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Practice Development Manager (Private Equity)

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Law Firm

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Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Boston, MA

Date Last Verified

Aug 10,2017

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Jul 25,2017
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - Private Equity
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Practice Development Manager (Private Equity) Duties: Provide significant practice and business development support to the firm’s Private Equity Transactions practice group and over time, possibly an additional practice group or client team that will be determined in the future. Will work closely with the Practice Group Leader (PGL) and Senior Director of Practice Development in all aspects of management of the practice group through the provision of marketing, business development, knowledge management, lateral attorney recruiting and integration, training, financial analysis and logistical support. Designing, organizing, coordinating and implementing initiatives in support of individual partners’ business plans and the practice group’s and the firm’s strategic plans. Will be tasked with monitoring, tracking and updating strategic business and practice development initiatives, acting as a liaison to administrative functions regarding group support needs; and contributing to the overall success of practice group performance. Assist PGL, Senior Director of Practice Development and practice group attorneys in development, execution and implementation of practice group strategic plan. Design, coordinate and implement business development initiatives working with practice group attorneys. Facilitate practice group marketing initiatives, including pitches, responses to RFPs, teleconferences, webinars and client training presentations. Identify external marketing opportunities, including speaking opportunities, sponsorships, conferences and writing opportunities working in conjunction with PR and events teams. Draft and maintain practice group marketing collateral material (e.g., brochures, bios, website description and practice overviews and experience lists). Prepare various legal ranking submissions. Assist PGL with the preparation of lateral partner sponsor memoranda. Coordinate on-boarding and integration of lateral attorneys into practice group. Expand, enrich and maintain internal practice group resources, including intranet site (“the infoNet”), experience database, forms, samples and templates. Ensure training of new legal personnel in use of technology specific to practice group. Update practice group members on developments related to practice group initiatives. Facilitate sharing of practice group developments and information with appropriate professional services staff groups. Assist with the design, organization and implementation of practice group specific training programs in conjunction with practice group attorneys and professional development department. Assist with analysis of practice group financial reports and metrics and manage practice group budget. Plan and execute practice group events and partner meetings as internal social events, working closely with events team. Manage Practice Development Specialists and Assistants through coaching, mentoring and delegation.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree or M.B.A. preferred. Experience in or strong knowledge of corporate transactional work; 5+ years’ experience working in a mid to large law firm or corporate environment in a similar field and/or as a practicing attorney. Prior people management experience including coaching, mentoring and strong delegation skills preferred. Must have: experience with corporate transactional type work and/or experience working in a large law firm; a positive, can-do attitude; strong organizational skills and attention to detail; and a willingnesss to pitch in and roll-up their sleeves to help the practice groups achieve their business objectives. Ability to establish credibility with partners, to bring to bear the right mix of confidence, tact and persistence in working with the firm’s lawyers. Excellent project management and organizational skills and proven attention to detail. Ability to identify and solve problems, work independently, and take initiative. Ability to compile, review, and determine logical conclusions or recommendations based on data and information which is varied in content and format. Excellent oral communication skills. Excellent legal and business writing skills. Willingness to roll-up sleeves and get things done. Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with people at all levels. Positive, can-do attitude. Ability to work with professional staff in a multi-office environment. Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality of the firm’s internal and personnel affairs. Must have strong oral and written communication skills, have the ability to work independently and be highly motivated. Must have proven problem-solving ability, be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously, and take responsibility for designing and implementing goals.

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