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    MARKETING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER (LONDON)‎

    Locke Lord is seeking a strategic and proactive Marketing and ‎Business Development Manager in its London office. In addition to having a ‎background in marketing and the legal field, the ideal candidate will have an ‎outgoing personality to work closely with lawyers in the London office to ‎generate ideas for business development and branding initiatives. Candidates ‎should be self-starters who know the London market and understand the ‎legal industry; go-getters who lead and execute initiatives; hands-on team ‎players who can juggle projects and adhere to deadlines. The Marketing ‎Manager will be an integral part of a firm-wide Marketing Department and ‎will work closely with members of this team. The candidate also must have ‎experience working with budgets, planning events and preparing legal ‎submissions. 

    The Marketing and Business Development Manager will play an integral role ‎in supporting the ‎London lawyers with not only their business development ‎efforts but also in planning ‎professional and civic sponsorships and events. ‎This position will be responsible for creating and ‎tracking the marketing ‎budget for the London office, and assisting with projects as directed by ‎the ‎Chief Marketing Officer and Director of Business Development.  ‎

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Responsible for planning and implementing Firm’s business ‎development projects and strategies, including coordination of client ‎proposals and competitive intelligence research, and exploring business ‎development opportunities for the London office and its related ‎practices.
    • Responsible for identifying and facilitating cross-selling initiatives ‎between the London office and other offices across the Firm.
    • Leadership and implementation of the event coordination for periodic ‎marketing events.
    • Management of and accountability for creating and tracking the ‎marketing budget for the London office.‎
    • Work directly with attorneys on legal submissions.‎
    • Participate as a member of global marketing team.‎

    Education & Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or related field
    • ‎7+ yrs. marketing/business development experience including law firm ‎specific experience
    • Proficient in MS Office Suite including PowerPoint and Excel
    • Excellent written and verbal skills
    • Excellent communication, time management and organization skills

    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


    COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER (BOSTON, CHICAGO, HOUSTON OR DALLAS)

    Locke Lord LLP is looking for a Communications Manager to be based in its Boston, Chicago, Dallas or Houston office to manage and execute public relations initiatives, including media relations and day-to-day communications activities.

    Duties & Responsibilities ‎

    • Manage and execute day-to-day communications initiatives and activities, including reviewing, proofreading and writing content for press releases, media pitches, the Firm’s website, external newsletters, deal and award submissions.
    • Working closely with the Director of Marketing and Communications, proactively identify, secure, review and evaluate media opportunities for our lawyers with regional, national and trade outlets.
    • Support and enhance social media efforts to further elevate lawyers, practice areas and the Locke Lord brand.
    • Work closely and collaboratively with members of the Firm’s Marketing and Business Development team.
    • Monitor and regularly report results of communications and public relations activities.
    • Provide day-to-day supervision of Communications Specialists and Social Media Coordinator. 
    • Other projects and duties as assigned.

    Education & Experience

    • Undergraduate degree is required, with a specialization in communications, journalism, or an equivalent field.
    • Minimum 5-7 years of PR or Communications experience, with demonstrated ability and experience managing a team; experience in public relations agency, media or professional services industry preferred.
    • Strong computer and word processing skills are required; Advance 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 and strong editing 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 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 vary depending on 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


    LEGAL SECRETARY - CORPORATE/TRANSACTIONAL (AUSTIN)

    The Austin office has an immediate opening for a Legal Secretary. This position provides all aspects of administrative support to attorneys in various practice areas, including; Public Law and Transportation, Administrative and Regulatory, and Corporate.

    Duties & Responsibilities ‎

    • Provides secretarial support to assigned attorney(s) which may include typing, drafting documents, answering phones, scheduling appointments, calendar management, dictation, opening and distributing mail. Deals with sensitive, confidential information and ensures that day to day support for team runs smoothly and effectively.
    • Prepares legal documents, correspondence, memos, letters and reports.
    • Sends and retrieves documents from Records as needed and follows workflow procedures as it relates to opening/closing matters and generating engagement/disengagement letters.
    • Answers phone, deals with routine inquiries for both internal and external contacts; refers calls to other contacts as needed and takes thorough messages. Utilizes strong communication skills, both written and verbal. Maintains a courteous and service driven demeanor at all times.
    • Interacts with elected and appointed officials and client representatives in a professional, friendly, and discreet manner.
    • Maintains attorney calendar(s) and contact lists as requested. Arranges all aspects of both internal and external client meetings and conferences. Stays apprised of calendars and actively communicates changes or reminders as needed.
    • Coordinates all business-related travel arrangements for direct report attorneys. Submits all business-related expenses for reimbursement on behalf of the attorney(s).
    • Maintains familiarity with legal terminology, basic legal procedure and Law Firm document protocol. Has knowledge of legal document formats such as contracts, agreements, briefs, complaints and motions.
    • Ensures a high level of service when interacting with clients, opposing counsel, and other related internal and external contacts. Maintains discretion and sound judgment when interacting with others both external and internal to the Firm. Assumes a helpful, proactive and professional manner at all times when dealing with both internal and external clients. Supports and cultivates service standards as expected by the Firm.
    • Operates standard office equipment such as computers, photocopiers, calculators, and uses required software applications to effectively perform job duties.  Scans and cleans up documents utilizing scanner equipment and software. Convert and format documents from other software applications.
    • Records, edits, and submits timesheets through time and billing system.
    • Takes initiative to build on existing skills through both self-directed development, as well as Firm sponsored training programs. Shows willingness to share knowledge of specialist with others in the Firm. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned. 
    • Uses initiative and creativity to solve problems and research information to advance matters.

    Education & Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree required.
    • Must have 3-8 years of experience.
    • Must have prior experience supporting Corporate or Transactional attorney(s).
    • Keyboarding skills of at least 65 wpm.
    • Advanced skills in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
    • Effective oral and written communication skills.

    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 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.  However, during the summer program and fall interview season, overtime is likely.

    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


    IT HELP DESK TECHNICIAN (DALLAS)

    The IT Help Desk Technician provides support for firm users and answers technical questions related to the use of software, hardware, network, mobile devices, and remote access. The IT Help Desk Technician is responsible for identifying, analyzing, documenting and rectifying issues via the phone, email, remote access software, as well as any other means available.  Issues must be resolved in a timely, professional, and efficient manner.

    The IT Help Desk Technician will also engage in cross-training with the IT Coordinators (Desktop Technicians) to serve as backup when needed.  This includes providing local end user hardware/software support, setting up A/V meetings, and assisting in new hardware deployment projects.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Provides support to firm users across multiple offices who are experiencing operational, hardware, or network connectivity issues.
    • Collaborates directly with users to resolve technical issues, obtains information to isolate the issue, offers technical advice or offers an acceptable short-term solution.
    • Reports or escalates user issues to the appropriate IT team when necessary.
    • Assists with information gathering, communication with users or, as requested, to help resolve escalated issues.
    • Maintains working knowledge of all firm-deployed applications and technical devices.
    • Responsible for documenting, logging and tracking all information relating to user issues in the firm’s ticketing system.
    • Alternates with other IT Technical Support staff to provide after-hours phone support.
    • Provides backup to local IT Coordinators (Desktop Techs) as needed

    Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s Degree required.
    • Minimum 3+ years of experience providing technical support, preferably in a law firm or professional services Help Desk or Desktop Support environment.
    • Strong PC, Windows and applications knowledge. Previous experience working with document management software, time entry software, PDF manipulation software, and document comparison software preferred.
    • Excellent telephone etiquette 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 and to learn and support new applications.
    • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
    • Self-motivated and self-directed with the ability to work with minimal supervision.
    • Knowledge of Windows 10 and Office 2016.

    Additional Information:

     

    Supervisory Responsibility – No supervisory responsibility

     

    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, 9:00am-6:00pm CT. On call rotation required for evening and weekend coverage.

     

        Work Area Type –Options:

        non-exempt workstation (interior non-office)

        exempt staff workstation (interior non-office)

        exempt manager workstation (interior manager station)

        exempt director work station (private office)

     

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

    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


     

    IP PROJECT ASSISTANT (CHICAGO)

    This position provides assistance to attorneys, paralegals and secretaries in the IP Practice Group on projects that may include organization of data, research, database maintenance, special project filing, and any other projects as assigned.  

    Duties & Responsibilities ‎

    • Provides administrative support to the IP pharma team; takes direction from supervisor, attorney, paralegal, or secretary regarding assigned projects.
    • Provides assistance with organization and indexing of files; maintains and updates file systems, including chronologizing and alphabetizing documents.
    • Inputs data and maintains electronic file systems for pleadings/discovery, case-related emails, deposition transcripts, expert witness materials, etc.
    • Implements changes to the filing systems upon request.
    • Maintains, updates and distributes master calendar; schedules and sends Outlook invites for dates related to pleadings, discovery and depositions.
    • Maintains FDA correspondence logs.
    • Assists with processing and payment follow through of invoices from experts, local counsel and vendors.
    • Assists with processing files for off-site storage, requesting files from storage, and entry of data into LegalKEY software.
    • Assists secretaries and works with Docket to establish new cases in docket system.
    • Reads filing material, verifies accuracy, and sorts according to file system protocol.
    • Searches for and investigates information contained in files.
    • Retrieves materials for attorneys, paralegals, or secretaries upon request.
    • Serves as information source for IP secretaries in coordination with client/attorney needs.
    • Assists with tasks such as photocopying, faxing and scanning documents to PDF format.
    • Any other duties that may be assigned.
    • Maintains file room organization.
    • Assists secretaries and paralegals with creating new files and binders for storage in File Room.
    • Maintains bar coding of files in coordination with Records Department.

    Education & Experience

    • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, memos, and legal documents.
    • Ability to communicate one’s work product and work efforts to supervisor, attorneys, paralegals or secretaries.
    • Ability to keep accurate records of completed work product.
    • Ability to write basic memos and transmittal letters.
    • Working knowledge of MS Office Products (Word, Outlook, and Excel).
    • Knowledge of iManage software a plus.
    • Knowledge of Nuance PDF software a plus.
    • Knowledge of LegalKEY software a plus.
    • Basic typing skills (40-50 wpm).
    • Responds promptly to attorney and/or staff needs and solicits feedback to improve service; meets commitments.
    • Follows department procedures; takes pride in work product and pays close attention to detail; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; monitors own work to ensure quality.
    • Continually strives to build knowledge and skills (professional and computer).
    • Must be willing to accept instruction and feedback from attorneys and staff.
    • Reacts well under pressure and is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
    • Contributes to building a positive team spirit; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of status or position; inspires the trust of others.
    • Must be able to get along with other members of the department.
    • Maintains confidentiality.
    • Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; includes appropriate people in the decision-making process; makes timely decisions.
    • Maintains an excellent attendance record and dependability.
    • Must be flexible and willing to work to task completion beyond normal business hours, if necessary.

    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, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. 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


    SENIOR ACCOUNTANT (DALLAS)

    Locke Lord LLP is looking for a Sr. Accountant in its Dallas office. The Sr.  Accountant will report directly to the Director of Financial Reporting & GL. The Sr. Accountant will be responsible for reconciling account balances and bank statements, maintaining the general ledger and assisting with month-end close procedures and other financial analysis and reporting as required.

    Duties & Responsibilities ‎

    • Analyze complex financial reports and records
    • Support month-end and year-end close process
    • Implement and review journal entries of to ensure accuracy
    • Perform variance analyses and preparation of account reconciliations
    • Assist with financial and tax audits
    • Document and monitor internal controls
    • Coordinate more complex accounting projects and initiatives with other members of the accounting and finance team or with other departments
    • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal control

    Education & Experience

    • 5 plus years of accounting experience required.
    • CPA required.
    • Excellent organizational skills, proven track record of accuracy and timeliness.
    • Strong excel and financial systems skills.
    • Excellent communication skills
    • High degree of initiative and independent execution; full ownership of job tasks.
    • Ability to perform in a large, deadline-driven, dynamic environment with constantly changing priorities.
    • Team oriented and hard working.
    • Takes ownership of projects and has initiative to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
    • Can multi-task and manage multiple ongoing assignments across many departments.

    Additional Information

    Supervisory Responsibility – This position does not have direct 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, 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.

    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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