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ProfileChicago office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks professional support lawyer (finance) with 5+ years of legal experience relevant to the practice as an admitted and practicing lawyer in a large law firm or corporate/financial institution legal department. The candidate works with the Knowledge Partner, other Professional Support Lawyers who support the Group in the United States and 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. Helps define and implement 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 Finance-related knowledge content and encourage the sharing of information and knowledge generally. Helps create and maintain a well-organized electronic collection of practice-related knowledge resources, which include in particular United States law-governed Finance standard forms and accompanying notes, precedent documents, best practices and how-to memos, legal memos and other materials useful to the Group. Assists the Knowledge Department generally to tailor the Firm?s knowledge resources to meet the needs of the broader United States Finance Group. Monitors and keeps the Group informed about important developments in the law or business environment. Contributes to regular current awareness newsletters for the Group. 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. Develops and maintains the knowledge-related aspects of the Group?s GlobalNet site and trains Group members how to access knowledge resources on GlobalNet and elsewhere. Mentors associates, 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. 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 producing closing binders and collecting valuable precedent documents. Works with the Group to establish processes to capture and publish information about individuals (both internal and external) with specific knowledge and experience relevant to the Group?s business in the Firm?s dedicated CRM systems. 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 head of the Group, the Knowledge Partner, or the Global Director of Knowledge Management. Performs other duties as assigned or required to meet Firm goals and objectives. Strong United States Finance subject-matter expertise, required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, required.
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