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
Position: Receptionist

Dykema Gossett PLLC, a leading national law firm, is recruiting for an Receptionist for the Chicago location. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: answer office telephone lines, greet and direct all clients and visitors, assign visitor badges, reserve conference rooms and visiting attorney offices using MRM software, maintain conference room calendar, notify security office of visitors, clients, vendors, etc., assist administrative assistants with overflow work, assist Office Administrator, Human Resources Manager and Director of Professional Development with clerical tasks as requested and other duties as assigned.

Requirements include one or two years of post-high school training or equivalent. Two years of related work experience (legal experience preferred), including familiarity with standard office procedures, machines and filing systems. Excellent verbal and written communications and organizational skills required. Attention to detail required. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Outlook, Word and Excel. 

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

Dykema
Recruiting
10 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
Email to: Recruiting@dykema.com
Fax: 888-887-6542

EOE


Office: Dallas
Position: Receptionist

Dykema Gossett PLLC, a leading national law firm, is recruiting for a Receptionist in the Dallas office.

The Receptionist greets all visitors, answers office telephone lines and directs calls as appropriate, reserves conference rooms and visitor offices, maintains the appearance of the waiting area, and maintains office accounts.  Other tasks will include, using conference center software, making hotel reservations for guests, working with the copy center staff to arrange conference room set up and clean up, and other responsibilities/tasks as requested.

Education, Experience, and Skills Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent educational training
  • Minimum of three years related work experience
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in determining priority levels of all work assigned on a daily basis
  • Ability to complete high priority items in a timely manner
  • Proficiency on Microsoft Outlook and Word, working knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint preferred
  • Typing requirement of 35 wpm
  • High level organizational skills required

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: San Antonio
Position: Billing Coordinator

Dykema Gossett PLLC, a leading national law firm, is recruiting for a Billing Coordinator in the San Antonio office. The Billing Coordinator works closely with an assigned group of attorneys to facilitate client billing and collection activities according to established guidelines and attorney requests; responds to inquiries relating to billing, payment and collection of client accounts.

Specific duties include:

  • Reviews pre-bills for accuracy and adherence to the firm’s “Client Financial Management Policies.” Performs edits, text changes and transfers preparing copies for billing attorneys’ review. Meets with billing attorney to discuss final invoice preparations.
  • Processes pre-bills and generates related invoices. Proofs invoices for format and compliance with client billing guidelines, alerting appropriate parties and initiating problem resolution where appropriate.
  • Develops and maintains appropriate reports including electronic spreadsheets, charts, etc. to accompany client invoices.
  • Organizes and maintains billing files and in some instances collection files for each client account implementing additional recordkeeping methods to increase efficiency when appropriate.
  • Submits billings electronically to clients through 3rd party databases when applicable.
  • Reviews and submits NBI (New Business Intake) submissions for accuracy and maintain the integrity of the Client/Matter Masters within the Time and Billing System.

Required education, experience, and skills include:

  • Associates Degree in Accounting or related field preferred, or a comparable level of training such as that which may be acquired through additional work experience. 
  • Minimum three years’ work related experience required, preferably in a corporate service environment; collection experience preferred.
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills required as well as excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills. Must be adept at client relations and self-managing. 
  • Competency in computer software such as word processing, spreadsheet, communications and automated billing systems; typing speed of 45 wpm. 

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
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: San Antonio
Position: Business Development & Marketing Manager

Dykema Gossett PLLC, a leading national law firm, has an opening for a Business Development & Marketing Manager in San Antonio, TX.

The Business Development & Marketing Manager (BDMM) will 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. This particular role will support the leaders and all attorneys in the San Antonio market, as well as the Intellectual Property and Bankruptcy practices nationwide. In addition, special projects, geographies or other areas of responsibility may be assigned.

Requirements include: Minimum of 7 years marketing, business development and/or practice development experience, preferably within a law or other professional services environment; Bachelor's Degree with MBA or JD a plus; must have the ability to think strategically, develop tactics and execute pragmatically; and, a strong client service approach and team orientation is required; project and team management experience with attention to detail required; must effectively demonstrate sound judgment, tact and flexibility under pressure; must collaborate, influence, and communicate effective with individuals at all levels of the firm; highly effective analytical and organizational skills required. The ideal candidate will be familiar with the assigned practice groups, industries, and/or geographies. Travel to other offices is required.

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

Nancy McClaran, HR Manager
Dykema
Weston Center
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: San Antonio
Position: Docket Clerk

Dykema Gossett PLLC, a leading national law firm, is recruiting for a Docket Clerk in the San Antonio office.  Duties include: monitor Texas docket email boxes; update Firm’s calendar of docket dates; enter new cases in the Compulaw system; enter new/revised dates for existing cases in the Compulaw system; open and route unclaimed mail or faxes to the appropriate party; run docket reports for attorneys; handle calls transferred from reception from callers needing information about a case; act as back-up for Los Angeles docket personnel; close files in docket system, Elite and Legal Key; assist with trials by transporting exhibits and documents to court; and handle various projects from attorneys as requested.

Requirements include: minimum of one year work experience in a Docket Department; excellent communication skills and attention to detail; ability to walk to court and back; ability to transfer documents to court that could weigh up to 20 pounds; solid working knowledge of litigation procedures; superior knowledge of E-Filing documents in Federal and State Court; knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).  Must be able to multi-task, meet deadlines, have strong organizational and communication skills, and be 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:

Nancy McClaran, HR Manager
Dykema
112 E. Pecan, 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: Washington, D.C.
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