Career Opportunities

Administrative and Support Personnel


Office: Chicago
Position: Technical Support Specialist

Dykema Gossett PLLC, a leading national law firm, has an opening for a Technical Support Specialist in the Chicago office. The incumbent will be the first point of contact for technical support for attorneys and staff. Provides 24x7 assistance for all firm computer systems and equipment. Assembles, configures, supports and maintains firm computers. Assists in analysis of user requests and recommends technical solutions.  Technical set up for teleconference, video conferencing and web based meetings.

Requirements include: Associates degree in Information Systems or related field preferred, or a comparable level of training such as that which may be acquired through additional work experience. At least 3 years work-related experience, preferably in a law firm required. Advanced technical support skills with Microsoft Office 2010, Windows 7, PC hardware, HP printers, as well as a general understanding of local/wide area networking (Microsoft Office User Certification or MSDST certification a plus). Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to independently read, interpret and investigate problems and solutions. Highly customer-focused, team-oriented, and results-driven. Some lifting of heavy equipment, including replacing computer monitors, troubleshooting printers, assembly, etc. Occasional travel to other Dykema locations.

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

Dykema
Cindy R. Stahler
10 South Wacker Drive
Suite 2300
Chicago, IL 60606

The information may be faxed to: 312.276.8895
You may send an email to: cstahler@dykema.com

EOE


Office: Dallas
Position: Legal Administrative Assistant

Dykema Gossett PLLC, a leading national law firm, is recruiting for a Legal Administrative Assistant in the Dallas office. The Legal Administrative Assistant assists attorneys and paralegals in the litigation, labor and employment, and intellectual property work groups in providing quality legal services to clients, including preparation of correspondence, legal documents, etc. from tape or handwritten drafts using word processing application. Maintains calendar, schedules meetings, depositions, etc., maintains files, submits accurate and complete timekeeping data and anticipates client needs.

Primary duties include:

  • Provides day-to-day support of attorneys and paralegals including preparation of documents for state and federal court filings, discovery, arbitration, mediation and hearings.
  • Completes federal and start court e-filing procedures utilizing Pacer or other court site portals.
  • Exercises independent judgment in determining priority levels of all work assigned on a daily basis.  Assures that high priority items are completed in a timely manner.
  • Maintains and updates attorney calendars. Schedules appointments with other parties. Reminds attorney of appointments, specific court dates and various other dates (even though such dates may not necessarily require the attorney’s presence). Initiates or gathers pertinent materials which may be needed for such meetings, from files, Records Center, Library, Internet, etc. Makes travel arrangements as necessary.
  • Creates, types and modifies all correspondence, memoranda, notes, outlines, legal documents, charts, forms, etc., whether from drafts, originals or dictation tapes etc.
  • Opens and reads all incoming mail not marked personal and confidential (unless otherwise instructed to do so) and independently responds when appropriate.
  • Establishes, maintains and has control over all client, attorney or section files. Independently reorganizes files and anticipates need for reorganization or expansion. Files material in the appropriate order in a timely manner. Reviews files to assure that all documents needed for meetings, appointments, closings, depositions, etc. are in the file and in proper order. Requests files utilizing LegalKey software.
  • Enters new clients and matters into NBI system. Prepares and submits conflict check forms, screening forms and new matter request forms through NBI process.
  • Possesses significant knowledge of the Library to locate information requested by attorney, i.e., the ability to pull cases from cite, locate IRS rules and regulations, etc.
  • Answers and screens telephone calls (unless otherwise instructed). Assists callers independently on a regular basis. Exhibits the discretion to know when to contact the attorney concerning urgent or emergency calls or when to refer to someone else.
  • Enters attorney’s time from logs, diary notes, correspondence, knowledge of attorney’s activities, etc. for review utilizing DTE software. Maintains list of all current billing numbers.
  • Reviews the text of billing computer printouts (Bar 5 and 6’s), determines whether amounts are being charged to the right matters, confirms that all time to be billed is reflected, makes obvious corrections (e.g., spelling of names) and independently works with the billing coordinators to ensure correct billing to the client.

Requirements include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent educational training.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Superior technical and proofreading skills, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Proficiency in word processing software; working knowledge of other software applications such as communications and spreadsheets preferred. Knowledge of E-filing, if working in litigation area. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) required.
  • Typing requirement of 55 wpm.
  • High level organizational skills required.
  • Ability to be self-motivated and work independently. Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • High degree of confidentiality regarding clients, guests, conversations, etc.

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

Maria Razo
Dykema
Comerica Bank Building
1717 Main Street, Suite 4200
Dallas, TX  75201
The information may be faxed to: 214-481-3349

You may send an email to: mrazo@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: Los Angeles
Position: Litigation Legal Secretary

Dykema Gossett PLLC, a leading national law firm, is recruiting for a Litigation Legal Secretary in the Los Angeles office. Duties include providing legal secretarial support to attorneys within the Litigation Group. Answering telephones, typing and drafting correspondence, preparing legal documents, scheduling meetings, and maintaining current filing system. Uses appropriate discretion when handling confidential files; and performs various other secretarial duties.

Requirements include: Minimum of 5 years legal experience, preferably in Litigation; some college preferred; type 55 wpm; and, extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) with advanced knowledge in MS Word. Working knowledge of E-Filing documents in Federal and State Courts and experience in trial preparation required. Solid working knowledge of litigation procedures required. 

Must have superior technical, proofreading, spelling, grammar, and punctuation skills. Must be able to multi-task, meet deadlines, have strong organizational and communication skills, and is capable of working under pressure. This position may require some overtime with short notice.

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

Attention: Kanoe Wheeler
Dykema
333 South Grand Avenue, Suite 2100
Los Angeles, CA 90071

The information may be faxed to: 213-289-7779
You may send an email to: kwheeler@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