The Practice Development Assistant will assist the Practice Development Director, Managers and Coordinators with the practice management, marketing and business development initiatives by providing the support and coordination necessary for a successful outcome. The Assistant will play an active role in the development and implementation of key initiatives and programs and will be responsible for coordinating the activities of project stakeholders to ensure successful and on-time project execution. Candidate should be a highly motivated self-starter with an attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently. Position reports to the Practice Development Director for Labor & Employment.
Assist Practice Development Director, Managers and Coordinators with development of monthly practice group financial reports utilizing Microsoft Excel.
Coordinate monthly Practice Group meeting schedules with IT and office leads to ensure smooth video conference connections as well as specialized AV needs.
Support Practice Development team with the execution of Practice Group Business Plans.
Assist with all aspects of development and coordination of handout materials for department meetings, practice group meetings, client breakfast briefings, and client webinars.
Work on and help draft internal communications for the department including but not limited to: newsletters, alumni content, invitation content, surveys, and announcements.
Manage all aspects of the Practice Group portal pages, including decision-making on content postings.
Coordinate national CLE programs, logistics and communication.
Support PD team with preparation of league table submissions and reference management.
Various ad hoc projects as needed and requested.
Undergraduate degree in business or related field or equivalent job experience.
One-to-two years of experience in a professional services environment. Law firm experience preferred but not required.
Superior organizational skills, extreme attention to detail, and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, especially Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
Ability to efficiently plan and manage time while handling projects for multiple supervisors and competing deadlines.
Exceptional written and interpersonal communication skills needed to follow written and/or oral instructions, provide information, and maintain effective relationships with firm personnel - including management, a diverse group of attorneys, clients and staff. Ability to exude a high level of professionalism, courtesy and diplomacy through in-person, email and telephone communication.
Exhibit high degree of initiative and independent judgment with excellent troubleshooting and follow-through skills.
Demonstrates a willingness to learn and is receptive to feedback.
Regularly demonstrates professionalism, respectful of all colleagues, and ability to be flexible with tasks and requests.
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At Seyfarth Shaw LLP, we are leading the way to deliver legal services more effectively, more efficiently, more transparently. With more than 850 attorneys in the U.S., London, Shanghai, Melbourne and Sydney, we offer a national platform and an international gateway to serve your changing business and legal needs in litigation, employment, corporate, real estate and employee benefits. Recently, BTI Consulting Group recognized Seyfarth as one of the nation’s best law firms for client service in its 2014 BTI Client Service A-Team Report, which ranks firms based only on client feedback that serve the Fortune 1000. Corporate counsel said Seyfarth “excels” in “Unprompted Communication” and “Anticipating the Needs of Clients” - key tenets of our SeyfarthLean client service model - where the firm ranked “Best of the Best.” Seyfarth also earned a spot on the Financial Times FT US Innovative Lawyers 2013 index. The recognition reflects the ongoing efforts of the firm to lead the way in integrating legal excellence with innovative client solutions that drive value.*Our London office operates as Seyfarth Shaw (UK) LLP, an affiliate of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Our Australian practice operates as Sey...farth Shaw Australia, an Australian multidisciplinary partnership affiliated with Seyfarth Shaw LLP. For more information please visit www.seyfarth.com.