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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.

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103 Tax Partner

San Diego, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Groton, CT; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Covington, KY; Frankfort, KY; Louisville, KY; Lexington, KY; Detroit, MI; Ann Arbor, MI; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Huntington, WV; Charleston, WV; Lewisburg, WV; Morgantown, WV; Wheeling, WV; Philadelphia, PA (Center City); Philadelphia, PA (Wayne); Pittsburgh, PA; Washington, D.C.

Dinsmore is seeking a section 103 tax partner to join our national public finance practice. This position can be located in any of the firm’s offices in California; Colorado; Connecticut; Georgia; Illinois; Kentucky; Michigan; Ohio; Pennsylvania; Washington, D.C.; or West Virginia. Responsibilities include the following: drafting tax documents and forms; ensuring all tax-advantaged financings for which Dinsmore serves as counsel satisfy the federal tax requirements and conform to all federal tax restrictions; advising transactional attorneys within the firm of the federal tax requirements related to tax-advantaged financings; brainstorming solutions to tax problems; advising issuers and conduit borrowers with respect to rebate and other arbitrage compliance matters; serving as counsel to issuers and conduit borrowers during examinations of bond issues by the IRS; and serving as counsel to issuers and borrowers seeking guidance from the U.S. Treasury and the IRS.

All candidates should be licensed to practice, have a strong academic background, and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.

Please send your cover letter and resume 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].

2020 1L Summer Associate

Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; Charleston, WV; Huntington, WV

Dinsmore is accepting application materials from first-year law students interested in Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Chicago, IL; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; Charleston, WV; and Huntington, WV.  Interested 1L students must be able to demonstrate high academic achievement, excellent research and writing abilities, extracurricular involvement or employment history (preferably in leadership positions), maturity, the ability to accept responsibility, and possess strong interpersonal skills.  Additional information on our summer program can be found by clicking here.

Please submit 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 [email protected].  Please note, your law school transcript may be submitted at a later date after first semester grades have been released

103 Tax Associate

Ann Arbor, MI; Atlanta, GA; Charleston, WV; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Covington, KY; Dayton, OH; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Frankfort, KY; Groton, CT; Huntington, WV; Lewisburg, WV; Lexington, KY; Los Angeles, CA; Louisville, KY; Morgantown, WV; Philadelphia, PA (Center City); Philadelphia, PA (Wayne); Pittsburgh, PA; San Diego, CA; Washington, D.C.; Wheeling, WV

Dinsmore is seeking a section 103 tax associate to join our national public finance practice. This position can be located in any of the firm’s offices in California; Colorado; Connecticut; Georgia; Illinois; Kentucky; Michigan; Ohio; Pennsylvania; Washington, D.C.; or West Virginia. The ideal candidate will have at least three years of experience in municipal finance. Responsibilities include the following: drafting tax documents and forms; ensuring all tax-advantaged financings for which Dinsmore serves as counsel satisfy the federal tax requirements and conform to all federal tax restrictions; advising transactional attorneys within the firm of the federal tax requirements related to tax-advantaged financings; brainstorming solutions to tax problems; advising issuers and conduit borrowers with respect to rebate and other arbitrage compliance matters; serving as counsel to issuers and conduit borrowers during examinations of bond issues by the IRS; and serving as counsel to issuers and borrowers seeking guidance from the U.S. Treasury and the IRS.

All candidates should be licensed to practice, 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].

Corporate Associate

Pittsburgh, PA; Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Lexington, KY

Dinsmore has an immediate opportunity available for a corporate associate in our Columbus, Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania offices. Candidates must have a minimum of four years of experience with middle market mergers and acquisitions, finance matters, partnership and LLC formations, corporate governance, and general corporate work, such as contract drafting and advising clients in other general business matters.  Specific transactional experience and experience in securities matters, as well as a general familiarity with basic tax concepts, would be a plus.  Qualified candidates can look forward to a practice that will include significant client contact, leading deal teams, and handling all aspects of complex transactions for clients of all sizes and across industries.

All candidates should be licensed to practice in OH, KY, or PA, 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].

Tax, Benefits, & Wealth Planning Associate

Louisville, KY

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP has an immediate opportunity available for an associate in our Tax, Benefits and Wealth Planning practice group in the Louisville office.  Applicants must have two to five years of experience with counseling clients and assisting in estate planning, trust and estate administration, fiduciary services, and general corporate matters. A background in tax and transactional work, including tax audits, entity formation, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, contract drafting, and business succession planning would be a plus.

Qualified candidates can look forward to a practice that will include sophisticated tax and wealth planning, business succession planning, corporate and transactional matters, fiduciary representation, and estate and trust administration, with significant client contact.

All candidates should be licensed to practice in Kentucky, have law firm experience, 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].

Estate Planning Associate

Cincinnati, OH

Dinsmore has an immediate opportunity available for an associate in our Tax, Benefits and Wealth Planning group in the Cincinnati office.  Applicants must have two-to-six years of experience with counseling clients and assisting in estate planning, trust and estate administration, fiduciary services, and general corporate matters. A background in contract drafting and business succession planning would be a plus.

Qualified candidates can look forward to a practice that will include sophisticated estate and wealth planning, business succession planning, fiduciary representation, and estate and trust administration, with significant client contact.

All candidates should be licensed to practice in Ohio, have law firm experience, 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].

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].

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 (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 (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].

Patent Associate (chemical 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 Chemical Engineering and a minimum of five 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].

Labor & Employment Associate

Louisville, KY

Dinsmore has an immediate opportunity for a labor & employment associate in our Louisville, KY office. Candidates must have 2-4 years of experience. Responsibilities include litigation defense, 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. All candidates should have a strong academic background, and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.

A license to practice in Kentucky and familiarity with the Kentucky court system is a plus. 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 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]

Labor & Employment Associate

Columbus, OH; Cincinnati, OH; Louisville, KY

Dinsmore & Shohl has an immediate opportunity for Labor & Employment Associates in Cincinnati, Ohio, Columbus, Ohio and Louisville, Kentucky. 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 or Kentucky 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].

Trademark Litigation Associate

Cincinnati, OH; Boston, MA

DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP, a prominent national law firm with over 675 attorneys in 25 cities, has an immediate opportunity available for a Trademark Litigation Associate in Cincinnati, OH or Boston, MA. This position would be in our IP Trademark Practice Group.  Candidates must have a minimum of four 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 have a license to practice in OH or MA, 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, 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 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

Boston, MA

Dinsmore & Shohl has an immediate opportunity available for a litigation associate in our Boston, Massachusetts office.  Candidates must have one to four years of general commercial 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 Massachusetts and familiarity with the Massachusetts court system is required.  CT and/or RI admissions are encouraged but not 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].

Litigation Associate

Columbus, OH

Dinsmore has an immediate opportunity for a litigation associate in the Columbus, Ohio office.  Candidates must have 3-6 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

Ann Arbor, MI; Detroit, MI

Dinsmore & Shohl has an immediate opportunity for a litigation associate in our Ann Arbor or Troy (Detroit), Michigan offices.  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. Experience in property insurance and/or liability insurance coverage matters is preferred.  A license to practice in Michigan and familiarity with the Michigan 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].

Litigation Associate

Huntington, WV

Dinsmore has an immediate opportunity available for a litigation associate in our Huntington, West Virginia office. A minimum of 2 years of litigation experience is preferred, including experience managing discovery, assisting in the taking of depositions, and candidate must be well-versed in researching and drafting briefs and motions. A license to practice in West Virginia is required. All candidates should anticipate working on fast-paced, complex litigation, have strong academic credentials, and possess superior 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].

Litigation Associate

Denver, CO

Dinsmore has an immediate opportunity for a Litigation Associate in our Denver, Colorado office.  Candidates must have a minimum of two 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 Colorado court system is a plus. A license to practice in Colorado is preferred, however out of state candidates who are either willing to sit for the Uniform 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 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].

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

Regional Office Administrator

Lexington, KY

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, a prominent Cincinnati-based law firm with over 650 attorneys in 27 offices, has an immediate opening in its Lexington office for a full-time, experienced regional office administrator.  The regional office administrator will manage all administrative and HR functions, including personnel, facilities and daily office(s) operations. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated capacity to manage and prioritize multiple tasks efficiently to meet deadlines on a timely basis, have the ability to adapt to current and future responsibilities, as well as the willingness to expand responsibilities as needed. This position will report to the director of HR Operations and Facilities, who is located in Cincinnati, and work directly with the office managing partner(s) on day-to-day operational issues. Ability to travel without restriction up to 20 percent of the time is a must.

Responsibilities

  • Supervision of legal administrative assistants and other administrative personnel
  • Ensure proper staffing, monitor workloads, and overtime; communicate with HR/OMP to help ensure proper staffing and work load monitoring of staff.; and continuously review attorney support needs/staffing goals of the firm, consistent with the above, and make recommendations to increase or decrease personnel, as necessary
  • Recruit legal administrative assistants, administrative personnel, and paralegals in accordance with Human Resources processes
  • Administration of the firm's evaluation process for non-attorney personnel – all in accordance with Human Resources guidelines and procedures
  • Assist with employee onboarding, equipment setup, and exiting processes
  • Conduct local orientation of new hires
  • Serve as first point of local contact for non-legal personnel issues, including counseling issues, personal issues, and corrective actions
  • Handle all aspects of facility maintenance, including building security, office assignments, office moves, and supplies
  • Work with the office managing partner to develop and carry out strategies to promote the Lexington office and other regional office(s)

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or commensurate professional work experience
  • Knowledge of legal or other professional service organizations with prior experience managing office operations
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks effectively
  • Identify and analyze complex issues and problems and self-motivated to recommend and implement solutions
  • Manage office functions economically and efficiently
  • Maintain excellent interpersonal relationships and communications with attorneys and staff personnel
  • Demonstrate excellent supervisory and leadership skills
  • Previous law firm experience, with emphasis in HR, is a plus with an existing membership in Association of Legal Administrators being desirable

Business Intake Clerk

Cincinnati, OH

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, a national law firm with over 650 attorneys in 23 cities, currently has an excellent opportunity for a Business Intake/Conflicts Clerk in our Cincinnati, Ohio office.
 

This individual is responsible for performing conflict of interest searches and preparing meaningful reports based on search results.

Responsibilities

  • Obtains and validates the requirements for the conflicts searches with the attorney requesting the search, covering issues such as new client co-parties, adverse parties, and subsidiaries or affiliated entities
  • Runs timely, accurate conflict searches for preliminary checks on potential matters for new business/intake, new clients and lateral hires
  • Conducts additional research as needed using a variety of electronic databases, the Internet, and print sources
  • Scans related Conflicts and Client Intake documents into CMS as needed
  • Maintains outside storage document
  • Understands the importance of time sensitive compliance with the ABA mandates on ethics and hedging risks regarding conflicts of interest.
  • Upholds the Firm's ethical standards
  • Performs additional duties as assigned
  • Follows all Firm established accounting procedures and policies
  • Medical data entry experience is proven helpful in this role but is not required

Billing Clerk

Cincinnati, OH

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.

Essential Functions:

  • 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.

All interested candidates should submit cover letter and salary requirements along with their resume to the email below.

Docket Clerk

Cincinnati, OH

Dinsmore is seeking a full-time intellectual property docket clerk to join our Cincinnati office’s patent prosecution team. As a docket clerk, you will be responsible for reviewing and extracting salient information from the Patent and Trademark Office’s communications and other case-related correspondence and inputting this information into the firm’s docketing software on a daily basis.

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 patent 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

    Litigation Paralegal

    Denver, CO

    Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, a national law firm with over 625 attorneys in 27 offices across the country, currently has an opportunity for a litigation paralegal with at least three years of experience to focus on product and premises liability.

    This is a full time opportunity in our Denver, Colorado office.

    Requirements

    • All candidates must have experience with the following:
      • Requesting, reviewing, and summarizing medical and other related records
      • Summarizing depositions, scheduling depositions and independent medical evaluations
      • Document management 
      • Knowledge and experience with discovery and subpoenas
      • Trial experience
    • Candidate should exhibit strong verbal and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills, and ability to work in fast-paced environments
    • Successful candidate will possess strong technical and database skills
    • 3+ years of paralegal experience

    Patent Paralegal

    Detroit, MI

    Intellectual Property Paralegal (Patents)

    Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, a law firm with over 650 attorneys in 27 offices nationwide, currently has an excellent opportunity for a patent paralegal with at least three years of patent law experience. This is a full time opportunity in our Detroit, Michigan office.

    The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years intellectual property experience and have previous foreign filing experience and strong computer and research skills.  General knowledge of patent filing and patent prosecution rules/regulations is required. Experience using CPI and/or Anaqua docketing software is a plus.  

    Candidates should be detail oriented, highly skilled, flexible and have the ability to prioritize a busy workload.  Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills required for success.

    Responsibilities

    • Reviewing and organizing patent files, reviewing docket for deadlines
    • Prioritizing workload to meet patent foreign filing deadlines and due dates
    • Preparing and reviewing appropriate correspondence from foreign associates and to clients and associates regarding new patent applications, formal requirements, filing details, etc.
    • Assist in filing of U.S. and PCT patent applications, both electronically and paper (including preparation and review of necessary filing documents)
    • Extensive knowledge of U.S. patent rules and procedures; knowledge of PCT, and/or national patent laws of other countries
    • Process Office Actions
    • File and assist in prosecution of design patent applications
    • Track chain of title in U.S. patents and ability to perfect same
    • Communication with the USPTO and relevant knowledge regarding the USPTO databases
    • Preparing, maintaining and updating reports for clients regarding status of patent applications and issued patents, including reporting filing receipts for applications, publication notices and forwarding patent certificates

    Legal Administrative Assistant

    Philadelphia, PA (Wayne)

    The Philadelphia (Wayne) office of national law firm Dinsmore & Shohl LLP has an immediate opening for an experienced, poised, and professional litigation legal administrative assistant, who will support multiple attorneys in the office.

    This legal administrative assistant position will include traditional legal administrative 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
    • Strong filing/e-filing experience in state and federal courts, ECF, and Pacer
    • Ideal candidate will have working knowledge and understanding of state and federal court rules and procedures
    • Duties include, but are not limited to, drafting correspondence, editing and filing pleadings with state and federal courts, scheduling depositions, file maintenance, travel arrangements, expense reports, time entry, review and editing of prebills, and maintaining attorney calendars
    • Experience using attorney timekeeping software and document management systems
    • Must have experience and proficiency using MS Office Suite
    • Ability to manage multiple deadlines
    • Excellent writing, grammar, proofreading skills, and meticulous attention to detail
    • 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
    • Ability to type 65 WPM

    For immediate consideration, please forward resume and salary requirements. Salary commensurate with experience, benefits available. We are not accepting resumes from search firms at this time.

    Legal Administrative Assistant

    Detroit, MI

    Dinsmore & Shohl LLP has an opening for an IP (Patent Prosecution) legal administrative assistant opening in our Troy, Michigan office. This position will support multiple attorneys in the intellectual property group.  Preferred candidates will have experience working with intellectual property attorneys.

    This position includes the traditional IP legal administrative assistant responsibilities, such as filing patent applications, patent prosecution, handling dockets for multiple attorneys, and billing.

    This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced IP administrative assistant to join a booming national practice!

    Requirements                                              

    • 5+ years IP legal administrative assistant experience
    • Preparing and reviewing appropriate correspondence from and directed to clients and associates regarding new patent applications, formal requirements, filing details, etc.
    • Assisting in electronic filing U.S. patent applications, including preparation and review of necessary filing documents
    • Exceptional organizational skills
    • Excellent technical and communication skills
    • Attention to detail with top-notch proofreading skills
    • Proven success as a positive team player, as well as an independent worker
    • Ability to multi-task and balance multiple projects and priorities simultaneously
    • Highly motivated professional, who is enthusiastic about the opportunity to work with multiple attorneys in a fast-paced environment
    • Reviewing and organizing files, reviewing docket for deadlines
    • Prioritizing workload to meet filing deadlines and due dates
    • Tracking chain of title in U.S. patents and ability to perfect same
    • Communication with the USPTO and relevant knowledge regarding the USPTO databases
    • Experience with FileSite/iManage and IPDAS a plus

    Legal Administrative Assistant

    Boston, MA

    At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees, and communities accomplish more. We are a large corporate law firm comprised of more than 650 attorneys with locations in 25 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, torts, and product liability matters. This position will be in our Boston, MA office.

    This position 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. The position will also include other responsibilities and tasks as needed as this new Dinsmore location gets up and running. We seek candidates who are self-directed, high energy, and have advanced computer skills.

    Responsibilities

    • Duties include, but are not limited to, drafting correspondence, editing and filing pleadings with state and federal courts, scheduling depositions, file maintenance, travel arrangements, expense reports, time entry, review and editing of prebills, and maintaining attorney calendars

    Requirements

    • Minimum of 3 years of experience with litigation support
    • 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 an independent worker
    • Ability to excel in a fast paced environment
    • Ability to type 65 WPM

    Legal Administrative Assistant

    Detroit, MI

    Dinsmore has an opening for a legal administrative assistant in our Troy, MI office. This position will support multiple attorneys in the intellectual property practice group.  Preferred candidates have experience working with intellectual property attorneys, as well as other practice groups.

    This position includes traditional legal administrative assistant responsibilities, such as reviewing and communicating docket to attorneys and paralegals, creating new files, maintaining calendars, and general administrative duties. 

    Responsibilities

    • Review and organize files, review docket for deadlines
    • Prioritize workload to meet foreign filing deadlines and due dates
    • Prepare and review appropriate correspondence from foreign associates and to clients and associates regarding new applications, formal requirements, filing details, etc.
    • Assist in filing of U.S. and PCT patent applications, both electronically and paper (including preparation and review of necessary filing documents)
    • Track chain of title in U.S. patents and ability to perfect same

    Requirements

    • 5+ years of legal assistant experience
    • Exceptional organizational skills
    • Excellent technical and communication skills
    • Ability to type 65 wpm
    • Attention to detail with top notch proofreading skills
    • Proven success as a positive team player, as well as an independent worker
    • Ability to multi-task and balance multiple projects and priorities simultaneously
    • Highly motivated professional enthusiastic about the opportunity to work with multiple attorneys in a fast-paced practice group
    • Communication with the USPTO and relevant knowledge regarding the USPTO databases

    Media Specialist

    Cincinnati, OH; Louisville, KY; Columbus, OH; Pittsburgh, PA; Chicago, IL

    At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees, and communities accomplish more. We are a large corporate law firm comprised of more than 650 attorneys with 27 locations in 25 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 currently has an opening for an experienced media specialist who will be responsible for increasing brand awareness of the law firm and its attorneys both locally and nationally via targeted media outreach and placement.

    This position can be located in any of the following cities: Cincinnati, OH; Louisville, KY; Columbus, OH; Pittsburgh, PA; or Chicago, IL.

    Responsibilities

    • Promote the firm’s achievements and the attorneys’ experience and capabilities by pitching articles to media outlets.
    • Write and distribute press releases for lateral hires and promotions, new office openings, precedent-setting deals/cases, significant practice and firm-wide rankings, and other key announcements.
    • Identify and cultivate relationships with journalists in local, business, legal, and industry publications.
    • Periodically travel to identified Dinsmore offices to meet with attorneys and learn about their practices. 
    • Work with reporters and editors to establish attorneys as interview subjects.
    • Regularly review news outlets from each of the firm’s office locations to identify trends and key issues in the respective markets.
    • Leverage the editorial calendars of business, legal, and industry publications to develop stories that align with upcoming topics.
    • Identify writing and speaking opportunities in targeted publications and associations for attorneys.
    • Review attorney thought leadership content for AP Style and pitch articles to appropriate outlets.
    • Respond to requests from business, legal, and industry publications.
    • Report the success of their media efforts to attorneys by providing visibility stats and analysis.
    • Utilize Cision, the firm’s media monitoring platform, to identify outlets and journalists for outreach. 
    • Assist with marketing team writing projects as needed.
    • Additional related responsibilities as directed by the media relations manager.

    SKILLS & ABILITIES

    Education:  Bachelor’s degree

    Experience: Four years related experience in media, marketing, or PR

    Computer skills: Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite and Cision PR Software

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    Professional

    Project 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 650 attorneys with locations in 25 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 responsible for the successful organization, tracking, and maintenance of various projects within the department.

    Responsibilities

    • File, deliver, and retrieve 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
    • Gather 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
    • Open client/matters for the department
    • Handle billings and time entry for certain attorneys
    • Handle most of the department maintenance in regards to file storage
    • Assist the department with large projects, hand deliveries, and miscellaneous requests

    Requirements

    • Two years of assistant or paralegal experience
    • 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