The Legal Talent Resource Manager (LTRM) will play an integral role in the allocation of client work for attorneys in their first four years of practice within the domestic offices of NRF US LLP. The LTRM role will focus on optimizing opportunities and effectively allocating work within the assigned attorney population. The LTRM will work towards the goals of improving productivity and affording attorneys the opportunity to develop their legal skills and meet appropriate benchmarks and competencies.
The LTRM will report to the U.S. Director of Legal Talent Management and will work closely with firm leadership and senior Business Services team members. As a member of the Legal Talent Management team, the LTRM will collaborate on performance management, global mobility and retention initiatives as they relate to resource allocation and staffing.
Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Serve as a trusted advisor within the LTM team and to group and team members to assist them in achieving business goals and performance metrics
Monitor associate utilization, create monthly reports for various constituencies, identify trends related to productivity and troubleshoot issues
Monitor time entry and enforce firm policy
Support allocation of work and the deployment of non-partner talent based on need and capability
Identify and implement appropriate solutions to correct low or excessively high utilization, pursuing equitable utilization across groups and teams
Manage potential resource escalations, making decisions on conflicting demands and other personnel issues as required
Proactively manage work allocation tools - including project management of implementation
Monitor the legal market and understand external trends that may impact the Firm's business
Lead and manage new resource management initiatives - including resource management measures that may assist the Firm in differentiating itself
In collaboration with Talent Development team, gather and maintain knowledge of individual skills, development needs, experiences and personal and professional goals, and apply this knowledge in resourcing decisions
Offer solutions to improve productivity and utilization. Work closely with Pricing Team and Legal Project Management on matter staffing
Support the performance management process for underutilized lawyers
Support the hiring, integration and retention processes of the Firm
Provide utilization and productivity information to the Practice Services team and highlight projected over- or under-utilization as appropriate
Participate in the development and implementation of the Firm's strategic initiatives under the direction of Firm leadership
Bachelor's degree required; JD preferred
Five or more years' experience in a law firm or other professional services environment
Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel
Proven experience in a management role helpful
Able to work under pressure, to tight deadlines
Strong communication skills essential
Confident, resilient, good interpersonal skills, comfortable interacting with a variety of personality types
Adaptable, analytical, innovative
Able to develop and promote solutions to challenges and issues
Able to form strong working relationships and gain trust with both partners and non-partners by becoming integrated into the working group
Highly credible, strong sense of integrity, with excellent judgment and ability to know when to escalate
Well-organized, with good time-management skills
Ability to negotiate and reach compromises in a diplomatic way
Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status
Internal Number: 2019-038
About Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. We provide the world’s pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3800 lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.
Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare.
Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP and Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc are separate legal entities and all of them are members of Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss verein. Norton Rose Fulbright Verein helps coordinate the activities of the members but does not itself provide legal services to clients.