The law firm of Thompson Hine has a rich history, a rewarding present, and a promising future. Founded in 1911, Thompson Hine has grown from a small office in Cleveland to a national firm of approximately 400 lawyers in eight cities. We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver extraordinary legal services through a partnership dedicated to the principles of professionalism, teamwork, and collegiality.
We are seeking candidates for a full-time Professional Development Manager in either our Atlanta office, located in Buckhead, or in our Washington DC office, near Dupont Circle.
This individual will provide strategic direction and implementation of all firmwide attorney professional training and development programs including practice group-specific and firm-wide programming as well as mentoring and coaching programs. The PD Manager will provide leadership, guidance and statistical reporting on best practices and trends to promote the development, engagement and retention of the firm’s lawyers. Reporting to the Director of Legal Talent and working collaboratively with the Lawyer Personnel Committee (LPC), Associates Committee, Marketing Department and other members of the Legal Talent team, the PD manager will proactively evaluate and assess all aspects of professional development programming for lawyers as well as support the successful orientation and integration of new lawyers into the firm. In coordination with the LPC, the PD Manager will manage all aspects of non-partner attorney performance and compensation management and provide support with performance improvement plans and attorney departures.
A leadership role in the firm, the ideal candidate will be a highly effective communicator with demonstrated strengths in building relationships and working collaboratively with others on the team and across the firm. Candidates must be able to demonstrate a successful track record for supporting talent management priorities by: (1) displaying exceptional instincts, judgment and discretion; (2) leveraging relationships and effective processes to achieve results; and, (3) effectively navigating in a dynamic, multi-office culture where priorities shift to meet changing business needs.
A Bachelor's degree with at least five years of professional development experience in a law firm or professional services environment is required.
About Thompson Hine LLP
With the experience and resources to handle the most challenging legal issues, Thompson Hine strives to deliver consistently exceptional guidance, value and service, and to fulfill our Client Service Pledge from the inception of each matter to its close, and beyond. In fact, our goal is to be the best law firm our clients have ever dealt with.
For more than a century, Thompson Hine has been committed to excellence on behalf of our clients, our people and the communities in which we live and work. Clients rank us among the top firms in the United States for client service year after year, and we are proud of the accolades we have earned in recognition of our capabilities and leadership.
Perhaps the greatest measure of our success is the high number of ongoing client relationships we are proud to have, including major public and private corporations, financial institutions, governments, nonprofit organizations, venture capitalists and individual entrepreneurs.
We invite you to learn more about the firm and what makes us different, and we welcome the opportunity to discuss how we may be able to support your needs.