Senior Business Analyst - Litigation

Location: 
New York
The Senior Business Analyst will partner with the Director in supporting the global Litigation Group on day-to-day business operations and strategic initiatives, with a focus on financial management, efficiency and performance; lawyer recruiting, training and development; department meeting coordination; experience and knowledge management; business planning, development and marketing; recreational activities; and special projects. The Senior Business Analyst will also work directly and collaboratively with partners and other Litigation Group and firm business services and legal personnel in those areas.   
 
 
Responsibilities:
 
  • Collect and manage information, conduct research and analysis, and prepare customized presentations and reports associated with key business performance metrics
  • Regularly monitor, analyze and report on headcount, activity levels, revenue, inventory, profitability and expenses to enhance practice group performance
  • Lead role on special projects associated with legal project management, alternative fee and staffing arrangements, and lawyer efficiency and profitability
  • Identify opportunities and solutions to enhance efficiency of business processes
  • Plan and coordinate team meetings and lawyer training and development programs
  • Support legal recruiting efforts with candidate/market research, interview coordination, and assistance with onboarding and integration
  • Coordinate efforts to enhance the tracking and profiling of the Litigation Group’s practice and precedential work product in the firm’s experience and knowledge management platforms
  • Meet independently with external service providers, evaluate offerings and make acquisition recommendations on services and tools that have potential to support the practice group
  • Collaborate with the business development and marketing team on strategic planning and cross-selling initiatives
  • Primary responsibility for developing and maintaining practice group Intranet content
  • Participate in planning of events to foster practice group morale
  • Lead and engage in other high-value special projects to support the practice group, business unit and the firm
 
Knowledge/Skills:
 
  • Possesses strong analytical and research skills.
  • Communicates effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Delivers high-quality work product, with an emphasis on organization, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Possesses effective project leadership and management skills
  • Demonstrates ability to provide sophisticated support and recommendations to business services and legal personnel on complex projects
  • Has strong aptitude for learning and using complex databases and technology
  • Works independently and manages time efficiently
  • Shows proficiency with MS Office applications, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Understands and can learn business and legal concepts and terminology
  • Thrives in a dynamic and demanding environment
  • Establishes relationships and collaborates effectively with colleagues at all levels
  • Exercises sound judgment and handles sensitive information appropriately
 
Education & Experience:
 
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred
  • 3 to 5 years of years of experience in a law firm or corporate business environment
  • Physical Activity/Other Miscellaneous
  • Able to work extended hours and communicate outside of standard business hours as needed

Please contact Jason Caramanico for more information: jason.caramanico@celeritasinc.com and reference job #10575.

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