Senior Practice Manager

For the DC, LA, or Seattle Office of a Very Innovative Law Firm

Responsibilities include:

  • Act as a trusted advisor to the assigned practice group chair (PGC) in shaping overall practice group and, where relevant, sub-group strategies;
  • Advise on where to focus business development efforts, including coordinating cross-practice marketing opportunities, performing research on industry trends, prospective clients and competitors’ marketing activities;
  • Review and analyze financial data relating to the practice group; work with the PGC, financial partners, and Accounting Department to customize the data presented to the practice group and to provide context, explanation and action items to the PGC;
  • Partner with Professional Development to develop PG-specific training programs;
  • Liaise with the Recruiting Department to manage the lateral recruiting process as it relates to the Practice Group so as to minimize the administrative burden on PGCs and other partners;
  • Support operational and client-service needs of high-profile clients, including identifying and implementing process improvements, assisting internal financial teams, and advising of potential business conflicts.

Qualifications include:

  • 10+ years as a business professional in a professional services organization preferred; law firm experience or prior experience as a practicing attorney is a plus;
  • College degree required; Master’s degree in Business Administration or similar field, or JD preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop professional working relationships and create a consultative, advisory-type level of trust with attorneys;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the business of law, including finance, sales and marketing, staffing models and industry trends;
  • Previous supervisory experience is required;
  • Demonstrated understanding of alternative fee arrangements in the service industry (understanding of law firm pricing models a plus) is required.
Salary: $140-$170k LA

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