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Associate Director of Legal Project Management

Date posted:

Proskauer Rose LLP

Multiple

Contact or link to application:

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Job Description

Proskauer is seeking an Associate Director, with a strong interest in the intersection of law and technology. The Associate Director will support lawyers in all offices of the Firm in managing our business and clients. The focus of this position will be on supporting the development and dissemination of meaningful tools that facilitate the Legal Project Management team’s objectives, as well as playing a key role in special projects. This role reports to the Director of Legal Project Management and Innovation.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Assist Director with management of the Legal Project Management team personnel
• Support client-facing engagements as key contact for Legal Project Management team
• Partner with Pricing, Financial Planning and Analysis, Client Operations and other Business Services teams to resolve issues and contribute to process improvement
• Perform research and manipulate data to prepare reports on comparable legal work
• 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 team and lawyers
• Assist with training and education of lawyers and legal teams on legal project management concepts and methodology
• Assist in the development of department processes and workflows
• Update key department resources and templates
• Support Legal Project Management function’s objectives by using advanced Excel skills, or other data analysis and reporting tools to pull, analyze and present data
• 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
• Assist with department projects as needed and perform other work-related duties as assigned

Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred, with a focus on financial concepts, technology/data science, math, the sciences, or project management preferred
• JD and/or law practice experience preferred
• 7-10 years of legal industry business services experience and related management experience
• 3-5 years of legal project management experience
• The position will involve significant contact with partners and associates at the Firm and requires very good 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 Manager

Date posted:

Burr & Forman LLP

Birmingham, Alabama (other locations may be considered depending on the candidate)

Contact or link to application:

Nita Perry

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Job Description

Burr & Forman is seeking qualified candidates for a Business Development Manager position located in Birmingham, AL. Other locations may be considered depending on the candidate. The Business Development Manager will work with assigned lawyer teams to drive revenue growth, enhance the client experience, and execute marketing and business development tactics in support of firm and team business plans. The BDM will provide function as an internal consultant to attorneys, providing coaching, analysis, strategic insight, and opportunity identification. The Marketing Department is a collaborative, high-energy team where response time, attention to detail, and quality control are crucial. Marketing department professionals must have the ability to execute excellent work product in a fast-paced environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Serve as business development liaison to assigned practice groups, markets, and/or industry teams.
• Evaluate and modify practice group business plans as needed and actively manage plan implementation to ensure success.
• Create and implement attorney business development plans that identify opportunities to deepen existing client relationships, generate new business, cross-sell services, increase visibility, and other activities tailored to achieve each attorney's professional goals.
• Manage the response process for assigned RFPs, including identification of strategic approach, facilitation of planning meetings, coordination of customized content development and collection, and execution of the final proposal.
• Develop customized pitches and other materials for new business opportunities and client meetings.
• Analyze and evaluate both current and potential business development initiatives, and adjust strategies and tactics to increase the initiatives' overall effectiveness.
• Analyze company and industry market research for purposes of supporting new business development efforts.
• Assist in the management of business development/marketing budgets tied to assigned practice groups and projects.
• Analyze budget spend and make recommendations on how to spend more strategically and effectively where needed.
• Leverage marketing tactics and data to uncover business insights and secure new work.
• Work in conjunction with other Business Development Managers to promote cross-selling across practice groups, industry groups and markets.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility (the "Essential Duties") satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the Essential Duties.

Education and/or Experience

• Bachelor's degree or equivalent from four-year college or university, preferably in marketing, legal, or business administration.
• Minimum of three years of marketing or business development experience in a professional services firm.

Other Qualities

• Client focused, maintaining market knowledge as equally as internal knowledge, and providing the highest level of service to attorneys, staff, and firm clients.
• Able to successfully manage and prioritize a heavy workload, meet deadlines, delegate tasks, and maintain a positive attitude.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with all levels of personnel.
• Strong presentation and networking skills.
• Must be detail-oriented, analytical, and adaptable.
• Must be able to travel.
• Proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and familiar with research and client/contact databases.
• Must be client-service oriented.
• Must demonstrate effective problem-solving skills.
• Comfortable maintaining a professional persona and appearance through wardrobe and demeanor.
• Handle confidential information with the utmost discretion.
• Accept responsibility, take initiative, and work independently.
• Work harmoniously and effectively in close proximity to others as part of a team.
• Maintain regular, prompt attendance.

This job description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities.

EOE/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

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. 

Knowledge Management Technology Specialist

Date posted:

Sidley Austin LLP

Chicago, IL or Washington, D.C.

Contact or link to application:

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Job Description

Summary:

The Knowledge Management Technology Specialist will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day administration and management of the Firm’s the experience management platform and related systems; and will serve as the primary contact for user support for the professional service departments across the firm. In addition, s/he supports the efforts to capture and maintain experience information including client and matter profiles in support of the Firm’s knowledge management efforts and contributes to the implementation and on-going support of knowledge management systems and processes related to experience management. H/she is supports developing practice-specific profiles while ensuring compatibility and consistency across the entire platform; collaborating with practice specific resources to define requirements and develop practice-specific workflows to collect experience information; ensuring the quality and overall data integrity of content entered into Foundation; providing technical support to practice resources.

Duties and Responsibilities:

-Conduct and develop end-user training and provide support for "how to" questions and technical issues
-Develop working knowledge of the content and configuration of the experience management platform and integrated data sources
-Support the day-to-day operation of the experience management platform, data integration and related systems
-Apply profile and configuration standards and process approved change requests to ensure the integrity of the data maintained within the experience management platform
-Configure standard workflows and processes for data capture and reporting within the experience management platform
-Coordinate data integration, import and export projects to ensure content is transferred and validated consistently
-Prepare standard metrics reporting and related analysis to measure the quality and quantity of data maintained within the experience management platform
-Participate on project teams to develop and implement enhancements to the experience management platform and related systems
-Identify opportunities to improve and/or add to the experience management platform and related processes and integration sources
-Contribute to standard configuration documentation and related end-user materials for the experience management platform and related systems

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email staffrecruiting@sidley.com (current employees should contact Human Resources).

Education and/or Experience:

Required:

-Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university
-Minimum of five years of experience in a law firm, corporate legal department or professional services environment working with practice-related information and processes
-Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word and PowerPoint
-Demonstrated ability to manage multiple assignments with competing deadlines and priorities under minimal direct supervision
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills
 

Preferred:

-Experience working with legal technology such as experience or expertise systems, research tools, work flow systems and/or legal project management or practice management tools
-Demonstrated understanding of law firm structure and business practices, as well as practice-specific terminology
-Experience managing projects from inception through planning, execution and completion
-Knowledge of various external research tools such as Lexis, Westlaw, CapitalIQ, Thomson MonitorSuite and other resources
 

Other Skills and Abilities:

The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

-Strong organizational skills
-Strong attention to detail
-Good judgment
-Strong interpersonal communication skills
-Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
-Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
-Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
-Able to work under pressure
-Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities

Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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. 

Matter Planning Analyst

Date posted:

K&L Gates

Multiple locations

Contact or link to application:

Bethany Knoblauch

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Job Description

At K&L Gates, we are looking for smart, imaginative and hard-working people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas to join us. Perhaps our search for talented visionaries and your search for important and impactful work lead to the same place.

We are seeking a Matter Planning Analyst to join the New York, DC, Pittsburgh, Boston, or Seattle office. The Matter Planning Analyst’s primary responsibilities include analyzing data related to matter performance, modeling scenarios for pricing arrangements, and creating reporting using both vendor technology and bespoke reporting, including excel and BI tools. The role serves as the conduit between Finance, Marketing, IT and the firm’s timekeepers (as it relates to pricing and matter budgets); this role is part of a highly cross-functional team. This position will assist the Director and Managers on the team in the preparation and analysis of the Firm's historical work in order to be able to advise, propose and subsequently assist in the development and execution of Alternative Fee Agreements and the creation of matter budgets. Candidates must be self-starters who possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Excellent communication skills and a commitment to providing the highest quality client service are strongly preferred.

Key relationships
Practice Area Leaders, Office Managing Partners, Practice Directors/Administrators, Lawyers, Client Growth, Finance, IT and other key allied professionals

Key duties include but are not limited to
Essential duties
• Creating and evaluating alternative pricing scenarios (financial modelling and scenario analysis) and matter budgets
• Analyzing and reporting on matter performance (eg, budget vs actual) in a timely and accurate manner
• Creating and generating matter performance statistics and KPI reports for individual partners
• Working directly with attorneys, as well as Finance, Client Growth, IT and other departments
• Developing solutions to complex data analysis requests and reporting requirements while keeping in mind the scope, limitations and impact to other integrated solutions
• Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, proactively reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs
• Work independently with lawyers to refine budgets and analyze performance
• Drive and challenge lawyers on their assumptions underpinning their budget proposal
• Possess strong situational awareness and the ability to diffuse difficult or contentious situations
• Ability to explain complex business concepts in easily understood ways

Experience and skills required
• Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a fast-paced problem-solving environment
• Excellent attention to detail while also aware of the how assignments fit into the bigger picture
• Excellent analytical skills, most notably with Microsoft Excel and data cubes, are required; additional skills with PowerPoint, Reporting Services, SQL and financial management/budgeting applications are beneficial
• Ability to organize, analyze and summarize large amounts of data to identify key performance indicators, trends and core concepts
• Ability to develop and deploy reports using SQL, PowerBI, or similar reporting tools
• Anticipate and correct problems, establish conclusions and develop creative solutions
• Demonstrated experience managing multiple priorities in a changing and demanding environment
• Experience working both independently and in a team-oriented environment
• Ability to encourage and build positive relationships and communicate (both verbal and written) effectively with all co-workers and outside vendors
• Effectively manages and communicates confidential issues
• Proactive problem-solving mentality
• Team focused with a positive attitude and willingness to help

Education/Experience
• 5 or more years within Business Analysis, Data Analysis or Project Management (including budgeting)
• Experience working with multidisciplinary and cross-functional teams
• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Statistics or Information Technology or other relevant background, plus two or more years of experience preferably within a law or professional services firm; advanced degree - MBA, CPA, or equivalent preferred but not required

Additional abilities required
Working Conditions:
• General office environment, ability to travel to client sites, ability to work and communicate with a range of firms stakeholders
• Frequent computer use at workstation or office, up to and over eight hours at a time
• Frequently work at fast pace, multitasked, with unscheduled interruptions
• Responsibilities occasionally may require an adjusted work schedule, overtime, and evening/weekend hours in order to meet deadlines
• Office contact position requiring appropriate business attire
• Mobility within the office including movement from floor to floor
• Access information using a computer or mobile device
• Carrying a mobile device and accepting calls from colleagues during non-work hours
• This job operates in an office setting and is largely sedentary, requiring the routine use of a computer and other standard office equipment. The ability to open file cabinets, lift files, bend and stand on a stool may also be required

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts the firm’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. Information provided represents the usual method of accomplishing the duties in this job. Reasonable accommodations will be considered in appropriate circumstances.

ABOUT THE FIRM

K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with approximately 2,000 lawyers across five continents. We have experienced dramatic growth in the past decade and now rank among the largest U.S. based law firms in the world. We take pride in constantly striving for innovation, imagination and an entrepreneurial spirit. We come up with big ideas and then roll up our sleeves to get the job done, guiding our clients through their most complex issues in a variety of industry sectors and across multiple regions of the world.

The industry recognition the firm has garnered in the past five years emanates from the foundation of a global community aligned on behalf of our clients. The people at K&L Gates are committed to working together to create a legacy for each other, the firm, our clients, and the communities in which we serve. We thrive in an inclusive and socially conscious environment that embraces diversity and takes a holistic approach to the career evolution of all our professionals.

For more information or to view other job opportunities, please click here to go back to our careers page.

Notice: We participate in E-Verify in certain Firm locations for purposes of verifying employment eligibility.

BENEFITS

We offer a dynamic work environment and excellent benefits.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Firm is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the Firm that employment decisions shall be based on merit, qualifications and competence. Employment practices shall not be influenced or affected by virtue of a person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. This policy governs all aspects of employment including, without limitation, recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotion, assignment and dismissal. In addition, it is the Firm’s policy to provide an environment that is free of unlawful harassment of any kind including, without limitation, that which is sexual, racial, age-related, disability-related or ethnic background-related.

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:

K&L Gates

Boston (preferred)

Contact or link to application:

Bethany Knoblauch

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Job Description

At K&L Gates, we are looking for smart, imaginative and hard-working people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas to join us. Perhaps our search for talented visionaries and your search for important and impactful work lead to the same place.

We are seeking a Legal Project Manager to join the Boston office. The Legal Project Manager will be part of the Matter Planning team. The Legal Project Manager will be responsible for working closely with legal teams to manage a portfolio of high priority and complex matters at the firm. At times he/she will be called upon to embed within the legal team, working alongside the lawyers and allied professionals as a key member of the client team. The role may also be called upon to consult on an on-demand basis at various stages of the life cycle of a matter (i.e. matter initiation, delivery, or evaluation). In addition, the person in this role will help with the development and implementation of firmwide training on legal project management, practice or industry based LPM templates, and development of project management tools. This role is part of a highly cross-functional team and must be able to coordinate and work across firm departments to provide the highest level of client service to the firm’s key client relationships. Candidates must be self-starters who possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Excellent communication skills and a commitment to providing the highest quality client service are strongly preferred.

Key relationships
Practice Area Leaders, Office Managing Partners, Practice Directors/Administrators, Lawyers, Client Growth, Finance, IT and other key allied professionals

Key duties include but are not limited to:
Essential duties
•Utilize proven project management techniques to support the efficient management of the firms largest and high profile clients and matters through all stages including scoping, framing, budgeting, planning, managing, monitoring, and evaluation
•Provide on-demand support on matters that may need specific, limited, assistance during a particular phase in their lifecycle
•Become an embedded and trusted member of the legal team, understanding their needs and pain points and focusing on a solution oriented approach
•Work with the Matter Planning Pricing managers to budget matters and develop AFAs by reviewing historical data and other key data points on clients/matters the LPM is responsible for
•Participate in pitches and client meetings to demonstrate the firm’s approach to matter management, efficiency, pricing, and innovation
•Work with practice leadership and human resources on issues of resource allocation and development
•Work closely with the Matter Planning team on developing and deploying firmwide training on Legal Project Management
•Support training and implementation of technology related to project management
•Liaise with client’s internal legal operations teams
•Willingness to challenge “the way things have always been done” and support related change management initiatives

Experience and skills required:
•Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
•Assist with identifying opportunities for process improvement initiatives and knowledge management projects and, where appropriate, help develop and evangelize best practices
•Understanding of financial terms and metrics and ability to analyze metrics to adjust needed levers to improve client and matter performance
•Work closely with other administrative departments at the firm including billing, practice support, IT, finance, professional development and marketing
•Confidence communicating with all levels of the legal team and client; including delivering difficult messages and challenging current assumptions
•Ability to deliver creative answers with pragmatic solutions
•Demonstrated interest and passion in ways to make legal practice more efficient and innovative
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with strong awareness of what type of communication is appropriate for what audience
•Comfortable operating in both structured and unstructured environments
•Understand and articulate the business case behind decisions in matter management
•Ability to encourage and build positive relationships and communicate (both verbal and written) effectively with all co-workers and outside vendors
•Strong organizational skills
•Effectively manage and communicate confidential issues

Education/Experience
• 5 or more years within law or consulting
• Experience working in a legal services environment strongly preferred; ability to translate project management methodology to a legal setting required
• Experience in training, influencing, and change management a plus
• MBA, JD, or CFA Charter 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. 

Pricing Specialist

Date posted:

Fish & Richardson

San Diego or other U.S. office location

Contact or link to application:

Robert Brackett

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Job Description

Fish & Richardson, the premier global intellectual property law firm, is trusted by the world’s most innovative and influential companies. Fish was established in 1878, and now has more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists in the U.S., Europe, and China. Our success is rooted in our creative and inclusive culture, which values the diversity of people, experiences, and perspectives. Join Fish’s San Diego team in our fast-paced Litigation Practice Systems Department as a Pricing & Budgeting Specialist, Litigation.

How Will You Make a Difference?

Develop budgets; work directly with attorneys to develop budgets and pricing proposals, utilizing prior budget samples, other relevant matter experience, and data mining matters
Perform initial new matter review related to approval process including defining financial terms and communication of all required scope, exclusions and background information that is required for Finance, Legal Project Management monitoring, and Knowledge Management reporting
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
Assist with the design, implementation and tracking of complex pricing arrangements in support of the firm’s Alternative Fee program, including preparation of change notices and updates necessary to communicate updates to the firm’s internal administrative groups
Maintain required internal proposal and final arrangement databases to include scope and terms to facilitate feedback loops to refine pricing
What Will You Bring to the Table?

Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or a closely-related field or equivalent experience
Minimum 2 years’ experience in finance, billing, or other related experience required
Proven ability to identify and analyze issues and problems and work towards solutions
Possess superior interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written) and sound political acumen, with professional persistence. Ability to deal with all levels of legal, management, and support staff in a highly effective and professional manner. Ability to effectively persuade for compliance with programs or necessary information sharing
Strong organizational skills including an ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints
Technical orientation, including proficiency with Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint with aptitude and willingness to learn and adapt to evolving technologies as appropriate
Why Fish?

When you join our team, we offer:

Competitive pay with a rich benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental coverage, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement
Award-winning retirement and profit sharing plans with employer contribution
A family-friendly atmosphere with back-up child care, as well as health and wellness initiatives

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 Operations Specialist

Date posted:

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Chicago, Charlotte, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York or Washington, D.C.

Contact or link to application:

Please use the link below to apply

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Job Description

Summary for the Pricing Operations Specialist
The Pricing Operations Specialist is responsible for overseeing the setup, update and maintenance of fee arrangements to ensure that bills may be issued promptly and accurately. As a member of the Pricing Team, the Pricing Operations Specialist works closely with colleagues in Pricing, Billing, IT and Finance. The Pricing Operations Specialist works both independently and collaborates with others to ensure the accuracy of rates and appropriate set up of fee arrangements as needed. The Pricing Operations Specialist maintains professionalism and strict confidentiality in all client and Firm matters.

The Pricing Operations Specialist position can be located in either our Chicago, Charlotte, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York or Washington, D.C. office.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to, the following. Other duties may be requested and/or assigned. Essential functions are primary job duties that an individual must be able to perform successfully with or without a reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Fee Arrangement Intake and Quality Control Process
• Oversee the documentation and maintenance of agreed fee arrangements for clients and individual matters.
• Manage the setup of the fee arrangements in the financial system for new clients and matters.
• Review engagement letters, fee agreement terms and Outside Counsel Guidelines to determine how to implement the fee arrangements in the Firm’s billing system.
• Ensure rate exceptions are properly entered.
• Train Legal Executive Assistants on the policies, procedures and best practices for submitting fee arrangements in the course of the new business process.
• Train Billing Team on best practices in implementing the fee arrangements and ensure that they are followed throughout the legal engagement.

Ongoing Rate Management
• Responsible for managing fee agreement details and implementation instructions for all Firm clients.
• Ensure that rate revision requests comply with current fee arrangement terms.
• Support the annual rate increase implementation process.
• Work closely with the Billing team and attorneys on rate related billing issues.
• Identify opportunities to simplify and establish greater uniformity of legacy rate structures to streamline billing and rate management activities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Bachelor’s degree is required; minimum of two to four years of experience working in a law firm or professional services firm in areas related to pricing, billing or rate management is highly preferred; other similar work experience may be considered.
• Strong understanding of legal billing software applications—SAP experience is highly preferred. Experience with database and financial reporting tools a plus.
• Understanding of law firm billing processes preferred.
• Superior analytical skills and strong financial capabilities.
• Demonstrated ability to work across functional teams.
• Ability to interact with all levels within the Firm, employing a high degree of tact, diplomacy, and professionalism.
• Outstanding client service skills and a sense of urgency when responding to internal and external clients. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Ability to communicate with courtesy, diplomacy and discretion, efficiently follow written and verbal instructions, provide information and maintain effective relationships with a diverse group of attorneys, firm management, clients, staff and outside contacts.
• Excellent organizational, planning and project management skills including record keeping, data collection and system information. Ability to compile and analyze data and furnish concise, detailed information in report format, written correspondence, e- mail or verbally.
• Highly motivated, strategic focus: ability to understand and support Firm goals, services, culture and strategy in order to present self and the Firm in a positive, professional manner. Understand and stays up to date on current legal market trends, news, and innovations.
• Exhibit high degree of initiative in managing multiple priorities simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, high-stressed, detail-oriented work environment. Ability to work with frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in workflow.
• Dependable team player with high energy, creativity and vision who works collaboratively and cooperatively with others in a team-oriented environment. Ability to act independently within scope of the position’s responsibilities as a decision-maker and contributor on all levels.
• Excellent analytical and technical skills requiring an aptitude for detail, precision and logic with knowledge of all aspects of the business development process in order to perform the essential duties of the position. Proactive with excellent troubleshooting, problem resolution, and follow-through skills.
• Ability to occasionally retrieve and distribute files, written documentation, or office supplies weighing up to 10 pounds.
• Ability to work overtime.

We offer an outstanding benefit package which includes: medical/dental/vision, 401k with employer contribution; transportation fringe benefit program; back-up care option; generous paid time off policy; and long-term and short-term disability policies.

Katten will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Article 9 to Chapter XVIII of the Los Angeles Municipal Code.

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA-M/F/SO/Disability/Veteran.

About Katten
Katten is a firm of first choice for clients seeking sophisticated, high-value legal services in the United States and abroad. Our nationally recognized practices include corporate, financial services, litigation, real estate, environmental, commercial finance, insolvency and restructuring, intellectual property, and trusts and estates. Our more than 650 attorneys serve public and private companies, including a third of the Fortune 100, as well as a number of government and nonprofit organizations and individuals. We provide full-service legal advice from locations across the United States and in London and Shanghai.

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 BD & Marketing Manager (M&A & Private Equity)

Date posted:

Sidley Austin LLP

Chicago, IL

Contact or link to application:

Kate Geisler

312-456-5495

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Job Description

The Senior Business Development and Marketing Manager is a recognized leader within the Marketing Department and serves as a primary business development and marketing liaison to the M&A and PE Global Practice Group and affiliated practices, which are critical to the Firm’s success. In conjunction with the practice leaders, s/he leads the development and execution of business development and marketing strategy that supports the overall business goals of the practice. The Senior Business Development and Marketing Manager also collaborates with other marketing and practice leaders across practices and functions.

S/he will have direct supervisory responsibilities for the team supporting the Global Practice Group which may include Managers, Specialists and Coordinators. Additionally, s/he is expected to lead by example, mentor junior members of the team and embody the highest standards of service delivery. The role requires the development of strong and effective working relationships within the marketing department, as well as with other administrative departments and lawyers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Consults with practice leaders to develop and execute marketing and client development plans for the group and individual lawyers within the practice.
Ensures a coordinated, sustained level and appropriate mix of marketing and business development activity among the lawyers across the practice.
Leads, attends and contributes to practice and departmental meetings and planning sessions as needed.
Serves as project manager and key contributor for RFPs, pitches and other business development projects, both for primary practices and other groups, as necessary.
Manages, develops and refines processes and procedures relating to the practice(s) business development “infrastructure” (e.g., written collateral; database/matter lists; contact lists; opportunity tracking; etc.). Ensures processes are efficient and the best possible use is made of available technology and other resources.
Leverages market knowledge to drive strategy within service areas and identify ways to distinguish service offerings.
Facilitates the planning, implementation and follow-up of new business or cross-marketing opportunities.
Advises on the business development and marketing budget for the practice, providing guidance and recommendations to the leaders of the group, including evaluating the return on investment of initiatives.
Leads the development of the profile-raising activities for the practice including the submission of rankings, surveys, league tables and other ratings information as well as sponsorships and programs. Participates in hiring, managing and developing staff.
Oversees daily operations and monitor staff work product. Manages professional development of staff including but not limited to establishing goals, coaching and training.
Prepares annual performance appraisals and provides timely feedback on performance.
Delegates work efficiently and effectively to other team members.
Works with other leaders within and outside the marketing department on special projects outside the practice.
Liaises with other marketing staff to execute practice-related activities.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email staffrecruiting@sidley.com (current employees should contact Human Resources).

Education and/or Experience:

Required:

A minimum of 10 years of professional marketing or business development experience and/or strategic planning, sales, market assessment or positioning in law firm or other professional services industry
A minimum of four (4) years of direct personnel management experience
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university, preferably in marketing, communication, business/finance or related field
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities, and take initiative to lead projects
Deep understanding and market knowledge in the assigned service areas or industry
Aptitude for technology/applications used for tracking business development and marketing activities
Strong presentation skills and demonstrated ability to present to management and peers
Strong organizational prioritization skills for self and team
Excellent writing and proofreading skills
Demonstrated PC experience required: MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Experience working with sensitive or confidential information

Preferred:

Advanced degree in a related area, such as marketing, law, business or communications (M.B.A. or J.D. a considerable plus)
Experience in relevant industry

Other Skills and Abilities:

The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

Strong organizational skills
Strong attention to detail
Good judgment
Strong interpersonal communication skills
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
Able to work under pressure
Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities

Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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. 

Senior Manager of Pricing

Date posted:

Bass, Berry & Sims via Calibrate Legal

Nashville, Washington, D.C., or Remote

Contact or link to application:

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Calibrate Legal has been retained by Bass, Berry, & Sims to recruit a Senior Manager of Pricing to be based in the firm’s Nashville or Washington, DC office (or Remote).

Bass, Berry & Sims is a full-service law firm with nearly 300 attorneys with offices in Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis and Washington, DC.

The Senior Manager of Pricing is responsible for leading the pricing team within the growing Client Value Department. Reporting to the Director of Client Value and working closely with the Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Partner, this position will provide high-level analysis and recommend pricing strategies to Partners, Practice Group Chairs, and Managing Directors in a highly collaborative team environment.

The ideal candidate will possess strong business acumen supported by 5+ years of financial analysis/pricing or related experience with at least 3 or more years’ experience working in a law firm pricing department.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of law firm economics and the viability of various pricing models complemented by a keen interest in the legal needs, clients, industries and businesses these models support. The successful individual will thrive in a team environment where they will provide complex analytical support, model and make recommendations for alternative fee arrangements.

The ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner and communicate effectively and collaboratively across departments with diverse stakeholders is key.

Proficiency in Excel, SQL, Aderant or Elite, analytics tools (Cognos or Tableau), and project management platforms in a law firm pricing environment is required.

An undergraduate degree is required; preferred fields of study include accounting, finance, economics, business, management information systems (MIS) or mathematics; and an advanced degree is preferred.

To express interest in this opportunity, please submit a cover letter (required) and a resume to Jenny Schwope at jenny@calibrate-legal.com no later than February 22, 2021.

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 and Project Management Specialist

Date posted:

Bass, Berry & Sims via Calibrate Legal

Nashville, Washington, D.C., or Remote

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Calibrate Legal has been retained by Bass, Berry & Sims to recruit a Pricing and Project Management Specialist to be based in the firm’s Nashville or Washington, DC office (or Remote).

Bass, Berry & Sims is a full-service law firm with nearly 300 attorneys with offices in Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis and Washington, DC.

The Pricing and Project Management Specialist is responsible for supporting the development and dissemination of tools and analytics that facilitate initiatives across pricing and project management. Reporting to the Client Value Team Director and working closely with the Senior Pricing Manager, this position will provide analysis and recommend pricing strategies in a highly collaborative team environment.

The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of financial concepts with a demonstrated ability to apply critical thinking to complex problems in a law firm. The successful candidate will work proactively with a team and offer provide analysis, forecasting models and relevant reporting to support firm strategy.

The ability to communicate effectively across departments and with diverse stakeholders is paramount to success.

Experience working with Excel, SQL, accounting systems, analytics tools (Cognos or Tableau), Visio, Smartsheet, and project management platforms is required, preferably in a law firm environment.

Candidates must have at least two years of pricing or project management experience, preferably in a law firm environment.

An undergraduate degree is required; preferred fields of study include accounting, finance, economics, business, management information systems (MIS) or mathematics; and an advanced degree is preferred.

To express interest in this opportunity, please submit a cover letter (required) and a resume to Jenny Schwope at jenny@calibrate-legal.com no later than February 22, 2021.

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

Date posted:

Sidley Austin LLP

Chicago, IL

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The Manager of Pricing will support and further develop the overall pricing needs of the Firm and its clients. The Manager will be significantly involved in developing, analyzing and monitoring pricing arrangements and developing process improvements. She/he provides leadership to the Pricing team and works closely with and collaborates with other Firm departments, lawyers and Firm management as necessary.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Create models to assess financial impact of pricing proposals and assist in the development of creative pricing solutions in response to client demands
• Lead efforts to track and report on complex and alternative fee arrangements to lawyers and firm management
• Act as key resource on select clients requiring ongoing significant financial support and matter management, both internally and externally.
• Assist with development of budgeting tools and provide ongoing support and reporting
• Manage standard billing rates for all Firm timekeepers, including the annual standard rate review process
• Assist partners and the marketing department in responding to RFPs
• Develop tools and processes to support data mining and analysis for key practice areas.
• Enhance and further develop tools and processes to support scoping of engagements and reporting.
• Keep informed regarding pricing and engagement arrangement tools and trends within the legal profession.
• Direct and supervise staff, including review of work, training and coaching.
• Promote high levels of service throughout group; ensure service standards are set and achieved by team; provide coaching and mentoring to staff to ensure a high level of service is accomplished individually and through teamwork.

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email staffrecruiting@sidley.com (current employees should contact Human Resources).

Education and/or Experience:
Required:
• Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Accounting or Finance.
• A minimum of 8 years of accounting and financial analysis experience.
• Advanced capabilities and knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
• 2 or more years of supervisory experience with demonstrated ability to train and teach staff.
• Project management experience with the ability to efficiently and effectively complete projects.
Preferred:
• Previous experience working in legal pricing (or professional services)

Other Skills and Abilities:
The following will also be required of the successful candidate:
• Strong organizational skills
• Strong attention to detail
• Good judgment
• Strong interpersonal communication skills
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
• Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
• Able to work under pressure
• Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities

Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Practice Group Manager - Capital Markets

Date posted:

Eversheds Sutherlands via Calibrate Legal

Washington, DC

Contact or link to application:

Please use this link to apply.

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Calibrate Legal has been retained by Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP, a pioneering global law practice providing high quality legal advice and innovation from 68 offices across 32 countries worldwide, to recruit a Practice Group Manager – Capital Markets for the Washington, DC office.


The Practice Group Manager will serve a critical role for a highly visible practice group within the firm. Ultimately, the position will report to the Practice Group Leader (Capital Markets) and will work in collaboration with firmwide practice group Business Managers and the Chief Business Development Officer to achieve superior results and establish a unified approach. Primary responsibilities include:


Proactively manage practice group resources and operations;
Disseminating information effectively throughout the practice group and serving as a liaison for other administrative departments and firm leadership;
Providing practice group direction including leveraging data to improve and implement operational efficiencies;
Driving strategic growth and identifying areas of cross-functional business opportunities for the practice group; and
Creating a practice group budget aligned with strategic goals and priorities.

To be considered, candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business or a related field and 7+ years of relevant experience evidenced by a sophisticated business acumen and progressive responsibilities within the professional services industry, preferably legal. Knowledge of Financial Services including Capital Markets and Investment Funds including Business Development Companies is highly preferred. This role requires exceptional project management skills and a very high emotional intelligence to navigate competing demands. We are seeking candidates who can articulate the impact they have made on an organization through their contributions.


To express interest in this opportunity, please submit a cover letter (required) and a resume to Jenny Schwope at jenny@calibrate-legal.com no later than February 12, 2021.

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:

Stinson LLP

Kansas City, MO or Minneapolis, MN

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Description
The Legal Project Manager is responsible for scoping, budgeting, and managing client-facing legal projects in close partnership with the Firm attorneys and administration. The Legal Project Manager will also develop process improvement initiatives and play a critical role in delivering successful outcomes under fixed fee and other alternative fee agreements (AFAs).

Required Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree required.
PMP certification or comparable experience.
5+ years of project management experience.
Excellent computer experience, including Microsoft Office and financial and data information systems.
Strong experience with researching, collecting, manipulating, and analyzing data.

Preferred Education & Experience
JD or MBA degree preferred.
Large law firm or corporate legal department experience preferred.

Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Project Scoping, Planning, and Budget Development (30%)
Develop full-scale project plans, estimate the resources needed to achieve project goals and provide input in the budget-creation process.
Assist legal teams in defining scope, goals and deliverables that support business needs of both the clients and the Firm.
Develop project calendaring, timeline, and milestone development.
Participate in the construction of client pitches and RFPs to assist in pricing analysis and to highlight LPM capabilities.

Project Management and Reporting (30%)
Collaboratively manage client matters with attorneys to ensure that projects are delivered on time, within budget, and consistent with the client’s expectations.
Coordinate client matter project resources and work product, with ability to create and motivate team around project deliverables.
Manage the assignment, communication, and use of task codes; help to ensure that proper task codes are being used on time entry and that time entry policies for the matter are being followed.
Develop specific client matter project documentation and reports, including preparation of client matter project financial analysis and project metrics.
Monitor and track client matter project issues and providing on-going project updates to ensure that projects meet Firm standards and client expectations.
Maintain periodic project-based client communication and external reporting.

Development of Project Management Tools, Techniques, and Best Practices (30%)
Oversee matter closing documentation, including gathering relevant matter intelligence for use in knowledge management and future pricing, project budgets, and analysis.
Assist in the development of legal project management tools, resources and technologies, including templates, checklists and forms.
Initiate ideas for improving profitability of matters.
Drive continuous improvement of processes, policies, and procedures for client legal project management objectives.
Develop and present communications of legal project management successes for use in internal Firm communications, client pitches, and marketing RFPs.

General and Administrative (10%)
Performs other duties as assigned.

Competencies
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Self-motivated with excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Highly professional with a strong customer service orientation, commitment to meeting deadlines, and ability to multitask in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
Strong professional, independent thinking skills with strength in problem solving and the ability to offer constructive opinions and creative solutions.
A team player who motivates and educates other team members.
Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of the position.

Supervisory Responsibility
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Travel
Travel required, as necessary.

Work Environment & Physical Demands
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. While performing the responsibilities of the position, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the person in this position will encounter. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work in a professional, fast paced office environment that may require additional hours to complete work.

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. If an employee is unable to perform the essential functions of the position, Stinson LLP will evaluate whether a reasonable accommodation can be made to enable the employee to perform the described essential functions of the position. Generally, due to the nature of this office position, while performing the responsibilities of the position, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Vision abilities required by the job include close vision.

AAP/EEO Statement
Stinson LLP is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran, disabled and other diverse candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Stinson LLP is a federal contractor. Information gathered through applicant Voluntary Self-Identification will be used periodically with various government agencies for statistical reporting and to measure the effectiveness of our Affirmative Action and EEO outreach efforts. All information is requested on a voluntary basis and will be kept confidential. We will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

Applicants with a disability that are in need of an accommodation to complete the Stinson LLP application process should contact Human Resources at 316.268.7962 or email Talent@stinson.com.

By submitting this application, you certify the information provided is true to the best of your knowledge and belief. You understand that being untruthful in response to any of the answers provided within this application or any of the attached documents may lead to your termination in the event you are employed. If employed, you will be required to provide documentation showing you are legally authorized to work in the United States. We conduct criminal background checks of all individuals offered employment.

Qualifications
Education Required
Bachelors or better.
Preferred
JD or better.
Masters or better.

Licenses & Certifications
Preferred
Project Mgmt Professional

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Legal Project Management Analyst

Date posted:

Covington & Burling LLP

Washington DC

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Summary:
The Legal Project Management Analyst develops, implements, and coordinates matter management tools, trains lawyers to use those tools, and leverages best practices, so that the Firm may reduce discretionary write-downs and improve client service. The Legal Project Management Analyst offers scalable matter support within team environments or one-on-one, across one or multiple practice groups for clients of varying size. Additionally, the Legal Project Management Analyst contributes to increasing the efficiency of the delivery of legal services by sharing best practice and building a repository of models and templates.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, management, or other related business function.
• Minimum of one year of experience in positions requiring strong project and budget management skills. Law firm or professional service organization experience a plus.
• Proven proactive, self-starter who understands the details and can integrate them into a larger strategic context.
• Strong organizational skills; able to manage multiple projects, assess priorities, and perform under deadlines, including a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm and reliability.
• Communicate in a manner that demonstrates experience and a grasp of the strategic intent of a matter.
• Own the process of professional development by seeking out feedback and continually learning.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of the firm's internal client information.

Duties and Responsibilities: Substantive/Technical:
• Work with the Firm’s lawyers to input, track, and monitor matter budgets in the Firm’s matter management software, Clocktimizer.
• Coordinate with lawyers to respond to client requests regarding budgeting and budget tracking capabilities.
• Work with our Information Technology and training teams to provide user access, training, and support for Clocktimizer.
• Assist in the development and proliferation of best practices, tools, budget templates, and reference materials across the Firm’s client portfolio.
• Collaborate to automate the Firm’s legal project management workflow, task/phase code groupings, including the creation of dashboards for updating matter budgets, viewing matter status reports, and searching historical data for future matter planning.
• Proactively discuss issues, options for resolution and course-correction on matters that begin to diverge from initial expectations with the lead attorney.

Covington & Burling LLP is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any aspect of employment, including hiring, salary, promotion, discipline, termination, and benefits, on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, sexual orientation, family responsibility, disability (including physical handicap), or any other improper criterion.

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. 

Director, Practice Innovation and Technology Solutions

Date posted:

Paul Hastings LLP

This position may sit in any of our U.S. offices, with a preference for New York or Los Angeles

Contact or link to application:

Please use the link below for more informaiton.

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The Director, Practice Innovation and Technology Solutions will:

Work with the Firm’s Practice Innovation & Knowledge Attorneys, Practice Innovation Staff, and the Firm’s attorneys to identify legal software tools and other technology-assisted solutions for the Firm’s attorneys and clients;

Is responsible for managing vendor relations as they pertain to practice-related technology solutions; and

Liaise with the Firm’s IT Department, Information Security team, and project managers to facilitate the smooth implementation of pilots and Practice Innovation related product launches of legal software tools and technology solutions, and to help drive adoption of those solutions, including by coordinating the various business processes relating to security review, information governance, and integration assessment.

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

Work with those directly supporting the practices in the Department to understand the technology needs of the Firm’s lawyers at the Firm-wide and practice group level; assist in developing strategies to improve efficiency across the Firm, and make recommendations on how to integrate applications and technology solutions into the workflow of the Firm’s attorneys and practice groups;
In conjunction with our attorneys and the Practice Innovation and Legal Solutions Department, identify efficiency and improvement opportunities and other use cases for technology solutions; define business requirements and draft project charters and business cases that help our IT teams design, configure, and implement solutions that enable our lawyers to more effectively utilize technology to support the practice and business of law. Collaborate in the deployment of new and existing technology resources and tools to successfully meet those needs;
Communicate with third-party vendors to foster strong relationships and an ongoing information exchange related to new and existing products and services;
Negotiate with vendors on technology and legal research resource needs and licensing. Liaise between third-party vendors, the Firm’s IT Department, and end-users such as the Firm’s attorneys and clients, and the Practice Innovation Attorneys, to keep all parties regularly updated on the status of various technology projects;
Collaborate with other Firm departments on joint initiatives, develop efficient procedures, and streamline processes involving lawyer-facing technology tools;
Participate in and contribute to various innovation and technology-related working groups and committees at the Firm, including the Innovation Committee and the Associate Committee on Technology;
Stay abreast of emerging technologies and trends that could impact legal service delivery, such as artificial intelligence technologies and data analytics. Foster relationships with legal technology associations, and organizations through networking opportunities;
Lead the Practice Innovation and Technology Solutions and Information Resource Management functions, including day-to-day support, budget oversight, recruitment and professional development, as well as oversee project deadlines and efficiency;
Manage the Project Managers, Business Analysts and Information Resource Manager. Ensure the team collaborates and communicates effectively with key constituents, including practitioners, Practice Innovation Department, IT colleagues and external vendors;
Handle other duties as assigned; and
Occasional travel required.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree required;
Law degree and experience as a practicing attorney (preferred);
Demonstrated experience in implementing legal practice technology solutions in a legal, professional services, or product environment;
At least 5 years’ experience working in a similar role in a top tier law firm, at a technology vendor, or other professional services entity (Law firm experience highly preferred);
At least 5-7 years’ manager/director-level experience;
Expert knowledge of legal technology and knowledge management systems such as enterprise search, document management, data analytics, transaction and case management, document automation, and intranet technologies; advanced knowledge and proficiency in standard law firm applications, including MS Office;
Advanced knowledge of the workflows and the core needs of practicing lawyers;
Excellent management and communication skills (e.g., planning, problem-solving, decision-making and communicating to various internal and external teams);
Advanced organizational skills needed to manage time well, prioritize effectively across multiple ongoing projects, and handle multiple deadlines;
Ability to undertake large, long-term projects and implement solutions;
A self-starter and team player; and
Excellent English written and oral communication skills.

Paul Hastings LLP is an equal employment and affirmative action employer F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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:

Perkins Coie LLP

Multiple Options

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Perkins Coie, a leading law firm serving innovative companies and industry leaders globally, seeks a Pricing Analyst to join our Pricing team. Perkins Coie has been ranked among Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” for nearly two decades and is also recognized by Fortune as a top workplace for diversity and millennials. ​

The Pricing Analyst will be a member of the Pricing Department and will report to the Pricing Manager. The incumbent will be primarily responsible for providing pricing analysis and consultation in support of the Pricing Department. The Pricing Analyst will support implementation and administration of pricing tools and resources, develop pricing and budget templates, maintain a library of pricing content, and assist with creating client and matter appropriate fee arrangements.

Essential Functions:
Assist with pricing initiatives to improve customer service delivery
Create pricing scenarios to assist with fee arrangement development
Support pricing tools development and administration
Provide timely, accurate, and relevant client and matter financial information
Build forecasting models based on multiple levers and potential outcomes
Analyze data sets, provide relevant commentaries, and align conclusions to the audience
Pro-actively look at impact of historic data on future outcomes
Identify areas for automation of pricing processes

Travel:
This position may require travel.

Required Skills:
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.
Ability to apply theoretical and logical approach to problem-solving.
Highly numerate.
Methodical and meticulous approach to work.

Preferred Skills:
SQL & Microsoft SharePoint experience.
Power BI experience.

Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Law, Accounting, Statistics, or Business. Advanced degree preferred, CPA, MBA. A minimum of 3 years financial professional experience. Law firm, service firm, or related experience. Experience working with multidisciplinary teams.


FIRM CULTURE AND OVERVIEW
We believe that diversity of thought and experience will enrich our dynamic work atmosphere. We have created a company culture that is based on collaboration, devotion to serving our clients and mutual respect. New employees are integrated into the firm through our extensive orientation, new user training and mentorship programs. We are committed to a fair and equitable workplace where each person is a valued member of the team.

Perkins Coie is highly rated for the quality of its client service. This strength stems from two key factors: a strong emphasis on service that starts at the top of the firm and permeates throughout, and an extremely collegial culture that emphasizes collaboration in support of client needs.

Perkins Coie is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.

To learn more about Perkins Coie please visit us at www.perkinscoie.com.

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Financial Analyst (Direct Hire/Temp)

Date posted:

Paul Hastings LLP

Los Angeles, CA

Contact or link to application:

Please use the link below to apply. You will have to search under Careers/Business Professional and search for Financial Analyst.

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We have an opening for a Pricing Analyst in our Los Angeles office.

Paul Hastings is a leading international law firm that provides innovative legal solutions to many of the world's top financial institutions and Fortune Global 500 companies. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., we have the global reach and extensive capabilities to provide personalized service wherever our clients’ needs take us. As one of the world’s leading law firms, we seek dynamic individuals who share our commitment to service, innovation, and professional growth.

We have an opening in our Los Angeles office for a Financial Analyst in our Strategic Pricing area, reporting directly to our Director of Strategic Pricing. This position may be direct hire or temp.

The Financial Analyst – Pricing/Rates role provides accurate and reliable billing rate related information and analysis to management necessary for decision making and planning.

In this capacity, the Analyst will:

Manage implementation and maintenance of Firm’s hourly billing rates, exception rates, and complex fee arrangements;
Assist with global rates management and maintenance;
Document, track and report on firmwide discounts;
Manage volume discounts portfolios for firmwide clients;
Maintain Fee Arrangement Portal;
Reconcile engagement letters against New Business Intake Process;
Must ensure the integrity and accuracy of system data;
Review billing guidelines and engagement letters and notify appropriate departments and attorneys regarding client arrangements;
Set up special rates, cost exceptions, task codes, billing instructions, update client groupings and narrative necessary in the accounting system;
Work overtime as required, in particular at month end and year end; and
Handle additional tasks and projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree in Business (required) with an emphasis in Accounting or Finance (preferred);
Advanced-level proficiency in Microsoft Excel (required);
At least 3 years of strong analytical experience;
Expert level proficiency in English (for business communication);
Experience working with large data sets;
Experience working with systems;
Experience working under tight deadlines and juggling multiple priorities;
Experience with 3e Accounting software or similar programs (preferred);
Experience working in a Law Firm (preferred);
Knowledge of general Accounting principles; and
Strong verbal and written communication skills.

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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Strategic Pricing Manager - DC

Date posted:

Covington & Burling LLP

Washington DC

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The Strategic Pricing Manager will play a critical role in discharging the Strategic Pricing team’s responsibilities and contribute significantly to meeting the expectations of the Firm’s senior management. The Strategic Pricing Manager will report to the Director of Pricing Analytics and Project Management. This role will be focused on the development of pricing proposals in response to client demands, and for creating and tracking budgets for large matters in support of the firm’s Legal Project Management initiative.

Qualifications:
• Knowledge of financial and accounting principles normally acquired through completion of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or equivalent.
• Minimum of three years of law firm pricing experience with demonstrated progression in scope of responsibilities.
• Experience managing teams in a client facing role is preferred.
• Proven ability to clearly and concisely 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, Access and PowerPoint.
• High level of proficiency in financial modeling and spreadsheet functionality.
• Proven ability to manipulate data effectively and present findings to management and lawyers.
• Experience with proactively managing multiple, simultaneous projects. Proven ability to meet tight deadlines and successfully manage competing priorities.
• Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.
• Excellent interpersonal and client service skills. Demonstrated ability to consistently communicate effectively and collaboratively with lawyers and staff of all levels.

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 educate lawyers on the potential risks and reward of non-standard fee arrangements.
• Provide leadership in the development and evaluation of alternative fee arrangements, with appropriate consideration of quantitative and qualitative criteria.
• Work with lawyers to analyze historical matter performance and develop budgets for large engagements. Work toward meaningful profitability, efficiency improvement and reduction of write-offs.
• Deliver excellent customer service in response to lawyer and client requests.

Status: Exempt
Reports To: Director of Strategic Pricing Analytics and
Project Management.

Covington & Burling LLP is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any aspect of employment, including hiring, salary, promotion, discipline, termination, and benefits, on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, sexual orientation, family responsibility, disability (including physical handicap), or any other improper criterion.

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ALSP Deputy Director

Date posted:

Latitude

Atlanta, Georgia, Remote considered

Contact or link to application:

Tim Haley, Latitude Indiana

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Job Description

Latitude is seeking a Deputy Director for our client, an alternative legal service provider (ALSP). The Deputy Director would assist the director by helping to develop alternative legal service products, working to implement alternative legal service arrangements, products, and secondments, and by negotiating contracts for and supervising document review contractors. This position works closely with and reports to the Director.

Desired experience for this position includes: 10+ years legal experience as a lawyer in an AmLaw 100 firm with experience in litigation, corporate, tax, and/or regulatory compliance. Deep understanding of the business of law and emerging alternative legal services is required. Prior experience as a partner, senior counsel or in an ALSP operational/management role is a plus. Prior experience managing complex document review, e-discovery and/or due diligence matters is preferred.

This is a full-time engagement or engagement-to-hire role.

Minimum Qualifications of the ALSP Deputy Director
• 10+ years of legal experience in litigation, corporate, tax, or regulatory compliance at a well-respected full-service law firm or sophisticated boutique firm.
• Experience as an AmLaw 100 attorney or in an operational/management role in an ALSP is preferred.
• Prior experience managing complex document review, e-discovery and/or due diligence matters is preferred
• Ability to handle and experience working in a high-volume practice area managing multiple cases and deadlines
• Business minded and ability to think creatively
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Capability and experience to work independently and with a team
• Active license to practice law and in good standing
• Excellent academic credentials
• Outstanding references

Position Details of the ALSP Deputy Director

• Type of role: Engagement or Engagement to hire (Direct W2 employment with Latitude serving on assignment with the law firm)
• Schedule: Full Time
• Location: Atlanta (Remote considered)
• Compensation & Benefits: Highly competitive and commensurate with experience, including full benefits.

Confidentiality

Latitude will not disclose your identity or propose you to prospective clients without your prior consent. Candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Only qualified applicants should apply.

About Latitude

Latitude offers life-changing engagements and permanent positions with companies and law firms to outstanding attorneys and paralegals.

Latitude Engagements

Great attorneys and paralegals looking for contract engagements or consulting roles choose to work with Latitude due to our law firm-level compensation and benefits, sophisticated and engaging work, a chance to work with great clients and peers, and a refreshing blend of freedom with self-designed boundaries.

Our attorneys and paralegals have the level of skill, experience, and judgment as would be expected in a permanent corporate counsel or law firm attorney, and the versatility to step into challenging environments and hit the ground running. If you have the right skills, personality and experience, Latitude helps you do what you are good at in a more rewarding way.

Latitude attorneys and paralegals serve on a full- or part-time engagement basis, and work remotely or on-site at the client office.

While we are able to work only with a select few of the most outstanding candidates, our customized approach results in a high success rate for those candidates we choose to recommend.

For more information about Latitude, please visit us at https://latitudelegal.com.

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