Director of Professional Development – Corporate

New York, NY

The Director of Professional Development will provide leadership, strategy and hands-on support on the creation and execution of interactive training programs and the development of associates throughout the Corporate Department. This role will report to the firm’s Chief Professional Development Officer.


  • Oversee Corporate Training team and training initiatives for the Corporate Department, including:
    • M&A
    • Private Funds
    • Finance
    • Capital Markets
    • Intellectual Property
  • Develop and assist with firm-wide programming/conferences, including:
    • Develop and implement new skill development initiatives across departments and offices.
    • Assist with New Associate Orientation, Midlevel Associate Conference, Senior Associate Conference, and New Partner Orientation.
    • Collaborate London office teammate to ensure coordination throughout all Corporate offices.
  • Assist with individual lawyer growth and development, including:
    • Lateral associate integration and development.
    • Coaching and training tied to mentoring initiatives.
    • Oversee firm’s immediate feedback initiative.
  • Collaborate with various departments throughout the firm, including:
    • PD&T team members to develop programs and workshops.
    • Inclusion and Legal Personnel to develop and assist mentorship initiatives.
    • Legal Personnel and Pro Bono to encourage opportunities, track experiences and develop programming.
    • IT, graphic design and audio/visual professionals to deliver programming that is engaging and efficient.
    • Events department to ensure flawless program execution.


  • 10+ years of development experience, preferably in a global law firm.
  • D. degree preferable.
  • Familiar with and conversant in associate growth and development issues in law practice.
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills, both written and oral, including strong attention to detail in all written work.
  • Kind, thoughtful person with a desire to effectively (and positively) work with attorneys and business professionals throughout the firm.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently, as well as collaborate with others and work well in a team.
  • Ability to thrive in fast-paced environment with a client service orientation.




Job Type: Full-time, Hybrid

Salary: $275,000 to $350,000

Date Active: 6.27.2024

Exempt/Not Exempt: Exempt

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