Practice Group Manager – Business Restructuring & Reorganization

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Title :

Practice Group Manager – Business Restructuring & Reorganization

Location :

Houston

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 is looking for a Business Restructuring and Reorganization Practice Group Manager.  Reporting to Business Restructuring and Reorganization Practice Group Leaders (PGLs), the Practice Group Manager is responsible for the daily execution of business needs/operations of the Business Restructuring and Reorganization practice group. This individual will also work closely with the Knowledge Management team, as well as other firm legal and administrative groups to support the practice group’s goals associated with marketing and client development, financial reporting, talent management and recruiting, knowledge management, professional development, partner support and strategic initiatives.

This position is open to all U.S. office locations of Gibson Dunn, with preference for the individual to be working in the New York office of Gibson Dunn.  This position is considered to be an office-based/hybrid position with a requirement to work in the office on a regular basis to meet the needs of the Business Restructuring and Reorganization Practice Group.

 

Responsibilities include:

Strategic Planning, Management and Reporting

  • Assist in the preparation and implementation of practice group strategic plans and work with PGLs and other partners to execute and/or coordinate tactical steps to accomplish plan goals and objectives.
  • Assist in the preparation of practice group reporting, including the preparation of productivity reports and management of weekly productivity/availability reports.
  • Coordinate practice group projects to help support practice group plans.
  • Work with the Knowledge Management team and practice group attorneys to develop, maintain, and publicize relevant practice group forms, precedents, and databases. Assist with special projects as they arise.

Financial

  • Work with colleagues in the Finance Department to address specific reporting needs for the PGLs/practice group.
  • Help track hours and originations on a monthly basis and flag any patterns (positive or negative).

Recruiting, Attorney Professional Development and Work Assignment Staffing

  • Assist PGLs in the process of strategically identifying, and evaluating lateral partner candidates in conjunction with the Chief of Lateral Partner Recruiting and Integration.
  • Provide on-boarding support to lateral partner hires in the practice group.
  • Work with partners to plan formal training programs for practice group lawyers in coordination with designated partners.
  • Assist in managing the work allocation process for practice group lawyers in coordination with designated partners.

Business Development and Marketing

  • Ensure that specific business development and marketing initiatives and materials for the practice group are in-line with the practice group’s strategy and up to date, including timely collection and logging of deal experience and awards. Collaborate with business development and marketing colleagues and practice group attorneys as appropriate on specific activities, including pitches and RFPs and the delivery of key business development data.
  • Assist in an update/revamp of the practice groups current webpage.
  • Assist as needed in the coordination of specific events and other related client initiatives that involve members of the practice group.

Administrative and Operational Support

  • Provide administrative and operational support to the PGLs and practice group colleagues across the firm’s offices.
  • Assist in coordinating and planning monthly practice group meetings and other group meetings. Maintain meeting notes, follow-up on specific action items and/or coordinate deliverables involving other firm department colleagues.
  • Facilitate communication among PGLs to proactively identify organizational issues, identify solutions and engage relevant personnel.

Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with lawyers, staff and peer administrators across the firm. A strong team player.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to handle a wide variety of responsibilities and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to identify and solve problems, take initiative and work independently under pressure.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Advanced degree preferred – MBA, JD or other equivalent.
  • Minimum five years’ experience that is directly related to the duties or skills described herein, including at least two years’ experience as a manager.
  • Preferred experience in a professional services firm, ideally a law firm.

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 $150K-$250K. The salary offered within this range will depend upon qualifications, location 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.