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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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LITIGATION PARALEGAL

We have an opening in our Hartford Office for an experienced litigation paralegal to work on complex federal and state court litigation cases. Applicants must have experience with drafting correspondence, motions, pleadings and discovery; e-filing; digesting depositions; performing paper and electronic discovery; cite-checking; maintaining case calendars and files and is able to organize and track large document productions, assure all court dates are tracked and calendared and is able to handle all aspects of a case from start to finish. Familiarity with state and federal court rules and procedures is essential. Proficiency in Summation and/or Concordance is preferred. Qualified applicants should have a minimum of 8 years of litigation experience in a law firm or legal department. A Bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certificate is required. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who is highly motivated, detail-oriented, a forward thinker and must possess excellent organizational skills.

RECORDS AND INFORMATION GOVERNANCE MANAGER - Hartford Office

Our Hartford office has a great opportunity for a Records and Information Governance Manager (“RIGM”). Under the direction of the Director of Information Governance and Business Intake (the “Director”), the RIGM will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Records Department across all offices. The RIGM will understand, support and provide backup for all facets of the Department and will serve as the liaison with other departments and legal staff. Additionally, the RIGM will assist the Director in developing and driving policies, with a specific focus on retention and destruction, and will coordinate Records and Information Governance training to incoming legal and support staff with the Senior Records Coordinator.

The RIGM must have an understanding of Records and Information Management/Information Governance best practices, regulations, requirements and compliance guidelines, including the application of these concepts to electronic data and both structured and unstructured content. Acute attention to detail, exceptional organizational skills, vendor management experience, a strong technical background with excellent computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel along with experience managing staff are required. Proficiency with Records Management Systems, preferably Aderant (CMS), knowledge of document management systems such as FileSite (iManage) and at least seven years of Records/Information Governance experience and 3 years of law firm experience is preferred. Relevant certifications from ICRM, AIIM, and ILTA are highly desirable.

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.

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 EXECUTIVE SECRETARY - Hartford Office

Our Hartford office is seeking an experienced legal executive secretary to support three very busy attorneys in our School Law Practice Group.

We are seeking an experienced and organized individual who can juggle multiple tasks simultaneously and work independently.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: extensive phone work and scheduling, calendar and meeting management; document production; state and federal court e-filing; expense tracking and reconciliation; time entry and client billing, including electronic billing.

Ideal candidate must thrive in an environment that is client-focused, fast-paced and deadline driven. successful candidate must possess excellent judgment, communication, organization and time management skills, be highly motivated to learn and have strong attention to detail and accuracy. Must also be able to work well under pressure and be proactive in prioritizing work.

Knowledge of state and federal court rules and procedures as well as experience with electronic filing in state and federal court is preferred. Strong word processing skills and the ability to utilize advanced features of Microsoft Office, including Excel and PowerPoint, is also necessary.

TEMP- PERM CORPORATE SECRETARY- Stamford Office

Our Stamford office has a temp-perm opening for a Legal Secretary with experience in corporate law and/or real estate law. This person would support a busy team of transactional attorneys. 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. Responsibilities will include: administrative support, calendar and meeting management, managing complex corporate files, revising, editing and black-lining documents, oversee billing process and assisting attorneys with all aspects of closings and managing the post-closing process. The ideal candidate must thrive in an environment that is fast-paced and deadline driven. Ability to utilize advanced features of Microsoft Office 2010, including Excel and PowerPoint is also necessary. Must be flexible to work overtime at peak times and be able to adapt to new and changing demands.

Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday)

Shipman & Goodwin LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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