IceMiller LLP is a full service law firm, dedicated to helping its clients stay ahead of a changing world. With over 340 legal professionals, IceMiller advises clients on all aspects of complex business issues across more than 20 practice areas. Clients include emerging growth companies, Fortune 500 corporations, municipal entities and nonprofits. IceMiller attorneys work to cultivate close working relationships between clients and attorneys within the Firm.
With rapid growth and expansion across 8 offices across the U.S., partners, attorneys, and legal professionals at IceMiller needed a way to connect the right internal experts with clients and casework in their practice areas, regardless of their physical locations. “Before Structural, connectivity meant walking down the hall or using our desktop” said Kristine Bouaichi, Partner and Chair of the Trust and Estates Group. “We had limited, cumbersome access to information, and we weren’t considering the entire firm as potential teammates for each case.” Leaders at IceMiller turned to Structural to help uncover the existing talent within the Firm, and bring that talent to benefit their clients.
“Structural has allowed us to connect across locations and across practice groups to ensure the right attorneys and staff with the right skills are identified for each client project.” said Steve Humke, Chief Managing Partner at IceMiller. Structural has helped create new ways for the team at IceMiller to utilize existing talent within the Firm by allowing lawyers to populate their skills and expertise in a broad range of practice areas. “The ability to search for people and filter based on their experience and skills has helped us retain referrals and new business opportunities,” said Humke.
“It’s helpful for me to be able to look for people based on practice areas, offices, or keywords,” Bouaichi explained. “Structural brings to bear the talent we have and allows me to tap into the expertise of attorneys across offices.”
Now, finding expertise and connecting with colleagues is as simple as opening the Structural app, typing in a keyword, and getting access to hundreds of attorneys within the Firm. In 2017 alone, more than 300 IceMiller attorneys performed nearly 10,000 searches in Structural to find talent and connect with colleagues.
In a competitive environment, IceMiller’s innovative approach to connecting the right people with the right projects and building an inclusive culture differentiates it from other law firms. “I always said I wouldn’t practice in a big law firm, but what sealed the deal for me was the culture at IceMiller,” said Bouaichi.
“IceMiller’s greatest asset is its people and Structural has helped us continue to strengthen this asset by connecting the right people to the right projects.”
Steve Humke, Chief Managing Partner, IceMiller
To learn how Structural is helping IceMiller and other legal teams find, engage, and retain talent, get in touch with our team.