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Memphis

Address
First Horizon Building
165 Madison Avenue
Suite 2000
Memphis, TN 38103
Contact
T: 901.526.2000
F: 901.577.2303
Email: contact@bakerdonelson.com

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Baker Donelson is not only the Bluff City's largest law firm, but also one of its oldest.

It was just after the Civil War when Joseph B. Heiskell relocated his law practice from Madisonville, Tennessee, to Memphis, naming it Heiskell and White. Over the next 100 years the Firm went through transformative change and a number of local mergers and combinations, including the 1964 merger with the Donelson Adams firm, which had been founded by Lewis Donelson III and Ben C. Adams. This evolutionary process culminated in a 1994 merger with Baker Worthington, giving the combined firm new offices in Knoxville, Nashville, Johnson City and Washington, D.C., and bringing in the distinguished Senator Howard H. Baker, Jr. and Robert F. Worthington.

Today the Memphis and East Memphis offices boast a total of more than 90 attorneys. Downtown offers particular strength in complex business litigation, financial services, banking and securities, health care and corporate legal services to local and national clients. East Memphis focuses on tax and estate planning, real estate and intellectual property. Significant portions of Baker Donelson's Firmwide support functions also reside in Memphis, including human resources, information technology, accounting and marketing.

While we work to promote a true client-focused environment, our attorneys and staff are also known for their deep commitment to the Memphis community and their leadership in community service. Shareholder Buck Lewis helped launch Access to Justice to provide access to legal assistance for Tennessee's indigent and working poor families, a program which is currently expanding into a national program. In addition to the thousands of hours our Memphis attorneys provide in free legal services every year, our attorneys and staff also volunteer for and serve in leadership positions for dozens of local non-profit organizations.

Legal Conflicts Review Analyst - Houston, Jackson, Memphis, Nashville, Birmingham, Baton Rouge or New Orleans

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz P.C. has an immediate opening for a Legal Conflicts Review Analyst. The ideal candidate will have administrative experience, be extremely professional, possess exceptional communication, organizational and computer skills, have strong proficiencies in the Microsoft Office Suite, and the ability to work effectively within a group or independently. In addition, the candidate should be detail-oriented and able to multi-task and work well in a fast-paced environment. 

The Conflicts Review Analyst will:

  1. Review assigned requests routed to Analyst though Firm’s New Business Intake (NBI) platform for accuracy and completeness; resolve any deficiencies or errors.
  2. Review conflicts reports related to assigned request.
  3. Identify any possible matches between parties in new request and Firm files.
  4. In accordance with directions, determine whether any potential matches could present a conflict.
  5. Where a possible conflict could present, communicate with attorneys to determine whether new matter may present any ethical or other conflict (e.g., is current file still active and/or whether suspect parties in new and current matter are the same).
  6. Where inquiries above identify potential conflicts, reassign matter for further review to conflict attorney for clearance.
  7. Document all actions taken in this process in NBI database.
  8. Additional tasks related to operation of Firm Conflicts Review Department as may be assigned by Conflicts Counsel.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  1. Possession of the skills attributable to a paralegal or experienced, multi-area practice secretary.
  2. Flexible, independent worker who can follow instructions.
  3. Law firm experience in opening files or clearing conflicts preferred.
  4. Involvement with the Firm's file opening/conflict system (or firm of similar size and breadth).
  5. Strong written and oral communication skills.
  6. Detail oriented experience/abilities.
  7. College degree preferred

Must provide minimum authorization to work in the United States. Resumes accepted only for job posted. Please click here to apply.

Thank you for submitting your resume.   After our hiring committee has had a chance to review all candidates for this position, we will reach out to only those that will be moving on to the next step in our recruiting process.  We appreciate your interest in the position and will contact you if further action is necessary.

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, PC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and all employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression and marital status.

Paralegal - Memphis

The Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz, P.C. has an immediate opening for a paralegal to join its commercial restructuring and bankruptcy practice.  All candidates must have either a bachelor’s degree and/or a paralegal certificate from an ABA approved paralegal program.  The candidate should have at least 2-3 years of commercial restructuring and/or bankruptcy experience. Basic knowledge of general litigation, real estate and title issues is a plus.

The position involves use of both state and federal court filing systems and the ability to determine procedures used therein. Candidates must have the ability to search public records, to analyze and summarize information, and to prepare drafts of routine correspondence and pleadings independently for review by attorneys. The paralegal must be able to handle multiple projects at the same time.  We seek a bright, hardworking paralegal who possesses strong organizational, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills. 

Must provide minimum authorization to work in the United States. Resumes will only be accepted for position posted. Please click here to apply.

Thank you for submitting your resume.  After our hiring committee has had a chance to review all candidates for this position, we will reach out to only those that will be moving on to the next step in our recruiting process.  We appreciate your interest in the position and will contact you if further action is necessary.

 Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, PC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and all employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity and marital status.

Talent Development Manager - Nashville, Birmingham, Memphis, Atlanta, Raleigh, Houston, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Washington, D. C., Baltimore, New Orleans

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, PC has an immediate opening for a Talent Development Manager. This position may be located at any office location. Essential functions are primarily job duties that incumbents must be able to perform unassisted or with some reasonable accommodation made by the employer.

Training and Development 

  • Manage the planning and implementation of in-person and virtual substantive, technical and skills-based associate workshops, seminars, and training programs, including event logistics and communications.
  • Identify training programs to address evolving Associate needs and requests and work with Practice Group Leaders and other internal colleagues to develop appropriate content.  
  • Collaborate with Marketing & Business Development Department to design, develop, and manage marketing and sales training programs and workshops for all attorneys.
  • Assist in the design and development of new lawyer orientation.
  • Identify and recruit internal and external trainers to serve as faculty in Associate training programs, including coordinating with outside trainers on materials and their distribution, technology needs, conference room needs, and payment.
  • Solicit, collect, and analyze evaluations from program participants and propose and implement modifications based on feedback.
  • Collaborate with Talent Development Director to develop and implement Trusted Advisor Mini-MBA and other BakerVision 2028 initiatives to attorneys and staff, as needed.
  • Partner with Women’s Initiative and Diversity & Inclusion Department to support their respective training initiatives.

Mentorship Program 

  • Pair experienced attorneys with junior associates to provide guidance, mentorship, and ongoing career development support.
  • Assist mentors and mentees in identifying and adopting effective practices.
  • Manage administrative aspects of mentoring program, including maintaining databases and distributing materials to program participants.

Performance Evaluation/Review 

  • Coordinate non-shareholder attorney performance review and evaluation process, including collecting feedback and preparing performance summaries.
  • Review shareholder feedback and associate self-evaluations to identify skills gaps and future training topics.

Special Projects 

  • Collaborate with Talent Development Director, Training Manager and other department members to implement long-term and/or special firmwide projects.  
  • Play a key role in development, launch, maintenance and ongoing evaluation of various firm-wide associate engagement and retention efforts.

Promote Learning Culture 

  • Help promote and nurture a culture in which attorneys and staff are encouraged to recognize skill gaps and pursue excellence.
  • Monitor current trends and best practices in legal talent and professional development, and implement new innovations, as appropriate, to ensure the firm’s efforts are innovative and cutting edge.
  • Serve as Baker TALENT ambassador, welcoming new attorneys to the firm and providing information about the resources available to them.
  • Create and maintain relationships within the firm at all levels, establishing a reputation as a trusted advisor for training and development resources and best practices.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Bachelor's degree in law or a related field
  • 5+ years of related experience, preferably in a large law firm environment
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement programs, events, and company-wide initiatives
  • Understanding of legal practice and the legal industry.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities.
  • Exceptional client service, both internal and external 
  • Availability to travel as needed to the firm’s offices  
  • Sensitivity to different learning and work styles.
  • Working proficiency in MS Office and analytical tools.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, extreme temperatures and the like.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities, or requirements.

All employees are required to comply with BDBCB's information privacy and security requirements including its acceptable use policy. Such requirements are dictated by laws and regulations, by professional standards and by the marketplace and are directly applicable to BDBCB as well as to BDBCB through its clients.

Must provide minimum authorization to work in the United States. Resumes only accepted for job posted. Please click here to apply.

Thank you for submitting your resume.   After our hiring committee has had a chance to review all candidates for this position, we will reach out to only those that will be moving on to the next step in our recruiting process.  We appreciate your interest in the position and will contact you if further action is necessary.

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, PC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and all employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression and marital status.

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