Miller & Chevalier strives to offer our staff professionals the opportunity and challenge for personal development and professional growth. The result is a combination of long-serving and newer staff—all skilled and dedicated to working together for the benefit of our clients. Miller & Chevalier staff are provided the tools to become highly skilled through the continual updating of technology and equipment, along with in-house training opportunities and outside educational resources. The Firm's investment in staff development pays off when we are able to promote from within—something we do whenever possible.

The 2016 move to our new office building created an environment where staff and lawyers interact in a very open and effective manner. Staff work areas are designed for efficiency and provide close access to required equipment and other technology needs. Ergonomics also play a big role as all workstations and desks throughout the firm are equipped with sit/stand mechanisms. Collaboration areas and beverage pantries on each floor offer flexibility in executing planned or on-the-fly projects.

Legal Administrative Assistant

Miller & Chevalier is seeking a team administrative assistant to provide support to designated attorneys within an assigned team as well as other legal personnel.

Responsibilities:

  • Input, revise, and proofread correspondence and other legal documents
  • Assist with preparation of due diligence; prepare and submit e-filings
  • Create and revise PowerPoint presentations and Excel spreadsheets
  • Process new client/matter intake forms
  • Input attorneys' time into Elite
  • Process client billing
  • Complete check requests and travel expense reports
  • Manage attorneys' calendars as needed; schedule meetings, arrange conference rooms, and coordinate travel arrangements
  • Coordinate and assist with production of business development materials; input client contacts into Interaction
  • Establish, maintain, and update paper and electronic files
  • Compile documents, notebooks, and exhibits and ensure accurate reproduction
  • Work as part of a team with attorneys, legal assistants, and other legal secretaries/administrative assistants
  • Share information and offer ideas and solutions in a team environment
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as required

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree desirable
  • Ten plus years of experience (litigation preferred) in a legal environment
  • Technical skills must include proficiency with Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, a document management system (DMS preferred), and time entry (Elite preferred)
  • Excellent command of English language, oral and written
  • Excellent organizational and document management skills
  • Able to work well under pressure and interact with all levels of firm personnel
  • Prioritize workload to efficiently enable and facilitate team effort
  • Foster cooperative and supportive relationships with peers
  • Professional and detail-oriented
  • Maintain confidentiality and discretion
  • Maintain a positive attitude and approachability
  • Reliable, punctual, and flexible to work overtime as needed

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Miller & Chevalier is an equal opportunity employer.  All inquiries will be held in strict confidence.  To apply, please email cover letter and resume to:

Cari Seidman
HR Specialist
Miller & Chevalier Chartered
900 16th Street NW
Washington, DC  20006
cseidman@milchev.com

Please allow three weeks for a response.  Thank you.

Senior Business Development Manager—Litigation and International

Overview:  Under the guidance of the Director of Marketing, the Senior Business Development Manager will be responsible for providing marketing and business development support to lawyers in the firm's Litigation and International practices. This position will provide strategic marketing guidance and execute the tactics identified to achieve specific marketing, business development, and client retention and expansion objectives. Practice area specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Initiating attainable marketing strategies to raise the profiles of the Litigation and International departments, as well as multiple practice areas within each department, in order to enhance their market positioning, strengthen existing client relationships, and win new business
  • Working with the Director of Marketing and department leadership to support the practices' strategic and business planning efforts;
  • Working closely with sponsoring practice group lawyers on the development, execution, internal/external promotion, evaluation and tracking of ROI of client, prospect, and other events, including webinars, other virtual programs, on and off-site seminars, and conferences
  • Working with firm lawyers, other marketing personnel and other staff departments (finance, IT, library, etc.) to coordinate responses to RFPs; tracking business generated from those responses, and identifying reasons for securing/not securing the business
  • Working with designated lawyers and other marketing personnel to develop firm ranking and other submissions to publications like Chambers & Partners
  • Preparing client development pitches and securing support for presentations
  • Working with the Director of Marketing on individual lawyer business planning effortsWorking with the firm's public relations agency to identify and analyze media, speaking, publishing, sponsorship, and conference opportunities to meet lawyer, practice, and department credentialing and profile raising objectives
  • Collecting engagements and client case studies for use on the firm's website, in RFP responses, and for other internal and external marketing and business development initiatives, such as ranking submissions
  • Drafting and updating electronic and hard copy collateral materials
  • Working with the Director of Marketing to integrate and promote new laterals
  • Working with the firm's InterAction personnel to capture relevant data in the firm's CRM system
  • Coordinating with other members of the marketing department on firm-wide and practice specific marketing initiatives, including press, public relations, and social media efforts

Requirements: 

  • A minimum of 8-10 years of experience and demonstrated success as a business development or marketing manager in a law firm; prior work with litigation and international practices strongly preferred
  • A four-year degree; a degree in marketing, business, or a communications-related field is preferred
  • Very strong written and oral communication skills
  • Three writing samples illustrative of the candidate's ability to produce effective marketing and communications materials are required
  • Conversancy with CRM technology (preferably InterAction—Windows, Web and IA Mobility) and web-based applications (LinkedIn and Twitter social media platforms, Drupal websites, GoToWebinar software, Concep email software, SharePoint intranet, and WordPress blogs preferred)
  • Demonstrated leadership experience and good judgment
  • A "boardroom" presence, a team-first orientation; and stamina

If you are interested in being considered for this role, please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your interest to Susan Van Dyke no later than October 5, 2018: susan@calibrate-legal.com. Miller & Chevalier is an equal opportunity employer. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence. 

About Miller & Chevalier

Founded in 1920, Miller & Chevalier is a Washington, DC law firm with a global perspective and leading practices in Tax, Litigation, International Law, Employee Benefits (including ERISA), White Collar Defense and Internal Investigations, and Government Affairs. Miller & Chevalier is a top-ranked firm sharply focused on targeted areas that interact with the federal government. Over the past three years, the firm's lawyers have represented more than 40 percent of the Fortune 100, one-quarter of the Fortune 500, and approximately 30 percent of the Global 100. Based in Washington, DC, a significant number of firm lawyers have held senior positions in the U.S. government and have written many of the regulations they currently help clients navigate. For more information on the firm, visit www.millerchevalier.com.

Marketing Communications Specialist

Overview: The Marketing Communications Specialist will take the lead on writing, editing and promoting the firm through all types of communications. Reporting to the Director of Marketing, the Specialist will work closely with two Senior Business Development Managers, firm lawyers in all practice areas and other marketing team members on a wide variety of marketing, communications and business development projects, including but not limited to:

  • Writing, editing, updating and maintaining all electronic and hard copy marketing materials, such as practice group descriptions, lawyer biographies and other detailed collateral materials
  • Drafting compelling content across firm departments, as well as for multiple practice areas within each department, in order to enhance market positioning, strengthen existing client relationships, and win new business
  • Providing support to the Senior Managers in identifying appropriate rankings/award opportunities in which the firm should participate and crafting strong, effective submissions for those rankings, in addition to developing and maintaining a database to capture the ranking information and track the results
  • Collaborating with the Senior Managers to organize and draft RFP responses and client/prospect pitches and presentations
  • Coordinating lawyer publishing and speaking opportunities, drafting all press mentions publicizing those opportunities, and posting internally and externally across different media platforms—including social media
  • Managing the firm's social media presence, maintaining a consistent voice across each medium, and providing analytics to increase success (readership) and impact of those initiatives
  • Assisting with internal communications efforts to support business development and cross selling/practice collaboration opportunities
  • Providing support for lateral integration and promotion efforts
  • Serving as the Department liaison for key regional initiatives and projects, including:
    • Keeping lawyers apprised of significant developments in the region that intersect with the firm's strategic objectives
    • Identifying avenues for raising the firm's profile in the market
    • Developing targeted marketing materials, and,
    • Supporting client development programs
  • Developing marketing materials to promote the firm's expertise in particular practice-specific and industry sectors and working with the firm's InterAction personnel to identify clients and prospects in target sectors and track matters being handled for industry clients
  • Serving as a back-up to the Senior Managers on projects, meetings and other responsibilities, as appropriate
  • Supporting other department operations, business development efforts, events and firm initiatives, as appropriate

Requirements: 

  • A minimum of five to seven (5-7) years of demonstrated success in a marketing and/or communications-related field in the professional services arena (with several years of law firm marketing communications experience preferred)
  • Very strong written and oral communications skills, particularly in a law firm environment
  • Working knowledge of AP Style
  • Four-year degree; a degree in journalism, marketing or a communications-related field is preferred
  • Strong technology background and demonstrated experience with CRM technology (preferably InterAction—Windows, Web and IA Mobility), and web-based applications (LinkedIn and Twitter social media platforms, Drupal websites, GoToWebinar software, Concep email software, SharePoint intranet, and WordPress blogs preferred)
  • Demonstrated good judgment, a team-first orientation, and stamina
  • Three writing samples illustrative of the candidate's ability to produce effective marketing and communications materials are required

If you are interested in being considered for this role, please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your interest to Susan Van Dyke no later than October 5, 2018: susan@calibrate-legal.com. Miller & Chevalier is an equal opportunity employer. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence.

About Miller & Chevalier

Founded in 1920, Miller & Chevalier is a Washington, DC law firm with a global perspective and leading practices in Tax, Litigation, International Law, Employee Benefits (including ERISA), White Collar Defense and Internal Investigations, and Government Affairs. Miller & Chevalier is a top-ranked firm sharply focused on targeted areas that interact with the federal government. Over the past three years, the firm's lawyers have represented more than 40 percent of the Fortune 100, one-quarter of the Fortune 500, and approximately 30 percent of the Global 100. Based in Washington, DC, a significant number of firm lawyers have held senior positions in the U.S. government and have written many of the regulations they currently help clients navigate. For more information on the firm, visit www.millerchevalier.com.