Knowledge Management Attorney – Transactions

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DLA Piper LLP (US) is a leading global business law firm. We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining the best people across our practice and business service groups. We are looking for collaborative, results-oriented people who enjoy working in a fast pace environment and have exceptional problem-solving skills.

If you are a highly talented Knowledge Management Attorney, we want to hear from you!

This position can sit in any of our US offices.

Relocation is available in accordance with the firm’s policy.

DLA Piper has one of the largest transactional practices in the United States and globally and is widely recognized as one of the leading transactional practices in the world. This is an opportunity to join the growing field of legal knowledge management in one of the leading global business law firms.

This is a unique opportunity to provide KM resources across more than one practice group, allowing the KM attorney and the practices to optimize overlapping tools and technologies, and to benefit from the KM attorney’s specific transactional expertise.

Minimum Requirements:

J.D. from an ABA accredited law school

Admission to the state bar of resident office

5 years’ of experience as a transactional attorney in a law firm and/or in-house department

Relevant transactional practice experience including general corporate, M&A and private equity, capital markets, emerging growth and venture capital, investment funds, and finance

Demonstrated passion for KM, technology, innovation and change

Expert knowledge of the typical workflows and needs of transactional attorneys

Demonstrated project management skills and the ability to analyze and solve problems in an effective and timely manner

Preferred Requirements:

Experience as a knowledge management attorney

Familiarity with relevant legal technologies

What will your day look like?

As a Knowledge Management Attorney, you will be an ambassador for the Knowledge department by increasing the awareness and highlighting the value of the firm’s KM program. In the effort to encourage a knowledge-sharing culture, you will regularly review and update the transactions practices’ KM plans with leadership and partners. You will also curate, create, update and/or make relevant forms, checklists, precedents and other substantive content. To facilitate transactional matter management, you will develop and improve workflow processes. Additionally, you will identify and summarize relevant legal, market and industry developments.

In this role, you will collect, analyze and share key deal terms and market trends; develop and participate in a training programs, participate in KM meetings for the practices; and draft external client alerts/other thought leadership on relevant developments. You will be tasked with improving the efficiency of the practices by optimizing legal technology, including through transactional management tools, document automation, AI-based document review and data analytics. Collaboration with other business groups, including professional development, innovation, IT, and business development & marketing, will also be expected.

Attorneys with significant experience may be considered for a Knowledge Management Counsel role.

To learn more about DLA Piper, please visit our website

We offer exceptional career opportunities in an environment that is challenging, rewarding, and, we believe, truly different from our competitors. Our employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and a dynamic and diverse environment in which they can build a long and fruitful career and reap the rewards of their success.

Agency applications will not be considered.

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