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Location : New York - Long Island
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The firm has a full-service international practice and specializes in corporate and securities transactions, commercial litigation, and intellectual property. The attorneys at this firm are a diverse group with a wide variety of backgrounds, but they are all dedicated to the quality of their work and to serving the needs of their clients. While this firm is decidedly rigid in the academic standards necessary to work here, they also look for individualists. Hoping to learn and profit from diversity, this firm likes people who stand out in a crowd, which makes these offices lively and occasionally competitive. While well known for their corporate practice, it's the litigators pulling the long hours these days, in sometimes cramped but well decorated midtown offices. This firm is known in the community as one of the most desirable places to work, and we couldn't agree more.
Knowledge Management Attorney Duties: Under the direction of the Director of Knowledge Services, works independently, and in concert with the other KM and/or Knowledge Services personnel, to encourage the efficient and cost-effective practice of law by facilitating the creation of a knowledge-sharing culture. To this end, the KM Attorney is engaged in developing systems that identify, collect and organize internal precedent materials, capture matter experience, and improves the efficiency of our lawyers and the sharing of knowledge across the enterprise. Responds to transactional lawyer precedent requests by assisting lawyers with identifying relevant transactional documents, teaching efficient searching techniques, and locating precedents using internal and external electronic resources. Suggests and implements improvements to the information gathering processes (best practices) and the organization of information for KM sites so as to have this information available for dissemination and retrieval by enterprise search or other methods. Collaborates with transactional practice group leaders and other lawyers to design effective workflows and processes which meet the practice group s needs and priorities, and establishes relationships with lawyers to promote awareness of KM initiatives, to solicit their participation in the furtherance thereof, and to stay current on issues important to the firm s practice areas. Evaluate and oversee systems that track matter experience and with the guidance of the practice group leaders, and the lawyers, determine data points necessary to collect and analyze to derive insights that will inform the handling of current and future matters. Strategizes and collaborates with transactional practice group leaders and other lawyers to design effective workflow systems, processes, guidelines and standards that support the firm s information governance framework. Provides ongoing individual and group lawyer and staff training on KM tools and best practices . Develops and manages database architecture and taxonomies for existing and new systems and recommends guidelines, policies and procedures regarding the design and functionality of these systems. Works on other Knowledge Services initiatives and projects as assigned.
Qualifications: JD Degree required with 3+ years relevant legal experience in a practice or research role. In-depth understanding of corporate and finance transactions and detailed knowledge of form and content of corresponding documents in order to communicate effectively with lawyers. Strong understanding of organizational practice group workflows and how these workflows interact with other internal firm information systems such as time and billing or matter sites. A familiarity with new technological advancements and how they are being applied across the legal industry. Ability to analyze issues and problems systematically, gathering broad and balanced input, drawing sound conclusions and translating conclusions into timely decisions and actions. Work effectively as change agent by presenting guidelines, standards and processes in communications that resonate with lawyers as to the value and importance of adopting new methods of practice. Ability to construct and institute training programs and lead both individual and group training sessions. Ability to create a project plan, set deadlines, delegate responsibilities and see a project through to its conclusion. On site during normal working hours and available when necessary before or after normal working hours in order to meet the demands of the job and the needs of the firm.
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