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Practice Manager

Company: Fenwick & West LLP
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description Summary: The Practice Manager is responsible for providing a combination of technical, analytical and operational support to the Practice Management department. The Practice Manager is a self-starter and strategic thinker who can work with all levels of firm management. The Practice Manager will play an active role in the development and implementation of key practice group initiatives and play an integral role in the retention and development of our associates through workflow management. This position can be based in any of our California offices or Seattle (WA) office.Job Description:Attorney Development and Workload Support

  • Manage work allocation and utilization within the free market workflow system using technology/systems.
  • Support partners and associates to navigate the free market workflow system and assist with staffing matters as needed.
  • Serve as a knowledgeable and trusted resource of on-the-ground practice activity levels and associate bandwidth.
  • Evaluate practice group needs on an ongoing basis, identify gaps in associate resources and support recruiting team efforts.
  • Collaborate with our diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) experts and practice group leaders to further the firm's and our practice groups' DEI goals through work allocation and opportunities.
  • Manage orientation and integration support for lateral and junior associates.
  • Serve as a first point of contact for associates on workflow and time management.
  • Work with partners and Legal Training teams to plan and conduct formal training programs for attorneys.
  • Work with the Legal Personnel team to support the evaluation and associate development process.Management and Reporting
    • Manage general daily administration and business operations of the Practice Management department.
    • Partner with peer departments on various strategic practice group projects, including implementing process improvements to increase efficiencies across practice and firm operations.
    • Collaborate with Practice Management colleagues to develop practice group business strategies; oversee execution of and progress on practice group strategic initiatives; ensure that practice initiatives are in line with the firm's goals and objectives of the strategic plan and the firm's strategic plan.
    • In collaboration with the Finance department, review and analyze utilization and profitability reports and other key performance indicators and update Practice Management team on significant performance markers, highlighting potential issues.
    • Conduct routine analyses of practice group financial reports and metrics.Operational Support
      • --Provide operational support to Practice Management team and partner leads as needed.
      • --Develop substantive agendas and presentations for practice group, subgroup meetings and other industry meetings.Desired Skills & Qualifications:
        • Sound judgment and extreme--discretion with respect to confidential and sensitive information.
        • Strong emotional intelligence, ability to influence and guide others, and able to provide quality and efficient client service (to both internal and external clients) in a fast-paced industry.
        • Awareness and understanding of business improvement processes and best practices.
        • Strong interpersonal skills, service mentality and ability to build relationships.
        • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
        • Strong data analytics skills to assess a range of metrics and presents data in an effective manner.
        • Demonstrated ability to--organize and prioritize work in a dynamic and complex environment to meet deadlines and daily requirements.
        • Proficiency in MS Office and the ability to quickly learn and utilize--additional software.-- Reporting to the Senior Director of Practice Management, the qualified candidate will preferably have 3+ years of law firm or--other professional services experience. Experience in practice management/staffing support a plus. Bachelor's degree required; JD or MBA a plus. For more than four decades, Fenwick & West has helped some of the world's most recognized companies become, and remain, market leaders. From emerging enterprises to large public corporations, our clients are leaders in the technology, life sciences and cleantech sectors and are fundamentally changing the world through rapid innovation. Having worked alongside such progressive and cutting edge companies for so long, our culture has come to reflect the entrepreneurial spirit of our client base. Unlike traditional law firms, we move at our clients' speed and have earned the reputation as a go-to law firm for growing companies that need insightful, strategic counsel to help tackle the challenging issues that arise when the law cannot keep up with their pace of innovation. With the same passion for excellence and innovation reflected in our client base, our firm is making revolutionary changes to the practice of law through substantial investments in proprietary technology tools and processes. Our clients demand-and deserve-new ways to receive best-in-class legal services more effectively. At Fenwick, we are proud to be shaping our legal services to do just that.------------------ We are proud to have been named one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area for the twelfth year. Fenwick & West LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and, as such, conducts all employment-related activities without regard to unlawful consideration of race, religion, color, marital status, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity, gender, genetic characteristics or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal employment discrimination laws.--We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all. San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance Pursuant to the--San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Agency Submissions We accept submissions by agency recruiters when a fee agreement has been established between the firm and the agency. Agency recruiters, please submit candidates here .

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