At Seyfarth, we understand that great people are the key to our success, and we provide the opportunities to match. If you join us, you’ll work with state-of-the-art technology in a friendly and professional environment, and we will continue to invest in your professional development. If you want the freedom to grow at a firm that is invested in your future, keep reading.
As the Practice Development Assistant, you will support the Labor & Employment department, the largest department at Seyfarth, and 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. You 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. You should be a highly motivated self-starter with an attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently. You will report to the Practice Development Manager for Labor & Employment.
On any given day, you will be working with Practice Development colleagues on a variety of requests and projects. You will:
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
Directly support assigned practice groups with their monthly meeting planning, and execution of business plans, and related practice group initiatives
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, thought leadership analytics, 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
Experience in a professional services environment — law firm experience preferred but not required
Experience in an executive or administrative assistant role, particularly in a large national law firm, preferred.
Superior organizational skills, extreme attention to detail, and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
High degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Strong proofreading/copyediting skills and solid grammar skills.
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
What We Provide:
Seyfarth provides competitive salary and benefits at all levels, and our culture embraces the entrepreneurial spirit of its professionals like no other firm. Our allied professionals are a collaborative team, helping to define the unique client experience offered by the firm. We understand that it takes more than attorneys to build a successful legal practice; everyone participates in our commitment to excellence.
We are also proud to be an influential leader in inclusion and diversity. The firm has been recognized for our efforts by the Human Rights Campaign and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. We are Mansfield 2.0 certified, a reflection of our ongoing commitment to advancing candidates from underrepresented groups.
More About Seyfarth:
With more than 900 lawyers across 16 offices, Seyfarth Shaw LLP provides advisory, litigation, and transactional legal services to clients worldwide. Learn more about The Seyfarth Experience at www.seyfarth.com/career
Seyfarth Shaw is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.
To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Seyfarth Shaw maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click EEO is the LAW and the Supplement poster through the followinglink:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
Seyfarth is an EO Employer –M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.
This position is based in Atlanta, GA 30309 or Chicago, IL 60606.
About Seyfarth Shaw LLP
At Seyfarth Shaw LLP, we are leading the way to deliver legal services more effectively, more efficiently, more transparently. With more than 900 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 Seyfarth Shaw Australia, an Australian multidisciplinary partnership affiliated with Seyfarth Shaw LLP. For more information please visit www.seyfarth.com.
In Seyfarth Shaw’s effort to ensure we continue to attract the best talent, we offer competitive salaries along with a comprehensive benefits package. Our benefits include performance based salary increases and bonuses, medical and dental plans, 401(k) and retirement plans, and a public transportation benefit. We offer the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art technology in a friendly and professional environment, and we will continue to invest in your professional growth and development.
Seyfarth Shaw is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. Firm practices and employment decisions, including those regarding recruitment, hiring, assignment, promotion and compensation, shall not be based on any person’s sex, race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, citizenship status, or other protected group status as defined by law. Sexual harassment or harassment based on other protected group status as defined by law is also prohibited.