This position is responsible for the implementation and execution of various human resources processes and procedures related to attorneys, patent agents, and technical advisors, while collaborating with Section Management, Legal Recruiting, Finance, and other administrative departments.
Collaboration with team members is an important component of any role at Mintz. Therefore, the firm encourages working from the office approximately 60% of the time in accordance with the firm’s published guidelines.
Absent an exemption required by law, each Mintz employee is required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Develop and maintain strong relationships with attorneys and employees across all sections. Gain a deep understanding of Mintz’s capabilities and resources.
Provide excellent service and become a trusted colleague. Viewed as a helpful resource who advocates appropriately and proactively for positive change and creative solutions.
Manage Non-Member review process, including using evaluation software, communicating to members and non-members, ensuring timely completion of evaluations and any follow-up actions, monitoring program effectiveness, and suggesting enhancements.
Lead the development and implementation of a formal real-time feedback process.
Provide strategic guidance related to ongoing performance management.
Identify developmental gaps and collaborate closely with Attorney Development colleagues, Section Management, and Members to implement programs to address the issues identified.
Manage the Firm's Non-Member compensation strategy. Collaborate closely with Attorney Development colleagues and Section Management to determine discretionary bonuses, billing rates, and salaries. Calculate bonus amount prorations due to leaves and reduced FTEs in accordance with firm policy. Keep current on the depth chart and other tools that reflect hiring and status changes.
Collaborate with Attorney Development colleagues and other HR colleagues on employee relations matters, including performance management and investigations.
Manage the firm’s Membership Elevation process.
Collaborate with Professional Development and Coaching colleagues to help implement the attorney development strategy and ensure that unique local office needs are communicated and met.
Work with Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Diversity Committee and Mintz’s affinity groups as needed.
Maintain own professional development by attending conferences and joining relevant networking groups.
Travel to other offices approximately one office per month (once Return to Office is complete).
Assume additional responsibilities as requested.
Bachelor’s degree required.
10 or more years of experience in Human Resources required. Experience in a law firm required.
Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to influence others.
Ability to function in a fast-paced, service-oriented environment, prioritize multiple projects on a daily basis, and adjust to shifting priorities.
Strong planning, project management and organizational skills.
Strong sense of urgency.
Facility analyzing, working with and presenting data.
Ability to collaborate and gain the respect, trust, and confidence of the Firm’s attorneys and professional staff.
Possess a “hands-on” tactical approach.
Creative and proactive approach to problem solving.
Facilitate teamwork and identify opportunities to develop new processes/infrastructure.
Demonstrated ability to grasp and implement new concepts quickly.
Strong analytical abilities, resourcefulness, and attention to detail.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a proactive and positive style that fosters collaborative working relationships.
Outstanding customer service.
Deep personal commitment to integrity, excellent judgment, and the highest standards of ethics.
Must display the highest level of diplomacy, tact and discretion, with comfort in handling and maintaining confidential information.
Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to quickly get up to speed and master new applications and software is critical.
This job description is a general description of the types of responsibilities that are required of an individual in this job. It is not intended to be a complete list of the responsibilities, duties and skills that may be required for this job.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. is a general practice, full service Am Law 100 law firm employing approximately 500 attorneys serving clients worldwide. We are headquartered at One Financial Center in Boston’s Financial District and have additional US offices in Los Angeles, New York City, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, as well as an office in London and a strong international practice.
Mintz was founded in 1933 by Haskell Cohn and Benjamin Levin. The firm’s Managing Member is Robert I. Bodian. Our collaborative attorneys work within four core practice areas — Transactional, Intellectual Property, Litigation & Investigations, and Regulatory & Advisory – and combine legal, business, and industry insight to provide exceptional legal strategies for clients in a variety of industries.