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US-IL-Chicago
4 days ago(1/12/2018 1:58 PM)
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 Marketing and Business Development department, in Chicago, as a Proposal/Business Development Specialist.   Will provide support to the Proposal Center Manager and Supervisor, Marketing and Business Development personnel, as well as firm lawyers in connection with proposals and other initiatives to develop new business and expand client relationships. This includes collaborating with other members of the firm on the drafting, editing and production of pitches, proposals and other marketing materials.  - Assist with the coordination, customization and standardization of work product from multiple sources - Edit, proofread and draft materials such as pitches, proposals, lawyer profiles and similar materials - Create and manage Proposal Project Plans and utilize other project management tools to ensure consistency and timeliness of the pitch and proposal process - Oversee efficient proposal production with a focus on ushering materials through the stages between the inception of an RFP or similar opportunity to the delivery of the final product to the lead lawyer(s) - Assist with the tracking of pitch and proposal activity, including follow-up activities with marketing and business development personnel and lawyers to determine, document and share results and best practices - Assist with reporting functions - Maintain repositories of information such as accolades and other material - Assist with other marketing and business development activities on an as needed basis including Client Teams activities and other firm wide initiatives
Job ID
2018-2454
US-IL-Chicago
2 weeks ago(12/31/2017 11:15 AM)
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 Information Technology department, in Chicago, as a Global IT Project Manager.   The Global IT Project Manager’s overall responsibility is to deliver projects that are on-time, on-budget, within scope and fulfill the business requirements. To do this, the Project Manager will need to work closely with the Business Sponsor, the project team members and IT Management to ensure the timely completion of the agreed upon deliverables.   - Responsible for the definition of the project business requirements, analysis, and design; facilitate decision making sessions for project specific architecture, business strategy, operational processes, business processes and organizational requirements - Accountable for the overall management of assigned projects through the Project Delivery Framework phases: justify, start-up, plan, delivery, and wrap-up - Develop and maintain project documentation, including the project brief, project plans, communications plans, project team status, executive status reports, project roles and responsibilities and maintain the document repositories - Coordinate project activities including establishing schedules, assigning tasks, monitoring and resolving conflicts - Accountable for the project Risk, Issue, and Change Management processes, analysis, reporting and escalation - Facilitate executive status meetings with the Business Sponsor and Steering Committee during which, the project progress will be reviewed, issues discussed for resolution and raise any material changes to scope, budget or schedule - Responsible for managing multiple large and complex projects at one time - Obtain stakeholder buy-in and proactively manage expectations throughout the project - Responsible for vendor relationships throughout the project ensuring outsourced tasks meet contract expectations, firm standards and are delivered on time - Assist with the development of RFIs and RFPs as required to enable third party solutions and IT services - Assist the Global Assistant Director of the Project Management Office with Portfolio planning and process improvements - Adhere to and promote PMO standard project management tools, procedures and best practices - Meet with project stakeholders to clearly capture business requirements, critical milestones, and dependencies – may require travel to other offices - Coordinate the creation and follow up of project related surveys and end-user communications that clearly explain technical concepts using non-technical language
Job ID
2017-2452
US-Chicago, IL or Washington, DC
2 weeks ago(12/31/2017 11:11 AM)
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 Information Technology department, in Chicago or Washington DC, as a Global Director of IT Practice and Client Solutions.   The Global Director of IT Practice and Client Solutions will focus on improving and supporting the delivery of legal services through innovation and enhancing the value received by the Firm’s clients via technology, in support of the Firm’s strategic initiatives. The Director of IT Practice and Client Solutions is a hands-on executive level “consulting” position, reporting to the Global CIO, that: helps to define, coordinate and facilitate best practices and client focused technology across law and administrative departments – delivering high value results.   - Lead collaboration efforts across departments and practice groups, to advance practice efficiencies and enhance client service, including facilitating the more effective use of existing technology, developing innovative technology service and products, and “selling” technology and practice focused technology services within the firm and indirectly to the Firm’s clients - Participate in Firm projects and initiatives led by other teams, particularly as they relate to knowledge management (KM), legal process improvement and knowledge sharing - Work / consult with attorneys and business professionals; conceptualize, design, develop and deliver effective practice and client support applications – client focused technologies - Lead design sessions and review sessions with technical and business staffs, attorneys and clients - Work / consult with attorneys and business professionals to develop the conceptual design for law department productivity product(s) - Assist in facilitating knowledge management, AI and best practice initiatives, including leading of appropriate project teams composed of attorneys, staff, clients and vendors - Participate in business development presentations to clients or prospects to explain and “sell” Mayer Brown technology capabilities - Collaborate with other support departments to provide efficient access to Firm intellectual capital - Assume overall responsibility (“ownership”) for the Firm's Extranets (and associated staff), and other client facing technologies and strategies, including the selection of products to engage clients via technology - Promote the use of extranets and related tools with Firm lawyers - Partner with practice and business units to ensure strategic alignment and success - Use requirements and knowledge of available and emerging technologies to execute firm strategy via appropriate databases, portals and other tools - Work with appropriate leadership to identify priorities and requirements for initiatives, secure commitment and support, escalate issues and drive acceptance - Ensure strong communication plans and effective delivery is made across all areas of the Information Technology department and wider business community - Meet with the firm’s global technology committee (ITOC) and other senior business leaders when relevant to discuss proposals or service impacts - Travel to offices to gain insight and meet with Partners and Practice Groups
Job ID
2017-2451
US-IL-Chicago
4 weeks ago(12/20/2017 11:11 AM)
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 Docket department, in Chicago, as an IP Docket Clerk.   - Provide professional docket support services to Mayer Brown’s intellectual property prosecution practice - Utilize the Firm’s intellectual property docket application to calendar events and deadlines related to foreign and domestic patent and trademark registration and renewal; domain name registration and enforcement; and other matters handled by the Firm’s Intellectual Property and Internet Practices - Prepare and distribute reports and communications to the Firm regarding filing deadlines - Correspond with foreign counsel regarding patent, trademark, and domain name deadlines/action dates - File legal documents with courts and administrative agencies (both electronically and in paper form) - General research regarding rules and procedures of various foreign and domestic administrative agencies, including the USPTO, TTAB, and ICANN - Coordinate activities with vendors to provide support to the Docket Department fulfilling requests from attorneys. For example: courier services, services of process, retrieval of documents - Maintain patent and trademark files
Job ID
2017-2448
US-IL-Chicago
1 month ago(12/15/2017 5:03 PM)
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 Docket Services department, in Chicago, as a Docket Manager.    - Manage the Docket Services function in the Chicago Office - Provide substantive procedural advice to attorneys in the Firm - Apprise attorneys of rule amendments affecting procedure - Manage workflow and participate as needed in the capacity of a working manager - Assist in preparing and managing annual department budget - Participate in the hiring, training, conducting performance reviews and leading of the Docket Services staff   - Direct daily interaction with legal staff to coordinate court/agency filings and to promote information sharing related to docket management - Maintain a working knowledge of court rules and procedures, and expertise regarding case related research - Review court documents to insure conformity with relevant rules and procedures - Coordinate the services of outside vendors - Elevate the profile of Docket Services in the Chicago office by providing services to all practice groups; promote department services to lawyers and staff - Actively participate in the initiative to create a central Docket Services team serving the U.S. offices - Represent the Firm at various court related and association meetings/functions
Job ID
2017-2441
US-Chicago, IL or Washington, DC
1 month ago(12/12/2017 2:51 PM)
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 Business Development & Marketing department, in Washington DC or Chicago, as a Public Relations Manager.   - Plan and execute all aspects of media relations for designated practices and offices - Develop and maintain relationships with reporters/editors relevant to designated practices/offices - Identify trends and issues on which partners from designated practices/offices can comment - Proactively pitch stories/interviews to trade, business and general media, both print and broadcast - Direct media inquiries to appropriate partners for response - Draft news releases re lateral partners and other news about designated practices - Assist partners with placement of bylined articles in appropriate publications; and employ the firm’s social media platforms to disseminate firm messages and amplify the impact of content placed in conventional media - Direct the activities of the PR Coordinator who assists in providing PR services to the PR Manager's designated practices/offices - Direct the activities of external PR resources that may be retained to assist in providing PR services to the PR Manager's designated practices - Assist the Assistant Director of Public Relations and Public Relations Director with internal communications activities related to the PR Manager's designated practices/offices - Conduct media training (as needed) for partners from designated practices/offices and make periodic presentations on media relations to partners in designated practices/offices - Collaborate with business development colleagues to provide Public Relations assistance, where needed, in support of strategic business development initiatives
Job ID
2017-2438
US-IL-Chicago
1 month ago(12/8/2017 1:03 PM)
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  
Job ID
2017-2436
US-IL-Chicago
1 month ago(12/4/2017 1:26 PM)
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.   The Client Financial Management Analyst is responsible for the proper implementation and maintenance of client pricing agreements to ensure that invoices are accurately priced. - Execute and maintain client-pricing agreements including assigning rates for new timekeepers along with ensuring that new matters are setup with the proper pricing structure - Implement pricing related information contained in client billing guideline documents - Manage and maintain pricing agreement guideline data in Mayer Brown’s Global Pricing System and act as the primary contact person on issues and upgrades to the system - Monitor and action any requests that are sent to the Pricing group email inbox - Prepare client specific reporting as defined by the client agreement - Review engagement letters for new matters to ensure proper tracking and setup - Perform analysis of existing client arrangement to give an overview of the key financial aspects of the agreement - Maintain a collaborative and proactive working relationship with others in the Pricing and LPM team, Finance and Accounting department, Business Development and Firm Practice Leaders and lawyers - Additional related responsibilities as directed by department management
Job ID
2017-2433
US-IL-Chicago
2 months ago(11/29/2017 9:14 AM)
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 Pro Bono department, in Chicago, as a Pro Bono Manager.  The Pro Bono Manager is responsible for working with the Director of Pro Bono Activities and Pro Bono Committee to manage the administration of the Pro Bono Program. This role supports the Director of Pro Bono Activities and other Mayer Brown lawyers with respect to representation of the firm’s pro bono clients. - Assist with managing the firm’s pro bono activities in the Chicago office - Identify new pro bono opportunities - Develop and maintain relationships with outside public interest law organizations to develop new pro bono opportunities - Ensure that new pro bono matters are evaluated, screened for conflicts of interest, staffed with appropriate teams, and approved for representation - Recruit firm attorneys to accept pro bono work - Coordinate pro bono related trainings and other programs - Meet with lawyers to understand and track their areas of pro bono interest in order to more effectively match pro bono opportunities - Serve as an information source for attorneys handling pro bono matters - Provide oversight of legal clinics and other firm pro bono projects - Manage transition of pro bono matters of departing attorneys - Supervise pro bono matters, as necessary - Works with Director of Pro Bono Activities in the administration/management of the firm’s pro bono practice - Assist in the development and maintenance of knowledge management tools and knowledge management websites - Assist in the preparation and analysis of data regarding pro bono efforts - Assist in the writing and producing of pro bono publications, guides, articles and marketing materials - Assist in responding to external pro bono surveys and reports - Assist in responding to audit letters - Assist with monitoring expenses related to pro bono matters and administration of the pro bono program - Assist with coordinating firm-wide pro bono initiatives including annual pro bono awards program - Assist with coordinating pro bono orientation programs for new and summer associates - Oversee work of pro bono coordinator, as necessary
Job ID
2017-2432
US-IL-Chicago
2 months ago(11/9/2017 5:03 PM)
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 Information Technology department, in Chicago, as a Global Security Engineer.   The Global Security Engineer will implement and maintain various technologies to ensure the security of the Firm’s systems. Will be responsible for providing technical leadership for strategic projects and initiatives on the security roadmap, as well as participating in more general network security and architectural efforts. Will also collaborate with other engineers and departments to apply and support best practices for security, server building, change management, account management, documentation, and user experience management. - Ensure that Mayer Brown, LLP has a secure architecture for authorization and authentication internally, as well as business to business - Assist in the preparation, approval, implementation and adherence of the Information Security Policies within the Firm - Develop and maintain all documentation related to Global Security Team operations and functions - Manage projects and tasks related to the Firm as directed by the Global Information Security Manager - Identify and communicate to management the cause of all information security incidents, making recommendations as to how the specific incidents can be mitigated in the future - Assist in the development and authorization process of all new IT policies introduced, ensuring that the necessary security audits and tests are carried out prior to being introduced into production - Participate fully in all efforts to develop security policies to meet client or other compliance requirements - Serve as a liaison to the General Counsel in e-Discovery related matters, executing searches and producing output as required by the Firm - Perform investigations as requested by Human Resources, Information Technology or General Counsel - Plan for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
Job ID
2017-2429