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CLIENT FEE ARRANGEMENT ANALYST

Date posted:

Perkins Coie LLP

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Job Description

Job Description
The Client Fee Arrangement Analyst will be a member of the newly created rates management arm of the Pricing Team and will report to the Director of Pricing. The incumbent will be primarily responsible for overseeing the setup, update, and maintenance of fee arrangements, including rate exceptions and alternative fee arrangements, in the new business intake and financial systems at Perkins Coie LLP to ensure an accurate reflection of the client agreement in the Firm’s systems. As a member of Pricing Team, the Client Fee Arrangement Analyst will work closely with attorneys and the Firm’s professional departments, including members of Finance, Professional Standards, Practice Management, and Information Technology. The Client Fee Arrangement Analyst will maintain the Fee Arrangement Database with the latest pricing and fee agreements with clients reached through RFPs, pitches, proposals, terms included in the client outside counsel guidelines, and client discussions. The incumbent will work both independently and collaboratively with others to ensure the accuracy of rates and appropriate set up of fee arrangements as needed. The Client Fee Arrangement Analyst may be called upon from time to time to assist the Pricing Team on various projects.

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

• Create and maintain the client fee arrangement database with current and accurate fee arrangement information, including rate information.
• Manage a portfolio of Firm largest clients to ensure our fee arrangement are properly set up and implemented.
• Assist Partners with fee arrangement negotiations by creating actionable and strategic proposals.
• Implement firm wide rate adjustments.
• Work closely with various Firm groups to ensure uniform implementation, adherence, and renewal of client fee arrangements and rates.
• Provide timely, accurate, and relevant client and matter fee arrangement information.
• Build forecasting models based on multiple levers and potential outcomes.
• Proactively review impact of historic data on future outcomes.
• Identify areas for automation.
• Participate in various process improvement initiatives and special projects.
Ongoing Rate Management

• Serve as the firm’s “expert” regarding agreed fee arrangements, including rates, for largest clients.
• Support the annual rate review process.
• Work closely with attorneys and the Billing team on fee structure and rate related billing issues.
• Continually look for ways to improve the current rate structure and exception management.
• Keep the Pricing and Billing teams informed regarding potential billing issues.

TRAVEL
This position may require travel.

Specific Skills Required
• Superior analytical skills and strong financial capabilities.
• Proficiency working with web-based systems to extract as well as input information.
• Advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, document management systems.
• Experience with database tools and financial information reporting tools.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build consensus-based support for goals and processes.
• Ability to build rapport and collegial working relationships with coworkers, partners, and across departments.
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Ability to adapt to changing priorities and remain flexible with current and future responsibilities.
• Proven ability to own projects.
• Proactive and curious, with desire to grow with the team and evolve with the Firm.

Specific Skills Preferred
• Excellent knowledge of data visualization tools, PowerBI preferred.
• Ability to apply theoretical and logical approach to problem-solving.
• Highly numerate.
• Methodical and meticulous approach to work.
• SQL & Microsoft SharePoint experience.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• Four Year College Degree.
• A minimum of 3 years financial professional experience.
• Law firm experience preferred.
• Experience working with multidisciplinary teams.

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:

Robins Kaplan LLP

Multiple

Contact or link to application:

Karly Lackore

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Job Description

Robins Kaplan LLP is a nationally renowned trial law firm with a robust legal project management program (“LPM”). The Legal Project Manager plays a visible and important role in advancing the Firm’s LPM program. The Legal Project Manager is responsible for partnering directly with attorneys and clients of the Firm to develop matter budgets, scope of work (“SOW”) documents, timelines and process resources to drive efficiencies in the delivery of legal service and to support client value. This role will support and execute upon the matter management function of the Pricing & LPM program, directly aligned with select practice groups in their delivery of client service.

This position will interact with business professionals and attorneys, internally and externally, and is expected to support the Firm by maintaining positive contact with attorneys, business professionals and clients. Within the Firm, this position has primary working relationships with Firm attorneys across all levels including practice group leadership, the Managing Director of Financial Analytics, Pricing & Legal Project Management, and staff of the Pricing, LPM & Financial Analytics functions.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

› Support attorneys throughout the matter lifecycle to define the scope of engagements, create matter plans and budgets, monitor matter progress, and maintain the predictability of fees and costs through active matter management.
› Collaborate with attorneys during the matter initiation process with scope of work (SOW) assistance, development of matter plans and documentation of risks and assumptions. Develop internal and client-facing matter budgets, models & forecasts.
› Manage ongoing projects and activities for key clients to ensure projects are in alignment with the client’s business needs and objectives.
› Actively monitor budget to actual progress, evaluate adherence to and performance of budgets and engage in proactive communication with matter teams regarding progress.
› Support the adoption and best practices for use of the firm’s budget management tool.
› Collaborate with internal departments to provide matter support and contribute to process improvement.
› Support and execute upon the firm’s matter management program, scaled to complement the matter or client relationship. Coach and mentor firm attorneys in LPM best practices, providing recommendations and applying LPM principles and techniques with legal teams during client-facing engagements.
› Coordinate with other pricing and legal project management professionals to ensure transparency and shared learnings across client relationships.

COMPETENCIES

› Project management and organizational proficiency
› Analytical thinking
› Adaptability
› Interpersonal communication proficiency

KNOWLEDGE OR SKILLS REQUIRED

› Project management and/or legal project management experience leading projects with multiple stakeholders and/or leading cross-functional projects.
› Demonstrated ability to support matter scoping, documentation and manage change of scope processes with key stakeholders.
› Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, to key stakeholders and members of a leadership team.
› Experience presenting to, and interfacing with, clients, attorneys and/or senior leaders of an organization.
› Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, including pivoting, charting and conversion of data to visuals. Knowledge of business financial systems preferred.
› Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work in a dynamic and complex environment to meet deadlines and daily requirements.
› Strategic thinker committed to proactive identification of solutions to enhance the client experience.
› Ability to manage multiple projects at a time.

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

› Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Finance, Business or Accounting.
› Two to four years’ experience required in project management and budget development in professional services with demonstrated success.
› Law firm experience and/or project management experience in the legal industry is strongly desired, and business understanding of litigation is a plus.

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 Pricing & LPM

Date posted:

Jenner & Block LLP

Chicago, NY, or DC

Contact or link to application:

Shelby Byrne

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Job Description

ABOUT JENNER & BLOCK

Jenner & Block (www.jenner.com) is a law firm with global reach, with more than 500 lawyers and offices in Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, DC. The firm is known for its prominent and successful litigation practice and experience handling sophisticated and high-profile corporate transactions. Firm clients include Fortune 100 companies, large privately held corporations, financial services institutions, emerging companies and venture capital and private equity investors. The American Lawyer magazine has ranked Jenner & Block as the #1 pro bono firm in the United States 10 times, most recently in 2019. The firm has been ranked in the top 10 in this category every year since 1990.

OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Director of Pricing & Practice Group Support, the Manager of Pricing & Legal Project Management is a key member of the firm’s pricing function and leads the analyst team by evaluating client and matter pricing arrangements and supporting legal project management (LPM) initiatives. The pricing manager ensures the successful execution of deliverables needed to assess legal pricing proposals, provides recommendations to partners and clients on best practices, and seamlessly implements feedback from the Director of Pricing. The Pricing Manager also will build robust processes for scaling legal pricing & LPM within a rapidly-growing and strategically important function. A successful candidate will be a leader who balances analytical skills and knowledge of legal pricing with excellent communication and customer service to distill information. This position will also provide training guidance and mentorship to analysts within the pricing function. The manager will assist with developing and presenting educational programs for partners around pricing, budgeting and general law firm economics and will also strive to expand competitive intelligence.

Prior experience within the legal services industry, especially at a large law firm, strongly preferred.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Create and analyze pricing structures and legal matter budgets
Develop key relationships with firm personnel across a variety of functions, including practice group leadership, Managing Partners, partners, COO, CFO, Marketing, Financial Systems & Analysis, Billing, Project Management, and IT
Educate lawyers on law firm financials, including alternative fee arrangements (AFAs), leveraging AFAs profitably, and key financial metrics.
Assist with yearly firmwide standard rate-setting and ensure the firm’s rates will maintain profitability and remain competitive with peers.
Model matter realization and profitability in support of pricing targets.
Research historical matters and prepare analysis to inform and compare budget proposals and build on database of budgets to enhance pricing accuracy.
Design templates to assist attorneys with budgeting and actively monitor engagements while supplying reports to management.
Support practice group and matter leadership by with monitoring and explaining key financial metrics
Document and maintain detailed records of procedures, assumptions, methodologies and sources of information utilized in analysis.
Coordinate with business development partners to complete requests for proposals (RFPs) and meet deadlines.
Interact with Finance & Accounting department staff and other administrative departments to ensure data consistency and provide accurate and timely reporting.
Clearly communicate analysis, financial metrics, and budget reports with lawyers to ensure success of individual attorneys and the firm overall.
Ensure quality and accuracy of the analyst team’s work product; leads the team in developing tools, processes, and procedures to benefit workflow and maximize efficiency.
Maintain positive, collaborative and professional attitude within pricing team and project strong customer service image to other departments and lawyers.
Work closely with the director to provide excellent management, mentoring and growth opportunities for the pricing analysts.

QUALIFICATIONS

5+ years within Finance, Consulting, or Professional Services environment (law firm experience is strongly preferred).
Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, or a related field is required; MBA preferred.
Strong leadership attributes; interest in building and growing a pricing team within a prominent law firm.
Advanced knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel and PowerPoint is required. Experience with SharePoint, database management, data presentation software, Visual Basic, and SQL is a plus.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and navigate ambiguity and changing deadlines within a fast-paced environment.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, with an ability to explain complex concepts to professionals of different backgrounds with confidence.
Strong business acumen and analytical skills and the ability to learn and apply new skills quickly and effectively.
Knowledge of best practices within legal pricing and project management at AmLaw 100 firms is preferred.
Ability to connect report data and statistics with business outcomes for analysis and forecasting.
Must be well organized with strong attention to detail and good business judgment, capable of handling sensitive information with appropriate discretion.

Jenner & Block LLP is an equal opportunity employer. Recruitment and employment decisions are not made on the basis of an individual’s race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability or medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity and/or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions, arrest record, matriculation, personal appearance, political affiliation, marital, parental, veteran, military, or order of protection status, or any other protected status or that of their relatives, friends, or associates.

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

Senior Pricing & LPM Analyst

Date posted:

Jenner & Block LLP

Chicago, DC, or NY

Contact or link to application:

Shelby Byrne

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Job Description

ABOUT JENNER & BLOCK

Jenner & Block (www.jenner.com) is a law firm with global reach, with more than 500 lawyers and offices in Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, DC. The firm is known for its prominent and successful litigation practice and experience handling sophisticated and high-profile corporate transactions. Firm clients include Fortune 100 companies, large privately held corporations, financial services institutions, emerging companies and venture capital and private equity investors. The American Lawyer magazine has ranked Jenner & Block as the #1 pro bono firm in the United States 10 times, most recently in 2019. The firm has been ranked in the top 10 in this category every year since 1990.

OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Pricing & LPM Manager, you will join a collaborative and dedicated team of professional analysts and work closely with our lawyers in an important firmwide initiative to optimize pricing and increase profitability. You will help evaluate new business proposals by modeling alternative pricing arrangements and providing analytical support. You will also assist with legal project management (LPM), tracking matters from inception to close, ensuring efficient outcomes and budget adherence.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Modeling matter realization and profitability with scenario analysis to support pricing decisions by firm management.
Researching historical matters and preparing analysis to inform and compare budget proposals and build on a database of budgets to enhance pricing accuracy.
Designing templates to assist attorneys with creating budgets, and monitoring engagements throughout the matter lifecycle, providing reports to management regularly.
Supporting practice group leadership by creating reports identifying key financial metrics, pricing trends and collaborating with other departments and client teams on ad hoc analysis.
Documenting and maintaining detailed records of procedures, assumptions, methodologies and sources of information utilized in analysis.
Coordinating with business development partners to complete requests for proposals (RFPs) and meet deadlines.
Collaborating with Finance & Accounting department staff and other administrative departments to ensure data consistency and provide accurate and timely reporting.
Clearly communicating analysis, financial metrics, and budget reports with lawyers to ensure success of individual attorneys and the firm overall.
Continually working to ensure quality and accuracy of work product. Contributing to team to develop tools, processes, and procedures to maximize efficiency.
Maintaining positive, collaborative and professional attitude within pricing team and as well as with other departments and lawyers.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, or a related field is required.
2+ years of pricing experience in a law firm strongly preferred.
Strong business acumen and analytical skills and the ability to learn and apply new skills quickly and effectively.
Knowledge of corporate finance and accounting principles and terminology, with general knowledge of the legal services business. Prior law firm or financial experience a plus.
Must be well organized with strong attention to detail and good business judgment, capable of handling sensitive information with appropriate discretion.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel and PowerPoint, is required. Advanced Excel proficiency, including experience with pivot tables, VLOOKUPs, etc. is preferred. Experience with SharePoint, database management, data presentation software, Visual Basic, and SQL is a plus.
Ability to connect report data and statistics with business outcomes for analysis and forecasting.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrating an ability to explain complex concepts to professionals of different backgrounds with confidence.
Ability to work independently and maintain flexibility with respect to assigned tasks due to changing deadlines and deliverables in a fast-paced environment.
Must have a positive attitude and be results-oriented, dependable, adhere to established time commitments and demonstrate strong customer service attributes.

Jenner & Block LLP is an equal opportunity employer. Recruitment and employment decisions are not made on the basis of an individual’s race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability or medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity and/or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions, arrest record, matriculation, personal appearance, political affiliation, marital, parental, veteran, military, or order of protection status, or any other protected status or that of their relatives, friends, or associates.

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

Vice President, Legal

Date posted:

Digital Media Association (DiMA)

Contact or link to application:

Please send resumes with subject line “VP, Legal” to contact@dima.org.

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Job Description

The Digital Media Association (DiMA)—the leading trade association for the audio
streaming industry—seeks an experienced and highly motivated Vice President, Legal,
to serve as in-house counsel providing advice to the association on a wide range of
issues, including copyright law, antitrust, corporate governance and litigation
management.

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:

Dechert LLP

Philadelphia, PA

Contact or link to application:

Katie Ascencio

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Job Description

The Legal Project Manager will use legal knowledge and project management skills to assist legal matter stakeholders with benchmarking, budgeting, organizing matter project plans, managing existing matters and reviewing completed matters to assist with future budgeting/pricing efforts. The Legal Project Manager will identify reasons for variance such as rate, staffing, time overruns, or out-of-scope work, enabling Firm practice groups to budget and price matters more effectively, monitor existing matters, establish both client and internal reporting and procure new business. This position will also assist with the preparation of RFP responses and provide internal reporting to business service professionals in support of alternative fee arrangements.

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 Pricing and Value

Date posted:

Proskauer Rose LLP

Remote

Contact or link to application:

Adam Barvels

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Job Description

The Manager of Pricing and Value will be a key member of the Firm's Pricing Support Group and will focus on delivering value through innovative fee arrangements, process improvements, and partner education. The Manager will work closely with the Global Head of Pricing and Value and the broader Pricing team to push forward strategic pricing initiatives, both locally and internationally. They will work closely with the partnership to support day-to-day partner pricing needs for new and existing clients and matters. A strong candidate will be driven, analytical, detail-oriented, and have experience with legal pricing and financial modeling, and a solid understanding of law firm economics and accounting principles. A comprehensive familiarity with firm systems and tools is also a critical part of this role in order to drive holistic efficiencies across the business services functions.

The Manager will provide guidance and support to the Firm's attorneys on creative approaches to alternative fee arrangements and budget development, and be instrumental in creating awareness of the effect of pricing as a means to meet client needs and business objectives. Further, they will advise partners and other business services leaders on pricing strategies and provide insights into market trends.

The Manager will collaborate closely with and support the Legal Project Management and Client Operations teams to facilitate a fee proposal from inception, throughout the entire lifecycle to implementation and project management. This individual has an opportunity to affect significant change in a high-profile role.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Work closely with the Global Head of Pricing and Value to drive pricing initiatives forward as it relates to: process improvement, partner education, internal and external communication strategies, materials development, etc.

Contribute to the preparation of various templates and robust financial and pricing models with analyses to help provide partners and the New Business Committee with projected outcomes for alternative pricing arrangements

Facilitate New Business Committee-related pricing initiatives, in close partnership with the LPM and Client Operations teams

Provide pricing support to LPM as it relates to providing matter/client/practice group analyses, innovation initiatives, budgets and fee proposals, and other agreed initiatives as needed

Work with the firm’s Pricing Analysts to oversee pricing model development and ensure analysis complies with request and quality standards, interface with partners, and facilitate efficient workflow

Develop, negotiate and implement appropriate fee arrangements that meet both the client's budget and pricing demands and internal firm requirements. Engage directly with clients or support partners in client pricing conversations

Provide support to partners for pricing requests, including preparation of fee estimates, development of appropriate pricing approaches and the communication of fees and value pricing

Establish pricing metrics that allow the Firm to continually improve both in terms of individual fee proposals and broader Pricing team engagements and initiatives

Review of fee arrangements, special provisions, and terms and conditions of client engagements to ensure compliance with firm-wide policies and procedures

Assist with the design and implementation of the Firm’s pricing governance policy

Manage the Pricing team’s technology projects and provide strategic oversight for the team’s standardized model

Identify and develop fee arrangements specific to key practice areas and industries

Research industry activities and perform business intelligence research on competitive pricing offerings, including market competitive billing rate structures. Broadly identify trends and opportunities for improvements

Collaborate with the Business Development team to develop attractive and inventive market offerings

Assist in the development of matter taxonomies to more effectively understand the cost of matter phases and tasks to better price and monitor matters

Where appropriate, evaluate, conduct, and incorporate client feedback into existing models on price and client value specific themes

Document and share pricing best practices with team members and attorneys

Support the Global Head of Pricing and Value on development and delivery of pricing-related training to lawyers and key professional staff, supporting pricing education across the Firm and other related firm initiatives, including the rollout of a new client profitability model


Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required. Degree in accounting, finance, or economics preferred
Minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar role in an industry or professional services firm in positions of increasing responsibility. Law firm experience required. Corporate pricing experience highly desired

Strong technical skills, including strong Excel skills (including use of vertical and horizontal lookups, macros, pivot tables and modeling) and a high level of proficiency in Word and PowerPoint required. Experience in using data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau) desired
Experience with SQL, VBA, and Power BI desired

Exceptional interpersonal and relationship-building skills, with the ability to interact effectively with firm clients, attorneys, and firm professional staff at all levels

Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

Energetic and enthusiastic team player

Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to draft proposals and other internal and external communications

Attention to detail is extremely critical

Ability to protect and maintain confidential and sensitive information

Flexibility to adjust work schedule according to workload demands

Interest in and ability to understand the legal/business environment, including industry and related practice terminology

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

Tech and Innovation Senior Manager

Date posted:

Lex Mundi

United Kingdom

Contact or link to application:

Chris Pease

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Job Description

Lex Mundi is the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries. Lex Mundi member firms offer clients preferred access to more than 21,000 lawyers worldwide – a global resource of unmatched breadth and depth. Each member firm is selected because of its leadership in – and continued commitment to – its local market. The Lex Mundi principle is one independent firm for each jurisdiction. Firms must maintain their level of excellence to retain membership within Lex Mundi.

This is a remote position, located anywhere in United Kingdom.

Travel:

Trips to Houston, Texas will be required 3-4 times a year; additionally there will be 1-2 additional trips to locations in North America / Europe (each trip 2-5 days in duration).

Overview:

The Technology and Innovation (T&I) team at Lex Mundi needs a special individual who can make a significant contribution to helping our member firms increase their use of practical legal technologies to enhance their competitiveness in their chosen markets (especially related to legal service delivery). The role provides a unique opportunity to build a global network of law firm leaders, vendors, and legal-tech industry analysts and thought leaders. This role will be a good fit for someone with a passion for, and experience in, helping professional service firms leverage new digital technologies. We are working to be data-driven, so comfort with numbers is key. Learning is a given; and dealing with ambiguity and complexity is a must. We have fun and make a difference around the world.

Key accountabilities

Act as an advisor to member firms regarding their selection, implementation and / or adoption of new legal technologies (especially related to legal service delivery)

Connect member firms to Lex Mundi’s resources and / or to other member firms who have experience with the software / vendor related to their interest(s)

Organize and facilitate calls / meetings on topics or issues so member firms can share and learn about legal technologies

Utilize our business systems and data to deliver impactful metrics and other analytics; analyze data and prepare reports that illustrate progress of plans against business results; respond to requests for ad hoc analysis by leveraging data and information to independently create requested metrics and report

Assist scope and prioritize T&I Team activities based on strategic and user impact by translating users’ needs / problems to be solved by new approaches, configurations of existing software, or proposing new approaches / software

Reporting:

Direct to Vice President, Operations; Priorities / guidance by Senior Advisor, Technology and Innovation

Qualifications:

8+ years of experience working in a professional services environment – a law firm or legal department is ideal

Master’s degree - or equivalent experience - related to business, software development, engineering, design, technology

Previous experience leading technology or innovation initiatives from start to finish – on time and on budget - and doing so by coordinating the work of others

Demonstrated experience bridging between the “user” and “technology” worlds – ideally within a law firms or a legal department or professional services firm

Creative problem solver with an innovative mindset able to explore diverse points of view

Critical thinking skills to recognize assumptions, evaluate arguments, draw conclusions, and proactively propose solutions

Comfortable being part of a distributed team with experience working multi-jurisdictionally / globally

Strong communication skills with the ability to develop and convey messages which influence change in others

Self-starter capable of comfortable handling a significant amount of complexity and ambiguity

Able to build trusting relationships including having difficult conversations

Business and organizational political acumen

Strong verbal, written, and collaboration skills

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

Senior Pricing Analyst

Date posted:

Contact or link to application:

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Job Description

Overview
The Senior Pricing Analyst is a member of the pricing team within the firm's Accounting & Finance department. This role will support the firm’s attorneys through the development of pricing arrangements and client budgets. The Senior Pricing Analyst will also assist in the design of analytical tools and reporting systems to support the development of alternative fee arrangements, monitor performance against budgets, and assess the financial impact of pricing arrangements.

Responsibilities
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
Monitor performance of pricing arrangements against established goals and key performance indicators, including utilization, leverage, realization, and profitability
Analyze under-performing pricing arrangements to identify the drivers and provide recommendations for improvement
Participate in the development of tools and processes to support pricing strategies focused on balancing risk/rewards and creating win/win incentives for the client
Assist marketing/business development teams in responding to client RFPs and pitches
Provide analysis in support of annual Firm processes such as partner compensation and setting attorney billing rates
Stay informed of current pricing trends within the legal market, and apply learned concepts to help improve the firm's pricing capabilities
Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field; Master's Degree or CPA preferred
Minimum of three to five (3-5) years of experience in accounting, finance or pricing; law firm or professional services firm experience preferred

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:

Proskauer Rose LLP

Multiple

Contact or link to application:

Elizabeth Satterfield

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Job Description

• Work with the Firm’s lawyers to implement LPM tools and techniques
• Prepare Statements of Work, Matter Plans, and Responsibility Matrices
• Ensure that internal clients, including lawyers, are receiving timely, accurate and professionally polished budgets and progress reports
• Assist in the preparation of client facing reports, marketing materials and presentation materials
• Identify issues or opportunities and proactively raise them with the appropriate member of the team; track issues through resolution and document lessons learned
• Partner with Pricing, Financial Planning & Analysis, Client Operations and other Business Services groups to provide project support and contribute to process improvement
• Partner with Knowledge Management, Practice Management, and Information Services to support practice innovation initiatives
• Provide data insights using advanced Excel skills or data-driven analysis and reporting tools to present information for lawyers and clients
• Perform research to evaluate and compare matter information and data
• Learn about Firm’s systems and data; apply understanding of financial concepts, problem solving skills and a strong client service orientation to navigate and apply systems and data in ways that benefit the Legal Project Management department and lawyers
• Assist with department projects as needed and perform other work-related duties as assigned

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree (JD or MBA) preferred
• 1-2 years of Legal Project Management experience
• PMP or Prince 2 Certification is a plus
• The position will involve significant contact with partners and associates at the Firm and requires strong interpersonal, customer service and communication skills
• Must be a self-starter, highly organized and a team player

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 Development Specialist

Date posted:

McCarter & English, LLP

Boston/Newark/Philadelphia

Contact or link to application:

Christine Lydon

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Job Description

Business Development Specialist – Litigation and IP Practices

McCarter & English, LLP's lawyers and staff are an exceptionally skilled and committed group of professionals who have built on the firm’s distinguished tradition as trusted business counselors. Our clients range from cutting edge startups to nearly half of the Fortune 100 companies. Our down-to-earth culture drives long-lasting client relationships and a highly effective and collegial workplace. Our unwavering focus on our core values of excellence, teamwork and efficiency have been the primary reason for our success for 175 years.

The Marketing Specialist will be responsible for supporting three Business Development Managers to execute the marketing plans and initiatives of the Business Litigation, Products Liability, Insurance Coverage, Labor & Employment and Intellectual Property practices at McCarter. Resident in any of our offices, this role will be critical in helping drive new business opportunities, and raise the profiles of the attorney in those practices. This role will require regular interaction with partners and occasional travel to the offices throughout the McCarter network (post-pandemic). Specific duties include:

• Pitch Books, Presentations and Proposals: Responsible for drafting, customizing and production of pitch books, RFPs and presentations by utilizing the firm’s marketing databases. Manage the process for RFPs that cover multiple practices.
• New Business Research: Utilize the firm’s research tools to create competitive analysis on companies and industries. Collaborate with Business Development Managers and lawyers to identify legal services and cross selling opportunities for specific companies.
• Content Management: Project manage the updating of matters in the Deals & Cases database. Work with lawyers and Business Development Managers to collect, draft and get approvals for case summaries to be used in practice descriptions, lawyer biographies and pitch materials. Ensure summaries meet the firm’s style guide.
• Prepare submissions for key directory rankings, awards and league tables.
• Proofread various marketing communication pieces.
• Events: Work with the firm’s Events Manager and assist the Business Development Managers on client events and sponsorships including reviewing mailing lists, presentation materials, onsite support and follow-up communications.
• Provide onsite support for business development events hosted in the local office you reside in.
• Practice Group Coordination: Work with the Business Development Manager to help facilitate the practice group meeting agendas and materials.
• Budgets: Working with Business Development Managers to prepare and track annual Practice Group budgets.

SKILLS REQUIRED
• Be a proactive self-starter and strategic thinker who can take ownership of multiple projects and see them through with minimal oversight, while maintaining attention to detail.
• Must possess excellent writing skills, with the ability to draft and summarize technical legal topics into plain English.
• Solid knowledge of legal marketing practices, including business development, CRM and marketing communications.
• Work well in a team environment. The successful candidate will join an existing team of professionals and will be expected to regularly collaborate with colleagues.
• Have strong interpersonal and communication skills, to be able to handle a variety of personalities, and provide information with sensitivity and tact.
• Be proficient at Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Monitor Suite (or similar legal research tools).
• Be flexible and dedicated. This position’s work often requires more than 40 hours per week and irregular hours.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING REQUIRED
Bachelors Degree in Marketing or a related field and at least four years experience in a law firm or other professional services environment required. Experience with litigation practices is strongly preferred.

McCarter & English, LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Pricing Analyst (Location Flexible)

Date posted:

Paul Hastings

(Location Flexible)

Contact or link to application:

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Job Description

We have an opening for a Pricing Analyst.

This position may sit in any of our U.S. office.
The Pricing Analyst will analyze budgets and alternative fees and special rates arrangements 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 manage the firm’s budgets, and provide reports and tools to attorneys for pricing and matter management.

In this capacity, the Pricing Analyst will:

Budgeting: Work directly with attorneys to develop budgets and pricing proposals, including the development of shell budgets, locating sample budgets and other relevant matter experience, and data mining matters;
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 Initiative. Manage all work-flow and financial correspondence on matter budgets and matter reports. Engage as a key member of the steering committee to help establish this firmwide initiative;
Maintain direct interaction with clients as necessary;
Work overtime as required; and
Handle additional related projects as assigned.
Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree preferred or equivalent experience;
At least 5 years of related experience in a law firm or professional services firm (preferred);
At least 2 years’ experience with pricing of professional services preferred, which includes a strong working knowledge of non-hourly pricing models;
Advanced financial analysis skills including the ability to prepare concise reports to assist firm management in assessing the effectiveness and financial impact of pricing proposals;
Advanced knowledge of mathematical and basic statistical concepts, including fractions, percentages, and ratios and apply this knowledge to large volumes of data to reach meaningful conclusions;
High level of attention to detail;
Advanced organizational skills, including the ability to maintain and track large volumes of data, prioritize workload, coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines and ability to be flexible and adapt to change;
Strong interpersonal skills and relationship-building skills, with the ability to interact effectively with attorneys and firm professional staff of all levels;
Strong technical skills including a high/expert level of proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
Ability to learn, leverage and use additional programs, including budgeting and financial management software. Working knowledge of legal services, financial and billing systems; and
Exceptional oral communication skills and ability to work independently and be proactive.
Paul Hastings LLP is an equal employment and affirmative action employer F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Pursuant to local ordinances, we will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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Legal Project Manager

Date posted:

Lathrop GPM LLP

Kansas City or St. Louis, MO; Minneapolis or St. Cloud, MN; Chicago, IL; or Boston, MA

Contact or link to application:

Katrina George

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Job Description

Description

Lathrop GPM LLP, a national firm with 14 offices and nearly 400 attorneys, has an immediate and exciting opening for a Legal Project Manager. This position is responsible for developing and supporting client-facing legal projects. This position will work closely with firm attorneys across all levels, the Director of Pricing & Legal Project Management, Chief Client Officer and Directors of Practice Management. The legal project manager will help select practice groups to develop process improvement methodologies to assist attorneys, legal assistants and paralegals to find efficiencies in their delivery of client service.


Duties & Responsibilities

Work with attorneys as directed by the Directors of Pricing & Practice Management or Chief Client Officer to develop matter plans, budgets, timelines, documentation and communication of clearly-defined matter scope and assumptions.
Manage existing client portal currently leveraged by the M&A team to collaborate with clients on deal documents and evaluate potential for expanding usage across the firm.
Proactively track and manage matter budgets with respect to time billed, timekeeper expenses, vendor expenses and write-offs, flag out-of-scope work to improve overall matter efficiency.
Collaborate with attorneys and professional staff to identify resources and staffing that best align with budget proposals.
Monitor matter metrics, including hours worked and time billed, and report updates to the legal team on a weekly (or as needed) basis.
Provide organizational and analytical support to legal teams for various types of matters throughout the engagement.
Collaborate with Client & Practice Innovation Team in developing project management training for attorneys and paralegals.
Collaborate with attorneys and staff to find efficiencies in processes related to client matters.
Train, coach and mentor the attorney team in legal project management tools, methods, and best practices.
Develop and present communications of legal project management successes for use in internal communications, client pitches and RFPs.
Stay abreast of trends in legal project management and communicate learnings to firm as appropriate.

Requirements



SKILLS REQUIRED

Strong customer service, commitment to meeting deadlines and multitask in a fast-paced environment.
Knowledge of law firm processes and attorney-client relationships.
Knowledge regarding all project management phases and documentation including project plans, charters, budget estimates, and risk assessments
Knowledge of law firm pricing models and application of project management to maximize the efficiencies and profitability of each model
Ability to form strong and trusted relationships with attorneys and staff and to be recognized as a credible resource.
Strong oral and written communication skills with business professionals, attorneys, and staff.
Knowledge of, and skills in, business analytics and the applications used for business analytics in law firms.
Ability to define a project and establish relative priorities among competing and demanding deliverables.
Strategic thinker, with the ability to craft novel solutions that are responsive to client and attorney needs.
Ability to be flexible and work independently with limited or no supervision.
Strong technology skills.

EDUCATION/TRAINING REQUIRED

A bachelor’s degree is required, but a JD or MBA degree is preferred.
Project or process management certification is preferred, including legal project management, PMP, or Six Sigma.
Two- five years of experience managing large projects with complex variables and budgets within a highly matrixed organization.
Management experience.
Large law firm, corporate legal department or other similar service industry experience preferred.

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Intranet Manager

Date posted:

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

New York, NY

Contact or link to application:

Mimi Nilsson

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Job Description

Description/Job Summary
The Intranet Manager will be responsible for managing the implementation, operation, day-to-day management and ongoing evolution of the Firm’s new intranet. The Intranet Manager will ensure that the intranet has clear, concise and well-governed content and will develop and implement policies and standards to ensure the intranet meets the needs of the Firm. The Intranet Manager will serve as editor-in-chief of the intranet, create original content and work with content owners and stakeholders across the Firm to create content for their respective sites and pages on the intranet, and, in collaboration with others in the Knowledge Department, identify opportunities to improve and expand the functionality of the intranet.

Responsibilities/Duties
- Manage the project to create and launch the Firm’s new intranet, and once launched, take ownership of the day-to-day operation and management of the intranet as it evolves to become the primary source of information and resources for the Firm
- Work closely with key stakeholders to understand their needs and oversee development of sites and pages and solutions that satisfy their requirements
- Ensure that Firm leadership communicates regularly with their audiences through the intranet; suggest content that can be developed into bylined articles by Firm leadership
- Help the Knowledge Department build a robust presence on the intranet, ensuring that the Knowledge Department is a model for others
- Lead the community of content owners responsible for content on the intranet, encourage coordination and collaboration amongst content owners to ensure the intranet meets the needs of the Firm
- Proactively engage with content owners to suggest content (written and multimedia) that can support the needs of the Firm’s lawyers and administrative support professionals
- Provide support to content owners, ensure they have the training and support needed to maintain their intranet sites, pages and content
- Lead projects to improve sections of the intranet and deliver new tools and resources through the intranet
- Design, implement and monitor compliance with, intranet governance policies and standards to ensure effective and engaging intranet content
- Write tips, training guides and other intranet-related communications for content owners and end users
- Monitor intranet usage and translate data into understandable reports that help content owners improve content and drive usage of the intranet
- Lead support for triage of technical issues. Work with content owners and others experiencing issues, escalate issues appropriately. Track progress and resolution of issues.
- Stay abreast of new technologies, tools and best practices that can add value to the intranet
- Recommend custom enhancements, new functionality, workflow, third party web parts, and more complex, creative SharePoint solutions to meet end user requirements
- Champion the use of the intranet, promoting the business benefits and driving adoption across the Firm
- Support special projects and perform other duties as assigned

Required Skills
- Minimum of five years of experience as an advanced SharePoint power-user implementing and managing intranets in a law firm or professional services organization
- Law firm knowledge management experience preferred
- Strong understanding of web-based technologies required
- Exceptional attention to detail, analytical, troubleshooting and problem solving skills
- Demonstrated understanding of workflow, custom enhancements and complex SharePoint solutions
- Knowledge of HTML highly desirable
- Excellent project management and organizational skills
- Superior writing and editing skills on a variety of platforms, including written communications, video/podcast copy and PowerPoint presentations
- Strong interpersonal skills with a focus on teamwork and the ability to foster relationships with people at all levels within the Firm
- Proven ability to work under tight deadlines and prioritize assignments

Required Education
Bachelor’s degree required

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Senior Financial Analyst, Global Affairs

Date posted:

Google

Contact or link to application:

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Job Description

Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
7 years of relevant work experience (financial planning and analysis, consulting, or related field).
Preferred qualifications:

Experience managing legal data or other sensitive datasets.
Experience with SQL and excellent database development and query knowledge.
Familiarity with data visualization and data management tools.
Organized, strategically focused, detail-oriented, and able to deal with ambiguity in a constantly evolving environment.
Ability to take initiative and direct work in an unstructured and fast-paced environment.
About the job
Financial Analysts ensure that Google makes sound financial decisions. As a Financial Analyst, your work, whether it's modeling business scenarios or tracking performance metrics, is used by our leaders to make strategic company decisions. Working on multiple projects at a time, you are focused on the details while finding creative ways to take on big picture challenges.

As someone who knows the workings of the core Finance team inside and out, you'll lead individual projects to transform planning, tracking, and control processes. You'll provide senior-level management with insightful recommendations, planning, and reporting support.

As a Financial Analyst, you will be a critical member of the Global Affairs Finance team supporting Google’s Legal and Compliance departments. You will provide financial oversight and undertake financial analyses and forecast models across the global Legal department, including Litigation, Product Legal, Competition, and Privacy teams. You will be responsible for coordinating financial planning, forecasting, and analysis for this team and influence strategic decisions made by senior leadership. You will analyze financial information, develop insights and communicate these insights to senior decision-makers across the organization. Our team of Financial Analysts fosters the financial health of our organization by partnering closely with our various functions, tracking performance metrics, and creating financial models. As a Financial Analyst, you are called upon to build complex scenarios analyses that serve as the basis for recommendations that leaders of the business draw from to make critical strategic decisions.

The name Google came from "googol," a mathematical term for the number 1 followed by 100 zeros. And nobody at Google loves big numbers like the Finance team when providing in-depth analysis on all manner of strategic decisions across Google products. From developing forward-thinking analysis to generating management reports to scaling our automated financial processes, the Finance organization is an important partner and advisor to the business.

Responsibilities
Build reports, dashboards, models, and tools to analyze stakeholder data and translate them into actionable insights.
Lead the effort to reduce results variability, analyzing root causes and driving forecasting improvements for spend.
Solve complex, unstructured problems.
Contribute to the development of the team’s tools, skills, culture, and impact.

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Senior Financial Reports & Data Analyst (Location Flexible)

Date posted:

Paul Hastings

Location Flexible

Contact or link to application:

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Job Description

The Senior Financial Reports & Data Analyst supports the Firms’ reporting needs to ensure accurate and reliable financial information is provided to management for decision making and planning.

In this capacity, the Senior Financial Reports & Data Analyst will be focused on two key areas: Business Intelligence tools and the reporting of financial data.

As a Business Intelligence System Power User, this role will be a front-end Power BI Super User in the Firm’s Finance Department and train and develop Financial Analysts in creating reports and data visualizations using Power BI, SSAS, SQL and other analysis tools.

As a Senior Analyst, you will be expected to:

Actively participate in the monthly closing process of the Firm’s accounting system, including the opening and closing of accounting periods, and running, or acting as backup for running the monthly metrics which requires off-hours availability during the month-end closing process;
Maintain and update the Reports Team metrics, including the ability to use the “Save” feature on stock metric presentations, in accordance with the Firm’s best practices and desired report output for consistency in the department’s work product;
Assist in maintaining the Timekeeper, Client and Matter master tables in the Firm’s accounting system (3E), including the setup of new timekeepers;
Record adjusting time entries and time corrections;
Perform monthly system balancing activities;
Prepare monthly journal entries for currency gain/loss and inventory balancing adjustments;
Manage daily time entry loads alongside the IT Department to ensure complete daily time loads from the Firm’s timekeeping system (Carpe Diem) into the accounting system (3E), including daily and monthly balancing;
Respond to inquiries related to time entries in Carpe Diem and 3E;
Collaborate with consultants on the development and testing of report automation and system enhancements; create specs, mock-ups and other supporting documentation necessary to define report output or system requirements to meet the business need; communicate issues with existing reports or systems, and follow through testing to resolution;
Create efficient tracking mechanisms through the use of Jira or other online tracking tools to manage system issues, enhancements, customizations and service requests across various financial systems from inception to completion;
Manage the onboarding, system access renewals and deactivation of consultants who support the Firm’s Finance Department, through liaison with Vendor Management;
Facilitate User Acceptance Testing (UAT) during system upgrades and implementations; and
Support both the Reports Team and Time Team as needed, including projects.
The Senior Financial Reports & Data Analyst may also be responsible for the following:

Run reports using various reporting programs, direct printouts or print files as necessary for efficient distribution;
Perform standard queries against financial database, import into Excel or other programs and manipulate as necessary for display and distribution;
Use structured query language (SQL) and stored procedures to extract information from firm’s relational databases for reports, inquiries, spreadsheets and other formats;
Develop and test report front ends to enhance reports’ value;
Review and test data design work developed by other report writers;
Test new versions of existing report development tools to assess value and stability prior to implementation;
Test new report development tools to assess possible value to firm;
Maintain strict confidentiality of business systems data;
Assist other departments in furnishing financial information and financial reports; Research and respond to queries regarding items in question;
Develop reports for financial and human resources analysis, production, data, and process control using Power BI, SQL, SSAS, SMS, VB, EDG, Excel, and other tools that access the firm’s financial and HR databases;
Assist in producing year-end Committee schedules and other schedules required;
Work overtime as required, in particular at month-end and year-end; and
Handle additional tasks and projects as assigned.

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Financial Analyst

Date posted:

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

Washington, DC

Contact or link to application:

Kristin Wood

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Job Description


The Pricing Team of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Financial Analyst in the Washington, DC office. As a member of the Pricing Team, the Financial Analyst will function as one of the primary legal pricing professionals in our Washington, DC office, while reporting to the Manager of Pricing and Practice Analysis. The Financial Analyst will work directly with attorneys to develop pricing strategies, create innovative fee structures, and implement analytics and reporting to measure success.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Pricing - Partner with attorneys to develop pricing strategies and fee structures that drive sector growth. Help train attorneys on pricing best practices, assessing and tracking alternative fee arrangement risks, and communicating client value.
Profitability - Respond to attorney requests for internal metrics by developing financial models to assess the profitability of new business proposals. Assist in the development of creative, workable pricing solutions using alternative fee arrangements.
Practice Analysis - Prepare and provide analysis of practice and office specific and firm wide monthly financial reports (i.e., working attorney productivity reports, key performance indicator reports, client and attorney reports, etc.) and work directly with attorneys and management to enhance business management through financial analyses and assisting with business plans.
Best Practices - Lead individual and group attorney training sessions as needed. Actively promote the firm’s business intelligence software, tools and matter management techniques.
Business Development - Assist with budgeting and pricing related aspects of RFPs and client fee arrangement negotiations. Collaborate with Marketing to construct client budgets, rate structures, and alternative fee arrangements that maximize client value and firm profitability.


QUALIFICATIONS:

Requires a BA/BS degree.
A minimum of two years of experience in a legal, or related financial planning and analysis role.
Proven analytical skills with advanced knowledge of data mining using MS Excel.
Prior experience with business intelligence or report writing software preferred.
Must be team-oriented and able to share information, goals, opportunities, successes and failures.
Collaborates effectively, and professionally, with all levels of the firm, including clients, attorneys, and co-workers.
Able to influence all levels of the organization. Can effectively present complex financial information in a distilled and easily understood format that will enhance decision-making.
Able to lead, as well as serve as a team member of, cross-departmental initiatives.
Strong communication (written and oral) skills.
Flexibility to work additional hours as necessary.



Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP uses E-Verify, which is a web-based system, to confirm the eligibility of our employees to work in the United States. As an E-Verify employer, we verify the identity and employment eligibility of newly hired employees by electronically matching information provided by employees on the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, against records available to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). We use E-Verify because we are a federal contractor containing the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) E-Verify clause. Please see the posters for details regarding E-Verify or contact Arnold & Porter’s Human Resources Department for more information. E-Verify Participation Poster and Right-to-work Poster .

Arnold & Porter is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), age, marital or partnership status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family leave status, citizenship status, immigration status, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. Our firm's equal opportunity policy applies to all employment practices and terms and conditions, including, without limitation, recruitment, employment, assignment, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, disciplinary action and terminations. To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Arnold & Porter maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click EEO is the LAW and the Supplement poster.

Arnold & Porter is an EO Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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Practice Innovation Coordinator

Date posted:

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

New York, NY

Contact or link to application:

Mimi Nilsson

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Job Description

Description/Job Summary
The Practice Innovation Coordinator will support the Practice Innovation Managers and the Director of Practice Innovation as they develop, implement and raise general awareness of a firm-wide program around innovating the practice of law to improve client value. The Coordinator may also support the Director of Practice Management. This position offers opportunities to be exposed to and learn about law firm knowledge management, practice innovation, project and practice management, communications, training, as well as legal technology assessment, implementation, and adoption.

This is a newly developed role in the growing Practice Innovation team. This role provides an excellent opportunity for a proactive self-starter to provide the team with a combination of technical, analytical and administrative support. The coordinator will work with the Practice Innovation Managers across the entirety of projects to help assess, select, and champion technology solutions for attorneys at the firm. The coordinator will also be responsible for assisting with the preparation of communications and training materials, as well as performing other administrative duties as needed. The position reports to the Director of Practice Innovation.

Responsibilities/Duties
- Provide key administrative support for Practice Innovation projects throughout the project life cycle, including assessment, selection, implementation and marketing of technology solutions
- Create and update project management tasks and templates in collaborative project management platforms such as Asana, Microsoft Teams, etc.
- Research technology platforms, conduct competitor research and industry analysis
- Analyze usage reports to identify adoption gaps and opportunities for further targeted engagement by Practice Innovation team
- Retrieve, compile, review and analyze data to track information, provide analysis and prepare reports (e.g., industry survey results, vendor scoring, etc.)
- Assist Practice Management team with administrative duties as assigned, such as scheduling meetings, note taking, as well as coordinating other programs, events, etc.
- Organize and maintain documents in online document storage platform (i.e., iManage Work) including internal materials about the firm’s practice innovation tools, solutions and initiatives
- Curate and maintain internal practice innovation page on the firm’s intranet and internal resources on Sharepoint to maintain links, documentation, etc.
- Assist Practice Innovation team with successful delivery of training programs for attorney adoption of practice innovation technologies
- Aid in the preparation of dynamic and visually appealing written and video training materials (e.g. PowerPoint presentations, Quick Reference Guides, recorded trainings, video clips, etc.) using graphic design and video editing tools (e.g., SnagIt, Camtasia, etc.) to engage attorneys and other members of the firm
- Support the distribution of periodic newsletters, tips/tricks, etc. communications to attorneys to drive adoption of technology platforms at the firm
- Curate articles on legal practice innovation and legal operations
- Work on ad hoc and special projects requested by the Practice Innovation team

Required Experience
- 2-5 years of relevant experience required
- Aptitude and interest in innovation and legal technologies and how they can help lawyers work more effectively and efficiently
- Strong project management skills and ability to organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
- General digital and tech-savviness and social media acumen; comfortable learning new technologies to assist in your projects
- Familiarity with project management tools including Asana, Microsoft Project, etc.
- Experience with collaboration applications such as Microsoft Teams, Skype, etc.
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel
- Basic graphic design capabilities and familiarity with available tools in the marketplace (e.g., Canva, Adobe InDesign, etc.)
- Familiarity with screen capture tools such as Snagit, Snip & Sketch, etc. for creating training and user engagement/tutorial material
- Familiarity with audio/video tools such as Camtasia, Filmora, Vimeo, etc. for creating guided training and user engagement/tutorial material
- Positive attitude, team player, and hard-working nature
- Proven analytical capabilities
- Ability to work independently with limited supervision and strong attention to detail
- Excellent verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build rapport with both attorneys and non-attorney professionals at the firm
- Time management skills and the ability to work on multiple projects
- Sound judgment with respect to confidential and sensitive information

Required Education
- Bachelor’s degree required

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Knowledge & Innovation Intern

Date posted:

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Remote

Contact or link to application:

Mimi Nilsson

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Job Description

Description/Job Summary
The Knowledge and Innovation Intern will support certain groups within the Knowledge Department which includes Practice Innovation, Practice Technology, Knowledge Management (KM), Data Analytics, Research Services and a Managing Clerks Office. The Knowledge Department explores and introduces new processes and legal technology, while providing actionable information, insights, and resources to help our lawyers improve efficiency, client value, and professional satisfaction. This position offers exposure to practice innovation, data analytics, technology assessment, implementation, championing, adoption, and knowledge management in a law firm.

We seek proactive, self-motivated, and tech-savvy law students who have a background in, and passion for, leveraging and promoting legal technology, data management, and change management. This is a paid summer internship. The position reports to the Director of Practice Innovation.

Responsibilities/Duties
- Research and evaluate legal technology that promote productivity and efficiency
- Conduct market research and industry analysis and convey results to department leadership
- Conduct bespoke training on the firm’s AI contract review analysis platform
- Automate template contracts on the firm’s document automation tool
- Work on data collection, review and visualization projects
- Prepare presentations to firm lawyers to introduce and promote practice innovation solutions
- Assist Practice Innovation Managers with successful delivery of training programs for attorney adoption of practice innovation technologies
- Design and maintain internal KM marketing materials about the firm’s practice innovation tools, solutions and initiatives
- Assist with development of user adoption campaigns and strategy
- Champion Practice Innovation team’s efforts through attorney engagement, to raise team visibility
- Create and refine written training material, such as PowerPoint training decks, PDF Quick Reference Guides (QRCs), etc.
- Create and refine audio/video training material, such as recorded training guidance, platform demonstration/walk-throughs, etc.
- Design and distribute periodic newsletters, tips/tricks, etc. communications to attorneys to drive adoption of technology platforms at the firm
- Work on ad hoc and special projects as requested by the Practice Innovation team

Required Skills
- Candidate should have experience in technology, data science, design thinking, project management, and/or process improvement
- Passionate about legal technology and evolving trends within the legal market
- High level of digital and tech-savviness and social media acumen
- Advanced knowledge of core Microsoft Office applications (i.e., PowerPoint, Word, Excel)
- Basic graphic design capabilities and familiarity with available tools in the marketplace (e.g., Canva, Adobe InDesign, etc.)
- Experience using screen capture tools such as Snagit, Snip & Sketch, etc. for creating training and user engagement/tutorial material
- Experience using audio/video tools such as Camtasia, Filmora, Vimeo, etc. for creating training and user engagement/tutorial material
- Strong project management skills and ability to prioritize work to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment; time management skills and the ability to work on multiple projects with limited supervision
- Experience authoring editorial and marketing communications; ability to deliver compelling messaging and produce quality and creative written communications and presentations
- Proven analytical capabilities
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build rapport with both attorneys and non-attorney professionals at the firm through verbal and written communication
- Positive attitude, team player, with hard-working and proactive nature
- Sound judgment with respect to confidential and sensitive information
- Coding experience preferred

Required Education
- Currently enrolled in law school

Preferred Education
- Completed first or second year of law school preferred

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Knowledge Resources Lawyer

Date posted:

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

New York, NY

Contact or link to application:

Mimi Nilsson

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Job Description

Description/Job Summary
The Knowledge Resources Lawyer is responsible for overseeing the Firm’s knowledge resource systems including the intranet, knowledge bank and experience management solution. The Knowledge Resources Lawyer will collaborate extensively with KM Lawyers as well as the Practice Innovation and Data Analytics teams to implement practice groups’ knowledge management projects and initiatives. The Knowledge Resources Lawyer will also manage the team of KM professionals who support the Firm’s knowledge resource systems.

The Knowledge Resources Lawyer must possess strong knowledge of legal work product, concepts and processes to ensure that the knowledge resource systems support the way lawyers work and are tailored to the specific needs of the practice groups using them. The Knowledge Resources Lawyer must also build and maintain an intimate understanding of the products and platforms upon which the knowledge resource systems are built and leverage that knowledge to further develop and provide support for those systems.

Responsibilities/Duties
- Provide support to the KM Lawyers in implementing practice groups’ knowledge management projects and initiatives to improve efficiency
- Partner with the Chief Knowledge and Innovation Officer, the Director of Knowledge Management and others in the Knowledge Department to develop and execute the Firm’s strategy for finding and managing knowledge
- Oversee the development and implementation of firm wide knowledge resource systems including the intranet and knowledge bank
- Actively participate in the implementation of the experience management solution and oversee the support of the solution once implemented
- Manage the team of KM professionals who support the day to day operations of the suite of knowledge resource systems, including the intranet, knowledge bank and experience management solution
- Assist KM Lawyers in collecting and maintaining know-how, precedents and other knowledge assets in the intranet, knowledge bank and experience management solution
- Oversee the development of processes, protocols and quality control standards for data entered into the knowledge resource systems
- Assist the KM Lawyers in responding to lawyer requests for assistance locating specific know-how, precedents and other knowledge assets
- Gather metrics on usage of knowledge resources and produce reports for the Chief Innovation and Knowledge Officer, Director of Knowledge Management and the KM Lawyers to assist in increasing adoption
- Stay abreast of, and advocate for implementation of, new technologies, processes, and work-flows that improve innovation, efficiency, and collection and access to knowledge
- Champion knowledge management practices and encourage adoption of the Firm’s knowledge resources and systems
- Oversee implementation of special projects
- Perform other duties as assigned

Required Education
- Juris Doctor degree or equivalent is required

Required Qualifications
- 4-6 years of experience overseeing law firm knowledge management programs
- Minimum of 4 years of experience as a practicing lawyer
- 4+ years of experience managing people
- Experience implementing and supporting legal technology solutions
- Strong change management, communication and presentation skills
- Ability to present information verbally and in writing effectively, clearly, and succinctly
- Strong interpersonal skills with a focus on teamwork and the ability to foster relationships with people at all levels within the Firm
- Familiarity with various types of attorney work product
- Strong understanding of legal processes and demonstrated ability to define solutions to support and improve those processes
- Strong project management skills, ability to manage multiple time-sensitive matters in a fast-paced environment
- Working knowledge of SharePoint, iManage and intranets
- Experience working with experience management systems (e.g. Foundation Software) a plus
- Strong client service mentality and prompt response time to incoming requests
- Strong leadership and client management skills