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Project Management Of Counsel

Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker

Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker

Administration, Legal
United States
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024
The Firm

Wilson Elser is a leading defense litigation law firm with more than 1,100 attorneys in 44 offices throughout the United States. Founded in 1978, we rank among the top 200 law firms identified by The American Lawyer and 53rd in the National Law Journal’s survey of the nation’s largest law firms. We’re also Mansfield Certified Plus and a Women in the Law Forum Gold Standard Law Firm.

The Position

Wilson Elser is committed to attracting and retaining attorneys who value each other and the service we provide by embracing Teamwork, Collaboration, Client Service, and Innovation. If you are a motivated professional looking for a long-term fit where you can grow as an attorney, and will be valued and empowered, then we invite you to apply to our Project Management Of Counsel position.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with partners, matter teams, and clients to scope and manage projects across various litigation practices.
  • Work with national client services teams to develop and execute initiatives for client service and relationship development.
  • Advise on best practices for client account management, service delivery, and project scope management.
  • Interface with clients on litigation readiness, response, and matter management, including monitoring and service delivery improvements.
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of project management and legal process innovation tools.
  • Review and optimize staffing arrangements in collaboration with partners and practice management.
  • Supervise legal staff dedicated to diverse client services tasks within the litigation portfolio.
  • Liaise with trial and local counsel on litigated matters. Facilitate communication within matter teams to ensure the appropriate effort is expended on tasks.
  • Help ensure adherence with client outside counsel guidelines.

Qualifications

Knowledge Base & Education:

  • JD from an ABA accredited law school.
  • 8+ years of law firm, in-house, or legal tech and experience with litigation required.
  • 4+ years in legal project management required.
  • 4+ years managing and directing the work of others required.
  • Experience with transportation and logistics, general liability, and commercial litigation a plus.
  • Ability to achieve optimum legal outcomes in a timely manner by focusing on key objectives, seeking efficient legal solutions, prioritizing multiple matters and issues, and avoiding unnecessary disputes.

Adaptability

  • Ability to adapt to changing work situations, grasp and apply new ideas, and be able to communicate with various personalities at all levels of management and staff in solving problems quickly and effectively.
  • Deep understanding of attorney (or equivalent professional services) work product and diverse work styles.
  • Willingness and ability to develop deep understanding of practice areas and the clients and industries we support.

Communication

  • Strong focus on client service and responsiveness; ability to work in a consultative manner.
  • Advanced communication and writing skills in order to convey and explain various project scenarios, to report progress on process improvement, and to make recommendations to better manage the engagement.

Collaboration

  • Ability to cultivate and foster relationships and serve as a trusted advisor at all levels of the organization; demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively as part of a team and ability to lead, influence and motivate others.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to work seamlessly with client representatives, colleagues, and as part of a team.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects, organize and prioritize issues and workload, and a proven ability to manage time and resources in order to meet deadlines.

Why Should You Apply?

  • Flexibility: Remote and hybrid work arrangements to support work-life blend.
  • Benefits: Outstanding benefits package, including a 401k match and generous PTO plan.
  • Career Growth: Ample opportunities for professional development and advancement.
  • Employee Perks: Access to corporate discount plans and other benefits.

The annualized salary range for this position is $175,000 - $215,000. Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience and other job-related factors permitted by law.

Wilson Elser Is Invested in Your Success!

Ready to Apply?

Wilson Elser is a firm focused on its commitment to both their clients and you! Please consider joining our team by sending your credentials to jennifer.hade@wilsonelser.com and put "Project Management Of Counsel" in the subject line.

We believe in creating a work environment free of barriers and bias, where individual outlooks and talents are respected and valued. Our firm's policy is to ensure an equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by the law.