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Attorney Support Manager

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

Customer Service, Legal
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Job Description

Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is seeking an Attorney Support Manager to join our dynamic team in Los Angeles & Century City. This role will also be a dual location role between our Los Angeles office and Century City office.

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation, and collaboration.

About The Role

As an Attorney Support Manager, you will be responsible for establishing strategic and operational priorities for the attorney support teams in the office, which includes organizing, supervising and developing secretarial staff. Other key responsibilities include:

  • Establishing strategic and operational priorities for the attorney support functions in the office while working closely with the Director of Administration and Global Business Support to ensure priorities are aligned with the office strategic priorities and global ASA platform
  • Monitoring workflow and coordination of assignments based upon daily Firm and client needs
  • Coaching and counselling attorney support coordinators and secretaries as needed
  • Establishing effective communication with the secretarial staff regarding firm policies, procedures and expectations as well as conducting secretarial meetings as necessary and in line with department guidelines
  • Managing the performance review process, incorporating all appropriate feedback; recommending salary increases and discretionary bonuses for attorney support, and obtaining ongoing feedback on coordinators and, where necessary, other secretaries; delivering performance messages in line with departmental guidelines
  • Weekly travel between our Los Angeles and Century City offices
About You

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Display excellent leadership skills (e.g. organizing, planning, problem-solving and decision-making) necessary for effective management
  • Demonstrate the ability to use independent judgment and discretion when making the majority of decisions
  • Possess knowledge and proficiency in PC applications, including MS Office
  • Have strong business and financial acumen
  • Display excellent interpersonal skills
  • Possess a strategic and growth mindset
  • Are a team player
And have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience
  • A minimum of six (6) years of experience in a supervisory/management capacity, preferably in a law firm
  • Experience in driving change initiatives
  • Legal secretarial experience (desired)
  • Experience in a US law firm (desired)
Please note: This role requires travel to both offices (Los Angeles and Century City) on a weekly basis.

Compensation & Benefits

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also receive a generous and competitive total compensation package. The salary range for this role is $120,000 - $140,000 and represents the firm’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. Actual compensation will be dependent upon a number of factors, including but not limited to, the candidate’s relevant experience, qualifications, and location. Discretionary bonuses may be awarded in recognition of individual and firm performance — and profit-sharing partnership contributions to 401(k) accounts may be given based on firm performance.

Latham's comprehensive and best-in-class benefits support employees through every stage of life:

  • Healthcare, dental, and vision plans
  • Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
  • Generous 401(k) plan and firm-paid basic life and disability insurance
  • Extensive resources for parents and caregivers
  • Family building and fertility resources
  • And much more!
In addition, employees receive:

  • 11 paid holidays per year and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure
  • Ongoing professional development and career support, including bespoke training and leadership development programs, firm-paid access to LinkedIn Learning courses, and career coaching.
  • Peer networking, mentoring, and professional support through our eight global staff affinity groups.
Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.

Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms.

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