Practice Group Project Manager – Cybersecurity & Data Privacy, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Washington, D.C. or Chicago, IL

We are seeking a Practice Group Project Manager – Cybersecurity & Data Privacy to join our Firm. This position will be based in our Washington, D.C. or Chicago office (hybrid).

About Us:

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (Skadden) has forged a reputation as one of the most prestigious law firms in the world. By relying on innovation, intellect, teamwork and tenacity, our lawyers deliver the highest quality advice and novel solutions to our clients' legal issues. We are recognized as a global powerhouse for complex transactions, litigation/controversy issues, and regulatory matters, as well as for the open, collaborative relationships we build with clients. Our attorneys, who reflect diverse backgrounds and perspectives, collaborate seamlessly across 50-plus practices and 21 offices in the world’s major financial centers.

The Opportunity:

The Practice Group Project Manager – Cybersecurity & Data Privacy is responsible for providing tactical, analytic, marketing, research and administrative support to the cross-office, cross-practice Cybersecurity & Data Privacy (CDP) practice initiatives:

  • Serves as primary point of contact and coordinated support to all CDP attorneys.
  • Assists CDP co-leaders in implementing local and global practice initiatives, special projects and long-range plans.
  • Conducts ongoing partner and practice need assessment to enhance internal group operations and support business growth.
  • Operates as a liaison with other administrative departments to address ongoing needs of CDP growth and development.

Practice Management Projects:

  • Works with global CDP leadership in the development, execution and monitoring of overall business growth and internal group operations, including practice strategy and pipeline considerations.
  • Participates in local and global CDP practice meetings including providing input for and creating agendas, proposing relevant speakers or topics for discussion and documenting items for action and follow-ups.
  • Coordinates CDP partner meetings, practice group retreats and other special events, including preparation of content, budget and meeting research, data, and materials.
  • Assists in preparing materials for annual practice reviews and large client meetings.
  • Reads CDP-related trade and business journals; circulates articles of interest to the practice group and relevant Firm departments (i.e., Marketing re: client outreach; PDMs re: trainings).
  • Gathers and analyzes CDP practice metrics and other customized data as needed or requested; sends monthly reports to partners of new matters, Business Development (BD) activity and other relevant data.
  • Works with CDP partners and attorneys to ensure timely and coordinated group communication.
  • Identifies ways to regularly improve CDP’s strategy for knowledge management (KM); supports the assigned KM partners and coordinates with the KM Department in their efforts; reviews content and usage of CDP intranet pages; manages centralization of precedent material.
  • Supports the Research & Knowledge Services (R&KS) Department in the management of CDP research subscriptions.
  • Coordinates with the KM, R&KS and other departments as needed on development of firm databases related to CDP.
  • Develops and maintains a global CDP calendar liaising with other departments to ensure capture of all CDP and Firm events.
  • Supports assigned Executive Assistants with client intake and conflicts review / clearing process.

Global Department Assistance And Coordination:

Marketing/Business Development:

  • Works with Marketing Department to support the integration of newly promoted partners and lateral partners and onboarding of counsel and associates to ensure marketing materials and presentations are up-to-date and reflecting of current capabilities.
  • Assists Marketing Department with coordination of Request For Information (RFIs), client pitches, Request For Proposal (RFPs) and presentations; maintains files of same and tracks successful engagement rate.
  • Coordinates the development and upkeep of CDP marketing material and resources including bios, practice descriptions, marketing brochures, experience lists and client mailing lists.
  • Manages and tracks CDP sponsorships; secures approvals, meeting sponsorship requirements and deliverables and tracks Return On Investment (ROI). Regularly researches and proposes new sponsorship opportunities.
  • Assists in identifying business development opportunities for targeted client outreach, authorships, speaking engagements, client programming. Supports the Marketing team in the implementation of business development opportunities.
  • Manages overall positioning of global CDP practice (including individual attorneys and sub-practices) for legal directories and awards submissions; provides guidance and support to Marketing Department in drafting submissions.
  • Provides ongoing insight into cross-selling opportunities.
  • Conducts competitive analysis of peer Firms and informs CDP practice leaders of new business development considerations.
  • Supports alumni relations; seeks opportunities for alumni engagements and tracks alumni career moves. Assists Marketing Department in the planning and execution of alumni events.

Attorney Development

  • Assists cross-practice and cross-office Professional Development Managers (PDMs) on attorney development efforts; provides insight into local and global practice growth and opportunities.
  • Assists with integration of Fall associates and newly promoted counsel and partners; ensures consistent coordination and communication across all participating offices.
  • Provides PDMs with proposed training topics related to recent substantive practice developments.

Attorney Recruiting

  • Supports the Firm process for incoming, outgoing, and transferring CDP attorneys.
  • Assists with the summer associate program (e.g., provides content for global presentation to summer associates; ensures associates gain knowledge of and experience with the global CDP practice).
  • Communicates and coordinates recruiting needs for the global CDP practice.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

  • Assists Global DEI team with DEI-related initiatives involving CDP attorneys.
  • Ensures coordinated communication and support of DEI efforts across all offices.
  • Assists coleaders in aligning practice operations with the Firm’s DEI priorities.

Client Intake/Billing

  • Stays engaged in the intake process by following up on stalled engagement items and ensuring all firm client/matter intake requirements are met.
  • Works with select partners and clients on new client engagement and defined scope of billing process. Liaises with Client Accounting team to assist with Accounts Receivable, write-offs,
    accruals, when escalated.

Qualifications:

  • Current knowledge of industry best practices, trends and techniques.
  • Knowledge of relevant Firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational, and planning skills.
  • Demonstrated success in leading others, problem solving, resolving conflicts, and developing effective working relationships with employees at all levels.
  • Ability to effectively employ coaching and problem-solving techniques.
  • Flexibility to travel, adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs.

Experience/Education:

  • Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of five years progressively responsible related experience in a law firm or professional services environment.

Culture & Life at Skadden:

What makes Skadden special is our people and the culture, community and spirit of collaboration we have created. We believe in teamwork and inspiring each other to be our best in an atmosphere that promotes professionalism and excellence in all that we do. We know that inclusion, equity and drawing on the strength of a wide spectrum of diverse talent only make us better and is vital to the firm's success. Our goal is for everyone at the firm to enjoy a challenging career with opportunities for development and growth and to support the well-being of our attorneys and professional staff.

Benefits:

The overall well-being of our team is important to us. We offer generous benefits to help you achieve wellness in all areas of your life.

  • Competitive salaries and year-end discretionary bonuses.
  • Comprehensive health care (medical, dental, vision), savings plan/401(k) and voluntary
    benefits.
  • Generous paid time off.
  • Paid leave options, including parental.
  • In-classroom, remote, and on-demand learning and professional development opportunities.
  • Robust well-being classes and programs.
  • Opportunities to give back and make an impact in local communities.

For further details, please visit: https://www.skadden.com/careers/staff/employee-benefits Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Disability/Vet/other protected categories). For more information, please visit Skadden.com/careers.

Application Submission Information:

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