Under the guidance of the Director of Legal Personnel and Development, the Legal Personnel and Development Manager is responsible for all personnel-related matters and projects for the attorneys in the Washington, DC office. Manages workload and staffing of the Washington, DC office Legal Personnel Department, and oversees all administrative functions of the department.
The Legal Personnel and Development Manager should work collaboratively to contribute to achieving the firm's and Legal Personnel and Development Department’s goals and objectives.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the Career Advancement Program, manages local team support in the implementation of lawyer evaluation, retention, compensation and promotion programs and processes in the Washington, DC office and ensures excellent delivery of services regarding same.
Provides local support of the Associates, Senior Associates and Counsel Committees.
Manages orientation, onboarding, integration, offboarding and outplacement programs and efforts in the Washington, DC office. Collaborates with department and office leadership regarding lawyer headcount.
Oversees local team support of various committees including the Work-Life Balance Committee, and the Associates Committee Task Force (ACTF) in the Washington, DC office.
Handles employee relations issues, serving as a resource and providing counsel, when appropriate, to all attorneys on personnel issues, leaves, career questions and employee relations matters.
In coordination Director of Legal Personnel and Development, ensures localized implementation of the firm's strategic goals, objectives, and initiatives. Assesses and measures effectiveness of same in the Washington, DC office.
In collaboration with the Director of Legal Personnel and Development, ensures a smart and flexible expense and headcount budget for the Washington, DC office aligned with the firm's strategic goals, objectives, and initiatives. Manages monthly monitoring of accounts, anticipates and resolves discrepancies.
In coordination with the Director of Legal Personnel and Development, as appropriate, hires, develops, evaluates, and compensates the Legal Personnel & Development team on the Washington, DC office.
Keeps abreast of industry trends and best practices.
Assumes other responsibilities as assigned, including the management of various firm wide and/or department wide projects.
Strong leadership and management skills are required.
Strong attention to detail, excellent written and analytical skills, and ability to multi-task are required.
Strong oral communication and inter-personal skills are required.
Ability to work in a team environment is critical. Motivation and drive are important.
Successful time management skills are required.
Strong technical skills on the following applications preferred: Excel, PeopleSoft, PowerPoint, viDesktop.
Ability to juggle multiple responsibilities; excellent attention to detail; ability to take initiative and work independently.
A minimum of 8 years’ relevant legal, personnel or recruitment experience along with prior management experience required.
Excellent interpersonal, written and organizational skills.
WilmerHale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, age, disability or veteran status, or other protected status.
Additional Salary Information: Bonus eligible
We are 1,000 lawyers strong, with 12 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Our practice includes over 500 litigators with unmatched trial, appellate and Supreme Court experience; a preeminent securities law practice with over 200 lawyers; a regulatory practice that includes more than 100 lawyers who have held high-level government positions; an intellectual property practice enriched by the expertise of more than 140 attorneys and technology specialists who hold scientific or technical degrees; more than 230 seasoned corporate lawyers and business counselors; and lawyers who focus on bankruptcy, environmental, labor and employment, real estate and tax matters.