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Director of Practice Management

Company: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Location: Denver
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

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Job Id:1251-SR-DEN # of Openings:1 Director of Practice Management Denver, CO Lewis Roca is a top ranked Am Law 200 commercial law firm and one of the largest in the Western United States. We are seeking a Director of Practice Management to join our team! Summary: The Director of Practice Management is responsible for the business operations of the litigation and transactional practice groups and the administrative functions that directly support the practices. As the head of practice management, the Director will serve as a change agent to design and deliver solutions that align the firm's strategic goals and meet client demands. The Director will serve as a champion of the firm's client service standards (Experience Amplified) and will play a key role in ensuring client service is at the forefront of operational decisions within the practice groups and administrative departments. The Director of Practice Management is responsible for leading the following administrative functions: Practice Management, Litigation Docketing, and Research and Knowledge Services. About Lewis Roca: Our award winning team of lawyers offer extensive experience in a wide range of disciplines. We strive to be the employer of choice in the legal community. Our goal is to attract talent of varied backgrounds who meet our standards of excellence and reflect the marketplace that we serve. We embrace this diversity; it contributes to our success. A set of core principles guide our work with our clients and with each other. Together, we call this Experience Amplified. It is a client-centered operational approach that helps define a culture of service excellence. It contributes to our highly collaborative group of business professionals, led by a dedicated and passionate C-Team. Duties and Responsibilities: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Other duties may be assigned. Staffing and Project Management

  • Manage staffing and workload allocation for attorneys, paralegals and other timekeepers, ensuring the practice groups have sufficient capacity and timekeepers are fully ultilized, while balancing client needs with development goals.
  • Utilize proven project management techniques to support the efficient management of matters through all stages including scoping, framing, budgeting, planning, managing, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Work closely with Practice Group Leaders and liase with Lawyer Talent to identify and manage practice group specific issues related to attorney retention, development, productivity and performance. Administrative Functions
    • In conjunction with the Paralegal Manager, oversee the paralegal support function, including paralegal staffing, utilization and training and professional development.
    • Oversee the eDiscovery team in conjunction with the firm's Paralegal Manager and eDiscovery Partner. Develop and implement a plan for recovering the firm's investment in eDiscovery software and infrastructure necessary to service clients.
    • Oversee the litigation docketing team that is responsible for docketing and calendaring the day-to-day litigation deadlines. Support the Litigation Docketing Manager in developing, maintaining and enforcing docketing policies, procedures and workflows in accordance with rule-based deadlines.
    • Oversee the Research Services and Knowledge Management team. Support the Manager of Research and Knowledge Services to deliver research and knowledge management solutions that provide clients exceptional service and value. Management and Policy Compliance
      • Provide leadership and management for professional staff in the functions listed above.
      • Partner with other business services teams (Finance/IT/Marketing and Business Development/HR) and vendors to support attorneys and clients.
      • Monitor and enforce timekeeping and billing practices in partnership with the practice group leaders and firm management. QUALIFICATIONS:To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
        • Deep knowledge of law firm management metrics and how day-to-day legal practice interacts with those metrics.
        • Strong financial, matter budgeting, analytical and problem-solving skills.
        • Able to prioritize and manage multiple complex operations or projects at one time, with continual attention to detail and accuracy with numbers.
        • Ability to compile, analyze and reach conclusions from data related to practice group and knowledge management functions.
        • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate and present materials and information clearly and confidently.
        • Strong administrative, management, and leadership capabilities, including the ability to:
          • work under limited general direction
          • identify and initiate actions while providing financial, strategic, and tactical guidance to practice group leaders as well as firm management
          • handle difficult and/or confidential financial matters with sensitivity and discretion
          • identify, monitor, and effectively interpret critical information
          • communicate complex financial information and ideas effectively, sometimes with minimal preparation
          • rapidly analyze issues, anticipate consequences, make decisions and initiate action
          • maintain effective, collaborative working relationships and enhance teamwork with all levels of firm personnel
          • evaluate evolving situations and exercise good judgment
          • provide visionary and strategic financial leadership, technical and professional knowledge
          • provide guidance on alternative fee proposals and management of matter profitability Education and Experience:
            • BA/BS required; MBA and/or JD strongly preferred.
            • Five or more years of supervisory and/or management experience in a professional office setting required.
            • Previous experience in law firm management preferred. Lewis Roca offers competitive compensation and benefits, including:
              • 401(k) with generous employer match
              • 3 weeks of vacation
              • 10-paid holidays per year
              • Benefits start on day 1
              • 5 medical plan options to choose from
              • Tuition reimbursement
              • Gym reimbursement
              • Well-being program
              • Employer-paid life insurance and long term disability
              • Technology stipend
              • And much more! Pay range $200,000 - $275,000 How to Apply Thank you for your interest in Lewis Roca. To complete an application and submit your resume, please click "Apply for this Position." No phone calls please. We will contact you if your resume indicates that you are a strong candidate for this position. #LI-LH1 #LI-HYBRID We are not accepting resumes from search firms for this position. Lewis Roca is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, color, age, physical or mental disability, spousal affiliation, marital status, a serious medical condition, genetic information, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. For more information about equal employment opportunity,please click here for the "Know Your Rights" poster .To request a disability accommodation in the application process,pleaseclick here . Lewis Roca participates in E-Verify, please clickhere for more information. For information regarding your Right to Work, please clickhere .
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                Lewis Roca is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, color, age, physical or mental disability, spousal affiliation, marital status, a serious medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.
                Lewis Roca is a great firm to work for. The firm has top-notch lawyers that provide excellent service to their clients and are, in the simplest of terms, good people to work for. Thanks for allowing me to be part of your team.Lewis Roca EmployeeChange is never easy, but I was impressed by the support I got from my colleagues and partners when I joined the firm. The culture here is collegial, not competitive.

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