Overview

Our Practice Services department has an excellent opportunity for a Legal Process Engineer in the Cincinnati, Columbus, or Seattle office (other Firm locations may also be considered).  This is an exempt position that will champion the development of innovative technologies and processes to help the Firm better serve its clients and create a competitive advantage. This role will support key projects and initiatives focusing on improving process across all six practice areas and requires continuous collaborative communication across diverse, billable initiatives. This role will champion projects on intelligent automation, research and development on emerging technology and integrating technology into our legal services and projects to support our clients in achieving their digital strategy.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with legal practice teams to create a deep understanding of the legal process in order to recommend the best solution (technology or process improvement) to optimize client service delivery.
  • Manage the collection of business requirements and final deliverables of document automation projects using Contract Express or similar technologies.
  • Support use case identification and serve as a collaborative team member toward the deliverables of robotic process automation projects.
  • Manage projects using agile project planning and support requirement specifications of the Project Management Office (PMO).
  • Develop strong understanding of advanced technologies and trends in the industry as they pertain to law firms and demonstrate knowledge of the range of technologies available to deliver superior legal services.
  • Identify, evaluate and recommend best-in-class advanced technology tools that align with the strategic imperatives of the Firm and provide attorneys with opportunities to increase efficiency when serving clients.  This includes contributing to the Emerging Tech Dashboard and gaining knowledge around products, use cases and competitive intelligence.
  • Facilitate taking business requirements and translating those needs to key developers as well as helping to build appropriate solutions.
  • Develop expertise in technology and workflow solutions relevant to the position.
  • Help educate attorneys on emerging technology and maintain a virtuous feedback loop.
  • Proactively use most current technology to further teamwork, client service, and efficiency.
  • Build strong relationships across the Firm, external networks and with clients.
  • Other duties as requested and assigned.

 

Requirements:

  • Juris Doctorate with a minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible work experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Law firm experience is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Strong internet research skills with a demonstrated ability to use legal and financial research systems.  Proven aptitude to learn new software applications.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral formats with attorneys and other key personnel, to manage and exceed expectations, and to exhibit a high degree of responsiveness, diplomacy and professionalism in these interactions.  Ability to present technical information and respond to questions from all levels of clients and staff, including top Firm management.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.  A tolerance for uncertainty and an ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects with minimal supervision and collaborate with other members of the team.
  • Strong project management skills.  Project and team management experience with attention to detail and a willingness to “roll up sleeves” and operate at whatever level is needed to accomplish tasks.
  • Ability to coordinate the activities of department resources.  Thorough understanding of technologies that can be applied to Firm operations and enhance working efficiency.  Demonstrated ability to employ software at the power-user competence level.  Ability to demonstrate impeccable integrity and exercise discretion with confidential and sensitive information.
  • A strong client service approach and team orientation.  Demonstrate good judgment, tact, and flexibility under pressure in a mixed-matrix environment with many stakeholders and potentially competing priorities.
  • Familiar with the assigned practice groups, industries, and/or geographies.

 

How to Apply:

Interested individuals should submit their resume to fwresumes@bakerlaw.com.  Please remember to include the job title and office location in the subject or body of your email.

Baker & Hostetler LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About BakerHostetler

BakerHostetler, one of the nation’s largest law firms, represents clients around the globe. With offices coast to coast, our nearly 1,000 attorneys litigate cases and resolve disputes that potentially threaten clients’ competitiveness, navigate the laws and regulations that shape the global economy, and help clients develop and close deals that fuel their strategic growth.

We have six core practice groups: Business, Digital Assets and Data Management, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Litigation, and Tax. Within these groups are several large specialty practices, including antitrust, bankruptcy, healthcare, energy, middle market mergers and acquisitions, complex commercial litigation, data privacy and security, patent prosecution and international tax. Our attorneys have broad knowledge and experience in many industries, including energy, media, manufacturing, healthcare, financial services and insurance, consumer products, and hospitality.

We distinguish ourselves through our commitment to the highest standard of client care. By emphasizing an approach to service delivery as exacting as our legal work, we are determined to surpass our clients’ expectations.

Our firm was founded on three core principles: to develop and sustain mutually beneficial, long-term relationships with each of its clients; to provide timely, responsive, and high quality legal services; and to be generous with both time and money to the communities where we work. We have consistently nurtured a collegial approach among our lawyers, assuring effective teamwork in handling client work, while maintaining a culture of providing exceptional legal counsel with a clear focus on value. We are committed to the continuous development of our people and of the resources essential to delivering effective and distinctive legal services worldwide.