This position can sit in either Chicago or New York
Reporting to the Director of Learning & Development, the Learning & Development Lead – Litigation 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 Lead - Litigation 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
Draft and prepare training materials for litigation training programs, including case studies and case files
Identify and coordinate knowledge management systems, processes and tools
Track the learning and development activities by individual attorney, practice group and department
Work closely with the Pro Bono department to identify experiential training opportunities though pro bono work
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:
3 + years of practice in a law firm or government agency, including significant trial experience required
Professional Development experience preferred
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.
We value diversity in our workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled
About Winston & Strawn LLP
Winston & Strawn LLP is an international law firm with more than 875 attorneys and 725 staff across 17 offices in Brussels, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Newark, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C. The exceptional depth and geographic reach of our resources enable the firm to manage virtually every type of business-related legal issue. Winston is extremely focused on providing outstanding service to its many clients. The firm also is known for top-notch training and generous community involvement. We work hard to create a workplace that is professional, team-oriented, and civic-minded, where diverse talents and skills are highly valued. Visit winston.com if you would like more information about our firm. WINSTON & STRAWN LLP IS AN EOE/MINORITIES/FEMALES/VETS/DISABLED EMPLOYER, AND WE VALUE DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE BENEFITS OF WORKING AT WINSTON & STRAWN, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.WINSTON.COM.