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Attorney Support Assistant - FAST

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

Customer Service, Legal
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, May 12, 2023
Job Description

Latham & Watkins LLP, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is seeking an Attorney Support Assistant – FAST to join our dynamic team in Austin. The ability to work flexible hours is required of this position.

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 Assistant – FAST, you will be responsible for contributing your expertise to duties of a confidential nature for a designated group of attorneys. Other key responsibilities include:

  • Providing a high level of customer service to internal and external clients
  • Proactively keeping abreast of firm resources, contacts, and subject matter experts to provide alternative solutions when a request cannot be fulfilled via the designated Attorney Support team, or can be fulfilled more efficiently through an alternative resource
  • Receiving assignments from associates and performing tasks as requested; updating associates regarding receipt and status of tasks/projects, and consistently meeting agreed upon deadlines
  • Coordinating and arranging meetings and conference calls, as well as ordering meals, refreshments, and equipment as requested
  • Educating timekeepers about appropriate time entry requirements and standards
About You

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Display well-developed and professional interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact and communicate effectively with clients and staff at all organizational levels of the firm
  • Demonstrate the ability to take initiative and work both independently and in a team environment with a customer service focus
  • Possess the ability to work with staff and manage associate expectations, as well as the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with appropriate discretion
And have:

  • A Bachelor's degree
  • Professional experience in a legal or professional services environment
Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Healthcare, life, and disability insurance
  • A generous 401k plan
  • At least 11 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure
  • Well-being programs (e.g., mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
  • Professional Development programs
  • Employee discounts
  • And more!
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, pro bono work and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.

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