Legal Project Manager

Competitive Salary
11 Jan 2019
09 Feb 2019
Job Function
Project Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Mindcrest is a leading legal services firm headquartered in Chicago, with offices in London, New York and India. We specialise in contracts, litigation and investigations, compliance and legal analytics, and partner with in-house counsel and law firms across the globe. We have built a proven track record as a trusted partner focused on helping deliver the best value to our clients. Our expansive growth has been powered by our consultative approach, cutting-edge process and technology, passion for innovation, and -- above all -- integrity.

We measure success by our clients' results. We train and empower our employees to consistently deliver the highest quality work by supporting innovation and creating unique, technology-enabled solutions.

We are committed to your professional development. The various career paths we offer provide you the ability to develop your skills and explore new opportunities. Many of our leaders began their successful careers at Mindcrest.

If you want to be part of a team that is shaping the Future of Law – join us!

Job Overview :

Reporting to the Vice President of North America Delivery, this role is accountable for the management of various projects as assigned by the Director of Delivery. This person is accountable to partner across the organisation and externally with clients to deliver high quality outcomes. This role will partner with our other delivery centers in the planning and execution of various legal services projects, with a focus on disputes and investigations document review. This person is accountable to work with Human Resources (HR) and the Director of Delivery to hire, train and staff projects for our UK clients. This role, alongside the Director of Delivery will lead a team in the use of Mindcrest’s tools and process to deliver the highest quality work product to our clients.

A requirement of this position is to work on-site with clients as well as working from the Mindcrest London office.

Reporting to this person will be all contractors/employees assigned to the Manager’s respective project.


Key Results/Outcomes

  • Project Management:
  • Accountable for overall project management, including planning, day-to-day management, quality assurance and communication. This includes completion of established tools and execution of processes needed to manage projects to conclusion.
  • Accountable for effective staffing of projects.
  • Ensure that projects are managed in a rigorous manner to drive accountability and high quality.
  • Participate in a planning process for each project, designed to correctly identify the scope of the project, and to staff, train, and manage the project appropriately within that scope.
  • Partner with Finance to ensure projects meet their expected profitability targets.
  • Ensure that all issues are escalated in a timely fashion and will ensure that all reporting and scorecards are completed as needed. Moreover, this role will drive excellent communication internally and externally.
  • Quality Assurance:
  • Accountable for the management of the quality plan and the Quality Assurance team.
  • Partner within the organisation in the design of the quality methodology for each project.
  • Ensure that quality reports are shared as needed and adjustments to the process and team members are made as required. * Communication:
  • Accountable for internal and external communication for each project. They will ensure that daily and weekly progress of product production and quality are reported.
  • Ensure that all issues are escalated as appropriate.
  • Manage client site visits and engage with business development professionals and the practice teams across the organization to ensure client needs are met with the highest level of service. * Training:
  • Accountable to partner across the organization and with clients to ensure all necessary training is provided to ensure exceptional quality work product. This person will also partner with Mindcrest University as necessary to ensure all team members are trained.
  • Accountable to ensure that training needs are identified and shared within the organization.



  • Strong project management skills (includes process orientation, reporting and attention to detail), client management skills, people management skills
  • Experience in managing large document review projects in disputes and investigations, particularly involving financial institutions, and a familiarity with bank documentation which is reviewed in such matters.
  • Additional key competencies for this role: Leadership, resource management, budgeting
  • Prior experience in litigation document review and/or prior experience in large scale contract abstraction or review
  • Prior Legal Services experience a strong plus
  • Experience with document review and/or contract management technology
  • Superior ability to manage and motivate large teams
  • Entrepreneurial orientation a strong plus
  • Education: Law degree required

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