Litigation Practice Group Manager

New York, NY


The purpose of this position is to manage the administrative support of the Litigation Practice Group, allowing practice group leaders to focus on leading the practice group and on practicing law. This position supports practice group leaders in the development and implementation of strategic initiatives; provides a seamless quality of service to lawyers and timekeeping staff; fosters teamwork and provides a positive working and service environment for all involved.


Practice Group Support:

  • Facilitates time entry as well as billing by following up with attorneys and reporting to leadership
  • Schedules and prepares agenda for monthly partner meetings

Work Assignments:

  • Manages staffing by monitoring upcoming chargeable and business needs, identifying appropriate availability, and recommending to the partners involved the associate assignments
  • Maintain oversight of current lawyer workloads
  • Ensure while considering current assignments and based on skill levels and available bandwidth the mix of casework, giving attorneys an appropriate mix of work to grow skills in all areas of litigation

Human Resources:

  • Work with Partners and Legal Recruiting team to define and meet hiring needs of the practice group and to coordinate lateral hiring and onboarding
  • Manage and coordinate associate evaluations and reviews, that measure the specific skills of personnel in the practice group
  • Coordinate assistance in resolving lawyer conflicts and escalating to proper administrative resource
  • Assign mentors and assure that mentors/mentees have sufficient interaction

Professional Development:

  • Work with Partners and Lawyer Training and Development to meet the educational needs of the practice group
  • Review notices of CLE and other programs and seminars specific to the practice and suggest attendance, as needed
  • Propose and frame in coordination with Lawyer Training & Development Department associate training in accordance with evolving client and associate needs

 Marketing and Client Relations:

  • Works with Marketing Department for proper utilization of marketing functions, material updates and improvements
  • Collaborate with Marketing team on business development initiatives, including client seminars and entertainment.
  • Provide feedback and information on rankings and ratings
  • Other duties, assigned.


  • JD required
  • Law firm experience
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and build credibility with lawyers
  • Possesses superior organizational and time-management skills, including the ability to prioritize projects and meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to work independently and be proactive
  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good judgment
  • Able to accept responsibility and take initiative
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  • Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities
  • Perform other work-related duties and special projects, as required and assigned


In New York City, the estimated target salary range for this role is $175,000 – $250,000, exempt. Salary determinations are made based on numerous factors, such as, but not limited to, the relevant market and the skill, experience, class or graduation year, and education of the selected candidate.


Salary: $175,000 – $250,000
Date Active: 8.7.2023
Exempt/Not Exempt: Exempt

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