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    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


    SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER (DALLAS)

    The Senior Project Manager will be an integral part of the Office of Project Management and will focus on all information technology-related projects for the Firm. This position is responsible for creating all the project artifacts, developing plans of multiple IT projects across all functional departments of the Firm.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Partners with departmental directors to lead IT projects in support of the department's strategic plan for each project.
    • Serves as a project resource responsible for driving analysis, project execution, and delivery.
    • Understands business needs at both a strategic and tactical level, to provide critical support to the Director, PMO by monitoring and reporting on IT projects including performance against objectives.
    • Responsible for overall performance of the IT projects in the department, including, but not limited to, managing scope, cost, and schedule for assigned projects.
    • Responsible for leading cross-departmental projects, delivering project deliverables to the Director, PMO and project sponsor in a timely and efficient manner.
    • Maintains ownership of Full project life cycle: successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation to deployment for one major or several minor initiatives simultaneously.
    • Develops complex project plans for multiple simultaneous and highly complex projects including scope, budget and schedule and executes tasks defined in the project plan to achieve project goals using standard project management methodologies and practices.
    • Drives testing and acceptance of project results.
    • Identifies gaps in processes and proposes alternatives to plans.
    • Partners with project sponsors, department directors and vendors to assemble project teams and provide ongoing motivation to drive projects to completion.
    • Manages, mentors and coaches other project managers and business analysts.
    • Improves the speed, timeliness and quality of project execution.
    • Develops and manage communication strategies and plans for assigned projects.
    • Facilitates collaboration among team members to bridge functional silos.
    • Perform other job duties as directed by the Director, PMO.
    • Research best practices within and outside the organization to establish benchmark data and use continuous process improvement disciplines to achieve results.
    • Ability to manage highly confidential information and exercise discretion.

    Education & Experience

    • 10 or more years work experience in project management.
    • 7 or more years as a project manager required.
    • Proficient in issues/risk management and project change requests.
    • Proficient knowledge of strategic and financial analysis.
    • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or computer science is required. Dual degree preferred.
    • PMP and PMI-ACP or similar certification required.
    • Advanced Information Technology Skills.
    • Excellent experience in SDLC Methodologies, Agile, SCRUM, SDLC / Waterfall.
    • Experience negotiating vendor contracts
    • Experience leading, motivating and managing various project and program team sizes, including internal and external resources, while holding team accountable for performance.
    • Technically competent with various software programs.
    • Adept at conducting research into project-related issues and products.
    • Must be able to learn, understand and apply new technologies.
    • Superb attention to detail.
    • Expert knowledge of project management processes, problem management tools and project management procedures.
    • Expert knowledge of MS Project, Visio, MS Office Suite including SharePoint.
    • Must have Information Technology skills.
    • Strong financial acumen to interpret financial analysis and reporting.
    • Maintain composure under pressure in a highly dynamic fast-paced environment.

    Additional Information

    Supervisory Responsibility – No supervisory responsibility

    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.

    Travel – Moderate travel as needed depending on demands of the projects.

    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


    LITIGATION DOCKETING SPECIALIST (CHICAGO)

    The Litigation Docketing Specialist is responsible for the accurate review, entering, processing and tracking critical dates for all litigation related documents received.

     

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Responsible for accurate review, processing and docketing all Litigation documents received from court orders, as well as arbitration review panels, as well as maintenance of Litigation records and related docket entries in JuraLaw, CompuLaw, MA3000 and CompuLaw.
    • Review incoming mail and distribute promptly.
    • Responsible for entering and tracking critical dates with respect to litigation while discerning the appropriate information to enter into the docket in a timely accurate manner; interpreting official documents and correspondence to gather necessary information for entry into the docketing tracking systems.
    • Processing and interpretation of incoming correspondence from secretaries, attorneys, clients and courts for entering into the Litigation docketing databases.
    • Preparation of timely and accurate reports, searching for and retrieving filing information from websites if/when needed to maintain the integrity of the docketing databases.
    • Promptly email relevant communications to the attorneys especially when mail is addressed to only Litigation Docketing while also saving documents to File Site.
    • Regularly perform significant and recurring tasks with a high degree of priority, attention to detail and maintain follow-up on diverse activities – all in a timely, deadline-driven environment. Exercise good judgment in application of policies and practices in handling all matters handled by Litigation Docketing.
    • Perform additional duties as requested by the Docket Manager and Department Director.
    • Perform monthly audits of Litigation Docketing Credit Cards and ensure all receipts entered are current and correct.

    Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree required
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines in a timely manger
    • Ability to read and comprehend complex materials involving legal and technical matters
    • Prior experience and knowledge of litigation areas of legal practice
    • 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 skills.
    • Desire to work as a team with a results driven approach.

    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, hours are Monday thru Friday from 8:30 am to 5:30 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


    ACCOUNTANT II (DALLAS)

    This position will be responsible for reconciling account balances and bank statements, assisting with month-end close procedures including variance analysis, journals, and closing of the accounting system.

    Duties & Responsibilities ‎

    • Prepare accurate monthly journal entries.
    • Perform account reconciliations on high transaction accounts with research and resolution of reconciling items.
    • Assist in preparing accurate and timely financial statements.
    • Assist in analyzing the financial statements for discrepancies and other issues and communicate any issues back to the Director of Accounting.
    • Support month-end and year-end close process.
    • Document and monitor internal controls and processes.
    • Identify and propose solutions for automation and process improvement while ensuring daily responsibilities are completed with detail, accuracy and timeliness.
    • Assist with audit(s) as required for the position.
    • Participate in accounting system upgrades and conversions, providing testing, reconciliation support, and process documentation.
    • Other projects as necessary.

      Education & Experience

    • 1 to 3 years of accounting and finance experience required.
    • Accounting degree from accredited university.
    • 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.
    • Can multi-task and manage multiple ongoing assignments across many departments.
    • CPA or CPA candidate preferred but not required.

    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


    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.‎

    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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