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Current Openings:


Chief Marketing Officer

Summary:

The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) is responsible for overseeing the planning, development and execution of the firm's marketing and business development initiatives. The CMO plays a vital role in the firm's growth, and is responsible for creative influence and business strategy. Reporting directly to the Chief Operations Officer, the CMO works closely with the firm's management committee, section leaders and market leaders to spearhead firm-wide marketing campaigns, improve new business development and seek out new ways to deliver messaging, such as mobile platforms, video and social media.

This role offers the opportunity to work from a remote location on days when in-person attendance is not required. It is an essential function of any remote role that the employee be available to attend in-person meetings, professional development sessions or to come to the office for other reasons, if the need arises. This position requires the individual reside in California, and will have a designation to one of Hanson Bridgett's five office locations.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Serve as marketing liaison to executive leadership, sections, practice groups, market leaders and individual lawyers
  • Have a keen understanding of the Firm’s culture
  • Develop and work to protect the Firm’s brand and to ensure a consistent marketing approach across the Firm
  • Define and implement a go-to-market strategy to help the Firm remain competitive
  • Assist Firm with integration of new offices in expanding markets
  • Ability to review marketing plans and provide feedback with strategies and tactics (both short and long term)
  • Partner with the Firm's lawyers and administrative leaders to help the Firm secure and expand client relationships
  • Track results and provide data driven feedback systems to aid in decisions around events and other firm sponsored activities
  • Oversee and advise the Firm's overall marketing and business development strategies
  • Lead and inspire a team of marketing and business development professionals
  • Plan, develop and manage marketing budgets in accordance with firm goals and strategic plans
  • Advise and collaborate with firm leadership on market trends and areas of focus and opportunity
  • Understanding of internal and external communication strategy, advertising and public relations
  • Contract negotiation and vendor relationship management

Required Skills, Abilities and Qualifications:

  •  Bachelor’s degree in marketing or related discipline required; Master’s degree a plus
  • At least 10 years of well-rounded marketing or business development experience in positions of increasing responsibility, with a focus on marketing expansion
  • Experience working for a law firm or other professional services firm, with multiple partners/shareholders and multiple levels of authority
  • Strong technical marketing knowledge, including an understanding of industry standards
  • Comfortable and proficient making presentations to groups of attorneys, both large and small
  • Superb analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire a team
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility
  • Thorough knowledge of marketing principles, brand, product and service management
  • Deep understanding of changing law firm market dynamics
  • Extensive knowledge in a variety of disciplines such as information technology, legal and finance
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Proven consensus-builder with people at all levels of an organization

Salary:
Hanson Bridgett offers a competitive salary and benefits. Salary depends on experience. If our values and vision match yours, we encourage you to email your resume and cover letter to Recruiting.


Facilities Manager

Summary:

The Facilities Manager reports to the Director of Office Operations, and is the main point of contact in the Los Angeles office. This role is responsible for maintaining a clean and fully operational office. This role coordinates with outside vendors regarding office moves, new furniture and building improvements, as well as with building property management. The Facilities Manager works closely with IT to ensure seamless conference room and audio/visual set-ups. Additional duties include maintaining the copy room, handling copy/scan requests and preparing mail and other shipments. An essential function of this role is in-office attendance each day..

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provide backup coverage for office support/reception during regular business hours and greet all visitors and employees
  • Maintain accurate lobby directory and security list for building access
  • Ensure office is fully stocked with office supplies; order as needed
  • Prepare offices and workstations for new employees 
  • Responsible for planning and implementing office engagement and client events
  • Communicate with building management as needed to schedule and facilitate installations, repairs and/or cleaning
  • Complete expense reports when requested
  • Maintain emergency supplies and equipment
  • Maintain consistent communication with the Director of Office Operations
  • Update and maintain the intranet page for the LA office
  • Work with vendor for offsite file storage transfers
  • Assist IT staff in maintaining copy machines, printers and setting up new office equipment 
  • Perform copy/scan requests, prepare mail and other shipments
  • Review and code vendor invoices

Required Skills, Abilities and Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Problem-solving skills and resourceful thinking
  • Outstanding communication and writing skills
  • A cheerful, can-do attitude
  • Exceptional customer service skills both internal and external 
  • Takes the initiative and pays close attention to accuracy
  • Proficient in MS Office, Acrobat, general knowledge of AV systems and office equipment

Salary:
Hanson Bridgett offers a competitive salary and benefits. Salary depends on experience. If our values and vision match yours, we encourage you to email your resume and cover letter to Recruiting.


Financial Analyst

Summary:

In this role, the Financial Analyst will support multiple attorneys and Administrative Managers. This person will assist in monthly reporting and analysis, ad hoc reporting, and quarterly/annual survey preparation. The ideal candidate will have data analysis skills, excellent communication skills and between 3-5 years of working experience in financial reporting and analysis related field. This individual will report to the Head of FP&A and will work closely with the Senior Financial Analyst on the team.

This role offers the opportunity to work from a remote location on days when in-person attendance is not required, and as agreed upon by the direct supervisor. It is an essential function of any remote role that the employee be available to attend in-person meetings, professional development sessions or to come to the office for other reasons, if the need arises. This position requires the individual reside in California, and will have a designation to one of Hanson Bridgett's five office locations.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Prepare, review and distribute monthly financial reports to Firm Leadership.
  • Monitors financial expenses and revenues by comparing and analyzing actual results with plans and forecasts and analyze fluctuations.
  • Improve financial status by analyzing results; monitoring variances; identifying trends; recommending actions to management.
  • Prepare quarterly and annual surveys.
  • Coordinate financials questions/answers among departments and Finance.
  • Create financial models for decision support.
  • Increases productivity by developing automated accounting applications; coordinating information requirements.
  • Create and update SQL reports. Develop, maintain and distribute ad hoc reports and financial models as needed.
  • Protects operations by keeping financial information confidential.
  • Perform all other duties and tasks as assigned.

Required Skills, Abilities and Qualifications:

  • Requires a bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics and 3-5 years of experience in accounting, reporting, and financial analysis.
  • Understanding of US generally accepted accounting principles a plus.
  • Developed skills in the areas of Financial Accounting, Problem Solving, Process Improvement, Statistical Analysis, Financial Planning, and Reporting Results.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (emphasis on Excel).
  • SQL experience is a plus.
  • Familiar with relational database concepts, and client-server concepts.
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong initiative and ability to manage multiple projects as well as strong follow through skills.
  • Must be detail oriented with strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work well with others in a fast paced and dynamic environment.

Salary:
Hanson Bridgett offers a competitive salary and benefits. Salary depends on experience. If our values and vision match yours, we encourage you to email your resume and cover letter to Recruiting.


Financial Tax Accountant

Summary:

We are seeking a Financial & Tax Accountant to work closely with the Controller, Senior Financial Analyst and others in carrying out the responsibilities of the Finance Department. This position reports directly to the Controller.

This role offers the opportunity to work from a remote location on days when in-person attendance is not required, and as agreed upon by the direct supervisor. It is an essential function of any remote role that the employee be available to attend in-person meetings, professional development sessions or to come to the office for other reasons, if the need arises. This position requires the individual reside in California, and will have a designation to one of Hanson Bridgett's five office locations.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Ensure compliance with federal and state tax regulations and research issues
  • Manage and ensure timely filing of local, state and federal tax reporting and payments
  • Prepare business license application, renewals and payments for all locations
  • Prepare property tax, use tax, payroll and gross receipts tax returns, request refunds and respond to any audit requests
  • Maintain and prepare fixed asset and depreciation schedules in BNA, our fixed asset system, adjust for new and/or retired assets and reconcile to fixed asset inventory
  • Research tax issues for partnership and partners
  • Assist with profit sharing, financial and tax audits including the K-1 information worksheet for outside tax counsel's use in preparation of the annual form 1065 and partner K-1s
  • Assist in the year-end budget process
  • Perform variance analyses and prepare account and bank reconciliations
  • Manage and oversee the preparation and issuance of 1099s
  • Perform additional duties as needed

Required Skills, Abilities and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance or related field
  • Understanding of US generally accepted accounting principles
  • Public Accounting Tax Experience is highly preferred
  • 7 + years of related experience in accounting
  • Experience with a law firm or professional services firm partnership is required
  • Aderant and or Elite 3E experience is a big plus
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Access and PowerPoint
  • Organized with attentional to detail, accuracy and thoroughness is essential
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving and documentation skills and the ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with diverse individuals

Salary:
Hanson Bridgett offers a competitive salary and benefits. Salary depends on experience. If our values and vision match yours, we encourage you to email your resume and cover letter to Recruiting.


Litigation Legal Secretary

Summary:

This position provides high-level secretarial and administrative support to litigation attorneys, from onset through post-trial. This role will be responsible for managing and storing and tracking large amounts of documents; preparing, organizing and maintaining deposition materials and summaries; assisting with trial and mediation preparation; assist with creation and editing of various legal forms, correspondence and documents. Must have advanced knowledge of court protocols and rules. To succeed in this role, candidate must be independent, have can-do spirit and be able to manage multiple projects and tasks.

This role offers the opportunity to work from a remote location on days when in-person attendance is not required, and as agreed upon by the direct supervisor. It is an essential function of any remote role that the employee be available to attend in-person meetings, professional development sessions or to come to the office for other reasons, if the need arises. This position requires the individual reside in California, and will have a designation to one of Hanson Bridgett's five office locations.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Experience with all aspects of State and Federal Civil litigation, including court rules, e filing, trial prep, document management and TOC/TOA creation
  • Responsible for document preparation of a variety of correspondence, reports, memoranda and legal documents required by the attorneys
  • Calendar administration and use of Compulaw My View to monitor and manage litigation deadlines
  • Must be able to handle both litigation and administrative tasks (travel arrangements, preparing monthly expense reports, assisting with time entry)
  • Adept at handling a busy desk and working in a team model
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills, Abilities and Qualifications:

  • Reliable, flexible and able to work with attorneys who have a variety of different working styles
  • Knowledge of State and Federal filing requirements
  • Proficient in MS Office, Acrobat, iManage, and commonly used legal applications
  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain flexibility regarding work assignments
  • Ability to work well with others, is collaborative, enjoys variety, and must thrive on the challenge of helping others to complete projects as a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication with an attention to detail and the capacity to accurately edit work for spelling and grammar
  • Superb interpersonal skills for interacting with clients, attorneys (in-house and outside counsel) and other administrative professionals, with a commitment to superior client/attorney service
  • Flexible to work overtime

Salary:
Hanson Bridgett offers a competitive salary and benefits. Salary depends on experience. If our values and vision match yours, we encourage you to email your resume and cover letter to Recruiting.

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Non-Discrimination Policy

Hanson Bridgett LLP seeks to ensure a positive and diverse work culture where each person may work and develop professionally to the best of their ability free of unlawful discrimination or prejudice. To this end, the firm is an equal opportunity employer that prohibits unlawful discrimination or prejudice of any kind based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran’s status, mental or physical disability, or pregnancy.

For More Information

Erika K. Hattenhauer
Director of Legal Support Services
Hanson Bridgett LLP
425 Market Street, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
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