Greenberg Traurig (GT), a global law firm, has an exciting full-time employment opportunity for an Attorney Development Manager in the Professional Development department in our Los Angeles office. We offer competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package.
The Attorney Development Manager (ADM) will work alongside the firm’s Director of Attorney Development and other Managers on the Professional Development (PD) team to develop and implement innovative programs to onboard, train, mentor, develop, engage, and retain the firm’s attorneys with a focus on associates and professional development initiatives. This position will be based in the Los Angeles office and is a firmwide role with a focus on Los Angeles as well as on the Orange County, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, Silicon Valley, Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas, and Salt Lake offices (Western Region). This role is a hybrid position, involving in-office responsibilities and occasional travel as required.
Duties & Responsibilities:
The ADM will be assigned firmwide projects to lead or to contribute to. Examples of those projects are Associate Retreats, Associate Review Process, Firmwide First Year Associate Orientation, Legal Writing Academy, and Mentor programs. The Director of Attorney Development will assign those projects as they arise.
Regional and Global Practice Group Responsibilities
The ADM will manage and lead firmwide projects, regional office responsibilities, and global practice group responsibilities. Those responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
The ADM will support the attorneys in the Western Region offices. The responsibilities include the following:
Develops a deep understanding of the culture of each office
Meets with, foster relationships, and effectively communicates with Managing Shareholders and Career Development Liaisons (CDLs) on a regular basis in each office
Develops and administers training programs, live, virtual, and hybrid, that meet professional development goals, including assistance in developing program materials; managing project timelines; assessing quality and quantity of attorney development opportunities
Identifies appropriate training and delivery methods to achieve business objectives
Coordinates local programming in partnership with the CDLs, including CLE programs; facilitates, implements, and teaches local program as needed
Understands the associate population and oversee the engagement of associates
Provides an associate orientation to the PD department and programming and assists with integration into the office and the firm
Welcomes new shareholders to the offices and provide PD department highlights
Provides integration opportunities for new associates including introductions to others
Works with associates on strategies for success and individual career development, including business development plans
Meets with, builds relationships, communicates, and collaborates with Business Directors, HR Managers, Marketing, and other firm departments
Monitors the mentor program and ensures all associates in your region have mentors
Travels to the offices on a regular basis or as programming warrants
Reinforces or advertises webinar programming to associates and encourage attendance
Assists with the associate evaluation process on a regional level
Tracks and provides reports on region’s PD efforts and training metrics to key leadership and management
Stays current on trends and best practices in leading learning and education solutions
Global Practice Group Training and Programming
Meets with Global Practice Group Heads (PGH) at the beginning of each year to plan professional development programs for the year
Works with the shareholders in charge of practice group training to develop training programs and identify effective teaching methods
Oversees course catalogs, resources, and competencies related to the practice group
Evaluates programming and recommend content and process improvements
Tracks and provides reports on Practice Group PD efforts and training metrics to Global PGH
Skills & Competencies:
Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively and collaboratively to create support for strategies and processes
Enthusiastic team player who motivates and educates other team members
Strong verbal and written communication skills; excellent attention to detail
Passion for driving change and delivering innovative solutions; a strategic thinker
A highly organized and self-directed approach to work with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
A diplomatic and creative problem solver
Possess superior judgment and respect and maintain confidential and sensitive information
Proven ability to build trust and gain buy-in from firm leaders and other key stakeholders
Experience and comfort with facilitating programs
Ability to travel to multiple firm office locations as necessary
Qualifications & Prior Experience:
A Juris Doctor degree is required as well as strong project management skills; a background practicing law at a large law preferred
A minimum of 8-10 years of attorney professional development experience; significant experience in a large law firm is also preferred
Two years of prior supervisory experience desired
Demonstrated success establishing, developing, and managing robust career development functions in a national or international, multi-office environment
Familiarity with learning management systems, adult learning techniques, and online learning technologies a plus
The expected annualized base salary range for this position is $160,000 to $180,000. Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience and other job-related factors permitted by law. Full time employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus, health insurance with an optional HSA, short term disability, long term disability, dental insurance, vision care, life insurance, Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts, 401K, vacation, sick time, and an employee assistance program. Additional voluntary programs include: voluntary accident insurance, voluntary life, voluntary disability, voluntary long term care, voluntary critical illness and cancer insurance and pet insurance. Commuter and Transit programs may also be available in certain markets.
Pursuant to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
Greenberg Traurig is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Greenberg Traurig are considered without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, age, marital status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, among other protected bases.
Exemplifying our commitment to promoting inclusion and equity across our platform, the firm participates in the Mansfield Rule Certification Program (Mansfield). Mansfield, which is facilitated by The Diversity Lab, focuses on equal opportunity, fairness, and inclusivity. The Mansfield requirements are anchored in the consideration of expanded talent pools considered for select positions and open roles within the law firm and the implementation of and access to transparent processes. Utilizing the Mansfield framework, the firm’s progress and outcomes are measured and documented through Mansfield Certification Plus Metrics. In 2023, GT achieved Mansfield 6.0 Certification Plus. We are excited about our ongoing participation in Mansfield given the program’s alignment with the firm’s commitment to opportunities for advancement that are inclusive for everyone. Providing your data during the application process helps us with achieving our goals and with meeting reporting/record-keeping obligations under federal and state law and other legal requirements. Providing your data is entirely voluntary and will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be treated confidentially.
Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2650 attorneys in 45 locations in the United States, Europe and the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia. The firm is a 2022 BTI “Highly Recommended Law Firm” for superior client service and is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law Global 100 and NLJ 250. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab. The firm is recognized for powering its U.S. offices with 100% renewable energy as certified by the Center for Resource Solutions Green-e® Energy program and is a member of the U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partnership Program. The firm is known for its philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono.