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Manager, Professional Development - Litigation

New York, NY

The Manager, Professional Development - Litigation will manage all aspects of professional development for midlevel and senior associates in the Litigation practice group.


Associate Staffing:
  • Support staffing partners in our White Collar, Antitrust, Civil Litigation, and IP Litigation practice areas, focusing primarily on Civil and IP
  • Advise 4th – senior associates in the litigation department and assist with staffing 1st-3rd year associates as needed
  • Monitor associates' availability and professional development
  • Create reports for litigation partners to assist with staffing and utilization
  • Coordinate with Special Counsel for Pro Bono to ensure that Pro Bono matters are staffed promptly and efficiently

Associate Reviews:
  • Coordinate the performance evaluation process for litigation associates and counsel
  • Prepare written review summaries for all mid-level and senior litigation associates
  • Provide oral summary reports on associates and counsel during review meetings and help identify performance issues and training needs

Orientation & Integration of New and Lateral Associates:
  • Conduct orientation for first year and lateral litigation associates
  • Manage the Career Advisor Program, making associate/partner matches, developing social and other programs to support the program, tracking participation among partners and associates
  • Meet regularly with all mid-level and senior associates to monitor morale, answer questions, and address any concerns

Associate Retention:
  • Work with Alumni team to incorporate feedback from departure conversations
  • Make recommendations for improving associate recruiting and retention.
  • Organize regular social gatherings for litigation associates

Associate Training:
  • Create and or track associates’ experience in order to maximize the variety of work, exposure to different partners and senior associates, and development of new skills
  • Work with Senior Counsel, Litigation Training Committee, and other PD managers to organize training programs and see through to execution

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Able to propose creative solutions to challenging problems.
  • Determination and ability to project confidence essential.
  • Familiarity with Excel and comfortable creating and presenting PowerPoint and other presentations upon request expected.
  • Must have excellent leadership skills and be able to inspire confidence among associates and firm leaders.
  • Availability during normal office hours is essential and responsiveness to email after hours and on weekends is expected.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of personnel and other sensitive matters is critical.

Education and/or Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required, JD preferred.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience with collaborating with partners in a large law firm setting expected.


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