Job Description

Description

This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the top law firms in the U.S.! Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is looking for a Senior Practice Management Specialist to join our team in either Washington D.C or New York office.

As a member of the practice management team, the senior practice management specialist will support the Financial Services practice on initiatives that enhance the business and strategic operations of the practice group. We value entrepreneurial self-starters who bring innovative solutions to the table. If you are detail-oriented and possess strong administrative, organizational, and interpersonal skills, we want to talk to you. 

At Davis Wright Tremaine, you will find challenging assignments, opportunities for professional growth and community involvement, and a culture of inclusion. DWT fosters inclusiveness and authenticity. Regardless of position, everyone here has a voice and the support is unparalleled.

 

On a typical day you will:

  • Provide guidance and advice regarding business development opportunities for the practice group
  • Draft and prepare communications related to winning new work and enhancing the practice group’s profile and reputation
  • Lead the collection, storing, maintenance, and distribution of information on lawyers’ experience and develop an effective knowledge management system that minimizes the administrative burden on lawyers
  • Identify and conduct research in support of new business opportunities
  • Serve as primary liaison between practice group chairs/other practice leaders and staff departments to execute on practice group operating needs while reducing the amount of administrative time spent by practice leaders
  • Negotiate sponsorships and manage marketing budget
  • Coordinate client seminars and webinars for assigned practice group, supporting the practice manager on major events
  • Attend practice group meetings, provide marketing materials and financial reports, and support the practice group operations
  • Work with the marketing communications to create, update, and organize marketing collateral and related records as well as practice group blogs, newsletters, and social media platforms
  • Assist with additional projects as necessary
  • Travel to other offices, as necessary

Join us if you have:

  • 4+ years of professional services or equivalent experience; proficiency in client service, marketing, and/or business development is desired, prior law firm experience is a plus
  • College degree and demonstrated academic excellence
  • Ability to take ownership of projects and simultaneously handle multiple projects and competing deadlines
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You will need to be comfortable interacting and maintaining effective working relationships across numerous staff departments, which includes communicating verbally and in writing in a professional, responsive, courteous manner with clients, firm members, and other business contacts
  • Ability to interact and build collegial relationships with lawyers, clients, and staff at all levels
  • Demonstrated with MS Office products and collaborative platforms, including  Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, Sharepoint, Teams, etc.; social media fluency and familiarity with CRM technology are pluses
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail and be highly organized and accurate is required
  • Previous experience in the financial services sector or in a law-firm or professional services organization, supporting a multi-office environment, is preferred, as is general familiarity with the practice of law and law firm operations

Who We Are

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is an AmLaw 100 law firm with 10 offices nationwide. We are relentlessly committed to client service and look for candidates who share that commitment. At DWT, client service means having empathy for each client’s and each lawyer’s work and personal pressures, business objectives, and legal needs; anticipating their needs; and having the capabilities and commitment to deliver what matters most to them.

What’s in it For You?

DWT offers competitive compensation in addition to ample benefits including but not limited to:

  • Choice of health and vision insurance plans
  • 2 paid volunteer days for qualifying community service work
  • Dental plan
  • Fertility and adoption benefit
  • Paid sabbatical after 13 years of service
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Commuter benefits
  • Retirement contribution

 

This job description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities.

 

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are part of the fabric of Davis Wright Tremaine-central to who we are and what we do.  Our vision is to foster a culture where all talented individuals-including those from traditionally underrepresented populations-can have, and can see, a path to success.  We are committed to fostering DEI because it makes our firm better, in every way.  At DWT, every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination.  It is our policy to hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all employment-related decisions without regard to an employee’s sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical condition), race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, religious creed, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, military condition, military or veteran status or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal laws.

 

Davis Wright Tremaine provides reasonable accommodations for those who need them to complete the application or recruiting process and for employees who need reasonable accommodations to perform the essential functions of their positions due to a disability or for religious reasons.  If you need to request accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please contact carriemcintyre@dwt.com.

 

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