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Project Manager Legal

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jun 04,2019

Valid Through

Sep 17,2019

Posted on

Apr 17,2019

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Finance >> Finance - General
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Project Manager - Legal
The candidate will analyze data from Reed Smith financial systems and create Excel-based financial reports; Develop a keen understanding of law firm profitability metrics and key performance indicators--and how they interrelate--and demonstrate the ability to discuss those metrics with firm attorneys and clients; Make recommendations to attorney teams on how to improve client and matter profitability metrics; Assist legal teams in defining and documenting project scope, goals and deliverables that support business needs of both the Firm and our clients; Compare matter progress to budget and convey status to firm attorneys and clients; Assist with the development of large-scale budget and matter work plans and configure our current matter management system to underpin the execution of the plans; Estimate the resources and participants (staffing) needed to achieve project goals and provide input in the budget-creation and matter work plan-creation process; Consult on the use of pricing methods and alternative fee and value-based billing arrangements as needed; Consult on the use of alternative staffing approaches and automation where needed; Define project success criteria and disseminate data to involved parties throughout project lifecycle; Effectively communicate project expectations and status to firm attorneys and clients in a timely and clear fashion; Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential risks and devise contingency plans as appropriate; Manage multiple projects concurrently, juggling priorities, deadlines and essential project management duties for each respective project; Create and complete internal and external “after action reports” to facilitate the continuous improvement of the execution of our legal project management program and legal work at large; Build, develop and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project. Undergraduate or MBA degree in finance or a related business field, Juris Doctor, or equivalent work experience is required. Certification or Paralegal experience a plus. Should have 5+ years of work experience in finance or legal industry.

Additional info

Job Id: 505236

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Reed Smith LLP
1301 K Street, NW
East Tower, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005


"Knowledgeable in Law but that is pretty much it"

Current Employee - Reviewed on February 26, 2019

For once in your life, show a little empathy and a willingness to work with others. Such greed and bitchiness is extremely unattractive

Pros : The firm definitely gives their focus on clients cases. They also work around the clock which is nice sometimes, until they bother you at 2:20AM
Cons : Very technologically challenged, needy, and lack of caring for others. Its really pathetic actually, and has caused me to switch to another firm, who is more charismatic to my wishes.
Approve of the CEO[?] : Yes
Recommend this employer to a friend? : Yes
Business outlook for the next 6 months? : up
Current or former employee? : Current Employee
Job type : Contract

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