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Attorney Development Manager

  • Location: Palo Alto, California
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #920
  • Salary: $120,000

POSITION: Attorney Development Manager

ORGANIZATION: Highly Rated Law Firm


BENEFITS: Competitive base salary up to $160k plus bonus structure, Medical and Dental Coverage; Paid Time Off; great 401K match; rated top law firm to work for, excellent firm culture and perks, plus more!

SUMMARY: The Attorney Development Manager will have ample experience working closely with lawyers to help them maximize their impact through coaching and training. 


  • Support and implement initiatives and strategies as aligned with firm business goals and practices
  • Track, maintain and analyze attorney metrics
  • collaborate with the Accounting and Finance team to accumulate the weekly hours reports
  • Ensure attorney participation in Firm programming and foster positive attendance experiences
  • Collaborate with the Sr. Director of Attorney Development and Chief Talent Office to evaluate, innovate and adapt Talent initiatives 
  • Participate in exit interviews, orientation meetings for new associates, and facilitate the rapport building process to ensure positive attorney engagement
  • Schedule and coordinate training programs, events, meetings, and retreats
  • Design and develop individualized development plans for attorneys
  • Assist each practice group with their talent strategies to support the professional success of their associates
  • Implement the annual associate evaluation process
  • Ensure attorneys receive clear and actionable feedback and engage in clear objective-setting
  • Ensure professional development needs are met
  • Plan, prepare and present quarterly briefings to partners on associate development
  • Provide and prepare extensive reporting, analysis, and presentation of data
  • Share resources, contacts and best practices with other members of the firm
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet departmental needs


  • 3+ years of relevant firm experience (Emerging Markets & Venture Capital experience desirable)
  • 3+ years within a supervisory role is desirable 
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; J.D. preferred 
  • Advanced proficiency of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Reasonable level of financial literacy and numeracy; comfortable analyzing data/metrics
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Able to build professional relationships and to work with individuals at all seniority levels
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to balance short and long term priorities and goals
  • Team-oriented and willing to work on other projects as needed