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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.

Environmental Insurance Litigation Mid-Level Associate - Chicago or Indianapolis

Ice Miller is seeking a litigation attorney with 2 to 5 years of insurance coverage litigation experience. Additionally, environmental litigation experience is preferred but not required. This position may be based in our Indianapolis, Chicago or DuPage County, Illinois offices.

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 experience with drafting and arguing motions, taking depositions and interacting directly with clients.
•    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 credentials.

Our attorneys enjoy:
•    Competitive salaries
•    Quality benefits programs including an annual stipend to support attorneys’ interests and hobbies outside of the workplace
•    Workplace flexibility
•    One-on-One Career coaching and outstanding professional development opportunities and support

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

Search Firms should submit all candidates to Debbie Atlas, Director of Attorney Recruiting.

If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Atlas

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 over 325 lawyers in offices located in Columbus, Chicago, DuPage County, Illinois, New York, Indianapolis, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., our attorneys and professional staff are among the most talented in the country. Ice Miller is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
 
Public Finance Associate – Columbus 

Ice Miller is seeking an attorney with 3+ years of experience as a lawyer to join our Public Finance practice group in Columbus. The candidate must have prior transactional experience, but prior public finance experience is preferred. Candidates must demonstrate excellent organizational skills, strong communication skills, a keen attention to detail, and be able to handle multiple matters at one time. 

In this position you will: 
•    Join one of the most well-established and experienced public finance groups in the mid-west
•    Provide legal support for partners in all roles relevant to public finance including bond, underwriter's and disclosure counsel, with a primary focus on tax-exempt bond financings for nonprofit organizations 
•    Work primarily with educational and healthcare institutions, recreational and cultural facilities, and other public institutions on a wide variety of public finance transactions
•    Receive training opportunities with growing levels of responsibility     
•    Collaborate across practice groups and across offices

The ideal candidate will:
•    Have mid-level associate transactional experience; experience in municipal finance is a plus
•    Be extremely organized with the ability to handle a high volume of deals 
•    Demonstrate a keen attention to detail
•    Be highly motivated and a self-starter
•    Be flexible and able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
•    Have excellent written and oral communication skills
•    Have experience and comfort with technology 
•    Excel in a team environment
•    Demonstrate a keen interest in developing and implementing relationship-building skills both internally and externally
•    Have prior experiences that prepare them to work with attorneys, staff and clients from cultures and backgrounds different from their own
•    Have excellent credentials and references

Our attorneys enjoy:
•    Competitive salaries
•    Quality benefits programs including an annual stipend to support attorneys’ interests and hobbies outside of the workplace
•    Workplace flexibility
•    One-on-One Career coaching and outstanding professional development opportunities and support

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

For any questions and all search firm submissions, please contact Director of Attorney Recruiting, Debbie Atlas.

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 over 325 lawyers in offices located in Columbus, Chicago, DuPage County, Illinois, New York, Indianapolis, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., our attorneys and professional staff are among the most talented in the country. 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 director of attorney recruiting Debbie Atlas.

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.

 
 
Patent Paralegal
Location: Philadelphia
Pay Type: Hourly
Department: Intellectual Property
Job Description:
Ice Miller LLP, a national law firm is seeking a paralegal with experience in patent prosecution, for a positon in our Intellectual Property group. 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: 
•File US patent applications (provisional, non-provisional and U.S. national phase)
•Review USPTO communications, prepare and file formality responses (e.g., request for corrected filing receipt, response to missing parts, etc.)
•Assist patent attorneys/agents in preparing and filing responses to the Office Actions
•Prepare and send (or assist patent attorneys/agents in preparing and sending) correspondence to the clients
•Serve as point of contact for clients as needed 
•Prepare and file or record formal documents, including Application Datasheet, Declarations, Powers of Attorney, Assignments, Request for Corrected Filing Receipts, Response to Notice of Missing Parts, and other documents as required 
•Review incoming correspondence regarding current status of applications and ensure accuracy of information, including patent applications, formal requirements, filing details, etc.
•Perform research and compile data as requested 
•Review, process and maintain client dockets for filing deadlines and follow up with patent attorneys/agents when needed
•Send reminders to clients for executed formal documents, upcoming deadlines, etc.
•Prepare and file information disclosure statements (IDSs) when needed
•Conduct post allowance formality review, pay issue fees, report issue notification and Letters Patents

Minimum Requirements:
•High School diploma required
•Paralegal certificate preferred 
•Minimum of five years of patent admin/paralegal experience
•Strong writing ability and exceptional communication skills
•Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and IP software systems 
•Ability to build strong working relationships with clients, attorneys and colleagues
•Demonstrated commitment to delivering quality legal services
•Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, coordinating multiple projects at once
•Exhibits resourcefulness and flexibility
•Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
•Ability to take initiative to complete tasks
•Ability of work well both independently and as part of a team
•Must be able to perform all essential job duties as outlined above

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 on our website. 

Ice Miller is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Business/Litigation Legal Secretary
Location: DuPage County, Illinois
Pay Type: Hourly
Department: Business
Job Description:
Ice Miller LLP, a national law firm, is seeking a Legal Secretary with business and litigation experience to support multiple attorneys in our business practice group. Candidates must possess strong organizational skills with a high level of attention to detail to be successful in this position. 

Essential Job Duties: 
•Manage all aspects of administrative practice, including legal and non-legal processes.
•E-file in federal and state courts.
•Prepare and draft correspondence, memos, and legal documents according to legal staff and firm requirements using word processing and document management systems.
•Manage the preparation and coordination of complex document preparation, including estate planning documents; ensure all attachments, exhibits and enclosures are intact.
•Prepare and process outgoing correspondence through mail or fax; arrange for specialized mail or messenger services as required.
•Organize and maintain files, both electronic and physical, within the guidelines set by the firm.
•Create, maintain, and retrieve electronic and paper client files and indexes as needed.
•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.
•Handle administrative tasks such as reimbursements, as well as coordinate travel, meetings, and conference calls including IT and facilities set-ups.
•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.
•Proactively assist and provide teamwork to other Legal Secretaries when needed and when workload allows.

Minimum Requirements:
•High School diploma required
•Minimum of three years of experience as a business or litigation legal secretary
•Knowledge of estate planning services
•Higher education or coursework related to the legal field preferred
•Ability to prioritize work and balance multiple projects and deadlines 
•Computer proficient, intermediate or advanced experience using Microsoft Office products such as Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint
•Ability to maintain a professional demeanor, exhibit sound judgment, maintain confidentiality and use discretion
•Ability to exhibit problem-solving skills and demonstrate initiative
•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
•Must have experience with electronic filing in both state and federal courts
•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 on our website.

Ice Miller is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Conflicts Attorney (Non-Practicing)
Location: Indianapolis
Pay Type: Salary
Department: Risk and Information Governance
Job Description:
The Conflicts Attorney will be responsible for performing conflicts searches for new clients, new employees, new matters, and submissions across all offices as a key component of the Firm’s new business intake and hiring processes. 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 Duties 
•Perform conflicts of interest searches and due diligence checks for incoming attorneys, staff, clients and matters
•Analyze, review, and approve conflicts reports and identify possible areas of concern
•Manage all client/matter intake data and ensure data is accurate and adheres to established policies and procedures 
•Identify misinformation and adjust search terms as needed to produce accurate results 
•Collaborate with the Risk and Information Governance team to ensure all processes are properly documented, stored, and easily accessible 
•Provide insight and suggestions for process improvement and stay abreast industry trends related to the conflict of interest process 
•Manage efforts to resolve conflicts and communicate resolutions with attorneys in the firm
•Draft and review waiver and engagement letters as directed by attorneys in all offices
•Develop screens for possible conflicts to ensure appropriate individuals do not access conflicting client and matter data
•Liaise with firm attorneys to identify business conflicts and take necessary steps to document and resolve those conflicts

Minimum Requirements:
•Juris Doctorate (J.D.) and active license to practice law in the United States required 
•Two years of experience as a Conflicts Attorney or equal experience practicing law 
•Strong understanding of risk management and legal relationships 
•Ability to independently identify conflicts of interest and make decisions to resolve those conflicts
•Excellent oral and written communication skills 
•Strong research skills and ability to problem solve and analyze complex data
•Ability to manage complex legal information, document processes, and suggest solutions
•Strong interpersonal skills to communicate with both internal and external clients at all levels of the organization 
•Ability to maintain confidentiality and sensitivity as appropriate to each situation and demonstrate a high level of professionalism 
•Available to work remotely, after hours, as needed, and quickly produce results 
•Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel and ability to adapt to new software 
•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 on our website.

Ice Miller is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
Senior Systems Architect (Cloud Solutions)
Location: Indianapolis
Pay Type: Salary
Department: Information Technology
Job Description:
The Senior Systems Architect is responsible for converting the technical requirements of a project into the architecture, design and integration that will guide the final product ecosystem, bridging the gaps between complex business problems and solutions in the cloud.

Essential Job Duties: 
•Maintain and develop plans and procedures for cloud migration, integration, management and monitoring of systems, performance, access, and security for Firm’s current and future cloud based solutions and systems.
•Work as member of team to actively review and improve overall systems infrastructure, account structures, and end user touch points for Azure, AWS and other cloud targets along with their related on prem touch points.
•Manage Architectural Design and Development with minimal oversight and proactively communicate status and risks to department leadership, including status of major projects, tasks, and cloud initiatives.
•Manage assigned systems practices as per direction.
•Monitor and communicate host updates, outage windows, and process improvements.
•Educate and mentor systems team for ongoing management of solutions designed and integration to be implemented.
•Provide management insight into virtual cloud technologies and tools to improve management, performance and security surrounding our implementation and environment.
•Monitor security updates to ensure current patch levels and versions are maintained within the environments. 
•Research and validate next breed solutions and integration tools to ensure cross platform compatibility, communication, and seamless integration throughout.
•Ensure all projects are thoroughly architected with detailed specifications, working with external vendors and providers to cover all bases, costs and variables. 
•Assist with establish best practices for security and control mechanisms to manage and encrypt data, flow, and user access. 
•Maintain the highest level of operational standards for cloud technologies while executing best practices in operations and ongoing maintenance. 
•Coordinate projects, integration and maintenance across all IT tiers, and ensure communication to the firm on impact is clear, and concise. 
•Document all system processes and procedures to ensure standardization and stabilization.
•Work to harden system standards with best security practices, ensuring the integrity of data and operations.
•Respond to Service Operations escalations as assigned, and resolve and report issue resolution.

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 Azure, Azure AD, Cloud Back up and storage, Amazon AWS, and Cloud Integration.
•Able to work as a part of an integrated team, with willingness to learn all aspects of systems, backup, and support and Application touch points.
•Knowledge of virtualization and hyper converged infrastructures. 
•Knowledge of SCCM, Back Up Operations, Deployment best practices.
•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 on our website. 

Ice Miller LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Business Development Manager
Location: Chicago,Columbus,New York,Washington D.C.
Pay Type: Salary
Department: Business Development
Job Description:
The Business Development Manager is responsible for managing the relationship between assigned Firm practice groups and the marketing, business development, and communications teams in order to accomplish practice group, individual, and Firm strategic goals. 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 business development efforts of assigned practice groups
•Liaise between the practice groups and the marketing, business development, and communications teams to collaborate and deliver high quality materials and service 
•Provide strategic business development counsel to practice groups in order to achieve marketing and business development objectives 
•Serve as the primary point of contact for business development and marketing requests and ensure teams receive high quality work product
•Stay abreast of industry best practices and maintain a strong working knowledge of the assigned practice groups’ capabilities, experience, clients, and individual lawyer expertise in order to identify client needs and improve client relationships 
•Build relationships with attorneys within assigned practice groups to understand business development goals and materials/services needed to accomplish business plans 
•Collaborate with practice groups and attorneys to develop and continuously improve practice group and individual business plans to align with Firm goals 
•Manage business development plan coordination and integration throughout the Firm
•Manage and report on business plan progress 
•Utilize business intelligence and research to drive business development strategy

Minimum Requirements:
•Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Business Administration or other related field required 
•Minimum of 5 years of marketing or business development experience 
•Fulsome understanding of the practice of law, law firm industries, and how each practice group services their clients
•Understanding of roles, responsibilities, and initiatives of all internal administrative departments
•Understanding of the Firm’s strategic plan and Firm values on which it is based 
•Ability to utilize technology and research to make data-driven decisions 
•Ability to successfully manage multiple priorities and meet strict deadlines 
•Excellent written and oral communication skills in dealing with a diverse group of professionals
•Ability to articulate both orally and in writing the practice groups’ services, clients, and business opportunities 
•Ability to advise practice leaders on business development best practices and provide strategic input to improve processes 
•Ability to prioritize, organize and manage work originating with different people
•Ability to identify areas for improvement and independently develop and implement solutions 
•A strong service orientation to provide professional, high quality service
•Ability to work collaboratively with various teams to deliver results 
•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 on our website.

Ice Miller LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Director of Business Development
Location: Chicago,Columbus,Indianapolis,New York,Philadelphia,Washington D.C.
Pay Type: Salary
Department: Business Development
Job Description:
The Director of Business Development will be responsible for developing strategy and overseeing the business development for the Firm to align with strategic goals. 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: 
•Review practice group and individual business plans and create and align business development strategy to meet firm goals 
•Lead a team of business development professionals in providing strategic and tactical support to all practice groups
•Using analytics, determine effectiveness of business development efforts to adjust marketing, business development, and client pitch efforts to maximize return on investment
•Liaise with practice groups to develop and continue to revise practice group business plans to achieve the Firm’s strategic goals 
•Lead and provide strategic oversight for RFPs, client pitches, and competitive intelligence
•Travel to offices throughout the Firm to support Business Development efforts as needed
•Foster a collaborative, positive and productive work environment that aligns with firm values 
•Responsible for budget oversight for business development 
•Ensure team is educated on brand standards and Rules of Professional Conduct requirements for communications and content 
•Develop and oversee strategy for client engagement, including assessing needs for additional services, executing a targeted business strategy, developing analytics and research materials to determine market position to support data-driven decisions
•Develop and lead client feedback programs and present to practice groups and relevant teams
•Liaise with Practice Group Directors and sales, marketing, and communications teams to assess client experience and pricing improvement options 
•Manage and oversee projects across teams as needed 

Minimum Requirements:
•Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, or related field required
•Minimum of 8 years of experience in either a communications, marketing or related role 
•Fulsome understanding of the practice of law, law firm industries, and how each practice group services their clients
•Understanding of roles, responsibilities, and initiatives of all internal administrative departments
•Understanding of the Firm’s strategic plan and Firm values on which it is based and the general practice of law
•Experience working with a professional services organization preferred
•Previous management experience
•Must have the ability to multi-task and work effectively under pressure  
•Ability to successfully manage multiple priorities
•Excellent time management and organization skills
•Technical skills and the ability to use designated software and design tools such as Excel, PowerPoint and Word
•Strong attention to detail
•Strong team orientation and ability to collaborate across departments and practice areas 
•Exceptional problem solving and communication skills
•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 on our website. 

Ice Miller is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please direct any questions or inquiries about professional staff openings to the Firm's staff hiring and development supervisor, 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, 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.
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