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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 Chicago, Columbus, DuPage County, Illinois, Indianapolis, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., our attorneys and professional staff are among the best and the brightest.

Intellectual Property Attorney - Chicago, Indianapolis or Philadelphia
Ice Miller LLP embraces a work environment that is collaborative, welcoming, and focused on growth. To maintain our culture, we are committed to building an inclusive workplace where talented attorneys from all backgrounds serve our clients, focus on professional development, and perform to their highest potential. With offices in Columbus, Indianapolis, Chicago, DuPage County, Illinois, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., our attorneys and professional staff are among the best and the brightest.
 
We are seeking an Intellectual Property attorney with an advanced degree in Biology or Molecular Biology (or related Bioscience field) and prior experience prosecuting patents before the US Patent and Trademark Office. Successful candidates will work on a wide range of issues and across broad legal functions in a dynamic patent practice with a focus on life sciences, crop science, pharmaceuticals, and chemical companies. Experience in any or all of the following disciplines is also preferred: molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, genome engineering, antibodies, diagnostics, biofuels, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, small molecules, gene editing, protein expression and engineering, and personalized medicine. Candidates also must have excellent written and oral communication skills, a team oriented mentality, and be a motivated self-starter with strong law school credentials and references.

In this position you will:
•    Receive training opportunities with growing levels of responsibility.
•    Collaborate across practice groups and across offices.
•    Have opportunities for advancement in a collegial environment.
The ideal candidate will:
•    Have an advanced degree in Biology or Molecular Biology (or related Bioscience field). 
•    Have at least 3 years of experience with patent prosecution with a focus on life sciences, crop science, pharmaceuticals, and chemical companies. 
•    Excel in a team environment.
•    Demonstrate a keen interest in developing and implementing relationship building skills both internally and externally.
•    Have experiences that prepare them to work with attorneys, staff and clients from cultures and backgrounds different from their own.
•    Be highly motivated and a self-starter.
•    Possess strong business skills.
•    Be flexible and able to thrive in a dynamic environment.
•    Have excellent written and oral communication, as well as analytical skills.
•    Have excellent law school credentials and references.
Our attorneys enjoy:
•    Quality benefit programs.
•    Workplace flexibility.
•    One-on-One Career coaching.

Please include: a resume listing all significant and relevant experiences, cover letter, law school transcript, references and a writing sample.

Ice Miller is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Life Sciences Patent Associate – Philadelphia Office

Ice Miller LLP embraces a work environment that is collaborative, welcoming, and focused on growth. To maintain our culture, we are committed to building an inclusive workplace where talented attorneys from all backgrounds serve our clients, focus on professional development, and perform to their highest potential. With offices in Columbus, Indianapolis, Chicago, DuPage County, Illinois, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., our attorneys and professional staff are among the best and the brightest.
 
We are seeking an Intellectual Property attorney in our Philadelphia office with a Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced Degree in a biotechnology or life sciences discipline, including, but not limited to, cellular or molecular biology, biochemistry, or microbiology with four to seven years of prior experience in domestic and foreign patent prosecution and counseling. Prior transactional due diligence experience is preferred. Successful candidates will work on a wide range of issues and across broad legal functions in a dynamic patent practice. Candidates also must have excellent written and oral communication skills, a team oriented mentality, and be a motivated self-starter with strong law school credentials and references.

In this position you will:
•    Receive training opportunities with growing levels of responsibility.
•    Collaborate across practice groups and across offices.
•    Have opportunities for advancement in a collegial environment.

The ideal candidate will:
•    Have a bachelor’s or advanced degree in a Biotechnology or Life Sciences field.
•    Have at least 4 years of experience with domestic and foreign patent prosecution and counseling. 
•    Have prior transactional due diligence experience.
•    Excel in a team environment.
•    Demonstrate a keen interest in developing and implementing relationship building skills both internally and externally.
•    Have experiences that prepare them to work with attorneys, staff and clients from cultures and backgrounds different from their own.
•    Be highly motivated and a self-starter.
•    Possess strong business skills.
•    Be flexible and able to thrive in a dynamic environment.
•    Have excellent written and oral communication, as well as analytical skills.
•    Have excellent law school credentials and references.

Our attorneys enjoy:
•    Quality benefit programs.
•    Workplace flexibility.
•    One-on-One Career coaching.

Please include: a resume listing all significant and relevant experiences, cover letter, law school transcript, references and a writing sample.

Ice Miller is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
Private Equity Associate – New York

Ice Miller LLP embraces a work environment that is collaborative, welcoming, and focused on growth. To maintain our culture, we are committed to building an inclusive workplace where talented attorneys from all backgrounds serve our clients, focus on professional development, and perform to their highest potential. With offices in Columbus, Indianapolis, Chicago, DuPage County, Illinois, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., our attorneys and professional staff are among the most talented in the country.
 
We are seeking private equity attorneys with 3 to 6 years of law firm experience. Successful candidates will work with our Private Equity team in New York representing middle market and lower middle market private equity funds, private debt funds, SBICs, BDCs, family offices and independent sponsors in their investment strategies, including leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, senior and mezzanine debt financings, structured equity investments, growth capital transactions, early and late stage private equity investments and secondary transactions. Candidates also must have excellent written and oral communication skills, a team oriented mentality, and be a motivated self-starter with strong law school credentials and references.

In this position you will:
•    Receive training opportunities with growing levels of responsibility.
•    Gain experience in both equity and debt side of private equity transactions.
•    Collaborate across practice groups and across offices.
•    Have opportunities for advancement in a collegial environment.
•    Work in a small office atmosphere with the resources of an AM Law 200 firm.
•    Engage in business development activities.

The ideal candidate will:
•    Have experience with private equity transactions and interacting directly with clients.
•    Have an undergraduate degree in business.
•    Have excellent law school and undergraduate credentials and references.
•    Excel in a team environment.
•    Demonstrate a keen interest in developing and implementing relationship building skills both internally and externally.
•    Have experiences that prepare them to work with attorneys, staff and clients from cultures and backgrounds different from their own.
•    Be highly motivated and a self-starter.
•    Possess strong business acumen.
•    Be flexible and able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
•    Have excellent written and oral communication, as well as analytical skills.
•    Have working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

Our attorneys enjoy:
•    Quality benefit programs.
•    Workplace flexibility.
•    One-on-One career coaching and professional development opportunities.

Please include: a resume listing all significant and relevant experiences, cover letter, law school and undergraduate transcripts, references and a writing sample.
For questions and search firm submissions, please contact Director of Attorney Recruiting, Debbie Atlas.

Ice Miller is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Experienced Mechanical Engineering Patent Associate -- Philadelphia

Ice Miller LLP embraces a work environment that is collaborative, welcoming, and focused on growth. To maintain our culture, we are committed to building an inclusive workplace where talented attorneys from all backgrounds serve our clients, focus on professional development, and perform to their highest potential. With offices in Columbus, Indianapolis, Chicago, DuPage County, Illinois, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., our attorneys and professional staff are among the best and the brightest.

​We are seeking an Intellectual Property attorney in our Philadelphia office with a Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced Degree in Mechanical Engineering and 5-8 years of prior experience in domestic and foreign patent prosecution regarding both design and utility patents. Prior litigation experience is preferred. Successful candidates will work on a wide range of issues and across broad legal functions in a dynamic patent practice. Candidates also must have excellent written and oral communication skills, a team oriented mentality, and be a motivated self-starter with strong law school credentials and references.

In this position you will:
Receive training opportunities with growing levels of responsibility.
Collaborate across practice groups and across offices.
Have opportunities for advancement in a collegial environment.

The ideal candidate will:
Have a bachelor’s or advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Have at least 5 years of experience with domestic and foreign patent prosecution regarding utility and design patents.
Have prior litigation experience.
Excel in a team environment.
Demonstrate a keen interest in developing and implementing relationship building skills both internally and externally.
Have experiences that prepare them to work with attorneys, staff and clients from cultures and backgrounds different from their own.
Be highly motivated and a self-starter.
Possess strong business skills.
Be flexible and able to thrive in a dynamic environment.
Have excellent written and oral communication, as well as analytical skills.
Have excellent law school credentials and references.

Our attorneys enjoy:
Quality benefit programs.
Workplace flexibility.
One-on-One Career coaching.

Please include: a resume listing all significant and relevant experiences, cover letter, law school transcript, references, and a writing sample.

Ice Miller is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Commercial Litigation Attorney - Indianapolis
Ice Miller LLP embraces a work environment that is collaborative, welcoming, and focused on growth. To maintain our culture, we are committed to building an inclusive workplace where talented attorneys from all backgrounds serve our clients, focus on professional development, and perform to their highest potential. With offices in Columbus, Indianapolis, Chicago, DuPage County, Illinois, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., our attorneys and professional staff are among the best and the brightest.
 
We are seeking a commercial litigation attorney with two to five years experience. Successful candidates will work on a wide range of issues and across broad legal functions in a dynamic litigation practice. Candidates must have prior firm experience in general commercial litigation including: effective legal research skills, all aspects of discovery, and drafting motions and other legal documents. Candidates also must have excellent written and oral communication skills, a team oriented mentality, and be a motivated self-starter with strong law school credentials and references. 
 
In this position you will:
• Receive training opportunities with growing levels of responsibility.
• Collaborate across practice groups and across offices.
• Have opportunities for advancement in a collegial environment.
The ideal candidate will:
• Excel in a team environment.
• Demonstrate a keen interest in developing and implementing relationship building skills both internally and externally.
• Have experiences that prepare them to work with attorneys, staff and clients from cultures and backgrounds different from their own.
• Be highly motivated and a self-starter.
• Possess strong business discernment.
• Be flexible and able to thrive in a dynamic environment.
• Have excellent written and oral communication, as well as analytical skills.
• Have excellent law school and undergraduate credentials and references.
Our attorneys enjoy:
• Quality benefit programs.
• Workplace flexibility.
• One-on-One Career coaching.

Please include: a resume listing all significant and relevant experiences, cover letter, law school and undergraduate transcripts, references and a writing sample.

Ice Miller is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
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 an equal opportunity employer. This means the Firm maintains a policy of employing, assigning and advancing each individual on the basis of his or her own merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, creed, marital status, citizenship 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.

 
 
Bankruptcy Legal Secretary
Location: New York
Pay Type: Hourly
Department: Bankruptcy
Job Description:
This 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. This person must have experience working with bankruptcy attorneys and 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 all aspects of administrative practice, including legal and non-legal processes
•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
•Maintain files, both electronic and physical, within the guidelines set by the firm 
•Answer, provide assistance during, and appropriately direct telephone calls for legal assignments as needed
•Manage scheduling of meetings, appointments, due dates, client-related activities, and case dates on electronic calendars for multiple legal assignments
•Proofread documents to ensure appropriate formatting, grammar, punctuation, and spelling
•Maintain positive relations with internal clients and co-workers and contribute to the self-directed team structure to assist with overflow and specialized tasks within guidelines set by the firm

Minimum Requirements:
•5-10 years of experience as a bankruptcy legal secretary 
•Higher education or coursework related to the legal field preferred
•Experience working with bankruptcy attorneys who represent the debtor preferred 
•Experience with litigation and filings in New York State Court and Federal District Court 
•Experience with law firms and/or a private practice preferred 
•Excellent clerical skills and knowledge of grammar, spelling and punctuation 
•Exceptional customer service skills in person, over the phone and via email
•Exceptional attention to detail and ability to work independently and proactively
•Computer proficient, intermediate or advanced experience using Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
•Must be able to perform all essential duties 

Ice Miller is committed to recruiting, developing and retaining talented attorneys and professional staff from all backgrounds. In order to succeed, we take great pride in a culture of inclusion where everyone at Ice Miller feels respected, is treated fairly and has the opportunity to perform at the highest potential. Learn more about Ice Miller’s Diversity & Inclusion efforts here.

Ice Miller is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Events and Sponsorships Assistant
Location: Indianapolis
Pay Type: Hourly
Department: Business Development & Marketing
Job Description:
The Events and Sponsorships Assistant will assist and provide support to various Ice Miller events, sponsorships and other business development/client relationship activities originating from Ice Miller’s various offices. 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 the Firm’s Event and Sponsorships Manager with event-related support for events such as seminars, webinars, breakfasts, lunches, dinners and receptions. This would include assisting with venue research, menu selection, day-of on-site assistance as needed, including greeting and directing attendees/participants, and reconciling expenses afterwards.
•Create and distribute event invitations and RSVP monitoring.
•Utilize the Firm’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database, InterAction, to support event, sponsorship and other business development/client relationship efforts. This would include creating mailing lists for events and recording attendance information in the CRM.
•Provide administrative support related to sponsorships as needed. This would include filing executed sponsorship agreements, processing payment, as well as the execution of the various deliverables included with the sponsorship. 
•Provide assistance for our Indiana-based suites by distributing tickets, placing catering orders, and processing invoices. 
•Work with Firm attorneys and staff to maximize the effectiveness of events and sponsorships by assisting with appropriate follow-up.
•Assist with special projects as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:
•Bachelor's Degree in Marketing or related field preferred
•Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office
•Ability to travel and attend events that may be held outside of normal business hours and/or in other cities.
•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
•Must be able to perform all essential job duties 

Ice Miller is committed to recruiting, developing and retaining talented attorneys and professional staff from all backgrounds. In order to succeed, we take great pride in a culture of inclusion where everyone at Ice Miller feels respected, is treated fairly and has the opportunity to perform at the highest potential. Learn more about Ice Miller’s Diversity & Inclusion efforts here.

Ice Miller LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
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 relate 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: 
•Analyze the profitability of various fee agreements
•Manage the firm’s selection of alternative fees options and provide pricing solutions
•Monitor the intake of new matters to ensure all financial requirements are documented
•Maintain a database of client and matter fee arrangements
•Monitor performance against negotiated fee agreements
•Identify trends and issues with performance in relation to practice group profitability and client fee agreements 
•Manage information related to the firm’s economic goals and monitor progress
•Advise billing partners on pricing options for legal services and the most beneficial and profitable option for their clients
•Provide pricing analysis for the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, and Director of Finance
•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 in order to demonstrate additional pricing options for attorneys and clients 
•Work with surveys and compare results with other Firms to determine best practices
•Analyze monthly financial statements to determine areas for increased profitability
•Manage projects assigned by the Chief Operating Officer and accounting management
•Monitor financial performance of individual departments and work with the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Accounting Officer to implement corrective actions based on analysis
•Travel to other Ice Miller locations to meet with Practice Group Leaders and Supervisors to discuss pricing options for clients

Minimum Requirements:
•Bachelor degree in an accounting related field required
•Understanding of general accounting principles 
•Previous experience in the legal industry a plus
•Proficient in Microsoft Office products
•Advanced in Microsoft Excel 
•Must be able to utilize technology to streamline and improve processes
•Excellent reporting and analytical skills 
•Able to scrutinize data and stay up to date on relative market data 
•Ability to multi-task and effectively manage time
•Must have strong attention to detail
•Ability to work collaboratively with a team as well as 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

Ice Miller is committed to recruiting, developing and retaining talented attorneys and professional staff from all backgrounds. In order to succeed, we take great pride in a culture of inclusion where everyone at Ice Miller feels respected, is treated fairly and has the opportunity to perform at the highest potential. Learn more about Ice Miller’s Diversity & Inclusion efforts here.

Ice Miller LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
Please direct any questions or inquiries about professional staff openings to the Firm's Recruiting Coordinator, Ashley Davis.
 
Ice Miller is an equal opportunity employer. This means the Firm maintains a policy of employing, assigning and advancing each individual on the basis of his or her own merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, creed, marital status, citizenship 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.
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