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Practice Group Manager – Established US Law Firm – Hybrid Working & Generous Salary

  • Job Type :

    Permanent

    Full-Time

  • Salary : Up to £90,000 + Benefits

Established US law firm is looking to hire a new Practice Group Manager for their Corporate & Securities practices.  This role is a brilliant opportunity for someone with Practice Group Management (PGM) experience to join a leading law firm who are ahead of the game in terms of PGM or someone who is undertaking similar duties and wanting to branch in to a specific PGM role.  This role is hybrid working, with standard hours of 9:30am to 5:30pm with flexibility asked for and a salary to £90,000.

 

Practice Group Manager duties will include:

  • Assist with the development and implementation of practice group strategic initiatives as well as daily operations
  • Develop relationships with Partners, Counsel, Associates, and Paralegals to foster trust and confidence in the function and role of manager
  • Identify and resolve issues that impact associate morale
  • Understand the needs of lawyers in the group and ensure that they have the resources necessary to get the job done by communicating with office managers, IT, and other departments
  • Provide a seamless quality service to fee earners and other professionals
  • Monitor hiring needs and liaise with the Human Resources or Legal Recruiting departments
  • Liaise with Human Resources in regard to joiners/transfers/leavers within the practice
  • Assist with staffing and workload management process for associates, counsel, and paralegals
  • Coordinate and administer the associate, counsel, and paralegal evaluation process
  • Schedule and prepare for group orientations, training programs, retreats, meetings, and special events
  • Liaise with the Talent department on retention and training programs
  • Coordinate partnership promotion process, including preparation of sponsorship memos and related material
  • Assist with the lateral partner candidate process, including meeting arrangements and preparation of related material
  • Liaise with marketing personnel on matters relating to marketing and client development for the practice group
  • Assist with quarterly, monthly, weekly, and ad hoc reports • Analyse and monitor practice group financial performance
  • Monitor paralegal, associate, and counsel hours
  • Monitor monthly unbilled time and outstanding A/R, performing analysis and problem recognition and work with the Director and Finance to resolve any issues

 

Practice Group Manager Key skills will include:

  • Knowledge of management concepts, a strategic focus and the ability to drive action
  • Ability to build relationships and establish trust with key stakeholders at all levels within the Firm
  • Strong numeric literacy and the ability to work with and analyse financial data
  • Excellent IT skills particularly with the full suite of Office products
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential management issues and information with discretion
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to foster excellent working relationships at all levels
  • Polished written and oral communication skills
  • Desire to constantly learn new skills and the ability to adapt to the needs of the business
  • Highly organised and proactive with the ability to prioritise work in a pressured environment

 

Practice Group Manager Education and Experience:

  • University degree or equivalent experience desirable
  • At least four years’ experience in a comparable or similar role
  • In-depth knowledge of the legal/professional services environment