Litigation and Enforcement Group – Career Associate for Anti-Corruption and International Risk Due Diligence and Portfolio Company Monitoring – Boston, Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C.
For more information, please contact Edward Lafayette - Edward.Lafayette@ropesgray.com
The Anti-Corruption and International Risk (ACIR) practice within the Litigation and Enforcement Practice Group of Ropes & Gray LLP is seeking a junior to mid-level career associate attorney to be based in our Boston, Chicago, New York, or Washington, D.C. office. The firm is seeking candidates with a minimum of 3-4 years’ experience in litigation and/or due diligence, portfolio-company monitoring focused matters. The career associate in this position will be primarily responsible for assisting the ACIR practice with due diligence and portfolio monitoring reviews for private equity and other sophisticated investor transactions. Experience with anti-bribery laws, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (FCPA), trade sanctions, export control, anti-money laundering, and private equity transactions is strongly preferred. Experience with proactive compliance work and building compliance programs is also helpful.
In addition to the primary responsibilities listed above, the career associate will also assist with coordinating internal teams, marketing efforts, client pitches, and preparing client presentations and CLE programs. The career associate will play a key role in the development of junior associates through oversight and management of substantive work, as well as training and recruiting efforts.
As a member of our Litigation and Enforcement Practice Group, the successful candidate will practice alongside some of the most recognized attorneys in the profession. Applicants must have excellent attention to detail, demonstrated leadership ability, strong client management skills, and be team-oriented. Experience with project management is a plus. Prior law firm experience is preferred. Ropes & Gray LLP is an equal opportunity employer.
Knowledge Management Attorney (Executive compensation and employee benefits) – Boston or New York
The executive compensation and employee benefits group seeks a highly motivated benefits lawyers work within the executive compensation and employee benefits practice group to evaluate areas where KM would benefit our clients and attorneys, create and maintain model and precedent workspaces by benefits sub-practice area (traditional benefits, ERISA, transactional), populate and maintain the benefits digital library, populate and maintain the executive compensation grid, maintain an ongoing deal/matter database for executive compensation and benefits matters, assist with tagging matters for balanced scorecard and keep abreast of market trends and identify content for client alerts, and assist with any other KM related projects that arise.
- Create, update and manage forms, checklists, and other KM resources. Update KM resources to reflect legal and regulatory changes and developments.
- Create and/or improve precedent filing systems. Implement document management and precedent tracking systems to facilitate user search of and access to KM resources.
- Update, maintain, and ensure uniform use of preferred filing guidelines and related document management systems.
- In coordination with Benefits Group lawyers, assist with preparing memoranda on legal issues and legal developments for internal communications, presentation at practice group lunches, and client alerts.
- Keep abreast of legal developments and trends and disseminate information to the group and flag developments for client alerts when appropriate.
- Respond to attorney requests for research on forms and/or precedent.
- Organize and update KM tools on the Intranet site.
- Develop and manage deal/matter lists for practice areas.
- J.D. and a minimum of 5 years of practice experience. Experience at a large law firm is preferred, but in-house counsel experience will also be considered.
- Strong writing ability, ability to communicate clearly, and research skills.
- Ability to establish credibility with Ropes & Gray attorneys and work with professional staff across a variety of functions in a multi-office environment.
- Strong organizational and project management skills, and proven attention to detail.
Director of Diversity and Inclusion - Boston and New York
For more information, please contact Tyler Szymanski - Tyler.Szymanski@ropesgray.com
Ropes & Gray is seeking an experienced executive to provide diversity and inclusion vision and leadership, and play a significant role in setting and executing the firm’s diversity goals. The Director of Diversity and Inclusion (“Diversity Director”) will lead the development, implementation and championing of proactive diversity and inclusion initiatives in support of the firm’s diversity mission and strategic plan. The position is a broad, highly matrixed, visible and strategic role. Reporting to the Director of Attorney Talent Development, the Diversity Director will be the primary point of contact and support for the firm's Diversity Committee. The Diversity Director will work collaboratively and closely with firm leaders, including the Policy Committee, practice group leaders, leaders of the affinity groups and the Women’s Forum, the CHRO, and the directors in human resources to plan, communicate and implement new strategies for hiring, retaining and promoting the firm’s diverse talent.