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PROPOSAL COORDINATOR (DALLAS)

General Statement of Duties:

Locke Lord LLP is looking for a Proposal Coordinator in its Dallas office to help support Firm-wide business development efforts through the coordination, analysis and production of RFPs and custom proposals. The Proposal Coordinator will report to the Proposal Manager.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  

  • Assist in identifying sources for RFPs.‎
  • Analyze RFPs, produce high-level summaries and quickly provide snapshots of proposal ‎requirements.‎
  • Manage content relating to the Firm’s RFP submissions and implement the Firm’s standards for ‎responding to RFPs.‎
  • Assist with gathering critical information from past submissions.‎
  • Draft RFPs and prepare required documentation to ensure that RFPs in progress are in compliance ‎with instructions.‎
  • Work with subject matter experts and other departments on procuring Firm-wide information ‎such as financials, human resources data and insurance.‎
  • Monitor internal system for tracking RFPs; track and assess metrics related to RFP and proposal ‎submissions.‎
  • Develop good working relationships with lawyers and Firm professionals.
        

Education & Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of experience in a professional environment (law firm or professional services firm experience is a plus).
  • Undergraduate degree is required.
  • Able to successfully manage and prioritize a heavy workload, edit copy, meet deadlines and delegate tasks.
  • 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 XML templates, 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, 8:30 am – 5:30 ‎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.

Interested candidates should submit their application to Office Management: Tonja.Rogers@lockelord.com


ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL (ALL US)

General Statement of Duties:


The Assistant General Counsel serves under the general oversight of the Law Firms’ General ‎‎Counsel and deputies (GC). The Assistant General Counsel: (i) assists the GC in advising senior ‎‎management with respect to the legal implications of  major decisions, strategies and transactions ‎‎of the Firm; (ii) assists the GC in negotiating or reviewing material contracts and agreements ‎‎between the Firm and its partners, employees, or third parties; (iii) coordinates with the GC ‎‎regarding the activities of inside counsel representing the Firm with respect to potential risks or ‎‎claims (e.g., employment law compliance, property rights and obligations, and insurance coverage ‎‎issues); oversees outside counsel representing the Firm with respect to asserted claims or legal ‎‎proceedings; and (v) assists the GC in providing advice and counsel to Firm partners and Team ‎managers concerning matters of ethics, Firm policy, and risk management, to seek to ‎ensure ‎compliance with such policies and minimization of risks to the Firm.‎‎

Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Assist the GC in advising Firm management on issues of Firm governance, risk ‎management, ‎Firm growth, policy implementation, internal and external communications ‎relating to sensitive ‎matters, strategic planning and execution, and special projects.‎
  • Assist the GC in providing day-to-day advice and counsel to Firm partners and senior ‎‎administrative staff with respect to matters of Firm policy, risk management and, in ‎‎conjunction with designated loss prevention and ethics specialists, professional ‎responsibility ‎matters.‎
  • Assist the GC in communications with Firm partners and promoting the achievement of ‎strategic ‎goals and objectives of the Firm.‎‎
  • Assist the GC in negotiating or reviewing contracts and agreements between the Firm ‎and its ‎partners, employees or third parties.‎‎Works with the GC to ensure compliance with applicable ‎laws and regulations relating to ‎firm ‎requirements, employment relationships, property rights ‎and obligations, and ‎professional ‎responsibilities.‎
  • Assist the GC with the Firm’s annual renewal of professional liability, employment practices and ‎‎management liability insurance with brokers and carriers.‎
  • Coordinate the Firm’s response to various third-party subpoenas, audit requests, and current and ‎‎new clients’ requests for proposal.‎
  • Oversee outside counsel and others engaged to represent the Firm with respect to the resolution ‎of potential malpractice and employment‎ claims against the Firm.‎
  • Prepare the response to subpoenas served on the Firm, and coordinates production of materials.  ‎
  • Assist the GC regarding strategic and operational planning for record retention & destruction, ‎client file transfers, litigation holds and risk management.‎
  • Assume responsibility for special projects assigned by the GC.

 

Education & Experience:

  • Juris Doctorate from an ABA-approved law school is required. ‎
  • ‎5+ years Law Firm experience is preferred. ‎
  • ‎5+ years Litigation experience is preferred.‎
  • Must be flexible and willing to work to complete projects as needed.‎

 

Additional Information:

Supervisory Responsibility – This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities, but requires review of work done by ‎others‎‎.

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

Position Type/Expected Work Hours – This is a full-time position. Flexibility as to number of days working in the office.   Hours of ‎work are generally during business hours, but with flexibility and after-hours access as required.  ‎Occasional weekend work may be required as job duties demand‎.

Travel – Some travel is expected for this position‎.

Interested candidates should submit their application to Office Management: Tonja.Rogers@lockelord.com


COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST (CHICAGO, DALLAS, HOUSTON)

General Statement of Duties:

Locke Lord LLP is looking for a Communications Specialist to be based in its Chicago, Dallas or Houston office to support public relations initiatives, including media relations, content development and other day-to-day communications activities.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Write content for press releases, media pitches, the Firm’s website, external newsletters, deal and award submissions, social media postings and other materials as assigned.
  • Proactively identify and secure media opportunities for our lawyers with regional, national and trade outlets; actively develop relationships with media contacts and maintain media lists.
  • Track media coverage and help promote positive publicity externally and internally.
  • Assist in the management, drafting and submission of responses to media-related firm surveys and award nominations.
  • Support internal communications campaigns geared to engage personnel and drive the Firm’s culture.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with members of the Firm’s Marketing and Business Development team in a range of initiatives geared to further elevate the Firm’s lawyers, practice areas and brand.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.

Education & Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree is required, with a specialization in communications, journalism, or an equivalent field.
  • Minimum 3-4 years of PR or Communications experience, with demonstrated proactive and reactive media relations ability; experience in professional services industry or public relations agency preferred.
  • Outstanding writing and editing skills, with proficiency in AP Style.
  • Strong computer and word processing skills are required; Advanced in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel software as well as the ability to learn software.
  • 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.

Additional Information:

Supervisory Responsibility – This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment This position is normally 5 days in a professional office environment.   The successful candidate will be requested to follow the Chicago Office Return to Work guidelines which currently is working 3 days in the office and 2 days remotely, work and schedule permitting.

Position Type/Expected Work Hours – This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. CST with additional hours as required.

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

Interested candidates should submit their application to Office Management: Tonja.Rogers@lockelord.com


BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING COORDINATOR (CHICAGO)

General Statement of Duties:

Locke Lord LLP has an immediate opening for a Business Development/Marketing Coordinator in its Chicago office. The Business Development/Marketing Coordinator plays an important support role in Firm-wide business development activities. This position will interact directly with the business development, marketing, design, technology, business intelligence and communications professionals within the Firm’s Marketing Team, as well as Firm attorneys, administrative departments and external organizations such as associations and conference producers. The Coordinator will report to the Chicago Business Development & Marketing Manager.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Business Development Managers to coordinate Firm-wide business development efforts for designated practices and industry groups.
  • Assist with customized pitches, responses to RFPs, and other marketing collateral for new business opportunities and client meetings.
  • Coordinate the planning and execution of client events, seminars, conferences and other Firm-sponsored events including Chicago office client events. Responsibilities include tracking attendees, collateral production, payment of related expenses, logistics implementation and on-site support.
  • Coordinate the use of the Firm’s local sports tickets and special events for client entertainment.
  • Assist with the facilitation and distribution of the Firm’s Quick Studies/client alerts.
  • Edit, post and maintain standard website content using html templates.
  • Serve as a member of Locke Lord’s Firm-wide Marketing Team and undertake other projects as assigned.

Education & Experience:

  • 3+ years of business development, marketing or consultancy experience, undergraduate degree is required.
  • Strong work ethic and client service orientation.
  • Strong proofreading and computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite (or comparable graphic experience) is preferred.
  • Commitment to professional growth and development.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion.
  • Ability to follow instructions, prioritize and manage workload, work independently and as a member of teams, and complete tasks under time pressure as necessary.
  • Professionalism when interacting with internal and external contacts.

Additional Information:

Supervisory Responsibility – This position does not have any direct reports.

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

Position Type/Expected Work Hours – The core onsite hours for the Chicago office are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Travel – Little travel is expected for this position.

Interested candidates should submit their application to Office Management: Tonja.Rogers@lockelord.com


PARALEGAL - REAL ESTATE - AFFORDABLE HOUSING (AUSTIN)

General Statement of Duties:
The Austin office of Locke Lord LLP has an immediate opening for a Paralegal in the Affordable Housing practice group. Responsibilities include: document management, performing routine and advanced tasks as an aid to attorneys in a complex and productive real estate practice. Additionally, this position is expected to utilize knowledge within the specialized area to perform legal research, document drafting and technical procedures.

Duties & Responsibilities::

  • Assist with closing and post-closing matters at attorney direction.
  • Assemble electronic closing binders, updates them and interacts with clients to respond to client requests.
  • Draft simple closing documents.
  • Process applications and requests to governmental agencies.
  • Perform factual research at government agencies via the internet.
  • Organize and maintain complex transaction files and closing checklists.
  • Assemble documents for closing and handle post-closing delivery requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Paralegal Certificate in addition is preferred.
  • 6+ years’ of relevant experience in Real Estate practice area is required.
  • Knowledge of corporate organization and structure, including various forms of entities and applicable filing with Secretary of State and Comptroller.
  • Familiarity with basic documents associated with real estate acquisitions and loan financing.
  • Strong organizational, communication, and writing skills.
  • Must possess excellent communication and client interfacing skills and have deal and people management skills.
  • Solid organizational skills, initiative and attention to detail, as well as the ability to work independently and to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Must be available to work overtime when needed and as requested.
  • Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office 2010 and Outlook. Intermediate to advanced skills in Word and Excel is required.
  • Experience with modifying documents using Kofax Power PDF or similar preferred.


Additional Information:

Supervisory Responsibility – This position does not have any direct reports.

Work Environment – This position operates onsite 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, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Travel – Little travel is expected for this position.

Interested candidates should submit their application to Office Management: Tonja.Rogers@lockelord.com


PUBLIC FINANCE PARALEGAL (BOSTON)

General Statement of Duties:

The Public Finance Paralegal supports the Department’s respective attorneys and specific law expertise. The Paralegal utilizes the knowledge within the specialized area to perform document drafting, closing coordination and technical procedures. The Paralegal serves as bond counsel to non-profit organizations, private borrowers, state agencies, cities, towns, school districts and various special purpose districts. The practice involves the issuance of tax-exempt and taxable bonds and notes to finance a wide range of projects for colleges, private schools, hospitals, charter schools, other non-profits and governmental agencies and the representation of leading national and regional investment banks in connection with the underwriting and purchase of municipal bonds.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all aspects of bond issuance, including the drafting and review of finance and transactional documents and letters, communicating with, banks, other attorneys and financial advisors and clients and review and preparation of closing documents.
  • Work directly with attorneys, other paralegals, support staff and interact with clients and advisors on the firm’s behalf. As assistants to attorneys, paralegals are expected to be proactive and able to anticipate the needs of the attorneys, draft and prepare documents, coordinate closings, draft and manage correspondence and maintain files. The position is team-oriented, but the candidate must also have the ability to work well independently with a minimum amount of supervision and be able to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands simultaneously.

Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Paralegal Certificate in addition preferred.
  • Minimum 3+ years of paralegal experience in a similar position/practice group.
  • Knowledge of the nature of the legal system and areas of legal practice.
  • Solid organizational skills, initiative and attention to detail, as well as the ability to work in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with attorneys, management and support staff, acting as a liaison with various internal departments as well as with outside agencies.
  • Skill in reading and comprehending complex materials involving legal and technical matters.
  • Ability to accurately and thoroughly document and file information.
  • Operate with a moderate degree of independence and manages the workload to ensure the accurate and timely completion of assignments.
  • Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal as well as a strong work ethic.
  • Must be available to work overtime when needed and requested.
  • Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Word 2010, Microsoft Office 2010 and Outlook.


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 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.

Interested candidates should submit their application to Office Management: Tonja.Rogers@lockelord.com 


RESEARCH AND DIGITAL INFORMATION ANALYST (DALLAS)

General Statement of Duties:

The Research and Digital Information Analyst will be responsible for providing research services to attorneys and team members in Locke Lord LLP offices.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Identify, evaluate, and recommend new information technologies, applications, and electronic resources to support the current and future information needs of the Firm.
  • Assist attorneys in leveraging AI-enabled databases to enhance business development and advising clients.
  • Collaborate with Information Services team on tasks such as migration to online toolkits, improving search capability, bundling toolkits and process based on practice area, improving delivery through automation and productizing services.
  • Collaborate with nationwide team to provide comprehensive and sophisticated research, current awareness, and competitive intelligence services for attorneys and team members in all LL offices.
  • Provide summary reports and analysis of research when appropriate.
  • Participate in the Information Services Training Team in the planning, development, and standardization of programs for continuing education and for new hires.
  • Train and orient newly hired attorneys and other professional team members in assigned offices to the services and resources offered in the Information Services department.
  • Provides outreach, training, and on-demand assistance to attorneys and staff in cost effective and efficient use of research resources.
  • Retrieve and analyze cost-recovery data for billing purposes.
  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of litigation alerts and tracks for attorneys.
  • Assist in the design and maintenance of the department’s intranet page, including updating practice and jurisdiction content pages.
  • Follow and implement the marketing strategies developed by the Information Services team to promote the department’s services and resources.
  • Maintain a national network of peer contacts through membership in professional associations in order to ensure quick retrieval of hard-to-find information.
  • Manage physical library collection for assigned offices, including organizing and maintaining collection, making decisions to renew or cancel resources, purchasing new publications, processing invoices and assisting with budgeting.
  • Assist with renewals and management of electronic resources used in assigned offices.
  • Bill time for research and other work associated with active client matters.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Education & Experience:

  • JD or 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.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, SharePoint, Power BI and other common computer applications. Knowledge of SQL is a plus.
  • Experience in data architecture and visual presentation of information.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Efficiency and depth of knowledge in using legal and business print and electronic resources such as Lexis, WestlawEdge, BloombergLaw, Cheetah, etc.
  • Proven ability to develop and deliver effective training to attorneys and team members.
  • Flexibility to support attorneys and team members in multiple locations using various communication strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and also with teams, peers and clients, and to contribute to efforts to further management’s goals.
  • Demonstrated strong team mentality and emotional intelligence.
  • 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 is a plus.
  • Extensive knowledge of Texas legal research and resources a plus.
  • Excellent customer services skills and ability to excel under pressure.

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. – 7:00 p.m. CST with additional hours as required. Occasional weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

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

Interested candidates should submit their application to Office Management: Tonja.Rogers@lockelord.com


IT SUPPORT TECHNICIAN (CHICAGO)

General Statement of Duties:

 
The IT Support Technician provides Help Desk / Desktop level support ‎related to the use of software, hardware, network, mobile devices, and remote access. The IT ‎Support Technician is responsible for identifying, analyzing, documenting and rectifying ‎issues in a timely, professional, and efficient manner.‎ The IT Support Technician also provides local end user ‎hardware/software support, A/V meetings set up, and deploys new hardware.

Duties & Responsibilities: ‎

  • Answers / responds to calls and e-mails placed to the Help Desk by creating, categorizing, and prioritizing tickets through the Firm’s ticketing software. Resolves tickets in a timely manner.
  • Supports Firm hardware and software for all users. This includes but is not limited to laptop and desktop hardware, all peripheral iPhone/Android devices, Windows 10, Office 2016, iManage, Citrix, VPN, etc.
  • Performs hardware break/fix for laptops, desktops, printers, scanners, and peripherals.
  • Images machines based on Firm standard practices.
  • Escalates user issues to the appropriate groups for resolution.
  • Supports phone system additions, moves, and changes under the direction of the telecommunications team.
  • Supports local server and network hardware under the direction of System and Network Engineers.
  • Supports local copiers and the CopiTrak system.
  • Performs preventive maintenance on hardware, software, and AV equipment as required.
  • Supports conference room technologies for voice and video conferencing systems.
  • Participates in Firm projects as needed.
  • Performs or assists with desktop hardware/software training as necessary, including facilitating and setting up WebEx or Video Conference sessions.
  • Participates in weekly AV testing to proactively identify and address issues as needed.
  • Follows policies / procedures / checklists to prevent or minimize disruption of service to end users.
  • Performs / maintains local equipment inventory (e.g. desktop, laptop, monitor, printer, etc.) and schedules periodic recycle pickups while following Firm’s recycling policy.


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Three to five years’ of technology experience
  • A+ certification required
  • Network+, MOS, MCP certifications a plus
  • Must possess strong troubleshooting skills for both hardware and software
  • Must be able to repair hardware systems including replacement of hard drives, power supplies, motherboards, RAM, etc.
  • Must possess strong customer service and communication skills.
  • Excellent intrapersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to maintain a customer-service focus ‎and attitude at all times; ability to work effectively with all levels within an ‎organization.‎
  • Proven ability to work on multiple priorities in a deadline-driven environment.‎
  • Excellent ticket documentation skills ‎
  • Ability to maintain a high level of flexibility.‎
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.‎
  • Self-motivated and self-directed with the ability to work with minimal supervision.‎


Additional Information
:

Supervisory Responsibility – This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities

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

Continuing Technology Education (CTE) Program – This position includes mandatory ‎CTE participation to gain the technical skills and knowledge necessary to support our end-‎users.  Exams are conducted, passing grade of 80% or higher required.‎

Position Type/Expected Work Hours – This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are ‎Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Evening / weekend work required as needed. 

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

Interested candidates should submit their application to Office Management: Tonja.Rogers@lockelord.com


BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL ANALYST (DALLAS)

General Statement of Duties:
 

The Business and Financial Analyst position is accountable for financial reporting deliverables and providing reports and ‎analysis to senior management and the executive committee.‎ This position is under the supervision of the Operations Controller and is expected to provide ‎leadership in the areas of budget and financial analysis identifying areas for improvement and ‎taking initiative to implement and manage processes to support the firm’s growth.‎

Duties & Responsibilities:
 

  • Research and data collection of detail business information to fulfill assignments leveraging firm tools, ‎databases, and internal points of contact.‎
  • Maintain dynamic worksheets, reports and processes to efficiently accumulate and report relevant Firm data in a documented, repeatable fashion
  • Maintain reporting calendar with due dates, ownership and tracking of deliverables to completion
  • Point of contact with IT and other departments to provide relevant information to interface with Firm reporting tools.
  • Liaise with the development team and understand information systems to ensure that across ‎departments there is financial continuity, accuracy.Includes participating in spec designs of reporting and user acceptance testing
  • Oversee, prepare, and coordinate with other departments the submissions of Locke Lord data ‎to various peer survey organizations‎.Preparation of various Firm survey and performance reports including analysis and trending reports of key metrics
  • Assist legal and operations staff in detail matter management queries and reporting
  • Produce various financial reporting decks for executive committee meetings including review and analysis of financial results versus budget and drafting narratives on variances
  • Additional related responsibilities and projects as directed by department management

Additional skills/Abilities/Knowledge:

  • Excellent analytical, project management, prioritization, and organization skills.‎
  • Strong knowledge of strategic and financial analysis and reporting.
  • Superior analytical skills with proven abilities in conducting budget, trending, variance and outlier analyses.
  • Ability to maintain composure under pressure in a highly dynamic fast-paced environment.
  • Executive level presentation skills.
  • Ability to manage highly confidential information and exercise discretion.
  • Works effectively in a fast paced, collaborative, team-based environment.
  • Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and build positive relationships at all organizational levels.‎

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required, MBA preferred
  • 7-10 years ofbudgeting, financial reporting and analysis and financial systems work experience is preferred
  • Advanced MS Excel and Technical Skills‎
  • Experience in financial reporting, charting, and trending analysis to present clearly and concisely into executive level information
  • Experience in financial scenario and model building
  • Demonstrated project management and problem solving ability to find creative solutions
  • Proven ability to prioritize projects and initiate follow through with attention to detail
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; tact, patience, diplomacy, confidentiality and integrity
  • Strong leadership and organization skills
  • Experience in professional services or legal industry a plus, but not required
  • Comfortable working in matrix management structure including setting expectations and ‎prioritizing deliverables.‎


Additional Information
:

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; 8:30 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.

Interested candidates should submit their application to Office Management: Tonja.Rogers@lockelord.com


ENTERPRISE APPLICATION ARCHITECT (DALLAS)

General Statement of Duties:

The Enterprise Applications Administrator, under the guidance of the Infrastructure Manager, is responsible for installing, updating and maintaining all assigned enterprise applications throughout the lifecycle of the application. 


Duties and Responsibilities
:

  • Gathers and documents all user requirements for all enterprise systems projects.
  • Maintains and regularly updates detailed documentation of all supported enterprise applications.
  • Through ongoing analysis and user requirement gathering, identifies possible improvements to all enterprise systems.
  • Designs, tests, implement, and supports complex enterprise systems supporting the Firm’s critical business functions.
  • Provides 2nd and 3rd tier support on assigned applications, acting as part of the overall IT support team and leading application-specific initiatives.
  • Learns and maintains new enterprise technologies as they are implemented to support the Firm’s growing application portfolio.
  • Maintains industry and enterprise application specific knowledge through training and certification.
  • Performs off-hours support as needed for supported enterprise applications.


Education and Experience
:

  • 5 plus years of experience working with large-scale customized enterprise systems in finance, document management, client intake, file trail, ERP, HRIS, or custom workflow applications in a fast-paced client-focused environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Business, or a closely related field, preferred, or the equivalent experience.
  • Self-driven professional personality, exacting attention to detail and good time management skills, along with the ability to prioritize competing demands and perform effectively under pressure.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as part of team across multiple functional departments.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Must be able to learn, understand and apply new technologies. ‎
  • Superb attention to detail.‎


Additional Information:

Supervisory Responsibility – This position does not have any direct reports.

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

Position Type/Expected Work Hours – This position is exempt for purposes of federal wage-hour law and not eligible for overtime compensation. The core onsite hours for the Dallas office are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. However, as this is an exempt position, additional hours are required as necessary to meet the demands of this position.

Interested candidates should submit their application to Office Management: Tonja.Rogers@lockelord.com


CLIENT ACCOUNT MANAGER - LITIGATION (INSURANCE AND HEALTH CARE) (CHICAGO)

General Statement of Duties:


Locke Lord is seeking a business-minded and strategic Client Account Manager (CAM) to work closely with the relationship partners of the Firm’s leading insurance and health care clients. The position will be key in creating processes and practices to improve the day-to-day efficiency and effectiveness of Locke Lord client teams, including matter management, adherence to client billing requirements and coordination between the team and the clients’ legal operations departments.   

This role involves managing and supporting projects across a wide spectrum. Qualified candidates must be able to adapt to changing priorities and business needs, and must be proactive in identifying areas of need and generating action plans.
 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop awareness of and track the types of work the Firm is doing for designated clients and by whom, as well as the areas that are not being addressed by Locke Lord (and by whom).
  • In tandem with the Marketing and Business Development teams, identify opportunities to expand the types of work the Firm is currently handling and discuss those opportunities with the relationship attorneys.
  • Schedule regular communications or meetings among the attorneys working for a given client or in a given industry to promote collaboration and a sharing of knowledge about the client, LL work for the client and industry changes.
  • Stay apprised of relevant developments in the industry and circulates to the attorneys working for clients in those industries.
  • Assist attorneys and Marketing Department in planning client relationship events and communications and responding to RFPs or other requests for information from LL clients.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of clients’ outside counsel billing guidelines and ensure that the client team is in adherence.
  • Understand the clients’ business needs and objectives and possess a strong working knowledge of the insurance and health care industries.
  • Manage and report on the status of client matters and related deadlines.
  • Report on key operational metrics that will better inform decision-making, including matter and work product analyses as well as efficiencies.
  • Serve as a trusted, client-service focused resource for the client’s legal operations team.
  • Identify and implement internal tools to streamline new or existing procedures, as well as manage the rollout and training of new systems.
  • Collaborate with the Firm’s cross-functional teams including fellow Client Account Managers, IT, marketing and business development, finance, knowledge management and administrative support to deliver the best client experience possible.
      

Education & Experience

  • B.A or B.S. required
  • 5+ years of experience with legal project operations and management or professional services consultancy experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently move projects forward by gaining support needed from others while working in a cross-functional role.
  • Proven track record of collaborating with cross-functional groups (e.g., fellow Client Account Managers, IT, Marketing, Finance, Knowledge Management, Administrative Support).
  • Strong experience in developing, implementing and using various technology solutions (e.g., all Microsoft Office products, Legal Tracker, paperless billing, etc.).
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and communication skills, including proven skill in interacting in a client-facing capacity.
  • Self-starter with attention to detail who is able to thrive in a fast-paced environment and successfully manage multiple deadlines.
     

Additional Information:

Supervisory Responsibility – This position does not have any direct reports.

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

Position Type/Expected Work Hours – This is a full-time position. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Travel – Some travel is expected for this position.

Interested candidates should submit their application to Office Management: Tonja.Rogers@lockelord.com


IP LITIGATION PARALEGAL - CHICAGO

General Statement of Duties:

The IP Litigation Paralegal supports the Department’s respective attorneys and specific law expertise.  The Paralegal works on matters such as complex intellectual property (primarily pharmaceutical and other patent litigation); assists with work related to large document productions, both electronic and traditional; assists at trial; and performs research utilizing Westlaw, LexisNexis and other legal industry resources.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Responsible for all aspects of intellectual property litigation including:‎

  • Document review and case management research utilizing Concordance, Relativity, DISCO and other litigation support software.
  • Assist with preparation of pleadings for e-filing; e-file pleadings.
  • Assist with document collection and review for document productions.
  • Assist with preparation of binders for depositions, document productions and trial.
  • Review documents for privilege and redaction.
  • Review documents for content and suggested use at deposition.
  • Research and analyze Federal and State online court dockets for pleadings, etc.
  • Assist with the review of deposition testimony and preparation of errata sheets.
  • Assist with a number of trial preparation projects, including analysis of expert witness reports and preparation of pretrial materials. 
  • Interact with clients, expert witnesses and advisors in preparation for trial.
  • Manage electronic document storage in Box.com.
  • Trial attendance required, including out-of-state trials.
  • Collaborates and works in harmony with co-counsel’s team.
  • Organize and manage trial rooms and contents of same.
  • Assist attorneys with patent interference work with the USPTO Patent & Trademark Appeal Board. 
  • Conduct online research for various documents, publications and prior art.
  • Research patent information of WIPO and USPTO websites.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or Paralegal Certificate preferred.
  • Minimum 2+ years of litigation paralegal experience in a similar position.
  • Experience assisting and/or attending trial for IP litigation or complex litigation matters.
  • Skilled in articulating and analyzing documents in litigation databases.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with team members.
  • Solid organizational skills, initiative and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and client interfacing skills.
  • Operates with a moderate degree of independence and manages the workload to ensure the accurate and timely completion of assignments.Ability to handle electronic filings required.

Additional Information:

Supervisory ResponsibilityThis position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.‎

Work Environment – 
This position is normally 5 days in a professional office environment.   The successful candidate will be requested to follow the Chicago Office Return to Work guidelines which currently is working 3 days in the office and 2 days remotely, work and schedule permitting.

Position Type/Expected Work Hours –
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am  to 5:00 pm.   Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Travel –
No travel is expected for this position unless needed for trial assistance.‎

Interested candidates should submit their application to Office Management: Tonja.Rogers@lockelord.com


REAL ESTATE PARALEGAL (AUSTIN)

This position will assist with various commercial real estate transactions, including real property acquisitions, construction and development loans for new projects and permanent term loans for existing projects. Responsibilities include: document management, performing routine and advanced tasks as an aid to attorneys in a complex and productive real estate practice. Additionally, this position is expected to utilize knowledge within the specialized area to perform legal research, document drafting and ‎technical procedures.‎

Duties & Responsibilities:
 

  • Conduct due diligence reviews (including preparation and management of due diligence/closing checklists).
  • Review title commitments, exception documents, surveys, organizational documents, and UCC search reports.
  • Draft loan documents, purchase and sale documents, closing documents and correspondence.
  • Review leases and prepare schedules of key dates.
  • Coordinate filing of entity formation documents and UCC financing documents.
  • Perform factual research at government agencies and via the internet.
  • Interact with title companies, surveyors, governmental agencies, loan officers, clients and opposing counsel.
  • Organize and maintain complex transaction files and closing checklists.
  • Assemble documents for closing and handle post-closing delivery requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Paralegal Certificate in addition is preferred.
  • Minimum of 6+ years of relevant experience in Real Estate practice area is required.
  • Familiar with filing documents with the appropriate county clerks and Secretary of State Offices.
  • Strong organizational, communication, and writing skills.
  • Must possess excellent communication and client interfacing skills and have deal and people management skills.
  • Solid organizational skills, initiative, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Must be available to work overtime as requested.
  • Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office 2010 and Outlook.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Word and Excel is required.

Additional Information:

Supervisory Responsibility – This position does not have any direct reports.

Work Environment – This position operates onsite 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, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Travel – Little travel is expected for this position.

Interested candidates should submit their application to Office Management: Tonja.Rogers@lockelord.com