Have a JD, but would like to go in-house? Our law firm client is hiring a Client Agreements Analyst in Washington, DC. The Client Agreements Analyst leads analysis of and response to clients’ terms of engagement. This critical role helps to ensure that the firm's agreements to non-standard terms are consistent, mitigate risk, and to the greatest extent possible reflect the firm’s business interests. The Analyst advises and works with the firm’s Client Agreements Manager and senior lawyers to manage the firm’s review, response to, and implementation of non- standard terms.
- Two or more years of law firm or equivalent experience in a legal setting is strongly preferred.
- Must have experience in and passion for reviewing, retaining, and comprehending large volumes of information.
- Demonstrated ability to process, organize, and assess complex information to determine logical conclusions and effective solutions.
- Demonstrated ability to clearly and concisely synthesize complex business and legal concepts orally and in writing.
- Highly developed business research abilities.
- Strong interpersonal skills to establish close working relationships and simultaneously balance needs and views of different stakeholders.
- Understanding of the complexities of business and legal relationships in a global economic environment.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Develop and maintain thorough knowledge of Firm business policies and practices, legal and ethical considerations, and insurance requirements and guidance relating to Firm agreements.
- Assess outside counsel guidelines and other non- standard terms to identify potential issues in light of these considerations.
- Draft key internal assessments and proposed approaches based on evaluation.
- Lead senior lawyers in discussions of issues, considerations, and proposed approaches.
- Prepare client-facing comments, markups, and responses to terms.
- Partner with senior lawyers in discussions and negotiations with clients.
- Respond to due diligence questionnaires.
- Manage outside counsel guidelines database and share key information with all necessary stakeholders.
- Perform extensive research using Firm databases, business research resources, and discussion with internal subject-matter experts.