Overview

At Bricker & Eckler, we take great pride in what defines us and makes us unique among area law firms – our firm culture. We strive to continue our decades-old tradition of fostering a positive work environment, promoting congeniality among attorneys and staff, ensuring respect for everyone, and properly recognizing a job well done. We also devote ourselves to understanding our clients’ businesses and industries and spearheading the latest innovations in the practice of law.

There is a wealth of great things to say about working at Bricker & Eckler, but the driving factor behind the firm’s success is the outstanding and diverse group of people who work here. Our attorneys and staff define our firm and are the reason we succeed every day.

Whether you are coming to Bricker as a lateral attorney, a summer associate, or a member of management or staff, we support the enhancement of your career with a variety of professional development opportunities. We have an award-winning focus on our people’s health and wellness, and we offer a competitive package of benefits in an inclusive work environment.

Please read more at the links in this section. We welcome your inquiries and encourage you to consider joining Bricker & Eckler.

Learn more about our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion.

Recruiting Committee

David M. JohnstonChair
David M. JohnstonPartner
Columbus
614.227.8817
djohnston@bricker.com
Amy S. BartemesAssociate
Amy BartemesAssociate
Columbus
614.227.2379
abartemes@bricker.com
Jill K. BiglerAssociate
Jill K. BiglerAssociate
Columbus
614.227.2312
jbigler@bricker.com
Diana S. BrownSenior Attorney
Diana S. BrownSenior Attorney
Columbus
614.227.8823
dbrown@bricker.com
Daniel GerkenAssociate
Daniel GerkenAssociate
Columbus
614.227.4869
dgerken@bricker.com
Daniel C. GibsonPartner
Daniel C. GibsonPartner
Columbus
614.227.2324
dgibson@bricker.com
Ali I. HaqueAssociate
Ali I. HaqueAssociate
Columbus
614.227.2359
ahaque@bricker.com
Robert F. McCarthyAssociate
Robert F. McCarthyAssociate
Columbus
614.227.2308
rmccarthy@bricker.com
Beatrice M. NokuriAssociate
Beatrice M. NokuriPartner
Columbus
614.227.4886
bnokuri@bricker.com
Rachel Lusk StineAssociate
Rachel Lusk StineAssociate
Columbus
614.227.7715
rstine@bricker.com
Lateral Attorneys

Regardless of where your career began, we hope Bricker & Eckler will be the firm in which you choose to continue.

At Bricker & Eckler, we support the development of each attorney’s career and we value a diverse background of experience. Providing a seamless transition into a collegial work environment, our firm welcomes laterals from a variety of areas including government positions, public sector professions and in-house legal staffs, as well as other law firms. If you are a motivated, ethical and respected attorney with an excellent record of performance, we would like the opportunity to talk with you.

For more information on becoming a part of our team, please contact Patricia M. Lach, Recruiting/Professional Development Coordinator, by e-mail at plach@bricker.com. Inquiries will remain confidential.

Current Openings for Lateral Attorneys

Please review current openings for attorneys.

Making the Transition

It can be difficult to transfer your practice from one firm to another, but Bricker & Eckler helps make the transition smooth for you, your work and your clients. You may not think your business can be portable, but with the assistance of our welcoming team of attorneys and the administrative skills of our highly-trained support staff, we will work to ensure that you and your practice grow and thrive at Bricker & Eckler.

We are committed to provide you with opportunities, training, challenges and resources that will help you successfully grow your practice and enhance your career. Along with these benefits, Bricker & Eckler offers a work setting that is professional yet comfortable. We understand that you have a life outside of the office, and we are more than willing to accommodate your needs with friendliness, flexibility and support.

Summer Associates

The Summer Associate Program at Bricker & Eckler LLP has a long and valued tradition, and we encourage you to explore the opportunities of our firm. Our recruiting program for our 2016 summer associates is complete. In the fall of 2016, we will be seeking law students with strong academic backgrounds and leadership skills for our 2017 Summer Associate Class.
 


 

Bricker & Eckler’s summer associate program offers a valuable and in-depth learning experience that provides realistic exposure to the legal profession. The goal of our program is to identify top legal talent to join our firm upon graduation. We give our summer associates a realistic experience working in a respected mid-size law firm. The attorneys and staff at Bricker & Eckler work together to challenge, stimulate and motivate our summer associates as they develop and thrive, doing real client work, collaborating with practicing lawyers, developing a camaraderie with their class, and finding out what it’s like to practice at Bricker & Eckler.

Consistent with our rich tradition and commitment to diversity and inclusion, Bricker & Eckler annually awards the Charles H. Walker Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship to provide one second-year law student with a valuable employment experience early in their legal career. Read more.

For more information, contact Patricia M. Lach, Recruiting/Professional Development Coordinator, by e-mail at plach@bricker.com.

Bricker & Eckler Summer Associate Recruiting Brochure
Read our Summer Associate Recruiting Brochure

 

Scholarship

Charles H. Walker Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship

Retired partner Charles H. Walker
Retired partner Charles H. Walker
 

Consistent with our rich tradition and commitment to diversity and inclusion, Bricker & Eckler offers the Charles H. Walker Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship.

Established to provide a second-year law student with a valuable employment experience early in their legal career, this scholarship is awarded to a candidate who demonstrates leadership skills, academic strength, service to the community and an overall commitment to excellence, and who has exhibited a meaningful commitment to diversity and inclusion.

We proudly dedicate this scholarship in honor of our partner and trusted friend, Charles H. Walker, whose career and service to our community exemplify a strong commitment to both the legal profession and Bricker's tradition of diversity and inclusion. For many years, he served as a recruiter and mentor to our younger attorneys and helped guide Bricker & Eckler's diversity and inclusion commitment.

Students who will be 2L students in the fall currently enrolled in an ABA-approved law school are eligible to apply for the scholarship. One scholarship in the form of a $10,000 cash award (less any applicable taxes and withholdings) toward law school tuition and other law school related expenses is awarded each year. In addition, the scholarship recipient receives a paid summer associate position.

The application process for the 2016 scholarship is now closed. Please check back in Spring 2016 for information about the 2017 scholarship.

Other professionals

Innovative, service-oriented leaders and team members are welcome here.

Throughout our Ohio offices, we rely on a diverse group of team members to help our attorneys provide the highest quality legal services, responsive turnaround and excellent service.

Our law firm is known for its collegial, professional work environment, our competitive benefits including a recognized focus on wellness, and our shared mission of serving our clients. We even have our own code of ethics and responsibility for each other, called The Bricker Way.

For more information on becoming a part of our team, please view our current openings or contact Human Resources at staffrecruiter@bricker.com. Inquiries will remain confidential.

Openings

Bricker & Eckler has offices located in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton and Marietta, Ohio. Bricker & Eckler offers a collegial atmosphere that values diversity and a balanced lifestyle in a democratic environment. Alternative work schedules may be considered.

For more information about the firm, please visit our About Us page. Bricker & Eckler is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Please, no telephone calls or recruiters.

Lateral Openings

  • Antitrust Attorney
    Bricker & Eckler is looking for an antitrust attorney to join its Health Care group. Bricker is seeking an attorney with experience at an antitrust enforcement agency and/or providing antitrust advice and guidance to health care providers in various types of transactions, and in the handling of investigations. Qualified candidates should possess a minimum of 8 years’ experience. Candidates should also possess superior academic credentials, exceptional written and oral communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a team.

  • Tax/ERISA Attorney
    Bricker & Eckler is looking for a tax/ERISA attorney to join its Health Care group. Bricker is seeking an attorney experienced in all aspects of employee benefits, including the design, implementation and administration of qualified retirement plans, nonqualified deferred and incentive compensation plans; health and welfare benefits plan issues; governmental benefit audits; and executive compensation. Qualified candidates should possess a minimum of 8 years’ experience. Candidates should also possess superior academic credentials, exceptional written and oral communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a team.

  • Energy & Utilities Attorney
    Bricker & Eckler is seeking an attorney to join its Regulated Industries group. Qualified candidates should possess 5 plus years of significant energy related experience. Public utilities and telecommunications including PUCO regulatory work, desired. Candidates should also possess superior academic credentials, exceptional written and oral communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a team.

We are always looking for exceptional talent so if you are considering making a career move now or in the future, we encourage you to submit a resume’ and salary history in confidence to:

Patricia M. Lach
Recruiting/Professional Development Coordinator
Bricker & Eckler LLP
100 South Third Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
plach@bricker.com

Other Professionals

Columbus Office

Sr. Litigation Support Specialist
Bricker & Eckler is looking for a self-motivated Senior Litigation Support Specialist to provide support to clients, attorneys, paralegals and litigation support staff with electronic discovery activities and needs. This hands-on position requires advance knowledge of the EDRM. This position is responsible for client data collections, database maintenance, importing and exporting data, data manipulation and conversions, organizing case-related data on the network locations, performing quality control procedures, maintaining media, data and production indices. The ideal candidate must have 3 years of project management experience, including previous experience managing litigation data discovery; minimum of 2 years of experience in a law firm or corporate law department environments. In addition, knowledge of case management and litigation processes and lifecycle and the ability to manage full-cycle electronic case data from inception to trial or case closing. Candidates should also possess excellent project management skills, attention to detail, and the ability to meet tight deadlines.

Estates and Trusts/Probate Paralegal
Bricker & Eckler is currently searching for an Estates and Trusts/Probate Paralegal to join our team. We are specifically seeking someone who possesses specialized knowledge and skills to assist with the administration of decedents’ estates. In this role, the paralegal will be asked to work with supervising attorneys and clients in all aspects of the administration of decedent’s estates, including preparation of probate court pleadings, preparation of inventories and accounts, and distribution of assets to beneficiaries. In addition, the paralegal will prepare tax-related documents, including federal and state fiduciary income tax returns and federal estate and gift tax returns. Bachelor’s degree and paralegal certification required; probate and accounting experience preferred.

Professional Development Assistant
Bricker & Eckler is looking for a Professional Development Assistant to join our team. This is a part-time position working between 20 to 25 hours per week, however, flexibility to work additional hours during busy periods is required. The daily work hours are flexible, as long as they occur between our normal business hours of 7:30 am and 6:00 pm. This position will support the entirety of the firm’s legal recruiting efforts, including pipeline, entry-level, lateral Associate and lateral Partner hiring. This role will also support the professional development initiatives for Non-Partners, which include onboarding, training, mentoring and diversity & inclusion. The ideal candidate should have 2 to 3 years of experience in recruitment, proficiency with MS Word, Excel and Outlook and strong analytical, project management and organizational skills. Prior law firm or professional services industry experience, working knowledge of Symplicity and an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree are preferred.

Public Finance Specialist
Bricker is currently searching for a highly motivated, independent and detail-oriented individual with excellent analytical and critical thinking skills to work within our Public Finance Group. Candidates should possess an undergraduate degree in economics, math, finance or accounting. A minimum of two years of banking or investment industry experience to include experience with DBC is preferred. Must have a strong knowledge of computers and the ability to read, interpret and translate financial information and have a high level of competency in Excel including the ability to utilize and/or create customized financial models.


Cincinnati Office

Legal Secretary
Bricker & Eckler is currently searching for a legal secretary to join our team. We are specifically seeking someone with strong secretarial and administrative talents with at least two years of prior legal experience. The ideal candidate will support several of our attorneys, will perform full-time reception duties, and will provide additional clerical support, to include filing and file maintenance, to others in the office. The following skills are essential: outstanding typing, spelling, proofreading, and grammatical skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Windows 7/Word 2010); strong attention to detail; self-starter; ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment; and enthusiasm for working as part of a team.

Individuals interested in one of the positions may contact:

Human Resources
Staff Recruiter
Bricker & Eckler LLP
100 South Third Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
staffrecruiter@bricker.com