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Legal Project Manager

Company: Hogan Lovells
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

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The Legal Project Managers will deliver support and contribute to the development and roll out of legal project management best practices, tools and techniques, as well as provide user training on the legal project management software. The core responsibility of this role is operational, to work with partners to actively manage matters through: scoping; pricing; resource planning; delivery and monitoring; identifying, revising and pricing scope changes; and reviewing and identifying opportunities for service quality or efficiency improvements - and introducing innovative working practices and tools. The outcomes we are looking for from Legal Project Management are:

  • Priced Correctly - Thoughtfully tailored fee structures, meeting each client's needs and built using data, tools and experience;

  • Managed - creating a standard/quality mark for LPM and establishing this as a recognized 'value' of Hogan Lovells' service delivery;

  • High Quality - to enshrine 'service quality' as a core deliverable - meeting the expectations of our clients;

  • Consistent - LPM principles to be applied consistently across all matter planning, execution and communications with clients;

  • Efficient - ensuring that efficient delivery of matters is a core contributor to building efficient practices and ensuring realization;

  • Profitable - ensure profitability is a core consideration and deliverable of all matters regardless of fee arrangements;

  • Transparent - 'No Surprises' - status, changes and impact of changes actively communicated to all stakeholders and clients; and

  • Innovative - identifying opportunities to provide enhance efficiency and quality in our service delivery through alternative use of people, process and technology.


We are strengthening our Legal Project Management capability through the recruitment to the team of additional Legal Project Managers who will:

  • work closely with partner and lawyer teams to support the efficient management of sophisticated client engagements through:
  • scoping and pitching

  • planning

  • managing and monitoring

  • matter completion and review

  • provide 'on-demand' support and consultancy for partners and lawyers on 'live matters' at set up, delivery and/or review;

  • identify opportunities for efficiency and innovation - assisting with the development of such solutions, where appropriate, and, once developed, embed best practice;

  • champion and support the build out of Legal Project Management (LPM) capability across Hogan Lovells;

  • be a trusted member of transaction/case teams focused on service quality, delivery and efficiency;

  • liaise with other operational specialists at Hogan Lovells to support the following functions: pricing/finance; reporting/IT, knowledge gathering and sharing, and pitching/marketing and business development in the LPM space;

  • provide training and development on the LPM methodology and tools; and

  • support the implementation, use and further development of the legal project management software tool, as well as provide user training for fee earners on the software - as appropriate

  • All members of the firm participate in our Global Citizenship program.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Be a team player who instils confidence in others of: themselves: the need for LPM; and of solutions and options offered

  • Results driven with a record of delivering creative and effective outcomes

  • Be comfortable embracing uncertainty and to work with others to find working solutions

  • Highly numerate and competent in Excel (for fee analysis and reporting) with a good degree of financial acumen

  • Willing to challenge and question assumptions; proposes alternative and bold solutions

  • Experience in a law firm or professional services is desired

  • Good track record of championing and delivery change - and delivering solutions that work for all stakeholders

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience with PowerBI and smartsheets is desired

  • Self-motivated, able to demonstrate determination and persistence

  • Ability to implement pragmatic solutions

  • High degrees of influencing skills

  • An understanding of the legal services markets and the challenges and opportunities that exist is desired

  • Coaching skills; high level of credibility, professional

  • Ability to work with all levels within an organization, from senior partners to more junior team members

  • Build effective relationships/networks internally and externally

  • Pro-active, commercial outlook with a solution-based approach

  • Work collaboratively, providing a quality service

  • Experience as a subject matter expert is desired


Core Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Must be flexible to work additional hours.

Hogan Lovells is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information or protected Veteran status.

Keywords: Hogan Lovells, Los Angeles , Legal Project Manager, Other , Los Angeles, California

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