29 days old
2018-07-182018-08-17

Legal Practice Integration Manager

Kirkland & Ellis
Chicago, Illinois 60654
  • Job Code
    4605
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a preeminent, full-service law firm with offices around the world and a staff as diverse as the practice areas we support. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to medium and small corporations, financial institutions, and private equity firms.  Known for our commitment to excellence, Kirkland strives to provide superior service to our clients as well as our fellow employees. From Information Technology to Human Resources, Paralegal Services to Business Development, Kirkland offers non-attorney professionals challenging careers in a variety of functional areas. Whether starting or growing your career, Kirkland can offer a performance-driven culture filled with bright and innovative teams of co-workers.

As a member of the Firmwide Legal Recruiting and Development Department (“LRD”), the Legal Practice Integration Manager (Corporate Practice) will help support the development of our attorneys, the needs of our Partners, and ultimately the Firm’s Open Assignment System.  This person will assist Associates as they onboard, integrate, and advance by facilitating access and introductions to new work matters and Partners.

  • Promote and monitor the sharing of resources efficiently across client matters by building key relationships within the department to address and proactively manage scheduling conflicts.
  • Artfully balance the needs of the Open Assignment System, with thoughtful recommendations for both Partners and Associates regarding staffing of matters.
  • Assist with pairing resources to projects to cope with personnel leaving or joining, or to meet changing client needs (to either delay or speed up the project).
  • Regularly communicate any changes in personnel on client matters, as well as any performance concerns raised by teams.
  • Help integrate new hires to the Open Assignment System.  
  • Assist Partners in monitoring total headcount for long/short-term recruiting purposes.
  • Prioritize staffing decisions based on client risk, specialization requirements, and timing constraints.
  • Consult with firm leadership as needed, to overcome any outstanding issues or conflicts.

Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Minimum of 7-10 years of relevant work experience in similar setting, law firm or professional services strongly preferred.
  • Candidates must have strong interpersonal and communication skills, project management, analytical skills, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.  Skilled in getting things done and overcoming obstacles to reach the goal. The ability to work effectively with all levels of management, and across all Kirkland departments and offices, is required. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Resource Management/Scheduling Tools, and other related applications
  • Strong presence in the face of complexity and time-constrained challenges
  • Proficient at negotiating and managing conflict
  • Proven client service focus, with an ability to resolve issues quickly, and with a sense of urgency
  • Flexible in adapting to constantly changing priorities

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