LPM Intellectual Property Media & Technology (IPMT) Practice Lead

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 2,500 lawyers on six continents.  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.

Our IPMT practice spans the Americas, Europe and Asia with a team of over 400 IP and data protection professionals. Technology is driving change across all industries, and we support our clients in developing, commercializing, leveraging and protecting innovations.  From IP portfolio management, to IP transactions, litigation and data protection, we act for over 50% of the world's top 100 brands, 16 of the world's top pharmaceutical companies and 5 of the leading smart phone manufacturers.  We have won over 20 awards for our work in the past 12 months, including Managing Intellectual Property's Global IP Firm of the Year, 2018.  And we are looking for an enthusiastic and creative legal project manager to join our team. 

Support Hogan Lovells and its lawyers to be the market leaders in legal service delivery.  Legal Project Management ensures an enhanced quality of service, which is efficient, innovative and our clients consider valuable.

We are seeking to build our Legal Project Management capability through the recruitment to the team of a Manager who will:

  • work closely with partner and lawyer teams to support the efficient management of sophisticated client engagements through:
    • scoping, pricing and pitching
    • planning
    • managing and monitoring
    • reporting
    • matter completion and review
  • provide 'on-demand' support and consultancy for partners and lawyers on 'live matters' at the pitch stage, set up, delivery and/or review;
  • identify opportunities for efficiency and innovation – assisting with the development of such solutions, where appropriate, and, once developed, embed best practice;
  • champion and support the build out of Legal Project Management (LPM) capability across Hogan Lovells;
  • be a trusted member of transaction/case teams focused on service quality, delivery and efficiency;
  • liaise with other operational specialists at Hogan Lovells to support the following functions:  pricing/finance; reporting/IT, knowledge gathering and sharing, and pitching/marketing and business development in the LPM space;
  • provide training and development on the LPM methodology and tools; and
  • support the implementation, use and further development of the legal project management software tool, as well as provide user training for fee earners on the software – as appropriate.

The intention is that LPMs split their time:

  • 60% 'hands-on' managing of matters or stages of matters
  • 20% 'support' ad-hoc advice, training and pitching
  • 20% 'process improvement' supporting practice group strategic initiatives

The core responsibility of this role is operational, to work with partners to actively manage matters through: scoping; pricing; resource planning; delivery and monitoring; identifying, revising and pricing scope changes; and reviewing and identifying opportunities for service quality or efficiency improvements – and introducing innovative working practices and tools.

The outcomes we are looking for from Legal Project Management are:

  • Priced Correctly - thoughtfully tailored fee structures, meeting each client's needs and built using data, tools and experience;
  • Managed – creating a standard/quality mark for LPM and establishing this as a recognised 'value' of Hogan Lovells' service delivery;
  • High Quality – to enshrine 'service quality' as a core deliverable – meeting the expectations of our clients;
  • Consistent – LPM principles to be applied consistently across all matter planning, execution and communications with clients;
  • Efficient – ensuring that efficient delivery of matters is a core contributor to building efficient practices and ensuring realisation;
  • Profitable – ensure profitability is a core consideration and deliverable of all matters regardless of fee arrangements;
  • Transparent – 'no Surprises' – status, changes and impact of changes actively communicated to all stakeholders and clients; and
  • Innovative – identifying opportunities to provide enhance efficiency and quality in our service delivery through alternative use of people, process and technology.  

Essential 

  • Be a team player who instils confidence in others of: themselves: the need for LPM; and of solutions and options offered
  • Results driven with a record of delivering creative and effective outcomes
  • Be comfortable embracing uncertainty and to work with others to find working solutions
  • Highly numerate and competent in Excel (for fee analysis and reporting) with a good degree of financial acumen
  • Previous experience of mentoring, influencing and coaching
  • Willing to challenge and question assumptions; proposes alternative and bold solutions
  • Good track record of championing and delivery change – and delivering solutions that work for all stakeholders
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated, able to demonstrate determination and persistence
  • Ability to implement pragmatic solutions
  • High degrees of influencing skills
  • Coaching skills; high level of credibility, professional
  • Ability to work with all levels within an organisation, from senior partners to more junior team members
  • Build effective relationships/networks internally and externally
  • Pro-active, commercial outlook with a solution based approach
  • Work collaboratively, providing a quality service
  • Graduate calibre 

Desired

  • Worked as a subject matter expert – acknowledged by colleagues as such
  • Experience of IT packages: Document Management Systems, Project Extranets, Microsoft Project and Sharepoint
  • Worked in a law firm or professional services environment
  • Understanding of the legal services markets and the challenges and opportunities that exist

Location

Germany, The Netherlands, Spain or the UK

Interested? 

Please contact Hogan Lovells's Human Resources Department (Joyce Sligting) at 020-5533600 or send your application with CV, motivation letter and references to amsterdam.recruitment@hoganlovells.com


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