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Legal Project Manager

Company: DLA Piper
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

DLA Piper is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be treated without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, gender identity, or any other factor protected by law. Job applicant poster viewing center. (
DLA Piper LLP (US) is a leading global business law firm. We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining the best people across our practice and business service groups. We are looking for collaborative, results-oriented people who enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and have exceptional problem-solving skills.
If you are a highly talented Legal Project Manager, we want to hear from you!
This position is remote. Candidates may be required on occasion to visit the local office when/if needed.
This position works to maximize results and increase profitability for practice groups by performing financial analysis, management reporting, budgeting, resource management, and expense control. The Legal Project Manager supports the firm's practice management efforts. These efforts include analyzing firm, practice group, client and matter financial information; collaborating with multiple internal departments to encompass a variety of tasks related to pricing and profitability analysis; responsible for developing, implementing and coordinating practice and legal project management platforms and tools, training lawyers to use those tools and implementing best practices in matter management.
Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Economics or a related field

  • 6 years' experience in financial analysis, accounting or business analysis

  • Proven ability to synthesize and analyze financial data and prepare reports to assist in making project management and pricing-related decisions

  • and making risk assessments

  • Strong communication skills - both orally and through work products - to successfully consult, collaborate and inspire confidence and trust with the

  • firm's senior partners, lawyer-leaders, and staff leaders

  • Outstanding organizational skills

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple high-level priorities in a fast-paced changing environment to successful conclusion in a timely manner

  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office suite applications, specifically MS Excel and spreadsheet/database applications

  • Ability to work well as part of a team, potentially large and/or global

    Preferred Requirements:

    • Project management certification (e.g. PMP, PRINCE2, etc.)

    • Experience in a professional services environment

      What will your day look like?
      As the Lead Project Manager, you will prepare financial information for an assigned practice group(s). You will examine accounting and financial records to ensure data accuracy and to develop reports on monthly performance. You will regularly meet with the Practice Group Leaders, financial personnel and practice group director to review and discuss results and maintain positive financial control. You will also provide technical expertise in preparing reports and summaries, creating and maintaining templates, analysis, cost findings, and management briefings.
      Additionally, you will analyze and report practice group and firm metrics and compare financial and operational performance against internal and external benchmarks. You will Identify trends in financial performance and provide recommendations for improvement. You will also understand law firm economics and our firm's financial system and related financial tools to train partners, attorneys, and practice groups on law firm economics and the Firm's Matter Management methodologies.
      You will also perform annual budgeting analysis and prospective modeling to predict period-end performance and determine the impact of proposed initiatives. You will assist Service Delivery leadership in coordinating tasks with the analyst-level resources and provide direction and work product review as needed. You will assist in developing strategic plans and ensure that the strategic planning process stays on track. You will undertake special projects in support of the Firm's strategic initiatives and collaborate with Business Intelligence and IT on the development of client-level and matter-level progress reports. You will also actively seek opportunities to improve processes, create efficiency, and automate tasks.
      To learn more about DLA Piper, please visit our website ( .
      We offer exceptional career opportunities in an environment that is challenging, rewarding, and, we believe, truly different from our competitors. Our employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and a dynamic and diverse environment in which they can build a long and fruitful career and reap the rewards of their success.
      In accordance with New York City, California, and Washington's Pay Transparency Law, pay range for this position, if hired to work in New York City, California, or Washington is $115K-$145K. The compensation offered to a candidate selected for employment will be dependent upon various factors, including the candidate's geographic market, skills, educational and professional background, experience and overall qualifications. Benefits ( information may be found on the DLA Piper LLP (US) career site.
      Agency applications will not be considered.
      Job: Business Administration/Management
      Organization: Service Delivery
      Title: Legal Project Manager
      Location: Virginia-Reston
      Requisition ID: 23000215
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