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EY EY Law/Financial Services Office - Legal Function Consulting - Senior in Albany, New York

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

Businesses face continuing challenges to adapt to increased resource and cost pressures due to accelerating regulatory complexity and the need to better leverage technology and data. Chief legal officers recognize that transforming their legal operating model is essential to guide effectively their organizations through today’s complex global business environment, ensuring that the right work is performed at the right time, by the right people, in the right place, and at the right price.

EY’s Legal Function Consulting (LFC) professionals understand the efficiencies and cost savings to be secured and business transformation that can be achieved through an intentional mix of people, processes, technology and actionable data. We help clients to evaluate their current operating models and identify improvements that enable greater legal-business collaboration in support of enterprise strategic goals

We currently have a career opportunity for a Senior in our EY Legal Function Consulting (LFC) practice. Our team works with clients to improve the performance of the legal function and add value to the overall organization. LFC serves high-profile, national and multinational clients across the globe. We have a large, national practice that is assembling into project teams working with clients on often full time, multi-month projects. We are a growing, dynamic practice with excellent opportunities for career development.

At EY, you will be part of a learning culture, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is respected and valued. We offer a flexible career progression model that allows for a variety of challenging opportunities throughout your career. We provide unparalleled coaching, mentoring, and career development programs; global opportunities; and state of the art technology-driven methodologies to help you provide quality service to our clients.

Major areas where the group provides assistance include:

  • Strategy and Operating Model – assist clients in identifying improvement opportunities and developing responsive legal service delivery operating models.

  • Process Optimization – design effective and controlled legal-business processes to increase efficiency, reduce risk and drive business results.

  • Technology and Innovation – assist the client to maximize the value firm existing technology investments and design new legal service technology platforms (e.g., Case Management, Matter Management/ eBilling, CLM, legal service workflow, Document Management, Document Automation, and Portals).

  • Experience with commercially available legal technology applications– assist the client in evaluating, selecting and implementing technologies that will bring faster and more efficient processing (e.g., SharePoint, KIM, Onit, Team Connect).

  • Apply knowledge of emerging technologies – assist the client with opportunities to leverage RPA, AI, Self Service workflows, etc. to drive efficiencies and overall cost reduction across the legal function.

Responsibilities

  • Gather business requirements and prepare documentation of processes, required functionality, implementation approach, and testing scenarios

  • Analyze functional requirements and business processes

  • Implementing processes and/or systems per client requirements

  • Interacting and communicating with clients as needed

  • Provide project management support to team and client leads

  • Manage client and internal team expectations through proactive communication and engagement.

To qualify, candidates must have:

  • Bachelor's degree and approximately 4 years of related work experience; or master’s degree/JD and approximately 3 years of related work experience (preferred); Information Systems, Business, Analytics, Finance, Accounting or Legal Studies (undergraduate)/JD (graduate) fields of study preferred.

  • Preferred experience in Financial Services Operations

  • Demonstrated ability to identify and address client needs, develop client relationships and define resource requirements, project workflow.

  • Experience within a corporate legal department is also valuable.

  • Excellent organizational, project management, change management, and verbal/written communication skills.

  • Relevant experience in one or more of the following: a) legal department operations and/or strategy; b) legal and compliance process design and controls; c) change management; d) legal and emerging technologies; and/or e) legal pricing, data and analytics.

  • Travel ability: Approximately 60% (Typical travel schedule: Monday-Thursday). We work extensively at client locations. Client engagements may also be local or remote (no travel required). Out-of-town client engagements are only done in exceptional circumstances.

What we look for

We seek candidates with strong legal function knowledge, demonstrated ability to team with and motivate others, and demonstrated ability to build meaningful and influential relationships with clients and colleagues.

What we offer

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

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