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Administrative Opportunities

Our firm employs over 170 individuals in a variety of areas including accounting, computer information services, human resources, library science, marketing, office services, as well as paralegals and legal secretaries. We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package.

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DIRECTOR OF STAFF RECRUITING & RETENTION - Hartford Office

We have a great opportunity for the newly created role Director of Staff Recruiting & Retention resident in our Hartford office. Reporting directly to the Chief Talent Officer, the Director of Recruiting & Retention will lead the development and implementation of strategic talent acquisition, aligned with firm goals. They should proactively evaluate the entire recruiting function, strategies, and procedures, to find opportunities for improvement. Explore and implement practices allowing the firm to attract and retain top talent. Develop and implement training and professional development programs for administrative personnel.

Build strong relationships throughout the firm, and deliver results in a rapidly and constantly evolving environment.

Bachelor’s degree is required. Minimum of 10 years of experience in talent acquisition, and 5 years of experience in training & development. Corporate experience is required. Law firm experience is preferred. Excellent written, oral communication and interpersonal skills. Good project management experience.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE SPECIALIST II - Hartford Office

Our Hartford office is seeking an individual for the role of Accounts Payable Specialist II. General responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to: preparing all aspects of employee and partner expense reimbursements including coding, auditing, processing and payment notification; reimbursing satellite office petty cash accounts; communicating and enforcing reimbursement policy; processing corporate credit card; tracking charitable contributions; processing client cost recovery accounts; preparation of weekly time advisory report; and monthly procurement of employee transportation passes. In addition, the Accounts Payable Specialist II will serve as back-up to general accounts payable functions, including processing daily checks and knowledge of vendors and monthly processes.

The successful candidate must possess outstanding interpersonal skills, excellent verbal communication skills, and have strong customer service skills to interact with individuals at all levels both inside and outside of the firm. Must be a pro-active self-starter with emphasis on self-initiation and follow-through and be able to work independently as well as in a team environment. Accuracy, strong attention to detail, excellent organization skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment is also required. In addition, the Accounts Payable Specialist II must display excellent judgment, a commitment to confidentiality and discretion and must possess proficient computer software skills, including the MS Office Suite and have especially strong Excel skills. Experience using Aderant/CMS software is a plus.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years of accounts payable experience in a law firm or professional services environment. A degree in Accounting/Business is desired, but not required.

WASHINGTON, D.C. OFFICE MANAGER

We have an opening for an office manager resident in our D.C. office which consists of approximately 20 attorneys and paralegals. The office manager must be flexible and willing to perform a variety of tasks needed to keep the office running smoothly, including managing staff, completing administrative, operational and financial functions for the office while working in conjunction with the D.C. partner-in-charge and with senior firm administrators. Specific duties will include assisting with recruiting and staffing, orientation and training for new hires, coordinating staff workflow, counseling staff and addressing performance issues as needed, running conflicts checks, approving hourly employee timecards, planning and organizing firm events and overseeing all facilities issues, both big and small, such as communications with building management and vendors and maintaining and ordering office supplies. There will be significant responsibilities for billing, so strength in this area is a must. The office manager also will monitor expenses, maintain the D.C. office cash accounts and prepare checks and deposits.

Previous law firm or professional services management experience, including at a similarly sized or smaller office, is a plus. Strong accounting skills are required and must have had hands on supervisory experience. A Bachelor’s degree is required. The successful candidate must be capable of obtaining the respect of attorneys and staff. The ideal candidate will be energetic, self-motivated, able to work independently, have a professional demeanor and will possess excellent problem-solving, interpersonal and communication skills. Leadership ability and top organizational skills required. Some knowledge of accounting principles and some experience with or exposure to laws, policies and best practices pertaining to human resources is essential.

CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

We have an exciting opportunity for a Chief Information Officer, preferably resident in our Hartford office.

For nearly 100 years, our clients have relied on us to be their trusted advisor. With our invaluable awareness of each client’s challenges, we counsel them at every step -- to keep their operations running smoothly, help them navigate complex business transactions, position them for future growth, or resolve business disputes. Our client’s success is our primary goal. We are looking for a Chief Information Officer, who understands this, and is able to develop and advance the Firm’s technology capabilities to support these goals.

Bachelor’s degree (or a more advanced degree) in one of the Computer Sciences is required. Master’s degree is preferred. Minimum of 15 years of experience in Information Technology. Minimum of 10 years managing or directing an IT department in a multi-office environment. Law firm or corporate law department experience is strongly preferred. Excellent written, oral communication and interpersonal skills. Should be articulate speaking to all audiences, and able to explain technical concepts to non-technical people. Must be well versed in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy best practices, and Data Breach Incident Response procedures. Should be familiar with ISO 27001, NIST 800, HITRUST CSF, or other security certifications, particularly in the Healthcare, Banking and Insurance industries.

CHIEF MARKETING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER - Hartford Office

Our Hartford office has an exciting opportunity for a Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer.

For nearly 100 years, our clients have relied on us to be their trusted advisor. With our invaluable awareness of each client’s challenges, we counsel them at every step -- to keep their operations running smoothly, help them navigate complex business transactions, position them for future growth, or resolve business disputes. Our client’s success is our primary goal. We are looking for a Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer, who understands this, and is able to develop and execute a strategic plan, which supports our attorneys’ efforts.

A minimum of 10 years previous law firm or professional services experience as the top marketing professional required. Must have a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree is preferred). The successful candidate must have exceptional written and oral communication skills, in order to interface well with all levels of personnel. The ideal candidate will be a passionate advocate for the Firm’s attorneys, have a thorough knowledge of marketing principles, brand, product and service management, and a deep understanding of the changing dynamics of the legal industry. Strong team management abilities are also required.

LEGAL SECRETARY - Hartford Office

Our Hartford office is seeking an experienced litigation secretary.  The successful candidate must possess superior interpersonal and organizational skills, communicate well with attorneys and clients, be highly motivated to learn and have strong attention to detail and accuracy. The ideal candidate must thrive in an environment that is client-focused, fast-paced and deadline driven. In addition, the candidate must be familiar with state and federal court rules and procedures, be able to handle electronic filings and also be able to adapt to new and changing demands. Strong word processing skills and the ability to utilize advanced features of Microsoft Office, including Excel and PowerPoint, is also necessary.

PARALEGAL - Washington, D.C. Office

Our Washington, D.C. office has an immediate opening for a paralegal.  We are seeking a college graduate with a strong academic record, effective communication skills and the ability to manage and complete multiple tasks in a high-pressure, time-sensitive practice.  The successful candidate must be well-organized, be able to adapt to changing needs and have the willingness and flexibility to work overtime.  Specific duties will include revising, cite-checking and assisting with filing trial and appellate briefs, mediation submissions and memoranda; trial preparation, including deposition preparation, hearings and status conferences; researching applicable local rules in multiple jurisdictions for briefing compliance; drafting pro hac vice motions and assisting with drafting affidavits and declarations supporting dispositive motions; preparing exhibits and evidence for same; drafting and revising non-legal correspondence to clients and outside counsel; and assisting with discovery phase of litigation, including reviewing and preparing production of documents, coordinating with technical support and outside vendors, and analyzing documents received from other parties.

PRACTICE TECHNOLOGY ANALYST - Hartford Office

Our Hartford office is seeking a Practice Technology Analyst (PTA) who will be responsible for supporting the applications and technology needs of the practice groups and the administrative support areas. The candidate will work with other IS staff members to implement, update, maintain and troubleshoot applications specific to the practice and administrative functions. Also, in coordination with the Practice Technology Manager, the PTA is responsible for researching, identifying and recommending new applications and support technologies through networking and attendance at various industry and other affiliations.

It is essential that the PTA be familiar with a broad cross-section of legal and financial applications, including time entry, calendaring/docketing and case management, as well as such technical tools as SQL, Visual Basic/VBA and MS Office, particularly Access and Excel. The ability to identify and implement process and workflow improvements for increased efficiency is also important.

The successful candidate must possess outstanding interpersonal skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, be a pro-active starter with emphasis on self-initiation and follow-through, and be able to work independently as well as in a team environment. In addition, the candidate must have strong data analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze and report on information with attention to detail and accuracy, and must have an understanding of data integrity between systems.

Specifically, the successful candidate must have SQL Server expertise, including T-SQL, stored procedures and data modeling; at least 2 years of experience in supporting financial accounting systems; and experience in creating Visual Basic/VBA macros and code snippets.

A Bachelor’s Degree in business, computer science or information management or related field is preferred. The ideal candidate will have three to five years of relevant experience in a legal or professional services organization.

Shipman & Goodwin LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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