K&L Gates LLP delivers legal services on an integrated and global basis, with more than 2,000 lawyers across five continents. Positioned at strategic intersections of the global economy, K&L Gates has one of the largest contingents of lawyers and offices across the United States of any law firm and strong local presence in key capital cities and world commercial and financial centers. The firm s extensive latticework of lawyers, practices, and offices - more than 300 lawyers in Europe s largest economies and one of the largest international practices in Asia among US law firms - creates a worldwide network to serve clients growing international needs, with lawyers counseling clients on their most sophisticated legal challenges in all areas of corporate and regulatory law and litigation.
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The Manager, Pricing will be responsibilities for working with partners and clients to optimize matter level and firm performance; this includes process improvement efforts, identifying key performance indicators, counseling lawyers on best practices for matter planning and pricing, meeting with clients to discuss how we can support their needs and driving change across the organization. The role serves as the conduit between administration, lawyers and clients (as it relates to pricing and matter budgets); this role is part of a highly cross-functional team. This position will assist the team in the preparation and analysis of client/practice needs to be able to advise, propose and subsequently assist in the development of Alternative Fee Arrangements and the creation of matter budgets. In addition, the Manager will help develop and run firmwide training on matter management and budgeting.
*Will consider qualified candidates in Seattle, Portland, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and London. KEY RELATIONSHIPS
Senior Administration, Lawyers and Clients ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Create and evaluate alternative pricing scenarios and matter budgets
Counsel lawyers on approaches to staffing and managing matters
Analyze and report on individual matter performance (e.g., budget vs actual) in a timely and accurate manner
Create and generate matter performance statistics and KPI reports for management and practice groups for a range of matters
Interact with groups across the firm and work directly with lawyers and administrators (including Finance, Marketing, IT and Directors of Administration), as well as clients
Develop Best Practices and benchmarking for pricing and project management for litigation, transactional and other deals
Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs
Work independently with lawyers to refine budgets and analyze performance
Drive and challenge lawyers on their assumptions underpinning their budget proposal
Possess strong situational awareness and the ability to diffuse difficult or contentious situations
Assist in the annual bill rate process ADDITIONAL DUTIES EXPERIENCE SKILLS REQUIRED
Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
Strong analytical skills, most notably with Microsoft Excel
Exceptional presentation skills, including comfort with PowerPoint
Ability to organize, analyze and summarize large amounts of data to identify key performance indicators, trends and core concepts
Anticipate and correct problems, establish conclusions and develop creative solutions
Demonstrated experience managing multiple priorities in a changing and demanding environment
Experience working both independently and in a team-oriented environment
Ability to encourage and build positive relationships and communicate (both verbal and written) effectively with all co-workers and outside vendors
Effectively manage and communicate confidential issues
5 or more years within Finance, Consulting or Professional Services environment (law firm experience is a plus)
Bachelor s degree in Business, Computer Science or Information Technology or other relevant background
MBA or JD preferred ADDITIONAL ABILITIES REQUIRED
General office environment, ability to travel to client sites, ability to work and communicate with a range of firms stakeholders
Frequent computer use at workstation or office, up to and over eight hours at a time
Frequently work at fast pace, multitasked, with unscheduled interruptions
Responsibilities occasionally may require an adjusted work schedule, overtime, and evening/weekend hours in order to meet deadlines
Office contact position requiring appropriate business attire
Mobility within the office including movement from floor to floor
Access information using a computer or mobile device
Carrying a mobile device and accepting calls from colleagues during non-work hours
This job operates in an office setting and is largely sedentary, requiring the routine use of a computer and other standard office equipment. The ability to open file cabinets, lift files, bend and stand on a stool may also be required
We offer a dynamic work environment and excellent benefits.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The Firm is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the Firm that employment decisions shall be based on merit, qualifications and competence. Employment practices shall not be influenced or affected by virtue of a person s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. This policy governs all aspects of employment including, without limitation, recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotion, assignment and dismissal. In addition, it is the Firm s policy to provide an environment that is free of unlawful harassment of any kind including, without limitation, that which is sexual, racial, age-related, disability-related or ethnic background-related.
We seek exceptional employees who want to become a part of our practice on all levels, to help us expand, challenge our limits, and push us to grow into the future. If you are motivated by job challenges and personal growth, then K&L Gates could be the right place for you.
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