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Associate - Commercial Litigation

Chicago, IL; New York, NY

Armstrong Teasdale LLP is seeking experienced attorneys with Commercial Litigation experience to join its Litigation group. Litigation associates have an exciting opportunity to learn from and work closely with energetic, highly experienced legal practitioners in a friendly, cooperative environment.

Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Simultaneously handles the high-level and strategic aspects of multiple legal matters at different stages of progression, from inception to conclusion
  • Possesses strong attention to detail and good interpersonal skills for communicating with attorneys and clients
  • Demonstrates an ability to work independently and productively and show a strong interest in advancing a career in litigation
  • Produces quality legal work and bills the required amounts of hours to ensure excellent client services
  • Manages business and assists in the generation of business through group and individual efforts
  • Complies with the very highest ethical standards of the legal profession

Competencies:

  • Decision Making – actively makes decisions on client matters with consultation of other attorneys
  • Communication - strong, professional communication, both written and orally to both internal and external clients
  • Leadership – appropriately delegates tasks
  • Continuous Learning - actively embraces learning new skills, areas of the law, mastering new technology and sharing with others
  • Teamwork – cooperatively works as a member of client teams and begins to lead teams in matters
  • Alignment to Values - Influences the awareness and adoption of the Firm's values on a larger scale; influences the awareness and adoption of diversity and inclusion; demonstrates respect by providing solutions and support

Required Education: Juris Doctor

Preferred Education: graduate of a Top 25 law school, or a graduate in the top 10% of graduating class from an accredited law school; positions on law school’s premier law journal a plus

Required Licenses and/or Certifications: Licensed to practice law and in good standing in the state of Illinois; must maintain applicable license renewal and CLE requirements

Required Experience: 2 years’ experience as a licensed attorney at a law firm or clerking Preferred Experience: 3-5 years’ experience as a licensed attorney at a law firm

Supervisory Responsibilities: Indirect - actively utilizes support staff or junior associates to ensure client satisfaction

Physical Activity: The employee will be required to sit (or utilize a standing desk) for prolonged periods and work on a computer

Travel Required: Generally less than 10%, however, this will be case specific and may, at times, involve more travel.

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.

EEO Statement: Armstrong Teasdale is an equal opportunity employer and will make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, or other protected status, in accordance with federal, state, and local laws. At Armstrong Teasdale, we define diversity and inclusion broadly and focus on helping professionals of all races, religions, national origins, gender identities, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and physical abilities feel a sense of belonging. Diversity and inclusion are core values of the firm, and we recognize the richness they bring to our workplace.

New York Salary Range: $190,000-$240,000

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Government Contracts and International Trade Associate

Miami, FL; Washington, D.C.

Armstrong Teasdale LLP is seeking an associate attorney with government contracts, international trade, and regulatory practice expertise to join its Corporate Services Group (CSG). Associates have an exciting opportunity to learn from and work closely with energetic, high experienced legal practitioners in a friendly, cooperative environment.

Essential Functions:  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • Simultaneously handles the high-level and strategic aspects of multiple legal matters at different stages of progression, from inception to conclusion
  • Possess strong attention to detail and good interpersonal skills for communicating with attorneys and clients
  • Demonstrates an ability to work independently and productively and show a strong interest in advancing a career in CSG
  • Produces quality legal work and bills the required amounts of hours to ensure excellent client services
  • Manages business and generates business through group and individual efforts
  • Complies with the very highest ethical standards of the legal profession

Competencies:

  • Decision Making – actively makes decisions on client matters with little supervision
  • Communication - strong, professional communication, both written and orally to both internal and external clients 
  • Leadership - actively delegates orders
  • Continuous Learning - actively embraces learning new skills and mastering new technology and sharing with others
  • Teamwork – works as diligent member of client teams and begins to lead teams in matters
  • Alignment to Values - Influences the awareness and adoption of the Firm's values on a larger scale; influences the awareness and adoption of diversity and inclusion; demonstrates respect by providing solutions and support

Required Education:  Juris Doctor

Preferred Education: N/A

Licenses and/or Certifications:  Licensed to practice law in good standing in one or more jurisdictions where the Firm conducts business; must maintain applicable license renewal and CLE requirements.

Required Experience: 3+ years’ relevant experience in government contracts matters, including bid protests, contract claims and disputes, and compliance, and international trade matters, including Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA) and other anti-corruption standards, national security restrictions, export controls (International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR)) and sanctions compliance.

Preferred Experience: 3 or more years of experience as a licensed attorney at a law firm

Supervisory Responsibilities: Indirect - actively utilizes support staff or junior associates to ensure client satisfaction

Physical Activity: The employee will be required to sit (or utilize a standing desk) for prolonged periods and work on a computer.

Travel Required:  Less than 10%

Other Duties:  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. 

EEO Statement:  Armstrong Teasdale is an equal opportunity employer and will make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status or other protected status, in accordance with federal, state and local laws. At Armstrong Teasdale, we define diversity and inclusion broadly and focus on helping professionals of all races, religions, national origins, gender identities, ethnicities, sexual orientations and physical abilities feel a sense of belonging. Diversity and inclusion are core values of the firm, and we recognize the richness they bring to our workplace.

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Administrative Assistant

Denver, CO

The Administrative Assistant is tasked with supporting the Office Manager in the administration of day-to-day office operations and providing excellent customer service to all guests and personnel of Armstrong Teasdale.

Essential Functions:  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  1. Oversees all conference center and reception duties including greeting guests and accommodating all guest needs; answering and directing phone calls; processing parking validations; tracking inventory of snacks, beverages, cleaning supplies; may include processing incoming and outgoing packages
  2. Serves as the AutomATe administrator for the office, schedules conference rooms, and supports all meeting coordination and videoconferencing set-up
  3. Will be required to maintain a current notary commission and be available to notarize documents as requested
  4. Handles various accounting tasks such as submitting reimbursement requests in AutomATe and follow up; check requests; may assist with credit card reconciliation
  5. Assist with handling scanning of incoming mail; large mailing projects; printing envelopes and labels, certified mailings; and preparation of binders
  6. Provides support to timekeepers and practice group legal assistants with time entry; preparation of expense reports and check requests; and general overflow clerical/legal work
  7. May coordinate or assist with facilities requests, such as liaising with building landlord, scheduling visitors with building security; and submitting work orders to building management?
  8. May support the Office Manager with office needs such as turning over workstations, maintaining floor plans and master office lists; providing support for events; assisting with scanning and copying projects; handling basic printer and copier maintenance; and supporting IT with help desk requests and maintaining the server room

Competencies:

  • Decision Making – Identifies issues and provides suggestions to day-to-day problems; prioritizes and effectively completes daily tasks 
  • Communication – Effectively communicates through written and verbal forms; shares information when asked and understands the appropriate level of confidentiality
  • Leadership – Gives positive feedback to others. Is developing skills to mentor others; asks questions; is assigned work; and focuses on day-to-day tasks
  • Continuous Learning – attends required training; accepts planned change willingly
  • Teamwork – Actively participates in the team and can provide feedback and solutions; listens and responds constructively to others' concerns
  • Alignment to Values – Is aware of the Firm's values and consistently demonstrates them; is aware of the meaning/strategic goal of the Firm's D&I values; has a deep understanding of one's own core functions

Required Education:  High School Diploma or equivalent

Required Licenses and/or Certifications:  n/a

Required Experience: 1 year of office experience

Preferred Experience: 1-2 years of office or customer service experience with strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and computers. Notary license preferred or ability to obtain after employment commences

Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A

Physical Activity:  The employee will be required to sit for prolonged periods and work on a computer; the employee must also have the ability to walk, stand and bend, as well as lift at least 10 pounds

Travel Required:  N/A

Other Duties:  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. 

EEO Statement:  Armstrong Teasdale is an equal opportunity employer and will make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status or other protected status, in accordance with federal, state and local laws. At Armstrong Teasdale, we define diversity and inclusion broadly and focus on helping professionals of all races, religions, national origins, gender identities, ethnicities, sexual orientations and physical abilities feel a sense of belonging. Diversity and inclusion are core values of the firm, and we recognize the richness they bring to our workplace.

Colorado Salary Range: $42,500-$60,000

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Associate - Corporate Services

Denver, CO; St. Louis, MO

Armstrong Teasdale LLP is seeking an associate attorney (4+ years experience) with corporate and acquisitions expertise to join its Corporate Services Group (CSG). Associates have an exciting opportunity to learn from and work closely with energetic, high experienced legal practitioners in a friendly, cooperative environment. 

Summary Description:  Armstrong Teasdale LLP is seeking an associate attorney (4+ years experience) with corporate and acquisitions expertise to join its Corporate Services Group (CSG). Associates have an exciting opportunity to learn from and work closely with energetic, high experienced legal practitioners in a friendly, cooperative environment.

Essential Functions:  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • Works will involve acquisitions, divestitures, equity, debt financings, private equity-sponsored transactions, joint ventures, strategic investments, and other corporate transactions
  • Simultaneously handles the high-level and strategic aspects of multiple legal matters at different stages of progression, from inception to conclusion
  • Possess strong attention to detail and good interpersonal skills for communicating with attorneys and clients
  • Demonstrates an ability to work independently and productively and show a strong interest in advancing a career in CSG
  • Produces quality legal work and bills the required amounts of hours to ensure excellent client services
  • Manages business and generates business through group and individual efforts
  • Complies with the very highest ethical standards of the legal profession

Competencies:

  • Decision Making – actively makes decisions on client matters with little supervision
  • Communication - strong, professional communication, both written and orally to both internal and external clients 
  • Leadership - actively delegates orders
  • Continuous Learning - actively embraces learning new skills and mastering new technology and sharing with others
  • Teamwork – works as diligent member of client teams and begins to lead teams in matters
  • Alignment to Values - Influences the awareness and adoption of the Firm's values on a larger scale; influences the awareness and adoption of diversity and inclusion; demonstrates respect by providing solutions and support

Required Education:  Juris Doctor

Preferred Education: N/A

Licenses and/or Certifications:  Licensed to practice law in good standing in one or more jurisdictions where the Firm conducts business; must maintain applicable license renewal and CLE requirements

Preferred Experience:4+ years’ relevant experience in M&A and other transactional work; substantial experience in drafting and reviewing sophisticated corporate documents.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Indirect - actively utilizes support staff or junior associates to ensure client satisfaction

Physical Activity:  The employee will be required to sit (or utilize a standing desk) for prolonged periods and work on a computer  

Travel Required:  N/A

Other Duties:  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. 

EEO Statement:  Armstrong Teasdale is an equal opportunity employer and will make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status or other protected status, in accordance with federal, state and local laws. At Armstrong Teasdale, we define diversity and inclusion broadly and focus on helping professionals of all races, religions, national origins, gender identities, ethnicities, sexual orientations and physical abilities feel a sense of belonging. Diversity and inclusion are core values of the firm, and we recognize the richness they bring to our workplace.

Colorado Salary Range: Est. $230,000-$260,000/yr. Base Salary

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Legal Assistant - Litigation

St. Louis, MO

Armstrong Teasdale is seeking a Litigation Legal Assistant to join its St Louis office. The Litigation Legal Assistant provides administrative assistance to all litigation timekeepers. This individual works within a team environment to ensure uninterrupted workflow in service.

Essential Functions:  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  1. Draft, review and proofread all documents and correspondence produced, check for proper formatting, spelling and grammatical errors, as well as ensuring that all signature pages, attachments, exhibits or enclosures are accurate and complete before distribution
  2. Execute electronic court filings and download court pleadings
  3. Maintain client files (both paper and electronic), organize and file documents in designated order, and complete electronic scanning
  4. Conduct accounting tasks, including processing expenses, reimbursements, invoices, pre-bills, and entering time into the Firm’s time and billing system, reviewing of billing statements, and editing same for preparation of final billing
  5. Support trial preparation to include maintaining and tracking case chronology
  6. Manage upkeep of multiple calendars and scheduling systems
  7. Perform digital transcription tasks
  8. May assist in preparing discovery production and schedule depositions
  9. Perform conflict checks, draft engagement letters in connection with file opening, and complete the file opening process
  10. Coordinate and make travel arrangements
  11. Effectively track and manage CLE reporting
  12. Effectively communicate information and updates on projects with clients and timekeepers

Competencies:

  • Decision Making – Identifies issues and provides suggestions to day-to-day problems; prioritizes and effectively completes daily tasks
  • Communication – Effectively communicates through written and verbal forms; shares information when asked and understands the appropriate level of confidentiality
  • Leadership – Gives positive feedback to others. Is developing skills to mentor others; asks questions; is assigned work; and focuses on day-to-day tasks
  • Continuous Learning – attends required training; accepts planned change willingly
  • Teamwork – Actively participates in the team and can provide feedback and solutions; listens and responds constructively to others' concerns
  • Alignment to Values – Is aware of the Firm's values and consistently demonstrates them; is aware of the meaning/strategic goal of the Firm's D&I values; has a deep understanding of one's own core functions

Required Education:  High School Diploma or equivalent

Required Licenses and/or Certifications:  N/A

Required Experience: 2-4 years office experience including MS Office Suite

Preferred Experience: Legal office experience including general knowledge of litigation practices and electronic court filings

Supervisory Responsibilities:  N/A

Physical Activity:  The employee will be required to sit for prolonged periods and work on a computer.

Travel Required:  N/A

Other Duties:  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. 

EEO Statement:  Armstrong Teasdale is an equal opportunity employer and will make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status or other protected status, in accordance with federal, state and local laws. At Armstrong Teasdale, we define diversity and inclusion broadly and focus on helping professionals of all races, religions, national origins, gender identities, ethnicities, sexual orientations and physical abilities feel a sense of belonging. Diversity and inclusion are core values of the firm, and we recognize the richness they bring to our workplace.

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Legal Assistant - Financial and Real Estate Services

Denver, CO

Armstrong Teasdale LLP is seeking a Financial and Real Estate Legal Assistant to join its Denver office.  The Finance and Real Estate Legal Assistant will provide administrative assistant to all finance, real estate, and bankruptcy timekeepers. This individual will work within a team environment to promote uninterrupted workflow in service. 

Essential Functions:  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  1. Review and proofread all documents and correspondence produced, check for proper formatting, spelling and grammatical errors, as well as ensuring that all signature pages, attachments, exhibits or enclosures are accurate and complete before distribution
  2. Work with the team in the preparation of correspondence and documents utilizing knowledge of financial, real estate and transactional procedures
  3. Maintain client files (both paper and electronic), organize and file documents in designated order, and complete electronic scanning
  4. Conduct accounting tasks, including processing expenses, reimbursements, invoices, pre-bills, and entering time into the Firm’s time and billing system, reviewing of billing statements, and editing same for preparation of final billing
  5. Manage and prioritize client dockets, calendars, workload and deadlines
  6. Perform digital transcription tasks
  7. May be responsible for extensive review and edit of prebills/invoices for finalization and submission to the Bankruptcy Court Trustee, along with a finalized Armstrong Teasdale fee application
  8. Perform conflict checks, draft engagement letters in connection with file opening, and complete the file opening process
  9. Draft responses to audit letter requests on behalf of Firm clients and obtain and provide information to accountants
  10. Execute electronic court filings and download court pleadings
  11. Coordinate and make travel arrangements
  12. Effectively track and manage CLE reporting
  13. Effectively communicate with clients and court clerks

Competencies:

  • Decision Making – Is aware of issues and asks questions when issues arise; completes day-to-day tasks with team
  • Communication – Effectively communicates through written and verbal forms; shares information when asked and understands the appropriate level of confidentiality
  • Leadership – Gives positive feedback to others; is developing skills to mentor others; asks questions; is assigned work; and focuses on day-to-day tasks
  • Continuous Learning – Attends required training; accepts planned change willingly
  • Teamwork – Works as a member of the team, and understands the goals of the team; understands that team members' needs, ideas and solutions vary
  • Alignment to Values – Is aware of the Firm's values and consistently demonstrates them; is aware of the meaning/strategic goal of the Firm's Diversity and Inclusion values; has a deep understanding of one's own core functions

Required Education: High school diploma or equivalent

Required Licenses and/or Certifications:  N/A

Required Experience:  2-4 years office experience including MS Office Suite

Preferred Experience:  Legal office experience

Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A

Physical Activity:  The employee will be required to sit for prolonged periods and work on a computer.   

Travel Required: N/A

Other Duties:  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. 

EEO Statement:  Armstrong Teasdale is an equal opportunity employer and will make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status or other protected status, in accordance with federal, state and local laws. At Armstrong Teasdale, we define diversity and inclusion broadly and focus on helping professionals of all races, religions, national origins, gender identities, ethnicities, sexual orientations and physical abilities feel a sense of belonging. Diversity and inclusion are core values of the firm, and we recognize the richness they bring to our workplace.

Colorado Salary Range: $68,000-$75,000

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Legal Assistant - Corporate Services

Denver, CO

The Corporate Services Legal Assistant provides administrative assistance to all corporate timekeepers. This individual works within a team environment to promote uninterrupted workflow in service.

Essential Functions:  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  1. Review and proofread all documents and correspondence produced, check for proper formatting, spelling and grammatical errors, as well as ensuring that all signature pages, attachments, exhibits or enclosures are accurate and complete before distribution
  2. Maintain client files (both paper and electronic), organize and file documents in designated order, and complete electronic scanning
  3. Conduct accounting tasks, including processing expenses, reimbursements, invoices, pre-bills, and entering time into the Firm’s time and billing system, reviewing of billing statements, and editing same for preparation of final billing
  4. Manage and prioritize calendars, workload and deadlines
  5. Perform digital transcription tasks
  6. Effectively communicate with clients
  7. Perform conflict checks, draft engagement letters in connection with file opening, and complete the file opening process
  8. Draft responses to audit letter requests on behalf of Firm clients and obtain and provide information to accountants
  9. Coordinate and make travel arrangements
  10. Effectively track and manage CLE reporting

Competencies:

  • Decision Making – Is aware of issues and asks questions when issues arise; completes day-to-day tasks with team
  • Communication – Effectively communicates through written and verbal forms; shares information when asked and understands the appropriate level of confidentiality
  • Leadership – Gives positive feedback to others; is developing skills to mentor others; asks questions; is assigned work; and focuses on day-to-day tasks
  • Continuous Learning – Attends required training; accepts planned change willingly
  • Teamwork – Works as a member of the team, and understands the goals of the team; understands that team members' needs, ideas and solutions vary
  • Alignment to Values – Is aware of the Firm's values and consistently demonstrates them; is aware of the meaning/strategic goal of the Firm's Diversity and Inclusion values; has a deep understanding of one's own core functions

Required Education:  High school diploma or equivalent

Required Licenses and/or Certifications:  N/A

Required Experience:  2-4 years office experience including MS Office Suite

Preferred Experience:  Legal office experience

Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A

Physical Activity:  The employee will be required to sit for prolonged periods and work on a computer.   

Travel Required:  N/A

Other Duties:  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. 

EEO Statement:  Armstrong Teasdale is an equal opportunity employer and will make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status or other protected status, in accordance with federal, state and local laws. At Armstrong Teasdale, we define diversity and inclusion broadly and focus on helping professionals of all races, religions, national origins, gender identities, ethnicities, sexual orientations and physical abilities feel a sense of belonging. Diversity and inclusion are core values of the firm, and we recognize the richness they bring to our workplace.

Salary Range: $68,000-$75,000 

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Counsel - Intellectual Property

Philadelphia, PA

As a Counsel, one’s main focus is diving into diverse legal matters, creating quality legal work. The goal of the Counsel is to inspire confidence that a matter will get done with superior lawyering, high quality, limited supervision, direct interface with the client, and responsibility of appropriate delegation.  

Essential Functions:  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  1. Performs major legal matters competently and handles the most difficult and complex legal projects
  2. Serves as the client manager for multiple clients or specific, targeted clients. Maintains current clients and functions as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) service to clients
  3. Enhances one’s professional knowledge and skills on a continuing basis through professional study and education
  4. Complies with the very highest ethical standards of the legal profession

Competencies:

  • Decision Making – actively makes decisions on client matters with consultation of other attorneys
  • Communication – strong, professional communication, both written and orally to both internal and external clients
  • Leadership – appropriately delegates tasks
  • Continuous Learning – actively embraces learning new skills, areas of the law, mastering new technology and sharing with others
  • Teamwork – cooperatively works as a member of the client teams and begins to lead teams in matters
  • Alignment to Values - Influences the awareness and adoption of the Firm's values on a larger scale. Influences the awareness and adoption of diversity and inclusion. Demonstrates respect by providing solutions and support

Required Education:  Juris Doctor

Preferred Education: N/A

Required Licenses and/or Certifications:  Licensed to practice law and in good standing in the state of Missouri; must maintain applicable license renewal and CLE requirements

Required Experience: 7 years’ experience as a licensed attorney at a law firm

Preferred Experience: 10-12 years’ experience as a licensed attorney at a law firm

Supervisory Responsibilities: Indirect - actively utilizes support staff and associates to ensure client satisfaction

Physical Activity:  The employee will be required to sit for prolonged periods and work on a computer   

Travel Required:  N/A

Other Duties:  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. 

EEO Statement:  Armstrong Teasdale is an equal opportunity employer and will make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status or other protected status, in accordance with federal, state and local laws. At Armstrong Teasdale, we define diversity and inclusion broadly and focus on helping professionals of all races, religions, national origins, gender identities, ethnicities, sexual orientations and physical abilities feel a sense of belonging. Diversity and inclusion are core values of the firm, and we recognize the richness they bring to our workplace.

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Legal Assistant - Finance and Real Estate

St. Louis, MO

Armstrong Teasdale LLP is seeking a Financial and Real Estate Legal Assistant to join its St. Louis office.  The Finance and Real Estate Legal Assistant will provide administrative assistant to all finance, real estate, and bankruptcy timekeepers. This individual will work within a team environment to promote uninterrupted workflow in service.

Essential Functions:  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  1. Review and proofread all documents and correspondence produced, check for proper formatting, spelling and grammatical errors, as well as ensuring that all signature pages, attachments, exhibits or enclosures are accurate and complete before distribution
  2. Work with the team in the preparation of correspondence and documents utilizing knowledge of financial, real estate and transactional procedures
  3. Maintain client files (both paper and electronic), organize and file documents in designated order, and complete electronic scanning
  4. Experience in electronic filings with Illinois and Missouri state court electronic filing systems such as PACER, Casenet and Odyssey and the Federal court filing system
  5. Ability to work within the court systems and download pleadings
  6. Conduct accounting tasks, including processing expenses, reimbursements, invoices, pre-bills, and entering time into the Firm’s time and billing system, reviewing of billing statements, and editing same for preparation of final billing
  7. Manage and prioritize client dockets, calendars, workload and deadlines
  8. Perform digital transcription tasks
  9. May be responsible for extensive review and edit of prebills/invoices for finalization and submission to the Bankruptcy Court Trustee, along with a finalized Armstrong Teasdale fee application
  10. Perform conflict checks, draft engagement letters in connection with file opening, and complete the file opening process
  11. Draft responses to audit letter requests on behalf of Firm clients and obtain and provide information to accountants
  12. Execute electronic court filings and download court pleadings
  13. Coordinate and make travel arrangements
  14. Effectively track and manage CLE reporting
  15. Effectively communicate with clients and court clerks

Competencies:

  • Decision Making – Is aware of issues and asks questions when issues arise; completes day-to-day tasks with team
  • Communication – Effectively communicates through written and verbal forms; shares information when asked and understands the appropriate level of confidentiality
  • Leadership – Gives positive feedback to others; is developing skills to mentor others; asks questions; is assigned work; and focuses on day-to-day tasks
  • Continuous Learning – Attends required training; accepts planned change willingly
  • Teamwork – Works as a member of the team, and understands the goals of the team; understands that team members' needs, ideas and solutions vary
  • Alignment to Values – Is aware of the Firm's values and consistently demonstrates them; is aware of the meaning/strategic goal of the Firm's Diversity and Inclusion values; has a deep understanding of one's own core functions

Required Education: High school diploma or equivalent

Required Licenses and/or Certifications:  N/A

Required Experience:  2-4 years office experience including MS Office Suite

Preferred Experience:  Legal office experience

Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A

Physical Activity:  The employee will be required to sit for prolonged periods and work on a computer.

Travel Required:  N/A

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. 

EEO Statement:  Armstrong Teasdale is an equal opportunity employer and will make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status or other protected status, in accordance with federal, state and local laws. At Armstrong Teasdale, we define diversity and inclusion broadly and focus on helping professionals of all races, religions, national origins, gender identities, ethnicities, sexual orientations and physical abilities feel a sense of belonging. Diversity and inclusion are core values of the firm, and we recognize the richness they bring to our workplace.

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Legal Assistant

Jefferson City, MO

The Legal Assistant provides administrative assistance to multiple timekeepers across different practices. This individual works within a team environment to promote uninterrupted workflow in service. Armstrong Teasdale is open to employing a part-time or full-time legal assistant, based on the individual’s desire.

Essential Functions:  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  1. Review and proofread all documents and correspondence produced, check for proper formatting, spelling and grammatical errors, as well as ensuring that all signature pages, attachments, exhibits or enclosures are accurate and complete before distribution
  2. Maintain client files (both paper and electronic), organize and file documents in designated order, and complete electronic scanning
  3. Conduct accounting tasks, including processing expenses, reimbursements, invoices, pre-bills, and entering time into the Firm’s time and billing system, reviewing of billing statements, and editing same for preparation of final billing
  4. Manage and prioritize calendars, workload and deadlines
  5. Perform digital transcription tasks
  6. Effectively communicate with clients
  7. Draft responses to audit letter requests on behalf of Firm clients and obtain and provide information to accountants
  8. Coordinate and make travel arrangements

Competencies:

  • Decision Making – Is aware of issues and asks questions when issues arise; completes day-to-day tasks with team
  • Communication – Effectively communicates through written and verbal forms; shares information when asked and understands the appropriate level of confidentiality
  • Leadership – Gives positive feedback to others; is developing skills to mentor others; asks questions; is assigned work; and focuses on day-to-day tasks
  • Continuous Learning – Attends required training; accepts planned change willingly
  • Teamwork – Works as a member of the team, and understands the goals of the team; understands that team members' needs, ideas and solutions vary
  • Alignment to Values – Is aware of the Firm's values and consistently demonstrates them; is aware of the meaning/strategic goal of the Firm's Diversity and Inclusion values; has a deep understanding of one's own core functions

Required Education:  High school diploma or equivalent

Required Licenses and/or Certifications:  N/A

Required Experience:  2-4 years office experience including MS Office Suite

Preferred Experience:  Legal office experience; Legislative Experience or prior Legislative Office Work will be strongly considered.

Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A

Physical Activity:  The employee will be required to sit for prolonged periods and work on a computer.   

Travel Required:  N/A

Other Duties:  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. 

EEO Statement:  Armstrong Teasdale is an equal opportunity employer and will make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status or other protected status, in accordance with federal, state and local laws. At Armstrong Teasdale, we define diversity and inclusion broadly and focus on helping professionals of all races, religions, national origins, gender identities, ethnicities, sexual orientations and physical abilities feel a sense of belonging. Diversity and inclusion are core values of the firm, and we recognize the richness they bring to our workplace.

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Litigation Paralegal

Miami, FL

Armstrong Teasdale is seeking a Litigation Paralegal to join its Miami office. The Litigation Paralegal supports trial attorneys throughout all legal proceedings in Florida State and Federal courts, including all phases of discovery, trial preparation and trial. Area of focus is Commercial Litigation. This position is expected to meet or exceed a billable hour model and the expectation is to be in-office full time.

Essential Functions:  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Assists attorneys in research, drafting, and revision of discovery, motions, judgments, and dismissals
  • Conducts legal research, compiles and organizes materials in order to prepare for depositions, hearings and trials
  • Assists with all pre-trial proceedings, including witness and exhibit lists
  • Attends and assists with bench and jury trials
  • Prepares, executes and downloads court filings including electronic filings, and state filings, and court pleadings
  • Drafts client and counsel correspondence
  • May prepare discovery production, schedule depositions, and check case citations
  • May obtain records and work with experts in all areas of litigation
  • May serve as a point of contact for clients and may interpret data for clients and team

Competencies:

  • Decision Making – Is aware of issues and asks questions when issues arise; completes day-to-day tasks with team
  • Communication – Effectively communicates through written and verbal forms; shares information when asked and understands the appropriate level of confidentiality
  • Leadership – Gives positive feedback to others; is developing skills to mentor others; asks questions; is assigned work; focuses on day-to-day tasks
  • Continuous Learning – Attends required training; accepts planned change willingly
  • Teamwork – Works as a member of the team and understands the goals of the team; understands that team members' needs, ideas and solutions vary
  • Alignment to Values - Is aware of the Firm's values and consistently demonstrates them; is aware of the meaning/strategic goal of the Firm's Diversity and Inclusion values; has a deep understanding of one's own core functions

Required Education: High school diploma or equivalent

Preferred Education: Associate’s degree in paralegal studies

Required Licenses and/or Certifications: Paralegal certificate or degree

Required Experience: 2 years in legal industry or equivalent transferrable skills from industries such as insurance, government, regulatory/compliance administration; skilled in Microsoft Office

Preferred Experience: 3-5 years as a Litigation Paralegal

Supervisory Responsibilities: Indirect

Physical Activity: The employee will be required to sit for prolonged periods and work on a computer.

Travel Required: 5%

Other Duties:  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.

EEO Statement:  Armstrong Teasdale is an equal opportunity employer and will make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, or other protected status, in accordance with federal, state, and local laws. At Armstrong Teasdale, we define diversity and inclusion broadly and focus on helping professionals of all races, religions, national origins, gender identities, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and physical abilities feel a sense of belonging. Diversity and inclusion are core values of the firm, and we recognize the richness they bring to our workplace.

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Government Contracts Specialist

Miami, FL; St. Louis, MO; Washington, D.C.

Teasdale is seeking a part-time Contracts Specialist to join its firm. The Contract Specialist reviews government contract terms and conditions to confirm regulatory compliance. This is a part-time, hourly position that will work roughly 10-15 hours a month.

Essential Functions:  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  1. Proofreads, edits, and fact-checks government contracts and subcontracts for accuracy and consistency, according to a style guide if provided by the client
  2. Provides counsel on federal government contracts and procurements, including simplified acquisition procedures, sealed bids, negotiated procurements, commercial product and commercial service acquisitions, federal supply schedules, and subcontracts
  3. Advises on government contract requirements, including cost accounting standards, U.S. export controls and sanctions, and bid protests, as well as the implementation of effective compliance programs
  4. Reviews federal subcontracting and related dispute and flow-down/compliance issues
  5. Monitors regulatory activity and provides timely updates to attorneys to guarantee contracts are in compliance with applicable laws and regulations (including FAR and DFARS)
  6. Conducts risk assessment on contractual terms and conditions

Competencies:

  • Decision Making – identifies issues and provides suggestions to day-to-day problems; prioritizes and effectively completes daily tasks
  • Communication – shares information by using data and information to support an argument or point of view; keeps team informed about progress and problems; avoids surprises; understands the appropriate level of confidentiality required
  • Leadership – gives positive and constructive feedback to peers; finds solutions to a problem; works autonomously; is motivated to anticipate future business needs
  • Continuous Learning – identifies self-training needs and opportunities; positively accepts changes
  • Teamwork – actively participates in the team and can provide feedback and solutions; listens and responds constructively to others’ concerns
  • Alignment to Values – consistently demonstrates the Firm’s values and offers constructive feedback to team members regarding the values; strives to learn more and participate in diversity and inclusion efforts; demonstrates respect by understanding and providing support

Required Education:  Bachelor’s degree

Required Experience: 10+ years of experience reviewing government contracts

Preferred Experience: Experience with aerospace/defense and manufacturing; Familiarity with the FCL process and FOCI mitigation

Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A

Physical Activity:  The employee will be required to sit for prolonged periods and work on a computer.   

Travel Required:  N/A

Other Duties:  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. 

EEO Statement:  Armstrong Teasdale is an equal opportunity employer and will make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status or other protected status, in accordance with federal, state and local laws. At Armstrong Teasdale, we define diversity and inclusion broadly and focus on helping professionals of all races, religions, national origins, gender identities, ethnicities, sexual orientations and physical abilities feel a sense of belonging. Diversity and inclusion are core values of the firm, and we recognize the richness they bring to our workplace.

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Systems and Reporting Analyst

Chicago, IL; Kansas City, MO; St. Louis, MO

Armstrong Teasdale is seeking Systems and Reporting Analyst to join its team. The Systems and Reporting Analyst is tasked with examining and organizing the relationships between people, technology, reporting, processes and business operations in order to help the Firm operate more effectively and better serve their clients, staff and bottom line.

Essential Functions:  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  1. Participates in process improvement initiatives, including determining the business activities that drive results; works cross-functionally to improve operations
  2. Evaluates computer systems and reporting to explore opportunities to improve effectiveness and efficiency; Uses industry standards and practices to recommend upgrades and enhancements to current systems
  3. Gathers feedback from managers and end-users, analyzes system performance, identifies system problems and solutions, implements technical training and manages technology developments
  4. Performs system tests and collaborates with the IT Department to resolve issues and errors
  5. Assists the IT department in deploying software upgrades
  6. Drafts informational materials and graphics to explain systems issues to managers and users
  7. Organizes and gathers procedural information, introducing new procedures, policies and systems and advises on operational matters
  8. Data organization, reporting and analysis
  9. Designs, develops and optimizes reporting from existing systems and ensures reporting accuracy

Competencies:

  • Decision Making – identifies issues and provides suggestions to day-to-day problems; prioritizes and effectively completes daily tasks
  • Communication – shares information by using data and information to support an argument or point of view; keeps team informed about progress and problems; avoids surprises; understands the appropriate level of confidentiality required
  • Leadership – gives positive and constructive feedback to peers; trains new employees; finds solutions to a problem; works autonomously; is motivated to anticipate future business needs
  • Continuous Learning – identifies self-training needs and opportunities; positively accepts changes
  • Teamwork – actively participates in the team and can provide feedback and solutions; listens and responds constructively to others’ concerns
  • Alignment to Values – consistently demonstrates the Firm’s values and offers constructive feedback to team members regarding the values; strives to learn more and participate in diversity and inclusion efforts; demonstrates respect by understanding and providing support

Required Education:  Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Education: Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, Accounting, Finance or related field

Required Licenses and/or Certifications:  N/A

Required Experience: Law firm experience required; 2-3 years of information systems experience; 1-3 years of experience with advanced Excel proficiency; 2-3 years of experience with knowledge of extracting data using SQL language and SSRS

Preferred Experience: 3-5 years of information systems experience; Aderant Legal Billing Software; ARCS Collections Software; Legal / Professional Services

Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A

Physical Activity: The employee will be required to sit for prolonged periods and work on a computer.   

Travel Required: N/A

Other Duties:  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. 

EEO Statement:  Armstrong Teasdale is an equal opportunity employer and will make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status or other protected status, in accordance with federal, state and local laws. At Armstrong Teasdale, we define diversity and inclusion broadly and focus on helping professionals of all races, religions, national origins, gender identities, ethnicities, sexual orientations and physical abilities feel a sense of belonging. Diversity and inclusion are core values of the firm, and we recognize the richness they bring to our workplace.

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Patent Illustrator

Denver, CO; Kansas City, MO; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; St. Louis, MO

Teasdale is seeking a Patent Illustrator to join its team. The Patent Illustrator prepares detailed drawings for submittal with patent applications in both the United States and abroad. This position works closely with attorneys and clients to prepare these drawings.

Essential Functions:  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  1. Prepares and revises technical drawings (using CAD software (AutoCAD, Solidworks, etc.), Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Visio), based on guidelines received from attorneys and/or clients
  2. Coordinates and maintains database of all technical drawings submitted with patent applications
  3. Contacts outside contractors as necessary or as requested to prepare technical drawings
  4. Takes photographs of prototypes
  5. Reviews and submits for approval invoices from outside contractors

Competencies:

  • Decision Making – identifies issues and provides suggestions to day-to-day problems; prioritizes and effectively completes daily tasks
  • Communication – shares information by using data and information to support an argument or point of view; keeps team informed about progress and problems; avoids surprises; understands the appropriate level of confidentiality required
  • Leadership – gives positive and constructive feedback to peers; trains new employees; finds solutions to a problem; works autonomously; is motivated to anticipate future business needs
  • Continuous Learning – attends required training and positively accepts change.
  • Teamwork – actively participates in the team and can provide feedback and solutions; listens and responds constructively to others’ concerns
  • Alignment to Values – consistently demonstrates the Firm’s values and offers constructive feedback to team members regarding the values; strives to learn more and participate in diversity and inclusion efforts; demonstrates respect by understanding and providing support

Required Education: High school diploma.

Preferred Education: Bachelor’s degree in technical illustration or graphic arts, or equivalent experience.

Licenses and/or Certifications:  N/A

Required Experience: Proficiency in AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, MS Office, Visio, and Outlook.

Preferred Experience: Experience in a professional firm. Proficiency in 3D CAD software, SOLIDWORKS.

Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A

Physical Activity: The employee will be required to sit for prolonged periods and work on a computer.   

Travel Required: N/A

Other Duties:  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. 

EEO Statement:  Armstrong Teasdale is an equal opportunity employer and will make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status or other protected status, in accordance with federal, state and local laws. At Armstrong Teasdale, we define diversity and inclusion broadly and focus on helping professionals of all races, religions, national origins, gender identities, ethnicities, sexual orientations and physical abilities feel a sense of belonging. Diversity and inclusion are core values of the firm, and we recognize the richness they bring to our workplace.

Denver Salary Range: $81,800 - $98,000
New York Salary Range: $93,000 - $112,000

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Office Manager

Chicago, IL

Armstrong Teasdale is seeking an Office Manager to join its Chicago office. The Office Manager is responsible for managing the administration of the office’s overall day-to-day operations, including, but not limited to human resources, accounting and financial assistance and support, space and facilities management, support staff management, attorney/Practice Group Leader (PGL) support, and other administrative duties as required.  This position is expected to have effective communication with other leaders throughout Teasdale LLP (the “Firm”). It is imperative for the Office Manager to assist office personnel with the understanding and adherence to the Firm’s values, mission statement, and policies.

Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  1. Accounting/Financial:  The Office Manager is responsible for working closely with the Firm’s Finance leaders, as well as the Office Managing Attorney, to assist with the financial planning and management for the office, including but not limited to maintaining the local office’s planning, assisting in the implementation of the annual budget for the office, tracking client charges, assisting with client billing and collections, accounts payable/receivable, and implementing procedures to recover additional costs for the office, all as specifically requested and/or directed by Finance and/or the Office Managing Attorney.
  2. Attorney Assistance: It is the responsibility of the Office Manager to perform, or coordinate the performance of, various administrative tasks and to provide, or facilitate the provision of, administrative support to all attorneys and other timekeepers in the office in the event staff is absent or unavailable.  These duties include, but are not limited to completion of special projects, payment of various dues, CLEs, travel assistance, secretarial duties, receptionist duties, paralegal duties, and administrative duties. It is also the Office Manager’s responsibility to assist the attorneys by developing automation to ensure the delivery of efficient legal services.  It is also the Office Manager’s duty to communicate with and support the local Office Managing Attorney and Practice Group Leaders as requested and/or directed.
  3. Facilities: The Office Manager is responsible for assisting the Office Managing Attorney with the overall management of the office’s physical facilities and all related functions including, but not limited to, communications with their particular office’s landlord, serving as representative liaison with building management if requested or directed to do so by the Office Managing Attorney, office space planning, renovation/tenant improvements of office space when necessary, office furniture/equipment, and supporting compliance with the Firm’s workspace guidelines.
  4. Human Resources: The Office Manager is responsible for human resources management and will provide administrative direction and leadership for paralegals, secretaries, receptionist(s), and other non-exempt staff in accordance with the Firm’s policies and applicable laws, and as specifically requested or directed by the Office Managing Attorney and/or Human Resources.  It is the Office Manager’s responsibility to manage and coordinate the human resources functions for the administrative support staff and all attorneys.  These functions should be performed in close consultation and coordination with the Office Managing Attorney and the Vice President of Human Resources.  It is the duty of the Office Manager to identify staff support issues in connection with attorney needs, such as interviewing and screening applicants, new hire orientation, onboarding, monitoring and evaluating staff performance, recommending salary increases and bonuses for staff, coordinating PTO utilization, backup schedules for staff, conducting personnel meetings, assisting with creation and implementation of policies specific to the office, maintaining attorney coverage instructions, monitoring office morale, suggesting possible actions to improve as needed, evaluating complaints and promoting resolutions of the same in the best interests of the Firm as a whole and counseling staff as necessary.
  5. Information Resources: The Office Manager should be familiar with the various statutes, codes, books, subscriptions, and resources utilized in their office and assist the Information Resources Manager with the updating, purchasing, and maintaining an inventory of the same. 
  6. Information Technology: The Office Manager should have a general knowledge of computer/video conferencing phone systems and other operating/information systems (both software and hardware) as used in law firm environments and is responsible for coordinating and set up of various types of meetings such as teleconferences, video conferencing, assisting with computer troubleshooting, assisting with server issues, assisting with phone issues, setting up new equipment, moving of equipment, replacement of out of warranty equipment subject to the approval of the Director of Information Technology and Finance, keeping an accurate inventory of all backup equipment and assisting attorneys and staff with Help Desk requests.
  7. Marketing: The Office Manager is responsible for assisting the attorneys and the Marketing and Business Development team with marketing the Firm’s legal services, client development activities, and external community services.  The Office Manager is also responsible for collaborating with the Marketing and Business Development team when the Firm sponsors activities, social functions, and continuing education programs in the applicable office.  The Office Manager will assist with, or coordinate assistance for, local duties, including but not limited to working at the various events. 
  8. Operations: It is the responsibility of the Office Manager to provide integration and coordination of the administrative functions/operations among and between the various offices and departments of the Firm in the office for which they are responsible. The Office Manager coordinates, schedules, and attends various attorney and staff meetings as requested.  The Office Manager shall be active and participate in various Firm committees as requested, supervise and maintain conference room schedules, oversee maintenance of attorney offices and general areas, approve office purchases subject to the approval of the Office Managing Attorney and Finance, coordinate backup coverage for the receptionist, coordinate and perform office moves, plan and organize all office parties and special events, and perform or coordinate all other operational functions as requested by the Office Managing Attorney and Human Resources.
  9. Professional Development: It is the responsibility of the Office Manager to remain updated on all of the Firm’s programs, practice group procedures, and training materials to assist with the orientation of new hires as well as monitoring the progress of training and development.  It is also the Office Manager’s responsibility to recommend, assist and monitor progress of additional training for employees. The Office Manager must maintain an individualized professional development plan which includes short term and long term goals related to further development of the Office Manager’s leadership, human resources management, and law firm operations.
  10. Records Management: The Office Manager should be familiar with the organization and maintenance of law firm files and will be responsible for assisting with the internal maintenance of the Firm’s files.  It is also the Office Manager’s responsibility to assist in the preparation of files to be closed.  The Office Manager also assists with organizing and transferring files to clients and attorneys upon their joining or departing from the Firm.  It is the responsibility of this position to ensure that there are accurate records/indexes of the above-referenced items. 
  11. Service Center: The Office Manager works with the Firm’s Service Center leader and is accountable for overseeing the processing of incoming mail, assisting in the ordering and inventory maintenance of office/breakroom supplies,  tracking and inputting client charges, and managing all office machine operations (copy machines, fax machines, postage and other mail equipment) including maintenance, updates, and supplies.

Competencies:

  • Decision Making – Identifies issues and provides suggestions to day-to-day problems; prioritizes and effectively completes daily tasks
  • Communication – Shares information by using data and information to support an argument or point of view; keeps team informed about progress and problems; avoids surprises and understands the appropriate level of confidentiality required
  • Leadership – Gives positive and constructive feedback to peers; trains new employees; finds solutions to problems; works autonomously and is motivated to anticipate future business needs
  • Continuous Learning – Identifies self-training needs and opportunities; positively accepts changes
  • Teamwork – Actively participates in the team and can provide feedback and solutions; listens and responds constructively to others’ concerns
  • Alignment to Values – Consistently demonstrates the Firm's values and offers constructive feedback to team members regarding the values; strives to learn more and participate in diversity and inclusion efforts; demonstrates respect by understanding and providing support

Required Education:  High School Diploma or equivalent

Preferred Education: Bachelor’s degree

Required Licenses and/or Certifications:  N/A

Required Experience: 2-4 years prior experience in office administration and management

Preferred Experience: 3-5 years of experience in the management of non-exempt employees in the legal environment and/or a paralegal certificate

Supervisory Responsibilities: Subject to the direction of the Office Managing Attorney and Practice Group Leader, as applicable, supervises all staff in their respective office(s)

Physical Activity:  The employee will be required to sit for prolonged periods and work on a computer; the employee must also have the ability to walk, stand and bend, as well as lift at least 10 pounds

Travel Required:  Must be available and willing to travel to such locations and with such frequency as the Firm determines is necessary or desirable to meet its business needs

Other Duties:  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. 

EEO Statement:  Armstrong Teasdale is an equal opportunity employer and will make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status or other protected status, in accordance with federal, state and local laws. At Armstrong Teasdale, we define diversity and inclusion broadly and focus on helping professionals of all races, religions, national origins, gender identities, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and physical abilities feel a sense of belonging. Diversity and inclusion are core values of the firm, and we recognize the richness they bring to our workplace

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Financial Analyst

St. Louis, MO

Financial Analyst – FP&A is an integral member of the Finance team and is involved in issues affecting the entire firm. The Financial Analyst is expected to be a major contributor in the development, validation, analysis and reporting of the firm’s financial and operational results. This role will generate reports, financial models and analytical solutions as well as develop the firm’s operational budget.

Essential Functions:  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  1. Prepares and analyzes financial, operational and statistical reports on performance of various business subsections and departments of the firm
  2. Assists in the development of the firm’s annual P&L budget
  3. Builds out various financial models related to forecasting and budgeting
  4. Updates financial schedules monthly/quarterly/yearly in a timely manner
  5. Completes monthly high level and detail level analytics on the firm’s performance within given deadlines
  6. Prepares journal entries as needed
  7. Meets with budget managers regularly to support forecast/budget analytics
  8. Develops reports and analytics to facilitate sound business decisions using tools such as SQL and MS-Excel pivot tables
  9. Develops and captures KPIs to track progress of forecast/budget goals
  10. Works cross-functionally to improve areas that are not achieving objectives
  11. Performs analysis and investigations to truly understand the business activities behind the results
  12. Invests time to master the firms budgeting/forecasting software tool
  13. Ensures required reconciliations are performed on key accounts
  14. Participates in cost reduction or avoidance activities, including eliminating or streamlining processes
  15. Supports periodic financial and operational audits and tax return requirements
  16. Provides regular and ongoing communication of project status to key stakeholders

Competencies:

  • Decision Making – Identifies issues and provides suggestions to day-to-day problems; prioritizes and effectively completes daily tasks
  • Communication - Communicates in a clear, concise and organized manner; prevents miscommunication by clarifying difficult concepts and ensures understanding by others; knows the appropriate amount of information to share with various parties; ensures regular and consistent information is shared; understands the appropriate level of confidentiality
  • Leadership – Gives positive and constructive feedback to peers; trains new employees; finds solutions to a problem; works autonomously; is motivated to anticipate future business needs
  • Continuous Learning - Identifies self-training needs and opportunities; positively accepts changes
  • Teamwork – Actively participates in the team and can provide feedback and solutions; listens and responds constructively to others' concerns
  • Alignment to Values - Consistently demonstrates the Firm's values and offers constructive feedback to team members regarding the values; strives to learn more and participate in diversity and inclusion efforts; demonstrates respect by understanding and providing support

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting/Business

Preferred Education: Master’s degree and CPA certification

Licenses and/or Certifications:  N/A

Required Experience: 2-5 years’ relevant experience in business; advanced proficiency in MS Excel and data analytics

Preferred Experience: SQL, Aderant, Iridium, BigHand, and Intelliteach proficiency

Responsibilities: N/A

Activity:  The employee will be required to sit for prolonged periods and work on a computer  

Flexibility: Fully remote

Travel Required: N/A

Other Duties:  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. 

EEO Statement:  Armstrong Teasdale is an equal opportunity employer and will make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status or other protected status, in accordance with federal, state and local laws. At Armstrong Teasdale, we define diversity and inclusion broadly and focus on helping professionals of all races, religions, national origins, gender identities, ethnicities, sexual orientations and physical abilities feel a sense of belonging. Diversity and inclusion are core values of the firm, and we recognize the richness they bring to our workplace.

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Health Care Paralegal

St. Louis, MO

Armstrong Teasdale LLP is seeking a Health Care Paralegal to join its team. The Health Care Litigation Paralegal supports attorneys throughout all legal processes including written discovery, collection of relevant documents, research, depositions, trial preparation, and trial execution. This position is expected to meet or exceed a billable hour model and must encompass strong organization skills with an eye for detail.

Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Assists attorneys in drafting and revising discovery and motions including preparing records and exhibits for production, tracking documents produced, tracking outstanding records requests and following up to ensure all records and documents are collected, analyzed and summarized for client
  2. Assists with trial preparation including being responsible for compilation of and identification of trial exhibits, attends trials and actively assists with technology, witnesses and exhibits in the courtroom 
  3. Prepares, downloads and tracks court filings including electronic filings, state and federal filings, and court pleadings
  4. Maintains compliance deadlines through docketing administration
  5. Draft client correspondence for attorneys
  6. Conducts research, compiles and organizes materials to prepare for depositions, hearings and trials
  7. Prepares discovery production materials
  8. Obtains and analyzes records and documents
  9. Work with experts in all areas of litigation including prepare materials for experts as well as conduct research regarding experts and prior testimony
  10. Serve as a point of contact for clients

Competencies:

  • Decision Making – Makes decisions quickly and potentially with limited information; structures and coordinates personal and team priorities
  • Communication – Communicates in a clear, concise and organized manner; prevents miscommunication by clarifying difficult concepts and ensures understanding by others; knows the appropriate amount of information to share with various parties; ensures regular and consistent information is shared; understands the appropriate level of confidentiality
  • Leadership – Gives upward positive and constructive feedback and offers solutions; onboards leadership; identifies overarching areas for improvement and presents solutions; distributes work amongst team; has vision to plan and execute long-term strategic goals
  • Continuous Learning – Identifies training needs and opportunities for self, team and firm; promotes changes and acts as a change agent
  • Teamwork – Inspires the team to drive for results; fuels passion; encourages team feedback; fosters an open-door policy with team and works with others to identify solutions
  • Alignment to Values - Consistently demonstrates the Firm's values and offers constructive feedback to team members regarding the values; strives to learn more and participate in diversity and inclusion efforts; demonstrates respect by understanding and providing support

Required Education: High school diploma or equivalent 

Preferred Education: Associate’s degree in paralegal studies

Required Experience: 2 years in legal industry or equivalent transferrable skills from industries such as insurance, government, regulatory/compliance administration; skilled in Microsoft Office and Excel

Preferred Experience: 3-5 years as a Litigation Paralegal

Supervisory Responsibilities: indirect

Physical Activity: The employee will be required to sit for prolonged periods and work on a computer

Travel Required: 5%

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.

EEO Statement: Armstrong Teasdale is an equal opportunity employer and will make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status or other protected status, in accordance with federal, state and local laws. At Armstrong Teasdale, we define diversity and inclusion broadly and focus on helping professionals of all races, religions, national origins, gender identities, ethnicities, sexual orientations and physical abilities feel a sense of belonging. Diversity and inclusion are core values of the firm, and we recognize the richness they bring to our workplace.

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Business Development Manager

Denver, CO; Philadelphia, PA; St. Louis, MO

Armstrong Teasdale LLP is seeking a Business Development Manager to join its team. The Business Development Manager is responsible for the development and execution of the firm’s business development strategy and objectives, working closely with the Business Development Director. The role requires a firmwide focus.

Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Supports the Business Development Director to drive the firm’s Cross-Selling and Business Development programs.
    • Drives the development and execution of individual lawyer business development plans, ensuring that plans are tied to the firm’s practice group and strategic plans and goals, and have clearly stated action items and measurable milestones;
    • Maintains a strong working relationship and high-level of interaction with lawyers;
    • Works with lawyers to identify business development opportunities through cross-selling and/or collaboration;
    • Identifies and executes on concrete actions discussed during meetings; and
    • Reports on progress weekly.
  • Supports the firm’s Business Development Director in completing Requests for Proposal (RFP) and other client / prospect-specific requests.
  • Engages with the Director of Marketing and Marketing team on related needs and functions within the plans to ensure a comprehensive approach, and collaborates on marketing materials required to advance BD opportunities;
  • Collaborates with the Special Events Manager to develop / deliver business development strategy surrounding firm events;
  • Manages members of the business development team by delegating tasks, monitoring task completion and managing team performance.

Competencies:

  • Decision Making – Makes decisions quickly and potentially with limited information; structures and coordinates personal and team priorities
  • Communication – Communicates in a clear, concise and organized manner; prevents miscommunication by clarifying difficult concepts and ensures understanding by others; knows the appropriate amount of information to share with various parties; ensures regular and consistent information is shared; understands the appropriate level of confidentiality
  • Leadership – Gives upward positive and constructive feedback and offers solutions; onboards leadership; identifies overarching areas for improvement and presents solutions; distributes work amongst team; has vision to plan and execute long-term strategic goals
  • Continuous Learning – Identifies training needs and opportunities for self, team and firm; promotes changes and acts as a change agent
  • Teamwork – Inspires the team to drive for results; fuels passion; encourages team feedback; fosters an open-door policy with team and works with others to identify solutions
  • Alignment to Values - Consistently demonstrates the Firm's values and offers constructive feedback to team members regarding the values; strives to learn more and participate in diversity and inclusion efforts; demonstrates respect by understanding and providing support

Required Education: Bachelor's degree in marketing, journalism, communications or a related discipline

Preferred Education: J.D.

Required Experience: 5-10 years of related experience

Preferred Experience: Deep understanding of the legal industry and experience developing law business

Supervisory Responsibilities: Direct

Physical Activity: The employee will be required to sit for prolonged periods and work on a computer

Travel Required: N/A

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.

EEO Statement: Armstrong Teasdale is an equal opportunity employer and will make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status or other protected status, in accordance with federal, state and local laws. At Armstrong Teasdale, we define diversity and inclusion broadly and focus on helping professionals of all races, religions, national origins, gender identities, ethnicities, sexual orientations and physical abilities feel a sense of belonging. Diversity and inclusion are core values of the firm, and we recognize the richness they bring to our workplace.

Denver salary range: $92,600-$120,000

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Finance and Real Estate Legal Assistant

Philadelphia, PA

Armstrong Teasdale is seeking a Financial and Real Estate Legal Assistant to join its team. The Financial and Real Estate Legal Assistant provides administrative assistance to all finance, real estate and bankruptcy timekeepers. This individual works within a team environment to promote uninterrupted workflow in service.

Essential Functions:  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • Review and proofread all documents and correspondence produced, check for proper formatting, spelling and grammatical errors, as well as ensuring that all signature pages, attachments, exhibits or enclosures are accurate and complete before distribution
  • Work with the team in the preparation of correspondence and documents utilizing knowledge of financial, real estate and transactional procedures
  • Maintain client files (both paper and electronic), organize and file documents in designated order, and complete electronic scanning
  • Conduct accounting tasks, including processing expenses, reimbursements, invoices, pre-bills, and entering time into the Firm’s time and billing system, reviewing of billing statements, and editing same for preparation of final billing
  • Manage and prioritize client dockets, calendars, workload and deadlines
  • Perform digital transcription tasks
  • May be responsible for extensive review and edit of prebills/invoices for finalization and submission to the Bankruptcy Court Trustee, along with a finalized Armstrong Teasdale fee application
  • Perform conflict checks, draft engagement letters in connection with file opening, and complete the file opening process
  • Draft responses to audit letter requests on behalf of Firm clients and obtain and provide information to accountants
  • Execute electronic court filings and download court pleadings
  • Coordinate and make travel arrangements
  • Effectively track and manage CLE reporting
  • Effectively communicate with clients and court clerks

Competencies:

  • Decision Making – Is aware of issues and asks questions when issues arise; completes day-to-day tasks with team
  • Communication – Effectively communicates through written and verbal forms; shares information when asked and understands the appropriate level of confidentiality
  • Leadership – Gives positive feedback to others; is developing skills to mentor others; asks questions; is assigned work; and focuses on day-to-day tasks
  • Continuous Learning – Attends required training; accepts planned change willingly
  • Teamwork – Works as a member of the team, and understands the goals of the team; understands that team members' needs, ideas and solutions vary
  • Alignment to Values – Is aware of the Firm's values and consistently demonstrates them; is aware of the meaning/strategic goal of the Firm's Diversity and Inclusion values; has a deep understanding of one's own core functions

Required Education:  High school diploma or equivalent

Required Licenses and/or Certifications:  N/A

Required Experience:  2-4 years office experience including MS Office Suite

Preferred Experience:  Legal office experience

Supervisory Responsibilities:  N/A

Physical Activity:  The employee will be required to sit for prolonged periods and work on a computer.   

Travel Required:  N/A

Other Duties:  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. 

EEO Statement:  Armstrong Teasdale is an equal opportunity employer and will make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status or other protected status, in accordance with federal, state and local laws. At Armstrong Teasdale, we define diversity and inclusion broadly and focus on helping professionals of all races, religions, national origins, gender identities, ethnicities, sexual orientations and physical abilities feel a sense of belonging. Diversity and inclusion are core values of the firm, and we recognize the richness they bring to our workplace.

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Practice Group Manager

Chicago, IL; Kansas City, MO; Las Vegas, NV; Miami, FL; Philadelphia, PA; St. Louis, MO; Wilmington, DE

Armstrong Teasdale is seeking a Practice Group Manager to join its team. The Manager will serve as a key professional in the Practice Group to which the individual is assigned. This position is responsible for determining strategic initiatives needed to drive revenue. The Manager will play an active role in assisting with the execution of initiatives to help advance the business goals of their assigned Practice Group. The Manager receives direction from the group’s Practice Group Leader (PGL) and works with other firm legal and administrative groups to support the Practice Groups’ goals related to financial performance, business development, attorney development and support, and firm-wide strategic initiatives.

Essential Functions: A summary of essential functions is included below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Works with the PGL to develop strategic business goals, objectives, and tactics in alignment with the Firm’s strategy, and partners with leaders in other practice groups to ensure alignment of identified strategies.
  • Works collaboratively with peers across the firm’s business support departments (e.g., Business Development and Marketing, Finance, Diversity, Human Resources) and other Practice Groups to manage initiatives and support business strategies as directed by the PGL.
  • Assists in the day-to-day operations of the Practice Group.
  • Collaborates with the Business Development & Marketing department on RFP responses and pitches as well as proactively seeks business development opportunities.
  • Invests significant support time in onboarding lateral attorneys to ensure access, resources, and coaching are provided; thereby, ensuring immediate production of revenue by the new attorney.
  • Communicates and coordinates Practice Group support staff needs for paralegals and other non-attorney timekeepers and legal practice assistants with Human Resources and Office Administrators.
  • Plans, organizes, and supports Practice Group meetings including coordinating with appropriate administrative departments, preparing, and communicating agendas and materials, and developing and executing action items.
  • Works with the PGL and Finance to formulate an expense budget and track expenditures to ensure they are within approved budget guidelines, recommending corrective action as needed.
  • Reviews and analyzes monthly financial reports on productivity, inventory, alternative fee arrangements, budget, revenue, pipeline and other key performance indicators, and raises trends and highlights of analysis to PGL to ensure optimal practice performance. Works with colleagues in Finance to address specific reporting needs for the group and practice teams.
  • Under the direction of the PGL and in partnership with the business development department, assists in the development and implementation of practice group annual business plans; works with PGL and other partners to execute tactical steps to accomplish goals and objectives of the plans. Explores cross-selling opportunities and tracks return on business development expenditures.
  • Works cross-functionally to manage and promote attorney development and diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives.
  • Works with PGL and practice team leaders, as well as with professional development colleagues to plan and coordinate formal training and mentorship programs for lawyers as needed.
  • Assists with conflicts, credit allocation, time entry, billing and collection issues.
  • Remains up to date on legal and industry trends to proactively identify ways for the groups to differentiate themselves within the marketplace and identify new, niche, areas for the firm to explore.

Competencies:

  • Decision Making – Makes decisions quickly and potentially with limited information, structures and coordinates personal and team priorities.
  • Communication – Communicates verbally and in writing in a clear, concise and organized manner, prevents miscommunication by clarifying difficult concepts and ensures understanding by others, knows the appropriate amount of information to share with various parties, ensures regular and consistent information is shared, understands the appropriate level of confidentiality.
  • Leadership – Gives upward positive and constructive feedback and offers solutions, on-boards leadership, identifies overarching areas for improvement and presents solutions, distributes work amongst team, has vision to plan and execute long-term strategic goals.
  • Continuous Learning – Identifies training needs and opportunities for self, team and firm; promotes changes and acts as a change agent.
  • Teamwork – Inspires the team to drive for results, fuels passion, encourages team feedback, fosters an open-door policy with team and works with others to identify solutions.
  • Alignment to Values – Influences the awareness and adoption of the Firm's values on a larger scale, influences the awareness and adoption of diversity and inclusion, and demonstrates respect by providing solutions and support.

Required Education: Bachelor’s degree

Required Licenses and/or Certifications: N/A

Preferred Education: J.D., MBA or related advanced degree

Required Years of Experience: 3-5 years evidencing increasingly responsible, directly related experience in business, legal or similar consulting or corporate service industries during which the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities were attained.

Preferred Years of Experience: Project management experience and ability to utilize technology solutions is a plus, excellent in Microsoft Office, ability to leverage research and competitive intelligence to identify business opportunities, awareness of business processes and ability to identify areas for process improvement.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Indirect

Physical Activity: The employee will be required to sit for prolonged periods and work on a computer.

Travel Required: There will be time to time travel opportunities for domestic travel to our offices.

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.

EEO Statement: Armstrong Teasdale is an equal opportunity employer and will make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status or other protected status, in accordance with federal, state and local laws. At Armstrong Teasdale, we define diversity and inclusion broadly and focus on helping professionals of all races, religions, national origins, gender identities, ethnicities, sexual orientations and physical abilities feel a sense of belonging. Diversity and inclusion are core values of the firm, and we recognize the richness they bring to our workplace.

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Finance and Real Estate Associate

New York, NY

Armstrong Teasdale LLP is seeking experienced Associate to join its Finance and Real Estate (FRE) Group. The ideal candidate should possess litigation experience in the Co-op/Condo, Commercial, Construction, Bankruptcy and/or Distressed Assets areas.

Associates have an exciting opportunity to learn from and work closely with energetic, highly experienced legal practitioners in a friendly, cooperative environment.

Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Simultaneously handles the high-level and strategic aspects of multiple legal matters at different stages of progression, from inception to conclusion
  • Possess strong attention to detail and good interpersonal skills for communicating with attorneys and clients
  • Demonstrates an ability to work independently and productively and show a strong interest in advancing a career in FRE
  • Produces quality legal work and bills the required amounts of hours to ensure excellent client services
  • Manages business and generates business through group and individual efforts
  • Complies with the very highest ethical standards of the legal profession

Competencies:

  • Decision Making – actively makes decisions on client matters with little supervision
  • Communication - strong, professional communication, both written and orally to both internal and external clients
  • Leadership - actively delegates orders
  • Continuous Learning - actively embraces learning new skills and mastering new technology and sharing with others
  • Teamwork – works as diligent member of client teams and begins to lead teams in matters
  • Alignment to Values - Influences the awareness and adoption of the Firm's values on a larger scale; influences the awareness and adoption of diversity and inclusion; demonstrates respect by providing solutions and support

Required Education: Juris Doctor

Required Licenses and/or Certifications: Licensed to practice law in good standing in one or more jurisdictions where the Firm conducts business; must maintain applicable license renewal and CLE requirements

Required Experience: 2 years’ experience as a licensed attorney at a law firm

Preferred Experience: 3-8 years’ experience as a licensed attorney at a law firm

Supervisory Responsibilities: Indirect - actively utilizes support staff or junior associates to ensure client satisfaction

Physical Activity: The employee will be required to sit (or utilize a standing desk) for prolonged periods and work on a computer

Travel Required: Less than 10%

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.

Salary Range: $195,000-$250,000

EEO Statement: Armstrong Teasdale is an equal opportunity employer and will make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status or other protected status, in accordance with federal, state and local laws. At Armstrong Teasdale, we define diversity and inclusion broadly and focus on helping professionals of all races, religions, national origins, gender identities, ethnicities, sexual orientations and physical abilities feel a sense of belonging. Diversity and inclusion are core values of the firm, and we recognize the richness they bring to our workplace.

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Patent Agent

Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; Edwardsville, IL; Jefferson City, MO; Kansas City, MO; Las Vegas, NV; Miami, FL; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; St. Louis, MO; Wilmington, DE

Armstrong Teasdale LLP is seeking Patent Agents to join its Intellectual Property Services group. The ideal candidate should possess patent preparation and prosecution experience in the software, computer science, electrical, or mechanical areas. Patent Agents assist patent attorneys with the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.

Essential FunctionsReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • Work hand-in-hand with inventors on newly created products
  • Assist in the identification of patentable inventions
  • Research current patented technologies to best assist clients in patentable work
  • Draft patent applications with the assistance of the patent team
  • Track the patent application process from initial application to granted patent to ensure the team remains on track
  • Complete ability searches regularly
  • Solve client challenges and respond to client needs
  • Respond to office actions and correspond with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Consistently meet billable hour requirements

Competencies:

  • Decision Making - Identifies issues and provides suggestions to day-to-day problems; prioritizes and effectively completes daily tasks
  • Communication - Shares information by using data and information to support an argument or point of view; keeps team informed about progress and problems; avoids surprises; and understands the appropriate level of confidentiality required
  • Leadership - Gives positive and constructive feedback to peers; trains new employees; finds solutions to a problem; works autonomously; and is motivated to anticipate future business needs
  • Continuous Learning - Attends required training; accepts planned change willingly
  • Teamwork - Works as a member of the team, and understands the goals of the team; understands that team members' needs, ideas and solutions vary
  • Alignment to Values - Is aware of the Firm's values and consistently demonstrates them; is aware of the meaning/strategic goal of the Firm's Diversity & Inclusion values; has a deep understanding of one's own core functions

Required Education:  Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering

Preferred Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher in Electrical, Computer, Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Science

Required Licenses and/or Certifications:  USPTO Registration required

Required Experience: 1 year of professional experience 

Preferred Experience: 2+ years of experience

Physical Activity:  The employee will be required to sit for prolonged periods and work on a computer.   

Other Duties:  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. 

EEO Statement:  Armstrong Teasdale is an equal opportunity employer and will make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status or other protected status, in accordance with federal, state and local laws. At Armstrong Teasdale, we define diversity and inclusion broadly and focus on helping professionals of all races, religions, national origins, gender identities, ethnicities, sexual orientations and physical abilities feel a sense of belonging. Diversity and inclusion are core values of the firm, and we recognize the richness they bring to our workplace.

New York Salary range: $85,000-$140,200

Denver Salary range: $85,000-$125,500

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Client Services Specialist

Chicago, IL; Jefferson City, MO; Kansas City, MO; St. Louis, MO

Armstrong Teasdale is seeking a Client Services Specialist to join its St. Louis office. The Client Services Specialist oversees collections for the Firm, directly interfacing with external and internal stakeholders at all levels of the organization. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented and proactive with exceptional verbal and written skills. This position requires excellent time management, an aptitude for problem identification and resolution as well as the ability to maintain confidentiality.

Essential Functions:  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • Interacts with clients, attorneys and staff on a daily basis pertaining to any issues with invoices, audits or billing matters resulting in non-payment of invoices
  • Proactively manages, tracks and collaborates with attorneys concerning contacting clients regarding their receivables
  • Assist with monitoring the Department Inboxes several times daily for incoming requests
  • Monitors firm’s compliance with client Outside Counsel Guidelines and Engagement Agreements with regard to billing and payment issues, approved rates/alternative billing arrangements and billing & payment deadlines
  • Approves client/matter transfers out-of-firm to records departments
  • Assist clients with ACH set-up
  • Works closely with Cash Receipts to assist with identification and reconciliation of payments received
  • Processes write-offs, client refunds and check requests
  • Identify and assists with any Trust questions, transfers or issues
  • Provides ad-hoc reporting to attorneys and clients as requested regarding client account receivables, billing and payment history, budget reporting, accruals, etc.  

Competencies:

  • Decision Making – Identifies issues and provides suggestions to day-to-day problems; prioritizes and effectively completes daily tasks
  • Communication – Shares information by providing data to support an argument or point of view; keeps team informed about progress and problems; and understands the appropriate level of confidentiality required
  • Leadership – Gives positive and constructive feedback to peers; trains new employees; finds solutions to a problem; works autonomously; and is motivated to anticipate future business needs
  • Continuous Learning – Identifies self-training needs and opportunities; positively accepts change 
  • Teamwork- Actively participates within the team and provides feedback and solutions; listens and responds constructively to others’ concerns
  • Alignment to Values – Consistently demonstrates the Firm's values and offers constructive feedback to team members regarding the values; strives to learn more and participate in diversity and inclusion efforts; demonstrates respect by understanding and providing support

Required Education: High School diploma or equivalent

Preferred Education: Associate's Degree

Required Licenses and/or Certifications: N/A

Required Experience: Law firm experience required; 2-3 years legal client services experience, Aderant/CMS, ARCS, Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word)

Preferred Experience: Knowledge of the legal billing cycle

Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A

Physical Activity: The employee will be required to sit for prolonged periods and work on a computer  

Travel Required: N/A

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. 

EEO Statement: Armstrong Teasdale is an equal opportunity employer and will make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status or other protected status, in accordance with federal, state and local laws. At Armstrong Teasdale, we define diversity and inclusion broadly and focus on helping professionals of all races, religions, national origins, gender identities, ethnicities, sexual orientations and physical abilities feel a sense of belonging. Diversity and inclusion are core values of the firm, and we recognize the richness they bring to our workplace.

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Intellectual Property Associate – Patent (Software/Computer Science /Electrical/Mechanical)

Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; Kansas City, MO; Las Vegas, NV; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; St. Louis, MO

Armstrong Teasdale LLP is seeking experienced lateral associates with software, computer science, electrical or mechanical expertise to join its Intellectual Property Group. The ideal candidate should possess patent preparation and prosecution experience in the software, computer science, electrical or mechanical areas. Patent attorneys assist with the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, patentability and clearance opinions, patent estate management, licensing and enforcement of patent for a diverse clientele.

Associates have an exciting opportunity to learn from and work closely with energetic, high experienced patent practitioners in a friendly, cooperative environment.

Essential Functions:  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • Simultaneously handles the high-level and strategic aspects of multiple legal matters at different stages of progression, from inception to conclusion
  • Possess strong attention to detail and good interpersonal skills for communicating with attorneys and clients
  • Demonstrates an ability to work independently and productively and show a strong interest in advancing a career in Intellectual Property law
  • Produces quality legal work and bills the required amounts of hours to ensure excellent client services
  • Manages business and generates business through group and individual efforts
  • Complies with the very highest ethical standards of the legal profession

Competencies

  • Decision Making – actively makes decisions on client matters with little supervision
  • Communication - strong, professional communication, both written and orally to both internal and external clients 
  • Leadership - actively delegates orders
  • Continuous Learning - actively embraces learning new skills and mastering new technology and sharing with others
  • Teamwork – works as diligent member of client teams and begins to lead teams in matters
  • Alignment to Values - Influences the awareness and adoption of the Firm's values on a larger scale; influences the awareness and adoption of diversity and inclusion; demonstrates respect by providing solutions and support

Required Education:  Juris Doctor

Preferred Education: Bachelors or higher in Electrical, Computer, or Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Science

Licenses and/or Certifications:  Licensed to practice law in good standing in one or more jurisdictions where the Firm conducts business; must maintain applicable license renewal and CLE requirements; Registered to practice before the USPTO

Required Experience: 1 years’ experience as a licensed attorney at a law firm

Preferred Experience: 2-8 years’ experience as a licensed attorney at a law firm

Supervisory Responsibilities: Indirect - actively utilizes support staff or junior associates to ensure client satisfaction

Physical Activity:  The employee will be required to sit (or utilize a standing desk) for prolonged periods and work on a computer  

Travel Required: Less than 10%

Other Duties:  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. 

EEO Statement:  Armstrong Teasdale is an equal opportunity employer and will make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status or other protected status, in accordance with federal, state and local laws. At Armstrong Teasdale, we define diversity and inclusion broadly and focus on helping professionals of all races, religions, national origins, gender identities, ethnicities, sexual orientations and physical abilities feel a sense of belonging. Diversity and inclusion are core values of the firm, and we recognize the richness they bring to our workplace.

Denver Salary Range: $190,000-$250,000
New York Salary Range: $180,000-$250,000 
Ranges are fluid depending on experience, areas of expertise, licenses, etc.

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