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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Attorney Development Assistant
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Ropes & Gray | New York, NY
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Job Description


The Attorney Development Assistant ("ADA") works closely with the Senior Attorney Development Managers and the Attorney Development Managers, collectively, "the ADMs," to provide critical support for the associate development process. Working in a fast-paced environment, the ADA assists with projects and processes related to associate staffing, workforce allocation, diversity, and feedback and reviews, as well as other projects and processes related to Attorney Development & Diversity and Human Resources.


* Assists the ADMs in gathering and organizing feedback on associate performance; coordinates the scheduling of quarterly associate development meetings and meetings between the ADMs and various partners to gather and discuss associate performance feedback; and organizes written feedback into a database on associate performance.
* Supports ADMs by gathering, organizing and disseminating associate information such as hours reports, practice group interests, clerkship or fellowship experience, and work assignments.
* Assists ADMs in their interactions with associates by coordinating meetings between the ADMs and their associates.
* Works with ADMs in supporting associate training by helping to create training materials and updating the infoNet associate training pages for the departments and practice groups.
* Performs other work-related duties as assigned.


* Demonstrate the ability to maintain the strict confidentiality of the firm's internal and personnel affairs and information.

* Have excellent attention to detail.

* Demonstrate strong problem-solving skills.

* Have ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel, including attorneys, management staff and support staff.

* Demonstrate a positive, proactive and self-directed approach.

* Be able to work independently as well as within a team environment; both follow up and follow through to ensure work is completed appropriately.

* Understand details within a larger context.

* Have flexibility in order to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities; be able to work under tight deadlines and handle multiple, detailed tasks.

* Be able to plan, organize and carry out multiple related activities.

* Be able to work in a multiple office environment.

* Be able to work effectively in a culturally and educationally diverse environment.


* Bachelor's or other undergraduate degree required. A minimum of 1 year work experience in human resources or related field is preferred.

* Proficiency in the use of computer programs including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel).

* Knowledge of electronic databases, viDesktop and SurveyMonkey a plus.

* Excellent typing, written and verbal communication skills required.

* Understanding of and familiarity with the diverse practice areas within a large law firm a plus.


Incumbent is expected to work the hours necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the position. The above job description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements. Firm management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.

About Ropes & Gray

Ropes & Gray is a preeminent global law firm with a 150-year heritage of providing the highest-quality advice on critical legal and business needs. Our global team of 2,500 talented professionals regularly helps clients meet high-stakes challenges, solve complex problems and achieve key goals.

The firm maintains a culture of collaboration, with colleagues frequently working together across our global office network. The firm has offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul and Tokyo.

Many of the world’s most respected companies and institutions are longtime firm clients. We work with global industry leaders, start-ups, financial institutions, hospitals and health care organizations, colleges and universities, investment firms, and individuals, among other clients.

We have consistently been recognized for our leading practices in many areas, including private equity, M&A, life sciences, health care, finance, investment management, hedge funds, tax, real estate, intellectual property, business and securities litigation, privacy and data security, antitrust and government enforcement. Around the world, we particularly focus on the asset management, technology, health care and life sciences industries.

Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.