Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP seeks a Director in the Professional Development & Training Department in our New York office. The Director will primarily be responsible for training and development for our Litigation Department, including the oversight and development of curricular and program design, program delivery and program evaluation. The Director will likewise assist with programming for our Staff Attorneys, Bankruptcy Department and Washington, DC office. The Director will also be responsible for the innovative development and execution of new professional development initiatives. In addition to in-house attorney training programs, the Director will help create and deliver client CLE programs.
The Director will report to firm’s Chief Professional Development Officer and serve as a member of the firm’s Professional Development & Training Committee. The Director will work extensively and proactively with partners, counsel and associates to identify and anticipate training needs, create in-house programs and deliver them using effective education methods. The Director will also identify, interview and hire outside presenters as needed and make our attorneys aware of valuable external training opportunities. The Director will likewise be highly engaged in other departmental managerial and administrative tasks, projects and training initiatives.
• Innovate new programs and curricula and develop new initiatives as well as refresh and deliver the current curricula and programs for attorneys in the departments identified above; • Work with attorneys and clients to create and execute client educational/CLE programs; • Serve as the principal Professional Development & Training liaison with the Litigation Department, including its various practice groups, as well as collaborating with the Bankruptcy Department and DC office regarding professional development and CLE issues; • Collaborate with the Professional Development Director for Corporate and Transactional Departments on firm-wide training and conferences; • Collaborate with Director of Career Development to ensure that the Litigation curriculum aligns with the firm’s Career Development goals for our attorneys. • Work closely with, in particular, colleagues in the Legal Personnel, Recruiting and Business Development Departments to ensure that Litigation and client training align with and advance the firm’s broader strategic goals; • Contribute to planning and delivering conferences or specialized programs for groups of more experienced associates on topics such as practice management, presentation skills, business development, etc.; • Oversee appropriate onboarding of lateral Litigation associates and counsel; • Maintain ongoing communication with and regularly update all relevant parties at the firm, e.g., department chairs, group heads, administrative chiefs, etc., regarding Professional Development & Training activities, soliciting both input and feedback; • Keep abreast of current developments, both substantive (including types of cases/matters on which our Litigation attorneys are working) and pedagogical, in order to promote relevant, leading-edge programs for our attorneys and clients.
• J.D. degree, with 6+ years of Litigation legal practice experience, preferably in a large law firm; • Minimum of 2 years of experience working in professional development, educational content development, or a related area; • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with lawyers and staff throughout the firm, as well as with clients, regarding curricular and program development, innovation and implementation and other logistical/administrative issues; • Outstanding organizational, managerial and analytical skills, with ability to manage people and projects independently, delegate work and supervise staff, as appropriate; • Outstanding initiative, leadership and problem solving capabilities, including ability to gain commitment of relevant parties, motivate and advance new training initiatives; • Outstanding communication/presentation skills, both written and oral; • Ability to present to senior management and influence senior management’s thinking and buy/in on training issues; • Strong technology skills and interests; • Demonstrated interest in and enthusiasm for professional development and training and/or adult education and learning; • Prior experience in legal training or related professional development field, and knowledgeable about CLE requirements preferred.
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