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Knowledge Management Lawyer – US Data & Technology Transactions

Latham & Watkins

This is a Full-time position in Houston, TX posted June 12, 2021.

Knowledge Management Lawyer
– US Data & Technology Transactions

Tracking Code 4965 Job Description
Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is currently seeking a Knowledge Management Lawyer
– US Data & Technology Transactions to join our winning team, to be based out of any of our US practice offices.

The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service.

We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation and collaboration.

As the global outbreak of COVID-19 continues to unfold, Latham has taken precautions to help protect our people, clients, and the communities where we live and work.

This includes a shift to virtual work for the majority of our lawyers and staff.

This role will likely start virtually while the firm continues to evaluate the situation.

The Knowledge Management Lawyer
– US Data & Technology Transactions will receive a generous total compensation package.

Bonuses are awarded in recognition of individual and firm performance.

Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program including healthcare, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401k plan, and more!

In addition, employees receive 10 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure.

As a Knowledge Management Lawyer
– US Data & Technology Transactions at Latham, you will be responsible for managing the creation, organization and delivery of knowledge assets to the Data and Technology Transactions Group (DTT), supporting attorneys to work efficiently helping them to avoid situations where they are “re-inventing the wheel”.

The Knowledge Management Lawyer will take the lead on the creation of substantive knowledge assets and will support the delivery of a broader portfolio of knowledge management services including; the collation and organization of precedent, the provision of regular current awareness (monitoring of legal and regulatory developments), the coordination and delivery of training, and the handling of legal research and enquiries

The Knowledge Management Lawyer will be expected to leverage attorney engagement, in order to create high caliber resources and to bring market experience to the knowledge assets being produced.

The DTT practice is often called upon by clients to draft a wide variety of commercial agreements under challenging timelines or with limited budgets.

This work is integral to staying “sticky” with clients, by being embedded in their operational needs.

Having a Knowledge Management Lawyer that can manage and constantly update such form agreements is integral to allowing DTT attorneys to work efficiently and quickly, and help them to avoid situations where they are “re-inventing the wheel”.

Subject to the needs of the Department or Practice Group, the Knowledge Management Lawyer may also take responsibility for thought leadership activities.

The Knowledge Management Lawyer is not client-facing, although may have direct contact with clients from time to time to assist in business development efforts (as appropriate).

The Knowledge Management Lawyer may also interface with firm industry group leaders and business development teams to assist with business development efforts, while accomplishing these and other critical functions:
Leading the DTT US Forms Subcommittee’s efforts to develop and maintenance of a wide variety of IP and commercial agreements, including IP license agreements, website terms of service and privacy policies, development agreements, supply agreements, master service agreements, IP due diligence request lists, and IP reps and warranties in M&A agreements, with industry-specific versions for all of the above Managing the DTT Training Program to schedule regular trainings for all U.S.

DTT offices, including setting the curriculum, delegating presentation tasks to other Latham attorneys or external partners, and assisting with the preparation of training materials Monitoring current legal developments for the practice and key industries and informs attorneys of important events through emails, bulletins, training sessions or other appropriate means Preparing communications and tailored thought leadership materials for clients regarding these developments (including in pitches, newsletters, client presentations).

Utilizing attorneys within DTT to support the delivery of the Knowledge Management effort, coordinating their involvement, and seeking partner feedback and review as required Identifying, collecting and organizing work product for the practice group in the relevant knowledge management database, in cooperation with attorneys in the practice Selecting preferred documents for each transaction and identifying precedents for future use, and adding annotations and other ‘value-add’ commentary to the documents where appropriate Collaborating with the other Knowledge Management Lawyers in the firm, particularly the UK DTT Knowledge Management lawyer and ECG and M&A on all Knowledge Management efforts as appropriate Acting as the liaison on behalf of the Practice Group for information and technology needs: interacting with Library, Technology, Business Development, and other Administrative Departments on a knowledgeable and professional level
As a US Data & Technology Transactions Knowledge Management Lawyer, you will be expected to apply your organizational and communication skills while displaying a positive, high-energy attitude.

The successful US Data & Technology Transactions Knowledge Management Lawyer must have an extensive knowledge of legal documents and legal practice in a particular practice area.

The ideal candidate has a superior ability to solve problems and roadblocks relating to both technical issues and situations involving the coordination of attorneys, non-attorney staff, and different administrative departments.

You must have advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite programs, including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, and a knowledge of Internet and Intranet functionality.

High customer service skills and the ability to promptly respond to incoming requests and is professional with all patrons are required.

You must possess the ability to work independently on projects of significant complexity, have well-developed and professional interpersonal skills, and the ability to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the firm.

The US Data & Technology Transactions Knowledge Management must have good time management, be able to prioritize effectively, and handle multiple deadlines.

Also, being able to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion is required for the role.

A J.D.

Bachelor of Laws or equivalent degree is required, with a minimum of four (4) years of relevant law firm experience as a practicing attorney in intellectual property and technology transactions and data privacy. 

Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world’s leading law firms.

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Job Location Houston, Texas, United States Department Corporate Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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