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LINDQUIST & VENNUM, a large downtown Minneapolis law firm, has an opening for a Chief Business Development OfficerThe Chief Business Development Officer will develop and lead business development strategies to grow Lindquist’s client base positioning the firm as an influential thought leader and the law firm of choice for diverse clients in the firm’s core practice areas. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Initiate, develop, and manage client retention and growth strategies, and cross-selling opportunities between practice groups for corporate and litigation attorneys in Minneapolis, Denver and Sioux Falls. •Establish and manage client teams to develop new business opportunities with existing and potential clients. • Identify client and prospect-rich environments in both legal and industry contexts.  Partner with attorneys to develop event strategies in order to bring added value to current clients, attract new clients and illustrate expertise and knowledge. • Provide thought leadership, strategy, research, RFP responses, and marketing positioning programs such as advertising, events, and sponsorships.• Provide strategic guidance and proactive recommendations to enhance the visibility of the attorneys and the firm in local, regional, national and industry platforms. • Lead business development and marketing team members and manage the department’s day-to-day activities and workflow. • Actively collaborate with firm leadership, including management committee and practice group council.• Participate directly in pitches and RFPs; assist with key decisions (strategy, positioning, etc.), shepherd proposals through the firm, and engage attorneys and staff as appropriate.  Heavy involvement in writing proposal content, and tracking and measuring returns on investment.• Provide competitive intelligence and analysis of potential marketing strategies and business development targets.• Track success of individual attorneys, practice groups, and law firm business development strategies to determine effectiveness, proactively providing detailed and accurate reports to leadership. • Regularly meet with practice group leaders on the state of the practice. • Develop and manage annual business development and marketing budget.  Monitor expenses against budget and track returns on investment.• Train attorneys on techniques targeted to achieve business development goals. • Continue to develop and manage the firm’s business development coaching program. • Provide oversight on the firm’s advertising, communication, social media and public relations efforts. • Other duties as assigned in relation to the Chief Business Development Officer position. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree in marketing, sales, communications, business or related field. • At least 10 years of business development experience in sales required; law firm or professional services experience preferred. • Proven track record in developing and administering successful business development programs. • Strategic thinker with strong leadership skills and personal authority. • Ability to motivate and manage attorneys and staff; strong professional, independent thinking skills with the ability to anticipate and solve problems as they arise, and implement effective conflict resolution. • Enthusiasm to perform to the highest level.  Passionate about pitching innovative ideas to leadership and executing on those ideas with precision. • Creativity and strong writing skills required.• Advanced project management skills; attention to deadlines and experience in moving teams forward in project execution. • Strong market awareness for all firm’s locations and willingness to travel, develop relationships in other markets with outside business development resources as well as legal industry colleagues.  • High level of customer service and interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with a diverse group of individuals at all levels in the firm. • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs and reporting tools (Outlook, Word, and Excel). • Must be able to speak English proficiently. L&V offers a professional work environment and a competitive salary and benefits package.  Please submit cover letter, resume, and salary history by email to  An EEO/AA Employer.  No agency emails or phone calls please.

Robins Kaplan LLP – Minneapolis We seek an associate to join our Intellectual Property Litigation practice. Qualified candidates will have strong academic credentials and two to five years of complex litigation experience in intellectual property cases. A bachelor’s degree in engineering or the sciences is helpful, strong research and writing skills are required, along with a demonstrated desire to be a trial lawyer. Apply if you would like to practice law in an environment where new challenges and growth are approached with energy, enthusiasm and team work, where you work directly with clients and where your efforts are appropriately rewarded with competitive compensation and benefits.Applicants must be admitted, or eligible to become admitted, to practice in Minnesota.Applicants can apply online at the career section of our website: Robins Kaplan LLP is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse workforce.

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS ASSOCIATE – Minneapolis office Lindquist & Vennum LLP, a 150+ attorney law firm, is seeking a mid-level Associate with two to six years of Financial Institutions experience.  The Associate will assist the Financial Institutions Practice Group in connection with financing transactions, regulatory matters, payment systems, and mergers and transactions.  Excellent academic credentials, strong analytical skills, solid drafting experience, and superior communication skills are required. Interested applicants should apply by email with a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and 5-10 page writing sample addressed to: Jenny L. Naegele, Recruiting Coordinator, Lindquist & Vennum LLP • • Lindquist & Vennum is an EEO/AA Employer. 

Executive Director- The Hennepin County Bar Association (HCBA) announces an opening for the position of Executive Director (ED).The ED works in partnership with the board of directors and senior staff to provide leadership, vision, and direction for the HCBA and the Hennepin County Bar Foundation. The ED also manages the day-to- day operations of the association and foundation under policies determined by the respective boards.To see the full position announcement, and for information on applying, please go to, and click on the “Leadership Openings” link. 

Lawyer, O'Meara Leer Wagner & Kohl - Growing top AV rated Twin Cities civil litigation law firm is looking for dynamic client focused lawyers with established practices. Excellent opportunity for highly motivated candidates with strong communication and business skills in a flexible setting. Please send confidential letter of interest with C.V. to: Managing Shareholder, O’Meara Leer Wagner & Kohl, P.A. 7401 Metro Blvd., Suite 600, Minneapolis, MN; e-mail:

Notice of U.S. Magistrate Judge Vacancy The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of one full-time United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. The current salary of the full-time position is $186,852 per year and the position will be located in Minneapolis or St. Paul.  The term of office for a full-time magistrate judge is eight years; incumbents may be reappointed to successive terms. The full public notice, application instructions, and application form are available on the Court’s website at  Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Central Time on Friday, July 29, 2016.

Commercial Litigation Associate - MASLON LLP has an opportunity for an associate to join a commercial law firm with a solid client base and a truly collegial atmosphere.  Maslon is the rare firm where you can take on challenging, sophisticated work while developing both personally and professionally. We are currently seeking a lateral associate with 3-4 years of commercial litigation experience in a combination of these general areas:  tort and products liability, commercial and shareholder disputes, insurance coverage, and construction litigation.  Experience in the areas of competitive practices, unfair competition, and appellate work a plus.  Candidates must have strong relevant experience and superior academic performance, be highly motivated and mature, and have excellent communication skills. Maslon is a law firm with depth of experience and expertise in the many areas of commercial litigation and transactions.  What sets Maslon apart is the quality of our relationships—with our clients and with each other.  We are large enough to handle the most challenging legal matters, allowing us to sustain a diverse and sophisticated practice, yet we are small enough to recognize and respect the individuality of our clients, lawyers, and staff.  At Maslon, we emphasize excellence in the practice of law while maintaining our cherished values of informality, diversity, and friendship. Our recruitment objective is to hire well-rounded individuals who share these values. We are committed to the training and professional development of our new attorneys. If you are smart, creative, hungry for hands-on experience, and if you can work both independently and as a part of a team, striving to be the best, please send your resume, transcript, writing sample and cover letter to: Astrid M. Eglitis, Director of Recruiting & Professional Development at astrid.eglitis@maslon.comMaslon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  No agency resume submissions please.

Executive Director- Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Minnesota Continuing Legal Education announces an opening for the position of Executive Director. To see the full position announcement, and for information on applying, please go to, and click on the "Leadership Openings" link.

Associate – Private Business Division -Stinson Leonard Street, Minneapolis, MN. Stinson Leonard Street LLP ( is seeking an Associate with three to five years of experience to join the Private Business Division
in our Minneapolis office. Qualifications Required: J.D. and active Minnesota attorney license required. Qualified candidates will have three to five years of relevant experience (as described below), possess excellent academic credentials and have strong writing, analytical, organizational, and communication skills. Relevant experience includes significant experience in connection with mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiations, ownership matters, corporate governance, entity selection and formation, business succession planning, and private equity and venture capital transactions. More specifically, candidates should have experience with the following: • Serving in a mid-level associate or lead associate capacity
with respect to merger and acquisition transactions • Serving in a mid-level associate or lead associate capacity with respect to ownership matters, including buy-sell agreements, minority/majority investments, and compensation matters • Serving in a mid-level associate or lead associate capacity with respect to contract review and negotiations, including supplier agreements, vendor agreements, distribution agreements, and consulting agreements •  Serving in a mid-level associate or lead associate capacity with respect to loan transactions • Serving in a mid-level associate or lead associate capacity
in private equity and venture capital transactions • Providing advice on entity formation, including corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships • Providing advice on succession planning and other issues specific to family operated businesses • Providing outside general counsel advice to private and family business clients
To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume and unofficial law school transcript by e-mail to:

Pa Houa Xiong
Recruiting & Diversity Coordinator
Stinson Leonard Street
150 South Fifth Street Suite 2300
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Stinson Leonard Street is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply to be considered for open positions. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. We conduct criminal background checks of all individuals offered employment. 

Temporary Document Review Attorneys Robins Kaplan LLP seeks Temporary Document Review Attorneys to assist with document review, analysis, and coding in our Minneapolis office. Hours will typically be 40-hours per week for the duration of a project. Projects will last from 3 weeks to 9 months.We are hiring now for projects scheduled to start immediately and on an ongoing basis until the end of May. Submit your resume via e-mail MMarvin@RobinsKaplan.comTo avoid any potential conflict of interest, candidates must not represent or assist any personal clients, or provide legal services to any employment agency or law firm during the pendency of a project. REQUIREMENTS: J.D. and current license • Experience in document review production in complex commercial litigation matters.•  Familiarity with protocols for document review and databases •  Submissions from staffing agencies not accepted. Contact Mary Marvin, Director of Ediscovery Services

Other Opportunities:

Attorney Coaching coach/consultant Roy S. Ginsburg provides marketing, practice management and strategic/succession planning services to individual lawyers and firms.,, (612) 812-4500.

MINDFULNESS TRAINING: Mindfulness training for legal professionals. MBCLE approved for 6.5 professional development credits.  Mondays, May 16, May 23, June 6, June 13 Noon-2pm, and Monday, June 20, Noon-3:30pm at HCBA, downtown Mpls. FFI: contact Robin at or 612-804-1178. 

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