Legal Staffing & Utilization Analyst

New York, NY; Washington, DC; San Francisco, CA; Miami, FL; Wilmington, DC

Summary

The Legal Staffing & Utilization (LSU) Analyst is a member of the Global Legal Services department and reports to the Manager of Legal Staffing & Utilization. The LSU department is responsible for (a) the strategic staffing of our growing global group of lawyers, and (b) detailed analysis of firm productivity. This role is critical in the assessment of legal nuances and subsequent deployment of the right attorneys to our legal cases – a combination of analyzing legal needs and identifying those with the necessary experience to handle the work. This role has a focus on staffing & resourcing within the Legal Staffing & Utilization team.

Responsibilities

  • Actively assess and analyze attorney workloads, experience, interests, feedback, and availability to effectively staff them on matters
  • Prepare informed staffing proposals and communicate workload expectations with attorneys and senior leadership
  • Effectively communicate case needs and manage attorney expectations regarding their workload
  • Prepare critical staffing analysis materials for regular Partner and management meetings
  • Routinely check in with attorneys regarding their casework and potential new assignments
  • Coordinate orientation sessions and prepare for ad hoc meetings with new partners and associates
  • Work cross-functionally with the Attorney Development and Strategy departments to successfully staff attorneys and provide metrics for their professional development needs
  • Maintain data accuracy across a variety of platforms (3E/Elite, Intapp Matter Team Manager, Excel) for purposes of tracking legal staffing needs and activity levels that dovetail into crucial client financial projections
  • Continuously identify opportunities for efficiencies in LS&U operations

Qualifications

  • A. or B.S. degree required
  • 3-5 years in a professional services organization
  • Strong proficiency in MS Excel preferred
  • Possess strong analytical skills with exceptional attention to details and accuracy
  • Possess excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills, with an ability to exercise a high degree of professionalism, diplomacy, and confidentiality in interactions with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to effectively assess multiple criteria and competing legal needs to accurately staff attorneys
  • Proactively follow through and demonstrate ability to anticipate and address business needs
  • Strong organization, prioritization, and multi-tasking skills in a fast paced, high-pressure environment
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic and self-motivation with a desire to take initiative
  • Ability to collect, organize, analyze and efficiently present significant amounts of information
  • Highly adaptable to a fluid and ever-changing work environment
  • Interest or some familiarity in the legal industry strongly preferred
  • Experience with 3E/Elite is a plus
  • Candidates will be expected to be flexible with their working hours and days on a rotational basis to suit the needs of the firm, including occasional weekend work. We are open to discussions on how flexibility might work in practice.

Compensation

The salary range for this position is $65,000 – $95,000. The successful candidate’s actual salary will be determined based on permissible, non-discriminatory factors, including but not limited to relevant experience, qualifications, licensure/certifications, training, skills, and market data.

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Job Type: Full-time, Hybrid

Salary: $65,000 - $95,000

Date Active: 4.7.2024

Exempt/Not Exempt: Exempt

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