Attorney Professional Development, Professional Legal Management
The Professional Development Manager (“PDM”) is primarily responsible for developing and implementing training and professional development initiatives and opportunities for the Firm’s attorneys. The PDM is member of the Professional Development department and assists with the management, planning, and coordination of the department’s training and development initiative, serving as a primary contact and providing necessary support to all professional development functions.
The PDM reports directly to the Director of Professional Development. This is a highly visible position, and as such, entails frequent interaction and collaboration with all legal and administrative staff.
Manages the development and implementation of the professional development and training curriculum for attorneys.
Identifies potential instructors within the Firm to develop and teach programs in practice areas not currently covered by practice group managers and directors; including programs for clients.
Oversees the coordination of attorney training at Firm-wide, department, practice group, and matter specific levels. Coordination includes getting program information from presenters; serving as a liaison for multiple offices; invitee communication and response management; document reproduction; technology coordination; catering; location logistics; CLE compliance.
Develops and manages the coordination of Fried Frank University, the Attorney Development Series, the Leadership Skills Institute for Midlevel Associate, the Leadership Skills Institute for Senior Associates, and the Business Development Training Series.
Develops and maintains the Fried Frank E-Learning Center for attorneys as well as supplemental quick-training resources. Monitors compliance with completion of learning tracks.
Manages the Firm’s annual and midyear evaluation process, creating the evaluation timeline, updating processes, monitoring practice group process, and assisting with other necessary components of the feedback delivery process.
Oversees attorney training at external educational providers. Includes building and maintaining relationships; seminar registration and confirmation; attorney expense report approval.
Monitor, coordinate, and facilitate the partner and associate mentoring programs.
In coordination with the Marketing and Business Development Department, organize client training and CLE programs.
Oversees the CLE tracking database and maintains technical relationship with the database provider. Includes database maintenance, troubleshooting, and training for others.
Interacts with attorneys regarding individual CLE requirements and certification of such under New York's requirement, including identifying internal and external CLE opportunities for those in need; and answering questions with regards to compliance procedure and other issues.
Maintains New York accredited provider status. Prepares the year-end New York CLE compliance report, including collating and preparing data summary, identifying specific internal coursework for review by the NY CLE Board, and creating final version for submission.
Create the agenda and manage bi-monthly Professional Development department meetings.
Supervise the annual Professional Development Year-in-Review report.
Develop and maintain expertise for the Firm, including monitoring and understanding innovative training and development initiatives within and outside the legal professional development industry.
Monitors the internal legal, external legal, and Fried Frank University training budgets.
Help manage the annual associate American Lawyer and Vault Surveys.
Helps manage the associate committees.
Oversees the maintenance of the Professional Development intranet website, including updating policy, staff, and general site information.
Helps facilitate PD event coordination with other PD department staff.
Works on special projects.
Supervises administrative staff.
Other duties as assigned
Education: Bachelor’s Degree or JD.
Experience: 5 years relevant experience.
Skills and Abilities: Effective communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to act in a professional manner at all times. Ability to handle and prioritize multiple assignments. Ability to work under pressure with interruptions and tight deadlines. Ability to use independent judgment, problem solve, take initiative and follow through. Ability to get work done through others. Must be detail-oriented and possess strong writing and organizational skills and a high degree of accuracy.
Technological Skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. Internet research and database skills required. Knowledge of learning management systems, Micron CE Manager and viDesktop a plus.
Please send resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Internal Number: PDM01
About Fried Frank
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP advises the world's leading corporations, investment funds and financial institutions on their most critical legal needs and business opportunities. The Firm's approximately 500 lawyers are based in North America and Europe.
The New York office, the Firm's oldest and largest, concentrates on antitrust and competition, asset management, restructuring and insolvency, capital markets, commercial litigation, executive compensation & ERISA, finance, intellectual property and technology, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate, securities and shareholder litigation, tax, trusts and estates, and white-collar criminal defense and securities enforcement.