Staff Positions

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Please see the available open staff positions below.

CLIENT FINANCIAL (PRICING) ANALYST (FINANCE DEPT.)

(Chicago, IL) 

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

The Client Financial (Pricing) Analyst will report to the CFO in our Chicago office. In addition, the Client Financial (Pricing) Analyst will provide support to the COO, Controller and lawyers in their role as legal project management leaders. This position will assist with analysis and reporting related to client billing arrangements and firm matter management including but not limited to:

• Using financial modeling to evaluate billing arrangement proposals
• Performing billing rate analyses of publicly available market survey data (rate setting)
• Preparing reports on firm client and  matters
• Preparing matter budgets used in proposals and matter planning related to Legal Project Management
• Generating project management statistics and related reporting
• Assisting with the preparation of RFP responses
• Assisting with the analysis of AFA proposals
• Researching billing history and benchmarking similar previous  matters
• Uploading of client exception rates

The Client Financial (Pricing) Analyst will also be expected to play a pivotal supporting role in the rollout of the Legal Project Management Initiative that the firm will be undertaking in the near future.

REQUIREMENTS:
The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, has strong analytical and interpersonal skills, and is well organized.

• Bachelor's degree - preferably in accounting, finance, or economics.
• One to three years of working experience in a similar capacity for another professional services firm, bank or other financial services environment. Legal industry experience preferred.
• High level of proficiency in MS Office; especially Excel - must be able to use pivot tables and lookups.

PREFERRED  QUALIFICATIONS:
• Strong working knowledge of Elite 3e, SQL and [Redwood or DFTech Suite (Profitability Analysis tools)].

Resumes may be submitted to dpatchett@brinksgilson.com

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LEGAL SECRETARY POSITION OPEN

(Indianapolis, IN)

Brinks Gilson & Lione has an immediate opening in our Indianapolis Office for an entry-level Legal Secretary who has an interest in the intellectual property field of law.

Specific Duties:

  • Electronically manage and maintain emails, files and documents

  • Filing domestic and foreign patent and trademark applications

  • Electronically prepare for filing applications, responses, etc. with the United States Patent and Trademark Office

  • Review, update and assist in management of daily/weekly/monthly docket and deadlines

  • Schedule and calendar due dates and appointments; organize business itineraries, travel arrangements, conferences and meetings

  • Accurately administer and consistently apply specific client requirements and the ability to complete tasks per clients’ guidelines

  • Work with online data sources and websites, including locating internet references

  • Preparation of Information Disclosure Statements, various templates, reporting letters to clients, and draft communication to foreign associates

    Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 year associate degree from accredited institution

  • 1 year of office experience is preferred

  • Knowledge and experience working within server based electronic file management systems

  • Demonstrated core competency skills in MS Word, MS Outlook, MS Excel and Adobe Professional

  • Keyboarding skills – minimum 50 words per minute 

Requirements:

  • Ability to multi-task multiple projects and priorities simultaneously with meticulous attention to detail

  • Outstanding administrative support of attorneys

  • Demonstrated independent task management and task organizational skills

  • Demonstrated reading comprehension/retention skills

  • Top-level customer service skills and professional demeanor

  • Demonstrably strong written and oral communication skills and capability to interact effectively with all levels of firm personnel

  • Proven success as a positive team player

  • Independently and competently complete tasks with variable requirements

  • Proven track record of dependability, dedication and confidential handling of all matters

Please email cover letter and resume to Dawn Patchett, dpatchett@brinksgilson.com

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LEGAL SECRETARY POSITION OPEN

(Washington, DC)

Brinks Gilson & Lione has an immediate opening in our Washington, DC Office for an experienced Intellectual Property Legal Secretary.  This position requires 3+ years of experience working as an IP legal secretary.

Specific Duties:

  • Filing domestic patent applications

  • Drafting client correspondence regarding status of applications

  • Reviewing daily docket and deadlines

  • Preparing filings, briefs, orders, motions, discovery, and pre-trial preparation

  • Preparing and maintaining pleadings, correspondences, deposition transcripts, witness outlines and other litigation-related documentation

  • Schedule and calendar appointments; organize business itineraries, travel arrangements, conferences and meetings

  • Maintaining information relating to specific client requirements and the ability to complete tasks per clients’ guidelines

  • Maintaining attorney chronological files

  • Locating internet references

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of patent prosecution legal assistant experience

Requirements:

  • Ability to accurately transcribe legal documents, correspondence, and reports from rough draft, dictation, or transcription

  • Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing

  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of firm personnel

  • Ability to maintain professional demeanor in all situations

  • Requires knowledge of MS Office Suite

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize workload

Please email cover letter and resume to Dawn Patchett  in HR, dpatchett@brinksgilson.com