Mayer Brown LLP

Knowledge Management Resources Lead

Location US-IL-Chicago
Posted Date 7 months ago(8/1/2017 1:25 PM)
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# of Positions Remaining
Knowledge Management - Other
Monday - Friday
8:30 - 5:00 or 9:00 - 5:30
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Mayer Brown LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in 24 key business centers across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. We are a collegial, collaborative and diverse firm where highly motivated individuals with an unwavering commitment to excellence receive the opportunity, support and development they need to grow, thrive and realize their greatest potential.

If you enjoy working with team members whose defining characteristics are achievement, initiative, professionalism, responsiveness and adaptability, you may be the person we are seeking to join our Knowledge Management department, in Chicago, as a Knowledge Management Resources Lead. 

The Knowledge Management Resources Lead will be the primary point of coordination with practice leaders and others in connection with the development, implementation and maintenance of various Knowledge Management initiatives

  Document Automation

  • Implementation and ongoing oversight of document automation for the streamlining of drafting, analysis, review and management of legal contracts and documents
  • Support practices to help them automate their standard documents and to keep their respective collections accurate and up to date
  • Coordinate with practice members to understand the relevance of component parts of the document and apply logic to those relevancies in order to create optimal automation
  • Research and instigate new procedures/services that can improve efficiency and document quality
  • Provide training to lawyers on how to mark-up a document for automation and provide advice on the best practice for document automation


Knowledge Initiatives

  • Assist in developing and then provide primary oversight of a global project to improve and standardize Mayer Brown’s production, distribution and storage of transactional closing document sets

  • Coordinate and implement a global Law Firm Referral system
  • Promote knowledge sharing through Mayer Brown’s Knowledge processes and systems in order to facilitate seamless exchange of information across systems
  • Assist with developing, analyzing and reporting of usage and other metrics associated with Knowledge Management tools


Knowledge Governance and Communications

  • Work with the Knowledge Management Leader and other members of the Knowledge team to develop and implement an internal communication and Knowledge training program to ensure that Mayer Brown’s lawyers and management are aware of available and planned Knowledge resources and projects
  • Assist in the preparation of quarterly Knowledge status reports to the Chief Operating Officer and the Management Committee



  • This position requires a lawyer who is or will become admitted to practice in the jurisdiction in which the position is located
  • Two or more years of practice experience in a large law firm or corporate/financial institution legal department with several years of Knowledge Management experience, in particularly document automation, strongly preferred
  • Experience with document automation tools (e.g. ContractExpress or Exari) and related technologies and transactional document deconstruction and analysis tools preferred, but not required
  • Excellent drafting and research skills
  • Understanding of learning processes and different methods of training
  • Familiarity and comfort with technology tools of the types typically used in law firms
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with firm practice leaders and firm management
  • Well-developed organizational skills and the ability to lead projects
  • Open to travel as needed


We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits, including medical/dental/vision/life/and AD&D insurance, 401(k) savings plan, back-up childcare and eldercare, generous vacation and personal/sick plan, as well as opportunities for professional development and growth.

If Mayer Brown sounds like the right place for you, and if you have the qualifications we are seeking, please apply through the career section (no e-mailed resumes, please) on EOE m/f/d/v



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