Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has 850 lawyers located in 53 offices across the United States, Canada, Europe and Mexico. Ogletree Deakins has been named a Law Firm of the Year six consecutive years by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” In 2017, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Labor Law - Management category. In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law. Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.
Our Morristown office has an opportunity for an experienced KM Firm Solutions Project Analyst to join the firm’s expanding Knowledge Management Department. This position may also sit in our New York, NY, Atlanta, GA, Washington D.C., or Greenville, SC office.
We are fully committed to the importance of diversity within the legal profession, as well as all workplace environments and strongly encourage the interest of diverse candidates in the firm.
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Summary of Position:
The primary role of the KM Firm Solutions (KMFS) Project Analyst is to support all activities related to KMFS’s capital and operational projects. In providing such support, the Project Analyst is expected to take ownership of the role and its responsibilities; be a key contributor and facilitator; produce high-quality, substantive work product; and actively engage in the continuous improvement of the team’s products, services, and processes. The KMFS Project Analyst works closely with other members of the KMFS team, the KM Project Manager, software developers, project stakeholders (internal and external), other firm personnel, and vendors to complete all project-related activities and to help ensure project success. The KMFS Project Analyst also serves as a primary Subject Matter Expert for KMFS projects, products, services, and processes and assists with KMFS operational activities as needed.
Work with stakeholders to understand and analyze business needs, and prepare business case documentation for proposed projects
Work with stakeholders to gather, define, document, and manage both detailed and summary requirements, including data migration and business rules; obtain sign-off; and recommend solutions that deliver value
Facilitate/participate in design sessions, and create wireframes and other deliverables to expedite the development of custom software applications/components and to ensure alignment between defined requirements and development approach
Work closely with the KM Project Manager to create and maintain project-related documentation, and assist with related project management activities such as project planning, budgeting, and monitoring
Lead use-case development, testing, and training efforts
Research and identify potential vendors based on project requirements, and help coordinate and manage activities of selected vendors
Research and identify potential technologies/tools to fulfill project requirements
Prepare and send project-related communications and reports
Track, analyze, and report on product usage, performance, and other metrics
Assist with other KMFS operational activities as needed, and perform other duties as assigned
Serve as a Subject Matter Expert regarding projects and related products
Promote the KM department’s vision of helping Ogletree Deakins be the world’s premier labor and employment law firm by being the world’s premier knowledge-sharing law firm
Promote the KM department’s mission to improve the practice of law and business of the firm by: connecting our people with each other and our clients; connecting our people with information and our collective knowledge; and developing innovative processes, procedures, and systems to make those connections and promote knowledge sharing
Promote, and be guided by, the KM department’s principles: (1) align KM goals and strategies with the firm’s goals and strategies; (2) change as the needs of the firm and the needs of our clients change; (3) promote quality, consistency, and efficiency of work product; (4) provide the right information to the right people at the right time; (5) people first, then process, then technology; (6) communicate simply and often
Promote and help develop the firm’s knowledge-sharing culture and increase value to the firm's clients by (1) providing simple access to firm-wide information and experience; (2) enabling lawyers to work more efficiently; (3) ensuring quality and consistency of work product
Four-year college/university degree or equivalent experience
Excellent customer service skills with an unwavering “can-do” attitude
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate professionally and effectively to all levels, both internally and externally
Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage/coordinate multiple workstreams simultaneously
Ability to manage time effectively in order to meet critical deadlines
Ability to remain calm under pressure
Exceptional computer skills with the ability to learn new software applications quickly; must be proficient in the applications listed in the “Required Competencies” section below
Proven experience in key areas of software development and other technology-related projects, including but not limited to: business analysis, cost-benefit analysis, project management, solution design, development, implementation, and testing
Understanding of systems-engineering concepts
Ability to translate complex requirements and concepts into non-technical “layman’s terms”
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a cross-functional team
High aptitude for analytical thinking and problem solving
Ability to adhere to firm policies and procedures
Strong verbal and written communication skills, including technical writing skills
High level of responsiveness; must be able to respond quickly and effectively to questions and requests from all levels, both internally and externally
Ability to interpret and follow through to completion, a variety of instructions
Ability to self-start and take the appropriate initiative daily
Ability to pay close attention to detail, occasionally for prolonged periods of time and under restrictive deadlines, and complete assignments logically and accurately
Experience working in a law firm, preferably in a KM role, is desirable
Experience with/knowledge of SharePoint, iManage/Interwoven/Autonomy Document Management System (including FileSite), and other systems commonly used in law firms strongly recommended
Experience with User Interface (UI)/User Experience (UX) design preferred
We are not working with outside recruiters on this position.
Ogletree Deakins offers a robust suite of benefits for our Staff including: Paid Time Off, Sick Time, a 401(k) matching program, Profit Sharing, 9 Paid Holidays, affordable Health and Life Insurance including Dental & Vision coverage, Health Savings Account (HSA)/Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) to help offset the cost of dependent care and/or health care expenses, Teladoc (24/7 access to a doctor by phone or online video), Tuition Reimbursement and an EAP.
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About Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has a reputation for legal excellence and responsive client service. Ogletree Deakins' labor and employment practice is complemented and supported by related practice groups in the areas of business immigration, litigation, employee benefits, occupational safety and health, and construction law.
With offices throughout the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico, the firm represents a diverse range of clients. Our depth of experience in labor and employment law has produced a successful track record for our clients - Fortune 50 corporations to start-up companies.
Although the size and scope of our practice has grown over the past quarter century, our core values remain constant. We are committed to personalized attention, innovative solutions and old-fashioned hard work.
Our approach to providing clients with the resources to solve today's business challenges is always forward-thinking and strategic. We remain committed to providing our clients with an insider's view of the workplace issues of the day.