Mountain View, New York, or San Francisco 


Forward thinking, global, law firm is seeking a Knowledge & Innovation Attorney who will manage the knowledge assets and tools relevant to the Intellectual Property practice. They will be a trusted advisor with extensive knowledge of the practice’s clients, legal services and personnel. The K & I Attorney will lead the capture, organization and sharing of knowledge throughout the practice and identify and implement solutions to enhance the delivery of legal services. They will work closely with practice leaders to establish priorities and collaborate with department personnel and other staff professionals to deliver practical, effective solutions with an emphasis on on-going engagement and sustainable adoption. This position can be based in our Bay Area (CA) or New York (NY) office with a strong preference for the former. 

Job Description

  • Coordinate with practice leaders to assess current and future needs and establish priorities that align with practice and firm strategic goals
  • Develop relationships at all levels of the practice, as well as with department personnel, firm management and other staff professionals
  • Implement and maintain platform(s) to support practice-specific content collections, collaborating with Practice Management and practitioners to ensure materials are up-to-date, relevant and easily accessible
  • Serve as a subject matter expert to connect people with the relevant information, resources, work product and/or colleagues in response to requests for information
  • Contribute to training and professional development efforts to ensure practitioners are well equipped to leverage relevant knowledge assets, tools and processes
  • Lead the capture and validation of matter metadata and experience information, engaging with practitioners to collect relevant context and tacit knowledge
  • Collaborate with staff professionals and practice resources to evaluate and deploy innovative solutions to support the practice’s knowledge management and client service priorities
  • Share know-how, best practices and standards, as well as strategies for increasing engagement with and adoption of the firm’s knowledge assets and related tools 

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Expert knowledge of the substantive areas of law, workflows and core needs of attorneys and related staff professionals in the assigned practice
  • Commitment to knowledge-sharing, efficiency and excellence in legal work
  • Ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships and aptitude for building consensus and facilitating change
  • Customer service orientation with superior communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to engage effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • High degree of emotional intelligence and professionalism consistent with the firm’s performance culture and growth mindset
  • Ability to pivot gracefully between individual contributor and leadership roles, depending on the needs of a specific project or initiative
  • Passion for solving complex business and practice challenges, exploring new technologies and delivering results to further the firm’s strategic goals
  • Ability to remain cool in a demanding environment (a sense of humor helps, too)
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects with competing deadlines and priorities with the ability to think strategically to define business goals, set priorities and deliver results with minimal supervision
  • Expert level knowledge of MS Office, Teams and common law firm technologies such as document management, experience management, intranets and extranets

Reporting to the leader of the Practice Knowledge & Innovation team, the qualified candidate will have a minimum of five years’ experience working within the assigned practice(s) as a practitioner, paralegal or similar professional role. They will have an advanced-level knowledge of technologies relevant to the IP group, including contract analysis and machine learning, document and workflow automation, transaction management and deal rooms. Knowledge of data architecture, governance and reporting concepts, including data analytics and visualization and collaboration platforms a plus. Bachelor’s degree required; Juris Doctor required.

Salary: Highly competitive above market compensation
Date Active: 2.2.2022
Exempt/Not Exempt: Exempt