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    BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST (CHICAGO, DALLAS, HOUSTON, BOSTON)

    Locke Lord LLP is looking for a results-driven Business Development Specialist to help support the Firm’s business development initiatives with the ultimate goal of ‎driving and growing revenue.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Serving as the business development liaison to assigned Firm-wide practice groups and sections; activating practice group and section marketing and helping to establish and carry out viable marketing plans.
    • Developing customized pitches, responses to RFPs, and other marketing collateral for new business opportunities and client meetings.
    • Working with practice groups and sections to determine effective, detailed approaches to pursuing new business while driving the follow-up and implementation.
    • Serving as point person for practice- and industry-related sponsorships and events.
    • Analyzing, evaluating and tracking existing and potential business development initiatives across the Firm; with input from the Marketing and Business Development Manager, the Director of Business Development and Chief Marketing Officer, recommend strategies and tactics to increase the initiatives' overall effectiveness.

    Education & Experience

    • Minimum of four years of business development, marketing or consultancy experience (law firm or professional services firm experience is a plus).
    • Undergraduate degree is required, with a specialization in business or marketing, or an equivalent field.
    • Able to successfully manage and prioritize a heavy workload, meet deadlines and delegate tasks.
    • Proven track record of driving successful revenue-building initiatives.
    • Sophisticated understanding of targeted cross-servicing.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with all levels of personnel.
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills and attention to detail
    • Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and familiar with research and client/contact databases.
    • Client-service oriented.

    Additional Information

    Supervisory Responsibility – This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

    Work Environment – This position operates in a professional office environment.

    Position Type/Expected Work Hours – This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday. The hours will depend on the location.  Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. 

    Travel – Little to no travel is expected for this position.

    Locke Lord is not working with search firms (no recruiters please).

    Locke Lord is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or veteran status.

    Interested candidates should submit their application to Office Management: Tina.lema@lockelord.com


    SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIST (AUSTIN, BOSTON, CHICAGO, DALLAS, HOUSTON)

    Locke Lord LLP, a leading law firm with global reach, is looking for a creative and fast-paced B2B social media strategist to advance the Firm’s social media presence, increase engagement and strengthen brand awareness. Working closely and collaboratively with the Firm’s Communications Manager and the broader Marketing and Business Development team..

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Develop and post daily content to the Firm’s social channels to organically attract and engage target audiences.
    • Proactively maintain an editorial calendar with a pipeline of high-quality content promoting the Firm and its lawyers.
    • Develop and implement new strategies informed by analytics to further enhance the Firm’s social media presence, grow its following, drive traffic to LockeLord.com and support business objectives.
    • Drive social advocacy internally among lawyers, particularly on LinkedIn.
    • Stay current on social media trends and best practices to bring the team creative and innovative ideas geared to distinguish and raise the Firm’s profile.
    • Monitor, analyze and report on social engagement.
    • Perform other projects and duties as assigned.

    Education & Experience

    • Undergraduate degree is required, with a specialization in communications, journalism, digital media, marketing or an equivalent field.
    • Minimum 1-3 years of focused social media experience, particularly with LinkedIn and Twitter, at a B2B company, corporation or public relations agency.
    • Comfortable training individuals and groups on the basics of LinkedIn, including how to update profiles, post and share content, etc.
    • Extensive experience writing and developing social media content; photography and video production skills a plus but not required.
    • Experience with social listening and analytics.
    • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to learn quickly and to perform in a fast-paced environment, meeting frequent deadlines.
    • Flexibility to adapt to quickly changing priorities.
    • Strong computer and word processing skills are required; Microsoft Office software as well as the ability to learn software.

    Additional Information

    Supervisory Responsibility – No supervisory responsibility

    Work Environment – This position operates in a professional office environment.

    Position Type/Expected Work Hours – This is a full-time position. Days of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm with additional hours as required. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

    Travel – Little to no travel is expected for this position.

    Locke Lord is not working with search firms (no recruiters please).

    Locke Lord is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or veteran status.

    Interested candidates should submit their application to Office Management: Tina.lema@lockelord.com


    REFERENCE LIBRARIAN (DALLAS)

    General Duties and Responsibilities

    The Reference Librarian will be responsible for providing reference and research services to attorneys, paralegals, summer ‎associates, other professionals and staff at Locke Lord LLP.‎

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Provides reference and research services to attorneys, paralegals, summer associates, other professionals, and staff in all offices.
    • Performs library research services including current awareness in legal, business, and other disciplines utilizing print and electronic resources for firm and client matters.
    • Provides summary reports and analysis of research when appropriate.
    • Works with Locke Lord LLP’s Global Reference Team to ensure all reference requests are filled in an accurate and timely manner.
    • Participates in the Information Services Training Team in the planning, development, and standardization of programs for continuing education and for new hires.
    • Conducts in-person and remote training programs for large and small groups.
    • Trains and orients newly hired attorneys and other professional staff in assigned offices to the services and resources offered in the Information Services department.
    • Provides needs-based and planned training to attorneys and staff and arranges vendor training as needed.
    • Follows and implements the marketing strategies developed by the Information Services team to promote the department’s services and resources.
    • Keeps abreast of new features and technologies as these changes affect legal research.
    • Plans and participates in staff development sessions related to reference sources and developments in information technology.
    • Maintains a national network of peer contacts through membership in professional associations in order to ensure quick retrieval of hard-to-find information.
    • Manages physical library collection for Dallas and other assigned offices, including organizing and maintaining collection, making decisions to renew or cancel resources, purchasing new publications, processing invoices and assisting with budgeting.
    • Assists with renewals and management of electronic resources used in assigned offices.
    • Oversees work performed by outside library filing service and student workers.
    • Bills time for research and other work associated with active client matters.
    • Other responsibilities as assigned.

    Education & Experience

    • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an American Library Association Accredited program.
    • 3+ years of experience in a legal or business library.
    • Excellent computer and research skills.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office and other common computer applications.
    • Efficiency and depth of knowledge in using standard legal and business print and electronic resources such as Lexis Advance, WestlawEdge, BloombergLaw, Cheetah, etc.
    • Proven ability to develop and deliver training to attorneys and staff.
    • Flexibility to support attorneys and staff in multiple locations using various communication strategies.
    • Demonstrated ability to work well with peers and to contribute to efforts to further management’s goals.
    • Strong and proven written and oral communication skills, including public speaking skills to give presentations to large and small groups.
    • Knowledge of copyright laws and copyright as it applies to libraries a plus.
    • Deep knowledge of Texas legal research and resources a plus.

    Additional Information

    Supervisory Responsibility – This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.‎

     Work Environment – This position operates in a professional office environment.

     Position Type/Expected Work Hours – This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. 

    Travel – Little to no travel is expected for this position.‎

    ‎ ‎Locke Lord is not working with search firms (no recruiters please).

     Locke Lord is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or veteran status.

    Interested candidates should submit their application to Office Management: Tina.lema@lockelord.com


    FOREIGN FILING SPECIALIST (BOSTON)

    General Duties and Responsibilities

    The Foreign Filing Specialist is responsible for supervising, administrating, and implementing the ‎foreign filing support function.  This includes foreign filing records, file management, and ‎oversight of the foreign docket.  The Foreign Filing Specialist is responsible for the coordination of ‎all aspects of filing patent applications worldwide.  Monitor critical due dates to insure all deadlines ‎are met in order to preserve patent rights.  Manage and supervise workflow.  Prepare documents ‎and attend to all formalities.  Support special projects as needed.  ‎

     

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Work as a team member with other Foreign Filing staff in handling of all foreign filing related issues.
    • Assist attorneys and Foreign Filing Specialists in all phases of international patent prosecution
    • Ability to assist the Foreign Filing Specialist in filing PCT Patent applications, National Phase applications, Direct Filings (i.e., non-PCT countries), Invitation to Correct Defects (i.e., drawings sequence listings), Formal Drawings (sending correspondence to draftsman to complete defects in PCT application), Country Law research, PCT updates (new rule changes), Formalities (POA’s, Declarations, Certified Copies, Translations, Updated Inventor Information, and Assignments), reporting letters,
    • Conduct web-based research when needed/required.
    • Draft correspondence to foreign agents/counsel regarding filing and maintenance of patents
    • Work on special projects for IP Department Manager and Attorneys/Agents and provide them with ongoing status reports.

    Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Knowledge of the nature of the legal system and areas of legal practice
    • Skill in researching legal issues, whether printed or electronic
    • Ability to accurately and thoroughly document and file information
    • Ability to work with others to accomplish goals
    • Ability to communicate effectively with attorneys, management and support staff, acting as a liaison with various internal departments as well as with outside agencies
    • Ability to work under pressure with deadlines and conflicting demands
    • Excellent organizational skills

    Education & Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree plus 3 years of Foreign Filing Experience.
    • Must have excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills
    • Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal and computer skills as well as a strong work ethic
    • Working Knowledge of iManage, CPi. Word/ Excel, Outlook and CMS a plus.

    Additional Information

    Supervisory Responsibility – This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.‎

     Work Environment – This position operates in a professional office environment.

     Position Type/Expected Work Hours – This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. 

    Travel – Little to no travel is expected for this position.‎

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    Locke Lord is not working with search firms (no recruiters please).

     Locke Lord is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or veteran status.

    Interested candidates should submit their application to Office Management: Tina.lema@lockelord.com


    SECRETARY (ATLANTA)

    General Duties and Responsibilities

    The Secretary position in the Litigation department is responsible for preparing a variety of ‎litigation pleadings. This person will have extensive client contact including handling incoming ‎calls, as well as correspondence and appointment setting, creating and maintain files and e-files ‎along with other administrative support.   ‎

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Prepare and process legal documents such as; corporate documents, closing documents, summonses, subpoenas, complaints, appeals, motions, and pretrial agreements, etc.
    • E-File documents in both State and Federal Court.
    • Create and edit documents, mail merges, charts, graphs, tables, etc.
    • Maintain electronic and paper files.
    • Maintain and manage calendar. Schedule appointments, meetings and travel arrangements.
    • Handle administrative tasks such as billing, time recording and expense reimbursements.
    • Mail, fax, or arrange for delivery of legal correspondence and other documents to clients, counsel, witnesses, and court officials.
    • Receive and place telephone calls.
    • Make photocopies of correspondence, documents, and other printed matter.Scan and clean up documents utilizing scanner equipment and software.
    • Assist attorneys and paralegals with all preparation and logistics during trial, including coordinating meals, travel arrangements for attorneys or witnesses, scheduling court reporters or witnesses as needed.

    Education & Experience

    • Direct experience supporting Litigation attorneys.
    • Experience entering time into DTE or other time capture system.
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines in a timely manner.
    • Ability to read and comprehend complex materials involving legal andtechnical matters.
    • Ability to accurately and thoroughly document and file information.
    • Sound judgment and problem-solving skills.
    • Customer-focused attitude, with high level of professionalism and discretion.
    • Familiarity with MS Office suite.
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
    • Keyboarding skills of at least 65 wpm.
    • Knowledge of format, legal procedures and specialized terminology.
    • Working knowledge of windows applications, including e-mail and document management systems.
    • Knowledge of Georgia State and Federal Court Systems, including electronic filing and rules.
    • Flexibility in working overtime as requested.

    Additional Information

    Supervisory Responsibility – This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.‎

     Work Environment – This position operates in a professional office environment.

     Position Type/Expected Work Hours – This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. 

    Travel – Little to no travel is expected for this position.

    Locke Lord is not working with search firms (no recruiters please).

     Locke Lord is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or veteran status.

    Interested candidates should submit their application to Office Management: Tina.lema@lockelord.com

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