Also referred to as: Managing Counsel
Requirements and Responsibilities

Managing Attorney oversees the activities and work-products of attorneys and support staff. Provides leadership and participates in the most complex legal actions. Being a Managing Attorney directs law office operations, case assignments, and staffing. Monitors case status, timelines and issues. Additionally, Managing Attorney manages budgets and spending for external counsel. Mentors and coaches attorneys and implements staff professional development programs. Requires a JD. Requires admittance to a State Bar. Typically reports to a top legal executive or the general counsel. The Managing Attorney manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. To be a Managing Attorney typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 - 3 years supervisory experience may be required. Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes.

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