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Legal Operations Manager (Outside Counsel Spend)
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Posted Jan 24
This job is expired. See open roles here. is working with a top tech company to bring on an experienced Legal Business Program Manager for a 4 month contract. This role required someone with a strong background in Outside Counsel Management and rate negotiations. This is a fully remote position.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Advise practice group leaders on legal service provider strategies such as panel optimization and use of alternative legal service providers.
  • Assist attorneys and practice group business managers in structuring fee arrangements and, if needed, negotiate and draft statements of work and fee agreements.
  • Continually evaluate use of legal service providers to identify trends and opportunities to increase value and reduce costs.
  • Serve as a primary point of contact for law firms and alternative legal service providers worldwide.
  • Conduct business reviews and negotiate and draft agreements and statements of work.
  • Support competitive bidding programs processes such as RFPs and reverse auctions.
  • Advise practice groups on the use of competitive bidding processes.
  • Assist attorneys in properly scoping and documenting work for use in those processes, and orchestrate competitive bidding processes as needed.
  • Work with practice groups and their business managers to structure, negotiate, and memorialize alternative fee arrangements
  • Oversee annual rate negotiation program
  • Handle escalation from rates team, and, as needed, negotiate rates and rate agreements with law firm partners.
  • Work with other members of operations and IT teams on reports for the broader department

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Operations, Finance or related field AND 4+ years work experience in legal operations for a law firm or corporate in-house legal department OR equivalent experience.
  • Experience with how to develop, implement, and enhance programs, processes, and workflows.
  • Experience in O365 applications (Word, Excel, Teams, SharePoint, OneNote, and Dynamics CRM)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in build and design of PowerBI (or similar reporting analytics technology) dashboards for reporting and analysis.
  • Experience practicing law as a lawyer, paralegal, or similar.
  • Experience with pricing for legal services (hourly and non-hourly models) and aptitude for financial and data analysis.
  • Experience negotiating and drafting statements of work, fee arrangements, and RFPs for legal services.
  • Experience implementing technology platforms and driving/managing change.

Role Details:

  • Duration : 4 Months (ASAP Start until 6/30/2024)
  • Technology: O365 applications (Word, Excel, Teams, SharePoint, OneNote, and Dynamics CRM). Experience in build and design of PowerBI (or similar reporting analytics technology) preferred.
  • Hours: 40 Hours / Week (must be available PST business hours)
  • Location: Remote
  • Hourly Pay Rate: $50 - 70 / hour ($100,000 - $140,000 annualized)
  • Benefits: Medical, Vision and Dental insurance (99% covered) + 401k

----- is committed to the principle of equal opportunity. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, military and veteran status or any other basis protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.