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Tax - General Attorney in New York City, NY

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Apr 08, 2021

Posted on

Feb 04, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


New York City, NY, United States
Practice Area
Tax >> Tax - General
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Professional Support Lawyer (Tax)
Responsibilities: Works with the Knowledge Partners, the other Professional Support Lawyers who support the Group globally and the Partners who supervise their work, and the Global Director of Knowledge Management to assess the United States knowledge needs of the Group. Defines and implements a plan to meet those needs that is aligned with the business goals of the Group, and mechanisms for regular review of the plan. Works with Group members to create and capture United States Tax-related knowledge content and encourage the sharing of information and knowledge generally. Works with partners to develop high quality substantive content and presentations for clients and potential clients. Creates and maintains a well-organized electronic collection of practice-related knowledge resources, which include in particular United States law-governed Tax related standard forms and accompanying notes, precedent documents, best practices and how-to memos, legal memos and other materials useful to the Group. Helps the Knowledge Department generally to tailor the Firm’s knowledge resources to meet the needs of the broader Group. Monitors and keeps the Group informed about important developments in the tax law or business environment and identifies client opportunities arising from such developments. Prepares regular current awareness newsletters for the Group; takes the lead role in coordinating Alerts or other substantive content as to tax developments for internal and client use. Works with the librarians to determine requirements and policies and to implement processes regarding practice-related current awareness and alerts from internal and external sources. Works with the Group and the Learning and Development team to identify practice-related training needs of the Group; and, building on existing training programs, organize, design and deliver (personally or with others) Group training, including seminars, workshops and offsite training. Trains Group members how to access knowledge resources on GlobalNet and elsewhere. Provides direct support to individual practitioners to assist them with locating practice-related internal and external knowledge resources. Acts as a source of legal, market and practical expertise for all members of the Group, including the provision of direct support for client matters and client development initiatives. Develops and maintains the knowledge-related aspects of the Group’s GlobalNet site. Works with the Group and Marketing Department to establish processes to capture matter descriptions and categorizations in our matter systems, and conducts post-matter review of lessons learned. Assists with setting up a process for collecting valuable precedent documents. Participates in the planning of training and other knowledge related activities. Participates in regular meetings of the Professional Support function and Knowledge Department and liaise with other PSLs to facilitate the sharing of best practice and knowledge. Attends external training and conferences to keep up-to-date with relevant developments in the law, business environment and professional support. Provides other knowledge support to the Group as may be assigned by the heads of the Group, the Knowledge Partners, or the Global Director of Knowledge Management. Performs other duties as assigned or required to meet Firm goals and objectives.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD degree, required. Professional Experience. 5+ years of sound legal experience relevant to the practice as an admitted and practicing lawyer in a large law firm or corporate/financial institution legal department, required. Strong United States tax subject-matter expertise, required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, required. Strong drafting skills, required. High professional standards with a passion for quality product. Strong drafting and research skills. Well-developed organizational and communication skills. Understanding of learning processes and different methods of training. Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with people at all levels. Pragmatic, self-motivated, flexible and good team worker. Strong written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate effectively and in a professional manner with all levels of the Firm and outside vendors. Ability to work in a diverse team environment and effectively support the demanding needs of the Firm. Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines with shifting priorities. Must be a self-starter with a high level of initiative. Strong customer service skills, able to anticipate needs and exercise independent judgment. Strong attention to detail, organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects. Maintains confidentiality and exercises discretion. Exercises solid strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.

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