Job Details

Corporate - General Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

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Company name

K&L Gates LLP

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Corporate - General

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Pittsburgh, PA

Date Last Verified

May 24,2018

Posted on

Feb 08,2018


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Profile

Matter Planning Manager Duties: Counseling lawyers on approaches to staffing and managing matters. Creating and evaluating alternative pricing scenarios and matter budgets. Analyzing and reporting on individual matter performance (e.g., budget vs actual) in a timely and accurate manner. Creating and generating matter performance statistics and KPI reports for management and practice groups for a range of matters. Interacting with groups across the firm and working directly with attorneys and administrators (including Finance, Marketing, IT and Directors of Admin), as well as clients. Developing Best Practices and benchmarking for pricing and project management for litigation, transactional and other deals. Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs. Work independently with lawyers to refine budgets and analyze performance . Drive and challenge lawyers on their assumptions underpinning their budget proposal. Possess strong situational awareness and the ability to diffuse difficult or contentious situations. Work independently with lawyers to refine budgets and analyze performance. Effectively manages and communicates confidential issues.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Computer Science or Information Technology or other relevant background. MBA or JD Degree preferred. 5+ years within Law, Consulting or Project Management. Prior experience with training and developing training documentation Drive and challenge lawyers on their assumptions underpinning their budget proposal. Possess strong situational awareness and the ability to diffuse difficult or contentious situations. Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment. Strong analytical skills, most notably with Microsoft Excel. Exceptional presentation skills, including comfort with PowerPoint. Ability to organize, analyze and summarize large amounts of data to identify key performance indicators, trends and core concepts. Anticipate and correct problems, establish conclusions and develop creative solutions. Demonstrated experience managing multiple priorities in a changing and demanding environment. Experience working both independently and in a team-oriented environment. Ability to encourage and build positive relationships and communicate (both verbal and written) effectively with all co-workers and outside vendors.

Additional info

Job ID: 6123

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
K&L Gates LLP
210 Sixth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-2613
Fax: 412-355-6501