Career Opportunities

Administrative and Support Personnel


Office: Chicago or Dallas
Position: Business Development & Marketing Manager

Dykema, a leading national law firm, has an opening in either our Chicago or Dallas office for a Business Development & Marketing Manager to work closely with the assigned Practice(s) and/or Industry leaders to initiate, direct, and provide business-development and marketing support, providing strategic guidance and proactive recommendations for the development, implementation, and management of business-development and marketing plans, materials, communications and client programs – including large scale events. This particular role will primarily support the Financial and Dental Services Industry teams nationwide. Close collaboration with peers assigned to other nationwide practices and teams is necessary to be effective. In addition, special projects, geographies or other areas of responsibilities may be assigned.

Responsibilities:

Practice and/or Industry Development – Point of contact for assigned industry leaders and teams for initiating, directing, and providing business-development and marketing support, providing strategic guidance and proactive recommendations for the development, implementation, and management of business-development and marketing plans, materials, communications and client programs.

Business Development Support – Support laterals, client teams and individual attorneys in assigned areas with business development (plans, cross-selling, research, RFP responses/pitches/presentations) and marketing (client events, alerts, experience lists, and other customized materials) for development targets and opportunities as they arise.

Communications Support – Work closely with the Communications team to identify and leverage media opportunities, plan internal messaging to inform and promote cross-selling and client service, prepare submissions to the rankings and directories that are most beneficial, collaborate with the appropriate communications team members to maintain accurate and effective web content and identify opportunities to develop thought leadership content.

Department Support - Act as an exemplary department citizen by teaming proactively with colleagues and other functional specialists to integrate plans across practices, industries and offices, escalating potential issues, sharing ideas and deliverables, volunteering for special projects, reporting on activities, updating tracking databases, addressing conflicts earnestly, and promoting team capabilities and successes.

Essential Capabilities:

  • Ability to think strategically, develop tactics and execute pragmatically
  • A strong client service approach and team orientation
  • Project and team management experience with attention to detail and a willingness to “roll up  sleeves” and operate at whatever level is needed to accomplish tasks
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills with a tolerance for uncertainty and an ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrate good judgment, tact, and flexibility under pressure in a mixed-matrix environment with many stakeholders and potentially competing priorities
  • Establish credibility with attorney base through quality work and communications that bring to bear the right mix of confidence, tact, persistence, and reliability
  • Tenacious self-starter who knows how to motivate others and take initiative
  • Collaborate, influence, and communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of the firm
  • Written communications must be concise, professional, and accurate
  • The ideal candidate will be familiar with the assigned practice groups, industries, and/or geographies

Education, Experience, and Skills Required:

  • Senior professional experience with minimum of 7 years business-development experience in a law or other professional services firm. Practice-development and/or Marketing experience in professional services also considered.
  • Bachelor’s Degree with MBA or JD a plus

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including parking allowance. Qualified candidates should forward resume, including salary requirements to:

Nancy McClaran, HR Manager
Dykema
Weston Centre
112 E. Pecan Street, Suite 1800
San Antonio, TX 78205-1521

The information may be faxed to: 210-579-6091
You may send an email to: nmcclaran@dykema.com

EOE


Office: Detroit or Chicago
Position: Conflicts Clerk

Dykema, a leading national law firm, has an opening in either our Chicago, Detroit or San Antonio office for a Conflicts Clerk. Performs conflict-of-interest searches in LegalKey database and other required sources for all new clients/matters, internal searches and updates. Performs conflict of interest checks and makes preliminary review of the results for lateral hires. Monitors the integrity of the system’s operations. Ensures accuracy of data maintained in the system. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs conflict-of-interest searches on the software systems provided for all new clients/matters, internal hires, internal searches and updates. 
  • Performs corporate family research.
  • Maintains appropriate data in LegalKey. 
  • Maintains search logs for LegalKey conflict searches. 
  • Performs other basic clerical duties as required.

Requirements: Minimum two (2) years work-related experience in law firm conflicts and/or new business department required. Prior experience utilizing automated conflicts and/or workflow system preferred. Knowledge of LegalKey a plus. Minimum two (2) years of general record keeping and/or filing experience required. Background in corporate research or library-related work are a plus.

Competitive salary and benefit package. Qualified candidates should forward resume, including salary requirements, to:

recruiting@dykema.com

You may also mail your resume to:

Dykema Gossett PLLC
Attn.: Cindy R. Stahler, HR Manager
10 South Wacker Drive
Suite 2300
Chicago, IL 60606

 EOE


Office: Detroit
Position: Collections Manager

Dykema, a leading national law firm, has an opening in the Downtown Detroit office for a Collections Manager. Responsibilities include: assists the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Financial Review Committee (FRC) in developing and implementing effective collections policies and procedures consistent with best practices used in large national law firms. Works directly with attorneys and clients to ensure timely and accurate payment of invoices. Coordinates with the Billing Manager and Cash Receipts Specialists to ensure accurate application of client payments. Oversees the day to day operations of the collections function within the Firm. Interviews, hires and evaluates the performance of departmental staff. Completes special projects as required. 

Requirements include: Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance or related field, or a comparable level of training such as that which may be acquired through additional work experience required. Seven to ten years of related work experience with emphasis on non-consumer billing and collection responsibilities (preferably in a service-oriented environment) including supervisory responsibilities. Professional level communication skills required, both written and verbal, to initiate and mediate client/management meetings, negotiate resolutions, and train new attorneys/staff personnel in billing/collection procedures. Proficiency with computer software (Microsoft Office Suite); and, accounting/billing software (Elite). 

Occasional travel to other firm offices required; must be reliable and able to work on an “on call” basis utilizing a mobile device. 

Competitive salary and benefit package including parking stipend. Qualified candidates should forward resume, including salary requirements to:

Dykema
Attention: Diana Marshall
400 Renaissance Center – Human Resources 38th Floor
Detroit, MI  48243

You may email your resume to: recruiting@dykema.com

EOE


Office: Detroit
Position: Cash Receipts Coordinator

Dykema, a leading national law firm, has an opening in the Downtown Detroit office for a Cash Receipts Coordinator. Responsible for accurately entering client payments and cash credits received into the Firm’s accounting system. Prepares daily summary of total incoming cash receipts and all aspects of incoming cash flow.  Researches client payments and works with Client Accounting Assistant and Billing Manager to transfer/resolve issues. Completes special projects as required. 

Requirements include: Completion of a two-year program such as one leading to an Associate Degree in accounting, business, etc. preferred or equivalent work experience. Two to three years’ work related experience required including data entry experience. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Elite accounting software. Solid understanding of financial data, including the ability to work with numbers and detailed cross-referencing of data between sources. Requires flexibility and ability to prioritize workload effectively. Excellent attention to detail required. 

Competitive salary and benefit package including parking stipend. Qualified candidates should forward resume, including salary requirements to:

Dykema
Attention: Diana Marshall
400 Renaissance Center – Human Resources 38th Floor
Detroit, MI  48243

You may email your resume to: recruiting@dykema.com

EOE


Office: Washington, D.C., Dallas, Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Chicago, or San Antonio
Position: Proposal and Business Development Content Manager

Dykema Gossett PLLC, a leading national law firm, is recruiting for a Proposal and Business Development Content Manager in the Washington, DC office.  This role provides strategic guidance and creates content for the firm’s responses to RFPs, presentations, and other major business development opportunities, in collaboration with the Business Development and Marketing Managers and stakeholder attorneys.  The manager also serves as a content development resource for practice materials as well as issues-based content delivered through multi-channel campaigns to include authoring, segmenting, distributing and archiving content such as thought leadership, practice and firm information.

Education, Experience, and Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree - MBA or JD a plus
  • 5+ years of proposal experience working in a law firm. Experience in other professional services industry also considered.

Specific duties include:

  • Work in concert with Business Development and Marketing Managers to manage RFP responses and “high stakes” pitch teams:
    • Direct the opportunity analysis process to determine go/no-go for formal RFP and presentation prospects
    • Guide strategy sessions involving BD managers and teams to plan for winning approaches
    • Identify areas requiring original content development and provide writing/editing assistance as needed
    • Encourage and lead post-mortem discussions to uncover new best practices and opportunities for improvement
  • Coach and train staff and attorneys on proposal and presentation best practices
  • Manage department tools and resources, including proposal/pitch templates, experience lists, practice content, firm information and archived proposals and pitches
  • Proactively seek opportunities for and create content for client development such as thought leadership, insights, surveys, etc.
  • Collaborate to deliver multi-channel content campaigns to include website, brochures, videos, alerts, media, blogs and more to maximize the benefit of created content

Essential capabilities desired include:

  • excellent writing skills to create persuasive and targeted custom content;
  • ability to think strategically, develop tactics and execute pragmatically;
  • a strong client service approach and team orientation;
  • project and team management experience with attention to detail and a willingness to “roll up  sleeves” and operate at whatever level is needed to accomplish tasks;
  • strong analytical and organizational skills with a tolerance for uncertainty and an ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects with minimal supervision;
  • demonstrate good judgment, tact, and flexibility under pressure in a mixed-matrix environment with many stakeholders and potentially competing priorities;
  • establish credibility with attorney base through quality work and communications that bring to bear the right mix of confidence, tact, persistence, and reliability;
  • tenacious self-starter who knows how to motivate others, take initiative, and follow through; and
  • collaborate, influence, and communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of the firm.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including parking allowance.  Qualified candidates should forward resume, including salary requirements to:

Nancy McClaran, HR Manager
Dykema
Weston Centre
112 E. Pecan Street, Suite 1800
San Antonio, TX 78205-1521

The information may be faxed to: 210-579-6091
You may send an email to: nmcclaran@dykema.com

EOE