We have an opening in our Finance Department for a Pricing Assistant who will assist the firm's Pricing and Legal Project Management Team in Fenwick’s pricing function, including the negotiation, implementation, and renewal of pricing arrangements with clients as well as setting and maintaining timekeeper billing rates. This position can be based in our Bay Area/Santa Monica (CA) or Seattle (WA) offices.
Liaise with attorneys and clients on pricing arrangements and billing rate submissions.
Perform financial analysis and market research to support price negotiations.
Create client rate submissions and ensure quality control throughout the rate setting process.
Review and summarize pricing terms in client Outside Counsel Guidelines (OCGs).
Support legal operations functions including assisting with annual rate setting process, documenting client rate agreements, and monitoring alternative fee agreements.
Provide pricing analysis and billing support for Fenwick’s ancillary products and services.
Maintain various pricing databases, intranet sites and process documentation.
Run reports needed for budgeting, monitoring and performance metrics utilizing Fenwick’s financial software and reporting tools.
Perform research using sources such as legal documents and the internet.
Desired Skills and Qualifications:
Intermediate proficiency in Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Access, and SharePoint.
Strong attention to detail and highly organized.
Intermediate project management skills.
Basic understanding of statistical concepts and techniques such as multi-variable regressions.
Demonstrate understanding of finance and accounting concepts.
Exposure to finance and accounting best practices including reconciling totals.
Must have experience with or demonstrate the ability to work with large data sets.
Must be comfortable with situations requiring a high volume of time sensitive data entry.
Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to work seamlessly with professionals at all levels.
Advanced communication and writing skills.
Must be organized, self-motivated and able to work independently.
Reporting to the Director of Pricing and Legal Project Management, the qualified candidate will have a bachelor's degree or higher. Experience with legal or other professional service industries a plus.
To be fully considered for this position, please apply directly online: https://fenwick.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Fenwick_External_Careers/job/Mountain-View/Pricing-Assistant_R1454
COVID Vaccine Policy
On July 7, 2021, Fenwick implemented a policy requiring all new hires to receive the COVID vaccine. Proof of vaccination will be required as a condition of employment. Fenwick will continue to comply with applicable laws regarding the reasonable accommodation of individuals with disabilities and/or strongly held religious beliefs. This policy is part of Fenwick’s ongoing efforts to ensure the safety and-well-being of our employees and community, and to support public health efforts.
Fenwick & West is a top-tier law firm with an open and inclusive culture. With more than 300 attorneys and 400 employees in the Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Seattle and New York, we work with companies on the cutting edge of technology, life sciences and cleantech. For more than four decades, our Firm has helped some of the world's most recognized companies become and remain market leaders. We are proud to have been named one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area for the twelfth year.