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Virtual Events and Legal Proceedings Manager


Virtual Events and Legal Proceedings Manager

Virtual Events and Legal Proceedings Manager

King & Spalding
Atlanta, GA 30309

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The phrase “Lights. Camera. Action!” takes on a whole different meaning for the Virtual Events and Legal Proceedings Manager role at King & Spalding.

It means coordinating and directing complex events with broad audiences, across multiple offices or time zones. Events that may be for entire practice groups internally, or industry-focused panels with external speakers and attendees, joining remotely. It means enabling virtual legal proceedings, whether trials, arbitrations, or others, that span across multiple continents. It means ensuring all the different technologies used in these events come together cohesively to deliver a flawless live experience.

There is no time to “Cut”, and no “Take two.”

King & Spalding is a top-tier international law firm which views technology as a strategic enabler for the delivery of legal services and is on the cutting edge of embracing legal technology by making significant investments in cloud, collaboration, security, analytics, and automation.

King & Spalding’s strong history as a leading Trial & Global Dispute resolution practice combined with the emergence and adoption of virtual meeting technology creates an opportunity for a leader with a both strong understanding of how these technologies can support events, trials, arbitrations and other virtual proceedings, and a desire to contribute to the firm’s leading position in this unique service capability

This position will lead the firm’s virtual proceeding, complex virtual events and virtual meeting services, including developing and growing an existing team with specialties in AV services and meeting technology support. The K&S culture demands a hands-on leader with current technical skills and a strong-results focus. The Virtual Events and Legal Proceedings Manager will be a quick starter with solid process and technical abilities.

This position works closely with Regional IT Managers in other offices and technology services managers to establish and meet firm-wide standards.

Candidates will have the following additional responsibilities:

  • Maintains an understanding and interest in current and emerging audiovisual technologies and is continually evaluating new releases and capabilities to the overall strategic roadmap.
  • Works with the internal Events Team and internal stakeholders to identify and address AV technology needs for virtual and hybrid events. This can include but is not limited to providing technical production/coordination support for live events conducted at K&S offices or virtual/hybrid events taking place on firm supported video conference platforms.
  • Establishes and proposes a strategy and the technology required for how a law firm will engage in remote proceedings such as hearings and trials via Microsoft Teams, Webex and Zoom.
  • Provides AV technical recommendations and solutions on how best to use the event spaces, technical equipment and virtual platform technologies for the desired outcome for client experience.
  • Provides Event Lead and or event stakeholders with AV technical design specifications and best practices for content deliverables and timelines.
  • Manages the AV technical aspects of the event which can include liaising with other internal departments, live event crew resource allocation, monitoring performance and progress and provides necessary reports for Events.
  • Supports premier trial teams to ensure all requests are met or managed appropriately and quickly.
  • Evaluates and analyzes vendors and new product service providers; work with vendors and manufacturers to design systems and develop testing procedures.
  • Assists in development of annual budget, including managing billable services for virtual legal proceedings.
  • Monitors and facilitates quick resolution of complex problem tickets escalated from the Service Desk.

Qualifications:

  • Deep experience with the entire range of virtual events – basic video conferences, complex and large-scale events, and virtual legal proceedings, along with general process and understanding of how trial teams operate.
  • Must have knowledge of cameras, audio devices, and production equipment operation, production techniques, engineering requirements or integrations relating to K&S office equipment for events and virtual webinars.
  • Strong ability to help non-technical clients feel confident in the use of technology.
  • Ability to navigate a diverse set of challenges across a wide range of production disciplines in a high pressure, high stress environment for long periods of time.
  • Must be detail oriented and able to effectively manage a high volume of demanding, concurrent event projects.
  • Outstanding customer service orientation including professional presence and superior end user/lawyer relationship skills.

Requirements:

  • An undergraduate or graduate degree is preferred. Equivalent work experience in a related technical field will be considered.
  • Experience in a law firm or legal services provider is required.
  • Courtroom (in person or virtual) experience is preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience managing a technical and litigation support staff.
King & Spalding LLP (K&S) is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees in full compliance with all state, federal, and local laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other status protected by applicable law.

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