Project Manager, Firm Recognition

New York

Job Summary

About Us 
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (Skadden) has forged a reputation as one of the most prestigious law firms in the world. By relying on innovation, intellect, teamwork and tenacity, our lawyers deliver the highest quality advice and novel solutions to our clients' legal issues. We are recognized as a global powerhouse for complex transactions, litigation/controversy issues, and regulatory matters, as well as for the open, collaborative relationships we build with clients. Our attorneys, who reflect diverse backgrounds and perspectives, collaborate seamlessly across 50-plus practices and 21 offices in the world’s major financial centers. 

The Opportunity
We are seeking a Project Manager, Firm Recognition to join our Firm in our New York office (hybrid). This role will be responsible for leading the firm’s participation in directories, awards, and survey submissions across litigation practices. The Project Manager, Firm Recognition is also responsible for securing prominent recognition of the firm's work that can be directly leveraged for business development and marketing efforts. Ideal candidates will have prior experience working with litigation practices, in order to strategize with practice leaders and partners on positioning, identifying potential new opportunities for recognition, and writing and editing submissions with the goal of enhancing the firm brand.  

  • Manages firm recognition projects for litigation practices. 
  • Works with firm management to best position the firm, its practices and attorneys. 
  • Works with practice leaders and marketing colleagues to develop plans to best implement practice goals and priorities.
  • Works independently and directly with practice leaders to develop strategy and tactics to best position each practice and its attorneys. 
  • Coordinates firm recognition efforts with marketing colleagues in Europe, Asia and other U.S. offices, including providing oversight and identifying/implementing best practices. 
  • Writes and edits award nominations and directory submissions in collaboration with practice leaders and other partners.  
  • Oversees and approves the work of marketing colleagues on firm recognition projects.
  • Assists in developing relevant firm recognition materials for use in new business pitches and RFP responses. 
  • Interfaces and develops relationships with publication editors and researchers in connection with awards, directories and surveys.  
  • Works with various firm departments to gather information needed for firm and practice surveys.  
  • Researches new opportunities and analyzes awards and directory participation and marketing efforts by peer firms. 
  • Assists in compiling peer analysis and historical recognition lists as needed.
  • Works with PR Specialist to ensure relevant best practices, feedback and other guidance are documented for future use. 
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
  • Manages firm resources responsibly.
  • Complies with and understands firm operation, policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Excellent writing and editorial skills 
  • Excellent critical thinking, judgment and decision-making ability
  • Strong collaborative and project management skills
  • Able to multitask, meet deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Communicates effectively with external and internal audiences
  • Professional demeanor, high E.Q. and ability to interact effectively with partners, other attorneys and administrative staff at all levels
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail
  • Organizes/prioritizes work optimally
  • Pays careful attention to detail without losing the "big picture"
  • Able to handle sensitive matters and use excellent judgment
  • Works well independently and as a member of a team


  • Bachelor's Degree  
  • Minimum of seven years of relevant prior law firm experience required, including a minimum of four years managing directory, award and survey submissions

Salary Details

The starting base salary for this New York position is expected to be between $140,000 to $165,000 annually. Actual salary will be determined based on skills, experience (to the extent relevant) and other-job related factors, consistent with applicable law. 

Culture & Life at Skadden
What makes Skadden special is our people and the culture, community and spirit of collaboration we have created. We believe in teamwork and inspiring each other to be our best in an atmosphere that promotes professionalism and excellence in all that we do. We know that inclusion, equity and drawing on the strength of a wide spectrum of diverse talent only make us better and is vital to the firm's success. Our goal is for everyone at the firm to enjoy a challenging career with opportunities for development and growth and to support the well-being of our attorneys and professional staff.

The overall well-being of our team is important to us.  We offer generous benefits to help you achieve wellness in all areas of your life.  

  • Competitive salaries and year-end discretionary bonuses.
  • Comprehensive health care (medical, dental, vision), savings plan/401(k) and voluntary benefits. 
  • Generous paid time off.
  • Paid leave options, including parental.
  • In-classroom, remote, and on-demand learning and professional development opportunities.
  • Robust well-being classes and programs.
  • Opportunities to give back and make an impact in local communities.

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Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It adheres to an equal employment opportunity policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, alienage or citizenship status, marital or familial status, domestic partnership status, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual and reproductive health decisions, disability (where the applicant or employee is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation), any protected military or veteran status, or status as a victim of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault or offense, or stalking.

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