Attorney Professional Development, Professional Legal Management
*This position will ideally reside in Chicago, DC, or NYC*
Reporting to the Director of Learning & Development, the Learning & Development Lead-Disputes will primarily be responsible for the formal and informal attorney training for the Litigation Department, including creating and implementing innovative, comprehensive legal and professional skills curricula, aligned with the Winston Attorney Development Framework and the unique needs of each practice and client team. The Learning & Development Disputes Lead will work extensively and proactively with the Litigation Department Co-Chairs, the Director of Litigation Practice Operations and the Litigation Training Advisors to identify and anticipate training needs, and design in-house programs for litigation associates and partners.
Oversee all aspects of attorney professional development for the Litigation Department.
Develop, enhance and implement legal skills training programs to support attorney development.
Design and implement new programs and curricula and develop new initiatives as well as update and deliver the current curricula and programs for attorneys.
Identify and oversee external consultants.
Manage the delivery of all programs in the office through online resources, live programs, and videoconferencing.
Work closely with Attorney Recruiting & Development and Business Development to ensure that Litigation and client training align with the firm's strategic goals.
Contribute to planning and delivering conferences or specialized programs for practice groups.
Maintain ongoing communication with and regularly update all relevant parties at the firm, e.g., Department Chairs, group heads, administrative chiefs, etc., regarding Learning & Development activities, soliciting both input and feedback.
Actively research and incorporate professional development trends as they pertain to the legal industry.
Must be specifically listed on resume in order to be considered for this position.
5 + years of practice in a law firm or government agency, including significant trial experience required
Professional Development experience desired, but not required.
Strong client service focus with the ability to navigate complex, matrixed organizations.
Ability to establish credibility and build strong relationships at all levels of the firm across practices and geographies, particularly with Litigation Department Co-Chairs, the Director of Litigation Practice Operations and Training Advisors
Outstanding interpersonal skills and innovative problem-solving capabilities
Outstanding writing and verbal communication and excellent presentation skills. Ability to effectively tailor communications for different stakeholders.
Extremely detail-oriented, strong organizational, analytical, and excellent project management skills.
Clearance of Firm standard background checks required.
Winston & Strawn LLP, founded in 1853, is one of the nation's oldest and largest law firms. With nearly 1000 attorneys, the firm provides a full range of legal services to clients throughout the United States and abroad, including Fortune 500 companies, major commercial and financial institutions, governments and governmental entities, as well as small and midsize companies, individuals and entrep...reneurs from virtually every industry. Winston & Strawn offers its employees a challenging work environment, emphasizes training and responsibility, and provides competitive compensation and progressive workplace policies. Because the firm believes that teamwork is an essential component in providing high quality legal services, we value the talents and skills of our entire staff. Staff contributions are recognized throughout the year with various staff appreciation programs. We are an EEO/AA employer and we value diversity in our workplace.