Vedder Price

Vedder Price’s administrative team oversees the capabilities necessary for us to deliver responsive, results-oriented and cost-effective client services.

If you would like to apply to Vedder Price, please submit your resume to:

Gina Grunloh
Staff Recruiter
222 North LaSalle Street
Suite 2600
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Fax: +1 (312) 609 5005
recruiting@vedderprice.com

Careers & Open Positions

Vedder Price is hiring an Application Developer. The Application Developer will take a hands-on role in the design and development of workflow applications, databases and other development artifacts within the organization. The Application Developer role is primarily responsible for the development and technical support of critical enterprise applications to insure accurate system operation, process improvement and integrity of data across core systems. This role will serve as the functional expert on the firm’s key enterprise applications in risk management and marketing that leverage IntApp technologies such as IntApp OPEN, Experience, FLOW and INTEGRATE. He/she will be the technical point of contact between the business unit and the Information Services (IS) department. The role will design technical documentation of system updates, improve workflow and make appropriate recommendations that will positively impact operational effectiveness.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drive the strategic technical architecture, software methodologies and processes, technical project management, implementation planning and software maintenance for critical enterprise systems requiring application development and workflow expertise (IntApp OPEN, Experience, FLOW workflow and INTEGRATE).
  • Act as SME for workflow-oriented business processes (new business intake, conflicts, etc.) and suggest related improvements.
  • Effectively translate business needs, both stated and implied, into workable solutions at all stages of the project process, from envisioning to end product delivery.
  • Ensure continuing operational quality by documenting bug fixes and enhancements.
  • Working closely with the firm’s Technical Support team, provide escalated technical and application support to users of risk management and marketing applications.
  • Analyzes discrepancies in system performance and makes recommendations for updates.
  • Develop and maintain standards and best practices for application developers, including but not limited to build, source control, source code, and testing guidelines.
  • Rationalize and simplify existing code base.
  • Participate on project teams for implementing new systems and enhancing or upgrading existing systems.
  • Identify and recommend production customizations and enhancements.
  • Minimum five years of overall software development experience (legal industry preferred).
  • Hands-on development experience with IntApp OPEN, INTEGRATE, FLOW highly desirable.
  • In-depth knowledge of risk management workflow solutions for new business intake and conflicts desired.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of workflow solutions such as K2, BizTalk, SSIS, etc. a plus.
  • Ability to understand high level requirements and translate them into technical solutions.
  • Produce high quality, modular, reusable code that incorporates current best practices.
  • Advanced knowledge of structured query language (SQL).
  • Experience developing complex reports using tools such as SSRS, Power BI, Cognos, etc. 
  • Familiar with development technologies such as C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, MVC, LINQ, etc.
  • Development experience related to core financial software applications, such as: Elite, Chrome River, and DTE/Intapp Time desirable.
  • Experience with business and technical requirements analysis, business process modeling/mapping, methodology development, and data mapping.
  • Understanding of Object-Oriented design patterns and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), including technologies such as SOAP, WSDL, WCF and Web Services.
  • Strong communication skills, including presentation skills and ability to tailor communications for the intended audience.
  • Strong time management skills with proven ability to multi-task and maintain professional demeanor under pressure.
  • Demonstrated ability to stay current with industry best practices, existing and emerging technology platforms, and trends related to architecture and application development.
  • Bachelor or Associates Degree in Computer Information Systems and/or Accounting, Finance, Business Administration.

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This role will serve as the functional expert on the firm’s key enterprise applications in Operations, Conflicts/General Counsel, Marketing and other various business areas within the firm that leverage IntApp technologies such as OPEN, Experience, FLOW and INTEGRATE. He/she will be the technical point of contact between the business unit and the Technology department.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Drive the strategic technical architecture, software methodologies and processes, technical project management, implementation planning and software maintenance for critical enterprise systems requiring application development and workflow expertise (IntApp OPEN, Experience, FLOW workflow and INTEGRATE).
  • Acting as liaison between the business and IT project team (developers, integrators, etc.) to drive proper design, delivery of products and services across the firm.
  • Providing customer-driven business analysis: functional requirements gather, product assessments and evaluation, use case development, user stories, etcetera.
  • Prioritize needs within and across projects based on business impact.
  • Communicate solution tradeoffs to business partners to frame and influence project decisions.
  • Define, set up, and execute test cases to validate that the solution meets functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Prepare materials for briefings and presentations to large size groups of key decision makers at the executive level.· Participate on project teams for implementing new systems and enhancing or upgrading existing systems.

Skills & Competencies:

  • Experience with IntApp OPEN, INTEGRATE, FLOW highly desirable.
  • In-depth knowledge of conflicts/risk management workflow solutions for new business intake and conflicts desired.
  • Experience with business and technical requirements analysis, business process modeling/mapping, methodology development, and data mapping.
  • Influencing skills and demonstrated ability to engage both developers and business partners to achieve target outcomes.
  • Strong time management skills with proven ability to multi-task and maintain professional demeanor under pressure.

Qualifications & Required Experience:

  • Bachelor or Associates Degree in Computer Information Systems and/or Accounting, Finance, Business Administration.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience applying business systems analysis and business process management principles at different levels of an organization within an iterative and phased approach driven information technology environment.

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Vedder Price has an opening for a Commercial Finance paralegal. This position involves all aspects of deal management for M & A, Finance and other transactions from inception to post-closing, including document organization, preparation and filing of documents for closings, assistance at closings, post-closing management and follow-up as well as overseeing and managing preparation of closing sets. The paralegal will provide assistance with document distribution and UCC management and must be familiar with both buyer and seller side transactions and equity deals. This high-profile position involves direct interface with attorneys, clients, Corporate Services and opposing counsel. Bachelor’s or equivalent degree or experience required. A certificate from an ABA-approved paralegal training program preferred with a minimum of five (5) years’ paralegal experience involving transactional and corporate/securities matters.

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Our renowned Global Transportation Finance (GTF) team is hiring a Corporate Finance Paralegal. The successful candidate will manage closings and prepare closing sets; prepare and file documents and UCCs for closings; and perform post-closing document preparation and follow-up. This high-profile position entails direct interface with the firm’s GTF attorneys, clients and opposing counsel.  Bachelor’s or equivalent degree or experience required, with a minimum of two years’ experience in commercial lending/asset-based financing and transactional work required. Familiarity with UCCs a plus.

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Vedder Price is hiring a Human Resources Manager. The HR manager will be reporting to the Chief Human Resources officer. This firm-wide position will provide day-to day HR direction and support to managers and administrative staff. Responsibilities include the overall planning, management and administration of employment needs, including but not limited to policy administration and interpretation, employee relations, coaching and counseling in the areas of performance management and conflict resolution, onboarding and integration efforts, administration of  compensation and evaluation processes as well as management of various record-keeping systems. In addition, the HR Manager will ensure compliance with the firm’s policies, procedures and business conduct as well as federal, state and local regulations.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • The successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership skills, a proactive and self-directed approach to managing multiple projects, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a 4 year college or university, plus a minimum of 6 years directly related experience required. Demonstrated success in a mid to large size professional services organization strongly preferred

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This individual will work closely with the CFO and CEO to support and guide attorneys with pricing legal services based on client priorities and value perception, while maintaining or improving client and attorney profitability.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Establish a pricing knowledge platform with financial models to match client service offerings. These models would be supported by market intelligence, including competitive billing rate benchmarking and alternative fee arrangement options
  • RFP review and support
  • Support associate and shareholder compensation committees and Operating Shareholder with compensation analyses and benchmarking, including preparation of materials for the annual shareholder compensation review process
  • Oversight of the annual budgeting process

Qualifications & Required Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting
  • CPA, MBA or other advanced degree in finance or accounting a plus
  • 10+ years of experience within an accounting and finance function (law/professional services firm experience required)
  • Experience with Elite Accounting System and business analytic tools strongly preferred (data warehouse experience a plus)

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Vedder Price has an immediate opening for a Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Paralegal. The M&A Paralegal will handle all aspects of deal management for M&A and other transactions from inception to post-closing, including document organization, preparation and filing of documents for closings, assistance at closings, and post-closing management and follow-up, and oversee/manage the preparation of closing sets. Must have familiarity with both buyer- and seller-side transactions and equity deals. This high-profile position involves direct interface with attorneys, clients, corporate services and opposing counsel. A bachelor’s or equivalent degree or experience is required, as is a minimum of three to five years’ paralegal or related experience involving transactional and corporate/securities matters.

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We have a newly created position in our IT department: Mobility Engineer. The Mobility Engineer provides technology leadership and subject matter expertise for various aspects of Vedder Price’s Mobile Device Management (MDM) system infrastructure, including security, high availability and a positive user experience.

The successful candidate will:

  • Undertake complex projects requiring specialized technical knowledge.
  • Coordinate with management and practice area leads to determine mobile feature and functionality requirements.
  • Assist with ensuring system improvements are successfully implemented and monitored in order to increase efficiency.
  • Perform system support and issue-resolution duties.

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline and two to four years’ experience, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Minimum 3-4 years’ of on-premises or SaaS EMM/MDM administration experience is required.

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Vedder has a newly created position in its IP department: Network Analyst. The Network Analyst position is responsible for participating in the design, implementation and operational support of systems and project initiatives involving the Vedder Price data center, networking, unified communications, and virtual environments. This is an entry-level position for the Network Operations team.

Network Analysts provide technical and support services to the firm. They ensure stability, best practices engineering, and detailed troubleshooting disciplines are applied to firm systems. Technical responsibility will extend to all offices of the firm and may require travel to any or all offices.

Candidate must be a team player with the ability to effectively participate in projects, demonstrate excellent communication skills and possess the ability to manage a multitude of assignments independently.

2+ years of experience supporting and managing technical systems in a law firm environment required.

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Vedder Price is hiring an entry-level Paralegal to support the Labor Practice group. This person will assist attorneys and paralegals in all stages of labor matter management, while handling a variety of substantive and administrative responsibilities under the supervision of an attorney or a senior paralegal. The paralegal will assist senior paralegals with all aspects of case-related eDiscovery, including but not limited to database implementation, online document review and production, preparation of witness files, data preparation for trial and post-litigation eDiscovery processes. Bachelor’s degree required.

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Vedder Price is hiring an entry-level paralegal to work with the Litigation group.

This position will assist attorneys and paralegals in all stages of litigation while handling a variety of substantive and administrative responsibilities under the supervision of an attorney or a senior paralegal.  The paralegal will assist senior paralegals with all aspects of case-related eDiscovery, including but not limited to database implementation, online document review and production, preparation of witness files, data preparation for trial and post-litigation eDiscovery processes. Bachelor’s degree required.

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Vedder Price is hiring a Paralegal and Project Assistant Supervisor to assist and support the Paralegal and Project Assistant Manager on a variety of administrative and department matters, including performance reviews, timesheet management and workflow coordination. This person will assist the Paralegal and Project Assistant Manager with the paralegal and project assistant evaluation process, including setting up evaluations in viDesktop, managing evaluation deadlines and providing general assistance to the attorneys and paralegals during the evaluation process. They will also coordinate and compile evaluations and compensation data; schedule evaluation meetings; draft evaluation documentation including process kickoff email; prepares evaluation documentation for Paralegal and Project Assistant Manager including compensation memoranda and evaluation meeting memoranda.

Five or more years of law firm paralegal experience, some supervisory experience preferred with a bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.

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Vedder Price seeks a Records & Information Compliance Analyst in our LA office. This Records & Information Compliance Analyst (“RIC Analyst”) is responsible for records management and information compliance activities in the West Coast offices.

Responsibilities:

  • Complete understanding of the Firm’s records management policies, processes, methodologies and systems
  • Understands policy and process distinctions between legal representation records and Firm administrative records.  
  • Creates new records in the Firm’s electronic Records Management System (RMS)
  • Maintains all files located in the Records Department storage areas and case rooms
  • Updates the RMS while performing daily tasks, including but not limited to; circulation, file creation, file name edits, processing files for off-site, file audits, etc.
  • Performs circulation activities including the retrieval and delivery of files to firm personnel
  • Prepares files and boxes for off-site storage

Qualifications/Education:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Library Science, Information Science or other related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or work experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Requires a minimum of three years of records management experience.
  • Must possess strong leadership skills and successfully demonstrate competencies with records management, customer service and  computer skills
  • Demonstrated experience with information management technologies, including RIM databases, litigation support tools, document management systems, e-mail systems and image capture and data transfer technologies.
  • Prior law firm experience; Certified Records Manager designation, Information Governance Professional designation or litigation support certification; experience designing workflow processes; project management experience a plus.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  •  Solid writing and oral presentation skills with experience writing procedures and reports.
  • Awareness of Firm organizational structure.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

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Vedder Price is looking for a multi-skilled legal secretary who wants to be part of a collegial atmosphere in a well-paced environment. This position provides support to attorneys and paralegals resulting in a high level of client service; document processing and editing; preparing financial transaction closing sets; managing travel arrangements; processing new business intake; preparing and submitting attorney expenses; inputting attorney time entries; handling client billing; responding to client inquiries via phone and email; arranging meetings and conferences; coordinating calendars; monitoring incoming mail, faxes and e-mails; maintaining and updating client files and other tasks.

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We have an opening in our DC office for a Legal Secretary.  As a member of a secretarial team, the successful candidate will provide support to attorneys and paralegals resulting in a high level of client service; document processing and editing; managing travel arrangements; processing new business intake; preparing and submitting attorney expenses; inputting attorney time entries; handling client billing; responding to client inquiries via phone and e-mail; arranging meetings and conferences; coordinating calendars; monitoring incoming mail, faxes and e-mails; maintaining and updating client files and other tasks. Advanced knowledge in formatting briefs, pleadings and other litigation documents required as well as knowledge of e-filings and  DC, VA, MD and Federal Court procedures.  Minimum of three (3) years of legal secretarial experience in a law firm environment working with multiple attorneys.  Associate’s degree preferred.

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