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Job Title: Legal Product Management Leader

Reports to: Head of Shared Services Center

Schedule: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday



Location: Kansas City, MO

Department: Legal Services

FLSA: Exempt


1. About the Firm

Recognized as Transatlantic Law Firm of the Year 2017 by The American Lawyer/Legal Week, Clyde & Co is a leading international law firm with a dynamic and enterprising approach. To support and drive the ambitions of such a complex and growing business, we are building the world's leading Business Development & Marketing function.

In the US, following significant investment and expansion, we have more than 60 partners and nearly 250 legal staff operating from ten key cities across the United States. We are building an insurance-focused law firm with the deepest bench of coverage expertise across all property & casualty classes of insurance business, with the capability to assist insurers from first notification of a claim through to trial and conclusion.

2. Responsibilities


The Legal Product Management Leader provides leadership and regional oversight of the processes and tools we use to deliver law to our clients. 


In particular, the role encompasses leadership of the following teams in the Shared Services Center:

•        Document Production Services

•        Information Services and Legal Delivery/Knowledge function

Job responsibilities include:


·        Developing and managing highly efficient processes and procedures for effective management of workflows between and across teams and various business service functional areas;

·        Spotting and promoting opportunities for the standardization of our legal work product across practice areas and North American jurisdictions, to create efficiency savings;

·        Working with the Chief Strategy Officer and the Global Knowledge committee with respect to strategic planning for knowledge management and innovation initiatives and associated projects;

·        Regional support and feedback for the implementation of legal technology solutions to improve efficiency in our legal delivery

·        Bringing a fresh approach to the regional provision of Information Services, including library services inventory, online research subscriptions and resource management, oversight of internal and external CLE programs, management of attorney bar association dues, etc.

·        Vendor management and negotiation of regional legal research services contracts and coordination with Global Knowledge/Information Services (Westlaw, AmLaw, Lexis, Law360,etc.)

·        Working collaboratively to design Service Level Agreements and ensure that all teams and operations are high-functioning and providing efficient and appropriate service levels to internal and external clients

·        Overseeing document production services team to ensure appropriate delivery and high levels of service are being provided; collaborate with other U.S. offices to promote and market document production services

·        Establishing with key stakeholders, agreed upon metrics. Track, measure and communicate metrics for all teams to ensure high-level of service delivery, assess data and trends to ensure appropriate staffing levels are maintained for delivery of services; monitor statistics on a regular basis to respond accordingly to ensure service levels are maintained


3. Qualifications


•        Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree or other advanced degree, including Juris Doctorate degree highly preferred

•        Ten or more years' law firm experience, specifically in the areas of business services, research, legal services, administration

•        Experience leading multiple teams, with proven leadership abilities motivating and managing large teams.

Candidates should also be able to demonstrate:


•        A process re-engineering/systemization mindset; abilities in change management

•        A reasonable degree of fluency in IT and data dependent tasks

•        A passion for law and the management/accessibility of legal knowledge

•        Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to speak and present to large groups of people

•        Exceptional organizational and attention to detail skills

•        Ability to manage and prioritize tasks, with excellent time management skills to complete projects in a timely fashion

•        Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work at all levels with confidence, a positive attitude and the ability to gain credibility quickly

•        Flexibility to manage work and demands outside of traditional business hours

•        Self-motivated and able to work independently with little or no supervision





Law Firm Director of Partner Recruiting and Integration in Chicago or St. Louis

A terrific opportunity awaits the successful candidate for the Director of Partner Recruiting and Integration (DPRI) of this prominent 400-lawyer firm. This is an opportunity to be the inaugural Director of Partner Recruiting and Integration, and to make one’s mark on this strategic-level position and the firm.


  • Reports to the Chief Operating Officer;
  • Works closely with firm leadership, including the Executive and Management Committees, Practice Group Leaders, and Office Managing Partners;
  • Coordinates lateral partner identification, recruiting, and hiring efforts across the firm’s five offices, from Los Angeles to Washington, DC;
  • Works closely with and oversees the firm’s external recruiters;
  • Manages the onboarding of lateral partners; and
  • Manages the integration of both lateral and promoted partners.


The compensation package is commensurate with the position and responsibilities. The successful candidate will have excellent academic credentials and proven executive and management experience and skills. A bachelor’s or master’s degree is required and a JD is preferred. Prior experience in a similar position at another major law firm is strongly preferred. The DPRI ideally will be resident in the Chicago office or the St. Louis office, and regularly will spend time in all offices of the firm.

Please email your resume in confidence to our consultants, Altman Weil, Inc., at (please specify the Altman Weil Department Number – “5088” – in the subject line of the email). Equal Opportunity Employer.

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