Knowledge Management Attorney, Compensation, Governance & ERISA

New York, NY
Full Time
Practice Areas: Executive Compensation, Corporate Governance Job #: R0000815 Exp.: 3+ Years
Role Summary:
This opportunity is for a Knowledge Management Attorney supporting the Compensation, Governance & ERISA Practice Group, and will be responsible for (1) drafting client memoranda, articles and blog posts; (2) editing and project managing the team’s contributions to the firm’s annual corporate governance survey; (3) enhancing practice forms, precedents and research materials; (4) tracking, analysing and summarizing changes in existing laws and regulations; (5) preparing and delivering team training programs; (6) being a proactive participant in team marketing; and (7) providing other legal and practical expertise to support the practice, among other duties as assigned. The Knowledge Management Attorney will report directly to the Compensation, Governance & ERISA Practice Group Leader (PGL), Partners, and the Chief Knowledge & Client Value Officer. The Attorney will also work closely with the firm’s Business Development, Marketing, and Technology departments.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Assess the relevant knowledge needs of the team, define and implement a plan to meet those needs, and establish mechanisms for regular review of the plan.
  • Spearhead regular thought leadership efforts and regular external publications.
  • Monitor and keep the team informed about important developments in applicable statutes, regulations, judicial decisions and the business environment through bulletins, training, know-how meetings and other processes.
  • Participate in industry events to raise the firm’s profile as a thought leader and keep up to date with developments when feasible.
  • Spearhead the team’s contributions to the firm’s annual corporate governance survey—including topic development, review of associates’ research, managing results data base and developing measurement metrics.
  • Organize related corporate governance symposium.
  • Assist the partners in speaking and publishing regularly on corporate governance topics.
  • Create and capture practice-related knowledge content and encourage the sharing of information and knowledge generally.
  • Ensure that all models and forms are updated as needed to reflect changes in applicable laws, regulations, market standards and best practices.
  • Undertake legal research.
  • Coordinate with Knowledge Management Attorneys and Client Value Lawyers across the firm to share ideas and identify projects or thought leadership opportunities that would benefit from a multi-group collaboration.
  • Identify practice-related training needs and organize, design and deliver (personally or with others) training.
  • Train on how to access knowledge resources in the practice portals and knowledge-based and efficiency tools introduced in the practice.
  • Provide direct support to individual practitioners to assist them with locating practice-related internal and external knowledge resources.
  • Be a source of legal, market and practical expertise.
  • Follow CLE offered in and out of the Firm and drive participation.
  • Identify opportunities to develop business from new and existing clients through current events and developments in the area, articles, briefing notes, client training, and other initiatives.
  • Develop innovative ideas for using content to identify market trends and use the information as a business development tool.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes
  • High professional standards with a passion for quality work product.
  • Excellent prose writing, drafting and research skills.
  • Strong oral and written communications abilities.
  • Pragmatic, self-motivated, flexible and team-oriented attitude.
  • Well-developed organizational skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with people at all levels.
  • Aptitude for and interest in compensation and governance

Education & Experience:
  • Three or more years of sound legal experience in executive compensation or corporate governance at a large law firm or relevant in-house legal department
  • Excellent academic credentials from a top tier law school.
  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, and must be admitted to practice, in good standing, in the State of New York (pending bar application/admission is acceptable)

Physical Activity/Other Miscellaneous
  • Flexibility to work outside standard business hours.

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