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Legal Project Manager

DLA PIPER
Reston, Virginia Work Remotely

DLA Piper is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be treated without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, gender identity, or any other factor protected by law. Job applicant poster viewing center.


DLA Piper LLP (US) is a leading global business law firm. We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining the best people across our practice and business service groups. We are looking for collaborative, results-oriented people who enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and have exceptional problem-solving skills.


If you are a highly talented Legal Project Manager, we want to hear from you!


This position is remote, but candidates will be based in the Reston, Wilmington, Washington DC, Baltimore, Boston, Atlantic City, Short Hills, Raleigh, Business Operation Services Tampa, Miami, or Philadelphia offices and should reside within reasonable commuting distance to the home office as occasional in-person meetings may be necessary.


This position works to maximize results and increase profitability for practice groups by performing financial analysis, management reporting, budgeting, resource management, and expense control. The Legal Project Manager supports the firm’s practice management efforts. These efforts include analyzing firm, practice group, client and matter financial information; collaborating with multiple internal departments to encompass a variety of tasks related to pricing and profitability analysis; responsible for developing, implementing and coordinating practice and legal project management platforms and tools, training lawyers to use those tools and implementing best practices in matter management. 

Requirements

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Economics or related field
  • 6 years of financial analysis, accounting or business analysis experience 
  • Proven ability to synthesize and analyze financial data and prepare reports to assist in making project management and pricing-related decisions and making risk assessments
  • Strong communication skills and ability to successfully consult, collaborate and inspire confidence and trust with the firm’s senior partners, lawyer-leaders, and staff leaders
  • Outstanding organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple high-level priorities in a fast-paced changing environment to successful conclusion in a timely manner
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office suite applications, specifically MS Excel and spreadsheet/database applications
  • Ability to work well as part of a team


Preferred Requirements:

  • Project management certification (e.g. PMP, PRINCE2, etc.)
  • Experience in a professional services environment


What will your day look like?
As the Lead Project Manager, you will prepare financial information for an assigned practice group(s). You will examine accounting and financial records to ensure data accuracy and to develop reports on monthly performance. You will regularly meet with the Practice Group Leaders, financial personnel and practice group director to review and discuss results and maintain positive financial control. You will also provide technical expertise in preparing reports and summaries, creating and maintaining templates, analysis, cost findings, and management briefings.


Additionally, you will analyze and report practice group and firm metrics and compare financial and operational performance against internal and external benchmarks. You will Identify trends in financial performance and provide recommendations for improvement. You will also understand law firm economics and our firm’s financial system and related financial tools to trains partners, attorneys, and practice groups on law firm economics and the Firm’s Matter Management methodologies.


You will also perform annual budgeting analysis and prospective modeling to predict period-end performance and determine the impact of proposed initiatives. You will assist Service Delivery leadership in coordinating tasks with the analyst-level resources and provide direction and work product review as needed. You will assist in developing strategic plans and ensure that the strategic planning process stays on track. You will undertake special projects in support of the Firm's strategic initiatives and collaborate with Business Intelligence and IT on the development of client-level and matter-level progress reports. You will also actively seek opportunities to improve processes, create efficiency, and automate tasks.


To learn more about DLA Piper, please visit our website.


We offer exceptional career opportunities in an environment that is challenging, rewarding, and, we believe, truly different from our competitors. Our employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and a dynamic and diverse environment in which they can build a long and fruitful career and reap the rewards of their success.


Agency applications will not be accepted.

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Posted: 2022-11-17 Expires: 2023-01-01

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