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Dinsmore is a growing national law firm committed to recruiting qualified, experienced attorneys who can contribute substantially to our firm's practice. We seek candidates with strong academic backgrounds and excellent communication skills. We always accept applications from attorneys who are interested in our firm.  

The firm is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal opportunities in all employment positions, regardless of age (as defined in the Age Discrimination in Employment Act), disability, sex, national origin, race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or veteran status.

Notice to search agencies: Dinsmore does not accept, and will not be bound or limited by, unsolicited submissions from search agencies for associate level positions. All requests to submit a candidate for presentation must include a blind summary of the candidate without disclosing his or her identity. Requests must be sent to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel. No requests may be sent to attorneys or other firm personnel. Additionally, without explicit prior approval, search agencies are prohibited from posting or advertising any of our firm’s positions and from summarizing or reproducing any of our firm’s advertisements.

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Litigation Associate

Detroit, MI

Dinsmore & Shohl has an immediate opportunity for a business litigator in our Troy, Michigan office.   Candidates must have 5-10 years of litigation experience, and be Michigan licensed. Candidates with first chair experience preferred. 

Dinsmore & Shohl, is a national law firm with over 750 attorneys in 29 cities.  Please send a cover letter, resume, and transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected].

*NOTE* – Dinsmore is not utilizing search agencies to fill this position.

Commercial Litigation Partner

Los Angeles, CA

Our growing Los Angeles office is looking to add to its ranks through the acquisition of new partners and/or groups.

Serving our clients since 1908, Dinsmore & Shohl is a national AmLaw 200 firm offering a comprehensive menu of legal services and diverse client base. Our methodical, precise growth over the last decade has enabled us to remain strong and continue our expansion into new markets.

We are currently searching for partner level attorneys and/or groups who possess a combination of experience and dedication to join us in our Los Angeles office for the follow practice areas:

  • Labor/Employment Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • IP Trademark and Copyright
  • Corporate

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Los Angeles Office Managing Partner Peter Mastan by email to [email protected].

Labor & Employment Litigation Partner

Los Angeles, CA

Our growing Los Angeles office is looking to add to its ranks through the acquisition of new partners and/or groups.

Serving our clients since 1908, Dinsmore & Shohl is a national AmLaw 200 firm offering a comprehensive menu of legal services and diverse client base. Our methodical, precise growth over the last decade has enabled us to remain strong and continue our expansion into new markets.

We are currently searching for partner level attorneys and/or groups who possess a combination of experience and dedication to join us in our Los Angeles office for the follow practice areas:

  • Labor/Employment Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • IP Trademark and Copyright
  • Corporate

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Los Angeles Office Managing Partner Peter Mastan by email to [email protected].

Commercial Finance Associate

Cincinnati, OH

Dinsmore, a prominent national law firm with over 750 attorneys in 29 cities, has an immediate opportunity available for an Associate in the Commercial Finance and Banking Practice Group in Cincinnati, Ohio. The position requires two to three years of transactional experience with commercial finance transactions. Experience with commercial real estate, construction financing, tax credits, and general corporate work is beneficial.

A license to practice in Ohio is required. Out-of-state candidates who are either willing to sit for the bar exam or are eligible for admission in Ohio will be considered. All candidates should have a strong academic background and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills. Qualified candidates can look forward to an entrepreneurial, collegial work atmosphere and a practice that will include significant client contact and handling all aspects of complex transactions for regional and national clients of all sizes.

Please send your cover letter, resume, and transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, OH 45202, or to [email protected].

Practice Support Specialist

Lexington, KY

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees and communities accomplish more. We are a large corporate law firm comprised of more than 750 attorneys with locations in cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other both personally and professionally. Together, we can accomplish more every day.

Dinsmore has an immediate opening in our Lexington, KY office for a professional practice support specialist who will support multiple attorneys in its litigation and torts groups. Candidates should have strong verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills, be highly organized and possess a desire to work as a member of a team.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with entry of attorneys’ time
  • Help to manage individual attorney calendars which could include docketing and scheduling meetings and conference calls
  • Assist with client intake forms
  • Open and maintain client files
  • Provide clerical support to attorneys, paralegals and legal administrative assistants including backup overflow assistance
  • Assist with monthly billing

Requirements

  • Excellent writing, grammar, proofreading skills, and meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent word processing skills and intermediate-level use of Microsoft Office Suite, .pdf editing software, and related legal software, including electronic document management systems
  • Law firm and/or litigation experience, a plus
  • Experience using attorney timekeeping and document management systems a plus
  • Familiarity with basic online resources
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills
  • Proven success as a positive team player, as well as an independent worker
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment

Commercial Finance Associates

Denver, CO; Chicago, IL; Indianapolis, IN; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; Ann Arbor, MI; Detroit, MI; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH; Pittsburgh, PA

Dinsmore, a prominent national law firm with over 750 attorneys in 29 cities, has an immediate opportunity available for Associates in the Commercial Finance and Banking Practice Group in Denver, CO; Chicago, IL; Indianapolis, IN; Lexington and Louisville, KY; Ann Arbor and Troy, MI; Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Dayton, OH; and Pittsburgh, PA. The position requires a minimum of three years of transactional experience with commercial finance transactions. Experience with senior housing, medical facilities, construction financing, tax credits, public finance transactions, Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac/FHA lending, affordable housing, and general corporate and transactional work is beneficial.

Additionally, we are also accepting resumes from recent graduates interested in an Associate position in Indianapolis, IN.  The new Associate would be assigned to the Commercial Finance and Banking Practice Group and ideally have one to two years of experience, however entry-level candidates will be considered for this opportunity in Indianapolis. Responsibilities include general commercial real estate finance work such as document drafting and negotiation, title and survey analysis, loan closings and advising clients in other general commercial real estate-related and HUD lending matters. Transactional work and general familiarity with basic real estate concepts would be a plus.

A license to practice in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, or Pennsylvania is required. Out-of-state candidates who are either willing to sit for the bar exam or are eligible for admission in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, or Pennsylvania will be considered. All candidates should have a strong academic background and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills. Qualified candidates can look forward to an entrepreneurial, collegial work atmosphere and a practice that will include significant client contact and handling all aspects of complex transactions for regional and national clients of all sizes.

Please send your cover letter, resume, and transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, OH 45202, or to [email protected].

IP Trademark and Copyright Partner

Los Angeles, CA

Our growing Los Angeles office is looking to add to its ranks through the acquisition of new partners and/or groups.

Serving our clients since 1908, Dinsmore & Shohl is a national AmLaw 200 firm offering a comprehensive menu of legal services and diverse client base. Our methodical, precise growth over the last decade has enabled us to remain strong and continue our expansion into new markets.

We are currently searching for partner level attorneys and/or groups who possess a combination of experience and dedication to join us in our Los Angeles office for the follow practice areas:

  • Labor/Employment Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • IP Trademark and Copyright
  • Corporate

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Los Angeles Office Managing Partner Peter Mastan by email to [email protected].

Corporate Partner

Los Angeles, CA

Our growing Los Angeles office is looking to add to its ranks through the acquisition of new partners and/or groups.

Serving our clients since 1908, Dinsmore & Shohl is a national AmLaw 200 firm offering a comprehensive menu of legal services and diverse client base. Our methodical, precise growth over the last decade has enabled us to remain strong and continue our expansion into new markets.

We are currently searching for partner level attorneys and/or groups who possess a combination of experience and dedication to join us in our Los Angeles office for the follow practice areas:

  • Labor/Employment Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • IP Trademark and Copyright
  • Corporate

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Los Angeles Office Managing Partner Peter Mastan by email to [email protected]

Database Applications Administrator

Cincinnati, OH

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees and communities accomplish more. We are one of the region’s largest corporate law firms comprised of more than 750 attorneys with locations in cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other both personally and professionally.

Reporting to the Director of Data and Digital Services the Database Applications Administrator (DBA) is responsible for implementing and maintaining various database technology platforms and their reporting capabilities within the Dinsmore data team. The DBA is responsible for ensuring critical and sensitive business data is maintained and available based on firm requirements and best practices. The DBA also ensures content within the databases is available for either report or application purposes while ensuring security and confidentiality issues regarding the data are enforced.

The primary responsibilities for the Database Administrator include (but not limited to):

  • Installation and configuration of Microsoft SQL Server and Reporting services on server hardware using documented standards
  • Creation of scripts or stored procedures to automate repetitive or complex tasks
  • Creation and management of database backup jobs
  • Test backup and restoration processes routinely to ensure Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity objectives for the firm are met
  • Maintaining database and log file size for optimal disk capacity
  • Creation and configuration of user databases
  • Recommends and implements security measures to ensure confidential data is secured on databases and SQL-based applications
  • Providing ad-hoc reports based on SQL Data
  • Creation of reports utilizing MS Reporting Services for regular reporting needs
  • Creation of dashboards utilizing Microsoft Power BI
  • Identify and escalate technical issues; take corrective actions to ensure long term resolution
  • Identify opportunities for improvement using new technologies when available
  • Stay current on technology trends and make recommendations for upgrade paths of existing technology
  • Provide support for applications that use other database platforms such as MS Access
  • Provide support to internal development staff
  • Provide support and/or work with firm personnel or vendors who need or require access to databases
  • Maintains positive contact with firm personnel and clients.
  • Observes confidentiality in all firm and client matters.
  • Other duties as assigned

Skill sets required for the Database Administrator:

  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Minimum five years supporting and maintaining MS SQL Environment
  • Knowledge of legal environment and applications a plus
  • Be a contributing member in a team-oriented environment
  • Good understanding of MS Transact-SQL
  • Solid understanding and background of various SQL Server versions
  • Enterprise Manager and SQL Management Studio
  • SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
  • SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • Microsoft Power BI

Litigation Attorney - Tort Practice Group

Tampa, FL

Dinsmore & Shohl, a prominent national law firm with over 750 attorneys in 29 cities, has an immediate opportunity for a litigation attorney in our Tampa, Florida office. Preferred candidates will have a minimum of three years of litigation experience, including experience preparing and arguing motions, taking depositions, handling complex discovery and ESI, and preparing cases for trial. Tort experience is preferred and this is a non-partnership track position. Judicial clerkship experience and familiarity with the Florida court system is a plus.  All candidates should have a strong academic background, and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.

A license to practice in Florida is required. Out of state candidates who are either willing to sit for the Florida bar exam or eligible for admission in Florida will be considered.

Please send cover letter, resume, and transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected].

*NOTE* – Dinsmore is not utilizing search agencies to fill this position.

Litigation Staff Attorney

Cleveland, OH

Dinsmore & Shohl, a prominent national law firm with over 750 attorneys in 29 cities, has an immediate opportunity available for a litigation staff attorney in our Cleveland office.  All candidates must have two to five years of litigation experience, including drafting pleadings, motions, legal memoranda, and stipulations of settlement, handling complex legal research and discovery, and developing cases through factual investigation. Qualified candidates will be responsible for maintaining and supervising a diversified caseload, communicating with clients and opposing parties, and appearing in court. The staff attorney will work on teams with partners and associates and be provided invaluable training by experienced litigators.

A license to practice in Ohio and familiarity with the Ohio court system is required. Out of state candidates who are willing to sit for the Ohio bar exam, or eligible for admission in Ohio, will be considered. All candidates should have a strong academic background and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.

Please send cover letter, resume, and transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected].

*NOTE* – Dinsmore is not utilizing search agencies to fill this position.

Project Assistants

Bloomington, IN

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees and communities accomplish more. We are one of the region’s largest corporate law firms comprised of more than 750 attorneys with locations in cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other both personally and professionally.

Dinsmore & Shohl is a growing national law firm and is currently seeking two part-time Project Assistants in our Bloomington, IN office. The Project Assistants will be joining a dynamic and collaborative commercial real estate team and will help with the successful organization, tracking, and maintenance of various projects.

If you are interested in a flexible schedule, a collaborative team culture and purpose in you work, we encourage you to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Assists with responding to client requests
  • Assist with document preparation, document filings, real estate closing processes and other matters as needed
  • Opening client/matters
  • Assists the team with large projects, and miscellaneous requests

Requirements

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (specifically Outlook and Word)
  • Proficient communication skills
  • Self-starter and comfortable working in a fast-paced team/collaborative environment to ensure successful completion of projects
  • Flexible and adaptive to a dynamic work environment

Litigation Associate

Denver, CO

Dinsmore & Shohl, a prominent national law firm with over 750 attorneys in 29 cities, has an immediate opportunity for a Litigation Associate in Denver, Colorado. Qualified candidates must have 2-4 years of litigation experience, including experience preparing and arguing motions, assisting in the taking of depositions, handling complex discovery and ESI, preparing cases for trial, and must be well versed in researching and drafting briefs and motions. Judicial clerkship experience is preferred.

A license to practice in Colorado and familiarity with the Colorado court system is required. Out of state candidates who are willing to sit for the Colorado bar exam, or eligible for admission in Colorado, will be considered. All candidates should have a strong academic background and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.

Please send your cover letter, resume, and law school transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, OH 45202, or to [email protected].

The base salary range for this position is $155,000 - $166,000. Exact compensation may vary based on skills and experience.  Benefits offered include: health care, vision, dental, firm paid disability, firm paid life insurance, firm paid travel accident, retirement benefits, parental leave, unlimited vacation, healthcare and flexible spending accounts, commuter and transit plans, employee assistance program, long term care, pet insurance and a 529 plan.

*NOTE* – Dinsmore is not utilizing search agencies to fill this position.

Litigation Associate

Pittsburgh, PA

Dinsmore & Shohl, a prominent national law firm with over 700 attorneys in 29 cities, has an immediate opportunity for a mid-level litigation Associate in our Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania office. Preferred candidates will have a minimum of five years of litigation experience, including experience preparing pleadings and motions, arguing motions, taking depositions, handling complex discovery and ESI, and preparing cases for trial. This role will require the ability to develop a case and strategy and interact with clients directly on a regular basis. Contract and construction litigation is preferred but not required, and experience drafting and negotiating contracts is a plus.  Familiarity with the Pennsylvania court system is a plus, but a willingness to practice in multiple jurisdictions and interact with local counsel is preferred. All candidates should have a strong academic background, and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.

A license to practice in Pennsylvania is required. An additional license in Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Georgia or Florida is a plus. Out of state candidates who are either willing to sit for the Pennsylvania bar exam or eligible for admission in Pennsylvania will be considered.

Please send cover letter, resume, and transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected]

*NOTE* – Dinsmore is not utilizing search agencies to fill this position.

Public Finance Associate

Cincinnati, OH

Dinsmore has an immediate opportunity available for a public finance associate in the Cincinnati, Ohio office. Ideal candidates should have a minimum of 3 years of experience in public, municipal, or commercial finance. Responsibilities include serving as bond counsel, representing lenders, borrowers, and underwriters in a wide range of financial transactions, managing all levels of transactions through to closing, developing best practices, and utilizing all available resources to resolve legal issues and counsel clients. If you have strong general tax, corporate, or transactional experience and are interested in transitioning to public finance, we also encourage you to apply.

All candidates should have a strong academic background, be detail oriented, and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates licensed to practice in Ohio, however, out of state candidates who are either willing to sit for the Ohio bar or eligible for admission in Ohio will be considered.

Please send cover letter, resume, and transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected].

*NOTE* – Dinsmore is not utilizing search agencies to fill this position.

Trademark/Copyright Litigation Associate

Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Cleveland, OH; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA

Dinsmore & Shohl, a prominent national law firm with over 700 attorneys in 29 cities, has an immediate opportunity available for a Trademark/Copyright Litigation Associate in Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Columbus, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois; and Los Angeles, California.  This position would be in our IP Litigation and Enforcement Practice Group.  Candidates must have a minimum of three years of general litigation experience and/or significant TTAB experience, including experience preparing and arguing motions, taking depositions, handling complex discovery and ESI, and preparing cases for trial.  Trademarks and copyrights clearance, prosecution and transactional work is preferred.  A technical background is not required. 

Successful candidates should have a license to practice in Ohio, Illinois, or California, strong academic credentials and excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills, as well as a desire to work in a collegial atmosphere with an emphasis on training, significant client contact, and a wide range of work handling complex trademark litigation matters for regional and national clients of all sizes. 

Dinsmore’s IP Department includes a group of 100+ intellectual property attorneys in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago, Charleston, Groton, Lexington, Louisville, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C.  With one of the country’s fastest-growing IP practices, Dinsmore services clients in a wide range of industries around the world.

Please apply in confidence by submitting your cover letter, resume, and law school transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected].

*NOTE* – Dinsmore is not utilizing search agencies to fill this position.

IP Trademark Associates

Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Cleveland, OH; Chicago, IL; Boston, MA; Los Angeles, CA; San Diego, CA; Denver, CO; Pittsburgh, PA; Philadelphia, PA; Tampa, FL; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY

Dinsmore, a prominent national law firm with over 700 attorneys in 29 cities, has immediate opportunities available for trademark and copyright associates in Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Columbus, OH; Chicago, IL; Boston, MA; Los Angeles and San Diego, CA; Denver, CO; Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, PA; Tampa, FL; and Lexington and Louisville, KY. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of three years of experience in trademarks and copyrights clearance, prosecution and transactional work, with trademark and copyright litigation experience a bonus. A technical background is not required. IP litigation experience will be considered. All candidates should be licensed to practice in their state of practice have a strong academic background and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.

Dinsmore’s IP department includes a group of 100+ intellectual property attorneys in Cincinnati, Chicago, Dayton, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Charleston, Cleveland, Columbus, Denver, Groton, Lexington, Louisville, Pittsburgh, San Diego, and Washington, D.C. With one of the country’s fastest-growing IP practices, Dinsmore services clients in a wide range of industries around the world. 

Please send cover letter, resume, and transcripts to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected].

Legal Administrative Assistant

Denver, CO

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees and communities accomplish more. We are one of the region’s largest corporate law firms comprised of more than 750 attorneys with locations in cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other both personally and professionally.

Dinsmore has an immediate opening for a poised and professional Legal Administrative Assistant supporting multiple attorneys in the Public Finance, Real Estate, and Litigation departments in our Denver, CO office. The legal administrative assistant’s responsibilities will include project and client management, billing, time entry, formatting, proofreading and editing of documents, travel arrangements, and other legal assistant functions. We seek candidates that are self-directed, work well in a team, and have advanced computer skills.

Requirements

  • Four-year college degree, and experience supporting corporate attorneys or business executives
  • Ability to learn and understand the inner workings of each client’s business and work with attorneys as an integral member of the team
  • Experience using attorney timekeeping software and document management systems
  • Experience in working in other states
  • Experience assisting with client billing and billing systems
  • Experience and proficiency using MS Office Suite
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines
  • Excellent writing, grammar, proofreading skills, and meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Proven success as a positive team player as well as an independent worker
  • Ability to excel in a fast paced environment

Legal Administrative Assistant (Litigation)

Detroit, MI

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees and communities accomplish more. We are a large corporate law firm comprised of more than 750 attorneys with locations in cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other both personally and professionally.

Dinsmore has an immediate opening for a Legal Administrative Assistant who will support multiple attorneys in our Troy, Michigan office. Duties will include file and client management, formatting, proofreading and editing documents, online filings, expense reimbursement processing, travel arrangements and other administrative support. We seek candidates that are self-directed, high energy, and have advanced computer skills.

Requirements

  • Solid work history including 3-5 recent years providing legal administrative support, and effectively reporting to multiple attorneys
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff including attorneys, paralegals and other assistants throughout the Firm
  • Intermediate to advanced-level use of Microsoft Office Suite, .pdf editing software, and related legal software
  • Experience with E-filing (federal and state)
  • Experience using document management systems (iManage experience a plus)
  • Excellent writing, grammar and proofreading skills with meticulous attention to detail
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills, with a keen ability to multi-task
  • Proven success as a positive team player, as well as an independent worker
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment
  • Exposure to Litigation required

Legal Administrative Assistant to Office Managing Partner (Public Finance)

Pittsburgh, PA

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees and communities accomplish more. We are one of the region’s largest corporate law firms comprised of more than 750 attorneys with locations in cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other both personally and professionally.

The Pittsburgh office is seeking an experienced Legal Administrative Assistant to support our Public Finance team, including our Office Managing Partner. 

Requirements:

  • Experience with transactional documents and procedures or similar type work is required. 
  • Successful candidates typically have experience processing closing/settlement documents and are familiar with the closing process.
  • Ability to manage and track multiple bond closings simultaneously.
  • Organizational abilities and attention to detail are essential.
  • Ability to professionally communicate with clients via email and telephone.
  • Must portray a polished, professional demeanor, and be able to maintain confidentiality while handling both client-related work as well as administrative duties as it relates to the Office Managing Partner’s responsibilities.
  • Must be able to manage attorney communications, prepare and process documents, write clearly and concisely and maintain schedules and calendars.
  • The successful candidate will be self-directed, high energy with advanced computer skills. 

Project Assistant

Cincinnati, OH

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees and communities accomplish more. We are one of the region’s largest corporate law firms comprised of more than 750 attorneys with locations in cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other both personally and professionally.

Dinsmore is currently seeking a Project Assistant in Cincinnati, Ohio.  This Project Assistant will be joining the Litigation Department and will be responsible for the successful organization, tracking and maintenance of various projects within the department.

Essential Functions

  • Files, delivers and retrieves client documents as needed.
  • Answer questions concerning records and filings.
  • Keep records of materials filed or removed, using logbooks or computers.
  • Add new material to file records, and create new records as necessary.
  • Gathers materials to be filed from departments and employees.
  • Find and retrieve information from files in response to requests from attorneys or paralegals.
  • Place materials into storage receptacles, such as file cabinets, boxes, bins or drawers, according to classification and identification information.
  • Assign and record or stamp identification numbers or codes in order to index materials for filing.
  • Opening of client/matters for the department.
  • Handles billings and time entry for certain attorneys.
  • Handles most of the department maintenance in regards to file storage.
  • Assists the department with large projects, hand deliveries, and miscellaneous requests.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to maintain and manage databases and create reports tracking the status of dozens of simultaneous contract negotiations
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Self-starter and comfortable working in a fast-paced team/collaborative environment to problem-solve and implement process improvements
  • Flexible and adaptive to a dynamic work environment

Legal Administrative Assistant

Columbus, OH

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees and communities accomplish more. We are one of the region’s largest corporate law firms comprised of more than 750 attorneys with locations in cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other both personally and professionally.

Dinsmore has an immediate opening in our Columbus, Ohio office for an experienced and professional legal administrative assistant who will support multiple attorneys or paralegals in connection with tax, benefits, wealth planning and corporate law. The ideal candidate should have experience in the areas of drafting and preparing estate and probate documents and various corporate documents; assisting clients in completing forms and other documents; court filings; tracking deadlines; and client billing. Candidates should also have strong verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills, be highly organized, and possess a desire to work as a member of a team.

Requirements

  • Excellent writing, grammar, proofreading skills, and meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent word processing skills and intermediate-level use of Microsoft Office Suite, .pdf editing software, and related legal software, including electronic document management systems (iManage/FileSite)
  • Familiarity with basic online resources
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and ability to multi-task
  • Success as a positive team player, as well as an independent worker
  • Solid work history including 3-5 years supporting multiple attorneys/paralegals
  • Ability to review and communicate docket to attorneys/paralegals and effectively report to several professionals

Patent Associate (biochemistry or chemistry)

Ann Arbor, MI; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Detroit, MI; Groton, CT; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; Pittsburgh, PA; Washington, D.C.

Dinsmore is seeking a patent associate in Ann Arbor, MI; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH; Detroit, MI; Groton, CT; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; Pittsburgh, PA; or Washington, D.C.  This position requires a minimum of three years of patent preparation and prosecution experience and at least a B.S. in Biochemistry or Chemistry.  Admission to a state bar and USPTO registration is required.  A Ph.D. and/or industry experience is preferred.  Experience with pharmaceutical or biotechnology subject matters is a plus.  Successful candidates have strong academic credentials and excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills, as well as a desire to work in a collegial atmosphere with an emphasis on training, significant client contact, and a wide range of work, including patent preparation and prosecution, portfolio management, strategic analysis, and opinion work.

Dinsmore’s IP department includes a group of 100+ intellectual property attorneys in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago, Charleston, Groton, Lexington, Louisville, Pittsburgh, San Diego, and Washington, D.C.  With one of the country’s fastest-growing IP practices, Dinsmore services clients in a wide range of industries around the world.

Please apply in confidence by submitting your cover letter, resume, and law school, graduate or undergraduate transcripts to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected].

Practice Support Specialist (Labor)

Cincinnati, OH

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees and communities accomplish more. We are a large corporate law firm comprised of more than 750 attorneys with locations in cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other both personally and professionally.

Dinsmore has an immediate opening in our Cincinnati, Ohio office for a professional practice support specialist who will support multiple attorneys in connection with corporate labor. Candidates should have strong verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills, be highly organized and possess a desire to work as a member of a team.

Responsibilities

  • Help to manage individual attorney calendars which could include scheduling meetings, conference calls, and travel arrangements; learn departmental docketing system as necessary
  • Open and maintain client files
  • Provide clerical support to the attorneys and paralegals
  • Be trained to coordinate the monthly client billing process
  • Provide backup overflow assistance to legal secretaries as needed
  • Other duties as necessary

Requirements

  • Excellent writing, grammar, proofreading skills, and meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent word processing skills and intermediate-level use of Microsoft Office Suite, .pdf editing software, and related legal software including electronic document management systems iManage/FileSite, PowerPoint, and Outlook a plus
  • Experience using attorney timekeeping and document management systems a plus
  • Familiarity with basic online resources
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills, and ability to multi-task
  • Proven success as a positive team player, as well as an independent worker
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment

Vice President and Compliance Officer - Dinsmore Compliance Services, LLC

Cincinnati, OH

Dinsmore Compliance Services, LLC is currently seeking a highly focused and experienced candidate for our high touch and high energy chief compliance officer (CCO) position to work directly with our financial services clients. This position will lead the engagement with assigned clients while forming deep relationships—with the CCO effectively becoming a key member of the client’s team.

The chief compliance officer provides primary oversight and insights to our investment adviser, municipal adviser, and/or broker-dealer clients. Responsibilities include administering and maintaining Rule 206(4)-7 compliance policies and procedures and execution of a continuous compliance calendar pursuant to the Rule and DCS’s overall compliance program. The chief compliance officer is responsible for ensuring that all compliance reporting complies with regulatory requirements and client policies. The CCO will provide leadership and supervisory oversight in the areas of compliance and risk management according to the client’s business model and operations, as well as the regulatory environment to which they are subject.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Facilitate and enforce all facets of the compliance program to protect the client from legal and regulatory risk
  • Provide strategic direction for compliance in support of client business operations, initiatives, and goals
  • Review and maintain client firm compliance policies and written procedures in response to changing regulations and financial industry trends
  • Manage and respond to all regulatory inquiries, also act as client liaison with regulators
  • Participate in and manage for the client:
    • Annual compliance reviews & training
    • Regulatory filings and form updates
    • Regulatory audits/exams
    • Internal audits and branch office inspections
    • Compliance committees
    • Vendor Due Diligence
  • Support the review of advertising material, sales literature and correspondence
  • Consult with client sales, marketing, operations and other departments on compliance matters, supervision and risk management
  • Communicate regulatory changes and trends with the client’s management team and their employees, representatives, etc.
  • Perform and/or oversee periodic testing of written policies and procedures to determine ongoing compliance
  • Perform trading and best execution reviews; monitor/review personnel trading for conflicts of interest

REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to oversee and carry out the implementation and on-going execution and enhancement of a full-scale compliance program
  • Ability to work independently in a high demand/high productivity environment
  • Work efficiently with high attention to detail and the ability to multi-task
  • Carry a high level of team orientation; possess strong interpersonal communication skills and a passion to help team members and clients
  • Demonstrate integrity—maintain client trust, confidentiality and code of ethics
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Dependable, accountable, adaptable, and flexible
  • Ability to enthusiastically support and promote the goals of our firm and its clients

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) or equivalent from four-year College or University
  • 5-7 years or more experience in financial industry compliance and/or operations; Preferably in a manager, officer or director role
  • Experience with the current and proposed financial regulatory environment (SEC, FINRA, DOL/ERISA, CFTC)
  • Knowledge of Securities Act of ‘33, Investment Advisers Act of ‘40, Investment Company Act of ‘40 and related federal and state regulations
  • Experience with financial industry regulatory requirements, forms & systems required; Regulatory audit/exam experience preferred
  • Specific knowledge of rules and exemptions governing hedge funds, private equity funds, ’40 Act Funds and commodity pools helpful
  • Familiarity with GIPS and other industry standards are a plus

Legal Administrative Assistant (Litigation)

Cincinnati, OH

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees and communities accomplish more. We are a large corporate law firm comprised of more than 700 attorneys with locations in cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other both personally and professionally.

Dinsmore has an immediate opening for a legal administrative assistant who will support multiple attorneys and/or paralegals in our Cincinnati, Ohio office. Duties will include file and client management, formatting, proofreading and editing of documents, online filings, time entry, expense reimbursements, travel arrangements and other administrative support. We seek candidates that are self-directed, high energy, and have advanced computer skills.

Requirements

  • Solid work history including 3-5 recent years providing administrative support
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff including attorneys, paralegals and other assistants throughout the Firm
  • Intermediate to advanced-level use of Microsoft Office Suite, .pdf editing software, and related legal software
  • Experience with E-filing (federal and state) a plus
  • Experience using timekeeping software and document management systems
  • Excellent writing, grammar, proofreading skills, and meticulous attention to detail
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills, with a keen ability to multi-task
  • Proven success as a positive team player, as well as an independent worker
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to type 65 WPM
  • Exposure to Litigation preferred
  • Exposure to the following practice areas, or a desire and ability to learn these areas, is necessary: Environmental, Workers’ Compensation, Commercial Litigation, and TORT

Legal Administrative Assistant (Litigation)

Tampa, FL

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees, and communities accomplish more. We are a large corporate law firm comprised of more than 750 attorneys with locations in cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms, and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other both personally and professionally.

We have an opening for an experienced, poised, and professional litigation administrative assistant who will support multiple attorneys with complex commercial litigation, commercial transactions, torts, and product liability matters. This position will be in our Tampa, Florida office.

The role will include traditional legal administrative assistant responsibilities, including filings; client management; billing; time entry; formatting, proofreading and editing of documents; travel arrangements; and other legal assistant functions. We seek candidates who are self-directed, high energy, and have advanced computer skills.

Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with litigation support
  • Ability to manage billing for assigned attorneys (time entry, pre-bills, invoicing)
  • Strong experience calendaring litigation deadlines
  • Working knowledge and understanding of state and federal court rules and procedures
  • Filing/e-filing experience in state and federal courts, ECF, and Pacer
  • Experience using attorney timekeeping software and document management systems
  • Experience and proficiency using MS Office Suite
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines
  • Excellent writing, grammar, proofreading skills, and meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Proven success as a positive team player, as well as a proactive, independent worker
  • Ability to excel in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to type 65 WPM

Immigration Administrative Assistant

Cincinnati, OH

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees and communities accomplish more. We are one of the region’s largest corporate law firms comprised of more than 750 attorneys with locations in cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other both personally and professionally.

Dinsmore has an immediate opening in our Cincinnati, Ohio office for an Administrative Assistant who will support multiple attorneys in connection with the Immigration practice group. Candidates should have strong verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills, be highly organized and possess a desire to work as a member of a team.

Responsibilities:

  • Open and maintain client files
  • Provide clerical support to the attorneys and paralegals
  • Provide backup overflow assistance to legal assistants as needed
  • Preparation and formatting of legal documents and correspondence
  • Update and maintain case management system with client data and documents

Requirements:

  • Excellent writing, grammar, proofreading skills, and meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent word processing skills and intermediate-level use of Microsoft Office Suite, .pdf editing software, and related legal software
  • Experience using attorney timekeeping and document management systems a plus
  • Working knowledge and understanding of Federal immigration rules and procedures a plus
  • Experience with filing at USCIS Service Centers and Federal e-filing systems (e.g. FLAG, PERM, and USCIS) a plus
  • Familiarity with basic online resources
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills, and ability to multi-task
  • Proven success as a positive team player, as well as an independent worker
  • Punctual and reliable in-person attendance is required
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Data Analyst

Cincinnati, OH

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees, and communities accomplish more. We are a large corporate law firm comprised of more than 750 attorneys with locations in cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms, and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other - both personally and professionally.

Dinsmore has a full time Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Data Analyst position open in our Cincinnati office. The DEI Analyst supports Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts by helping execute strategic priorities as directed by the Chief DEI Officer, Department Leaders and firm Diversity Committee. Develops data and analytics across the organization to meet business goals and objectives and serves as the point of contact for Firm DEI data and reporting. The DEI Data Analyst understands and advocates for the Firm’s diversity and inclusion objectives through participation in events, responses to questions and daily work.

Nationwide - This position may be filled in any location in which Dinsmore has an office.

Responsibilities

  • Develop data and analytics across the organization to meet business goals and objectives
  • Serve as the point of contact for data and reporting
  • Respond to external survey data requests
  • Design diversity dashboards and reports that drive proactive actions to identify inclusion objectives
  • Interact with external consultants and stakeholders for federal and local government contracting obligations
  • Review and respond to Outside Counsel Guidelines related to diversity data and requirements
  • Generally work with the Human Resources team and Diversity Committee leadership, to ensure data reporting reflects DEI priorities across the firm
  • Coordinate with various departments to assist in development and execution of supplier diversity policies
  • Serve as liaison with department leaders and marketing personnel to obtain information for keeping internal and external content current
  • Collaborate with IT to organize and update the Diversity database as needed
  • Team with Marketing to complete RFPs, RFIs and all other requests for information related to DEI in the firm.
  • Work together with colleagues to update, develop and conceive resources to educate and advise internal and external stakeholders
  • Keep records of dates, deadlines and requirements of various conferences, awards, surveys and other requests for information that involve DEI
  • Assist with compiling reports for meetings and status updates
  • Compile data and content in response to various internal and external requests
  • Develop means to better gather demographic data for firmwide personnel, working with HR and Accounting to keep various reports current
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Law firm experience preferred
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Proactive approach to completing projects and anticipating additional steps needed
  • Ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders and departments on an ongoing basis

Billing Clerk

Cincinnati, OH

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees and communities accomplish more. We are one of the region’s largest corporate law firms comprised of more than 750 attorneys with locations in cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other both personally and professionally.

Dinsmore & Shohl is seeking a billing Clerk for our Cincinnati location. This position will be responsible for the daily billing functions including time and cost transfers, write-downs, computer bills, special bills, void/rebills and attorney inquiries.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates all aspects of billing for assigned attorneys and clients in accordance with Firm policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates all aspects of electronic billing through client electronic billing sites and E-billing Hub as required by clients.
  • Reviews, edits and processes pre-bills.
  • Reviews pre-bills to ensure accurate application of retainers, on account expenses, on account fees, unapplied and trust funds.
  • Perform various reconciliation and monitoring adjustments to ensure final invoice to client is accurate.  Includes write offs, rate overrides, etc.
  • Communicates with billing attorneys and/or secretaries regarding billing matters.
  • Prepares final invoices for transmittal to clients.
  • Prints computer bills and provides secretaries with PDF copy.
  • Maintain and disseminate information on special client time reporting and billing requirements as needed.
  • Manage high volume of emails and calls pertaining to legal billing.
  • Provide first level of billing system technical support to Firm attorneys and support staff.
  • Maintains accurate and complete documentation of billing changes for audit trail.  Scans related documents into CMS as needed.
  • Prepares ad hoc billing reports upon request from billing attorney.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 1 year of billing experience
  • High school diploma is required

Patent Associate (electrical engineering or computer science)

Ann Arbor, MI; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH; Detroit, MI; Groton, CT; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; Pittsburgh, PA; Washington, D.C.

Dinsmore is seeking a Patent Associate in Ann Arbor, MI; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH; Detroit, MI; Groton, CT; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; Pittsburgh, PA; or Washington, D.C.  This position requires a B.S. in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science and all experience levels will be considered.  Admission to a state bar and USPTO registration is required.  Successful candidates have strong academic credentials and excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills, as well as a desire to work in a collegial atmosphere with an emphasis on training, significant client contact, and a wide range of work, including patent preparation and prosecution, portfolio management, strategic analysis, and opinion work.

Dinsmore’s IP Department includes a group of 100+ intellectual property attorneys in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago, Charleston, Groton, Lexington, Louisville, Pittsburgh, San Diego, and Washington, D.C.  With one of the country’s fastest-growing IP practices, Dinsmore services clients in a wide range of industries around the world.

Please apply in confidence by submitting your cover letter, resume, and law school, graduate or undergraduate transcripts to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected].

Patent Associate (physics)

Ann Arbor, MI; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH; Detroit, MI; Groton, CT; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; Pittsburgh, PA; Washington, D.C.

Dinsmore is seeking a patent associate in Ann Arbor, MI; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH; Detroit, MI; Groton, CT; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; Pittsburgh, PA; or Washington, D.C.  This position requires a B.S. in Physics and a minimum of three years of patent preparation and prosecution experience.  Admission to a state bar and USPTO registration is required.  Successful candidates have strong academic credentials and excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills, as well as a desire to work in a collegial atmosphere with an emphasis on training, significant client contact, and a wide range of work, including patent preparation and prosecution, portfolio management, strategic analysis, and opinion work.

Dinsmore’s IP Department includes a group of 100+ intellectual property attorneys in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago, Charleston, Groton, Lexington, Louisville, Pittsburgh, San Diego, and Washington, D.C.  With one of the country’s fastest-growing IP practices, Dinsmore services clients in a wide range of industries around the world.

Please apply in confidence by submitting your cover letter, resume, and law school, graduate, or undergraduate transcripts to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected].

Patent Associate (materials science)

Ann Arbor, MI; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH; Detroit, MI; Groton, CT; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; Pittsburgh, PA; Washington, D.C.

This position requires a B.S. in Materials Science and all experience levels will be considered.  Admission to a state bar and USPTO registration is required.  Successful candidates have strong academic credentials and excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills, as well as a desire to work in a collegial atmosphere with an emphasis on training, significant client contact, and a wide range of work, including patent preparation and prosecution, portfolio management, strategic analysis, and opinion work.

Dinsmore’s IP department includes a group of 100+ intellectual property attorneys in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago, Charleston, Groton, Lexington, Louisville, Pittsburgh, San Diego, and Washington, D.C.  With one of the country’s fastest-growing IP practices, Dinsmore services clients in a wide range of industries around the world.

Please apply in confidence by submitting your cover letter, resume, and law school, graduate, or undergraduate transcripts to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected].

Patent Associate (mechanical engineering)

Ann Arbor, MI; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH; Detroit, MI; Groton, CT; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; Pittsburgh, PA; Washington, D.C.

Dinsmore is seeking a patent associate in Ann Arbor, MI; Chicago, IL, Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH; Detroit, MI; Groton, CT; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; Pittsburgh, PA; or Washington, D.C.  This position requires a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and all experience levels will be considered.  Admission to a state bar and USPTO registration is required.  Successful candidates have strong academic credentials and excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills, as well as a desire to work in a collegial atmosphere with an emphasis on training, significant client contact, and a wide range of work, including patent preparation and prosecution, portfolio management, strategic analysis, and opinion work.

Dinsmore’s IP department includes a group of 100+ intellectual property attorneys in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago, Charleston, Groton, Lexington, Louisville, Pittsburgh, San Diego, and Washington, D.C.  With one of the country’s fastest-growing IP practices, Dinsmore services clients in a wide range of industries around the world.

Please apply in confidence by submitting your cover letter, resume, and law school, graduate or undergraduate transcripts to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected].

Labor & Employment Associate

Cincinnati, OH

Dinsmore & Shohl, a prominent national law firm with over 750 attorneys in 29 cities, has an immediate opportunity for a labor & employment associate in Cincinnati, Ohio. Candidates must have two to five years of experience. Responsibilities include litigation defense and advising employers on compliance with state and federal employment laws and working on FMLA, ADA, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and violation of wage law matters. Experience taking depositions, arguing motions, and preparing cases for trial is preferred. Qualified candidates can look forward to a practice that will include significant client contact and handling all aspects of complex employment cases for regional and national clients of all sizes. 

A license to practice in Ohio is required. All candidates should have a strong academic background and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.

Please send your cover letter, resume, and transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, OH 45202, or to [email protected].

*NOTE* – Dinsmore is not utilizing search agencies to fill this position.

Patent Associate (chemical engineering)

Dinsmore is seeking a patent associate in any of our more than 29 office locations and requires a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Admission to a state bar and USPTO registration is required. Successful candidates have strong academic credentials and excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills, as well as a desire to work in a collegial atmosphere with an emphasis on training, significant client contact, and a wide range of work, including patent preparation and prosecution, portfolio management, strategic analysis, and opinion work.

Dinsmore’s IP department includes a group of more than 100 intellectual property attorneys. With one of the country’s fastest-growing IP practices, Dinsmore services clients in a wide range of industries around the world.

Please apply in confidence by submitting your cover letter, resume, and law school, graduate, or undergraduate transcripts to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected].

Legal Recruiting Assistant

Cincinnati, OH

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees and communities accomplish more. We are a large corporate law firm comprised of more than 750 attorneys with locations in 29 cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other both personally and professionally.

Dinsmore is currently seeking a Legal Recruiting Assistant to join the firm. The position will be located in our Cincinnati office, report to the Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, and support national attorney and law student recruiting efforts.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the job posting process for all attorney and law student positions
  • Maintain and update the recruiting database
  • Coordinate the call back interview and hiring process, including but not limited to scheduling, travel reservations, communicating with candidates and interviewers, and other internal communication
  • Document and prepare employment correspondence
  • Coordinate the pre-hire process, onboarding, and orientation of newly hired attorneys and law students
  • Track and report statistical data
  • Coordinate internal meetings and assist with event planning. Request quotes, coordinate room bookings/venue logistics, catering, presenter materials, room set up, and finalize attendance numbers
  • Assist with summer program efforts, work allocation, events, evaluations, and support to various offices
  • Process invoices and track budget items
  • Maintain timeline for events, projects, and organization of file content
  • Serve as administrative support to the Recruiting Committee and other related committees
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with attorneys, staff, and other administrative departments including HR, IT, Accounting, and Marketing

Required Qualifications:

  • College degree or equivalent combination of education and/or experience in a professional setting
  • Professional services firm experience preferred; law firm experience a plus
  • Possess a high-level of confidentiality and professionalism
  • Excellent communication, customer service, and organizational skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to coordinate multiple processes and tasks with competing priorities
  • Ability to take initiative, set priorities, and work effectively under deadlines
  • Flexibility in responding quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities
  • Ability to work independently, under the direction of others, and as a part of a team

Please send your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to [email protected]

Competitive salary and excellent benefits. 

Legal Administrative Assistant (Litigation – Commercial & Tort)

Lexington, KY

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees and communities accomplish more. We are one of the region’s largest corporate law firms comprised of more than 750 attorneys with locations in cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other both personally and professionally.

Dinsmore has an immediate opening for a Legal Administrative Assistant who will support multiple attorneys in our Lexington, KY office. Duties will include file and client management, formatting, proofreading and editing documents, online filings, expense reimbursement processing, travel arrangements, and other administrative support. We seek candidates who are self-directed, high energy, and have advanced computer skills.

Requirements

  • Experience in litigation for 3 years or more required (i.e., drafting correspondence and basic legal pleadings)
  • Experience in, or a desire and ability to learn the following areas of law: Torts (e.g., product liability, professional malpractice, trucking and auto accidents, etc.) and Commercial Litigation
  • Solid work history including 3-5 recent years providing legal administrative support for multiple attorneys
  • Ability to communicate effectively with  attorneys, paralegals, other support staff, and clients
  • Intermediate to advanced-level use of Microsoft Office Suite, .pdf editing software, and related legal software
  • Experience with E-filing (federal and state)
  • Experience using document management systems (iManage experience a plus)
  • Excellent writing, grammar, and proofreading skills with meticulous attention to detail
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills, with a keen ability to multi-task
  • Proven success as a positive team player, as well as an independent worker
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment

Litigation Associates

Cincinnati, OH

Dinsmore & Shohl, a prominent national law firm with over 750 attorneys in 29 cities, has an immediate opportunity for litigation associates in our Cincinnati office. Candidates must have 3-5 years of general litigation experience, including experience preparing and arguing motions, taking depositions, handling complex discovery and ESI, and preparing cases for trial. A license to practice in Ohio and familiarity with the Ohio court system is required. All candidates should have a strong academic background, and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.

Please send cover letter, resume, and transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected].

*NOTE* – Dinsmore is not utilizing search agencies to fill this position.

Litigation Associate

Indianapolis, IN

Dinsmore & Shohl, a prominent national law firm with over 750 attorneys in 29 cities, has an immediate opportunity available for litigation associates in our Indianapolis, Indiana office. Candidates must have a minimum of two years of general litigation experience, including experience preparing and arguing motions, taking depositions, handling complex discovery and ESI, and preparing cases for trial. Tort experience is preferred. A license to practice in Indiana and familiarity with the Indiana court system is required. All candidates should have a strong academic background, and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.

Please send cover letter, resume, and transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected]

*NOTE* – Dinsmore is not utilizing search agencies to fill this position.

Workers' Compensation Staff Attorney

Cincinnati, OH

Dinsmore & Shohl, a prominent national law firm with over 700 attorneys in 29 cities, has an immediate opportunity available for a Workers’ Compensation Staff Attorney in Cincinnati.  Qualified candidates must have a strong academic background as well as strong legal research and writing skills.  Candidates must be licensed to practice law in the state of Ohio.  This position will involve the handling of administrative hearings, legal research and court work.  

Please send your cover letter, resume, and transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, OH 45202, or to [email protected].

*NOTE* – Dinsmore is not utilizing search agencies to fill this position.

Litigation Associate - Commercial Litigation Practice Group

Lexington, KY

Dinsmore has an immediate opportunity for a litigation associate in our Lexington, Kentucky office. Preferred candidates will have one to three years of litigation experience, including experience preparing and arguing motions, taking depositions, handling complex discovery and ESI, and preparing cases for trial. Judicial clerkship experience and familiarity with the Kentucky court system is a plus. All candidates should have a strong academic background and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.

A license to practice in Kentucky is preferred. Out-of-state candidates willing to sit for the Kentucky bar exam or eligible for admission in Kentucky will be considered.

Please send cover letter, resume, and transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected].

Litigation Associate - Tort Practice Group

Lexington, KY

Dinsmore, a prominent national law firm with over 700 attorneys in 29 cities, has an immediate opportunity for a mid-level litigation associate in our Lexington, Kentucky office. Preferred candidates will have a minimum of 3 years of litigation experience, including experience preparing and arguing motions, taking depositions, handling complex discovery and ESI, and preparing cases for trial. Tort experience is preferred.  Judicial clerkship experience and familiarity with the Kentucky court system is a plus.  All candidates should have a strong academic background, and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.

A license to practice in Kentucky is required. Out of state candidates who are either willing to sit for the Kentucky bar exam or eligible for admission in Kentucky will be considered.

Please send cover letter, resume, and transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected]

*NOTE* – Dinsmore is not utilizing search agencies to fill this position.

Litigation Associate

Columbus, OH

Dinsmore has an immediate opportunity for a litigation associate in the Columbus, Ohio office. Candidates must have 3-5 years of general commercial litigation experience, including experience preparing and arguing motions, taking depositions, handling complex discovery and ESI, and preparing cases for trial.

All candidates should have a strong academic background and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.  A license to practice in Ohio and familiarity with the Ohio court system is required.

Please send cover letter, resume, and transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected].

Litigation Associate

San Diego, CA

Dinsmore & Shohl, a prominent national law firm with over 700 attorneys in 29 cities, has an immediate opportunity available for a litigation associate in our San Diego, California office.  Candidates must have a minimum of three years of general commercial litigation experience, including experience preparing and arguing motions, taking depositions, handling complex discovery and ESI, and preparing cases for trial. Familiarity with the California court system is required. Additionally, all candidates should be licensed to practice in California, have a strong academic background, and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.

Please send cover letter, resume, and transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected].

*NOTE* – Dinsmore is not utilizing search agencies to fill this position.

Labor and Employment Associate

Ann Arbor, MI; Detroit, MI

Dinsmore & Shohl, a prominent national law firm with over 750 attorneys in 29 cities, has an immediate opportunity available for a labor and employment associate in Ann Arbor or Troy, Michigan. Candidates must have two to seven years of employment law experience. Responsibilities include litigation defense, advising employers on compliance with state and federal employment laws, drafting and revising employment policies, and working on FMLA, ADA, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and violation of wage law matters. Litigation experience is preferred, but not required. Qualified candidates can look forward to a practice that will include significant client contact and handling all aspects of complex employment cases for regional and national clients of all sizes. 

A license to practice in Michigan is required. All candidates should have a strong academic background and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.

Please send your cover letter, resume, and transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, OH 45202, or to [email protected].

*NOTE* – Dinsmore is not utilizing search agencies to fill this position.

Labor & Employment Associate

Columbus, OH

Dinsmore & Shohl, a prominent national law firm with over 700 attorneys in 29 cities, has an immediate need for a labor and employment associate in the Columbus, Ohio office. Qualified candidates must have 2-5 years of labor and employment experience. Responsibilities include litigation defense and advising employers on compliance with state and federal employment laws and working on FMLA, ADA, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and violation of wage law matters. Traditional labor experience dealing with NLRB issues, collective bargaining, and grievance/arbitration is preferred as well as experience taking depositions, arguing motions, and preparing cases for trial. Qualified candidates can look forward to a practice that will include significant client contact and handling all aspects of complex employment cases for regional and national clients of all sizes.

All candidates should have a strong academic background, and possess excellent writing, analytical, and communication skills. A license to practice in Ohio is required. Out of state candidates who are either willing to sit for the bar exam or eligible for admission in Ohio will be considered.

Please send cover letter, resume, and transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected].

*NOTE* – Dinsmore is not utilizing search agencies to fill this position.

Bankruptcy Associate

Cincinnati, OH

Dinsmore has an immediate opportunity available for a bankruptcy associate in the Cincinnati, Ohio office. Applicants must have a minimum of two years of bankruptcy experience.  The scope of representation for the position will include representing debtors, trustees, creditors, creditors’ committees, equity sponsors, and secured lenders. Experience with all phases of bankruptcy proceedings is required, including counseling of clients with respect to rights and remedies, developing risk management strategies, and litigating adversary proceedings and contested matters in the bankruptcy court.

All candidates should have a strong academic background, and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills. A license to practice in Ohio is preferred. Out of state candidates who are either willing to sit for the Ohio bar exam or eligible for admission in Ohio will be considered.

Please send your cover letter, resume, and transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, OH 45202, or to [email protected].

*NOTE* – Dinsmore is not utilizing search agencies to fill this position.

Patent Agent (mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, physics, or materials science)

Ann Arbor, MI; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH; Detroit, MI; Groton, CT; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; Pittsburgh, PA; Washington, D.C.

Dinsmore is seeking a Patent Agent in Ann Arbor, MI;Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH; Detroit, MI; Groton, CT; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; Pittsburgh, PA; or Washington, D.C.  This position requires a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or Materials Science, and all experience levels will be considered.  USPTO registration is required.  Successful candidates have strong academic credentials and excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills, as well as a desire to work in a collegial atmosphere with an emphasis on training, significant client contact, and a wide range of work, including patent preparation and prosecution, portfolio management, strategic analysis, and opinion work.

Dinsmore’s IP Department includes a group of 100+ intellectual property attorneys in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago, Charleston, Groton, Lexington, Louisville, Pittsburgh, San Diego, and Washington, D.C.  With one of the country’s fastest-growing IP practices, Dinsmore services clients in a wide range of industries around the world.

Please apply in confidence by submitting your cover letter, resume, and graduate or undergraduate transcripts to [email protected]

Patent Agent (biochemistry or chemistry)

Ann Arbor, MI; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH; Detroit, MI; Groton, CT; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; Pittsburgh, PA; Washington, D.C.

Dinsmore is seeking a patent agent in Ann Arbor, MI; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH; Detroit, MI; Groton, CT; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; Pittsburgh, PA; or Washington, D.C.  This position requires at least a B.S. in Biochemistry or Chemistry and all experience levels will be considered. USPTO registration is required. A Ph.D. and/or industry experience is preferred.  Successful candidates have strong academic credentials and excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills, as well as a desire to work in a collegial atmosphere with an emphasis on training, significant client contact, and a wide range of work, including patent preparation and prosecution, portfolio management, strategic analysis, and opinion work.

Dinsmore’s IP department includes a group of 100+ intellectual property attorneys in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago, Charleston, Groton, Lexington, Louisville, Pittsburgh, San Diego, and Washington, D.C.  With one of the country’s fastest-growing IP practices, Dinsmore services clients in a wide range of industries around the world.

Please apply in confidence by submitting your cover letter, resume, and graduate or undergraduate transcripts to [email protected].

Paralegal (Corporate)

Bloomington, IN

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees, and communities accomplish more. We are a large corporate law firm comprised of more than 750 attorneys with locations in cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms, and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other - both personally and professionally.

Dinsmore has an immediate opportunity available for a commercial real estate paralegal in its Bloomington, Indiana office. This position requires at least one year of general corporate and/or transactional experience and a desire to learn and master commercial real estate transactions, construction financing, and public finance work.

Requirements

  • Must have a college degree, paralegal certificate, or relevant work experience
  • Ability to perform high quality, billable work
  • Three or more years of corporate/banking experience preferred
  • Proficiency with government and regulatory online tools
  • High attention to detail and accuracy of work
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work professionally and confidentially with a variety of personalities from all levels of an organization
  • Proven organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Independent, action-oriented thinker who will successfully undertake and complete projects and major tasks with limited supervision and work with other personnel as a team
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to excellence and professionalism
  • Must be dependable and hardworking team player
  • Ability to prioritize work

Legal Administrative Assistant (Intellectual Property)

Lexington, KY

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees and communities accomplish more. We are a large corporate law firm comprised of more than 750 attorneys with locations in cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other both personally and professionally.

Dinsmore & Shohl has an immediate opening for an experienced and professional IP Legal Administrative Assistant who will support multiple attorneys/paralegals in connection with Intellectual Property/Patent Prosecution work. This position will be based in our Lexington, Kentucky office.

Responsibilities and duties will include preparing and electronically filing patent applications, amendments, appeals, assignments and other documents related to prosecution. Responsibilities also include docket management; client communication; billing; formatting, proofreading, and editing of contracts, spreadsheets, and other reports and transaction-related documents; and other legal support functions. We seek candidates that are self-directed, highly motivated, organized, have an ability to maintain a large docket, and have advanced computer skills.

Requirements

  • Excellent writing, grammar, proofreading skills, and meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent word processing skills and intermediate-level use of Microsoft Office Suite, .pdf editing software, and related legal software, including electronic document management systems. iManage/FileSite and Anaqua a plus
  • Familiarity with basic online resources
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills, and ability to multi-task
  • Proven success as a positive team player, as well as an independent worker
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment
  • Solid work history including 3-5 years supporting multiple attorneys/paralegals
  • Experience in patent prosecution and transactional work
  • Experience with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including PAIR and EFS
  • Overall knowledge and understanding of domestic and foreign procurement process for patents and trademarks
  • Ability to review and communicate docket to attorneys/paralegals, and effectively report to several professionals

ERISA/Employee Benefits Associate

Chicago, IL; Columbus, OH; Cleveland, OH; Pittsburgh, PA; Louisville, KY; Indianapolis, IN

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, a prominent national law firm with over 700 attorneys in 29 cities, has an excellent opportunity for an ERISA/Employee Benefits Associate in our Chicago, IL; Indianapolis, IN; Columbus, OH; Cleveland, OH; Pittsburgh, PA; and Louisville, KY offices.  A minimum of three years of experience is required and experience must include all aspects of advising and counseling on compliance and design of qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, executive compensation plans, health and welfare plans and fringe benefit arrangements. ESOP experience is preferred. We will consider other office preferences depending on the location.

A license to practice in IL, IN, OH, PA, or KY is preferred. Out of state candidates who are either willing to sit for the IL, IN, OH, PA, or KY bar exam or eligible to waive in will be considered. All candidates should have a strong academic background, and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.

Please send cover letter, resume, and law school transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected]

*NOTE* – Dinsmore is not utilizing search agencies to fill this position.

Legal Administrative Assistant (Intellectual Property)

Ann Arbor, MI; Detroit, MI

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees and communities accomplish more. We are an Am Law 200 corporate law firm comprised of more than 750 attorneys with locations in 29 cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other both personally and professionally.

Dinsmore & Shohl has an immediate opening for an experienced and professional IP Legal Administrative Assistant who will support multiple attorneys/paralegals in connection with Patent Prosecution and Opinion work.  The preferred location for this position is in Troy, Michigan, or Ann Arbor, Michigan. Consideration will also be given to especially strong candidates residing near another Dinsmore office.

Responsibilities and duties include preparing and electronically filing patent applications, amendments, appeals, assignments and other documents related to prosecution.  We would also expect you to watch a docket (to help ensure things are not missed); communicate with clients; help your attorneys with billing; and other legal support functions.

Requirements

  • Glass half-full approach to problem solving
  • Be ready and able to file US patent applications, and PCT applications, including all related forms and relevant related documentation
  • Care deeply about small details. A preferred candidate will obsess over the small things, like (literally) checking all the right boxes on forms, making sure the inventor’s middle initial is correct (or that the inventor has a middle initial), and that a priority chain is spot on. A preferred candidate will also be personally driven to “root cause” any problems that may occur so they do not happen again
  • Mastery of the USPTO’s online tools
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work professionally and confidentially with a variety of personalities from all levels of an organization
  • Proven organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Independent, action-oriented thinker who will successfully undertake and complete projects and major tasks with limited supervision and work with other practice assistants as a team
  • Ability to prioritize work, sometimes on the fly, and occasionally with little advance notice

Legal Administrative Assistant

Detroit, MI

The Troy, Michigan office of national law firm Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP has an immediate opening for a Legal Administrative Assistant who will support multiple attorneys. Duties will include file and client management, formatting, proofreading and editing of documents, online filings, expense reimbursements, invoices  and other administrative support. We seek candidates that are self-directed, high energy, and have advanced computer skills.

Requirements                                                       

  • Solid work history including 3-5 recent years providing legal administrative support, and effectively reporting to multiple attorneys
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff including attorneys, paralegals and all other staff  throughout the Firm
  • Intermediate to advanced-level use of Microsoft Office Suite, .pdf editing software, and related legal software
  • Experience with E-filing (federal and state)
  • Experience using document management systems (iManage a plus)
  • Excellent writing, grammar, proofreading skills, and meticulous attention to detail
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills, with a keen ability to multi-task
  • Proven success as a positive team player, as well as an independent worker
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment
  • Exposure to the following practice areas, or a desire and ability to learn these areas, is necessary: Litigation, Corporate (Mergers & Acquisitions), Labor & Employment

Project Assistant

Cincinnati, OH

Dinsmore is currently seeking a project assistant in our Cincinnati, OH office.  This project assistant will be joining the Intellectual Property (IP) department and will be responsible for the successful organization, tracking, and maintenance of various projects within the department.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in updating daily docket and tracking completion of outstanding items
  • Assist in the processing of incoming mail, faxes, and electronic correspondence
  • Files, delivers and retrieves client documents as needed
  • Answer questions concerning records and filings
  • Add new material to file records, and create new records as necessary
  • Gathers materials to be filed from departments and employees
  • Opening of client/matters for the department
  • Assists the department with large projects, and miscellaneous requests

Requirements

  • Minimum of one year of administrative experience
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Self-starter and comfortable working in a fast-paced team/collaborative environment to problem-solve and implement process improvements
  • Flexible and adaptive to a dynamic work environment

Mercantile Title Commercial Processor

Cincinnati, OH; Lexington, KY

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees and communities accomplish more. We are one of the region’s largest corporate law firms comprised of more than 750 attorneys with locations in cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other both personally and professionally.

Dinsmore has an immediate opening for a real estate title insurance and escrow administrator in our Cincinnati, OH and Lexington, KY offices. This position will work with title examiners, underwriters, surveyors, attorneys, lenders, loan officers, and real estate agents to acquire, analyze, and organize all necessary documents needed to process title insurance documents and commercial closing transactions. Candidates will have the ability to balance a demanding workload while providing excellent customer service.

Responsibilities

  • Open new files and order title examinations, surveys, and other documents
  • Prepare title commitments, title reports, proformas, title policies, and construction loan endorsements
  • Timely and accurately prepare title company closing documents, including closing statements
  • Coordinate and conduct closings
  • Disburse escrow funds via checks or wires as required
  • Electronically record real estate documents with county recorders
  • Respond to inquiries from all persons involved in a real estate transaction in a timely and professional manner
  • Work to build strong relationships with attorneys, lenders, examiners, and realtors

Requirements

  • Understanding of the title insurance industry
  • Understanding of real estate documents and recordings
  • Knowledgeable in real estate regulations and guidelines and document preparation
  • Ability to handle complex calculations in preparing closing statements
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication and customer services skills
  • High school diploma, secondary education a plus
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in title insurance and loan processing, which includes experience in preparing title insurance commitments and closing statements
  • Computer skills/industry software, such as SoftPro or RamQuest

Accounts Receivable Clerk

Cincinnati, OH

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees and communities accomplish more. We are one of the region’s largest corporate law firms comprised of more than 700 attorneys with locations in cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other both personally and professionally.

Dinsmore has an opportunity for an accounts receivable clerk in our Cincinnati office.  The position is responsible for collecting and monitoring the firm's accounts receivable while ensuring compliance with the firm's credit and collections policies and procedures.

Responsibilities

  • Tracks, monitors and actively pursues collection of unpaid invoices for the Firm's multiple locations
  • Works closely with billing attorneys in order to determine best course of action on a delinquent client account
  • Reviews the status of delinquent accounts and contacts clients and/or billing attorney regarding outstanding balances
  • Constantly reconciles delinquent client accounts to insure client maintains agreed upon payment schedules
  • Handles AR inquiries, researches discrepancies and provides printed snapshots of account activity to billing attorney and/or client as needed
  • Processes credit card payments over phone and applies to client balance
  • Answers Firm's Accounts Receivable phone line as needed, provides callers with pay history and account balances. If necessary, refers client complaints to Accounts Receivable Manager
  • Periodically analyzes assigned attorney's books of business to recognize potential collection issues
  • Coordinate the preparation of required analysis of billed and collected fees of individual clients
  • Scans related AR documents into CMS as needed
  • Performs additional duties as assigned
  • Follows all Firm established accounting policies and procedures

Requirements

  • Accountable - Owns mistakes and takes corrective action. Meets work deadlines as assigned Meets firm standards for attendance and punctuality
  • Meets deadlines for all required firm processes, including timesheets and other financial documentation
  • Analytical Skills - Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem
  • Conflict Resolution - Ability to deal with others in an antagonistic situation
  • Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the customers’ needs while following company procedures
  • Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures
  • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task
  • Initiative - Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal
  • Negotiation Skills - Ability to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all parties
  • Persistence - Ability to complete tasks or continue in a course of action in spite of opposition or discouragement
  • Teamwork & Cooperation - Builds effective relationships with coworkers. Participates and contributes fully as a team member. Backs up other team members as needed
  • Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations

Office Services Clerk

Ann Arbor, MI

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees and communities accomplish more. We are one of the region’s largest corporate law firms comprised of more than 750 attorneys with locations in cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other both personally and professionally.

Dinsmore has an opening for an Office Services Clerk/Receptionist in our Ann Arbor office.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as office receptionist
  • Retrieve, open, scan and email incoming mail to the appropriate individuals
  • Regular computer use requirements
  • Assist with document productions, scan jobs and other clerical requests from attorneys and legal assistants
  • Office supply and kitchen supply ordering
  • On-site contact person for vendors and other firm personnel; including being point person for Regional Office Administrator in the Ann Arbor office
  • Handle conference room set-ups and scheduling for client meetings, depositions and other meetings
  • Preparing and posting outgoing physical mail, overnight packages and certified mailings
  • Perform general office duties

Requirements

  • Superior interpersonal skills in dealing with all levels of the firm including attorneys, secretaries, administration and other members of staff as well as with clients and visitors
  • Ability to conduct work with strong personal and professional ethics and integrity
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service
  • Ability to create, edit, proofread, and finalize all written communication, including emails, memos, documents, etc.
  • Must be detail oriented with a high degree of accuracy
  • Possess excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Exhibit professionalism
  • 1-2 years of experience working in an office environment
  • Experience working in a law firm setting is a plus

Docket Clerk

Cleveland, OH

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees, and communities accomplish more. We are a large corporate law firm comprised of more than 750 attorneys with locations in numerous cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms, and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other - both personally and professionally.

We have an opening for a Docket Clerk in our Cleveland office.

Responsibilities

  • Review incoming correspondence from the PTO, foreign associates, and clients, as well as internal docketing requests, for newly-imposed deadlines and other docket updates to be entered into the system
  • Build and manipulate database queries to prepare and distribute docket reports
  • Interact with attorneys, paralegals, and secretaries to confirm data points and clarify docketing requests
  • Perform docket cleanup pursuant to firm protocol
  • Work with fellow docket clerks and the docketing manager to troubleshoot database discrepancies and identify opportunities for process improvements

Requirements

  • Knowledge and understanding of both domestic and foreign trademark procurement processes
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Exhibit adaptability to learn and consistently apply distinct docketing procedures as established by both the firm and our clients
  • Ability to distinguish time-sensitive correspondences and prioritize the workload accordingly
  • Sound computer skills are mandatory and experience within a law firm is preferred
  • Experience with Computer Packages, Inc. (CPI) web-based application and/or Anaqua is preferred

Mailroom/Office Services Clerk

Cincinnati, OH

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees and communities accomplish more. We are one of the region’s largest corporate law firms comprised of more than 750 attorneys with locations in cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other both personally and professionally.

Dinsmore has an opportunity for a mailroom/office services clerk in our Cincinnati office.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with collection, sorting, and delivery of daily mail
  • Coordinate and assist with local delivery (downtown area) of documents and packages on a daily scheduled basis
  • Handle all emergency deliveries
  • Assist with document production, serve as a backup in firm copy center
  • Assist with conference room set-up ensuring rooms are cleaned and properly stocked   
  • Perform general office duties

Requirements

  • Superior interpersonal skills in dealing with all levels of the firm (attorneys, secretaries, administration, and other members of staff) and with clients and visitors
  • Ability to conduct work with strong personal and professional ethics and integrity
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service
  • Must be able to create, edit, proofread, and finalize all written communication, including emails, memos, documents, etc.
  • Must be detail oriented with a high degree of accuracy
  • Possess excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Valid driver’s license and daily access to a personal vehicle
  • 1-2 years of experience working in an office environment
  • Exhibit professionalism
  • Ability to work additional hours as needed
  • Experience working in a law firm setting is a plus

Legal Administrative Assistant (Litigation)

Ann Arbor, MI

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees and communities accomplish more. We are one of the region’s largest corporate law firms comprised of more than 750 attorneys with locations in cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other both personally and professionally.

Dinsmore has an immediate opening for a Legal Administrative Assistant who will support multiple attorneys in our Ann Arbor, Michigan office. Duties will include file and client management, formatting, proofreading and editing documents, online filings, expense reimbursement processing, travel arrangements and other administrative support. We seek candidates that are self-directed, high energy, and have advanced computer skills.

Requirements

  • Solid work history including 3-5 recent years providing legal administrative support, and effectively reporting to multiple attorneys
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff including attorneys, paralegals and other assistants throughout the Firm
  • Intermediate to advanced-level use of Microsoft Office Suite, .pdf editing software, and related legal software
  • Experience with E-filing (federal and state)
  • Experience using document management systems (iManage experience a plus)
  • Excellent writing, grammar and proofreading skills with meticulous attention to detail
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills, with a keen ability to multi-task
  • Proven success as a positive team player, as well as an independent worker
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment
  • Exposure to Litigation required