Skip to main content

EMEA Pro Bono Manager

Employer
White & Case
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
19 May 2024

View more

Vacancy Type
Other specialist roles
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Manager
Role Classification
Other Professional

Job Details

Firm Summary

White & Case is an elite global law firm serving leading companies, financial institutions and governments worldwide. Our long history as an international firm means we are perfectly placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they may be.

With lawyers and staff operating from more than 47 locations, working in virtually every country of the world, we have invested heavily in building a high-quality full-service practice competing at the top of the market. We are distinguished by our on-the-ground presence in the world’s key financial markets and our strengths in handling complex cross-border work.

It’s not just about our global network of offices and shared services centers; it’s the global interconnectedness of the Firm that our people, and our clients, value most. We work well together across geographic and practice boundaries. It’s one of the reasons we attract and retain cross-border work. And why we attract a diverse group of people.

Our lawyers are globally minded, enterprising, collaborative and committed to excellence. Diversity is a core value of our Firm and it has been recognized with numerous awards and top rankings around the world. Our people represent 90 nationalities and speak 80 languages.

Position Summary

The EMEA Pro Bono Manager will focus on the development of pro bono across our EMEA network, to reflect the continued growth of our Global Pro Bono Practice.

The role will include a significant portion of time supporting pro bono management in our London office. The role holder will will work with the Pro Bono Practice Group Leader, Pro Bono Counsel and Director, Associate Director of Pro Bono, Senior Manager of Pro Bono and Global Citizenship, and other members of the Global Citizenship Team, relevant partners, other lawyers, and professional staff to develop, manage and communicate on all aspects of the global pro bono practice.

The EMEA Pro Bono Manager will help oversee the staffing of pro bono matters and projects—including those with billable clients—manage existing pro bono relationships with a large roster of pro bono clients, and advance the development of new pro bono matters, projects, and relationships in our EMEA offices.

Our Team  Global Citizenship comprises pro bono work, legal education, volunteering, charitable giving and responsible business. It helps us fulfill our responsibilities to the global community with the greatest possible impact. White & Case is pleased to partner with our clients on all aspects of our Global Citizenship initiative.

White & Case is one of the largest providers of pro bono legal services in the world. Our pro bono efforts are led by the Global Pro Bono Practice Leader and supported by more than 125 Pro Bono Leaders, made up of partners and counsel in every office who help develop and drive local efforts.

The team that supports these initiatives includes the Counsel and Director of Pro Bono, Director of Global Citizenship, Associate Director of Pro Bono, Senior Manager of Pro Bono and Global Citizenship, Pro Bono Manager and one Global Citizenship Specialist.

Duties and Accountabilities

Serve as a core Global Pro Bono Practice Team Member:

  • Participate in the strategy design and continual improvement of the global pro bono practice
  • Assist with the creation of the Global Pro Bono Practice Business Plan
  • Support the development of new programs, tools, or other aspects of the pro bono practice, as requested

Manage pro bono across EMEA, including focus on London: 

Staffing

  • Proactively establish new pro bono projects with NGOs, charities, and other law firms on a collaborative basis
  • Assist in identifying new pro bono opportunities via clearinghouse emails, firm contacts, market research, etc.
  • Distribute new case lists and recruit partners and lawyers on pro bono matters
  • Run background checks on potential clients as needed and review risk-management processes as required

Practice Management

  • Liaise with EMEA Pro Bono Leaders to support their efforts on office-level pro bono coordination and help manage our Pro Bono Leader and Champion initiative
  • Distribute quarterly practice reports to EMEA Pro Bono Leaders, Section Heads, and others as requested
  • Assist in updating our Pro Bono intranet page, Pro Bono Manager software, and various pro bono tracking tools in respect to our EMEA offices
  • Tag EMEA pro bono matters based on pro bono classifications and qualifications in Pro Bono Manager software
  • Analyze lawyer participation, financial data, and matter status monthly; close matters or update supervisors as needed

External Relationships

  • Respond to external pro bono surveys on behalf of the Firm (PBI, AmLaw, TrustLaw, NALP, Law.com, etc.), as they relate to pro bono in EMEA
  • Support the management of client-billable pro bono collaborations and help maintain collaboration database and materials
  • Attend external award ceremonies and conferences, where appropriate
  • Represent the London office as a member of the UK Collaborative Plan for Pro Bono and at regular meetings of London-based pro bono brokers

Communications and Awards

  • Help execute Global Pro Bono Week and Firm pro bono awards
  • Draft submissions for external pro bono awards related to EMEA
  • Help prepare presentations for the Global Practice Leader, Pro Bono Leaders, Pro Bono Counsel & Director, Associate Director of Pro Bono, others as requested
  • Help organize pro bono events and award ceremonies, where relevant     

Qualifications

  • Qualified lawyer, ideally in England and Wales
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in a law firm pro bono practice
  • Proven knowledge of pro bono issues and best practices
  • Experience working with community organizations to develop and implement joint Firm/NGO projects
  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • Experience producing/coordinating corporate events
  • Strong track record of execution and results
  • Excellent written and oral communications
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office 365  

Essential Job Requirements

Strong work ethic Good judgement Strong time management skills, ability to stay calm under pressure when juggling multiple tasks Ability to work with lawyers and clients at all levels Client service focus Collaborative Team player Proactive, resourceful, takes initiative Flexible, committed, and enthusiastic Excellent attention to detail Ability to work on own initiative  

Other

This role is based in London Our standard office hours are 09:30-18:00, with a current requirement for 3 days in the office per week. This role reports to the Associate Director of Pro Bono (based in New York)      

Equal Opportunities

White & Case is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. It is our Firm’s policy to recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable law.

If you require assistance and/or accommodation to participate in our application and/or interview process, please email the recruiting contact listed for the relevant position. We will be happy to work with you.

Company

White & Case is an elite global law firm serving leading companies, financial institutions and governments worldwide. Our long history as an international firm means we are perfectly placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they may be.

With lawyers operating from more than 40 locations, working in virtually every country of the world, we have invested heavily in building a high-quality full-service practice competing at the top of the market. We are distinguished by our on-the-ground presence in the world’s key financial markets and our strengths in handling complex cross-border work. 

It’s not just about our global network of offices; it’s the global interconnectedness of the Firm that our people, and our clients, value most. We work well together across geographic and practice boundaries. It’s one of the reasons we attract and retain cross-border work. And why we attract a diverse group of people.

Our lawyers are globally minded, enterprising, collaborative and committed to excellence. Diversity is a core value of our Firm and it has been recognized with numerous awards and top rankings around the world. Our people represent 90 nationalities and speak 80 languages.

Company info
Website
Telephone
020 7532 1000
Location
5 Old Broad Street
London
EC2N 1DW
GB

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert