While a specific job or opportunity may not be listed, Porter Wright is always interested in receiving highly qualified resumes for legal secretarial and administrative positions.

Please be assured that cover letters and resumes will be reviewed by our personnel department and applicants will be contacted directly should there be a suitable open position. 


Whitney O'MalleyWhitney O'Malley
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Current Openings

We are currently hiring for the following positions:



Marketing Coordinator

Porter Wright has an opportunity for a Marketing Coordinator in the Columbus, Ohio office.  This position will assist with the overall marketing and business development administrative efforts for the firm. This role provides a unique opportunity to manage the firm’s branded store including sourcing, inventory and web store management.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead maintenance, fulfillment and logistics of the firm’s online brand store
  • Monitor use of printed collateral materials for business development use and maintain inventory of select items
  • Manage the sourcing and distribution of the firm’s annual gift to firm employees and attorneys utilizing the online store as the hub for such gifts
  • Prepare marketing bills for the Marketing Manager’s review
  • Produce quarterly reports and help distribute to the firm's attorneys and department/office leaders
  • Produce annual reports as needed in the process to create budget forecasting
  • Assistance with routine maintenance of InterAction data change management inbox
  • Update and prepare all print and online directory and professional listings for review and submission
  • Create and maintain tracking spreadsheets
  • Manages directory updates
  • Planning internal team educational opportunities, meetings and events
  • Coordinate meetings, referencing schedules and booking conference rooms
  • Coordination with the Director a series of appreciation programs for the team
  • Collecting RSVPs for business development events and tracking attendance in InterAction
  • Manage the firm’s Survey Monkey account to draft event evaluations
  • Tally of all evaluations post-event and reporting to share with the MBD team
  • Swag support for all events, identifying giveaways and managing orders
  • Hands on support with the Events Specialist to help with day-of logistics
  • Coordinates electronic delivery of new attorney photos

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, or Communications or relevant work experience
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficient in Excel and Word.

Interested candidates can send resume to Whitney O’Malley, HR Director, [email protected].

Business Development Manager

Porter Wright has an opportunity for a Business Development Manager in the Columbus, Ohio office.  This position will be responsible for providing strategic practice group and individual attorney guidance and support surrounding marketing and business development planning, visibility, research and client development opportunities in Porter Wright’s nine markets. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the development, implementation and follow-up of market, industry group, department, practice group and attorney business and visibility plans.
  • Consider, assess and oversee responses to requests for proposal/qualifications, including customization of proposal content, practice descriptions, attorney bios and other related content.
  • Review client feedback from interviews, analyze potential opportunities and assess next steps in building client relationships and driving value.
  • Develop tailored biographies for attorneys prior to their start date and as needed.
  • Assist in the development, execution and follow-up of attorney business plans. Work with BD team to help manage business plan meeting schedules and processes for review.
  • Recommend, oversee and assist in the facilitation of practice group and attorney visibility campaigns, including: trade group activities, sponsorships, speaking engagements, thought leadership/authorship, client alerts, blogs, surveys, rankings, honors and awards.
  • Develop strong working relationships with key partners in all practice areas, in all offices and with other members of the MBD team and across departments.
  • Prepare and present updates as needed within the firm on MBD’s contributions to cross-departmental projects.
  • Work with the Marketing and BD Coordinator to oversee the development and editing of content, including practice group descriptions, proposal content and attorney biographies.
  • Supports in the maintenance and coordination of annual Chambers submission process.
  • Provides input in the firm’s annual coordination of legal-specific honors such as Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers, and in the evaluation and development of custom honors submissions for practice groups and individual attorneys.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • 12+ years marketing and business development experience, preferably within professional services.
  • Undergraduate degree in marketing, journalism, communications or related business experience.
  • Must be proficient in document management, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email (Outlook).
  • Capability in InDesign and Photoshop is a plus.
  • Periodic travel to the firm’s markets required.

Interested candidates can send resume to Whitney O’Malley, HR Director, [email protected].

Recruiting Coordinator

Porter Wright has an opportunity for a Recruiting Coordinator in the Columbus, Ohio office. The Recruiting Coordinator will work closely with the Recruiting and HR Manager and the HR Director to perform day-to-day attorney and staff recruiting functions for all firm offices.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinates candidate interviews, circulates interview schedules, and collects and compiles evaluations/feedback
  • Participates in panel interviews
  • Manage and participate in the recruitment of Support Staff employees, including collaborating with hiring managers to develop diverse recruitment strategies
  • Prepare offer letters for review
  • Oversees diligence process, including background checks, conflicts analysis, and reference check
  • Handles applicant tracking, including entering and updating applicant information, uploading resumes, candidate status tracking, generating reports, and candidate maintenance
  • Handles all data entry in HR systems including entering and updating candidate information and managing throughout the onboarding process
  • Drafts welcome emails
  • Coordinates orientation schedules for new attorney hires
  • Coordinate and attend on campus interviewing for Summer Associates as needed
  • Provides support to the Director of Professional Personnel in regards to the Summer Program
  • Coordination/logistics of summer associate orientation
  • Monitor assignment database and the completion of work evaluations
  • Organize and attend social events, which includes some evenings
  • Monitor summer program expenses and reimbursements


  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Two+ years of administrative experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Impeccable attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Desire and willingness to be proactive
  • Strong computer skills required
  • Willingness and ability to assist other department employees as needed
  • This position constantly communicates with staff and attorneys. Individual must be able to confidently and accurately communicate in both written and verbal form.

Interested candidates can send resume to Whitney O’Malley, HR Director, [email protected].