Husch Blackwell LLP is a full-service litigation and business law firm with multiple locations across the United States, serving clients with domestic and international operations. We have an immediate opening for a Senior Pricing Analyst. This position may be filled remotely or in any of our HB locations.
The Senior Pricing Analyst supports the Senior Manager of Strategic Pricing to administer pricing objectives that align with Firm strategy by compiling and analyzing financial data and historical statistics. Essential job functions include:
Assist the Senior Manager in support of the development of pricing programs, financial models and provide ongoing measurement on their effectiveness.
Generate financial analyses that support the development of pricing strategies, pricing policies, and optimization of pricing management.
Provide ongoing profitability analytics, and timely and accurate financial information to support firm’s client profitability objectives.
Responsible for ad hoc financial analyses as requested per the Senior Manager and the Director of Legal Project Management & Strategic Pricing.
Assist in developing and maintaining a pricing model database; ensure integrity of information and data.
Assist in responding to requests from attorneys for matter planning, budgeting, and tracking.
Review engagement letters, RFPs and client billing protocols to identify provisions which may cause policy or procedure issues for the Firm.
Ensure pricing data is accurately represented in engagement letters and/or fee schedules for the client.
Assist in responding to requests for proposals specific to alternative pricing strategies; prepare pricing estimates.
Analyze performance of specific engagements against budget.
Assist in determining attorney and non-attorney timekeeper billing rates.
The physical activity of this position: Reaching. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. Pushing. Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward. Pulling. Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion. Fingering. Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling. Grasping. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm. Feeling. Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips. Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound. Repetitive Motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
The physical requirements of this position: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.
The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception, and field vision: The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.
The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position:The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).
Ability to deliver superior service to all internal and external customers and communicate effectively.
Ability to interact in a professional and courteous manner with clients and employees at all times; professional appearance required.
Ability to successfully perform position requirements with excellent organizational, time-management and prioritization skills required.
Ability to work collaboratively within a team; ability and willingness to adapt to changing business demands.
Ability to produce acceptable amount of work efficiently and accurately; ability to produce quality final work product.
High level of professional integrity required; ability to maintain confidentiality and build trust.
COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
Husch Blackwell is committed to maintaining the health and wellbeing of our people and our communities. As such, our Firm requires all Partners and employees to be fully vaccinated (subject to approved accommodations for medical or religious reasons). In order for employment to commence, all new hires must provide one of the following: (a) a copy of a completed CDC COVID Vaccination Record Card; (b) proof of initial dose; or (c) documentation supporting an approved exemption request.
4-year degree with major coursework in Finance preferred; or combination of education and commensurate work experience required.
Trade Training preferred; 5 years of related work experience in pricing, financial, profitability analysis or economics, preferably in a professional services environment; knowledge of legal statistical modeling and pricing tools required.
Robust analytical skills and ability to utilize computer systems and related tools, including Iridium, Elite 3E, Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word and PowerPoint.
Demonstrated proficiency in all Microsoft office products, specifically Excel and Access. SQL proficiency preferred.
Familiarity with data warehouse extraction and budget platforms.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Employees are entitled to compensation commensurate with skill and experience. The full time base annual salary for this position in the Denver, CO market is expected to range between $71,000 – $105,000. Salaries in other markets will vary depending on market data. Bonus opportunities are non-guaranteed, and are dependent upon individual and firm performance. Full time employees receive benefits including: medical and dental coverage; life insurance; short-term and long-term disability insurance; pre-tax flexible spending account for certain medical and dependent care expenses; an employee assistance program; Paid Time Off; paid holidays; participation in a retirement plan program after meeting eligibility requirements; and more.
Please include a cover letter and resume when applying.
EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Vet. Principal Applicants Only.
Evolve is a hospitality company with a mission to make renting a vacation home easy for everyone. Thanks to an unapologetic passion for hospitality, we now support over 15,000 properties in over 750 markets across North America. We enjoy earning each guest and owner’s business – all while having some fun along the way.
Why this role
At Evolve our mission is to make vacation rental easy for everyone, which includes navigating the legal and regulatory environment impacting the vacation rental business. We’ve taken an innovative approach to vacation rental management and we are looking for an innovative and driven Legal Operations Manager who can bring organization and creative problem solving skills to a growing legal and compliance team.
You will play a key role in building and managing a world-class legal and compliance operations function. You will collaborate and coordinate with cross functional business partners to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Legal team across our full range of priorities. You will be the primary point of contact for many of our clients and partners to ensure that we are building and strengthening these critical relationships. You will design and implement processes and policy to improve the efficient operation of our team. You will ultimately be responsible for many of the day-to-day functions of the Legal team and report to our General Counsel.
Join a fast-paced growth-stage culture, while having the support of a larger, well funded company-we’ve raised over $100M in investment capital from world-class investors like T. Rowe Price, Allen & Company, and Annox Capital.
What you’ll do
-Own and manage Evolve’s legal operations processes, including the contract management, litigation reporting, recordkeeping, and outside counsel billing process. -Evaluate, implement, and manage legal operations software. -Lead the administration of Evolve’s contracts policy and process. Develop and deliver contract training as needed. -Draft and prepare legal documents, including NDAs, purchase agreements, sales agreements, and any other documents related to real estate transactions. -Review and lead development of contract templates and clauses. -Lead or support Legal team projects, potentially including the ongoing ownership of cross functional initiatives. -Maintain Evolve’s legal intranet page and corporate records, including minute books, corporate filings, equity administration, and other corporate governance needs. -In collaboration with the General Counsel, develop tools for tracking team initiatives and goals.
What makes you a great fit
-4+ years as a legal operations professional, paralegal, or legal project manager, preferably in an in-house legal team. -Experience reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts. -Experience implementing or administering contract management systems along with other legal operations software and processes. -Highly effective organizational skills with ability to juggle competing priorities. -A team player that is detail-oriented with an ability to accommodate tight deadlines in a changing and fast-paced environment. -Ability and desire to learn everyday and tackle new challenges. -Exceptional analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.
Evolve has a flexible working environment so teammates can work remotely anywhere in the state of Colorado, in our beautiful downtown Denver office, remotely or a hybrid of both! We’re currently all working remotely and will be opening up the office in the near future for our in office and hybrid options.
For this role our salary range is $83,584 – $96,146, depending on relevant experience.
Total Rewards at Evolve
At Evolve, we care for our teammates by supporting their physical, mental, and financial wellbeing through a comprehensive Total Rewards Program.
-Industry competitive pay, including equity in the company for all Evolvers -Health insurance package options that include 100% employer paid HDHP plan and two PPO plan options for you and your dependents -Employer-paid dental, and vision, for you and your qualified dependents -Paid life insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability coverage -401(k) with a 4% match that vests immediately -PTO, sick days, and paid Parental Leave -Rich learning and development program for Evolvers
But wait, there’s more… optional benefits offered include commuter benefits, pet insurance and travel perks.
Opportunity: Our leadership and management teams are dedicated to creating meaningful learning and growth opportunities for all Evolvers, as well as providing clear expectations and continuous feedback.
Community: It’s easy to make friends at Evolve. We support maintaining a strong community through our teammate-led groups focused on learning, inclusion, environmental wellness, and more.
Transparency: Every month, our leadership team shares how the company is performing, explaining where we’re headed next, and recognizing team members for jobs well done.
Values: They mean more to Evolve than just bullets on a page, they drive our daily decisions and impact how we work as a hospitality company.
Earn It Build Loyalty One Interaction at a Time Communicate Often, Honestly & Directly Embrace Change Stay Hungry & Humble Care Be Efficient Take Risks Learn Every Day Have Some Fun Along the Way Which value sounds the most like you?
Evolve is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that a diverse work environment is a successful work environment so all qualified candidates will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
The Senior Legal Operations and Licensing Specialist will be responsible for managing several core aspects of the legal function at Check, including maintenance of our Money Transmitter Licenses, responding to regulator inquiries and audits, contracts management, vendor diligence, management of our insurance program, and HR compliance support. The position will be part of the Legal & Compliance team and will report directly to the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Management opportunities are possible as our team continues to grow.
The Legal Operations Manager will be responsible for collaborating with the Chief Legal Officer and senior Legal team leadership to implement the Legal team’s strategy and lead change management, with an emphasis on driving the strategic planning and execution of key initiatives that increase operational efficiencies and oversees all operations related to the Legal function across the globe. This professional will also manage the day-to-day operation of payment processes, billing, and various administrative support matters. This role provides leadership and program management to the Legal Department’s capability, operational and communications initiatives, and ensures the proper systems, processes and tools are in place to deliver Legal services in the most efficient and cost-effective manner, including supporting both internal and outside counsel management.
PRINCIPAL ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for development, implementation and enhancement of department processes, systems and tools. Translate the CLO team goals and priorities into a strategic plan and subsequently, with members of the CLO team, drive, track, and report progress of such plan. Coordination of team communications (e.g. newsletters) and organizing development programs for the legal department, including but not limited to, leadership team meetings, all hands meetings, training programs and legal team retreats. Work closely with contracts managers to continuously improve internal and external commercial contracting processes.
Outside Counsel and Vendor Management
Design, implement, and oversee a comprehensive external legal resource management program that encompasses managed services, vendors, and law firms and that includes tools, policies and processes for outside counsel expenses. In collaboration with Chief legal Officer, manage strategic selection of law firm and drive performance of Legal vendors (both outside counsel and vendors) to optimize efficiency and reduce spend, while ensuring quality in services. Benchmark performance, rates and other engagement terms, and drive the use of alternative fee structures and billing arrangements.
Own CLO technology solutions, such as contract management, records management, matter management, docketing, e-billing and workflow automation tools, to drive efficiency, collaboration and departmental alignment. Develop and oversee electronic filing system with all company contracts and other important documents to facilitate collaborative sharing of information amongst legal team. Liaise with the IT team on identifying, implementing, integrating, and optimizing applications and tools, and building internal tools and automation capabilities. Centralize, formalize, and update various information that should be accessible to the entire team including the Legal Ops/Legal Team Wiki.
Human Resources/Office Operations
Work with members of the legal team to drive, track, and report progress. Ensure cross-functional alignment and create and drive relationships with other key company functions, such as HR, IT, Finance and Real Estate/Facilities. Implement/Manage Legal team metrics, benchmarking, and reporting. Create onboarding mechanisms and lead onboarding efforts for all new hires and contractors to ensure transition is efficient & effective. Collaborate with Legal People Managers to lead the hiring efforts from creating job descriptions to aligning with the HR Team. Manage calendaring, submit expense reports and provide other administrative support as needed
Assist legal leadership team with day-to-day department operations, including managing purchase requisitions, payment of all legal bills, general reporting, budgeting, and financial management. Develop, implement, and manage vendor cost reduction strategies, including fee arrangement negotiations, onboarding and offboarding, payment processes, and governance of billing guidelines. Advise on the Legal team’s budget planning, including partnering with the Finance team to monitor budget constraints and actual performance against budgets and forecasts, identify spending trends, potential cost savings, and efficiency opportunities.
BA or BS 5+ years of experience with legal operations and management in-house or at a law firm. Proven ability to efficiently and effectively manage the operations of the global Legal Department, including executing change management initiatives. Exceptional communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills and ability to express ideas effectively in individual and group situations. Exceptional management, prioritization and organizational skills • Experience reporting to and effectively interacting with senior leadership. Demonstrate leadership, teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; respect for all levels of employees. Proficient in MS Office Suite of products.
Latitude is recruiting a legal operations coordinator for a permanent, full-time role with one of its corporate clients. The coordinator’s responsibilities will include supporting the operational and administrative aspects of a mid-size legal department. Primary responsibilities include managing outside counsel and other vendor contracting, compliance and payment functions (reviewing and processing law firm invoices in the CounselLink system for the corporate legal department, e.g.), as well as coordinating functions. The Legal Ops Coordinator will work directly with the General Counsel and other legal department leadership. This is a great opportunity for a strong and organized legal billing review or office manager or legal ops individual who wants to broaden their experience and work with a fantastic team!
Responsibilities for the Legal Operations Coordinator:
Serve as the primary coordinator of operational items within the legal department Manage outside counsel, vendor and technology system contracting, compliance and renewals Administer the CounselLink system, managing law firm invoices Interacting with attorneys and other staff to ensure completeness and accuracy of bills Processing invoices for payment Analyzing invoices for compliance with company policy Generating periodic reports Coordinating scheduling for general counsel and liaison with corporate leadership and other departments for relevant logistics of meetings Requirements for the Legal Operations Coordinator:
3+ years of experience in legal operations and/or accounts payable. Experience with CounselLink or similar systems Bachelor’s or associate’s degree in business or accounting preferred Must have excellent skills in organizing and maintaining attention to detail and follow-through Highly professional, poised and outstanding communication skills required Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and accounting / billing systems Outstanding references Position Details of the Legal Operations Coordinator:
Type of role: Permanent Schedule: Full-time Location: Atlanta – Remote Considered Compensation: Competitive pay 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.
Latitude offers life-changing engagements and permanent positions with companies and law firms to outstanding attorneys and paralegals. Permanent Positions
Great attorneys, paralegals and other legal professionals who are seeking permanent positions choose to work with Latitude because of our deep market knowledge, career advocacy and extensive client base. Our own practice experience and client relationships enable us to effectively tailor our candidate proposals to the specific practice strengths and interpersonal attributes that matter most to our clients and to match our candidates with the opportunities that will be most fulfilling to them.
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.
Latitude is an equal opportunity employer.
For more information about Latitude, please visit us at https://latitudelegal.com.
Rate Administrators are business partners to our attorneys and are integral to client relationships – they report and audit our attorney and paralegal billable rates to ensure accuracy for client billing. In addition, this position is responsible for setting up client and matter rate arrangements in our database.
This position offers the flexibly of being fully remote, however will require you to come into our Seattle office on occasion for team-based events and meetings. If you have sharp attention to detail, can perform independently and own processes, and strong communication skills, we want to hear from you.
At Davis Wright Tremaine, you will find challenging assignments, opportunities for professional growth and community involvement, and a culture of inclusion. DWT fosters inclusiveness and authenticity. Regardless of position, everyone here has a voice and the support is unparalleled.
On a typical day you will:
Set up new timekeepers and maintain status of existing timekeepers in financial system Enter new or update existing client/matter billing rates; review and modify new matter intake where needed Review client engagement letters and outside counsel guidelines; update matters for compliance with listed requirements, including coding cost exceptions Produce Excel charts for the purpose of batch system rate loads Create and maintain an electronic folder/database of top client and matter rate arrangements Audit and maintain individual timekeeper rates Monitor end dates to existing client arrangements Monitor and maintain client volume discounts in the billing system Assist with year-end rate reviews for all clients and billing attorneys Communicate changes in arrangements to Business Intake and the billing team
Join us if you have:
3+ years relevant experience in an automated accounting department Demonstrated high level of ability to use MS Excel, including the use of Pivot Tables and VLookup Knowledge of Elite Enterprise and/or Aderant software preferred High degree of accuracy and attention to detail Strong written and oral communication skills Must perform well under pressures of deadlines, heavy volumes, and requests Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies quickly and independently required Must be a team player and have ability to work independently, with minimal supervision Previous experience in a law firm or professional services organization, supporting a multi-office environment, preferred Ability to work overtime as needed. A Bachelor’s degree and a background in billing or accounting is helpful, but we are open to candidates from non-traditional backgrounds who have transferrable skills to succeed.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to feel and reach with hands and arms and frequently required to sit, stand, walk and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
We are seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented individual to join our legal team. The Legal Operations Manager will work closely with the general counsel, other members of the legal department and business stakeholders at all levels of the company. As the Legal Operations Manager, you will be key in creating processes and practices to improve the day-to-day efficiency and effectiveness of the legal team, facilitate change, control costs, manage vendor relationships, provide necessary reporting to the department as well as company finance teams and create and maintain accurate budgets. You must be able to adapt to changing priorities and business needs and must be proactive in identifying areas of need and generating action plans.
· Define, develop and implement the department’s legal operations strategy and initiatives to support efficiency and effectiveness, and monitor the latest legal operations trends to continually enhance our legal organization.
· Set specific goals and initiatives for the legal department and report on key operational and substantive metrics that will better inform decision-making, including matter and work product analyses.
· Identify and implement legal department tools to streamline new or existing practices, manage design, rollout, and training for new systems, and generally oversee the legal department’s technology strategy (including the selection, implementation, administration, and support of all technology resources related to matter and document management, content and knowledge management, e-billing management, contract management and related legal operations systems)
· Manage the overall relationship between vendors and the legal department, including onboarding new firms/vendors, invoice processing and coordinating payments.
· Administer the legal department’s law firm management/e-billing system (currently Thomson Legal Tracker) handling day-to day matter creation, billing management, review of audit flags, intake and processing of expense accruals/estimates, reporting and analytics.
· Assist in the negotiation of law firm rates or other fee schedules for outside counsel within parameters set by supervising attorneys, and maintain and update the department’s comprehensive listing of approved rates.
· Develop and enforce processes and policies to manage outside counsel usage and spend.
· Develop accurate departmental budgets and manage the planning, tracking, expense analysis and forecasting functions.
· Act as the lead legal department liaison with cross-functional teams including finance, accounting and various other business units regarding budgets, accruals, invoice reconciliation and payment processing.
· Develop and implement internal process guidelines and templates and optimize workflows within the legal department.
· Handle other administrative matters as assigned from time to time.
· BA or BS required, MBA or JD preferred but not required.
· 6+ years of experience with legal project operations and management in-house (additional experience at law firm preferred).
· Financial background with an eye for analytics, as well as the proven ability to work closely with finance and accounting departments.
· Prior experience developing playbooks and policies.
· Demonstrated ability to independently move projects forward by gaining the support needed from others while working in a cross-functional role.
· Strong experience in developing, implementing, and using legal department technology solutions (including proficiency with Thomson Legal Tracker, our current law firm management solution).
· Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.
· Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment and successfully manage multiple deadlines.
Altice USA is a cutting-edge communications, media, and tech company. We connect people to what matters most to them; texting with friends, advertising that resonates, or binge watching their favorite show. Our differentiated approach centers around technologies that push the envelope and deliver the ultimate customer experience. We’re building a workforce that attracts and retains the best talent, not only to meet the needs of our customers, but that also reflects the diverse communities we serve. We’re not the only ones who have seen it; we’ve recently been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers as well as by the Human Rights Campaign, DiversityInc Magazine, and Cablefax for our diversity & inclusion program.
Altice USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds regardless of gender, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.
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No matter what your job title, the work you do at Kaiser Permanente (Kaiser) supports the health and wellbeing of our members. All 12 million of them. That’s because each of us—from our financial professionals and IT team members to our RNs and physicians on the front line of care—shares a commitment to providing the best possible care experience. With locations across the United States, we offer the opportunity to build a rewarding career in an environment that supports your success. Join us and put your beliefs into practice.
Responsible for managing technology groups. Responsible for people and HR management, including selecting, developing, evaluating, and rewarding personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function. Determines resources allocation within managed teams, including scheduling of work. Accountable for the delivery of assigned objectives.
As a member of the Legal Operations team in the National Legal Department for Kaiser Permanente Health Plan and Hospitals, this position leads the department’s Technology Solutions function, plays a critical role in developing and delivering the strategic technology priorities of the National Legal Department and drives strategic legal operations policy, task control, compliance, training, initiatives and change efforts related to technology solutions across seven (7) diverse legal practice.
Lead the Department’s Technology Solutions function in day-to-day legal department operations related to technical systems and application ownership. Support the department’s seven legal practice groups to deeply understand and communicate regarding complex legal processes. Recommend the best solutions to optimize client service delivery. This includes but is not limited to:
Management of the Legal Department’s IT budgeting and funding process for technology.
Identify and implement advanced legal technologies utilizing agile project planning to support legal business systems requirements and specifications with on-time and on-budget results.
Ownership of maintenance and support requirements for the legal department’s technical systems and programs, including change requests, business testing, compliance and generation of documentation for knowledge management, process mapping, training and auditing.
Development of process improvement initiatives as they intersect with automation, data management and systems and focused on continuous business improvement and contingency planning.
Reporting on key operational and substantive metrics for the practice groups that will better inform decision-making, including legal matter and work product analyses.
Inform the department’s knowledge management strategy and advise on the systematic application of information systems and legal technologies, including legal document management, to define, structure, retain, share and effectively use the legal-specific institutional knowledge of the National Legal Department.
This position will be involved in managing a “program management-lite” office on behalf of the Legal Operations leadership team, including projects and initiatives for other legal operations functions besides Technology Solutions. PMO-lite engagement will entail governance, prioritization and resourcing of proposed technology and technology-related projects and initiatives, working in collaboration with designated project stakeholders to ensure cross-functional project consistency for Legal Operations as requested, with on-time and on-budget results.
The position is a member of the operations leadership team in the National Legal Department and works closely with the Finance and Practice Group Services function leaders who all report to the VP, Corporate Structure & Administration. The position will interface directly with Practice Group Relationship Managers and the Vice Presidents of seven Practice Groups, including Litigation and PPL (Public & Professional Liability), Health Plan & Payor Operations, Health Care Business Law, Corporate & Commercial Law, Government Programs and Labor & Employment. This position will also act as the primary interface between the National Legal Department and Kaiser Permanente’s IT organization.
Personnel Management: Manages the efforts of direct reporting, as well as matrix reporting, positions. Responsible for selecting, developing, and deploying personnel in the most effective manner to meet assigned objectives. Responsible for performance management, compensation decisions, and providing on-going, regular developmental feedback.
Issue Management and Advocacy: Responsible for issue management in assigned functional area. Anticipates issues through regular communication with reporting positions, mitigating risk or escalating issues for resolution by more senior levels as necessary.
Change Management: Responsible for leading change management efforts related both to specific functional area as well as larger departmental goals or objectives. Identifies and acts upon opportunities to leverage direct reporting team in change management activities; ensures direct reporting team is engaged in change management as appropriate.
Project Management: Responsible for management of project plans for individual objectives or projects as well as ensuring project timelines and objectives are met for projects managed by reporting positions.
Strategic Development: Provides information relative to the identification and development of objectives, goals, and strategy relative to individual functional area. May participate in development of same.
Minimum two (2) years of management experience.
Bachelor’s degree, OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.
High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
· Minimum five (5) years of legal technology management experience and eight (8) years of legal business systems requirements definition and analysis, legal technology project planning, legal business user application support and relationship management strongly preferred.
Experience in corporate legal departments strongly preferred.
Juris Doctorate degree, strongly preferred.
Knowledge of systems or operational environments.
Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
Other Additional Requirements:
Strong experience in developing, implementing, and using legal technology solutions (e.g., e-billing, matter management, knowledge management, contract solutions, legal hold, e-signature). TeamConnect experience a strong plus.
Experience designing integrations with and migrating legacy data strategies into legal management software platforms.
Strong understanding of legal operations technology trends.
Demonstrated experience helping to educate attorneys, paralegals, claims examiners and assistants on processes and technology and maintain a virtuous feedback loop.
In this position, you will lead and build-out Lenovo’s Legal Center of Excellence (“COE”), with a worldwide team of attorneys and other professionals driving excellence in contract negotiations and processes, across all of Lenovo’s Business Groups, functions and operating regions. Lenovo’s Legal COE is driving transformational change within the Legal Team and the company to integrate legal and business acumen with responsive processes and advanced technology. We own our results and celebrate our successes.
In terms of legal complexity, you will lead a team of experienced business lawyers who serve as legal advisors on contracts to teams and decision makers across different geographies, business units and functional areas. This requires an individual understanding of contracts and risk management; the ability to recognize and synthesize functional expertise from others in the Department; and the ability to manage and delegate across a team of local and regional experts. You will also be responsible for planning and coordinating Contract Management governance policies, including the review, deployment and continuous improvement of multiple contract templates, playbooks, document retention policies, as well as training and self-help solutions to end-users.
In terms of business complexity, the COE team regularly engages with business teams and leaders. You will need to have and continuously refresh a robust understanding of the company’s business, products, partners and customers. This is critical for understanding risk and to develop mitigation strategies, and to act as a effective sounding board for the business.
In terms of project management, you will lead and deliver complex multidisciplinary projects, on time and within budget. This includes leadership and oversight over the Contract Lifecycle Management platform and processes; and identification and implementation of new tools, policies, processes and infrastructure improvements to accelerate negotiation and service delivery. You will help drive and accelerate our contract automation goals and, in collaboration with other legal and business leadership, chart a path and make course-corrections.
Finally, in terms of vision and energy, you will need both. Lenovo is a dynamic and growing company, and the Legal COE is a place for lawyers who are excited to be part of a cutting-edge legal services team. Technology and forward-thinking transformation open doors – and set high expectations – for the practice of corporate law.
Summary of Key Responsibilities
Manage the Legal COE team, a global group of legal professionals comprised of lawyers and operational specialists Model legal analysis, collaboration and transformation skills Identify and communicate key responsibilities and practices to COE Leadership Team, to promote a culture of ownership, teamwork and professional excellence Develop capabilities of the team with a commitment to professional development and a continuous learning mindset Own and manage the contracting model through innovative best practices, standardization and process improvements to streamline and scale contract support Define, manage others and directly support as needed on programs and practices within the Lenovo contracts team, and more broadly within the Lenovo business Create metrics and monitor progress against plan, benchmarking internally and externally REQUIRED SKILLS
Technical Skills: strategic and operational expertise to execute functional responsibilities.:
Experience with global teams and processes Able to handle ambiguity and pressure, relishes the opportunity to solve problems and scale high mountains Excellent contract negotiating, drafting and influencing skills; expert knowledge of contract structures and types; familiarity with contracting processes; high-tech industry experience a plus Experience with Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) systems and processes (firm) Relentless in the pursuit of continuous improvement, driving demonstrable improvement and value Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with ability to build consensus and work collaboratively across functions Critical and innovative thinker with excellent business sense and judgment Highly organized and detail-oriented Team Building & Management: providing leaders with coaching, feedback, and developmental opportunities and building effective teams:
Able to challenge and inspire managers and team members to achieve high standards and business results. Experience with management, mentorship, team development and training Values collaboration, inclusion and teamwork Required Experience & Qualifications:
J.D. Degree 15+ years of relevant legal experience (Experience with Contract Lifecycle Management – CLM systems and processes required) In-house legal department experience, including handling complex contracts Experience working successfully in global, cross-cultural, cross-functional, high-performing teams Previous experience setting up and/or deploying a Contracts function across global regions
Faegre Drinker has an opportunity for a Director of Strategic Pricing to work with our Innovation team. You will be part of a dynamic team dedicated designing, building, and implementing the firm’s pricing program that addresses client needs and meets the firm’s financial and other business related objectives. This role will be proximate to one of the firm’s major office locations (Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Chicago, New York, Silicon Valley, or Washington, D.C.) and will be a hybrid work arrangement (flexibility to work several days/week remotely) as part of the firm’s return to the office plan.
What you would do in this job:
•Direct and enable the firm to execute and scale profitable pricing strategies •Create and structure innovative and practical pricing models for alternative fee and hourly fee arrangements, including the tracking and evaluation of executed pricing arrangements •Manage and enhance pricing presentation, review, and approval processes •Negotiate directly with clients, and help support Partner-led negotiations, on pricing and develop offering structures to meet alternative fee arrangement requests •Guide design, development, and maintenance of standard tools and methodologies to deliver pricing services •Proactively identify, develop, and implement pricing opportunities that meet the Firm’s goals •Facilitate educational/coaching sessions for multiple internal audiences on pricing and profitability •Develop, mentor, and manage Strategic Pricing Analysts by providing coaching, training, ongoing feedback, and performance evaluations •Special projects and other duties as assigned
•Ability to problem-solve; •Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively in a virtual environment (e.g., via phone, web/videoconference) •Ability to concentrate on tasks, make decisions and work calmly and effectively in a high-pressure, deadline-orientated environment •Demonstrated ability to use good judgment in taking initiative while asking for direction or clarification and consulting others, as appropriate •Willingness to be flexible with time and adjust to a changing work environment •Ability to build and maintain positive relationships, both internally and externally, while maintaining a client service orientation •Ability to use sound judgment and discretion in dealing with highly confidential information •Ability to maintain stamina throughout a standard workday, on- and off-site •Ability to maintain regular attendance and work regularly scheduled hours •Ability to take direction and accept supervision •Demonstrated ability to work independently, organize and accurately prioritize work, be detail-oriented, understand when urgency is required and use good judgment in varied situations •Ability to work effectively with co-workers in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
•Opportunity to participate in firm-sponsored volunteer events •Wellness programming with personalized content and activities •Professional environment and the opportunity to work with experts at the top of their fields •Variety of health plan options, as well as dental, vision and 401(k) plans •Generous paid time off •Hybrid Work Arrangement
•Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, or related field •Experience in a law firm pricing environment required •7+ years of experience developing and implementing sophisticated pricing strategy and analysis, enhancing organizational productivity and profitability, and leading through change •MBA or comparable graduate degree, preferred •Experience managing a team of analysts, preferred •Accredited Legal Pricing Professional (ALPP) designation, preferred •Certified Legal Project Manager, preferred •Six Sigma training, preferred
eHealth is seeking a Legal Operations Specialist to join our Legal team. The right candidate will be proactive, solution-oriented, comfortable with a dynamic environment, and a collaborative team player with a positive attitude. The position reports to the Senior Manager, Legal Operations, and will be working closely with our attorneys, legal professionals, and our cross-functional business partners.
What you will be doing:
Implementing and optimizing legal technologies and processes such as contract lifecycle management, document management and knowledge management.
Coordinating daily management and maintenance of the Ironclad contract management system, including contract routing, generating reports, capturing relevant data, and support for our users.
Improving contract processes and procedures to increase quality, accuracy and efficiency through updating user manuals and resources, maintaining playbooks and clause libraries and facilitating platform training and design.
Engaging and developing strong relationships with cross-functional teams, including Finance, Business Development, Marketing, and Product to facilitate resolution or escalate issues as needed.
Supporting the development, implementation, and improvement of relevant departmental policies, processes, and other initiatives, including special projects and research.
Driving team building and professional development, such as CLE and learning programs, team meetings, off-sites & activities.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
5+ years of relevant work experience at a law firm or in-house legal department.
Experience supporting legal operations technologies, specifically contract management systems, knowledge management tools, and ticketing/tracking platforms, e.g. Ironclad, Sharepoint, MS VIVA and JIRA.
Proficiency with business applications such as Microsoft O365 and GSuite.
Experience with contracts and how they are used.
Project management experience a plus.
Strong interest and aptitude towards continuous improvement, process efficiency and scale, and technology and automation solutions.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Can effectively articulate difficult ideas/concepts.
Supportive and collaborative approach for improving processes, including an interest in contributing to the adoption of new and existing policies and procedures in an ever-changing, dynamic legal environment.
eHealth is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants and to prohibit any discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state or local laws. The foundation of these policies is our commitment to treat everyone fairly and equally and to have a bias-free work environment.
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As a member of the practice management team, the Senior Practice Management Specialist will support the Technology, Communications, Privacy, and Security practice on initiatives that enhance the business and strategic operations of the practice group. This position offers a hybrid work-from-home schedule 2 days a week out of our Seattle, Bellevue, Los Angeles, Portland, or San Francisco offices.
We value entrepreneurial self-starters who bring innovative solutions to the table. If you are detail-oriented, stellar communication skills and the ambition to learn, we want to talk to you.
At Davis Wright Tremaine, you will find challenging assignments, opportunities for professional growth and community involvement, and a culture of inclusion. DWT fosters inclusiveness and authenticity. Regardless of position, everyone here has a voice and the support is unparalleled.
On a typical day you will:
Provide guidance and advice regarding business development opportunities for the practice group Draft and prepare communications related to winning new work and enhancing the practice group’s profile and reputation Lead the collection, storing, maintenance and distribution of information on lawyers’ experience and develop an effective system that minimizes the administrative burden on lawyers Identify and conduct research in support of new business opportunities Serve as primary liaison between practice group chairs/other practice leaders and staff departments to execute on practice group operating needs while reducing the amount of administrative time spent by practice leaders Negotiate sponsorships and manage marketing budget Coordinate client seminars and webinars for assigned practice group. Support the practice managers on major events that require the practice managers to lead Attend practice group meetings, provide marketing materials and financial reports, and support the practice group operation as appropriate Work with the marketing communications to create, update and organize marketing collateral and related records as well as practice group’s blogs, newsletters, and social media platforms Assist with additional projects as necessary Travel to other offices, as necessary
Join us if you have:
4+ years of professional services marketing is desired, or equivalent internship and education; law firm marketing or media sector experience is a plus Ability to take ownership of projects and handle multiple projects simultaneously Demonstrated writing ability and excellent grammar, spelling and proofreading skills Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain effective working relationships and communicate verbally and in writing in a professional, courteous manner with clients, firm members, and other business contacts Ability to interact with lawyers, clients and staff at all levels Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Products required, i.e. Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel; CRM technology a plus Ability to pay close attention to detail and be highly organized and accurate Previous experience in the media/entertainment sector or in a law-firm or professional services organization, supporting a multi-office environment, is preferred General familiarity with the practice of law is a plus
Who We Are
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is an AmLaw 100 law firm with eight offices nationwide. We are relentlessly committed to client service and look for candidates who share that commitment. At DWT, client service means having empathy for each client’s and each lawyer’s work and personal pressures, business objectives, and legal needs; anticipating their needs; and having the capabilities and commitment to deliver what matters most to them.
What’s in it For You?
DWT offers competitive compensation in addition to ample benefits including but not limited to:
Choice of health and vision insurance plans 2 paid volunteer days for qualifying community service work Dental plan Fertility and adoption benefit Paid sabbatical after 13 years of service Tuition reimbursement Commuter benefits Retirement contribution
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to feel and reach with hands and arms and frequently required to sit, stand, walk and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
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.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP believes that embracing diversity and inclusion brings out the best of what each individual has to offer and inspires us to build strong and lasting connections with each other, our clients, and our communities. We are committed to promoting a diverse workforce and inclusive environment where every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is our policy to hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all employment-related decisions without regard to an employee’s sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical condition), race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, religious creed, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, military condition, military or veteran status or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal laws.
We are seeking a legal technology leader who knows how to innovate within a corporate legal department. Bring your experience to help us scale and grow. You will set the technology vision and own the roadmap for Splunk’s Legal and Global Affairs (LGA) department. Your team will drive selection and implementation of LGA’s technology applications, and improve business processes. When necessary, you will use internal tool sets and your MacGyver know-how to develop automated or 3rd party solutions. Help us understand what is possible.
There’s plenty happening in LGA at Splunk! This role will report to the Senior Program Manager of Legal Operations, but the real clients will span LGA leadership, which includes Legal, Government Affairs and Splunk’s social impact arm, Global Impact. The Legal Technology & Solutions Manager will report into this role.
You must be technically astute, and able to work independently, moving quickly from conversation to solution. You love multitasking, are flexible and enjoy working in the weeds to get things done. You have a high attention to detail, superb communication abilities, and never-ending curiosity. You possess excellent customer service skills. You also must be fun, as we are a great team. We live the mantra—work hard, have fun, make history!
– Set the technical vision and strategy. – Chat and brainstorm to find solutions to our biggest problems. – Present, maintain and communicate the technical roadmap to LGA leadership. – Coordinate with various Splunk internal teams (e.g., IT, PMO, Business Applications) to advance LGA priorities. – Evaluate and enhance business processes through workflow automation and integration using tools such as Mitratech’s Thinksmart Automation Platform (TAP), Docusign, and Google Workspace. – Select, implement, integrate, test and maintain LGA’s suite of legal and business technologies and solutions, including workflow applications, contract management systems, AODocs, SimpleLegal e-billing platform, eDiscovery solutions and other systems as required. – Manage LGA’s hardware, software and professional services vendors. – Manage the department’s intranet. – Document Splunk’s best-practices; perform user testing and training as vital. – Other responsibilities as needed.
– A minimum of 12 years of relevant experience with a technical bachelor’s degree; or a minimum of 8 years and a technical master’s degree; or a PhD with a minimum of 5 years’ experience; or equivalent experience – Proven ability to set, communicate, and execute on a technical vision and roadmap – Ability to think strategically while balancing multiple priorities – Able to define problem statements, quantify impact, synthesize a story, and recommend solutions – Experience selecting and maintaining legal technologies (e.g., e-billing systems, matter management, contract management system) and workflow automation tools – Active participation in industry groups and associations. – Previous experience in-house at a technology/SaaS company’s legal department strongly preferred – Demonstrable ability to be highly productive with minimal oversight from management – Excellent communication capabilities and a proven track record of building positive relationships with senior partners – Fun
We value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying.
For job positions in certain locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
Join us as we pursue our disruptive new vision to make machine data accessible, usable, and valuable to everyone. We are a company filled with people who are passionate about our product and seek to deliver the best experience for our customers. At Splunk, we’re committed to our work, customers, having fun, and most importantly to each other’s success. Learn more about Splunk careers and how you can become a part of our journey!
We are seeking a hardworking and motivated individual to join Splunk’s growing legal operations team. In this role, you will help support business processes, design, implement and maintain department technology applications and infrastructure, and work with different teams across the Legal and Global Affairs department and company to enable the business to grow and scale. The Legal Technology & Solutions Manager will report to the Head of Legal Technology. The role will need to adapt and evolve as legal operations continue to build and align with the needs of the department and the business.
Personal Characteristics and Skills
Demonstrates, enthusiasm, and resourcefulness, maintains a good work ethic and a high degree of accountability
Takes initiative to identify gaps or opportunities to improve processes and makes recommendations on technology solutions
Demonstrates strong personal organization
Enjoys multi-tasking and operating independently and multi-functionally
Is agile in learning and mastering new technologies quickly
Shows ability and desire to communicate with people across all levels in the organization who have varying levels of technological experience
Is flexible, willing to work through day-to-day manual tasks, and has impeccable follow-through
Has high attention to detail and willingness to learn
Maintains a forward-thinking spirit that seeks out opportunity and mental agility that welcomes a constantly evolving landscape
Possesses organizational and project management skills
Able to understand, analyze and evaluate business processes and related software programs and systems
Maintains a sense of humor and lives the mantra—work hard, have fun, make history!
Demonstrable ability to successfully work in a remote environment
Build, implement, and maintain custom workflows using Thinksmart Automation Platform (TAP)
Lead and participate in the evaluation, testing, design, and implementation of new software, or enhancements to existing, applications
Assist in identifying, designing, and developing metrics to assess employee use of technology applications, organizational effectiveness, and customer satisfaction
Analyze and provide assessments on the accuracy, reliability, and effectiveness of existing systems and recommend improvements in system design, business processes, and new technology product offerings
Create, manage, and maintain intranet sites (simpplr platform)
Build and manage knowledge management/task management systems/processes
Lead requirement gathering sessions with business stakeholders and draft requirement documents to build solutions independently or in collaboration with IT.Partners with technology teams in drafting or translating business requirements into technical designs
Manage and administer the e-NDA tool
Manage the administration of other tools, applications, and processes used within the Legal & Global Affairs organization
Other responsibilities as needed
Bachelor’s degree with excellent academic credentials
Proven experience developing workflows on ThinkSmart Application Platform (TAP)
Experience managing legal applications (e.g. Apttus, DocuSign, EthicsPoint, IPAN, IPFolio, Zapproved, Red Flag Group, SimpleLegal, etc.)
Minimum of 8+ full years in-house experience in legal operations, with an emphasis on legal technology
Experience in a dynamic high-performing environment requiring a high level of responsiveness
Experience working in-house at a technology company strongly preferred
Expertise with Google Suite, Jira, SmartSheet, ServiceNow, a plus!
Skilled in requirements gathering, user acceptance testing, implementing systems and process changes
We value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying. For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
(Colorado only*) Minimum base salary of $90,000. You may also be eligible for incentive pay + equity + benefits.*Note: Disclosure per sb19-085 (8-5-201 et seq).
This position is in the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s (PBGC) Office of General Counsel.
The Office of General Counsel provides legal advice and counsel for the Director and the Corporation on all legal issues confronting the Corporation. This includes enforcement of Title IV of ERISA through litigation, negotiation, drafting regulations and guidance, deciding administrative appeals and administration of the Freedom of Information Act. It also includes advising the Corporation on corporate governance, ethics, procurement, labor relations and privacy.
Specialized experience is defined as one year of experience at the GS-13 grade level in the Federal Service or equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the privacy sector (preferably in a law office/firm or corporate legal department, or in a consulting capacity to either) performing analysis of driving improvements in legal operations and administrative functions. Examples may include: developing innovative strategies for increasing value and operational efficiency (preferably in legal operations) through optimization of internal work allocation, processes and procedures and use of technology; using alternative fee structures to determine billing for services; analyzing data to set performance metrics and establish reporting to track results; developing multi-year budget estimates to support organizational needs; and developing organizational plans, policies, and procedures related to succession planning, workforce analysis and talent development.
Analyze and evaluate quantitative and qualitative effectiveness of legal operations related to value in legal services.
Provide sound business advice and strategic direction in developing programs and initiatives and metrics/reports for monitoring progress.
Coordinate legal operations and project within department and across the Agency, as necessary.
Analyze and evaluate quantitative and qualitative effectiveness of legal operations related to value in legal services.
Provide sound business advice and strategic direction in developing programs and initiatives and metrics/reports for monitoring progress.
Coordinate legal operations and project within department and across the Agency, as necessary.
The following areas of expertise are not considered creditable for the purposes of specialized experience: IT project management; IT portfolio or Enterprise Architecture; budget analysis; procurement or contracting; facilities management; logistics; transportation; supply chain management; or financial project management.
A Master’s Degree or MBA is desired but not required.
How to Apply:
To be considered for this position, you must submit all the required information (including your supplemental documentation) before midnight EST on the closing date, which is September 14, 2021. All resumes should be five pages or less; anything over five pages will not be reviewed. Private sector formatted resumes preferred.
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DIRECTOR OF LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE OPERATIONS Jersey City, NJ
We are BetMGM. We are revolutionizing sports betting and online gaming in the United States. We are a partnership between two powerhouse organizations—MGM Resorts International and Entain Group. You know our name through our exciting portfolio of brands including BetMGM Sportsbook, Borgata online, Party Casino and Party Poker. We aim to bring our ideas into action and find ways to deliver the best quality in gaming platforms.
We understand that each card in the deck plays a unique role in any given hand, just as our employees each play a unique role in accomplishing our goals as a company. We strive to create a culture of empathy where our employees feel valued, heard, and comfortable bringing their authentic selves to work. We want to build a product and a workplace that reflect the communities we serve so we approach our work fearlessly, take responsibility when we get it wrong, and ante-up again. We play to win, and we are all-in together.
We were recognized as one of Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work”.
About the Role
Working closely with the Chief Legal Officer, you will lead the Legal & Compliance Department’s efforts to become more efficient and effective. This is an exciting role for a legal and compliance operations professional to work collaboratively with leaders in the department to continuously improve workflows, systems and processes. This role requires a highly motivated change agent who is excited about developing and leading scalable processes, organizational models, and workflows to increase the quality, efficiency, value, and effectiveness of the department’s operations and service delivery.
Responsibilities Optimize existing processes and establish workflows for day-to-day operations by addressing complex issues related to large scale projects such as contract management, records retention, litigation support, document management and institutional knowledge management. Implement and maintain a Governance, Risk and Compliance (“GRC”) platform to track and organize the voluminous regulatory requirements that apply to our business and related policies, internal controls and regulator inquiries. Refine and continuously improve the effectiveness of legal and compliance training. Partner with leaders in the department to create financial tracking, responsible spending practices, support Finance partners with forecasting to optimize spending and impact on business strategies. Influence all department members to have a financial mindset, optimize spending, ensure transparency of spending best practice and hold teams accountable by tracking, managing and analyzing spend practices. Identify, develop, and enforce processes and policies to manage legal operations including outside counsel usage and spend; selection of outside firms, negotiate alternative fee arrangements, develop billing guidelines, and optimize vendor relationships. Partner with cross-functional teams to build on established partnerships, drive strategic company-wide initiatives, and collaborate on projects. Demonstrate advanced knowledge, proactive planning, and skill by designing and driving legal department large scale transformation strategic projects, to positively impact the legal team’s productivity and effectiveness with on-time and on-budget results leveraging benchmarking and market best practices. Ability to be successful with ever changing priorities, flexibility to adapt to changing priorities, business drivers and organizational needs. Create and analyze key legal department metrics and KPI’s through reports and dashboards and implement changes to drive improvement and enhance operational performance. Perform other related duties as assigned by the Chief Legal Officer. Maintain confidentiality of company and personal data. Travel as required.
Education A Bachelor’s Degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.
Qualifications 8+ years of legal/compliance operations or other relevant experience. Prior experience developing playbooks, policies, and procedures. Demonstrated ability to independently move projects forward by gaining support needed from others while working in a cross-functional role. High proficiency in oral and written communications. High proficiency in report writing. Experience with GRC platforms. Excellent critical thinking and decision-making skills. Excellent organizational skills. Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment. Understand the dynamics of competing business priorities. Attention to detail and an analytical mind. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively. High level of personal initiative and motivation. Good interpersonal and presentation skills. Professional, honest and reliable. Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and MS Outlook.
About Our Culture
Building BetMGM from the ground up takes effort, energy, and teamwork, but that’s what will make leading this industry all the more satisfying. We stay focused on our main goal with the help of these four company pillars: Believe in Your Game – Take your shot! There’s a freedom to explore ideas usually only start-ups are lucky enough to experience. Backed by the Best – With our expertise—merged with that of our world-class investors—we have the opportunity to take this business, and ourselves, farther than anyone has ever imagined. Do What’s Right – We operate with clarity and simplicity, always doing the right thing by our customers and each other, standing shoulder to shoulder every day. Hustle Hard – Our combined commitment and ambition is what drives us to create some of the most innovative products in the industry.
What We Offer
As a valued employee, we’re committed to giving you the resources and support you need. We offer Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Paid Time Off, Holidays, Employee Resource Groups and more!
Candidate must comply with and support the company’s responsible gambling policies, procedures and initiatives.
This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of duties a person in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.
BetMGM LLC is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, training, termination, promotions, or any other condition of employment or career development. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you’ve got what it takes, we’d love to learn more about you.
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How will you make an impact? The Senior Manager of Legal Operations will lead and support projects to optimize the delivery of legal services across all Groups and Divisions of the company, with a focus on contracting processes and contract management. Through the development of team and utilizing a customer-centric demeanor, the role will execute on projects that build contract management standard methodologies, enabling better contract compliance and improved service levels for customers.
What will you do?
This role reports to the Director, Legal Operations for Thermo Fisher Scientific and will have direct responsibility for a project management team within Legal Operations. The Senior Manager, Legal Operations will work closely with all levels of attorneys and legal professionals across Global Legal, participating in and managing projects that provide solutions for key internal customers and partners across all company Groups. Initiatives will focus on establishing robust pre- and post-execution contract management through the implementation of a contract lifecycle management system, supporting automated legal solutions, and leading process improvement projects. The role will develop mechanisms for the extraction and analysis of data from contracting processes, which will help identify areas for improvement and resource optimization and will also support cross-functional projects that find opportunities for continuous improvement in the delivery of broader legal services. As the role provides enterprise-wide support, it will span all Groups and Divisions, seeking to deliver consistent, consolidated solutions at scale.
Key Responsibilities will include:
Management -Lead, run, guide and mentor a high-performing team of professionals with a diverse array of skills and levels of experience, across varied functional areas. -Help design team and individual goals and establish mechanisms to track progress, with focus on customer satisfaction, quality, and team member performance. -Direct management of a project management team, prioritizing and supporting team members’ career development.
Operational Management -Execute on projects and activities in alignment with the mission and goals of the company, Global Legal, Group Legal, and the Legal Operations function. -Utilize best in class project management and reporting tools to lead resources, project plans, and results. -Assemble, coordinate and meet with project partners to address project issues and enable informed decisions to be made in a timely fashion. -Demonstrate important metrics across all aspects of the Legal Department’s provision of legal services to the company and interactions with our customers. -Apply the company’s Practical Process Improvement (PPI) business system within the department.
How will you get here?
Education Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year university, or extensive equivalent professional experience.
Experience and Skills -Exceptional oral and written communication skills. -Strong sense of ethics and integrity. -Experienced people leader with confirmed experience developing and leading robust teams, establishing strategic goals, and cultivating employee development. -Experience in developing and deploying project standard methodologies, policies, procedures, and processes. -Experience at working both independently and in a collaborative environment is essential.-Can conform to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities. -Ability to learn, understand, and apply new technologies. -Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is critical.
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Mitratech is a proven global technology partner for corporate legal and compliance teams. Our approach to work is proactive, collaborative, and committed. The professionals who thrive at Mitratech are people who know how to balance individual excellence with teamwork. We believe our employees’ enthusiasm fuels great work, so we pursue individuals with a passion for building an environment of ownership, transparency, continuous improvement as well as a dedication to driving the best possible experience for our clients. In other words, if you like people and technology, you’ll fit right in.
Mitratech is seeking an innovative, technically savvy Product Manager to establish a market winning product direction for our flagship product — TeamConnect. You should enjoy spending time in the market understanding our clients’ problems, partnering with design and engineering colleagues to conceive and deliver solutions, and leading cross-functional teams (Marketing, Support, Services, Sales).
You will be asked to draw upon Agile and project management skills to increase the effectiveness of engineering execution, drive scale and efficiency with internal partners, and wholly represent your projects – demonstrated through your comfort to switch between detailed communications with engineering to demonstrating value to executives. Successful candidates will possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy, a big-picture vision, and the drive to make that vision a reality. You will partner with peer product managers and product owners to understand, communicate and implement product priorities that align / compliment with our platform vision.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Develop & execute an product strategy, including build, buy, or partner recommendations
Ability to connect multiple disparate dots (Competitive, CSAT, Industry Trends, Analyst Reviews, etc) together to create a vision for projects
Lead discussions with clients / prospects / partners to gather market / product insights / recommendations for a product direction
Define milestones (with details) to achieve a roadmap
Partner with peer product managers to execute the TeamConnect roadmap
Drive conversations with multiple Mitratech stakeholders to logical decisions around product direction, messaging, positioning and go to market strategies
Develop strategies for clients where there is a mix of deployment approaches (on-premise, hosted, SaaS)
Present / demo to customers, prospects, peers and leadership
Develop product / project metrics and a means to measure success from a financial & end user traction / engagement
Closely partner with UI/UX and engineering staff in India to design features and turn them into software releases
Requirements & Skills:
At least 2 – 3 years product management. Legal operations experience (B2B preferred) a plus
Have successfully launched 3 – 5 new releases (or 1 – 2 new products) from start to finish (in Legal Departments a plus)
Ability to communicate across functional teams with different “languages” (role-specific)
Strong research, analytical, and problem-solving skills with an emphasis on user-centered discovery and production definition experience
Familiar with common development and collaboration tools such as JIRA, Confluence, SharePoint and Aha! (not mandatory)
Experience with platform product management, prioritization and organizational alignment of multiple teams working together (not mandatory)
All applicants meeting minimum qualifications will be required to complete a 30 minute online assessment as part of your candidate application.
We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.
Perform a variety of law-related tasks under the direction of the organization’s attorneys. Conduct legal research, drafts legal documents and perform other related duties. Focused on projects involving multiple business units with an emphasis on improving cross-functional collaboration, process automation, records management, and optimizing commercial relationships.
Assist Legal Operations Manager with various corporate governance transactions including: formations, qualifications, acquisitions, amendments, dissolutions, conversions, management changes, withdrawals, etc. Manage KYC requests and UBO filings internationally with respect to restructuring activities. Review, prepare, and manage the filings both domestically and internationally (primarily responsible for the Americas managing corporate transactions with international team members in Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa); large portfolio 100+ entities. Preparation of annual and ad hoc corporate resolutions (corporations, limited liability company, and limited partnerships). Maintain corporate records (minute books) and update global subsidiary management database. Execute complex projects and collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams on corporate restructuring activities, M&A, due diligence, and information requests. Responsible for support related to litigation, subpoenas, and management of legal hold and eDiscovery activities. Assist with occasional contract review for commercial attorneys.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s Degree. Certification / Licensure
ABA Approved Paralegal Certificate. Work Experience
At least four years of experience in a corporate legal department with increasing levels of responsibility and strong interest in entity management and corporate governance. Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
Experience with entity management software and global subsidiary management. PREFERRED JOB REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s degree concentration in Business, Finance, or Operations. Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
Advanced proficiency with MS Word (styles, multi-level numbering, redlining), Adobe Acrobat (split, merge, and redacting), AdobeSign. Ability to work independently with minimal oversight, and able to maintain confidentiality. Advanced organizational and multi-tasking skills, extreme attention to detail, and able to adapt to changing priorities.
The Legal Operations Manager will design, establish, and drive processes and practices to improve the day-to-day efficiency and effectiveness of the Company’s law department. The primary focus will be on legal matter budgeting and controlling outside legal vendor costs, in addition to improving the internal operations of the Law Department. The Legal Operations Manager will work closely with the General Counsel, all members of the law department, and business stakeholders at all levels, and will report to the Deputy General Counsel.
Saint-Gobain is one of the world’s largest building materials companies and manufacturers of innovative material solutions. In North America, Saint-Gobain has approximately 150 locations and more than 15,000 employees. The Company’s worldwide sales in 2020 amounted to €38.1 billion. Visit www.saint-gobain.com for more information about Saint-Gobain worldwide.
The successful candidate will have 5-10 years of experience in legal operations, whether that has been obtained in a corporate law department, in a law firm, or in an equivalent role that is relevant to this position. A B.A. or B.S. from an accredited four-year college or university will be required, and an advanced degree, such as an MBA, JD or some other applicable area of study, will be preferred, though not required.
A competitive compensation package, consistent with the candidate’s level of experience.
The Company does not expect to relocate candidates for this position, which will be based in Malvern, PA. However, it is open to considering well-qualified candidates who would work remotely with occasional travel to the Malvern office, as needed.
LexGo is a boutique consulting firm that drives transformation within in-house legal departments. Partnering with legal departments of all sizes, we take a hands-on, integrated approach to transform stagnant or floundering in-house legal teams into operationally focused, efficient and cohesive teams.
Our clients come to us needing a partner to lead strategic change within their departments. Whether it’s building new processes from the ground up, remodelling teams, re-designing internal operating systems, tackling inefficiencies or sourcing technology to better operate, our goal is to align their priorities to help them thrive.
LexGO is looking to add a part-time Legal Operations Consultant to join its growing team. In this role, you will have the opportunity to partner with world-class legal departments to build the foundations of their Legal Ops function. You will be instrumental in improving the day-to-day efficiency and effectiveness of our client’s legal teams.
What you’ll do
This role is a part-time consulting role and hours of work will vary depending on our various client engagements. As a Legal Ops Consultant with LexGO, you will help our clients build the foundations of their legal operations function. This will include:
– Design, develop and implement fit-for-purpose processes, workflows, programs and systems to meet the current and emerging client needs
– Build and redesign operational processes, and evaluate supporting software tools with the goal of increasing organizational efficiency and effectiveness within the department
– Assist in the development and delivery of departmental operational cadence, OKR & strategic planning, communication plans as well as performance reporting
– Organize and, in some cases, lead ad hoc strategic projects for clients with project management principles, change management frameworks and/or industry best practices
– Design and develop training tailored to the relevant clients needs
– Mentor and train relevant clients to build capacity within the client organization
– Draft and deliver status reporting to the client and LexGO to track progress on client deliverables
– Work within budgetary and resources requirements within the client engagement
– Minimum of 3 years experience in legal operations as part of an in-house legal team
– Ability to work closely with clients to understand their business, solve their biggest challenges, and achieve their business objectives
– Experience collaborating with key resources and stakeholders across departments, advising, influencing decisions, managing change, and working to achieve strategic goals
– Superior judgment, problem-solving, communication, and project-management skills
– Tech-savvy and well-versed in legal enterprise software, tools, and applications
– Experience in launching operational initiatives such as streamlining processes and creating scalable solutions
– Superior verbal and written communication with creative ability to conceptualize and articulate new approaches and solutions
– Recognized as someone with a growth mindset, who promotes strategic thinking, implements solutions that create clarity
If this role sounds like it’s right up your alley, please consider applying! In your application, please include a cover letter and tell us about an interesting operational challenge you’ve worked on, and how you solved it.
We have an opening for a Senior Director of Knowledge and Innovation Delivery “K&ID” who will be responsible for the operational leadership of the K&ID department, including Knowledge and Innovation Attorneys, Business Analysts and the Research and Intelligence (formerly the Library) groups. The Senior Director will lead the K&ID management team in executing knowledge and innovation strategies that improves efficiency and client experience across all practices and departments.
Along with firm leadership, Practice Management, Marketing and Business Development, create practice innovation strategy, develop, and set strategies for the knowledge and research functions.
Collaborate with other practice group professionals to support the firm’s and the practice group’s strategic objectives, including innovative technology solutions, and other organizational priorities as set forth by practice and sub-group leadership.
Lead Innovation Attorneys, Business Analysts and related department managers to develop and deliver user centered business solutions which improve internal and external client experience.
Lead and manage knowledge and innovation team in: collecting and automating firm documents and processes; driving use of efficiency tools (Kira, Smartsheet and RPA); building firm knowledge sharing systems that provide contextual information to fee-earners and clients; integrating, supporting and coordinating the firm’s knowledge and business processes; building out the firm’s Experience Management capabilities; and effectively deploying the firm’s research and competitive intelligence teams.
Partner with Practice Group Leaders and Practice Management to recommend and initiate improvements in all knowledge and innovation areas. Specifically, in delivering highest quality knowledge, content and research services to the firm’s practices and clients, ensuring effective sharing of knowledge across all practices and jurisdictions, and identifying and implementing cutting-edge KM platforms to create efficiencies in the practice of law.
Lead a knowledge sharing culture where knowledge is valued and used, and lawyers have the skills to use these resources independently. Help drive cultural change across the firm, embedding a culture of continuous learning, innovation, and client service.
Partner with Marketing team to identify opportunities for internal and client-facing knowledge sharing.
Collaborate with the firm’s Legal Personnel and Training department on supporting legal substantive training across the firm’s practices.
Remain current with knowledge trends, legal technology trends, law firm business trends, and legal developments, while promoting this information across the firm and with the senior management team.
In collaboration with the team and the IT group, assesses all technology used by the practice groups on an ongoing basis.
Desired Skills and Qualifications:
Strong operational experience with a deep understanding of technology and business process improvement methodologies.
Aptitude for building relationships and fostering a collaborative approach to working with internal clients across practice groups and departments.
Experience scaling innovation through process in a professional services firm.
Ability to empathize and engage with attorneys to look at processes and service delivery through a business lens.
Ability to leverage and grow team members experience around project management, innovation and process.
Excellent project management and critical thinking skills with a focus on innovation and change management.
Exceptional communication, collaboration and team leadership skills.
Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office and SharePoint.
Advanced knowledge of relevant technology systems and applications used in law firms and/or legal departments.
Under the direction of the COO and in close coordination with practice management and marketing, this role is a collaborative leader, working with all practice groups and functional departments, who has strong operational and technical skills. This individual should be able maintain a big picture of the firm’s business and can provide direction, inspiration and experience to the functional and technical professionals. The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of experience in knowledge management, operations management, process improvement, marketing operations, legal practice, or legal operations in a law firm or corporate setting preferred. A bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree in relevant field (MLIS, MBA or JD) is preferred.
COVID Vaccine Policy:
On July 7, 2021, Fenwick implemented a policy requiring all new hires to receive the COVID vaccine. Proof of vaccination will be required as a condition of employment. Fenwick will continue to comply with applicable laws regarding the reasonable accommodation of individuals with disabilities and/or strongly held religious beliefs. This policy is part of Fenwick’s ongoing efforts to ensure the safety and-well-being of our staff and community, and to support public health efforts.
We are seeking a proactive, forward-thinking, and results-oriented professional to join our growing legal team as Senior Manager, Legal Operations. In this role, you will demonstrate specialized expertise and partner with the Vice President of Legal Operations to define and execute on a vision to build a world-class Legal Operations function in our dynamic, high-growth environment. This role requires a highly motivated change agent who is excited about developing and leading scalable processes, organizational models, and workflows to increase the quality, efficiency, value, and effectiveness of the department’s global operations and service delivery.
How You Will Make a Difference
What you will do:
Optimize existing global processes and establish workflows for day-to-day operations by addressing complex issues related to large scale projects such as contract management, records retention, litigation support, document management and institutional knowledge management. Create efficient and effective ways of working processes by identifying opportunities, determining best practices, and creating solutions by streamlining processes.
Identify and implement legal department tools to streamline new or existing operational practices and manage design, rollout, and training for new operational processes and systems such as new hire onboarding, new technology, or process rollouts.
By partnering with senior leaders in the Legal department, create financial tracking, responsible spending practices, support Finance partners with forecasting to optimize spending and impact on business strategies. Influence all Legal team members have a financial mindset, optimize spending, ensure transparency of spending best practice and hold teams accountable by tracking, managing and analyzing spend practices.
Develop and execute a coordinated, integrated legal technology roadmap by leveraging subject matter experts across multiple functions, establish timelines and lead the implementation of related systems across all areas of Legal.
Identify, develop, and enforce processes and policies to manage legal operations including outside counsel usage and spend; selection of outside firms, negotiate alternative fee arrangements, develop billing guidelines, and optimize vendor relationships.
Partner with cross-functional teams such as Brands, HR, DT, SC and Finance teams to build on established partnerships, drive strategic company-wide initiatives, and collaborate on projects.
Demonstrate advanced knowledge, proactive planning, and skill by designing and driving legal department large scale transformation strategic projects, to positively impact the legal team’s productivity and effectiveness with on-time and on-budget results leveraging benchmarking and market best practices. Ability to be successful with ever changing priorities, flexibility to adapt to changing priorities, business drivers and organizational needs.
Create and analyze key legal department metrics and KPI’s through reports and dashboards and implement changes to drive improvement and enhance operational performance.
Free To Be, Inclusion & Diversity
As a purpose-led, performance driven company, we strive to foster a culture of belonging based on respect, connection, openness and authenticity. We are committed to building and maintaining a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our associates, allowing them to bring their authentic selves to work every day.
Skills for Success
Years of Related Professional Experience: 8 years
Educational Position Requirements: A formal education and subsequent undergraduate/graduate degrees are nice to have, but we are most interested in your total experience and professional achievements.
What we expect you already know:
Educational/ Position Requirements: B.A. or B.S. required; advanced degree preferred
Minimum 8 years of experience in a legal department, law firm, or relevant operational management role
Financial background with an eye for analytics, as well as the ability to work closely with the Finance team
Tech-savvy and well-versed in legal enterprise software, tools, and applications, such as e-billing, document management, matter management, and contract life-cycle management technology
Prior experience developing playbooks, policies, and procedures
Demonstrated ability to independently move projects forward by gaining support needed from others while working in a cross-functional role (collaboration with Finance, IT, HR, and brands)
Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills
Experience implementing alternative legal services provider programs
The ability to develop a rapport with and listen to legal team members and business leaders in order to solicit inputs along with benchmarking best practices of demonstrably successful in-house legal departments
Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment and successfully manage multiple deadlines to execute on key initiatives
Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements:
Travel by air and overnight, as required 10% amount of time
Lifting and/or bending, lifting 10 lbs. of weight
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What’s in it For You
We’re in the business of unleashing human potential, driven by the ideas, energy and commitment of our people. That’s why we offer comprehensive benefits that encourage both mental, physical and financial well-being for all VF associates. When it comes to benefits, we’re the total package. Go to MyVFBenefits.com and click on “Looking to Join VF” to learn more.
Box is the market leader for Cloud Content Management. Our mission is to power how the world works together. Box is partnering with enterprise organizations to accelerate their digital transformation by creating a single platform for secure content management, collaboration and workflow. We have an amazing opportunity to further establish ourselves as leaders in the space, and we need strong advocates to help us achieve that goal.
By joining Box, you will have the unique opportunity to help capture a majority of this developing market and define what content management looks like for the digital enterprise. Today, Box powers over 97,000 businesses, including 70% of the Fortune 500 who trust Box to manage their content in the cloud.
WHY BOX NEEDS YOU
We are looking for a Legal Operations Manager I to join our quest in optimizing and automating processes by implementing legal programs and tools. Our team solves problems and takes initiative, with the ability to pivot according to the business needs. We need someone like you to help make an immediate impact! You’ll have the opportunity to identify opportunities, and implement methods, for streamlining and increasing operational efficiencies within the legal department. As a legal operations team member, you will support a wide variety of projects and programs across the Legal team. This role is based in our Austin office or Redwood City and reports into the Chief of Staff, Legal Operations.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Engage with stakeholders at different levels and across different departments to identify, mitigate, escalate, and resolve issues.
Manage and maintain our standard contract validation processes, including process documentation.
Assist in preparing reports and metrics.
Drive strategic projects for the Legal team and collaborate with cross functional stakeholders.
Gather business requirements and develop written documentations based on specific projects.
Prioritize, organize, and work efficiently in a high-volume, results-oriented environment.
Assist with other projects on the Legal team, as needed.
Stay knowledgeable on trends in legal software and technology.
WHO YOU ARE
Bachelor’s degree required and 3+ years of legal work in areas such as legal operations, contracts administration, or paralegal.
Strong initiative and problem-solving skills with a history of investigating, scoping, establishing a framework, and executing legal processes.
You have a passion to create structure and insight from disorder and data.
A detail oriented, data driven individual who has advanced skills in Excel/G-sheets and MS Office.
Demonstrates a strong ability to communicate concepts clearly, accurately, and succinctly to a wide range of audiences, both orally and in writing.
A history of building strong relationships, credibility, and partnerships and of working in cross-functional teams.
Required experience in legal processes, operations and exposure to legal tools such as a contracts management system, e-billing/spend management solution, and/or electronic signature software. Preferred experiences with any of the following tools: Coupa, Salesforce, and/or Certa.
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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
We are seeking a confident, analytical, and nimble Legal Operations Manager to support our Legal Team, primarily focusing on legal documentation processes and systems management. This individual will take the lead in enhancing the efficiency, organization, and automation of legal processes across several areas in collaboration with the Legal Team and other departments. The successful candidate will be comfortable working independently in a fast-paced environment, communicate clearly and effectively, have strong organizational skills and attention to detail, efficiently manage a high volume of daily tasks and longer-term projects, and be overall customer-service oriented.
-Primary administrator for team’s technology solutions, such as contract management, document management, and legal request intake
-Create new and maintain templates in the contract management system
-Provide training and support on the contract management system and other aspects of legal operations to internal stakeholders and users
-Manage corporate governance documentation, intellectual property portfolio, and privacy processes
-Identify areas for operational improvement with the Legal department and own the implementation of such initiatives
-Build cross-functional relationships with other stakeholders within the organization to support the client and internal requests
-Work with department members as well as cross-functional stakeholders to identify opportunities for workflow enhancement
-Manage the Legal department’s budget to accurately forecast needs and spending
-Build and maintain legal and compliance dashboarding
-3-8 years experience in legal operations or a related field
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-Experience defining legal operations requirements and using data and metrics to measure improvements
-Strong project management skills
-Strong professional and interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with internal and external partners
-Highly organized with strong attention to detail. Able to multi-task, effectively prioritize, and thrive in a fast-paced environment
-Experience working with legal contracts and contract management systems and processes
-Skilled in using standard office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
We’re looking for a nimble and seasoned Senior Legal Operations Manager to join Procore’s Legal Department. In this new role, you’ll help create and execute a vision to build a world-class legal operations function, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the Legal Department and ultimately Procore more broadly.
As a Senior Legal Operations Manager, you’re a proactive change agent who is excited about identifying, developing, implementing, and continuously improving new scalable processes and workflows across the entire Legal Department, which ripple out to the company at large. Successful candidates are comfortable turning ambiguity into order and collaboratively leading cross-functional efforts while relying on data to make business decisions.
This position will report to our Director, Legal Operations and can be based in any of our U.S. offices or remotely, with periodic travel. We’re looking for someone to join us immediately.
What you’ll do:
Develop and curate a multi-year process improvement and technology roadmap that supports the Department’s mission and objectives, partnering with IT to ensure those priorities become reality
Create or improve the operations, internal communications, and ongoing innovation and evolution of the Legal Department in partnership with existing Legal Operations teammates
Translate between legal, technical, and other internal stakeholders to ensure requirements are captured and priorities defined
Assess, implement, and maintain best-in-breed technologies and processes to drive efficiencies in the Department’s delivery of legal services
Stay abreast of latest legal technology developments and assess capabilities of solutions relevant to areas such as contract management, content management, IP management, policy management, business process management, e-signature, board management, e-discovery, compliance management, and subsidiary management
Develop metrics to evaluate and monitor departmental effectiveness, client satisfaction, and team performance and provide regular reporting on initiatives to relevant stakeholders
Conduct periodic team and employee training on relevant departmental topics
Work closely with contracts managers to continuously improve internal and external commercial contracting processes
Lead or support additional projects as needed, potentially including the ongoing ownership of longer-term programs
What we’re looking for:
8+ years of relevant legal operations experience (gained ideally at a SaaS or other high growth software company) in roles of increasing responsibility
Demonstrated experience identifying and acting upon opportunities to improve processes and tools to enhance efficiency and drive results
Strong project management experience with a proven track record of consistently successfully completing projects on time and on budget, and achieving the desired result, ideally within a legal department
Passion for technology and energized by the challenges of serving a growing company in a dynamic environment
Proven track record of collaborating with all organizational layers of cross-functional groups (e.g., IT, InfoSec, Finance, Sales, Procurement, HR, etc.) to set objectives, ensure alignment, develop and drive relationships, identify dependencies, facilitate collaboration and deliver superior results
Demonstrated strength in analytical problem-solving—analyzing complex tasks, synthesizing information, developing options, including comprehensive plans inclusive of alternatives, and presenting data and recommendations
Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing, and maintaining cloud-based legal department technology solutions (e.g., contract management, e-discovery, e-billing, self-service contracting, document management, knowledge management, etc.)
Adept at explaining complex systems and technical topics in a clear, concise manner to stakeholders who may have minimal technical knowledge using oral, written, and visual presentations
Highly detail-oriented, organized, proactive, efficient, and resourceful with exceptional follow-through skills
High EQ, impeccable professional ethics, integrity, judgment, and demonstrated ability to handle highly confidential information
Be able to operate autonomously while being a team player who brings a positive, “can-do” attitude to the workplace and works collaboratively with other members of the Legal Department and organization
We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome builders of all backgrounds. We thrive in a diverse, dynamic, and inclusive environment. We do not tolerate discrimination against employees on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.
Perks & Benefits
You are a person with dreams, goals, and ambitions—both personally and professionally. That’s why we believe in providing benefits that not only match our Procore values (Openness, Optimism, and Ownership) but enhance the lives of our team members. Here are just a few of our benefit offerings: generous paid vacation, employee stock purchase plan, enrichment and development programs, and friends and family events.
In a transaction valued at $9B, Intel Corp. is spinning-out its NAND Memory Business—which is a global leader in the design and manufacture of integrated circuits and solid-state drives (SSDs) for use in data centers, personal computers, and other devices—into an independent company that will be owned by SK Hynix. The new company will be headquartered in San Jose, California, with aspirations to conduct an IPO and become a publicly traded US company. Rob Crooke, who is the current head of Intel’s Memory Business, will be the CEO. In addition to the US headquarters and other facilities in the US, the company has a significant international presence in Asia (including China), Europe, and the Americas.
A handful of former Intel lawyers are joining the new company, and we are creating a legal department, from scratch, to support this new venture. This is an opportunity for the right applicant to join us and help design, build, and lead the new company’s legal team.
We want a team of lawyers and legal professionals who will be the strategic partners with the business. We seek applicants who will build and thrive in our culture: team-oriented, collegial, non-hierarchical, diverse perspectives, productive, and adaptable.
The newly formed company will continue to lead the world in innovating new Memory technologies and is expected to begin as the second largest NAND company in the world by revenue (over $10B annually).
Thus the new venture combines elements of an established, successful Silicon Valley technology company with the spirit, agility, and entrepreneurial mindset of a start-up.
You will report to the General Counsel and be responsible for leading all business and operational aspects of the in-house legal department, including for example:
developing, tracking, and reporting operational metrics to the CEO and CFO.
managing all Legal-unique IT and software systems.
supervising the curation of legal databases and inventories (e.g. contract management; matter management).
managing the retention of vendors including outside counsel; lead negotiations concerning same.
managing and tracking legal budgeting and performance to budget.
More generally, you will also have additional cross-disciplinary roles and responsibilities consistent with a senior position at a technology company.
Compensation and benefits will be competitive with the top Silicon Valley technology companies.
Five to ten years’ experience in business operations, with preference for experience in legal operations. This includes experience and demonstrated expertise in matter management and supervising outside vendors.
Demonstrated expertise in managing IT and software systems.
Ability to work closely with clients to understand their business, solve their biggest challenges, and achieve their business objectives.
Superior judgment, problem-solving, communication, and project-management skills.
Good business sense and entrepreneurial spirit.
Exceptional attention to detail.
Knowledge-of and skill-at Legal IT and software systems.
Decisiveness and the ability to function independently.
Talent for proactively anticipating the needs of the business and prioritizing among competing projects and tasks.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is seeking an experienced Senior Legal Administrator to join the Office of the Laboratory Counsel. The Senior Legal Administrator serves a variety of key roles, ranging from Paralegal and Associate Risk Manager functions, while also being responsible for matter management in the Office. In this role, the successful candidate will:
• Provide a broad range of analytical support to multiple legal practice areas, including General Law, Business Law, Employment Law, Environmental Law, Patent Law, Regulatory Affairs and Compliance, Export Control, Public Records, Research and Institutional Integrity, and Enterprise Risk Management;
• Serve as a trusted advisor, overseeing and managing the flow and exchange of information, streamlining interactions with key executives and facilitating initiatives on behalf of the Chief Counsel and other attorneys in the Office; and
• Function as a partner in developing and defining the objectives of the Office of the Laboratory Counsel and independently anticipates and carries out these objectives in creative and effective ways.
This is a unique opportunity to be part of a vital in-house legal department at the nation’s premier national research laboratory!
What You Will Do:
• Develop and lead a broad range of projects and legal issue resolution requiring in-depth knowledge of organizational objectives, current business trends, and Berkeley Lab organizational dynamics and culture.
• Define and manage integrated operating strategies, budget, and goals for the OLC, including all necessary reporting to the Department of Energy (DOE), University of California, and other agencies.
• Serve as a Laboratory-wide internal authority in areas of assigned responsibility, including records issues, human resources issues and risk management objectives.
• Manage all intake of and responses to Freedom of Information Act/California Public Records Act/Subpoenas and other records requests.
• Coordinate all Procurement agreement review requests, providing appropriate response or submitting to in-house attorneys for additional handling.
• Support Human Resources, including liaison between Berkeley Lab HR and UCOP Office of the General Counsel on individual employee issues and policy questions; work with retained outside counsel to prepare discovery responses and pleadings; and draft settlement and separation agreements. Interact with IT for electronic document discovery and organization.
• Manage outside counsel retention processes, including requests to the Department of Energy for retention and retention letters, joint defense agreements, and billing review, budgets and necessary reporting.
• Develop, advocate and implement policies and procedures that anticipate and respond to changes in legal issues relating to Berkeley Lab’s regulatory, contract compliance and funding environment.
What is Required:
• A minimum of 7 years of experience at the level of principal analyst, senior paralegal, business manager, principal legal administrator in a commercial firm, government, or educational institution, with expertise in one or more practice areas (e.g., General Law, Business Law, Employment Law, Environmental Law, Patent Law, Regulatory Affairs and Compliance, Export Control, Public Records, Research and Institutional Integrity, and Enterprise Risk Management).
• Proven ability to gain the confidence and trust of organization’s executive/senior leadership and key external stakeholders.
• Proven ability to gain the confidence and trust of an organization’s executive/senior leadership and key external stakeholders, as well as to develop and maintain productive working relationships with an array of diverse interests, individuals, and constituencies.
• Superior verbal and active listening skills; the ability to communicate clearly, logically, and persuasively; ability to effectively represent institutional positions to internal and external parties.
• Superior written, analytical, and research skills; ability to create, compose, and edit a variety of written materials, including legal documents. Thorough knowledge of the principles and procedures of legal research, including ability to research, analyze, and synthesize large amounts of data.
• Project management, document/information management and organizational skills to plan, coordinate, and independently execute projects/tasks within specific and sudden deadlines, and successfully assess, balance, and prioritize numerous competing priorities.
• Demonstrated understanding and judgment related to ethical concerns in a National Laboratory or University setting; proven ability to maintain confidentiality with regard to sensitive issues and information and exercise discretion in dealing with sensitive or potentially sensitive topics.
• Time management skills to plan and manage a high-volume workload with competing deadlines, prioritize multiple tasks, organize workload of self and others, follow through to final solutions, and give adequate attention to detail. Must be able to work both independently with frequent interruptions and to work effectively in teams.
• Demonstrated proficiency in the use of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) and other relational databases. Experience with applications to store, retrieve and analyze data and generate reports.
• J.D. or Paralegal Certificate, or knowledge and abilities normally acquired by completing an advanced degree in public administration, business administration or law.
• For full consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter by July 23, 2021.
• This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
• This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs, skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
• This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
• Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities. To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here (https://recruiting.lbl.gov/benefits/).
Berkeley Lab (LBNL, http://www.lbl.gov/) addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm) to view the poster and supplement: “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.”
Cribl, Inc. is a fast-growing, remote-first company with a mission to unlock the value of all observability data. At our core, we believe in shipping phenomenal products and doing good by our customers and communities. We provide our customers with a new and unprecedented level of observability, intelligence, and control over their real-time data. We’re backed by Sequoia and CRV, and our products are deployed in some of the largest organizations in the world, processing 100s of TBs of IT & Security data, and managed by Site Reliability Engineers, System Engineers, and Technical Operations teams.
Cribl is expanding its Office of General Counsel to meet Cribl’s rapidly growing needs. This role will help ensure that Cribl’s legal operations run smoothly by managing outside counsel matters and ensuring all contracts are reviewed and assessed for risk as appropriate. This role reports to the Associate General Counsel for Governance and will supervise the Legal Operations team.
Manage matters referred to outside counsel, including through the use of legal operations systems to monitor work product, compliance with standardized billing guidelines, budgets, and spending.
Review contracts for obligations and risk, including sales and licensing contracts, non-disclosure agreements, reseller and partnership contracts, and vendor contracts.
Provide expert legal advice and support to sales and other cross-functional teams on legal issues, including without limitation negotiation with third parties and creative problem solving with a focus on providing available options, discussing risks for options, and executing on options the client selects.
Use and improve upon a standardized contract review and risk-assessment process, including to document contracts and obligations, use and implement new tools and software, and perform analyses on legal operations.
Coordinate with other internal legal teams on legal and other cross-functional issues, including without limitation the Corporate, Compliance, International, and Product Support teams.
Supervise other legal teams as assigned.
All other responsibilities, duties, functions, and activities as assigned.
At least seven (7) years of experience in corporate legal operations at a technology company or similar technical experience, including without limitation experience in managing matters with outside counsel, reviewing contracts for obligations, or using a standardized review and risk-assessment process.
At least four (4) years of experience in supervising attorneys in legal operations or related matters.
Experience with applicable contracting requirements, including federal or state procurement requirements, data protection requirements, and international requirements, including the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 and related guidelines.
Experience with improving legal processes, implementing legal programs and programs with legal requirements, and managing projects and teams.
Experience with supporting sales and other cross-functional teams in a legal role.
Experience with using business and legal operations systems such as Jira, SalesForce, SimpleLegal, and Zoom.
Experience with using office software and services such as Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Google Slides, and Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Commitment to our core values of Customer First, Always; Irreverent, But Serious; Do-acratic; Transparent; and Together.
Juris Doctorate and relevant license to practice law in good standing.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including without limitation the ability to write simply.
Excellent attention to detail.
What we offer:
Medical, dental, and vision insurance
Flexible spending account (FSA)
401(k) plan offered
Professional Development and Career Growth
Generous Vacation and Holiday Policy, including 2 Floating Holidays to use for holidays you observe
Social Responsibility Employee Group that reflects our value-driven company culture
Diversity drives innovation, enables better decisions to support our customers, and inspires change for the better. We’re building a culture where differences are valued and welcomed. We work together to bring out the best in each other. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying
UnitedLex is a technology and legal services company that delivers full scale Digital Transformation within in-house legal departments. United Lex is committed to optimizing the way legal departments function. Legal departments in over 25 global jurisdictions rely on the company’s expertise to support their operations. UnitedLex is hiring legal operations and contract lifecycle operations experts on a contract basis for client engagements. We rely heavily on our liquid talent community as we bring together teams of experts to work on a consulting basis to make these transformations possible.
The first step to being considered for a consulting opportunity is to join our talent community. We are now enrolling legal operations and contract lifecycle management professionals into our talent community to be considered across several opportunities under the following titles:
· Legal Operations Advisory Consultant
Experience managing legal operations within a large law department and consulting with stakeholders on high-level operational strategy, legal department organizational design and operating models.
· Contract Lifecycle Management Experts
Ability to implement and improve management and control over the entire contracting end to end process, removing redundant and focusing on added value activities, create an effective legal department operating model that includes vision/strategy, governance, service delivery framework and collaborate with key stakeholders in the commercial contracting chain.
· Contract Negotiation Process Experts
Experience leading Commercial Contract negotiations; drafting of standard and non-standard commercial terms of business; design and drafting of negotiation playbooks; harmonization and simplification of contract terms; designing and presenting training packages for these deliverables. Strong mastery of term sheet and playbook analysis, optimization and design, with related operational experience of use of template term sheets and negotiation playbooks
· Compliance SME
In-house compliance experts with extensive experience in any of the following: Anti-Bribery & Corruption, FCPA, Global Trade / Sanctions, Audit and Anti Money Laundering, Cyber Security, Privacy, HIPAA, Know Your Customer.
· Contract Technical Engineers
Hands on implementation and use experience with a mixture of legal technology tools including Contracts Lifecyle Management, Artificial Intelligence, document assembly/automation, and matter management, preferably in a large scale, global in-house corporate setting.
· Solutions Architect
Expert knowledge of solutions design involving technology within law departments (e-billing, contract lifecycle management, matter management, data retention, etc.)
· Patent Attorney
Provide subject matter expertise in the evaluation of threats and/or in-bound licensing requests.
· IP Expert Witness/SME
Source code reviewers, medical device or pharma SME, circuit code reviewers, experience or interest in participating in litigation or mergers.
We create solutions that uniquely solve challenges, ranging from basic to bet-the-company. We fuse legal pedigree with business pragmatism and an overriding focus on our clients. We think holistically: We guide, design, implement, and financially commit to the innovative strategies and solutions we provide.
If you are interested in joining this exciting and innovative organization please contact either Jana Murdocca at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lauren Firestein at email@example.com
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.
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).
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.
· 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
· Direct to Vice President, Operations
· Priorities / guidance by Senior Advisor, Technology and Innovation
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
Salary range: 75,000-115,000 GBP
We will begin contacting candidates during the week of July 19-23. Please apply via our ad on LinkedIn:
Bill.com is looking for a tech-savvy Legal Operations Manager to support the rapidly growing Legal and Compliance department at its brand-new headquarters in San Jose. This legal operations professional will play a key role in the management of department operations, and will join a passionate and dedicated team of legal and compliance professionals on a mission to support the company’s growth.
Led by the office of the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Bill.com’s Legal and Compliance function is responsible for supporting the company’s growth, governance and compliance and building trust with its stakeholders.
The Legal Operations Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Legal and Compliance department and reports to the General Counsel. The individual in this role provides critical infrastructure, which enables the legal team to meet its business priorities.
Professional Experience/Background to be successful in this role: Bachelor’s degree Paralegal certificate or project management certification (or equivalent experience) preferred 8+ years of related professional experience in paralegal or project management with 3+ years legal operations experience at a small or midsize public company (SaaS preferred) Experience with managing technology solutions such as Simple Legal, IronClad or for in-house legal departments Experience working with senior executives and project management Familiarity with law firm billing practices Familiarity with common legal matter structure and progression Competencies (Attributes needed to be successful in this role): Committed to operational initiatives such as streamlining processes and creating scalable solutions Collaborative, collegial, and a creative problem solver
Expected Outcomes in 12 months: Working with GC and functional leadership team to develop legal and compliance functions priorities and operating plan, creating and tracking department and cross-functional metrics and reporting, including supporting new hire onboarding and performance management. Managing workflow for the office of the GC. Implement and manage processes and tools to support the legal function, such as project management, contract and knowledge management, and external counsel spend. Planning and administering staff meetings and agendas, and working with legal and compliance leadership to align workflow with priorities Work with finance and accounting, legal and compliance leadership and external counsel and vendors to establish, track and report department budgets. Manage GC’s calendar and organize monthly and quarterly team meetings. Develop and implement a comprehensive departmental strategic communications plan. Manage special legal and cross-functional projects and programs. Partnering with other departments such as IT, finance and people team to coordinate the above
The Director of Legal Operations (DLO) for Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation will work within the Legal Department and report to the General Manager, Deputy General Counsel and Head of Legal Department.
Primary responsibilities of the DLO will be:
Work with the General Counsel and the Head of Legal Department to oversee the various workstreams in improving administrative operations of the Legal Department, including but not limited to the selection and implementation of legal technology solutions, improvement and implementation of outside counsel relationship management and billing, participating in the strategy development for the operational aspects of the legal transformation efforts for SMBC’s Americas Division, and to function as the project manager of the transformation efforts.
Improve and implement effective operations management over the Legal Department support services and administrative functions, including Legal Department’s IT, vendor, administrative staff, and project management.
Supervise the administrative and support staff of the legal department, and act as point of contact with various support functions across the organization.
-Partner with the General Counsel and the department management to develop and implement the strategic plan to improve the legal department’s organization, technology, and efficiency. Lead transformation project work streams on behalf of department management including a workstream to upgrade technology for the department. This includes finalizing the implementation of contract and document management systems and ensuring that the department’s technology meets the continued needs of the lawyers in the department and continue to evaluate technology solutions. Develop and manage the legal IT function.
-Develop and execute short and long term operations plans for the Legal function over Americas Division. Create metrics, measure progress of the strategic plan and transformation objectives.
-Manage the day to day department operations, at the direction of the General Counsel and the Head of Legal Department. Supervise the support staff, including but not limited to, the paralegals and administrative staff, and temp staff, to create an efficient support system for attorneys.
-Provide strategic and practical advice to the department management to improve and monitor efficiency and quality of the legal department’s operation. Work with the General Counsel and the Head of Legal Department to assist in the planning process over future head count and spend by practice areas and client needs. Create and manage periodic benchmarking process over department operations, and identify improvement opportunities, including assessment of financial data to identify spending trends, potential cost savings, and opportunities for efficiency.
-Manage the resources for the department operation, including reference materials and legal technology. Responsible for obtaining and maintaining licenses and subscription, implementation, and operation of said resources. Support education and training programs for the department.
-Lead the planning process on behalf of department management to develop improved procedures for the law firm and vendor engagement process, from engagement, matter creation, and billing. Negotiate and document engagement letters and conflict waivers at the supervision and instruction of senior department attorneys. Maintain a database of the law firm engagements, organizing and evaluating the data to leverage for future engagements and negotiations. Implement an RFP process for approved panel law firms and the procedures to improve business clients experience in selecting and engaging approved law firms.
-Review, update, and maintain the department policies and procedures. Develop and implement the communications initiatives (staff meetings, newsletters, websites) work with Communications and Technology teams to improve and maintain the department’s online presence on the intranet, work with the department management to foster the department’s reputation and presence across the organization. Develop and optimize knowledge management process for collection and sharing of institutional knowledge, centralization and management of templates.
-Work with the attorneys, to improve quality of work (culture, satisfaction, engagement), access to training resources, and efficiency.
-10 years minimum experience as in business/administrative operations within a corporation or a law firm, including senior leadership roles in development and implementation of strategic initiatives on business operations. 5 or more years of experience managing direct reports.
-Excellent operational management, project management, and communications skills. Experience with law firm billing practices, alternative fee arrangements, law firm/vendor fee negotiations.
-Familiarity and expertise with Legal technology, including but not limited to electronic billing, document management, e-discovery solutions, knowledge management, workflow management.
-Strong communications skills, technical drafting skills, ability to work under pressure, and cross-cultural sensitivity required. Must be a team-player.
-A proven ability to comfortably operate in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment.
-The perseverance and patience necessary to work through ambiguity and see a matter through to completion.
-The ability to see past the question and understand the wider strategy.
-The ability to think tactically to get to the best result for the Legal Department.
-Financial services experience preferred, but not required.
-Bachelor’s in Business, Finance, or Information Technology required, MBA or JD preferred