Proskauer Rose is one of the nation's largest law firms, providing a wide variety of legal services to clients throughout the United States and around the world from offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Boston, Boca Raton, New Orleans, Paris, London, San Paulo, Hong Kong and Beijing.
Proskauer is seeking an Innovation Manager (“the Manager”), based in the New York, Chicago or Boston offices. The Manager will work with the Innovation Team to support the initiation, implementation and integration of innovation initiatives and related practice technology to enhance the quality and efficiency of the Firm’s legal services.
The Innovation Team works with law firm stakeholders to surface ideas to transform and optimize our business. Those ideas are then developed into processes and products that deliver enriched and customized client service delivery and solutions. This position works closely with business professionals in Legal Project Management, Knowledge Management, Data Insights, Process Design, Information Systems, and Client Relationship Management, as well as other business services teams. The Manager will also work with practice-specific administrative team leadership to facilitate the effective use of practice technology to support practice group strategic objectives. The focus of this position is on enhancing our legal service delivery by supporting the dissemination of meaningful practice technologies and innovation solutions that keep pace with our business and the client markets we serve. This role reports to the Senior Manager of Innovation.
Responsibilities, include but are not limited to:
Facilitate the implementation of innovation initiatives and related practice technology utilized by practitioners, including contract analysis software, document automation tools, task management tools, client collaboration tools and transaction management solutions
Evaluate and pilot legal technology, including emerging artificial intelligence applications
Work with the Firm’s lawyers to solicit innovation ideas and communicate back to the Innovation Team
Work with lawyers and legal teams to ensure user adoption of practice innovation solutions and practice technologies
Lead training for lawyers and legal teams on practice technology and innovation solutions
Perform project management for innovation projects, including gathering requirements, communicating with stakeholders, managing development timeline and completing roll-out
Document requirements, key intake and decision criteria, and return on investment for innovation and practice technology solutions
Partner with Knowledge Management, Practice Management, Legal Project Management, and Information Services to support innovation initiatives
Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree (JD or MBA) preferred
1-2 years of law firm experience preferred
Strong interpersonal, customer service and communication skills
Project Management, process improvement, and/or knowledge management experience is a plus
Experience with UI/UX design and/or graphic design preferred
Experience with practice technologies such as document automation tools, e-signature
software, client collaboration tools and transaction management solutions is a plus
Must be a self-starter, highly organized and a team player