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.

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
    • 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

Miller & Chevalier is an equal opportunity employer. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence.

Assistant Librarian

Reporting to the Director of Library Services, the Assistant Librarian will conduct domestic and international legal, non-legal, corporate, due diligence, and business development research. The candidate must demonstrate: strong research and technology skills, experience in a law/corporate library setting, ability to assist in developing/maintaining the Library's technology and print applications, ability to assist Library users to appropriate sources, experience performing Conflicts research, and an understanding of the ethical issues involved. 

The Assistant Librarian is expected to be a positive role model and mentor and to perform all responsibilities with a commitment to providing superior service to the firm’s clients, attorneys, advisors, and staff, and maintain an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement.

Core Competencies and Job Requirements

  • Master's degree in Librarianship or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution; J.D. desirable
  • A minimum of three to five years’ experience in a research role in a law firm library
  • General knowledge of tax, employee benefits, international law and business, complex litigation, and government affairs resources and research techniques 
  • Experience performing corporate, business, competitive intelligence, and due diligence research 
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize information from a variety of sources and apply critical and creative thinking to develop solutions to complex problems
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, SharePoint, and standard online research resources including, but not limited to: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, CCH Intelliconnect/Cheetah, RIA Checkpoint, HeinOnline, Dun & Bradstreet, Hoovers, SEC/EDGAR, Restricted Party Screening database (e.g., Amber Road)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to build effective internal and external relationships; deliver and explain research findings to attorneys both verbally and through written summaries and analysis
  • Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with library-relevant information technology applications, including integrated library systems
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, meet deadlines, and respond to changing priorities
  • Knowledge of current and emerging technologies in digital and web-based library and research services
  • Cataloging skills and experience working with print and electronic resources  
  • Strong service orientation and a history of developing effective working relationships with others
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English; legible handwriting

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform complex legal and non-legal research using online and print resources
  • Assist attorneys and staff with research queries/strategy and current awareness monitoring
  • Support practice group specific projects and expand specializations to additional practice groups
  • Manage the Conflicts and New Matter intake process with responsibility for data integrity, workflow, research, and maintenance of all relevant documentation to support resolution
  • Work closely with Marketing and other administrative departments to support the firm's business initiatives 
  • Centralize and manage topical and docket alerts using best of breed sources and standardized search protocols
  • Train and promote efficient research techniques of research tools to lawyers and other researchers
  • Assist with library orientation for all legal staff and new administrative hires
  • Assist with the library's integrated library system, intranet pages, and other products and systems used to deliver information and services
  • Catalog print and electronic resources insuring easy access to library's resources
  • Assist with budget analysis and cost efficiency
  • Assist with projects to increase the accessibility and utilization of research resources
  • Actively pursue continuing education opportunities and read professional literature to stay current on technological and research developments and industry best practices, to ensure efficient, cost-effective, and complete research services  

This is an exempt position.
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 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:

Ms. Cari Seidman 
Human Resource Specialist
Miller & Chevalier Chartered
900 16th Street NW
Washington, DC  20005-5701
cseidman@milchev.com

Digital Marketing Manager

Overview: The Digital Marketing Manager will develop, manage, and support the firm's CRM and marketing strategies to ensure the accuracy of strategic business data, train and encourage CRM adaption and usage, and work to drive business through targeted CRM usage. Reporting to the Director of Marketing, the Manager 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 CRM data management, marketing, and business development projects, including but not limited to:

  • Developing comprehensive CRM and eMarketing strategies 
  • Reporting and providing some analysis of available data sources 
  • Coordinating distribution of all marketing communications in accordance with legal guidelines and global privacy/anti-spamming laws, maintaining mailing lists, and coordinating relevant reporting
  • Day-to-day oversight and management of all the firm's digital marketing assets, such as Concep and the Client Relationship Management (CRM) system, LexisNexis InterAction, to include the management of processes, procedures, and best practices to ensure the optimal functionality and data integrity of the systems
  • Serving as a technical resource, point person, and trainer for troubleshooting issues and developing solutions for the CRM system
  • Maintaining and producing reports for firm practice leads, management, and others supporting the firm's business development function
  • Serving as the lead contact for new business initiatives related to CRM and digital marketing 
  • Playing an integral role in the renewal of contracts with vendors and providing input on new products, tools, upgrades, etc.
  • Assisting with internal communications efforts where they relate to CRM management to support business development and cross selling/practice collaboration opportunities
  • Providing CRM support for lateral integration and promotion efforts
  • Working with the marketing team to promote the firm's expertise in practice-specific and industry sectors by identifying clients and prospects in target sectors and tracking matters being handled for industry clients
  • Serving as a back-up for other department operations, including the Senior Managers on projects, meetings, and other responsibilities, as appropriate
  • Ability to adapt to changing needs in technology expertise and prioritization of projects.

Requirements:  

  • A minimum of five to seven (5-7) years of demonstrated success in a marketing and/or business development-related field in the professional services arena (with a minimum of 3-5 years of law firm CRM experience required)
  • Very strong written and oral communications skills, particularly in a law firm environment
  • Exceptional knowledge of CRM applications, execution and strategies to grow business, using LexisNexis InterAction Windows, Web, and IA Mobility
  • Four-year degree
  • Strong technology background and demonstrated experience with CRM technology (LexisNexis InterAction Windows, Web, and IA Mobility required) and web-based applications (LinkedIn and Twitter social media platforms, Drupal websites, GoToWebinar software, Concep email software, Siteimprove, SharePoint intranet, and WordPress blogs preferred)
  • Demonstrated good judgment, a team-first orientation, and stamina

Miller & Chevalier is an equal opportunity employer. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence. 

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 at Calibrate Legal no later than April 5, 2019 at susan@calibrate-legal.com