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New Role: Legal Project Manager – Corporate & Finance

New role from a global law firm Hogan Lovells for a Legal Project Manager – Corporate & Finance based in their London office.

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About the job

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Job Title

Legal Project Manager – Corporate & Finance


Practice Operations



Reports To

Legal Project Manager Lead – Corporate & Finance

Working Hours

35 hours per week, 9:30am to 5:30pm but additional hours may be required. We are happy to consider agile and flexible working patterns and are piloting a hybrid working approach, please contact a member of the recruitment team to discuss further.

Firm Description

Hogan Lovells is one of the leading global law firms. Our distinctive market position is founded on our exceptional breadth of our practice, on deep industry knowledge, and on our ‘one team’ global approach. Formed through the combination of two top international law firms, Hogan Lovells has over 40 offices in the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. With a presence in the world’s major financial and commercial markets, we are well placed to provide excellent business-oriented advice to our clients locally and internationally. Our people are the key to our success, which is why we seek to recruit and retain the most talented individuals in all regions of our global practice.

Department Description

Our LPMs are practice group aligned, and contribute to our LPM best practices, tools and techniques, as well as provide user training on our legal project management framework and software. The successful candidate will work closely with partners, high level business contacts and clients. The core responsibility of this role to proactively manage matters through scoping, budgeting, resource planning, monitoring and analyzing.

Role Overview

Our global, dynamic Legal Project Management team is looking for the right candidate to join our team to support the Corporate & Finance practice group.

Key Responsibilities / Accountabilities

  • Build deep relationships with partners, and other business services teams.
  • Efficient management of matters, including initial scoping, budgeting, and workstream planning, as well as on-going matter management, tracking and data analysis.
  • Liaise with other business services teams (pricing/finance/IT/knowledge/marketing/business development/etc) and vendors to support partners and their clients/matters.
  • Identify opportunities for efficiency and innovation, both at the matter level and the LPM program level.
  • Provide training and development on LPM methodology, tools, and techniques.
  • Drive and support the implementation, use and development of LPM best practices, tools, software.
  • Work within practice group aligned LPM teams reporting directly to the practice group LPM Lead.
  • Specific duties or responsibilities may be reviewed from time to time to reflect changes in personnel and management structure, staff location or services.
  • All members of the firm participate in our Responsible Business program

Person Specification

Qualifications And Training

  • At least 2 years of experience as an LPM, with advanced knowledge of project management methodology.
  • Prefer experience with transactional law.
  • Large firm consultative experience is preferable.
  • Experience with scoping, budgeting, project planning, workflow management, after-matter reviews.
  • Technical skills desired include Excel, PowerBI (or comparable business intelligence software), HighQ, Collaborate, Smartsheet, ELM (or comparable LPM tool), and Clocktimizer.
  • Deep knowledge of law firm management metrics, and how day-to-day legal practice interacts with those metrics.

General Attributes

Ability to build relationships and networks internally and externally, at all levels within the firm.
High degree of influencing skills and ability to instill confidence in others of proposed LPM solutions
Strong attention to detail, with highly developed organizational skills.
Be a self-starting go-getter, with an inquisitive mind, and a love for problem solving.
Strong written and verbal communications skills (writing and editing).
German language skills preferred
Work efficiently without direct supervision, with the ability to multi task, and be flexible with changing priorities

Agile Working Statement

Our goal is to embed flexibility across our business by giving everyone the opportunity to work in an agile way, whether as a regular pattern or on an ad hoc basis, and we will be happy to discuss this further.

Equal Opportunities Employment Statement

It is the policy of Hogan Lovells to provide equal opportunities for all employees in relation to recruitment, training and promotion. Decisions in these areas will be made only by reference to the requirements of the job and shall not be influenced by any consideration of age, disability, ethnic origin, gender identity, religion, sex or sexual orientation.

All vacancies are open to direct applicants. Recruitment agencies; please be advised that we have a preferred supplier list in place for all roles.

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