Practice Group Specialist

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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-paced environment and have exceptional problem-solving skills.

If you are a highly talented Practice Group Specialist interested in working closely with attorneys and clients, we want to hear from you!

This position can sit in our New York, Short Hills, Reston, or Chicago offices.

Minimum Requirements:

High school diploma

2 years experience in financial analysis, billing, accounting, or similar type work

Intermediate proficiency with MS Word and Excel,

Demonstrated experience using vLookup and PivotTable functions

Proficient in summarizing and charting large data sets

Strong problem solving, planning, and organizational skills

Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Strong organization and attention to detail

Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment

Preferred Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or similar field

Previous experience in a law firm or other professional services firm

What will your day look like?

As a Practice Group Specialist, you will provide financial and billing assistance to one of our senior team members supporting multimillion-dollar books of business. You are responsible for gathering and compiling a variety of financial reports related to budgets, production, fees, and revenue. You will analyze and communicate with both internal stakeholders and international colleagues on a variety of matters to include budgeting, invoicing, accruals and forecasting. You are also responsible for creating reports and summarizing data that highlight the financial performance of the practice group. You will compile progress reports and/or follow-ups with lawyers on matter plans that require modification or communication with clients.

You will also be responsible for collaborating with international counterparts to resolve complex billing issues. This will include drafting engagement letters and ensuring compliance during the billing process. You will coordinate with the Global Client Financial Management (GCFM) team to retrieve invoices internationally, review and include them in the final invoice to the client. Additionally, you will work have the opportunity to work on special projects as needed in support of the firm’s strategic initiatives. You are responsible for monitoring budgets, project spends and providing assistance with scope review.

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.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $1.00 per hour


Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

New York, NY: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)


High school or equivalent (Preferred)


financial analysis, billing, accounting: 2 years (Preferred)

Work Location:

Multiple locations

Work Remotely:

Temporarily due to COVID-19

Work Location: Multiple Locations

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