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Latham & Watkins LLP

Practice Support and Knowledge Management Lawyer

Latham & Watkins

Brussels, Belgium

Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is currently seeking a Practice Support and Knowledge Management Lawyer (PSKML) to join our team located in Brussels. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation and collaboration.

The PSKML will receive a generous total compensation package. Bonuses are awarded in recognition of individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham's comprehensive benefits program including healthcare, life and disability insurance, pension contributions and more!

The PSKML is responsible for supporting the Global Antitrust & Competition Practice Group (GACPG) across the European offices. He or she is an experienced legal professional who has practiced as a mid/senior associate specializing in EU competition law in an international law firm or as an official in a competition authority. He or she is responsible for identifying, analyzing and enhancing the attorney work product and establishing the forms and precedents used by the practice. In addition, he or she will conduct research, monitor and report on legal developments, provide training, and advise attorneys of the effective use of the firm's technological, information, and work product resources. The PSKML may have direct contact with clients and also assist in business development efforts, and will be responsible for the following core functions:

Thought leadership:

  • Assisting in the preparation of newsletters, client alerts and publications;
  • Assisting in the preparation of client presentations and pitch materials.

Knowledge management:

  • Collecting, organizing and keeping up to date precedent, attorney work product, know-how and other legal information for the GACPG Identifying requirements for the use of standard forms and guidance notes, and as required, drafting these resources and ensuring that they are maintained/kept up to date;
  • Monitoring and analyzing current legal developments in competition law at EU and national levels, reporting back to the GACPG on these developments.

Training and legal research:

  • Providing training for colleagues and clients through Latham's Training and Career Enhancement (TACE) programs;
  • Performing legal research and analysis;
  • Completing special projects when necessary.

A Law Degree or its equivalent is required with at least four years of experience as a practicing attorney in EU competition law. English language skills are required, both written and spoken; capabilities in other languages including German, Italian and Spanish would be an additional asset. Ability to solve problems relating to both technical issues and situations involving the coordination of attorneys, non-attorney staff, and different administrative departments is a plus. Intermediate to advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite of programs, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required. He or she displays high customer service skills and is able to work independently on projects of significant complexity. Well-developed and professional interpersonal skills including the ability to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the firm is a plus. Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, are required. He or she will have the ability to understand and convey technical features and concepts to non-technology attorneys and staff, and the ability to manage time well, prioritize effectively, and handle multiple deadlines. He or she will have the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion.

Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms.

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