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901 K Street, N.W.
Suite 900
Washington, D.C. 20001
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T: 202.508.3400
F: 202.508.3402
Email: contact@bakerdonelson.com

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Our Washington office opened in 1985 when, upon retiring from the U.S. Senate, Howard H. Baker, Jr. teamed up with partner Robert Worthington to bring the Baker Worthington firm to the nation's capital.

In 1988, Baker was called back to government service to be chief of staff to President Ronald Reagan. He returned to the firm at the conclusion of his White House service, and Baker Worthington became Baker Donelson when it merged with Heiskell Donelson in 1994.

Senator Baker's deep public policy experience was a great catalyst to the growth of our D.C. office, as he brought his own experience to bear upon the challenges of clients and recruited from among the best and brightest in government service to address the needs of business and industry.

In 2007, Senator Baker joined other former Senate majority leaders Bob Dole, George Mitchell and Tom Daschle to form the Bipartisan Policy Center, a public policy think tank charged with working across partisan divides and political parties to find common ground and workable policy and legal solutions.

Baker Donelson further expanded its presence in Washington through its 2017 merger with Ober|Kaler, a Baltimore-based law firm with offices in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia.

The work of Baker Donelson's Washington team mirrors the ethos of the center and is carried out by our staff of nearly 50 professionals, individuals who draw on their deep experience in politics, public policy, legislative advocacy, non-profit research foundations and strategic communications to advise clients.

In today's political environment, solutions to client problems often require an approach integrating many, if not all, of these areas of specialty. Members of our Washington team routinely collaborate with clients and one another to devise holistic, integrated and effective legal and policy solutions.

Our Washington office is also home to The Daschle Group, a public-policy advisory of Baker Donelson, and The Howard Baker Forum, a research and education organization which seeks to illuminate public policy challenges facing the nation today.

Members of our Washington team are active in the community, providing volunteer and charitable support to N Street Village and other community service organizations, as well as pro bono legal service to organizations addressing the needs of homeless Washingtonians, education for underprivileged children in Africa and domestic violence.

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.

Litigation Associate or Of Counsel – All Baker Donelson Offices / Remote (#782)

The law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C. is actively seeking either an Associate or an Of Counsel to become an integral part of our Business Litigation Department. We are open to candidates with 2-10 years of experience in complex commercial litigation. While candidates have the option to work from any of our offices, remote-working applicants are also welcome, provided they have a demonstrable track record. A federal clerkship background will be given strong preference. We are particularly interested in applicants who have distinguished themselves academically and possess superior writing and analytical capabilities. Experience in Electronic Discovery and federal court writing is highly desirable. This role offers the opportunity for meaningful involvement in ongoing litigation cases on a national scale. A valid law license is mandatory for this position. We value associates who are not only intellectually gifted but also demonstrate sound judgment and meticulous attention to detail. If you are a dedicated and hardworking legal professional, we would like to hear from you. For consideration, please click here to apply. Please also upload your cover letter, resume, and a copy of your law school transcript when submitting your application.

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