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Practice Manager

Vedder Price-   Main  Office

200 Attorneys; 500  Staff

Reports to:         Assistant Operating Shareholder and Corporate Practice Area Leader

LOCATION:        222 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago

EDUCATION:    Bachelor's Degree required  Advance degree preferred - MBA, JD or other equivalent

EXPERIENCE: Minimum five years' experience that is directly related to the duties or skills described herein · Preferred experience in a professional services firm, ideally a law firm

DESCRIPTION:  Vedder Price has an immediate opening for a Finance &Transactions (F&T) Practice Manager in our Chicago office.  Reporting to the Assistant Operating Shareholder (AOS) and F&T practice group leaders (PGLs), the F&T Practice Manager is responsible for the daily execution of operations of the F&T group, primarily in the areas of strategy, attorney utilization and professional development as well as supporting marketing and client development initiatives, financial reporting, talent management, shareholder support and other firm-wide initiatives. Duties & Responsibilities:  · Provide administrative and operational support to the AOS and PGLs · Facilitate onboarding and integration of lateral attorneys · Assist in coordinating and planning F&T group meetings, conferences and other functions · Work with the Accounting and Finance Department to address specific reporting requirements for PGLs and the F&T group in accordance with firm policies and procedures · Provide orientation support to F&T group junior associates and lateral attorney hires · In conjunction with the Director of Associate Development, work with PGLs, shareholders and the Professional Development Department to plan and conduct formal training programs for F&T group attorneys · Work with the AOS, PGLs, the Director of Associate Development and the Human Resources Department to address personnel issues involving F&T group attorneys · Ensure that the specific business development and marketing initiatives, as well as pitches and RFPs, of the F&T group are aligned with the overall firm strategy  Skills & Competencies: · Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with attorneys, staff and peer administrators across the firm · Strong project management and organizational skills · Able to work independently on and manage a variety of responsibilities in a fast-paced environment · Excellent oral and written communication skills Qualifications & Required Experience: · Bachelor's degree required · MBA, JD or equivalent preferred · Minimum five years' directly related experience required · Experience in a professional services firm, ideally a law firm, preferred

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TOCH.Recruiting@vedderprice.com

Posted  Nov 1, 2018


Docket Clerk

DYKEMA.-   Branch Office

65 Attorneys; 145 Staff

Reports to:         Risk Management

LOCATION:        10 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606

EDUCATION:    High school diploma or equivalent educational training.

EXPERIENCE: One or two years of related work experience preferably in a law office environment.  Knowledge of CompuLaw docketing system, knowledge of court rules.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.  Strong organizational and proofreading skills.

DESCRIPTION: Dykema Gossett PLLC, a leading national law firm, has an opening in its Chicago office for an experienced Docket Clerk to support the daily maintenance and operations of the Illinois, Michigan and Washington, D.C. docketing systems, and help with Minnesota. Provide assistance to the other docketing groups as needed. Interact with staff and timekeepers on a daily basis. Support the CompuLaw system providing quality control for docket entries.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:    https://www.dykema.com/careers-staff-opportunities.html

Posted October 31, 2018


Legal Solutions Architect

Seyfarth Shaw.-   Main Office

800 Attorneys; 2000 Staff

Reports to:         Director, Technology Innovations

LOCATION:        233 S. Wacker Drive Chicago, IL

EDUCATION:    Bachelor's degree, preferably in business administration, computer science or other technical discipline.  Juris Doctor or MBA with legal industry experience strongly preferred.

EXPERIENCE:  2+ years of experience in an analogous industry or role. Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to take initiative in order to deliver high levels of customer service. Passion for legal technology, including technical platforms, specific technical applications and their impact on the practice of law. Ability to work both independently and in diverse teams with minimal supervision. Familiarity with extranets, document assembly, search, relational databases and workflow preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to distill complex concepts into simple messages. Demonstrate ability to learn new technologies quickly and with earnest. Displays strong attention to detail, time management, and organizational skills. Experience working in a law firm preferred but not required

 DESCRIPTION:   The Legal Solutions Architect will anticipate, identify and implement innovative legal business solutions. By tightly lacing an understanding of the practice of law with technology, knowledge management, business analysis, process improvement and project management, this role provides solutions that enhance the client experience. Legal Solutions Architects are expected to learn independently, quickly master new skills and be able to deliver a high degree of customer service. Legal Solutions Architects play an important role in driving the Firm's innovative approach to the practice of law and the delivery of legal services. Job Description Partner with clients, Seyfarth Shaw legal teams and other team members to enhance the delivery and effectiveness of specific legal engagements Translate stated and inferred needs of clients and attorneys into specific technologies and methods Synthesize the needs of multiple engagements and create requirements for systematic solutions that underpin Seyfarth Shaw's varied legal practices Design data-driven communications in a variety of formats (e.g. static reports, interactive dashboards) that effectively support decisions and drive actions Master third-party software applications/tools and act as subject matter expert and main point of contact for those tools Conduct market, external and internal research and convey results to forward assigned projects and to aid projects led by teammates, other groups and other departments Proactively research and maintain knowledge of emerging technologies and service delivery models and possible applications to the business Manage multiple projects concurrently, juggling priorities, deadlines and essential duties for each project

 

 

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO: https://www.seyfarth.com/staff

Posted October 10, 2018


 

Data Analyst - People Analytics Group

Seyfarth Shaw.-   Main Office

800 Attorneys; 2000 Staff

Reports to:         Partner Attorney

LOCATION:        233 S. Wacker Drive

EDUCATION:    College degree or equivalent experience

EXPERIENCE:  Strong analytical and mathematical skills required. Experience analyzing large data sets required. People analytics or Human Resources analytics experience required. Advanced Excel skills required. Experience with various statistical tools, data management, modeling and reporting software preferred (such as SAS, R, SSMS SSRS, SPSS, or Power BI) Coding experience a plus.

DESCRIPTION:  Seyfarth Shaw is a large, full-service AMLAW 100 international law firm based in Chicago. The scope of this role includes analyzing large data sets to prepare various analyses of an employer’s workforce.  We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated professional who is a team player to join our Firm. The ideal candidate will have superb analytical and mathematical skills along with the ability to evaluate adverse impact, analyze applicant flow and conduct compensation analyses.  Advanced Excel skills, general formula based software aptitude, excellent client relations skills, strong project management and organization skills required.  Prior experience conducting regression analyses, compensation or diversity analytics preferred.  Flexible work schedule and the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet multiple deadlines in a fast paced team environment desired.   Prior people analytics or human resources analytics experience are preferred. Job Description Development of affirmative action plan analyses using clients data, including assistance in developing internal reporting and auditing mechanisms for affirmative action compliance and OFCCP Compliance Evaluations as needed Conduct impact ratio analyses and adverse impact analyses using human resources databases to analyze employment activity
Assist in development of diversity and inclusion metrics, analysis and presentations Detailed work with large data sets in Excel, including generating pivot tables and writing formulas to analyze data Assist in preparing regression analyses and cohort analyses Gather, validate and synthesize employment data Prepare summary analyses in PowerPoint and other mediums for delivery of analytical results Prepare Reduction in Force (RIF) analyses and create Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA) disclosure lists

 

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:     https://www.seyfarth.com/staff

Posted  September  17, 2018


Conflicts Attorney

Seyfarth Shaw.-   Main Office

800 Attorneys; 2000 Staff

Reports to:         Director of Conflicts and Business Intake

LOCATION:        233 S. Wacker Drive

EDUCATION:       Bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctor degree required

EXPERIENCE:   2+ years of conflicts experience in large law firm environment preferred. Computer proficient with advanced skills in all Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Explorer and Outlook) required.  Experience with on-line reference materials and Boolean searching techniques also preferred.  Knowledge of SQL database, electronic imaging and archiving a plus. Ability to learn and utilize specialized internal conflict checking software and multiple software applications. Ability to learn, follow, and explain workflow processes of various departments. Excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills.  Ability to compile and analyze data and convey concise, detailed information in written report format. Ability to communicate and follow written and oral instructions. Ability to convey and understand complex factual and procedural information. Exceptional interpersonal skills necessary to maintain effective relationships with Firm management, a diverse group of attorneys, and staff. Ability to communicate with professionalism, courtesy, and diplomacy, whether in person, by e-mail, or by phone. Excellent analytical skills. Ability to think critically and read for detail, while regularly reviewing large volumes of information under time pressure. Ability to apply these skills to conflicts analysis, review and drafting of conflicts waivers, and other conflicts resolution tasks. Skills in issue spotting, follow-up, and resolution are essential. Ability to exercise independent judgment necessary to make decisions based on results of searches and other information. Initiative and self-starter skills sufficient to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, detail-oriented work environment.  Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive conflict inquiries or complaints. Expert abilities in using a conflicts database, preferably CompliGuard Analyze or LegalKey.  Knowledge of commercial corporate affiliate aggregate databases and knowledge of common business structures.

DESCRIPTION:  This position is open to any of the offices listed below:  Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. Job Posting Title Conflicts Attorney Location Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. Job Description Summary

Using discretion and independent judgment, this position provides analysis of conflicts reports and recommends actions to resolve potential conflicts of interest for all new business and lateral hires.  Conflicts Attorneys are expected to demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism in all aspects of their work, including interactions with Firm attorneys and staff and following all applicable policies on confidentiality. Job Description Analyze conflict reports, document potential conflict situations, and propose resolutions. Facilitate conflict-clearing process by communicating directly with appropriate attorneys  and Firm General Counsel, as needed. Procure waiver letters and engagement letters from appropriate attorneys as deemed necessary in each jurisdiction. Review and analyze terms of engagement and outside counsel guidelines, identifying issues requiring further review for business and/or ethical reasons.Produce written summaries of conflicts issues and document rationale for all final conflict resolutions. Upon confirmation of need, establish ethical walls to screen individuals from particular clients and matters as part of conflict clearing process. Independently manage workload to ensure prompt responsiveness to pending conflicts requests. This responsibility includes, but is not limited to, tracking the status of individual requests and  updating Firm attorneys as needed about the status of requests. Analyze prior legal affiliation reports for all new and lateral hires and present results to Firm management. Participate in the training and education of attorneys on Firm policies and procedures relating to the conflict clearing process. Complete other duties and projects as assigned.

 

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:     https://www.seyfarth.com/staff

Posted  September  17, 2018


Family Law Litigator

Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd.-  Sole Office

22 Attorneys; 22 Staff

Reports to:           Practice Manager

LOCATION:        19 S. LaSalle St. Chicago, IL 60603

EDUCATION:       J.D.

EXPERIENCE:    2 - 5 years family law litigation experience

DESCRIPTION:  A unique opportunity for an experienced family law litigator to join a growing law firm and represent high-profile clients on a broad range of sophisticated family law matters. Join a great legal team proud of our achievements and courtroom successes and work in a dynamic environment with some of the most respected and knowledgeable family lawyers in the country. . 

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:     careers@dadsrights.com    or call 312-296-3666

Posted  August 17, 2018