Mayer Brown LLP

Professional Support Lawyer

Location US-IL-Chicago
Posted Date 2 months ago(12/8/2017 1:03 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 Professional Support Lawyer. 

You will help to develop the Knowledge Strategy for the Finance Practice Group (“the Group”) in the United States and implement projects to meet the Group’s knowledge needs; monitor developments in the legal and business environment in order to keep both the Group and its Clients up to date; provide legal and practical expertise to support the Group’s practice, both directly and through the mentoring of junior lawyers; create, develop and manage the Group’s collection of standard forms/models, precedents and research materials; help organize, design and deliver Group training; and provide other support as needed.

  • Work with the Knowledge Partner, the other Professional Support Lawyers who support the Group globally and the Partners who supervise their work, and the Global Director of Knowledge Management to assess the United States knowledge needs of the Group. Define and implement a plan to meet those needs that is aligned with the business goals of the Group, and mechanisms for regular review of the plan
  • Work with Group members to create and capture United States Finance-related knowledge content and encourage the sharing of information and knowledge generally
  • Create and maintain a well-organized electronic collection of practice-related knowledge resources, which include in particular United States law-governed Finance standard forms and accompanying notes, precedent documents, best practices and how-to memos, legal memos and other materials useful to the Group
  • Monitor and keep the Group informed about important developments in the law or business environment
  • Prepare regular current awareness newsletters for the Group
  • Work with the Group and the Learning and Development team to identify practice-related training needs of the Group; and, building on existing training programs, organize, design and deliver (personally or with others) Group training, including seminars, workshops and offsite training
  • Provide direct support to individual practitioners to assist them with locating practice-related internal and external knowledge resources
  • Assist with setting up a process for producing closing binders and collecting valuable precedent documents
  • Attend external training and conferences to keep up-to-date with relevant developments in the law, business environment and professional support



  • This position requires a lawyer with actual Finance practice experience who is or will become admitted to practice in the jurisdiction in which the position is located
  • Five or more years of sound legal experience relevant to the Group as an admitted and practicing lawyer in a large law firm or corporate/financial institution legal department
  • Deep United States Finance subject-matter expertise
  • Exceptional drafting skills
  • High professional standards with a passion for quality product
  • Understanding of learning processes and different methods of training


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 PTO (paid time off) 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 on EOE m/f/d/v


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