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Raleigh/Research Triangle

Address
2235 Gateway Access Point
Suite 220
Raleigh, NC 27607
Contact
T: 984.844.7900
Email: contact@bakerdonelson.com

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Baker Donelson's Raleigh/Research Triangle office was launched in 2021 when a team of respected and recognized health law attorneys joined the Firm. It has since expanded to include attorneys experienced in additional areas including financial services, energy, and general corporate advice and counsel.

With its thriving business ecosystem that encompasses numerous industries, the Research Triangle is a vital player in the economy of the Southeastern U.S. and beyond. As a leading law firm in the region and nationally, Baker Donelson has long served this dynamic area with attorneys licensed in North Carolina but based in offices outside the state. As the Firm continued to expand its reach and capabilities to meet the needs of its clients, it solidified those existing capabilities with a team of well-known and well-regarded attorneys who established Baker Donelson's first North Carolina location.

Baker Donelson's Raleigh/Research Triangle team includes a group of professionals with deep experience in health care law. Their seasoned counsel helps clients navigate the constantly evolving legal and regulatory landscape facing health care providers. Their range of experience includes advising on regulatory, compliance and operational issues; providing guidance on health care reimbursement and Medicaid and Medicare compliance and enrollment; responding to government investigations and enforcement actions; defending against regulatory challenges; representing providers in matters before licensing boards and other regulatory bodies; handling Certificate of Need (CON) filings and related litigation; and counseling on HIPAA compliance, privacy, and information security matters.

Clients across the full spectrum of the health care industry benefit from this team's insight and experience. They represent health systems, hospitals, physician practices, long term care providers, behavioral health agencies, home health agencies, hospice providers, suppliers, licensed professionals, health IT and billing vendors, and numerous other health care entities.

Team members also assist clients on complex financial services issues, especially corporate insolvency, distressed lending, restructuring and bankruptcy, and Chapter 11 matters, counseling clients including secured and unsecured creditors and creditors’ committees in reorganizations and liquidations nationwide, as well as purchasers and sellers of debt and assets in foreclosure sales, Article 9 sales, and Chapter 11 363 sales.

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.

Legal Support Coordinator - Raleigh, NC

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, PC has an opening for a Legal Support Coordinator with corporate experience in its Raleigh, NC office.  Ideal candidate will have 3+ years of legal/law firm experience; have administrative experience, exceptional communication and organizational skills and the ability to work effectively within a group or independently.  North Carolina civil litigation and bankruptcy knowledge is a plus. Candidate should be proficient in MS Word (high priority), Outlook and Excel and type a minimum of 65 words per minute with high accuracy. This position will support several attorneys. The candidate should be detail oriented and able to work well in a fast paced environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Prioritizing and executing tasks quickly and accurately
  • Proficiency in all aspects of filing civil actions in North Carolina State Courts
  • Proficiency in e-filing (Federal)
  • Excellent proofreading skills
  • Update and maintain files in a timely manner
  • Time entry, processing client bills, conducting client conflict checks, transcribing dictation
  • Maintain calendars with litigation dates and deadlines as well as other necessary dates
  • Reviewing vendor invoices and requesting checks for payment in a timely manner
  • Assisting attorneys and paralegals in preparation for hearings, mediations, arbitrations, trials

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, gender expression and marital status.

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.

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