Administrative Employment Opportunities 

Steptoe is an equal-opportunity employer EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran.  All inquiries will be held in strict confidence.

Washington Office

To apply to the following Washington office opportunities, please forward a cover letter and resume to: 

Human Resources Department - Room 491
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036-1795
or fax cover letter and resume to 202.261.0627

Business Development Manager: Regulatory & Industry Practices
Responsibilities include monitoring target markets, coordinating business development strategies; assisting attorneys with presentation/proposals; writing, editing and producing print and online marketing communication material.  Develop and provide support for business development programs that build the firm’s regulatory and industry practices (antitrust, energy, environment, nanotechnologies, natural resources and transportation).  Develop and manage business development budgets for the practices.  Manage conferences, sponsorships, seminars, speaking engagements, and events in collaboration with the event team.  Provide communications assistance for attorney and practice-level sales efforts including presentations, RFPs and new business proposals.  Help develop individual and practice group plans and provide one-on-one BD coaching as needed.  Provide leadership on programmatic marketing efforts that cut across departments and practices.  5-7 years of experience in a professional services environment including law firm experience, with strong strategic business development focus and familiarity with effective sales in a legal environment.  Excellent writing, editing and proofreading.  BA/BS in Marketing, Public Relations, Communications required.

Network Engineer-Messaging
Responsibilities include designing, implementing, and maintaining the infrastructure and application components in a large Microsoft Windows Server environment with other members of the Network Engineering team.  Execution of new projects through project initiation, architecture, requirements analysis, design, project management and systems integration phases. Developing and implementing solutions to optimize the mail and messaging environment to improve availability, capacity, and scalability. Exchange 2010/2013 experience, must include the management of a multi DAG (Database Availability Group) structure, configuration of Exchange Send/Receive connectors and mail routing topology, administration of an OWA (Outlook Web Access) infrastructure, heavy use of Exchange Powershell commands and support of Outlook 2010 client issues. This role includes a heavy emphasis on supporting the Firm’s messaging applications including Microsoft Exchange 2010/2013, Microsoft Lync 2012, EAS, Mailgate, Mimecast. This position also have responsibilities in the following areas: VMware vSphere 4/5, Smime/PGP Certs, F5 LTM’s, FireEye MPS, MS Forefront,  Working knowledge of: TCP / IP / DNS / DHCP / SIP / TLS, MPLS, and Microsoft Active Directory. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/MIS (preferred) or equivalent certification from an accredited technical training school or equivalent (4 years) experience in general MIS/computer support. Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certification. (Exchange Preferred).

Legal Administrative/Executive Assistant
Superb opportunity for an experienced professional legal administrative/executive assistant interested in working at a law firm.  The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, possesses impeccable communication and organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines.  Exceptional interpersonal skills, the ability to interact professionally with clients, and the ability to handle scheduling extensive travel arrangements are essential.  Excellent computer skills (i.e., full facility with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, accurate typing of 60 wpm), and demonstrated commitment to teamwork required.  Law firm billing experience required.  Two to three years of administrative experience in a legal services environment required.

Immigration Assistant
Superb opportunity for an experienced administrative professional interested in working at a law firm as the Immigration Assistant.  The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, highly organized and an independent worker.  Responsibilities include draft correspondence to clients regarding immigration matters for attorney review and transmittal, assist attorneys and paralegals in obtaining and providing all necessary supporting information and documentation to complete forms, assemble non-immigrant and immigration supporting document packages for attorney review, prepare exhibits, table of contents and cover letters for attorney review.  Responsible for all docketing and for maintaining filing system open, close, retrieve, and update Legal Key.  Responsible for maintaining government issued notices for various filings.  Manage all copying, scanning and mailings.  Must enjoy fast paced, high volume work environment and be able to multi-task.  Must have strong computer skills including Excel and PowerPoint.  Experience with INSZoom a plus.  Minimum 2 years of administrative or office experience required.

New Matter Billing Intake Assistant
Responsibilities include entering client and matter data in various firm databases, filing and scanning of department’s paperwork, screening forms prior to action by other department members, routing documents in electronic and hard copy, and communicating with Firm attorneys and staff.  Successful candidate must be a detail-oriented problem solver, be able to meet daily deadlines while maintaining excellent organizational and interpersonal communications skills, and be a willing team player.  Administrative experience required, legal administrative experience a plus.  Database experience, a plus.  The candidate should have, at minimum, an undergraduate college degree.  Availability to work overtime.

Security Engineer/Analyst
Responsibilities include the  management of the company’s security systems.  The Security Engineer/Analyst will help design, implement and support secure system architectures in a large ever changing environment.  This individual will monitor, analyze and optimize security alerts and events for all enterprise security infrastructure technologies.  Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/MIS or equivalent certification from an accredited technical training school or equivalent (4 years) experience in general MIS/computer support.  CISSP preferred, other security certifications a plus. 5+ years of experience with security systems and tools design and troubleshooting. Must be experienced with Networking, Security, Firewalls, Network and host-based IDS/IPS, Web security, Network Traffic Analysis, 3-5 years’ experience in security solutions using current monitoring technologies such as:  McAfee NitroSecurity SEIM, Cisco IPS appliances, Symantec EPS.

Public Relations Coordinator
Responsibilities include assisting with the implementation of various public relations programs that advance the firm’s strategic goals and build name recognition in key practice areas, industries, and markets.  Work in collaboration with the firm’s public relations, business development, and marketing team colleagues.  Support and execute day-to-day PR activities firm wide, such as drafting and posting content for the news and publications sections of the firm’s website, tracking news coverage, maintaining editorial calendars, drafting press releases, source advisories, and nominations, placing by-lined articles, assisting with survey submissions, and managing the firm’s Twitter account.  Strong writing skills with superb attention to detail and the ability to proofread are essential.  Must have excellent time-management skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple assignments, and deliver solid results while working under pressure.  Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required.  Exhibits good judgment, and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion.  Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Public Relations or similar discipline required, as well as 2-4 years of professional experience.  Knowledge of AP Stylebook preferred.  Knowledge of legal marketing a plus.

Hardware Analyst
Responsibilities include installing, upgrading, maintaining and troubleshooting desktop workstation and peripheral hardware using standardized procedures.  Training IT staff and end users on usage of hardware.  Tracking hardware and software inventory and developing and generating reports as needed for Firm management. Coordinating with hardware service vendors for repair and maintenance of all desktop workstation hardware and peripherals.  Coordinating with Network Engineers in inventory, maintenance and repairs for network infrastructure and server hardware.  Coordinating all video conferencing setups with all parties both internal and external. Maintain internal video conferencing equipment. Working with outside vendors to improve current systems. Performing routine system and user administration for Firm’s network operating systems, email systems, databases, fax servers and other networked systems and applications. Working with Systems Software Analysts to update workstation images to support various hardware configurations.  Drafting documentation on systems, policies and procedures for usage by technical and non-technical personnel. Impeccable communication and organizational skills: excellence in both written and oral communications whether in person, on the phone, or email; able to prioritize and multitask in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines; able to organize self and work environment for efficiency and ready access to critical information.  Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/MIS or equivalent certification from an accredited technical training school or equivalent (4 years) experience in general MIS/computer support.  Two years of experience in desktop hardware and peripheral support and installation, as well as familiarity for hardware testing methods and software tools.

Century City Office

Please forward resumes and transcripts to  Principals only.

Chicago Office

To apply to the following Chicago office opportunities, please forward a cover letter, resume, and most recent law school transcript (where applicable) to Deborah Fletcher-Broucek, Legal Administrator, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, 115 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 3100, Chicago, IL  60603,

New York Office

For positions in our New York office, please contact Heidi Braun, Legal Administrator, at

Palo Alto Office

Please forward resumes and cover letter to

Phoenix Office

For positions in our Phoenix office, please contact Marsha Kendall, Legal Administrator, at

Brussels Office

For positions in our Brussels office, please provide your CV and a recent relevant English writing sample to Ms. Kathleen Van Nuffel, Office Administrator, at