Practice Management Specialist

Published May 9th, 2024

Washington, DC
Employment Type: Full-time – Hybrid (3 in-office days and 2 remote days) 

Job Summary: The Practice Management Specialist collaborates closely with the Department Practice Director, Department Leadership, and Practice Group Leadership to provide administrative and operational support and to advance strategic initiatives and goals of the department, practice groups, and the firm. Specifically focused on the Regulatory Department, this role entails involvement in financial performance, pricing and project management, growth, talent development, diversity, equity & inclusion, human resources, technology and innovation, and other strategic areas.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the day-to-day operations of the department under the direction of the Department Practice Director.
  • Partner with functional departments (Marketing/Business Development, Professional Development, Finance, Innovation) to support the business strategy as set out by the department and the practice groups.
  • Support department and practice group meetings and retreats, including coordination with all appropriate administrative departments, communication, content development, and assistance with action items.
  • Collaborate with Department Practice Director, Department Leadership, and Practice Group Leadership on attorney onboarding and integration initiatives.
  • Coordinate quarterly practice group leader discussions with the Department Chairs to discuss financial performance, among other topics.
  • Collaborate with the Department Practice Director and the Department’s Business Development Director on the development of agendas for department meetings, as well as to ensure that practice group meetings reflect Department goals and current initiatives.
  • Support the Department Practice Director on special projects as requested.

Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience and comfort with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
  • High degree of initiative and independent judgment with excellent troubleshooting and follow-through skills.
  • Superior organizational skills, extreme attention to detail, and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Exceptional written and interpersonal communication skills, including strong grammar and proofreading/copyediting.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion as well as perform routine and non-routine tasks with care, attention to detail, and efficiency.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and maintain a productive and committed work effort, meeting deadlines and managing workload.
  • Ability to effectively tailor communications for different stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently as well as on a team and collaborate effectively across administrative departments and attorneys in all offices.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.

Experience:

  • Minimum of three (3) years of increasingly responsible, directly related experience in a law firm or similar professional services environment during which the knowledge, skills, and abilities applicable to this position were demonstrated.
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