GELRT Managing Attorney
Site Name: USA - North Carolina - Research Triangle Park, USA - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Posted Date: Jun 24 2021 Are you energized by working in a fast changing and highly complex legal environment? If so, this Legal Manager role could be an ideal opportunity to explore. The Managing Attorney of the Global External Legal Relations Team (GELRT) is a core member of a global team primarily responsible for managing GSK's external legal spend to ensure competitive fees while maintaining continued excellent legal representation. The position reports to the Vice President/Associate General Counsel/Head of GELRT and ideally will be based in the Navy Yard in Philadelphia, PA or Research Triangle Park area, NC. This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following… Lead negotiations and draft engagement letters with law firms and legal vendors relating to value-based fee arrangements and other Alternative Fee Arrangements (“AFAs”). Partner with GSK in-house counsel to define legal matter fee assumptions and scope of work, working to drive consistency and predictability across matters. Prepare presentations and reports related to GSK's external legal spend and GELRT efforts to reduce same for senior legal and finance management. Act as a primary point of contact for legal practice group heads and in-house counsel to facilitate the engagement of outside counsel. Drive compliance with GELRT policies, including increasing savings, the portion of external legal spend under AFAs, and strengthening relationships with PLP firms. Provide ongoing management of external legal spend and proactively monitor spend in an effort to identify AFA opportunities. In conjunction with in-house counsel, track and review progress of tasks and assumptions over the course of a matter (periodically and at conclusion of matter) to assess appropriateness of fees/fee agreement. Help administer and develop GSK's premier legal partner (PLP) program, including meeting with outside counsel relationship partners to discuss their performance, participation in cost savings initiatives, and diversity initiatives. Ensure adherence to GSK's engagement and billing terms. Calculate, report, and present external legal spend savings achieved from various cost savings initiatives. Act as a point of contact for in-house counsel and outside counsel and third party legal service providers for significant questions or issues (e.g. rate disputes, rate increase requests, etc.) in order to: 1) achieve consistency of approach, 2) ensure savings and promote “partnership” with outside services providers, and 3) ensure that GSK in-house counsel can focus on the substance of the matters they manage. Enhance GSK's inclusion and diversity initiatives as it relates to GSK's engagement of outside counsel, including opportunities to increase spend with under-represented minority law firms or lawyers. Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: J.D. required 4+ years of law firm experience (litigation, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, or other practice areas) Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: Negotiation experience Knowledge of the rules of professional conduct governing client-lawyer relationship including conflicts, counsel engagement, and fee structures Basic knowledge of law firm management structure Experience with Excel and PowerPoint Experience in finance/business reporting preferred Why GSK? Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture. These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities: Agile and distributed decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk. Managing individual and team performance. Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution. Implementing change initiatives and leading change. Sustaining energy and well-being, building resilience in teams. Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning both internally and externally. Developing people and building a talent pipeline. Translating strategy into action - a compelling narrative, motivating others, setting objectives and delegation. Building strong relationships and collaboration, managing trusted stakeholder relationships internally and externally. 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