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Legal Operations Associate, Outside Counsel Management, Global Affairs

Google

Google

Legal, Operations
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Note: By applying to this position you will have an opportunity to share your preferred working location from the following: New York, NY, USA; Austin, TX, USA; Mountain View, CA, USA; San Francisco, CA, USA.

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 4 years of experience in AMLAW100 law firm or F100 in-house legal department.
  • Experience with reporting and data analysis, pricing via Enterprise Legal Matter (ELM) platform.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in execution of negotiations and Request For Proposals (RFPs) with cross-functional support teams, including Finance, Procurement, Legal Operations.
  • Knowledge of BigQuery, DataStudio, or similar SQL-querying and dashboard-building tools.
  • Ability to interact professionally with all levels of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Passion for legal service delivery models, law firm pricing structures, technology within the legal landscape, and the legal industry at large.
  • Excellent attention to detail, with the ability to contribute in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Excellent presentation and written/verbal communication skills.

About the job

As a Legal Operations Associate, you will play a critical role to maximize value while engaging with legal service providers. In this role, you will be responsible for partnering with Google lawyers to develop holistic firm engagement strategies, with specific responsibilities including supporting rate card negotiations, reviewing and facilitating billing agreements, establishing and evaluating pricing proposals for legal matters, monitoring and managing legal budgeting effectively, and analyzing billing data. You will interact and influence stakeholders at all levels, both internally and externally. You will align legal needs with quality legal services at the right value while maintaining relationships with providers.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $96,000-$141,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits. Learn more about benefits at Google.

Responsibilities

  • Assess rate increase requests from portfolio of firms considering market trends, economic landscape, and internal data.
  • Drive fee-related communications and negotiations with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develop creative strategies and analyses working closely with legal leaders to promote smart legal spend through appropriate fee arrangements and better budgeting practices.
  • Conduct strategic invoice analyses to determine compliance with guidelines, trends, and insights to inform process and policy. Run budget vs actual analyses of historical matters to inform strategy on current matters and improve future budget adherence.
  • Coordinate with cross-functional teams within Legal, Finance, and Procurement to ensure best practice sharing.

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Google is a global company and, in order to facilitate efficient collaboration and communication globally, English proficiency is a requirement for all roles.