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: 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 Bankruptcy Group and Commercial Litigation Group 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, but are not limited to:

  • Provide day-to-day legal administrative support to attorneys and paralegals within the Bankruptcy and Commercial Litigation Groups.
  • Document production, revision and proofreading.
  • Draft and revise correspondence.
  • Transcribe dictation.
  • Handle incoming and outgoing mail.
  • Receive incoming calls and set up conference calls.
  • Calendar deadlines and appointments.
  • Make extensive travel arrangements.
  • Review monthly billing memos.
  • Enter attorneys’ time in DTE software.
  • Open, manage and maintain client files / filing.
  • Communicate effectively with all levels of internal personnel and clients.
  • Occasionally covering firm switchboard.

Requirements include:

  • Minimum of five years complex, Bankruptcy and Commercial Litigation experience.
  • Must have a solid working knowledge of litigation procedures.
  • Ability to calculate court deadlines.
  • Ability to manage multiple calendars.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Proficiency in E-Filing documents in Federal and State Courts.
  • Experience in trial preparation.
  • Type a minimum of 60 wpm.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent grammar, spelling, and punctuation skills.
  • Accurate proofreading skills.
  • Have a high level of attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with others as part of a team.
  • Must be able to function in a fast paced environment.

Candidate must be a self-starter with a sense of urgency and initiative.

This position may require some overtime on short notice.

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: Payroll Assistant

Dykema Gossett PLLC, a leading national law firm, is currently recruiting for a Payroll Assistant in the Downtown Detroit Renaissance Center office. Assists with all phases of payroll and report processing ensuring compliance with federal, state and local tax laws. Assists in answering payroll-related questions alerting manager of potential major issues. Verifies and processes time entries from the electronic timecard system (Kronos). Prepares responses to unemployment forms and verification of employment. Prepares payroll registers, journal entries and other required payroll reports including reports for payroll reconciliation. Provides other clerical support as required. 

Requirements include a minimum of 2-3 years of automated payroll processing experience. Ultipro (payroll software) and Kronos (timecard system) experience preferred. CPP Certification preferred. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills required. Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.

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

Human Resources
Dykema
400 Renaissance Center – 38th Floor
Detroit, Michigan  48243
This information may be faxed to 313-447-2754
You may send an e-mail to: recruiting@dykema.com

EOE


Office: Detroit
Position: Attorney Billing Coordinator

Dykema Gossett PLLC, a leading national law firm, is recruiting for an Attorney Billing Coordinator for the Detroit office. Responsibilities include working 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. Reviews and processes pre-bills, generates related invoices, and submits billings to clients via third party database. Performs other duties as required.

Requirements include Associates degree in Accounting or related field preferred, or comparable level of training such as that which may be acquired through additional work experience. Minimum three years’ work related experience, preferably in a law firm environment. Professional written and verbal communication skills required as well as excellent organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills. Must be adept to client relations and self-managing. Competency in computer software such as word processing, spreadsheet, communications, and automated billing systems required. Proficiency with automated billing software, preferably Elite. 

Competitive salary and benefits package including parking stipend. Qualified candidates should send resume and salary requirements to:

Human Resources Department
Dykema
400 Renaissance Center
Human Resources – 38th Floor
Detroit, MI 48243

Send resume to: recruiting@dykema.com

EOE