Legal Project Manager

November 2, 2021

Foley Hoag seeks a Legal Project Manager to work with our attorneys and staff in the Intellectual Property department to shape and support legal project management.



Responsibilities

The legal project manager will primarily:

  • Collaborate with attorneys to develop and manage client relationships and deliver client services of the highest quality;
  • Work with attorneys and business development in the preparation of pitches with a focus on building realistic budgets and staffing for clients;
  • Work with attorneys to actively manage case budgets, alert responsible attorney of possible overages and recommend corrective actions;
  • Use industry research and analysis of internal data from cases across the firm and relevant industries to identify best practices for specific tasks and matter types and document and promote best practices;
  • Act as a trusted member of litigation case teams, using data and understanding of the practice to recommend staffing and or process changes that are likely to result in increased efficiency and/or quality of service;
  • Develop and train attorneys in use of litigation case management plans and other matter management tracking tools;
  • Innovate by identifying and recommending opportunities to improve efficiency and quality of client service and implementing approved solutions;
  • Coach attorneys, paralegals, LAAs and others on LPM concepts, methods and tools;
  • Collaborate with other departments, including IT, Business Development, and Finance to support adoption of LPM concepts, methods and tools in the firm’s finance, budgeting, IT, pitching, marketing and business development practices and procedures.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required; J.D. or M.B.A. preferred.
  • Previous operational experience in a law firm, professional services firm and/or legal practice.
  • Dedication to delivering outstanding client service.
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-motivated; committed to innovation and creative solutions.
  • Proficient in financial analysis, including use of Excel for budgeting, fee analysis, and report preparation.
  • Previous experience teaching and coaching attorneys and staff desirable.
  • Commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace for attorneys and staff at all levels.
  • LPM certification or Six Sigma certification a plus

How to Apply

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At Foley Hoag, we welcome, develop, and celebrate talented and diverse individuals in an innovative, mutually respectful, and intellectually rigorous community, and bring unique perspectives to collaborative teams that deliver exceptional advice and craft bespoke legal solutions for our clients and our world. Foley Hoag LLP is an equal opportunity employer. This means that Foley Hoag LLP considers applicants for employment, and makes employment decisions without unlawful regard to sex, race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital or domestic partner/civil union status, military service, or veteran status, disability, and any other characteristic covered by applicable federal, state or local nondiscrimination laws. We value each person for their talents, expertise, experience, and perspective.