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Nashville, TN 37203
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Email: contact@bakerdonelson.com

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The deep roots of Baker Donelson's Nashville history can be traced to Howard H. Baker beating Lewis Donelson to the punch. When the Heiskell Donelson firm started looking to establish a presence in the state capital, the Baker Worthington firm already had strong Middle Tennessee roots. For a time, the two firms coexisted as friendly rivals among Nashville firms, and as the city boomed, the firms grew and they eventually joined forces in 1994. 

Today this office has grown to include nearly 100 lawyers, assisting legal and public policy clients in the booming Nashville economy, across the country and around the world. We are recognized for our work in many legal service areas, with particular strengths in the health care, corporate and securities, litigation, and economic development sectors. We seek to help companies succeed and expand here as we have done, and we are active participants in the vibrant entrepreneurial community, providing a wide range of services to Nashville's emerging companies.

We are also recognized for our leadership in legal project management, continuously working to provide our clients with the latest in technology and value-added services that can help them manage their legal matters more efficiently and provide more budgeting certainty.

While we work to promote a true client-focused environment, our Nashville attorneys and staff are also dedicated to service in our community. In addition to the thousands of hours our Nashville attorneys provide in free legal services every year, our attorneys and staff also volunteer for dozens of local non-profit organizations.

Commercial Real Estate Paralegal - Nashville

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, P.C. has an immediate opening for an experienced Commercial Real Estate Paralegal in its Nashville, TN office.  All candidates must have either a Bachelor's Degree and/or a paralegal certificate from an ABA approved paralegal program, and five years of prior commercial real estate experience. Residential closing and title insurance experience will be considered.

Some responsibilities include the following:

Review definitive transaction agreements for acquisitions, sales, loans, leases and organizational documents and resolutions and other matters; prepare critical dates memo and closing checklist; arrange due diligence such as title, survey orders and environmental reports; prepare title insurance commitments and pro forma title policies; draft closing documents and settlement statements under attorney supervision; review title findings and surveys to evaluate title and survey issues and coordinate curative steps; draft legal descriptions; arrange UCC/litigation/lien searches; review environmental reports and advise as to pertinent deficiencies or other matters; coordinate delivery of final title/survey products for closing; finalize closing documents for execution; coordinate escrow closings; prepare forms to disburse settlement; E-file closing documents or prepare and send hard copy recording package to governmental filing locations; prepare and file UCC documentation; be proactive with post-closing and post-closing tasks (obtain payoff letters, satisfaction of prior loans, confirm receipt of recorded closing documents, coordinate preparation or receipt of title policies, prepare e-closing binders); and constantly communicate with all parties involved in a transaction (seller and its counsel, purchaser and its counsel, lender and its counsel, brokers, title agent, surveyor). Experience with probate and trust matters regarding real estate deed preparation considered a plus but not mandatory.

Candidates should possess strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication (oral and written) skills. All applicants should have an aptitude for detail and multi-tasking; the ability to work efficiently, and to work under pressure with or without direct supervision. Each candidate must be able to handle multiple projects at the same time for different attorneys and be familiar with computerized databases and on-line real estate services.

Must provide minimum authorization to work in the United States. Please click here to apply.

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, gender identity, marital status, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, physical or mental disability or veteran status.


We appreciate your interest in the position. Please note that after our hiring committee has considered all candidates for this position, we will reach out only to those who will be moving on to the next step in our recruiting process. Accordingly, we appreciate your understanding that we will only contact you if further action is necessary.

Legal Process Engineer - Any Office Location

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz PC has an immediate opening for a Legal Process Engineer at any office location. The Legal Process Engineer (LPE) will serve as a  liaison to Departments and their associated Practice Groups ( PGs). The LPE will coordinate all projects within the Client Solutions Group (CSG), and will serve as the primary coordinator of projects supported by other CSG teams. 

The LPE must assist practice areas, attorneys, and legal teams interested in implementation of the Firm’s suite of process and technology solutions within the Firm's best practices guidelines. The LPE must also interact with various groups and committees within the Firm to gather and distribute information to assist in the betterment of any and all process and technology tools and to promote and support innovation within the Firm. The LPE will be concerned with the consultation, improvement, development, marketing, and training regarding Legal Project Management  (LPM) and BakerManage, venture funds, innovation projects, process improvement, knowledge management, budget development and pricing proposals, technology solutions and research tools, as well as any Firm adopted project management implementations. 

Many of the following duties require the LPE to act independently and proactively and also involve a strategic plan for continued involvement within PGs.  This requires excellent time management skills, self-motivation, and significant organization to maintain this level of proactive involvement while at the same time managing the active attorney and PGs requests, some of which involve urgent deadlines and may require both the support of and coordination with other departments and team members.

The Legal Process Engineer will:

Project Management Consulting

  • Develop expertise in Legal Project Management (LPM) and the Firm’s proprietary LPM model, BakerManage, as well as design and implement collaboration / case management systems using the Firm’s approved technologies such as MS365, SharePoint, HighQ and other case management solutions. .
  • Identify opportunities to integrate CSG tools such as Kira, Contract Express, Foundation, Drafting Assistant, and PLC within the Department and its Practice Groups and coordinate on projects utilizing these tools.
  • If utilized by the Department, assist with the implementation and management of practice technologies such as Immigration Tracker (Advocacy), Clarivate (Business), Simply Agree (Business), and CPI (Business).
  • Work with clients and legal teams to develop statements of work for legal engagements, stakeholder analysis, and task and activity lists or legal work breakdown structures.
  • Work with attorneys and PGs to develop and support innovative solutions and to help them set and achieve their innovative and strategic goals.
  • Work to identify technology solutions and provide support of these technologies to the attorneys and PGs within the Departments.
  • Assist, identify, and develop innovation strategies with the PGs and Centers of Excellence to assist with the implementation of their innovation goals and process improvement initiatives.
  • Work with attorneys and PGs including department operations directors to develop and support the Firm’s venture fund projects.
  • Conduct periodic reporting with department operations directors to provide updates on their department projects.
  • Coordinate expanded data capture for specific projects and data analysis requests, assist with report development, manage, and monitor reports, and assist with special report development.
  • Assist with oversight and administration of portfolios – billing, matter updates, reporting, and budget management.
  • Collect data on the LPE activities and complete reports as requested to submit to firm management to demonstrate the support provided by the CSG.

 Process Improvement, Budget and Pricing Development

  • Assist attorneys with the development of budgets and pricing models using the CSG’s historical model database or through the development of new models, prepare matter proposals for budgeting and pricing, analyze and develop rate strategies, and perform necessary research to identify the best pricing options.
  • Coordinate with Legal Data, Costing and Reporting team on proposal development and any necessary approvals.
  • Assist with the implementation of solutions to improve the performance of matters (called Strike Team).
  • Assist with workflow development, case management, and process implementation.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Legal Data, Costing, and Reporting and the Costing Analyst to evaluate alternative fee structures for the various PGs with the goal of creating customized fee proposals tailored for the different areas of practice.
  • Work with the Firm's Billing Department to implement and refine the Firm's task-based billing including development of matter types and matter plans.

 Marketing, Training, and Practice Group Coordination

  • Work with attorneys to provide technical marketing for prospective clients such as implementing specialized client solutions, supporting client meetings, and conducting demonstrations of CSG tools.
  • Create demonstration collaboration sites to highlight customized PGs and client solutions.
  • Coordinate with Marketing Liaisons on business development opportunities.
  • Develop customized marketing materials and assist with responses to Request for Proposal (RFP) to highlight Firm innovation, rates, and pricing.
  • Work to help identify legal and technological organizations for possible participation and award application (e.g., International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), Project Management Institute, ABA, College of Law Practice Management, TerraLex, ILTA-PMI collaborative committee, ABA-PMI Collaborative Committee; Advocacy Legal Organizations, etc…)
  • Act as a liaison for the Firm with organizations with an interest in Legal Project Management and Knowledge Management.
  • Work with the Firm's Director of Professional Development to develop training programs for attorneys, paralegals, and other legal team members.
  • Develop training programs for client teams which will include client representatives.
  • Assist with the implementation of customized PGs pages and any design modifications on BakerHub, the Firm’s intranet.
  • Present at Department and PGs meetings to help create and maintain ongoing awareness of CSG tools.
  • Conduct training as needed on all resources including practice related tools, policies, and processes.
  • Coordinate BakerResearch requests and identify opportunities to integrate their services.
  • Identify available subscription resources for use by attorneys.
  • Develop practice guides and resources.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

Education and Experience

  • Four-year college degree.
  • Law Degree from accredited law school preferred.
  • Valid license to practice law preferred.
  • At least 3-5 years of legal practice experience.
  • Preferred experience with the use of litigation/transactional support technology.
  • Preferred experience with implementation of a project management information system or knowledge management technology.
  • PMI member and project management professional certification or willingness to obtain.
  • Certification in process improvement methodologies such as Lean and Six Sigma or willingness to obtain.
  • Knowledge Management certification or willingness to obtain.
  • Microsoft SharePoint and IBM BlueWorks Live knowledge is a plus.

General

  • Strong leadership, managerial, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Adaptability, flexibility, and the ability to maintain effectiveness during change.
  • Ability to work flexible/extended hours when necessary.
  • "Do whatever it takes” attitude.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Self-motivated and goal oriented individual.

Working Conditions

Normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, extreme temperatures, and the like. The nature of the legal industry requires that some of the job responsibilities be completed during non-business hours. In accordance with industry standards, it is expected that CSG professionals be flexible with regards to availability when work must be performed during non-business hours. Occasional travel required. 

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.

eDiscovery Business Manager - Nashville or Chattanooga

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, PC has an immediate opening for an eDiscovery Business Manager in its Nashville or Chattanooga office. Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide administrative and project management assistance for the eDiscovery service team;
  • Maintain vendor services list and qualifying new technologies supporting eDiscovery workflows;
  • Cost estimates and budgeting for projects, primary interface with Client Service Group (“CSG”) team, and tracking budget compliance;
  • Triage data transfers and data downloading supporting eDiscovery team;
  • Provide billing notifications and communications, including on-boarding of new matters and ensuring that billing guidelines are followed
  • Ensuring 100% accuracy that the e-discovery billings are going to the right client matters, assisting in getting them billed, following up on prioritizing their collections
  • Manage monthly billing submissions for all technology and staffing solutions supporting eDiscovery billing;
  • Answer billing questions and investigate billing issues that arise to ensure completeness and accuracy;
  • Coordinate Contract Counsel timekeepers, including onboarding, scheduling training, internal metrics tracking, and tracking budgets;
  • Coordinate new matter creation and paperwork;
  • Coordinate matter closures each month;
  • Coordinate vendor information security compliance activities with vendors and BD infosec team;
  • Digital Forensic Scheduling
    • Maintaining references for digital forensic providers
    • Scheduling and coordinating collections;
  • Maintain eDiscovery form and template bank, in coordination with the CSG;
  • Assist Marketing Department in responding to RFPs regarding eDiscovery support; and
  • Assist with scheduling and executing on marketing activities for the team.

Requirements

  • Four year degree preferred;
  • 3-5 years relevant experience in eDiscovery work preferred but not required;
  • Law firm experience (or equivalent) strongly preferred;
  • Position based in either Chattanooga or Nashville; and
  • Strong technical skill set.

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.

Health Law Associate – Baltimore or Nashville (#784)

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz P.C.'s nationally recognized healthcare practice is seeking to fill a senior-level health law associate position. The ideal candidate will have at least four to six years of transactional experience advising health care providers. Experience handling operational and corporate work for different types of providers, including surgery centers, ancillary service providers, hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, labs, and long-term care providers, is a plus. Candidates should have experience with a leading law firm or healthcare provider and strong law school credentials. Candidates must have excellent analytical, written, verbal and interpersonal skills, be highly organized and detail-oriented and have the ability to manage several tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines. This is an opportunity to work with a great team of talented health care lawyers at one of Fortune Magazine's Best Companies to Work For in America. The ideal candidate would be resident in the Firm's Baltimore or Nashville offices. For consideration, please click here. Please include your resume and cover letter.

Business Development Coordinator - Nashville

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz PC has an immediate opening for a Business Development Coordinator in its Nashville office. This position is responsible for assisting with firm-wide marketing and business development activities and supporting assigned Business Development Managers. 

The Business Development Coordinator will:

  • Become familiar with all aspects of assigned attorney groups, including their profitability and their current marketing activities, and gain a general understanding of the area of law each group practices.
  • Help plan all group meetings, tracking all action items and assisting with and following up on items to ensure completion.
  • Help coordinate all marketing activities of the groups, including client alerts, newsletters, training, events, sponsorships, PR, credentialing, etc. with appropriate person within the Marketing & Business Development Department or outside consultant.
  • Draft, update, review, and edit marketing-related content, demonstrating best practices and ensuring accuracy and consistency in style across all content.
  • Monitor and work with Business Development Managers and group leaders on the group's budget throughout the year.
  • Work with Business Development Managers on developing and researching prospects for the groups as requested.
  • Be responsible for special projects as assigned by Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer and Director of Business Development.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to build and maintain solid working relationships, both within and outside of the Firm.
  • Must be highly organized and able to prioritize, multitask, and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to follow instructions and be self-directed.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well with a team and on your own.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to meet and converse with new acquaintances easily and in a professional manner.
  • Ability to handle situations diplomatically and professionally.
  • Work sometimes requires more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position.

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.

Billing Specialist - Chattanooga, Memphis, Nashville, Houston, Knoxville, Washington, D.C.

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, PC has an immediate opening for a Billing Specialist in any of these office locations: Chattanooga, Memphis, Nashville, Houston, Knoxville, or Washington, D.C. 

The successful candidate will have at least 2 years Law Firm billing experience, be a self-starter, and proven leader of teams with diverse responsibilities.  The ideal candidate will be able to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, prioritize workloads effectively and thrive in a dynamic environment.  This position must understand commonly used concepts, practices, and procedure as well as have the ability to take full ownership of assigned duties.  After a period of training time, this position can become fully remote other than in office attendance two days a month.  This position reports directly to the Billing Manager. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES           

  1. Performing functions leading to the production of client invoices such as checking in prebills, moving time and disbursements, editing entries, applying prepay and trust to bills, etc.
  2. Generating, posting invoices and distributing them to the clients and attorneys
  3. Maintaining firm databases by entering, updating, and retrieving data related to client billing
  4. Collaborating with attorneys and staff on matters related to billing
  5. Maintain accurate, up-do-date client and/or attorney specific billing instructions
  6. Monitor unbilled WIP to ensure timely billing
  7. Creating spreadsheets and reports by researching and analyzing data from the financial database and various dashboards
  8. Participate in the implementation of special billing projects
  9. Responsible for ensuring departmental policies and procedures are followed
  10. Research and answer questions for attorneys, secretaries, and clients. Timely responses to both internal and external clients are required
  11. Handle other job-related duties including special projects as assigned by the Billing Manager or Director of Revenue Services

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED         

  1. Experience with Aderant and Prebill Viewer is highly preferred
  2. 2+ years law firm Billing experience
  3. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  4. Must be able to interact across departmental divisions
  5. Must have excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal and presentation skills
  6. Must be able to produce high volume in a fast-paced environment, work under pressure and balance multiple competing priorities
  7. Proficiency in Microsoft Office required with distinct expertise in Excel
  8. Must demonstrate the ability to analyze complex problems and recommend and/or implement solutions
  9. Must have the ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with both attorneys and staff
  10. Must be able to learn quickly, be flexible, and think strategically
  11. Must work well independently and in teams, share information, support colleagues, and encourage participation
  12. Should be enthusiastic, self-motivated, and effective under pressure
  13. Should have a strong work ethic and keen attention to detail and accuracy

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.

Corporate / Transactional Paralegal  - Chattanooga, Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville and Birmingham

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, P.C. has an immediate opening for an experienced Corporate / Transactional Paralegal in any of the following locations: Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville or Birmingham.  All candidates must have either a Bachelor's Degree and/or a paralegal certificate from an ABA approved paralegal program, and five years of prior corporate experience. 

Some responsibilities include the following:  Renew and maintain corporate entities, draft, file and manage various business entity documents for corporations, LLCs and partnerships with state agencies, arrange UCC/litigation/lien searches, prepare and file UCC documentation, assist upkeep of corporate minute books, assist with due diligence, ­­­­­­and generally assist transactional matters for busy seniors housing and long term care practice. 

Candidates should possess strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication (oral and written) skills. All applicants should have an aptitude for detail and multi-tasking; the ability to work efficiently, and to work under pressure with or without direct supervision. Each candidate must be able to handle multiple projects at the same time for different attorneys.  Candidates must be flexible, have regular attendance, subject to firm COVID-19 protocol, and be willing to work overtime if necessary.

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

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