Knowledge Management Attorney

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Title :

Knowledge Management Attorney

Location :

Los Angeles

Job Summary

Gibson Dunn is a leading global law firm, advising clients on significant transactions and disputes. Our exceptional teams craft and deploy creative legal strategies that are meticulously tailored to every matter, however complex or high-stakes. The firm’s work is distinguished by a unique combination of precision and vision.

Gibson Dunn seeks a Knowledge Management Attorney to supports the Firm’s KM Group specifically focusing efforts on the Corporate Practice Groups in developing, implementing and maintaining Practice Group KM resources, to increase efficiencies and optimize client service delivery within the Firm.

This position is part of the Knowledge Management and Innovation Group and collaborates across offices, practice groups, and infrastructure departments, including Research Library Services, Marketing and Business Development, Information Technology and other various administrative and operational teams, to successfully execute knowledge management initiatives. The KM Attorney maintains professionalism and strict confidentiality in all client and Firm matters.

This position is open to all U.S. office locations of Gibson Dunn.

The role reports to the Senior Transactional Practice and KM Counsel and the Director, KM & Innovation.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • This role will have a significant writing component including the creation, development and maintenance of model documents, forms, drafting guidance, practice group resource material, and similar specifications for the Corporate Practice Groups, in alignment with Practice Group needs.
  • Ensure Practice Group content, precedents, and resource materials are up-to-date and readily accessible on the Firm’s intranet and other content sharing platforms, organize and curate practice sites to promote and make accessible the highest value content, and facilitate knowledge reuse.
  • Serve as a source of legal, market and practical expertise; regularly review internal and publicly available transaction agreements and market studies to identify market trends; keep current on relevant case law and statutes; respond timely to queries; inform the Practice Groups of substantive legal developments.
  • Identify and collect key data points of the Practice Groups’ legal work for statistical analysis and post-deal assessments and benchmarking.
  • Develop and maintain substantive content relevant to the Practice Groups’ marketing and business development efforts, including client presentations, cases studies, and market surveys; align KM efforts with strategic business goals; develop and maintain client extranets and other client service initiatives.
  • Assist practitioners in locating practice-related internal and external knowledge resources and technologies.
  • Capture feedback for continuous improvement of KM products and processes.
  • Develop workflows leveraging Practice Group resources and technologies to promote efficiency in common matter types.
  • Provide ongoing individual and group lawyer and staff training on KM tools, resources and best practices.
  • Evaluate new and innovative KM and research tools and resources based on Practice Group needs; participate in technology pilots and assessments.
  • Produce and curate knowledge management reports as needed to facilitate insights and inquiries into Practice Group and deal study metrics.

Qualifications

  • Passion for legal drafting, writing, and analysis, with uncompromising attention to detail.
  • Commitment to knowledge-sharing, efficiency and excellence in legal work.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with Department personnel, Firm management, other attorneys and staff.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate with courtesy, diplomacy and discretion, efficiently follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Excellent organizational, planning and project management skills including record keeping, data collection and system information. Ability to compile and analyze data and furnish concise, detailed information in report format, written correspondence, e- mail or verbally.
  • Highly motivated, strategic focus: ability to understand and support Firm goals, services, culture and strategy in order to present self and the Firm in a positive, professional manner. Understand and stays up to date on current legal market trends, news, and innovations.
  • Exhibit high degree of initiative in managing multiple priorities simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, high-stressed, detail-oriented work environment. Ability to work with frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in workflow.
  • Dependable team player with high energy, creativity and vision who works collaboratively and cooperatively with others in a team-oriented environment.

Experience

  • Juris Doctor required.
  • Minimum of four years’ experience in M&A/PE, preferably in a law firm setting.
  • Computer proficient with strong understanding in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), SharePoint and other various legal search engines and online research tools.

 

Gibson Dunn will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of local law.

Compensation & Benefits:
The annual compensation range for this position is $200-260k. The salary offered within this range will depend upon qualifications and other operational considerations.
Benefits offered for this position include health care; retirement benefits; paid days off, including sick time, and vacation time; parental leave; basic life insurance; Flexible Spending Accounts; as well as discretionary, performance-based bonuses.

GIBSON DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP IS COMMITTED TO THE PRINCIPLES OF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL PARTNERS, EMPLOYEES AND APPLICANTS AND, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE APPLICABLE FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS, DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF SEX, RACE, CREED, COLOR, RELIGION, MATRICULATION OR POLITICAL AFFILIATION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ALIENAGE OR CITIZENSHIP STATUS, ANCESTRY, AGE, MARITAL STATUS OR PARTNERSHIP STATUS, FAMILY RESPONSIBILITIES, DISABILITY, MEDICAL CONDITION, PERSONAL APPEARANCE, GENETIC INFORMATION, PREDISPOSING GENETIC CHARACTERISTICS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, MILITARY STATUS, STATUS AS A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, STALKING AND SEX OFFENSES, ARREST OR CONVICTION RECORD, OR ON ANY OTHER BASIS PROHIBITED BY LAW.