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Learning and Development Lead- Litigation

Winston and Strawn
Chicago, IL
United States

This position can sit in either Chicago or New York
Position Summary:
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:
• J.D. required
• 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