Responsible for supporting the effective, efficient, and consistent delivery of programs and projects in alignment with the Firm’s overall competency-based talent management program for lawyers, primarily focusing on legal personnel in the Washington, DC office.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*
Legal Personnel and Development:
In collaboration with the Legal Personnel team, coordinates the semi-annual evaluation processes for associates, senior associates, counsel, special counsel, discovery attorneys, Attorneys, and staff attorneys.
In collaboration with the Legal Personnel Manager, cultivates strong working relationships with and provides ongoing support, guidance, and assistance to members of the Associates, Senior Associates and Counsel Committees and to their associate and counsel mentees.
Compiles and analyzes statistical information and creates necessary reports to assist with various information requests and survey submissions.
Coordinates all aspects of the attorney departure and transition process. Assists Legal Personnel Manager with exit interview analysis.
In collaboration with the Legal Personnel team, assists with the annual attorney compensation process.
Assists with planning and coordinating various firm-wide and local Women’s Leadership programs, events, and meetings, including securing of meeting rooms, meeting room preparation, on-site coordination, and trouble shooting. Provide general support to the Women’s Leadership Initiative and maintain Washington, DC WLI networking circles.
Responsible for developing a comprehensive knowledge of all firm policies and practices as it relates to attorneys and works to ensure the appropriate implementation of each.
Updates PeopleSoft as needed. Maintains all attorney personnel information, files, and records to ensure accuracy and confidentiality of the same.
Learns and understands the firm's leave and reduced hours policies. Takes the lead on communication with attorneys regarding leaves. Closely tracks leave and reduced hours' time.
Completes monthly reporting for attorneys not admitted to practice and conducts necessary follow up to ensure individual compliance.
Assists with the annual budget preparation and monthly monitoring of accounts, anticipates and resolves discrepancies, handles related payments, reimbursements, and issues.
Assumes other duties and responsibilities as assigned, which may include providing additional support for other functions including Professional Development and Training; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and US Recruitment, as needed.
Strong attention to detail, excellent written and analytical skills, and ability to multi-task and take initiative are required.
Strong oral communication and inter-personal skills are required.
Ability to work in a team environment is critical. Motivation and drive are important.
Successful time management skills are required.
Strong data analysis skills are required, including the ability to compile, review and determine logical conclusions or recommendations based on data or information that is varied in content or format.
Excellent technical skills required, including proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Proficiency in talent management software systems preferred such as viDesktop and PeopleSoft.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required.
One to three years of experience, preferably in law firm or other professional services firm.
Experience working in a professional environment and interfacing with significantly senior colleagues is required.
Prior experience working independently or with little supervision on some projects.
WilmerHale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, age, disability or veteran status, or other protected status.
We are 1,000 lawyers strong, with 12 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Our practice includes over 500 litigators with unmatched trial, appellate and Supreme Court experience; a preeminent securities law practice with over 200 lawyers; a regulatory practice that includes more than 100 lawyers who have held high-level government positions; an intellectual property practice enriched by the expertise of more than 140 attorneys and technology specialists who hold scientific or technical degrees; more than 230 seasoned corporate lawyers and business counselors; and lawyers who focus on bankruptcy, environmental, labor and employment, real estate and tax matters.