- Professional Support Consultant – Commercial Litigation (Part-Time)
White & Case is an elite global law firm serving leading companies, financial institutions and governments worldwide. Our long history as an international firm means we are perfectly placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they may be.
With lawyers operating from more than 40 locations, working in virtually every country of the world, we have invested heavily in building a high-quality full-service practice competing at the top of the market. We are distinguished by our on-the-ground presence in the world's key financial markets and our strengths in handling complex cross-border work.
It's not just about our global network of offices; it's the global interconnectedness of the Firm that our people, and our clients, value most. We work well together across geographic and practice boundaries. It's one of the reasons we attract and retain cross-border work. And why we attract a diverse group of people.
Our lawyers are globally minded, enterprising, collaborative and committed to excellence. Diversity is a core value of our Firm and it has been recognized with numerous awards and top rankings around the world. Our people represent 90 nationalities and speak 80 languages.
A contract consultant providing dedicated support focusing on monitoring of FI disputes developments and trends including case law and production of digests of these developments. It is intended that the resulting insights will be used as a reason for lawyers to pick up the phone to clients, forwarded to clients and/or turned into more formal publications or presentations. The work of the consultant will be coordinated and aligned with the FI Industry Group and they will also work with key stakeholders within that Group.
Duties and Accountabilities
- Monitoring (with assistance from members of the London Disputes team at White & Case) contentious (i.e. litigation and regulatory) English developments affecting financial institutions (FIs).
- Organising and preparing internal training on a rolling basis.
- Selecting key developments of relevance to FI clients of White & Case.
- Authoring, co-authoring, editing internal and client facing materials in respect of FI contentious developments, working with members of the London Disputes team.
- Coordinating regular internal and/or client facing FI contentious developments publication and presentations.
- Reviewing developments during the course of the year, determining trends for the year and authoring content for client facing presentations/publications summarising those trends.
- Aligning output with the objectives of the FI Industry Group within White & Case and liaising with key individuals in the wider group to support leveraging output with clients.
Education and Qualifications
Qualified lawyer with private practice experience in the field of commercial litigation or contentious regulatory work
- Prior experience in a knowledge management/professional support team would be highly desirable but is not necessary;
- Experience working in a private practice commercial litigation or contentious regulatory team, ideally with exposure to FI work;
- High professional standards;
- Strong attention to detail;
- Excellent drafting and research skills;
- Well-developed organisational and communication skills;
- Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with people at all levels;
- Pragmatic, self-motivated, flexible and able to work both in team and individually as required;
- Willingness to take on additional tasks as and when required;
- Excellent IT skills, including proficiency in MS Office, ideally experience of iManage/document management systems.
Location and Reporting
- The location is flexible and ideally a combination of our London office and homeworking
- This position reports to London Financial Institutions Disputes Team Partners and the Director of Professional Support
Please submit your application to [email protected].
The Firm may modify and amend this job description at any time at its sole discretion.
The above is a general description of the essential duties associated with this position and does not represent an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all duties.
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