Job Posting: Employment Law Practice Manager

Orrick currently has an opportunity for a Practice Manager in our Employment Law practice, located in San Francisco, Silicon Valley or Sacramento

Orrick is again one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, the annual list that recognizes companies with extraordinary workplace cultures. Selected among hundreds of companies that Fortune considered this year, Orrick is one of only five law firms to make the 2017 list. 

We are searching for a new member of the team to handle practice operations for a busy employment litigation partner and meaningfully assist in growth and strategic expansion of the practice. You will work with the partner’s clients to identify process and other improvements for increasing efficiency and the effective delivery of legal services. 

This is an ideal role for a resourceful and creative strategist, and problem solver with strong analytical, strategic and operational skills. The core purpose of the role is to prioritize, multi-task, and drive forward multiple projects using limited partner availability in the most effective way. 

Essential Position Responsibilities: 

Practice Operations
• Assist the partner, in collaboration with the Orrick’s Pricing and Engagement Management Team, in pricing matters and in managing the budgeting and cost of engagements
• Liaise with case teams and partner to ensure that case calendars are up-to-date and properly organized
• Coordinate staffing on client matters, including helping to secure adequate, consistent staffing through coordination with assigning partners, Practice Group Leader or Business Unit Leader, and/or recruiting and lawyer development
• Assist the partner with handling administrative responsibilities relating to opening of new matters and client conflict issues

Business Development and Strategic Initiatives
Oversee with sales and marketing staff to assist in the execution of strategic business development initiatives articulated in the partner’s business plan, including but not limited to: 
• Prepare responses to competitive new business opportunities
• Build and maintain a library of business development collateral
• Assist in drafting articles, speeches and other presentations
• Research, compile data and perform analysis related to these initiatives
• Keep abreast of industry and market developments that present strategic business opportunities; bring opportunities to the attention of partner and help design and execute on plans to capitalize on opportunities 

Knowledge, Experience and Education:
• At least 4+ years of law firm or professional services firm or similar experience
• Law degree a plus but not required
• Excellent professional writing and communication skills
• Excellent project management, prioritization, attention to detail and organizational skills
• Previous experience in interaction and partnership building with C-level executives and other firm leaders
• Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated experience working effectively with people at all professional levels in a multi-office environment in order to build working relationships and work as part of a team
• Proven ability to exercise good judgment and decision-making
• Demonstrated ability to be discreet and treat confidential information appropriately
• Demonstrated ability to effectively use technology, database, presentation and spreadsheet software at an advanced level
• Ability to adhere to the highest level of accuracy when generating reports and analyzing data

Orrick is a leading global law firm with a particular focus on serving companies in the technology, energy and financial sectors. We are recognized worldwide for delivering the highest-quality legal advice and for our culture of innovation and collaboration. 

Our formula for success is simple—we provide the highest quality service to our clients and we hire the brightest and most talented individuals at every level. As an employer of choice we will provide our employees with challenging work, training opportunities, team oriented culture, and the opportunity to work with the best talent in the legal profession 

Orrick offers a friendly work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. 

Please visit www.orrick.com for more information about the firm. 

Please submit your application online at https://www.orrick.com/Careers/Paralegals%20and%20Staff/Job%20Listings/199431

No phone calls please. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

Consistent with the SF Fair Chance Ordinance, an arrest and conviction record will not automatically disqualify a qualified applicant from consideration.