The Client Value team helps the firm improve overall profit margins and increase client value through delivery of information, tools, project management, process improvement and other methods. Its goal is to increase value to the Firm's clients by providing lawyers with simple access to firm-wide information, experience, and data, enabling lawyers to work more efficiently, and ensuring quality and consistency of work product. Client Value Lawyers uses their legal background and expertise to advance these goals
This opportunity is for a Client Value Lawyer supporting the Compensation, Governance & ERISA Practice Group, and will be responsible for (1) drafting client memoranda, articles and blog posts; (2) editing and project managing the team’s contributions to the firm’s annual corporate governance survey; (3) enhancing practice forms, precedents and research materials; (4) tracking, analyzing and summarizing changes in existing laws and regulations; (5) preparing and delivering team training programs; (6) being a proactive participant in team marketing; and (7) providing other legal and practical expertise to support the practice, among other duties as assigned. The Client Value Lawyer will report directly to the Chief Knowledge & Client Value Officer and the Compensation, Governance & ERISA Practice Group Leader (PGL) and Partners, as well as working closely with the firm’s Technology and Business Development, Marketing and departments.
Assess the relevant knowledge needs of the team, define and implement a plan to meet those needs, and establish mechanisms for regular review of the plan.
Capture feedback for continuous improvement of Client Value products and processes.
Monitor the marketplace for new and innovative Client Value and research tools.
Spearhead regular thought leadership efforts and regular external publications.
Monitor and keep the team informed about important developments in applicable statutes, regulations, judicial decisions and the business environment through bulletins, training, know-how meetings and other processes.
Participate in industry events to raise the firm’s profile as a thought leader and keep up to date with developments when feasible.
Spearhead the team’s contributions to the firm’s annual corporate governance survey—including topic development, review of associates’ research, managing results data base and developing measurement metrics.
Organize related corporate governance symposium.
Assist the partners in speaking and publishing regularly on corporate governance topics.
Create and capture practice-related knowledge content and encourage the sharing of information and knowledge generally.
Implement procedures for capturing, filtering, storing, analyzing, accessing and disseminating materials and information.
Ensure that all models and forms are updated as needed to reflect changes in applicable laws, regulations, market standards and best practices.
Undertake legal research.
Coordinate with Client Value Lawyers across the firm to share ideas and identify projects or thought leadership opportunities that would benefit from a multi-group collaboration.
Identify practice-related training needs and organize, design and deliver (personally or with others) training.
Train on how to access knowledge resources in the practice portals and knowledge-based and efficiency tools introduced in the practice.
Provide direct support to individual practitioners to assist them with locating practice-related internal and external knowledge resources.
Be a source of legal, market and practical expertise.
Follow CLE offered in and out of the Firm and drive participation.
Identify opportunities to develop business from new and existing clients through current events and developments in the area, articles, briefing notes, client training, and other initiatives.
Develop innovative ideas for using content to identify market trends and use the information as a business development tool.
Identify issues and developments of relevance to key clients as part of ongoing business development as requested.
Preparing client memoranda and presentations on new developments.
Prepare pitch materials.
Knowledge, Skills & Attributes
Sound legal experience in executive compensation
High professional standards with a passion for quality work product.
Excellent prose writing, drafting and research skills.
Strong oral and written communications abilities.
Pragmatic, self-motivated, flexible and team-oriented attitude.
Well-developed organizational skills.
Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with people at all levels.
Prior experience providing Client Value support desirable.
Aptitude for and interest in compensation and governance, as well as technology and integration issues.
Education & Experience
Three or more years of sound legal experience in executive compensation or corporate governance at a large law firm or relevant in-house legal department
Excellent academic credentials from a top tier law school.
J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, and must be admitted to practice, in good standing, in the State of New York (pending bar application/admission is acceptable)
Physical Activity/Other Miscellaneous
Flexibility to work outside standard business hours.
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