Real Estate Practice Group Manager

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Title :

Real Estate Practice Group Manager

Location :

New York

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 Real Estate Practice Group Manager. The position is responsible for the daily execution of business needs/operations of their assigned practice groups. This individual will be a liaison to the PGLs and work with other firm legal and administrative groups to support the practice groups’ 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 based in our LA or NY office locations of Gibson Dunn.

The role reports to the Practice Group Leaders (PGLs).

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.
  • Coordinate practice group projects to help support practice group plans.

Financial

  • Work with colleagues in the Finance Department to address specific reporting needs for the PGLs/practice groups.

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 Recruitment and Integration.
  • Provide on-boarding support to lateral partner hires in the practice groups.
  • Work with partners to plan formal training programs for practice group lawyers.
  • Assist in managing the work allocation process for practice group lawyers.

Business Development and Marketing

  • Ensure that specific business development and marketing initiatives for the practice groups are in-line with the practice groups’ strategy. Collaborate with business development and marketing colleagues as appropriate on specific activities, including pitches and RFPs.
  • Assist as needed in the coordination of specific events and other related client initiatives that involve members of the practice groups.

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 (5) 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 $150-250k. 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.