Website Proskauer Rose LLP

Overview:

Proskauer is a global law firm providing a wide variety of legal services to clients worldwide from offices in Beijing, Boca Raton, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Paris, São Paulo and Washington, DC.

Responsibilities:

We are seeking a Senior Corporate Practice Manager to join our Professional Resources team in Boston or New York. The Senior Practice Manager will work collaboratively to further the Firm’s strategic objectives of training, developing and retaining highly accomplished and dedicated attorneys. Specifically, the Senior Practice Manager will work with the Private Credit Group (PCG) heads to oversee the day-to-day administration of PCG across all offices in the U.S., including with respect to talent management, staffing, internal communications and integration of practice group resources. The Senior Practice Manager also will work directly with the Corporate Department Chairs, the Corporate Operating Partner, the Corporate Department Legal Director and administrators on corporate-level matters, including strategic planning and execution.

Mentoring and Morale

  • Develop professional relationships with associates, including an in-depth understanding of professional aspirations, experiences, strengths, development needs and relevant personal circumstances in order to serve as a resource for questions regarding individual professional development
  • Regularly meet with associates to monitor morale and address any concerns
  • Coordinate mentoring and morale activities and events

Training

  • Work with partners to develop and run practice group meetings and training programs
  • Work with the business development team to plan and coordinate practice group meetings and client training meetings
  • Assist practice groups in developing skills checklists for associates at different levels
  • Assess legal technologies and assist with training and adoption of such technologies

Staffing & Productivity

  • Support practice groups with resource allocation and productivity management
  • Formulate and manage staffing processes and procedures for a national staffing model
  • Work with partners regarding staffing needs for attorneys in PCG
  • Interface with assigning attorneys to respond to and clarify staffing requests; conduct outreach to associates regarding capacity, interest and overall workflow
  • Monitor time and availability of attorneys to effectively assign and reallocate matters, as necessary, and maximize overall productivity
  • Balance practice group staffing needs and client service considerations with associate preferences and career development goals
  • Ensure consistency of experiences and equitable distribution of assignments across PCG
  • Synthesize, analyze and present data to the PCG group leaders and Corporate Department leadership

Evaluations

  • Manage associate evaluation process
  • Assist PCG  with ad hoc or interim reviews
  • Partner with PCG  leaders to ensure attorneys are receiving clear and actionable feedback, as well as go-forward strategies to achieve their goals prior to the next formal review period
  • Address performance issues

Knowledge Management & Projects

  • Assist in the coordination of the maintenance of portals, resource lists and other KM tools, as needed, including practice group training materials and forms

Budget

  • Participate in practice group budget planning and management

Attorney Onboarding and Offboarding

  • Collaborate with PCG leaders, the Corporate Department Chairs/Legal Director and the recruiting team to plan for future workforce needs based on capacity projections
  • Assist with hiring processes, including:
    • practice group placement of summer associates
    • identification of lateral associate needs, interviewing of lateral candidates and preparation of needs memos and offer letters
  • Orientation of new associates and laterals
  • Assist with departing attorney processes, including matter transitioning and matter mobility

Other Responsibilities

  • Support Firm diversity and inclusion and women’s initiatives to ensure that the professional needs of diverse attorneys, women and those on reduced schedules are being addressed
  • Work with attorneys to achieve the Firm’s pro bono goals and commitments
  • Spearhead innovation projects
  • Stay apprised of developments in other practice groups, departments and across the firm
  • General assistance on ad-hoc projects, as needed

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor, with 4+ years of experience at a top law firm
  • Strong understanding of corporate transactional practices, and an interest in, or experience with, practice management
  • Robust leadership and management skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Entrepreneurial, self- motivated, and organized
  • Multi-task and effectively prioritize competing demands on time and attention
  • Flexibility to work outside regular business hours as needed

Apply:

Please apply online through our careers page using the link below:

https://proskauer.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=21000050&lang=en