Junior Legal Project Manager (Expertise in Data & Reporting)

Together with Legal Advisers, the Legal Project Managers form a linking pin between the business, the laywers, and our clients. The roles of Legal Adviser and Legal Project Manager are content driven and service oriented. Legal Project Managers work closely with the business and offer hands-on support to ensure that our clients receive high quality services in the most efficient manner. They do so by anticipating the needs of the business and the clients and ensure excellent client delivery by deploying the right mix of people, process and technology. The Legal Project Managers also work closely together with the Know-How and Technology team. Collectively, they develop and implement new working methods to anchor De Brauw's knowledge and processes within the organisation and share lessons learned.

Role “Junior Legal Project Manager”

  • Acting as the linking pin between De Brauw's multi-disciplinary teams, the lawyers, and third party service providers with legal experience and knowledge (including eDiscovery and digital forensic providers, and project management solutions). For example:
    • Hands-on management of legal projects. Meeting with senior stakeholders (e.g. Partners, Associates) to scope the matter, decide on the appropriate working methods, engage third parties, consult, on costs, and advise on (and support) the appropriate technology, platforms and/or providers to be utilised in each project.
    • Acting as a primary internal contact point for data related problem solving. Creatively and impactfully brainstorming how to utilise data analytics and data management for added value in legal matters.
    • Managing and monitoring matters throughout their lifecycle, providing ongoing guidance and oversight on scope, financials, planning, resourcing and ensuring there is continuous focus on creating efficiencies and adding value throughout, while ensuring delivery of projects, and conducting a timely matter debrief at the conclusion of projects.
    • Assist with planning the matter, including ascertaining and incorporating client requirements throughout the matter, whilst ensuring any third parties are engaged as part of the planning process.
    • Developing and managing processes, tools, and teams to facilitate a seamless and high-quality delivery of projects within the agreed scope, budget, and timeline.
    • Drafting reports within the scope of a project and delivering input for management information.
  • Fulfilling a mediating role by servicing the needs of the practice and clients within matters, and delivering concrete project results.
  • Challenging ways of working and methods of delivering within matters, while balancing the need to carry out projects in the manner set out by the business and/or clients.
  • Being actively focused on achieving goals and results and the willingness to take action when results are below expectation.
  • Providing in-house project management and data training, guidance.
  • Acting as a sparring partner for the business.

Knowledge and experience

  • A degree in Law, IT, Business or other related field.
  • Relevant work experience in project management, data analytics, data management or process improvement.
  • Proficiency in data analytics software (Excel, Tableau, PowerBI, SQL)
  • Proficiency (or strong willingness to learn) in a scripting language (e.g. Python)
  • A service-oriented mindset, get-the-job-done mentality, and is assertive and proactive: comfortable sharing their advice, ideas, or concerns;
  • Experience working independently, and working in a multi-disciplinary project team;
  • Speaks and writes English fluently.

About us

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek is an international law firm that is deeply rooted in the Netherlands. De Brauw advises more than 70% of the largest multinationals with headquarters in the Netherlands. De Brauw specialises in high-quality legal advice in complex transactions, proceedings and regulatory issues for companies and financial institutions. Over the years, De Brauw has built up a large and close-knit international network of renowned law firms. About 650 individuals are on staff at De Brauw in Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Shanghai and Singapore.

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Warda Zeamari

Recruitment Adviser (business professionals)