Practice Resource Attorney

Practice Resource Attorney

Practice Resource Attorney



New York

Employment Type



$200000 - $250000

Job Description:

Role summary/purpose of job

This is an inaugural role and will involve designing, implementing and maintaining practice resources for the group. The Practice Resource Attorney will play an instrumental role in:

• helping our lawyers operate more effectively and efficiently, thereby contributing to the group's ability to continue to foster and grow relationships with our clients

• supporting the group's knowledge management initiatives, including tracking key market developments, developing and maintaining a database tracking key "market" terms in financing transactions

• raising our market profile, including assisting in connection with the preparation of client trainings, articles for publication and materials for speaking engagements, attending conferences and participation in industry organizations

• working with partners on the team to train associates on the team, including developing and expanding our training program

• providing on-going assistance to attorneys on the use of resources and the creation of new resources to support the above.

Key responsibilities and deliverables

• Work closely with partners and counsel to establish scope of work and design workplan for this inaugural role.

• Develop, organize and maintain internal website and wiki.

• Collect and make accessible forms, memos, training materials and other resources.

• Manage and update precedent resources.

• Stay apprised of changes in applicable laws, market data, and best practices in order to accurately maintain (and in some cases prepare) model forms.

• Draft blog posts, client presentations and other materials with other lawyers in the team in connection with market and legal developments.

• Work with other practice resource lawyers and associate development to help design and deliver training programs for associates and summer associates .

• Work with business development to promote client and group initiatives, including client training programs, presentation materials and briefing notes.

• Prepare targeted research and analysis in connection with various internal or external initiatives.

• Assist with market research into specific transactions and industries.

• Work with our global leveraged finance knowledge team and other practice support professionals to optimize forms, precedents and other resources and related systems.

• Communicate important market developments to the New York team and, where applicable, global leveraged finance team, through internal communication and training, client communication, and relevant industry organizations and publications.

• Attend webinars and/or conferences to increase awareness of the latest legal technology as it is relevant to the Leveraged Finance practice.

• Capture and distill experience and insight for reuse to improve performance.

• Provide internal training and consulting on knowledge management concepts and methodologies.

• Plan, develop, stand up, support, and promote collaborative tools and techniques to facilitate sharing of ideas and work among internal teams and external partners.

• Help disseminate information about the firm's knowledge sharing program to internal audiences and maintaining communications on knowledge sharing across the firm.

Job Requirements:

Key requirements

• 4+ years of bank loan financing experience in a large law firm with an active leveraged finance practice (preferably with experience representing private equity firms and their portfolio companies).

• Ability to work independently.

• Desire to play leadership role in developing and promoting this inaugural role.

• Confident and effective communicator with various members of the firm, both attorneys and staff.

• Adaptable to changing business needs.

• A skillful listener with an open style; good at facilitating discussion.

• Excellent influencing skills.

• Good networking and sharing of ideas and success.

• Clear and up-to-date understanding of business environment and processes and good working knowledge of the group's strategy.

• Ability to think strategically in terms of culture and behavior, business process and technology and tools.

• Good appreciation of client needs at both operational and strategic levels.

• An understanding of the principles of knowledge management.

• Appetite for working in a dynamic global law firm in a growing practice.