ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Business Planning and Internal Operations With Practice Leaders, partners, and marketing and business development professionals, create annual business objectives focused on improving the practices marketplace position, talent base and financial performance. Advise Practice Leaders on operational decisions. Monitor internal operations and implement process improvements. Develop and enforce internal policies. Liaise with business professionals in other areas of the firm, often on behalf of Practice Leaders. Coordinate group meetings and internal communications in support of practice objectives, including group retreats. Talent Management and Development Develop an in-depth understanding of the capabilities of the practices lawyers, as well as gaps which can be corrected through education, recruiting, or additional (outside) resources. Coordinate timekeeper staffing on legal matters; assess workloads and monitor availability of timekeepers. Manage the evaluation processes for associates, and paralegals. Coordinate practice-specific education programs to support associate development. Play a central role in recruiting, onboarding and integration of timekeepers at all levels. Financial Management and Analysis Create an annual budget of revenue and operating expenses; monitor and report to Practice Leaders, Litigation Team Leadership, and the finance team on performance against budgets. Analyze and report on practice performance, including utilization, revenue and profitability. Develop an understanding of the key drivers and trends affecting the practices financial performance. Marketing and Business Development Develop targeted product line programs, initiating and completing a wide range of projects that involve marketing planning, campaign development, industry and prospective client research and monitoring relevant press communications. Enhance the practice groups profile and key differentiators in product line areas by developing messaging and market position, campaigns, ideas for programs and client communications that reach target audiences. Prepare legal directory and award submissions and develop strategies for maximizing results. Evaluate and collaborate with attorneys on responses to RFPs and other new business proposals and develop tailored proposals/pitches and institute related production and tracking of pitch efforts.
A minimum of 10 years of relevant law firm or professional services experience. Bachelors or Masters degree. Developing or advanced financial analysis skills. Strong organizational and communication skills. Fluency in Spanish or French is preferred.
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