Job Summary

The Knowledge Strategy group in the NY office has a need for a full time or part time (4 days/week) Knowledge Strategy lawyer with an M&A background and at least 4 years' experience at a large law firm. The position will be responsible for developing the knowledge strategy for designated practices and implementing projects and initiatives to meet their practices' know-how needs. Responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining designated practice sites and other know-how repositories, curating practice sites content and ensuring they are in line with the needs of the practice and kept up to date.
  • Meeting regularly with lawyers who have expertise relevant to the practice, and facilitating sharing of quality know-how and expertise. Responding to queries from lawyers to identify know-how.
  • Researching, monitoring and informing the practice of legal and industry developments and trends.
  • Training lawyers and promoting use of department's Knowledge Management resources.
  • Liaising with users to gather feedback.
  • Working with other Knowledge Strategy lawyers and other departments to share best practices with them.
  • Assisting with the development of new practice tools, reengineering processes for greater efficiencies and advising the Knowledge Strategy partners on improved processes and new technologies for the practices.

Qualifications

  • Background in M&A preferred
  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
  • Proficiency in using the Slate (Intranet) content manager
  • Ability to discern when to seek advice or guidance with regard to posting material
  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs

Experience/Education

  • J.D. Degree
  • Minimum of four years' related experience; experience at a large law firm preferred
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