Antitrust Project Manager
The Antitrust Project Manager will help the Antitrust department's attorneys provide excellent client service, and increase department revenue and profitability, through superior matter planning and management. The Antitrust Project Manager will ideally be based in Washington, D.C. Specific responsibilities will include:
- Developing, implementing, and monitoring a disciplined and effective process for new client and matter intake.
- Preparing a thorough and realistic scope definition, project plan, and matter budget for each new matter.
- Ensuring that matters are staffed properly and efficiently.
- Monitoring attorney utilization and addressing systemic over- or under-utilization.
- Working with supervising partners to ensure prompt time entry, prebill review, and billing on each matter.
- Monitoring and reporting matter status versus plan and fees and costs versus budget.
- Ensuring that key matter milestones and scope decisions are properly documented.
- Other project and practice management responsibilities as assigned by Antitrust department leaders.
The Antitrust Project Manager will be the first project manager in the department and will have substantial influence in the development and deployment of the department's project management process and tools.
Qualifications, Preferred Background, and Professional Skills
- Significant experience in professional services project management, ideally in a large law firm
- Bachelor's degree is required
- Formal project management qualification is desirable
- Strong leadership, relationship, problem-solving, organization, and planning skills
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a busy and dynamic work environment
- Ability to build trusted advisor relationships with attorneys at all levels
- Great work ethic