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Practice Manager

Fenwick & West, LLP
Mountain View, CA
United States

Fenwick & West is a top-tier law firm with an open and inclusive culture. With more than 300 attorneys and 400 employees in the Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Seattle and New York, we work with companies on the cutting edge of technology, life sciences and cleantech. For more than four decades, our Firm has helped some of the world's most recognized companies become and remain market leaders. We are proud to have been named one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area for the twelfth year.

The Practice Manager is responsible for providing a combination of technical, analytical and operational support to the Practice Management department. The Practice Manager is a self-starter and strategic thinker who can work with all levels of firm management. The Practice Manager will play an active role in the development and implementation of key practice group initiatives and play an integral role in the retention and development of our associates through workflow management. This position can be based in any of our California offices or Seattle (WA) office.

Desired Skills & Qualifications:
- Sound judgment and extreme discretion with respect to confidential and sensitive information.
- Strong emotional intelligence, ability to influence and guide others, and able to provide quality and efficient client service (to both internal and external clients) in a fast-paced industry.
- Awareness and understanding of business improvement processes and best practices.
- Strong interpersonal skills, service mentality and ability to build relationships.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Strong data analytics skills to assess a range of metrics and presents data in an effective manner.
- Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work in a dynamic and complex environment to meet deadlines and daily requirements.
- Proficiency in MS Office and the ability to quickly learn and utilize additional software.

Reporting to the Senior Director of Practice Management, the qualified candidate will preferably have 3+ years of law firm or other professional services experience. Experience in practice management/staffing support a plus. Bachelor's degree required; JD or MBA a plus.

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