Career Opportunities

Administrative and Support Personnel


Office: Chicago
Position: Document Clerk

Dykema, a leading national law firm, has an opening in the Chicago, Illinois office for a Document Clerk. Under the direction of attorneys, paralegals and administrative assistants, maintains current and creates new files to provide Records Management services. This includes, but is not limited to, creating and organizing folders, general filing, court document indexing, preparing materials for off-site storage and other related tasks. Organizes documents in paper and electronic format, including preparation and maintenance of pleading clips, indexing, Bates stamping, copying, binding, etc. Provides back-up reception coverage as needed.  Performs other clerical duties as requested. 

Requirements include excellent communication and interpersonal skills in addition to attention to detail. Must possess highly effective organizational skills and be able to function in a fast-paced environment. Two to three years of related work experience, preferably in litigation file maintenance within a law firm or corporate legal department. Working knowledge of standard office procedures, machines and filing systems required.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Outlook and Excel) required.

Competitive salary and benefits package, including transportation allowance. Qualified candidates should forward resume, including salary requirements to:

Dykema
Attention: Cindy Stahler
10 South Wacker Drive
Suite 2300
Chicago, IL 60606

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

EOE


Office: Chicago or Detroit
Position: Litigation Support Manager

Dykema Gossett PLLC, a leading national law firm, has an opening for a Litigation Support Manager in either the Detroit or Chicago office. Responsible for firm-wide coordination and promotion of litigation support technology. Creates, modifies and improves litigation support processes. Identifies and evaluates new litigation technology products and services. Ensures client service and satisfaction are attained in all relevant areas of the position. Creates strategic plan for providing effective case management services to the firm's clients and establishes the roles of attorneys, legal assistants and litigation practice support personnel in the delivery of those tools. 

Requirements include:

  • Two years of high level Relativity project management experience.
  • Five years’ experience with practice-oriented work in a law-firm/corporate legal department or qualified litigation support-oriented vendor.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher with technology or legal concentration preferred.
  • High degree of technical skill with all matters relating to e-Discovery and a strong grasp of legal challenges that these projects face.
  • Ability to consult on a technical and layperson’s level with attorneys, clients, client IT representatives and others regarding a wide range of e-Discovery related issues.
  • Strong interpersonal skills required including excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated, in-depth understanding of the entire litigation life-cycle process, including but not limited to:  electronic discovery management; document productions; database searching and reporting; and, scanning and coding procedures.
  • Excellent analytical, negotiating and presentation skills.
  • Effective project management skills required.
  • Experience in use and administration of litigation support software and technology such as Relativity, Summation, TrialDirector, Microsoft PowerPoint and TimeMap.
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities/projects on an ongoing basis effectively.
  • Must be able to work independently with little supervision.
  • Works on an “on call” status, making themselves available through telephone and wireless connectivity, providing 7 x 24 hour support when required.
  • Occasional travel required.
  • Requires some lifting of heavy equipment including servers, printers, and network components.

Competitive salary and benefits package, including tuition assistance. Qualified candidates should forward resume, including salary requirements to:

Dykema Gossett PLLC
400 Renaissance Center - HR - 38th Floor
Detroit, MI 48243

Email: recruiting@dykema.com

EOE


Office: Detroit
Position: General Accounting Assistant

Dykema Gossett PLLC, a leading national law firm, is recruiting for a General Accounting Assistant in the Detroit office.  Duties include, but are not limited to, providing general accounting support such as posting incoming client payments, researching unidentified client payments and retainers, preparing daily cash receipts batch reconciliation, providing assistance in Accounts Payable and pulling/preparing nightly extract files.  Performs other general accounting duties as requested. 

Requirements include two to three years of work related experience, preferably within an automated accounting environment.  Working knowledge of computer software such as word processing and spreadsheets (Microsoft Office Suite) and automated billing software required.  (Elite software preferred).  Data entry experience also required.  Must be detail oriented and possess a solid understanding of financial data, including the ability to work with numbers and detailed cross-referencing of data between sources. 

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

Human Resources Department
Attn: Diana Marshall
Dykema
400 Renaissance Center- 38th Floor
Detroit, MI 48243

Recruiting document may be e-mailed to: recruiting@dykema.com

EOE


Office: Detroit
Position: General Accounting Specialist

Dykema Gossett PLLC, a leading national law firm, is recruiting for a General Accounting Specialist in the Detroit office. Duties include, but are not limited to: performing general accounting duties including monitoring, processing and documenting all client trust account transactions; monitoring and reconciling regional accounts firm wide; initiates transfer of funds from the Main account to regional and trust accounts; posting accounts receivable write-offs, application adjustments and wire/ebilling fees; and, preparing and assisting with items for annual financial audit. Serves as back-up to Client Accounting and Financial Assistants as needed. Performs other general accounting duties as requested. 

Requirements include three to five years of work related experience, preferably within an automated accounting environment. Working knowledge of computer software such as word processing and spreadsheets (Microsoft Office Suite) and automated billing software required (Elite software preferred). Must be detail oriented and possess a solid understanding of financial statements. 

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

Human Resources Department
Attn: Diana Marshall
Dykema
400 Renaissance Center- 38th Floor
Detroit, MI 48243

Recruiting document may be e-mailed to: recruiting@dykema.com

EOE


Office: San Antonio
Position: Document Clerk

Dykema Gossett PLLC, a leading national law firm, is recruiting for a Document Clerk/Relief Receptionist in the San Antonio office. The Document Clerk provides decentralized file creation, organization, and maintenance in paper or electronic format to designated legal practice groups or specified attorneys or paralegals under general departmental supervision. Relief receptionist duties include greeting guests, answering phones and use of room reservation software.

Primary Duties:

  • Maintains and secures files and documents in accordance with established policies and procedures;
  • Provides Records Management services, including creating and organizing folders, general filing, court document indexing, preparing materials for off-site storage, and other related tasks;
  • Organizes documents in paper and electronic format, including preparation and maintenance of pleading clips, indexing, Bates stamping, copying, binding, etc.;
  • Maintains neat and organized files including correspondence clips for attorneys, practice groups or clients;
  • Prepares files for off-site storage by removing extra copies, updating the filing, and organizing the documents within the files;
  • Assists the Records Staff with boxes received;
  • Returns files to off-site storage;
  • Orders file and sub file labels through the firm’s records management program;
  • Is responsible for adhering to general firm and unique departmental safety practices;
  • Works with highly confidential client and firm documents;
  • Attends and participates in departmental meetings and training opportunities as they are scheduled or offered; and
  • Performs other clerical duties as requested.

Requirements Include:

  • One to two years of post- high school education equivalent;
  • Two years of related work experience, including familiarity with standard office procedures, machines and filing systems;
  • Minimum typing speed of 40 accurate words per minute;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products;
  • Ability to stay up-to-date on changing technologies used in the office;
  • Ability to work independently and to sort multiple priorities;
  • High degree of confidentiality;
  • Ability to lift and transport moderate to heavy (10-30 pound) boxes;
  • Repeated lifting, stooping and bending;
  • Professional appearance;
  • Professional phone etiquette; and
  • Customer and client service attitude and demeanor.

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

Nancy McClaran, HR Manager
Dykema
112 E. Pecan, Suite 1800
San Antonio, TX 78205

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