secure environments for a multi-location organization.
  • Strong verbal and written communications and presentation skills, including the ability to translate and explain technical terms and concepts in lay terms and effectively communicate with and influence people at all levels of the Firm.
  • Ability to make solid, proactive recommendations that leverage technology to enhance both internal and external client service and business growth.
  • Proven leadership, management, organizational, and problem solving skills, coupled with the ability to excel in a fluid, fast-paced environment.
  • Proven success recruiting, mentoring, and developing staff and effectively managing a multi-location team.
  • An undergraduate degree in business, computer science, engineering or a related field is required; MBA or JD strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrates a high level of confidentiality, diplomacy and discretion due to the highly sensitive nature of much of this work.
  • Ability to create momentum and foster organizational change.
  • A motivated and motivational leader who delegates effectively and who can engage others (team, peers, and Firm leaders) to participate in accomplishing goals for the Firm. 
  • Ability to lead as well as serve as a team member of cross-department initiatives.
  • Excellent critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive innovation and change.
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
Revenue Analyst
Location: Columbus,Indianapolis
Pay Type: Salary
Department: Finance Department
Job Description:
The Revenue Analyst will be responsible for analyzing the large sums of monies collected from practice groups to determine opportunities for collection and reconciliation. 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: 
  • Interface with banks and electronic uploads including analysis of daily receipts to resolve open issues
  • Work with the Finance Committee and Billing and Collections Manager to identify areas for improvement
  • Assist with the development of automated reporting for the COO and other management
  • Collaborate with accounting management to implement a new dashboard
  • Develop analytics required for attorney dashboards and implementation of new accounting software
  • Prepare deposits for electronic bank capture  
  • Analyze credit card payments and monthly reconciliation 
  • Initiate client facing discussions regarding the research of unapplied funds in order to reconcile and resolve in a timely manner 
  • Work directly with billing partners and billing specialists to analyze client overpayments and short payments
  • Analyze client retainer funds, settlements, and third party funds 
  • Notify billing attorneys and supervisors when there are incoming and pending funds 
  • Prepare a variety of daily, monthly, and annual cash collections summary reports 
  • Develop miscellaneous reporting analytics for accounting management as requested 
  • Process electronic uploads/files
  • Analyze and develop automated reporting for missed collection opportunities 
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor or Associate degree in an accounting related field required
  • General understanding of general accounting principles 
  • Willingness to work in a collaborative environment as well as independently 
  • 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
  • Must be able to utilize technology to streamline and improve processes
  • 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
Knowledge Management and Information Governance Specialist
Location: Indianapolis
Pay Type: Hourly
Department: Risk and Information Governance
Job Description:
The Knowledge Management and Information Governance Specialist will work with practice groups on managing electronic data. This includes data collection efforts and maintenance of databases, data on the network, in various applications and repositories. The employee will also assist practice groups with the maintenance of records and files using manual and automated filing, indexing, imaging, records retrieval and reporting systems. The employee must be capable of working in a fast paced environment with time sensitive materials and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality due to the nature of the position.  
 
Essential Job Duties: 
  • Participate in meetings with attorneys, information technology staff and external parties regarding file transfer protocols, data imported and exported to and from the document management system (DMS), network drives and applications 
  • Collaborate as a subject matter expert in law firm initiatives to improve and standardize processes relating to the collection and exchange of data in practice groups, between law firms and other external parties
  • Coordinate data collection, imports, exports, migrations and deletions following approved policies and procedures. 
  • Liaise with technology, knowledge, records, business development and security managers 
  • Collect, analyze, document and execute business requirements relating to the information lifecycle of legal client and administrative information
  • Document findings and recommend improvements in processes, as needed, to improve efficiency and reduce costs and risks associated with information management
  • Document and execute standard processes for data collection, information creation, access, classification, retention and disposition
  • Collaborate with and support KM data collection, competitive intelligence and data analytics efforts. 
  • Office generalist tasks including: general file maintenance, imaging, copy, mail and other office duties as assigned. 
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor Degree in relevant field such as IT, Computer Science, Information Management, Knowledge Management or Library Services
  • 2-3 years information management or information technology experience
  • Information Management, Information Security or Project Management Certifications preferred or willingness to earn.  
  • Knowledge of technology applications relevant to records and information management systems 
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Project Management Skills 
  • Professional customer service skills ability to communicate with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to learn new tasks quickly and work independently or as a part of a team. 
  • Excellent decision making skills and ability to recommend appropriate decisions
  • Ability to research and analyze various types of data
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality 
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work, handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Must be able to perform all essential duties
Desktop Architect
Location: Indianapolis
Pay Type: Hourly
Department: Information Technology
Job Description:
The Desktop Architect is responsible for design, implementation, and support of the Firm's desktop and remote application technologies. This position provides a high level of technical support and professionalism in a fast-paced environment. This position is open in our Indianapolis or Columbus office.

Essential Job Duties:
  • Responsible for the package, deployment, and patching of desktop and remote access systems and applications
  • Maintain desktop and remote hardware and software standards across entire organization
  • Ensure all desktop and remote technologies in use by end users are working properly; engineer solutions, when needed, to meet the business needs of the firm
  • Develop procedures and documentation to maintain user data and settings while deploying/imaging end user environments
  • Coordinate desktop maintenance with departmental managers to minimize impact to internal and external customers
  • Make recommendations to improve the use of all desktop applications
  • Serve as a resource for Tier II-level Service Desk Support issues to assist in timely resolution on all desktop/laptop hardware and application issues
  • Document all system processes and procedures to ensure standardization
  • Research and provide input on new products and solution
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Engineering or related field required; or 5 years of equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Previous experience in Application packaging, compatibility testing and software distribution
  • Previous experience in the legal industry a plus
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Must be able to perform all essential duties
Paralegal
Location: DuPage County, Illinois
Pay Type: Hourly
Department: Business Practice Group
Job Description:

This Paralegal will be responsible for assisting attorneys in the performance of complex and specialized duties relating to all aspects of the legal process but will primarily focus on transactional legal work including, but not limited to, corporate and LLC formations, annual filings, maintenance of records, preparation of a variety of legal documents, support of due diligence processes in mergers & acquisition transactions including data room management, document summaries, and closing checklists, specialized legal research and writing, preparation of estate planning documents, and attention to trust funding and estate and trust administration duties. This Paralegal must be capable of working in a fast-paced environment with time-sensitive materials, have a high attention to detail, and be able to deal effectively with extensive client and attorney contacts, all while maintaining strict confidentiality due to the nature of the position.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Prepares and drafts correspondence, memos and legal documents according to Firm requirements using word processing and document management systems.
  • Researches and analyzes law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, treaties, constitutions, and legal codes.
  • Prepares legal documents such as contracts, initial and amended articles of incorporation, stock certificates and other securities, buy-sell agreements, closing papers and binders, deeds and trust instruments for review, approval, and use by attorneys in the Firm.
  • Performs other clerical duties such as scheduling appointments, providing information to callers, taking dictation, composing and typing routine correspondence, and reading and routing incoming mail.
  • Prepares documents and maintains document files.
  • Required to meet at least 1,500 chargeable hours per year.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or relevant experience.
  • Paralegal certificate, related experience, or pre-law degree preferred.
  • Minimum of two years of experience working as a paralegal preferred.
  • Strong organization, writing, and communication skills.
  • Must be highly motivated with a strong work ethic.
  • Experience working with clients and attorneys preferred.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, and the ability to work independently under specific timelines.
  • Must be able to perform all essential duties.
Marketing and Business Development Coordinator
Location: Indianapolis
Pay Type: Hourly
Department: Business Development & Marketing
Job Description:

The Business Development and Marketing Coordinator will be responsible for providing administrative support for the Firm's marketing and business development department’s initiatives and will be a resource for any departmental projects. 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:

  • Produce routine marketing materials upon request for client presentations
  • Provide administrative support to the Chief Marketing Officer and the department as assigned (including answering roll-over calls, scheduling meetings, etc.)
  • Assist Chief Marketing Officer with annual department budget
  • Assist with department accounting, specifically, processing invoices and serving as liaison with the accounting department
  • Provide assistance and support to the preparation of the Firm’s responses to Requests for Proposals
  • Assist with projects associated with the Firm's Customer Relationship Management database, InterAction
  • Coordinate and order promotional items for the department and Firm
  • Coordinate and order client gifts for department and Firm
  • Assist with special projects as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • 1-3 years of marketing, business development, or communications experience
  • Bachelor's or Associate’s Degree preferred, but not required
  • CRM experience is preferred
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple priorities
  • Excellent time management and organization skills
  • Technical skills and the ability to use designated software such as Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Strong attention to detail 

 

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