Project Manager, Litigation

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, Litigation to join our Firm. This position will be based in our New York office and has a hybrid in-office/remote working schedule.

  • Collaborates with attorneys on litigation-related new business pitches, researches client/prospective client issues, crafts tailored presentations and RFP responses, including identifying relevant firm experience and drafting content. 
  • Works with the Firm Experience team and other members of the Marketing Department to draft and distribute matter information and news. 
  • Drafts pitches and proposals in collaboration with lawyers in the Litigation, Securities Litigation, Government Enforcement/White Collar Crime, International Arbitration, Mass Torts Insurance and Consumer Litigation groups, among others. 
  • Works with attorneys and the Firm Experience team to research/draft and track/distribute litigation matter information and news handled by the firm. 
  • Regularly reviews matter descriptions for necessary updates. 
  • Identifies best practices for utilizing experience database to obtain targeted litigation information. 
  • Ensures that practice descriptions and other marketing materials for each Litigation practice group are current, accurate and complete. 
  • Assists with drafting litigation-related awards and directories submissions, as needed. Liaises with other Firm administrative departments (such as Client Accounting, Business Development and Technology) to obtain in-depth client relationship data for new business proposals and presentations. 
  • Collaborates with other department members, including editorial, PR and design specialists to produce a variety of products in connection with partner and practice business development efforts. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Strong understanding of marketing and business development’s role within a law firm
  • Knowledge of litigation-related practice areas within the context of a large corporate law firm 
  • Strong writing/editorial and research skills 
  • Excellent database skills (mining, entry, maintenance) 
  • Ability to synthesize data and accurately capture it in a narrative 
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail 
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational and planning skills 
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work and to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality 
  • Solid strategic thinking and problem-solving capability, coupled with excellent judgment and decision-making abilities 
  • Strong intuitive skills, and the ability to translate experience and lessons from one project to the next 
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment, as well as independently and effectively within a team 
  • Ability to use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both verbally and in writing, and the ability to work directly with partners under tight deadlines 
  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems 
  • Experience utilizing technology, including website, intranet, extranets, databases, knowledge management tools and presentation software
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 7-8 years of related experience (attorney, litigation legal assistant or business development/marketing professional) in a law firm environment.

Salary Details

The starting base salary for this New York position is expected to be between $150,000 to $180,000 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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