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Legal Project Manager/senior Legal Project Manager

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Attorney

Valid Through

Jun 22,2019

Posted on

Mar 09,2019

Years of Experience

Min 6 yrs required

Location

Palo Alto, CA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Finance >> Finance - General
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Legal Project Manager/Senior Legal Project Manager
The candidate will help increase revenue, improve profitability, and provide exceptional client service on our most complex matters through more effective legal project management; accelerate ability to deliver tangible financial and non-financial benefits on selected key matters (in conjunction with the client team; and to develop, co-ordinate, and implement consistent best practice across firm. Coordinate work effort, scoping, planning, fee monitoring, status reporting, liaising with client, tracking scope changes, liaising with specialist departments and offices world wide. Planning and Set-Up. Preparation of project plans and Gantt charts to support the client matter team. Provide support to the Principal/ Lead Associate in defining matter scope. Tracking, and helping manage, scope changes. Status reporting and issue tracking. Ongoing monitoring of matter costs and fees. Preparation of client team and client status reports. Provide timely updates to client team partners on potential issues identified. Establish appropriate project IT infrastructure. Set up project platform(s) where appropriate. Support other IT systems. Support development of various pilot tools and systems. Identify improvements to work product, processes, tools and systems. Introduce new working efficiencies where appropriate and coach team. Supporting the post-matter review process for key matter. Support the implementation of project management tools and efficiency improvements. Research practice area processes through discussions with fee earners for matter supported and identify key areas of improvement. Identify themes of inefficiency and potential improvements in processes, tools and systems. Support the development of improved processes, tools, templates and systems which may be implemented as part of the legal program management methodologies. Roll out improvements and solutions through specific attorney coaching and training sessions. Identify and propose to Associate Directors of LPM or Associate Director of LPM Service Delivery any future needs and identified improvements to the LPM framework. Work in close cooperation with Global Director of Legal Operations and Director of Legal Project Management to define, enhance and an integrated single set of project management standards, processes, methodologies and tools.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Bachelor's degree (law or business degree preferred). Formal Project Management qualification (e.g. PRINCE2, PMP, or equivalent) desirable. Experience working within law firms or other professional services firms (e.g. accounting, consulting) is required. Should have knowledge of relevant IT packages: e.g. Document Management Systems, Project Extranets, Microsoft Project experience. Previous experience of influencing or coaching within legal or professional services (e.g. accounting, consulting) environment desirable. Previous experience of acting in a project executive/manager capacity on client facing, fee-earning. legal projects preferred. Must have outstanding communication skills. Should have demonstrated ability and desire to work collaboratively with senior-level professionals to help them succeed in meeting their business development objectives Must have demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in pulling, preparing reports, executive summaries and.status reports for consumption by attorneys and clients. Should have advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel, and financial systems and reports.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Baker & McKenzie.
660 Hansen Way
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Fax: 650-856-9299

Review:

"Poor information security practices!!!!Jon Alumbaugh "

Former Employee - Reviewed on February 14, 2018

Fire Jon Alumbaugh, do you as a law Firm care about information security? Firm is nice otherwise. Culture is great and people are nice. Fire Jon Alumbaugh, do you as a law Firm care about information security?

Pros : Culture is great and people are nice. Fire Jon Alumbaugh, do you as a law Firm care about information security?
Cons : Jon Alumbaugh, manager of Global Information security. Do not do business with this Firm if he is still employed there. There were frequent information security breaches due to his incompetence.
Approve of the CEO[?] : Yes
Recommend this employer to a friend? : Yes
Business outlook for the next 6 months? : up
Current or former employee? : Former Employee
Last Year at Employer : 2018
Job type : Contract

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