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Strategic Pricing Manager

Date posted:

Covington & Burling LLP

Remote

Contact or link to application:

Molly Winawer

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Job Description

Summary:

Covington’s Strategic Pricing team is responsible for developing creative pricing solutions and implementing project management best practices to ensure that the Firm meets its profitability goals. We are currently building a high-caliber, experienced team that is able to respond to the needs of the Firm’s lawyers and clients. The Strategic Pricing Manager will play a critical role in discharging the Strategic Pricing team’s responsibilities and contribute significantly to achieving the Firm’s financial objectives. The Strategic Pricing Manager will report to the Director of Pricing Analytics and Project Management. This role will focus on the Firm’s response to client requests for proposals (RFPs).

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Work with a variety of key stakeholders, both lawyers and staff, to support the development of profitable pricing solutions in response to client RFPs and informal pricing requests.
• Support lawyers in rate and fee negotiations with clients.
• Advise and assist our lawyers and the Firm’s Business Committee with reviewing and drafting proposed language for non-standard engagement letters.
• Develop and evaluate alternative fee arrangements, with appropriate consideration of quantitative and qualitative criteria.
• Support lawyers to develop fee estimates by analyzing the data from prior matters.
• Deliver excellent customer service in response to lawyer and client requests.

Qualifications:

• Knowledge of financial and accounting principles normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or equivalent.
• Minimum of 3-5 years professional experience with demonstrated growth in scope of responsibilities, ideally within a law firm or professional services organization.
• Experience managing teams in a client-facing role is preferred.
• Ability to draft client-facing language clearly and concisely.
• Ability to summarize complex quantitative concepts, both orally and in written
communications, to internal and external stakeholders.
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications, particularly Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. - Experience writing SQL queries is a plus.
• Proficiency in financial modeling and spreadsheet functionality is required.
• Candidate must be able to manipulate data effectively and present findings to management and lawyers.
• Must be proactive and have the ability to manage and prioritize multiple simultaneous projects and complete work within given time constraints.
• Candidate must be detail oriented, exercise sound judgment and possess the confidence and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with the Firm’s senior management, lawyers and staff.
• Candidate must be a self-motivated person with a positive, professional attitude, with a progressive, consistent work history and excellent references.
• You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by your hire date to be eligible for starting in the role. Proof of vaccination will be required. Covington will provide reasonable accommodation(s) based on medical or religious grounds for qualified candidates. *Applicable only to U.S.- based candidates.

Thank you for your interest in LVN Career Advance. For more information, please follow the link that each listing provides or contact Janet Diaz @janet@legalvaluenetwork.com

Chief Financial Officer

Date posted:

Hinshaw & Culbertson

Chicago, Illinois

Contact or link to application:

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Job Description

Position overview:
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) leads and directs all aspects of the firm's finance and accounting groups to maximize financial performance while supporting the firm's strategic goals. The CFO reports to the firm's chair as a key business advisor and provides guidance and support. The CFO will lead the planning and implementation of strategic finance initiatives in alignment with overall firm goals and continually monitor and assess key business and financial metrics.

CFO responsibilities:
Lead the firm's strategic and operational finance initiatives, including financial planning and analysis, reporting, accounting, tax, Treasury/financial risk management, budgeting, and billing and collections.
Develop and implement the firm's financial plans in collaboration with and approval from the Management and Finance Committees. This plan will enable the firm to grow and meet its financial goals and targets.
Gain a deep understanding of the firm's practice groups, market, and competitive positions. Work closely with the firm's Management and Finance Committee, administrative leaders, and other partners regarding business planning, identification, and maximization of revenue, profitability, and economic growth opportunities.
Plan, direct, and oversee all firm financial and accounting functions, including treasury, budgeting, payroll, billing and collections, financial analysis and reporting, financial planning and control, general and subsidiary accounting, partnership accounting, and taxation.
Serve as an advisor to Management and Finance Committees and Practice Group Leaders regarding strategic planning, leverage, pricing, profitability, growth targets, and revenue goals.
Review the firm's finance and accounting teams' capabilities, processes, and systems, and recommend improvements. Drive continuous improvement and innovation in finance and accounting functions, especially billing and collections.
Lead the development of short and long-term financial plans, including budgets, cash flow projections, financial reports, and tax plans.
Monitor, control, and protect firm assets, including cash and receivables.
Monitor legislation at all jurisdictional levels to ensure the firm complies with all regulatory agency rules and guidelines. Communicate the impact of new developments and regulations, and ensure that the firm is fully prepared to implement appropriate changes.
Manage audits, financial services, and banking relationships; serve as firm liaison to the banking community.
Utilize quantitative and qualitative analysis to evaluate the firm’s progress toward achieving its monthly and annual goals and anticipate obstacles and potential problems to forecast the firm’s future financial results.
Support the operation of various committees by providing statistical information for compensation decision-making, long-range planning, and budgeting.
Oversee the preparation and filing of firm tax returns and other government reports on a timely basis.
Monitor all laws and regulations regarding partnership taxes and counsel the partners on firm-related and personal taxation implications in conjunction with the firm's tax partners.

Education and experience:
A CPA and an undergraduate degree in business, finance, or accounting are required, and MBA or other advanced degree is strongly preferred.

Successful candidates are expected to have fifteen years of progressively responsible relevant financial and accounting experience with five years of CFO level experience or equivalent required. Law firm experience is strongly preferred.

In addition, the ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and characteristics:
Strong business acumen and ability to develop a clear understanding of the firm's strategic business imperatives.
Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate and lead through influence rather than control.
Deep knowledge of general accounting procedures and experience with budgeting, forecasting, and cash flow management; experience in audits.
Experience leading teams with the ability to foster a culture of respect and communication; a commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Excellent presentation, writing, and verbal communication skills; the ability to interact with all levels in the firm and externally, tailoring communications effectively for different groups and stakeholders.
Strategic orientation, collaborative and flexible style, focus on the highest commitment to professionalism, respect for others, stewardship, collaboration, creating value, and integrity.
Strategic agility with the ability to assess the current state and look into the future and see potential opportunities for the firm to undertake.

Thank you for your interest in LVN Career Advance. For more information, please follow the link that each listing provides or contact Janet Diaz @janet@legalvaluenetwork.com

Industry Manager

Date posted:

Perkins Coie

Chicago

Contact or link to application:

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Job Description

Job Description:

At Perkins Coie, we look for individuals that are self-motivated, dedicated to providing value and superior services and, above all, people who have a high degree of integrity and enthusiasm for their work. We’ve created a company culture that is based on collaboration, devotion to serving our clients, and mutual respect. Perkins Coie is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion both within the firm and throughout our collective communities. Work for one of the 100 Best Workplaces in America, get great health insurance, tuition reimbursement, your birthday off, and paid sabbaticals.

GENERAL PURPOSE

Industry Operations managers serve as the staff focal point for the firm’s industries and provide management support and advisory services to one or more industry groups. Responsible for providing and/or ensuring the well-coordinated operational support for the firm’s industries. Perkins Coie encourages all interested applicants located near any of our office locations to apply.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

These essential functions are primary job duties that incumbents must be able to perform unassisted or with some reasonable accommodation.

Must demonstrate knowledge, expertise, and judgement in performing assigned tasks and procedures. Performs complex tasks and exercises independent judgement. Create, maintain, and nurture strong working relationships between the industry group, the related practice and subgroups, practice management, functional administrative groups, and outside vendors. Act as a liaison for attorneys, administrative staff, and office administrators regarding best practices in the industry. Collaborate with office, administrative and practice groups and subgroups chairs as required.

The scope of responsibilities includes a wide range of duties including but not limited to the following:

Marketing

Interface with Marketing to ensure website branding, blog content, conference attendance/sponsorship, and industry engagement is successful, accurate and effective
Coordinate with Marketing regarding conference attendance and sponsorship
Collaborate on the development of the industry client list
In collaboration with knowledge management and other contributors, manage further development of the group’s knowledge database to create a one-stop-shop for work product on substantive topics, pitches and/or presentations
Maintain working knowledge of variety of different areas of law and scopes of work to vet potential client opportunities
Assess quality of industry group scopes of work and present findings
Operations

Oversee the logistics of the “Major/Minor” program for training associates.
Manage overall operations of the industry group as well as a variety of tactical support projects as directed by the industry chairs
Manage the tracking, allocation and reporting of work performed by the group’s lawyers to ensure proper support of lawyers who need non-lawyer support
Collaborate with the practice management team in the further development of workflow tools
Coordinate training and communications plans as needed to increase utilization and adoption of procedures and technology
Finance

Collaborate with various parts of the organization to track and document areas of work and financial performance against goals, and hold group members accountable for these goals
Collaborate with practice groups, subgroups, and finance regarding invoicing and collections; lead efforts to maintain high collections of invoiced fees
Manage matter statistical allocation analysis model
Collaborate with practice groups and subgroups to prepare reports of associate pace and utilization, financial performance, and collections goals
Collaborate with the practice groups and subgroups and the billing department to communicate with attorneys regarding delinquent accounts and manage the follow-through for collecting outstanding amounts
Pricing/LPM

Coordinate with the practice management, pricing, and proposals teams to manage and establish alternative fee arrangements and project budgets
Manage the review and approval process related to discounts and alternative fee arrangements
Work with practice groups on the initiation and approval of Secondments
Strategic & Business Planning

Work with industry chairs in developing and implementing strategic initiatives as well as vetting and visiting prospective and current clients
Work with vertical leads to develop business plans that align with the firm’s strategic plan
Conduct the annual review and update of the group’s strategic plan
Manage and execute on business plan goals and tasks
Oversee a variety of tactical support projects
Maintain knowledge of legal technology and innovation within the law profession and identify opportunities to apply best practices to the industry
Research, identify, develop, and manage special projects and initiatives
Take a lead role in the development of content for industry retreats
Develop content and agendas for meetings and conferences agendas
Coordinate and attend weekly calls, while also creating the agenda, tracking action items and metrics to optimize team performance, and handle the reporting of results/action items.
Manage and maintain area of law codes
Collaborate with multiple administrative departments to address industry needs and ensure initiatives are in-line with the industry’s strategy
In coordination with Practice and Subgroup leadership, assist Practice Management, Lateral Recruitment and HR with the identification of new hire candidates for both partner and associate-level hires.
TRAVEL

Occasional travel required to firm offices to support the industries and to meet with chair(s) who do not reside in the same office as the industry operations manager.

SPECIFIC SKILLS REQUIRED

Prioritizing and managing multiple complex operations or projects at one time, with consistent attention to detail; excellent written and oral communication skills; proficient use of MS Office applications, project management software and techniques; adept in using the internet and standard database functions as well as PowerPoint.

SPECIFIC SKILLS PREFERRED

Knowledge of law firm operations or familiarity with professional services environments. Marketing background and relevant industry experience are a plus.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Requires a bachelors degree and a solid understanding of the business of law and/or a minimum of five years of applicable experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. MBA or JD preferred.

This position may be filled in Colorado or New York. These ranges are specific to Colorado and New York, depending on qualification and experience and may not be applicable to other locations. Colorado compensation range: $111,190 to $173,630 annually. New York compensation range: $129,020 to $201,470 annually. Perkins Coie may provide a discretionary bonus annually and information regarding benefits can be found here.

Thank you for your interest in LVN Career Advance. For more information, please follow the link that each listing provides or contact Janet Diaz @janet@legalvaluenetwork.com

Business Analyst

Date posted:

Robins Kaplan LLP

Minneapolis, MN

Contact or link to application:

Dawn

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Job Description

JOB PURPOSE

The Business Analyst is primarily responsible for conducting analysis and assisting firm senior leaders and practice group leaders (business leaders) with the management of the firm’s business segments through performance. In alignment with the firm’s strategic and financial goals, the BA role is responsible for execution of business performance processes and analysis. The BA will develop sophisticated data analysis from multiple sources, translating the data through reporting and dashboards to guide strategic decision making within the practice groups and overall firm.

A candidate successful in this role will possess well-developed analytical and communication skills. Business partners to this role include firm senior leaders, and members of the firm’s finance, talent, DEI, and marketing teams. This role is also responsible for working cross-functionally with these groups to drive process improvements and enhance communication and collaboration.

WHERE YOU WILL WORK 

This role is designated for a hybrid work schedule with 2 days in office per week to facilitate collaboration with key stakeholders and 3 remote days per week. The Business Analyst may be located at our Minneapolis, Boston, or Sioux Falls office.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Extract, aggregate and analyze firm data from multiple sources to develop create and monitor performance metrics across different dimensions of the firm, including talent, acquisitions, profitability, and financial performance.
Develop processes and tools to support reporting across multiple dimensions of the firm through the creation of sophisticated, actionable, and user-friendly reports and dashboards.
Proactively identify areas to deliver greater efficiency, precision, and business-ready insights in reporting and processes.
Present findings to operations and practice group leaders through formal business performance reviews and ad hoc analysis, identifying areas to optimize business performance.
Support the firm’s strategic planning initiative by providing stakeholders analyses and make recommendations for metrics to measure results.
Collaborate with business partners to model scenarios, increase efficiencies, drive engagement, and identify opportunities to improve performance or to meet/surpass targets
Develop educational materials, presentations, and other documentation to further organizational understanding of performance metrics and improvement levers within a professional services firm.
Conduct periodic meetings with attorneys to review performance results, providing actionable recommendations to drive performance.
Analyze industry and practice trends using internal and external data and optimize visualizations to support practice group planning efforts.
Partner with senior leaders to provide executive summaries of performance goals to ensure operational departments are aligned in executing the firm’s operating plans.
Build relationships with business partners, seeking ways to enhance services and reporting that assists them in managing and understanding their business.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED

Comprehensive understanding of professional services business model, financial management principles, accounting principles is strongly desired. Understanding of profitability is a plus.
Advanced knowledge of data extraction methodologies including SQL, power query, and other analytical tools is critical to this role.
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including complex formulas, graphing, pivot tables, and macros in Excel, data visualization tools such as power BI and PowerPoint presentation skills.
Superior communication skills with the ability to clearly and meaningfully summarize complex quantitative concepts in both written and oral presentation format.
Demonstrated ability to build strong working relationships across all levels of the organization and work effectively both independently and with others in a cooperative, enthusiastic and friendly manner to accomplish position functions and participate in team efforts.
Highly motivated and strategic with a strong appetite and aptitude to learn new technologies, develop innovative solutions, and deliver compelling messaging.
Ability to provide quality and efficient client service to both internal and external clients. Involves the use of considerable tact and persuasion in gaining the cooperation of others.
Excellent time management, organization, and prioritization skills and the ability to drive the end-to-end ownership and execution of multiple projects simultaneously with minimal direction to meet deadlines and daily requirements.
Must possess interpersonal skills necessary to communicate information with tact and courtesy as well as follow instructions effectively from a diverse group of clients.
Ability to represent the firm with honesty, integrity, and professionalism, consistently acting in an ethical manner.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s Degree in business-related field including business administration, economics, finance or analytics. 
3-5 years of relevant work experience. 
Experience in the area of corporate performance management, professional services or analytics directly supporting business units is strongly desired; other similar work experience may be considered.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION

Work is performed in a professional office environment and requires the following during the work day:

Must be able to remain in a stationary position for long periods of time (working at a computer)
Ability to move/traverse about inside the office intermittently throughout the day (attend meetings, access file cabinets, obtain supplies from supply room, etc.)
Operate computer and other office equipment such as a copy machine, printer, telephone, etc.
Repetitive movement (i.e. heavy computer/keyboard use).
Individual will interact regularly with others verbally, in-person, and via written communication.
May require occasional light lifting (files, copy paper, etc.).
To protect the health and safety of our firm members, clients and communities, Robins Kaplan requires firm members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption based on a medical contraindication or sincerely held religious belief. Robins Kaplan adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment. 

It is the policy of Robins Kaplan LLP to provide equal employment opportunities for all without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. It is also our policy to work with individuals with disabilities when reasonable accommodations, sufficient to allow a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of their job, may be needed. It is our policy to be a workplace free from illegal discrimination and harassment.

Thank you for your interest in LVN Career Advance. For more information, please follow the link that each listing provides or contact Janet Diaz @janet@legalvaluenetwork.com

Attorney Compensation Manager

Date posted:

Perkins Coie

Chicago

Contact or link to application:

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Job Description

Job Description:

At Perkins Coie, we look for individuals that are self-motivated, dedicated to providing value and superior services and, above all, people who have a high degree of integrity and enthusiasm for their work. We’ve created a company culture that is based on collaboration, devotion to serving our clients, and mutual respect. Perkins Coie is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion both within the firm and throughout our collective communities. Work for one of the 100 Best Workplaces in America, get great health insurance, tuition reimbursement, your birthday off, and paid sabbaticals.

GENERAL PURPOSE

Develops compensation philosophy and strategy to increase simplicity, efficiency, and transparency in compensation policies and related information; addresses and resolves questions, complaints, and requests for adjustments related to individual compensation matters; oversees, facilitates, and participates in the annual processes for determining individual compensation, including salaries and bonuses; and oversees the production and reporting of aggregate and individual compensation data as well as aggregate and individual hours, revenue, and profitability data.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

These essential functions are primary job duties that incumbents must be able to perform unassisted or with some reasonable accommodation.

Compensation Strategy

Develops compensation philosophy and strategy to increase simplicity, efficiency, and transparency in compensation for Associates, Counsel, and non-partnership-track Attorneys and Patent Agents (Attorneys), including salaries, bonuses, and other Attorney-specific benefits (excluding health benefits) to recruit and retain top talent. Collaborates with the Management Committee, the Chief Talent Officer, and the Senior Director of Legal Talent.
Monitors and reports on industry developments and trends in Attorney compensation in all relevant markets. Prepares summary reports for the Management Committee, practice group chairs, subgroup leaders, and Office Managing Partners as well the Chief Talent Officer and the Senior Director of Legal Talent (Leaders) on industry developments and trends. Proposes compensation policies to further compensation philosophy and strategy.
Oversees and facilitates development, analysis, implementation, and administration of compensation for all Attorneys. Oversees analysis of current and proposed compensation policies and processes, including analysis of the costs for proposed changes.
Compensation Communications

Communicates information about Attorney compensation policies and related information to Leaders, Attorneys, and Business Professionals as appropriate. Develops communications and messaging about compensation, including policy documents, presentations, announcements, and FAQs.
Addresses and resolves questions, complaints, and requests for adjustments related to individual compensation matters from Leaders and Attorneys. Recommends and seeks approval for adjustments from the Management Committee where necessary. Documents reasons for adjustments as necessary.
Answers questions from lateral Attorney candidates about compensation and provides orientation to compensation for newly hired Attorneys.
Compensation Processes and Outcomes

Oversees, facilitates, and participates in the annual processes for determining individual Attorney compensation, including salaries and bonuses. Facilitates the work, decisions, and outcomes of the Attorney compensation committees and oversees the administration of the committee processes.
Oversees the implementation of compensation process outcomes with HRIS and payroll.
Provides Attorney recruiting with compensation terms for candidates for Attorney positions, when necessary (e.g., where salaries are in ranges).
Compensation Analytics

Oversees the production and reporting of aggregate and individual Attorney compensation data as well as aggregate and individual Attorney hours, revenue, and profitability data necessary for Attorney evaluation and compensation processes.
Oversees production of annualized hours information for all Attorneys on a monthly basis.
Coordinates with the Attorney evaluation team to produce and provide hours and other financial metrics for the Attorney evaluation processes.
Compensation Surveys

Oversees the production, maintenance, and analysis of Attorney compensation data for internal ad hoc requests for such data and external reporting and survey purposes.
Staff Supervision

Supervises one Attorney Compensation Analyst.
SPECIFIC SKILLS REQUIRED

Must have exceptional/sophisticated skills in all the following areas:

Communicating, both orally and in writing, with sophisticated audiences about complicated and/or sometimes disputed compensation matters. Responding to groups and individuals regarding compensation matters with accuracy, diplomacy, and tact.
Understanding and analyzing significant amounts of data and complicated processes and calculations.
Managing complicated, multipart processes executed simultaneously.
Managing and leading collaboration with peers and teams across multiple departments.
Advanced skill set in Microsoft Office applications, including Excel and Word, in addition to HRIS and other databases.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required. Five years of experience in a manager-level role in a professional services organization is required, preferably in a law firm. An MBA or JD is a plus.

Colorado compensation range: $97,240 to $150,440 annually

New York compensation range: $112,830 to $174,560 annually

These ranges are specific to Colorado and New York, depending on qualification and experience. These ranges may not be applicable to other locations.

Thank you for your interest in LVN Career Advance. For more information, please follow the link that each listing provides or contact Janet Diaz @janet@legalvaluenetwork.com

Legal Project Manager

Date posted:

Perkins Coie

Chicago

Contact or link to application:

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Job Description

Job Description:

At Perkins Coie, we look for individuals that are self-motivated, dedicated to providing value and superior services and, above all, people who have a high degree of integrity and enthusiasm for their work. We’ve created a company culture that is based on collaboration, devotion to serving our clients, and mutual respect. Perkins Coie is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion both within the firm and throughout our collective communities. Work for one of the 100 Best Workplaces in America, get great health insurance, tuition reimbursement, your birthday off, and paid sabbaticals.

GENERAL PURPOSE

The Legal Project Manager (LPM) position reports to the Director of Legal Project Management. Legal Project Managers are aligned with firm strategy and play an important role in advancing the firm’s advanced approach to the delivery of legal services. This position supports client-facing engagements to ensure successful implementation of such projects. This position provides support for all practice groups and will affect efficiency, quality, profitability, competitive position, and client satisfaction. In addition, this position will interact with legal and business professionals internally and externally and is expected to uphold the image of the firm by maintaining positive contact with clients, attorneys, and staff. Although the LPM position is posted in Chicago, Perkins Coie encourages all interested applicants located near any of our U.S. office locations to apply.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

These essential functions are primary job duties that incumbents must be able to perform unassisted or with some reasonable accommodation.

Assist legal teams and practice groups with the delivery of legal services for complex, high profile client engagements employing project management methods and tools.
Provide project management oversight, principles, methodologies, and tools as defined by legal teams and practice groups for internal and client-facing projects with limited complexity.
Manage assigned projects and associated activities to ensure resources are channeled to produce planned deliverables on time and within scope and budget.
Organize project teams into work groups and work closely with relationship attorneys to support and guide the entire project team in their effort to achieve business goals and produce deliverables within the specified time frames and on budget.
Monitor the project scope management process to ensure key stakeholders are apprised of scope change requests and their impact to project.
Collaborate with team resources to plan for custom solutions and oversee the design, plan, and implementation for client-facing technical or process solutions.
Follow policies, procedures, and documentation created for the Pricing and Legal Project Management departments.
Manage multiple projects concurrently.
Train legal teams and clients on the implementation and fundamentals of LPM.
Perform other duties, as assigned.
Be present at work during regularly scheduled working hours and as needed in the position, consistent with the firm’s attendance expectations.
TRAVEL

This position may require travel.

SPECIFIC SKILLS REQUIRED

Computer proficient with advanced skills in MS Office required.
Capacity to learn new technology, tools, and platforms.
Aptitude to make difficult and complex independent decisions.
Excellent organizational, oral, and written communication skills, including record keeping, data collection, and system information. Ability to compile and analyze data, and furnish concise, detailed information in written report format.
Excellent facilitation skills to lead meetings, conduct effective briefings and presentations, and to develop consensus, both internally and externally.
Strong ability to lead; think creatively; pro-actively adapt to a changing environment; act decisively; and motivate, develop, inspire, and empower others.
Ability to plan, organize, direct, implement, and evaluate processes to lead people and manage resources to achieve desired results.
Aptitude to create an open environment conducive to freely sharing information and ideas.
Capability to use many software programs to provide professional documents and prepare presentation media to audiences.
SPECIFIC SKILLS PREFERRED

SharePoint, Visio, and MS Project knowledge preferred.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Experience in a similar role at either a professional services company or in a legal environment. Minimum three years of formal project management experience preferred or equivalent work experience. Minimum five years law firm or legal operations experience required. PMP, JD or MBA preferred. Understanding of project estimation and management approaches, tools, and phases of the project lifecycle.

This position may be filled in Denver and in accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay Act, the compensation range in Denver for this position is $126,900 to $200,630 depending on qualifications and experience. Perkins Coie may provide a discretionary bonus annually and information regarding benefits can be found here.

This position may be filled in New York City. In accordance with the New York City Human Rights Law, the base salary range in New York City for this position is $147,250 to $232,800 annually, depending on qualifications and experience. This range is specific to New York City and may not be applicable to other locations. The compensation for this position may also include a discretionary annual bonus. Information regarding benefits can be found here.

Thank you for your interest in LVN Career Advance. For more information, please follow the link that each listing provides or contact Janet Diaz @janet@legalvaluenetwork.com

Pricing Analyst (Location Flexible)

Date posted:

Paul Hastings LLP

Contact or link to application:

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Job Description

We have an opening for a Pricing Analyst, which may sit in any of our U.S. offices.

The Pricing Analyst will learn from a long time expert in the field of Legal Pricing. The Pricing Analyst will create pricing structures, including alternative fee proposals, as part of the firmwide pricing strategy and support the Director of Strategic Pricing. This position will function in a lead role in the interaction with firm partners and leaders in order to help provide analytics, reporting, and tools that promote the pricing vision. The Pricing Analyst will have direct interaction with Partners, Clients and various cross-departmental contacts within Paul Hastings.

In this capacity, the Pricing Analyst will:

Manage the firm’s knowledge base of pricing and alternative fee proposals;
Analyze client requirements and outside counsel guidelines; Notify attorneys and other key members as necessary; Create processes to help mitigate risk around client policies;
Conduct data analysis on existing engagements to help drive understanding of matter/client realization;
Fully develop scenarios and models to assess financial impact and profitability of pricing proposals, and assist in the development of creative, workable pricing solutions in response to client demands, including alternative fee arrangements;
Assist in developing pricing databases and pre-populated budget templates to improve the firm’s ability to develop accurate budgets, including performing data analysis and research on historical matters to determine cost ranges;
Stay informed of current pricing trends within the legal market, and apply learned concepts to help improve the firm’s pricing capabilities;
Act as the direct liaison to the firm’s Matter Management/Legal Project Management Initiative;
Maintain direct interaction with clients as necessary; and
Handle additional related projects as assigned.

Thank you for your interest in LVN Career Advance. For more information, please follow the link that each listing provides or contact Janet Diaz @janet@legalvaluenetwork.com

Client Rates Management Specialist

Date posted:

Mayer Brown

Chicago, IL

Contact or link to application:

Marisol Mendoza

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Job Description

Overview
Mayer Brown LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in 27 key business centers across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. We are a collegial, collaborative and diverse firm where highly motivated individuals with an unwavering commitment to excellence receive the opportunity, support and development they need to grow, thrive and realize their greatest potential.


If you enjoy working with team members whose defining characteristics are achievement, initiative, professionalism, responsiveness and adaptability, you may be the person we are seeking to join our Pricing and Legal Project Management department in Chicago as a Client Rates Management Specialist.

Responsibilities
Monitors and actions internal firm wide attorneys and staff requests sent to the Client Pricing and Rates Analytics group email inbox
Assists with the maintenance and interpretation of client-pricing agreements including assigning rates for new timekeepers along with ensuring that new matters are setup with the proper rate and discount structure
Communicates with the appropriate billing partner to determine accuracy of client billing rates in the context of annual promotions, experience level changes and firm wide rate increases
Reviews and updates client pricing related information in various Firm systems in compliance with client billing guidelines
Prepares data necessary to complete ad hoc reporting as required by partner/client requests
Performs other duties as assigned or required to meet Firm goals and objectives
Qualifications
Education/Training/Certifications:

Associate’s degree in a related area. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered in lieu of the degree when the experience has been directly related to the functions of the job


Professional Experience:

Prior experience working in a law firm setting, strongly preferred
Exposure to billing rate arrangements and contract review, preferred


Technical Skills:

Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, required
Prior experience with law firm technology including Aderant and Microsoft SQL, preferred


Performance Traits:

Strong written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate effectively and in a professional manner with all levels of the Firm and outside vendors
Ability to work in a diverse team environment and effectively support the demanding needs of the Firm
Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines with shifting priorities
Must be a self-starter with a high level of initiative
Strong customer service skills, able to anticipate needs
Strong attention to detail, organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects
Maintains confidentiality and exercises discretion
Exercises solid strategic thinking and problem-solving skills


The above is a general description of the essential duties associated with this position and does not represent an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all duties.



The Firm may modify and amend this job description at any time at its sole discretion. Nothing herein creates a contract of employment or otherwise modifies the at-will nature of employment.



We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits, including medical/dental/vision/life/and AD&D insurance, 401 (k) savings plan, back-up childcare and eldercare, generous paid time off (PTO), as well as opportunities for professional development and growth. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Thank you for your interest in LVN Career Advance. For more information, please follow the link that each listing provides or contact Janet Diaz @janet@legalvaluenetwork.com

Client Pricing Lead (Senior) Analyst

Date posted:

Mayer Brown

Chicago, IL

Contact or link to application:

Marisol Mendoza

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Job Description

Mayer Brown LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in 27 key business centers across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. We are a collegial, collaborative and diverse firm where highly motivated individuals with an unwavering commitment to excellence receive the opportunity, support and development they need to grow, thrive and realize their greatest potential.

If you enjoy working with team members whose defining characteristics are achievement, initiative, professionalism, responsiveness and adaptability, you may be the person we are seeking to join our Pricing & Legal Project Management

department in Chicago as a Client Pricing Senior Analyst.


The Client Pricing Senior Analyst is responsible for the development of creative and workable pricing solutions in response to client demands, that align fees with the value provided to and the objectives of the client, while remaining consistent with Firm’s strategy and profitability goals.

Responsibilities
Leads the creation, evaluation, and execution of client fee arrangements with the objective of driving improvement in the Firm’s pricing outcomes and profitability
Undertakes detailed financial analysis in relation to and in support of the development of pricing alternatives in response to client request/RFPs.
Assesses the profitability and market competitiveness of the various pricing options and provide related insight and recommendations to Partners, Client Pricing Manager, Assistant Director of Pricing, and Global Chief Pricing and Value Officer.
Works directly with Firm Partners and Pricing Team members to develop rates, alternative fee arrangements, fee estimates, matter budgets and pricing options in response to client RFPs and ad-hoc requests and facilitates approval of same
Applies business acumen and analytical skills to develop pricing solutions that meet both client and Firm objectives
Utilizes technology like Clocktimizer to assist in RFP proposals
Develops strong understanding of practice group economics
Works with Attorneys, Practice Groups, Business Development personnel and Pricing team to draft the financial and pricing components of client RFP submissions
Inputs RFP opportunities into matter planning software and follows-up on status of RFPs
Conducts detailed post matter financial analysis with the aim of utilizing historical matter data and related insight to assist in the pricing of future matters and improving financial performance
Develops and maintains budget templates and other tools for use by Partners and Pricing and Legal Project Management team
Supports the development of detailed competitor analysis and associated database and bring to bear in development of client fee arrangements
Works with Client Pricing Manager and broader Pricing & Legal Project Management team on the enhancements of technologies, tools and processes in relation to pricing, matter estimates, matter profitability, post matter analysis and competitor intelligence
Collaborates and provides training in department tools and processes to the broader Pricing & Legal Project Management team, Business Development and other departments at the Firm
Performs other analysis and duties as assigned or required to meet Firm goals and objectives

Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree required preferably in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Engineering, IT or Business related field
Minimum of five years of related experience, required
Prior experience in professional services pricing, negotiations and related areas, preferred
Prior experience of working within a law firm or professional services organization, preferred
Advanced knowledge of MS-Office applications including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, required
Experience using Microsoft SQL is highly preferred
Experience with law firm technology such as Clocktimizer, Iridium, Aderant Expert, Prosperoware Umbria, and other matter planning software, preferred
Strong written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate effectively and in a professional manner with all levels of the Firm and outside vendors
Ability to work in a diverse team environment and effectively support the demanding needs of the Firm
Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of rate structures, discount arrangements and alternative fee arrangements
Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines with shifting priorities
Flexibility to adjust work schedule according to workload demands
Must be a self-starter with a high level of initiative
Strong customer service skills, able to anticipate needs and exercise independent judgment
Strong attention to detail, organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects
Maintains confidentiality and exercises discretion
Exercises solid strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
Strong technical and analytical skills
May require occasional lifting of up to 20 lbs.

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits, including medical/dental/vision/life/and AD&D insurance, 401(k) savings plan, back-up childcare and eldercare, generous paid time off (PTO), as well as opportunities for professional development and growth. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Financial Business Analyst

Date posted:

Mayer Brown

Chicago, IL

Contact or link to application:

Marisol Mendoza

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Job Description

Overview
Mayer Brown LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in 27 key business centers across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. We are a collegial, collaborative, and diverse firm where highly motivated individuals with an unwavering commitment to excellence receive the opportunity, support, and development they need to grow, thrive, and realize their greatest potential.



If you enjoy working with team members whose defining characteristics are achievement, initiative, professionalism, responsiveness, and adaptability, you may be the person we are seeking to join our Accounting & Analysis Department in any of our U.S. office locations as a Financial Business Analyst.



Leads the production of consolidated firm-wide reporting package delivered to Practice Leaders and other Firm management. Leads the global profitability improvement plan initiative in cooperation with the Managing Partner.

Responsibilities
Essential Functions:

Acts as a primary point of contact to the Managing Partner as he leads the Firm’s Profitability Improvement Plan initiative. Participates in strategic planning meetings with top level Firm management (CFO, Managing Partner, Global Practice Leaders, and members of the Management Committee)
Sets the agenda for such meetings, track progress and keep all parties informed of progress on action items
Develops new reporting tools necessary to track and measure performance against continually refined strategic goals
Leads the production of consolidated firm wide reporting package delivered to Practice Leaders and other Firm management
Develops and maintains reporting tools and business process improvement programs from conception to completion, including securing business support for projects
Participates in FP&A team initiatives to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and breadth of the team’s capabilities. Provides leadership and technical expertise in the conceptualization, design, implementation, and maintenance of technology used for analysis of financial data
Facilitates the preparation of the annual operating budgets for practice groups including detail of staffing levels, billable hours, expected rates, direct expenses, and net income
Assists Regional Finance Directors with building region-specific reports, deepening understanding of the key performance indicators, and improving consistency of data and process
Prepares ad hoc financial analyses requested by the Practice Leaders and other Firm management. Develops financial models based on various proposed changes to a practice to project changes to revenue and profitability. Prepares financial presentations for the CFO and Director of FP&A
Conducts thorough analysis of the client financials for the Firm’s largest clients. Leads formal calls with Firm leaders reviewing client economic performance. Writes memos and other materials providing insight on client performance and recommending corrective action in order to increase profitability
Acts as primary point of contact for Practice Leaders of assigned groups. Works interactively and proactively with Practice Leaders to understand challenges specific to the practice and provide guidance on how key performance indicators can be used most effectively to measure success or progress
Provides explanations of variances between plan and actual performance, both informally and in formal memos
Assists Practice Leaders with preparation of financial presentations to their teams or to a broader partner audience
Performs other duties as assigned or required to meet Firm goals and objectives
Qualifications
Education/Training/Certifications: (required or preferred)

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Management Information Systems, required
Advanced degree in Business or Finance, preferred


Professional Experience: (required or preferred)

Minimum of 10 years of experience in business support, finance, and/or accounting
Prior experience in a professional services firm strongly desired, ideally involved in the analysis and reporting of key business analytics and financials
Law firm experience preferred
Substantial experience with large-scale accounting software
Experience with cube-based analytics systems highly desired


Technical Skills: (required or preferred)

Proficiency in Microsoft Office products
Advanced SQL


Performance Traits:

Strong written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate effectively and in a professional manner with all levels of the Firm and outside vendors
Ability to work in a diverse team environment and effectively support the demanding needs of the Firm
Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines with shifting priorities
Must be a self-starter with a high level of initiative
Strong customer service skills, able to anticipate needs and exercise independent judgment
Strong attention to detail, organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects
Maintains confidentiality and exercises discretion
Exercises solid strategic thinking and problem-solving skills


Physical Requirements:

May require occasional lifting of up to 20 lbs.


The above is a general description of the essential duties associated with this position and does not represent an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all duties.



The Firm may modify and amend this job description at any time at its sole discretion. Nothing herein creates a contract of employment or otherwise modifies the at-will nature of employment.



We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits, including medical/dental/vision/life/and AD&D insurance, 401 (k) savings plan, back-up childcare and eldercare, generous paid time off (PTO), as well as opportunities for professional development and growth. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Financial Analyst

Date posted:

Mayer Brown

Chicago, IL

Contact or link to application:

Marisol Mendoza

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Job Description

Overview
Mayer Brown LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in 27 key business centers across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. We are a collegial, collaborative, and diverse firm where highly motivated individuals with an unwavering commitment to excellence receive the opportunity, support, and development they need to grow, thrive, and realize their greatest potential.



If you enjoy working with team members whose defining characteristics are achievement, initiative, professionalism, responsiveness, and adaptability, you may be the person we are seeking to join our Accounting & Analysis department in our Chicago office as a Financial Analyst.



Supports the Financial Business Analytics Team in the preparation of formal and informal financial analysis.

Responsibilities
Act a major contributor of consolidated firmwide reporting package delivered to Practice, Client, Industry, and Product Group Leaders, and other Firm management.
Participate in FP&A team initiatives to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and breadth of the team’s capabilities.
Facilitate the preparation of the annual operating budgets for practice groups including detail of staffing levels, billable hours, expected rates, direct expenses, and net income.
Prepare ad hoc financial reports requested by the Practice Leaders, Business Development Personnel, Regional Finance Directors, and FP&A team.
Develop and maintain complicated excel spreadsheets or other reporting tools as required.
Prepare periodic financial reports focusing on revenue metrics including but not limited to: headcount, revenue, utilization, reserves, and profitability.
Prepare analysis of projected lateral hires.
Act as major contributor during testing and rollout of new and/or upgraded financial applications.
Report on and analyze the Firm’s pro bono efforts.
Other duties as requested.
Qualifications
Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business required


Professional Experience:

Minimum of 3 years of related experience, required
Prior experience working within a professional services firm or law firm setting, preferred


Technical Skills:

Proficiency in Microsoft Office products required
Advanced Excel required
Advanced SQL preferred
Advanced Visual Basic preferred
Substantial experience with large-scale accounting software highly preferred
Experience with cube-based analytics systems highly desired


Performance Traits:

Strong written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate effectively and in a professional manner with all levels of the Firm and outside vendors
Ability to work in a diverse team environment and effectively support the demanding needs of the Firm
Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines with shifting priorities
Must be a self-starter with a high level of initiative
Strong customer service skills, able to anticipate needs and exercise independent judgment
Strong attention to detail, organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects
Maintains confidentiality and exercises discretion
Exercises solid strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
Must possess strong financial, business, analytical and accounting acumen


Physical Requirements:

May require occasional lifting of up to 20 lbs.


The above is a general description of the essential duties associated with this position and does not represent an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all duties.



The Firm may modify and amend this job description at any time at its sole discretion. Nothing herein creates a contract of employment or otherwise modifies the at-will nature of employment.



We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits, including medical/dental/vision/life/and AD&D insurance, 401 (k) savings plan, back-up childcare and eldercare, generous paid time off (PTO), as well as opportunities for professional development and growth. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Senior Accountant

Date posted:

Ice Miller LLP

Indianapolis, Chicago

Contact or link to application:

Alliyah Beeks

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Job Description

Ice Miller’s finance and accounting team is looking for a high caliber, self-starter that will work closely with the Sr. Director of Finance & Accounting to support the firm’s accounting function. The Senior Accountant will be responsible for all general accounting functions, ensuring proper accounting processes and controls, as well as producing highly visible financial statements that drive the economic decision-making for the firm. This position will also play an integral role in the operational efficiency of the department, supporting initiatives around process improvement. The employee must be capable of working in a fast-paced environment with time-sensitive materials and maintain strict confidentiality due to the nature of the position.

General Accounting

•Owner of firm’s general ledger accounting

•Lead accounting general ledger month-end and year-end processes, including GL balancing and production of firm financial statements

•Owner of firm’s accounting and GL reporting tool related to financial statement and GL reporting

•Prepares asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information

•Substantiates financial transactions by auditing and analyzing documents and reports

•Manage bank and balance sheet reconciliations

•Review and assess accounting controls, implementing improved controls and processes as appropriate

•Subsidiary (LLC) record keeping, compliance, and balancing

•Record keeping of firm’s accrual accounts

•Maintain documentation of accounting procedures related to the financial transactions of the firm



Tax & Audit

•Liaison to firm’s outside accounting advisors

•Support HR with review, balancing, and audit related to firm’s retirement plan and retirement reserve

•Lead annual audit and tax fillings with support from department managers and in consultation with accounting advisors

•Manage tax compliance with federal, state, and local taxes for the partnership – payroll tax, sales and use tax, CAT tax, estimated tax payments, and entity tax payments

•Stay abreast of changing tax regulations that impact the firm and partnership



Partnership Reporting

•Report on firm’s requirements of the partnership agreement, including but not limited to:

oCapital Requirements & Capital Reserve

oRetirement Reserve

oProfessional Liability

oCapital Cash

oCapital Interest



Compliance & Other

•Identify opportunities for continuous improvement in operational efficiency and provide recommendations to management

•Serve as backup to payroll specialist for payroll processing and review, including compliance related to payroll, i.e., non-tax compliance issues required by the IRS

•Balance payroll accounts by auditing information; identifying and resolving discrepancies; initiating journal entries

•Compliance tasks around firm charitable contributions



Minimum Requirements:

•Certified Public Accountant and bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration required

•5+ years of professional accounting experience

•Previous experience in professional services industry preferred

•Understanding of accounting best practices

•Excellent management and supervisory skills to lead team members across offices

•Excellent written and verbal communication skills while dealing with a diverse group of professionals

•Excellent organizational and time management skills

•Proficient in accounting software

•Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

•Ability to analyze data to drive decisions

•Must have strong attention to detail

•Must be able to perform all essential duties

Ice Miller is committed to recruiting, developing and retaining talented attorneys and professional staff from all backgrounds. In order to succeed, we take great pride in a culture of inclusion where everyone at Ice Miller feels respected, is treated fairly and has the opportunity to perform at the highest potential. Learn more about Ice Miller’s Diversity & Inclusion efforts on our website.

Candidates must have permanent authorization to work in the United States. In addition, candidates must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19, except those who have an approved medical or religious exemption.

Ice Miller LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Thank you for your interest in LVN Career Advance. For more information, please follow the link that each listing provides or contact Janet Diaz @janet@legalvaluenetwork.com

Pricing Manager

Date posted:

Ice Miller LLP

Indianapolis, Chicago, Columbus

Contact or link to application:

Alliyah Beeks

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Job Description

The Pricing Manager will work closely with the Chief Pricing Officer, Business Development, Practice Group Leaders and Billing Attorneys to design, build and implement the robust benchmarking and analytical tools and capabilities needed to support the development, approval and ongoing evaluation of standard hourly billing rates and profitable alternative fee arrangements. In order for alternative fee arrangements to achieve planned levels of profitability, legal project management efforts must be closely aligned with pricing models. This role will work with Finance and Operations, matter billing lawyers and others, as needed, to:

1.Provide ongoing education about legal project management, and act as an advocate and agent for adopting effective legal project management discipline; and

2.Build and implement analytical tools to support the development of engagement plans and budgets, and the reporting tools and procedures; and

3.Track marketplace metrics and trends and analyze pricing strategies.

The employee must be capable of working in a fast-paced environment with time-sensitive materials and maintain strict confidentiality due to the nature of the position.



Essential Job Duties:

•Liaise with attorneys and team members to serve as a resource for all pricing related matters

•Analyze the profitability of various fee agreements

•Manage the firm’s selection of alternative fees options and provide pricing solutions

•Monitor performance against negotiated fee agreements

•Implement solutions based on trends and issues with performance in relation to practice group profitability and client fee agreements

•Manage pricing analysts and provide direction to help grow the pricing function

•Liaise with practice groups and others on client facing work opportunities to identify client goals, structure pricing and communicate value to our clients

•Manage information related to the firm’s economic goals and monitor progress

•Advise billing partners on pricing options for legal services and the most beneficial and profitable option for their clients

•Manage pricing systems and initiatives as directed by the Chief Pricing Officer

•Manage client Pricing deliverables and RFP responses, validate pricing quotes for accuracy and profitability

•Develop and manage a system of communication, documentation and review of internal and external comparative pricing data

•Identify opportunities to optimize profitability

•Prepare cost and pricing models in order to demonstrate additional pricing options for attorneys and clients

•Manage survey participation and results to inform best practices

•Manage projects assigned by the Chief Pricing Officer and Chief Operating Officer

•Develop and implement procedures for annual review of non-standard rate arrangements on active matters to ensure that they are updated as appropriate

•Manage standard rates of the firm and create increases to be submitted to management for approval

•Monitor financial performance of individual departments and work with the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Pricing Officer to implement corrective actions based on analysis

•Travel to other Ice Miller locations to meet with Practice Group Leaders and Supervisors to discuss pricing options for clients as needed



Minimum Requirements:

•Bachelor’s degree in an accounting related field required

•5+ years of experience in finance, analytics, or related field required

•Understanding of general accounting principles

•Previous experience in the legal industry preferred

•Previous experience managing analytics

•Must be able to utilize data to propose and implement solutions

•Previous experience presenting findings to leadership

•Proficient in Microsoft Office products

•Advanced in Microsoft Excel

•Must be able to utilize technology to streamline and improve processes

•Excellent reporting and analytical skills

•Able to scrutinize data and stay up to date on relative market data

•Ability to multi-task and effectively manage time

•Must have strong attention to detail

•Ability to work collaboratively with a team as well as independently with minimal supervision and to prioritize duties and use good judgment

•Strong interpersonal skills necessary to deal courteously and effectively with a diverse group of people, both on the phone and in person. Must be able to work with individuals at all levels of the organization

•Must be able to perform all essential duties

Ice Miller is committed to recruiting, developing and retaining talented attorneys and professional staff from all backgrounds. In order to succeed, we take great pride in a culture of inclusion where everyone at Ice Miller feels respected, is treated fairly and has the opportunity to perform at the highest potential. Learn more about Ice Miller’s Diversity & Inclusion efforts on our website.

Candidates must have permanent authorization to work in the United States. In addition, candidates must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19, except those who have an approved medical or religious exemption.

Ice Miller LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Thank you for your interest in LVN Career Advance. For more information, please follow the link that each listing provides or contact Janet Diaz @janet@legalvaluenetwork.com

Pricing Analyst

Date posted:

Ice Miller LLP

Indianapolis, Chicago, Columbus

Contact or link to application:

Alliyah Beeks

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Job Description

The Pricing Analyst will be responsible for tracking marketplace metrics and trends and analyzing how pricing strategies relate to the Firm’s competitors. The employee must be capable of working in a fast-paced environment with time-sensitive materials, and maintain strict confidentiality due to the nature of the position.

Essential Job Duties:

•Analyze the profitability of various fee agreements

•Monitor the intake of new matters to ensure all financial requirements are documented

•Maintain a database of client and matter fee arrangements

•Identify trends and issues with performance in relation to practice group profitability and client fee agreements

•Analyze information related to the firm’s economic goals and monitor progress

•Liaise with Pricing Manager to advise billing partners on pricing options for legal services and the most beneficial and profitable option for their clients

•Provide pricing analysis for the Chief Pricing Officer, Pricing Manager and others as requested

•Perform margin and pricing analysis in order to support Firm initiatives

•Validate pricing quotes for accuracy and profitability

•Identify opportunities to optimize profitability

•Prepare cost and pricing models in order to demonstrate additional pricing options for attorneys and clients

•Complete surveys and analyze results in comparison with other Firms

•Analyze monthly financial statements to determine areas for increased profitability

•Manage projects assigned by the Chief Pricing Officer and Pricing Manager

•Travel to other Ice Miller locations to meet with Practice Group Leaders and Supervisors to discuss pricing options for clients



Minimum Requirements:

•Bachelor degree in an accounting related field required

•Understanding of general accounting principles

•Previous experience in the legal industry a plus

•Proficient in Microsoft Office products

•Advanced in Microsoft Excel

•Must be able to utilize technology to streamline and improve processes

•Excellent reporting and analytical skills

•Able to scrutinize data and stay up to date on relative market data

•Ability to multi-task and effectively manage time

•Must have strong attention to detail

•Ability to work collaboratively with a team as well as independently with minimal supervision and to prioritize duties and use good judgment

•Strong interpersonal skills necessary to deal courteously and effectively with a diverse group of people, both on the phone and in person. Must be able to work with individuals at all levels of the organization

•Must be able to perform all essential duties

Ice Miller is committed to recruiting, developing and retaining talented attorneys and professional staff from all backgrounds. In order to succeed, we take great pride in a culture of inclusion where everyone at Ice Miller feels respected, is treated fairly and has the opportunity to perform at the highest potential. Learn more about Ice Miller’s Diversity & Inclusion efforts on our website.

Candidates must have permanent authorization to work in the United States. In addition, candidates must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19, except those who have an approved medical or religious exemption.

Ice Miller LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Thank you for your interest in LVN Career Advance. For more information, please follow the link that each listing provides or contact Janet Diaz @janet@legalvaluenetwork.com

Client Pricing Lead Analyst

Date posted:

Mayer Brown

Chicago or New York

Contact or link to application:

Mary Kowalkowski

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Job Description

The Client Pricing Lead Analyst is responsible for the development of creative and workable pricing solutions in response to client demands, that align fees with the value provided to and the objectives of the client, while remaining consistent with Firm’s strategy and profitability goals.

Essential Functions:
• Leads the creation, evaluation, and execution of client fee arrangements with the objective of driving improvement in the Firm’s pricing outcomes and profitability
• Undertakes detailed financial analysis in relation to and in support of the development of pricing alternatives in response to client request/RFPs.
• Assesses the profitability and market competitiveness of the various pricing options and provide related insight and recommendations to Partners, Client Pricing Manager, Assistant Director of Pricing, and Global Chief Pricing and Value Officer.
• Works directly with Firm Partners and Pricing Team members to develop rates, alternative fee arrangements, fee estimates, matter budgets and pricing options in response to client RFPs and ad-hoc requests and facilitates approval of same
• Applies business acumen and analytical skills to develop pricing solutions that meet both client and Firm objectives
• Utilizes technology like Clocktimizer to assist in RFP proposals
• Develops strong understanding of practice group economics
• Works with Attorneys, Practice Groups, Business Development personnel and Pricing team to draft the financial and pricing components of client RFP submissions
• Inputs RFP opportunities into matter planning software and follows-up on status of RFPs
• Conducts detailed post matter financial analysis with the aim of utilizing historical matter data and related insight to assist in the pricing of future matters and improving financial performance
• Develops and maintains budget templates and other tools for use by Partners and Pricing and Legal Project Management team
• Supports the development of detailed competitor analysis and associated database and bring to bear in development of client fee arrangements
• Works with Client Pricing Manager and broader Pricing & Legal Project Management team on the enhancements of technologies, tools and processes in relation to pricing, matter estimates, matter profitability, post matter analysis and competitor intelligence
• Collaborates and provides training in department tools and processes to the broader Pricing & Legal Project Management team, Business Development and other departments at the Firm
• Performs other analysis and duties as assigned or required to meet Firm goals and objectives

Qualifications:

Education/Training/Certifications:
• Bachelor’s degree required preferably in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Engineering, IT or Business related field

Professional Experience:
• Minimum of five years of related experience, required
• Prior experience in professional services pricing, negotiations and related areas, preferred
• Prior experience of working within a law firm or professional services organization, preferred

Technical Skills:
• Advanced knowledge of MS-Office applications including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, required
• Experience using Microsoft SQL is highly preferred
• Experience with law firm technology such as Clocktimizer, Iridium, Aderant Expert, Prosperoware Umbria, and other matter planning software, preferred
Performance Traits: (i.e., analytical, communication skills, problem-solving abilities, etc.)
• Strong written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate effectively and in a professional manner with all levels of the Firm and outside vendors
• Ability to work in a diverse team environment and effectively support the demanding needs of the Firm
• Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of rate structures, discount arrangements and alternative fee arrangements
• Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines with shifting priorities
• Flexibility to adjust work schedule according to workload demands
• Must be a self-starter with a high level of initiative
• Strong customer service skills, able to anticipate needs and exercise independent judgment
• Strong attention to detail, organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects
• Maintains confidentiality and exercises discretion
• Exercises solid strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
• Strong technical and analytical skills

If interested, please apply through the Mayer Brown career site or contact Mary Kowalkowski at mkowalkowski@mayerbrown.com

Thank you for your interest in LVN Career Advance. For more information, please follow the link that each listing provides or contact Janet Diaz @janet@legalvaluenetwork.com

Client Relationship Manager

Date posted:

Perkins Coie

Contact or link to application:

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Job Description

Job Description:

At Perkins Coie, we look for individuals that are self-motivated, dedicated to providing value and superior services and, above all, people who have a high degree of integrity and enthusiasm for their work. We’ve created a company culture that is based on collaboration, devotion to serving our clients, and mutual respect. Perkins Coie is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion both within the firm and throughout our collective communities. Work for one of the 100 Best Workplaces in America, get great health insurance, tuition reimbursement, your birthday off, and paid sabbaticals.

GENERAL PURPOSE

Function as a “chief of staff” for the client lead(s) of one or more of the firm’s significant client relationships, providing integrated management support across a broad spectrum of areas, both internally and client-facing. Also, support senior-level account managers with the overall support of the firm’s largest institutional clients. Collaborate with all administrative groups to leverage their respective areas of expertise to ensure seamless support. Absorb administrative tasks from the client lead as appropriate and exercise judgment when to act on their behalf to manage the client relationship. Serve as the liaison with the client’s legal operations department as directed by the client lead to strengthen key client relationships. A deep understanding of the legal service industry, our clients’ businesses, and the firm’s strengths and resources is essential.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Financial Support - In collaboration with the client leads, finance department, and pricing team, maximize the profitable revenue realized in the client relationship by supporting the following areas:

Rate negotiations and analysis
Monitor portfolio and matter budgets
Maximize billing realization by driving efficiency and troubleshooting
Profitability analysis at the client and matter level
Manage special client billing personnel as needed
Ensure compliance with Client’s Outside Counsel Guidelines

Operational Support - Provide operational support at every stage of the client journey to optimize the client experience. Support areas include:

Help identify, mentor, and promote the next generation of matter leads
Ensure compliance with client diversity and inclusion requirements and programs
Develop key relationships with the clients’ legal operations team members
Develop content and attend quarterly business reviews or equivalent
Identifying opportunities to develop technology enhancements, both internally and client-facing
Identify and respond to client secondment requests

Client Relationship Support - Work with the client team to identify and manage client relationship building efforts, including:

Build a deep understanding of the client’s business within the industry and its competitive environment and provide relevant business intelligence and insight to the client team.
Facilitate internal team meeting agendas and communications
Develop reports and presentations for firm leadership
Create client primers for timekeepers that include information on the history of the relationship, service areas, in-house organizational charts, billing requirements, best practices, and more
Coordinate client feedback and work with client lead to address feedback received
Identify and respond to client secondment requests

Supervision of People

Manage and mentor staff, as assigned, and oversee personnel issues, workload, and professional development of staff. Serve as a role model, exhibiting the highest professional standards for internal and external client service.

Collaborate across operational areas to ensure transparency, effective knowledge-sharing, increased team efficiencies, and maximize the firm’s resources to the benefit of the client leads and the client.

TRAVEL

This position requires regular interaction with lawyers around the firm, attendance at firm and client meetings, periodic travel to client locations, and other travel.

SPECIFIC SKILLS REQUIRED

Skilled in Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Word.
Must be detail-oriented with excellent customer service skills and the ability to prioritize.
Ability to work with all levels of personnel and firm management and diplomatically interact with senior executives internally and externally. Successful team player.
Self-starter, proactive, and problem solver. Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written.
A deep understanding of the technology sector and customer service management is required.

SPECIFIC SKILLS PREFERRED

A deep understanding of the legal services industry is preferred over a general understanding of professional B2B services (law, accounting, consulting, etc.). Skilled in Salesforce CRM is a plus.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required; an advanced degree (MS, MA, MBA, JD, or other relevant graduate degrees) is highly desirable. A minimum of 10 years of experience in professional services, account management, and/or relevant business experience in the technology sector.

Thank you for your interest in LVN Career Advance. For more information, please follow the link that each listing provides or contact Janet Diaz @janet@legalvaluenetwork.com

Manager of Strategic Pricing

Date posted:

Thompson Hine

Cleveland

Contact or link to application:

DeMons E Hambrick

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Job Description

Thank you for your interest in LVN Career Advance. For more information, please follow the link that each listing provides or contact Janet Diaz @janet@legalvaluenetwork.com

LEGAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT - SR. SPECIALIST

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Jenner & Block LLP

CHICAGO, NY, or DC

Contact or link to application:

Shelby Byrne

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At Perkins Coie, we look for individuals that are self-motivated, dedicated to providing value and superior services and, above all, people who have a high degree of integrity and enthusiasm for their work. We’ve created a company culture that is based on collaboration, devotion to serving our clients, and mutual respect. Perkins Coie is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion both within the firm and throughout our collective communities. Work for one of the 100 Best Workplaces in America, get great health insurance, tuition reimbursement, your birthday off, and paid sabbaticals.

Thank you for your interest in LVN Career Advance. For more information, please follow the link that each listing provides or contact Janet Diaz @janet@legalvaluenetwork.com

Strategic Pricing Analyst

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Akerman LLP

Houston, Maitland, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Chicago, or Miami

Contact or link to application:

Jermaine Brown

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Thank you for your interest in LVN Career Advance. For more information, please follow the link that each listing provides or contact Janet Diaz @janet@legalvaluenetwork.com

Legal Project Manager

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McCarter & English, LLP

Any one of the M&E's Offices: Boston, MA / East Brunswick, NJ / Hartford, CT / New York, NY / Newark, NJ / Philadelphia, PA / Stamford, CT / Washington, DC / Wilmington, DE

Contact or link to application:

Christine Lydon, Esq.

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