17 days old

Legal Project Manager

Chicago, IL 60602
Job Description: At Perkins Coie, we look for individuals that are self-motivated, dedicated to providing value and superior services and, above all, people who have a high degree of integrity and enthusiasm for their work. Weve created a company culture that is based on collaboration, devotion to serving our clients, and mutual respect. Perkins Coie is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion both within the firm and throughout our collective communities. Work for one of the 100 Best Workplaces in America, get great health insurance, tuition reimbursement, your birthday off, and paid sabbaticals. GENERAL PURPOSE The Legal Project Manager (LPM) position reports to the Director of Legal Project Management. Legal Project Managers are aligned with firm strategy and play an important role in advancing the firms advanced approach to the delivery of legal services. This position supports client-facing engagements to ensure successful implementation of such projects. This position provides support for all practice groups and will affect efficiency, quality, profitability, competitive position, and client satisfaction. In addition, this position will interact with legal and business professionals internally and externally and is expected to uphold the image of the firm by maintaining positive contact with clients, attorneys, and staff. Although the LPM position is posted in Chicago, Perkins Coie encourages all interested applicants located near any of our U.S. office locations to apply. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS These essential functions are primary job duties that incumbents must be able to perform unassisted or with some reasonable accommodation. Assist legal teams and practice groups with the delivery of legal services for complex, high profile client engagements employing project management methods and tools. Provide project management oversight, principles, methodologies, and tools as defined by legal teams and practice groups for internal and client-facing projects with limited complexity. Manage assigned projects and associated activities to ensure resources are channeled to produce planned deliverables on time and within scope and budget. Organize project teams into work groups and work closely with relationship attorneys to support and guide the entire project team in their effort to achieve business goals and produce deliverables within the specified time frames and on budget. Monitor the project scope management process to ensure key stakeholders are apprised of scope change requests and their impact to project. Collaborate with team resources to plan for custom solutions and oversee the design, plan, and implementation for client-facing technical or process solutions. Follow policies, procedures, and documentation created for the Pricing and Legal Project Management departments. Manage multiple projects concurrently. Train legal teams and clients on the implementation and fundamentals of LPM. Perform other duties, as assigned. Be present at work during regularly scheduled working hours and as needed in the position, consistent with the firms attendance expectations. TRAVEL This position may require travel. SPECIFIC SKILLS REQUIRED Computer proficient with advanced skills in MS Office required. Capacity to learn new technology, tools, and platforms. Aptitude to make difficult and complex independent decisions. Excellent organizational, oral, and written communication skills, including record keeping, data collection, and system information. Ability to compile and analyze data, and furnish concise, detailed information in written report format. Excellent facilitation skills to lead meetings, conduct effective briefings and presentations, and to develop consensus, both internally and externally. Strong ability to lead; think creatively; pro-actively adapt to a changing environment; act decisively; and motivate, develop, inspire, and empower others. Ability to plan, organize, direct, implement, and evaluate processes to lead people and manage resources to achieve desired results. Aptitude to create an open environment conducive to freely sharing information and ideas. Capability to use many software programs to provide professional documents and prepare presentation media to audiences. SPECIFIC SKILLS PREFERRED SharePoint, Visio, and MS Project knowledge preferred. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Experience in a similar role at either a professional services company or in a legal environment. Minimum three years of formal project management experience preferred or equivalent work experience. Minimum five years law firm or legal operations experience required. PMP, JD or MBA preferred. Understanding of project estimation and management approaches, tools, and phases of the project lifecycle. This position may be filled in Denver and in accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay Act, the compensation range in Denver for this position is $126,900 to $200,630 depending on qualifications and experience. Perkins Coie may provide a discretionary bonus annually and information regarding benefits can be found here. This position may be filled in New York City. In accordance with the New York City Human Rights Law, the base salary range in New York City for this position is $147,250 to $232,800 annually, depending on qualifications and experience. This range is specific to New York City and may not be applicable to other locations. The compensation for this position may also include a discretionary annual bonus. Information regarding benefits can be found here.
Posted: 2022-05-05 Expires: 2022-06-07

Perkins Coie understands your career is about choices, not trade-offs. Named one of the country's "100 Best Places to Work For" by FORTUNE magazine for 13 consecutive years, we provide an exceptional foundation on which to continue or expand your practice. During the past three years, we have hired more than 200 lateral attorneys firmwide at all experience levels. Our attorneys have broad and diverse backgrounds both within and outside the practice of law. By focusing on outstanding client service, superior legal work and generous pro bono and community involvement opportunities, we're dedicated to providing an atmosphere that encourages you to pursue your definition of success--both inside and outside the office.

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