Associate Intellectual Property Attorney

 Northbrook, IL


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Associates are responsible for i) day-to-day production of billable work delegated by a supervising originating shareholder, ii) contribution to the Firm’s marketing and branding programs, and iii) client service and client development. The main objectives of each area of responsibility are designated below:


  • Producing Client Work Product
  • Outstanding Communication
  • Insightful and In-depth Analysis
  • Individual and Team Accountability


  • Identifying & Closing Leads
  • Selling within Profit Margin Specification
  • Self-Generation Opportunities
  • Accountability & Reporting


  • Client Satisfaction & Retention
  • Repeat & Referral Business
  • Entanglement

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides legal advice to clients in a timely and courteous manner.
  • Achieves requisite billable work and revenue targets.
  • Provides quick turnaround and high quality output in oral and written communications.
  • Is proactive and committed to business development opportunities to advance the profile and growth of the firm.
  • Is involved in training, education, technical and personal development activities to meet the strategic goals and objectives of the firm.
  • Works effectively and efficiently within designated teams.
  • Supports other lawyers, paralegals and staff as directed or required
  • Actively seeks professional guidance and development from senior lawyers where appropriate.
  • Developing, implementing and executing marketing campaigns; monitoring and analyzing campaign performance
  • Conducting research and analyzing data to identify and define client audiences
  • Identifying new business opportunities and devising and presenting strategies to pursue them
  • Promotional activities; organizing events and exhibitions
  • Compiling and distributing financial and statistical information
  • Writing, proofreading and publishing social media copy
  • Maintaining websites and monitoring data analytics with recommendations to Management Committee
  • Updating databases and using a customer relationship management (CRM) system

Qualifications & Skills:

J.D. degree from ABA accredited law school required

  • Admitted to the bar of at least one state
  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • 2+ years law firm experience practicing intellectual property law
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Proactive and self-starter with an innate curiosity
  • Excellent listener
  • Exceptional writing capability
  • Patient and persistent
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Good teamwork skills
  • Communication skills and networking ability
  • Adaptability and accountability
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good organization and planning skills
  • Creativity and writing skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Numerical skills
  • High degree of familiarity and interest in social media marketing

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1480 Techny Rd.
Illinois 60062



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