Information Technology (IT), Knowledge Management, Marketing/Business Development, Operations
The Legal Technology Innovation Director under the direction of the Senior Director of Legal Technology Innovation (LTI) and along with other LTI staff will work to develop innovative strategies, evaluate and test emerging technologies, drive initiatives, proactively advise leadership on changes in the technology landscape and promote and monitor the use and effectiveness of the firm’s knowledge management and legal technology systems and services.
The Legal Technology Innovation Director along with other leaders in Information Systems (IS) will work collaboratively to evaluate and determine how technology will be deployed to enhance our practices and meet clients’ needs.
Legal Technology Innovation Director will work with practice and administrative groups as well as clients to facilitate legal technology solutions and knowledge creation, capture and sharing in line with the goals of the LTI group.
Partner with the Senior Director and other senior level business managers and the firm’s attorneys to transform high-level strategic initiatives and concepts in Legal Technology Innovation (LTI) and Knowledge Management (KM) into actionable projects that improve lawyers’ access to information and delivery of work product to clients.
Assist the Senior Director in leading requirements gathering sessions with business stakeholders to understand, document and prioritize detailed user needs to collaborate with and inform other IS groups
Lead and participate in Technology Liaison meetings and work closely with technology liaisons to make sure that practice groups are receiving timely new technology related information and instruction
Work closely with practice and other IS groups to ensure that development of LTI and KM products meet or exceed customer requirements
Champion product adoption by working with the business sponsor, practice group, training and development teams and other IS groups to produce communications and support activities to overcome barriers to product acceptance and use
Conduct compelling product and feature demonstrations that convey product and subject matter expertise to a variety of audiences
Work with multi-functional teams and leadership to develop and execute selected process improvement projects and in some instances to lead the project
Ability to work on legal technology and knowledge management problems/projects of diverse scope
Gather, track and share customer and team feedback related to legal technology and KM products
Develops and administers analytical reports to monitor utilization and efficiency of various LTI and KM applications
Develop technical mastery of all LTI and KM applications
Keeps current on developments in knowledge management thinking and emerging legal technologies
Identify new legal technology and KM products and develop business cases for their use in the firm
Understand industry standards and best practices in working with LTI and KM tools
Keeps current on developments in knowledge management thinking and technologies
and participates in legal technology and knowledge management conferences and peer group activities
Ensure transparency and timely communication to the Senior Director of Legal Technology Innovation for all projects, initiatives and issues
Alston & Bird LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in relation to our recruiting, hiring, and promoting practices.
The statements contained in this position description are not necessarily all-inclusive, additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned and requirements may vary from time to time.
Professional business references and a background check will be required for all final applicants selected for a position. In accepting a position, it is understood that continued employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. A satisfactory background check is the absence of a criminal record which bears a demonstrable relationship to the applicant/employee’s suitability to perform the required duties and responsibilities of the position.
Alston & Bird is not currently accepting resumes from agencies for this position. If you are a recruiter, search firm, or employment agency, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate even if Alston & Bird hires the candidate.
Follow us on Twitter at alstonbirdllp or become a Fan of Alston & Bird LLP on Facebook!
Skills Needed to be Successful
A minimum of ten years of experience working in a managerial role in either technology or knowledge management/innovation in the legal environment.
A Bachelor’s Degree is required. Advanced Degrees or a Juris Doctorate is highly preferred.
Successful candidates will have a proven track record as a successful technology leader in a fast-paced environment, with an ability to affect organizational change in a positive manner.
Successful candidates will possess a working knowledge of legal processes so that he/she can assist in designing solutions that support the work of lawyers.
Strong analytical skills are critical along with the ability to clearly articulate complex concepts, features and benefits to both business users and project teams.
Must be able to excite and motivate lawyers, staff and clients with a compelling vision of projects and products
Must be a very strong communicator and able to interact with lawyers and other professionals at all levels within the organization
Prior experience with intranets, extranets, legal technology software and an understanding of SharePoint is highly desired.
Ability to handle pressure, focus on high-tedium detail, work independently with little direction, work on a team and recognize when to seek guidance from superiors