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Data Analyst

Seyfarth Shaw-   Main  Office

800 Attorneys; 2000  Staff

Reports to:         Labor and Employment Partner

LOCATION:       233 S. Wacker Drive, Suite #8000

EDUCATION:   College degree or equivalent experience.

EXPERIENCE: 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. Additional Skills: -College degree or equivalent 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. 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   January 23, 2019


Docket Specialist

Vedder Price- Main Office

200 Attorneys; 300 Staff

Reports to:     Senior Docket Manager

LOCATION:       222 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago IL

EDUCATION:   Associate’s degree or higher required; or any combination of training, education, and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position is preferred

EXPERIENCE: Three (3) to five (5) years of experience within a law firm environment preferred.

DESCRIPTION:   Vedder Price has an opening for a Docket Specialist.   This position is responsible for supporting the Litigation, Labor and Bankruptcy practice areas firm wide.  Strong administrative, organizational, and interpersonal skills and the ability to recognize and act on important details and deadlines are also required. Candidate must have the ability to work under pressure, respond quickly to changing demands, and be self-motivated with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.   Responsibilities:
   E-File and obtain documents using PACER and other court resources. -  Assist in searches and extraction of information from court-related databases and websites. -  Arrange for service of subpoenas and summons using Firm preferred process servers. -  Interact with personnel from multiple departments and at various levels in the firm. -  Use CompuLaw to perform docketing/calendaring responsibilities and to run standard reports to notify attorneys of upcoming dates.-   Assist with department projects as needed and perform other work-related duties as assigned by attorneys and manager. -  Enforce department and firm policies related to docketing matters. -Qualifications and Education:   Associate’s degree or higher required; or any combination of training, education, and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position is preferred.   Three (3) to five (5) years of experience within a law firm environment preferred.   Detail oriented, extremely organized, and able to prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment.   Excellent verbal and written communication skills.   Ability to interact effectively and professionally with internal clients and all levels of personnel, including attorneys, coworkers, and administrators.   Thorough knowledge of federal and state e-filing procedures

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TOCH.Recruiting@vedderprice.com

Posted   January 14, 2019


Director of Partner Recruiting and Integration

Thompson Coburn LLP-   Main  Office

400 Attorneys; 700 Staff

Reports to:     Chief Operating Officer

LOCATION:       Downtown Chicago or St. Louis

EDUCATION:   Bachelor's degree; Master's degree JD is preferred as well

EXPERIENCE: Prior experience in a similar position at another major law firm is strongly desired

DESCRIPTION:   Reports to the Chief Operating Officer;  • Works closely with firm leadership, including the Executive and Management Committees, Practice Group Leaders, and Office Managing Partners; • Coordinates lateral partner identification, recruiting, and hiring efforts across the firm’s five offices, from Los Angeles to Washington, DC; • Works closely with and oversees the firm’s external recruiters; • Manages the onboarding of lateral partners; and • Manages the integration of both lateral and promoted partners. The DPRI ideally will be present in our Chicago or St. Louis office and regularly spend time in all offices of the firm.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:  Altman Weil, Inc. (consultants) lawfirmjobs@altmanweil.com

Posted   January 14, 2019


Sr. Manager of Professional Development and Diversity

Schiff Hardin LLP-   Main  Office

200 Attorneys; 180 Staff

Reports to:      Chief Talent Officer

LOCATION:       233 S. Wacker Drive, Suite #7100

EDUCATION:   Bachelor’s degree required, JD or relevant Master’s Degree (e.g. MBA) is a plus.

EXPERIENCE: A minimum of 5 years talent management experience including: professional development, performance management, career and recognition systems and diversity and inclusion, for law firms and/or other professional service organizations.

DESCRIPTION:   

The Senior Manager of Attorney Professional Development and Diversity supports the partnership’s efforts to recruit, develop, and retain a diverse, collaborative and high performing attorney workforce.  Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Participates in and supports the design, development, and implementation of in-house attorney training programs, and develops and manages relationships with external advisors and service providers in the development, implementation, and management of external legal and professional competency information, programs and practices.

Counsels on career matters, including pipeline management and succession planning, and manages attorney departure protocols.

Collaborates with leadership in addressing performance assessment, career counseling/management, and recognition practices for Associates, Counsel, and Income Partners.

Teams with colleagues in recruiting disciplines in devising and deploying on-boarding programs for lateral hires, first-year associates and summer associates.

Advances a culture that promotes diversity and inclusion, collaboration, and a commitment to professional excellence.

Supports internal and external requests for diversity plans and information, including: client and/or media inquiries, survey responses, publications, the development of collateral materials and website content.

Assesses competitive trends and innovations in talent management, and correspondingly recommends, develops and implements prudent strategies and methodologies.

Manages departmental staff, plans, operations and finances in accordance with prescribed policies, strategies, and objectives.

Develops and manages effective lines of communication and relations with internal and external constituents.

Manages the Professional Development Coordinator and CLE Coordinators.  Oversees MCLE compliance and tracking functions.

Schiff Hardin is committed to equal employment opportunity and diversity in the workplace.  We maintain a policy of considering all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion or creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, citizenship status, order of protection status, national origin, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, source of income, military or veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.  We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Vets/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TOhttps://www.schiffhardin.com/careers/join-us/administrative-staff

Posted   January 9, 2019


New Business Intake Supervisor

Schiff Hardin LLP-   Main  Office

200 Attorneys; 180 Staff

Reports to:         Director of  Loss Prevention

LOCATION:       233 S. Wacker Drive, Suite #7100

EDUCATION:   College degree

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of five years supervisory or managerial industry experience.  In-depth knowledge of ethical, legal and risk management rules and requirements as well as technology applications relevant to the conflicts environment, the ability to perceive and analyze problems, develop creative alternatives and make or recommend sound decisions are essential.

DESCRIPTION:    Plans long and short term strategies, workflows, programs and systems for implementation, and effectively communicates these initiatives to management, staff and the user community.  Supports, motivates and directs the efforts of immediate staff, to ensure that activities are targeted toward realization and fulfillment of the established mission. Works with the Director of Loss Prevention and others on matters related to risk management and disaster recovery preparedness.  Works proactively to identify potential risk areas in ever-changing business needs.  Ensures the firm’s compliance with all federal, state and local requirements and ALAS guidelines regarding new business intake, screening and risk management. Acts as a liaison to resolve any New Business Intake process issues, discrepancies or problems with all levels of firm personnel. Works with the General and Deputy Counsel, Director of Loss Prevention, Professional Responsibility Counsel lawyers and others to educate, create or enhance departmental procedures and processes to ensure effective communication of new developments in matters related to risk management, workloads and the new business intake approval process. Oversees all supervisory aspects and departmental output of the New Business Intake Center to ensure maximum efficiency and quality while maintaining high morale, motivation and performance benchmarks for all Conflict Screening Analysts. Oversees aspects of the firm insulations process to ensure it meets requirements of established firm policy. Conducts onboarding orientation for new attorneys, paralegals and administrative staff.  Provides instructions on all relevant operating policies and applicable procedures, including, but not limited to; intake screening of lateral attorney’s portable business and prior work history; general new business intake screening procedures; risk management and loss prevention policies and protocols.  Conducts subsequent and frequent follow-up with lateral attorneys who have joined the firm in the first few months of them joining. Oversees aspects of the lateral lawyer intake and exit process.  Communicates efficiently and effectively with the Professional Personnel department, the potential lateral candidate(s) and various other administrative departments on aspects relating to intake screening of prior work and client and matter number assignments and approvals of any portable business.  Provides updates on engagement (re)assignments and coordinates aspects of the document and data transfers to and from the firm. Maintains accuracy, availability and updates the department procedures manual and intranet site (eSchiff).  Implements and maintains the disaster recovery/preparedness program for the conflicts screening program functions. Tracks, updates and analyzes departmental production data.  Continually monitors and provides regular departmental productivity benchmark and workload reports to the Director. Attends professional meetings, webinars, seminars and professional growth and educational opportunities to identify current risk management trends and technologies. Submits annual performance evaluations, provides compensation and bonus recommendations for each Conflicts Screening Analyst. Manages/implements special projects as directed by the General Counsel and the Director of Loss Prevention; these projects typically focus on leveraging existing technology, implementing new systems and knowledge management initiatives. Acts as a back-up to Conflicts Screening Analysts and performs screenings and other duties as needed or assigned.  Schiff Hardin is committed to equal employment opportunity and diversity in the workplace.  We maintain a policy of considering all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion or creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, citizenship status, order of protection status, national origin, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, source of income, military or veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.  We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.   Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Vets/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TOhttps://www.schiffhardin.com/careers/join-us/administrative-staff

Posted   January 9, 2019


Legal Solutions Architect

Seyfarth Shaw-   Main  Office

800 Attorneys; 2000  Staff

Reports to:         Director of  Technology & Innovations

LOCATION:       233 S. Wacker Drive, Suite #8000

EDUCATION:   Juris Doctor or MBA with legal industry experience strongly preferred

EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree, preferably in business administration, computer science or other technical discipline  Juris Doctor or MBA with legal industry experience strongly preferred 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 TOhttps://www.seyfarth.com/Staff

Posted   January 8, 2019


Conflicts Attorney

Seyfarth Shaw-   Main  Office

800 Attorneys; 2000  Staff

Reports to:         Director of Conflicts and Business Intake

LOCATION:       233 S. Wacker Drive, Suite #8000

EDUCATION:   Bachelor's degree and Juris Doctor degree required

EXPERIENCE: Qualifications Bachelor's degree and Juris Doctor degree required. 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 email, 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:  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 TOhttps://www.seyfarth.com/Staff

Posted   January 8, 2019